KOLKATA: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly hailed Virat Kohli’s captaincy and batting prowess and said that he had no doubt in his mind that the Indian team do well in Test series in England and Australia later this year. “Virat struggled in England (in 2014) and in less than six months’ time he scored four hundreds in four Tests in Australia. I’ve not seen any Indian batsman play so well in Australia,” said Ganguly, who along with Virat, launched a book — ‘Eleven Gods & A Billion Indians’ — by cricket historian Boria Majumdar at a city hotel on Saturday. “Sachin (Tendulkar), Rahul (Dravid), VVS (Laxman) and I — we all got hundreds in Australia, have but what Virat did in those four Tests was something I’ve not seen for a long time. That actually, transformed him,” Ganguly added. Lauding Virat for ability to balance the captaincy and batting responsibilities, Ganguly said: “There is a … [Read more...] about Haven’t seen any Indian play better than Virat Kohli in Australia: Sourav Ganguly
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NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli and his team are not sure of playing a day-night Test against the West Indies this October. According to BCCI sources, Kohli has discussed the issue with coach Ravi Shastri and could initiate more discussions with the Committee of Administrators led by Vinod Rai before the IPL opening ceremony in Mumbai on April 7. ALSO READ: BCCI should conduct Day-Night Tests - Saba Karim Contrary to the stand taken by the BCCI old guard including acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to host a day-night Test to boost fan’s interest, it appears the team management has its reservations since the players haven’t tested the Kookaburra pink ball. This was also Rai’s primary concern when he had proposed that the cricketers should be consulted before the day-night Test is given a go-ahead. ALSO READ: Hyderabad or Rajkot may host India's first ever Day-Night Test Sources indicate that Shastri had given his consent to play a day-night Test in writing to … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli for pink ball exposure before Day-Night Test
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?
Aiden Markram has stated that it is a special feeling to hear praise from one of the guys he looks forward to in cricket - Virat Kohli. Earlier, Virat Kohli, who is enjoying a break from cricket, had posted words of praise for the South African opener, who played two splendid innings in this series. Aiden Markram has always been deemed as a special talent in the South African cricketing circuit and he stood tall to the faith with his recent showings against Australia. The South African opener played two brilliant innings in this series and helped South Africa gain the upper hand in them. Clearly mesmerized by the sheer footwork of the South African opener, Kohli posted words of praise for him on his Twitter account and that was enough for the Titans opener to be excited. Aiden Markram is a delight to watch! — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 24, 2018 Aiden Markram 👌👏 — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 30, 2018 ‘It’s a special feeling’ … [Read more...] about Aiden Markram acknowledges his “special feeling” after Virat Kohli’s praise on Twitter
Former England pacer Bob Willis has lashed out at Surrey county club and termed their move of including Virat Kohli in their squad as “nonsense” stating that it will help the latter adjust to English conditions. Willis has also claimed that allowing the foreign players will cost the local talents. The trend of playing county cricket in England has been famous for a long time and after Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin, the Indian skipper also decided to play the county cricket. The reason behind Kohli’s request is to complete all their preparations ahead of the start of the series against England and Surrey announced that they are ready to welcome one of the best cricketers of the current time in his side. But Willis expressed his unhappiness over players from outside improving their skills in county cricket and also added that it also hampered the growth of the country’s local players. "I can't stand overseas players in county cricket. It doesn't benefit the … [Read more...] about Bob Willis calls Surrey’s decision of allowing Virat Kohli to play County as “Nonsense”