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Kohli blasts ‘criminal’ bowling after IPL six-fest

Bangalore: Captain Virat Kohli slammed Royal Challengers’ bowling as “criminal” after Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifted Chennai Super Kings top of the Indian Premier League in a game featuring a record 33 sixes. Dhoni — who stood down for Kohli as India skipper in all formats last year — smashed an unbeaten 70 off 34 as…

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Touch of Klaasen as South Africa beat India by six wickets

CENTURION: For the second time in his short career, Heinrich Klaasen halted India’s cricketing juggernaut as South Africa won the second Twenty20 international by six wickets at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Klaasen slammed seven sixes in hitting 69 off 30 balls as South Africa chased down a target of 189 with eight balls to spare….

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It’s not finished yet, says ‘world best’ Kohli

Johannesburg: Indian captain Virat Kohli, labelled the best batsman in the world by head coach Ravi Shastri, wants his team to rise to one more challenge before they finish their gruelling South African tour. “The tour is not over,” said Kohli ahead of a three-match Twenty20 series starting at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on…

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Kohli ton leads India to 8-wicket rout of South Africa

Centurion: Captain Virat Kohli smashed his 35th ODI century on Friday as India stormed to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over South Africa in the sixth and final match to take the series 5-1. Kohli finished on 129 not out as India reached their target in the 33rd over after South Africa had been dismissed for…

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Dhawan upstages run machine Kohli before India stall

Johannesburg: Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan hit a century and upstaged his captain, Virat Kohli, in the fourth one-day international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Dhawan made 109 in an Indian total of 289 for seven after Kohli won the toss and decided to bat on a hard, true pitch. Kohli,…

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Video: Indian skipper Kohli does the bhangra at Cape Town

CAPE TOWN: A video of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli doing the bhangra with Shikhar Dhawan is going viral over the internet.  Kohli is in South Africa as the Indian cricket team gears up to play its first Test match against the Proteas. The two cricketers took their families to the Waterfront in Cape Town…

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Video: Shah Rukh Khan tears up the dance floor with Anushka, Kohli

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar and the ‘King Of Romance’ Shah Rukh Khan tore up the dance floor with newly-weds Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli during the couple’s wedding reception held on Wednesday.  Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have been dancing to every wedding function with a host of celebrities since the past couple of days. However,…

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Kohli set for biggest year as Afghanistan make Test bow

Virat Kohli’s India dominated 2017 in Test cricket as they shored up top spot in the rankings, but will face far tougher challenges in South Africa and England next year while Afghanistan and Ireland start a new Test era. The 29-year-old Kohli racked up three double hundreds as his team extended their winning streak to…

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Is Kohli in trouble for being ‘unpatriotic’?

NEW DELHI: A BJP leader on Tuesday chided Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for being ‘unpatriotic’ over not choosing India as the country where he tied the knot with Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma.  Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma said their vows in Tuscany, Italy to the delight of their family…

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HILARIOUS: Anushka, Kohli’s honeymoon pic gets photoshop treatment…

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli posted a picture from their honeymoon last week after getting married–and unknown to the couple, it got the ultimate photoshop treatment in Pakistan. Here are some hilarious photoshopped versions of the popular picture that Anushka and Virat shared from their honeymoon. Pakistanis hilariously replaced the snowy background and in its…

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Rohit Sharma becomes first batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second match against Sri Lanka. The opener led the Indian charge, smashing 12 sixes and 13 fours in an unbeaten 208 after the hosts, who trail the three-match series 1-0,…

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English cricketer whose heart Kohli ‘broke’ wishes him well on marriage

England Womens cricket team member Danielle Wyatt wished Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on his marriage to Anushka Sharma. Interestingly, Wyatt had also proposed to Kohli in 2014 on social media and had admitted to being an admirer of the Indian skipper. Virat Kohli has had a magnetic effect on women around the world. Danielle…

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Virushka Wedding: This video of Kohli singing for Anushka will melt your heart

A clip from Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s wedding in which the former is singing for the latter is going viral over the internet.  And why wouldn’t it, considering the fact that Kohli is a batsman and not a singer? However, the Indian captain has certainly done a good job…

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Young players looking for chance

By Muzamil Asif Pakistan is slowly but surely building up the strong combination in sports as they are producing match winning young talented players one after the other. Pakistan Super league (PSL) has done the same miracle which IPL performed for Indian cricket which transformed into a festival for the country. PSL provided the right…

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India win toss and bat against Sri Lanka in third Test

NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Saturday. The hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0 after thrashing Sri Lanka in the second Test, made two changes to the team as they prepare for the…

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Amir responds to Kohli’s praise for him

KARACHI: Indian captain Virat Kohli recently said that Pakistan’s pacer Mohammad Amir is among the toughest bowlers he has faced in international cricket. Kohli admitted this during a chat show that also featured the legendary Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. “In recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan.. He is in the top two or three bowlers…

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Video: Kohli demonstrates marvelous skills as a lefty

A video of the Indian skipper hitting the ball for a lofty six surfaced on micro-blogging site Twitter. Needless to say, Kohli is an expert left-handed batsman as well. Is there anything that the Indian skipper can’t do?  

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Cricket: India skipper seeks smooth relations with Shastri

India captain Virat Kohli said Wednesday he wants a good working relationship with new coach Ravi Shastri after the acrimonious departure of Anil Kumble. And the skipper expressed confidence he can make it work with Shastri. “We know what’s expected and what’s on the plate,” he said ahead of India’s departure for a tour of…

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Kohli, Yuvraj fixed Champions Trophy final, claims Indian politician

NEW DELHI: An Indian politician, alleged that India captain Virat Kohli, senior player Yuvraj Singh and the team fixed the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 against Pakistan. Pakistan handed India a 180-run thrashing in the final at the Oval to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. “How could the cricketers, who played so…

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Cricket: Greats lament ‘sad day’ as Kohli topples Kumble

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar lamented a “sad day” after Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach over a rift with captain Virat Kohli, leaving the hotseat vacant once again. Kumble said Tuesday his position was “untenable” after Kohli questioned his leadership style and told the Indian board he had reservations about the spin legend extending…

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Kumble reveals reason why he quit as India’s coach

MUMBAI: Former Indian leg-spinner and ex-Indian cricket team’s Head Coach Anil Kumble finally tweeted the reasons he resigned from his post following India’s humiliating loss to Pakistan.  Anil Kumble resigned as the Head Coach of India after Pakistan trounced India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy 2017 tournament. Kumble said that…

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