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‘We need fire trucks’: Irfan Pathan hits back at trolls after firecrackers criticism

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Rough Patch: When father took 16-year-old Shreyas Iyer to sports psychologist

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Using this time to reflect and recalibrate: Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur

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Yuzvendra Chahal goes back to old passion, says chess taught him patience

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Yuvraj Singh pledges to donate Rs 50 lakh in fight against coronavirus pandemic

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He reminded me of Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days: Yuvraj Singh recalls Rohit Sharma’s first impression

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Grand grounds man

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If the Coronavirus-caused suspension of sporting action gives you an empty feeling, setting foot on the maidans of Mumbai will numb your sporting veins. The Cross, Azad and Oval Maidans form the epicentre of Mumbai cricket along with Dadar's Shivaji Park and the Dadkar Maidan in Matunga. The vast stretches of sporting turf are no longer decorated with cricketers, with balls, with stumps and marked out creases. But the old faithfuls—the groundsmen—also known as maalis, have not stayed away. They continue to water the pitches, in the hope of cricket resuming. Who has bothered about their well-being in the lockdown? Cricketers? No. Neither the administrators, they say. But one man who answers to the name of Praful Upadhyay; an amateur cricketer and community cricket organiser. From Tuesday, Upadhyay, 53 has distributed a set of daily needs to around 65 groundsmen all over Mumbai. The items include tea powder, wheat flour, dal, rice, oil, sugar, onions, potatoes, salt etc. Each..
                 

Disappointed Steve O’Keefe quits first class cricket after New South Wales snub

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Big Hits: The best of Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Let's fight like Team India

3 days ago  
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday turned to India's sporting heroes for support in the herculean battle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and more than 40 accomplished champions such as Virat Kohli and PV Sindhu responded by vowing to raise awareness and spirits amid a 21-day national lockdown. The athletes, along with sports minister Kiren Rijiju, participated in nearly an hour-long video call which started at 11am. From Sachin Tendulkar stressing on the need to keep the vigil even after the lockdown ends on April 14, to sprinter Hima Das expressing sadness at the recent attacks on frontline warriors such as health care workers and police officers, to others sharing their experience of being in a lockdown, the sportspersons had lots to offer during the interaction. The Prime Minister, on his part, sought their support to raise awareness about the need for social distancing and personal hygiene. "Your suggestions will be taken note of. We are fighting this pandemic like Team India...
                 

Rohit Sharma, David Warner best T20 openers, Ross Taylor most underrated: Tom Moody names his picks

2 days ago  
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Listen you fat p****: Shane Warne recalls brutal sledge from Nasser Hussain

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Hang players found guilty of corruption: Javed Miandad

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Cannot let down our guard after April 14: Sachin Tendulkar after PM Modi call

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India-returned South Africa players COVID-19 negative, no symptoms in untested

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‘Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez should retire gracefully’: Ramiz Raja

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Not a good idea: Waqar Younis on calls for cricket in empty stadiums amid COVID-19

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Shane Watson to Deepak Hooda: All-round brilliance has been the key in Rajasthan vs Delhi clash

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COVID-19: Harbhajan Singh, wife Geeta Basra to feed 5000 families in Jalandhar

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Australia coach Justin Langer says empty stadiums an option on resumption

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Andrew Strauss admits poor handling of Kevin Pietersen saga but maintains IPL can’t gain precedence over Test cricket

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When Rahul Dravid scolded Shreyas Iyer for hitting six in last over

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IPL should kickstart cricket season: Kevin Pietersen suggests formula for shortened tournament

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MS has a point: Virat Kohli explains why Kevin Pietersen is still MS Dhoni’s first Test wicket

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If you stay indoors right now, you are fighting the battle for your country: Cheteshwar Pujara

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England players donate, take pay cuts amid coronavirus shutdown

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‘Stay inside or face 5 years prison’: Fans hit back after PSL club trolls Jasprit Bumrah no ball

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‘IPL can surely wait as life is more important now’: Suresh Raina

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Edgbaston Cricket Ground to become COVID-19 testing centre

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Bisla’s hero moment to Jadeja’s grit: CSK vs KKR clashes has seen many last-over thrillers

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IPL’s costliest foreign player Pat Cummins hopes T20 World Cup won’t be rescheduled

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On this day: When Andre Russell’s carnage nullified Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers masterclass

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Dhoni needs strong support cast to rediscover finishing touch

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Longer than expected breaks bigger challenge for fast bowlers: Ashish Nehra

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Royal Challengers Bangalore burdened with title pressure: Virat Kohli

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PCB wants to host major ICC event to cover losses due to India’s refusal to tour

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Dav Whatmore: Players don't lose skills. It should only take a short while to get back to normal

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Former Australia batman and Sri-Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning coach, Dav Whatmore, who has been coaching Kerala for the last three seasons, reckons it won't take players very long to get into rhythm once the lockdown concludes. Melbourne-based Whatmore, 66, told mid-day on Friday: "Players don't lose skills. It should only take a short while to get back to normal. They have to understand the situation and do their bit to quicken the return to normalcy. Current players must not let their fitness slide." Whatmore was one of the favourites to take over as India coach after Greg Chappell quit, post the dismal 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, but the job went to Gary Kirsten. Whatmore later took over as director of BCCI's National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and was India U-19 coach when the Virat Kohli-led colts won the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia. It is learnt that two state teams are keen to rope him in as their senior coach, but nothing has been made official. "I have spent a lot of ..
                 

Sourav Ganguly helps feed 10,000 people daily during India lockdown

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Wasim Jaffer picks Ricky Ponting as 12th man in his all-time ODI XI

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Battle with the mind: The darkness that asphyxiated Marcus Trescothick in the spring of his career

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Ex-Ranji cricketer Sanjay Bhatia, friends provide food, funds to migrants on national highway

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While the Indian sporting fraternity, led by some top-notch cricketers have made handsome contributions to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and to their respective state's relief funds to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic, a former Haryana Ranji Trophy cricketer has been on the road since the 21-day lockdown was announced on March 25, busy helping migrants in the long journey to their villages. Joint effort Sanjay Bhatia, 52, who played three first-class matches in the 1990-91 season, and his friends have been manning the Delhi-Faridabad-Mumbai national highway, providing food and even helping people monetarily. "We provided meals, milk, fruits and biscuits. We even gave money [R2000 each] to those who couldn't afford to travel to their villages. It's a combined effort by my friends and family members Vipin Bhatia, Tapinder Bhadana, Dharam Sharma, Sandeep Bhatia, Ram Singh, Ajay Bhatia, Sandeep Sachdeva, Umesh Gaur and Manish Bhatia. We also provided meals to our policemen, who are worki..
                 

Babar Azam wins hearts with response to 5-year-old British fan’s tribute

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COVID-19: Yuvraj Singh hits back after being trolled for praising Shahid Afridi

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His social media post seeking donation for Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's charity triggering a storm, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday said he never intended to hurt anyone and his call for help has been "blown out of proportion". Yuvraj, along with former teammate Harbhajan Singh, had posted Twitter messages calling for donations to Afridi's charity foundation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The messages triggered an avalanche of criticism from social media users in India, given the frosty political ties between the two countries. "I really don't understand how a message to help the most vulnerable gets blown out of proportion! All I tried to achieve via that message was that to help people in our respective countries by providing healthcare, my intention was not to hurt anyone's feelings," Yuvraj tweeted on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/7h0t9009Gz — yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 1, 2020 Shahid Afridi "I am an Indian and I will always bleed blue and wi..