Virat Kohli's Unceremonious Sacking; Lewis Hamilton's Max Heartbreak
In Episode 9 of Playthings, Siddhanth Aney and Leslie Xavier take a look at the exit of Virat Kohli as India's ODI skipper. Kohli was replaced by Rohit Sharma as skipper of both the shorter formats, and the move seems to indicate that Indian cricket is departing from a star-centric approach to one that keeps the team above all else. In the second story, we discuss BCCI's net worth, which has grown substantially in the past year in spite of the roadblocks posed by Covid-19. The question: Is the Indian board pumping back money into the game in proportion to what it gains? Last but not least, Playthings looks at the forces at play in Max Verstappen's Formula One championship victory, pipping Lewis Hamilton on the last lap of the Abu Dhabi GP, following freak incidents that robbed the British driver of the trophy.
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