Top 5 / Top 10 38 // 22 Jan 2019, 16:38 IST SHARE Cricket is the only team sport where the role of the Captain is elaborate and all-absorbing. The glorious game has eleven players in one team but the collective responsibility of a nation’s win or loss is ultimately placed on the head and shoulders of the leader. He not only has to answer for his own failures but is held accountable for his teammates as well.The skipper has to be an astute observer to the proceedings and has to remain proactive. Thus, the traditional cricket captains are customarily the best batsmen of the team. Sir Don Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Gary Sobers, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, etc. all have taken the burden of being a captain. It is easier to demand the absolute best from your teammates when you yourself are setting up an example.In the modern era, we have four batsmen who shall definitely grace the hall of fame once they finish playing. England’s Joe Root, … [Read more...] about India vs New Zealand 2019, captains’ corner: Virat Kohli vs Kane Williamson- Who’s better?
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Top 5 / Top 10 182 // 05 Nov 2018, 18:27 IST SHARE Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, the man who rocked the cricketing world with his explosive batting. The inventor of gladiatorial cricket. The bowler killer. There are many titles to this menacing yesteryear batsman. But everything fell short against his demeanour!When Greenidge or Haynes got out, there used to be a deafening silence among the crowd. The world stopped when Sir Viv Richards walked in, with every single pair of eyeballs on him as he walked like a lion going on a hunt, busy adjusting the chewing gum between his jaws, flexing his shoulder muscles one after the other with his weapon.Sir Viv was considered to be one of the most devastating and intimidating batsmen of all time. He was voted as the greatest ODI batsman of all time in 2002. And the third greatest Test batsman of all time, only behind Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.But, if there was any batsman after Bradman, who … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli vs Sir Vivian Richards: A statistical battle
Stats 18 // 26 Aug 2018, 04:47 IST SHARE Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli is widely regarded as one of the modern day greats of the game across formats. He is one of the four batsmen in World Cricket who define modern day class and consistency and are extremely effective irrespective of the condition and the opposition. The other three batsmen include- Australia’s Steve Smith, England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson. Interestingly, these four also make it to the Top 5 of the ICC test Rankings at present.Although Virat had surpassed Steve Smith to get back to his No. 1 ranking after he scored 200 runs in the Trent Bridge Test against England, in terms of the Total runs scored in Test Career, he is still behind Joe Root and Steve Smith. However, he has more runs under his belt than Kane Williamson. While Virat trails Root by 108 runs, he needs 206 runs in the ongoing series to go past Steve Smith, who is currently … [Read more...] about England vs India 2018: Virat Kohli inches closer to overtaking Steven Smith’s run tally in Test cricket
News 08 Aug 2018, 00:35 IST SHARE Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has advised Indian captain Virat Kohli to build on his remarkable performance at Edgbaston by scoring heavily in the upcoming matches in the England series.Cautioning the 29-year-old against getting satisfied with his spectacular effort in the series opener, Tendulkar urged him to extend his impressive form in the remaining Tests too. Even though the skipper's heroics ended in vain in Birmingham, the maestro assured Kohli that his inspiring passion for the game would eventually produce the desired results."I would say, just continue, he's doing a fantastic job so just continue. Don't worry about what's happening around you, keep your focus on what you want to achieve and let your heart guide the way," Tendulkar told ESPNCricinfo.He added, "Along the way, there will be plenty of things said and done, but eventually, if you are passionate about what you want in life, then the results will invariably follow."After … [Read more...] about England vs India 2018: Sachin Tendulkar wants ‘more runs’ from Virat Kohli
Kumar Sangakkara has claimed that Virat Kohli is more than capable of being branded as India’s greatest cricketer of all time if he continues to do what he’s doing at the highest level. He also backed Kohli to go ahead of Sachin Tendulkar in the record books if he’s can continue with his good form. When all else fails, trust in Virat Kohli seems to be the motto of the Indian cricket team. And Kohli’s stats speak for themselves as he has amassed 1059 runs from 10 Test’s last year with an average 75.64 while he scored 1460 runs from 26 matches at 76.84 in the ODI format. Kohli also scored 300 runs from 10 T20I’s at a decent average of 37.37. And former Sri Lankan skipper, Kumar Sangakkara suggested that if things continue to stay as they are then it won’t be long before the 29-year old is labeled as India’s greatest batsman of all time. Sangakkara also suggested that Kohli is definitely a contender to break the record of most centuries … [Read more...] about Kumar Sangakkara: Virat Kohli is capable of becoming India’s greatest batsman of all time