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Woke up to personal message from PM Modi, wishing India a very happy Republic Day: Gayle

I would like to congratulate India on their 73rd Republic Day. I woke up to a personal message from Prime Minister Modi @narendramodi reaffirming my close personal ties with him and to the people of India. Congratulations from the Universe Boss and nuff love, Gayle tweeted.

26 Jan 2022 11:58 am
Australian players nervous about Pakistan tour: Report

Australia has not toured Pakistan since 1998 due to security concerns, instead playing its away matches in the United Arab Emirates. Though some international touring sides have returned to Pakistan in recent years, New Zealand abruptly halted a tour there in September citing security issues and England shortly afterwards cancelled a planned tour.

26 Jan 2022 10:36 am
Don't know what communication happened between Kohli, Ganguly; haven't spoken to them: Ravi Shastri

Many players have not won the World Cup, Sourav Ganguly has not won it, Rahul Dravid has not won it, Anil Kumble has not won it, Laxman has not won it. Even Rohit Sharma has not won it but it does not mean they are bad players. You go and play, there are just World Cup-winning captains -- MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev. Sachin Tendulkar took six World Cups to lift his first title, Shastri said.

25 Jan 2022 10:02 pm
Neeraj Chopra to be awarded with Param Vishisht Seva Medal, gallantry honours for others

Neeraj Chopra to be awarded with Param Vishisht Seva Medal, gallantry honours for others

25 Jan 2022 7:26 pm
Rohit Sharma fit to lead team India against Windies; Bhuvi, Ashwin under scanner as Hardik back in radar

It is almost certain that for the time being, Rohit will be named the Test captain although BCCI will be looking at other options considering his workload and the responsibility that comes with leading India in two back-to-back World Cups in 2022 and 2023.

25 Jan 2022 6:32 pm
Australian Open: Nadal focused on enjoying his tennis, not Grand Slam record

From being worried his career was in jeopardy a couple of months ago as he struggled to recover from a foot problem, Nadal will contest his 36th Grand Slam semi-final on Friday.

25 Jan 2022 5:07 pm
Nadal fends off Shapovalov, advances to semis in Australia

Rafael Nadal held off Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 in four hours to reach the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time and keep his bid on track for a men's-record 21st Grand Slam singles title.

25 Jan 2022 2:14 pm
Hockey India names 33-member senior core group for major tournaments this year

The core group has senior players like Tokyo Olympics bronze winners PR Sreejesh, captain Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Mandeep Singh and Lalit Kumar Upadhyay as well as youngsters such as Mandeep Mor, penalty corner specialist Jugraj Singh, strikers Abhishek and Sukhjeet Singh.

25 Jan 2022 12:37 pm
Australian Open: Kaia Kanepi upsets world no 2 Aryna Sabalenka, set to clash Iga Swiatek in QF

Kaia Kanepi completed her career set of Grand Slam quarter-finals with a thrilling upset of world number two Aryna Sabalenka at the Australian Open on Monday.

24 Jan 2022 11:11 pm
Tsitsipas wins five-set thriller to reach quarter-final

Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas won a titanic five-set duel with American Taylor Fritz to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

24 Jan 2022 8:13 pm
View: Should India play Rishabh Pant as a batsman and not as a wicket-keeper?

India needs Pant the batsman but not so much the Rishabh who muffs crucial chances while keeping to the spinners. Part of the problem is the perception that Rishabh Pant must be played only as the wicket-keeper batsman. This perception is at variance with the facts which have shown that Pant is definitely worth his place as a batsman alone in an Indian middle-order where the others have hardly been consistent.

24 Jan 2022 7:39 pm
Being Temba Bavuma: Captain of 'People's' Republic of South Africa

For many, it could have merely been musings of an impressionable pre-teen but when in 2016, exactly 15 years later, Bavuma became the first black South African to score a century in Test cricket, Mbeki was already out of presidency.

24 Jan 2022 6:03 pm
India fined for slow over-rate in third ODI against South Africa

India have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against South Africa in the third ODI here, the ICC said on Monday. Match referee Andy Pycroft imposed the sanction after KL Rahul's side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.

24 Jan 2022 2:33 pm
People will get security but we will also demand performances, says head coach Dravid

Dravid did not take names but when he spoke about demanding performances in lieu of security and extended run given to some middle-order batters, he obviously meant Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.

24 Jan 2022 10:48 am
Sindhu wins Syed Modi International badminton title

Playing in a depleted field due to multiple COVID-19 cases, top seed Sindhu hardly broke her sweat to get past Bansod 21-13 21-16 in a lop-sided title clash.

23 Jan 2022 3:57 pm
Badminton: Bhatnagar-Crasto win Syed Modi mixed doubles title

Earlier, the men's singles summit clash between Arnaud Merkle and Lucas Claerbout was declared a 'No Match' after one of the finalists tested positive for COVID-19.

23 Jan 2022 3:45 pm
Rizwan and Beaumont named ICC T20 Cricketers of the Year

Aggregating a staggering 1,326 runs in only 29 matches, Rizwan struck at an average of 73.66 and a strike-rate of 134.89. Apart from his exploits with the bat, he was as solid as ever behind the stumps, playing a key role in Pakistan's run to the semis during the T20 World Cup 2021, where he ended up as the third-highest run-scorer.

23 Jan 2022 2:09 pm
IPL 2022 may take place in Mumbai, without spectators

I am delighted to confirm that the 15th season of the IPL will start in the last week of March and will run until May end, said BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah.

23 Jan 2022 6:43 am
Former South Africa international and Indias World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten is on a mission

As a starting point, Kirsten decided to personally fund the construction of cricket nets in one school. He then went out and raised funds to have nets put in at five more schools. The Gary Kirsten Foundation identified coaches who would spend a few hours each day at these schools and paid them a salary.

22 Jan 2022 11:15 pm
IPL auction 2022: The big reset

Starting from the scratch, all 10 franchises will look to strengthen their side in the auction slated to be held on February 12 and 13.

22 Jan 2022 10:54 pm
IPL: Owners prefer Mumbai, Pune with UAE, South Africa as back-up options; March 27, April 2 are two tentative start dates

It is also learnt that all the 10 IPL owners, including the two new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad, want India as the host country for the 2022 IPL, with Mumbai and Pune being the two preferred cities.

22 Jan 2022 5:33 pm
India may try different options to avoid more humiliation; spotlight on Bhuvneshwar, Ashwin

Indian team's strategy is expected to undergo a paradigm shift with some players getting a subtle yet stern message to lift their games as they face an embarrassing possibility of a clean sweep against South Africa in the third ODI on Sunday.

22 Jan 2022 1:25 pm
Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul to lead new IPL teams Ahmedabad, Lucknow

All-rounder Hardik Pandya will lead Ahmedabad and batsman KL Rahul will captain Lucknow when the franchises make their debuts in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.

22 Jan 2022 12:39 pm