Hailing the decision of Virat Kohli to play County Cricket, David Gower has opined that the player’s eagerness to play for Surrey aptly describes his priorities for Test cricket. The former England captain also underlined that It will be a nice experience for Surrey to have Kohli at their disposal. Virat Kohli is all set to play county cricket in his bid to prepare for the upcoming Test series against England in August-September. While he is facing criticism for missing the historic Test match against Afghanistan next month, legendary English cricketer, David Gower has opined that his decision to play for Surrey will raise the profile of the marquee England-India Test series, scheduled to be played in July, this year. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the former England captain highly praised the current Indian captain for his decision and noted that Kohli’s eagerness to play for Surrey also points out how he has given the importance to Test cricket. … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s decision to play County Cricket proves his hunger to score runs in England, says David Gower
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As a cricketer, Virat Kohli has set new benchmarks both in batting and in fitness. In an interview to Avijit Ghosh, he talks about why young Indians need to get away from virtual sports and play outdoors. Edited excerpts… A survey that you commissioned in association with PUMA found that one-third of those surveyed (between 18-40 years) had not indulged in any physical activity in the past year. That means no running, going to the gym or playing a sport. That’s worrying. That’s not just worrying, it’s disastrous. If I wasn’t engaged in any physical activity for a year, I don’t think I would be alive. Even if I was not playing professional cricket, I can’t imagine myself not doing any physical activity at all. The survey conducted across 18 cities also shows that people are spending four to five hours every day on the mobile phone. Technology and social platforms rather than being helpful are starting to become harmful for a lot of people. … [Read more...] about Even during my boards, I would find the time to go and play: Virat Kohli
Kuldeep Yadav has revealed that it is very difficult to bowl Virat Kohli who always keeps taking singles and doubles over an impact player like Chris Gayle. The 23-year-old chinaman bowler also stated that he has taken time to return from injury and isn’t happy with his current IPL performances. Though it is the Jamaican opener who has taken the IPL by storm with his swashbuckling heroics in four games which have seen Kings XI Punjab sit in the top half of the table in the first-half of the season, Kuldeep has stated that bowlers would find it more difficult to bowl to Kohli. Though the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper has more runs than Gayle this season, as he played four more games than his former teammate, Bangalore have been struggling to win and with his innings getting rendered ineffective. While Gayle has proved to be a nightmare for bowlers garnering 252 runs in four matches at an average of 126 and strike rate of 161.53, a more consistent Kohli has been … [Read more...] about Difficult to bowl Virat Kohli as he keeps bowlers under pressure, says Kuldeep Yadav
Virat Kohli didn’t mince his words while praising MS Dhoni's match-winning knock, against RCB, in his post-match interview. The Indian captain also pinpointed his predecessor’s higher batting position as a major factor in his performance in the IPL since it gives him more time to express himself. Dhoni’s blistering knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore was a perfect reply to the people who believe that his time as a T20 batsman is over. The former Indian captain has looked in ominous touch this season and was successful in guiding his team over the line, unlike the Kings XI Punjab match. Riding on half centuries by Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore amassed a total of 205 runs in 20 overs and having never lost a game defending over 200 runs in the Chinnaswamy, they would have been very confident at the start. In reply, CSK found themselves struggling at 74/4 in nine overs but Dhoni's 32 ball 70 balls and Ambati Rayudu's 82 … [Read more...] about IPL 2018| Great to see MS Dhoni hitting this way but I wish he was not, comments Virat Kohli
A statistical comparison between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli to determine who the better T20 batsman is. Feature 03 Apr 2018, 20:56 IST The India vs Pakistan angleThere is no bigger sporting rivalry in the world than the intense competition between Pakistan and India in cricket. Both sets of fans are very passionate about the game of cricket and always love a debate.Fans were recently locked in a heated argument over which T20 league was better, the Pakistan Super League or the Indian Premier League. However, it is very hard to compare the leagues themselves, since they are so different.Yet, when it comes to comparing individual players, this can easily be done by providing reasonable arguments supported by concrete statistics and insightful analysis.A new debateThe current battleground between Pakistan and India fans has come over who the better T20 player is: Babar Azam or Virat Kohli. Both players have obtained cult status in their respective countries and have … [Read more...] about Is Babar Azam really a better T20 batsman than Virat Kohli?