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Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is going to be on a paternity leave, and will return home -- after the first test -- to be with wife Anushka Sharma whose due date is in January next year.(Photo: AFP)

Brand Kohli: skipper’s absence to hit broadcasters hard?

By Prashant Singh | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Apparently, the Australian broadcaster, Channel 7 is upset with Cricket Australia as it’s set to “lose big” due to the absence of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, from three test matches as he will be on a paternity leave
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A file photo of Chris Gayle (L) and KL Rahul.(AFP)
A file photo of Chris Gayle (L) and KL Rahul.(AFP)

IPL 2020 Auctions: Kings XI Punjab announce skipper for upcoming season

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 09:05 AM IST
IPL 2020 Auctions: KL Rahul’s ascendancy to captaincy was expected after Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals last month.
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India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)

Virat Kohli leads by example, seals away wins record as skipper

By Sanjjeev K Samyal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Unlike Clive Lloyd’s West Indies and Steve Waugh’s Australia, Kohli’s team doesn’t turn up and blow the opposition away. They believe in inflicting a slower death.
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File image of Puneri Paltan skipper Surjeet Singh (C)(Puneri Paltan/ Twitter)
File image of Puneri Paltan skipper Surjeet Singh (C)(Puneri Paltan/ Twitter)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Puneri Paltan appoint Surjeet Singh as skipper

By PTI | Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 07:03 PM IST
Surjeet Singh will lead the Puneri Paltan team comprising Nitin Tomar, Girish Ernak, Pawan Kumar and Darshan Kadian, among others.
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Australia's captain Aaron Finch(AFP)
Australia's captain Aaron Finch(AFP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Amiable Aaron, a suitable skipper

By Somshuvra Laha | Hindustan Times, Birmingham
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 06:37 PM IST
World Cup: Finch strikes you as someone who isn’t flashy. As a batsman, he isn’t as wristy as Smith or even Warner. When the team’s fielding, he is mostly stationed in the outfield.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the 2019 Indian Premier League.(AFP)
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and batsman Virat Kohli plays a shot during the 2019 Indian Premier League.(AFP)

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli becomes second skipper after MS Dhoni to achieve this feat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 02:36 PM IST
Virat Kohli also became the second batsman to score 500-plus runs against SRH in IPL history after Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson who has scored 523 runs in 16 matches.
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VVS Laxman picked Sourav Ganguly (L) as captain of his best Test XI of the last 25 years.(Getty Images)
VVS Laxman picked Sourav Ganguly (L) as captain of his best Test XI of the last 25 years.(Getty Images)

VVS Laxman picks Sourav Ganguly over MS Dhoni as skipper of India’s best Test XI of the last 25 years

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 01:42 PM IST
Sourav Ganguly, who captained VVS Laxman for a huge part of his career, got the nod ahead of former skippers like Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni who were also a part of the dream XI.
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Gautam Gambhir announced his decision to step down as skipper of Delhi Daredevils at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. Shreyas Iyer will lead the side for the rest of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) season.(AP)
Gautam Gambhir announced his decision to step down as skipper of Delhi Daredevils at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. Shreyas Iyer will lead the side for the rest of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) season.(AP)

Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018 captain, Shreyas Iyer new boss

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:46 PM IST
Gautam Gambhir, who led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2017, managed to score 85 runs in five innings for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018.
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