We were on a break: Is Virat Kohli hinting at his patch up with Anushka Sharma?

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s break-up rumours have been in the news for quite some time now. Their break-up came as a shock for Bollywood. And now it seems that Virat and Anushka have sorted out their differences.virat-kohli-story-fb_647_041216125116

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma‘s break-up rumours have been in the news for quite some time now. Their break-up came as a shock for Bollywood. And now it seems that Virat and Anushka have sorted out their differences. The two were recently spotted enjoying a cozy dinner together.

After their dinner date, the gossip mills were abuzz with their patch up stories. To clear the air about his relationship status, Virat has found new and an innovative way of expressing his feelings. The cricket star was spotted wearing a tee that said, “We were on a break.” Does this hint at his patch up with the Sultan actor? Well, this only time will tell.

But this picture has now gone viral and has been doing the rounds on the internet.

 

 

 

ALSO SEE: Virat-Anushka spotted on a dinner date. Are they back together?

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Virat Kohli, India’s Test Captain, Becomes Brand Ambassador of Premier Futsal League

virat-kohli-futsal-1104Virat Kohli has joined the recently-announced Premier Futsal football league as its brand ambassador. (Virat Kohli Names MS Dhoni The Best Finisher in the World)

Premier Futsal was launched amid much fanfare last week and Kohli, who has been the face of Indian Cricket over the last few years, will now lend his name to Futsal, the newer, shorter 5-a-side variant of soccer.

His announcement as brand ambassador follows the unveiling of soccer legend Luis Figo as Premier Futsal’s president last week, marking another major coup for the league as it heads into its inaugural season. It also shared this announcement on Twitter

 

IPL 2016: Yet again, RCB is the most gifted team, but it’s time to show results

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Royal Challengers Bangalore have assembled some really serious batting firepower for the ninth edition of Indian Premier League and any opposing teams’ plans will specifically focus on means to contain it.

Those like captain Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers were already magnificent hits with RCB’s fans. The mini-auction of IPL in February threw in two more fearsome weapons into the armoury in the form of tried and tested Australian star Shane Watson and young Travis Head, whom many in Australia reckon to be their potential future skipper.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli with teammate Chris Gayle. PTI

The left handed Head who made his first class debut at the age of 18 was appointed South Australia captain when he was just 21 years of age. Now, a year older, great things are expected of him. And if his Australian T20 strike rate of 149.73 (1 hundred & 4 50s) is anything to go by, he will be a massive hit whenever he gets a chance for RCB.

The fact that coach Daniel Vettori has seen Head in close action in the Big Bash is probably the reason RCB opened its purse and bid for him in February.

RCB will, of course, expect great things from its four master blasters, Gayle, De Villiers, Kohli and Watson. Last season, after the dismissal of the first three, the team struggled to maitain the tempo of scoring. But now, with the acquisition of Watson and Stuart Binny the heat will be maintained on the opposition.

Watson and Binny also have skill and experience in bowling their medium pacers and hence skipper Kohli would have a lot more options than he had in previous years.

However, the non-availability of Mitchell Starc would be a heavy blow. The left arm paceman was superb last season when both in the opening overs and at the death he rattled batsmen with his pace and ability to fire toe-crushing yorkers.

Starc is still recovering from an ankle injury and news coming out of Australia is that he would not be match-fit till June at least. That rules him out of this season’s IPL.

However RCB still have two real quick bowlers in Australian Kane Richardson and New Zealander Adam Milne. Both are in their early 20s and hence relatively short of experience. Milne is genuinely fast and capable of consistently bowling close to 150 kilometers per hour. He may have the edge over Richardson, but the fact that RCB have a cover for an express bowler must be comforting for its selectors.

The Indian trio of medium pacers, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Arvind and Harshal Patel will get plenty of opportunities, particularly if RCB opts to go batting heavy with the four foreigners permitted in the playing eleven.

Of course they have the ICC World T20s most impressive spinner, Samuel Badree of West Indies, in the ranks. He had a bit of a shoulder injury while fielding in the World T20 final but is expected to be ready in time for the IPL.

Badree’s bowling with the new ball was a revelation. If in some of the away games the hosts decide to present slow turning tracks to counter explosive batsmen Gayle and De Villiers, RCB could hit back through Badree and leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who had made such a favourable impression last season.

Will use recycled sewage water for IPL matches: BCCI to Bombay HC

The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) told the Bombay high court on Tuesday it has requested the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) to provide water from its sewage treatment plant for the 17 IPL matches to be held in Mumbai and Pune.

The court was hearing the PIL filed by an NGO against holding Indian Premiere League matches in Maharashtra in view of the severe water crisis in the state where nearly 70% region has been declared drought-hit, forcing the government to impose rationing in many parts.

The PIL had said that as much as 60 lakh litres of water is proposed to be used for maintaining cricket pitches in the three venues that will host the IPL matches.

The RWITC has agreed to provide seven to eight tankers from its plant, BCCI informed the court.

The cricket body also told the court that Kings XI Punjab are considering to shift the three matches out of Vidarbha to Mohali. The court will now hear arguments at 3pm as Maharashtra government’s affidavit was not ready.

Kings XI co-owner Ness Wadia had said on Monday that the franchise is “very seriously considering” shifting its three IPL matches from Maharashtra to some other venue.

They are scheduled to play Delhi Daredevils on May 7 in Nagpur, followed by a match against Mumbai Indians on May 13 in Mumbai and against Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune on May 21.

A bench led by justice VM Kanade had earlier allowed the first match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede in Mumbai on April 9 considering the BCCI’s submission that a stay would be “unfair” since the PIL was filed at the last hour and all arrangements, including the sale of tickets for the match, were already made.

The bench had taken a strict view against both the state government and the cricket associations for scheduling and subsequently justifying the matches in the state despite the situation of acute water shortage. It said that the water crisis in Maharashtra was now an “emergency” and a “political will” was needed to resolve it.

The bench had directed the Maharashtra government to file an affidavit detailing its policy on procurement and distribution of water, its contingency plan to tackle the situation in the state, and to identify the source of water distributed or sold by private tankers.

The bench had also asked whether the state proposes to impose restrictions on organising large gatherings, weddings, receptions etc. between April and May owing to the water shortage.

It had taken a particularly stern note of the BCCI’s submission that the pitches in the state were of international standard and would die a “natural death” if not watered adequately each day.

It had also directed the cricket associations to conduct a meeting and decide upon changing the venue of the remaining matches.ipl-preparations-at-wankhede-stadium_b4fb1352-fd73-11e5-89a7-e0427befb59e