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Dravid politely turns down honorary doctorate

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Former India captain and India A and Under 19 coach Rahul Dravid has turned down the honorary doctorate degree that the Bangalore University wanted to confer him with, saying that he would like to earn the degree by accomplishing research in the field of sports. The Bangalore University had decided to honour the 43-year-old Dravid during its 52nd Annual Convocation ...

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Root lavishes praise on Kohli

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Joe Root has lavished praise on Virat Kohli’s extraordinary batting ability in run-chases. The 26-year old expressed his desire to have an intrinsic conversation with the Indian captain on the art of building a white-ball innings.“He’s (Kohli) one of the best at run chases in the game, in fact, he probably is the best at it. His record says he’s ...

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4 spinners in Australia squad for India tour,Maxwell returns

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Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh were recalled to the side while Mitchell Swepson, the uncapped legspinner, earned a maiden call-up as Australia on Sunday (January 15) named a 16-man squad for their four-Test series against India in February-March. Swepson, 23, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe and Ashton Agar, also earning a recall, are Australia’s four spinners, while Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood ...

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Parthiv Patel leads from the front as Gujarat are Ranji Trophy Champions

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Gujarat won their first ever Ranji Trophy title beating favourites Mumbai by 5 wickets in the finals. Parthiv Patel (143) and Manprit Juneja (54) helped Gujarat chase down the highest successful chase in the final at the Holkar Stadium in Indore on Saturday (January 14). The last time Gujarat played the final, in 1950-51, they lost to Holkar in Indore. Gujarat ...

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Video of the year : Yuvi and Dhoni

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 Yuvraj Singh & Mahendra Singh Dhoni have shared sone memorable partnerships over the years. From those unforgettable partnerships in Pakistan to the moment when these two were together when India won the 2011 World Cup cup, the two of them together is an image etched in the minds of cricket lovers over the world. Whenever one talks of India’s One ...

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Test drubbing won’t have an effect on limited overs squad : Morgan

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  England limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan brushed aside suggestions that the 0-4 Test series defeat, in which nine of his team members took part, would have any effect on how they will play in the limited overs versions. “They are very motivated. In India, regardless which format has been played first, the side generally improves and since this side ...

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Bumrah, Rahane to miss Ranji finals

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Ajinkya Rahane and Jasprit Bumrah will have to sit out of their respective teams in the Ranji Trophy final scheduled to be played in Indore from January 11th to 14th with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) instructing the duo to instead turn out for India A in two warm-up games ahead of the three-match ODI series between England and India. ...

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