Ajinkya Rahane followed his first innings 81 with 53 as Virat Kohli gave him company with 53 on Day 3 in India’s second innings score of 185 for 3 against the West Indies in the Antigua Test. India leads by 260 runs with 7 wickets in hand and two full days play remaining. India bowled out West Indies for 222 in their first innings in reply to 297.
For the opening Test of the 2-game series against West Indies in Antigua, Kohli decided to bench Ravichandran Ashwin and picked Ravindra Jadeja as the specialist option. Though former captains were unsure of his choice, Jadeja repaid Kohli's faith with a valiant 58 in the first innings and picked up the important wicket of debutant Sharmah Brooks.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli regarded his wife Anushka Sharma as his biggest support and pillar of strength. "The thing that I have learned from us being together is that if you are willing to do things which are right in your life, I think that creates your personality to go on the field and do the same thing," he said. The couple married in 2017.
BCCI posted a 15-second teaser of interaction between legend Vivian Richards and Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who admire each other on Twitter. It did not feature the two men though, raising the fans’ expectations. Virat had earlier shared a picture with Richards. So did Team India head coach Ravi Shastri who admires the great West Indies legend.
Hockey India has congratulated Women's hockey team's Lilima Minz for completing 150 international caps for the country. She achieved this feat during India's clash against Japan in the final of Olympic Test Event in Tokyo. Hockey India said Minz is a determined player and is able to inspire other players. She made her international debut in 2011.
The BCCI Ombudsman ordered to reduce the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth to 7 years. Sreesanth could now play all forms of cricket from 13 Sept 2020. The Supreme Court had earlier set aside the life ban imposed on him for his alleged role in IPL Spot fixing scandal. It asked the Board ombudsman to reconsider the quantum of punishment.