newscricket14 days ago

R Ashwin : Sometimes I am scared of Virat Kohli's aggressiveness

Virat Kohli's aggression on the field has made him the player he is today. But Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that he is, at times, scared of Kohli’s aggression and thinks twice before changing the field pointing out the contrast in leadership between Kohli and ex-skipper MS Dhoni.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket14 days ago

R. Ashwin : People don't like me for my outspoken nature

R Ashwin has claimed that his need for speaking his mind on matters that are close to his heart result in people disliking him. The TN offie, who had a phenomenal home Test season picking up 82 wickets in 13 Test matches, has always had a say on issues no matter how controversial the topic at hand.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket17 days ago

IPL 2017 | Rising Pune Supergiant pick Washington Sundar to replace injured R Ashwin

While Rising Pune Supergiant's injury problems might not be as bad as that of Royal Challengers Bangalore, the loss of Ravichandran Ashwin is still going to hurt the Maharashtra-based franchise. Pune have chosen Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar as a replacement for the ace India spinner.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket22 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay officially out of IPL 2017

R Ashwin has been ruled out of IPL 2017 after being advised rest for 6-8 weeks for his groin, the BCCI announced. M Vijay is unlikely to play as he has to undergo surgery on his right wrist and rehabilitation for his left shoulder. Kohli's availability will be known in the second week of April.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket23 days ago

Ashwin and Vijay set to miss IPL 10

Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay are likely to miss the entire duration of the Indian Premier League, owing to the injury concerns sustained during the long home season. It has also been learnt that Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav may also sit out the early stages of their team’s campaigns.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket24 days ago

Rahul and Umesh reach career high Test rankings; Kohli and Pujara slip

KL Rahul was the biggest mover in the new ICC Test rankings moving to a career-high 11th rank thanks to his six half-centuries in the recently concluded India-Australia Test series. On the bowling front too, India made a big leap with Umesh Yadav managing to reach a career-best ranking of 21.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket24 days ago

R Ashwin has a dig at Brad Hodge after public apology

Brad Hodge has had a couple of rough days after making the audacious claim that Virat Kohli had missed the final match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to get ready for the IPL. Even though Hodge has since apologized, R Ashwin took to Twitter today to have some fun at the Aussie's expense.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Indian cricket team bags $1 million for topping ICC Test rankings

India cemented their place at the pinnacle of the ICC Test rankings following their 2-1 series victory over Australia in Dharamsala. During the presentation ceremony, Virat Kohli accepted the Test mace and a cheque of $ 1 million on behalf of his team while Ashwin won the Sir Garfield Sobers Award.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Virender Sehwag hands out the hilarious "Viru Gharelu Awards" on Twitter

After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag has taken up the role of a commentator and Twitter celebrity. His talents as the latter were on full display after India beat Australia in Dharamsala when he started the "Viru Gharelu Awards" comparing cricketers to everyday objects.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as Rahul wastes a good start again and Pujara's "Half-marathon"

K.L.Rahul scored his 5th half-century of the series but yet again failed to convert it into a big score. Cheteshwar Pujara was en-route to another marathon innings before he was dismissed by Nathan Lyon for 57. The Twitterati had fun at Pujara's expense for his slow strike rate in Dharamsala.
SportsCafe Desk