Australia has lost so much more than the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, they have lost the friendship of one of cricket's greatest ambassadors and all-round great bloke, Virat Kohli.
India captain Virat Kohli has devised a cunning plan to avoid overstepping the line when it comes to on-field behaviour during the Third Test against Australia in Ranchi. The brilliant Kohli has spent the majority of the crucial clash in the dressing sheds, away from the fiery crucible and the direct scrutiny of the umpires and match officials.
The Bulldogs have a nasty history of ugly grand stand altercations between their fans and just about anyone unlucky enough to be viewing the same game of rugby league. The time has come for the NRL to do something to alleviate this continuing and seemingly unsolvable problem.
The MCC is pulling the wrong rein with new rules limiting the thickness of cricket bats. If they really want to tilt the contest between bat and ball in the bowlers' favour, all they need do is allow Indian curators to prepare pitches all over the world.
It has become painfully obvious during the first two Tests against Australia that India should be given unlimited DRS reviews. The controlling body for Indian cricket the BCCI were very reluctant to accept the DRS system, refusing to play under it for years, and now we can see why.
Australia’s much-celebrated crushing defeat of India in the First Test in Pune has guaranteed the foreseeable playing future of every single player, including Shaun and Mitchell Marsh.