Free Press Journal
  • Cricket Kohli reminds me of Imran Khan, says coach Shastri

    Kolkata: Heaping praise on skipper Virat Kohli and his recent exploits in South Africa, India cricket team coach Ravi Shastri has compared the mercurial player to Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain Imran Khan.

  • Virat Kohli is best batsman in world cricket, says India head coach Ravi Shastri

    Centurion: India’s head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the sheer impact of Virat Kohli’s brilliance makes him “world’s best batsman” at the moment.  Kohli along with Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steven Smith are considered to be the four top batsmen in world cricket but Shastri feels that the Indian skipper is in a league of his own. Kohli finished with 558 runs including three centuries in the just-concluded ODI series against

  • Sports stars join PadMan Challenge: PV Sindhu, Geeta Phogat, Ravi Shastri poses with sanitary pad

    New Delhi: Ravi Shastri, head coach of the Indian cricket team, has accepted the ‘PadMan Challenge’ by posting a picture of him holding a sanitary pad. Shastri posted the picture on his official Twitter account and captioned it as, “Yes, it’s a Pad in my hand. Happy to support rockstar @akshaykumar for breaking the taboo and initiating an open conversation.”

  • Coach defends Jinx’s omission

    Ravi Shastri defended the team management’s decision to leave out Ajinkya Rahane from the first two Tests in South Africa, saying Rohit Sharma was the best option going by form.

  • ‘Dhoni at 36 can beat players of 26’

    New Delhi : Fitter and faster than players 10 years his junior, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is irreplaceable in the Indian ODI team right now, feels national coach Ravi Shastri, who says critics should perhaps analyse their own careers at 36 before finding faults in the former captain.

  • MS Dhoni at 36 can beat players of 26: Ravi Shastri slams critics

    New Delhi: Fitter and faster than players 10years his junior, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is irreplaceable in the Indian ODI team right now, feels national coach Ravi Shastri, who says critics should perhaps analyse their own careers at 36 before finding faults in the former captain. Dhoni’s form with the bat has been heavily scrutinised in the recent past with every failure being looked upon as an ominous sign.

  • Captain Kohli undecided on Lanka T20s

    Virat has told the selectors that he needs some time to take a call on whether he will be playing the T20s or not.

  • India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test: Kohli wanted to declare, but Shastri replies to bat on, Watch Video

    Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 50 International centuries during the first Test match against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match proved to be a thriller as India fell out just three wickets short to win the first match of the three-match Test series. However, Virat Kohli, batting on 86, looked at Ravi Shastri in the dressing room as it to

  • India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Ravi Shastri slams MS Dhoni’s critics, says look at your career first

    Kolkata: India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri today once again extended unflinching support to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying those commenting on the two-time World Cup winning former skipper should look back at their own careers. A few former India players, including VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni’s T20I future, creating quite a storm in the country’s cricketing circles.

  • The impressive evolution of Jasprit Bumrah, India’s new death-overs specialist

    New Zealand’s tour of India ended with hosts prevailing in a very tight series in both one day international (ODI) and T20I series by 2-1 margin. Black Caps showed their grit and determination, but could not cross that finishing mark and India, as some would say, got lucky and won the big moments during the series. Indian team has over the years excelled in limited overs cricket due to its powerful batting

  • India vs New Zealand: India coach Ravi Shastri praises Jasprit Bumrah after India’s win

    Thiruvananthapuram: India coach Ravi Shastri heaped praise on pacer Jasprit Bumrah after India defeated New Zealand in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Tuesday. Bumrah produced a superb performance with figures of 2/9 in his two overs as India won by six runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

  • India vs New Zealand: Can Black Caps stop India’s winning run?

    India, the numero uno Test and one-day side, will now take on New Zealand for a short series of three ODIs and three T20I matches. India go into this series as overwhelming favourites and would like to continue their momentum from the Australian series. The team led by Virat Kohli is firing on all cylinders and is going through a purple patch, which started with the West Indies series (away) then

  • India vs New Zealand: End of the road for Ashwin and Jadeja in limited overs cricket?

    New Zealand, famously known as Black Caps, have arrived in India to play in a limited overs series comprising of three one dayers and three T20Is. This short tour comes on the back of India’s domineering performance over Australia and the men in blue would like to keep the momentum going and win yet another series on home soil.

  • India vs Australia: Is sky the limit for this young and professional Indian team?

    Australia’s tour of India finally came to an end, with third T20I at Hyderabad abandoned due to wet outfield, even though there wasn’t any rain and with that the series was tied at 1-1. Earlier in the ODI series the hosts had surgically and with precision steam rolled Aussies by 4-1 margin and by virtue of that series win, India are currently ranked No 1 in both Test and limited overs cricket.

  • Is BCCI making mockery of itself by choosing players over Yo-Yo test?

    1877 was the year when the game of cricket was originated and even after 140 years the game has remained the same and we are still seeing contest between bat and ball. The game has no doubt evolved but it is still played over 22 yards, 11 players participating, and in order to win you, have to score one run more than the opposition. The game has seen transformation from timeless matches to five-day

  • Ravi Shastri paid whopping Rs 1.20 cr for three months as Team India Head coach

    New Delhi: Chief coach Ravi Shastri was paid a little over Rs 1.20 crore for his services during the first three months of his new tenure with the Indian cricket team. Shastri was back as the chief coach in July this year and has since been paid Rs 1,20,87,187 for a three-month period between 18th July to 18th October, according to the BCCI website.

  • India vs Australia: Has India turned itself into mean, ruthless machine?

    Australia’s tour of India ended on predictable lines as hosts defeated already demoralised and dysfunctional Aussies by seven wickets in the fifth one day match at Nagpur. Australia after electing to bat first started well with usual suspects in Aaron Finch and David Warner asserting themselves, but as has been the case right throughout the series, Indians bowled well to restrict Australia to a meagre score of 242/9 in

  • Has coach Ravi Shastri made a difference to India’s winning run?

    Indian cricket team is currently going through a wonderful phase. After blanking Sri Lanka 9-0, the men in blue started off with a win against the Australians at Chennai and will take the on the wounded Kangaroos at Kolkata on Thursday. The team over the past couple of years has gelled really well, under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Kohli, ever since getting the captaincy on permanent basis, has really taken his