Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has stated that the inclusion of Sri Lanka cricketers Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera will boost the franchise ahead of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Hasaranga and Chameera were named as replacements for Adam Zampa and Daniel Sams, who will be unavailable for the second half of IPL 2021.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has termed Virat Kohli’s decision to quit as India’s T20I captain after the World Cup as one that has been made keeping in mind the future roadmap. On Thursday, Kohli through an official statement on social media, stated that he would be stepping down as T20I captain after the World Cup in the UAE in October-November.
India captain Virat Kohli revealed after the team’s emphatic win at The Oval that Jasprit Bumrah asked for the ball as soon as it started reversing on Day 5 of the Test match. Bumrah (2/27) was one of the star performers as India thumped England 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
Indian captain Virat Kohli said that he would not pick on any particular issue as the reason for defeat after India went down to England by an innings and 76 runs on Day 4 of the Headingley Test. Instead, Kohli commented that India ‘fail as a team and win as a team’. He conceded that they failed in the third Test.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has said that he is not at all surprised with pacer Mohammed Siraj’s instant success in international cricket. According to Kohli, Siraj has always had the skills to succeed on the big stage but the Australia gave him that much-needed confidence. Siraj was chosen for the tour Down Under as a back-up to the main pace bowlers. But injuries saw him being thrown into the deep end and he responded in admirable fashion.
Indian captain Virat Kohli revealed that continuing tension between India and England players during the final day of the Lord’s Test gave them greater motivation to win. After Jasprit Bumrah’s bouncer barrage to James Anderson in England’s first innings, Mark Wood gave it back to the Indian bowler when he came out to bat. Tempers flared out in the middle with Bumrah engaging in verbal duels with the Englishmen. India were then all pumped up when they came out to bowl in the final innings.
Team India captain Virat Kohli made it clear that India wouldn’t look at batting ability while deciding Shardul Thakur’s replacement for the second Test at Lord’s. Kohli said that claiming 20 wickets is more important and they will go with that option for Thakur’s replacement. The Mumbai pacer is said to be suffering from a hamstring injury and is unlikely to take part in the Lord’s Test. He was impressive in Nottingham, with four wickets in the match. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin or pacers Ishant Sharma/ Umesh Yadav could replace Thakur for the Lord’s Test.
Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed disappointment after the first Test against England ended in a draw, with rain washing out the entire final day’s play. India needed 157 runs with nine wickets in hand to go 1-0 up in the five-match series but persistent rain did not allow a single ball to be bowled
Team India captain Virat Kohli has stated that winning in England will mean nothing more than winning any other Test match or series for him. According to him, even if India wins in England, it will not be a milestone in his career because, for him, the culture is more important than results.