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I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20I

first_img“I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli” read a sign board at Seddon Park in Hamilton during the third and final Twenty20 International between India and New Zealand on Sunday.Virat Kohli is currently on a break from international cricket and will most likely be back to lead the team when India host Australia in a limited-overs series later this month.India Australia will play 2 T20Is and a five one day internationals from March 24.Steady on fella #indvnz #kohli pic.twitter.com/ICvGQgXX93Honey Badger Cricket (@hbadgercricket) February 10, 2019Kohli was rested for the fourth and fifth ODIs in New Zealand and also the three-match T20I series. In his absence, vice captain Rohit Sharma was handed the responsibility of leading the team.Kohli, who played non-stop cricket over the past several months, was rested keeping in mind his workload. Kohli scored 2735 international runs including 11 hundreds in 2018.In Australia, Kohli led India to their first ever Test and ODI series victories. The India captain scored 282 runs, including a valiant hundred in Perth, from four Tests. Kohli also scored a century in the three-match ODI series, which India won 2-1.Kohli also became the first man to sweep all three ICC awards when he won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year.During the second T20 in Auckland, a woman used a banner to troll all-rounder Hardik Pandya over the Koffee with Karan controversy.advertisementHardik faced a massive backlash on social media for his “sexist and misogynistic” remarks on the show and he and KL Rahul were suspended and called back to India from Australia in January. Their suspensions were lifted later pending appointment of an ombudsman and Hardik Pandya was back in the squad to play in New Zealand.However, it seems people are not yet ready to forgive Hardik completely for his offensive statements. During the second T20I, a woman spectator was seen holding a banner that said “Pandya Aaj Karke Aaya Kya? [Pandya, did you do it today?]”. This placard was in reference to Hardik’s statement on the chat show regarding his virginity, where he said he told his parents, “mai karke aaya [I did it today].”Also Watch:last_img read more

Conte happy with selection headache ahead of Barca

first_imgAntonio Conte Conte sees Chelsea selection headache ahead of Barcelona clash Ryan Benson 07:14 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) giroud-conte-cropped Getty Images Antonio Conte Chelsea v Barcelona Chelsea v Hull City Hull City Chelsea FA Cup Barcelona UEFA Champions League After thrashing Hull City 4-0 in Friday’s FA Cup clash, the Blues boss says he will find it tough to pick a team for their Champions League game Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup on Friday has given Antonio Conte selection headaches ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League visit.Conte’s side produced an excellent display against the Championship strugglers at Stamford Bridge, Willian stealing the show thanks to a brilliant brace, as Olivier Giroud also impressed with his first goal for the club and a pair of assists.AdChoices广告Pedro got the other goal as Chelsea found themselves 4-0 up by half-time, despite the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante being rested. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The comfortable scoreline gave Conte the chance to bring Giroud, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro off in the second half and now he has “doubts” over who to start against Barcelona after several eye-catching performances from his players.”For sure it was a positive night for us because we had the opportunity to rest important players, key players for us,” Conte told reporters.”But at the same time I saw players in good form. To have a lot of doubts before the Barcelona game is important, because I have different options. Now we have three days to decide on them.”While Hazard and Kante will be fit to face Ernesto Valverde’s men, there were concerns over the injured Marcos Alonso and Tiemoue Bakayoko.“Yes, Alonso will be fit,” Conte said when asked about the pair’s availability. “I don’t think Bakayoko [can play], but Alonso is ready to play.”The 3-0 win over West Brom at the weekend saw Chelsea put consecutive defeats past them and Friday’s victory will have further improved their morale.But Conte has urged his players not to lose focus again, with games against Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City on the horizon.”I think we lost two bad games, especially against Watford,” Conte added. “But we played a good game at the end of a busy period.”Now I think again we have confidence, but at the same time, the next two weeks we have to play massive games and we need to be strong.”We need to face the games against Barca, United, City and Crystal Palace in the right way.”last_img read more