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newssports2 months ago

Blaming Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli for going to a book launch not right, says Farokh Engineer

Farokh Engineer has come out in support of Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri after the fifth test match between India and England was cancelled on Friday. He said that it is unfair to blame the Kohli-Shastri duo for going to a book launch, adding that the duo was inside the hotel and not outside.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports2 months ago

Ravi Shastri's London book launch event and its aftermath: Why aren't we talking about it?

The launch of Ravi Shastri's book 'Stargazing: The Players in My Life' left 4 of India support staff including the head coach himself Covid-positive. The event was full of unmasked attendees owing to relaxation of rules across the UK but did Shastri and Kohli pay heed to BCCI's health protocols?
Utkarsh Kumar
featuresports9 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight – Ravi Shastri vs Ravindra Jadeja

This is a very unique battle - two all-rounders similar in nature battling it out with each other in the ring, even sharing the same name. In the battle of Ravi’s - is Jadeja going to triumph over Shastri, or will it be the other way around?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports9 months ago

Satire Saturday | Ravi Shastri sends '23 Yards hampers' to detractors with personalized letters

‘How ya doing, mate?’ hits Michael Clarke’s WhatsApp as he wakes up in the morning. It was an unknown number, thus Clarke, the celebrity that he is, had no reason to reply and put the phone away and went out for a morning jog. Hardly did he realize it was the mistake he would be regretting long.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports10 months ago

Satire Saturday | Captain Kohli is right, there's nothing alarming in Adelaide's 36 as Indian cricket transcends all

So when do me panic? We panic in unfavorable scenarios. We panic in situations when the things we can manage become unmanageable. How do we manage the overflow of a river? We build dams. But release the water when it's too much. How do teams fight back from worst of situations? 
Harshit Anand
newssportsa year ago

Indian team support staff enter Dubai bio-bubble; to kick-start preparations with Pujara and Vihari

Ravi Shastri, Vikram Rathour and other support staff of the Indian cricket team have reached Dubai to start their six-day Quarantine period in the special bio-bubble created for them. Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari will land in Dubai shortly and start preparing at ICC Academy after Quarantine.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresportsa year ago

Truthful Tuesday | Ridiculed Ravi Shastri deserves more respect than what he gets

Who do you think is behind the brand of cricket that team India plays? Many would say Kohli, but think again. Ravi Shastri, the tracer bullet of Indian cricket, has certainly shaped the way India has played cricket, which also has helped them build a team that is no longer inferior away from home.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

Satire Saturday | Indian players lambast Rohit Sharma for his controversial Insta Live

'Hey Virat, Can you stop Rohit, please? He is putting us in danger' - Kohli woke up to this message from Ravi Shastri. Unable to figure out what that meant, Virat kept his phone aside and went back to his afternoon nap. However, little did he know that a storm was brewing.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports2 years ago

Satire Saturday | A peek inside India’s dressing room following widespread coronavirus

India had just finished their series against Sri Lanka, in December, and went on to play another series against Australia. Until then, the threat of the Coronavirus seemed minimal. But when they were in New Zealand, the monumental increase of the virus had started to created chaos around the world.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports2 years ago

Satire Saturday | Indian team management’s superstition leads to Jetlagged Ishant’s sudden appearance

It was a day-off for me and I was chilling with a beer when my phone buzzed. My source from the BCCI Churchgate office found the goodwill to return the call after 33 attempts from my side. Well, the agony had suddenly gone down and joy arrived. Such is the power of the BCCI, you see.
Bastab K Parida