Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: What did India achieve by blanking Sri Lanka 9-0?

    India’s tour of the island nation, which comprised of three Tests, five one-day internationals and one-off T20I was completely one sided and proved that Sri Lankan cricket is in dire straits and if preventive steps are not taken then SL will become another West Indies. India under the leadership of Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri performed admirably and ticked all most all the boxes. The men in blue will face

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not even half finished yet, says coach Shastri

    “MS Dhoni is a massive influence on the team. He is a living legend in the dressing room and an ornament to the game. By no means or by any stretch of imagination he is finished or even half finished yet,” Shastri told PTI.

  • Has Shikhar Dhawan rebooted himself or is it just an aberration?

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties. The game has been played since 1877 and it has seen legends and superstars over the years. It has also seen legends rise and fall. The case of India’s Shikhar Dhawan is a peculiar one. Dhawan always gets stick, even if he fails in one innings or doesn’t get runs in couple of games, but last couple of months for Shikhar Dhawan, starting with ICC Champions Trophy,

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Can disgruntled Sri Lankans triumph over mighty Indians?

    India’s tour of Sri Lanka has so far gone on expected lines. India, the No 1 ranked Test side in world cricket crushed SL in all the three Test matches and showed why the team is rated so highly. Now the focus shifts to limited overs cricket and Lanka has to come up with something to stay relevant and if they don’t put up a fight then the India would just walk over them

  • Wriddhiman Saha: Some felt Anil bhai was strict but not me

    Kolkata: Some of his teammates may have considered Anil Kumble “strict” but India’s Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha never felt that about the former coach, who quit after a bitter fallout with skipper Virat Kohli.

  • Are Indian selectors sending a message to Dhoni by ‘resting’ Yuvraj Singh?

    Indian cricket team is going through a dream run at the moment and, on Monday, annihilated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the Test series in their own backyard. The team under the dynamic leadership of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri ticked all the boxes and were playing with smiles on their faces and at the same time doing their job with utmost professionalism. India is currently ranked No 1 in Test cricket and

  • Anushka Sharma spotted with Virat Kohli in Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli might not be vocal about their alleged relationship, but their meetings – in and outside – their work premises keep their fans in a perfectly happy space.

  • Independence Day 2017: Virat Kohli and Co. unfurled the tricolour at Kandy

    The Indian cricket team led by charismatic skipper Virat Kohli unfurled the tricolour at Kandy on the occasion of the 70th year of Indian Independence. Heach coach Ravi Shastri and other team members were also present as Kohli hoisted the national flag and also sung the national anthem. The support staff and family members of few players also joined the team for this special celebration.

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Can Lankan lions stop India’s dream run?

    India, the numero uno side in Test cricket, have done what was expected of them and defeated lowly-ranked Sri Lankans by 2-0 with one match to play. India took the lead in both the matches and then never looked back and carried on with the momentum. The third Test match will be played at picturesque Pallekele and India go into the contest as overwhelming favourites. Sri Lanka on the other hand are

  • Anil Kumble took the right decision, feels Azharuddin

    Mumbai : Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin defended Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as Indian cricket team’s head coach, saying the legendary leg- spinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

  • Shastri adds a different hue to Team India’s training style

    Colombo : After taking charge of the team in his second stint, India coach Ravi Shastri has tweaked team’s preparation style and though it’s early days, an immediate impact can be noticed.

  • ‘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.