Free Press Journal
  • ‘Looking forward to just cricket’ – Virat Kohli

    Galle : He has been asked this question a number of times and Virat Kohli today just put a full-stop to the queries regarding the appointment of Ravi Shastri post Anil Kumble’s acrimonious departure.

  • Can Virat Kohli’s Team India win abroad too?

    Indian cricket team over the past one year has been involved in lot of off-field drama, from implementing Lodha reforms to governance (or lack of) to manage cricketing issues, BCCI has fallen short on all parameters. But, the only saving grace has been the performance of the Indian team in Test cricket, where they are ranked No 1 and are currently in Sri Lanka for a full series. Indian team has always been given

  • Shikhar or Abhinav should be ready for the opportunity to open: Virat Kohli

    “Cheteshwar Pujara opened in the last Test in Dharamsala. So guys are looking these scenarios as opportunities rather than getting under pressure. I am sure they are going to be up for it,” said Kohli admitting that the team will have to make a mental change from white ball to red ball cricket.

  • Has BCCI made a mockery of itself in the coach saga?

    Recently, Indian cricket governed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the news for all the wrong reasons. From not implementing Lodha reforms to unceremonious exit of Anil Kumble to appointment of new coach, BCCI has created chaos and made a mockery of itself and has set a very poor example. BCCI, which is the richest cricketing body in the world, has set a very poor example in terms of

  • Ravi Shashtri

    I have matured immensely in last two weeks, says Shastri

    Mumbai : Newly-appointed India head coach Ravi Shastri feels he has “matured immensely” in the last two weeks, a period that saw dramatic developments leading upto his appointment to the high-profile job.

  • Shastris, Kumbles will come and go; fabric of Indian cricket will remain, says Head coach

    Mumbai: Former cricketer Ravi Shastri, who has been recently appointed as head coach of the Indian cricket team, on Wednesday insisted that coaches like him and Anil Kumble will come and go and that it is the team who should be credited for their exceedingly well performance in last three years.

  • I have matured immensely in last two weeks: Ravi Shastri

    Mumbai: Newly-appointed India head coach Ravi Shastri feels he has “matured immensely” in the last two weeks, a period that saw dramatic developments leading upto his appointment to the high-profile job.

  • Ravi Shastri has always had a positive mindset: Saha

    Kolkata, India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said that new coach Ravi Shastri has always had a “positive” mindset when he was the team director and that he was looking forward to working with him again on the Sri Lanka tour.  Shastri took over as India coach from Anil Kumble, making this his third stint with the national team.

  • Rahul and Zaheer are being humiliated: Ramachandra Guha

    New Delhi : Former Committee of Administrators member Ramachandra Guha feels Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subjected to “public humiliation” by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold.

  • Shastri to pitch for Arun despite Zak’s presence

    New Delhi : Back at the helm as chief coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is likely to pitch for the return of bowling coach Bharath Arun despite the presence of Zaheer Khan in their ranks.

  • This team can be best-ever Test unit: Ravi Shastri

    “It can be a better Test team than any Indian team we have had. This is a team you can travel with. There is a battery of pacers which can do well in all conditions. Their age is such that they are playing at the right time,” Shastri was quoted.

  • COA hail CAC’s head coach choice

    New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators (COA) hailed the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for picking Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the national team.

  • Shastri, Zaheer, Dravid: Can the trio take Indian cricket forward?

    In good news for the Indian cricket fans, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) finally appointed Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Indian team till 2019 World Cup. The board also signed former Indian speedster Zaheer Khan as bowling mentor and former Indian captain Rahul Dravid as batting consultant for overseas tours. This comes on the back of Anil Kumble’s resignation as head coach, citing differences with captain Virat Kohli.