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Longer IPL, fewer day games mooted for next season

In 2017, former India captain and commentator Sunil Gavaskar had expressed his preference for games not finishing too late and the view was also backed by former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla.

Now, cricketers can earn their business-class tickets

Considering that the fast bowlers are the ones expending the most energy on the field, they arguably deserve to travel in more comfort, especially if they have played a starring role in the match. Ishant will also enjoy the extra leg room that business class provides.

Perfect team man, Rahane gets overdue spotlight

Rahane, on his return from England, spoke about how his time with Hampshire helped him reconstruct his game – keeping things simple, reading the line and playing late.

Unchained melody

Rohit’s batting, when he is on song, is addictive. His artistry makes even a layman fall in love with the game.

Vijay Hazare: KL Rahul powers Karnataka to semis, Dhawan flops as Delhi bow out

While Karnataka cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Puducherry in one of the quarter-finals, Delhi lost by six wickets to Gujarat via VJD Method in another last-eight clash.

Rohit Sharma overtakes Don Bradman’s record for highest batting average at home

Rohit Sharma surpassed the batting average of the legendary Don Bradman in Test cricket on home soil on Sunday. He has an average of 99.84 now. Don Bradman had an average of 98.22.

Rohit Sharma hits maiden double hundred in Test cricket

Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to score 500-plus runs in a Test series against South Africa. The previous best was 388 runs scored by Mohammad Azharuddin in 1996/97. 

Fans slam Dean Elgar for criticising Indian hotel, food

South Africa batsman Dean Elgar has again drawn anger from fans for comments made on Indian conditions. When South Africa had toured India the last time, Elgar had said that the pitches were not fit for cricket to be played.

Unfortunate that we dropped Rohit Sharma’s chance on Day 1: George Linde

George Linde said it was unfortunate that South Africa failed to latch onto the chance given by Indian opener Rohit Sharma, whose maiden double century put the hosts on a driver's seat in the third Test.

Sarfaraz Ahmed sacrificed for Pakistan, did not deserve this: Former players slam PCB

Javed Miandad, Mohsin Khan, Rashid Latif, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed have all spoken about how Sarfaraz Ahmed was removed as Pakistan captain. However, Ramiz Raja and Shoaib Akhtar sought to see the move in a positive light.

Lot would have happened if I failed: Rohit Sharma on opening in Tests

Rohit Sharma, in his first series as Test opener, has amassed 529 runs from four innings vs South Africa, thus becoming only the fifth Indian opener to score 500-plus runs in a Test series. On Sunday, he brought up his maiden Test double ton.

Ajinkya Rahane’s unique world record of never being run out in Tests

Ajinkya Rahane is the first batsman in Test history to be involved in 200 partnerships without ever being involved in a run out. He brought up this unique world record on way to his 11th Test ton in Ranchi on Sunday.