Tag: Dhoni

Only a miracle can save India at ICC World Cup

Pradyot Lal writes in Tehelka.com Despite a billion prayers and hopes, the Indians are a far cry from being ‘thunder Down Under’, and it will be nothing short of a miracle if they can defend the ICC World Cup The economic powerhouse of international cricket is suffering from a rather debilitating poverty: It is not […]

February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

A perfect send off to Lankan duo, bad planning let India down

 By Ashok Kumar:   Just like the 2011 World cup victory was dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar, the T 20 version encounter between the two teams was played for another talented duo of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. For India, what went wrong will only come out after the post-mortem of the match by the experts. […]

April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments More

After 0-8: Tough task ahead for World Champions

By Ashok Kumar: Well, the obituaries are already written and ready howsoever the seniors may put up a show of defiance in the wake of widespread criticism in the aftermath of double debacle overseas. Laxman had said even before the Adelaide Test that there are no plans to retire and now Dravid too is talking […]

January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More

After Perth Shame: Groom Kohli as future Captain

The worst Australian team in 25 years has beaten the best Indian team in 25 years. Why? The Australians turned their weaknesses into strengths and the famed batting of the Indian team crumbled from overconfidence. The Australian new bowling attack should have been under pressure to perform but it was Indian bowlers who were looking […]

January 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Will Dhoni do a Kumble at WACA?

By Ashok Kumar: In the 2007-8 series, Anil Kumble went to Perth 0-2 down after some bad umpiring decisions at SCG and Harbhajan’s “Monkeygate” scandal. And, Kumble made use of the fast track of WACA through Ishant, Pathan and R.P. Singh to win the Test match. Dhoni is under similar pressure but the difference this […]

January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More

T 20: England return with a smile

By Ashok Kumar: Finally, there was something to smile for England and they go back happy. England reached the easy target of 121 losing only four wickets and 8 balls to spare, thanks to half century from the most popular player in the side Kevin Pietersen. And, frankly speaking, England rediscovered its touch for the […]

October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Yadav, Aaron new finds in the series whitewash

By Ashok Kumar: The proverbial it’s hard to beat India in India has come true with a comprehensive win at the Eden Gardens,Kolkata tonight. By the 20th over of England innings, the Indian total of 271 looked an easy one. Cook and Kieswetter were on a roll and for the first time in the series […]

October 26, 2011 | 1 Comment More

India thrash England by 126 runs in first ODI

By Ashok Kumar Well, the payback has begun. India thrashed England by 126 runs in the first match of the Airtel ODI series played at the Rajiv Gandhi sports complex in Hyderabad today. India won the toss and elected to bat first. The pitch was slow and the ball was keeping low. Indian batsmen used […]

October 15, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Sakshi brings millions for Dhoni

With marriage to Sakshi Singh Rawat, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become richer by $US42 million ($48 million). Dhoni has, according to media reports from India,  signed the richest marketing deal in the sport’s history, earning him US $ 42 million for over two years. Dhoni, 29, has signed up with an Indian […]

July 13, 2010 | 3 Comments More

Tendulkar opts out:Tiwary gets call for Asia cup

The BCCI has accepted Sachin Tendulkar’s request to be rested for the Asia Cup and has not included him in the squad for the tournament in Sri Lanka. Saurabh Tiwary, the Jharkhand batsman, has received his maiden call-up in a 15-man team that is significantly stronger than the side that failed to qualify for the […]

June 7, 2010 | 0 Comments More