In modern team sport, players are usually more dispensable than coaches. Even those that are considered superstars. Cricket, however, has historically been different. And Indian cricket has been a different ball game altogether.
There were no surprises in the announced Champions Trophy squad as Rohit Sharma, Mohd Shami return; Rishabh Pant, Suresh Raina on standby.
It might not have been as insanely high quality as the 2001 series but the just-concluded affair threw up lots of drama, controversy and spine-tingling stuff.
Accusations were hurled and counter-accusations hurled back. The white line fever didn’t remain confined to the white line and spilled over into the press conference room.
India win the fourth Test and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, thus ending the lengthy home season on a happy note
Ravindra Jadeja dug India out of hole with a buccaneering half-century and guided them to a 32-run lead.
Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar strike early before spinners skittle out Australia, as India close in on series win.
Pat Cummins bowled a riveting, and tragic, spell of sustained fast bowling as you will ever see in India.
Despite fifties from KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara, Australia pull back through inspired bowling from Nathan Lyon in final session.
Steve Smith was the only one on the field who seemed to justifying his billing — World No.1 — with a century.
Kuldeep Yadav proves to be an inspired pick as he snares four scalps on debut to wrestle advantage from Australia on Day 1.
As they have done all season, in this series, the Indian pacers have quietly made their mark against Australia as well.
If Virat Kohli remains unavailable for the fourth and final Test against Australia onus will be on others to fill the void.
Buzz around the wicket gets shriller as BCCI’s chief curator pays a visit, but final nature of 22-yards still open to speculation
Last game of home season was expected to be a victory parade for Virat Kohli’s team, but Australia have changed script
In spite of the knowledge that this isn’t the first time that SSP has won a big-ticket event at home. I
SSP Chawrasia completed a successful defence of his Indian Open title.
On a lethargic day, Carlos Pigem, Eddie Pepperell and SSP Chawrasia share lead going into the final round of the Indian Open.
Even the scorecard carriers couldn’t remain unaffected. “Cho’rasiya aaj bade lambe-lambe putt gira raha,” they excitedly shared with the stewards at every hole.
The 23-year-old Italian had shot a four-under 68, given the tough scoring circumstances on the first morning of the Hero Indian Open, an exceedingly good effort.
Golfers brace up for a challenging week in their quest to conquer the imposing Gary Player course, which offers little margin for error.
Singh, 78, is not the stereotypical western UP politician. Articulate and soft-spoken, he is respected across party and communal lines.
UP Assembly Elections: Meanwhile, a rural-urban divide seems to be at play.
In the first frame, the round-faced, mustachioed politician shakes hands with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. In the next, Rana asks his followers to vote for SP.
Yuzvendra Chahal has turned the challenge of unhelpful home grounds into an opportunity.
In the most six-friendly ground in the country, leggie Yuzvendra Chahal snares six wickets to inflict series win over England.
Rishabh Pant, a power-hitter, can find a place in the lower order but the question is will he get a break.
Forty-eight hours before the third and final encounter of evenly poised T20 series between India and England, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium is being made up.
Former India coach Gary Kirsten was, after all, both the best and the worst person to quiz about how long MS Dhoni had left at the helm of affairs.
Nitin Saini, stuck with his family on terrace and losing a friend during the Jat agitation violence, is now the one of top run-getters in Ranji Trophy.
Vijender Singh rolled on without a glitch as he knocked out Francis Cheka to successfully defend his WBO Asia-Pacific Super Middleweight title.
Vijender Singh will be up against Francis Cheka when he defends his WBO Asia-Pacific Championship title on December 17.
Indian bat makers seem to be happy after MCC decided to put an upper limit on the z-axis of the blade.
After a career-threatening injury that laid him low for 15 months, Tiger Woods is back on the golf course older, wiser and a more popular figure among fellow competitors.
Tiger Woods, 14-time Major winner, is feeling fitter than he has been in a very long time but also nervous going into Hero World Challenge.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s burst will induce sleepless nights for English batsmen ahead of the India series.
Fairytales of a different sort, travel and truck art and learning to deal with loss — Paromita Chakrabarti tells you how to make the most of the last days of summer