After the Aussies, Virat Kohli now beats Shah Rukh and Aamir...

Virat Kohli Team India captain Virat Kohli is looking to reap the benefits of his purple patch by hiking his endorsement fee. The 28-year-old has reportedly hiked it to Rs 5 crore a day for new contracts, the highest charged by any celebrity in the cou...

Virat Kohli’s friendship comment said in heat of moment: Shane Warne

Shane Warne. Pic/AFP Melbourne: Spin legend Shane Warne says he would be disappointed if Indian captain Virat Kohli did not rethink his "heat of the moment" comment on friendship with the Australian cricketers. At the end of one of the most bitterly-f...

Virat Kohli let emotions affect his batting against Australia: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli Dubai: Virat Kohli's batting was affected by his emotional outbursts in the acrimonious Test series against Australia, feels former captain Sourav Ganguly, who is hoping that the Indian skipper "cools down" to score big a...

‘Once I wanted to pick up the stump and stab Virat...

Ed Cowan and Virat Kohli Melbourne: Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan today said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something "highly inappropriate". India g...

Sachin Tendulkar scores yet another 100! Here’s how…

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and singer Sonu Nigam at the launch of 100MB app in Mumbai yesterday. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar After an eventful 24-year-old international cricket career and enjoying every bit of his post-playing days, Sachin Tendulkar is all s...

NZ’s World Cup hero Grant Elliott retires from international cricket

Grant Elliott Wellington: Grant Elliott, who smashed a six off South Africa paceman Dale Steyn to put New Zealand into their maiden World Cup final in 2015, has confirmed his retirement from international cricket after signing a deal to play in England...

Friends-with-Aussies issue blown out of proportion? You serious, Virat?

Virat Kohli It is fashionable to slam the media, especially when the heat is on. By letting the world know yesterday that his comment on not being friends with the Australia cricketers anymore was blown out of proportion, India's cricket captain Virat ...

Who made up the ‘what happens on field stays on field’...

Umpire talking to India's K Nair after he argues with Australia's M Wade during the 3rd day of last test match. Pic/PTI Hate to say "I told you so" but it was ever going to end thus...a gripping Test series that was allowed to spiral into an aftermath ...

Steve Smith on Virat Kohli comment: Don’t know if he was...

 

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New Delhi: Steven Smith yesterday said he was not sure if he was one of the "couple of individuals" from the Australian team who Virat Kohli did not want to be friends with, his expression belying the unease in the aftermath of an acrimonious Test series. At the end of one of the most bitterly-fought but intense Test series in recent times, Kohli had stated that he would no longer be friends with Australian cricketers, only to insist two days later that his comment was blown out of proportion.

When told about Kohli's clarification, Smith, who will be leading Rising Pune Supergiant in the 10th edition of the IPL starting April 5, said, "That is for Virat to answer. I don't know if I am one of those couple of players Virat was hinting at in his tweet yesterday."

"For me the series is done and dusted and India have outplayed us. I am now ready to lead a new bunch of team at the Pune Supergiant."

Supergiant's new skipper Smith was in New Delhi alongside Ajinkya Rahane and the IPL team's new signing Ben Stokes.

Meanwhile, India's stand-in skipper for the Dharamsala Test, Rahane said he could not accept Smith's invitation for a beer after the series as he was busy celebrating with his own teammates in the Indian dressing room. "We had our own celebrations together in our dressing rooms and I was busy there."


PCB to file case against BCCI after India’s bilateral series refusal

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) yesterday announced that it would file a compensation case against the BCCI before the ICC Disputes Resolution Committee for India’s refusal to play Pakistan in bilateral series.

"We have decided to pursue the legal course and we will be sending a notice to the BCCI soon," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said.