Brilliant Performance By Dhoni Guides India To A Historic Series Win Over Australia

New Delhi: Former Indian skipper and wicketkeeper has always been a winning mascot for team India as it was a brilliant performance by MS Dhoni as he scored 87 off 114 balls to guide India to a historic series win over Australia in the third ODI encounter in Melbourne on Friday. It was his third consecutive fifty in the series and it came as no surprise that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman received the Man of the Series award for his efforts.

At 37 years and 195 days, Dhoni became the oldest Indian cricketer to win the Man of the Series award. Earlier, the record belonged to Sunil Gavaskar who achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in 1987 at the age of 37 years and 191 days.


Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian To Get A Nomination In Laureus World Sports Awards

New Delhi: The 24-year-old Indian ace Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian to get a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards to be held in Monaco on February 18.

Vinesh Phogat, who made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games, has been nominated for the Laureus World Comeback of the Year.

The Haryana wrestler, who was stretchered off after dislocating her knee during the quarterfinals of 50kg freestyle event at the 2016 Olympic Games, has been nominated alongside US Tour Championship winner Tiger Woods, who won his first tournament in five years.


Tendulkar Says, Kohli’s Century Praiseworthy But Experience Of Dhoni Equally Important In Last Win

New Delhi: Former Indian batsman and all time great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that Virat Kohli’s century was praiseworthy but equally important was the experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Tuesday’s win and his partnership with Dinesh Karthik.

“Along with Dhoni, I thought Karthik played rather well and finished the game. Dhoni stayed there till the end and his experience mattered,” said Tendulkar in an interview to 100MB, his official app.

Asked about Dhoni’s contribution in the series-equalising win at Adelaide Oval, Tendulkar said: “I thought yesterday’s contribution was very good. In the first match I felt he was a little rusty. He was not able to hit the ball where he wanted to. That can happen to anyone. But he walked out in the second match thinking differently. From ball one, he looked a different player. He is someone who likes to take his time, play a few dot balls, understand the bowling and take the game till the end. And that is exactly what he did.”


Karthik Says The Indian Team Management Identifies Role Of A Finisher For Him At Number Six

New Delhi: Team India chasing 299 in the second ODI against Australia, Karthik (25) played a key role in the team’s successful, yet, tight chase by putting on 57 runs for the unconquered fifth wicket with Dhoni (55).

Dinesh Karthik says the Indian team management has identified the role of a finisher for him at number six even as he effusively praised former skipper MS Dhoni for showing that he can still put opposition under the pump when required.

“I think Dhoni’s been pretty solid this series. It was the kind of innings he’s played over and over again. So it was great to watch him bat and finish off an innings. We know he can absorb pressure and release it back to the opponents when the time is right. That has always been his strength and today you saw the perfect example of that,” Karthik said.


India Loses To 0-1 To Bahrain In Final Group Game Of 2019 AFC Asian Cup To Crash Out Of Tournament

New Delhi: India lost 0-1 to Bahrain in their final group game of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in Sharjah to crash out of the tournament. The Blue Tigers defended valiantly until the final stages of the match but conceded a stoppage time penalty that Jamal Rashed slammed through the middle past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to help Bahrain through to the round of 16 at the expense of India

Stephen Constantine’s charges could have qualified with a draw and they put most of their efforts in keeping Bahrain at bay before calamity struck in the dying stages of the game.

The United Arab Emirates and Thailand played out a 1-1 draw in their game to ensure direct progress, while India’s defeat was enough to propel Bahrain into the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed teams.