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Virat Kohli, a poor ambassador for the spirit of cricket

Virat Kohli, a poor ambassador for the spirit of cricket

Virat Kohli has been a darling of the Indian media ever since he made it to the national team, and more so since he took over its captaincy.He is affable enough when the going is good, which – to be fair – it has been rather often. But let us also keep in mind that Kohli has had an extraordinary run...

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Will Team India's stubborn selection process cost them dear?

Will Team India's stubborn selection process cost them dear?

When Rishabh Pant walked out to Old Trafford during the semi-final of a tense chase against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019, there were many who expected a game-changing knock from the youngster. Pant failed to impress, walking back to the pavilion for just 32, sparking a wave of criticism. Br...

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Will India's selection game hurt Rishabh Pant?

Will India's selection game hurt Rishabh Pant?

"I think Rishabh Pant is a very confused, unsettled young man." Those were Harsha Bhogle's words in a video on Cricbuzz just a day back, where he discussed the confusing Indian wicket-keeping situation in the upcoming away series against New Zealand. With Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul and Sanju Samson ba...

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13 years on, Virat Kohli vindicates his early chutzpah

13 years on, Virat Kohli vindicates his early chutzpah

2006. The year Virat Kohli made his first class debut for Delhi. The team had talented names like Ashish Nehra, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Aakash Chopra and Vijay Dahiya –- to name but a few. Being based out of Delhi at that time gave me the opportunity of covering all Ranji Trophy matches at ...

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Jadeja rises as Dhoni fades out

Jadeja rises as Dhoni fades out

"He is favoured by MS Dhoni and that’s why he is in the team." "His bowling in Tests is only effective on dry, dusty, turning wickets at home, especially on Day 4 or Day 5." "As a batsman, he has no real talent. For an all-rounder, his batting style gives no hope especially when India need quick ru...

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Would have easily dominated 'baby bowler' Jasprit Bumrah: Abdul Razzaq

Would have easily dominated 'baby bowler' Jasprit Bumrah: Abdul Razzaq

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq feels he would have gotten the better of highly rated India pacer Jasprit Bumrah had he still been playing the game.  "After having faced world class bowlers in my time, I would have had no problem against a bowler like Bumrah. Pressure would have b...

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Virat Kohli a good player, but not at Sachin Tendulkar's level: Abdul Razzaq

Virat Kohli a good player, but not at Sachin Tendulkar's level: Abdul Razzaq

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq who has been criticised for his absurd remarks on several aspects of the game previously, courted controversy yet again after claiming that Team India skipper Virat Kohli was a 'good' player, who despite all his talent could not be compared to legendary crick...

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Is this the time for the best of 'gruelling' Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith rivalry?

Is this the time for the best of 'gruelling' Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith rivalry?

Cricket has witnessed some of the most intense and hard-fought rivalries over the years. The 70s and 80s witnessed a brutal combat between legendary cricketers Viv Richards and Jeff Thomson. This was followed by a hard-fought rivalry between Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in the 90s, as well as th...

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Five Indians who will command interest at IPL auction after Syed Mushtaq Ali showing

Five Indians who will command interest at IPL auction after Syed Mushtaq Ali showing

The prestigious Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019 witnessed spectacular performances and exciting gameplay, which enthralled the audiences to no end. Karnataka emerged victorious over Tamil Nadu in the final of the tournament by a margin of only one run, in a clash which went down to the last ball. This...

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It's Pant vs Samson, not India vs West Indies!

It's Pant vs Samson, not India vs West Indies!

Sanju Samson recently returned to the Indian team for T20Is against Bangladesh but warmed the bench irrespective of Rishabh Pant continuing batting clueless. Not long after, out came the squad for the West Indies T20Is and Samson was indescribably nowhere to be seen in it. Poor Samson could do not...

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