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The Buzz: Andy Balbirnie's pre-game plan for England

The time Virat Kohli thought the ball would hit his nose

Can anyone ever get enough of the bromance between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni? Here is the India captain talking to Mayank Agarwal on the BCCI website about a time he had to sub in as wicketkeeper and the immediate peril he was in as a result.

"Ask Mahi bhai [Dhoni] someday how this happened (laughs)! He asked me to keep wickets for two or three overs, and while keeping as well as adjusting the field, I realised how much he had on his plate [as Dhoni was the captain then]. But it was fun; but what wasn't fun was taking the gloves in the 43rd over and Umesh [Yadav] was bowling gas. The ball was old and it [the match] was under lights and I was finding it so tough to pick the ball that I thought it would even hit my nose. In fact, I wanted to wear a helmet and stand behind, but doing would have been very insulting (laughs)! But it was nice at the same time to do something different!"

Swinging with Sobers

Feast your eyes and soothe your soul with this delightful footage of Garry Sobers batting for the World XI at the MCG in 1971-72.

 

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