Virat Kohli

  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener 08-07-2014 11:56 PM

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp - the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • We would love to get back to winning ways: Alastair Cook 08-07-2014 08:21 PM

    Nottingham: England skipper Alastair Cook has admitted that it has been long since his side won a Test match and said they would desperately look to change that when the five-match series against India gets underway, here on Wednesday. "We haven't won a Test in a while and we would...
  • Five things to know as India begin grudge series against England 08-07-2014 04:17 PM

    London: After being beaten by Sri Lanka in a Test series on home soil for the first time, England will look to recover their reputation with five matches against India. It's the first five-Test series in 55 years between the two countries. They will be played quickly, across 42 days,...
  • England toughest venue for sub-continental players, says Kohli 07-07-2014 10:26 PM

    Nottingham: Virat Kohli has described England as 'one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams' but said they are focused on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test series to start the transition of the young Indian team to a good quality side. The opening Test begins on Wednesday...
  • India in with chance to rise in ICC Test rankings 07-07-2014 04:01 PM

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team has a chance to go up a rung and be third in the ICC rankings if it beats England in the upcoming five-Test series starting July 9. As things stand at present, India occupy fourth position with 102 ratings points, while England are a spot...
  • India in England: Will Rahul Dravid's words do the magic? 07-07-2014 01:40 PM

    Many have carried cricket's hallowed 'gentleman' tag with grace but very few come close to the sanctity Rahul Dravid maintained in his distinguished career. Dravid embodies 'team before self', and though the testimony to that (declaring with Tendulkar not out on 194) isn't acknowledged in most aficionado courtrooms, there can't...
  • Kohli, Pujara hold key to India's success in England 06-07-2014 08:52 PM

    Nottingham: With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at their disposal, India will be banking on their batsmen to get the team in position of strengths and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England. The preparations have already begun in...
  • Virat Kohli can take total control in England 04-07-2014 01:45 PM

    In 2014, gazing back at run-filled recent past of Virat Kohli, it seems almost a surprise to be reminded that India's new run-machine spent two Tests on the bench on the disastrous 2011 tour of England where he joined the squad to replace the injured Yuvraj Singh. While it's true,...
  • It's not important to prove anything to others, says Virat Kohli 30-06-2014 08:51 PM

    London: He has seen success across all three formats during the last few years which elevated him to the status of team's 'Numero Uno' batsman but Virat Kohli feels that there comes a point in someone's career when one doesn't feel an urge "to prove anything to others". "Initially, you...
  • Indian top-order gets quality batting practice on opening day 26-06-2014 11:33 PM

    Leicester: The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here on Thursday. As many as three batsmen went on to complete their half-centuries with comeback man Gautam...
  • MS Dhoni-led Indian team leaves for England tour 22-06-2014 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team led by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday left for England to compete in the five-match Test series, starting at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on July 9. The England tour commences on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester. The visitors are to play one...
  • Virat Kohli loses number one spot to AB de Villiers in ODI rankings 20-06-2014 07:45 PM

    Dubai: India's batting sensation Virat Kohli's decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa's AB de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday. Kohli was leading de Villiers by nine ratings points in the...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart 13-06-2014 02:54 PM

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19...
  • Live telecast of India's ODI series against Bangladesh looks doubtful 12-06-2014 09:57 PM

    New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup is all set to affect the three-match ODI series between a second-string India and Bangladesh starting June 15 with Indian broadcasters showing little interest in buying the rights for the live telecast of the series. According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, "Lack of...
  • Virat Kohli rooting for Germany in FIFA World Cup 2014 12-06-2014 02:10 PM

    Indian cricket team vice-captain Virat Kohli is ready to root for Germany in the upcoming mega-event in Brazil. ...
  • I am ready for England series, says Rohit Sharma 05-06-2014 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: With some fine performances in all three formats of the game, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma says he has answered most of his critics quite emphatically in the past one year but cannot really do much about those who keep thinking about him like obsessive lovers. "Even after a...
  • India slip to third but Virat Kohli on top in ICC ODI rankings 04-06-2014 08:37 PM

    The Indian cricket team dropped a rung to third but Virat Kohli continued to top the batting chart in the latest ICC one-day international rankings announced on Wednesday. India lost their second position to Sri Lanka, while Australia maintained their place at the top of the table. Sri Lanka's 3-2...
  • Virat Kohli wins Ceat cricketer of the year award 02-06-2014 09:19 PM

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli on Monday won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest player from the country to pick 100 Test wickets, bagged the Indian Player of the Year award for 2013-14. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the International...
  • Uthappa in fray as selectors to name teams for Bangladesh and England 27-05-2014 10:51 PM

    Mumbai: Prolific opener Robin Uthappa is all set to make a comeback into the Indian team for the limited-over series in Bangladesh as the selectors might think about giving regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli much needed rest ahead of the tour to England. The teams...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thrash Bangalore to end three-match losing streak 24-05-2014 06:52 PM

    Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75-run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore, which boosted CSK's hopes of finishing second on the table. Chasing a modest target of 154 set by RCB, largely due...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Bangalore, IPL 7, Match 53 24-05-2014 02:52 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their playoff hopes over after defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will play for pride against a slightly shaky Chennai Super Kings in their last league encounter of IPL 7. The 30-run...
  • IPL 7: RCB play for pride, CSK aim for second spot 24-05-2014 08:55 AM

    Their playoff hopes over after defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will play for pride against a slightly shaky Chennai Super Kings in their last league encounter of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League on Saturday. The 30-run defeat against KKR, who...
  • As it happened: KKR vs RCB, IPL 7, Match 49 22-05-2014 03:02 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Uthappa and Shakib's batting heroics took KKR to 195 after which Narine's 4 wickets limited RCB to 165/5 for a 30-run win - KKR's sixth in a row. Pre-match: The high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders, who are just two points...
  • IPL 7: Playoffs beckon Kolkata as they host Bangalore 22-05-2014 08:19 AM

    The high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders, who are just two points away from booking a berth in the playoffs, would look to seal it with a win against an inconsistent Royal Challengers Bangalore when they clash at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Kolkata have shown glimpses of their form in the...
  • IPL 7: Now we will have to wait and watch to know our fate, says Virat Kohli 20-05-2014 09:55 PM

    A disappointed Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday rued the fact that they will now have to adopt a "wait and watch" policy to know their chances of qualifying for the play-offs after the team slumped to its seventh defeat in IPL 7. RCB on Tuesday lost by...
  • IPL 7: RCB near exit door after 7-wicket defeat to Hyderabad 20-05-2014 07:22 PM

    Royal Challengers Bangalore were pushed close to exit door of IPL 7 after a crushing 7-wicket defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who kept their glimmer of playoff hopes alive in their last home game of the season. Chasing a challenging 161 to win, David Warner returned to Hyderabad's opening slot with...
  • Virat Kohli only Indian in world's most marketable athletes' list 20-05-2014 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: Indian batting star Virat Kohli has been rated second behind British Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton in the list of most marketable athletes by the UK magazine, 'SportsPro'. The list, driven by marketing potential over the next three years based on value for money, age, home market, charisma,...