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newscricket3 months ago

Not sure if Virat Kohli would be able to score runs properly without spectators, feels Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has shared his apprehension about Virat Kohli scoring runs the way he used to without the physical presence of spectators in the venue during the upcoming IPL. To add to that, Upton also believes many players might find themselves on the same boat as Suresh Raina in the near future.
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newscricket4 months ago

Always liked Gambhir the batsman but not the human, states Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, who has indulged in on and off-field spats with Gautam Gambhir, has claimed that he was always a fan of Gambhir the batsman and only disliked Gambhir the human. Earlier, team India’s former physio Paddy Upton, too, had been critical of Gambhir’s attitude.
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newscricket6 months ago

Never disrespected Rahul Dravid, clarifies S Sreesanth

Former India and RR pacer S Sreesanth has refuted Paddy Upton’s claims and stated that he could never disrespect someone like Rahul Dravid. However, the Kerala pacer has further added that he wanted to play against Chennai Super Kings but the absence of his name in the team made him angry.
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newscricket8 months ago

‘Talented’ Virat Kohli became world-class after working on fitness, reveals Paddy Upton

Former Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton has revealed that Virat Kohli's world-class transformation was all because of his attitude change towards his fitness. He also added that Kohli’s energy has the ability to pump his teammates up which can also undermine their confidence at other times.
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newscricket8 months ago

MS Dhoni’s calmness set tone for India’s 2011 World Cup victory, reveals Paddy Upton

India’s strength and conditioning coach in 2011, Paddy Upton has said that MS Dhoni’s calmness set the tone for the Indian team’s World Cup victory. He also added that he believed Dhoni would go on and win the World Cup for India when he walked out to bat at No.4 ahead of Yuvraj Singh.
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newscricket8 months ago

There would be a range of experiences for athletes during lock down, reveals Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has revealed that a significant change in the status quo is stressful for athletes and they will have a range of experiences during this time. He has also added that players with interest outside of cricket will cope with the phase better than many who make sports their main focus.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Rajasthan Royals name Andrew McDonald as head coach for upcoming season

Rajasthan Royals have roped in Andrew McDonald as the head coach for the coming season as the Aussie will replace Paddy Upton in the role. Although McDonald had played only four Tests for Australia he has an impressive record as a coach, helping Victoria clinch Sheffield Shield in 2016-17 season.
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featurecricketa year ago

Quinton de Kock - Expect a fearless leader behind that apprehensive face

This prodigy, who had once considered moving to the United States for the love of baseball, finds himself as South Africa's T20I captain today. De Kock has hopped on the top upheaving and releasing the burden, one by one, and letting the team subtly know that it’s their job too.
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newscricketa year ago

This team of Rajasthan Royals best ever, says Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton has stated that the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League’s 2019 edition was its best ever among all the editions, despite the fact that the results didn’t go their way. The Upton-coached team finished seventh on the points table, with 11 points in 14 games.
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newscricket2 years ago

I remember telling Gary Kirsten that MS Dhoni will fetch us the World Cup, reveals Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton revealed that he had a gut-feeling that MS Dhoni will guide India to the World Cup trophy in 2011 as the Indian captain stepped out of the pavilion to bat alongside Gautam Gambhir. Upton also spoke about the difference in batting styles between India captain Virat Kohli and Dhoni.
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