newscricket11 hours ago

Shoaib Akhtar predicts Virat Kohli to play till 44 and score 120 centuries

Shoaib Akhtar has confidently claimed that Virat Kohli will go on to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 centuries by the time he calls an end to his career. However, the Pakistani pacer was quick to add that Kohli, as of now, had not done enough to be compared to the legendary Tendulkar.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Sports Ministry and BCCI to discuss playing Pakistan in ICC Test Championship

The BCCI have planned to meet Union Sports Minister Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore to discuss the option of playing against Pakistan in the Future Tours Programme (FTP). The ICC has introduced the Test championship which means that there is a high probability of the two teams playing a Test series.
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newscricketa day ago

Nic Pothas credits both India and Sri Lanka for putting up a great fight

Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas has appreciated the efforts of both India and Sri Lanka to make the Kolkata Test competitive despite the match being interrupted by rain. Pothas also explained how playing against India in back to back series had helped his team play a better brand of cricket.
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newscricket2 days ago

WATCH | Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli discuss declaration while being 100 meters apart

In cricket, the relationship between a coach and captain is important in deciding how well the team performs. On Day 5 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, the camera captured Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri effectively communicating while being at least a 100 meters away from each other.
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newscricket2 days ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket2 days ago

Mohammed Amir : Virat Kohli doesn’t give you a second chance if you drop his catch

Mohammed Amir has revealed that he felt his heart sink when Azhar Ali dropped Virat Kohli's catch in the Champions Trophy final because Kohli doesn’t give second chances to anyone. The Pakistan pacer has also added that picking Kohli’s wicket meant that Pakistan were halfway to securing the title.
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newscricket2 days ago

Dinesh Chandimal : India is one of the best fast bowling attacks that I have faced

Dinesh Chandimal has rated the Indian fast-bowling attack as one of the best in the contemporary cricket and praised the Indian bowlers' variations. The Sri Lankan captain has also lamented not dismissing Virat Kohli early, whose 50th century, took the game away from their clutches.
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newscricket2 days ago

Sourav Ganguly : Virat Kohli right up there with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar

After watching Virat Kohli’s 50th century, Sourav Ganguly couldn’t resist himself from praising the Indian skipper stating that he is at par with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. Ganguly has also warned the Lankans to pull up their socks in order to come close to beating India.
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newscricket2 days ago

Virat Kohli says Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be a vital part of India’s overseas plans

Virat Kohli has heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who got the man of the match award in the first Test against Sri Lanka after picking up eight wickets in two innings. He also stated that the conditions changed drastically over the five days and despite that the visitors showed a lot of character.
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newscricket2 days ago

WATCH | Things get heated-up between Dickwella and Kohli over wasting time on day 5

Despite being the better team and leading India throughout most of the game, Sri Lanka came dangerously close to losing the 1st Test when they saw a massive batting collapse chasing a target of 231 runs. Nirosan Dickwella tried his best to pass off the last few overs that frustrated Virat Kohli.
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