16 days ago
Munro stars as New Zealand win second T20 to claim series

Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Jan 6 (IANS) Colin Munro became the third New Zealand player to score a Twenty20 international century as his side secured a 47-run victory and wrapped up their three-match series against Bangladesh with a game to spare here on Friday. Munro blasted 101 (54 balls, seven fours and seven sixes) to join former captain Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill as New...

1 year ago
Big B greets fans on year ahead

Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan greeted his fans on the year ahead and has hoped it brings happiness in everybody's life. The new year (sic) begins for all and may this bring the sparkle of the lights and the happiness and the joys that the next generation shall and does invest in, Amitabh posted on his blog on Friday. The Piku star also posted a photograph of his...

1 year ago
Sangakkara creates three ODI cricket landmarks

Hobart, March 11 (IANS) Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday registered three One-Day International (ODI) cricket world records -- two with the bat and one with the gloves as Sri Lanka hammered Scotland by 148 runs in a World Cup Pool A match at the Bellerive Oval here. Continuing his good form, Sangakkara, 37, once again showed his master class with a 95-ball 124. ...

1 year ago
Records tumble following Gayle's 215

Canberra, Feb 24 (IANS) Chris Gayle's majestic 215 broke several World Cup and One-Day International (ODI) records when the West Indies took on Zimbabwe in a Pool B clash at the Manuka Oval here Tuesday. The following is the list of records registered: * Gayle smashed the highest score of a World Cup match. The previous best was South African Gary Kirsten's 188 not out against th...

2 years ago
Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way - My Autobiography will be released Nov 6, the publishers announced here Tuesday. I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public before. So here I am...

3 years ago
Windies were caught 'off guard' says ODI captain Bravo

Queenstown -, Jan 2 - West Indies' captain Dwayne Bravo says his players were caught off guard by the New Zealand batting assault in the third One Day International - Wednesday. New Zealand steamrolled over the West Indies to win the one-sided encounter by 159 runs and level the five-match series one-game each, reports CMC. The third ODI, was on the verge of being called off due to t...

3 years ago
Kailash Kher's 'Sachin anthem' free online for month

New Delhi, Nov 11 - Singer Kailash Kher is paying a tribute to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with his Sachin anthem. The song will be available on his website for free download for a month. The 40-year-old said the video of the song will be available on his YouTube channel from Nov 14, the day Sachin will star playing his last match in Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. We are presently s...

3 years ago
Time Line of Tendulkar's cricketing achievements

A time line of Sachin Tendulkar's 24-year-old illustrious career: Feb 23-25, 1988: Tendulkar - and Vinod Kambli - compile a 664-run unbroken partnership for Shardashram Vidya Mandir against St Xavier's at Azad Maidan, Mumbai. Kambli remains ubeaten on 349 not out and Tendulkar scores 326 not out. It remains the highest partnership recorded in any form of cricket, until in November 2006. ...

4 years ago
Gayle's presence was icing on memorable century: Samuels

Kingston -, July 8 - Stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said Saturday his first international century in the Caribbean had been made even more special by the presence of fellow Jamaican Chris Gayle. The right-handed Samuels stroked an exquisite, unbeaten 101 and shared 129 for the third wicket with Gayle who got 125, as the West Indies beat New Zealand by 55 runs in the second One-Day Internationa...

4 years ago
Brilliant Gayle, Samuels give West Indies 2-0 lead

Kingston -, July 8 - Chris Gayle struck a record-breaking 20th One-Day International century while Marlon Samuels hammered his first in six years as the West Indies brushed aside hapless New Zealand by 55 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here Saturday. Sent in at Sabina Park in the second of two matches at the venue, the West Indies piled up 315 for five off their 50 overs, ...

4 years ago
Tendulkar meets Sonia amid possibility of Rajya Sabha nomination

New Delhi, April 26 - Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday amid speculation in party circles that he would be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Congress leaders said Tendulkar and his wife Anjali paid a courtesy visit to Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence. They said Gandhi was keen to greet the cricketer on his feat of scoring 100 international centuries...

4 years ago
Birthday boy Tendulkar releases book on his 100th ton

Chandigarh, April 24 - Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, on his 39th birthday Tuesday, released a book commemorating his 100th international century titled 'Sachin - A Tribute To The Legend' at a glittering ceremony at the Mumbai Indians team hotel here Tuesday. The book, published by The Hindu group, was conceptualized after Tendulkar scored his 100th international century in the Asia Cup ...

4 years ago
Yuvraj uncertain about future but determined to play again

Gurgaon, April 11 - India's star cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who returned home on Monday after undergoing treatment in the US for a rare germ cell cancer, said Wednesday that he was thankful to god for having back his life but admitted that it won't be easy for him to make a quick return to the cricket field. Yuvraj, however, remained hopeful about his future and said it would be a great achiev...

4 years ago
Sachin has always inspired me: Yuvraj

Gurgaon, April 11 - India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh said Wednesday that he was touched when batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar paid him a surpirse visit in London, where he was resting after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer in the US. It was great to see him in London. I didn't want this to come out but media would have known. I was delighted to see him. He has been a...

4 years ago
IPL set for grand start - without 'feel good' factor

New Delhi, April 3 - It is that time of the year when cricket meets Bollywood as the Indian Premier League - razzmatazz is all set to start Wednesday - albeit without the feel good factor of Indian cricket. A lot has changed in the last 12 months since India lifted the 2011 World Cup, April 2, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Since then the World Champions have struggled to keep p...

4 years ago
Tendulkar would be happy to see an Indian break his record

Mumbai, March 25 - India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar Sunday said it would be tough to predict when and who will break his record of 100 international centuries but hoped to see an Indian surpassing it. During an hour-long media interaction here, Tendulkar spoke on a wide range of issues and also said that no one should tell him when to retire. Asked if his record of 100 intern...

4 years ago
Too soon to judge Sonam: Dhanush

Mumbai, March 22 - Southern star Dhanush has teamed with Sonam Kapoor for his Bollywood debut Raanjhanaa and says it is too early for him to judge the acting abilities of his co-star. I think it's really too soon for me to judge what kind of an actress Sonam is. I'll have to work with her and then probably I'll know better, the 28-year-old said here at the Radio Mirchi Music awards.

4 years ago
Bangladesh spoils Tendulkar's 100th international ton

Mirpur -, March 16 - India couldn't celebrate Sachin Tendulkar's landmark 100th international century as Bangladesh scripted a phenomenal five-wicket win over the World Champions in the fourth ODI of the Asia Cup at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday. Chasing a stiff target of 289, Bangladesh made 293 for five with four balls to spare after a stunning performance by the top order...

4 years ago
India erupts with joy as Sachin hits 100th ton

New Delhi, March 16 - Fans of Sachin Tendulkar all around the country were euphoric in their celebrations as the maestro completed his much awaited 100th international century against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka Friday. While Delhi celebrated in its traditional style with the beats of bhangra, Tendulkar's home twon Mumbai erupted in joy by bursting fire-cr...

4 years ago
Praise showered on Sachin for century of tons

New Delhi, March 16 - Prime minister Manmohan Singh, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and longtime teammate Sourav Ganguly were among the many who showered praise on Sachin Tendulkar Friday for getting to the landmark figure of 100 international tons. The batting legend ended a long one-year wait after reaching the three figure mark against Bangladesh at the Asia Cup in Mirpur near Dhak...

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