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Proteas to back Tahir despite recording worst figures in Test history

Proteas to back Tahir despite recording worst figures in Test historySydney, Nov 26 :  South Africa would back Imran Tahir in coming fixtures despite the leg spinner recording the worst bowling figures (0-260) in Test cricket during the second Test match against Australia in Adelaide.

South Africa''s assistant coach Russell Domingo Tahir won''t be thrown out with them, and will be given a fair chance to prove his doubters wrong.

Tahir''s punishment continued on Sunday when he finished the second innings with 0-80, after posting 0-180 in the first dig.

The Pakistani-born spinner conceded, on average, more than seven runs from each of his 37 overs in the match, managing just one solitary maiden.

Domingo said the South African camp would offer Tahir some love after his wretched return.

"It is never good seeing a quality player in situations like that. But he is a really resilient person, he is a tough guy, he has got a lot of confidence in his ability," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Domingo, as saying.

"Obviously he has got some things to work on and some things to think about. But the players and management will rally around him and try to make sure that he takes a lot of learning out of these past couple of days," he added.
(ANI)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »