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featurecricketa month ago

Fringe players who have assured themselves an IPL contract in the mega auction ft. Harpreet, Lynn and SRK

The intriguing final season before the mega auction gives senior players the opportunity to show why they need to be retained, but equally it also gives fringe players the chance to prove that they belong. Only 29 games were played in IPL 2021, but a multitude of players put their hands up.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts as ‘smart’ Axar Patel catching both Punjab batsmen short of their crease

We have seen the Pakistani batsmen ace it to perfection, with both batsmen running to the same end but today, Punjab Kings’ batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Deepak Hooda excelled in that art. The two batsmen took off for a single before both of them failed to reach the non-striker’s end.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Sid Kaul's hilarious misjudged drop catch leaving on-field umpire perplexed

There's no dearth of talents in cricketers and today Sid Kaul showed that he can have an alternate career in stand-up comedy as such was his comical misjudgment of a catch. Not only did he drop a catch but he even left the umpire confused, as the official had no clue whether it was a four or six.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Deepak Hooda’s juggling act before holding onto the ball in his fourth attempt

It took Deepak Hooda four attempts to gobble up the simplest of catches to dismiss the in-form Rishabh Pant, with the ball heading towards him in the deep. But Hooda missed the first attempt, missed the second, trickled with the third and finally plucked the fourth centimetres away from the ground.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Hard to leave Imran Tahir out of any side in T20s, reckons Daniel Vettori

Ahead of Chennai’s fixture against Punjab, Daniel Vettori has reckoned that it is hard to leave Imran Tahir out of any side in the shortest format which was supported by Irfan Pathan. Irfan, on the other hand, added that Deepak Hooda can emerge himself as PBKS’ No.4 batsman, ahead of Pooran.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Was an amazing innings from Deepak Hooda, opines KL Rahul 

Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul showered praise on Deepak Hooda for his phenomenal knock in the game and termed it an 'amazing' knock. He also added that there was no point in the game when he conceded defeat and always believed that a few wickets will bring them back in the game.
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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: PBKS vs RR - Samson's heroics go in vain as Punjab exercise the ghosts of Sharjah

'Cricket is the real winner' were the chants after a thriller took place between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings at the Wankhede. Sanju Samson's hundred might have been more than KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda's fifties but it turned out to be four runs short of the two points that really mattered.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

Deepak Hooda suspended for current domestic season by Baroda Cricket Association

Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) have handed out a strong punishment to Deepak Hooda, by suspending him for the current domestic season, for walking off the team bio-bubble following an argument with Krunal Pandya. The decision was taken by the apex council even though some members opposed the idea.
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newscricket5 months ago

Baroda Cricket Association to take action against Deepak Hooda after Krunal Pandya outburst

Baroda Cricket Association CEO Shishir Hattangadi has sent an email to Deepak Hooda that necessary action will be taken against him for ‘putting himself above the team’ in the whole fiasco. Hattangadi further added that the action will be informed to the BCCI and to his franchise Kings XI Punjab.
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