KOBE HONORED–The Lakers legend is memorialized Thursday at Santa Anita Park as his original number 8 sits atop a statue of the legendary Seabiscuit

first_imgKOBE HONORED–The Lakers legend is memorialized Thursday at Santa Anita Park as his original number 8 sits atop a statue of the legendary Seabiscuit, who was retired at age seven following his victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap.last_img

Becker surrenders to Federer: “He is the most successful tennis player in history”

first_imgNonetheless, Becker believes it is very tough to examine Federer with the gamers who shined in earlier many years. “When you ask me for the better of all time, it’s tough as a result of tennis was performed in the 70s, 80s and 90s on totally different surfaces, so you possibly can’t at all times with numbers how good a tennis player is. “ Boris Becker gave his opinion on the struggle between Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic for changing into the finest tennis player in historical past after his command of the ATP circuit in the final 15 years.The German surrendered to the determine of Roger Federer and to the intensive report that the Swiss has concerning Nadal and Djokovic. “When you have a look at the numbers, Roger Federer is the most successful player in historical past.”last_img read more

MS Dhoni happy with India’s bowling pool after successful Zimbabwe campaign

first_imgIndia on Wednesday won their third successive bilateral T20 series when they clinched a low-scoring thriller against Zimbabwe in Harare. Tied at 1-1, India defended 138 in the third and final T20I to grab the series 2-1 against Zimbabwe.Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was impressed with the side’s bowling unit, especially pacers, as India look to build a good pool of bowlers.”Fast bowling is something you need a good pool for. We have 10-12 bowlers now who can play limited-overs cricket,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Dhoni, who quit Test cricket in December 2014, said close games like today’s, result of which was decided on the last ball of the match, will help the youngsters “mature” as professionals.”Gradually they will graduate to the Test level. Games like these will help them mature, and the fact that we lost the first T20I helped us get more out of the series,” he added.’ZIMBABWE PLAYED WELL’Dhoni also heaped praise on Zimbabwe for their fighting spirit in the series.”What happens in this format is the games get close. Zimbabwe batted, bowled and fielded well in this series, which is why it was a close affair. As the format gets longer, it will be difficult for them to compete. They need more games to get better and better,” he said.CONFIDENT SRANSran, who bagged six wickets in two matches to win the Man of the Series award, said he was confident of defending 21 runs in the final over.advertisement”I had the confidence because the runs were too much. Initial plan was something else but then I changed it after the first 2 balls didn’t go too well,” Sran said.The three-match T20I series saw India hand caps to seven new comers — KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Barinder Sran, Jasprit Bumrah, Jaydev Unadkat and Yuzvendra Chahal.last_img read more