Live Covid-19
United States 33,554,277
Cases: 33,554,277
Deaths: 597,052
Recovered: 26,558,619
Active: 6,398,606
India 23,619,805
Cases: 23,619,805
Deaths: 257,196
Recovered: 19,636,750
Active: 3,725,859
Brazil 15,285,048
Cases: 15,285,048
Deaths: 425,711
Recovered: 13,847,191
Active: 1,012,146
France 5,800,170
Cases: 5,800,170
Deaths: 106,935
Recovered: 4,951,745
Active: 741,490
Turkey 5,059,433
Cases: 5,059,433
Deaths: 43,589
Recovered: 4,766,124
Active: 249,720
Russia 4,905,059
Cases: 4,905,059
Deaths: 114,331
Recovered: 4,518,529
Active: 272,199
United Kingdom 4,441,975
Cases: 4,441,975
Deaths: 127,640
Recovered: 4,256,103
Active: 58,232
Italy 4,131,078
Cases: 4,131,078
Deaths: 123,544
Recovered: 3,655,112
Active: 352,422
Spain 3,592,751
Cases: 3,592,751
Deaths: 79,208
Recovered: 3,291,156
Active: 222,387
Germany 3,551,550
Cases: 3,551,550
Deaths: 85,921
Recovered: 3,220,300
Active: 245,329
Argentina 3,191,097
Cases: 3,191,097
Deaths: 68,311
Recovered: 2,854,364
Active: 268,422
Colombia 3,031,726
Cases: 3,031,726
Deaths: 78,771
Recovered: 2,848,153
Active: 104,802
Poland 2,842,339
Cases: 2,842,339
Deaths: 70,679
Recovered: 2,582,519
Active: 189,141
Iran 2,707,761
Cases: 2,707,761
Deaths: 75,934
Recovered: 2,162,087
Active: 469,740
Mexico 2,368,393
Cases: 2,368,393
Deaths: 219,323
Recovered: 1,891,052
Active: 258,018
Ukraine 2,129,073
Cases: 2,129,073
Deaths: 46,987
Recovered: 1,797,136
Active: 284,950
Peru 1,858,239
Cases: 1,858,239
Deaths: 64,691
Recovered: 1,720,665
Active: 72,883
Indonesia 1,728,204
Cases: 1,728,204
Deaths: 47,617
Recovered: 1,584,878
Active: 95,709
Czechia 1,648,667
Cases: 1,648,667
Deaths: 29,787
Recovered: 1,586,400
Active: 32,480
South Africa 1,599,272
Cases: 1,599,272
Deaths: 54,896
Recovered: 1,519,258
Active: 25,118
Netherlands 1,577,754
Cases: 1,577,754
Deaths: 17,399
Recovered: 1,339,957
Active: 220,398
Canada 1,302,637
Cases: 1,302,637
Deaths: 24,756
Recovered: 1,201,092
Active: 76,789
Chile 1,260,448
Cases: 1,260,448
Deaths: 27,384
Recovered: 1,199,432
Active: 33,632
Iraq 1,127,580
Cases: 1,127,580
Deaths: 15,855
Recovered: 1,023,584
Active: 88,141
Philippines 1,118,359
Cases: 1,118,359
Deaths: 18,714
Recovered: 1,046,431
Active: 53,214
Romania 1,068,817
Cases: 1,068,817
Deaths: 29,233
Recovered: 1,018,642
Active: 20,942
Sweden 1,027,934
Cases: 1,027,934
Deaths: 14,267
Recovered: 862,235
Active: 151,432
Belgium 1,020,332
Cases: 1,020,332
Deaths: 24,609
Recovered: 897,904
Active: 97,819
Pakistan 867,438
Cases: 867,438
Deaths: 19,210
Recovered: 771,692
Active: 76,536
Portugal 840,493
Cases: 840,493
Deaths: 16,998
Recovered: 801,621
Active: 21,874
Live Covid-19
United States 33,554,277
Cases: 33,554,277
Deaths: 597,052
Recovered: 26,558,619
Active: 6,398,606
India 23,619,805
Cases: 23,619,805
Deaths: 257,196
Recovered: 19,636,750
Active: 3,725,859
Brazil 15,285,048
Cases: 15,285,048
Deaths: 425,711
Recovered: 13,847,191
Active: 1,012,146
France 5,800,170
Cases: 5,800,170
Deaths: 106,935
Recovered: 4,951,745
Active: 741,490
Turkey 5,059,433
Cases: 5,059,433
Deaths: 43,589
Recovered: 4,766,124
Active: 249,720
Russia 4,905,059
Cases: 4,905,059
Deaths: 114,331
Recovered: 4,518,529
Active: 272,199
United Kingdom 4,441,975
Cases: 4,441,975
Deaths: 127,640
Recovered: 4,256,103
Active: 58,232
Italy 4,131,078
Cases: 4,131,078
Deaths: 123,544
Recovered: 3,655,112
Active: 352,422
Spain 3,592,751
Cases: 3,592,751
Deaths: 79,208
Recovered: 3,291,156
Active: 222,387
Germany 3,551,550
Cases: 3,551,550
Deaths: 85,921
Recovered: 3,220,300
Active: 245,329
Argentina 3,191,097
Cases: 3,191,097
Deaths: 68,311
Recovered: 2,854,364
Active: 268,422
Colombia 3,031,726
Cases: 3,031,726
Deaths: 78,771
Recovered: 2,848,153
Active: 104,802
Poland 2,842,339
Cases: 2,842,339
Deaths: 70,679
Recovered: 2,582,519
Active: 189,141
Iran 2,707,761
Cases: 2,707,761
Deaths: 75,934
Recovered: 2,162,087
Active: 469,740
Mexico 2,368,393
Cases: 2,368,393
Deaths: 219,323
Recovered: 1,891,052
Active: 258,018
Ukraine 2,129,073
Cases: 2,129,073
Deaths: 46,987
Recovered: 1,797,136
Active: 284,950
Peru 1,858,239
Cases: 1,858,239
Deaths: 64,691
Recovered: 1,720,665
Active: 72,883
Indonesia 1,728,204
Cases: 1,728,204
Deaths: 47,617
Recovered: 1,584,878
Active: 95,709
Czechia 1,648,667
Cases: 1,648,667
Deaths: 29,787
Recovered: 1,586,400
Active: 32,480
South Africa 1,599,272
Cases: 1,599,272
Deaths: 54,896
Recovered: 1,519,258
Active: 25,118
Netherlands 1,577,754
Cases: 1,577,754
Deaths: 17,399
Recovered: 1,339,957
Active: 220,398
Canada 1,302,637
Cases: 1,302,637
Deaths: 24,756
Recovered: 1,201,092
Active: 76,789
Chile 1,260,448
Cases: 1,260,448
Deaths: 27,384
Recovered: 1,199,432
Active: 33,632
Iraq 1,127,580
Cases: 1,127,580
Deaths: 15,855
Recovered: 1,023,584
Active: 88,141
Philippines 1,118,359
Cases: 1,118,359
Deaths: 18,714
Recovered: 1,046,431
Active: 53,214
Romania 1,068,817
Cases: 1,068,817
Deaths: 29,233
Recovered: 1,018,642
Active: 20,942
Sweden 1,027,934
Cases: 1,027,934
Deaths: 14,267
Recovered: 862,235
Active: 151,432
Belgium 1,020,332
Cases: 1,020,332
Deaths: 24,609
Recovered: 897,904
Active: 97,819
Pakistan 867,438
Cases: 867,438
Deaths: 19,210
Recovered: 771,692
Active: 76,536
Portugal 840,493
Cases: 840,493
Deaths: 16,998
Recovered: 801,621
Active: 21,874

Sourav Ganguly was the catalyst, Virat Kohli has taken India to another level: David Lloyd

By: PTI | Kolkata |

Published: July 22, 2020 6:04:44 pm


Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly (File Photo/BCCI)

Former captain Sourav Ganguly remains the “catalyst” for transformation of Team India and the “fearless” Virat Kohli has taken it to another level, remarked ex-England cricketer David Lloyd on Wednesday.

The cricketer-turned-commentator was referring to the India-Australia Test rivalry in the early 2000s when the Ganguly-led India first won an epic home contest 2-1 before securing a 1-1 draw Down Under in a classic four-Test series to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

“I’m a massive fan of Ganguly by the way. I think Sourav Ganguly gave the team a real steel that we will not be dictated by quick bowlers because we’re going to find some of our own players,” the 73-year-old said in a chat show on Sony Ten’s Pit Stop.

“It was always a suggestion that India, away from home, don’t like the bouncing ball. Ganguly went to Australia fully prepared for the bouncing ball.

“Of course, India in India, it is unbelievably difficult. But you always felt that India away from home that you’ve got every chance. Ganguly was the catalyst. Ganguly, and there was the duo of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar.

Ganguly is one of the most successful Indian Test captains to date, winning 21 out of 49 matches with 11 of them coming away from home.

“…Now if you’re bringing a quality spinner and you’ve got a couple of pacemen, you’re in business, not only in India, you’re in business worldwide. And I think Ganguly has been a massive influence on Indian cricket. I think he’s been the catalyst for Indian cricket to be a worldwide force,” he said.

In the current times, the former English left-hander said Kohli has taken the team to another level.

“Apart from his (Kohli) greatness as a player he is a great leader. He’s a fighter and he fears nothing. That is so important. He fears nothing.”

“I think my own view about Kohli is that he is there to win matches. He’s not there to accumulate runs for himself, he is there to win matches and ‘I will lead by example because I’m the best’,” Lloyd said.

Lloyd was also all praise for Ben Stokes and put him in the list of great all-rounders such as Gary Sobers, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff and Kapil Dev.

“He’s a really fine cricketer and in that all-round category of the greats, from England point of view, Botham, Flintoff, Kapil Dev in India and all-time Windies great Gary Sobers. He has cemented himself in that place.”

Stokes scored 176 from 356 balls in the first innings of the second Test against West Indies under difficult conditions, only to change gears in the second essay to smash the fastest Test fifty by an English opener.

Stokes, who climbed to the number one position in the ICC all-rounder rankings, also claimed three wickets to help his side win by 113 runs and tie the three-match series 1-1.

Reflecting on the match, the English commentator felt that the Jason Holder-led side messed it up in the first hour’s play after they put England in by bowling terribly.

“The call at that point was a right one with the dampness around. It did rain for three weeks without any sunshine. It was a cloudy day. But in the first hour, they bowled terribly.

“It was shocking. They bowled outside the line and should have made them play. Wests Indies did not really recover from that,” he said.
The third and final Test is beginning on Friday.

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