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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Devendra Pandey


U-19 World Cup: Meerut boy Kartik Tyagi takes down Australia
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

On Tuesday, Tyagi, a farmer’s son from Hapur, played a leading role taking four Australian wickets to pave the way for a 74-run victory and India’s passage to the U-19 World Cup semifinals.

Under-19 World Cup: How Atharva Ankolekar tricked mother before his first game
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Atharva had injured his hand during training on the eve of the first game and was advised a week’s rest. Worried that the news might upset his mother, Atharva hadn’t disclosed the injury.

Sarfaraz Khan: A dangal against adversity
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Sarfaraz follows a triple ton with a double and shows he has added maturity to his undoubted talent.

Ranji Trophy: With 301*, Sarfaraz Khan makes a point (and three)
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Sarfaraz’s 391-ball knock — his first FC triple century — helps Mumbai overhaul Uttar Pradesh’s mammoth first-innings total and secure 3 points.

Prithvi Shaw leaves troubled past behind, seeks redemption
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Shaw admits that the call did come as a surprise as he was more focused on performing after his shoulder injury.

Sarfaraz Khan hits ton: For old team against old team
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Sarfaraz scores unbeaten 132 against Uttar Pradesh on Day 3; gives Mumbai hope of a fight on the final day at Wankhede.

Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh’s Upendra Yadav, once a fall guy, now a hero
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

His knock enabled Uttar Pradesh to declare their first innings for 625 for 8 before they took out two Mumbai wickets as the hosts continued their poor run at home this season.

Ranji Trophy: Captain Akashdeep Nath hits an UPlifting century
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

When the three wickets tumbled, Nath didn’t go into a defensive mode, opting instead to counterattack his way out of trouble.

‘Let me just end my life’: Praveen Kumar on his struggle with depression
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

Diagnosed for depression, ‘PK’ — who mixed his guile with the dying art of swing bowling to stump the world’s best batsmen, who was valued by his team mates for his “mast-maula (freespirited)” nature — is now on medication.

From the Ranji archive: 1985 Bombay vs Delhi final and time of Ravi Shastri’s life
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

It was a breathless golden streak in 1984-5 for Ravi Shastri. Runs in Pakistan, centuries in Kolkata and Cuttack, a double in Bombay, six sixes in an over, World Series and Sharjah Cup triumphs.

KL Rahul fits like a glove; the best part of his game is versatility
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

His match-winning knock at No.5, tidiness behind the stumps lent balance to team in 36-run win

Few tweaks could help Kuldeep Yadav get out of his white-ball travails, says his mentor Narendra Hirwani
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Hirwani believes the dip has suffered because of the trajectory. “It’s not as if he is bowling too flat or pushing it through, but the height is less than what it used to be. When the height is less and the speed is less, there isn’t much bite."

How students sneaked in ‘NO NRC’, ‘NO CAA’ on t-shirts during India-Australia clash at Wankhede
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Once inside, they arranged themselves in order so that the message read as “NO NRC”, “NO NPR”and “NO CAA”.

Sacrifice or strategy: Virat Kohli ready to drop down the order to accommodate Shikhar Dhawan
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Though the decision has been couched in the context of openers, it’s probably a pragmatic decision considering the lower-middle order.

India vs Australia match: Pay Rs 4.5 lakh for ground, MU tells MCA
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

MU sports director Mohan Amrule said the MCA, in the past, has paid money for the use of MU’s facilities and the letter has been sent reminding them of pending dues. A sum of Rs 21 lakh was paid to MU ahead of the 2011 World Cup.

Winter of discontent: Mumbai clutching at the straws to save this Ranji season
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

On Sunday, the hosts’ endured their second consecutive defeat at home in the competition this season. And it wasn’t entirely a case where the Karnataka team overpowered their opponents; the Mumbai team was responsible for their own downfall.

Dilip Vengsarkar and Muzumdar weigh in: Time for some tough decisions for Mumbai
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Neither Vengsarkar nor Muzumdar – who have both captained Mumbai in the past – can remember of such tepid capitulations during their tenures.

Irfan gave his best when it counted, proud of him: Yusuf Pathan
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Irfan has achieved so many things in life. We now stay in such big house, but we still go to our old house to relive the memories.

Ranji trophy: Mumbai batsmen continue to falter
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

Such was the discipline from the visitors at the BKC-MCA ground in Mumbai, that the hosts — which had the likes of India Test match regular Ajinkya Rahane in the squad — was put under constant pressure by the Karnataka pace unit.

Ranji Trophy: Suryakumar Yadav, Mumbai’s ray of sunshine
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

Skipper’s 77 only bright spot as former champions are bowled out for 194 on Day One; Karnataka 79/3