Rahul Dravid and Kevin Pietersen at The Oval in 2011. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)LONDON: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has hailed Rahul Dravid's influence on his batting, saying the legendary Indian's advice on how to play spin opened up a "whole new world" for him. Pietersen said his Indian Premier League experiences, batting alongside world-class players such as Dravid and Virender Sehwag, helped him expand his repertoire of shots. Pietersen played for various IPL teams like the erstwhile Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. "Dravid wrote me the most beautiful e-mail, explaining the art of playing spin and ever since then it was a whole new world," the former England batting star said. "The key
Photo: TOI GraphicMUMBAI: Almost eight years after the BCCI entered an arbitration with Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd (DCHL) to settle the dispute over the termination of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Deccan Chargers, an award has been passed on the matter. Bombay High Court-appointed sole arbitrator CK Thakkar held the termination illegal on Friday and asked the BCCI to pay DCHL Rs 4800 crore by September end. BCCI had terminated Deccan Chargers’ contract on September 15, 2012; and a week later, both parties had agreed to go for arbitration. Top sources in BCCI told TOI that they’ve not seen the order yet, so can’t comment right now. However, BCCI can be expected to challenge the award, say those tracking developments.
MUMBAI: In a long-drawn dispute the sun had finally risen for owners of Deccan Chargers on Friday. A sole arbitrator awarded Rs 4800 crore to Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd (DCHL) in its dispute against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over what it alleged was an illegal termination of the former Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise team from Hyderabad. The termination of the Hyderabad franchisee Deccan Chargers occurred in 2012. DC which had won the second IPL, was one of the first eight teams of IPL. Bombay high court had in September 2012 appointed the arbitrator to decide whether BCCI’s termination notice to the team for “irremedial breaches’’ was valid or not. The company had challenged the termination
नई दिल्ली: टीम इंडिया के "हिटमैन" रोहित शर्मा (Rohit Sharma) आज 33 साल के हो गए हैं. अपने करियर के शुरुआती दौर में बेहद मामूली बल्लेबाज साबित हुए "शर्मा जी के बेटे" को आज सामने देखते ही गेंदबाजों के पसीने छूट जाते हैं. लेकिन क्या आप जानते हैं कि दुनिया में सबसे ज्यादा छक्के लगाने वालों में तेजी से नंबर-1 पायदान की तरफ बढ़ रहे रोहित शर्मा गेंदबाजी करते हुए भी एक जबरदस्त रिकार्ड अपने नाम कर चुके हैं. यह भी पढ़ें- ये हैं टीम इंडिया के क्रिकेटर्स के बच्चे, जानिए क्या हैं इनके नामों के मतलब शानदार ऑफ स्पिन गेंदबाजी करते हैं रोहित रोहित शर्मा शानदार आफ स्पिन गेंदबाजी करते हैं. आजकल भले ही आप उन्हें कभी मैदान पर गेंद फेंकते हुए