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.
India's outgoing chief selector MSK Prasad has come out in strong support of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the wake of his torrid run with the bat in New Zealand. Not only did India get blanked in both ODIs and Tests, Kohli personally failed to score a single fifty in the two formats. In fact, he managed only one half-century on the entire tour.
India succumbed to their first loss in the World Test Championship, going down to New Zealand by 10 wickets in the Wellington Test, the first game of a two-match series. Resuming day four at 144 for 4, still trailing by 39 runs, India were bowled out for 191 as man of the match Tim Southee picked up 5 for 61 and Trent Boult 4 for 39.