It was a challenging year for the IPL. From a cricketing point of view, it grew, writes Harsha Bhogle.
En route to being handed the reins of the Test team, Amla has had to overcome the ‘outsider’ tag at every step.
Saha and Manan Vohra eventually ended up on the losing side but they did make a mark.
Spain have included nine players from foreign leagues, most ever in a World Cup.
The decision to include Binny in the Test squad for India's tour of England looks like a huge leap of faith.
Of the first five races, Hamilton won four with Nico taking the season opener in Australia.
Real Madrid didn’t spend a fortune on Bale just to make him Cristiano Ronaldo’s support cast.
His fifty count may be zero so far, but Vohra has shown great presence when facing the big names.
Now badminton’s got the itch to turn short and snappy so it can prove it’s snazzy.
Tevez knew much in advance he wouldn't be among the 23 players for the World Cup.
How can the cricketer be expected to differentiate between a caring helping hand and an evil bait?
Sammy managed to accomplish what a succession of high-profile skippers had failed to do
Half-a-dozen years after their first taste of glory, these constants are still expected to win on command.
Sandeep has made his point here, using his strength — swing — to test a batsman’s patience.
The one player who has starred amidst City ‘s Galacticos is Pablo Zabaleta.
The similarity between the two lists — the points table and wickets taken per team — is telling.
AB’s special skip to the off-stump has a high degree of difficulty.
Mayweather’s supreme defensive skills mean he simply doesn’t get hit often enough.
The UAE leg of the IPL has left most of the better known spinners with embarrassing statistics.
Steven Smith was purchased by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 4 crore, a 100 per cent rise from his base price.
In RCB’s next match, it was umpire Billy Bowden’s turn to face Kohli’s wrath after a dubious lbw decision.
Shreyas Iyer had been bought by DD for Rs 2.6 crore — a figure he more than justified by scoring 439 runs in the season.