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Never thought India could defeat Pakistan till Sourav Ganguly became captain: Shoaib Akhtar

Akhtar, 44, hailed the 47-year-old Ganguly's cricketing knowledge and he said the former skipper has an eye for scouting talent. He also highlighted Ganguly's struggle during his playing days. Ganguly had to sit out of the team for a long time after a rift with the then coach Gregg Chappell.

Oct 16, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

Have been taking tips from MS Dhoni: Wriddhiman Saha

Eager to fill the void created by prolific wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha on Sunday said he was following him closely and seeking tips from the former Test captain.

Jun 08, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Mahela Jayawardena to build grassroot cricket in Sri Lanka

Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene is set to take over a role with the country's cricket administration to develop the infrastructure of the local game at the feeder level.

Mar 31, 2015, 19:12 PM IST

Ricky Ponting starts new innings as Mumbai Indians coach

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8.

Mar 30, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Misbah-ul-Haq lacked aggression as skipper: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq on Saturday said that Misbah-ul-Haq was a defensive skipper in their entire cricket World Cup campaign and lacked aggression like the legendary Imran Khan.

Mar 21, 2015, 18:01 PM IST

Don't remember Proteas being outplayed like this: Sourav Ganguly

Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.

Feb 23, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Indian top-order batsmen need to fire against South Africa: Kapil Dev

World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev feels that India's top-order batsmen need to take more responsibility for the team to win against South Africa, who have a potent bowling attack led by the dangerous Dale Steyn.

Feb 21, 2015, 13:51 PM IST

Even after 100 years of cricket, yorker is still the best delivery to ball, says Allan Border

Former Australian captain Allan Border lamented the losing art of bowling yorkers. He also said that even after 100 years of cricketing evolution, yorker is the best delivery to contain the flow of run.

Feb 19, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Anil Kumble to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Former Indian captain Anil Kumble is all set to become the 77th member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after his name is inducted in the prestigious list during India's World Cup match against South Africa here on Sunday.

Feb 19, 2015, 14:54 PM IST

England were ''embarrassing'' against Australia, says Graham Gooch

England`s 111-run mauling by Australia in their opening World Cup match was "embarrassing", former captain Graham Gooch said on Thursday.

Feb 19, 2015, 08:51 AM IST

Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for World Cup: Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14.

Jan 31, 2015, 18:41 PM IST

Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup: Ian Chappell

Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here.

Jan 26, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs even after World Cup: Rashid Latif

Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup.

Jan 25, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

India heavily reliant on Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Saturday said that Virat Kohli will need to bat really well in the upcoming Cricket World Cup as the current team is too much dependent on him in the middle overs.

Jan 24, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

It's time BCCI is brought under RTI ambit: Bishen Singh Bedi

"Deeply hurt" by Supreme Court's intervention in deciding the fate of BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan, former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi on Thursday said it is time the "cricket board is brought under the RTI ambit".

Jan 22, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Rahul Dravid endorses day-night Tests

Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid Friday endorsed the idea of playing day/night Tests as a counter step to curb the ever shrinking spectator count in the longest form of the game.

Jan 21, 2015, 09:36 AM IST

India firm favourites to defend World Cup title: Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said India would be firm favourites to defend their World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand next month.

Jan 16, 2015, 21:34 PM IST

We should look for fresh set of bowlers: Sunil Gavaskar

Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said that it's time "we look for a fresh set of bowlers" in the Test ranks to ensure better showing in overseas conditions.

Jan 10, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Ian Chappell's tips for India: Pick five bowlers for 4th Test

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels even though he backs the hosts to win the series 3-0, India should field five specialist bowlers including two spinners in the final cricket Test, starting January 6.

Jan 03, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

Michael Hussey not sure if he is ready for India coach's job

Former Australia captain Michael Hussey said he was surprised by reports that just-retired Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name for the coach's job of Indian cricket team once Duncan Fletcher's contract expired at the end of World Cup 2015.

Jan 02, 2015, 16:48 PM IST