It was obvious to everyone who knew the working of the BCCI administration that Kohli’s days at the helm was numbered.
We should not forget that he has done something that none of his critics have done so far - winning a match single-handedly with his bat in a Test in Australia.
The Kerala pacer came up with a match haul of 8/99 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg in 2006.
It's a tribute to Kabir Khan that has carried out this task with finesse and aplomb and brought out a movie which captures the events involved without diluting the emotions attached to it.
The real worth of Madan Lal’s contribution to Indian cricket cannot be understood from the rather modest tally of 1,443 runs and 144 wickets in 106 outings for the country.
The reasoning given by the BCCI that Rohit Sharma was appointed as captain in order to have one leader for white- ball cricket is a specious one.
The BCCI should support umpires who take bold measures to implement the laws and uphold the spirit of the game.
One hopes Iyer chooses to emulate Viswanath and turns out to be the bedrock of the Indian middle order this decade.
The Tim Paine episode should serve as an eye-opener not only to current cricketers but also to aspiring ones as acts of indiscretion committed even in early life can come back to hound one at a later date.
New Zealand may have lost the final of the T20 World Cup but they won the hearts of fans world over by the decency and decorum with which they carried themselves on and off the field.