Sources have stated that the India vs Pakistan final at the ICC Champions Trophy ended up being about as one-sided as most clashes between these two sides are, with Pakistan winning by a massive 180 runs at The Oval on Sunday, to post their maiden title win in this tournament. While the Indian side was understandably extremely disappointed, Team India skipper Virat Kohli had won lot of for his sporting remarks after the match.
In the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match between India vs Bangladesh, there was some unfriendliness even before the game began. , Fans of Bangladesh was the reason to kindle this hostility .Bangladesh fans had designed out a provocative cartoon that showed a Tiger draped with the Bangladesh flag which chases a Dog that was draped with an Indian flag. This gave the contest a tint of anger feel even before a ball was bowled.
Sources have stated that India will be up against a spirited Bangladesh side on Thursday when they play the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy. India so far have looked like the side to beat and barring a bad game against Sri Lanka where the bowlers failed to defend a big total, the defending champions have been right on the money.
Sources have stated that Shane Warne is hunting high and low for an England cricket jersey. Not if you hear the reason. Warne lost a bet to former India Captain Sourav Ganguly on the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Australia-England group stage match. And as per the terms of the bet, he would have to wear a Three Lions jersey for a whole day and also buy Ganguly dinner if his team lost. On Saturday, England beat Australia by 40 runs in the group stage match in Birmingham.
Sources have stated that the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said on Wednesday that Team India Head Coach Anil Kumble will remain at his post for the tour of the West Indies, subject to his acceptance. Kumble was in the centre of a controversy and there were rumors galore that he would not be given an extension after the ICC Champions Trophy, currently underway in England and Wales, as well as about a 'rift' between him and captain Virat Kohli.
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and England are in the semi-finals of Champions Trophy. The best possible reunion of the 1947 batch. No, I won't take any credit for that joke. As they say in WhatsApp lingo, forwarded as received.
Sources have stated that the BCCI on Sunday rubbished media reports that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) wants to be suitably remunerated for picking the Indian team's head coach, terming them "baseless and malicious". Reports in a section of the media claimed that the CAC comprising Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman want to be paid for picking the national coach.
Pakistanis are completely frustrated with their Nation's repeated loss against India in ICC tournaments. 2017 Champions Trophy loss was more hurtful than any other tournaments. Team India completely dominated Pakistan and a hapless Pakistan completely surrendered against the Men in Blue.
Sources have stated that India takes on Srilanka their second Group B ICC Champions Trophy encounter at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday, a match that will give them a ticket to the semi-finals if they win. Team captain Virat Kohli was upbeat about the team's presence in the tournament but also took pains to explain why frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was not in the playing XI.
Australian Leggie Shane Warne was considered for the post of Indian Coach. BCCI openly announced that Warne can be Indian team's new coach. However, Shane Warne has responded seriously that he is too expensive and BCCI can't afford him.
Sources have added that India's sensational display against Pakistan in the Champion Trophy had included several brilliant individual performances. Yuvraj Singh walked away with the 'Man of The Match' award for his quickfire fifty, while Rohit Sharma (91) and captain Virat Kohli (81*) contributed handsomely to India's cause.
Sources have stated that a sterling batting display from the top order, combined with some good bowling, handed India an easy 124 run victory (DLS method) over Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group B opener at Edgbaston on Sunday. India scored 319 for 3 in their rain-truncated 48 overs and then dismissed Pakistan to 164 off 33.4 overs as the latter chased revised Duckworth-Lewis total of 289 off 41 overs.
Sources have stated that noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday resigned from Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Guha moved the Supreme Court and said that he has resigned from the court appointed panel. Guha wants Supreme Court to relieve him from the CoA. The court will hear the matter on July 14.
Sources have stated that former India captain Sunil Gavaskkar does not attach much importance to the reports of a rift between current India skipper Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble, and said on Wednesday that it was impossible for a captain and coach to always be on the same page on all cricketing issues. Gavaskar said "You will never have a situation, where a captain and a coach will always be on the same page.
Sources have stated that the Champions Trophy in the first meeting between the two sides since the 2015 World Cup in the 50 over format. With immense buzz surrounding the contest, cricket fans across the globe are already making predictions of the possible outcome. The Men in Blue will go in as clear favorites this time, despite Pakistan holding an edge in the head-to-head in the Champions Trophy.