Paying condolences to Phillip Hughes, who died two days after he was struck on the head during a domestic match in Sydney, Indian spin wizard Erapalli Prasanna today advocated use of lighter bats to negotiate bouncers.
The Australians found it difficult to breach VVS Laxman's defence during his playing days but on the same soil, it was Narendra Modi's speech that 'bowled' him over and he is confident that young India will achieve success under the Prime Minister's able leadership.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report.
Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue.
Cricket diplomacy was in abundance at a rare reception given to Narendra Modi at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground with the Prime Minister saying a "new journey" in India-Australia relationship has begun.
In what seems to be smart cricket diplomacy, Prime Minister Modi has roped in former captains Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to be part of his official delegation to three Australian cities -- Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Sachin Tendulkar was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November, but the cricket icon has expressed his inability to make the trip due to prior commitments.
Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was launched on Wednesday in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at an engrossing ceremony in Mumbai.
Accusing the BCCI of ignoring ladies cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago."ICC should send its observers to locate whether its directive given in the year 2006 regarding merger of WCAI with BCCI has been implemented in letter and spirit," Nutan said, while talking to reporters, here today.
The BCCI will host the national cricket team of Canada as part a two-week long cricket diplomacy tour in January 2015 during which the visiting side will play matches against Board President's XI in Mumbai.
Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar today said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways.