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Brisbane Test: Bruised but heroic India stun Australia to win series, retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

36-all out certainly seems a distant memory now. We may not even remember that down the line. India were written off after that horror session in Adelaide. But despite being battered and bruised by injury concerns, the Asian giants have pulled off a spectacular result, retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the series 2-1. In the absence of Virat Kohli and their first-choice bowling attack, India have pulled off what will be remembered as one of their greatest, if not the greatest result in Test crick........

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Wayne Rooney Announces Retirement; Becomes Full-Time Manager of Derby County

Premier League great Wayne Rooney on Friday decided to end his playing career. The former England footballer enjoyed great success at Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Everton. Rooney, who was taking temporary charge of Derby in November as both player and a manager, received a permanent contract with the second division club. The Manchester United legend has signed a contract until 2023 as Derby manager. Rooney claims th........

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Tokyo Olympics: Japan to Ban Entry of Foreign Athletes During Coronavirus Emergency

Japan will temporarily suspend exemptions allowing foreign athletes to train in the country ahead of the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported, as it closes its borders to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases just six months before the Games. The suspension will last until Feb. 7, the scheduled end of the coronavirus state of emergency in the capital, Tokyo, and other major cities, Kyodo said, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the matter. Japan is grappling with record surges in co........

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India vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3: Labuschagne, Smith in control as Australia lead nears 200

Australia 338 & 103/2 (29 overs) at Stumps, lead India (244) by 197 runs in Sydney. Labuschagne (47*), Smith (29*), Siraj (1/20). After losing their openers, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne survived the final session to take Australia to 103/2 at stumps.The hosts have extended their lead to 197. scorecard A day which belonged completely to Australia. Ajinkya Rahane and the Indian team management has to come........

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From Gavaskar-Lillee to MonkeyGate, Tendulkar's LBW to Brisbane Quarantine - Controversies That Have Added Spice to the India-Australia Test Rivalry

The India-Australia Test rivalry, more famously known as the Border-Gavaskar trophy is one of the most prestigious and anticipated series in the history of the sport. Apart from the heroics with the bat and ball, achievements, records and great matches played between the two countries, there has been plenty of drama on and off the field in the form of sledging, controversial decisions, bad umpiring calls etc. The ongoing tour has not been spared either. After India's win in the Boxing Day Test, it seems it is almost a deliberate ploy by ........

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ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson Overtakes Steve Smith and Virat Kohli to Become the No.1 Ranked Batsman in Tests

In Thursday’s year-ending update, that also includes performances from the second Test between Australia and India in Melbourne and the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Centurion, Williamson has gained 13 rating points for his effort of 129 and 21 to go 11 points clear of Kohli and 13 ahead of Smith. Kohli is on paternity leave for the last three Tests of India’s ongoing series against Australia while Smith’s MCG outing could only get him scores of zero and ........

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CONFIRMED | SCG to Host 3rd Test Between India-Australia

Sydney Cricket Ground will host the third Test between India and Australia starting January 7. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed this after India beat Australia by eight wickets in the Boxing Day Test on Tuesday. CA took the call after the officials were convinced that the outbreak in the city had subsided enough to allow the match to proceed. NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian stated that her government had done all it could to ensure the preservation of........

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ICC Awards Full List: Virat Kohli Wins ICC's Male Cricketer of the Decade Award; Steve Smith Bags Test Cricketer of the Decade

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry bagged top awards - Cricketers of the Decade, with Kohli adding ODI cricketer of the decade, while Perry clean swept the women's awards with the ODI and T20I cricketer of the decade awards. Steve Smith won the Test cricketer of the decade award while Rashid Khan was named T20I cricket of the decade. MS Dhoni won the spirit of the game award.........

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India level series with clinical performance at MCG

India outplayed Australia in every facet to seal a series-levelling win on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Chasing just 70 for a win, India took a mere 15.5 overs to scale the target for an eight-wicket win on Tuesday (December 29) burying the ghosts of the Adelaide loss quite comprehensively with the four-match series standing at 1-1. Shubman Gill got India off to a flier in a paltry chase. Mitchell Starc got the edge off Mayank Agarwal once a........

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Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2020 | Mancity

The crown title of Richest Athlete in the World still belongs to Michael Jordan with $2.2 billion in career earnings...........

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Will be accused of backing Mumbaikar if I call Rahane’s captaincy outstanding: Sunil Gavaskar

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar is impressed by Rahane’s field placements but said he will refrain from praising his captaincy as it is still “early days” and he does not want to be accused of backing a fellow Mumbaikar. Taking charge of the team in the absence of regular skipper virat kohli, Rahane marshalled his resources well as India dismissed Australia for a sub-par 195 in 72.3 overs on the opening day of the second Test here. “… let’s not jump into conclusions too quickl........

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Explained: How was Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy different from Virat Kohli’s

From the way he used Ashwin to calling a team huddle, on-field calmness and longish spells for bowlers, his leadership style was in complete contrast to ’s. Rahane introduced Ashwin in the 11th over. A left-hander at the crease notwithstanding, it was a brave decision, with the ball still pretty new. Ashwin is comfortable bowling with the new ball and the reason why Rahane brought on the off-spinner was that he wanted to use the moisture in the surface. Also, after a fantastic outing in Adelaide, Ashwin had the psychological upper hand over Australian batsmen. Rahane’s de........

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India vs Australia: Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin and Captain Ajinkya Rahane Give India Boxing Day Honours

India took the honours on Day 1 of the second Test at the MCG courtesy a fine bowling performance by their ace fast bowler and lead spinner. Bumrah returned with 4 wickets while Ashwin bagged 3 as India bowled out Australia for 195 after losing the toss on Boxing Day in Melbourne. In reply, India had moved to 36 for the loss of Mayank Agarwal's wicket at close of play of what was a highly eventful........

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Gill And Siraj to Debut, Pant Included as India Announce Playing XI For Boxing Day Test

Roughly 18 hours before the big-contest at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, India announce their playing XI for the second Test against Australia, beginning on December 26. As expected Indian team management made a few changes in their playing XI – highly-rated Shubman Gill replaces out-of-form Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant replaced veteran wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been included in India’s XI in place of injured Mohammed Shami, who will miss the remainder of the Test series Down Under. Regular captain Virat Kohli, who ........

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Chetan Sharma Appointed New Chairman of Selectors; Debashish Mohanty & Abey Kuruvilla Named in Panel

Former India pacer Chetan Sharma will be heading India's senior selection committee. He alongside Debashish Mohanty and Abey Kuruvilla will be part of the selection panel, the BCCI said in a tweet. They were recommended by a three member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which comprised of former India cricketers Madan Lal, Rudra Pratap Singh and Sulakshana Naik. The CAC met virtually and made the recommendations to the BCCI.Earlier there were rumours of Ajit........

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BCCI AGM: Board Approves 10-team IPL From 2022 Edition at Its Annual General Body Meeting

A 10-team IPL means 94 games and nearly two and half month window which can throw the international calendar into disarray. Also, the availability of the top foreign players for the entire duration of the IPL needs to be ensured and the broadcast money per year which is for 60 matches also needs to be re-negotiated........

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Different People, Different Rules: Sunil Gavaskar Hints At Deep Divide Within Indian Cricket

The former India opener said that Ashwin has suffered within the Indian team because of his forthrightness. He also took a dig at the India skipper Virat Kohli, who got permission to leave the tour of Australia to attend the birth of his child, while T Natarajan who became father during the IPL playoffs is yet to see his daughter.........

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Explained: Niti Aayog's Draft Regulatory Guidelines for Online Fantasy Gaming In India

Online fantasy gaming may not be new, but after Dream11 featuring as the title sponsor of the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, it has certainly received a shot in the arm in terms of its popularity and growth. Niti Aayog, the technology think tank body under the ambit of the central government, has published earlier this month for the online fantasy gaming sector. Among other things, the draft proposal s........

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Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, Mallakhamba included in Khelo India Youth Games 2021

The Sports Ministry on Sunday announced that Manipur's indigenous martial arts game Thang-Ta will be part of the Khelo India Youth Games 2021. Apart from Thang-Ta, three other games from different states — Gatka from Punjab, Kerala's Kalaripayattu and Mallakhamba (popular in Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra) — will also be a part of the Games which will be held in Haryana's Panchkula. Union........

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‘Mentally Tortured’ Mohammad Amir Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir has recently revealed his decision of quitting international cricket. The ace pacer has said that the reason behind an indefinite break is differences between him and the current management. Amir further added that he has certain reservations with the senior national team management and stated that he has undergone mental torture. After being left out of the Pakistan team for the New Zealand T20Is, Amir claims he got a wake-up call.........

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