Friday, 3 February 2017

Virat Dhoni :Virat Kohli is learning captaincy tricks from MS Dhoni

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Virat Kohli is not new to international captaincy. He's been at the helm of the Test side for two years now. He's led the 50-over side in MS Dhoni's absence in the past and while the England series may have been his first stint as T20I captain, he's been prepped for the post sufficiently by his IPL experiences, where he leads Royal Challengers Bangalore.

But it always helps to have a sounding board for decisions, particularly if that sounding board comes with an experience of having led India in 271 limited-overs games.

In the heat of India's defence of 203 in the series decider in Bengaluru, Kohli was engaged in a long-chat with MS Dhoni. It has been a recurring pattern through the series, one that has seen Ashish Nehra's inclusion in the elite brains trust during the T20s. Top of his agenda was to formulate the next plan of attack after Yuzvendra Chahal's double strike had dented England's spirited chase, leaving them at 119 for 4 after 14 overs.

With England needing 84 from 36, Kohli was tempted to get another filler over in from Hardik Pandya, whose two overs had gone for 17. Dhoni, however, had other ideas and it was Jasprit Bumrah who began warming up. It was a timely piece of advice, one that was vindicated by the seamer who finished with figures of 3 for 14, paving the way for India's series-clinching win. It was also a good lesson in situation reaction under pressure situations for Kohli, who was quick to acknowledge Dhoni's contribution in his development as a short-format skipper.

"I have said this before, and you would have seen this on the field - I take a lot of advice from MS and am always speaking a lot to Ashish Nehra too," Kohli said. "In the ODI series, I was talking to MS a lot. Although I have captained in the Test format for a while, ODI and T20 games move very fast. So to take advice from a person who has captained the side at this level for so long and understands the game really well is never a bad idea in crucial situations.

"I follow my instincts most of the time, but even today, I was speaking to him and Nehra. Bringing on Bumrah right after that over from Chahal, I was thinking of giving Pandya another over instead. Both of them suggested that let's not wait till the 19th over and instead bring on the main bowlers. So these things really help when you are a new captain in the limited-overs format. But again, I am not new to captaincy, but there has to be a balance between understanding the skills needed to lead in shorter formats - MS has been helping a lot on that front."

But captaincy is only a small part of India's new-found resilience. Throughout the England series, in the Tests and the ODIs preceding this T20I series, the team has been pushed into a corner only for new heroes to emerge. Jayant Yadav made his mark from one such occasion in the Tests while Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya were revelations in the one-dayers. According to Kohli, this mentality stems from a collective need to grow beyond individual contributions.

"It doesn't matter if I'm captain or Mahi bhai [Dhoni] was captain before. The talk has always been to take responsibility as individuals," Kohli said. "It's about wanting to make a difference for Team India... taking equal ownership of the team. That's the only way the team can become a champion side. And that's one reason why we've bounced back from difficult situations because we have always kept the team's goals in our head before doing anything. And that's why you see special performances from guys who haven't played so many games. The urge to win games for the team pushes them to limits which they don't otherwise realise about themselves"

These qualities were once again put on display in Bengaluru after India had been put into bat on a happy chasing ground. Kohli departed cheaply again but KL Rahul and Suresh Raina's counter-attack ensured India seldom went into a rebuild phase, even for a short time thereby not allowing England's spinners the cushion of bowling at two passive batsmen.

"Against teams like England you need more mental preparation than the physical work in the gym or practice sessions," Kohli said. "One thing I think we did really well was to fight fire with fire. We were not willing to take a backward step even after getting couple of not too big totals in the first two games. The way we batted was again a revelation. Even after me getting out initially, Raina and KL didn't stop their instincts. Which is needed in T20 cricket. To reveal themselves, to find their characters, players need to play that way. They don't need to think about what's happened. They need to keep thinking and looking ahead. That's exactly what we did this game.

"We got the results we wanted. Obviously winning all three series feels really really good right now because we're up against a top quality side. We understand that and to come on top after the end of all three series is a great feeling altogether knowing that we didn't have that much experience in our teams. Test team is almost as good as new. Even in the One-Day circuit, we have 3-4 experienced guys but rest of the guys who stepped up are all youngsters. Which is I think is a massive, massive boost for Indian cricket."

Source: Cricbuzz

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Faf du Plessis ball tampering can suspend him for a Test Match

Faf du Plessis, South Africa's stand-in captain, could be suspended for a Test match after being charged by the ICC over an alleged ball-tampering offence. 



Du Plessis has pleaded not guilty and is seeking legal advice to further contest the charge. A hearing before match referee Andy Pycroft will be held, but a date for the hearing has not yet been set by the ICC. 

The ICC confirmed in a statement on Friday that du Plessis had been charged for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct, which relates to "changing the condition of the ball".

The ICC statement said: "The alleged incident happened on Tuesday morning when TV footage appeared to show du Plessis applying saliva and residue from a mint or sweet, an artificial substance, to the ball in an attempt to change its condition."

Level 2 breaches of the Code of Conduct carry a penalty of a fine of 50-100% of the match fee and/or up to two suspension points, and three or four demerit points. Two suspension points equates to one Test match.

The charge has been laid by ICC chief executive David Richardson. Australia did not make a complaint about the incident.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Virat Kohli is from Katni,Madhya Pradesh.

Vice-Captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, has reached that point in his career where he is gathering a lot of fame and love from his fans. Kohli is becoming the reason people watch cricket. People who never had interest in cricket are going mad over the sport.



Virat is the heartthrob every girl is crazy about. His each and every move become news and here is another one that we recently got to know!

Virat Kohli is a resident of Delhi but it you think he belongs to the capital, then you are wrong!


Virat’s ancestral home is in Madhya Pradesh where his father used to live. Now the house has been sold, but Kohli’s paternal uncle and aunt still live in a small town of Madhya Pradesh. 

Virat’s ancestral home is in a small town called Katni in Madhya Pradesh. His uncle, Girish Kohli, said that the last time Virat visited Katni was in 2005 when his cousin died.

Monday, 17 October 2016

MS Dhoni biopic had NO mention of Narendra Singh Dhoni(MS Brother) Why?

According to a report by The Quint, Narendra Singh Dhoni is a Ranchi-based politician. He lives with his wife and two children there.


Narendra, reportedy, joined the Samajwadi Party in 2013 and before that, he was affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While MS Dhoni: The Untold Story shows Dhoni's sister Jayanti (played by Bhumika Chawla) playing an important part in Dhoni's life, his brother Narendra is curiously missing from the story.
Meanwhile, the Neeraj Pandey film has managed to rake in Rs 82.03 crore at the box office so far. The film is expected to enter the coveted Rs 100-crore club soon.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Match's where MS Dhoni failed to finish off the chases


 MS Dhoni Failed to Finish the game at many instances


MS Dhoni hitting a Six.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni regularly known for his finishing abilities recently hasn't been awesome at doing likewise. He has stayed unbeaten in effective run pursues on 50 events over the restricted overs internationals, 38 times in ODIs and 12 times in T20Is and has the refinement of scoring winning sixes on 12 events out of those 50. Be that as it may, MS Dhoni stayed unbeaten in losing pursue just once in ODIs while 5 times in T20Is. Counting the late T20I against West Indies, we take a gander at the occasions where he neglected to complete off the diversions for India in constrained overs cricket where he could have done it effectively on whatever other day.

One-Day Internationals:

-> vs Sri Lanka at Rajkot on February 11, 2007 (Lost by 5 runs):

Dhoni was batting on 43 off 63 balls when India required 10 from last over. Sanath Jayasuriya astounded the last and got this show on the road Kumble on the main ball. Dhoni reached the strikers' end however neglected to score a keep running off the following two balls yet he struck a limit on fourth ball. He lobbed it over the spread locale on the penultimate ball just to discover the defender in the profound.

-> vs Australia at Nagpur on October 14, 2007 (Lost by 18 runs):

With India requiring 100 from 57 balls, Dhoni put on a 72-run stand with Uthappa in only 45 balls. Notwithstanding, Dhoni scored 26 in 26 balls when they were requiring 28 in last two overs. Uthappa took care of business out on the principal ball off the second however last over rocked the bowling alley by Johnson, while Dhoni got this show on the road out on fourth bundle of the same over subsequent to neglecting to score a keep running on the past two conveyances. India could just include another 9 runs and lost the diversion by 18 runs.

-> vs South Africa at Kanpur on October 11, 2015 (Lost by 5 runs):

He was batting on 28 off 27 balls with India requiring 11 keeps running from the last over knocked down some pins by Kagiso Rabada. Dhoni grabbed two keeps running on the primary ball and single on the second one. Binny gave him back the strike for the last 3 balls with India requiring 7 races to win. Dhoni attempted to trudge over the line on the fourth ball yet wound up top edging which was taken by Rabada effortlessly. India could just score 1 keep running in the last two balls and wound up on the losing side.

Twenty20 Internationals:

-> vs England at Lord’s on June 14, 2009 (Lost by 3 runs):

The captain exited to bat with 69 required from 39. Dhoni moved to 23 off 17 and scored 48 in 5 overs alongside Yusuf Pathan. Sidebottom astounded the last in which India required 19 runs. Yusuf began off with a solitary while Dhoni grabbed a couple and a solitary off the following two. Pathan struck a six on the fourth ball yet could just score a solitary off the following. With 8 runs required on the last ball, Dhoni could just hit it past mid-wicket area as India finished 3 runs shy of the England's aggregate.

-> vs West Indies at Barbados on May 9, 2010 (Lost by 14 runs):

Dhoni turned out to bat with India requiring 89 off 44 with 5 wickets close by. He scored a helpful 29 off 18 by end of eighteenth over. India required 32 keeps running off last two overs. He attempted to pick a couple on the main bundle of the over however an immediate hit from Bravo finished the Indian commander's innings. India included only 16 more pursues Dhoni's wicket.

-> vs West Indies at Lauderhill on August 27, 2016 (Lost by 1 run):

In a high-scoring thriller, India cut down the condition to 8 from the last over. Bravo amazed an of slower balls which had seen Dhoni edging towards the short third man on the main ball where Samuels dropped a sitter. He grabbed 2 keeps running on the fifth ball after initial 4 balls created singles. Dhoni attempted to play in the spread locale crevice to guarantee a tie in any event. Be that as it may, he wound up edging it to Samuels once more, who this time didn't miss the possibility.  

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Everything You should know about 500th Test of Indian Cricket Team

Everything You should know about 500th Test of Indian Cricket Team

Everything You should know about 500th Test of Indian Cricket Team

Former captains of India during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captain M. S. Dhoni of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Kane Williamson captain of New Zealand felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captainShubhangi Kulkarni of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captain Diana Eduljee of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captain Shantaranga Swami of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captain Anil Kumble of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Former captain Sourav Ganguly of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Virat Kohli captain of India felicitated during day 1 of the first test match between India and New Zealand held at the Green Park stadium on the 22nd September 2016.
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Rohit Sharma - Life story from Azad Maidan to Indian Cricket team


The Story of Rohit Sharma Life journey from Azad Maidan to Indian Cricket team 

THE TON THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE


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The journey which started as a spinner soon changed its course. After seeing his knocking skills, coach Lad promoted him up the order. From coming down to bat at No 8, Rohit was now promoted to an opener. And, the youngster didn’t let his coach down.

Making his debut as the opener in a Giles Shield match, Rohit went on to scoring a century. “There was no looking back since. That year, he scored many more runs as an opener. He was high on confidence,” a nostalgic Lad said.
Hailing from a lower middle-class family, Rohit thoroughly enjoyed his moment of success. He would practice harder at the nets, and made it a point to be consistent. “Those were the days of struggle. After scoring a century, he actually gained a lot of confidence, and that was certainly a big thing,” Lad recollected.

From a budding school-level cricketer to making it to Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad, Rohit’s journey was going smooth. Catching the eyes of the then junior national selector Pravin Amre while playing for Air India tournament in Bangalore, Rohit was included in the U-17 India side. That was the beginning of a story.

GUNNING FOR GLORY!

Wearing the India hues is any cricketer's fantasy. What's more, the fantasy transformed into a reality for this Mumbai kid in 2007, when India visited Ireland. He got a chance in Ireland, before the group moved base to England. "He was somewhat harmed as he was excluded in the last eleven. Be that as it may, he kept buckling down."

The diligent work at long last paid off as he was incorporated into the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. In the match against Souuth Africa, he scored a vital half-century and was splendid on the field. That sort of solidified his place. Yet, in the center, he by one means or another lost core interest. It looked as though cricket had taken a secondary lounge. "He even passed up a major opportunity for a compartment for the 2011 World Cup, and that hurt him. He was biting the dust to make a rebound," the mentor said, After making an effective return, Rohit has at the end of the day transformed into a key player for India, and the mentor feels his ward is prepared to patch the chances.

"He has seen the harsh patches. Captaincy at the Mumbai Indians has made him more dependable. He should be a patient and he will go the distance." 


With the fans designing up to cheer for India in the elimination rounds, will Sharma convey a hit show in Sydney as well? The country would love to see him a victor once more!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Media made us feel like a murderer, terrorist after 2007 World Cup: MS Dhoni

Dhoni recalls angry reception after 2007 World Cup debacle ahead of Biopic Release

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Speaking in New York on Thursday (September 15) ahead of the release of his biopic 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', Dhoni revealed that the reaction post the debacle made him a 'better cricketer' and a 'better human being'.

"When we landed in Delhi, there was a lot of media," Dhoni recalled. "At times, people feel that we are not emotional enough about it. But I always felt, as sports persons, you have to be strong enough to go through everything and it has to be within yourself."

"At that point of time, when we landed, we had to get out in a police van. I was sitting next to Viru (Virender Sehwag) paaji. It was evening or night time. We were travelling at a decent speed - 60 or 70 kms - and that's quite a bit for India, that too on the narrow roads. And, you know, media cars around us with their cameras and the big lights on top, it felt as if we had committed a big crime, maybe like a murderer or terrorist or something.
"We were actually chased by them. After a while, we entered a police station. We went there, we sat for a while and then we left in our cars after 15-20 minutes. That actually had a big impact on me and I channelised the aggression to become a better cricketer and a better human being."

Dhoni admitted that he had some reservations early on about the movie but then ensured that it didn't 'glorify' him. "I was a bit worried initially when the whole concept of the movie came in," he said. "But once we were in, I was not really worried, the reason being I was just narrating my story. I was just telling Neeraj (the director) that this is what happened.

"It is a very simple story and that is the beauty of it. One thing I told Neeraj was, this story should not be to glorify me. It is about the journey of a professional sports person and that's what it should be about.