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Reacting to Virat Kohli quitting India Test captaincy, actor Arjun Rampal tweeted, "Why yaar? You are an amazing captain and have served our nation so well." He added, "You've many many more years of cricket in you and a captain's mind. I do hope this decision is short lived. Yet...one respects your decision. Thank you for all the incredible memories."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:37 am on 16 Jan
Former West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian Richards praised Virat Kohli after the latter announced his decision to step down as the Indian team's Test captain. "Congratulations [Virat Kohli] on a stunning run as...captain. You can be very proud of what you've achieved so far...your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket," said Richards.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:46 pm on 15 Jan
Talking about Virat Kohli stepping down as Test captain, commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, "I thought giving up the white ball captaincy was a good idea, but I am not as convinced about this move." He added, "This will take some time to digest." Bhogle stated, "My only wish for him is that he is happy with his decision."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 am on 16 Jan
After Virat Kohli stepped down as India Test captain on Saturday, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted, "Your legacy as a captain will stand for the kind of benchmarks you have set." He added, "Well done on the headache you have left behind for your successor and that's my biggest takeaway from your stint as captain."
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:47 pm on 16 Jan
Reacting to Virat Kohli quitting Test captaincy, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said, "There’s something wrong with this picture. Kohli is just 33...and uniquely positioned to build and nurture the next-generation India team." He added, "I'm still processing the stunning news." "It's far from clear that a lesser man can easily adopt the burden he has so suddenly relinquished," Tharoor said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:45 am on 16 Jan
Reacting to Virat Kohli stepping down as Test captain, BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal said, "Kohli had no pressure from the BCCI or selectors to step down." He added, "It's his decision and we respect that...but he could've carried on for another two or three years as captain." Kohli led India to 40 Test wins, most for an India Test captain.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:41 am on 16 Jan
Spinner Vicky Ostwal picked up five wickets as India began their 2022 Under-19 World Cup campaign with a 45-run victory against South Africa. Batting first, India were bowled out for 232 in 46.5 overs, with captain Yash Dhull top-scoring with 82(100). India bowled out South Africa for 187 in 45.5 overs. Pacer Raj Bawa took four wickets for India.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:39 am on 16 Jan
After Virat Kohli quit as Indian cricket team's Test captain on Saturday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, "Dear [Virat Kohli], you've been greatly loved by millions of cricket fans over the years." Gandhi added, "They (your fans) will support you in this phase too. Best wishes for the various other innings to come!"
short by Sakshita Khosla / 11:42 pm on 15 Jan
After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly tweeted, "Under Virat's leadership, Indian cricket has made rapid strides in all formats of the game." Ganguly added, "His decision is a personal one and BCCI respects it immensely...He'll be an important member to take this team to newer heights in the future. A great player. Well done."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 am on 16 Jan
Madan Lal, who was part of India's 1983 World Cup-winning squad, has said that he is surprised with Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test captain. "I think he is still very annoyed with being removed as ODI captain. He might still be thinking 'Why did they remove me as ODI captain?'," Madan Lal said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:47 pm on 16 Jan
Shocked: Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli quits as India Test captain
short by Anmol Sharma / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Rohit Sharma, who is currently recovering from an injury, took to Instagram to react to Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test captain. "Shocked! But congratulations on a successful stint as India captain. Best wishes for the future," he wrote. Meanwhile, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah wrote, "Your contribution to the team as captain is invaluable."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:53 am on 16 Jan
He wants to make himself unsackable as captain: Manjrekar on Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Following Virat Kohli's decision to quit Test captaincy, ex-India batter Sanjay Manjrekar said, "He wants to make himself unsackable as captain." Manjrekar added, "When he gets that vibe that his captaincy is under threat, he tends to quit." He further said, "He isn't in a great space at the moment. These are all emotional decisions that one can understand.”
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:53 am on 16 Jan
Novak Djokovic will be deported from Australia after losing a court appeal against the cancellation of his Australian visa. The 34-year-old, who is unvaccinated against coronavirus, now faces a three-year ban from Australia. Djokovic's visa was revoked for a second time on Friday after Australia Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said his presence in Australia posed a public health risk.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:53 pm on 16 Jan
Novak Djokovic, who's set to be deported from Australia after losing a court appeal against cancellation of his visa, said he is extremely disappointed. He added, "I will now be taking some time to rest and to recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this." He further said that he will cooperate with relevant authorities in relation to his departure.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:42 pm on 16 Jan
Teary-eyed but grateful: Suniel as Virat quits Test captaincy
short by Udit Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
After Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down as Team India's Test captain, Suniel Shetty tweeted, "Aye Captain. Thank You. For the sweat...The blood. The tears of joy. For making us a relentless winning force anywhere in the world. For taking bouncers on the chin for us and making us No 1." "Teary-eyed but grateful forever #GOAT," he added.
short by Udit Gupta / 09:36 am on 16 Jan
Manchester United remain at seventh place in Premier League standings after a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester City have increased their lead at the top of the standings to 13 points after a 1-0 win against second-placed Chelsea. Third-placed Liverpool are 14 points behind City but have two games in hand, including Sunday's game against Brentford.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:55 am on 16 Jan
On a human level, Djokovic needs support from other players: Kyrgios
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Australian player Nick Kyrgios has urged other players to come out in support of world number one Novak Djokovic, who's awaiting a court's verdict against his deportation order from Australia for the second time. "I was not the one Djokovic was expecting to go out in the media and have his back," added Kyrgios. The Australian Open begins on Monday.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:45 am on 16 Jan
Reacting to Virat Kohli quitting Test captaincy, Team India pacer Ishant Sharma thanked Kohli for the "amazing memories" he has given to the team. Ishant tweeted, "We never thought that you would be our captain and I'll play 100 Tests. All we did was just play cricket with all our heart and things worked out well."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:40 am on 16 Jan
Congratulating Virat Kohli "on a stellar stint" as Team India Test captain, ex-cricketer VVS Laxman said Kohli led by example and played the game with great intensity. Laxman added, "In an era dominated by white-ball cricket, it's great to see how passionate you're about the longest format." Kohli has announced his decision to step down as India's Test captain.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:45 am on 16 Jan
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that it's "very difficult" to chase down Premier League table-toppers Manchester City, who have 56 points from 22 games. "We were 10 points behind, and we could have turned it into a seven-point gap...[but now] being 13 points behind is very difficult," he stated. City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in their match on Saturday.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 02:05 pm on 16 Jan
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial has denied interim coach Ralf Rangnick's claim that he refused to be included in their squad for their Premier League match with Aston Villa. "I will never refuse to play a match for Man United...[I'll] never disrespect the club and the fans," wrote Martial on Instagram. Martial hasn't featured for United since early December.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 01:52 pm on 16 Jan
Djokovic is suffering the consequences for his decisions: Amritraj
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Reacting to Novak Djokovic's Australian visa being cancelled for a second time due to the Serbian being unvaccinated against COVID-19, former Indian tennis player Prakash Amritraj suggested Djokovic is suffering the consequences for his decisions. "The plot's been getting thicker by the day and right now it's thick as a clam chowder," added Amritraj.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 09:32 am on 16 Jan
I would look at Rishabh Pant as the next Test captain: Gavaskar
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
With Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test captain, ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said it's going to be "quite a debate" for the selection committee to name the next captain. "If you ask me...I would look at Rishabh Pant as the next India captain...I think that sense of responsibility...will help Pant score [more]," Gavaskar added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 12:24 pm on 16 Jan
Beijing reports 1st local Omicron case ahead of Winter Olympics
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
China's capital city Beijing has reported its first locally transmitted Omicron coronavirus variant case on Saturday ahead of the Winter Olympics, state media reported. Authorities have sealed off the infected person's residential compound and workplace and collected 2,430 samples for testing, an official said. The Beijing Winter Olympics is scheduled to take place from February 4 to 20.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 12:49 pm on 16 Jan
Kohli's decision to give up captaincy astonishing: Rajkumar Sharma
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 16 Jan 2022,Sunday
Talking about Virat Kohli stepping down as Test captain, his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma said it's an astonishing decision. He added, "I [don't] want to comment too much...because it's his personal decision...[but] I can say he has not taken this decision in a hurry." He further said, "I believe Kohli has had a huge contribution as captain in Indian cricket."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 02:45 pm on 16 Jan
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