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Lakshya Sen Beats World Champion, Starts New Year With a Bang; Virat Kohli's Legacy as Skipper

Playthings Season 2, Episode 2: Virat Kohli steps down as Indian cricket Test team skipper, leaving a questionable legacy | Lakshya Sen announces himself on the world stage in badminton after winning the India Open Super 500 tournament on debut, beating world champion Loh Kean Yew | Lookahead to the 2022 AFC Asian Women's Cup set to begin in Mumbai and Pune this week

Virat Kohli's long stint as Indian cricket team skipper came to an end when he stepped down as the Test captain after the loss in the third Test against South Africa on January 15. In his episode, Playthings co-hosts Siddhanth Aney and Leslie Xavier look at the legacy left behind by Kohli, including the big question -- is in-your-face aggression, a hallmark of his captaincy, his only big contribution? Playthings look at Lakshya Sen's rise in world badminton, analyzing his victory on debut at the India Open Super 500 tournament in New Delhi on January 16. Last but not the least, we look at the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup football tournament which begins this week in Mumbai and Pune, analyzing what's at stake for the host nation and players, and also the scenarios likely to play out in the preliminary stages of the continental event.  

 

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