VIRAT KOHLI

  • ICC World Cup 2015: India inch closer to the quater-finals 19 hours 56 minutes ago

    R Ashwin picked up his career best ODI figures of 4 for 25 as India thrashed UAE by 9 wickets to register their third big win of the tournament. ...
  • Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane pave way for bright future: Mudassar Nazar 21 hours 5 minutes ago

    Mudassar Nazar was a pretty handy cricketer, more than bits-and-pieces but just short of a genuine allrounder. In a Pakistani line-up fill of glittering stroke makers, he provided the solidity - some would say extremely so - that encouraged the artists to bat around the artisan. In 76 Tests between...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals 21 hours 37 minutes ago

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...
  • Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad don't have Kohli's class: Mudassar Nazar Yesterday

    Perth: Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar. "Look there is a vast difference in pedigree of Virat and Akmal. Both Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad played...
  • Virat Kohli may get close to 50 ODI centuries: Sourav Ganguly 2 days ago

    Kolkata: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro's 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries,...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash 2 days ago

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Six interests in India vs UAE mismatch 3 days ago

    India's first encounter with minnows this World Cup will come at the back of two huge kills made by MS Dhoni's team. First they ensured Pakistan's jinx remained intact and then ended their own against South Africa. Next, it's the UAE. While India may yawn, swap TV channels and not...
  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going 3 days ago

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • World Cup: Fielding like a dream, Team India a stunner 4 days ago

    There was something unusual in the Melbourne air the other night. On an evening of several stirring deeds from India's cricketers, the most striking came from a pair of fast bowlers. And while it was with ball in hand, it was also not with ball in hand, if you get...
  • Kohli has no batting peers in the Indian team, says Barry Richards 4 days ago

    Perth: Legendary South African batsman Barry Richards feels Virat Kohli is a few notches above his contemporaries in the Indian team but still has some way to go before one can compare him with the iconic Sachin Tendulkar. "Virat Kohli undoubtedly is the best batsman in this current Indian team by...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli 4 days ago

    Perth: Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but "spin twins" Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have "proved their critics wrong" with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli. With convincing wins over Pakistan and South Africa...
  • World Cup: India have brought their A-game to the table, says Rohan Gavaskar 5 days ago

    Rohan Gavaskar feels Team India were not switched on during the tri-series and thinks the team is back to their best. ...
  • World Cup 2015: India's stars signing autographs, taking selfies with fans 5 days ago

    Team India took some time out from practice and brought smiles to faces of fans by signing autographs and taking selfies with them. ...
  • World Cup: Dhoni kept the fire burning, and it's showing 5 days ago

    Within minutes of India quelling Pakistan's feeble challenge in their World Cup opener in Adelaide more than a week back, a senior journalist asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in all seriousness, where India's skipper hid his magic wand, a wand he has waved with stunning effect on the big stage. "That magic...
  • World Cup side notes: Cricketers and their obsession with ink 6 days ago

    Having been in practice for over 6000 years with its roots traced back to the pharaohs of Egypt, the fad for tattoos has been ever growing with sportsperson, including cricketers craving to get inked. Tattoos are widely popular among sports players, but when it comes to cricketers, they seem to use...
  • India have thrown a World Cup dare by hammering South Africa 6 days ago

    There is a reason most of us compare cricket with life that is a great leveller, one of it being the great unpredictability that the sport offers in a matter of couple of hours where the fortunes of a side change at the drop of a hat. Never in the wildest...
  • ICC World Cup: India need to pull out all stops against South Africa 1 week ago

    After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the defending champions in Pool B. On the scale of 1 to...
  • ICC World Cup: Key battles that set up India-South Africa clash 1 week ago

    The Cricket World Cup over the years has produced some riveting encounters that have got fans engrossed around the world. While some have gone on to create history, others have dressed to the nines since the advent of coloured clothing in limited-overs cricket. There are very few sides in world cricket...
  • Cricket World Cup, Week 1: 300 is officially the new 250 February 21, 2015

    Five matches, five scores of over 300. To make it sound even worse for the bowlers, a successful chase of 300 - by Ireland, against West Indies, the once fast bowling haven. 1137 runs were scored in two games on the opening day in Australia and New Zealand but just as...
  • World Cup: I am best suited to bat No. 3, says Virat Kohli February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli declared on Saturday that after experimenting with his batting position, the team management has reached a conclusion that number three is the best slot for him in the World Cup. "I've played enough number of games to try and experiment batting position for the team...
  • Virat Kohli 2nd most followed Indian sportsperson on facebook, crosses 20 million February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday became the second most followed Indian sportsperson on 'Facebook' behind iconic Sachin Tendulkar as he crossed the 20-million mark, the social networking site said. The 26-year-old, who was the first Indian batsman to score a century against arch-rivals Pakistan in a World Cup...
  • ICC World Cup: Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets February 20, 2015

    His mohawk hairdo caught the eye as much as his wide range of shots, but Virat Kohli was focus personified while feasting on the spinners at the nets on friday, as India geared up to take on a traditionally pace-heavy South Africa in their next cricket World Cup match. Although it...
  • Ranji Trophy: Hot-headed Gambhir involved in verbal spat with Mumbai player February 20, 2015

    Gautam Gambhir's hot-headed nature has seen him get into altercations with Shahid Afridi, Shane Watson and Virat Kohli on the field. On the fourth day's play of the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash between Delhi and Mumbai at the DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi on Thursday (February 19), Shardul Thakur joined...
  • World Cup 2015: India have lot of match-winners, says Ganguly February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian batting line-up may seem to be heavily reliant on Virat Kohli, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the team has more than one player to depend on as far as one-day cricket is concerned. "In one-day Internationals, there are a lot of match winners. Rohit...
  • World Cup 2015: Batting is Team India's biggest strength, says South Africa's coach February 19, 2015

    South Africa's coach said that India have a seriously good batting line-up and Virat Kohli will be once again key in the match. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India resume training, Dhawan gets a new haircut February 19, 2015

    India began preparations for South Africa on Thursday, where Shikhar Dhawan was seen sporting a new hairstyle while Virat Kohli was mobbed by fans. ...
  • Soon you can play with Virat Kohli on your mobile February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: A mobile game developer will distribute and market games around Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for the next three years. "Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile game developer and publisher has signed an exclusive deal with CSE (a sister concern of Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Pvt Ltd) to develop, distribute and...
  • World Cup 2015: India's batting is not only about Kohli, says SA coach February 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Virat Kohli might be the "kingpin" of India's batting in the ongoing cricket World Cup but South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Thursday said his team is not making any special plans for the swashbuckling player ahead of the two sides' pool clash on Sunday. "We all know that Virat...
  • ICC World Cup: Team India's silence frustrates media February 19, 2015

    Defending champions India may be one of the most high-profile teams at the World Cup, but their reluctance to interact with the media has frustrated the large contingent of travelling reporters. The players have not spoken publicly since skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni addressed the mandatory post-match conference after the victory over...