Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Shahid Afridi unhappy over his bowling form

KARACHI: Despite being in good batting knick in the ongoing limited-over series against South Africa, flamboyant Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi said it is his bowling form that is worrying him.

I did not want to break down in front of Yuvraj Singh: Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that he was scared of breaking down in front of Yuvraj Singh when he met the left-handed batsman in London after his treatment in the United States for a rare germ cell cancer. "When I went to meet him in London, I was telling my wife (Anjali) that I don't want to break down when I see him. I met him and gave him a tight hug. We enjoyed a meal and from the way he (Yuvraj) ate, I was convinced that he is back on track," Tendulkar told a select gathering during the release of Yuvraj's book "The Test of My Life'.

Michael Clarke and Shane Watson need to sort out differences, says Steve Waugh

Melbourne: Former skipper Steve Waugh has urged current captain Michael Clarke and his deputy Shane Watson to sort out their differences for the betterment of Australian cricket. Watson was one of the four players to be suspended from the squad ahead of the third Test against India at Mohali for failing to submit performance reviews nine days ago, fuelling rumours of a possible rift between the all-rounder and Clarke.

Hashim Amla says De Villiers compliments him well while batting in ODIs

South African batsman Hashim Alma has claimed he enjoys batting with captain AB de Villiers as they both compliment each other very well after both of them were involved in a world-record stand on Sunday against Pakistan in the third one-day at Johannesburg.

Australia leave door ajar for retired Mike Hussey

Australia are contemplating bringing Mike Hussey back from retirement if he wants to stage a middle-order return for the Ashes.Hussey bats during the Sheffield Shield match.

Sri Lanka clinch Bangladesh Test series

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the penultimate day of the second and final Test in Colombo on Tuesday to clinch the series 1-0.

Sri Lanka, who drew the opening Test in Galle, achieved a 160-run target in the last session as opener Tillakaratne Dilshan (57) and Kumar Sangakkara (55) made impressive half-centuries.

Wasim Akram to help groom fast bowlers for Pakistan

Pakistan pace great Wasim Akram on Tuesday promised to help groom a future generation of speedsters as his country looks to recapture former fast bowling glories.