Sandeep Dwivedi

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  • I will never be hasty again, says Jadeja

    Seen as the man who couldn't give the finishing touch to a masterpiece by Sachin Tendulkar, Ravindra Jadeja speaks about the highs, the lows and how he answered critics with his all-round show in Guwahati.

    It has been a rollercoaster of a ride for all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja against Australia in the ongoing series. He has taken wickets and made runs but he will be most remembered for being needlessly run out at a crucial juncture of the 5th ODI at Hyderabad.

     

    Seen as the man who couldn't give the finishing touch to a masterpiece by Sachin Tendulkar, Jadeja speaks about the highs, the lows and how he answered critics with his all-round show in Guwahati. Excerpts:

     

    It's been a series of ups and downs, what do you remember the most?

     

    My target before the series was to make the best use of every chance I got. The game where I scored a 50 was the most memorable for me. The team was in a bad situation and we had lost five early wickets. Though we lost the match, I was happy that I

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  • ‘Pakistan is a safe place to play cricket’

    "The unfortunate thing is that when something happens in this part of the world, their (Anglo-Australian) media goes after us. My question is: which country is safe?", asks the former Sri Lankan captain in an interview to the Indian Express.

    On a day when the representatives of various countries participating in the forthcoming Champions Trophy voiced their security concerns to the International Cricket Council, Sri Lanka Cricket president Arjuna Ranatunga said the atmosphere in Pakistan was conducive to hold the biennial event.

    Though Sri Lanka has been put on standby in case the event is moved out of Pakistan, Ranatunga said he wouldn't push to host the Champions Trophy. Speaking to The Indian Express, the former Lanka captain lashed out at the Australian and English media's paranoia when it comes to security issues in the sub-continent.

     

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    You were in Pakistan recently; do you think security arrangements there are sufficient for Champions Trophy?

     

    " I can't see any

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