newscricket11 hours ago

RPS owner reveals the reason behind Dhoni’s sacking, "we wanted a young captain"

Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjeev Goenka has clarified that they wanted a young captain and thus opted for Steve Smith for the upcoming IPL season. He has also said that he has the highest regard for MS Dhoni as a leader and Dhoni will continue as an integral part of the team set-up.
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newscricket15 hours ago

Dhoni removed as Rising Pune Supergiants captain, Steve Smith to lead

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been removed as captain of the Rising Pune Supergiants following his uninspiring leadership last season with the team finishing in seventh place. Australian skipper Steve Smith has been named as skipper for the 2017 Indian Premier League to start in April.
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featurecricket2 days ago

Five gestures by cricketers on the field which proves why cricket is a gentleman’s game!

Cricket has been regarded as a gentleman's game since it’s inception, but there have been a lot of incidents such as the monkey-gate incident which has happened in the past that will suggest otherwise. Here are five incidents which will prove that cricket is still a gentleman’s game.
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newscricket3 days ago

Anil Kumble all praise for Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni

Anil Kumble praised Virat Kohli’s spectacular batting performances across formats and said the 28-year-old's transformation from a promising cricketer to a world-class batsman has been brilliant. The India coach also lauded ex-India skipper MS Dhoni for his contribution to Indian cricket.
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featurecricket5 days ago

What Rising Pune Supergiants need to do at the 2017 IPL auction

MS Dhoni might have passed on the baton to Virat Kohli in international cricket and can now afford to put his leg up and unwind, but he has a herculean task in hand to turn around the fortunes of Rising Pune Supergiants around in the upcoming edition of the IPL.
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newscricket7 days ago

Stats - Kohli extends unbeaten streak as captain to 19 matches

India's juggernaut continued to roll as the batsmen piled on the runs while bowlers broke the Bangladesh batting line-up. During the clinical performance in the Test against Bangladesh, the team and some of its members broke numerous records and set some new ones. Here's a look at some of them.
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newscricket11 days ago

Kaif talks about his favorite actors, the bowlers he is most scared of

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif conducted another QnA session on Twitter and answered questions about his days as an India player to the movies he's watched recently. He also gave an anecdote about the time when he almost missed out on playing a Test match because he woke up late.
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newscricket12 days ago

MS Dhoni to mentor a residential cricket academy in Bengal

MS Dhoni will mentor a residential cricket academy in Bengal that has been established by former Bengal cricketer and his longtime friend Subhomoy Das. The state-of-the-art academy, situated in Barasat in 24 Parganas, is expected to begin operations in the first week of April.
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newscricket18 days ago

Yuzvendra Chahal is a product of the IPL, claims Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has claimed that the Indian Premier League has had a great impact on India's T20 side and that Yuzvendra Chahal is a testament to the IPL's success. Ganguly also advocated the promotion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni up the order where the 44-year-old said he would have the biggest impact.
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newscricket18 days ago

Virat Kohli : Dhoni, Nehra told me to bowl Bumrah instead of Pandya

Virat Kohli has revealed that he handed the 14th over of the 3rd T20I to Jasprit Bumrah, instead of Hardik Pandya, yesterday only at the insistence of MS Dhoni and Ashish Nehra. Bumrah bowled exceptionally to curtail the English chase after Yuzvendra Chahal had started the collapse in the 13th over.
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