A terrific sport, modest and author of a formula

Being an ardent Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi admirer, I was never quite wowed by Ajit Laxman Wadekar. Till, of course, I got to know him - initially purely casually and, then, rather closely after he became India's cricket manager/coach in the latter part of 1992.

Playing extra spinner at Lord's was a mistake, admits Shastri

Although it has come late, India head coach Ravi Shastri did admit that the team management had erred by going in with an extra spinner in the form of Kuldeep Yadav for the second Test at Lord's despite conditions being overcast.
Our Bureau Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Bayliss calls upon Stokes to make a public apology

England coach Trevor Bayliss has urged troubled all-rounder Ben Stokes to make a public apology after his acquittal from the charges of affray following his involvement in a brawl in Bristol last September. 
Aug 17, 2018 02:09 IST

Father figure, salutes Azhar

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to former India cricket captain and manager Ajit Wadekar, who passed away on Wednesday.
OUR BUREAU Aug 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Leander pulls out

Leander Paes has pulled out of the Asian Games in Indonesia, beginning on Saturday. While the All India Tennis Association (AITA) said it was yet to be officially informed of the decision, Paes, in a statement said he was forced to pull out for not having a doubles specialist as his partner.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 17, 2018 01:56 IST

Chetri likely to skip SAFF Cup

Sunil Chetri is unlikely to feature in next month’s SAFF Cup in Bangladesh.  
A STAFF REPORTER Aug 17, 2018 02:00 IST

Holding: Pandya has no firepower

Former West Indies pacer Michael Holding feels Hardik Pandya is not yet ready to take the all-rounder’s spot in the Indian Test team.
Our Bureau Aug 17, 2018 02:05 IST

Kromah denies Bagan a victory

Mohun Bagan paid dearly for a litany of missed opportunities as Peerless came back from a goal down to snatch a point in Thursday’s CFL Premier Division A match game.
A STAFF REPORTER Aug 17, 2018 02:04 IST

Ronaldo-less Real go down to Atletico

Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra-time to lift the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday.
Aug 17, 2018 01:58 IST

Revamp okayed

Proposals to revamp the Davis Cup into a season-ending 18-team event were backed by national federations at the International Tennis Federation annual general meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday.
Aug 17, 2018 01:55 IST

Ajit Wadekar passes away

Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.
Our Bureau & Agencies Aug 16, 2018 00:00 IST


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