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From Plan A Plan B to Theerppu, films and shows to watch on OTT this week
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From Plan A Plan B to Theerppu, films and shows to watch on OTT this week

Just like every week, there’s a lot to watch this weekend on OTT this week as well. Right from Prithviraj Sukumaran's Theerppu to Riteish Deshmukh’s Plan A Plan B.

First Take | Is Jayasurya India’s finest contemporary actor?
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First Take | Is Jayasurya India’s finest contemporary actor?

Jayasurya is an actor in the truest sense of the world. He impressed audience with his performances in Meri Awas Suno, Sunny, Vellam, Captain and Shakespeare M.A Malayalam.

Nicholas Pooran appointed West Indies white-ball captain
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Nicholas Pooran appointed West Indies white-ball captain

Pooran will take over the captaincy for the West Indies ODI and T20I teams after being Pollard's deputy over the last year.

IPL 2022 is an opportunity for India to unearth solid captain for future, says Ravi Shastri
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IPL 2022 is an opportunity for India to unearth solid captain for future, says Ravi Shastri

From Rishabh Pant to Shreyas Iyer, the upcoming tournament could be mostly about unearthing the next generation of Indian leaders.

IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal appointed Punjab Kings captain
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IPL 2022: Mayank Agarwal appointed Punjab Kings captain

Mayank has been an integral part of Punjab Kings since 2018. He has served as the squad's vice-captain and has also briefly captained the team last season.

'You don't need to be a captain to be a leader': Kohli talks about contributing more as a batter
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'You don't need to be a captain to be a leader': Kohli talks about contributing more as a batter

Kohli shocked the cricketing world earlier this month when he stepped down from Test captaincy following the 1-2 series defeat in South Africa. He ended up as India's most successful Test captain.

MS Dhoni is one of the sharpest cricket minds I have encountered, says Greg Chappell
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MS Dhoni is one of the sharpest cricket minds I have encountered, says Greg Chappell

Australian great Chappell has rated former India captain Dhoni as "one of the sharpest cricket minds", saying his decision-making skills set him apart from his great contemporaries.

Won't judge Virat's decision, it's a personal one and we respect that, says Bumrah
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Won't judge Virat's decision, it's a personal one and we respect that, says Bumrah

Kohli announced his decision to step down via social media, a day after India lost a three-match Test series 1-2 to the weakest South African side in recent times.

Most Test wins, most double centuries, pace revolution: Numbers that made captain Kohli great
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Most Test wins, most double centuries, pace revolution: Numbers that made captain Kohli great

A comprehensive statistical look at Virat Kohli's tenure as captain of the Indian Test team

Ashes 2021-22: You don't need to sledge or try to impress someone, just be yourself, Cummins tells players
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Ashes 2021-22: You don't need to sledge or try to impress someone, just be yourself, Cummins tells players

Cummins, the first Australian fast bowler to lead a Test side, said his approach to leadership is quite similar to England's Eoin Morgan.

India vs South Africa: Back problem resurfaces for captain Kohli as he grapples on and off-field issues
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India vs South Africa: Back problem resurfaces for captain Kohli as he grapples on and off-field issues

Kohli, in fact, had posted some snap-shots of his training session where he was seen lunging forward and playing the on-drive. It was obvious that he felt fine as he went through an intense net session only to develop discomfort on the morning of the Test match.

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli ruled out of second Test due to back spasm, KL Rahul to lead
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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli ruled out of second Test due to back spasm, KL Rahul to lead

Vice-captain KL Rahul, who will stand in for Kohli in the match, said at the toss that the skipper is expected to be available for the series-finale from 11 January.

Sanju Samson's retention was no-brainer, he is Rajasthan Royals' long-term leader, says Kumar Sangakkara
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Sanju Samson's retention was no-brainer, he is Rajasthan Royals' long-term leader, says Kumar Sangakkara

Having appointed Samson as their captain before the 2021 season, the Royals have chosen the batter as the first retained player for Rs 14 crore

Manpreet Singh to lead Indian hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy
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Manpreet Singh to lead Indian hockey team in Asian Champions Trophy

While Manpreet will lead the side, star dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh has been named as the vice-captain for the tournament, to be held from 14 to 22 December

SRH dropping David Warner not a cricket decision, he was just out of match practice, says Brad Haddin
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SRH dropping David Warner not a cricket decision, he was just out of match practice, says Brad Haddin

Warner, who led SRH to their only IPL title in 2016, was stripped off captaincy in May before being dropped from the playing XI for the second time this year during the second leg of the IPL

'None of my characters have left me': says Jayasurya, ahead of 100th film Sunny
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'None of my characters have left me': says Jayasurya, ahead of 100th film Sunny

"Why should I let go of my characters? They're all there in some corner of my mind. When I close my eyes, the characters come to my mind. They are that accessible," says Jayasurya on completing 100 films.

Abu Dhabi T10: Faf du Plessis named icon and captain of Bangla Tigers
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Abu Dhabi T10: Faf du Plessis named icon and captain of Bangla Tigers

Du Plessis has played 69 Tests, 143 ODIs and 50 T20Is for South Africa in a career that started in 2011. He has also captained South Africa in all three formats.

India vs Sri Lanka: Idea is to keep everyone together and happy, says visitors' captain Shikhar Dhawan
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India vs Sri Lanka: Idea is to keep everyone together and happy, says visitors' captain Shikhar Dhawan

The left-handed opener was given the reins of the team after Virat Kohli and other key players were sent to England for the WTC Final against New Zealand and the five-Test series against the hosts.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Manpreet Singh to lead Indian men's hockey team; Birendra Lakra, Harmanpreet Singh named vice-captains

Under Manpreet's captaincy, the Indian team has achieved important milestones, including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, claiming the Asian Champions Trophy in 2018 as well as winning the FIH Series Final in 2019 over the past four years.

Rohit Sharma should captain India in T20Is, says former England skipper Michael Vaughan
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Rohit Sharma should captain India in T20Is, says former England skipper Michael Vaughan

Chasing a total of 157 runs in the finale, Rohit scored 68 off 51 balls against Delhi Capitals, ensuring Mumbai comfortably reach the target. With the 2020 trophy, Rohit became the only captain who has five IPL title to his name.