When Mark Nicholas read out the names of those on the dais, N Srinivasan was welcomed with a bellowing "boo" from the audience at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Anushka Sharma was among the spectators to cheer for Kohli and the Indian team and looked disappointed when Kohli returned to pavilion early.
Pakistan's under-fire chief selector, Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonstrations outside his residence in Defence Housing Authority.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is not taking Bangladesh lightly in Thursday's World Cup clash despite a superior record.
Out of form senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan denied on Wednesday tweeting a plan to retire from one-day internationals after the ongoing World Cup.
New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson admits his players are braced for a verbal onslaught from Australia in their blockbuster World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.
Moeen Ali's century set up England's opening win in the World Cup in Christchurch on Monday when they downed Scotland by 119 run in their Pool A clash.
Record-breaking New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said a crushingly lopsided World Cup win over England in Wellington on Friday was a "bizarre" achievement.
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Wily paceman James Anderson says England have no intention of provoking a sledging war with Australian firebrand David Warner in Saturday's high-profile World Cup opener.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has demanded an immediate end to the losing habit that has infected his side in the lead up to Saturday's World Cup opener against New Zealand in Christchurch.
A poor record against Australia combined with a fresh, lively Johnson just makes England's task more difficult at the World Cup.
Upbeat Brendon McCullum believes the New Zealand side he leads into the World Cup opener against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Saturday is the best prepared Kiwi team he has known.
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Hobbled Australian captain Michael Clarke said Friday he feared his career was finished as he toiled to recover from hamstring surgery.
Despite his poor run of form therefore, Kohli must bat at number four, to support his troubled captain and hold things together.
Australia skipper George Bailey says he doesn't regard playing in a World Cup at home as being under pressure but rather a wonderful opportunity ahead of Saturday's opener with England in Melbourne.
A day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) vowed to crack down on excessive sledging between players at the cricket World Cup, Australian coach Darren Lehmann said he will let his wards “play the games as they normally would”.