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newscricket3 months ago

Aim to regroup as a team and start preparations before IPL starts, states Lakshmipathy Balaji

With the five-day camp starting August 15, Lakshmipathy Balaji has stated that CSK’s aim is to regroup as a team and start early preparations before the touchdown in the Middle East. He also admitted that the players’ comeback should be in a phased manner, which would prevent injury concerns.
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newscricket4 months ago

Shakib Al Hasan picks Gautam Gambhir as captain in favourite IPL XI

Shakib Al Hasan, in conversation with Harsha Bhogle earlier this week, picked an IPL XI of the players he has played with and decided to name former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir as the captain of his side. Shakib’s side also had interesting choices in the form of Umesh Yadav and Lakshmipathy Balaji.
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newscricket5 months ago

Learnt life lessons from L Balaji and Badrinath, reveals Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar has revealed that he learnt life lessons at a very young age from the duo of Subramaniam Badrinath and Lakshimpathy Balaji, something the all-rounder believes has helped him in his career. Shankar attested that these lessons helped him cope with the Nidahas Trophy embarrassment.
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newscricket6 months ago

Lakshmipathy Balaji was more famous than Imran Khan in 2003, claims Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra has claimed that in the 2003 series against Pakistan, Lakshmipathy Balaji was more famous in Pakistan than the great Imran Khan. Nehra also recalled the series where Balaji was hitting sixes left right centre, despite the presence of superstars such as Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Separated by distance, CSK are dealing with pandemic as a family, reveals Lakshmipathy Balaji

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the cricketing world to an unprecedented standstill, according to Lakshmipathy Balaji, the Chennai Super Kings team are sticking together as a family. The CSK camp was well on track with its pre-IPL preparations, but that has been shut down for a while.
Sritama Panda
newscricket7 months ago

MS Dhoni showed match-like intensity in CSK’s training sessions, reveals Piyush Chawla

CSK’s new-recruit Piyush Chawla has said that MS Dhoni showed a rather match-like intensity in the franchise’s pre-season training sessions. Karn Sharma also has added that Dhoni looked ready, constantly involved with the bowlers and the team on what the plans were for the 2020 edition of IPL.
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newscricket7 months ago

MS Dhoni trained for CSK like he did 2 years ago, reveals Lakshmipathy Balaji

CSK’s bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji has stated that MS Dhoni was preparing for the 2020 Indian Premier League with the same intensity that he has had over the years. As speculations rife about MSD’s international return, Balaji added that Dhoni doesn't look too much into the future.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | MS Dhoni ‘super fit’ ahead of IPL, reveals Lakshmipathy Balaji

Chennai Super Kings’ bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji has attested that MS Dhoni, who has been training at the Chepauk since the start of the month, is fit and raring to go ahead of the IPL. Balaji further revealed that this is the longest pre-season Dhoni has ever had ahead of the tournament.
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featurecricket9 months ago

I see a cultural change in Tamil Nadu cricket because of change in natural habitat, insists Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that spin-friendly wickets in Tamil Nadu has brought about a cultural change in the state, with the team turning towards spinners. The former Indian pacer also reminisced his injury-ridden career while expressing contentment in hindsight.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Stress fracture the darkest hour in my life, confesses Lakshmipathy Balaji

Former Indian speedster Lakshmipathy Balaji, who suffered a major stress fracture in 2005, has revealed that the injury was the darkest phase of his career. Balaji further revealed that the injury went undiagnosed for a good year, due to which it got exaggerated, piling more misery on the pacer.
Anirudh Suresh