He started his career as an equally talented U-19 cricketer like his illustrious peer Virat Kohli but Manish Pandey believes his former India colts colleague "fully deserved to play for the country" ahead of him.
The schedule of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League is likely to be announced at its Governing Council meeting to be held in the city ahead of India-West Indies final ODI here on October 20.
Having been picked in the Indian cricket squad without playing a single first-class match, young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is set to be announced as Uttar Pradesh Election Commission's brand ambassador and will urge the youth to get their voter identity cards made.
Gautam Gambhir is confident that his Kolkata Knight Riders teammate Sunil Narine will return to action as a "better bowler and stronger human being" after he was reported twice for a suspect bowling action in the CLT20.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s convincing victory over IPL title-holders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Saturday in the final of the Champions League (CLT20) made thousands of Bangalore fans celebrate the moment with frenzy in the Chinnaswamy stadium, which erupted with joy under floodlights.
Having guided CSK to their second CLT20 trophy, Suresh Raina said that he has matured as a player taking cues from his contemporaries including Virat Kohli, who has shown the way with big hundred in ODI cricket.
The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
Kolkata Knight Riders and West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine was today reported for the second time for a suspect illegal bowling action and he will not be eligible to bowl in the CLT20 final on Saturday, the organisers of the tournament said.
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir today attributed his side's splendid run in the Champions League Twenty20 to collective effort, saying that his team has done well in all departments of the game en route to the final.
Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden Oppo Champions League T20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, here today.
Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday that his star West Indian import Sunil Narine, who has been reported for illegal bowling action, will work his way through the tough times as he is a strong character.
Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semifinal against Hobart Hurricanes in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20.
West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine was reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between KKR and Dolphins, here on Monday in what turned out to be another ICC crackdown on chucking.
Their place in the semifinal already assured ahead of today's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins here.
Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here on Monday.
On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Making his presence felt with a three-wicket haul in Kolkata Knight Riders' victory against Perth Scorchers, young left-arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is not only enjoying being part of a star-studded unit but said that the Gautam Gambhir-led side is like family.