• I am not in a race with Anna Hazare: Sachin Tendulkar

    Interview: Sachin TendulkarInterview: Sachin Tendulkar

    Interview: Sachin Tendulkar

    On the morning of September 28, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the world's most feted batsman, walked into his new Rs 76 crore, three-storey home on Perry Cross Road in Mumbai's Bandra suburb. Accompanied by his mother, wife and two children, Tendulkar distributed sweets to slum children who waited outside the seven-foot-high walls to pay homage to their cricket god. A home of his own has been one of Tendulkar's special dreams. And he was thrilled to have it finally come true.

    But there is one dream the nation has been waiting for to come true ever since Tendulkar scored his 99th hundred during the World Cup at Nagpur against South Africa on March 12: his 100th century. It will be the crowning glory of a career that has spanned 22 years and 33,076 runs (Tests and ODIs) and 199 wickets (Tests and ODIs).

    And there is another that the master blaster doesn't speak of much: To help provide quality, affordable education to the eight million children who are out of

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  • Caption Challenge – 3

    Y! Cricket Caption Challenge - 3Y! Cricket Caption Challenge - 3

    "No Samit, no! The burger can wait till the end of practice!"

    OK, wise guys. We know you were funny the last two times. But can you keep it up?

    Write a funny caption for this photo in the comments below. We'll republish the funniest ones.


    Update [October 13]: Thanks again for your awesome captions. Here are the best ones.

    Swati - Bhaag bhaag deke pose deke pose deke pose...

    Vignesh - What a coach! He is holding me back!

    Riya - Okay! Now sit! Stay! Roll over!

    Sonu - Don't run Samit! You can take Sachin's autograph after practice.

    And the best one...

    Alika - Instead of dope test, we have a rope test.

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  • Daniel Harris

    Daniel Harris's career-best effort in Twenty20 cricket eventually turned out to be in a losing cause.

    For about two weeks, the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 failed to attract spectators to the stadiums for most of the matches and it is safe to hazard a guess there weren’t too many takers for the tournament at homes either. This indifference was to be expected considering India’s woeful performance in England and the virtual non-stop cricket that has been played since the World Cup.

    The qualifying and group stage matches not involving any of the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams were hardly watched either at the stadiums or on television sets at homes; the ones involving IPL teams fared only a tad better (not taking into account when Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore played at home). Luckily for the organisers, the semi-finalists weren’t determined until the last two days of the group stage and this did help in attracting more eyeballs – both at the stadium and at

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