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India's captain Virat Kohli, second right, congratulates New Zealand's Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson, right, on their win on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India(AP)

India vs New Zealand final most watched across all WTC series: ICC

PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 01:05 PM IST
  • India contributed most of the audience with Star Sports and national broadcaster Doordarshan accounting for a whopping 94.6% consumption of the intensely contested match that saw New Zealand complete an eight-wicket win on the Reserve Day.
R Ashwin said he and the rest of his teammates could hear New Zealand's celebrations for a long time. (Getty Images)
R Ashwin said he and the rest of his teammates could hear New Zealand's celebrations for a long time. (Getty Images)

'They celebrated until 12, sounded like a war cry': Ashwin on NZ's WTC victory

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2021 09:22 AM IST
  • "It was tough to see it. I think it is the flip side of having a room above the ground. They celebrated until 12," said R Ashwin about New Zealand's WTC final win.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)

'I was numb after the game, wondering what had happened': Ashwin

UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2021 09:52 PM IST
In the latest video on his YouTube channel, the Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that things didn’t go India’s way despite giving their best shot.
New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor celebrate after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor celebrate after winning the ICC World Test Championship Final(Action Images via Reuters)

Ross Taylor reveals the moment from WTC Final he’ll ‘never forget’

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Veteran New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor spoke about the winning moment and said he would never forget that.
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson after the match.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson after the match.(Getty Images)

Kane Williamson talks about his relationship with India captain Virat Kohli

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 09:32 AM IST
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that both of them have known each other for a long time as called him as ‘a mate’.
Indian captain Virat Kohli congratulates New Zealand's Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson on their win(AP)
Indian captain Virat Kohli congratulates New Zealand's Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson on their win(AP)

Kane Williamson explains how India had a ‘fair shot’ at winning the WTC Final

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Kane Williamson said that the early wickets Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara set up the chances of a result in the reserve day.
A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)
A dejected Virat Kohli after India lost the WTC final. (Getty Images)

'If you lose, people say there's no killer instinct': Ex batsman defends India

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 11:21 AM IST
  • Former India batsman Kirti Azad has ridiculed the notion that India lacked fire or killer instinct following their eight-wicket-defeat in the final of the World Test Championship.
Michael Bevan has come up with his analysis on India's WTC final defeat. (Getty Images)
Michael Bevan has come up with his analysis on India's WTC final defeat. (Getty Images)

Bevan lists 3 reasons behind Team India's lacklustre performance in WTC final

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 09:11 AM IST
  • Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan has listed some of the reasons behind Team India's lacklustre performance against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.
Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)
Ravichandran Ashwin with teammates(Action Images via Reuters)

‘We knew Ashwin & Jadeja were going to become more & more apparent’: Gary Stead

By hindustantimes.com, New Zealand
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2021 12:10 AM IST
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead said his team had hoped of batting a little longer in the first innings, keeping in mind the capabilities of Indian spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
India's Shubman Gill in action during WTC Final(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Shubman Gill in action during WTC Final(Action Images via Reuters)

'He is like VVS Laxman, he should bat in the middle-order'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Former selector Gagan Khoda said that Shubman Gill is a middle-order batsman and ‘not an opener’. He further stated that the team management could have considered the likes of Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw.
Harbhajan Singh says India needed better match practice in the lead up to the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Harbhajan Singh says India needed better match practice in the lead up to the WTC final. (Getty Images)

Harbhajan explains why NZ 'deserve to be champions'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 11:07 AM IST
  • Harbhajan Singh believes lack of match practice had plenty to do with India's performance in the WTC final.
Ishant Sharma holds his right hand fingers before going off the field during the sixth day of the WTC final against New Zealand(AP)
Ishant Sharma holds his right hand fingers before going off the field during the sixth day of the WTC final against New Zealand(AP)

Ishant Sharma gets stitches on his right hand: Report

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The senior pacer sustained the injury while trying to stop a drive off his own bowling in the New Zealand second innings during the World Test Championship Final, which India lost by eight wickets.
Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri(AP)
Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri(AP)

Ravi Shastri's 'respect New Zealand' tweet goes viral after WTC final

UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 12:16 AM IST
  • Terming New Zealand ‘the better team in the conditions,’ Ravi Shastri said ‘respect’ to the Kiwis for finally ending their drought for an ICC trophy.
Aakash Chopra responds to Rishabh Pant's dismissal(HT Collage)
Aakash Chopra responds to Rishabh Pant's dismissal(HT Collage)

'We've seen match-winning knocks from him but not seen him bat like this'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra expressed his disappointment over Pant’s approach in the situation when the team needed him quite desperately.
India's captain Virat Kohli, left, attends the presentation ceremony after New Zealand won the World Test Championship final cricket match, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, left, attends the presentation ceremony after New Zealand won the World Test Championship final cricket match, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(AP)

'Need people with right mindset': Kohli hints at changes after WTC final loss

PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:24 PM IST
  • Virat Kohli said the Indian team management might take a cue from the limited-overs sides and create enough backup and bench strength even in Test cricket, consisting of players with the right mindset.
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, reacts after their loss on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, reacts after their loss on the sixth day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday, June 23, 2021.(AP)

Kohli has 'no regrets' of naming XI in advance despite 8-wkt loss to NZ in final

PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 12:07 AM IST
  • Virat Kohli said it was a ‘unanimous decision’ not to change the XI and it was done primarily because India did not have a seam-bowling all-rounder in their squad.
File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)
File image of former India batsman VVS Laxman.(Getty Images)

WTC Final - 'Perennial problem': Laxman points out what hurt India on day 5

PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • WTC Final: According to former India Test batsman VVS Laxman, India lost the initiative on the fifth day despite being in a commanding position.
India's Mohammed Shami, third right, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Ross Taylor.(AP)
India's Mohammed Shami, third right, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of New Zealand's Ross Taylor.(AP)

Shami reveals interesting change brought in by Indian bowlers for WTC final

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 03:20 PM IST
  • Ishant picked up three wickets while Shami got four scalps as India dismissed New Zealand for 249 runs in their first innings.
WTC Final: Indian skipper Virat Kohli will have a big role to play on reserve day.(Getty Images)
WTC Final: Indian skipper Virat Kohli will have a big role to play on reserve day.(Getty Images)

WTC Final Reserve Day: All you need to know about Day 6 of Ind vs NZ clash

PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 02:04 PM IST
  • WTC Final: The decision to allocate an additional day was made prior to the start of the ICC World Test Championship, in 2018, and that was reiterated in the publication of the official playing conditions on 28 May this year," an ICC article on its website said.
WTC Final India vs New Zealand highlights(AP)
WTC Final India vs New Zealand highlights(AP)

WTC Final highlights: Williamson, Taylor lead NZ to victory

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 11:19 PM IST
India vs New Zealand, WTC Final Test highlights, Reserve Day: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets to win the World Test Championship title.
Brad Hogg lauds Virat Kohli(HT Collage)
Brad Hogg lauds Virat Kohli(HT Collage)

'He wanted to make a statement to NZ bowlers that he was not scared of them'

PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg said heaped praise on the Indian captain, stating that Kohli made a huge statement by walking in to bat after the opener perished.
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)

'Virat Kohli is a very aggressive captain, he would always go for the kill'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 11:54 AM IST
WTC Final: Irfan Pathan opined if India don’t lose many wickets in the opening hour on Wednesday, there will be a chance for Kohli & Co to dominate.
Sunil Gavaskar (R) predicts India's course of action on Day 6 of WTC Final against New Zealand in Southampton(HT Collage)
Sunil Gavaskar (R) predicts India's course of action on Day 6 of WTC Final against New Zealand in Southampton(HT Collage)

'An exciting finish for the first-ever WTC final': Gavaskar

UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar wished ‘an exciting finish’ for the inaugural WTC Final, stating that India may look to put a competitive total and then aim at outfoxing New Zealand on the sixth day of the game.
Laxman decodes Kane Williamson' dismissal in WTC Final(HT Collage)
Laxman decodes Kane Williamson' dismissal in WTC Final(HT Collage)

Laxman explains why Williamson's dismissal was a 'big moment' in WTC Final

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 10:50 AM IST
VVS Laxman explained why Williamson was slower in the first session of play on Day 5 and how he was able to pick up the pace in the 2nd session.
The Rose Bowl, Southampton(Twitter)
The Rose Bowl, Southampton(Twitter)

WTC Final, Southampton weather: No rain on Day 6, full day’s play expected

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 11:20 AM IST
IND vs NZ, World Test Championship Final: Let's have a look at today's latest weather updates from Day 6 of the WTC final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Sonu Sood (L), Kane Williamson (R)(HT Collage)
Sonu Sood (L), Kane Williamson (R)(HT Collage)

Sonu Sood’s response to a fan asking him to send Williamson back to pavilion

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 09:16 AM IST
A fan called out Bollywood actor Sonu Sood for help, requesting him to send the Kiwi skipper back to the pavilion.
Mohammed Shami celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling(AP)
Mohammed Shami celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand's BJ Watling(AP)

'When you play for India, you have no such regrets': Shami

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 08:34 AM IST
WTC Final: Indian pacer Mohammed Shami said he was happy that he has been able to perform his duty in an effective manner
Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Ross Taylor(Action Images via Reuters)
Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Ross Taylor(Action Images via Reuters)

'Lot of credit for Ross Taylor wicket should be given to Kohli’: VVS Laxman

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 07:30 AM IST
Former cricketer VVS Laxman recognised and applauded Indian captain Virat Kohli for making timely changes in the bowling attack.
WTC Final IND vs NZ Day 5 Highlights(AP)
WTC Final IND vs NZ Day 5 Highlights(AP)

WTC Final, Day 5, Highlights: Kohli, Pujara unbeaten; India lead by 32 runs

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 11:41 PM IST
India vs New Zealand, WTC Final Test Highlights, Day 5: Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were the stars as India bowled out New Zealand for 249, conceding a lead of 32 runs. India lost Shubman Gill for eight. Eventually, Kohli (8*) and Pujara (12*) took India to 64/2 after 30 overs, meaning India lead by 32 runs by the end of the day's play.
Aakash Chopra: File Image(Twitter)
Aakash Chopra: File Image(Twitter)

'To get the swing, you need to tilt the seam slightly & he does it very nicely'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra opined that pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar could have played the out-and-out swing bowler’s role like Kiwi bowlers
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