Captain Kohling- 10 things to expect from Virat as skipper!

 Now that, M.S Dhoni has called it time in the test arena, the spotlight automatically falls on India's batting star, Virat Kohli.
 

S.O.S: Secrets of Sindhu

November has been a fruitful month for Indian Badminton as Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth succeeded at the China Open and yesterday it was P.V Sindhu’s tireless effort made her defend her Macau crown. She now believes this a just a start to her trophy cabinet as she has a sense of optimism for the future. Here are 10 things that outline the young female badminton prodigy.

• Sindhu, became the first ever Indian woman to win a medal in singles at the World Championships, after nearly three decades as Prakash Padukone won a bronze back in 83’.

Rohit Sharma’s blitzkrieg against Sri Lanka: 264(173)

• Only India has produced players that have achieved a feat of scoring double hundreds in ODI’s, this includes Sachin and Sehwag whilst Rohit having scored it twice.

• This is the highest score in ODI history, as he cruised past Sehwag’s world record of 219 at Indore against the West Indies.

• His 264, was also inclusive of 33 fours, a record by itself in ODI history.

• Rohit’s first hundred runs was a run a ball whilst his last 164 runs came of just 73 deliveries.

• He becomes the only man to score two double tons in ODI history, following his 209 against Australia at Bangalore.

26 things we love about swashbuckling superstar Virat Kohli

On his 26th Birthday, we give you 26 reasons why we love Virat Kohli. We are sure there are many, many more to add to this list, these are the ones we love to love about him the most!

1. Virat has ‘Fruitful’ nickname as he is called ‘chikkoo’ by his peers. Often heard on the stump microphone by his skipper, ‘”Chikkoo”, tu idar ajja’
2. Heavy hitting Virat created history as he got the fastest 100 in 52 balls against the men from down under at Jaipur, 2013.

50 Overs of Blue: Take one

After West Indies decided to go back to the Caribbean, India’s neighbour and perhaps its most frequent opposition over the last few years, Sri Lanka agreed to come over. All set to play five-ODI series, this, and every tour here on will be seen as a practice for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Though the playing conditions down under will be completely different, familiarity with opponents and gaining confidence beforehand would never hurt. Ready and raring to go, India and Sri Lanka will go head-to-head in the first game at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday.

The game is on at Incheon

The 17th Asian games is up and running and India has put on a decent show competing with their Asian counterparts. The gold medal account was opened by Jitu Rai, the current World No 1 in the 10m event. Rai who is also known as the ‘Pistol King of India’is only the fourth Indian shooter to have won the gold medal at the Asian Games after Jaspal Rana in 1994 and 2006 and shotgun experts Randhir Singh in 1978 and Ronjan Sodhi in 2010. 

Return of the jacket, not the feat

While one of the greatest joys of sport is being able to carry your country’s name on your shoulder, for Anand Amritraj, one of India’s brightest and most experienced tennis players, it is the ultimate one. He relived that joy once again as he put on a tri-coloured jacket while India hosted Serbia at a Davis Cup tie in Bangalore. No ordinary jacket, this particular piece of clothing was a memory, a proud recollection of India’s stint as finalists of Davis Cup in 1987. Keeping true to the pricelessness of that occasion, that particular kind of jacket was never made again.

Rockstar with a racquet- The Sania Mirza story

With three Grand Slam Doubles Titles, an unending list of national and international accolades and the distinction of being one of the best Tennis players in India, Sania Mirza is truly a trendsetter both on and off the court. Conquering the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles circuit in her most recent outing, Sania paired up with Bruno Soares giving Tennis fans across the globe an entertaining show that ended with the delightful sight of the duo kissing the silverware on Friday.

Rockstar with a racquet- The Sania Mirza story

With three Grand Slam Doubles Titles, an unending list of national and international accolades and the distinction of being one of the best Tennis players in India, Sania Mirza is truly a trendsetter both on and off the court. Conquering the U.S. Open Mixed Doubles circuit in her most recent outing, Sania paired up with Bruno Soares giving Tennis fans across the globe an entertaining show that ended with the delightful sight of the duo kissing the silverware on Friday.

10 Sachin Knocks Fans Love to Remember

1. 119 Vs England, Manchester, 1990  -  His maiden international hundred. One made when India were staring at defeat. His unbeaten 7th wicket with Manoj Prabhakar ensured India an escape. And announced a 17 year-old onto the world. Did you know that he was wearing his idol Sunil Gavaskar's pads while scoring this ton?

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