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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Good omen for CSK to beat Mumbai Indians; hope we repeat 2018 season, opines Harbhajan Singh

When CSK last won the IPL in 2018, their first game of the season ended in a win against the Mumbai Indians, which Harbhajan opines to be a good omen for the franchise. He also stated that there was an injustice done to Ambati Rayudu when he was not picked by the selectors for the 2019 World Cup.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Doubt if CSK have youngsters who can uplift the team, questions Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar believes that the absence of Raina and Harbhajan will provide an opportunity for new blood to shine, but questioned whether CSK have the youngsters who can make a difference. Gavaskar feels that the absence of youngsters might hurt MS Dhoni’s ‘Daddy’s Army’.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli always kept his focus on cricket, recalls Irfan Pathan

Recalling the time he saw Virat Kohli for the first time, Irfan Pathan stated that the reason for Kohli doing well has been his focus and commitment towards cricket. Harbhajan, meanwhile, added that when he saw Kohli hitting Jayasuriya for a six, he knew the batsman will do well in the future.  
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featurecricketa month ago

Overreaction Monday ft. Marcus Dhoni, Yuvi’s trophy desire and Dawid ‘No.1’ Malan

So loaded was the news this past week that I voluntarily had to look past two, if not three or four, stories. Not the kind of luxury you get week in and week out, eh? Either way, all said and done, on a day when Sasha Zverev blew a 2-set lead, it’s time to do what we do best on Mondays: overreact.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | CSK have enough spinners to replace Harbhajan Singh, opines Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar has opined that CSK won’t be missing the services of 40-year-old Harbhajan Singh as dearly due to the availability of plenty of good spin options. Agarkar also stated that the franchise would be hoping of the conditions favouring the spinners, with three quality spinners in the bench.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Want to see Ambati Rayudu replace Suresh Raina at no.3 for CSK, says Scott Styris

Scott Styris has asserted that he wants to see Ambati Rayudu step in the shoes of Suresh Raina and bat at no.3 for CSK this IPL. Styris also stated that it will be very very diffciult to replace big players like Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, who both left IPL due to personal reasons.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | BCCI to evaluate reasons if Suresh Raina wishes to return to CSK bubble

A BCCI official has clarified that if Suresh Raina ever wishes to go back to the CSK camp once again, the board will have to evaluate the reasons for him leaving the bubble in the first place. The Board is unsure if Raina has sought counselling after citing his stress due to the bubble being unsafe.
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newscricket2 months ago

Got information that CSK are considering off-spinners as Harbhajan Singh replacement, reveals Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan has stated that he has some information that Chennai Super Kings are looking at the prospect of getting an off-spinner to replace Harbhajan Singh in the squad. However, the former India and CSK pacer has added that replacing someone like Harbhajan will be a very difficult proposition.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Got information that CSK are shortlisting three off-spinners, reveals Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan has revealed that he got information from his sources that CSK’s management are shortlisting three off-spinners to replace Harbhajan Singh in the squad. However, in the case of Suresh Raina, Pathan believes and hopes that the all-rounder would return back to the Chennai setup.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Harbhajan pulled out of IPL because of his family, clarifies off-spinner's friend

A friend of CSK spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed that the offie left the 2020 IPL because of his wife and daughter. He also made it clear that the breakout of Covid-19 cases in the CSK camp had nothing to do with Harbhajan’s decision of pulling out from IPL, which starts from September 19.
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