England football captain Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, who had a 14-year spell with the national team played 119 matches for England. Rooney is also the all-time leading goal-scorer with 53 goals for his country. In a statement released by Rooney, he confirmed he no longer wants to be considered for international duty.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 23, 2017 7:12 PM #WayneRooney #England
IPL team Kings XI Punjab have reportedly requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow them to shift from their base in Mohali. "The franchise has been facing many issues with the local police authorities. They have also cited lack of support from the Punjab Cricket Association. If they are allowed then chances are that their name will also change. It will be as per the new venue. The IPL GC will take a call on it", a BCCI official told The Indian Express.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 6:08 PM #IPL #KXIP #IPL2019
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan said that he has confidence in his team and Bangladesh are unbeatable at home ahead of the Bangladesh-Australia Test series. "There is no shortage of self-belief at this moment. Now we feel that we are very much unbeatable at home. Doesn't matter who we are playing against", Shakib told The Guardian. Bangladesh will face Australia in a two-match Test series beginning on August 27.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 5:41 PM #BANvsAUS #ShakibAlHasan
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja lost his No 1 all-rounder spot in the latest ICC rankings. Jadeja’s suspension from the third Test of the Sri Lanka series, led to Shakib Al Hasan overtaking him for the top spot in the all-rounders' list. However, Jadeja continued to stay atop the ICC Test rankings for bowlers section, closely followed by James Anderson.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 5:39 PM #Jadeja #No1 #ICC #Test #Rankings
According to The Indian Express reports, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his teammates are unhappy with their official kit sponsor, Nike, and have reportedly forwarded the issue to the BCCI. "It (Nike’s clothing) has come up for discussion in last COA meeting and chairman CoA took it very strongly. The team cannot have sub-standard kits and we will be engaging with Nike and he has asked to put our case strongly. we will have a meeting with them next week and try to resolve it at earliest", said BCCI CEO, Rahul Johri, in conversation with The Indian Express.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 5:35 PM #India #Jersey #
After her episode of slamming a journalist who asked her sexist question, the Indian cricket team’s captain Mithali Raj slammed Ashimd Choudhury, who tried to body shame her on twitter. She posted a photo of her with fellow cricketers on Twitter, and when a twitter user teased her for having sweaty underarms, she gave it back to him. Ashimd Choudhury later deleted his tweet.
Ashimd Choudhury's tweet read, 'sorry Smt Captain, hahaha odd looking. the fasina wet'
I m where I m because I sweated it out on d field! I see no reason 2 b ashamed f it, when I'm on d ground inaugerating a cricket academy. https://t.co/lC5BOMf7o2— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 20, 2017
By Aishwarya | Aug 22, 2017 4:27 PM #Mithali Raj #Cricket #Twitter #Boody shaming
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir reportedly said that MS Dhoni would have to perform consistently in the run-up to the 2019 ICC World Cup to be included in the 15-man Indian squad for the mega event. "The only way he can survive till the 2019 World Cup is if he keeps performing.and that should be the criteria for irrespective of whether he is MS Dhoni or someone like Manish Pandey who's been selected to play for the country", Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 2:40 PM #GautamGambhir #MSD #Dhoni #2019WC
Inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals have requested the BCCI to change the title of its parent company ahead of IPL 2018 season. “They have made the request, but no reason has been given as to why they want to change the company name,” a BCCI official told The Indian Express. According to The Indian Express reports, the franchise is expected to present a number of requests in the lead-up to their much-awaited comeback to the IPL.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 22, 2017 2:35 PM #IPL #RajastanRoyals #CSK
Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh reportedly said that he is not sure whether Ravichandran Ashwin has been rested or dropped from the ODI team. "I am not sure if R Ashwin has been rested or dropped. We have seen reports that Ashwin has been rested but at the same time in his rest period he is going to England to play county cricket. So I don't know what kind of rest it is going to be”, said Harbhajan.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 10:43 PM #Ashwin #Harbhajan Singh
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos now holds the joint-record for most red cards in La Liga history after receiving his 18th in Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. The 31-year-old Spanish defender shares the record with former Barcelona and Sevilla defender Pablo Alfaro and former Real Zaragoza defender Xavi Aguado.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 7:49 PM #LaLiga #RealMadrid #SergioRamos
Fans held up the Sri Lankan cricket team’s bus in Dambulla on Sunday evening for about 30 minutes after their team's nine-wicket loss to India in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Around 50 fans shouted slogans and booed the players forcing security personnel to step in. Notably, Sri Lanka also lost the Test series 3-0 to India.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 7:49 PM #INDvsSL #SriLanka
As India secured a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI on Sunday, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma’s bizarre run-out disappointed many fans. Rohit lost his bat and did not ground his feet behind the crease. Fans trolled Rohit on Twitter for his run-out.
If lazy was a cricketer, it would be Rohit Sharma. #SLvIND— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 20, 2017
Girl Friend: Hi— IMRAN KHAN (@imranmkkhan) August 20, 2017
Rohit Sharma: Hi baby, I'm busy in match. Will call later.
GF: I'm alone at home.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 2:08 PM #INDvsSL #RohitSharma
Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir said that it will be difficult for Yuvraj Singh to make a comeback to the Indian side. "I feel that it's difficult now for Yuvraj to make a comeback. Hopefully, he does because he is one of the greats of the game," Gambhir said. Yuvraj was dropped from the Indian squad for the One Day International series and one-off Twenty20 against Sri Lanka as he failed to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test at the National Cricket Academy before the selection process.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 21, 2017 12:16 PM #GautamGambhir #YuvrajSingh #India
Indian pacer Sreesanth revealed that he tucked in a towel during an IPL 2013 match because he idolised former South African pacer Allan Donald who used to do the same. "They said, Janardhan apparently said I would either keep an armband or towel or vermilion or something like that. I used to do all that because I love Allan Donald”, Sreesanth said. “Is it a crime to be superstitious? I believed that wearing those things would help me when I was going through a bad phase in my bowling”, added Sreesanth.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 20, 2017 10:18 PM #Sreesanth #betting
India defeated Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series at Dambulla on Sunday. Earlier, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 216 as Axar Patel picked 3 wickets. India chased the total by the 30th over with the help of Shikhar Dhawan, who scored his fastest ODI hundred in 71 balls. Captain Virat Kohli scored his 44th ODI fifty during the chase as well.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 20, 2017 8:53 PM #INDvsSL #ODI #ShikharDhawan #ViratKohli
According to Yahoo Sports France journalist Romain Collet-Gaudin, Manchester City is preparing to sign Barcelona star Lionel Messi in a £275m deal. Messi is yet to sign a new contract at Barca even though an agreement on a fresh deal was announced by the club earlier. Barca has already sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a £200m deal this summer. On the other hand, fans are convinced that Messi is set to sign the Man City deal as the star followed the club on Twitter recently.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 20, 2017 8:11 PM #LionelMessi #Barcelona #ManchesterCity
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said that he would announce the names of the players in the World XI side in the next couple of days. "We will announce the names of the players in the World XI side in the next 2 to 3 days", the PCB chief said. The PCB is reportedly paying players who agree to be a part of the World XI for playing a three-match T20 series in Lahore between September 8 and 15.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 20, 2017 7:47 PM #PCB #WorldXI #T20
According to reports, the Indian cricket team has not lost single One Day International series against Sri Lanka in the last 20 years. India lost to Sri Lanka in August 1997 last. Since then India has reportedly won seven ODI series with the last one being a 5-0 whitewash oin 2014. Notably, Sri Lanka has won only two head-to-head series against India in the ODI history, as reports say.
By Vikraman Maniraj | Aug 20, 2017 2:02 PM #IndvsSL #ODISeries #ODIHistory
Sri Lankan cricketers have been banned from eating biscuits in the dressing-room over fitness issues. Team manager Gurusinha said, "Our physio and trainer are in charge of what food players eat while the game is going on. They have banned biscuits in the changing room”. Sri Lanka is about to start the 5-ODI series against India from Sunday.
By Lokesh RV | Aug 18, 2017 5:13 PM #India #SriLanka #Biscuits
Australia has announced the ODI and T20I Squad for the upcoming India tour. Australia is scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20Is in India between September 17 and October 11.
ODI - Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter—Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
Twenty20 - Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter—Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.