newscricket13 hours ago

Virender Sehwag hands out the hilarious "Viru Gharelu Awards" on Twitter

After retiring from cricket Virender Sehwag has taken up the role of a commentator and Twitter celebrity. His talents as the latter were on full display after India beat Australia in Dharamsala when he started the "Viru Gharelu Awards" comparing cricketers to everyday objects.
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newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to Jadeja's brilliant all-round performance and the last wicket drama

Jadeja and Saha started off the day with a solid partnership which helped India put up a lead of 32. On the other hand, the Australians didn't have a start that they would've expected as Renshaw, Warner and Smith fell early which led to a collapse. Now 91 runs stand between India and a series win.
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newscricket5 days ago

Mohammed Shami unavailable for fourth Test

Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia starting on Saturday as he's still being monitored by physio Patrick Farhart, who said that the medium-pacer was with the team in Ranchi as well and playing him in the Vijay Hazare final was a part of his rehabilitation plan.
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newscricket5 days ago

Patience pays off for Matt Renshaw as he breaks 119 year old Australian record

Matt Renshaw has impressed all with his maturity while batting in the current series. In the process, he has also broken Clint Hill's record for most runs for Australia before the age of 21 in this tour and his former coach, Phil Jaques says that his patience is the key to his success in India.
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newscricket5 days ago

BCCI Contracts: Jadeja and Pujara rewarded for their performances with Grade A contracts

Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara have been upgraded to Grade ‘A in the BCCI contracts, whereas Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina have been excluded from the list, the BCCI announced yesterday. It has also been declared that the amount of money for all three grades have been doubled.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's "Brain Fade 2.0" and Jadeja's performance

India started the day with momentum on their side as Renshaw and Smith were dismissed by R Jadeja early. But Shaun Marsh and Peter Hansdscombe stood tall and thwarted India's chances of taking a 2-1 lead with a game to play. The Twitterati got to work immediately after Smith's brain fade 2.0.
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newscricket10 days ago

India vs Australia | Talking points from the third Day of the third Test

Cheteshwar Pujara and India showed that they were ready for a fight as they played their hearts out on Day 3 of the third Test in Ranchi. Pujara’s unbeaten 130 helped India finish the day at 360/6 to cut Australia’s first innings lead to just 91 runs as the game now hangs delicately in the balance.
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newscricket12 days ago

Twitter reacts as Jadeja does a Dhoni and Maxwell's bat breaks

Day 2 of the Ranchi Test was an eventful one as the Twitterati had yet another field day with Maxwell breaking his bat and Jadeja making a stunning Dhoni-esque run-out to dismiss the Hazlewood and restricting Australia to 451 in the first innings. Here is what Twitter said about the day's action.
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newscricket13 days ago

Watch: Virat Kohli picks up shoulder injury while fielding

In the all-important match in Ranchi, India got off to a good start claiming three Australian wickets before the visitors even got to triple digits. However, it wasn't all hunky-dory for the home side as Virat Kohli had to go off the field to nurse a shoulder injury after a heavy fall.
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newscricketa year ago

Sachin faced better bowlers than Kohli: Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir feels that Sachin Tendulkar faced much better bowling than Virat Kohli. Playing down the comparisons between Sachin and Kohli, The southpaw also thinks that the comparisons between the two reflect poorly on an analyst and shows a lack of ideas to put Kohli’s contribution in context.
Amlan Majumdar