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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Got to learn more this year compared to my debut season, reveals Lungi Ngidi

Chennai Super Kings pacer Lungi Ngidi, who made four IPL appearances this year, described the IPL 2020 season as ‘challenging’ but revealed that he learnt a lot more this season compared to his debut outing in 2018. His teammate, Faf du Plessis, meanwhile revealed that he has no plans of retiring.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Fast bowler coming in for Bravo is the way to go, opines Joy Bhattacharjya

Joy Bhattacharjya has opined that Chennai Super Kings should pick a fast bowler in place of Dwayne Bravo, who got injured in the last match to attain maximum benefits. He added that the biggest problem that Chennai is facing at the moment is the absence of a fast bowler to bowl at the death.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Had we not bowled no-balls, we would’ve been chasing 200, insists MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has blamed the no-balls as the major reason for the 16-run loss to Rajasthan Royals, which he feels could have restricted the Royals to 200. The Chennai Super Kings skipper has also added that he lacked batting practise for a long time which was the reason behind him batting lower.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to Jofra Archer unleashing beast mode to hit ‘four sixes off two deliveries’

After Sanju Samson enlightened the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with his ferocious hitting abilities, Jofra Archer unleashed his inner beast to hit four consecutive sixes, two of which were on no-balls. The exceptional hitting ensured Twitter going to a total meltdown and hailed Archer unanimously.
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featurecricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals - Statistical Preview

A mighty CSK, who already had a clinical finish in the opening match, will take on RR who suffered a huge blow as Jos Buttler will not be available for their opening match. While CSK will want Faf du Plessis to continue his form from the match, RR will hope Robin Uthappa shines in his first game.
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newscricket5 months ago

Received death threats for supporting BLM movement, reveals Graeme Smith

CSA’s Director of Cricket Graeme Smith has revealed that he received death threats and vile abuses for choosing to side with Lungi Ngidi and show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. Ngidi came under fire from ex-Protea cricketers for publicly supporting the BLM movement.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2020 | Ravindra Jadeja to miss CSK’s six-day training and conditioning camp in Chennai

Ravindra Jadeja will not be joining the CSK training camp in Chennai and is set to be the only prominent Indian cricketer to miss the camp. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan further added that Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi will be joining the team directly in the Emirates after September 1.
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newscricket6 months ago

Cricket South Africa starts plans to tackle racism with project Social Justice and Nation Building

After the series of events that transpired following Lungi Ngidi’s statements, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has initiated plans to tackle racism with project Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN). Jacques Faul further added that there would be an inclusive environment devoid of any sort of racism.
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newscricket6 months ago

Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen lend support for Black Lives Matter movement

After Lungi Ngidi, South African cricketers Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis have expressed their support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) movement and stated that they believe in equality for all. The outrageous murder of George Floyd, by American police, had led to the BLM movement.
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newscricket6 months ago

Former South African players attack Ngidi for BLM stance; Sammy calls out their ignorance

Darren Sammy has publicly condemned the comments of a set of former South African players who attacked pacer Lungi Ngidi on Social Media for showing solidarity to the Black Lives Matter movement. Boeta Dippenaar, Brian McMillan and Pat Symcox were among the cricketers who criticised Ngidi.
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