Injured Hardik will be missed, says Shastri

India's head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be missed during the tough Australian tour starting from Wednesday as he provides proper balance to the side. Hardik had suffered an acute lower back spasm during the game against Pakistan in the Asia Cup and is currently recovering.

Viru Dhamaka..Sehwag made this promise to Laxman before playing a test match..Like a man he kept his words

Virender 'Viru' Sehwag was one of the most destructive openers to have played for India. And, it was his confidence that had proved to be a nightmare for bowlers across the world. He was so confident of his batting that he told VVS Laxman that one day he will become the first Indian to score 300 runs in test cricket. Few years later he proved it in Multan, Pakistan.

Kohli being mentally tortured by Australians

Refusing to buy Virat Kohli's self-appraisal that he is no longer the one looking for confrontations, pacer Pat Cummins said on Sunday that the Australians will hold their ground in the face of any verbal barrage from the India captain. Prior to departing for Australia, run-machine Kohli insisted he realised he doesn't need to get into confrontations to get a feel of the contest. Cummins doesn't think so.

Mary Kom punches her way to quarter finals, joins 2 other Indians..World Boxing

MC Mary Kom, India's biggest gold medal hope at the ongoing AIBA Women's World Championships here, started her campaign on Sunday with a victory by unanimous decision to progress to the quarterfinals of the 48kg weight category. The five-time world champion defeated A Kassenayeva of Kazakhstan 5-0 and will now take on Wu Yu of China in the last-eight stage.

'Gaali, galuj' will not get you wins..Shastri's tough message for Kohli

Australian team's tempered on-field approach is a paradigm shift from earlier times but it's the quality of cricket which will decide the fate of the series, said India's head coach Ravi Shastri. Australian cricket teams over the years have played tough cricket with liberal mix of sledging, which former skipper Steve Waugh often termed as "mental disintegration".

Another Indian shuttler suffers last mile shock..Lakshya settles for Bronze in World Juniors

It is case of yet another Indian shuttler failing at the last hurdle. India's Lakshya Sen settled for a bronze medal in the World Junior Badminton Championship after suffering a narrow defeat to top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in the men's singles semi-finals.The 17-year-old from Almora, who had clinched the Asian Junior title this year, fought hard before going down 22-20, 16-21, 13-21 to Vitidsarn in a match that went on for an hour and 11 minutes on Saturday.

Shame..Shastri is assuming Virat will lose in Australia?

India are yet to shed their "poor travellers" tag but head coach Ravi Shastri feels that it's unfair to pick on one particular side when most of the nations have fared poorly on away tours. Is Shastri already preparing excuses in case India lose another overseas tour? India have lost two away Test series in 2018, against South Africa (1-2) and England (1-4). This was after both tours were seen as best chance for Virat Kohli's men to set the poor overseas record straight.

Kohli will do 'dirty' things in Australia..Coach Shastri is provoking him

Virat Kohli will not shun his aggresive image despite promise of soft cricket by Australians. This is what coach Ravi Shastri expects from his 'angry young captain. Shastri also vowed that India will "take no prisoners" in their quest to win a Test series in Australia for the first time, but cautioned against underestimating the struggling home team.

India continue winning run, beat Australia

India continued their winning momentum as they outclassed Australia by 48 runs in Group B match of the ICC Women's World T20 here on Saturday. India displayed an all-round effort to register their fourth victory in as many games. Chasing 167/8, Australia never looked in contention as they lost regular wickets to bundle out for 119 in 19.4 overs.

Another Mary Kom is here

Indian boxers Sonia and Pinki Rani made their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the 10th AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships here on Saturday. The featherweight (57 kg) boxer, who meets Stanimira Petrova of Bulgaria in her next round, had an unorthodox approach but impressive enough for the five judges to give the decision (5:0) in her favour. Pinki (51kg), on the other hand, defeated Anush Grigoryan of Armenia 4-1 to advance.

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