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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard arrives in Abu Dhabi

Mumbai Indians’ star all-rounder and vice-captain Kieron Pollard arrived in the UAE to join the team bubble before the commencement of the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. He came after leading Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021. Since Pollard played CPL, he will undergo two-day isolation before joining Mumbai…

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Aakash Chopra on Delhi Capitals keeping Rishabh Pant as captain

Delhi Capitals were faced with a major conundrum ahead of the re-start of Indian Premier League 2021 in the UAE. DC wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was appointed as the captain of the team during the first phase of IPL 2021 as Shreyas Iyer had suffered an injury that ruled him out of the tournament. But then…

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‘If IND are looking to groom a new captain, then he can be looked at’: Gavaskar

Virat Kohli on Thursday stunned the cricket fans and pundits by his decision to step down as India’s captain in the shortest format of the game after the conclusion of upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. He took to social media and made the announcement through a lengthy post, stating that he wanted…

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'MI are lucky to have someone like him who can anchor the innings': Saba Karim

Suryakumar Yadav’s entry in international cricket was dynamic. His consistency in white-ball cricket was so impressive that he not only got a maiden Test call-up but it also landed him in India’s 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Behind his glory remains the backing of his IPL franchise,…

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'I'll be ready for Ashes series': Australia captain Tim Paine

Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine is confident he will be ready for the start of the Ashes series against England in December following surgery to fix a bulging disc in his neck. The 36-year-old had been suffering from severe pain down his left side caused by a pinched nerve and, on the advice of surgeons,…

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Former India cricketers react after Kohli says he'll step down as T20I captain

Former India cricketers Venkatesh Prasad and Munaf Patel reacted to Virat Kohli’s announcement of stepping down as India’s T20I captain after the completion of ICC T20 World Cup in November. Kohli took to Twitter and Instagram to make it official with a lengthy post explaining the rationale behind his decision. Both Prasad and Munaf replied…

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Should Kohli also step down as ODI captain?

A month from being India captain for the first time in a T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli has said it would also be the last time he leads the country in the shortest format. The reason he emphasised is ‘workload’ (mentioned twice in Thursday’s social media declaration) but isn’t it the other way round these…

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Kohli as RCB captain: Eight seasons, no trophies

For all his stunning success as a batsman, Virat Kohli can never claim to have mastered the art of captaincy in white-ball cricket, especially in T20s. His decision to step down as T20 captain though has the hallmark of a perfectly timed cover drive (though it’s something that has failed him recently)—if India win the…

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Highlights of Kohli's T20 captaincy: Series win in SENA countries

Virat Kohli would be looking to get his hands on the World Cup trophy next month, his last assignment as India’s T20 skipper, but irrespective of how it pans out in the UAE, he can take pride in an envious leadership record in the format. India’s winning percentage under Kohli is better than Mahendra Singh…

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Kohli quits T20 captaincy but it might not safeguard 50-over leadership

Virat Kohli’s decision to quit India’s T20 captaincy after next month’s World Cup is certainly an act of self-preservation in terms of getting his mojo back with the bat but at the same time, the development seems to be a sign of things to come in the ODI set-up. While Kohli has maintained that he…

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'First six matches, I couldn't get into the XI but then Kumble gave me a chance'

Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan narrated how it was difficult for him to even get into the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) XI in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Muralitharan credited former India captain and head coach Anil Kumble for giving him the chance to feature in the RCB XI.  “First six games I could not…

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Ganguly comments on Kohli's decision to step down as T20 captain

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly reacted to Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as T20I captain of the Indian cricket team and explained that the decision was taken keeping the future roadmap in mind. Kohli, in an Instagram and Twitter post on Thursday, announced that he will be…

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'His form is fluctuating': Nehra says eyes will be on MI allrounder in IPL 2021

India allrounder Hardik Pandya has not been in the best of forms for the past few months. The right-handed batsman was not among the runs in the limited-overs series against England and he also struggled in the first phase of IPL 2021 to get runs on the board. Pandya’s struggle continued in Sri Lanka where…

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I have no idea about change in leadership: Babar Azam

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has brushed aside the talk on impending changes in the team’s leadership and said the focus is to win the ODI and T20 series against New Zealand. Babar told a virtual media conference on Thursday that he was completely backing the selected squad. Asked about his alleged dissatisfaction over the selected…

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Twitter explodes after Virat Kohli decides to step down as T20I captain post WC

Twitter exploded after Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as India’s T20I captain after the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman in October-November this year. Netizens flooded Twitter with admiration for Kohli both as a batsman and a captain, who has been leading India in all three formats ever since MS…

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3 takeaways from Kohli's announcement of stepping down as India's T20I captain

Virat Kohli on Thursday announced that he would be stepping down as India’s T20I captain at the conclusion of the T20I World Cup in November. Kohli took up India’s Test captaincy after MS Dhoni’s retirement in later 2014, and has been leading the limited-overs side since 2017. As far as his record as T20I goes,…

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Virat Kohli explains why he will step down as T20 captain: Read full statement

India captain Virat Kohli has announced that he will be stepping down as the captain of the T20 team after the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, which begins next month. In a statement on Twitter and Instagram, Kohli cited excessive workload as the reason behind his decision. 🇮🇳 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Ds7okjhj9J — Virat…

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Virat Kohli to step down as India's T20I captain after T20 World Cup 2021

Virat Kohli will step down as India’s T20 captain after World Cup in UAE and Oman in October-November. The Indian captain took to social media to confirm the developments on Thursday.  Kohli said he has had lengthy discussions with head coach Ravi Shastri and white-ball skipper Rohit before coming to the conclusion that he needs…