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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and the importance of their support systems

Indian fans were looking forward to 2018. As Kohli inherits Sachin’s mantle of the lone ranger, they must now feel like they’ve travelled back in time. “There goes this series……”: Harsha Bhogle “Unfortunately it’s all over. Kohli gone, India gone.”: Mohammad Kaif “Out And Over….””: Aakash Chopra The collective flow of emotions at the end of the 15th over of India’s second innings ... Read More »

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli, with sublime 154, shows yet again why he’s the best chaser in ODIs

Virat Kohli’s aggressive mien, temperament, purposefulness and brilliance make him one of the all-time greats when it comes to chasing targets. A superb, unbeaten 154 off 134 balls in a challenging but successful run chase against New Zealand on Sunday is testimony to his outstanding batting in a chase. For far too long, Indian batsmen have had the tag of being ... Read More »

Can't think of Indian cricket without Tendulkar: Kumble

Sachin Tendulkar might be giving retirement a thought after 23 years at the international level but former captain Anil Kumble says he cannot think of Indian cricket without the iconic batsman. Kumble, however, refused to be drawn into the debate of when Tendulkar should retire and said the decision should be best left for the veteran batsman. “I can’t think ... Read More »

You can't make anyone forcibly like Test cricket, says Sachin Tendulkar

There has been a raging debate whether the next crop of Indian youngsters are passionate enough about playing Test cricket but Sachin Tendulkarreckons that players cannot be forced into liking the longer format. “To make someone like Test cricket, it has to come from within. There is no set formula that you have to do certain things and then you ... Read More »

India back to work in full strength

With the full India squad gathering together ahead of the three-Test series against the West Indies, Friday’s focus was on getting a feel of conditions at the Kotla. While the support staff, coach Duncan Fletcher and a few of the cricketers have been at work already, this was the first day of full-fledged practice ahead of the first Test that ... Read More »

‘Kohli, Pathan shouldering Sachin a defining moment’

Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan shouldered the burden of carrying a tricolour-wielding Sachin Tendulkar on a spontaneous victory lap around the Wankhede Stadium the night India clinched World Cup 2011. Balwinder Sandhu, member of the 1983 WC-winning squad, describes that act as one of two defining moments for Indian cricket. He reasons: “Kohli and Pathan showed young India’s appreciation of ... Read More »

Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan to reach final

Virender Sehwag (38) hit nine fours and Sachin Tendulkar, reprieved by referral and dropped four times, looked set for his 100th international century. He was out for 85 from 115 balls as India compiled 260-9, left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz with a career-best 5-46. Mohammad Hafeez struck 43 and Misbah-ul-Haq made a defiant 56 but Pakistan were all out for 231 ... Read More »

India vs Pakistan: Calm before the storm

Mohali Despite a World Cup semifinal looming over them, the Indian players took a relaxed approach to training at the VCA Stadium on Sunday. Their schedule comprised a football game, a light fielding session and then a game of volleyball, but no intense cricket drills. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that the way they trained was reminiscent of their ... Read More »