Monday, 24 April 2017

Tag Archives: Virat Kohli

Here’s why Shane Watson called Virat Kohli ‘DICTATOR’

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MUMBAI: While India skipper Virat Kohli has come under criticism from Australian media for India’s aggressive brand of cricket, former Aussie cricketer Shane Watson has praised Kohli for his leadership. “Virat Kohli’s captaincy is an iron-fisted dictatorship and Australia must brace themselves for the attack of the clones in Ranchi,” ...

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Dont compare me with Virat Kohli, says Babar Azam

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Pakistan latest batting prodigy, Babar Azam has said that he should not be compared with Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli. Azam who is currently at Pakistan training camp for the West Indies said that the two batsmen are pretty different. “I am different and Kohli is different. My focus is ...

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Nathan Lyon says the pressure is on India in Ranchi

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BANGALORE: Nathan Lyon has declared India are the only side under pressure in the ongoing four-Test series – and that it showed in Bangalore. Opposing skippers Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are set to meet alongside incoming match referee Richie Richardson in Ranchi. Smith and Kohli both have a long ...

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India withdraw Smith protest as boards make peace

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BENGALURU: India have withdrawn an official protest about the actions of Australia captain Steve Smith in the second Test as the governing bodies of both countries moved to bring an end to the acrimony surrounding the ongoing four-match series. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier ...

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Matthew Renshaw laughs off Kohli’s sledges

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BANGALORE: Young opener amused by Indian skipper’s attempts to rattle him on day two of second Test in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli will need to work on his sledging if he is to unsettle Australia opener Matthew Renshaw after the India skipper’s taunts left the youngster in stitches. Renshaw had a ...

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Lyon takes 8 as India bundled out for 189 on first day

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BANGALORE: Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed eight wickets, including Virat Kohli´s prized scalp, to leave India reeling on the opening day of the second Test in Bangalore today. The hosts were 168 for five at tea with opener Lokesh Rahul fighting on with an unbeaten half-century at Bangalore´s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. ...

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‘Hurt’ India will not repeat Pune mistakes, vows Kohli

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BANGALORE: India have learnt their lessons from the debacle in Pune and will not repeat the mistakes in the second test against Australia, captain Virat Kohli said on Friday. Kohli’s men entered the series with a 19-test unbeaten streak but were thumped by 333 runs inside three days on a ...

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Australia find right formula to exploit Indian weaknesses

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PUNE: Australia’s utter dominance in Pune provided clear evidence that the touring side arrived in India armed with the tactics and personnel to beat the hosts at their own game in what promises to be a compelling four-Test series. Few would have predicted the events that unfolded in the opener, ...

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Virat Kohli issues Starc warning to Indian batsmen

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DEW DELHI: Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has raised his game to the next level and India’s batsmen need to be wary of his ability to trouble them with reverse swing, home captain Virat Kohli said on the eve of the first test beginning on Thursday. The 27-year-old left-arm paceman was ...

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Sledging? Go for it, says Australia’s Smith

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MUMBAI: Australian captain Steve Smith raised the temperature Tuesday ahead of the first Test against India, calling on his players to “go for it” with the verbal volleys and on-field aggression. India-Australia series are notoriously feisty affairs — the 2008 contest Down Under was almost called off following the infamous ...

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