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Kohli goes easy on Pant, says will learn from mistakes

Manchester, Jul 11: Rishabh Pant might have given the world a solid reason to question his shot selection during India's World Cup semifinal against New Zealand but skipper Virat Kohli refused to be too harsh on his young batsman.

Heartbroken but composed, Kohli looked back at the mistakes he had made as a youngster to analyse the...

Dhoni has not told us anything about retirement, says Kohli

Manchester, Jul 11: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said MS Dhoni has not told him anything about his future plans amid speculation that the veteran may call it quits after the team's semi-final exit from the World Cup.

Dhoni scored 50 off 72 balls in India's 18-run defeat at the hands of the Black Caps and...

Kohli asks fans to be 'measured' after World Cup woe

Manchester, Jul 11: India captain Virat Kohli has urged frustrated fans in his cricket-crazy nation not to get emotional after their shock World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand on Wednesday.

Kohli's side went down to by 18 runs at Old Trafford after the last four tie was played over two days due rain in Manchester.

Chasing 240...

Team New Zealand knock India out of World Cup

Manchester, Jul 10: All-round New Zealand ended India's campaign at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup as they beat the Men in Blue by 18 runs in the first semi-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Chasing a moderate target of 240 runs, India got off to a horrendous start as New Zealand rattled the top-order. Matt Henry got Rohit Sharma...

Rahul Dravid is new head of National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jul 10: Former captain and junior India coach Rahul Dravid was on Monday named the head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

"Dravid will oversee all cricket related activities at NCA and will be involved in mentoring, coaching, training and motivating players, coaches...

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in World Universiade, creates history

Napoli (Italy), July 10: National record holder Dutee Chand became the first Indian woman track and field athlete to clinch a gold medal in the World Universiade after she won the 100m dash event in Napoli.

The 23-year-old Dutee clocked 11.32 seconds to win the gold as she led the race from start to finish.

Running at lane...

'Slow' pitch used for India-NZ semifinal slammed

Manchester, Jul 10: Former cricketers have come down heavily on the pitch used for the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand here at Old Trafford.

New Zealand found it tough to score runs after opting to bat on what seemed to be a slow and two-paced surface here on Tuesday. The Kiwis managed to reach 211...

Australia's Handscomb in, Stoinis fit for semi-final

Jul 10: Australia's new squad member Peter Handscomb will be thrust into the cauldron of Thursday's World Cup semi-final against England as a replacement for Usman Khawaja, coach Justin Langer has said.

Langer also confirmed that all-rounder Marcus Stoinis had passed a fitness test and was ready for Edgbaston while refusing to guarantee the mercurial Glenn Maxwell...

Calmness behind skipper Virat Kohli's captaincy is MS Dhoni: Monty Panesar

Manchester, Jul 9: Former England spinner Monty Panesar believes the calmness behind India captain Virat Kohli is veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. "Virat Kohli is able to express himself as a captain but the calmness behind that is MS Dhoni," Panesar told ANI on Tuesday. Dhoni celebrated his 38th birthday on Sunday. The ongoing World Cup is being called as...

Respect for Dhoni will always remain sky high: Kohli

Manchester, Jul 9: A "mentor without being assertive" was how Virat Kohli Monday described Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose seamless transition from a two-time World Cup winning skipper to just another player in the team earned him "sky-high respect" from his successor.

Playing in his last World Cup, Dhoni has been a mentor to all the current players including the...