newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts as India beat England to win first ODI series of Kohli era

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni rescued India after a poor start with a 256-run partnership for the fourth wicket and helped the hosts to a mammoth total of 381 runs in the second ODI at Cuttack. Despite a couple of cracking knocks from Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan, England fell short by 15 runs in the end.
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newscricketa day ago

Ashwin equates Dhoni to Messi, Kohli to Ronaldo, and Yuvraj to Torres

In a rapid fire interview, R Ashwin has said that MS Dhoni resembles Lionel Messi, Virat Kohli resembles Cristiano Ronaldo, Yuvraj Singh is like Fernando Torres, while he has likened himself to Andrei Arshavin. Ashwin has also claimed that his autobiography would be named 'Out of My Comfort Zone'.
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newscricketa day ago

Dav Whatmore likens Ashwin to Muralitharan

Former Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore has said Ravichandran Ashwin’s mental strength, ability to create pressure and the skill to use the angles are similar to what the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan possessed. The Australian expressed confidence that Ashwin in time would improve his overseas record.
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newscricket5 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin has an unexpected choice for best Indian captain

Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has picked one of India's former skippers as his best captain of all time despite having won multiple trophies under MS Dhoni. Making his debut in 2010, Ashwin has the won the ICC World Cup and also played a vital part in India's 2013 Champions Trophy win.
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newscricket8 days ago

Need to adjust to Virat Kohli's "aggressive" captaincy, says Ashwin

R Ashwin has said that he would need some time to get used to new captain Virat Kohli's aggressive style of captaincy after having played under MS Dhoni for both club and country. The offie added that he would also need to make the transition between formats quickly to succeed against England.
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newscricket13 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin: I want to do well in South Africa

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has opened up on the mounting pressure following his spectacular performances in 2016. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder has also expressed his desire to perform better overseas, especially in challenging conditions like South Africa and England.
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newscricket14 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin pays tribute to captain Dhoni on Twitter

Ravichandran Ashwin has fondly remembered his last-over discussion with MS Dhoni in the Champions Trophy 2013 as one of his memorable moments with India's now-former limited-overs captain. Ashwin has also wished to see MS Dhoni bat more freely since he has now stepped down as India's captain.
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featurecricket16 days ago

SportsCafe Readers’ XI: Results for Test team of the year

As 2016 came to an end, we asked our readers to pick their best cricket team of the year in the SportsCafe Readers' XI for Tests. The results are out and the readers have picked who according to them should be in their team of the year and like always there are some surprising picks in the side.
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newscricket16 days ago

Ashwin, Bumrah make it to Harsha Bhogle's 2016 T20 XI

Harsha Bhogle picked up a formidable T20 XI of 2016 which features three Indians, three Australians and two players from T20 Champions West Indies. Bhogle surprisingly left out Chris Gayle out of his eleven while picking David Warner to lead the side following the Australian's success in IPL.
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newscricket16 days ago

R Ashwin's reply to a critic shows why he is the smartest cricketer on Twitter

All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin put one of his critical followers in his place with a series of clever replies when he was accused of not supporting Tamil Nadu by not playing in the Ranji Trophy semis. The 31-year old is currently suffering with sports hernia after the Test series against England.
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