Rohit Sharma is arguably one of the cleanest strikers of the ball in T20 cricket and on Wednesday, the India opener demonstrated his prowess with the willow as he went on to register the most number of sixes -75 – by an Indian in T20 cricket. Sharma blasted his way to the record with the fifth six of his innings against Bangladesh in Colombo, thus eclipsing Yuvraj Singh’s tally of 74.
The Orange Cap is a cricket award presented to the leading run scorer in the Indian Premier League. It was introduced on 25 April 2008, a week after the start of the inaugural season of the IPL. The batsman with most runs in the tournament during the course of the season would wear the Orange Cap while fielding, with the overall leading run-scorer at the conclusion of the tournament winning the actual Orange Cap award on the day of the season's final. Here are the 'boundary breakers' who have proved to be the 'crunch hitters' for their respective franchises over the years:
Indian captain Virat Kohli is certainly the biggest sporting icon currently in India. Not just cricket, but his love for football and other sports is quite visible. Recently, Kohli spoke about his ultimate aim in life during an Indian Super League’s match.
After a hectic two-month long tour in South Africa - Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen chilling at his place. Kohli, who has asked for the rest for the upcoming T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka was seen enjoying coffee.
Team India's squad for T20I tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was announced on Sunday and there are many players who have been rested for the tour. Rohit Sharma was named stand-in captain of India's 15-man squad, with Shikhar Dhawan his deputy.
As the tour ends with another victory in favour of India in the 3rd T20I of the series against South Africa at Cape Town, skipper Virat Kohli received the coveted ICC Test Championship mace from two legends of the game. On behalf of ICC, former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar and former South African Graeme Pollock presented the mace to Virat Kohli during the post-match ceremony. India ensured top spot in ICC Test rankings and prize of $1 million after their victory in 3rd Test at Johannesburg.
After receiving the mace, captain Kohli said, "It’s truly a great feeling to hold the ICC Test Championship mace again, which is an acknowledgement of our success in the truest format of the game. We’re proud of the way we have performed in Test matches over the past couple of years and our performances have reflected in the rankings. The quality of a side is judged in the way players step up when needed, and that is what our boys have done time and again."
Every player looks up to someone for inspiration and copies their respective style. Many of them also look up to their counterparts and rivals in order to improve themselves by taking the positives from them. Australian captain Steven Smith is one such cricketer. In the latest video released by Cricket Network, Smith named three of his rival batsman whom he often looks up to and replicates them while playing. Smith spoke on this topic post Allan Border Medal 2018 and positively opened up on what shots he has tried and copied from his counterparts.