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Youngsters Should Learn How To Win Games For India From Virat Kohli, Says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, the former swashbuckling opener was impressed by the return of Virat Kohli in form as he scored his 26th fifty in 2nd T20I against England further explaining how watching him bat should be a lesson for youngsters like Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan.

Virender Sehwag pointed out a similarity between him and the great legendary former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, and explained his point better, by mentioning how the former India captain would explain to Virender Sehwag the value of making the most of an inning.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virender Sehwag: Rishabh Pant And Ishan Kishan Should Learn From Virat Kohli To Finish The Match And Remain Unbeaten

A regular feature of Virat Kohli’s batting in his career has been the number of times he has remained unbeaten especially in the shortest format. In fact, in 81 T20I innings, the India captain has remained not out 22 times, which proves just how good he is.

After a long time, Virat Kohli, the master of the chase was on display, batted in full throttle, and guided India home in the second T20I against England on Sunday. Virat Kohli, who is on a lean patch, returned to form by scoring 73 off 49 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes besides being unbeaten. His return to form couldn’t come at a better time as the T20I World Cup is a few months away.

” When it’s Virat Kohli’s days, he ensures he finishes the match and is right there till the end, irrespective of the format he is batting in. This is a special aspect about his batting. Like Ajay (Jadeja) said, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan should learn from Kohli, that when it’s your day, just don’t get out. That’s exactly what Tendulkar used to do,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.

Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli added 94 runs in 9 overs for the 2nd wicket in the 2nd T20I (Reuters Photo)
Photo Credit; Twitter.

Ishan Kishan and Virat Kohli added 94 runs in 9 overs for the 2nd wicket in the 2nd T20I (Reuters Photo)

“He used to tell me ‘if today is a good day for you, then play as long as you can, remain not out and score runs’ because what kind of day you have tomorrow, whether you’ll score runs, is not known. But today you know the way you’re playing, the ball is appearing like a football,” Virender Sehwag added.

Ishan Kishan also impressed with a 28-ball half-century in his first outing in India colours, but the youngster lost his wicket, by being trapped plumb in front of the wicket to spinner Adil Rashid for 56 off 32 balls in the same over where he had smacked consecutive sixes to bring up his fifty. Ishan Kishan was joined by the Indian captain and the duo went on to share a 94-run second-wicket stand between them.

Virender Sehwag: It’s Important To Remain Unbeaten Which Wasn’t The Case For Rishabh Pant

As for Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman had raced to 26 off 13 balls with two fours and as many sixes before a rush of adrenaline saw him hit Chris Jordan to Jonny Bairstow at long-on. Although at that stage, India was nicely motoring along, it would have been a different feeling to close out the match, reckoned Virender Sehwag.

“So make the most of it and stay not out because it’s important. This holds true for both Pant and Kishan, more so for Pant because when he came out to bat, he had hit a six and a four in that over. Had he rotated the strike, waited for the bad balls, the match could have been over sooner,” the former India opening batsman said.

IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant Plays Astonishing Reverse Scoop Off Jofra Archer.
Rishabh Pant’s reverse scoop off Jofra Archer drew several reactions on social media.© BCCI

Rishabh Pant scored 274 runs in 3 Tests in Australia averaging 68.5. He scored 91,11, unbeaten 58, 8, and 101 in the 5 innings against England. He managed 270 runs against England in 4 Tests averaging 54.

Rishabh Pant’s average has been less than 30 and he has managed only 3 fifties in both the limited-overs formats combined as he has most often gifted his wicket but he will look to make amends in the remaining 3 T20Is and if selected in the 3 ODIs that follows the T20I series.

Ishant Sharma bagged his 300th Test scalp in the second innings of the ongoing first Test between India and England at Chennai.

Milestone man Ishant Sharma reached a new landmark in his career as he entered the 300 Test wickets club on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test against England in Chennai with the wicket of Daniel Lawrence.

Ishant Sharma.
Ishant Sharma. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Ishant Sharma Is Bowling A Lot Further: Sunil Gavaskar

Over the last 2-3 years, Ishant Sharma has re-established himself in the Indian team, having made some technical adjustments in his bowling action. After Ishant Sharma bagged his 300th scalp in the longest format, Sunil Gavaskar highlighted the changes that the lanky speedster has made in his bowling action.

Explaining the tweaks that Ishant Sharma has made in his bowling, Sunil Gavaskar explained that the pacer now bowls a lot further on the wicket than he earlier used to. The change in length is what has made him a better wicket-taking bowler in red-ball cricket.

“He’s bowling a lot further. He was earlier on bowling maybe around 18 inches shorter and so, therefore, was going past the outside edge, beating the batsmen. It was all looking very good but in the wickets column he wasn’t actually showing results,” Gavaskar said during the tea interval on Day 4 of the first Test against Chennai.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“Now that he’s started doing that in the last 2-3 years, this the kind of dismissals he gets – LBW, with the ball keeping low. The further you bowl, the more you get the opportunity to make the bowl move in the air or off the pitch.”

Playing his 98th Test for India, Ishant Sharma bagged three more scalps in the second innings to breach the 300-wicket mark. He had earlier claimed two wickets of Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer in the first innings against England at Chepauk.

Ishant Sharma Joins Elite List Comprising Of Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, And Ravichandran Ashwin

Having entered the 300-wicket club, Ishant Sharma has now joined an elite list consisting of legendary Indian bowlers like Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Anil Kumble Harbhajan Singh
Anil Kumble Harbhajan Singh Image Credits: Twitter

Over the last three years itself, the lanky pacer has picked 47 wickets in 19 Tests. In comparison, the tall pacer had 172 wickets to his name in 60 Tests in the first 8 years of his career (2010 to 2017). Considering the injury issues he has had of late, the Delhi-born pacer’s figures are truly exceptional.

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People, whatever their background or geographical area, are united when it comes to cricket. This is the better part of this game. Not only India, other parts of the world also like cricket. In fact, it is the second most liked game in the universe. For those who do not have time to pad-up in the field, smartphones have become an escape window through mobile cricket games and the best cricket game for Android is no rare. Here in this article, we are going to cover the best free cricket games.

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World Cricket Championship 2

The World Cricket Championship 2 is one of the most popular and beautifully designed games that you can find on the Play Store. The game incorporates many features including versatile shot selection including less traditional ones such as helicopter shots, upper-cuts, paddle sweeps and more. The game also offers 14 different bowling actions, which greatly control your delivery. One great thing about the game is that it brings all the advanced features found in modern cricket, including a review system based on Ultra-Edge, Hawk-Eye, Hot-Spot and more. Finally, the game selects 24 national teams, 10 home teams and 32 different stadiums. You will enjoy playing cricket here. Just note that the game is a bit heavy on resources and graphics, so you’ll need a good phone to enjoy the game in its glory.

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Real Cricket 20

Real Cricket 20 A notable update to Real Cricket. It retains all the features that the earlier version preferred to customize and choose your teams where you want to bowl. It includes a set of features such as test cricket, time progress in stadiums, decision review system with snikos and hotspots, auctions and post-match presentations. Now players play the same shot in different ways making it feel more real. Each batsman is divided into one of four categories: defensive, balanced, hardline and animal. If you are looking for the most comprehensive gaming experience then this game is right for you.

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T20 Cricket Champions 3D

T20 is an abbreviated form of cricket and has become really popular after the IPL and similar T20 cricket leagues. If you really enjoy T20 cricket, then this cricket game for Android is for you. The game comes with 3D graphics which gives you a good cricket experience. It includes realistic animations and ball physics. The game has easy controls for both batting and bowling.

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Big Bash Cricket

If you are a fan of T20 cricket then you are going to like this game. Big Bash Cricket is based on the Big Bash League in Australia which is similar to the IPL in India. You start the game by selecting your favourite club and then progress through the league to win the title. The best thing about this game is that since it is an official game, the team roster is always up-to-date, allowing you to use your favourite players.

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