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Battling internal demons, Virat Kohli confronts the biggest challenge of his cricketing journey yet
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Battling internal demons, Virat Kohli confronts the biggest challenge of his cricketing journey yet

In the period between November 2019, when he produced a magical 136 in India’s first home day-night Test, against Bangladesh in Kolkata, and now, three-figures have been singularly elusive.

Harbhajan Singh to contribute his Rajya Sabha salary towards education, welfare of farmers' daughters
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Harbhajan Singh to contribute his Rajya Sabha salary towards education, welfare of farmers' daughters

The former cricketer was elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament from Punjab last month

Without safety net of captaincy, Virat Kohli has his work cut out in bid to reclaim status as India’s No 1 batter
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Without safety net of captaincy, Virat Kohli has his work cut out in bid to reclaim status as India’s No 1 batter

Each time Virat Kohli fails to keep his tryst with a three-figure knock, the pressure will mount as much in his own mind as in the mind-space of the most significant stakeholders, the national selectors and the paying spectators.

Happy Birthday Mohammed Siraj: Some stellar performances of India's young pace sensation
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Happy Birthday Mohammed Siraj: Some stellar performances of India's young pace sensation

The right-arm pacer caught eyeballs during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Siraj for Rs 2.6 crore from his base price of 20 lakh.

Journalist Boria Majumdar accuses Wriddhiman Saha of 'doctoring' screenshots, says will serve defamation notice
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Journalist Boria Majumdar accuses Wriddhiman Saha of 'doctoring' screenshots, says will serve defamation notice

Wriddhiman Saha has alleged that he was intimidated by a journalist for not giving an interview.

Women's World Cup 2022: India look to defy the odds with a mix of experience and youth
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Women's World Cup 2022: India look to defy the odds with a mix of experience and youth

India enter the Women's World Cup 2022 with a solid batting unit but they are not so well placed in the other departments. However, if the previous two World Cups are any indication, India are good at defying the odds.

Book Review | Administrator Ratnakar Shetty traces Indian cricket's highs and lows in On Board: My Years with the BCCI
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Book Review | Administrator Ratnakar Shetty traces Indian cricket's highs and lows in On Board: My Years with the BCCI

Young Indian fans ready to deride the ‘bullying’ and financial clout of today’s BCCI would do well to read the account of where India has come from to emerge as a global cricketing financial powerhouse today.

British commentator Isabelle Westbury and India cricketer VR Vanitha embroiled in heated row over Mithali Raj
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British commentator Isabelle Westbury and India cricketer VR Vanitha embroiled in heated row over Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj was heavily criticised by Isabelle Westbury, who tweeted that the Indian skipper was currently both, the best and worst thing about Indian cricket.

It's a gentleman's world: A deep dive into why there are such few women umpires in cricket
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It's a gentleman's world: A deep dive into why there are such few women umpires in cricket

While there is much needed social media outcry on the growth of women’s cricket worldwide, there is no focus on the need for more women in umpiring. As my conversations with umpires across the spectrum over the past weeks revealed, there should be.

On this day in 2010: Yusuf Pathan smashed double hundred in West Zone's record chase in Duleep Trophy
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On this day in 2010: Yusuf Pathan smashed double hundred in West Zone's record chase in Duleep Trophy

Yusuf Pathan made 210 not out as West Zone completed the record chase of 536 in the Duleep Trophy.

U-19 World Cup 2022: Raj Angad Bawa follows idol Yuvraj Singh's footsteps to take centre stage at world event
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U-19 World Cup 2022: Raj Angad Bawa follows idol Yuvraj Singh's footsteps to take centre stage at world event

Raj Angad Bawa has created a reputation for himself as a fast bowling all-rounder at the junior level, and his progress in domestic cricket will be closely monitored from hereon.

India's 1000th ODI: How BCCI used ODIs to boss cricket off the field
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India's 1000th ODI: How BCCI used ODIs to boss cricket off the field

The ODIs helped India win the decades-long, off-the-field struggle for cricketing supremacy

With ICC events in sight, India need to reinvent their batting approach to finally crack the code
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With ICC events in sight, India need to reinvent their batting approach to finally crack the code

India's safety-first batting approach has failed them in recent ICC events, it's time they make philosophical and strategical changes to their batting.

Ranji Trophy league phase set to be held from 16 February to 5 March
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Ranji Trophy league phase set to be held from 16 February to 5 March

The BCCI were forced to postpone the premier domestic tournament due to rising COVID cases in the country. It was originally scheduled to start from 13 January.

Happy Birthday Ruturaj Gaikwad: A look at top performances from the batter
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Happy Birthday Ruturaj Gaikwad: A look at top performances from the batter

On the occasion of his birthday, we take a look at Ruturaj Gaikwad’s best performances.

Change of guard in Indian cricket won't affect brand of Indian cricket, says former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif
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Change of guard in Indian cricket won't affect brand of Indian cricket, says former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif

Latif though felt the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) erred in removing Kohli as captain of the One-day team.

India batter Smriti Mandhana named ICC women's Cricketer of the Year
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India batter Smriti Mandhana named ICC women's Cricketer of the Year

Smriti Mandhana was also named the women's ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2018.

Mithali Raj feels too much importance is given to strike rate
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Mithali Raj feels too much importance is given to strike rate

Mithali Raj said that the focus of her team will be on playing according to the situation.

Virat Kohli could have continued as Test captain for two more years, says Ravi Shastri
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Virat Kohli could have continued as Test captain for two more years, says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri said Virat Kohli could have won 50-60 Tests as the captain had he continued, but a "lot of people would have not been able to digest that fact".