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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

Rohit Sharma overawed by Virat Kohli in Test cricket: Ian Chappell

On March 2, 2008 when Rohit Sharma was busy in a match-winning partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in the first final of the CB Series against Australia at the SCG, Virat Kohli was leading the India U-19 side to victory in the final against South Africa. In that final in Sydney, Tendulkar scored a hundred while a young Rohit stood out with a composed 66 against a strong Aussie bowling attack.

MS Dhoni can win another World T20 for India, claims Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina claimed that India’s most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni can win another World T20 trophy for India. The 29-year-old, said, “Right now, he [MS Dhoni] needs support. If he gets a bit of support, you never know. The next World Cup (World T20) is in India.” MS Dhoni is still the only captain to have lead India to multiple world titles. India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in

I realised there could be only one Sachin Tendulkar, says Virender Sehwag

One of India’s most successful ever cricketer Virender Sehwag hung up his boots from international cricket and the Indian Premier League in 2015. The dashing cricketer, who batted alongside idol Sachin Tendulkar in the ALL-Stars Cricket League in November 2015, stated that there is only one Sachin Tendulkar in the game. In an exclusive interview, Sehwag said that when he joined the Indian team, he wanted to bat like Tendulkar.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be captain till T20 WC: Anurag Thakur

India’s current limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the team in the upcoming 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. The selection committee had met in Delhi to pick India’s squad for the Australia tour, on Saturday. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated on Saturday after the meeting that MS Dhoni will be the captain of the Indian team till the T20 World Cup to be held at home. BCCI ✔@BCCI

Virat Kohli: It hurts when former cricketers focus on negativity

Days after he led the Indian cricket team to yet another series win in Tests, Indian skipper Virat Kohli slammed former cricketers who focus on floating negative comments about the team’s performance. Several cricketers criticized the Nagpur pitch where India beat South Africa inside three days. Speaking to ‘BCCI.TV’, Kohli said, “It obviously hurts when people who have played the game themselves make such comments. I am not saying all

Ajinkya Rahane becomes only fifth Indian to score ton in each innings

Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday become only the fifth Indian batsman to register a hundred in both innings of a Test match. Rahane remained unbeaten on 100 with eight boundaries and three sixes. The Mumbai lad, who had scored 127 in the first innings, thus notched the fifth ton of his career. Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar (3), Rahul Dravid (2) and Virat Kohli are the other four batsman in this elite

When Virender Sehwag forgot to mention MS Dhoni in farewell speech at Kotla

Former flamboyant Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who was felicitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, made a huge blunder as he forgot to thank India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his farewell speech. Retiring legend Viru thanked his former India captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble along with iconic Sachin Tendulkar for their guidance during his illustrious international career. Sehwag, however, did not

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli praises spin trio for series win

After leading India to a comprehensive series win against the number one ranked Test side in the world, skipper Virat Kohli lauded spinners for a brilliant effort on Friday. India won the third Test match of the Freedom Series by 124 runs inside three days in Nagpur to end South Africa’s nine-year-old undefeated away record on a playing surface which many believed to have helped the spinners. In the post

Ravichandran Ashwin is a proven leader in India's bowling unit in Tests

India’s premier bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is growing in stature in Test cricket and his rise is a phenomenal success for the team under Virat Kohli. Ashwin made the difference for the hosts as Kohli’s side beat South Africa on Friday in the third Test match in Nagpur. The off-spinner finished with 12 wickets in the Test match that included two five-fors. ICC ✔@ICC Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the MotM award

Assault case: Cricketer Amit Mishra arrested in Bengaluru, gets bail

Legspinner Amit Mishra was arrested and later released on bail in Bengaluru on Tuesday for allegedly assaulting a woman in September when he was in the city to attend a training camp for the ongoing series against South Africa. The cricketer was arrested after a nearly three-hour-long interrogation at Ashok Nagar police station after he appeared before the police complying with their summons issued last week. Bengaluru Police had summoned

I feel at home at number three: Virat Kohli

If Virat Kohli has his way, he would always want to bat at number three as India’s batting star “feels at home” at that position. “I am at home at no. 3 is because I have played a lot there. I know I have a decent record at no. 4 as well but I only played only 35-odd games, the rest 120-odd I have played at no. 3. That s