Dhoni's popularity in India has surpassed Sachin, Kohli's: Gavaskar
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday said two-time World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity in India has exceeded the level of fandom even the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli enjoy in the cricket-crazy nation.
SAI approves request for Srikanth's coach to travel for Denmark Open
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Saturday approved former world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth's request to allow his coach and physiotherapist to accompany him for the Denmark Open badminton tournament scheduled to be held in Odense from October 13 to 18. The 27-year-old is part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and thus will receive support by SAI.
IPL: Stadium near empty but not quite enveloped in eerie silence
The IPL is back but the atmosphere isn't. The 20,000-seater Sheikh Zayed Stadium was nearly empty, apart from the 22 men in the middle, officials, staff and security, as the IPL unlike any other began on Saturday. But contrary to expectations, it was not too quiet & not too placid, either. The pre-recorded cheers ensured the stadium was not enveloped in eerie silence.
Glad I don’t have to bowl to McCullum, says Pat Cummins
Star Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who set the auction on fire before being picked by KKR for Rs 15.5 crore, said he is looking forward to working under head coach Brendon McCullum at the IPL-13 that got underway in the UAE on Saturday.
Staying in isolation for first six days was very difficult: Dhoni
Staying in self isolation for the first six days after spending five months with family was the hardest phase, according to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who spoke for the first time in months ahead of the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians. Back in action after a long gap, Dhoni, who had retired from international cricket a little over a month ago, said he worked on his fitness during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in India.
Carlisle become first EFL club to welcome back fans
Carlisle United became the first English club to welcome back fans for a league match on Saturday as they took on Southend United in a League Two clash at their Brunton Park stadium. Up to 1,000 fans were permitted for the lunchtime kickoff, with Carlisle one of eight clubs to take part in a government pilot scheme to allow fans back into stadiums.
Can Rishabh Pant pip KL Rahul in battle of 'keepers?
Rishabh Pant is about to turn 23 but it seems like he has been forever carrying the tag of MS Dhoni's successor behind the stumps. Dhoni is officially done with his international cricket. Yet, Pant has again found himself second in line for India's white-ball wicketkeeping spot.
Looking forward to the opening game against RCB, says Warner
Hopping from one bio-bubble to another in Dubai, "obviously is a very tough challenge," says Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. "But we are prepared and looking forward to the tournament," the swashbuckling, left-handed Aussie said.
No fond farewell but Zidane praises 'spectacular' Bale impact
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said he did not say anything to Gareth Bale before he left to sign for Tottenham Hotspur but insisted he had no personal issue with the Wales forward and praised what he did for the Spanish club.
New Zealand's McMillan pulls out from Bangladesh coaching role
Former New Zealand cricketer Craig McMillan on Saturday pulled out as Bangladesh's batting consultant for their series in Sri Lanka starting in October because of a bereavement, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said.