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Maradona is escorted out of a courthouse amid charges that he shot and injured journalists outside his home in 1994. “Whatever good I may do, they will still remember me for the bad I’ve done,” he once said.(Reuters)

I made mistakes, and I paid for them. But the ball is still pure: Maradona the antagonist

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The cameras caught him in all avatars between saint and sinner, in all ages between old and young, in all sizes between fat and fit and in all emotions between darling and deplorable. But one trait remained a constant for the gaze of the ever-present lens in his life – his loneliness.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Ban on saliva may upset balance between bat and ball in Test cricket, warns Taylor

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:21 AM IST
“I think it is a bit of a concern because I like, particularly in Test matches, to see the ball slightly dominate the bat, it is much better game when Test cricket is played that way,” Taylor told ‘Channel 9’
India's Jasprit Bumrah, front, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar attend a practice session.(AP)
India's Jasprit Bumrah, front, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar attend a practice session.(AP)

Coronavirus impact: India might limit usage of saliva for shining ball, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Dharamsala | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Amid the ever-rising danger of the Coronavirus outbreak with more than 40 positive cases in the country, Bhuvneshwar Kumar said they are taking every possible precaution in these difficult times.
HT Image
HT Image

Chandigarh admn sets the ball rolling to save Sukhna

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Tender floated for 2MLD sewage treatment plant near Kishangarh
Indian captain Virat Kohli dives to take a catch during a training session(PTI)
Indian captain Virat Kohli dives to take a catch during a training session(PTI)

Ahead of historic day/night Test match, Eden Gardens curator highlights main difference between SG and Kookaburra pink balls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 10:21 AM IST
He also played down the twilight issue and said that at Eden Gardens, this phase lasts for just 15 minutes and hence, should not influence the game as much.
People move in front of Eden Gardens illuminated in pink on the eve of the first day-night test cricket match between India and Bangladesh(REUTERS)
People move in front of Eden Gardens illuminated in pink on the eve of the first day-night test cricket match between India and Bangladesh(REUTERS)

No Army paratroopers for handing over pink ball to captains

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 09:01 AM IST
According to sources at CAB, the security clearance did not come a day ahead of the historic match between India and Bangladesh here.
Virat Kohli addresses media ahead of Kolkata Test(ANI)
Virat Kohli addresses media ahead of Kolkata Test(ANI)

India vs Bangladesh: ‘People will be surprised...’ - Virat Kohli identifies biggest challenge with the pink ball

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Ahead of the historic pink ball Test match, Indian captain Virat Kohli has expressed his excitement over being part of such a historic occasion, but at the same time also spoke about the different challenges at hand.
The main difference between the red ball and the pink variant is the way the leather is processed.(BCCI)
The main difference between the red ball and the pink variant is the way the leather is processed.(BCCI)

India vs Bangladesh: Multi shades of the pink ball - Characteristics explained

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
While Kookaburra and Dukes balls have been used so far in the day/night affairs, including the 2016-17 Duleep Trophy where the former was tried, this will be the first time that pink SG balls will be used in a Test.
For the first time an international match is being played with a ball that has not been properly tested in a game at any level.(BCCI)
For the first time an international match is being played with a ball that has not been properly tested in a game at any level.(BCCI)

Life with a pink ball: Fortunes could swing in a matter of hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Sanjjeev K Samyal
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 01:19 PM IST
How the SG pink ball will behave at various stages of the game on its debut is a mystery that will unfold at Eden Gardens from Friday. It is the first day-night Test in India.
Bangladesh's Taijul Islam, left, holds a pink ball as he listens to bowling coach Daniel Vettori during a training session(AP)
Bangladesh's Taijul Islam, left, holds a pink ball as he listens to bowling coach Daniel Vettori during a training session(AP)

Bangladesh pacers are practising by dipping ball in water: Mehidy

Indore | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 09:34 AM IST
The entire Bangladesh team spent approximately three hours at the center wickets on Monday with head coach Russell Domingo giving catching drills to the players in the slip cordon and wicket-keeper Liton Das.
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma(PTI)
File image of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma(PTI)

Indian Test specialists begin practice with pink ball in Bengaluru

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 08:47 AM IST
Pujara and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari along with pacers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma hit the National Cricket Academy (NCA) nets.
Image for representation(Getty Images)
Image for representation(Getty Images)

Supply of pink balls, Indian conditions could thwart BCCI’s push for Day-Night Test match: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:29 PM IST
India captain Virat Kohli had earlier criticised the quality of the SG ball used for Tests in India and said that gets scuffed up too early and brings down players’ performance significantly as a result.
Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

550th Parkash Purb celebrations: State govt puts ball in Takht jathedar’s court on joint event

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Ministers Randhawa and Channi meet Giani Harpreet Singh, offer govt’s ‘pandal’ for holding main events in Sultanpur Lodhi
VSouth Africa fielders search for the ball(HT Collage/screen grab)
VSouth Africa fielders search for the ball(HT Collage/screen grab)

India vs South Africa: SA fielders’ search for ball stuck inside boundary board leaves commentators in splits - Watch

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 08:53 AM IST
The ball ended up lodging itself between the advertisement padding of the boundary ropes and it took some time for the fielders to stop searching beneath the covers behind it.
The annual event is back with a bigger and more enthralling fifth season.(HT Photo.)
The annual event is back with a bigger and more enthralling fifth season.(HT Photo.)

HT GIFA: Set the ball rolling with season five

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Yashasvi Maleyvar
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 07:55 PM IST
The fields of Delhi-NCR will witness some exhilarating footballing action again, as season five of the Ambience Group HT GIFA gets underway

Tennis champ Ashleigh Barty is on the ball

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The fighting, diminutive Australian has brought new excitement to women’s tennis
Representative image(Getty Images)
Representative image(Getty Images)

Golfer disqualified after running out of balls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Clement Berardo is having a horror run, having missed cut in his last four starts on the Challenge Tour, and Thursday’s opening round at Valle Romano Golf in Malaga (Spain) was an extension of his struggles.
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Aiden Markram.(AP)
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Aiden Markram.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: With bat or ball, Shakib Al Hasan takes flight

Hindustan Times, London | By Somshuvra Laha
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 10:59 PM IST
Shakib Al Hasan is shouldering the onerous job of fulfilling Bangladesh’s World Cup aspirations as well as preserving his reputation as one of the finest all-rounders in white ball cricket.
Jofra Archer clean bowls Soumya Sarkar and the ball lands over the ropes.(screen grabs)
Jofra Archer clean bowls Soumya Sarkar and the ball lands over the ropes.(screen grabs)

ICC World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer clean bowls Soumya Sarkar but ball goes for a ‘six’ - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 12:30 PM IST
Such was the force of Jofra Archer’s 143 km/h delivery that the ball flew and landed over the ropes after hitting the bails.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, second right, and teammates celebrate their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cricket final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 12, 2019(AP)
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma, second right, and teammates celebrate their win in the VIVO IPL T20 cricket final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 12, 2019(AP)

IPL Final, MI vs CSK: Rohit Sharma-Lasith Malinga plan before the final ball - Why a slower ball was chosen

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 03:32 PM IST
Rohit had kept the on side open to lure Shardul and then Malinga’s slow in-dipper tailed in to find Shardul plumb in-front as MI beat CSK by one run in a pulsating final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli gestures during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians(AFP)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli gestures during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians(AFP)

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: ‘Not playing gully cricket’ - Furious Virat Kohli slams umpire for not spotting no ball on final delivery

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 01:07 AM IST
Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper also added that such mistakes are not good for the game and the umpires should rectify their mistakes just the like the players do.
"A clean and simple shot of a golf ball and golf club. The bright, colorful backdrop has room for text.Our images are processed from"(Getty Images)
"A clean and simple shot of a golf ball and golf club. The bright, colorful backdrop has room for text.Our images are processed from"(Getty Images)

How to control the trajectory of the ball while playing Golf?

New Delhi | By Karan Bindra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Hitting it high or low is a matter of understanding that the most important factor altering the height of the shot is the effective loft on the clubface at impact.
File picture of Sandeep Lamichhane(IDI via Getty Images)
File picture of Sandeep Lamichhane(IDI via Getty Images)

Defeated in 11 balls - China schooled by Nepal in WT20 qualifier

Kuala Lumpur | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2018 02:43 PM IST
China’s latest foray on the international stage ended in a huge defeat on Wednesday as they scored only 26 all out in a World Twenty20 qualifier, a total which Nepal surpassed in just 11 balls.
A general view of the motorway after an accident caused a large explosion and fire at Borgo Panigale, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy.(REUTERS)
A general view of the motorway after an accident caused a large explosion and fire at Borgo Panigale, on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy.(REUTERS)

‘Huge ball of fire’: Fuel truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

Bologna | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 09:13 PM IST
Photos on social media showed a huge ball of fire and black smoke billowing into the sky at the scene of the crash. No further details were immediately available.
Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the breakthrough in both innings of the Edgbaston Test.(AP)
Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the breakthrough in both innings of the Edgbaston Test.(AP)

India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin having a ball in England, literally

Hindustan Times, Birmingham | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 09:13 AM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin in love with Dukes ball after picking up seven wickets against England in the Edgbaston Test.
England's James Anderson reacts after bowling, as Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli takes a run during the Test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston.(AP)
England's James Anderson reacts after bowling, as Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli takes a run during the Test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston.(AP)

Swinging ball added spice to Virat Kohli-James Anderson battle, says Ian Chappell

By Ian Chappell
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 01:14 PM IST
The value of swinging deliveries in adding to the spectacle was never more evident than in the enthralling contest between Jimmy Anderson and Virat Kohli. Here we had the King of swing doing battle with the Prince of willow wielders.
Smriti Mandhana hit 12 boundaries and four sixes in her innings.(Twitter)
Smriti Mandhana hit 12 boundaries and four sixes in her innings.(Twitter)

Smriti Mandhana smashes 60 ball hundred, takes Western Storm to victory

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Smriti Mandhana hit 102 off 61 balls as Western Storm chased a target of 154 set by the Lancashire Thunder in 18.4 overs.
(From right) CM Capt Amarinder Singh and ministers Brahm Mohindra, Manpreet Singh Badal and OP Soni during the cabinet meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
(From right) CM Capt Amarinder Singh and ministers Brahm Mohindra, Manpreet Singh Badal and OP Soni during the cabinet meeting in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab cabinet sets the ball rolling for disinvestment of 3 PSUs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 01:41 PM IST
Decision based on recommendations of Punjab Governance Reforms and Ethics Commission
ICC chief executive David Richardson said the cricket committee “viewed” ball tampering as “cheating” which went against the spirit of cricket.(AFP)
ICC chief executive David Richardson said the cricket committee “viewed” ball tampering as “cheating” which went against the spirit of cricket.(AFP)

ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

PTI, Dubai | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was on Sunday charged for ball-tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia and the ICC said it is likely to push for upgrading ball tampering from a Level 2 offence to Level 3.
Sri Lanka trail West Indies 1-0 in the three match Test series.(Twitter)
Sri Lanka trail West Indies 1-0 in the three match Test series.(Twitter)

Sri Lanka refuse to take field vs West Indies after umpires query ball

Agence France-Presse, St Lucia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 09:18 PM IST
West Indies were batting and have reached 118 for two in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 253. Devon Smith was at the crease having struck a half century along with Shai Hope.
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