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Virat Kohli-led team leaves for West Indies tour tonight

Newdelhi:29/7/19:India will play two test matches, three T20s and three ODIs during their month-long tour on the Carribean islands, starting from third of August.

It is the first overseas tour of the Indian cricket team after the World Cup.

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai this evening before the team’s departure, skipper Kohli also said that he and other young players’ look forward to the West Indies tour.

Refuting media reports of a rift between him and senior teammate, Rohit Sharma, Kohli said that he was baffled to see floating around of such bizarre reports.

He said good things have happened in the Indian cricket team, but they are being overlooked when such reports are published.

He further said when lies are floated around it is disrespectful for the player and the team as a whole.

Kohli said, efforts are being taken to ensure that team India reaches the top spot, saying there is respect and camaraderie in the dressing room and the same is evident from the game played on the field.

Defending Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri said, India have had a great run in the test cricket in last 18 months. However, he said that had India won the World Cup it would have been icing on the cake.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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