Virat Kohli, Run machine, Chase Master, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday today, has received many nicknames for his insatiable desire to score goals. He is widely regarded as the best hitter to play the game ever, and few of his teammates rated him the best of all shapes. His ability to change the game depending on the look, without much confusion, is almost surreal. No wonder it is one of the biggest draws in international cricket. Let's take a look at the records kept by the captain of IndiaKohli holds the record for the most Test double-centuries by an Indian – 7 so far. He’s also the first Test captain to have recorded six doHe’s the fastest Indian to have scored 25 centuries in Test cricket.In 2019, he became the first hitter to score 20,000 points in a single contract.In 2016, it scored 973 points during the IPL, the most in a single edition in T20 League history.At the ODI World Cup 2019, he became the first captain to score five half-centuries in a row in the main event. In general, he is the second to do so after his Australian contemporary Steven Smith.He is the most successful test captain in Indian cricket history with 33 wins to his name.Kohli is the quickest ever to have scored 8,000 runs (175 innings), 9,000 runs (194 innings), 10,000 runs (205 innings), and 11,000 runs (222 innings) in ODI history.He’s the first batsman to have scored three straight centuries against two different opponents – against Sri Lanka and West Indies.He continues to be the only batsman to have scored over 300 runs in a bilateral series six times.He has scored 26 centuries in ODI chases which is the most ever in the format. Also Read: Virat Kohli : Superb looking tattoos and their meaning
Forty years of 'Captain Cool'. Previous India commander MS Dhoni praises his 40th birthday celebration on Wednesday. The Jharkhand-conceived cricketer, who might not have imagined turning into the player he did, was genuinely bound for significance. As a young man, he adored football yet years and years after the fact, he wound up as perhaps the best player from India to have graced the 22 yards of a cricket field. Such has been the life and seasons of MS Dhoni. With long bolts, unadulterated enthusiasm, and an irresistible grin, the Railways player entered the worldwide field in 2004. He confronted a couple of introductory hiccups toward the beginning of his disagreement the Indian group, his 148 against Pakistan in Vizag in 2005 showed the world the ability that he had. In any case, it was only the start of the tempest. Also Read: England- India Test Series To Kick Off 2nd World Test Championship: ReportHis enormous hitting capacities assisted him with fixing a spot in the Indian group across designs as he cut his own position in the games as 'the finisher'. Indeed, even before we understood, all of India ended up placing all their trust in the youthful shoulders of Dhoni, anticipating that he should rescue difficult situations. As a general rule, he conveyed as he changed into a senior player. Dhoni directed the 'Men dressed in Blue' to the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup title, helping in excess of a billion group recuperate from the 2007 ODI World Cup failure a couple of months back. He was uncommon. Continuously was. Then, at that point came the 2011 World Cup, when Dhoni 'polished it off in style' to hand his country the second they were sitting tight for as far back as 28 years. He, alongside his associate, gave batting incredible Sachin Tendulkar the ideal splitting blessing. In the event that that was adequately not, under his initiative, India secured the 2013 Champions Trophy on English soil. Sweet, correct? Lamentably, things didn't exactly continue as before since. His side went down to Australia in the 2015 World Cup elimination rounds followed that "that" Dhoni run-out finishing India's lingering any expectations of triumph against New Zealand during the 2019 CWC elimination rounds. Ultimately, on August 15, 2020, Dhoni reported his retirement from all types of cricket, cutting down the blinds on a distinguished lifetime.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) revealed the new jersey of the Indian cricket team for the men's T20 World Cup tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14.The new jersey is named 'Billion Cheers Jersey' and the patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans."Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted as the board shared the picture on social media.Presenting the Billion Cheers Jersey! The patterns on the jersey are inspired by the billion cheers of the fans. Get ready to #ShowYourGame @mpl_sport.Buy your jersey now on https://t.co/u3GYA2wIg1#MPLSports #BillionCheersJersey pic.twitter.com/XWbZhgjBd2— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021The jersey was released by MPL Sports, the official kit sponsors of the Indian cricket team till December 2023. The new jersey will replace the navy-blue retro jersey with blue, green, white and red stripes, inspired by the 1992 World Cup kit which the team has been sporting since the tour of Australia in November last year.The Indian team will enter the field wearing the new jersey for the first time in their practice match against England on October 18 and then against Australia on October 20. The jersey will then be worn during India's opening match in the men’s T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24.India are bidding to end their 8-year-long wait for an ICC title when they take the field under Virat Kohli's captaincy at the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE. The Asian giants last won a major title in 2013 and their last T20 World Cup title in the inaugural edition of the tournament.India's squad for T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami. Standby players: Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.Also Read- T20 World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan, Yuzvendra Chahal among big names missing from India's 15-man squad
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced a 16-member squad for the T20I series against New Zealand at home. Rohit Sharma has been named the captain of the T20I side while KL Rahul will be his deputy for the 3-match series, starting November 17. Virat Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain after India's early exit from the T20 World Cup, has taken a break for the series and will be back for the Tests against New Zealand to be ready in time for the tour of South Africa later this year. Rohit Sharma will join hands with newly-appointed head coach Rahul Dravid, who will take over from the New Zealand Series. India is playing two tests after the T20I series but BCCI has yet to announce the Test team. India have not made complete changes to the squad in the T20I format despite their disappointing performance at the T20 World Cup in the UAE.Also Read- Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after DhoniWhile Hardik Pandya is not included in 16-man squad, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and former captain Kohli have been rested. Pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami along with leg-spinner Rahul Chahar are the ones who are not part of the T20I squad.Yuzvendra Chahal, Muhammad Siraj and Shreyas Iyer ReturnMeanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal, whose exclusion from the T20 World Cup squad was widely debated, returns to the squad for the New Zealand series. He has been preferred over Rahul Chahar, who played only 1 match -- the dead rubber against Namibia at the World Cup. Off-spinner R Ashwin has been retained after his impressive performances on his return to the T20I side after a 4-year-gap at the T20 World Cup. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also retains his place in the side while pacer Mohammed Siraj returns to the T20I side for the first time since March 2018. Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the reserve unit at the T20 World Cup, finds his way back to the team after a good start for the Delhi Capitals in the second half of IPL 2021. Deepak Chahar, who was also not part of the India squad at the World Cup, finds his way back into the squad.IPL performances rewardedMeanwhile, the likes of Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel have been handed maiden India call-ups after dream runs in the IPL. While Harshal won the Purple Cap with a record-equalling tally of 32 wickets in IPL 2021, Iyer shone at the top, hitting 370 runs in 10 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders. Avesh Khan who rattled opposition batsmen with pace for Delhi Capitals also got the India call-up as Rahul Dravid's side looks a good mix of youth and experience..@ImRo45 all set to lead #TeamIndia's T20I squad against New Zealand. How excited are you for the home series? #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/wGCe0gBbL2— BCCI (@BCCI) November 9, 2021India squad for T20I series vs New ZealandRohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel , Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj.Full Schedule of India vs New Zealand T20Is1st T20I in Jaipur on November 17 2nd T20I in Ranchi on November 19 3rd T20I in Kolkata on November 21Also Read- PTV sends Rs 100 million defamation notice to Shoaib Akhtar