De Villiers agrees that throwing young players in at the deep end of one-day cricket is somewhat unfair. The trickle-down effect, however, is that South Africa get finished articles for their Test team.
A total of 169 players were sold at the IPL auctions and Rs 431 crore spent.
By the time this column goes to print, Alexis Sanchez could very likely be a Manchester United player (save a last-minute collapse), while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is joining Arsenal in a swap deal.
Sport punditry is arguably one of the easiest jobs in the world. You delve into your playing past to analyse the present. And unless you elevate yourself to Richie Benaud, Mike Atherton or Gary Neville’s level, there’s always a temptation to play to the gallery.
A few days ago, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released its latest Test rankings for batsmen that showed Steve Smith had reached a tally of 945 points to take joint-second position in the all-time list, along with Len Hutton.
In December 2002, Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh were fined by New Zealand’s ministry of agriculture for arriving in the country with dirty shoes.
Dwindling stadium attendance is a harsh reality in the longest format of the game. But Test cricket is still unrivalled in terms of drama and intrigue
A year-and-a-half into his reign at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho’s report card shows two trophies—the League Cup and the Europa League—in his first season, a Champions League group phase romp and the second place in the Premier League this term, going into the November international break.
The Fifa U-17 World Cup provided Indian fans the opportunity to witness the supply line of the game’s elite. It was an enriching experience
In Punjab, JCT was a nursery of young footballers. The club shut shop because it felt that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) wasn’t adequately supporting their interest. In the 1970s and the early 1980s, Orkay Mills, Mafatlal and Air India had a big presence in Indian football.
His ‘crime’ was that he had acceded to an appeal against a batsman in a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) second-division league fixture and the ‘victim’ took his protest far enough to swing his club officials/supporters into action.
Ahsan Raza shone brightest at Gaddafi. In a recent The Times column, Michael Atherton recounted how an ICC handbook and match referee Chris Broad’s help saved Raza’s life after he took two bullets during the harrowing attack in Lahore on March 3, 2009.
We have had a rapid-fire opening of the 2017 Premier League. Roll on the glorious insanity and uncertainty for the next nine months.
The Brazilian was the real stardust on the night and the more exalted Lionel Messi played second fiddle. The Catalan giants, however, posted a picture of Messi on Twitter after the match with the hashtag, #ForcaBarca.
With the appointment of Ravi Shastri as head coach, the Indian cricket team is now ready to embark on a journey towards a brighter future
The MoU negotiations between the Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association had started in November last year, with the players’ body asking for the inclusion of digital revenue in their new pay package.
Despite a hugely successful 12-month stint, Anil Kumble reportedly came short of the most important aspect of modern coaching: man management.
Cristiano Ronaldo has stolen a march on Lionel Messi as far as this year’s Ballon d’Or is concerned.
Jose Mourinho never aspired to be a football ‘Wordsworth’. We knew that regardless of his post-Europa League final interview.
Juventus will play the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3; their second final in three years.
. Lionel Messi—‘The Redeemer’! ‘GOAT’ (Greatest of All Time) became the buzzword on Twitter.
Even if Arsene Wenger doesn’t win another game in his managerial career, he would still finish as a legend
The BCCI, under its erstwhile dispensation, should be lauded for giving us a six-month-long home season during which India played 13 Tests.
Manchester city manager Pep Guardiola’s first season in England is proving to be a serious downgrade. It would be better to judge him during his third season
The Leicester City owners showed pragmatism at the start of the ongoing season. Their brief to Ranieri was to ensure safety.
Barcelona is fast losing its soul under manager Luis Enrique. It’s time for an overhaul
By the time this article appears in print, you would know if Shashank Manohar, the independent International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, has had his way in terms of the Big Three rollback and a change in the revenue distribution system.