Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli only cricketer in Forbes’ 2020 list of…

On Friday, American business magazine Forbes released their annual list of the Top 100 richest athletes in the world, commonly known as Forbes’ 100, and Indian Cricket Team skipper Virat Kohli turned out to be the only cricketer in the list, with his earnings for the calendar year 2020 estimated to be a total of $26 million, endorsements included. According to the magazine, Kohli earned a whopping $24 million from his endorsements, while just $2 million of the total estimate came from his
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Virat Kohli right guy to take Indian cricket forward,…

Legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham says captain Virat Kohli is the "right guy" to take Indian cricket forward but rates Ben Stokes as the world's best player at the moment. "Virat takes the game to the opposition, he takes a stand for his players. I would have loved to play against him. He is the right guy to take Indian cricket forward," Botham said during an online chat session with Playwrite Foundation. One of the game's finest all-rounders, Botham has represented England with

Anushka Sharma spots dinosaur that looks a lot like…

Actor Anushka Sharma took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, pretending to be a dinosaur. Anushka captioned the post, “I spotted .... A Dinosaur on the loose.” In the video, Virat is seen entering the room, holding his arms near his chest and walking in an animated manner. He stops, turns to the camera, and lets out a screech. The post has been ‘liked’ nearly a million times. Anushka’s brother and producing partner Karnesh Ssharma wrote in the

Virat Kohli unquestionably the best at the moment: Ian…

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels India skipper Virat Kohli's penchant for playing copybook cricketing shots and his incredible fitness make him the world's best batsman across formats among the current generation of cricketers. "Of that group (including Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root), Kohli is the best in all three forms. That's unquestionable," Chappell said on 'The RK Show', which is hosted by Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan on YouTube."His record in all three forms is quite unbelievable, particularly his record in the shorter forms." Chappell's comments come after former

BCCI puts a four-stage process in place for Team…

It's been two months now, since the cancellation of the one-day series between India and South Africa on March 14, that the Indian team has not stepped out on the field. In fact, like everyone else across the country, Virat Kohli & Co. have found themselves quarantined over the last 60-odd days, making do with whatever resources at their disposal to work on their cricket and aspects of physical and mental fitness.The isolation notwithstanding, there's been a lot at play behind the scenes for the

Imposing Virat Kohli can’t share power, split captaincy won’t…

An "imposing character" like Virat Kohli will not be comfortable sharing power and hence split captaincy is not something that will work in Indian cricket, feels former England skipper Nasser Hussain. However, he does feel that the Indian team management often messes up selections as they did in that World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and split coaching might be a good idea.Hussain's view on selection was echoed by India's twin World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who wants to know how the current Indian coaching staff headed

AB de Villiers rates Sachin Tendulkar as a better…

Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers faced a tough time on Monday as his fans asked him to choose his favourite between Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. De Villiers, who plays under Kohli at Indian Premier League franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, said that Kohli is better than Smith when it comes to score big and win games all around the world. "It's difficult (to pick between Virat Kohli and Steve Smith). Virat is definitely the more natural ball striker. Smudge

Kohli, Rohit, Sania take part in online concert to…

India skipper Virat Kohli, limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma and tennis star Sania Mirza were among sports personalities, who took part in an online concert to raise funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 2 lakh people globally. As part of the initiative by ‘iFor India’, actors, musicians, singers, sportspersons and business leaders came together to entertain people from their homes in a bid to help the COVID-19 pandemic cause. The proceeds from the concert will go to the India

Harmanpreet Kaur’s Magic Trick On The Mirror Stuns Fans…

With no cricket action taking place due to India lockdown, Harmanpreet Kaur decided to try her hand at magic. On Wednesday, Harmanpreet Kaur posted a video in which she can be seen performing a magic trick. In the video, the Indian T20I skipper can be seen standing in front of a mirror and holding a glass with a ball in it. She then throws the ball towards the mirror and it appears that her mirror reflection on the other side has collected the ball in her glass. The video

Virat Kohli plays football during practice as if it’s…

When ace cricketer Virat Kohli switches to football for the Indian team’s customary pre-match drill, he plays it as if it’s the FIFA World Cup final or the FA Cup final, according to former England skipper Nasser Hussain. Citing football, Hussain, an astute reader of the game that he’d played for more than a decade internationally, expressed his amazement at Kohli’s intensity and his hunger to succeed. “I think it’s his hunger for runs and his wanting to win. I watched him play

‘They were too scared,’ Michael Clarke on why Australian…

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke believes the current Australian players “sucked up” to Virat Kohli and India so that their million dollar IPL deals could be protected. He went on to add that this led to Australian cricket becoming ‘soft’ which was never a good sign. “Everybody knows how powerful India are in regards to the financial part of the game, internationally or domestically with the IPL,” Clarke told Big Sports Breakfast. “I feel that Australian cricket, and probably every other team over a
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Haircuts To Horses: India Cricketers Make Most Of Coronavirus…

From Virat Kohli having his hair cut by his wife Anushka Sharma, to Ravindra Jadeja on a stallion, India's superstar cricketers are making the most of their enforced break during the national coronavirus lockdown. At a time when the Indian Premier League (IPL) would normally be in full swing, Kohli has sent out a number of video messages telling people to stay indoors to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But the tweet that got the most media coverage and "likes", more than
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“Test Cricket Has Made Me A Better Person” Says…

Test cricket might struggle to grab eyeballs, especially in the sub-continent, but the traditional five-day grind has made the game’s present icon Virat Kohli a better person, the Indian captain said on Thursday. During an Instagram live with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Kohli was asked about red-ball cricket which the ace batsman has time and again vouched for as the No. 1 format of the game. Kohli also has spoken sharply against four-day Tests. “Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket,

Virat Kohli and Co may face pay cut due…

India cricketers association president Ashok Malhotra feels players could face pay cut in the coming days as a result of coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the entire globe. The entire sporting calendar of the world has been shredded due to the outbreak and cricket has also suffered the brunt of it. The financial might of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken hit in recent times after India’s ODI series against South Africa was called off. Also, the start

Here is How Sportspersons are spending Their time Self-Quarantine…

The rise in the cases and deaths of people due to COVID-19 has forced the world to go for a complete lockdown. So during such times most of the clebs have toojk social media as a platform and is motivating people and giving updates to their fans how they are spend their time during the outbreak of pandemic disease. Here is how the Sportingstars are spending their time. Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Marcus Rashford             https://www.instagram.com/p/B931QwTHpdt/ Usain Bolt

Stay Home & Stay Healthy: Virat, Anushka’s Message To…

Coronavirus has spread across the world like wildfire and has brought it to the standstill. India too like the other countries have been affected by the virus and is fighting against it. With the BCCI postponing the IPL 2020 and keeping domestic cricket on hold, there is no cricket even in the country at the moment. Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma has decided to use the time rather consciously as they have come up with a message for the

On This Day: Looking Back to Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th…

It was eight years ago, on this very day, that Sachin Tendulkar got to a landmark that might not ever be broken in international cricket. March 16, 2012, was the day when Tendulkar scored his last ODI and international century, thereby getting to hundred international centuries.  It was in the 2012 Asia Cup when Sachin scored his last and final international ton. He scored 114 against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, in Dhaka. He had already scored 51 hundreds in Test cricket

Unique Similarity in Captaincy Record of Virat Kohli &…

New Zealand beat India by seven wickets in the second Test match, to complete a 2-0 series whitewash against the table-toppers in the World Test Championship. Doing this, the Kiwis became the first team to beat India in the World Test Championship. They also have exposed India's age-old problem of playing against the moving ball. The series also has brought forward, unique similarities between Virat Kohli and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's captaincy record in the country. While the similarities might not be

Asia XI-World XI Squad Announced: Reports

The Asia XI-World XI squad has been announced for a two-match T20I series to be played in Dhaka next month. The matches will be played to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. As many as six cricketers from the Indian team have been added into the Asian XI squad. Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Rishabh Pant are the Indian players in the squad. However, the BCB President Nazmul Hassan is awaiting a

ICC Trolls Donald Trump For Mispronouncing Sachin Tendulkar’s Name

The International Cricket Council has trolled US President Donald Trump who is on a visit to India. Trump is invited by Indian PM Narendra Modi on the occasion of unveiling arguably, the world's largest cricket stadium in Motera. His trip is being named as "Namaste Trump". ICC trolls Donald Trump has been trending everywhere after the US President mispronounced Sachin Tendulkar's name. While addressing the crowd of over one lakh at the Motera stadium, Trump spoke about Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. "This