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'Virat will have to give up his ego, play under young cricketer': Kapil Dev

  • The cricket fraternity including past and present players congratulated the mercurial cricketer on his successful stint as India's Test captain.
Virat Kohli with teammate KL Rahul (ANI)
Virat Kohli with teammate KL Rahul (ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 07:11 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Kohli said no to farewell Test as captain: BCCI sources

  • His 100th Test in Bengaluru could have been his final game as skipper if he had agreed to the offer by a senior cricket board official.
File photo of Virat Kohli.(AP)
File photo of Virat Kohli.(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:01 PM IST
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By, Mumbai

ODI series win against India would give us lot of confidence going ahead: Bavuma

The last time India came to South Africa in 2018, they won the six-match series 5-1. It was also their first-ever ODI series win in the Rainbow Nation.
South Africa's Temba Bavuma(AP)
South Africa's Temba Bavuma(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:24 PM IST
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PTI | , Cape Town

Cameron Green has shown he belongs at this level: Cummins after Ashes triumph

Cummins' remarks came after Australia defeated England by 146 runs in the fifth Ashes Test, winning the series 4-0.
Australia's Cameron Green, center, celebrates with teammates taking the wicket of England's Zak Crawley during their Ashes Test at Hobart.(AP)
Australia's Cameron Green, center, celebrates with teammates taking the wicket of England's Zak Crawley during their Ashes Test at Hobart.(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:10 PM IST
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ANI | , Hobart

PCB asks Pakistan players in BBL to return home immediately for PSL 7

  • The PCB has asked Muhammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan to return home immediately ahead of the upcoming Pakistan Super League.
File photo of Haris Rauf.(Twitter/StarsBBL)
File photo of Haris Rauf.(Twitter/StarsBBL)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:08 PM IST
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PTI | , Karachi

Legendary India all-rounder gives verdict on Kohli quitting Test captaincy

  • Despite an impressive win-loss percentage and overseas success, Virat Kohli's captaincy sojourn saw a bittersweet end.
Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
Virat Kohli(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Ashes: Emotional Root insists he is right man to lead England

The 146-run loss at Bellerive Oval concluded a calamitous series where Root's side were competitive in only a few sessions over the five Tests.
England's Joe Root (AP)
England's Joe Root (AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:26 PM IST
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Virat Kohli knew those good old days of unconditional support was gone

  • The dream of the ‘final frontier’ came crashing down and we got ample evidence of Virat’s desperation as captain when he did that stump mic thing, a serious misdemeanour I thought, writes Sanjay Manjrekar.
Virat Kohli (REUTERS)
Virat Kohli (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:08 PM IST
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BySanjay Manjrekar

'Baby AB': SA U19's Brevis goes viral for uncanny similarity with AB de Villiers

  • Brevis, fondly called ‘Baby AB’, scored an important half-century (65) but couldn't steer his side past the finishing line in the U19 match against India.
Dewald Brevis scored 65 against India in the U19 World Cup game.(Twitter)
Dewald Brevis scored 65 against India in the U19 World Cup game.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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India-South Africa Test series involved emotion, Ashes lacked it: Ian Chappell

  • While India and South Africa fought hard to outdo each other throughout the series, the Ashes series between traditional rivals Australian and England turned out to be completely one-sided with the former dominating their beleaguered visitors.
Cape Town, Jan 11 (ANI): South Africa's Marco Jansen delivers a ball as India's Virat Kohli looks on during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday.(ANI)
Cape Town, Jan 11 (ANI): South Africa's Marco Jansen delivers a ball as India's Virat Kohli looks on during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday.(ANI)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 06:53 PM IST
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PTI | , Melbourne

Ex-IND cricketer dissects Virat Kohli's sudden exit from Test captaincy

  • Kohli's career has now witnessed his captaincy adieu from all three formats including the leadership role with his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Virat Kohli(AP)
Virat Kohli(AP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 07:45 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

Ashes: Have to keep learning to get better, says Joe Root

Australian skipper Pat Cummins also took three wickets in the second innings as the hosts completed a perfect bowling performance.
Australia's captain Pat Cummins, left, shakes hands with England's captain Joe Root after their Ashes cricket Test match in Hobart, (AP)
Australia's captain Pat Cummins, left, shakes hands with England's captain Joe Root after their Ashes cricket Test match in Hobart, (AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:37 PM IST
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ANI | , Hobart

Watch: Glenn Maxwell leaves bowler in disbelief with one-handed stunner in BBL

  • Glenn Maxwell was also brilliant with the ball, taking the wickets of opposition skipper Lynn and Lachlan Pfeffer (11), and returning with figures of 2 for 19 in his four overs.
Glenn Maxwell(Twitter)
Glenn Maxwell(Twitter)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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Ashes: Australia seal 4-0 triumph as England collapse in Hobart

  • The hosts won the Tests in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne to retain the urn, while the fourth match in Sydney was drawn after England batted out the final day.
Australia's Pat Cummins, second right, celebrates with teammates after taking England's last wicket of the match and series.(AP)
Australia's Pat Cummins, second right, celebrates with teammates after taking England's last wicket of the match and series.(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:02 PM IST
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Watch: Rory Burns survives bizarre bowled dismissal during Hobart Test

  • England's Rory Burns survived a bizarre dismissal during Day 3 of the fifth Ashes Test.
Rory Burns survives bizarre dismissal.(Twitter/Cricket Australia)
Rory Burns survives bizarre dismissal.(Twitter/Cricket Australia)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 04:54 PM IST
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AB de Villiers reserves massive praise for Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli's sudden exit from the leadership role had the entire cricket fraternity erupting in disbelief.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers(IPL)
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers(IPL)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:57 PM IST
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'Astonishing': Childhood coach reacts to Kohli quitting Test captaincy

  • The 33-year-old's sudden announcement also shocked his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, who said that it was an “astonishing” call from Kohli.
Rajkumar Sharma with Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Rajkumar Sharma with Virat Kohli(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:51 PM IST
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Ashes: Broad completes huge milestone, beats ENG legend to achieve massive feat

Despite the lackluster performance by England there were some personal gains for players and the latest to complete a personal milestone is pacer Stuart Broad.
Stuart Broad prepares to bowl to Australia during their Ashes Test in Hobart. (AP)
Stuart Broad prepares to bowl to Australia during their Ashes Test in Hobart. (AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 03:39 PM IST
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Ex-Pakistan captain suspects Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'

  • Former Pakistan skipper list major reasons as to why Virat Kohli may have decided to quit Test captaincy despite having a lot left within him.
'Not everything's smooth within the set-up': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt suspects Virat Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'(ANI)
'Not everything's smooth within the set-up': Ex-Pakistan captain Salman Butt suspects Virat Kohli quit Test captaincy as ‘he’s had enough'(ANI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 05:43 PM IST
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Gavaskar makes unique Test captaincy suggestion citing perfect Rohit example

  • The former India captain also recalled the time when young Pataudi was asked to lead the Indian side after Nari Contractor had incurred an injury how that one decision changed his career.
Sunil Gavaskar; Rohit Sharma
Sunil Gavaskar; Rohit Sharma
Published on Jan 16, 2022 01:14 PM IST
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'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Manjrekar on Kohli

  • Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has made an attempt on understanding the actual reason behind Virat Kohli's sudden decision to step down as Test captain.
'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Sanjay Manjrekar says Virat Kohli wanted 'to make himself unsackable'(HT COLLAGE)
'When his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit': Sanjay Manjrekar says Virat Kohli wanted 'to make himself unsackable'(HT COLLAGE)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 03:31 PM IST
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Here's how Pakistan cricket fraternity reacted to Kohli's shocking announcement

Several cricketers and fans from Pakistan also hailed the 33-year-old's contribution to the sport, with emerging speedster Naseem Shah calling him an “inspiration”.
Former India captain Virat Kohli with Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam during T20 World Cup (Getty)
Former India captain Virat Kohli with Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam during T20 World Cup (Getty)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 12:03 PM IST
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‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind for your successor’: Ashwin

  • India off-spinner R Ashwin shared a heartfelt message on Twitter for Virat Kohli after the latter announced his decision to step down as Test captain. 
‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind’: R Ashwin pens heartfelt tribute to Virat the captain on Twitter(GETTY IMAGES)
‘Well done Kohli on headache you have left behind’: R Ashwin pens heartfelt tribute to Virat the captain on Twitter(GETTY IMAGES)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 01:34 PM IST
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3 possible candidates to replace Virat Kohli as Test captain of Team India

  • There is one clear frontrunner for the position, but there are two more strong options, besides two other players who are likely candidates, ones selectors might want to consider.
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Indian cricket team(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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‘Shocked’ Rohit reacts to Kohli’s decision to resign as India Test captain

  • Following the unexpected announcement by Virat Kohli, fellow senior pro Rohit Sharma took to Instagram to share his reaction and also had a message for Kohli.
‘Shocked’ Rohit Sharma reacts to Kohli’s surprise decision to resign as India Test captain(GETTY IMAGES)
‘Shocked’ Rohit Sharma reacts to Kohli’s surprise decision to resign as India Test captain(GETTY IMAGES)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:56 AM IST
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Vivian Richards reserves ultimate praise for Virat Kohli

Soon after Virat Kohli's shocking announcement, several ex-cricketers took to social media to pay tribute to the former India captain.
Former India Test captain Virat Kohli(AP/File Photo)
Former India Test captain Virat Kohli(AP/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 10:33 AM IST
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Ishant recalls when Kohli told him 'it's high time to win series'

  • The 33-year-old Kohli signed off as the most successful skipper in the longest format of the game for India, having led the team in 68 Tests with a win percentage of 58.82.
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma & Virat Kohli (Twitter)
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma & Virat Kohli (Twitter)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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‘Definitely think Kohli is annoyed with selectors over ODI captaincy removal’

  • Kohli ended his tenure as the fourth-most successful skipper in Test history - winning 40 Tests in 68 matches while 11 others ended in a draw.
India's captain Virat Kohli (PTI)
India's captain Virat Kohli (PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 11:21 AM IST
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Kohli captaincy: A look at unique batting records held by former India skipper

  • Now, that he has stepped down from the Test captaincy, drawing curtains on the Kohli-leadership era, let's take a look at three of his most memorable batting records as skipper.
India's Virat Kohli plays a shot for four off the bowling of England's James Anderson on day four of the fourth Test match at The Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021(AP)
India's Virat Kohli plays a shot for four off the bowling of England's James Anderson on day four of the fourth Test match at The Oval cricket ground in London, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021(AP)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:18 AM IST
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