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Gayle brutal with bat, soft on words

Little Master Sunil Gavaskar became the first man to register 10000 runs in Test cricket when he reached the milestone in Ahmedabad against Pakistan in 1987. On Tuesday, Chris Gayle scored 10000 runs T20 in Rajkot, which is siutated 200 km from Ahmedabad. When Gavaskar reached the landmark, nobody back then would have envisaged the game of cricket to be reduced to 20 overs. Even after the shortest format’s rapid

Gayle, Chahal guides RCB to 21-run win over Gujarat

Rajkot: Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle smashed a blistering half-century before Yuzvendra Chahal returned with a three-wicket haul as Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Lions by 21 runs in their IPL encounter here yesterday. Gayle slammed a 38-ball 77-run innings, while skipper Virat Kohli produced a superb 50-ball 64 to guide RCB to a massive 213-2 after Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina won the toss and elected to field. Opener Brendon

Ben Stokes shows his worth

Ben Stokes powered Rising Pune Supergiant to something that they haven’t done before – defend a total. The English all-rounder was handed over the ball to break the partnership between Virat and AB de Villiers that looked to extend RPS’ record of failing to defend totals. Steve Smith and his men, who were put to bat by the home team, posted a total of 161 runs in 20 overs. It

If we play like this, we don't deserve to win: Kohli

Bengaluru: A dejected RCB skipper Virat Kohli said that they have to find a ‘winning formula’ soon as they don’t deserve to win with this kind of performance. RCB has now lost 4 out of their 5 games. “If we play like this, we don’t deserve to win. The last game, we fought hard. Today we let the game go away right in front of our eyes. We have a few

We're good friends with Indian cricketers: Warner

Kolkata: Explosive Australia opener David Warner says he remains good friends with Indian cricketers despite a bitterly fought Test series which India won 2-1 to clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. During the recent spiteful Australia’s tour of India, home team skipper Virat Kohli might have said that he was no more friends with the Australian cricketers after being repeatedly targeted on and off the field, but Warner feels at the end of

Mumbai Indians beat Kohli's RCB by 4 wickets

Bengaluru: Kieron Pollard struck a 47-ball 70 before Krunal Pandya gave the finishing touches with an unbeaten 37 as Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets in their IPL match here yesterday. Pollard, who hit three fours and five sixes in his aggressive knock, shared 93 runs for the sixth wicket to set up Mumbai’s comfortable win at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Pandya hit a six off Tymal Mills as

Kohli undergoes fielding drills in RCB practice session

Injured Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who is yet to feature in the ongoing Indian Premier League, today went through some fielding drills during the team’s net session, here. After spending some time in the pavilion, Kohli climbed down the staircase before walking into the ground, carrying his kit. After doing a few loosening exercises, Kohli sat on the chair to watch Sachin Baby and Chris Gayle bat in

AB tips help Virat Kohli stay calm

New Delhi: Virat Kohli has helped keep his passion alive, says South African star AB de Villiers, who claims to have assisted his IPL teammate in learning to stay calm under pressure. Kohli and de Villiers play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and are known to be good friends off the field as well. “I am a few years ahead of him. I think I was very similar

Kohli named as leading cricketer in the world

London: India captain Virat Kohli has been named the “Leading Cricketer in the World’ in this year’s edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, the publication announced on Wednesday. Pakistan test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan were among the five ‘Cricketers of the Year’, a group which also includes the English trio of Ben Duckett, Chris Woakes and Toby Roland-Jones. The five players cannot have been chosen before and the

AB may lead RCB, Rahul set to miss

Bengaluru: AB de Villiers is likely to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League 10 in case Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Another bad news for RCB could be KL Rahul’s unavailability, also due to a shoulder injury. Team sources said the India opener will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery. The 24-year old had hurt his left shoulder five

Ed Cowan's love-hate relationship with 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 got the better of Australia 2-1 at home in one of the most intense but bitterly-fought series in recent years. Top-notch cricket aside, the series was marked by one controversy after another with the two