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IPL 2012 : News

Suspect to hero, Narine shines for Knight Riders

The Australians can afford a hearty laugh. At least, they are not the ones dancing to Sunil Narine's tunes. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Mahmood: Switching base but skill-set stays intact

His adopted country might be perfectly suited to his style of seam-up bowling but former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood, now also a British passport holder, has not forgotten how he had to toil on unresponsive sub-continent tracks, Kaushik Chatterji reports.

Purifying the mind, energising the body

Yoga trainer Harrington even has a remedy for 'Captain Cool'. Firoz Mirza reports. Zen master

Fresh legs going the distance this season

The top performers in this IPL, be it with the bat or ball, are those who haven’t been stretched by non-stop cricket. Anand Sachar reports. Main men | Fresh beginning

Brother's sacrifice leaves Shahbaz Nadeem thankful

Economics or cricket, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is adept at both. Firoz Mirza reports. Nadeem in IPL-V

A pair of binoculars, and discerning eyes

A pair of binoculars can be a handy item when watching cricket from the press box. Many great cricket writers have used it to capture the minutest detail. Rohit Bhaskar reports.

When Gayle felt sorry for hitting a six!

Once he discards his bat, Gayle is warmth personified. After visiting his young fan to check the damage he had caused, he was all praise for the brave girl. HT reports.

When Wankhede lost its voice

At the team hotel in Mumbai, there was complete frenzy. Harassed security staff struggled to control screaming fans, who pushed and shoved to get close to the stars, all the time furiously clicking pictures on their smartphones. Amrit Mathur writes.

Daredevils sleeping their way to the top!

Any guesses how the Delhi Daredevils have turned the corner this time around? Well, they have simply slept their way to the top. Shalabh Manocha reports.

Tendulkar switching to action mode

Sachin Tendulkar looks set to give England's Kevin Pietersen a run for his money in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Firoz Mirza reports.

Deccan Chargers living on hope, prayer and some vaastu

The facelift given to the Barabati Stadium, one of the oldest in this region, is awe-inspiring. New concrete stands, air-conditioned corporate boxes, giant LED screens and a bit of vaastu as well. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Steyn missing his 'best friends'

Fast and furious, Dale Steyn is one of the most intense characters you will come across on the cricket field. It's normally hard to get the South African speedster to talk anything but cricket, but he has a different side to him as well, one that loves the wild and his 'family' of dogs. Somshuvra Laha reports.

From quick to spin, Narine enjoying the ride

Sunil Narine comes across as the quintessential West Indies player who has remained in awe of Brian Lara but would hate to be hit for a boundary by even the great batsman. Somshuvra Laha writes.

Pensioners’ hub to pacers’ hometown

Once described as a pensioner's paradise, Pune is humming with cricketing activity. Apart from the becoming the base for the Pune Warriors team, the city has also become the adopted home of two of India's fast men. Amol Karhadkar writes.

Tendulkar turns 39, MI teammates plan low-key celebration

Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar turned 39 today and will celebrate the occasion with a simple cake cutting function with his family and Mumbai Indians teammates later in the evening at the team hotel in Chandigarh.
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