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Sunil Gavaskar wants Rishabh Pant to succeed Virat Kohli as Test skipper

January 16, 2022 8:31:22 pm

Kohli surprised the cricket fraternity by quitting Test captaincy on Saturday evening, a day after losing the Test series in South Africa 1-2 to draw the curtains on a successful seven-year reign.

Australia beats England by 146 runs, completes 4-0 Ashes win

January 16, 2022 8:27:40 pm

Australia skipper Pat Cummins also had an impact in his second spell to finish with 3-42 on an eventful day that saw 17 wickets tumble for the second successive day in the game.

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Vicky Ostwal’s coach recalls 9-year-old who travelled daily from Lonavala to Mumbai

January 16, 2022 11:23:11 pm

But for cricket, Ostwal had to decide whether to move to Pune or Mumbai. Hills could give him fresh air but for cricket, he had to come to ground.

Passion, Skill, Attitude – South Africa rise again

January 16, 2022 8:08:31 pm

Series win over India could be the foundation of bigger things for new-look Proteas.

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Your legacy as captain will stand for benchmarks you set: R Ashwin

January 16, 2022 1:45:52 pm

Kohli, who took over from MS Dhoni midway through the Australian tour back in 2014-15, on Saturday announced his decision to quit Test captaincy.

Virat Kohli’s decision is personal, BCCI respects it: Sourav Ganguly

January 16, 2022 4:51:17 pm

Sourav Ganguly has lauded Virat Kohli for taking the team forward in all forms of cricket during his stint as India skipper but said his decision to quit Test captaincy was a personal one.

There’s a lesson in Elgar’s words for Kohli’s successor

January 16, 2022 8:17:05 pm

Next Test skipper would do well to ditch ‘us versus world’ narrative and keep a calm head under pressure.

U-19 World Cup: Yash Dhull, Vicky Ostwal shine in India’s 45-run win over South Africa

January 16, 2022 8:25:37 am

India's Vicky Ostwal (5/28) and Raj Angad Bawa (4/47) shared nine wickets between them.

Transition is here: KL Rahul might replace Kohli as Test captain, Pujara and Rahane might be on way out

January 16, 2022 8:08:53 pm

Transitions are never that boring in the high-stakes game of cricket leadership in India. Adding intrigue to the captaincy debate is the Test series defeat at Newlands.

Captain Kohli made the team in his image

January 16, 2022 7:46:34 am

His energy & fire is what made him distinct & most successful among Indian skippers.

Kohli the captain will be remembered for passion & intensity, even though he lacked empathy at times

January 16, 2022 8:12:20 pm

The ambition screamed in everything he did as a player. That percolated to everything he did: batting, fitness, fielding, captaincy, vision for the Test team, intensity on the field.

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Numbers tell the story—why Kohli was best Indian Test captain, in august company among contemporaries

January 15, 2022 8:53:44 pm

Among captains who have led their sides in at least 50 matches, only Steve Waugh (50.98%) and Ricky Ponting (62.33%) have better victory percentages than Virat Kohli.

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24 hours before tweeting, Virat Kohli had informed team that he was stepping down

January 16, 2022 7:27:49 am

Virat Kohli resigns as Test captain: This marked the end of Kohli’s journey as a skipper, as he had earlier relinquished T20I captaincy followed by the selectors’ decision to remove him from ODI leadership.

‘Virat Kohli took Test team to unprecedented heights’: Reactions pour in after Kohli steps down

January 16, 2022 2:37:46 am

Kohli led India to the top of world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded a memorable series win in Australia.

India vs South Africa U19 World Cup Highlights: India beat South Africa by 45 runs

January 16, 2022 2:34:00 am

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) U19 World Cup Highlights: India beat South Africa by 45 runs.

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Virat Kohli steps down as Test captain: ‘Everything has to come to a halt…’

January 15, 2022 9:04:47 pm

Virat Kohli led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins.

Australia leads England by 152 as 17 wickets tumble on Day 2

January 15, 2022 6:20:32 pm

Australia, which was bowled out for 303, did not require the offspin of Nathan Lyon to grab a 115-run first-innings lead as captain Pat Cummins led the charge with 4-45 and Mitchell Starc grabbed 3-53.

India drops to 5th in WTC standings after Newlands loss

January 15, 2022 12:15:40 pm

India have played nine Tests in the second cycle of WTC, winning four, losing three and drawing two.

Great world player in the making, reminds of Gundappa Viswanath: Shastri on Petersen

January 15, 2022 12:04:46 pm

Petersen proved to be a crucial member of the South African team that defeated India 2-1 in the just-concluded Test series.

DRS controversy gave us a window to chip away at target: Dean Elgar

January 15, 2022 11:52:36 am

The controversy led to tempers fraying in the Indian camp with skipper Kohli along with his deputy KL Rahul and senior offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin mocking the South African broadcasters 'SuperSport" on stump microphone.

U-19 World Cup: Australia, Sri Lanka register wins on Day 1

January 15, 2022 11:01:14 am

Australia notched up a six-wicket win over West Indies, Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 40 runs in two Group D matches on Friday.

Manipulating DRS images highly unlikely but scope for human error, says experienced broadcast director

January 15, 2022 8:16:00 pm

In light of the controversy around Elgar’s ‘non-dismissal’, Hemant Buch, a professional with experience of working on more than 100 Tests, feels chances of foul play are remote even though some technicians at work may differ in skill level.


Don’t lose focus, follow the process, never compromise on your ethics: Priyam Garg

January 15, 2022 9:46:58 am

As India begins its ICC Under-19 World Cup campaign in the West Indies, the skipper at the previous edition says the tournament should be treated as a stepping stone to reach higher levels, and advises the current batch not to be distracted by the sudden fame and attention that comes their way. He lays emphasis on working hard and not deviating from the schedule, not taking their eye off the ultimate goal – which should be playing for the senior national team.

Weekly Sports Newsletter: KL Rahul India skipper, Hardik Pandya IPL captain … What?

January 15, 2022 8:15:17 pm

How the leading the national team is very different from being in-charge of a franchise team and Indian cricket's decision makers should know this.

India need to address misfiring middle order

January 15, 2022 8:14:53 am

After missed opportunity in South Africa, selectors have to try alternative personnel in home Tests vs Sri Lanka.