Really proud that I took a five-for, it's a tribute to my father: Siraj
Mohammed Siraj is back home, after playing a stellar role in India's 2-1 win in Australia in the Tests series, but his father isn't there to celebrate with him. "When I returned home after winning the series, he wasn't there to see me and hug me. But he is there somewhere and watching me and I am sure he must be smiling," Siraj said.
Baroda suspends Deepak Hooda for current domestic season for indiscipline
The Baroda Cricket Association has suspended senior player Deepak Hooda, who had stormed out of the camp before the start of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for this domestic season for 'indiscipline' and 'bringing disrespect to the game'. Hooda had walked out of the team on the eve of domestic T20 tournament after a spat with captain Krunal Pandya. He had alleged 'misbehaviour' on the part of Krunal.
Don't shout, don't cheer: Olympic fans face Covid curbs
Don't cheer, talk loudly, eat, drink, or wave flags. This is the likely experience awaiting fans at the Tokyo Olympics -- if they can get in at all. Anti-coronavirus measures have changed the face of live sport in Japan, where stadiums now see more politeness than passion.
England should focus on beating India instead of Ashes obsession: Swann
India seem 'virtually unbeatable' after their historic Test triumph in Australia and England would be achieving something bigger than their 'obsession' Ashes if the tourists manage to upstage Virat Kohli's men next month, feels Graeme Swann. "We have to move away from looking forward to the Ashes series. I think beating India in India is a far higher thing to strive for right now," Swann said.
'It was like a script from a drama': Shardul on India's win
This was a tour which saw several new cricketing heroes being born. One of these stars which shone brightly in the sky is Shardul Thakur. Two years back, a groin injury killed his Test debut after he had bowled just 10 balls in a Test against the West Indies at Hyderabad.
Royal reception for the Chinnappampatti Express Natarajan
T Natarajan lived a dream in Australia over the past three months and his homecoming on Thursday seemed an extension of it. His village in Salem — Chinnappampatti — had prepared well in advance for their favourite son who made his Test, ODI and T20 debuts in Australia and once the 29-year-old returned from Brisbane via Dubai and Bengaluru, it was like a carnival.
Adelaide quarantine no different to Melbourne: Dominic Thiem
World number three Dominic Thiem said there is no great advantage for players self-isolating in Adelaide compared to conditions in Melbourne where the vast majority are serving the 14-day quarantine requirement ahead of the Australian Open.
Secret of Subman Gill's success: 1500 short balls daily, matting wickets
Shubman Gill was enrolled at the Mohali Cricket Academy, but father Lakhwinder always maintained a strict vigil. He employed various methods in order to improve his son’s game against fast bowling – especially short-pitched stuff.
Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home run ended by Burnley
Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten run in the Premier League at Anfield came to a stunning end as Ashley Barnes's late penalty earned struggling Burnley a 1-0 win. Liverpool had not tasted a league defeat at Anfield since April 2017. Jurgen Klopp's men have now failed to win in five consecutive league games to see their title defence collapse as they remain six points behind leaders United in fourth.