Cricket

I Would Prefer To Bat At No. 3 in Tests: Hanuma Vihari

MOHALI (PUNJAB): Batsman Hanuma Vihari was promoted to number three position in the absence Cheteshwar Pujara and he responded well by scoring 58 on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Mohali. Pujara was dropped from the Test squad after performing badly over the last two years. “I would prefer batting at number …

‘Game-changer Pant, Befuddled Kohli’: Day 1 Highlights of 1st India-Sri Lanka Test

Propped up by Rishabh Pant’s rollicking 96 and Hanuma Vihari’s fifty, India reached 357-6 at stumps on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Mohali. Playing his 100th Test, Virat Kohli uncorked a few gorgeous shots but was prised out at 45. Here are the highlights of the day: Rohit pulls and …

[email protected]: How Does He Stack Up Against Greats Like Sachin & Dravid

On Friday, Virat Kohli became the 12th Indian cricketer to play 100 Tests as the first match between India and Sri Lanka at Mohali gets underway. He has joined the elite list of cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan …

BCCI to investigate journalist’s threat to Wriddhiman Saha

Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has kept newsmen busy from last few days. After he was dropped from India’s Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka, he revealed that the Head Coach Rahul Dravid had told him to consider retirement as he no longer fits in the team’s scheme of things. He also claimed that …

Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as India’s full-time Test captain

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced that Rohit Sharma will be India’s full-time Test captain. He is replacing Virat Kohli, who had voluntarity quit Test captaincy after the series defeat against South Africa. Rohit is already the ODI and T20I captain of India. Rohit has score 3047 runs in …

Lucknow to host 1st T20I as BCCI revises schedule of Sri Lanka’s tour to India

The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced a revised schedule for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour of India, keeping in the mind the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The assembly polls in UP are being held in seven phases, the last of which will take place on March 7. The tour will …

‘Leave him alone’: Rohit Sharma backs embattled Virat Kohli

KOLKATA: India’s limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma has thrown his weight behind embattled Virat Kohli, who has been grappling with poor form of late. Speaking with the media on the eve of the T20I series against the West Indies, Rohit stated that the team management has no issues with his form. “I think it all starts …

IPL auction 2022: Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Tim David make a splash on Day 2

During the two days of the mega Indian Premier League auction, a number of youngsters stunned everyone by fetching astronomical prices by different teams. Indian wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan and medium-pacer Deepak Chahar emerged as the two most expensive buys of the IPL auction 2022 by fetching Rs 15.25 crore and 14 crore respectively. Kishan was …

Who Has Stolen Ajinkya Rahane’s Credit?

Ajinkya Rahane, who was India’s stand-in captain during 2020-21 tour of Australia, has opened a can of worms by claiming in an interview that someone ‘stole’ his credit for the series victory. India had bounced back and registered a historic 2-1 Test series win Down Under after getting bundled out for 36 in the first …

Can Virat Kohli replicate Sachin 2.0?

After India’s unceremonious exit from the World Cup in March 2007, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell wrote a scathing piece ripping apart the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. “Before anybody else makes a decision on what will happen to Tendulkar the player himself has to have a good long look in the mirror and decide what …