A successful India wicketkeeper, secretary of his home association (Baroda), selection committee chairman at a tumultuous time in Indian cricket, and finally being dubbed a rebel for joining the ICL -Kiran More has seen many shades of life. In a chat with HT on Friday, More spoke about a few issues. Excerpts...
Dirk Nannes is trying to remember the name of the tomb of the “famous Mughal emperor” he visited on Friday morning as part of his Dilli darshan. But try as he might, he's drawing a blank. Nannes speaks to HT about this and much more, reports Deepika Sharma.
It is sheer bad luck for India that Yuvraj Singh, one of the cleanest hitters in international cricket, had to miss two successive editions of the Champions Trophy - in 2006 and 2009 - due to injuries. Hindustan Times caught up with the fiery batsman after he inaugurated a clinic and discussed matters ranging from his injury to the forthcoming India-Australia ODI series, reports Anupma Tripathi.
It was the winter of 1989 when a 16-year old Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India against Pakistan, their fiercest rival. He came armed with an already formidable opposition and began the journey that scaled a summit that a few would imagine was possible. CNN-IBN
brings you the man himself, his unmatched success and the hunger that continues to drive him on in Tendulkar@20
in his own words.
This is the second biggest tournament you can play as a group and country. We've managed to keep ourselves in pretty good shape physically and technically, says Ricky Ponting.
Wasim Jaffer has been around for a while now but has yet to cement his place in India's Test squad. HT caught up with the player on the sidelines of the Sahara BCCI Corporate Trophy where is leading the Indian Oil team, reports Anam Arsalan.
He is back and is gunning for glory. Once called a 'rebel', Rohan Gavaskar, after a two-year stint with the Indian Cricket League, is glad to return to the 'BCCI fold'. HT caught up with the 33-year old southpaw, reports Anam Arsalan.
Greg Shipperd, the Delhi Daredevils coach, doesn’t feel coaches switching sides is any different from players turning out for different teams in any season. The coach, who will work with Victoria in the Champions League instead of the Daredevils, feels his absence from Daredevil’s dugout will not hurt their chances even a bit. Excerpts:
After ending his stint with the Indian team in 2005, the Australian completed his masters in musculoskeletology. He is currently doing a couple of part-time jobs as well as working with the Kolkata IPL team. Following are excerpts from a chat with HT:
Once a fortnight, the author, who has played 10 Tests and over a 100 first-class games, will explain the nuances of cricket to readers.
"I am an attacking cricketer. I don't care about the formats --- be it T20, one-dayers or Tests. I try to go after the bowling and don't care about the scoreboard," Tillakaratne Dilshan tells Venkat Ananth in a freewheeling chat.
As I’ve said, our bowling and fielding has been good but the batting has let us down consistently, and this has affected our progress in the tournament.