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Sidhu comes in Sachin's support, says he is important

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There might be growing criticism against Sachin Tendulkar after a string of poor performances but former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu feels the senior batsman's presence is crucial at a time when the team is going through a transitional phase.

Sunny conferred top award


VVS Laxman, who retired from international cricket three months ago, was emotional in his speech after being felicitated during the annual BCCI Awards on Wednesday.

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Gavaskar conferred with C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award


Former India captain and legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar was today conferred with BCCI's prestigious Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award while Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were also awarded

V for vendetta: Vihari, VVS fight back


The day dawned gloomy and overcast and remained that way throughout. The result being that the first day of the Ranji Trophy Group A match between Hyderabad and Madhya Pradesh at the Rajiv Gandhi Inte

Services take control against Andhra

Shadab Nazar's unbeaten half century down the order and some impressive bowling by Services helped them take control of their Group C Ranji Trophy match against Andhra on Sunday.

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England series will be the real teat for Ashwin and Ojha: Wright


Former India coach and New Zealand cricketer John Wright today pointed out that hosts will miss the experience of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman in the middle during the upcoming India-England Test serie

India's Test team will only improve with time: Dhoni


India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he is satisfied with the team's performance in the shorter formats and, with time, it will translate into Tests as well.

Reacting to Sunil Gavaskar's comments

Spin the lone encouraging factor for India: Gavaskar


Batting great Sunil Gavaskar says England's "final frontier" could prove to be just a small hurdle as they bid for a first Test series win against "vulnerable" India in almost three decades.


Ganguly reminds me of McEnroe: Wright


Iconic cricketer Sourav Ganguly's television commentary reminds former India coach John Wright of ecletic tennis superstar John McEnroe, now a popular figure with the mic.

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Ashwin in top bracket of BCCI's list of central retainership contracts


Rising off-spinner R Ashwin today replaced out-of-form senior tweaker Harbhajan Singh in the top bracket of BCCI's list of central retainership contracts, while struggling pacer Ishant Sharma was also

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