Nadal out of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 23 : World number one Rafael Nadal was forced to retire hurt in his quarterfinal match with Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open on Tuesday. After hitting the ball well and looking in top form, the Spaniard’s injury came as a huge disappointed to tennis fans, reports Xinhua news agency. Up in the […]

Mithali insists on playing warm-up games during S.Africa tour

Mumbai, Jan 23 : Contrary to the men’s cricket team that decided against playing any warm-up fixtures in the run-up to the ongoing Test rubber against South Africa, the Indian women team skipper Mithali Raj on Tuesday insisted on playing a few practice games ahead of the limited overs series against the South African women. The […]

Graeme Smith questions Kohli’s leadership credentials

Johannesburg, Jan 23 : Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has raised fingers at India skipper Virat Kohlis leadership credentials, asking if he really is the right choice for captaincy in the longer run. The 29-year-old Kohli, who started his captaincy stint with impressive wins at home against top teams, is facing severe criticism after his […]

I am hopeful of a comeback soon: Raina

Kolkata, Jan 22 : Out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina is hopeful of an India comeback “soon” after recently clearing the ‘yo-yo’ fitness test which is mandatory to stay in contention for the national side. Raina’s fitness was one of the things that has kept him out of the national side. It’s been more than two years […]

Shastri rues lack of practice in South Africa

Johannesburg, Jan 22 : India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said a few more days of practice in South African conditions would have made the difference in the ongoing three-match Test series. India were outplayed in the first two Tests and have already conceded an insurmountable 0-2 deficit. The coach also said that just before the […]