Teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker Friday reminded Haryana sports minister, Anil Vij, of a Rs 2 crore cash award promise, which he made after her Youth Olympic gold medal, but is yet to fulfil.
Spin legend Shane Warne on Friday criticised the Australian team picked for the three-match ODI series against India, terming the selections ridiculous and senseless for not keeping in mind the upcoming World Cup.
There was "some confusion" between captain Tim Paine and his seamers about Australia's tactics against India on day one of the fourth Test, said bowling coach David Saker, revealing that the team held "aggressive" discussions after the end of play.
Veteran seamer Peter Siddle was included in Australia's revamped 14-member squad for the three-match ODI series against India starting here on January 12.
Rishabh Pant felt the "nervous 90's syndrome" on Friday but said that Ravindra Jadeja's presence at the other end helped him play with freedom unlike previous Test matches, when the young keeper had to bat with the tail.
Rishabh Pant and Tim Paine's good humoured on-field banter has been lapped up by the television viewers and the Indian described it as a way of maintaining intensity during long on-field hours.
Continuing with his stellar performance, Cheteshwar Pujara broke a 90-year old record on Friday. This is not the only record that Pujara broke with his 193 run innings. Though he missed his double century, but he still managed to make a impact on record books.
Cheteshwar Pujara's stellar performance in the ongoing Test series against Australia could get him an upgrade to the topmost A plus bracket in the central contracts as the BCCI is deliberating a relaxation of norms for the dependable No.3.
The Aussies are getting fed up of Cheteshwar Pujara, who played the anchor's role yet again with his third masterful hundred of the series, helping India dominate Australia in the fourth and final Test here. To get him out, they do what they know the best--sledging. But Pujara is beyond Aussie sledging now.
Australia had another long day in the field but their captain Tim Paine kept the lighted hearted humour going after day two of the fourth Test by answering a phone call, not his but a reporter's, in the middle of a press conference.