September 20

Still waiting for that elusive call from CSK: Dinesh Karthik

first_imgNew Delhi: India wicket-keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has revealed he thought he was going to be picked by Chennai Super Kings CSK) for the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Karthik stated he was almost sure to be snapped up by CSK as he was ‘the biggest name from Tamil Nadu’ at the time. But the move never materialised as CSK bought M.S. Dhoni for then record sum and didn’t go for Karthik at all.“In 2008, I was in Australia and the auction was happening. In the lead up to that, I was convinced that the biggest name from Tamil Nadu who is also playing for the country…I’m sure they (Chennai Super Kings) are going to pick me. The question is whether they are going to make me the captain or not…that was going on in my head. And the first name they picked as Dhoni, for 1.5 million and he was sitting right around the corner with me. And he didn’t even tell me that they are going to pick him,” Karthik told Cricbuzz.“Probably he didn’t know. But that was the biggest dagger to my heart. So I thought that they would pick me later. It’s been 13 years and I am still waiting for that elusive call from CSK.”Karthik has been sort of a journeyman in the cash-rich league and has played for teams likes Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and now Kolkata Knight Riders, where he led the team to play-offs last term.As for Dhoni, he has led CSK to thee IPL titles and only Mumbai Indians have won more trophies than them. Under the stewardship of Dhoni, CSK have entered the playoffs of every edition of the IPL that they have participated in. IANSAlso Read: Dinesh Karthik will remain KKR captain, confirms McCullumAlso Watch: War against COVID-19: Assam Health Department signs 22 MoUs with private hospitals in Silcharlast_img read more

September 16

Syracuse sat usual starter Hendrik Hilpert, but then his backup got hurt

first_img Published on September 3, 2017 at 11:09 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Sept. 5, 2017 at 5:12 p.m.Syracuse senior goalkeeper Pat Castle made his first career appearance when he started in Syracuse’s 3-1 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night at SU Soccer Stadium.SU head coach Ian McIntyre said a decision was made “based on team rules” to sit usual starter Hendrik Hilpert. The switch up came just two days after Hilpert tied a career-high with six saves against Princeton. Prior to Sunday, Hilpert had started 39 straight games for SU.“We made this decision together with the team and coaching staff,” Hilpert said. “I support it 100 percent.”Hilpert entered the game following an injury to Castle in the 40th minute. Castle, a Schuylerville, New York, native appeared to hurt his leg while slipping on the wet field. He had no wrap or ice on following the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s just got a bit of stiffness in there,” McIntyre said. He later added Castle is “day to day.”Neither Castle nor Hilpert made a save in the match. Castle did not face a shot on goal, and Hilpert allowed a Jake Roberge shot past him in the 64th minute for Northwestern’s lone goal of the game.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, SU head coach Ian McIntyre was misquoted. McIntyre said the decision to sit Hendrik Hilpert was “based on team rules,” not a “violation of team rules.” The Daily Orange regrets this error. Commentslast_img read more

December 25


first_imgSeamus ColemanKILLYBEGS man Seamus Coleman has spoken of his pride in captaining his country against Germany last night.The Everton player and his team were on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat in Cologne.But he says the side is determined to win against Kazakhstan on Tuesday – for interim boss Noel King. “It was very special (to be captain), it came as a shock really. Obviously Robbie Keane wasn’t playing so it was up for grabs I suppose. But I was delighted to get the honour and my family back home will be delighted. It’s what you want as a kid,” said Seamus.“It’s a massive honour to lead your country. Robbie spoke to me before the game and just said, ‘Play your normal game.’ That’s what I did and I really enjoyed it.”He’s hoping he might get to keep the captaincy when a new permanent manager is appointed.“We’ll see. We’ve got a lot of leaders in the team and I’m sure you know Robbie will be about for a while yet. But if the opportunity came up and I was offered it, obviously I’d be delighted to take it,” he said. On the match itself, the Donegal man said: “It was a tough night. Brilliant team, Germany, with world-class players. Obviously a disappointing scoreline but there was some positives. We had a couple of chances that we could have taken, but we didn’t tonight. Hopefully on Tuesday night we can take some of those chances.”Looking forward to Tuesday he added: “For Noel, who’s come in for the two games, it would be nice to get a victory for him. As players as well, you want to win every game you take part in and hopefully we can on Tuesday night. CAPTAIN COLEMAN: ‘WE WANT TO WIN NEXT GAME FOR KING’ was last modified: October 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CaptainCologneGermanyIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more