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'He is destined for greatness': Yuvraj makes epic 'ODI WC' claim for India star

Legendary Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has reserved massive praise for the star cricketer amid the ongoing series between India and Bangladesh.

Yuvraj Singh has groomed several exciting young talents from his state(PTI)
Yuvraj Singh has groomed several exciting young talents from his state(PTI)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 09:08 PM IST

'He's rare talent but will have to score 100s': Gavaskar on Dhawan vs Gill

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has given a huge verdict on whom between Dhawan and Gill is leading the race to partner Rohit in the World Cup with Rahul likely to take middle-order responsibilities.

Sunil Gavaskar; Shubman Gill with Shikhar Dhawan
Sunil Gavaskar; Shubman Gill with Shikhar Dhawan
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 01:21 PM IST

'Core has to play all ODIs. No rest if you want to win WC': Gavaskar to India

Before the start of the Bangladesh ODI series, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar sent out a stern message of the Indian side on taking breaks.

Rohit Sharma; Sunil Gavaskar(AP/File)
Rohit Sharma; Sunil Gavaskar(AP/File)
Published on Dec 04, 2022 04:19 PM IST

Karthik picks 'definite starter' as opener in four-way battle for World Cup 2023

India selectors will have a tough job at hand to pick between the four for the World Cup squad next year. Senior India cricketer Dinesh Karthik, however, went a step ahead and named the player who is a definite starter among the four.

Shubman Gill; KL Rahul; Rohit Sharma; Shikhar Dhawan
Shubman Gill; KL Rahul; Rohit Sharma; Shikhar Dhawan
Published on Nov 27, 2022 03:00 PM IST

'PCB doesn't have guts to boycott WC. IND don't care if Pakistan don't come'

Former Pakistan cricketer feels PCB doesn't have it in them to walk the talk and rather warned Ramiz Raja that it could be possible that teams like Bangladesh and Afghanistan might also join India in boycotting the Asia Cup 2023 in Pakistan

Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(AP)
Ramiz Raja, Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board(AP)
Published on Nov 27, 2022 10:39 AM IST

'Who will watch the World Cup in India if Pakistan don't take part?': Ramiz Raja

PCB chief Ramiz Raja has now broken his silence on the matter as he addressed the issue in a recent interview with fiery remarks.

Ramiz Raja; India and Pakistan team
Ramiz Raja; India and Pakistan team
Updated on Nov 26, 2022 07:31 AM IST

'Don’t play IPL if you want to win WC': Childhood coach's dig at Rohit Sharma

With veteran and experts suggesting their way as to how Team India can turn in around in the next World Cup, in the 50-over format, next year, captain Rohit's childhood coach has urged the side to focus on workload management

India's Captain Rohit Sharma with the team
India's Captain Rohit Sharma with the team
Published on Nov 25, 2022 12:49 PM IST

‘Imran ordered a pint of milk in a nightclub’: Wasim Akram recalls funny story

In an interaction with “The Grade Cricketer”, Akram recalled one fond memory when he went to a night club in London, with skipper Imran. Sharing the funny anecdote, the fast bowler revealed how Imran ordered a pint of milk at the club because he didn't drink alcohol.

Imran Khan(left): Wasim Akram(getty images)
Imran Khan(left): Wasim Akram(getty images)
Published on Nov 24, 2022 05:22 PM IST

'He is definitely…': Karthik backs T20I outcast to feature for India at 2023 WC

Veteran Indian batter Dinesh Karthik has backed the T20I outcast to feature for India in the 2023 edition of the ICC 50-over World Cup.

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik waits for his turn to bat during a practice session (AP)
Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik waits for his turn to bat during a practice session (AP)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 05:16 PM IST

Watch - 'As long as he was there...': NZ stars on Dhoni run out in 2019 WC

It was a dismissal that broke a billion hearts and subsequently the match and the shot at the ICC trophy. But what was agony for Indian fans, it was ecstasy for New Zealand

Martin Guptill; MS Dhoni run out in 2019 World Cup semis
Martin Guptill; MS Dhoni run out in 2019 World Cup semis
Updated on Nov 15, 2022 01:11 PM IST

'When I saw team coming out with the trophy I broke down': Waqar recalls 1992 WC

A stress fracture in his back, had robbed Waqar of the opportunity to be part of the 1992 World Cup squad. 30 years on, he still recalls it as the "biggest hiccup" in his career, but admitted that he still feels part of the squad.

Waqar Younis recalls emotional memory from Pakistan's 1992 World Cup win
Waqar Younis recalls emotional memory from Pakistan's 1992 World Cup win
Published on Nov 13, 2022 08:03 AM IST

Gill reacts to battle with Rohit, Dhawan, Rahul for opener's spot for 2023 WC

One of those major selection headaches will pertain to the opening combination with India having as many as four options besides a few fringe players for the role. And one of those contenders, Shubman Gill, opened up on his competition with Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan for the role.

KL Rahul; Rohit Sharma; Shubman Gill; Shikhar Dhawan
KL Rahul; Rohit Sharma; Shubman Gill; Shikhar Dhawan
Published on Oct 06, 2022 05:49 PM IST

Shikhar Dhawan targets 2023 ODI World Cup

The stand-in skipper and opener is confident of doing well with the bat and guiding young teammates against South Africa; SA wait on skipper Bavuma’s form before the T20 World Cup

India's Shikhar Dhawan during a practice session ahead of the first one-day international cricket match against South Africa(PTI)
India's Shikhar Dhawan during a practice session ahead of the first one-day international cricket match against South Africa(PTI)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 10:53 PM IST

Ex-selector snubs Shami and picks IPL star as Bumrah's replacement for WC

A former Indian selector has snubbed Mohammed Shami while naming Jasprit Bumrah's replacement for the T20 World Cup. Pacer Bumrah is expected to miss the T20 World Cup due to a back injury.

Jasprit Bumrah reacts after taking his sixth wicket during a cricket match between England and India(AP)
Jasprit Bumrah reacts after taking his sixth wicket during a cricket match between England and India(AP)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 03:48 PM IST

‘They jumped the gun too early’: Indian batter makes huge claim about Bumrah

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the South Africa series on Friday. Bumrah has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj for the the remainder of the T20I series.

Jasprit Bumrah walks off at the end of the first innings(Reuters)
Jasprit Bumrah walks off at the end of the first innings(Reuters)
Published on Sep 30, 2022 10:41 AM IST

Jos Buttler makes bizarre statement on running out non-striker

As the debate over Deepti Sharma's run-out of England batter Charlotte Dean continues, Jos Buttler has given a rather bizarre verdict on this dismissal.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler
Published on Sep 29, 2022 12:07 PM IST

Does India have the bowlers to win in Australian conditions?

An attack overly reliant on Jasprit Bumrah has come a cropper three times in four matches at the death overs.

India's Virat Kohli, left, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar leave the field after their win in the T20 cricket match (AP)
India's Virat Kohli, left, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar leave the field after their win in the T20 cricket match (AP)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 08:31 PM IST

‘Few players had told me ‘we need to win this World Cup because…'': Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir revealed yet another story from the 2011 World Cup campaign, but this time made a rather shocking revelation. His pertained to the World Cup semi-final against Pakistan in Mohali.

2011 World Cup-winning team; Gautam Gambhir
2011 World Cup-winning team; Gautam Gambhir
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 09:13 AM IST

Karthik's savage 'RCB' tweet on Australia's T20 World Cup jersey sparks debate

Dinesh Karthik's savage 'RCB' tweet about Australia's new T20 World Cup jersey has sparked a debate on social media. On Wednesday, Australia unveiled their jersey for the upcoming edition of the ICC World T20.

Karthik's savage 'RCB' tweet about Australia's new T20 World Cup jersey has sparked a debate on social media(AP/ Twitter @Cricket Australia)
Karthik's savage 'RCB' tweet about Australia's new T20 World Cup jersey has sparked a debate on social media(AP/ Twitter @Cricket Australia)
Published on Sep 14, 2022 04:19 PM IST

In the dark: The professional silence of India's selectors

There was no explanation given by the national cricket selector why some of the players were picked and some others contenders left out.

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, and head coach Rahul Dravid watch players train ahead of the T20 cricket match of Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and India(AP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, and head coach Rahul Dravid watch players train ahead of the T20 cricket match of Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and India(AP)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:46 PM IST

'Most unfairly treated Indian player': Fans stunned by India's T20 WC squad

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) has announced India's squad for the ICC World T20 2022 on Monday. Team India fans have questioned the ouster of a star batter from the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup.

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav (AP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav (AP)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 07:51 AM IST

'India won't go to WC...': Ex-Indian pacer makes huge claim after Asia Cup exit

Rohit Sharma-led Team India failed to defend their crown in the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup. Defending champions India suffered a premature exit from the continental tournament in the Super 4 stage.

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav after their loss in the T20I match of Asia Cup against Sri Lanka,(AP)
India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, reacts as he leaves the field with teammate Suryakumar Yadav after their loss in the T20I match of Asia Cup against Sri Lanka,(AP)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 10:47 AM IST

'When I came to run for Sachin, Afridi was abusing him a lot'

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has made a massive revelation about the clash between India and Pakistan in the 2003 World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar; Shahid Afridi(REUTERS)
Sachin Tendulkar; Shahid Afridi(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 17, 2022 04:32 PM IST

'Don't know if MS Dhoni was going to win you the 2019 WC from dressing room'

Speaking on India's long-standing issues in ICC tournaments, former India cricketer recalled the 2019 World Cup where MS Dhoni was sent to bat at seven.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
Published on Aug 08, 2022 04:00 PM IST

'If I would've been part of Kohli-led India, we would have won 3 World Cups'

Despite the success Virat Kohli got as Test captain, one of his biggest regrets as a skipper has been missing out on the ICC trophy 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 03:03 PM IST

‘Pakistan were way ahead in 1999 WC. We dominated every team except India and…’

Akhtar, who had come agonisingly close to having his hands on the trophy back in 1999, admitted that he still has nightmares about it.

Shoaib Akhtar(ICC)
Shoaib Akhtar(ICC)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 03:59 PM IST

'Had I played I'd have dismissed Sachin, Sehwag': Akhtar on 2011 WC semis vs IND

Akhtar recalled the pain of watching Pakistan lose the match from the dug-out and said that he was so frustrated at not playing the game that he broke a few things in the dressing room.

Shoaib Akhtar; Sachin Tendulkar with Shahid Afridi
Shoaib Akhtar; Sachin Tendulkar with Shahid Afridi
Updated on Jun 11, 2022 03:15 PM IST

'Had Razzaq taken Sachin’s catch, game could've been tight. Akram was miffed'

Saeed Anwar's sublime ton had helped Pakistan reach 273 for seven before Sachin Tendulkar's impressive 98 and an unbeaten 94-run stand between Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh saw India script a six-wicket win.

Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003 World Cup game against Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003 World Cup game against Pakistan
Published on May 15, 2022 07:09 AM IST

'They took Dhoni to 2019 WC. Many great players didn't get support': Yuvraj

Yuvraj admitted that the Indian dressing room witnessed a change after 2011 and many great players like Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman failed to find support from the management.

MS Dhoni; Yuvraj Singh
MS Dhoni; Yuvraj Singh
Updated on May 03, 2022 08:43 AM IST

'They couldn't get food, had samosas for breakfast': Vinod Rai on women's team

Vinod Rai revealed that his only regret during his tenure was that he did not pay enough attention to women's cricket, making the most saddening revelation

Vinod Rai; Indian women's team after the 2017 World Cup final
Vinod Rai; Indian women's team after the 2017 World Cup final
Updated on Apr 18, 2022 02:36 PM IST
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