ICC Champions Trophy: Pride, not redemption, key for Virat Kohli in England

first_imgRiding high on a successful home Test season, Virat Kohli wants his team to remain “ruthless” in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England starting June 1. However, Kohli’s record in England has not been too impressive.The last time Kohli was in England for a five-Test series in 2014, he endured a torrid time scoring 134 runs in 10 innings at 13.40. Following the Test series, Kohli also played four ODIs on the tour and managed to score just 54 runs at an average of 18.00.In the Champions Trophy in 2013, the current India captain had aggregated 176 runs from five matches, including a top score of 58 not out.Overall, he has played 14 ODIs in England and has scored only 424 runs averaging 38.54. However, the good news for his fans is that he has scored a hundred in England when he smashed 107 off 102 against England in a NatWest series game at Cardiff in 2011.Kohli, who will be keen to better that record in England, maintains that his aim will be do well for India.”I don’t play for redemption. My only motivation is to play well for your country. It does not matter where you play,” Kohli said.The 28-year-old, however, has come a long way. Few months after a poor England Test tour in 2014, Kohli shut his critics up and slammed four centuries in a four-Test series in Australia.In the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Kohli continued with his good run and smashed a hundred against Pakistan in India’s first game.When England came to India for a five-match Test series, the India skipper blasted 655 runs in eight innings at 109.16 with the help of two hundreds and two fifties. He also hit his top score of 235 against England in that series.advertisementKohli was in top-class form and shattered record books in Test cricket. He became the first batsman in the rich history of Test cricket to slam consecutive double hundreds in four Test series.In 16 matches that he played in the 2016-17 season, the poster boy of Indian cricket hammered 1503 runs at 65.34 with the help of five centuries and two fifties.India begin their Group B campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in Birmingham on June 4. It will be the first major ICC tournament for Kohli as the captain of the Indian team. The presence of stalwarts like MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the team and the in-form pace attack make India the favourites to win the title.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 17 Man Refuses To Leave Strangers Driveway CoWorker

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, January 17, 2019:Police received a report of a man stuck in mud behind a house on Congress Street. (11:31am)Police was transferred a 911 call from a Glen Road resident, who stated there was an unwanted man on her property and then hung up. Call backs were unsuccessful. Police responded. Man was gone upon arrival. He had pulled into the homeowner’s driveway and refused to leave when she questioned him. (11:59am)Police responded to an argument between co-workers. One co-worker claimed the other threatened him and lunged at him. The other inquired about filing a restraining order. No physical assault took place. Situation OK. (1:14pm)Fire Department responded to brush fire between overpass on Nichols Street and Lake Street. (5:18pm)Fire Department responded to fire alarm in unoccupied building on Textron campus. (7:11pm)Police notified DPW that street sign for Englewood Drive was missing. (11:16pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 26: 2-Year-Old Locks Family Out; Co-Workers Get In Fight; Don’t Watch YouTube While DrivingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 16: Man Pulled Over For Riding Lawn Mower Down Richmond St.; Grandchild Scam ReportedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 2: Wilmington Man Arrested On Warrant; Family Causes Scene At Silver Lake?In “Police Log”last_img read more