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 •  Kohli sets 4 new world records
Virat Kohli has always revelled under pressure. The new Indian ODI cricket team captain not only soaks it but also shows his teammates the way when the chips are down.
 
 •  Virat Kohli's 18 amazing records
<p>Here’s a look at the many records created by India’s current run machine, Virat Kohli.</p>
 
 •  When MSD forgot he wasn't captain
<p>Virat Kohli was handed the captaincy reigns after MS Dhoni stepped down from the role earlier in the month.</p>
 
 •  Virat Kohli & fear as an illusion
For those at the peak of their athletic prowess, the world is limitless — as the Indian and New Zealand skippers showed with a 24-hour period.
 
 •  Jadeja, Flipkart troll each other
Jadeja and Flipkart were engaged in an epic twitter conversation.
 
 •  Williamson leads New Zealand to stunning victory
Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 104 and Ross Taylor chipped in with 60 as New Zealand completed a remarkable seven wicket win.
 
 •  Returning Federer passes Australian Open test
Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer won his first match at the Australian Open Monday after coming off a injury-blighted 2016.
 
 •  I'll not play as long as Sachin: Kohli
Virat Kohli said Sachin Tendulkar's records are almost "impossible to achieve" but he wants to keep India on top till the time he plays.
 
 •  How your favourite tennis players have aged over the years
<p>Take a look at how some of the tennis players have changed over the years.</p>
 
 •  Worst divorces in sports history
Divorce announcements from professional athletes or their partners always attract media attention. These divorces caused a veritable frenzy.
 
 •  Kerber battles into Open second round
World number one Angelique Kerber battled past Lesia Tsurenko in a stuttering start to her first Grand Slam title defence at the Australian Open Monday.
 
 •  Virat Kohli & fear as an illusion
For those at the peak of their athletic prowess, the world is limitless — as the Indian and New Zealand skippers showed with a 24-hour period.
 
 •  Kohli sets 4 new world records
Virat Kohli has always revelled under pressure. The new Indian ODI cricket team captain not only soaks it but also shows his teammates the way when the chips are down.
 
 •  When MSD forgot he wasn't captain
<p>Virat Kohli was handed the captaincy reigns after MS Dhoni stepped down from the role earlier in the month.</p>
 
 •  Jadeja, Flipkart troll each other
Jadeja and Flipkart were engaged in an epic twitter conversation.
 
 •  I'll not play as long as Sachin: Kohli
Virat Kohli said Sachin Tendulkar's records are almost "impossible to achieve" but he wants to keep India on top till the time he plays.
 
 •  Kedar Jadhav gets praise from skipper Virat Kohli
Captain effusive in praise for fellow centurion Kedar Jadhav, says keeping things simple the key to pulling off seemingly impossible feats
 
 •  Jadhav: Stylishly un-stylish
<p>For a major part of a career that has spanned close to a decade, Kedar Jadhav has slipped under the radar despite scoring high in domestic cricket.</p>
 
 •  Kohli breaks Sachin's record
Virat Kohli hit seven fours and four sixes as he slammed his 27th hundred off only 93 balls.
 
 •  Kohli, Jadhav seal India's win
Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav both smashed centuries as India chased down England’s 350 to claim a three-wicket victory in the first ODI in Pune.
 
 •  Captaincy not a burden: Kohli
Virat Kohli, who has led India to five consecutive Test series wins, began his full-time limited-overs captaincy stint with the three-match ODI series against England on January 15.
 
 •  Virat reveals why Yuvi was picked
New captain to depend entirely on his predecessor on DRS – “it's not left for any further debate”.
 
 •  Why Kohli is in awe of MSD
With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) embracing the Decision Review System (DRS), the technology is set to make its debut in a bilateral series in India.
 
 •  Kohli era begins with test against English power-play
<p>With the Champions Trophy around the corner, both teams have a lot of nagging issues to sort out, and that has to start from the first ODI.</p>
 
 •  Player face-offs: Virat Kohli vs Ben Stokes
<p>Virat Kohli replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of the India ODI and T20I teams. Ben Stokes has been an integral part of the England squad and his performances with both the bat and ball make him one of the most dangerous all-rounders going around in the world.</p>
 
 •  Waited for Virat to ease into Test captaincy, explains Dhoni
<p>“I think the wicketkeeper is always a vice-captain of the side” – on his role in the ODI and T20I teams now that he is no longer the leader of the pack.</p>
 
 •  India v England: Classic encounters
With England back in India for a three-match ODI series starting on Sunday, we reflect on some classic encounters between the teams.
 
 •  Why are Yuvraj, Dhoni so dangerous together?
<p>Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni have batted in 64 ODI innings together and have led India to 40 victories.</p>
 
 •  Facing Ashwin, Jadeja will be challenging, says Bairstow
<p>Jonny Bairstow conceded that facing up to the twin threat from the Indian spin duo would continue to pose a big challenge to his side in the ODI series.</p>
 
 •  Rahane finds form, seals India A win over England
Ajinkya Rahane warmed-up for the one-day series with a fine 91, leading India A to a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the second warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium on Thursday.
 
 •  MS Dhoni: An endless enigma
Will MS Dhoni be a help or a hindrance to Virat Kohli after resigning as India's one-day captain?
 
 •  Ashwin on rift with MS Dhoni
<p>Virat Kohli will lead India in all three formats of the game after Mahendra Singh Dhoni resigned as captain recently.</p>
 
 •  'Kohli might feel overburdened with captaincy'
While he has done no wrong as Test captain so far, former India captain Kapil Dev feels Virat Kohli’s real test starts now.
 
 •  Shirke asked England to call off ODI & T20 tour?
Former BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke has expressed "concerns" to Giles Clarke, ECB president over the board's ability to host the limited-overs series against England starting January 15.&nbsp;
 
 •  Cricket's strange '199' connection
What significance does the number 199 have for some of the most iconic cricketers in the world?
 
 •  Yuvi's father slams Dhoni again
<p>Yograj Singh, who has hit out at former India captain MS Dhoni on numerous occasions in the past, once again took on the wicketkeeper-batsman as Yuvraj Singh made the cut for India's ODI series against England.</p>
 
 •  Questions Dhoni needs to answer
It’s his call, but the vanishing act – again! – from the former captain hardly helps the Indian cricket fan get any sort of closure.
 
 •  Captain MSD hits 68* off 40 balls
35-year-old resigned as his country's ODI and T20 captain last week.
 
 •  The best of Yuvi-MSD bromance
MS Dhoni's final match as captain drew a huge crowd at the Brabourne stadium as India A lost to England in the first warm-up match on Tuesday.
 
 •  Billings leads England XI to warm-up win
<p>Century from Rayudu, fifties from Dhawan, Yuvraj and Dhoni go in vain as India A go down by three wickets at Brabourne Stadium.</p>
 
 •  Reality of Kohli, MSD jugalbandi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli have been involved in plenty of partnerships in winning causes for Team India.
 
 •  'MS Dhoni wasn't asked to leave'
<p>Chief selector MSK Prasad has said media reports claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was forced to quit India ODI and T20I captaincy were false.</p>
 
 •  Dhoni one of India's best captains: Muralitharan
Kolkata, Jan 9: Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being one of India's best captains.
 
 •  Yuvraj reveals why Dhoni quit
Yuvraj Singh's hard work and perseverance in the past two years finally paid off as he was recalled into the Indian limited-overs side for the upcoming series against England.
 
 •  Stan Wawrinka survives Open scare
Former winner Stan Wawrinka survived a massive first-round scare to edge Martin Klizan in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Monday.
 
 •  Australian Open: Murray makes winning start
World No 1 Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory over Illya Marchenko.
 
 •  Jadhav: Stylishly un-stylish
<p>For a major part of a career that has spanned close to a decade, Kedar Jadhav has slipped under the radar despite scoring high in domestic cricket.</p>
 
 •  Kohli breaks Sachin's record
Virat Kohli hit seven fours and four sixes as he slammed his 27th hundred off only 93 balls.
 
 •  Kedar Jadhav gets praise from skipper Virat Kohli
Captain effusive in praise for fellow centurion Kedar Jadhav, says keeping things simple the key to pulling off seemingly impossible feats
 
 •  Simona Halep crashes out of Australian Open
For Simona Halep, Australia is not quite the destination is used to be. The Romanian world No.4 crashed out at Melbourne Park in the opening round for the second straight year.
 
 •  Nishikori advances to 2nd round in Melbourne
By Melanie Burton
 
 •  Captaincy not a burden: Kohli
Virat Kohli, who has led India to five consecutive Test series wins, began his full-time limited-overs captaincy stint with the three-match ODI series against England on January 15.
 
 •  Kohli, Jadhav power India's win
Virat Kohli sparkles when it comes to run chases. And captaincy has a special effect on him. Sunday was no different after Kohli took over as India’s limited-overs captain from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Virat Kohli’s masterly 122 off 105 balls and local-boy Kedar Jadhav’s 76-ball 120 (12x4s, 4x6s), backed by the vociferous crowd, helped India pull off a thrilling three-wicket victory after being in serious trouble. ...
 
 •  F1 Grid Girls: Glamour around the Globe
<p>If fans love anything more than the mean machines on a Formula One racetrack, they are the Grid Girls. Take a look at the ladies who make life in the fast and furious lane such a thrill.</p>
 
 •  Classic photos of Maria Sharapova
Take a look at the classic photos of the five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova,&nbsp;who is provisionally suspended at the moment for failing a drug test when she tested positive for the banned substance Meldonium at the Australian Open in January.
 
 •  Doubts raised over Test future of AB de Villiers
Doubts have been raised over the Test future of South African star A.B. de Villiers, with the champion batsman set to meet South African team management.
 
 •  Pakistan beat Australia by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI
Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets in the second one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, their first ODI win on Australian soil for 12 years.
 
 •  Federer, Kerber in the spotlight on day one in Melbourne
<p>Roger Federer takes the spotlight on his return to grand slam tennis on the opening day of the Australian Open on Monday but those looking for title contenders might be wise to cast their gaze elsewhere.</p>
 
 •  Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam reign
He is without doubt the 'King of Clay' with nine titles at Roland Garros and 14th major titles to his name, but the wait goes on.
 
 •  Virat reveals why Yuvi was picked
New captain to depend entirely on his predecessor on DRS – “it's not left for any further debate”.
 
 •  Why Kohli is in awe of MSD
With the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) embracing the Decision Review System (DRS), the technology is set to make its debut in a bilateral series in India.
 
 •  Andy Murray Down Under
We delve into the archives and take a look back at how Andy Murray has fared in Australia over the years.
 
 •  Glamorous Indian cricket WAGs
<p>India's cricketers are not scared to flaunt their relationships on social media and other public platforms.</p>
 
 •  Australia name four spinners for four-Test India series
Australia will enter the series against top-ranked India with history against it. They last won a Test series in India in 2004 which was then their first series success in India in 35 years.
 
 •  MS Dhoni ready for life after captaincy
<p>MS Dhoni will now have to first look towards Virat Kohli for approval before waving his hands to get a fielder into position.</p>
 
 •  Pain a constant companion for Nadal
It has been a "long time" since Rafa Nadal was pain-free, the Spaniard says, but at least he will be competing at full speed at the Australian Open after putting his injury woes behind him.
 
 •  Football
 
 •  I-League: Bengaluru FC trounce Chennai City FC 2-0
Defending I-League champions had to wait until the last fifteen minutes to seal the deal against Chennai City as they go back to top of the table.
 
 •  Harry Kane hat-trick lifts Tottenham to second, Arsenal go to third
Harry Kane plundered a hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur climbed to second place in the Premier League on Saturday with a classy 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion.
 
 •  Mohun Bagan beat Shillong Lajong FC to extend I-League winning run
Eighteen days to go before the transfer window closes, Darryl Duffy did his cause no harm with a goal that made Mohun Bagan’s return to the Rabindra Sarovar stadium.
 
 •  Tennis
 
 •  Nishikori advances to 2nd round in Melbourne
By Melanie Burton
 
 •  Simona Halep crashes out of Australian Open
For Simona Halep, Australia is not quite the destination is used to be. The Romanian world No.4 crashed out at Melbourne Park in the opening round for the second straight year.
 
 •  Australian Open: Murray makes winning start
World No 1 Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory over Illya Marchenko.
 
 •  Formula 1
 
 •  Hamilton left with a clear path to greatness at Mercedes
<p>Pre-season preparations took a back seat on Tuesday to Formula One’s equivalent of the transfer market as Mercedes announced the long‑expected departure of their technical director, Paddy Lowe.</p>
 
 •  Brawn explains why Hamilton cannot be compared to Schumacher
Hamilton is second only to Schumacher in terms of race wins – 53 and 91 respectively.
 
 •  Other Sports
 
 •  PBL: Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets for title
Chennai Smashers staved off a spirited comeback from Mumbai Rockets to win 4-3 in the final of the Premier Badminton League here on Saturday.
 
 •  PBL: Sindhu beats Saina, Chennai vs Mumbai in final
Chennai Smashers will meet Mumbai Rockets in the final of the Premier Badminton League after winning their respective semi-finals in New Delhi on Friday.
 
 •  All eyes on Saina-Sindhu, Marin-Hyun battles in PBL semifinals
Badminton fans in the city will be up for a treat when Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers's Sindhu face off in the semi-finals of the ongoing PBL.
 
 •  25 amazing cricket facts that will blow your mind
<p>In every sports, players are remembered for records they have made. Cricket is no exception. However, there are some cricketers who will always be remembered for their unusual records. Here are 25 mind-blowing cricket facts.</p>
 
 •  The best sports pictures of 2016
<p>The year 2016 has seen some extraordinary sporting moments unfold across the world. Here are the best sports pictures of 2016.</p>
 
 •  Famous brothers and sisters in sports
<p>Tennis superstars Andy and Jamie Murray are the latest set of siblings to top the world of sport.&nbsp;Take a look at the&nbsp;long history of sporting siblings.</p>
 
 •  Talented sons and daughters of famous sports stars
<p>Nico Rosberg followed&nbsp;in the steps of his father, Keke, by winning the Formula One world championship 34 years after Rosberg Snr.&nbsp;Here's a look at family protégées who have ruled their sports.</p>
 
 •  Most beautiful daughters of footballers
 
 •  Worst divorces in sports history
Divorce announcements from professional athletes or their partners always attract media attention. These divorces caused a veritable frenzy.
 
 •  Cricketers and their favourite food
<p>Cricketers are considered no less than ‘national treasures’ in India. Being the superstars of the gentlemen’s game, these men enjoy the vast variety of food that is on offer on their platter during their visits to the numerous cities of the world. More so, some of them love to indulge in home cooked food. Here are the dishes your favourite cricketers like the most.</p>
 
 •  The biggest cricket stories of 2016
 
 •  'Unique' world records held by Indian cricketers
<p>Here are some of the 'unique' world records held by Indian cricketers.</p>
 
 •  Mind-blowing sports records of 2016
<p>Like each year, 2016 witnessed breaking of some of the best records in different sports. From MS Dhoni’s captaincy record across formats to Virat Kohli’s run record in ODIs to Ravichandran Ashwin’s record for wickets in Test cricket, here’s a look at some of the craziest records created in 2016.</p>
 
 •  Greatest comebacks in sports history
A look at some of the greatest comebacks in the history of sports made by individuals and teams.<br>
 
 •  Srinath's 'unwanted' record
<p>Take a look at the world records held by Indians in Test cricket.</p>
 
 •  'Dhoni can experiment more with his batting now'
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday heaped praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said that they both will continue to work in tandem for the betterment of the team. The newly-appointed India ODI and T20I skipper felt with the burden of captaincy lifted off Dhoni's shoulder, the former captain can bat more freely and experiment more.
 
 •  'I have always believed that split captaincy doesn't work'
 
 •  Djokovic faces Verdasco test in Australian Open first round
 
 •  Never thought would captain India in all three formats: Kohli
Virat Kohli expressed his happiness at the prospect of leading India in all three formats of cricket, terming it "surreal".
 
 •  Kohli, Warner chase top ODI batsman de Villiers
India's Virat Kohli, currently ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings, will have his eyes on the top spot, currently held by South African AB de Villiers, when he starts the three-match rubber against England, starting January 15.
 
 •  Sachin, John & Abhishek facilitate next-gen football stars
We know how Bollywood stars are involved in supporting and enjoying different sports in India, be it Cricket or Football.
 
 •  Nishikori pulls out of Fast4 event with hip injury
Kei Nishikori pulls out of an exhibition event in Sydney as he aims to recover from a hip injury in time for next week's Australian Open, while Rafa Nadal looks forward to the first grand slam event of the season, despite a first round loss in 2016 there
 
 •  ‘Rooney’s record is immense’
Martin Samuel described Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United goal scoring record as a ‘phenomenal achievement’ on the Sunday Supplement.
 
 •  Djokovic ends Murray's 28-win streak in Qatar triumph
Novak Djokovic brings world number one Andy Murray's 28-match winning streak to an end in Doha to retain the Qatar Open title in a three-set thriller.
 
 •  'Dhoni is a landmark figure in Indian cricket'
Star Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday termed MS Dhoni as a landmark figure in Indian cricket. Speaking to NDTV's Rica Roy, the Tamil Nadu cricketer said that Dhoni's experience as a player will be invaluable and his presence will help in transition of leadership to Virat Kohli. Ashwin also stated that he intends to start 2017 with a fresh mindset.
 
 •  Virat Kohli's special message to Captain Cool Dhoni
Test skipper Virat Kohli, who was on Friday handed the reigns of India's One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International cricket sides, said Dhoni will always be his captain.
 
 •  BCCI announces ODI, T20 squads for England series
Star batsman Yuvraj Singh was named in the Indian One-Day International (ODI) and T20 squads for the three-match series against England, led by new skipper Virat Kohli, starting on January 15, BCCI's Chairman of Selectors M.S.K. Prasad announced here in Mumbai.
 
 •  Not surprised by Dhoni's decision: Gavaskar
Reacting to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to step down as the captain of India's ODI and T20I teams, cricket great Sunil Gavaskar said that the decision was not very surprising, although it has come a bit early. "I don't think it really is a surprise, but it's come a bit early. I thought he would want to captain the team till the Champions Trophy in England," said Gavaskar.
 
 •  Gavaskar backs Ganguly for interim BCCI president
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI).
 
 •  I was not thinking about 300: Karun Nair
India cricketer Karun Nair, who reached a landmark Test triple century on December 19 last year, in an exclusive chat with NDTV said that he was not thinking about the exalted figure of 300 and was playing freely after scoring his first Test ton against England in the fifth and final Test at Chennai. He attributed his parents, state coaches, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli for his success and said that he wants to play at a higher level for as long as he can.
 
 •  'In for complete new era for Indian cricket'
Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar on Monday reacted on the decision by the Supreme Court to remove BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke from the top posts and said that the Indian cricket, who have lost face internationally, should be ready for a complete overhaul. In an exclusive chat with NDTV, Gavskar also recommended Sourav Ganguly's name for the interim post of the BCCI president and said that Ganguly turned it around for Indian cricket in 1999-2000 during his captaincy and he is the right man to take up the top post.
 
 •  Thakur, Shirke's removal was a logical consequence: Justice Lodha
The removal of Anurag Thakur as the cricket board (BCCI) president was a logical consequence by the Supreme Court, Justice R.M. Lodha said on Monday. The apex court, which also ordered the sacking of secretary Ajay Shirke, said that all the recommendations of the Lodha panel must be implemented in toto. The bench comprising judges Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also issued a contempt notice to Anurag Thakur. "Once committee's reforms were accepted by the Supreme Court in its July 18 order, it had to be implemented. This is a logical consequence," Justice Lodha said.
 
 •  'Was never a personal battle but for the autonomy of BCCI'
Hours after the apex court ordered BCCI president's removal from the world's richest cricket body, Anurag Thakur on Monday stated that his long drawn out court battle with the Supreme Court was not personal but one to guard the autonomy of cricket in India. Thakur said if the Supreme Court judges feel that BCCI could do better under retired judges, then all the best.
 
 •  Supreme Court removes Anurag Thakur as BCCI President
The Supreme Court today removed Anurag Thakur as Board of Control for Cricket in India President. The court also removed Ajay Shirke from the post of BCCI Secretary.
 
 •  Djokovic happy to see Murray early in 2017
Novak Djokovic welcomes the fact Andy Murray is alongside him in the draw for the ATP's Qatar Open
 
 •  Match in a Minute: Burnley 4-1 Sunderland
 
 •  Barkley header nicks draw
 
 •  Virat, Anushka enjoying holiday in Uttarakhand
The most adorable couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are currently holidaying at Dehradun. To know more watch the video. To watch more videos log on to http://www.lehren.com
 
 •  Rohan Bopanna slams AITA
Rohan Bopanna, who has not been picked for India's Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, is upset over his non-selection despite being the highest-ranked doubles player in the country. He urged the All India Tennis Association (AITA) to have a proper system in place for the sport to grow in the country.
 
 •  Trolling of Saif to Shami: Personal now political?
Mohammed Shami was trolled by conservative Muslims for a posting a picture of his wife wearing a sleeveless dress. Actor Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor were trolled for naming their son Taimur. It doesn't take much for social media trolls to become active and insult someone. Nothing is off-limits for them - neither a baby nor a woman's dignity. On Agenda today, we discuss, with the increase in social media trolling and online moral policing, is the personal now becoming political?
 
 •  Sikh cricketer makes waves in Pakistan
Mahinder Pal Singh, a resident of Nankana Sahib in Lahore, grabbed all the headlines after he became the first Sikh player to secure a pace in Pakistan's National Cricket Academy. Singh now hopes to play for Pakistan and make the country proud. "Despite being a Sikh, I have enjoyed great love and respect in Pakistan. I don't think any other country respects the Sikh community as much as Pakistan," Singh.
 
 •  Chris Gayle voices his support for road to safety
Chris Gayle urges people to be responsible behind the wheels and drive with safety. He also takes the pledge to 'never drink and drive' and to always have a designated driver.
 
 •  Tennis and more with Boris Becker
In an exclusive interview with NDTV, the six time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker speaks about his split with Novak Djokovic, the other sport which he aces and why education is more important than sports for children.
 
 •  Juan Martin del Potro to miss Australian Open
Argentinian tennis star Juan Martin del Potro will reportedly miss the opening grand slam of the 2017 tennis season due to fitness issues. On Saturday, organizers of the Auckland Classic in New Zealand released a statement saying that Del Potro would miss both their tournament and the Australian Open, which are both held in January. In November 2016, del Potro led Argentina to its first Davis Cup title, beating Marin Cilic in a thrilling five-set battle in the final round.
 
 •  Arsenal: Wenger urges caution over Danny Welbeck return
 
 •  I rate myself 6.5 on 10 in 2016: Sania
Sania Mirza said she could have performed better in 2016. Sania will end the year as world No. 1 in women's doubles. She also said that Virat Kohli was Indian Sportsperson of the Year, according to her.
 
 •  Andre Russell's bat won't darken the ball: Morgan
Andre Russell's black bat has the cricket world talking. Eoin Morgan is a huge fan.
 
 •  This is a new Indian team under Kohli: Gavaskar
Former Indian cricket team skipper Sunil Gavaskar and former Test opener Aakash Chopra were all praise for the Indian team after they pulled off an improbable win by an innings and 75 runs against England in the Chennai Test on Tuesday. "This is a new Indian team. This is a team that doesn't give up," Gavaskar said after India's 4-0 series rout of England. "This team's character is out there for everyone to see, and they are led by a captain whose eyes are focussed on only one result: a win," Aakash Chopra stated.
 
 •  'After reaching century mark, I felt no pressure'
Karun Nair, who made history by becoming the second Indian to score a triple ton, said he felt no pressure after reaching 100-run mark . He added that the team members were cheerful about his achievement. Courtesy Nair's 303* India scored 759/7d against England - their highest score ever in Tests.
 
 •  My son worked hard, proud for him: Karun's parents
Karun Nair's parents were happy after their son made history by becoming the second Indian to score a triple ton. Courtesy Nair's 303* India scored 759/7d against England - their highest score ever in Tests.
 
 •  'Rahul will have opportunities to score double tons'
KL Rahul missed out on his maiden double ton by just one run on the third day of the fourth Test against England in Chennai on Sunday. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said the 24-year-old Rahul will have enough opportunities to score double hundreds if he maintains his form. India trail England by 86 runs in the fourth Test.
 
 •  Virat Kohli & fear as an illusion
For those at the peak of their athletic prowess, the world is limitless — as the Indian and New Zealand skippers showed with a 24-hour period.
 
 •  Kohli, Kane and fear as an illusion
For those at the peak of their athletic prowess, the world is limitless – as the Indian and New Zealand skippers showed within a 24-hour period
 
 •  Virat Kohli unplugged: Thriving in the chase and carrying India’s legacy
India’s captain and talisman opens up like never before on his technique, mindset, Tendulkar’s words and deeds and much else
 
 •  Kubra bowls Bangladesh Women to ten-run win
Chasing 136, South Africa are dismissed for 126 as home side fights back for first win in five-ODI series
 
 •  Shakib, greatness and the Bangladesh cross
He’s indisputably his country’s greatest ever, but the allrounder’s feats aren’t always lauded like they deserve to be
 
 •  Jadhav tops impact chart on home ground
Ben Stokes is the best England player for his all-round show
 
 •  Taylor returns Pakistan take first strike
Visitors field unchanged XI New Zealand also bring in Mitchell McClenaghan leave out Trent Boult and Matt Henry
 
 •  If you focus on team, you end up doing the unbelievable: Kohli
Captain effusive in praise for fellow centurion Kedar Jadhav, says keeping things simple the key to pulling off seemingly impossible feats
 
 •  Williamson ton powers New Zealand to stunning win
Home team chase down 217 on final day, as Bangladesh lose first Test despite posting a record 595 for 8 declared in their first innings
 
 •  It hurts more because we had them 63 for 4: Morgan
England captain team didn’t admit Jadhav to counter-attack the way he did, though they had studied footage of the diminutive batsman
 
 •  Marsh ruled out of Pakistan ODIs, Lynn doubtful
Shoulder lays allrounder low while batsman will deal with ongoing neck injury; Starc to be rested for third match
 
 •  South Africa slip, India are new No. 1 in Tests
<p>Australia have a chance of going to the top of the table if they win the series against New Zealand in February</p>
 
 •  UAE, Netherlands pull through with last-over wins
Oman, Namibia fight hard but experienced hands pull through in tense chases
 
 •  Kohli dazzles, Jadhav sparkles as India hunt down 350
Home side ride on twin centuries to take a 1-0 lead in three-match series against England
 
 •  Sensational Gomez takes Kerala home
Shreyas Iyer stars with 51 ball 86 in Mumbais second Super League win Delhi Uttar Pradesh too register victories
 
 •  Yuvraj there to share Dhoni’s burden, says Kohli
New captain to depend entirely on his predecessor on DRS – “it's not left for any further debate”.
 
 •  Time for India to turn competitiveness into results
Dhawans form a concern for visitors as Australia brimming with confidence aim to seal series in Melbourne
 
 •  Pakistan break dozen-year drought with team effort
Hafeez leads the impact charts, with Imad Wasim not too far behind while the Australians lag
 
 •  Time to stop hitting snooze: Mumbai's wake-up call
They had an untroubled march to the final, but a total shake-up of the mind, and possibly personnel, is now in order
 
 •  Knee injury ends Mandhana’s WBBL campaign
The Indian opener, who will undergo scans on Monday, may also miss the World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka next month
 
 •  Stokes blast takes England to mammoth 350/7
Allrounder builds on half-centuries from Roy, Root as visiting side post highest-ever ODI total against India
 
 •  Confident Pakistan keen to wrap up series
New Zealand whose aggressive style was curtailed by visiting bowlers will be boosted by return of Taylor
 
 •  Wear new helmets or risk suspension, says ICC
Headgear that adheres to latest British Safety Standard to be compulsory in all men’s and women’s internationals from February 1
 
 •  Not luck, just pluck: How Parthiv and Co put Gujarat on the Ranji map
They won only four matches outright this season, but it was a street-smart bunch that proved greater than the sum of its parts
 
 •  Yuvraj back as Kohli's India bowl first
Rahane, Bhuvneshwar, Mishra, Pandey left out of XI, while Bairstow sits out for England in first ODI
 
 •  Australia's not-so-sweet 16 leaves India licking their lips
Maxwell, Marsh and Agar's selections more Hail Mary pass than inspired, with too much depending on Smith, Warner, Starc to fire
 
 •  Kohli era begins with test against English power-play
With the Champions Trophy around the corner, both teams have a lot of nagging issues to sort out, and that has to start from the first ODI
 
 •  Azharuddin's HCA nomination rejected
Returning Officer unsure if BCCI has lifted life ban on former India captain and whether he is a registered voter of the Hyderabad body
 
 •  India-Bangladesh Test pushed back a day
The Hyderabad game, which was originally scheduled to start on February 8, will now be played from February 9
 
 •  Maxwell, Swepson get nod for India Tests
Marsh brothers, Agar recalled with no place for Cartwright in Australia's 16-man squad for series in February-March
 
 •  Kohli era begins with test against English power-play
<p>With the Champions Trophy around the corner, both teams have a lot of nagging issues to sort out, and that has to start from the first ODI.</p>
 
 •  Scotland, Afghanistan start with wins
Hong Kong and Ireland go down on first day of Desert T20 Challenge tournament
 
 •  Morgan promises “quite aggressive” show
Virat Kohli feels excessive power-hitting ways might backfire on England, who don’t appear to focus on strike rotation much
 
 •  Bitter Tare at pains to accept defeat to better team
“It looked like schoolboy cricket,” says Mumbai captain of Juneja complaining about Mumbai players’ chatter to the umpires
 
 •  Parthiv soaks in record-breaking day in office
I knew that if I get a big score, the guys would rally around me and we would get the runs, says Gujarat captain after Ranji Trophy glory
 
 •  “Face of Gujarat cricket” – Raman awestruck by Phenomenal Parthiv
A man of lesser steel might have chucked it all away, says the former India opener, now the National Cricket Academy’s chief batting coach
 
 •  No Azhar as Pakistan target bounceback
Mohammad Hafeez to lead visitors in second ODI as they hope to get their act together after a run of poor results on tour
 
 •  All-round South Africa Women go 2-0 up
Brisk fifties from Lee, Steyn set up 17-run win, despite good performances from Akhter, Ahmed and Kubra
 
 •  Parthiv masterclass ties up historic Ranji Trophy 2016-17 title for Gujarat
Mumbai fail to hold onto chances as wicketkeeper-captain’s 143 and Juneja’s half-century set up record chase of 312 on final day
 
 •  Waited for Virat to ease into Test captaincy, explains Dhoni
<p>“I think the wicketkeeper is always a vice-captain of the side” – on his role in the ODI and T20I teams now that he is no longer the leader of the pack.</p>
 
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