‘I take the game deep to win it’: Jadeja follows the ‘Mahi way’

Be it launching the ball out of the park, putting brakes on the flow of runs or getting crucial breakthroughs, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja knows how to turn the game on its head. Apart from that, there is one more quality Jadeja has added to his game — the role of a finisher, a quality he learned from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. And the Saurashtra cricketer credits Dhoni for guiding him the right way.

Rohit Sharma could be white-ball skipper after T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli, who currently leads the team across all formats and is India’s most successful captain ever, is learned to have taken the call to share leadership responsibilities with Rohit Sharma, BCCI sources told TOI. Kohli has had prolonged discussions with Sharma and the team management over the last few months, particularly after Team India’s triumph in Australia, one that coincided with Kohli becoming a father.

Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s bid for year Slam at US Open

Novak Djokovic’s bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 ended one victory short with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final on Sunday. Medvedev’s surprisingly lopsided triumph gave him his first major championship and prevented Djokovic from winning what would have been the record 21st of his career.

IPL players to fly out of UK to UAE on charter flight

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will be arranging charter flights to get the IPL players out of Manchester and flying them into UAE on Saturday. As the final Test in Manchester got called off due to a Covid scare, the Indian team heaved a sigh of relief. But there was still an underlying anxiety in the camp on Friday. The players were now eager to join their respective IPL franchises at the earliest in UAE for the second half of the IPL which is due to begin on Sept 19.