One of the biggest masterstrokes in the World Cup till date has been MS Dhoni promoting himself ahead of the in-form Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chasing 275, India were in trouble at 114 for 3 when Virat Kohli was dismissed for 35. Everyone expected Yuvraj to walk in, but it was skipper Dhoni who emerged from the Indian dressing room.
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is of the view that the current Indian team does not have many role models other than captain Virat Kohli and one-day skipper Rohit Sharma. In an Instagram question and answer session with Yuvraj, Rohit asked the former cricketer about the difference between the current side and the players he played with.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has claimed that Australian players of recent times have refrained from sledging Indians, particularly skipper Virat Kohli, as they were mindful of their Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts.
India skipper Virat Kohli has opened up about the disastrous 2014 Test series in England during which he struggled to put bat to ball. In a Live Instagram session with former England batsman and captain Kevin Pietersen, Kohli revealed that he felt like he would get out every time he went out to bat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.
Indian opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has donated Rs 80 lakh in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Rohit, has donated Rs 45 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the Prime Minister and CM's Relief Fund (Maharashtra) respectively. Further, he has contributed Rs 5 lakh to "Zomato Feeding India", which is trying to help families hit by the 21-day national lockdown, and a further Rs 5 lakh for the welfare of stray dogs.
Thursday, April 2 marks the ninth anniversary of India's 2011 World Cup triumph. On the occasion, a renowned website tweeted about the famous MS Dhoni six that won India the coveted trophy after 28 years.
Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The deadly virus has claimed 20 lives in India and almost 25,000 globally. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the nation from March 25.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on Tuesday, announced a complete lockdown of 21 days in the country in an effort to stop the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Bigwigs of the Indian cricket fraternity hailed the move, and requested people to follow instructions given by the PM.