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Mark Taylor Says, Kohli’s Confrontational Approach On The Field The Game Doesn’t Need

New Delhi: Former Australia captain Mark Taylor has lauded Virat Kohli’s off-the-field conduct in one of their encounters but felt that the Indian captain’s “confrontational” approach on the field was something “the game does not need”.

Taylor, one of Australia’s most successful captains who later became a commentator, cited one instance of Kohli’s courteous behaviour when he wanted to interview him.

“Four years ago when (Channel) Nine still had the cricket, I was interviewing Virat Kohli when I learned a lot about his character. It was not anything he said but the manner in which he conducted himself,” Taylor said.

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Dhoni Makes It To The Squad For The T20 International Series Against New Zealand

New Delhi: India will travel to New Zealand after finishing their assignments in Australia and M S Dhoni is back in the fold for T20 internationals as the former captain was named in the squad for the T20 international series against New Zealand. Dhoni was not part of the T20I squad that played against West Indies and Australia.

The selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India also announced full strength squads for the one-day international series against Australia and New Zealand. The team management is expected to use these two series to narrow down their playing XI in a World Cup year. There were no major surprises in the squad.

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Ravindra Jadeja Declared Fit For Blockbuster Boxing Day Test Against Australia

New Delhi: The ongoing four-match series is currently locked at 1-1 with India winning the first match in Adelaide and hosts Australia taking the second in Perth. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that India have been handed a major boost ahead of the blockbuster Boxing Day Test against Australia when all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been declared fit and is available for selection.

“All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja complained of a left shoulder discomfort after prolonged bowling spells during the 2018, West Indies ODI series. He underwent a guided injection in Mumbai for this on 2nd November,” the BCCI statement read.

“This gave Jadeja good relief of his symptoms and he played in the Ranji Trophy match for Saurashtra from 12 to 15 November in which he completed 64 overs without any issues. He was thereby declared fit by the BCCI and selected for the Test series against Australia.

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Viv Richards Gives Credit To Skipper Virat Kohli fFor Infusing Positive Attitude In Team India

New Delhi: Viv Richards is happy that the current Indian team has come a long way in terms of aggressive attitude from the teams that he played against and credit should go to skipper Virat Kohli for infusing positive attitude.

“India were not like this years back (70’s, 80’s and 90’s). But it’s nice to have someone like Virat. I love it (aggression), why not? They now love to give it back. That’s what cricket is all about. I love Virat’s captaincy,” Richards said during a promotional event.

While there has been criticism for Kohli’s aggressive brand of captaincy, Richards finds nothing wrong.

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Olympic Medallist Wrestler Sushil Kumar Sets His Sight On 2020 Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sight on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He says the year 2019 will mark the start of the preparations for the prestigious tournament, for which “I am working really hard.”

The 35-year-old wrestler from Haryana said that he already has bronze and silver Olympics medals in his kitty. It is the yellow metal that he is aiming for.

“Preparations for Tokyo Olympics will start in 2019. I need good wishes from the countrymen to perform well. I have already won the Olympics bronze and silver medal but one thing (gold medal) is left,” Sushil said.

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