India captain Virat Kohli has reacted angrily to ongoing debates around the pitch in Ahmedabad, blaming England’s two-day defeat in the third Test solely on “a bizarre display of batting”.Kohli has overseen two successive thumping victories on big-spinning surfaces since England took the series opener in gentler conditions in Chennai, concluding in a two-day finish last week.There has been no shortage of critique around the pitches, though much of the argument has settled along partisan lines, with most of the disapproval coming from outside India and the case for the defence coming from within the home camp.
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Malaika Arora visited Kareena Kapoor and her newborn son on March 3. Malaika's sister Amrita Arora also arrived at Kareena and Saif’s residence in Mumbai. Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra were also snapped outside the house. Natasha Poonawalla and Karisma Kapoor were present at the get-together. Karisma shared a picture of the get-together on Instagram. Later, Karan Johar was seen attending attend Manish Malhotra’s house party. Karan looked dapper in his oversized newspaper print shirt and black pants. Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Natasha Poonawalla and Karisma Kapoor were also spotted attending the party. Watch the full video for more.
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Paparazzi snapped these Bollywood divas in and around Mumbai. Ileana D'Cruz was snapped at a salon in Bandra. Actress will be seen on the big screens in 'The Big Bull', opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Movie is directed by Kookie Gulati and produced by Ajay Devgn. 'Hate Story 4' actress Zareen Khan was spotted outside her yoga class in Khar. Adah Sharma was snapped at Sequel Bandra. Actress, who is famous for her out of the box fashion fusion, was last seen on the big screen in 'Soulsathi.' Adah posed for the shutterbugs. 'Mohabbatein' fame Kim Sharma was spotted outside a salon in Bandra. Nimrat Kaur was snapped at Foodhall in Bandra. Airlift actress has two projects lined up for this year - Mahila Mandali and Dasvi. The ever beautiful Juhi Chawla was spotted at Mumbai airport.
While addressing a pre-match press conference in Chennai, Indian skipper Virat Kohli informed that Rishabh Pant will play tomorrow's match against England, Pant had a massive impact in Australia tour and he's in good headspace, we want to continue with him, he added. He said, "Rishabh Pant will start tomorrow. He had a massive impact in Australia and he's in good headspace, we want to continue with him. He has come along nicely after IPL and has worked hard on his fitness and game. We were very happy to see him flourish." The four-match Test series against England begins from February 5. Test series will be followed by five T20Is and Three ODIs.
Former and current India cricketers have voiced their opinion on the ongoing farmers' stir. Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and others tweeted on farmers' protest. Sachin Tendulkar said 'external forces can be spectators but not participants’. Virat Kohli called for staying united during the hours of disagreements. Ajinkya Rahane wants everyone to stay united & then work towards resolving internal issues. Rohit Sharma is confident that a solution will soon be found in the matter. Ravi Shastri called it 'internal matter' and believed it can be 'resolved through dialogue’. Anil Kumble said India is capable of taking its internal issues to amicable solutions. Suresh Raina said that everything can be resolved through amicable and unbiased dialogue. Reactions from the Indian cricket fraternity came after pop star Rihanna backed farm protest. Meanwhile, MEA said the government has passed the farm laws 'after a full debate and discussion’. MEA added that the government has also 'initiated a series of talks' to address the farmers' issues. MEA also condemned celebs, who have drawn attention to farmers' protest on social media. Farmers have been protesting on different Delhi borders since November 26 last year.
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Bowling Coach of Indian Cricket Team, Bharat Arun said, "We had formed this 5-bowler theory five years ago and on most occasion, we played woth five bowlers abroad... So, in team's opinion Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri were extremely firmed that we need to play with 5 bowlers to be successful abroad. The guiding principle of this team was being fearless and being honest. So in persuade of excellence, we're not scared or not in fear of losing games... During the last test match, there were discussions of having extra batsman but it could have given negative impact on all of us. We knew, Washington Sundar due to his past records that he's good at bat and then we said lets go with 5 bowlers."
Ajinkya Rahane returned home after leading India to a historic Test series win Down Under. The stand-in skipper landed in Mumbai and received a hero's welcome on his arrival. A huge number of cricket fans gathered on the Mumbai streets to cheer for Rahane. Flowers were showered on him while dhol and trumpets made it a festive atmosphere. Rahane took over the captaincy after Virat Kohli returned home on paternity leave. Under Rahane's leadership India achieved a historic series win in Australia. India came back from 0-1 down to take the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.
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T. Natarajan, one of the gems from 'Men in Blue' who clinched the historic glory at in Australia, received a king like welcome at his native village in Salem district. Sitting on a royal chariot, Natarajan humbly thanked everyone for the grand and warm welcome. India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by beating Australia 2-1. On Tuesday, Australia's fortress -- The Gabba -- was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds to take the series 2-1.
After returning from Australia tour, cricketer Mohammed Siraj said, "My family gave me confidence which motivated me. My mom used to say to stay back in Australia and to fulfil dad's dream...I think my career has just begun. I don't want to relax now. I want to improve my performance." India won the fourth and final test match of the series against Australia, at the Gabba in Brisbane and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1.
Indian team battled with broken bones and clinched the historic glory by winning the test series against Australia at their turf. Indian team returned from Australia on January 21. Indian Cricket Team coach Ravi Shastri and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane were seen leaving from the Mumbai airport. Rohit Sharma also arrived in Mumbai today. India won the series by 2-1. With this win, India climbed the ICC rankings and became the number 1 test cricket team.
Brisbane took a major step towards being named 2032 Olympic hosts after the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday that the Australian city had been picked as the preferred partner to start talks for the Games. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday said that the central government's Union Budget 2021-22 deceived people with respect to the allocation in defence and health sectors. During the discussion on Union Budget in Lok Sabha, Tharoor said that the time will come soon when banks will have to provide fuel loans. "In the Union Budget health, fiscal stimulus, defence and agriculture have been particularly let down. The government has come out with a budget which deceives people with respect to the allocation in defence and health sectors. Lal Bahadur Shastri had said 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'. The contribution of this budget is 'Na Jawan na Kisan," said Tharoor, Lok Sabha MP from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. Watch the full video for more details.
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