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featurecricket7 months ago

Steve Smith’s form is beyond just a blip — it is now a genuine concern

Cristiano Ronaldo missing a penalty. Roger Federer losing in the first week of Wimbledon. Steve Smith getting dismissed for a duck in Test cricket. There are certain events in sports which, as a viewer, you feel are implausible.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

You definitely want to be following what Virat Kohli is doing, insists Karun Nair

Karun Nair has stated that Virat Kohli does most things right as a cricketer and his hard work makes him an inspiration for all budding cricketers. The Karnataka batsman has also added that he is a huge Cristiano Ronaldo fan and the way he has risen to the top has been an inspiring story.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 list of world's highest paid athletes

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, ranked at number 66 with estimated earnings of $26 million, is the only cricketer to feature in Forbes’ list of the Top 100 highest paid athletes in the world for the year 2020. Federer topping the charts sees him become the first Tennis player to hold top spot.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Credit for my fitness transformation goes to Shanker Basu, attests Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has asserted that Shanker Basu was the reason behind his transformation and it was the former India and RCB trainer who pushed him to do weight lifting. Kohli has also revealed that even though he was a bit hesitant at the beginning, results started to show gradually in three weeks.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Australia’s Jona ‘Ronaldo’ Watts comes up with outrageous kick to inflict improbable run-out

Over the years, we’ve seen cricketers showcase their football skills and even inflict run-outs through it, albeit from a close range. However, in a one-of-a-kind run out, Australia’s Jona Watts went all Ronaldo as he came up with a pin-point kick from short-cover to inflict an outrageous run-out.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND v WI | Virat Kohli is the cricketing equivalent of Cristiano Ronaldo, says Brian Lara

Legendary cricket Brian Lara reckons Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the cricketing equivalent of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for his sheer commitment towards the game. Lara further added Kohli, who averages 50-plus in all three formats, is a player that belongs in the best teams of any era.
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newscricket2 years ago

We always look up to footballers for their fitness and discipline, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has admitted that as cricketers, they always look up to the fitness levels that footballers maintain and the discipline in their schedule that allows them to reach the highest levels. Kohli further added that he would prefer Cristiano Ronaldo over the Brazilian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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newscricket2 years ago

Virat Kohli ends last on Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes

Despite an increase in Virat Kohli’s endorsements of $1m from last year, the Indian cricket star has slipped to the 100th position from 83rd last year in the Forbes 2019 list of world’s highest-paid athletes. The first three places are taken by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar Jr.
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2019 | Warner-Bairstow pairing like Ronaldo-Rooney combo at Manchester United, opines Eoin Morgan

England ODI captain Eoin Morgan has compared Sunrisers Hyderabad’s opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to footballing legends - Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The two SRH openers have scored a total of 510 runs amongst themselves since the start of this year’s tournament.
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featurecricket3 years ago

Should heroes be exemplary anymore or is it for the masses to decide

Getting compared to Sachin Tendulkar every week surely makes Virat Kohli, whose cavalier attitude and invincible batting has seen the millennials religiously idolizing him more than any cricketer ever, a hero for the masses. But, unlike his batting, his character flaws might not be worth idolizing.
Subhayan Dutta