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May be my diving technique has gone haywire: Yuvraj

The swashbuckling left-hander, who plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, said the breakdowns have left him frustrated and he can't wait to get back on the field.

Lack of momemtum cost us the match: Kumble

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Anil Kumble said his team failed to get the momentum right in the first six overs and also didn't bowl well against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Ganguly attributes KKR's success to youngsters

Bottom-placed in the last season, Kolkata Knight Riders have notched up successive wins in the first two ties in IPL III and Ganguly said it is important that everyday someone chips in for the team.

'I can dance much better than Tendulkar'

Abhishek Nayar's performances in domestic cricket may have helped him get noticed by the selectors, but his IPL outings for Mumbai Indians have helped him fetch stardom. The all-rounder reveals his other side in a tête-à-tête with Amol Karhadkar.

I'm not a believer of too many team meetings: Ganguly

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly believes in giving freedom to players and is not great supporter of too many team meetings.

‘I don’t know much about cricket, but I do love it’

On the eve of the Rajasthan Royals’ opening clash with the Mumbai Indians, the newly married Shilpa Shetty opened up with on life on the tour, her maverick skipper Shane Warne and lots more in an exclusive, freewheeling chat with Bivabasu Kumar.

Century against Mumbai was special: Yusuf

Yusuf Pathan, who scored a belligerent 100 off 37 balls for Rajasthan Royals, said he would like to continue in the same aggressive manner that has seen him emerge as a destructive batman.

IPL is a good platform to groom future India players: Dhoni

Indian Premier League works as a good platform to find and groom talented youngsters, who may go on to play in the national team according to India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

IPL won't run beyond seven weeks: Modi

Two new franchises are set to be added next season but despite the increased number of matches, the Indian Premier League will not run beyond seven weeks as extending it would "hurt other forms of cricket", says IPL chairman Lalit Modi.

‘Bowling in T20 is like playing golf’

The ISKCON beads wrapped prominently around the neck, the head held high, Murali Kartik always comes across as a confident cricketer. The pain of not making it back to the India team remains, but the left-arm spinner is doing his reputation no harm by doing well in IPL-III.

Sport requires a lot of sacrifice

Deepika Padukone charmed Bangalore as the Royal Challengers decimated Kings XI on Tuesday. She couldn't be there at the venue because of a shooting assignment in New Delhi but the Bollywood PYT took time out to speak to HT.

Preity is the real captain: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh heaped praise on his successor Kumar Sangakkara, saying that the Sri Lankan is the best person to lead Kings XI Punjab but said that it’s actually the team’s co-owner Priety Zinta, who is the main leader.

Karthik blames batting failure

Karthik said it was difficult to pinpoint any particular area of weakness and hoped that Dilshan will come good in the next matches.

No sell-out but open to investments: Ness Wadia

Kings XI Punjab have failed to win a game in the IPL so far. HT caught up with the team’s co-owner, Ness Wadia, and discussed the franchise’s journey so far, rumours of a sell-out in the run-up to the third edition and the road ahead.

Karthik rues "big time loss" of Gambhir

Three losses on the trot without Gautam Gambhir, Delhi Daredevils stand-in skipper Dinesh Karthik today conceded that the absence of their regular captain had affected the fortunes of his side in the Indian Premier League.
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