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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL SRL | KXIP vs MI Evaluation Chart - Krunal Pandya’s all-round show helps Mumbai trash Punjab

After Rohit Sharma’s dismissal for a 51-ball 76, it was a whirlwind partnership between Hardik and Krunal Pandya, which took Mumbai to 200/8, with Gowtham picking up three wickets. On the back of Krunal-Rahul partnership, Punjab collapsed in dramatic fashion for just 127, losing by 73 runs.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Hardik Pandya picks brother Krunal in ‘Gully’ cricket team; leaves out Rohit and Rahul

Hardik Pandya, in a conversation with Harsha Bhogle, picked his six-man Gully cricket team, and interestingly opted for Chris Gayle as the opener over teammates Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Pandya’s team also featured his brother Krunal as the spinner and veteran MS Dhoni as the finisher.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL SRL | RR vs MI Evaluation Chart: Hardik thunderstorm in vain as Royals secure three-run victory

Hardik Pandya, in association with Suryakumar Yadav, forged a fantastic 81-run partnership but Rajasthan Royals had luck on their side and scampered to a three-run win at the end. For the Royals, Jos Buttler was the knight in shining armour to score a majestic 91 runs and helped the side to 195/5.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket4 months ago

Champions League SRL | CSK vs MI Evaluation Chart - Watson fires as CSK down heedless Mumbai

A swashbuckling cameo from Shane Watson - who hit 11 boundaries en route a 38-ball 57 - blew Mumbai Indians out of the park as Chennai stormed to a convincing seven-wicket victory. It was a listless showing from the Mumbai side, who slumped to their second defeat in the span of four days.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Champions League SRL | MI vs Stars Evaluation Chart - Pollard pyrotechnics propels MI to victory after initial hiccup

Kieron Pollard turned crisis man once again for Mumbai Indians, as his blitzy and responsible 59 runs ensured a five-wicket annihilation of Melbourne Stars in the Champions League SRL today. While Mumbai top order failed to make any big contribution, Pandya brothers’ cameo helped Pollard big-time.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket5 months ago

Getting dropped from Baroda U-25 side a career-changing moment, recalls Krunal Pandya

Mumbai Indians all-rounder and brother of Hardik, Krunal Pandya recalled how getting dropped from Baroda’s U-25 side after playing a rash shot helped him turn his career around. Krunal has since come a long way, becoming a mainstay in the Mumbai Indians XI while also making his national debut.
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newscricket5 months ago

Still can't believe my dream has been fulfilled, elates Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya has opened up about his struggle and stated that he and Hardik had one bat each even at the Ranji Trophy level and had to request teammates for a spare bat when their bat broke. Pandya further added that he constantly pinches himself to believe that whatever has happened is real.
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newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts to commentator's controversial Hindi remark in Karnataka vs Baroda game

A BCCI commentator has found himself in hot water after his controversial remarks in the Karnataka vs Baroda game where he emphasized on the need for every Indian to 'know hindi’. The Twitterati did not take the comments well and lambasted the commentator for his on-air remarks.
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newscricket8 months ago

New player contract criteria to be approved at next apex meeting, says BCCI official

A BCCI official has said that the additional criteria — of minimum 10 T20I appearances — for new players being granted contracts will likely be approved in the next apex council meeting. Meanwhile, India’s most experienced woman cricketer, Mithal Raj was downgraded to a Grade B contract.
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featurecricket8 months ago

IND vs NZ | Takeaways from T20 team selection - Closed doors on Krunal Pandya and the test of pace

Every squad selection in cricket tells a story, Ambati Rayudu can tell you best. And while it can mean closed doors to many, to some it marks the start of a career. As India have already named their 16-man T20I squad touring New Zealand, the resulting narrative is as interesting as it can get. 
Sritama Panda