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India's Mohammed Siraj celebrates the dismissal on the 4th day of the fourth test match between Australia and India, at Brisbane Cricket Ground in Gabba on Monday.(Agencies)

Mohammad Kaif congratulates Siraj on his maiden Test five-fer

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 10:02 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif congratulated the pacer for achieving this milestone in a few days after making his Test debut.
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MS Dhoni celebrates with Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh(Getty Images)
MS Dhoni celebrates with Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh(Getty Images)

‘I, Zaheer, Harbhajan, Sehwag - none of us thought MS Dhoni could captain India the way he did’: Mohammad Kaif

By hindustantimes.com | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Mohammad Kaif revealed how prior to the match, a friend of his had informed him of MS Dhoni and his big-hitting skills. Kaif, along with the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, who were all part of the Indian team during Dhoni’s debut game and most of whom went on to play under Dhoni, revealed how none of the players could fathom just how good a captain he would become.
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India's Virat Kohli, center, shakes hands with Australian players on the third day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Australia won the match. (AP Photo/David Mariuz)(AP)
India's Virat Kohli, center, shakes hands with Australian players on the third day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Australia won the match. (AP Photo/David Mariuz)(AP)

India vs Australia: Test match batting is all about correct technique and temperament, says Mohammad Kaif on India’s Adelaide horror show

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:45 AM IST
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli’s dour resistance had propelled India to a fighting total in the first innings and the same was expected in the second.
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Prithvi Shaw was dismissed by seamer Pat Cummins.(REUTERS)
Prithvi Shaw was dismissed by seamer Pat Cummins.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: ‘During the IPL final, I took him aside’ - Mohammad Kaif recalls the advice he gave to Prithvi Shaw ahead of Tour Down Under

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 02:19 PM IST
India vs Australia: Shaw faced similar problems during the Indian Premier League 2020 while playing for Delhi Capitals. DC assistant coach Mohammad Kaif, in a recent interaction on Sony Sports Network revealed the advice he gave to Shaw before the IPL 2020 final against MI.
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Photo of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif (L) and KL Rahul (R)(HT Collage)
Photo of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif (L) and KL Rahul (R)(HT Collage)

India vs Australia: ‘He has put in a lot of effort since being dropped’: Kaif explains why India should include KL Rahul in playing XI at MCG

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Speaking on Sony Sports Network, the cricketer-turned-commentator stated that the Rahul has the experience and has worked hard improve his game in the shorter formats.
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Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini - Who will be India’s third seamer?(Getty Images)
Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini - Who will be India’s third seamer?(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘He has gelled well with Shami and Bumrah’ - Kaif picks bowler who could be India’s third pacer

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 11:27 AM IST
India vs Australia: If it was up to Mohammad Kaif to select India’s third seamer, the former India batsman knows exactly who to go ahead with.
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Virat Kohli and Tim Paine during the 2018/19 Test series(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Tim Paine during the 2018/19 Test series(Getty Images)

India vs Australia: ‘None of them are going to fight now’ - Kaif feels only one Australian cricketer will engage in verbal duels with India in Test series

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:49 PM IST
India vs Australia: Unlike the previous many India-Australia Test series, there are expected to be very few verbal altercations on the field during the upcoming four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy, feels former India batsman Mohammad Kaif.
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Indian captain Virat Kohli drops a catch during 1st T20I against Australian in Canberra(Twitter)
Indian captain Virat Kohli drops a catch during 1st T20I against Australian in Canberra(Twitter)

India vs Australia: ‘Misfields cannot be part of the game, they are doing it too much’, Kaif lashes out at India’s sloppy fielding

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 03:23 PM IST
While speaking in the post-match show on Sony Network, Kaif, one of the finest fielders of his time, said it’s going to be very tough for Kohli & Co if they continue fielding this way.
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India's Sanju Samson, right, celebrates with teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)
India's Sanju Samson, right, celebrates with teammates after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith during their T20 international cricket match at Manuka Oval, in Canberra, Australia.(AP)

‘He needs to learn from Virat’: Mohammad Kaif feels 26-year-old India batsman is ‘frittering away his chances’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:52 PM IST
There have been many positives to come out of the series with Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, and T Natarajan impressing everyone with their performances.
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Kaif on Kohli and Ravi Shastri.(HT/Getty)
Kaif on Kohli and Ravi Shastri.(HT/Getty)

‘This is the sort of thinking of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri’: Mohammad Kaif not happy with constant changes in Team India

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:30 AM IST
Team India under Kohli has always seen some changes to the starting 11 with players not being given a long rope to justify their position. One such instance was visible during India’s tour of Australia.
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Player of the Indian cricket team celebrate after Glenn Maxwell is given out.(Getty Images)
Player of the Indian cricket team celebrate after Glenn Maxwell is given out.(Getty Images)

‘Very few players come like him’: Mohammad Kaif names India batsman who reminds him of Rahul Dravid

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:31 PM IST
India vs Australia: In today’s era, when someone feels a player reminds him of the great Rahul Dravid, the statement automatically garners attention.
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The Indian team celebrates a wicket.(Getty Images)
The Indian team celebrates a wicket.(Getty Images)

‘Even after 11 years, he continues to be grossly underrated’: Mohammad Kaif feels India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja ‘deserves more respect’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:21 PM IST
India vs Australia: He has played several crucial knocks for India over the years, and yet there are those who continue to overlook the amazing set of skills he brings to the table, Mohammad Kaif reckons.
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Virat Kohli doesn’t have an option as far as the sixth bowler is concerned.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli doesn’t have an option as far as the sixth bowler is concerned.(Getty Images)

‘Feel for the captain’: Mohammad Kaif feels Virat Kohli is hard done by as selectors ‘missed a trick’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:27 AM IST
India vs Australia: Kaif’s assessment comes after India took a 66-run beating in the first ODI with the lack of a sixth bowling option hurting the bowling attack.
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Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar in 2005(Getty Images)
Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar in 2005(Getty Images)

‘Don’t think I can sit there’: When Yuvraj Singh refused to sit next to Sachin Tendulkar

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 08:20 AM IST
Yuvraj revealed how during one of his early days with the Indian cricket team, he refused to take a vacant seat next to Tendulkar.
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Indian Cricketer Mohammad Kaif during an Interview with Hindustan Times in Gurugram.(Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Indian Cricketer Mohammad Kaif during an Interview with Hindustan Times in Gurugram.(Sarang Gupta/Hindustan Times)

IPL 2020: ‘Hard work never goes out of fashion,’ Mohammad Kaif names ‘the ultimate role model for every youngster’

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 09:04 PM IST
IPL 2020, RCB vs DC: After DC’s win over RCB, Mohammad Kaif heaped praise on the cricketer, calling him the ultimate role model for every youngster.
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif looks on.(IPL)
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif looks on.(IPL)

IPL 2020: Have to be all-round performers to win IPL, need to chase well, says Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Mohammad Kaif on Monday said that his team’s focus will be on chasing well during the second phase of the IPL having successfully defended targets in multiple games.
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Mohammad Kaif and MS Dhoni(Twitter)
Mohammad Kaif and MS Dhoni(Twitter)

MS Dhoni would have been a good fielder anywhere in the field: Mohammad Kaif

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif, who is regarded as one of India’s best fielders ever, has said that MS Dhoni could have been a good fielder if he wanted to be.
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Sachin Tendulkar smashes the ball over point.(Getty Images)
Sachin Tendulkar smashes the ball over point.(Getty Images)

‘Very rarely have we seen him play that shot’: Mohammad Kaif recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup six off Shoaib Akhtar

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Even 17 years later, the six over point continues to stand as one of the defining memories of India-Pakistan cricketing rivalry.
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Purana Sunthari, with her mother in Madurai.(ANI Photo)
Purana Sunthari, with her mother in Madurai.(ANI Photo)

How visually impaired woman beat the odds to crack UPSC exam. She’s inspiring many including Mohammad Kaif

By Amrita Kohli | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 03:21 PM IST
“Never stop chasing your dreams,” Mohammad Kaif wrote in his tweet.
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Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)
Indian cricket team.(Twitter @himantabiswa)

‘A talent getting wasted’: Former cricketer Kirti Azad on India batsman

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 11:28 AM IST
Former India cricketer Kirti Azad believes that Pant is a talented batsman but he needs to keep his head cool.
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File image of Mohammad Kaif diving.(AFP)
File image of Mohammad Kaif diving.(AFP)

‘What are you doing?’ How Harbhajan Singh’s advice helped Mohammad Kaif during 326-run chase at Lord’s

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 06:57 PM IST
“Ï told Harbhajan to play his game as I didn’t want to confuse anyone. But it was Bhajji who helped me at an important moment,” Mohammad Kaif recalled in his column for The Indian Express.
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File image of Sourav Ganguly with Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.(File)
File image of Sourav Ganguly with Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif.(File)

‘Don’t panic’: Mohammad Kaif recalls Sourav Ganguly’s words in dressing room during 2002 Natwest Series final

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Kaif, who had scored an unbeaten 87 in 78 balls in the match to help India to a thrilling two-wicket win, recalled that the dressing room was tense before the start of the chase.
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File image of Rishabh Pant.(IPL)
File image of Rishabh Pant.(IPL)

‘He was quite low’: Mohammad Kaif reveals how Rishabh Pant reacted after not being named in World Cup 2019 squad

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, ,New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Speaking to former India batsman Aakash Chopra, Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif revealed that Pant was quite low after he saw that he was not picked for the World Cup last year.
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Last IPL, Delhi Capitals finished third with 18 points from 14 matches.(PTI Image)
Last IPL, Delhi Capitals finished third with 18 points from 14 matches.(PTI Image)

‘India won’t find a better player than him’: Kaif backs youngster for No. 4 spot

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Kaif feels it’s taken Iyer many years to break free from the confines of domestic cricket and now that he has, the Mumbai batsman is destined for greater things.
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File image of Rishabh Pant.(BCCI/HT Collage)
File image of Rishabh Pant.(BCCI/HT Collage)

Rishabh Pant for Delhi Capitals vs Rishabh Pant for India: Mohammad Kaif explains the difference

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 09:02 AM IST
Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif, in a recent interaction, explained the one thing which is missing for Pant when he plays for India, which he has going for him when he plays for Delhi Capitals.
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Yuvraj Singh shared this image on his Twitter profile.(Image Credit: Yuvraj Singh’s Twitter)
Yuvraj Singh shared this image on his Twitter profile.(Image Credit: Yuvraj Singh’s Twitter)

‘We were young and wanted to win’: Yuvraj Singh reminds Nasser Hussain of India’s Natwest Trophy triumph

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 09:46 PM IST
On the 18th anniversary of India’s famous Natwest Trophy win against England, Yuvraj reminded Hussain of their terrific feat at Lord’s in the year 2002.
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Mohammad Kaif celebrates as India. File image.(AFP)
Mohammad Kaif celebrates as India. File image.(AFP)

‘I felt like Amitabh Bachchan that day’: Mohammad Kaif recalls celebrations in Allahabad after 2002 Natwest Series heroics

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:17 PM IST
In a column for The Indian Express, Kaif recalled the celebrations that he saw in his hometown of Allahabad after he returned home. 
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Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)
Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly(Twitter)

10 tweets, 2 GIFs: Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain engage in hilarious banter on Twitter

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 11:14 AM IST
After Nasser Hussain termed Sourav Ganguly the reason behind the revolution of Indian cricket, the current BCCI president decided to indulge with Hussain in a hilarious banter on Twitter.
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Mohammad Kaif with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh. File photo.(Getty Images)
Mohammad Kaif with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh. File photo.(Getty Images)

India had big players like Sachin, Dravid, Sehwag, so I and Yuvraj could not play many Tests: Kaif

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 03:52 PM IST
With the presence of big batting stalwarts like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh could not become regular members of the Test team.
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File image of Mohammad Kaif.(Getty/File)
File image of Mohammad Kaif.(Getty/File)

‘His electric fielding became benchmark’: VVS Laxman lauds Mohammad Kaif

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 02:39 PM IST
On Thursday, Laxman lauded Mohammad Kaif, and said that the former middle-order batsman inspired a new generation of cricketers from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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