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newscricket5 days ago

Indian Cricket team wanted to win 2011 World Cup badly and we did it, reveals Zaheer Khan

Looking back at the win, Zaheer Khan has admitted that the team was desperate to win the 2011 World Cup at home, which he also saw as a great opportunity for the veterans to bow out. Zaheer added that the MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir partnership was instrumental in making his day a momentous one.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Lasith Malinga's 'perfect' yorker to welcome Andre Russell back to T20Is

The first T20I in Pallekele saw the return of Andre Russell to T20I cricket after a 18-month hiatus and Lasith Malinga welcomed Dre Russ back to T20I cricket in his own style. The Lankan wizard bowled an inch-perfect yorker to bamboozle Russell and the Twitterati lost their mind over the same.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs SL | Lack of early wickets hurt us this series, reckons Lasith Malinga

Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga believed that Sri Lanka's inabilty to take wickets in the powerplay was one of the main reasons why they lost the series 2-0. He took responsibilty for being unable to strike for the team in the early overs but believed that his team will do well in the near future.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs SL | Pune T20I Evaluation Chart - “All-rounder” Shardul Thakur bosses at Gahunje to guide India home

India secured their first series win of the new decade as Shardul Thakur’s all-round performance was the major talking point in the 78-run win. However, Lasith Malinga’s fall as a bowler had an inevitable answer written on it - something that must have hurt a bit to every fan watching this game.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Pandey’s presence of mind to run Oshada Fernando out during Bumrah’s LBW appeal

Manish Pandey is a fantastic batsman no doubt but everyone and their pet dog will agree that he is a much much better fielder. When Jasprit Bumrah was appealing for a Leg Before Wicket, everyone was focused on the decision but Pandey took a sudden chance to run Oshada Fernando out.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs SL | We missed our main bowler Isuru Udana, feels Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga revealed that the team missed the services of the injured Isuru Udana throughout the second T20I against India, in Indore. Sri Lankan batsmen could only manage to score 142 in the first innings and their bowlers couldn't do much in defending the target, as India took away the cake.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli hitting ‘Nataraja’ six to finish Indore T20I in style

The game was done and dusted but Virat Kohli was not, as he decided to have fun with the Sri Lankan bowlers with 21 runs off just 8 balls to help India cross the line. Kohli’s shot resembled the famous ‘Nataraja’ shot by Kapil Dev as India got off to the best of starts in the T20I series.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer being in awe at latter's humongous six to third-tier

Just when India were struggling to up the ante, Shreyas Iyer took it in his own hands and smacked Wanindu Hasaranga for a 17-run over as India edged closer to 1-0 lead in the series. Iyer's hit crossed not one or two tiers, it reached the third tier and out of the ground, leaving the duo awestruck.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND v SL | Bumrah will feel nerves, but no doubts about his preparation, states Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan has admitted that Jasprit Bumrah will feel the nerves on his comeback match, but is confident that the 26-year-old has ticked all the boxes, in terms of preparation. Bumrah will feature for India for the first time in four months when he turns up against Sri Lanka in the T20I series.
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newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to groundsmen using Hair Dryer and Steam Iron to dry pitch in first T20I

Unfortunately, the first India-Sri Lanka T20I has been called off due to rain. Indian fans who were waiting eagerly for the first game of the year were left disappointed as the poor drainage facility in Guhawati heaped more misery on the fans. Fans on Twitter expressed their displeasure on the same.
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