Wednesday, February 1, 2023


De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.

Those attacking Shami post Pakistan loss are ‘spineless’ & ‘losers’, says Virat Kohli

While cricketers were criticised for not standing up for Wasim Jaffer when he was subjected to such targeting, many players including Tendulkar and Sehwag voiced their support for Shami.

‘Black lives have mattered since I was born’: Quinton de Kock apologises for not taking the knee

South African batsman says did not mean to disrespect anyone by not playing against the West Indies, will take the knee if it helps in improving others’ lives.

Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 players nominated for Khel Ratna

Sunil Chhetri also became the country's first footballer to be selected for the award. The announcements were delayed this year to include performances of the para-athletes in Tokyo.

India, Pakistan cricketers’ Twitter banter blows up, Harbhajan calls Amir ‘fixer, disgrace’

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir teased former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh leading to an escalating war of words, in the aftermath of India’s loss in Sunday’s T20WC match.

Abusers may please note — Mohammad Shami is India’s master of reverse swing, overseas specialist

Mohammad Shami was subjected to an ugly social media attack following India’s loss to Pakistan at the T20 World Cup, but he’s been a key cog in India’s pace attack since 2013. 

Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka wins IPL’s new Lucknow franchise with bid of over Rs 7,000 crore

International equity investment firm CVC Capital won the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of Rs 5,600 crore. The two new teams will be part of the 2022 IPL tournament.

Babar, Rizwan, Afridi crush Team Kohli as Pakistan ends World Cup losing streak against India

Chasing India’s 152/7, Pakistan recorded a 10-wkt win that saw the team sail to the target in the first group-stage match of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup.

India at T20 World Cup: Kohli, Bumrah or Ashwin, who among the 15 hold key against Pakistan

In Team India's 15-member squad, there are 9 players who are 30 years old or above, 2 T20 international debutants. India's first match is against rivals Pakistan Sunday.

Namibia and Scotland make history, set to join India’s Super 12 group in T20 World Cup

India’s Super 12 opponents will be Afghanistan, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Scotland, with the Men in Blue’s first game against Pakistan Sunday. 

On Camera


Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.


Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.