Cricket

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC T20 rankings, India still No. 1

Powered by his brilliant knocks in the ICC World T20 so far, Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage

Virat Kohli tells why he became emotional after MS Dhoni hit winning runs vs Australia

Batting superstar Virat Kohli feared that India were virtually out of the ICC World T20 after the first 10 overs of their chase against Australia and has no idea how he and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to achieve the seemingly imposing target. “It virtually felt like you are out of the tournament at the end of 10 overs. To pull the game back after that along with MS Dhoni

India vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar refused to pick a favourite ahead of the crucial India vs Australia game in Mohali on Sunday. The former India captain his heart said India would win and make it to the semis but insisted that it would be a fairly open game. India and Australia will battle it out at the PCA Stadium for a place in the semi-finals after losing to New Zealand and

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to patch up again!

It seems that Virat Kohli’s exceptional performance in ‘Twenty20 India Vs Pakistan’ has worked wonders, as the duo has decided to patch up. As per a report in TOI, Anushka Sharma gave a congratulatory call to the ‘Man of the match’ Virat Kohli over India’s victory. It turned out to be rather long conversation, where Anushka made a peace offering to patch up again. Now it’s for time to decide

Pakistan is Like Old Wine, You Drink it and Hangover Remains for Two Days, Says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag displayed his array of strokes (read witty comments) in an exclusive chat on Monday. He is still not a Navjot Singh Sidhu, but Sehwag, known for his blazing starts, has made a colourful start as a TV commentator and analyst on radio. “Pakistan is like old wine, you drink it and hangover remains for two days,” Sehwag said, reacting to India’s World T20 victory against Pakistan in Kolkata

Shahid Afridi To Be Sacked After World T20: Pakistan Cricket Board

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be replaced as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain after the World T20 in India, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Monday, while hinting his days as a player were also numbered. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan told reporters in Lahore on his return from Kolkata on Monday that the board and Afridi had a understanding that he would retire after the World Cup. “He is captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first skipper to win five major tournaments

After India’s triumph in the Asia Cup on Sunday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain in cricket history to win five major tournaments. Dhoni has now led India to ICC World T20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Asia Cup and Asia Cup T20 wins. The wicketkeeper-batsman was in final, hitting a huge six when the team needed 19 runs from 2 overs. He then went on to

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. At the post-match media conference, Malinga was asked if he would like to quit after the upcoming edition of World T20, just like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara did after winning

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is pumped up about the upcoming clash against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Asia Cup T20. The two countries have not played each other since the 2015 Word Cup, which India won convincingly thanks to Virat Kohli’s hundred and heroics from the bowlers. Pakistan were scheduled to ‘host’ India in a bilateral limited-overs series late last year but the BCCI was not keen on traveling to

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in awe of 'fearless' Hardik Pandya

India rode on a matured batting performance from opening batsman Rohit Sharma to start the Asia Cup campaign with a win on Wednesday. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were put into bat on a green top, Bangladesh new-ball bowlers looked threatening in the early overs. It was Rohit who hung around while he was losing partners at the other end. However a 55-run stand for the fifth wicket between Yuvraj

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma to feature in sixth successive ICC World T20

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says Ashish Nehra

Back in the national team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut. The 37-year-old last played for India in the semifinal of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign against Pakistan. After missing the final due to a finger injury, he was overlooked for nearly five years before being recalled for the