With Indian cricket's fortunes taking a plunge following a string of successive losses to South Africa, New Zealand and in the Asia Cup, only a good outing at the upcoming World T20 in Bangladesh holds promise of revival.
Getting the Bharat Ratna, which Sachin Tendulkar received on Tuesday, is the proudest moment for any Indian, but son, Arjun, chose to play for the Mumbai under-14 team.
South African pitches offer seam and bounce, the new ball bowlers will hold the key for the visitors in the two-Test series to be played in Johannesburg and Durban.
Standing at just over five feet, 15-year-old Prithvi Shaw stood tall at Azad Maidan on Wednesday, the ground where Mumbai cricket dreams are built. Playing for Rizvi Springfield (Bandra), he struck a mammoth 546 against St. Francis D’Assisi.
Teenager Prithvi Shaw, playing for Rizvi Springfield (Bandra), etched himself a name in the hallowed school of Mumbai cricket, with blazing knock of 546 in a Harris Shield (Elite division) match.
It was 8.00am and Churchgate station wore a normal look. Trains were leaving almost empty with only a handful of commuters getting off incoming locals.
To adapt and evolve is always crucial for an athlete to stay on top. Ravichandran Ashwin’s path to become an India player too symbolises that.
Vishwanathan Anand, the five-time world chess champion, is set to defend his title against Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen. At his home in Chennai, he talks about preparing for the game's biggest event. He speaks to MVL Manikantan.
The champion: As Viswanathan Anand gears up for what could be the defining event of his illustrious career, his near and dear ones recall the path to greatness taken by the chess genius. MVL Manikantan reports.
R Ashwin spoke to HT on the sidelines of the all-India. The 26-year-old spoke to MVL Manikantan on the sidelines of the all-India Buchi Babu tournament where he is leading the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association XI
At 27, Rayudu’s debut is late. Hyderabad team mates Raina, Karthik and Dhawan forged ahead while he played domestic cricket. But better late than never. MVL Manikantan
With umpires coming under pressure post the DRS fiasco in the first Ashes Test, the same set of four umpires will be officiating through the rest of the series. MVL Manikantan
Many used to see it as a harbinger of bad news, but for the Board of Cricket of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the telegram used to be the prime means to usher in joy and excitement. MVL Manikantan
The latest spot-fixing and betting scandal has shaken the very foundation of the Indian domestic T20 league, puting a question mark on the survival of the tournament. Sahan Bidappa writes.
Ever since Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on May 16, Siddharth Trivedi has been in a state of shock. "He was one of the friendliest guys in the team. But since his friends were caught for such things, he was shocked," a Rajasthan Royals player told HT.
In a futile attempt to cover-up and try to save some face, the Chennai Super Kings on Friday let out a statement claiming that Gurunath Meiyappan was not the Team Principal and labelled him merely as a member (honorary) of the team management.
At the Chennai Super Kings games, one can spot a rather serious-looking Gurunath Meiyappan at the dugout.
It is a seamless transition when MS Dhoni gets into his destructive mode, after a subdued start to his innings. His ability to seize control of situations has single-handedly handed Chennai Super Kings victories in this edition of the T20 league. MVL Manikantan
More than leaders Chennai Super Kings taking on Delhi Daredevils, the focus will be on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.