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Natwest Trophy to 2011 WC -- 5 times Yuvraj rocked ODI cricket

Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement from all international cricket on Monday. In an international career that spanned nearly 17 years, Yuvraj established himself as arguably one of the greatest limited overs players India has ever produced. In 304 ODI matches, Yuvraj scored 8701 runs and averaged 36.55, making him India's seventh highest run-scorer in the format. He was also a more than handy spinner and was recognised as one of the best fielders in the world at his peak. Here's a look at five of Yuvraj's best performances with the bat:

Cricket World Cup: Five batsmen to watch

Cricketers and pundits have predicted that the World Cup in England and Wales will be a high-scoring affair.AFP Sports takes a look at five batsmen who could wreak havoc.

What's in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too.What's in a name? Things get complicated when it comes to deciding what to call the clay-court Grand Slam tournament being contested now on the southwestern edge of Paris.

A story of fire and ice: Niki Lauda, Formula One legend

On fire in a burning cockpit: Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who died late on Monday at the age of 70, will forever be known for his 1976 accident.But even the horrific crash could not shake the 1975 world champion's icy determination — he staged a near-miraculous comeback to win two more titles and went on to become a successful entrepreneur, founding his own airlines.

Croatia's Igor Stimac to prepare India for football World Cup

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday announced the appointment of former Croatia international Igor Stimac as the head coach of the Indian men's national team after AIFF's Executive Committee ratified the recommendation by the Technical Committee.

GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

India’s GS Lakshmi has become the first female match referee after the International Cricket Council (ICC) named the 51-year-old in its list of elite match officials on Tuesday.

Emirates Airbus A380 in World Cup colours

With about two months left for ICC World Cup 2019, Emirates has revealed its special A380 livery in the build-up to one of the world’s most-anticipated sporting events.Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag and Emirates-sponsored Lancashire team players Saqib Mahmoud and Tom Bailey marshalled the newly emblazoned aircraft out of the Emirates Engineering hangar in Dubai. The images of the their journey were shared by Emirates on its Twitter handle. These cricketers were accompanied by Emirates Engineering staff, who had worked on installing the decal. Image credit: twitter/emirates

What's new for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019

Three-times Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will open their campaign in the tournament's 12th edition on Sunday in a home fixture against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium.

India's Virat Kohli sweeps all three top ICC awards

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday became the first ever player to clinch all three top honours including cricketer of the year in the International Cricket Council awards. Kohli, who recently led India to their maiden Test and one-day series triumph in Australia, was also voted Test and ODI player of the year as the world governing body unveiled its annual awards, chosen by former players and veteran journalists.

Sachin Tendulkar honours boyhood coach

Sachin Tendulkar honours boyhood coach

Sachin Tendulkar paid a glowing tribute on Thursday to Ramakant Achrekar, his childhood coach and lifelong mentor who has died aged 87. Achrekar, a club-level coach, discovered a 12-year-old Tendulkar's extraordinary talents in Mumbai and nurtured him on his way to becoming cricket's most prolific run-scorer of all time. Achrekar died at his home in Mumbai on Wednesday.

'Obsessed' India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series lead

'Obsessed' India mop up Australia tail, take 2-1 Test series lead

Spearheaded by the 25-year-old Bumrah, who reinforced his reputation as one of the world's top bowlers, Australia were then skittled for just 151. Kohli declared India's second innings on 106 for eight, leaving Australia the virtual mission impossible of scoring 399 to win or surviving almost two days for a draw. (In pic: Jasprit Bumrah (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of Aaron Finch (2nd L) during day four of the third cricket Test match)

A short compilation of the most disappointing moments in world sports

A short compilation of the most disappointing moments in world sports

Most joys in sport come at the expense of someone’s disappointment, but it seems not quite in the spirit of things to dwell on such things. The joy of a great sporting moment outweighs the sorrow of a defeat tenfold. But joy is so rare, even for the greatest sportsperson or team; and anger, frustration, resentment and bitterness so common. Here's a short compilation of the most disappointing moments in the world of sports in 2018.

IPL 2019: BCCI mulls organising tournament overseas

IPL 2019: BCCI mulls organising tournament overseas

The schedule and venues of the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be finalised only after the schedule for the 2019 general elections are announced, even as the Indian cricket board is considering various scenarios and options for its cash-rich property.Among the four options, looked at by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), are advancing the event to March-April and holding it outside the country.The schedule and venues of the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be finalised only after the schedule for the 2019 general elections are announced, even as the Indian cricket board is considering various scenarios and options for its cash-rich property.Among the four options, looked at by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), are advancing the event to March-April and holding it outside the country.

Cameron Bancroft says David Warner put him up to ball-tampering

Cameron Bancroft says David Warner put him up to ball-tampering

Former Australia opening batsman Cameron Bancroft has broken his silence on the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, casting David Warner as the instigator and himself as an impressionable rookie that just wanted to "fit in" to the team. Bancroft, who was suspended for nine months for his part in 'sandpaper-gate', told former Australia wicketkeeper-turned TV pundit Adam Gilchrist in an interview on Fox Sports that Warner had asked him to manipulate the ball and he had readily agreed. (In pic: Cameron Bancroft plays a shot during a match against India 'A' at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.)

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