Charming story of Virat’s friendship with a Lankan fan

Charming story of Virat’s friendship with a Lankan fan

By Meera Srinivasan Colombo, December 29 (The Hindu): Most cricket buffs in India only got a glimpse of their hero Virat Kohli’s wedding and reception through videos and photographs on social media. But one ardent fan from Sri Lanka got a chance to attend the Mumbai reception on Tuesday, following a personal invitation from the Indian captain. Gayan Senanayake is...

Pakistani cricketers congratulate Kohli on his wedding

Pakistani cricketers congratulate Kohli on his wedding

Karachi, December 12 (Dawn): It's not just us mere mortals who are excited with this wedding. Congratulations from the world poured in as the duo made things official and Kohli's fellow sportsmen from the Pakistani cricket team also wished the newly-weds a happily ever after. Shahid Afridi ✔@SAfridiOfficial Congratulations @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma on your wedding. May God Bless you two and give you happiness...

Virat Kohli weds Anushka Sharma

Virat Kohli weds Anushka Sharma

New Delhi ,December 11 (Indian Express): Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Italy on Monday. The couple revealed the news on their social media handles and wrote: “Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made...

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

Forcible conversion of Hindus to Islam is extremism, says Imran Khan

Karachi, October 24 (Dawn/newsin.asia): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that forcibly converting Hindu girls to Islam after abducting them is “extremism” and a “wrongdoing" and not Islam. Extremists mistakenly believe that forcibly converting someone to Islam will bring them religious merit,” he said addressing the Hindu community at a ceremony connected with Diwali. “The PTI would empower...

India v Pakistan: Is the hype worth it?

India v Pakistan: Is the hype worth it?

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu The apparent stage-fright that hits Pakistan’s batsmen has reduced all recent matches between the arch-rivals to duds. Moreover, when every game is pegged as a crunch match, you end up chewing more than you bite off. Some years ago, a popular news channel in India ran a discussion, involving cricket experts and a general audience,...

Milestones in 140 years of cricket

Milestones in 140 years of cricket

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Test cricket was born on March 15, 1877. We look back at some significant milestones in the game’s longest format. It all began at the now iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 15, 1877 when Australia took on England for the first ever officially recognised Test match. The first ball was bowled by Alfred Shaw to...

A wait that lasted nearly 17 years finally ends for Bangladesh

A wait that lasted nearly 17 years finally ends for Bangladesh

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/NIA In 2000, Bangladesh played its first ever Test, hosting India to mark the occasion. In 2017, India are finally returning the favor. The irony is hard to miss. The same country that helped Bangladesh join the elite club of teams that play Test matches is finally hosting them, in 2017. Pay attention to the last bit. Bangladesh...

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

Are 350-plus scores good for one-day cricket? Certainly not

By Kanishkaa Balachandran High-scoring matches are good for batsmen, not bowlers. Rules have to be tweaked yet again to give bowlers an equal chance or else one-dayers will go stale. Take a look at the following scenarios: Game 1: England post 350 for 7. India are in trouble at 63 for 4. Centuries by Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav help...

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