Free Press Journal
  • Reality bites: India crush Afghans within two days

    Bengaluru : Afghanistan’s dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here.

  • Harbhajan: Kohli’s injury is a blessing in disguise  

    Mumbai : Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels the neck sprain which ruled Virat Kohli out of the county stint came as a blessing in disguise for him ahead of the England tour as the India captain needed rest after a hectic IPL season.

  • Calm Dhoni says it’s more about ‘dressing room atmosphere’

    Mumbai May 23 (PTI) Mahendra Singh Dhoni was soaking in everything with his usual calm demeanour before attributing Chennai Super Kings seventh IPL final appearance to “dressing room atmosphere”, a far cry from the awe that was best summed up by a popular teammate’s groovy tribute.Coming back after a two-year ban, two-time champions CSK last night pulled off a thrilling two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to make the final of the cash-rich

  • Bhajji urges India to play D-N Tests

    New Delhi : India must embrace day-night Tests and shed its apprehensions about the pink ball matches, seasoned spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested on Thurday. India have refused to play the Adelaide Test against Australia later this year under lights, inviting criticism from a number of players, including Mark Waugh and Ian Chappell. “I don’t know why they don’t want to play day-night Test matches. It’s an

  • CSK puts RCB in red zone

    Pune : Chennai Super Kings are virtually through to the Indian Premier League play-offs after a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore, courtesy a superb bowling effort from the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh.

  • Punjab stuns Chennai despite Dhoni’s heroics

    Mohali : MS Dhoni’s master class innings of 79 runs off 44 balls was not good enough as Chennai Super Kings crashed to their first defeat when they went down fighting to Kings XI Punjab by four runs in the Indian Premier League match in Mohali on Sunday night. Chasing Punjab’s 197 for 7 CSK scored 193 for 5.

  • Chennai express steaming over losing home advantage

    New Delhi : Chennai Super Kings players took to social media to express their disappointment a day after BCCI was forced to shift the franchise’s remaining home fixtures to Pune in the 11th Indian Premier League.

  • IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh `heartbroken` over shifting of IPL matches from Chennai

    New Delhi: After all the Chennai Super Kings’ Indian Premier League (IPL) matches were shifted from the state’s Chepauk Stadium in the wake of Cauvery water dispute, some of the CSK players and coaching staff have expressed their displeasure over the move. On Wednesday, all the IPL matches,which were scheduled to be held in Chennai, were moved out of the state in the wake of the ongoing protest against the Centre’s negligence

  • ‘Mumbai will miss Harbhajan’s experience’

    Mumbai : Anil Kumble believes Mumbai Indians will miss the experience of off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who has joined Chennai Super Kings and said the onus would be now on allrounder Krunal Pandya to lead the spin department for the defending champions in IPL 11.

  • IPL 2018: Meet the Top 10 wicket takers in the Indian Premier League

    Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin in less than a week’s time and the excitement is palpable. IPL and T20 cricket is known for batsman ruling the proceedings, but poor bowlers also play an integral role in this fast-paced format. Many successful IPL teams have very good bowling attacks and this season will be no different.

  • Cricket’s Lost Talents! Murali Kartik: Domestic giant who couldn’t spin his way to success at international level

    What is the difference between domestic cricket and international cricket? The difference is not that much, but that of class and perception. There is an old saying that if you want to progress to international cricket then you have to crack domestic cricket and become a successful performer. Indian team is filled with stories of players doing the hard yards in domestic cricket but struggling in international cricket due to a variety

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    Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

    New Delhi: Seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will lead Punjab, whereas, Ishan Kishan, the wicketkeeper-batsman, will lead Jharkhand in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting on Monday. Kishan is stepping in for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is on national duty in South Africa.

  • COA to review India’s Test debacle in SA

    New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators (COA) running the BCCI will review India’s dismal performance in South Africa following the conclusion of the tour.

  • Yuvraj, Harbhajan star for Punjab; Mumbai triumphs

    Kolkata : Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh dug deep into their reservoir of experience as star- studded Punjab held their nerves to pip Karnataka via eliminator in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Super League round here on Sunday.

  • Spotlight on old warhorses in Mushtaq Ali ahead of IPL auction

    Kolkata : India’s old warhorses like Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh will be seen in action as 10 teams in two groups clash each other in the Super League stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament beginning here today.

  • Dale Steyn would be challenged by India, says Harbhajan Singh

    Look at the Indian batting line up. We have so much quality. Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma. This is perhaps among the best line-up in world cricket. For both Steyn (pic) and Morkel, it will be a challenge to stop this line-up especially when they themselves will need to get into the groove, says Harbhajan Singh