'I used to watch these players play on TV and then I used to go and copy shots. So my friends insisted that why don't you join an academy and try to learn it because we feel that you have (potential); I told my father and then he agreed.' '…I called my coach in the morning, I told him this had happened and he was in shock as well. So he asked me what I wanted to do. I said I want to go play, because, for me, not completing in a cricket game was a sin.' 'It's absolutely normal. If you see ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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There is more to the cricketer’s rise in brand valuation than his cracking form on the cricket field, notes Sandeep Goyal Virat Kohli is today, without doubt, India’s premier human brand. And, that transformation, the meteoric rise, has taken place between Diwali (October 2015) and Holi (March 2016). Kohli’s rankings were on the ascendant for the last three to four years, but he remained in the shadow of his captain and senior team mate, MS Dhoni. Besides sportsmen, typically ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Brand machine called Virat Kohli gets Rs 1.5 crore a day! Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Lendl Simmons hit an unbeaten 83 to guide the West Indies to a seven-wicket victory over India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20, at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai, on Thursday. The West Indies chased down India's score of 192-2 with two balls to spare and set up a final with England in Kolkata on Sunday. Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has some interesting numbers from the match. Check them out: IMAGE: Lendl Simmons, left, celebrates with his West Indies teammates after their ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago The golden goose cannot always lay a golden egg! Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This is the second successive time Kohli has won the award, after he was also named as the player of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh following his 319 runs which helped India reach the final. It was former India captain and CAB president Sourav ...Jagran Post, 1 month ago
'When you start tagging your own team as favourites, that’s when alarm bells should start going off.' 'Putting even more pressure on your side is just setting yourself up for disaster.' IMAGE: Virat Kohli of India during training session. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters. Former Australian speedster Mitchell Johnson has criticised Virat Kohli’s comments, when he had announced that the hosts are “favourites in our (Indian players) own minds” to win the tournament ahead of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli is having a dream run this Asia cup. The right hander has performed at all the right moments for team India as he steered it into the finals.It was Kohli’s supreme defiance against Mohammad Aamir lethal bowling attack ...IndiaTV News, 2 months ago
Virat Kohli's unbeaten 56 off 47 balls, Yuvraj Singh's explosive 35 off 18 and a clinical bowling performance helped India beat Sri Lanka by five wickets and storm into the final of Asia Cup. Kohli also equalled the record of Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum for the most number of fifties in T20 cricket. - Scorecard Statistician Rajneesh Gupta has interesting numbers from the match. Check them out. Image: Virat Kohli picked his fourth man of the match award this year after a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India recovered from few early jolts, inflicted by a devastating spell from Mohammed Aamir, before notching up a five-wicket victory against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Saturday. A collective effort from the Indians bowlers was backed brilliantly by the fielders as it became a 'no-contest' from the moment India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to field on a pacer-friendly wicket. Rajneesh Gupta has some interesting numbers from the match. Check them out.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
I have outraged too much in the past like many others, which hasn’t gotten us anywhere. Rapes have merely become statistics in our country, best meant for research reports and discussions at conferences, says Devanik Saha. Kerala is filled with grief over the brutal rape and murder of Jisha, a 30-year-old law student, with the post-mortem report revealing that her intestines had been taken out with a sharp object -- bringing back horrific memories of the Nirbhaya gang-rape incident in ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'In T20 cricket, if you do the basics better than the opposition you win the game.' 'The West Indies' fantastic performance was why India got knocked out in the semi-finals. Former leg-spin ace Shane Warne explains what went wrong for India in the World T20 semi-final against the West Indies. Harish Kotian reports. IMAGE: A dejected Virat Kohli after India were beaten by West Indies in the semi-final of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai, on Thursday. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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