• Bangalore based Robin Uthappa has no regrets over missing out on playing for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League. Having played most of his cricket in Bangalore, the India opener is happy to be with the Mumbai Indians.

    Bangalore based Robin Uthappa has no regrets over missing out on playing for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League. Having played most of his cricket in Bangalore, the India opener is happy to be with the Mumbai Indians.

    "Mumbai is like my second home, I have played a lot of cricket here and also have a lot of friends," said Uthappa.

    Though the Karnataka batsman will turn out for the Mumbai outfit, he said his "best moment" came when liquor baron Vijay Mallya told him that Royal Challengers will be incomplete without him.

    "It’s good to know you are popular across India. Mr Mallya gave me one of the best compliments when he told me that the Bangalore team would only be 96 per cent complete without me," added the 22-year old,

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  • Luke Ronchi, a hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman from the Australian domestic circuit, with a Twenty20 strike-rate of 176.97 - marginally lesser than Yuvraj Singh's 177.22 at the Twenty20 World Cup - will be seen in action with the Mumbai Indians. The 26-year-old from Western Australia is regarded by experts as a natural successor to Adam Gilchrist in the national side. Excerpts from an interview:

    Luke Ronchi, a hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman from the Australian domestic circuit, with a Twenty20 strike-rate of 176.97 - marginally lesser than Yuvraj Singh's 177.22 at the Twenty20 World Cup - will be seen in action with the Mumbai Indians. The 26-year-old from Western Australia is regarded by experts as a natural successor to Adam Gilchrist in the national side. Excerpts from an interview:

    How did you react to the IPL call?

    The offer came as a massive surprise. There's no particular interest in Australian domestic circuit about the IPL. But when players like David Hussey, Luke

    Read More »from Mindless batting adds to T20 charm: Ronchi
  • Sri Lankan World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga thinks Indian selectors are right in axing Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid from One-Day Internationals (ODI). He says the young Indian team 'did extremely well', gave the Australians back in sledging to win the triangular series and are now top contenders for the next World Cup. Talking to IANS, Ranatunga calls Twenty20 'three-minute Maggie noodles' and no cricket. Though the stocky Sri Lankan justifies the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in organizing the Indian Premier League (IPL) to earn money, he says the concept will harm the sport in the long run.

    Toronto: Sri Lankan World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga thinks Indian selectors are right in axing Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid from One-Day Internationals (ODI).

    He says the young Indian team 'did extremely well', gave the Australians back in sledging to win the triangular series and are now top contenders for the next World Cup.

    To Ranatunga, president of

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