Kohli will fly back home after the first Test, which gets under way on Dec.17, to be beside his expecting wife Anushka Sharma. The power couple is expecting their first child in January next year.
India is in top gear at the moment after the historic Test victory in Australia. Team India will look to continue the win streak when they meet England at home next month. Of course India will enjoy home advantage but to underestimate England’s prowess would we a grave error. For sure Kohli can’t take the series lightly after the heroics at the Gabba by the Ajinkya Rahane led side (“Buoyant India look to continue dominance in Tests at home against England,” Jan. 23, Gulf Today).
Playing against India behind closed doors in the much-anticipated test series at the end of the year might end up being an advantage for the home side, according to Australia batsman Usman Khawaja.
The International Chamber of Commerce has given an arbitration verdict in the 2014 case in favour of Iraq in the Iraq-Turkey dispute over oil supplies from the fields in the Kurdistan region in Iraq, and Turkey has to pay $1.5 billion. Turkey has said that it would honour the arbitration verdict. Turkey violated a joint agreement by allowing
From Zimbabwe, where many must work at night because it’s the only time there is power, to Nigeria where collapses of the grid are frequent, the reliable supply of electricity remains elusive across Africa. The electricity shortages that plague many of Africa’s 54 countries are a serious drain on the continent’s economic growth,
Undeclared diamond jewellery brought into Brazil has deepened the legal jeopardy of former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. An investigation into two sets of jewels reportedly worth millions is only the latest scandal threatening the far-right politician. But an extensive paper trail and even videos could make the case particularly
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the country’s third-highest civilian honour. He deserves this. He is an icon for his country. I really appreciate the Government of Pakistan for bestowing this award on this youth icon. Babar, Pakistan’s captain in all formats of cricket, was given the award by Governor of Pakistan’s