Gung-ho Shoaib, upbeat Sarfraz and Aamir's chance to be 'hero'

Shoaib Akhtar, best known for bowling the fastest recorded delivery (161.3 kph), was his usual gung-ho self when The Telegraph interacted with him briefly at the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday.

Imran is unlikely to come

"I have no idea, so cannot say," was Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani's reaction when asked by The Telegraph if Prime Minister Imran Khan would make a trip here at some point during Wednesday's India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match.

An India vs Pakistan match is not another game: Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, a former cricket captain of India and a game-changing opener, spoke to The Telegraph on Tuesday, the eve of the India vs Pakistan match in the Asia Cup.

Didn't expect nomination for Arjuna this year: Hima

Hima Das took Indian athletics by storm with some sensational performances this season. After a gold in the under-20 World Championship, she went on to win three medals in the Asian Games including a gold in the 4x400 metres relay.
Our Special Correspondent Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Barcelona toy with PSV, Leo Messi nets hat-trick

Lionel Messi scored a sensational hat-trick as Barcelona kick-started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win at home to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, although they had defender Samuel Umtiti sent off in the second half.
Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Proposal for special membership at CAB

Shell out Rs 2.5 lakh and you can watch all international and IPL matches at Eden Gardens for the next five years as a 'special' member of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
A Staff Reporter Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Pressure is on Indians, says Ahmed

The last time India and Pakistan met on a cricket field, the latter emerged victorious. But that victory, in the Champions Trophy final in England last year, is a thing of past for Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
Our Bureau Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

We need Smith back: Waugh

Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh said Tuesday. He, however, said that things might be tougher for David Warner.
Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Playing in the Ryder Cup is just beyond special: Tiger

Playing in the Ryder Cup will be the culmination of an amazing comeback season for Tiger Woods, one the 14-time Major champion feared might never happen after back surgery.
Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Lot to worry for Indians despite win

India survived a mighty scare before recording an unimpressive 26-run win over minnows Hong Kong in their opening group league match of the Asia Cup here Tuesday.
Our Bureau & Agencies Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Pant is to prepare for WI tests on turners at NCA

Brimming with confidence after his maiden Test hundred in England, young Rishabh Pant is now aiming to fine-tune his wicket-keeping skills at the NCA ahead of the two-Test series against the West Indies, starting October 4.
Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST


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