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Directions (71-80) : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case- 


Ravi Shastri’s Appointment as the Indian cricket team’s head coach was a (71) conclusion ever since the strained equation between skipper Virat Kohli and the then coach, Anil Kumble, forced the (72) to resign. Kohli has always had a (73) working relationship with Shastri, who was the team director from 2014 to mid-2016, a phase during which India (74) as the number one Test team (75) qualifying for the 2015 World Cup semi-final in Australia. Yet, the manner in which the latest transition was effected has left much (76). It raises the question whether a captain should have such (77) influence in picking the team’s coach. There is no (78) that it was Kohli’s view that (79) on who should be out of the reckoning and who in. This does not reflect well on the three parties involved in (80) the coach — the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the Committee of Administrators and the Cricket Advisory Committee featuring eminent former players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and V.V.S. Laxman. With Shastri billed as the favorite, a seemingly token selection procedure was undertaken, with Virender Sehwag being one of the candidates to have been interviewed on Monday.


71) a)  foregone b) latest c) renewed d)  normal                             

72) a) latter b) later c) recent d) of lately                                  

73) a)  unworried b) secure c) pleasant d) comfortable               

74) a)  unfolded b) emerged c) flourished d) apparent                     

75) a) beyond b) except c) besides d) bars                                  

76) a) hatred b) anger c) grudge d) bitterness                                  

77) a) reduced b) overwhelming c) forceful d) unbearable                  

78) a) doubting b) issue c) point d) topic                                               

79) a) prevailed b) raised c) fastened d) conquered                       

80) a) picking b) harvesting c) collecting d) including                      



71. A

72. A

73. D

74. B

75. C

76. D

77. B

78. A

79. A

80. A

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