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newscricket3 months ago

Dhoni and Rohit, like Ponting, remain calm under pressure, reveals Mike Hussey

Mike Hussey, who played under different captains for Australia and in the IPL, has revealed that MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, like Ricky Ponting remained calm under pressure. Hussey played under Dhoni during his time with CSK and then played one full edition under the Mumbai Indians captain.
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newscricket5 months ago

Michael Clarke receives Order of Australia in Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List

Michael Clarke has been announced as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) while former Australia women’s cricketer Lynette Larsen has been named as the Member (AM) in the Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List. Clarke had led Australia to victory in the 2015 World Cup.
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newscricket5 months ago

Michael Clarke’s accusation of Aussies ‘being nice’ to India untrue, states Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch has responded to Michael Clarke’s comments about ‘Australia sucking up to Kohli’ and has stated that the Kangaroos' outlook on the field in that series had nothing to do with IPL contracts. Earlier, Clarke was critical of the Aussies’ soft-toned approach against India in the 2018 series.
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newscricket5 months ago

Don’t upset Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni because they like confrontation, states Dean Jones

Dean Jones has stated that it makes no sense for the opposition to upset the likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni because they like the confrontation and use it to their own advantage. He also played down and rubbished that the Australian players did not sledge Kohli for an IPL contract.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Michael Clarke’s ignorant comments an evidence to his disconnection with the cricket world

It’s 2020 and the world has overseen scientific and technological advancements that have changed our lives. To quote Eric Cantona, ‘Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal’.
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newscricket6 months ago

Friendship with Indian players doesn’t guarantee IPL contract, asserts VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, the mentor of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise, has rubbished Michael Clarke’s statement about ‘IPL favours’ and has stated that franchises pick players purely based on merit. Under Laxman's mentorship, the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise claimed their maiden IPL title in 2016.
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newscricket6 months ago

Michael Clarke’s statement about sledging ridiculous, lambasts K Srikkanth

Kris Srikkanth has responded to Michael Clarke’s statement about Australia going easy on Virat Kohli due to the IPL and has labelled it ‘ridiculous’, stating that games are not won through verbal altercations. Earlier, Tim Paine, too, was dismissive of Clarke’s rather controversial statement.
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newscricket7 months ago

Sachin Tendulkar most technical batsman, hardest to get out, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke believes that Sachin Tendulkar is technically the best batsman cricket has ever seen and also the hardest to get out by his opponents. The former Australia captain also revealed that according to him Virat Kohli is the best batsman across all formats from the current generation.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL contract ‘might’ have played part in Australia not sledging Virat Kohli, feels Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, in response to Michael Clarke’s comments of Australia ‘sucking up’ to India, admitted that IPL contracts might potentially have played a part in a few players going easy on Kohli. Earlier, Clarke accused the Aussies of toning down the aggression against India to preserve IPL contracts.
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newscricket7 months ago

AUS vs IND | Chose to not pick fights with Virat Kohli to keep him quiet, reveals Tim Paine

Tim Paine has refuted Michael Clarke’s comments on the Australian cricket team going easy on Kohli in order to secure IPL contracts. The Australian skipper added that he did not want to provoke Kohli as he believed that it would motivate the Indian skipper and end up backfiring for Australia.
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