newscricket2 hours ago

IPL 2018 | Michael Hussey reckons MS Dhoni will attract a lot of fans in their adopted home Pune

Michael Hussey believes that MS Dhoni is a hero in India and will attract support anywhere he goes to play. After Chennai had to leave their fortress in Chepauk just after one game, Hussey has also stated that the team will also try to adapt themselves quickly to the new conditions in Pune.
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newscricketa day ago

IPL 2018 | CSK get massive scare as Dhoni misses practice session

Dhoni’s back problem during his 44 ball 79 knock against KXIP was very much evident and has reportedly come at a cost, as the skipper was nowhere to be seen in the recent practice session. However, the welcoming news for CSK fans was Suresh Raina’s likely return, who was seen at the nets.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018| Kapil Dev, Dilip Vengsarkar hail MS Dhoni’s fitness after he bats with back injury

Former India captains Kapil Dev and Dilip Vengsarkar have lauded MS Dhoni’s fitness levels after he scored a sensational unbeaten 79 despite suffering from a back injury. Kapil Dev also felt batting up the order will help Dhoni a lot as it will give him the time he needs to settle at the crease.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018| MS Dhoni backing Ravindra Jadeja to don the finisher’s role

CSK skipper MS Dhoni has backed Ravindra Jadeja, who has struggled a bit with the bat in this IPL, to come good in the upcoming matches. Dhoni explained that he wants to give Jadeja the opportunity at the finisher’s role and if that does not click they always have Dwayne Bravo to fall back upon.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018 | Chris Gayle made a big difference, says Stephen Fleming

After being picked in the last round of the IPL auctions, Chris Gayle made his IPL comeback against CSK and Stephen Fleming called him the main difference maker in Punjab's win yesterday. Gayle scored 63 runs off 33 deliveries and despite Dhoni’s heroics at the end KXIP won the game by four runs.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018 | Good back or bad back, if you pitch it in Dhoni’s arc, he is still going to hit it miles, says KL Rahul

KXIP opener KL Rahul has asserted that it doesn’t matter if Dhoni has back troubles or not, if it is in his hitting zone he will still hit it out of the ground. Rahul also believes that Chris Gayle's return to form is bad news for all the other teams as he can single-handedly win games.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018 | Back injury shouldn’t be too bad because I know what really happened, asserts MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has played down the buzz surrounding the back injury he suffered in yesterday’s game against Kings XI Punjab stating that it was not something too serious to be concerned about. Dhoni looked in fine form last night as he hit 79 off 44 but ended up falling short of the target by four runs.
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newscricket4 days ago

Video | MS Dhoni smashes a six using just one hand against Punjab

Before he guided India to a World Cup triumph in 2011, MS Dhoni had already become a household name due to his explosive batting style. Yesterday, however, during CSK’s match against KXIP, the former Indian skipper took it a step further has he smashed a six with just one hand on the bat.
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newscricket4 days ago

IPL 2018| MS Dhoni hails Chris Gayle and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for their performance

After losing their first match this season, MS Dhoni has asserted that it was the individual performances of Kings Eleven Punjab's Chris Gayle and Mujeeb Ur Rahman that cost CSK the match. He also added that Stephen Fleming needs to decide the batting order since he is the one in the dugout.
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featurecricket5 days ago

IPL 2018 : Talking Points : Gayle-Storm back in Mohali and Ravi Ashwin the leg-spinner

Despite taking the game deep, an injured MS Dhoni failed to give the finishing touch to the match and Kings XI Punjab scampered home by four runs. However, while Dhoni’s heroics were applauded, Chris Gayle’s stunning comeback meant, normalcy has been attained in the Indian Premier League.
Bastab K Parida