Sidharth Monga

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Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have a chat

India v South Africa, 1st T20I, Dharamsala

Dhoni - present and absent in Kohli's India

Dhoni's not retired. Or injured. He is not rested. Nobody dares utter the word "dropped". All anyone knows is, he's not in Dharamsala, and yet he is

Ishant Sharma erupts after completing his five-for

West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 2nd day

Ishant Sharma, exorcising one ghost at a time

Ninety-one Tests is a long time, but Ishant now has the control over his craft that observers were desperate to see team up with his unrelenting spirit

Ajinkya Rahane plays a cut

West Indies v India, 1st Test, Antigua, 1st day

Rahane's rescue act built on untypical restraint

Curbing his template of an early counterattack, the India batsman stayed away from risk to help his team out of a precarious situation

Chris Gayle acknowledges the applause after bringing up his fifty

West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Trinidad

Chris Gayle signs off (not) in vintage Gayle fashion

A specially made jersey, a guard of honour (of sorts) from the opposition, and, then an announcement of his availability "until further notice"