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‘A hungry Kohli can achieve anything’

CAPETOWN: Jacques Kallis may have retired from cricket but the legend doesn’t have time to see the Proteas take on India in the first Test here, starting January 5, as he will be busy with other assignments.

One of the finest all-rounders of all time, the former South Africa player and coach of Kolkata Knight Riders took time out to speak to Hindustan Times.

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Your thoughts on Dale Steyn about to surpass Shaun Pollock’s record of most Test wickets for South Africa.

It will be a fantastic achievement, he has been a world-class performer for so many years and deserves all the accolades.

With Steyn returning, do you think South Africa should field the pace quartet against India? Continue reading

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Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

On Wednesday at the PCA Stadium, the current India ODI skipper played another gem of an innings. Stats will tell you that he became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs.

pc: Ht

Nobody can pace an innings better than Rohit Sharma, and, on Wednesday, the opener and stand-in Indian cricket team skipper gave Sri Lanka a taste of his talent with a mammoth knock of 208 in 153 balls that included 13 fours and 12 massive sixes.  Continue reading

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‘Kumble-Kohli were not on talking terms’

NEW DELHI: The BCCI top brass had an inkling that all was not well but was taken aback that Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble were not on talking terms for the “last six months”.

Another point that has come out was that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, also didn’t give the green light to Kumble’s extension.

“There had been reports that the CAC had okayed Kumble’s extension. They had said that Kumble should be retained provided Indies is offering discounts on ticket prices and offer on purchases just to boost the sales.

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