VIRAT KOHLI

  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence Yesterday

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • Dhoni rested; Ashwin, Aaron return for Sri Lanka ODIs 4 days ago

    After coming down hard on the West Indies with a decision to sue the WICB over withdrawing midway through its tour of India, the BCCI announced the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match home series with Sri Lanka, resting regular skipper MS Dhoni and giving the...
  • In case you missed, Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar's record 5 days ago

    Every Indian fan was waiting for Virat Kohli to return to the kind of form that has earned him the tag of 'run machine', and after showing signs of it with a half-century against West Indies, India's most promising match-winner confirmed regaining his prolific touch with a century - the...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 5 days ago

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in...
  • People expect runs from me everytime, says Virat Kohli 1 week ago

    Dharamsala: Back in business after a belligerent century in India's thumping win against West Indies in the fourth ODI, Virat Kohli said he is getting used to the burden of expectations from people all around. Kohli, who followed up his 62-run performance in the Delhi ODI with a 114-ball 127 to...
  • 4th ODI: India pocket series 2-1 after West Indies abandon tour October 17, 2014

    Virat Kohli struck a magnificent 127 as India cruised to a 59-run win over the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday and sealed the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out of the remainder of the tour due to an ongoing payment dispute between the WICB (West Indies...
  • As it happened: India vs West Indies, 4th ODI October 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo (c), Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Sulieman Benn, Jerome Taylor India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk),...
  • Virat Kohli sounds warning bell for West Indies ahead of 4th ODI October 16, 2014

    Dharamsala: Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli said his fighting half-century last week in the 2nd ODI in Delhi was the kind of knock he needed to overcome the first lean patch of his otherwise prolific career. Kohli has endured a prolonged slump in form since the England tour, where he failed...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup October 16, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • Virat deserved India cap earlier than me, says Pandey October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: He started his career as an equally talented U-19 cricketer like his illustrious peer Virat Kohli but Manish Pandey believes his former India colts colleague "fully deserved to play for the country" ahead of him. Six years since their U-19 World Cup win in Kuala Lumpur, Kohli has established...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly October 14, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • Change in slot helped Virat Kohli and team: MS Dhoni October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team's sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who...
  • India and Virat Kohli hit back October 12, 2014

    The struggle and turmoil of Virat Kohli seems to have abated after his 78-ball 62 against West Indies in the second one-dayer on Saturday at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Kohli has been struggling for form since the last tour of England, but at his home turf he stayed patient and was...
  • Dhawan wishes success to Kohli; Bravo wants just opposite October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The age-old cliche that "You can either love him or hate him but you can't ignore him" fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career. While the...
  • Know your ISL team: FC Goa October 10, 2014

    After Kolkata and the North-east, the city of Goa is high up on the fan graph of football in India, and it's only apt that it is one of the eight franchises of the Indian Super League. Joining the bandwagon of cricketers as team owners, Virat Kohli became the...
  • Virat Kohli's loss of form is a huge cause of concern, says Sunil Gavaskar October 9, 2014

    Expressing concern over Virat Kohli's prolonged loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways. Kohli made his ninth single-digit score in his last 16 innings when he managed just...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs October 9, 2014

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing a...
  • MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli doubtful for gala ISL opening October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli, who are co-owners of ISL Chennai and Goa franchisees respectively, are unlikely to participate in the gala ISL opening on October 12. "I am not sure if the BCCI will allow them to be present on the inauguration in...
  • 1st ODI: India, West Indies begin series amid ISL buzz October 8, 2014

    Sunil Narine fish-hooked by WICB. Chris Gayle busy tweeting images of recuperation. Virat Kohli looking forward to home comfort. And Kuldeep Yadav an exciting, unusual option. These and an eye on sorting out their World Cup options will be the talking points for India and West Indies over the next...
  • Chance for Virat Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot October 5, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsman Virat Kohli will be aiming to reclaim his No.1 ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen when he takes the field against the West Indies in the five-match ODI series starting October 8. Kohli, who is ranked third, surged to the top of...
  • Indian Super League trophy unveiled in Mumbai October 5, 2014

    The much awaited Indian Super League trophy was unveiled in Mumbai on Sunday in the presence of star players of the respective teams and the founding chairperson Nita Ambani. The inaugural season of the country's premier football league will kick off on October 12th. Eight city-based teams from across the...
  • BCCI should appoint Virat Kohli as Test captain: Mohammad Azharuddin October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Wednesday said that BCCI should think of appointing young Virat Kohli as the Test captain after India's drubbing in the longest format in the recently concluded series in England. The 51-year-old came down heavily on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said,"You don't survive as...
  • ISL: FC Goa name Virat Kohli as new co-owner and ambassador September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: FC Goa on Wednesday named India cricketer Virat Kohli as its new co-owner and brand ambassador for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) that will be held Oct 12-Dec 20. "I am very excited to be a part of this franchise in what definitely looks like...
  • Owning an ISL team is not a decision taken in haste, says Virat Kohli September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: At 25, Virat Kohli co-owns an ISL football team and the young Indian batsman says his passion for the sport along with future planning influenced his decision to invest in FC Goa. Former cricket stars Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar along with Bollywood personalities such as John Abraham and Abhishek...
  • Sachin Tendulkar helping Virat Kohli come out of bad form September 19, 2014

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Virat Kohli is in the middle of a woeful batting form, and his desperation to come out of it has sent an SOS to Sachin Tendulkar: 'Help me overcome this'. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Kohli is currently in Mumbai batting in...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title September 15, 2014

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the fivemonth countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • Oneday cricket is struggling and irrelevant, says Dravid September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context. "I think oneday cricket is...
  • Virat Kohli: Patchy form but still number one T20 batsman September 10, 2014

    India's Virat Kohli has become the numberone ranked T20 batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for the first time in his career. Apart from Kohli, Suresh Raina is the only other Indian batsman in top 10. This followed his powerful performance in the oneoff T20 in Birmingham on Sunday, where...