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'Can't wake up every day at 6 to give weather report': DK reveals getting abused

After initially receiving plaudits for his effort as 'weatherman' during the WTC final between India and England, Dinesh Karthik revealed how those praises turned into abuses in a matter of days.

Dinesh Karthik revealed he received plenty of abuses from fans during his duties as 'weatherman'. (Dinesh Karthik/Instagram)
Dinesh Karthik revealed he received plenty of abuses from fans during his duties as 'weatherman'. (Dinesh Karthik/Instagram)
Published on Jul 09, 2021 10:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Bitter pill': Paine disappointed about Australia missing out on WTC Final

Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.

Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.(Getty Images)
Australia captain Tim Paine says missing out on the WTC final due to a slow-over rate penalty was a bitter pill to swallow.(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 06:05 PM IST

Aakash Chopra highlights reason behind Bumrah's patchy Test form

Jasprit Bumrah drew a lot of flak for his performance in the final where he failed to pick even a single wicket. Bumrah did not look at his best during the match as the Kiwi batsmen managed to negate his threat.

Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Aakash Chopra on Jasprit Bumrah's performance in WTC final.(BCCI/AP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 08:08 PM IST

'I feel this will improve eventually': Pathan on why Indian 'bowlers were tired'

Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan analysed India's performance, explaining how the squad did not get enough practice for the crunch World Test Championship final.

Irfan Pathan explained why India's bowlers appeared slightly tired. (Getty Images)
Irfan Pathan explained why India's bowlers appeared slightly tired. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 08:03 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Drove to Somerset, started changing nappies': Williamson's 'unique' celebration

Describing it as a 'slightly unique' way of celebrating, Williamson said he immediately got engaged in 'daddy duties' which included 'changing the nappies' of his six-month-old daughter.

Kane Williamson straightaway had to be involved in 'daddy duties' after New Zealand's WTC win. (Getty Images)
Kane Williamson straightaway had to be involved in 'daddy duties' after New Zealand's WTC win. (Getty Images)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 07:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'We should remember that before pointing fingers': Gavaskar defends India

Are India not good at ICC knockout matches? That question has been answered by the one and only Sunil Gavaskar.

Sunil Gavaskar came to India and Virat Kohli's defence. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar came to India and Virat Kohli's defence. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 02, 2021 07:35 AM IST
By, New Delhi

News updates from HT: Nirav Modi’s sister Purvi Mehta remits over 17 crore

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Nirav Modi is currently held at Wandsworth prison in South London.(Mint)
Nirav Modi is currently held at Wandsworth prison in South London.(Mint)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 08:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

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.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)
India's Ravichandran Ashwin(AP)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 09:52 PM IST

Aakash Chopra gives an interesting 'suggestion' for next WTC final venue

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra said the team that tops the points table should have the privilege to host the summit clash, only if it’s a one-off encounter.

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 10:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'India were hard done by that way': Cook on factor that determined WTC final

India were playing a Test match after a gap of more than three months. The only red-ball practice they had was the intra-squad simulation they played ahead of the WTC final, which Cook said doesn’t have the same intensity of a Test match.

Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 03:22 PM IST

News updates from HT: Sitharaman dubs enhanced tax collection 'new normal'

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

India is marking 'GST Day' on Thursday, i.e. July 1 to mark the completion of four years since the rollout of the historic tax reform.
India is marking 'GST Day' on Thursday, i.e. July 1 to mark the completion of four years since the rollout of the historic tax reform.
Published on Jul 01, 2021 12:51 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'It showed lack of commitment': Pathan slams Indian batsmen for WTC failure

Irfan Pathan said Indian batsmen attempting pull shots to the bouncers bowled at them by the New Zealand seamers instead of gutsing it out in the middle was a sign of their ‘lack of commitment.’

India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 12:41 PM IST

Dropping Pant's catch was like dropping WTC title, reveals NZ's Southee

Tim Southee said there were demons in his head after dropping Rishabh Pant’s catch in India's second innings in WTC final but he had to bury them quickly before bowling the next over.

New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Tim Southee celebrates(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2021 11:41 AM IST

'Bowlers were visible, batsmen invisible': Inzamam questions WTC final pitch

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq appeared perplexed with the kind of pitch used for the WTC final and expressed surprise over it.

Inzamam Ul Haq is not impressed with the pitch that was used for the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Inzamam Ul Haq is not impressed with the pitch that was used for the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 10:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Williamson reveals why he rested his head on Kohli's shoulder after winning WTC

A week after the WTC final, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talked about hugging India skipper Virat Kohli moments after their win in Southampton.

Kane Williamson resting his head on Virat Kohli's shoulder after winning the WTC title
Kane Williamson resting his head on Virat Kohli's shoulder after winning the WTC title
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 12:36 PM IST

Did Kohli ask Jamieson to bowl with Dukes ball in RCB nets? All-rounder answers

New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson clears the air as to whether Virat Kohli really had asked the all-rounder to bowl to him with the Dukes ball at RCB nets earlier this year.

Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson are teammates at RCB. (RCB/Twitter)
Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson are teammates at RCB. (RCB/Twitter)
Updated on Jul 01, 2021 09:14 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'In real test, the famed batting faltered': Ex-WK on India's 'big question mark'

"Unfortunately, when there came a real Test in extreme conditions, the famed batting line-up faltered," said former wicketkeeper Saba Karim after India's loss in the World Test Championship final.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane could not cross 50 in the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane could not cross 50 in the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 09:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'The sun was out, even the grass didn't exist': Gavaskar dissects Ind's batting

On the best day to bat, India folded like a pack of cards and the same was highlighted by former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who feels that had the Indian team shown a bit of steadiness in their batting, the outcome of the match could have been something entirely different.

Sunil Gavaskar believes India could have shown more patience while batting on Day 6. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar believes India could have shown more patience while batting on Day 6. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 04:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India to play NZ, SL, Aus, Eng & SA in WTC 2, equal points for each Test: Report

The upcoming India-England series and the Ashes later this year are the only five-match Test series in the second cycle of WTC which is otherwise dominated by two-match Test series.

India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli, second left, and teammates celebrate(AP)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 10:59 AM IST

Ganguly picks 'highlight' of India's WTC run, gives his take on best-of-3 finals

Impressed with what India achieved in their inaugural WTC cycle, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had great things to say about the team.

BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 01:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ex-spinner acknowledges India's struggle over past 1 year, calls WTC final close

Former India all-rounder S Sriram, who has been Australia's bowling coach for five years now, said it was a close game, while acknowledging India's rigorous toil over the last 12 months.

The Indian cricket team trains ahead of the WTC final. (Getty Images)
The Indian cricket team trains ahead of the WTC final. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 10:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Tend to fail on a consistent basis': Ambrose on India's mistake in ICC events

West Indies legendary fast bowler Curtly Ambrose on Tuesday pondered the reasons behind India's struggles in the ICC events.

India captain Virat Kohli watches on. (Getty Images)
India captain Virat Kohli watches on. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 30, 2021 07:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Rohan Gavaskar hails Team India’s ‘top-quality’ fast bowlers

Former Indian cricketer Rohan Gavaskar spoke of India producing quality seamers in the present era. He said the current Indian team has around half a dozen fast bowlers to look up to.

Rohan Gavaskar: File photo
Rohan Gavaskar: File photo
Published on Jun 29, 2021 03:37 PM IST

'Even after playing 100 Tests, Ishant looked like a newcomer'

Former pacer Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a 1983 World Cup winner, expressed his disappointment over India's bowling line-up and stated that the pacers needed to make the batsmen play off the front foot.

Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (L) and Jasprit Bumrah (R)(HT Collage)
Indian pacers Ishant Sharma (L) and Jasprit Bumrah (R)(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 04:49 PM IST

'Went to bathroom to get away from nerve-racking WTC final,' reveals Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson who dismissed India captain Virat Kohli in both innings of the WTC final, said it was the ‘toughest period of Test cricket’ that he has been a part of.

New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson, facing camera, celebrates with teammates after their win 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)
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson, facing camera, celebrates with teammates after their win 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)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 01:46 PM IST

No Kohli among 3 Indians in Chopra's World XI to take on WTC winners NZ

What’s a World XI minus a surprise? There were a few in Aakash Chopra’s XI to take on WTC winners New Zealand. For starters, there was no Virat Kohli. Chopra's team however, had three Indians in it.

India captain Virat Kohli in the middle (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)
India captain Virat Kohli in the middle (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 10:57 AM IST

Aakash Chopra predicts India’s opening pair for England Tests

Cricketer-turned-commentator Chopra did not fail to point out that even if Gill wasn't selected, the next-in-line batsman was Mayank Agarwal and not KL Rahul.

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra(Twitter)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 08:55 AM IST

Kane Williamson talks about his relationship with India captain Virat Kohli

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that both of them have known each other for a long time as called him as ‘a mate’.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson after the match.(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson after the match.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 09:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Cried a few times: NZ bowling coach says winning WTC his 'greatest' achievement

New Zealand defeated India in the World Test Championship final by eight wickets to claim the trophy.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates with the trophy and teammates.(Action Images via Reuters)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates with the trophy and teammates.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Jun 28, 2021 09:23 PM IST

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

Kane Williamson said that the early wickets Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara set up the chances of a result in the reserve day.

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)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 04:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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