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Ravi ‘Bhai’ Shastri back to serve Kohli & boys. Time will tell how far this bonhomie goes

Sceptics who don’t believe Kohli had no role in Shastri’s selection know that unlike Anil Kumble, ‘Ravi bhai’ accepts his role of kowtowing to captain’s wishes.
Ravi Shastri with Indian skipper Virat Kohli at a press conference before the West Indies tour, in Mumbai | ANI File Photo

Virat Kohli’s ‘camaraderie’ with Ravi Shastri makes him India’s most powerful captain yet

Kapil Dev insists Virat Kohli didn’t impact CAC’s choice to continue with Ravi Shastri as head coach. But the ‘Kohli factor’ seems to have played a part.
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Kohli’s preference for Shastri didn’t influence head coach selection, says Kapil Dev

Ravi Shastri was reappointed by CAC for 2 years in an expected move, making it his fourth stint with the national team.
File photo of Former Australian captain Steve Smith | Twitter

Steve Smith is hands-down the best Test batsman today, better than Kohli, Root & Williamson

Former Australian captain Steve Smith has the best Test average since Don Bradman, and does better than his ‘Fab Four’ contemporaries on several other counts.
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India hasn’t won a world tournament since 2013, needs to find way to go past semis: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly says Indian team has quality but it's about winning big matches. It should find a way to reach the final & win it.

Kumaraswamy’s trust in the CM chair and professional optimists’ march for peace

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BJP picks off Congress in Goa & Karnataka as indifferent Rahul Gandhi sulks in corner

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Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson

As Kohli & Williamson face off in WC semis, here’s what their 2008 U-19 teammates are up to

Virat Kohli’s India beat Kane Williamson’s NZ in the 2008 U-19 WC semi-finals. Eleven years later, they meet today in the senior World Cup semi-finals.
Babar Azam

Is Pakistan’s Babar Azam really better than Virat Kohli? Numbers say yes in ODIs & T20s

Early in their careers, Babar Azam has better numbers than Virat Kohli. But he’s yet to reach the point where Kohli became an all-time great — Hobart, 2012.
Virat Kohli during the 2019 Cricket World Cup

Virat Kohli beats Sachin & Lara to become fastest to reach 20,000 international runs

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli reached the milestone in his 417th international innings, while Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara took 453 innings to get there

On Camera

Representational image. Shoppers maintain social distance while standing in a queue at Lake Mall, Kolkata after it reopened Monday. | PTI

Handshake is dead — Covid-19 is killing good manners, but here’s what can be done about it

Some pandemic-induced changes in our social conduct will last. Diffidence will rise and we will no longer be judged unfriendly for refusing to strike up conversations with strangers.
Representational image for wheat | Photo: Bloomberg

Govt increases minimum support price for 6 rabi crops, MSP of wheat hiked by Rs 50

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said govt had always maintained MSP will continue as against a 'false propaganda' spread by Opposition parties.

Defence

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik presented the data in the Lok Sabha on 21 September 2020 | Commons

Haryana, UP, Maharashtra saw highest encroachments on defence land in last 3 yrs, says govt

Defence officials say such encroachments are a major security threat and have continued to increase over the years due to rapid urbanisation.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?