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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni looks on during the match against Rajasthan Royals.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘At this age, people don’t have that much agility left,’ Syed Kirmani feels age and long sabbatical has impacted MS Dhoni’s performance

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:48 AM IST
IPL 2020: Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani believes it was expected of MS Dhoni to struggle a little given he has come into the IPL without having played cricket in over a year.
Rishabh Pant is out clean bowled against the West Indies during an ODI last August.(Getty Images)
Rishabh Pant is out clean bowled against the West Indies during an ODI last August.(Getty Images)

Rishabh Pant immensely skilled but needs to be groomed: Syed Kirmani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 02:55 PM IST
Syed Kirmani does not approve of the ‘makeshift wicketkeepers’ approach, which the Indian cricket team has stuck to by making KL Rahul keep wickets so that, and in captain Virat Kohli’s words, ‘the team can strike good balance.’
Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag(L), Mahender Singh Dhoni (C) and Suresh Raina(R) smile as they watch other teammates practice.(AFP via Getty Images)
Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag(L), Mahender Singh Dhoni (C) and Suresh Raina(R) smile as they watch other teammates practice.(AFP via Getty Images)

I’ve never disclosed this but here is how Dhoni was picked: Syed Kirmani narrates MSD’s selection story

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aditya Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 09:38 AM IST
Former India wicket-keeper and selector Syed Kirmani narrates how he and co-selector Pranab Roy had spotted MS Dhoni during a Ranji Trophy match and immediately vouched for his selection in the East Zone team.
Adhinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar in 83.(Instagram)
Adhinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar in 83.(Instagram)

83: Ranveer Singh shares first poster of Adhinath Kothare as Dilip Vengsarkar, the ‘finest exponent of the drive’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 01:22 PM IST
Ranveer Singh has shared the first-look poster of Adhinath Kothare as former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengasarkar. See it here.
Ranveer Singh shares new poster of his upcoming Kabir Khan film, 83.
Ranveer Singh shares new poster of his upcoming Kabir Khan film, 83.

Ranveer Singh shares fresh 83 poster and it is all fire, see pic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 09:37 AM IST
The fresh poster Ranveer Singh shared from Kabir Khan's 83 just has the film’s name in the colours of fire - golden and orange hues. Check it out here.
YouTuber-actor-host Sahil Khattar and singer Shruti Pathak have been dating for over a year now.(Photo: instagram/issahilkhattar)
YouTuber-actor-host Sahil Khattar and singer Shruti Pathak have been dating for over a year now.(Photo: instagram/issahilkhattar)

Sahil Khatter on dating Shruti Pathak: She is special; it’s pretty much there, you can see it

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 01:51 PM IST
YouTuber-host-actor Sahik Khatter opens up about his relationship with singer Shruti Pathak.
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(HT Collage)
Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni(HT Collage)

Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni? Former World Cup winner names his pick for India’s best captain yet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Kohli became the most successful Indian captain as he went past MS Dhoni to register 28 wins in the longest format of the game.
A file photo of MS Dhoni.(Action Images via Reuters)
A file photo of MS Dhoni.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Leave MS Dhoni alone, he’s a role model and should remain in team,’ says World Cup winning wicketkeeper

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:09 AM IST
MS Dhoni’s floundering returns with the bat, coupled with the rise of Rishabh Pant, has led to many questioning the 2011 World Cup winning former captain’s presence in the team.
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot against West Indies.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant plays a shot against West Indies.(AP)

India vs West Indies: Wriddhiman Saha or Rishabh Pant? Former India wicketkeeper names his pick for 2nd Test

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:10 AM IST
Rishabh Pant’s short career has been inconsistent at best especially his indiscreet shot selection during World Cup and the ongoing West Indies tour that has left everyone disappointed.
India's Ambati Rayudu (C) reacts as teammate Vijay Shankar (back L) walks from the pitch.(AFP)
India's Ambati Rayudu (C) reacts as teammate Vijay Shankar (back L) walks from the pitch.(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: 1983 World Cup winner picks Ambati Rayudu over Vijay Shankar for India’s No. 4 position

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Syed Kirmani also said that he would prefer Kedar Jadhav in the No. 4 position instead of Vijay Shankar and in case Kedar is not fit for the tournament, Rayudu should be included in the squad as his replacement.
Sahil Khattar (right) will play Syed Kirmani in 83.
Sahil Khattar (right) will play Syed Kirmani in 83.

YouTuber Sahil Khattar joins Ranveer Singh’s 83 team, to play cricketer Syed Kirmani

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 05:25 PM IST
Youtuber Sahil Khattar has joined the cast of Ranveer Singh’s upcoming film, 83. He will be seen as cricketer Syed Kirmani.
India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (L) makes an unsuccessful leg before wicket appeal against Australia's batsman Travis Head (R).(AFP)
India's wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (L) makes an unsuccessful leg before wicket appeal against Australia's batsman Travis Head (R).(AFP)

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant matches Indian wicket-keeping record at the MCG

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 01:54 PM IST
Pant took his dismissals tally to 19 on the penultimate day of the Test and by doing so he joined an elite group of India players in the list of most dismissals by a stumper in a series.
File image of Virat Kohli.(Reuters)
File image of Virat Kohli.(Reuters)

Sledging in cricket is not new: Syed Kirmani reacts to Naseeruddin Shah’s comment on Kohli

By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Kirmani’s remark came in the backdrop of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah’s criticism of India captain Virat Kohli’s on-field behaviour during the ongoing Test series Down Under.
Rishabh Pant, left, and Virat Kohli share a laugh amid an Australian batting collapse during play in the second Test.(AP)
Rishabh Pant, left, and Virat Kohli share a laugh amid an Australian batting collapse during play in the second Test.(AP)

India vs Australia: ‘I’ve been glued to my TV’ - Glenn Maxwell in awe of India cricketer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 02:26 PM IST
Glenn Maxwell was all praise for Rishabh Pant and said that he remains glued to his TV every time he’s come out to bat during the ongoing Test series between India and Australia.
India's wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant celebrates catching Australia's batsman Josh Hazlewood.(AFP)
India's wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant celebrates catching Australia's batsman Josh Hazlewood.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant surpasses MS Dhoni, creates another record Down Under

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 03:37 PM IST
Rishabh Pant overtook the previous record of 14 held by Kirmani (in India, 1979/80 - 11 ct; 3 st), Dhoni (in India, 2012/13 - 9 ct; 5 st), Dhoni (in Australia, 2014/15 - 13 ct; 1 st) and Wriddhiman Saha (in India 2016/17 - 13 ct; 1 st).
Dinesh Karthik is India’s current Test wicketkeeper but spent a long time out of the side when MS Dhoni still played the longest format of the game.(PTI)
Dinesh Karthik is India’s current Test wicketkeeper but spent a long time out of the side when MS Dhoni still played the longest format of the game.(PTI)

‘Emphasis on part-time wicketkeepers unfortunate, affects quality’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Somshuvra Laha
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 10:14 AM IST
The likes of Jonny Bairstow and Quinton de Kock are considered best in the business because of the runs they produce and the situation is no different in India, with the BCCI rotating between wicketkeepers based on their ability with the bat, not behind the stumps.
Syed Kirmani believes that both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are doing a great job and will improve.(Twitter)
Syed Kirmani believes that both Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson are doing a great job and will improve.(Twitter)

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson need to be groomed: Syed Kirmani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 08:41 AM IST
Syed Kirmani, former India wicket-keeper, says Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson can go a long way if groomed properly.
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