Free Press Journal
  • Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli

    Kohli, Raina take India to 263/7

    New Delhi:  Half-centuries from Virat Kohli (62) and Suresh Raina (62) helped India reach 263 for seven against the West Indies in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Feroze Shah Kotla here Saturday.

  • All eyes on struggling Virat

    New Delhi: The age-old cliche that “You can either love him or hate him but you can’t ignore him” fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look up to him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career.

  • Virat’s poor form is worrisome: Gavaskar

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over Virat Kohli’s loss of form, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the talented batsman needs to be dropped down the order to get him back to his run-making ways.

  • Dhoni, Virat doubtful for gala opening

    Kolkata: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Virat Kohli, who are co-owners of ISL Chennai and Goa franchisees respectively, are unlikely to participate in the ISL opening on October 12.

  • MS Dhoni

    Chennaiyin FC announce MS Dhoni as co-owner

    Chennai: After the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the latest cricketer to own a football team in the high-profile Indian Super League, investing in the Chennaiyin FC ahead of the event starting October 12.

  • Virat Kohli

    This time, Kohli, Stokes in a spat

    Nottingham : A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer on Saturday, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued.

  • Kevin Pietersen

    Cheap shot to blame IPL for India’s poor show: KP

    London :  Retired English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has said it was “cheap shot” to blame the Indian Premier League for the visitors’ shambolic performance in the recently-concluded five-Test series against England.

  • One-Day at a time!

    Bristol :  Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here today.

  • Kohli, bowlers give India convincing win

    London :  Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the 50-over practice game at Lord’s here on Friday.

  • Pujara, Kohli drop in Test rankings

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli’s dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side’s 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five places to 26th.

  • ‘Indian batsmen like lambs to the slaughter’

    London :  The Indian cricket team found itself at the receiving end of scathing criticism by the British media following its humiliating innings and 244-run drubbing in the fifth and final Test at the Oval with Geoffrey Boycott calling the visiting batsmen “lambs to the slaughter”.

  • What can bowlers do if batsmen don’t deliver?

    London :  India’s campaign in the current series can, without fear of contradiction, be summarised as the tourists losing their way after the second Test, especially after the third.

  • BCCI recommends Dhoni, Virat for Padma Awards

    New Delhi : The Indian Cricket Board has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

  • Blown away

    Woeful batting display by India hands England an innings and 54-run win on Day 3 in third Test 

  • Virat Kohli

    Childhood coach comes to Virat’s rescue

    New Delhi :  Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to “avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially” in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang.

  • Pujara, Kohli slip in ICC Test rankings

    Dubai :  Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have dropped several places in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday. While Pujara slid a place to be ranked eighth, Kohli slipped three places to go out of the top-10 to be ranked No.13.

  • Virat Kohli

    Kohli stays second in ICC ODI batting chart

    Dubai :  India’s Virat Kohli may have flopped in the two innings of the first Test against England but the star batsman has held on to his second spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings released.

  • Eng toughest venue: Kohli

    Nottingham :  Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli has described England as ‘one of the toughest venues for sub-continental teams’ but said they are focussed on putting up a strong performance in the five-Test series to start the transition of the Indian team to a good quality side.

  • ‘Not important to prove anything to others’

    London :  He has seen success across all three formats during the last few years which elevated him to the status of team’s ‘Numero Uno’ batsman but Virat Kohli feels that there comes a point in someone’s career when one doesn’t feel an urge “to prove anything to others”.

  • Happiest moment yet, Kohli on Arjuna nomination

    New Delhi: Elated at being recommended for the Arjuna award, star cricketer Virat Kohli said it counts among the most happy moments of his life. The 24-year-old, who led India to a 5-0 clean-sweep against Zimbabwe recently, was the only cricketer in the list of 15 picked by the awards selection committee yesterday.