Virat Kohli Surpasses Neymar Jr. to Become Second Most-Followed Athlete on Twitter

Virat Kohli Surpasses Neymar Jr. to Become Second Most-Followed Athlete on Twitter

Indian star cricketer Virat Kohli has achieved a historic feat on the social media platform ‘X’ (formerly Twitter). Kohli has risen to the second position on the list of athletes with the most followers on Twitter, boasting 63.5 million followers. In this process, Kohli surpassed star soccer player Neymar Jr., who currently holds the third … Read more

Anushka Sharma pens note for Virat Kohli after he reaches his 50th ODI Century

Anushka Sharma pens note for Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma pens note for Virat Kohli after he reaches his 50th ODI Century Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma celebrated her husband Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI century with a heartfelt note on Instagram. She expressed her gratitude and admiration for Virat, highlighting his growth, honesty, and dedication to cricket. Anushka shared a picture of him and … Read more

The inaugural WTC Series is won by New Zealand, who defeated India.

WTC

The inaugural WTC Series is won by New Zealand, who defeated India In the WTC final match, the New Zealand team outplayed the Virat men on all fronts. New Zealand batted first, setting a target of 139. When New Zealand’s score reached 44, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had taken two wickets. Skipper Kane, who fell short of the half-century mark in the first innings, hit 52 runs in the second. Ross Taylor pitched a valuable 47-pitch inning. In a match against one of the finest teams in the world, Indian batsmen failed to score large. India’s second innings began with an overnight score of 64/2. India was held to 170 points by New Zealand’s bowling attack. Kyle Jamieson of New Zealand led the pace attack with seven wickets, while Tim Southee and Trent Boult also contributed to the dismissal of Indian players. India set an unfavourable record by losing its sixth ICC elimination match. The pattern began with the ICC World T20 final in 2014, and was pursued by the 2015 50-over World Cup, the ICC Semi-Final in 2016, the Champions Trophy the following year, and the semifinal in the 2019 World Cup.  Since taking over the command from former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India has lost three ICC knockout matches: the 2017 Champions Trophy, the 2019 semifinal of the 50-over World Cup, and the recent World Twenty20 Championship. Watch: World Test Championship Final | Winning Moment | New Zealand Winning Moment 2021

38 runs in New Zealand Tests: Virat Kohli horror run among the leanest patches of his career

“I am absolutely fine, I am batting really well. I don’t want to think like people on the outside. I know the chat on the outside changes with one inning,” Virat Kohli had said ahead of the ongoing 2nd Test in New Zealand. There were serious concerns about Virat Kohli’s batting form in the lead … Read more

Virat Kohli not affected by low scores, his intensity on Sunday morning set an example: VVS Laxman

Former India batsman VVS Laxman heaped rich praise on Virat Kohli, saying the captain was leading from the front with his intensity in the morning session on Day 2 of the ongoing 2nd Test in Christchurch. VVS Laxman pointed out Virat Kohli is not getting bogged down by his form (or the lack of it) … Read more

Important for vice-captain to take a back-seat: Ajinkya Rahane explains his role as deputy to Virat Kohli

On the latest episode of India Today Inspiration, India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane talked about his views on leading the Indian team and the ongoing World Test Championship. Ajinkya Rahane has been an able deputy to Virat Kohli for India in the Test format (IANS Photo) HIGHLIGHTS Whenever the captain comes for a suggestion you … Read more

India vs New Zealand: Onus on batsmen as Virat Kohli and Co. face hosts in must-win 2nd Test

A captain otherwise known as a run-machine is now without an international hundred in the past 20 innings. Twin failures for a young wicketkeeper and an even younger opener. Their best fast bowler from the last match injured. And to top all this, the failure to win a single Test match in Christchurch ever. Suffice … Read more

When Virat Kohli comes out to bat, we will be ready: Tom Latham reveals New Zealand’s plans for 2nd Test

New Zealand opener Tom Latham revealed New Zealand’s plans for keeping India captain Virat Kohli quiet when the 2 teams meet in the 2nd and final Test of the ongoing series from Saturday and Christchurch. Tom Latham pointed out that there will be a lot of sideways movement on offer at the Hagley Oval and … Read more

Virat Kohli looks to avoid unwanted record as India gear up for Christchurch Test

“We are not bothered about another loss but we are not going to take a backward step, that’s for sure,” captain Virat Kohli had said after India suffered their first defeat, a resounding one, in the World Test Championship in Wellington. Kohli’s words will resonate even more so if India loses another Test against New … Read more

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are world class player, looking forward to play against them in IPL: Tom Curran

It is the year of the World T20 and England pacer Tom Curran has already made himself a household name with a quality show against South Africa in the recently concluded T20I series. Having shown great skills and tactical acumen to win England the second game of the series by 2 runs, the Rajasthan Royals … Read more

Criticism, ODI series, questions about form: What does Virat Kohli really care about these days?

The ongoing tour of New Zealand has been quite a see-saw ride for Virat Kohli’s men. It was only a few weeks ago when the India skipper and his New Zealand counterpart were ‘talking about life’ along the boundary ropes. Virat Kohli was quick to defend New Zealand and their affable captain Kane Williamson when … Read more

We should not bat too cautiously, I counter-attack when I see green track: Virat Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli has exhorted his batsmen to shun ultra-defensive approach heading into the must-win second Test against New Zealand, saying it “never pays off” on overseas tours. India were thrashed by 10 wickets in the opening Test at the Basin Reverse, failing to go past 200 in both their innings on seam-friendly conditions. … Read more

Faf du Plessis to lead World XI against Asia XI which includes Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in the squad

It could be Virat Kohli versus Faf du Plessis in the Asia XI-World XI two-match T20 series that has been organised by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on March 18 and 21 — subject to the India skipper confirming his availability. The matches will be played to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding father … Read more

Virat Kohli on Wellington Test loss: People want us to believe it’s massive to keep us in mentally bad space

India captain Virat Kohli said Team India will look to cut out the outside noise and do whatever that is required to comeback from the 10-wicket loss against New Zealand in Wellington. Virat Kohli said there are a lot of people who want to get into their head knowing they are a side ‘who can … Read more

Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli find mention in President Donald Trump’s speech at Motera Stadium

US President Donald Trump made sure he touched upon aspects of India that are loved by its countrymen to receive thunderous applause during his elaborate speech at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad on Monday. From quoting Swami Vivekananda to calling ‘Bollywood’ the hub of creativity, President Trump heaped rich praise on India and drew parallels between … Read more

‘Showing no spite’ not working for Virat Kohli and Team India in New Zealand?

“If we have to share our number 1 spot with any other team it would be New Zealand,” is what Virat Kohli had said before the Wellington Test and that is probably were it all went wrong for Team India as toning down the aggression that they have come to be known for, completely backfired … Read more

0 hundreds in 19 innings: Virat Kohli enduring worst batting run since horror 2014 England tour

Virat Kohli

India vs New Zealand 1st Test: When Kyle Jamieson removed Virat Kohli for 2 on the opening day of the 1st Test in Wellington, the debutant extended the hundred-drought of the Indian captain to 19 international innings. Virat Kohli could only score 2 runs before he was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson in India’s 1st innings … Read more

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli on brink of breaking major records

India whitewashed New Zealand in the 5-match T20Is and the hosts returned the favour in ODIs. The two teams thus stand equal before entering the 2-match Test series commencing in Wellington on Friday. The last time India toured New Zealand was way back in 2014 when the Black Caps defeated India 1-0 in the 2-match … Read more

Virat Kohli among the best if not the best in all formats: Kane Williamson ahead of 1st Test vs India

Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Thursday said his team will rely on its tried and tested patient approach to tackle the Indian pace battery of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma in the Test series starting here on Friday. Williamson said it will be “a lot different” to facing Australian speedsters in their … Read more

No spite between 2 teams, that’s why me and Kane can sit outside boundary rope and talk life: Virat Kohli

  Ahead of the Test Series against New Zealand, Team India visited the Indian High Commission in Wellington on Wednesday. BCCI shared a short video from the team’s visit to the High Commission.   “We just heard a few words about mutual respect and admiration between the two countries, I couldn’t agree more, you talked … Read more