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When stars like Virat Kohli lose that elusive thing called form, is it the end?

Issue Date : 29 August 2022

Sports

Virat Kohli's Loss Of Form: Why Good Form Or Writing Is Akin To Divine Intervention

In the world of sports and writing, it is hard to explain even in life whether your luck shines because you work hard on your form, or whether your form arrives at the right time when luck sides with you.


Sports

Are We Witnessing Virat Kohli's End In Cricket?

Physically, Virat Kohli doesn’t appear to be struggling, but as it often happens when you are out of form, the first mistake you make tends to be your last.

Sports

Saba Karim: All Batsmen Struggle With Form, Virat Kohli Is Not Alone

Saba Karim, former Indian wicketkeeper and right-handed batsman, talks about Virat Kohli, why batsmen struggle with form, and the importance for a sportsperson to have a conducive environment on and off the field


Sports

One Good Innings Is All It Takes For Virat Kohli To Come Back To Form: Mohammad Azharuddin

Former Team India captain Mohammad Azharuddin, a veteran of 99 test matches, says ups and downs are common in cricket, stressing that age is not a factor for team selection, as long as Virat Kohli is fit enough for the upcoming T20 World Cup

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Sports

Why Virat Kohli May Have Played Into BCCI’s Hands

By announcing on Twitter that he was stepping down from the India T20 captaincy, he may have played into BCCI’s hands


Sports

Can Virat Kohli Get Back Among The Runs Before T20 World Cup In Australia?

Virat Kohli, India's biggest batting hope, is undergoing the longest drought in his career. How can he return among runs before the crucial T20 World Cup in Australia later this year?


Sports

Form Is A Mental Thing: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, the former India opener and one-time teammate of Virat Kohli, says that form does not always mean fours and sixes. Sometimes, a well-struck defensive shot can also unlock a player’s confidence.


Art & Entertainment

Shuklaji In Zee5’s Saas Bahu Achaar Pvt. Ltd Is A Refreshing Change To Bollywood

Hindi cinema has rarely addressed the middle-aged person as a character trope with as much sensitivity


National

Bihar Diary: Priti Jha's Fight Against TB In Rural Bihar

One woman and how she raises awareness about TB while working as a Jeevika Didi with a Bihar government-backed women’s self-help group and organises camps in Purnia to dispel myths about the dreaded disease


Books

We Are Living In A Culture Of Narratives That Cause Us To See Others As Threats: Mohsin Hamid

Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid speaks at length on the threat impulse, and the protagonist of his novel, a white man who loses his whiteness


National

In Retrospect: Food, Churchill & Kanke During The Raj And World War II

A personal essay of the author’s memories of the cuisine, local produce and imported food and utilities in Ranchi and Calcutta


Books

The Craft Of Salman Rushdie And His Belief That Writers Must Tackle Larger Issues Of The Day

What makes Salman Rushdie one of the most important contemporary writers is his stating that the writer has a responsibility to tackle the larger issues of the day.


National

Why BJP Values The Pasmanda Votes Among Muslims In India

With the Pasmanda community constituting some 80 per cent of total Muslims in India, BJP’s move has a potential to upset political calculations


National

Youth Survey: India’s Youth On What Freedom Means To Them

On completing the 75th year of India’s independence, we envisaged an ambitious project around India’s youth.


National

Will Nitish Kumar Make Tejashwi Bihar CM, And Lead Opposition In 2024 General Elections?

The BJP calls him a rank opportunist, but Nitish Kumar looks undeterred, as speculations about him being a challenger to PM Narendra Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls fly thick and fast