VIRAT KOHLI

  • Virat Kohli is a good captain in making: Bharat Arun 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    Chennai: Bharat Arun, India's assistant coach has been instrumental in India's turnaround in the World Cup and goes on to say that the Indian team has had a pretty good summer in trying conditions. He also went on to add that his experience in Australia will only go on to enhance...
  • Virat Kohli's work ethics are second to none, says Ravi Shastri 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense". "If it was so, Virat wouldn't have got...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings 2 days ago

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • Respect Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's personal lives: Yuvraj Singh 2 days ago

    Out-of-favour India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has appealed to the cricket fans to respect Test captain Virat Kohli and his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma's personal lives. Anushka, who was in attendance at the Sydney Cricket Ground during India's World Cup semifinal against Australia, was blamed for Kohli's failure in the match which...
  • Virat Kohli must play more responsibly: Erapalli Prasanna 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli is expected to captain India in all formats at some point but before that happens the star batsmen must start taking more responsibility towards his team, says spin great Erapalli Prasanna. "In all probability, Kohli will captain the Indian team in the next World Cup. For that,...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli has been sensational in Australia, says Rahul Dravid 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Dismissing criticism against Virat Kohli for his early dismissal in the World Cup semi-final against Australia, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid said barring the one blip, the star batsman has been sensational Down Under. "We have short memory. He did play his absolute best at the Test matches. In...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • Stop blaming Anushka Sharma: Bollywood on India's World Cup loss 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Members of the film fraternity have condemned social media trolls against Anushka Sharma. While Priyanka Chopra says it's "horrible to see a supportive girlfriend being lynched for a game she just watched", Dia Mirza has called it "disgusting". Anushka has been been trolled unabashedly on social media for her presence...
  • Head held high, India's ouster from World Cup just a bad day 6 days ago

    This was always on the cards as not every day you will get things going your way. There comes a time when you need somebody to stick his neck out and fight it through but sports can be cruel in that regard as no matter how hard you try to...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India's studs and duds of the tournament 6 days ago

    MS Dhoni's men were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 by Australia in the semi-final on Thursday following a 95-run defeat. Despite the loss, India can hold their heads high after a spirited showing in the campaign. Before the World Cup began, everyone had written India off. Even a...
  • Team India should be proud of their World Cup campaign 6 days ago

    Sydney: Back in 2003, India's World Cup campaign consisted of eight straight wins bookended by crushing defeats to Australia, one of them in the final at The Wanderers. Almost exactly 12 years on, India's hitherto blemish-free tournament came to a juddering halt against the men in gold and green. This...
  • Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit 6 days ago

    Sydney/New Delhi: A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken. Disappointment was writ large on the faces of...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Ravindra Jadeja - India's biggest disappointment 6 days ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Mohammad Shami not clicking was very disappointing for me. He has been a...
  • World Cup: Senior Indian players have to deliver when it matters 6 days ago

    There is a lot of talk about pace and bounce when Australian pitches figure in discussions, and if one batsman used those attributes to his advantage on Thursday, it was Steven Smith. Smith has plundered runs right through the summer with, of course, a special liking towards the Indian attack. It...
  • World Cup: Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form, says Ganguly 6 days ago

    Sydney: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity. After actress Anushka was attacked by the twitterati, Ganguly said it's sad to see the...
  • World Cup 2015: India succumbed under the pressure, says Sunil Gavaskar 6 days ago

    Sydney: Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia on Thursday. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run-a-ball 65 stood tall amid a disappointing show as...
  • Virat Kohli needs to walk the talk after failing in the World Cup 6 days ago

    "We are going to go all out and there is no doubt about that. We are not going to leave anything in the tank in these games," a confident Virat Kohli had said before India's semi-final against Australia at Sydney, which was certainly the most important game of the World...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Fans leave teary-eyed after India's loss against Australia 6 days ago

    Lot of Indian fans were extremely excited about India's semi-final clash against Australia but the Men in Blue's ouster has left them gutted. ...
  • Stop blaming Anushka for Virat Kohli and Team India's World Cup failure 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Virat Kohli's failure to perform in the semi-final match against Australia has been blamed on his girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The actress was unfortunately bullied on social media for her presence in the Sydney stadium during the match in which Kohli struggled for 13 balls to...
  • World Cup: Mixed twitter reactions on India's defeat against Australia 6 days ago

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs in the second semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday. After winning seven matches on the trot, India's quest for a second successive World Cup title was finally ended as Australians outplayed MS...
  • Australia knock India out to set up date with New Zealand in World Cup final 6 days ago

    Australia went into the semi-finals with their noses slightly in front because of their unbeaten record in the semi-finals of the World Cup and they just about vindicated that documentation by getting the better off the defending champions India by 95 runs at the SCG to book their place in...
  • Some blamed Anushka Sharma and some just cried; Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli's dismissal 6 days ago

    In a match as crucial as the semi-finals of the World Cup, Virat Kohli managed to disappoint. And of course no one liked that. A match that has been on the tough end from the very beginning, and on which so much rests, did not manage to get the best...
  • World Cup: Twitter goes berserk after Virat Kohli falters in tall chase 1 week ago

    Indian fans reacted in anger and dismay on social media after star batsman Virat Kohli was dismissed for 1 in his team's tall run chase of 329 against Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup on Thursday. Many of the ardent fans, who were expecting a special...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. An undefeated India will face their biggest challenge of the World Cup when they take on co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the latter's backyard at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There has been a lot of talk about the match...
  • World Cup 2015: Heart wants India but will be tough to beat Aussies, says Anil Kumble 1 week ago

    Former India leg-spinner thinks that the team that holds on to their nerves better will come out as the winner and winning the match is more important than winning verbal spat. ...
  • World Cup: Stay task focused to control emotions, former psychologist advises India 1 week ago

    Kolkata: As title holders India gear up to take on formidable Australia in a mouth-watering World Cup semi-final clash on Thursday, the team's former psychologist Sandy Gordon feels Virat Kohli and his young team-mates need to stayed focused on their task to keep their emotions in check on and off...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India's road to the semi-finals March 25, 2015

    Undoubtedly, India have played like World Champions. After a dismal show in the Test series against Australia and the ODI tri-series, no one expected India will turn the tables like they have and that too on the biggest stage of all - the ICC World Cup. Players, who raised many...