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Ravi Shastri did not hold back on his praise for the Indian team. (Getty Images)

'Last time people said 'Smith, Warner weren't there', who did we have?': Shastri

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi, Ind Vs Eng
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:55 AM IST
  • Head coach Ravi Shastri hailed India's series win in Australia and said that an achievement such as this was never seen before in the world of cricket.
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Rishabh Pant bats on Day 5 on the Sydney Test. (Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant bats on Day 5 on the Sydney Test. (Getty Images)

'That was more heart-breaking than missing a 100': Pant on SCG dismissal

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 05:28 PM IST
  • In the fourth innings of the third Test, with India needing 407 to win, Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant counter-attacking 97, which saw him take the attack to Australia's premier spinner Nathan Lyon
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FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Australia Press Conference - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 10, 2019 Australia head coach Justin Langer during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo(Action Images via Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Australia Press Conference - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 10, 2019 Australia head coach Justin Langer during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo(Action Images via Reuters)

Langer won't 'ignore' reports criticising his coaching style

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 03:05 PM IST
The Sydney Morning Herald cited sources saying that some senior cricketers are annoyed with Langer's micro-management within the Australian camp.
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Imran Tahir was mighty impressed with India's win against Australia. (Getty Images)
Imran Tahir was mighty impressed with India's win against Australia. (Getty Images)

'That's what you need when playing in Australia': Tahir lauds India's triumph

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 11:21 PM IST
  • Imran Tahir said it was a pleasure to watch the Indian team come back after being beaten comprehensively in the first Test in Adelaide.
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Cheteshwar Pujara cops a blow to his arm. (Getty)
Cheteshwar Pujara cops a blow to his arm. (Getty)

'There is a bit of blood clot on the shoulder': Pujara talks Brisbane blows

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 07:13 PM IST
  • Cheteshwar Pujara copped a total of 11 blows to his body, between the head and abdomen, while batting during the fourth innings of the Brisbane Test.
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Cheteshwar Pujara lets one go to the keeper. (Getty)
Cheteshwar Pujara lets one go to the keeper. (Getty)

'They've always been a challenging team': Pujara names toughest Ind-Aus series

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 07:27 PM IST
  • The 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy is not the toughest India-Australia Test series he's been a part of, says Cheteshwar Pujara
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays at the ball during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays at the ball during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

'I had a clear game plan': Pujara on getting hit 11 times on Day 5 of 4th Test

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 12:12 PM IST
  • Pujara opened up on his decision to not defend the rising deliveries with his bat and why he instead chose to get hit on the body.
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Photo of Ajinkya Rahane (L) and India head coach Ravi Shastri(Twitter)
Photo of Ajinkya Rahane (L) and India head coach Ravi Shastri(Twitter)

'He can single-handedly take the game away from opposition’: Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:49 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane stated that Pant has the ability to take the game away from the opposition singlehandedly. All he needs to back his natural game.
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File photo of Ajinkya Rahane(REUTERS)
File photo of Ajinkya Rahane(REUTERS)

‘My captain boosted my morale’: Ajinkya Rahane

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 06:53 PM IST
Rahane revealed how he has been getting backed by his captain - Virat Kohli -whenever he failed to perform with the bat.
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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting(Twitter)

'There might be someone better to play': Ponting's huge statement on Starc

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 06:36 PM IST
  • Former captain Ricky Ponting has pointed out at the lacklustre performance of Starc in the last two Test matches against India and has said that the left-arm paceman needs to swing the ball in every condition to retain his place in the team that will travel to take on South Africa soon.
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India's paceman Mohammed Siraj (C) gives a hug to teammate Rishabh Pant to cleberate victory at the end of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane.(AFP)
India's paceman Mohammed Siraj (C) gives a hug to teammate Rishabh Pant to cleberate victory at the end of the fourth cricket Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba in Brisbane.(AFP)

Six Indian cricketers gifted THAR-SUV by Anand Mahindra

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test to take the series 2-1.
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Greg Chappell.(Reuters)
Greg Chappell.(Reuters)

'Our young cricketers are weekend warriors compared to their Indian compatriots'

By hindustantimes.com | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 01:49 PM IST
In the last Test in Brisbane, India were playing a highly inexperienced bowling attack with T Natarajan, Washington Sundar making their debuts while Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini played their first match in Sydney and Shardul Thakur had only played a single Test match before Brisbane.
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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and coach Ravi Shastri prepare for their T20 international cricket match against Australia at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and coach Ravi Shastri prepare for their T20 international cricket match against Australia at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)

'Shastri said if players' families not allowed, we are not going to Australia'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:18 PM IST
  • Sridhar said the Indian team management was informed about their family members not being allowed to travel to Australia with them 48 hours before their journey from Dubai.
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India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun with Jasprit Bumrah(Getty Images)
India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun with Jasprit Bumrah(Getty Images)

We don't fear losing: Bharat Arun

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:31 AM IST
  • Four bowlers made debuts against a line-up that boasted the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne. That the visitors still emerged as the better side is the strongest possible proof that India’s bowling reserve is exceptionally talented and deep.
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Bharat Arun.
Bharat Arun.

Bharat Arun heaps praise on India's 'most complete all-rounder'

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:38 AM IST
  • Jadeja, who did not feature in the first Test against Australia because of an injury, came back into the side for the second Test in Melbourne and immediately left his mark in all three departments of the game.
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Indian cricket team and Triple H.(AP/ WWE)
Indian cricket team and Triple H.(AP/ WWE)

A WWE-scripted level of a comeback: Triple H lauds Team India's win in Australia

By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:03 AM IST
  • It wasn’t just the Indian fans celebrating but everyone in and around the world lauded the spirit shown by the Indian cricket team in Australia.
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Wriddhiman Saha (L) and Rishabh Pant.(Getty Images)
Wriddhiman Saha (L) and Rishabh Pant.(Getty Images)

No one learns algebra in Class I: Saha on Pant's wicket-keeping skills

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Saha, who is considered India's number one Test wicketkeeper, said that he does not believe that Pant's heroic show in Australia would close the door for him in the Indian team.
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Ajinkya Rahane receives rousing reception on arrival at home(Twitter)
Ajinkya Rahane receives rousing reception on arrival at home(Twitter)

Gabba giants are back home to hero's welcome

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:10 PM IST
  • Chinnappampatti village near Salem in Tamil Nadu arranged a horse-drawn carriage for local boy T Natarajan
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Cheteshwar Pujara gets hit on the body on day 5 of the 4th Test between India and Australia at Brisbane.(Getty Images)
Cheteshwar Pujara gets hit on the body on day 5 of the 4th Test between India and Australia at Brisbane.(Getty Images)

Pujara's father reveals what India no 3 said when asked about being hit on body

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:14 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Arvind Pujara feared for son as he bore painful body blows to blunt bowlers, setting up the Gabba victory
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Washington Sundar(Twitter.)
Washington Sundar(Twitter.)

R Ashwin, Washington Sundar return home after stunning series win in Australia

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:57 AM IST
The duo from Tamil Nadu will be in quarantine for six days as per the protocols put in place by the state government authorities.
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Mohammed Siraj of India stops play to make a formal complaint to Umpire Paul Reiffel about some spectators.(Getty)
Mohammed Siraj of India stops play to make a formal complaint to Umpire Paul Reiffel about some spectators.(Getty)

Siraj reveals how Rahane turned down umpires’ offer to leave the field

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 01:46 PM IST
  • Siraj and his teammate, Jasprit Bumrah, faced racial abuse for two straight days during the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The incident forced the tourists to lodge an official complaint with match referee David Boon.
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Indian coach Ravi Shastri, right, talks to players ahead of play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)
Indian coach Ravi Shastri, right, talks to players ahead of play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.(AP)

Vihari, Siraj reveal how Ravi Shastri motivated them after Adelaide debacle

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST
  • It was a humiliating moment for the visitors as they were dismissed for one of the lowest scores in Test cricket history. They had also lost their captain Virat Kohli.
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India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara reacts as he receives treatment after he is hit while batting during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba.(AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara reveals why he ‘decided to let the ball hit the body’

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:00 PM IST
  • Pujara scored 54 in the second innings and kept India steady. En route to the slowest half-century of his Test career, Pujara endured 11 blows to the body. Yes, 11 – thrice on the helmet, once on the left bicep, thrice on the bottom glove on his right arm, and once on the chest, and some more.
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R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari congratulating each other after saving the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(Twitter)
R Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari congratulating each other after saving the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground(Twitter)

Hanuma Vihari reveals details about Ashwin’s battle in Sydney Test

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • In an interview with Sports Today, the batsman recounted the incident as "funny" saying that the back injury of the bowler was not letting him bend and hence, Ashwin was taking the blows on his body.
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India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)
India coach Ravi Shastri.(Action Images via Reuters)

Inzamam highlights Shastri's role behind India Test series win

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Shastri's role was lauded by former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq, who feels the former India all-rounder's astute knowledge of the game has helped the team immensely.
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Rahul Dravid has been phenomenal as coach. (Getty Images)
Rahul Dravid has been phenomenal as coach. (Getty Images)

'He tried to make them The Wall too': Inzamam lauds Dravid's contribution

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 10:00 PM IST
  • Inzamam praised Dravid for what he's done for Indian cricket, highlighting that his biggest strength was making the players mentally tough, without which India's Test series win against Australia wouldn't have been possible.
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File image of India's fielding coach R Sridhar. (Getty Images)
File image of India's fielding coach R Sridhar. (Getty Images)

Wear that 36 all out like a badge, R Sridhar recalls 'Raviship' and more

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST
  • India's fielding coach R Sridhar opened about the tour in an elaborate chat, asserting it will be difficult to surpass what the team went through in the past one month - from hitting the nadir to reaching the zenith.
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Hanuma Vihari (on the ground) receives treatment. (Getty Images)
Hanuma Vihari (on the ground) receives treatment. (Getty Images)

'Took injection, couldn't feel my leg': Vihari describes batting through pain

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:02 PM IST
  • Moments into his innings, Hanuma Vihari ran a single and grimaced in pain, and it was at that moment that everyone knew he had done something to his hamstring.
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Australia captain Tim Paine looks on. (Getty Images)
Australia captain Tim Paine looks on. (Getty Images)

‘He stood up, took on the Indian players’: Lee backs under-fire Aussie captain

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:10 PM IST
  • India vs Australia: Amid the plethora of people who want the 36-year-old out, Tim Paine has received the backing of Brett Lee
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Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, (PTI)
Indian players pose with the winning trophy after defeating Australia by three wickets on the final day of the fourth cricket test match at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia, (PTI)

Deus ex machina: Two decades apart, India do the unexpected against Aussies

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:40 PM IST
India vs Australia: What helped India win this series? There could be many logical answers and yet there could be no answer to it at all. It wasn't meant to happen, such things don't happen at all. The rarity of such this accomplishment is what makes it surreal and overwhelming. Perhaps like a deus ex machina, that enters a play at the last moment and solves all the problems.
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