Lara calls Tendulkar impact on India, rest of world incredible

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Former West Indian cricketer Brian Lara has said that Sachin Tendulkar has had the greatest cricket career of anyone who has ever played the game. Tendulkar is the highest runscorer in international cricket, with 15,847 runs in 199 Tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. 44 year old Lara and Tendulkar have similar records, with Test figures showing that Lara averaged just under 53 in his 131 Tests, with Tendulkar a fraction over, the report said. Tendulkar, though, will end his career having played 69 more matches than Lara, as he becomes the first man to play 200 Tests, the report added. Lara further said that the impact the player has had on the game, his country and the rest of the world is incredible, calling him the Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan of cricket. Nov 13, 2013

Cricket legends bid an emotional adieu to Sachin Tendulkar

Kolkata /Mumbai /Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Ahead of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's final sporting appearance, former greats of the game bid farewell to the 'little master' and wished him well for his life ahead. Tendulkar, the highest run-scorer in international cricket, will retire after playing his 200th Test match against West Indies at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 14. Former cricketer and captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, Kapil Dev, told mediapersons in New Delhi that Tendulkar should now concentrate on his life beyond the field and spend time with his family. Former skipper and Tendulkar's opening partner in One-Day Internationals, Sourav Ganguly said that the final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai would definitely be an emotional event. Tendulkar also received a royal send-off with Prince of Wales, Charles, who is on a visit to India with his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, wishing him a 'happy retirement'. Nov 13, 2013

World Chess Championship: Game 2 draw like Game 1

Chennai, Nov 11 (ANI): Like the first game between India's reigning World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand and Norwegian sensation Magnus Carlsen the second game which took place in Chennai between the two chess players also ended in a draw. Chess grandmaster Anand had a tough competition from Carlsen and promised better games in the next matches. Carlsen of Norway was also of the view that it was a repetition of the first game. Anand, who played with black pieces in the first game, played with white against his challenger in the second game. Nov 11, 2013

India to host 2018 men's hockey world cup

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Hockey India CEO, Elena Norman, expressed her happiness as India will be hosting the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years. The announcement was made by The International Hockey Federation (IHF) and Norman said on Saturday that hosting such a big event will be a great encouragement for the young hockey players. Norman said that a lot was being done by Hockey India to improve and encourage the standards of the national sport of India, hockey. Nov 9, 2013

Brian Lara looks forward to see Sachin's final match

Kolkata, Nov 9 (ANI): Former West Indies captain Brian Lara said on Saturday that he is looking forward to see cricket's most prolific run-scorer Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test match against West Indies. Tendulkar, who made his international debut against Pakistan in 1989, would play the 200th Test match of his career at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against the West Indies between November 14 and 18, before bringing down the curtain on a glorious 24-year international career and retiring from all forms of the game. Nov 9, 2013

1st Test Day 3 Overview: India vs West Indies Live Streaming Information

Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and West Indies saw some twists and turns with important wickets falling in the first session before Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin placed the host in a strong position at stumps. Day 3 of the first Test will begin at 09:00 am IST on Friday and it will be live streamed online. Nov 8, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal disappoints Indian cricket fans

Kolkata / Bangalore /New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Cricket fans expressed disappointment over Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal at 10 runs by West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford during his 199th match in Kolkata on Thursday. Fans painted in colours of the Indian national flag feigned apathy to Tendulkar's dismissal pointing out that their idol had another opportunity to make his fans proud. Meanwhile, praising Tendulkar, former Indian cricketer, Kirti Azad said that Sachin's dismissal was merely a human error. Tendulkar, who made his international debut against Pakistan in 1989 as a 16-year-old, would play the 200th Test match of his career at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against the West Indies between November 14 and 18, before bringing down the curtain on a glorious 24-year international career and retiring from all forms of the game. Nov 7, 2013

1st Test Day 2 Overview: India vs West Indies Live Streaming Information

Day 1 of the 1st Test between India and West Indies ended with the visitors being bowled out for 234 runs. India are trailing by 197 run with openers - Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay - still at the crease. The match will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Thursday and it will be live streamed online. Nov 7, 2013

Cricket fever grips Kolkata as frenzied fans await to watch Tendulkar play

Kolkata, Nov 6 (ANI): Cricket fever gripped Kolkata on Wednesday as fans pinned hopes on Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar who is playing his 199th match at Eden Gardens stadium, as he decided to bring down the curtain on a glorious 24-year international career. Fans hoped that Sachin Tendulkar would make the country proud by making a century against West Indies. Some of the crazy fans painted in colours of the Indian flag, blew conch shells and cheered for their idol. Tendulkar, who made his international debut against Pakistan in 1989 as a 16-year-old, would play 200th Test match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai against West Indies that is being played between November 14 and 18 before bringing down the curtain on a glorious 24-year international career and retiring from all forms of the game. Nov 6, 2013