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  1. The ICC World Cup 2019 match between India and Pakistan saw two very different kinds of reactions from people from all around the world. The Men in Green were bashed online for their lack of fitness, their casual attitude towards a match with the kind of stature that 'India vs Pakistan' normally possesses and the horrible team management and decision-making by the skipper to bowl first after winning the toss. After a certain point, the match become so one-sided that it was almost hilarious. Credit to the fans of Pakistani cricket, who took this loss in good stride and did not shy away from comically criticising their own players for the debacle of a match that they had just played. On the other hand, after the kind of domination the Indian cricket team displayed against Sarfaraz Ahmed's side, the fans of the Men in Blue did not hesitate in complementing their prowess in both batting and bowling as well as Virat Kohli's brilliance as the leader of a powerful team. However, after the match was over, Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh shared a one of a kind video that perfectly depicted what every fan of the Bleed Blue army was feeling after defeating their cricketing rivals for the seventh straight time on the World Cup platform. Hahaha this is amazing.. super funny ðð have a look @imVkohli @ImRo45 @msdhoni @imjadeja team india https://t.co/9NcNEwqtcz — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 17, 2019 Uploaded by a fan with a Twitter handle '@malick_priyesh', the video has the faces of Team India's playing XI morphed upon the faces of the dancers of the song 'Malhari' from the movie 'Bajirao Mastani' with Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh's face being replaced with that of Virat Kohli. What makes the video exceptionally interesting and hilarious is the expressions of players like Kedar Jadhav and KL Rahul in the background as Kohli celebrates defeating the opponent by dancing in the centre. Ever since Harbhajan Singh retweeted this video, Twitter can't stop talking about it: Superb man... What a creation Salute#INDvPAK#HappyFathersDay#Bharat — Prathmesh Petkar (@PrathmeshPetkar) June 18, 2019 ðððð maza agayaaaaaa — Prashanti (@PrashuRao_) June 18, 2019 Hahahaha amazing video ððð — ááªá·° (@sureshkumar_sam) June 18, 2019 waa bhai ek no. ki video jisne bhi banai ho or kohli @imVkohli looks superðððð — Ankit Saini (@ankitkachava) June 19, 2019
  2. The Indian cricket team might have lost the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final, but their record against Pakistan at the World Cup remains formidable. In a bid to change their fortunes, the Pakistani cricket team took the field against Team India at the ongoing ICC World Cup. But, what eventually unfolded at a packed Old Trafford stadium is bound to haunt Sarfaraz Ahmed's men for a while. In what turned out to be a one-sided contest, Virat Kohli-led India overshadowed Pakistan in almost all facets of the game to record an emphatic 89-run triumph (D/L) in Manchester. Thanks to their latest triumph, India have now extended their unbeaten run against Pakistan to seven games at the World Cup. Given their clinical performance, the Indian cricket fans were on cloud nine as memes, videos and celebratory messages thronged social media. While a Pakistani fan's rant questioning the fitness of Sarfaraz & Co went viral, Harbhajan Singh revelled in a spoof video that showed the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma dancing after beating Pakistan. Hahaha this is amazing.. super funny ðð have a look @imVkohli @ImRo45 @msdhoni @imjadeja team india https://t.co/9NcNEwqtcz — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 17, 2019 Retweeting the spoof video, Bhajji wrote: Hahaha this is amazing.. super funny ðð have a look @imVkohli @ImRo45 @msdhoni @imjadeja team india". As soon as Harbhajan recommended the video to Indian cricketers and fans, everyone on Twitter expressed their views on the hilarious spoof. Awesome absolutely awesome pic.twitter.com/RLCjf4M5JQ — Taya Amritsaria (@TayaAmritsaria3) June 17, 2019 pic.twitter.com/SfzwvgUgaU — Aalokð (@Alok_HINDUstani) June 17, 2019 #Breaking Ab pata chala ...#ViratKohli ne Wicket kyu Di A true Dad ~Son thing But @imVkohli bhai #PKMKB @desimojito pic.twitter.com/VTkF9tchoI — MEGHDOOT âð®ð³ 2.0 (@meslight) June 18, 2019 Dhoni Amazing look — RÌ´aÌ´hÌ´uÌ´lÌ´ AÌ´rÌ´yÌ´aÌ´ (@ImRahul_arya7) June 18, 2019 While walking wid smiling face @imVkohli luks amazing nd rahul bro reaction also matched well. ððð — Sathish (@sathish0909) June 17, 2019 Expressions damn apt ð — Power â (@amnaresh_ht) June 18, 2019
  3. As the ICC World Cup 2019 continues to progress despite the ruthless rains of England taking away half the fun from the quadrennial tournament this year, the Australian cricket team must find solace in the fact that they are currently atop the points table of the Cricket World Cup. The reigning world champions have won all but one of the five matches that they have played during the ongoing round-robin contest and surprisingly be lucky when it comes to no downpours during their time on the field. Their one loss in the initial five games came at the hands of the World Cup favourites, the Indian cricket team, which thanks to a brilliant ton by Shikhar Dhawan, were off to a great start and ended up tallying a massive 352, a total that turned out to be too much for the cricketers from Down Under to keep up with. ð¯ for Shikhar Dhawan! ð What a knock this has been for India! #INDvAUS LIVE ð https://t.co/tdWyb7lIw6 pic.twitter.com/BBVFxYcKH5 — ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019 The match however was not talked about because of Gabbar's masterful 117-run innings. It rather became the talk of the town because of the audience calling out the former Australian skipper, Steve Smith for what he did one year ago. That's right, the crowd which was extremely hostile towards Team India's southernmost rivals, tried to rile up Smith with the chants of “cheater, cheater”, referring to the infamous sandpaper-gate during a Test series against South Africa in March 2018. Smith, who was captaining the Australian side back then alongside David Warner as his vice-captain, was suspended from international cricket for one whole year as punishment. I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country. But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as Captain of the team. I won't be challenging the sanctions. They've been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them. — Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) April 4, 2018 Caring for his opponent, Kohli, who was on strike when the chants began, decided to reach out to the crowd, stopped them from defaming the talented Australian cricketer and instead asked them to cheer for him. With India fans giving Steve Smith a tough time fielding in the deep, @imVkohli suggested they applaud the Australian instead. Absolute class ð #SpiritOfCricket #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/mmkLoedxjr — ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019 “If I was in a position where something had happened with me, and I'd apologised and accepted it, and came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn't like it either,” the Indian skipper said in the post-match press conference. Steve Smith's comments about Virat Kohli's wonderful gesture towards him recently came to the fore when his side defeated Dimuth Karunaratne's Sri Lankan team by a huge 87-run margin on Saturday. During the post-match conference Smith said: “It was a lovely gesture by Virat." "It doesn't really bother me what the crowds do to be perfectly honest. I am just blocking it all out but it was a lovely gesture from him," he added. © Twitter Stepping into the field with one of the most competitive minds in all of sports, Virat Kohli understands where Smith was coming from. What he had done one year ago, he regrets truly. His deeds had brought his country shame and he realises that. Even though the 30-year-old claims that he shuts his mind off to the crowds, not getting bothered by something toxic feels highly unlikely. What is great to see is that Smith seems to be finding his form back. The Oval saw the cricketer score big (73 off 59 balls) alongside skipper Aaron Finch's game-winning 153-run stint on the pitch. It is always great to see a brilliant player make a comeback, especially when he has paid for his sins in full and has an entire nation and a couple of friends backing him up.
  4. India versus Pakistan is one of the most talked about things about the ICC World Cup 2019. Based on the age-old rivalry between the two cricketing titans, people were hoping for a great match at Old Trafford, Manchester today and boy did the Indian batting order stay true to those expectations. Opening the Indian batting innings, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did exceedingly well in scoring more than 100 runs and gave the Men in Blue a great start. Once Sharma was dismissed off a catch at the hands of Hasan Ali after scoring his fastest ODI ton (85 balls), it was time for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take over. Often regarded as one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, Kohli took over alright. During his innings against Sarfaraz Ahmed's men, the Delhi born was also able to score his 11,000th run, which made him the fastest cricketer in the world to reach that number (222 innings) in 54 fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, who previously held that record. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run! He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 However, the end to his record-breaking innings was probably one of the most bizarre ones. Short of 23 runs of scoring a century, the Indian captain declared himself out off a bouncer by Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir as he believed that the ball edged his bat and went into the hands of the wicket-keeper. The gesture of simply walking away, without even waiting for the umpire to give out the final decision does seem like good sportsman spirit. The only thing that was wrong in the whole episode was the fact that KOHLI WAS NOT OUT. Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ð #KingKohli #FathersDay#IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/2NPGNGltwu — Prashant Kumar (@IamPrashantPk) June 16, 2019 That's right. Kohli walked away when he was not out and you can't blame the umpire, Bruce Oxenford, as he did not give declare him out. Later during the match, Kohli was seen in the dressing room with the bat in his hand. Judging by the looks of it, Kohli and MS Dhoni were testing the rigidity of the bat. Shaking and thumping the bat against a couch, the two cricketers might have found a small crack between the handle and the body of the bat which could have made a sound which might have led Kohli to believe that the ball touched the bat. Of course, this is a conjecture and no official statement has come from the cricketer or the team. Nonetheless, Kohli's fans were heartbroken: @Atheist_Krishna Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ðð Akhir Baap Baap Hota Haið¤£ð#IndiaVsPakistan — Ritik chaturvedi (@ritikcha2rvedi) June 16, 2019 Virat Kohli walked off thinking he has nicked but reply suggests that he was not out...#CWC19 — #CWCUP2019 (@FaST_CricBuzz) June 16, 2019 Kohli introduced a new way of getting out - Voluntary Out — Bhavin mehta (@Bhavin25996297) June 16, 2019 Wasn't even a wicket. Kohli just walked off.. He wasn't out. — Farhan Arain (@FarhanArain) June 16, 2019 All credit to Virat Kohli for walking when he thought he was out. That is so rare today. He and India were incredibly unlucky... nevertheless a formidable total. Stunning atmosphere #INDvsPAK #CWC19 — Mike Caplan (@myklc) June 16, 2019 #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19 Kohli walks when he is not out pic.twitter.com/gNtcv2nQjD — Panipuri (@Bindaass_bol) June 16, 2019
  5. The ICC World Cup 2019 match up between India and Pakistan has been nothing short of brilliant, well at least for the Indian fans, thanks to the power-packed innings played by the Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma and the skipper himself, Virat Kohli. While Rohit 'The Hitman' Sharma helped the Indian batting order with a great start as he scored the fastest century of his career (85 balls), it was Virat Kohli that quickly became the topic of hilarious rants on social media and that too because of no fault of his! WHAT AN INNINGS! India opener Rohit Sharma brings up his century off just 85 balls. How many more can he add to his tally from here? #TeamIndia | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/j1z8OSoCf4 — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 After Sharma got dismissed off a dolly at the hands of Hasan Ali, Virat Kohli turned the notch up on his game and began taking quick singles and doubles between the balls with Hardik Pandya by his side. The quick runs were good enough to visibly bother Sarfaraz Ahmed and his side. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run! He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 Having said that, the speed at which Kohli was running between the wickets impressed cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. During one such single, it was calculated that the Kohli ran at the speed of 25 kmph between the creases and Manjrekar instantly compared the Delhi-born to the greatest sprinter of all-time, Usain Bolt, who, by the way, can reach up to the speed of 37 kmph. Manjrekar further credited the Indian cricketer of running with such velocity despite having so much of extra weight of the pads and other protective gear along with the bat in his hands. Albeit, Kohli's speed and athleticism is exceptional and second to none, however, this comparison caused a rift on Twitter with even the Indian fans of the cricketer begging the commentator to stop: Did he just compare Kohli to Bolt ð©ð©ð©ð©ð©ð© — NA (@nmase97) June 16, 2019 Sanjay Bihari Majnu: Virat Kohli has top speed of 25km. We need to compare him with Usain Bolt. Bihari Majnu "Van Dijk" has top speed of 34km. Compare Kohli with him. Then continue your irritating commentary. & pls for god sake stop copying Nasser Hussain's words. Indian Idiot — Musharaf Nabi (@MusharafNabi95) June 16, 2019 @sanjaymanjrekar are you comparing Usain Bolt running with Kohli...?!really...?!wats your avg IQ levelð¤ð¤ — lokam_godave_na_godava (@NaGodave) June 16, 2019 Sanjay Manjrekar: "Virat Kohli's top speed is 25kmph. Wonder what that is of Usain Bolt? But he doesn't have to run with a bat..." ð — Tanuj Lakhina (@tanujlakhina) June 16, 2019 Can't believe stupid Sanjay Manjrekar is comparing Kohli's running between wickets speed to Usian Bolt. #INDvPak — Blinkist (@khaarabath) June 16, 2019 LOL!! @StarSportsIndia @sanjaymanjrekar and other commentators comparing Kohli's 25 with usan bolt 27. Someone please tell them one is kmph and other is mph.. #IndiaVsPakistan — Deep (@deepayan04) June 16, 2019 Kohli is running at 25kph and our great commentator @sanjaymanjrekar conpares with bolt. How intelligent.. ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£#IndiaVsPakistan — Swami (@siva1302) June 16, 2019
  6. One of the finest batsmen to have ever stepped onto the pitch for the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has added another achievement to his resume. Ever since the Delhi born made his One-Day International debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008, he has played a total of 222 innings in which he has scored more than 11,000 runs. While the sheer number is extremely impressive in itself, what makes it more special is that fact that the 30-year-old has become the fastest cricketer to achieve this feat. the 222 innings are 54 fewer than the Indian master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar who had previously held the said record. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run! He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 The rate at which the Indian skipper is scoring and the fact that he has been extremely consistent through the years and has only aged like fine wine, has not only established his No.1 rank on the ICC ODI batsmen but also provided him with the records of scoring the fastest 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 runs as well. Kohli has been exceptional during the ICC World Cup 2019 matchup between India and Pakistan. While batting alongside Rohit Sharma, Kohli acted as the backup support for the Hitman who was having an innings of a lifetime. When Sharma got dismissed, the skipper quickly switched gears, taking the front seat and smacking boundaries here and there. Even though the game's paused due to rain, Kohli's innings might be as crucial as Rohit Sharma's if not more.
  7. The ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan took place on 18th June 2017, nearly 728 days before the two famous rivals face each other again in the initial stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan reigned supreme in a massive 180-run victory, but here we see how both the teams have progressed in ODIs since their last meeting in an ICC Tournament: India India have established themselves as a cricketing powerhouse since their defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in 2017. With the top two batsmen in the world (as per ICC ODI Rankings) among the ranks of the top order batting lineup and three of the world's top 10 ODI bowlers in their team, Team India, along with hosts England, are the out and out favourites to lift the World Cup this year. Since the 2017 final, India boasts of a winning record of 38-13 in ODIs with big series wins in their tours of South Africa and the West Indies, as well as a dominant display at the Asia Cup last year, where India defeated Pakistan convincingly on two occasions. 2 in 2 for #TeamIndia as they clinch the ODI against Australia by 36 runs #CWC19 #INDvAUS ð®ð³ð®ð³ðð Full scorecard here https://t.co/T0QT6nNmtc pic.twitter.com/Ux2c5NkgXA — BCCI (@BCCI) June 9, 2019 India's batting lineup is feared by all teams. Skipper Virat Kohli, ranked 1st in the ODI Rankings and has the highest batting average in the world at 59 and since the 2015 World Cup, has maintained a whopping average of 78. Swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma is ranked second in the world and he boasts of a career batting average of 48, and he has averaged 69 since the last World Cup. India's strengths are not limited to their batting as they boast of a bowling lineup featuring three of the top 10 bowlers in the world. Jasprit Bumrah, ranked no.1, is one of the best inswinging fast bowlers Indian cricket has seen recently. With middle-over wicket-takers in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, ranked 7 and 8 respectively, the Men in Blue have a well-rounded bowling attack to support their mighty batting lineup. Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. © Reuters Pakistan Pakistan have a reputation. Whether they like it or not, they are known as the most unpredictable team in this World Cup. On their day, everything clicks and they are capable of superlative performances but on other days their top-order collapses and their bowling provides no support. With a losing record of 15-21 in ODIs since the 2017 final, they might not be consistent enough to be a favourite in this tournament, but in no way can they be taken lightly. Their biggest strength is their top-order batting lineup. Opener Fakhar Zaman is the 10th best batsman in the world according to ICC Rankings with a career batting average of nearly 49, he is one of just six players in the history of the game to have scored a double century in ODI Cricket. Touted as Pakistan's answer to Virat Kohli, Babar Azam has been the most consistent batsman in the Pakistani batting lineup. Ranked 8th in the world he has a career batting average of 51. © Reuters However, opener Imam ul-Haq is the danger man in this Pakistani side. Having debuted in 2018, he has scored runs in 31 innings leading to a career batting average almost 58. He is an unknown entity for the Indian team, capable of causing substantial damage. With veteran Mohammad Hafeez and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed supplementing their top-order, Pakistan have an experienced and potent batting lineup. Uncharacteristically, however, Pakistan's bowling is somewhat of a weakness for the Men in Green. With no bowlers ranked in the top 25 of the ICC Rankings, their selection is often uncertain and performances are inconsistent. Mohammad Amir, however, did produce a career-best 5 for 30 spell against Australia in their last match and leg spinner Shadab Khan has the potential to cause all sorts of problems for Team India as he did against Virat Kohli's boys during the Champions Trophy final 2017 when he dismissed Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and the skipper himself. Key Players: Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan. Pakistan must bring their A game against India and take early wickets: @waqyounis99 MORE â¶ï¸ https://t.co/SK3TCX3etd#WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/NNtIoc1unR — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 13, 2019 With Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan missing out due to a thumb injury, KL Rahul is likely to step up to open the innings, leaving a hole to be filled in the widely debated no. 4 spot, India have their work cut-out. However, their commendable form and Pakistan's consecutively poor fielding performances as well as uncertain bowling lineup, Team India are the firm favourites in their clash on Sunday. But complacency could prove to be fatal for the Men in Blue as they go head-to-head against an unpredictably explosive Pakistani side. World Cup Head-to-Head: India: 6 Pakistan: 0
  8. The twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup in England & Wales has already started to frustrate participating fans and teams - all because of persistent rain and poor weather conditions. While the quadrennial event has enthralled us with memorable moments this year, its rain-hit ties has equally left everyone annoyed. As many as four games have already been affected by rain wherein two have been abandoned, one led to no result and another was concluded via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. But, it seems there's no stopping to rain disruptions in the ongoing World Cup anytime soon. In yet another frustrating day for both the teams and fans, persistent rain at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, first, delayed the start of India's much-anticipated clash against New Zealand and, then, forced it to abandoned. In a match that pitted two unbeaten sides in the tournament, India and New Zealand, despite their bid to secure two crucial points, had to eventually settle for one apiece. While the Kiwis remain at the top of the table with seven points, the Indian side climbed to the third, behind Australia (six points) with five points in their kitty. Reuters In a single-group format, akin to the 1992 edition, losing key points, due to rain, could have drastic implications on a title aspirations of the participating nations. And, while rain-hit ties can dent the chances for some of the strongest sides, it can equally prove to be a blessing in disguise for the weaker ones. For instance, take a look at Sri Lanka. Arguably one of the weakest sides in the tournament, the Lankans were humbled by the Kiwis comprehensively in their opening match. Having lost two points early on, the Lankans found themselves in a spot of bother after Afghanistan bowled them out for 201 runs. But, a rain disruption worked to their advantage and a revised target of 187 runs in 41 overs (D/L) proved a tad too difficult for the Afghans. After recording their first points in the tournament, the Lankans were surely not the favourites to come out on top against Pakistan. But, again, poor weather conditions came to their rescue and handed them a key point as the match got abandoned without a single ball being bowled. The story of their fourth match was pretty much the same against Bangladesh as heavy rainfall saw another game getting abandoned. Reuters Though some might argue that the Lankans could have defeated Bangladesh in their last match. But, the fact that the Tigers had earlier defeated the mighty South Africans should somewhat tilt tie in their favour, if not completely. So, in four matches so far, where the Lankans would've probably garnered two points (giving Bangladesh the benefit of doubt), rain disruptions have allowed them to secure four. Now, coming back to India's clash against New Zealand. Given the fact that the 'Men in Blue' have secured wins in as many matches, the rain washout shouldn't really have a major implication on their World Cup title dreams. They already have four points in their kitty and sharing a point with the Kiwis will now make it five with six games still to go. In the coming days, India will be seen locking horns with Pakistan (16th June), Afghanistan (22nd June), West Indies (27th June), England (30th June), Bangladesh (2nd July) and Sri Lanka (6th July). Out of their remaining six matches, India, given their form, probably need to just worry about England. Reuters While the likes of Pakistan and West Indies cannot be taken lightly, we reckon, the two teams will find Team India too hot to handle in their upcoming fixtures. In the other ties, India should easily see off the likes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Expecting them to lose to England (quite an ask for the hosts though), India should secure 10 points from their remaining six games - which should be good enough to propel them into the knockouts. On the other hand, the weather predictions for India's next six matches paint a different picture altogether. Their clash against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester is expected to get disrupted by some showers. The weather prediction for their clash against Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton is cloudy, with some showers. Reuters Their tie against the Windies at Old Trafford, Manchester might see a rare afternoon shower. Thankfully, there are showers expected during India's much-anticipated match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham as the weather predicted is sunny and a bit cloudy. The clash against Bangladesh might witness a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon in an otherwise cloudy day. And, India's final group match against Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds is expected to be a bit cloudy, with some showers predicted later in the day. Well, we can all have our permutations and combinations, but what eventually will unfold in India's remaining group games cannot possibly be predicted - neither on the basis of weather predictions, nor in terms of anyone's past performances. Sadly, just like Virat Kohli & co, we all have to wait and watch while keeping our fingers crossed.
  9. It was not a good day at the office for the Australian Cricket team as they lost to India by 36 runs at The Oval in London in match 14 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. A marvellously paced century from Shikhar Dhawan, a well-made 82 from skipper Virat Kohli and cameos from Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni led to a superlative batting performance that was enough for Team India to grab a second consecutive victory at the World Cup. © Twitter-cricketworldcup It was, however, the Indian skipper's outstanding sportsmanship that grabbed headlines after the game. During the first innings, when Kohli was batting in the middle, he noticed a large section of fans showing dissent towards Australian batsman Steve Smith and took matters into his own hands as he can be seen gesturing to the crowd to applaud Smith instead of booing him. The gesture was appreciated by not only Smith and the rest of the Australian team, but also from fans of cricket across the world. With India fans giving Steve Smith a tough time fielding in the deep, @imVkohli suggested they applaud the Australian instead. Absolute class ð #SpiritOfCricket #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/mmkLoedxjr — ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019 After last year's ball-tampering scandal, Smith and fellow australian David Warner have established themselves as the villains of international cricket. Having served a 12-month ban handed to them by Cricket Australia, they still cannot seem to break that image of themselves as they return to International Cricket. Speaking at a press conference after the game , the Indian Skipper mentioned that despite the fact that him and Smith have had altercations on the field in the past, he does not appreciate seeing something like that on the cricketing field. “If I was in a position where something had happened with me, and I'd apologised and accepted it, and came back and still I would get booed, I wouldn't like it either.”#ViratKohli on why he asked the fans to stop booing Steve Smith. #CWC19 | #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/CIMicjoSA0 — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 9, 2019 Kohli said “even in the IPL I saw him (get booed by fans), it's not good to see someone down like that.” Urging fans to forget about Smith's mistake in the past he then went on to say that “just because there's a lot of Indian fans in the crowd, I don't want to see them set a bad example.” India are well on their way to make a mark in this year's World Cup as they look to extend their run of consecutive victories against New Zealand on 13th June at Trent Bridge. As the Indian Team continues to raise the bar in terms of top order batting, death bowling and fielding; the Indian captain is showing how they are raising the standard for sportsmanship as well. All things said and done, it was an incredible gesture which will not be forgotten by Smith or Australian cricket fans anytime soon.
  10. Here's something that may drastically steal focus from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While currently in England for the World Cup, Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, is in a wee bit of a soup back home, with the Gurugram Municipal Corporation! Obviously, while the team is working hard to bring home the cup, we hear Kohli isn't doing his bit to play the perfect citizen, who can set examples with some great civic sense, along with showcasing great skills on the field, of course. So, here's what Kohli is in trouble for. The GMC (Gurugram Municipal Corporation) has issued a challan against Kohli for wasting drinking water, while washing his car, outside his house, which is located in DLF Phase 1 of Gurugram. © Pintrest The fine was imposed when Kohli's domestic help was seen washing his car(s) with drinking water and he was fined INR 500 for doing so. According to a news report, it was Kohli's neighbours who actually lodged a complaint against thousands of litres of water going to waste, as Kohli's domestic help would wash half a dozen cars, including two SUVs, with plain drinking water. While the temperatures continue to across all of Northern India, there is an ongoing water crisis in most parts, as water bodies are drying up due to the temperature being close to 45-degrees Celsius. And obviously, Gurugram isn't free of the water crisis, just like most parts around Delhi and NCR. Along with Kohli's residence, ten other houses were fined for wasting water while washing their cars. The Gurugram Corporation Commissioner has now warned people for wasting drinking water further and has said stricter action will be taken if the regulations are violated by any more people around the neighbourhood. © Pintrest As for the ICC World Cup, seems like team India got to a good start by defeating South Africa in its opener. Rohit Sharma bagged a century to set his targets right for the remainder of the campaign. After successfully beating the Proteas, the Indian Cricket team has a solid task ahead of them, with their upcoming match with Australia on Sunday. Here's wishing the team boatloads of luck and Virat some common civic sense!
  11. The Indian cricket team began their ICC World Cup 2019 journey on a high with a brilliant and a tactically sound victory against Faf du Plessis' South African team, handing them their third straight loss of the tournament and spoiling it for them even further. Led by an extremely lucky Rohit Sharma who managed to score his 23rd ODI ton while being dropped by the Proteas fielders on numerous occasions, Team India was able to get this victory with extreme ease and comfort. However, ahead of the match, while the Men in Blue were getting a lot of messages of good luck and positivity, there was one message in particular that caught our attention: YOU CAN DO IT! #WWEChampion @TrueKofi wishes @imVkohli, @msdhoni and the entire #TeamIndia all the luck and positivity! @ICC #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/ASGVgGYsqF — WWE (@WWEIndia) June 5, 2019 Well, it seems as if the WWE superstar and champion Kofi Kingston is a fan of Indian cricket and is rooting for Virat Kohli's Team India during the Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. “What's going on y'all, it is your WWE champion Kofi Kingston here with a very important message for the 'boy in blues',” said the athlete. “Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni and the rest of Team India, I want to wish you guys the utmost luck in the ICC cricket cup...” Kingston knows a thing or two about positivity. As a member of one of the most successful trios in WWE history, The New Day member put his body on the line every week in order to entertain his fans without complaining about the lack of opportunity for the greatest title in wrestling entertainment, he had experienced for more than five years. And then finally, when the opportunity presented itself to the in-ring performer, Kingston capitalised on it and became the WWE Champion by defeating Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania 35 to fulfil his dream. Kingston's narrative resembles that of the Bleed Blue team who, with all their potential and qualities were waiting for the opportunity to win the cricket world championship for their nation for the third time and now that they have the opportunity to do so, are ready to capitalise. Indian fans of wrestling and cricket got to Twitter to reply to the 37-year-old high-flyer: Thank you ð𤠗 Shena brar (@imshena_) June 6, 2019 We did it in the first game..ðð®ð³ð®ð³ð — Abhishek (@abhi3627) June 5, 2019 We did it. — Vivek singh (@Singh_viveksi) June 5, 2019 We did it. — Vivek singh (@Singh_viveksi) June 5, 2019
  12. With the ICC World Cup 2019 beginning today, the captains of every cricket team that qualified for the quadrennial tournament visited Buckingham Palace to share a moment or two with Queen Elizabeth of the Royal Family of England. According to the images published by the official Twitter accounts of the Royal Family and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and some other international cricket boards, the gathering surely felt like a celebration of the game that originated on English soil and the fact that the game's biggest contest in the world is happening at home, itself. Queen Elizabeth and grandson Prince Harry took out some time to individually meet and greet every skipper, all of whom stood in a line, dressed in their cricket board's official uniform to have an interaction with the royalties. The tournament will feature the world's top ten teams, nine of whom are from the Commonwealth: Australia ð¦ðº, Bangladesh ð§ð©, England ð´ó §ó ¢ó ¥ó ®ó §ó ¿, India ð®ð³, New Zealandð³ð¿, Pakistanðµð°, South Africa ð¿ð¦, Sri Lankað±ð° and the West Indies ð§ð¸ ð§ð§ ð¨ðº ð¯ð² ð­ð¹ ð©ð² ðµð· ð¬ð¾ ð¸ð· ð¹ð¹. pic.twitter.com/zVVAxlkvtv — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 29, 2019 Picture perfect ð¸#WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 #SarfarazAhmed pic.twitter.com/YuLCvR9ek6 — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 29, 2019 The skipper meets Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Sussex at Buckingham Palaceð#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/qRzWVh4X0R — Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) May 29, 2019 However, when it came to the Indian cricket team's captain, Virat Kohli to come forward to meet the Queen and the Prince, the Indian cricket fans had a different concern altogether. Skipper meets the Queen #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/Ch2jcv5mTj — BCCI (@BCCI) May 29, 2019 Virat kohli in his mind. Crown cricket ka madam ji hum le jayenge!! ðð — RISHABH (@rj045561) May 29, 2019 He is saying - "Crown cricket ka madam ji hum le jayenge " Punish him ð ð#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/VHu6RCyTXL — Sports Freak (@SportsF20689858) May 29, 2019 Virat be like: crown Cricket ka madam Ji hum Le Jayenge.ððððð — Sanamð®ð³ (@ImSanam18) May 29, 2019 Crown cricket ka madam ji ham le jayenge- virat kohli — Mahesh Koparkar (@KoparkarMahesh) May 29, 2019 Virat to Queen- Crown cricket ka madam ji ham le jayenge ðð®ð³ — Yashraj (@Mahirat187) May 29, 2019 Now unless you live under a rock, you have heard of the extremely catchy 'Cricket ka Crown' anthem which was produced and popularised by the Star network that has the right to broadcast all World Cup matches in India. After the original video coming out about a month ago, the official YouTube channel of Star Sports uploaded yet another video, a sequel to the previous one, but this time with former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni doing some really good acting that led us to believe that Mahi might just a better actor than more than half of Bollywood.
  13. Playing cricket for the most dominating force in the game, Team India, is not easy. More than the opponents, the passionate fans of the Men in Blue stay ready with a mouthful when an athlete does not perform, is struggling with a bad form or fails to win matches for his side regardless of how difficult the situation was when he got to the crease. One such athlete is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been questioned, taunted and criticised about the way he plays in the hour of need for the Bleed Blue side. The fact that the former skipper is getting old, does not help either. But during India's second warm-up match in the ICC World Cup 2019 which was against Bangladesh, Dhoni looked like his old self. Like a stallion, with nothing but brute strength flowing through his veins. Scoring his ton in just 78 deliveries, the Ranchi born was making the ball fly left, right and centre on command, bringing the Indian batting order back in line with the help of KL Rahul, after an abysmal start to the innings with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma disappointing yet again. So when Dhoni scored his century in fashion with a strong six over the bowler's head and raised his bat in the air to an awestruck audience, an overjoyed Virat Kohli was seen abusing in excitement, acknowledging his teammate's achievement. Indian stand-up comedian Papa CJ uploaded this video from the friendly match between India and Bangladesh last evening: Classic Dhoni and classic Virat ððð pic.twitter.com/jplLRvAVPy — Papa CJ (@PapaCJ) May 28, 2019 Albeit, Dhoni has been struggling a little bit with his form in the 50 over format of the game lately, but he is no stranger to hitting big shots. Likewise, Kohli is no stranger to expressing his emotions with the help of some cuss words. Therefore, Papa CJ's caption: “Classic Dhoni and classic Virat” makes absolute sense. And while parents would have had a tough time explaining their kids what the Indian skipper was caught mouthing on national television, his emotions were well understood by the fans of Indian cricket and those of MS Dhoni. Twitter joined in and congratulated Dhoni on his brilliant knock: Dhoni is such a beast. — Saqib Mansoor (@wearyscribe) May 28, 2019 Mahi maar raha hain — #@ππ|£ #$@vv@n+ (@AmitSawant4686) May 28, 2019 What a knock from Dhoni! ððLove you so much ðð #MSD pic.twitter.com/Ig4bVXsjvM — HARSH Chopra (@imchoprahc) May 29, 2019 Dhoni dispatched ball out of the park for a 6ï¸â£ in style. Kohli: Wow man... Shot yaar ð#INDvBAN #Dhoni #dhoniisback #CWC2019 #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/bRO3DJ3g0y — ð¡ð®ðð¿ð² ðð ðð â®ï¸ (@imamnazre01) May 28, 2019 Love played so well â¤ï¸#INDvBAN #IndvsBan #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/XWycF1JHhy — Shweta Joshi (@jshweta_) May 28, 2019 Team India is set to officially begin their World Cup journey on 5th June 2019 against Faf du Plessis' South Africa at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, West End, Hampshire.
  14. The buzz around the ICC World Cup 2019 has already started with the first day of warm-up games taking place yesterday, during which South Africa won their match against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan were able to defeat Pakistan in an action-packed run chase. Sure, these games are really exciting but when it comes to the cricket World Cup, the rivalry between India and Pakistan through the years and decades, always comes to mind. And even though the cricketers from both sides have been giving the same politically correct answers throughout history, people still can't get enough of it. In the pre-World Cup, Captains' Press Conference at the Film Shed in London, a reporter asked Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Ahmed a question about the kind of pressure the 'India-Pakistan' rivalry puts them under. Kohli replied with a very diplomatic answer. He said “India versus Pakistan is always a very anticipated match… but if you ask the players, it is very different from how the fans look at the game compared to how the players play it. Yes, you feel the anticipation and the excitement of the fans when you enter the stadium but when you enter the field, it is professional.” “For us, it is just another game that you need to win as a team. I am sure all the cricketers from both sides feel that as soon as you start playing the game, it eventually is a game of bat and ball, and that's all you need to focus on.” Sounds like a good answer to us. Top marks. Now it was time for the Pakistan captain to answer the same question as the reporters and the camera turned to Sarfaraz Ahmed, expecting him to say something. And like a cunning student who used to wait for the rest of the students to say the answer, Ahmed said: “My answer is also the same. Nothing different. No difference.” Now, we are not making fun of the Pakistan captain and his response, that has all the potential in the world to become a great meme, by the way. via GIPHY No, speaking English is secondary of being able to play a great game of cricket and being of use to your side that is in pursuit of a win against a rival team and the Pak skipper has done his fair share of work to bring his side to the stage they are on today. Full credit to him. The anticipated World Cup clash between India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place on 16th June 2019.
  15. Season 12 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will come to an end today when two of the most successful teams of the league, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings and Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians will lock horns for either of their fourth championship, tonight. However, while IPL 2019 will be remembered for the action-pact games on a nightly basis along with some of the most entertaining television commercials to promote them, it will also be remembered for something a lot more peculiar. Ever since the beginning of the contest, the relationship between players and the umpires has only gotten worse. Some of the most infamous incidents included Indian captain Virat Kohli trying to barge inside the umpire's room, after a no-call cost Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore a game against MI. Then we had 'Captain Cool' losing his temper and march out of the dug-out and into the field to show his disagreement with the officials. Things got out of hand, played were abused and looked down at and cricketers like Dhoni even had to pay half their match fee for “breaching the code of conduct”, which is great, by the way. It is important to maintain decorum, especially for a game like cricket that attracts millions of eyeballs, daily. The whole perspective changes when the heat comes from the other side of the altercation. Umpires and match referees are known for keeping their calm under crucial moments of the game and are expected to handle a situation with care if something seems to be getting out of hand. However, when almost a week ago, when English umpire Nigel Llong was bombarded by Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav with questions over the incorrect no-ball decision given by him, Llong's anger got the better of him and he ended up breaking a door of the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. "It was an unfortunate incident. As a state association, we are writing to the COA today," Sudhakar Rao, Secretary, Karnataka State Cricket Association, told The Times of India. Indeed, it was an unfortunate incident, but to let Llong go unscathed and without punishment for such a display of anger has to be an example of the Council's double standards. To add insult to injury, Nigel Llong is also the umpire who will be officiating the IPL final, later today.
  16. This season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) seems to have aggravated the growingly unhealthy relationship that cricketers and umpires have shared in the recent years. The 'human factor' behind an official's decision-making has caused for the end result to be incorrect but the number of occurrences of something like that is extremely low. Sure, with the inclusion of technology such as the hawk-eye which detects the trajectory of the ball had it not been interrupted by the batsman's pad, sensors in the stumps and bails to detect contact and even the snickometer to observe even the lightest contact between the ball and the bat, they all have added to the efficacy of the final result, however, there will always be times when an umpire makes a decision on his own and it could end up being wrong. Through the ongoing season of IPL, there have been some moments when the umpires and players seem to disagree on a particular decision. It happened when Dhoni walked out of the dug-hole and onto the field to get into a verbal bout with the officials, it happened when Rohit Sharma did not agree with an LBW decision and ended up breaking the stumps with his bat and it happened with Virat Kohli who went to the umpires' dressing room to fight them when they didn't call a potential match-winning 'no-ball' in favour of his Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the current skipper of the Indian cricket team seems to be dealing with some extra bad luck as the tiff with an on-field umpire took place once again on Saturday in a match against Kane Williamson's SunRisers Hyderabad. In the first innings the match with RCB on the bowling side, it was Umesh Yadav who was having a super expensive final over during which he has given away 20 runs in the first four deliveries. On the second-to-last ball of the over, English umpire, Nigel Llong raised his hand sideways to hint that Yadav has overstepped the crease and it was therefore a 'no-ball'. The extra not only gave Hyderabad two runs but they also ended up scoring a boundary on the final delivery. The twist, however, was the fact that the delivery was legit as the screen-replay showed Yadav's foot being well behind the line. Watching the replay, both Yadav and Kohli charged at the umpire to argue and reverse the decision, both of whom were shunned away by the Englishman. © AP What was later reported was that Llong was so frustrated with the two Indian cricketers way of arguing with him that he ended up furiously kicking the door of the umpires' dressing room while breaking it in the process. "It was an unfortunate incident. As a state association, we are writing to the COA today," Sudhakar Rao, Secretary, Karnataka State Cricket Association, told The Times of India. What is probably a solitary moment of frustration and anger shown by an umpire in the past couple of years, must not be taken lightly. What the players and the fans of the game do not realise is the fact that these officials are humans too and like the others, they too, have the right to express their anger when things go south. It also shows how difficult a job is that of an umpire. While players surrounding them have the freedom to express joy, anger, or sadness without a worry, the umpires must keep it neutral and professional.
  17. There are days when the Indian Premier League (IPL) consists of non-stop action, world class cricket and becomes a source of brilliant sportsmanship, as cricketers from all over the world visit our country and play for eight of the highly celebrated and prestigious franchises and show respect towards each other. However, the day Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore and Ravichandran Ashwin's Kings XI Punjab locked horns in the former's home ground of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, it wasn't one of those days. No thanks to the drama created by the RCB skipper, who made a rather “questionable” gesture with his hands after he dismissed the rival captain at the long on with a catch. Virat Kohli gesturing to Ashwin's Mankading absolute savage ! #RCBvKXIP pic.twitter.com/JPiFqM5IBm — Trojan_Horse (@sampath0272) April 24, 2019 Kohli's theatrics clearly worked wonders as Ashwin was visibly furious and threw a fit as soon as he reached the dugout, slamming his batting gloves on the ground in rage. Once the 'Play Bold' franchise were able to prevent Kings XI from chasing their total of 202 and won the match, a comparatively vented out Ashwin took to the microphone to describe the extremely animated exchange that took place between the two former teammates who once used to play for Team India. "I just played with passion, so does he (Virat). That's it. As simple as that," Ashwin said in the post-match press conference, trying to bury the matter and look forward. However, it's clear as day that Ashwin's team, Kings XI Punjab, weren't done with the Indian captain and decided to slay him with sarcasm. Organising their very first “Kuch Bhi Awards”, KXIP honoured Kohli with the 'Stuart Broad Humility Award.' Virat Kohli's gesture after taking our skipper Ashwin's catch has earned himself a Kuch Bhi Award from us. Find out which one: https://t.co/eFDfg3kD2f ð¸ - Hotstar #SaddaPunjab pic.twitter.com/zJ0zCwiO9c — Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 28, 2019 “Nothing warms the heart like a display of sportsman spirit on the field. And during Kings XI Punjab match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, opposition skipper Virat Kohli showed just why he's hailed as a beacon of sportsmanship. After grabbing the match-winning catch, Kohli showed concern towards the batsman's well-being and politely asked, “How're you doing?” with a hand gesture,” says their website. “For this noble act, we give Kohli the Stuart Broad Humility Award and his team two points.” Now if a rival gang is throwing shade at your captain, how can you stay behind in responding? RCB's Twitter reacted to Kings XI's tweet: Kuch bhi https://t.co/60obCYFP0e — Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 28, 2019 Who doesn't love a good-quality banter? This is how the fans of both sides reacted: ðððadmin ððð — RAINA'S Preetha (@PreethaRaina3) April 28, 2019 That's perfect ððð After winning matches he acts like he won #WC2019 and after this high aggressive behaviour #rcb is first team to out of #IPL2019 ððso it's perfect ... Kuch bhi ððð — Shahzad gori (@sgreatgori) April 28, 2019 Ashwin: pic.twitter.com/4elm6QoyAT — DôçtÅr štrãÅgÄ (@h4riuu) April 28, 2019 Now I got to know the real value of this celebration. Now I love it more than beforeð¤£ð¤£ — Basavaraj Nargal (@BasavarajNargal) April 29, 2019 "...beacon of sportsmanship" ð¤£ð¤£ But a humility award is well deserved by the RCB skipper. ð𤠗 Romel Raj Krishna (@romel_rk) April 28, 2019 @imVkohli he doesn't want your kuch bhi award! Because the award doesn't have worth to have virat! Taking about that match ,ashwin is not big hitter and he don't deserve this much issue! — pranav shiri (@pranav_shiri) April 28, 2019 Kuch bhi Nahi hua is Saal bhi. I am not Punjab fan nor Ashwin is my fav cricketer , but this gesture from Kohli for his colleague with whom he still plays international was not needed. — Chowkidar Sumit Agrawal (@sumitagrawal83) April 28, 2019 rcb admin : pic.twitter.com/v7sIufhpWj — Cinderellað¸ (@ViratAnushka18) April 28, 2019
  18. It feels as if Virat Kohli has finally found himself the mighty Infinity Stones and is using them to help his Royal Challengers Bangalore get on a late-tournament winning streak after starting out horribly, losing six straight matches and sulking at the bottom of the points table in the first leg. Winning their last three matches, Kohli and the 'Play Bold' franchise have found new life and even took over Steve Smith's Rajasthan Royals for a day in terms of total points, before they spoiled Dinesh Karthik's heroic innings and defeated the Knight Riders in Kolkata last night. Currently fixed in a peculiar spot, RCB, RR and Dinesh Karthik's Kolkata Knight Riders are competing for the sixth spot with 6 points apiece. Such a comeback looks nothing short of magic and just when we began to realise that something supernatural was at play here, King Kohli came up with this video: View this post on Instagram This snap would probably help the Avengers better. ðPresenting the special edition cricket can from #Oceanone8 energy drinks. #one8 #PlayTheDay @oceanbeverages A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Apr 25, 2019 at 8:26am PDT “This snap would probably help the Avengers better,” said Kohli's Instagram caption. The video was a commercial for an energy drink produced by the Indian skipper's athleisure brand, Ocean One 8. Originally in a blue can, the mundane colours 'Decimated' away in thin air as soon as Kohli snapped his fingers with the new shiny colours of the limited cricket edition visible on the can. Having said that, the fans of 'Avengers: Endgame' were not impressed with the commercial and let the RCB captain know it: Thanos be like:Maa meri shaktiyo ka galat istemal ho rha haiðâï¸ — Rafale Kumar (@goon_liberal) April 25, 2019 Bhai IPL me RCB ki halat aisi na ho Jae!!! — Dr.Himanshu Nayak (@DrHimanshuNayak) April 25, 2019 bina infinity gauntlet pehne snap adhura hai....................... pic.twitter.com/yFJWY0tuFk — abhishek singh rajput (@abhi171090) April 25, 2019 Behnchod ye kya chutiappa h — Vidya Nand Giri (@VidyaNandGiri7) April 26, 2019
  19. It doesn't matter how many times you fall until you have the courage to get up and going again, and the same formula applies to the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in this year's Indian Premier League. Despite losing six matches in a row, RCB is showing signs of improvement by winning three games out of the last four. With RCB having a one-in-a-million chance of qualifying for the playoffs, they have to make sure they win all of their remaining matches. King Kohli took a sigh of relief when they earned another two points by defeating the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run. Regardless of an outstanding knock of 84 by the 'Thallaiva' MS Dhoni himself, the wounded Challengers did manage to seize a win from CSK's mouth. View this post on Instagram Unreal stuff at the Chinnaswamy stadium as @royalchallengersbangalore keep the fight going ðª #RCBvCSK A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Apr 21, 2019 at 11:35am PDT Soon after the game, the game changer from RCB; Dale Steyn got into a fun chat with skipper Kohli about the evolution of their relationship over the years. From hugging each other in 2009 to the right arm pacer scooping Chiku after the celebration of Suresh Raina's wicket, the bromance between both still remains intact. Kohli showed a collage of his picture with the South-African pacer calling it a “ten-year challenge,” by adding that Steyn looks the same and that he has changed a lot over the years. They further went on to praise each other for all the achievements and accolades. View this post on Instagram Delighted to have Steyn back in the team - Virat Kohli . In their @royalchallengersbangalore reunion, watch what happens when @virat.kohli and @dalesteyn discover a 9 year old treasure! #RCBvCSK . Full video ð¹ on our IG story or click the link in the bio. A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Apr 21, 2019 at 5:30pm PDT With four games still to be played by RCB, they will surely aim for the impossible and make it to the playoffs. Let's wait and watch if they can get the momentum this late in the season.
  20. After the extremely unfortunate terror attack in Pulwama on Valentine's Day this year, the wounds of the loss of our CRPF jawans had not even healed yet and the heart-breaking news of bombings in the neighbouring land of Sri Lanka has left South Asia along with the rest of the world praying for those who lost their lives in the attack and their families who will never get to reunite with their loved ones. What has been described as the “river of blood”, the attacks in churches across Negombo, Batticaloa and the national capital of Colombo on Easter sunday included a total of eight blasts at the hands of suicide bombers that led to the loss of more than 200 individuals with more than 500 severly injured. Unlike the attack in Jammu & Kashmir's district of Pulwama, which was instantly claimed by the notorious terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, yesterday's attacks weren't accepted by any group or organisation. The country, however, has been home to a decade-long civil war and an attack as big as this has to have some negative impact on the already tense environment. Realising the political scenario of his state, former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara took to social media to request his people to not jump to conclusions and let the process of detecting the speculators of such a horrendous act unveiling with time and complete rationality: “I am shocked and saddened by these despicable acts of barbarism,” said Sangakkara in an Instagram post. “My heart breaks for the victims and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to extend my love and condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and I wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery. I also wish more strength to the hearts and hands of the first responders and the medical personnel who are attending to the injured and to the security personnel who are trying to bring the situation under control." “While we struggle to comprehend the depths of depravity people can descend to, and while we all grieve in unison, we need to find the strength to stand together as Sri Lankans; shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart. Together we can get through. Divided we have but little hope. Even though our hearts are overwhelmed with emotion, it is vital that we force our minds to be rational and intelligent. Do not rush to judgement or conclusions. Let's give ourselves time to grieve. Let's give ourselves the space to try and understand the ground reality. Loved ones have died. Fellow Sri Lankans have died. Guests visiting our country have died." “Do not buy into the spin or conjecture or the conspiracy theories. This is not a game. Eschew the efforts of those who shamefully try to politicise this tragedy. Let the authorities investigate. Let the authorities bring these cowardly terrorists to justice." “For us, our focus should be to love and support those who have been affected. To continue to have compassion and empathy for our neighbours. To keep each other safe. To try and ensure our thoughts, words and deeds enable and empower us to lift each other out of this tragedy. To join together and try our hardest to ensure that no such tragedy can ever occur again.” Love and care for one another know no boundaries and will always prevail wherever a conflict against fear takes place. Keeping that in mind, the sports fraternity of India showed their remorse towards our neighbours, praying for the lives of the victims and their families and extended their wishes towards the nation. Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019 Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka. Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion. ðð» #SriLanka — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened by the terrible attacks in #SriLanka .My sincere prayers with the people of Sri Lanka in this very difficult time. — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 21, 2019 Thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the blasts in #SriLanka. We stand as one with our neighbours in this hour of trouble ðð» pic.twitter.com/lqTp8Xo9NY — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 21, 2019 Shocked to hear about the terror attacks in #SriLanka. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected! Stay strong! ð — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened to hear the news from Sri Lanka on Easter! Thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families. May they be given more strength! ð — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2019
  21. For a team that has often been labelled as underachievers, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) continued to live up to that reputation after losing six games on the trot in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite boasting of some of the biggest names in international cricket, the Bangalore franchise consistently failed to get past their opponents in this year's edition. However, their dismal losing streak finally came to an end after a strong showing against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) saw them securing a convincing eight-wicket win in their last match. A brilliant batting performance by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers got RCB over the line, giving their fans something to cheer for. While RCB finally managed to register their first points this season, their troubles aren't over yet. Following their win over KXIP, captain Kohli was handed a fine of Rs 12 lakh for breaching the IPL's Code of Conduct. Twitter/@IPL The Team India captain was found guilty of maintaining a slow-over rate in the clash against KXIP which led to the unfortunate ramifications. "Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on 13th April 2019," said an IPL statement. "As it was his team's first offense of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh," it added further. In the process, Kohli became only the third captain this season to be handed a fine for his team's slow over-rate. Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma and Rajasthan Royals' skipper Ajinkya Rahane were also fined by IPL governing council for maintaining slow over-rate earlier this season. Twitter/@IPL As per the rules, a second violation for slow over-rate would result in a fine of Rs 24 lakh for the captain and 25% of the match fee from every other player in the team. And, a third offence will lead to a one-match ban for the captain and an increased fine of Rs 30 lakh. With RCB returning to the winning ways, Kohli will surely feel less burdened, but the Indian batting sensation will need to be careful about the slow over-rate when his team visits the Wankhede stadium to lock horns with Mumbai on 15th April.
  22. Let's just get one question out of the way before we dive deep into the discussion, we are, in no way, doubting the immense talent and limitless potential of the current leader of the Indian cricket team as a scorer and a batsman. If we look down the past, the only athlete that comes even closer to being mentioned in the same sentence as the all-time great Sachin Tendulkar has to be Virat Kohli, currently ranked number one on International Cricket Council's list of batsmen in both ODI and Test formats of the game. Chasing the legacy of someone who is considered to be the finest product of the game since the 'master blaster', Kohli has literally been on top of the game for ages. Fans and players from all over the world, yes, even the ruthless Aussies, believe that Kohli's got what it takes to challenge every single record created by notable batsmen in the history of international cricket. “I love watching Virat Kohli bat. I love his aggression And serious passion that I used to have. He reminds me of myself”, Sir Vivian Richards had once said about the Indian prodigy and he was bang on point. The man, who's known to have a hot head on his shoulders, has found a way to channelise all that rage through his bat. When the Delhi-born decided to spill water all over Sri Lanka's joy in a 2012 matchup in Hobart, Australia, cricketing world first took notice of the beast in the making. Scoring an unbeaten 133 off just 86 deliveries to successfully chase a mammoth total of 321 in as few as 40 overs, Kohli made a name for himself. “The king of run-chase”, they called him. King Kohli was born. Jump seven years ahead, Virat Kohli, the batter has only risen in ranks and become one of the most successful hitters of modern day cricket. 2018 was specifically his year as ICC just happened to decorate his trophy room with all of the most prestigious recognitions they could. In a single year, Kohli, the batsman became ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year, ICC Men's Test, Cricketer of the Year and ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year. Not to take away any credit from Virat Kohli the skipper as he was honoured as the Captain of ICC Test Team of the Year and Captain of ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year also. ICC Men's Cricketer of the Year â ICC Men's Test Cricketer of the Year â ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year â Captain of ICC Test Team of the Year â Captain of ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year â Let's hear from the man himself, @imvKohli! #ICCAwards ð pic.twitter.com/3M2pxyC44n — ICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019 However, there always has been that one stain on the captain of the Men in Blue that Kohli's captaincy has been successful only because of the presence of a certain former-skipper of the squad who is considered to be the greatest leader of Team India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “I think the best thing for Virat Kohli is that he has got MS Dhoni as keeper. You can see whenever he is in the deep, MS Dhoni helps him with the field, talks to the bowlers in crucial situations,” Indian Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar had said in March. Surely, there were numerous Kohli supporters who shut his claims down way back then. “He is a great captain on his own”, they'd said. And then, the twelfth season of Indian Premier League (IPL) happened and all those supporters began to believe in their own words lesser and lesser. With no Dhoni to back him up in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kohli's reign crumpled a little with every match that he lost. Currently sitting at the bottom of the points table of the league, it might be too late for RCB to make a miracle return as well. It is evident that the horrible losing streak is having an adverse impact on Kohli's performance as a batsman. In the six matches, the Bangalore captain has amassed just 203 runs with only one half-century in a deflating loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Andre Russell's bat. "We just weren't good on the given day. That's the whole story of RCB this season," Kohli said in disappointment after losing the match against Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals on Sunday. A player must never be judged on the basis of a month-long tournament, certainly, but if you have the remotest idea about the mentality of an athlete, especially as competitive as Kohli, such stents have a devastating effect on your form and psyche. With the 2019 ICC World Cup less than two months away, a man so humbled must not lead the Indian roster, if we want to win it all, that is. This is not a half-cooked notion either. People from all over the country believe that Kohli should step down from the throne and let somebody like Rohit Sharma spearhead the team. Virat the batsman ð¤ But Virat the captain is hampering his batting at the moment. should step down and concentrate on his batting. — happy mohanty (@HappyDebabrata) April 7, 2019 Virat Kohli plss..,plsss, you retire from captain of rcb then rcb will win plss, don't disappoint us ,pls — Ek Villain (@EkVillain9091) April 7, 2019 Let the truth be told: Virat is not captain material. Time to change the captain! — Vishwanath Narayan (@Vishwanath0305) April 7, 2019 Virat Kohli should Retire With Immediate Effect from Indian Team's Captaincy. Atleast we can have hope for World Cup. Rohit Sharma should lead Team India in World Cup Atleast Virat Kohli will be able to focus on his Batting. ð — Alokk Verma (@AlokkVerma75) April 7, 2019 Anyday better captain then virat No doubt about that — Sachin Raj (@rajsachin767) April 7, 2019 Is it just me that thinks @ImRo45 should captain team India too !!! #MumbaiIndians #TeamIndia — Glorious Girl (@GloriousGirl_97) April 7, 2019 Dear @BCCI make @ImRo45 captain of India for ODI & T20 and if possible then for world cupâ¤ï¸ no doubt Virat is better batsman but Rohit is better captain than him #Rohitsharma — Shraddha_SW (@Shraddha_wagh09) April 6, 2019 Dear @BCCI make @ImRo45 captain of India for ODI & T20 and if possible then for world cupâ¤ï¸ no doubt Virat is better batsman but Rohit is better captain than him #Rohitsharma — Shraddha_SW (@Shraddha_wagh09) April 6, 2019 Make no mistake, none of these people are criticising Kohli as a cricketer. All they ask of him is to take some time away from captaincy and focus of bringing back the beast of a batsman he once used to be and has the potential to do so.
  23. The past two days of the Indian Premier League has seen some rather bizarre series of events taking place that have changed the complete scenario of the matches with outcomes absolutely different from what the viewers were expecting. We are talking about the matches that took place between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday. You did not even have to look carefully to realise how similar the two games got in the final overs of the second innings, respectively. Let's start by talking about the game between RCB and KKR. During the 17th over Bangalore's bowling, it was Mohammad Siraj who bowled his second dangerous beamer of the match and had to give up the rest of the over with four deliveries left. During this situation, RCB captain, Virat Kohli was standing at the boundary, waiting for the situation to untangle itself. It was only after the umpire had taken the ball away from Siraj that the RCB captain ran down to the pitch to decide what needs to happen. Eventually, he decided to give the ball to Marcus Stoins and KKR's Andre Russell had himself a grand feast. Ruthless. Relentless. Russel ðªð¥ The absolute hitting that led to this though ðð@KKRiders @Russell12A #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/4Ou1HzYS34 — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019 Now, let's talk about the match between CSK and KXIP. In the second last over of Chennai's bowling, Deepak Chahar bowls back to back beamers at Sarfaraz Khan, who manages to hit a four on the first but takes a single on the second to give the strike to David Miller. This is where MS Dhoni steps in to have a word with the youngblood. Visibly upset with the consecutive no-balls, Dhoni lets Chahar hear it. It felt more like a discussion between an angry school teacher and a student who keeps quiet with hands at the back the whole time. Moment of the day. #DeepakChahar was almost in tears after a terrible start to the over. Couldn't look into the eyes of #Dhoni. Would love to know what from Chahar himself on what was said. Because clearly after this, he seemed a different bowler altogether. #CSKvKXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/iwq3yVXjtI — Abhishek Barthur (@imabhi27) April 6, 2019 Instantly, Chahar looked like a different player altogether. After two scary yorkers he ended the over by dismissing Miller. We could not have made this up. One day after another, the two leaders of the Indian cricket team were put in similar spot but while one chose to continue to abuse at his players from the boundary line, the other decided to find out what's wrong with his teammate, shared a few words of wisdom and encouraged him to be the best version of himself.
  24. It is official ladies and gentleman, Virat Kohli and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are cursed for the entire 2019 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The first half of the match between RCB and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gave the viewers the feeling that Virat Kohli and his side will finally pick up their first win of the season. The skipper played his best innings this year and his feat of 84 runs also helped him become only the second Indian cricketer to score 8000+ runs in the Twenty20 format, behind Suresh Raina. Kohli also became the fastest Indian to reach the milestone. The @RCBTweets Skipper departs after a terrific knock of 84 runs ðð#RCB 172/1 pic.twitter.com/bJl9RnuCCd — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019 Even AB de Villiers, who was struggling to put up big numbers this year, came to Kohli's aide and played like his old self scoring quick 63 runs in just 32 balls to establish a rock-solid total of 205. Well into the second half of the game when it was KKR's turn to try and chase the massive score, it felt as if Bangalore can finally celebrate the win at their home ground. Even though batsmen like Chris Lynn, Robin Utthapa and Nitish Rana were able to put up decent numbers, the journey to chasing 205 runs seemed long and difficult. But the best (the worst for RCB) was yet to come. With the dismissal of KKR captain Dinesh Karthik, entered Andre Russell, who has been in superhuman form and has been referred to as the destroyer of bowlers on multiple occasions by multiple commentators. After taking four balls to dig his feet into the pitch, Russell looked locked and loaded to making the seemingly impossible task look like a child's play. The demolition of RCB and Virat Kohli's spirit began in the 17th over when Mohhamad Siraj bowled a beamer. As the ball paced for Russell's head he tried to deflect it with his bat. The velocity of the ball combined with the brute strength of the Carabean beast made the 'no-ball' travel across the boundary for a six. This delivery being Siraj's second beamer of the game forced him to give up the ball to Marcus Stoins, who in turn had to bowl the rest of the four deliveries of Siraj's over. Unfortunately for Stoins, the first ball he had to delivery was eligible for a 'free-hit'. Half-heartedly, the Aussie bowled at the length of 'the slot' which just happens to be Russell's favourite portion of the crease. Hitting a long maximum off the free-hit, Russell wanted to end the game as soon as possible. He then scored another six on the next ball and a hat-trick of sixes in the next over to tie the game at 205 runs a piece. Ruthless. Relentless. Russel ðªð¥ The absolute hitting that led to this though ðð@KKRiders @Russell12A #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/4Ou1HzYS34 — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019 The first ball of the over enabled the duo of Russell and Shubhman Gill to take an easy single to win the game. Watching the deconstruction of his dreams to finally win an IPL game this season, Kohli stood by the boundary line with his arms raised in amusement and eyes wide open in disbelief. While Twitter fans were awestruck by the Windies allrounder's showdown, our thoughts and prayers go out to the disheartened RCB fans who showed their frustration and anger online: Speechless. #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL2019 — Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 5, 2019 RCB after every IPL match.. since 2008..#RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/SMzQ4fIs4O — Another Rohit (@which_rohit) April 5, 2019 Siraj's No ball costed RCB the game? Nah, this is where they lost. #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/ua6cbPPd2Y — Peeyush Sharma (@peeyushsharmaa) April 5, 2019 RCB players after match... #KKRvsRCB #RCBvsKKR pic.twitter.com/N3slrRnvFl — Sumer kadale (@Sumerkadale) April 5, 2019 Mood #Rcb ð pic.twitter.com/bq7YKvwdJC — Divyað¤(ashdeep exist ðâ¤) (@randeepashiii) April 5, 2019 mood watching RCB matches pic.twitter.com/KmsWUGANb0 — ð¹ð¸ (@JoBhejiThiDuaa) April 5, 2019 RCB bowlers to each batsman pic.twitter.com/14PuueykkX — Mumbaicha engineer (@berozgaarhoo) April 5, 2019 this season #RCB will be like pic.twitter.com/AIAh4ybx42 — DHRUV JAIN (@imdhruvjain) April 5, 2019 Good batting, great strategy, fielding , well maintained bowling, match winning.. RCB~ pic.twitter.com/y8M7VcL2t0 — ð°ï¸man (@_single_ladka_) April 5, 2019
  25. Another day, another disappointment for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who continue their winless streak in the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) having played four matches and have found themselves at the bottom of the league's points table. After captain Kohli got dismissed by a magnificent Shreyas Gopal (who ended up with a three-wicket-haul), the second RCB opener, Parthiv Patel put the burden on his shoulders to help his side reach a respectable total of 158. Patel's bat contributed with 67 runs off 41 balls which also included 9 boundaries and a maximum. However, Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler and Steve Smith were too hot to handle for the men in red and gold as they spearheaded Royals to win their first game of the season. Having said that, Tuesday's match against Rajasthan got Virat Kohli an incredible feat to boast about as it provided him with the opportunity to captain an IPL squad for the 100th time and make him only the third cricketer in the world to do so, behind Chennai Super Kings star Mahendra Singh Dhoni (162 matches) and former IPL player, Gautam Gambhir (129 matches between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils. Today our skipper – @imVkohli becomes the third captain in IPL history to play as captain in 100 matches. Congratulations Virat, keep playing bold! #PlayBold pic.twitter.com/Ar5FASqB24 — Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 2, 2019 Ironically, such a record that should normally bring a sense of pride to any athlete, also brings immense shame to RCB skipper as Kohli has the worst record amongst the men who have reached such a status. Amongst the 162 games led by Dhoni, he has a win percentage of 60.24% while Gambhir's is at 55.42% with three and two titles under their belts, respectively. Kohli, on the other hand, is at a below average mark of 46.87% wins as captain. Not to forget the fact that Bengaluru have never won the trophy. With another loss of the season in what appears to be a lost cause, RCB fans have resorted to humour to hide their pain but we see right through it: RCB Fans: When will we win our 1st IPL title??? Kohli: pic.twitter.com/82N5h9wpR2 — Arun Gunasekaran (@arung410) April 2, 2019 #RCBvRR Match 1 - Let's talk with losing team captain virat kohli Match 2 - Let's talk with losing team captain virat kohli Match 3 - Let's talk with losing team captain virat kohli Match 4 - Let's talk with losing team captain virat kohli Hope this doesn't happen in world cup — . quo Wendi Jay's (@Rakshit02769233) April 2, 2019 *Virat Kohli's win %* while playing while playing for RCB for India. pic.twitter.com/s8JkhxaFtE — NeeraJ. (@AjeebPrani) April 1, 2019 Shreyas Gopal after Dismissal of Virat Kohli ~#RRvRCB #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/kZmr00joFT — Rohitian #MI ð¥ (@imRohitian__) April 2, 2019 Ghambhir to Kohli : How u doin ?#SRHvRCB pic.twitter.com/rfninlY4qM — à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤¾ ð®ð³ (@JAGGA1313) March 31, 2019 Sid Mallya & Virat Kohli started celebrating RCB's 5th loss in ADVANCE!! ðð#RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/BH30VB7wDF — Ankit Prakash Ching (@arunankit46) April 2, 2019 #RCB lose 4 matches constantly , last in points table , and team's net run rate is also very poor. Virat kohli:- #RRvRCB pic.twitter.com/8gMzX0Jtvq — Romesh sachdev (@sarcasticroms) April 2, 2019
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