Former England captain Nasser Hussain is of the view that split captaincy will not work for Indian cricket at present since Virat Kohli is such an ‘imposing character’. However, he does admit that split coaching might not be a bad idea. Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh also backed Hussain on the issue of split captaincy as he is unsure how one coach can deal with players having varied mindsets.
Former India pace bowler Ashish Nehra feels that Indian captain Virat Kohli should have refrained from stating that 'ODIs are not important' after the series loss in New Zealand. It may be recalled while India whitewashed the Kiwis in the T20Is, the failed to win a single match in the ODI series and Tests that followed.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and former South African batsman AB de Villiers have been the cornerstone of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the last few years. As a result, the duo has built up a good rapport as teammates as well. In an Instagram chat on Friday, they discussed various things -- from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic to their experience of playing for RCB.
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Friday stated that even the best batsmen in the business have flaws, and that he has his own plans when it comes to dismissing skipper Virat Kohli. Shami added that he is well aware of his captain’s strengths and weaknesses having spent so much time with him.
Indian legend VVS Laxman is not too impressed with former Australian captain Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to India captain Virat Kohli and went soft on him as they wanted to protect their IPL contracts. Contradicting Clarke, Laxman stated that being nice does not guarantee any player a place in an IPL franchise, and that much more needs to be done to earn the big bucks.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has claimed that Australian players of recent times have refrained from sledging Indians, particularly skipper Virat Kohli, as they were mindful of their Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.
India skipper Virat Kohli has opened up about the disastrous 2014 Test series in England during which he struggled to put bat to ball. In a Live Instagram session with former England batsman and captain Kevin Pietersen, Kohli revealed that he felt like he would get out every time he went out to bat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, announced a complete lockdown of 21 days in the country in an effort to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Bigwigs of the Indian cricket fraternity hailed the move, and requested people to follow instructions given by the PM.