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Ajinkya Rahane
Sports  /  Published 30.03.21

Season that turned boys into champs

He managed to drill into the players in his quiet but firm manner that being dismissed for 36 in the first Test was an aberration and a closed chapter. The decision to promote Rishabh Pant to No. 5 in...
By Indranil Majumdar in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.03.21

Daring Rishabh Pant turns Test on its head

James Anderson’s second wicket of the innings (of Ajinkya Rahane) was the 900th of his international career across all formats. He became the sixth bowler to do so. He now has 901 wickets. Onl...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 03.03.21

India believe Motera will offer a turner

So far in this series, Rahane aggregates only 85 with just one half-century (67), which indicates he isn’t quite in the best of forms. The India Test vice-captain, though, appeared a tad irked w...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 14.02.21

Umpiring slip puts DRS in VAR zone

Agreeing that these things are part of the game, Leach jokingly compared the DRS to being “a bit like VAR (Video Assistant Referee)” in football. “It was a bit like VAR today. It&rs...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 14.02.21

Rohit emerges hero

This is the first time two consecutive Tests have been played at one venue in India in the same series. Rohit Sharma (161) registered the seventh Test century of his career. It is his first ag...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 13.02.21

Rohit, Rahane put India in driver's seat

Rohit Sharma oozed class with an aesthetically pleasing 161 on a challenging track, helping India seize the initiative with a solid opening day score of 300 for 6 against England in the second cricket...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Chennai

Sports  /  Published 13.02.21

Can’t stop captaincy debate: Pietersen

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen doesn’t see any threat to Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the foreseeable future but can understand the growing debate over it with India losing four cons...
By PTI in London

Sports  /  Published 13.02.21

Spin hope for turn in fortunes

A fair bit was said by the Indian camp regarding the Chepauk pitch being too flat over the first couple of days of the opening Test. The hosts were also annoyed with the quality of the SG balls in use...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 08.02.21

Bess: Long way to go

Dom Bess couldn’t have asked for a better start to his maiden tour of India. He got Virat Kohli as his first victim. Bess followed up the India captain’s wicket with the scalps of two of I...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.02.21

No backseat blues for cool Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane has no qualms about “taking a backseat” now that Virat Kohli is back to leading India. Like an ideal deputy, Rahane looks forward to assist the skipper with his views and id...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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