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newscricket5 days ago

Dhoni comparison ‘amazing’ but I want to make a name for myself, asserts Rishabh Pant

India’s Rishabh Pant, who overnight became the most adored person of the country after his Gabba heroics, asserted that while the Dhoni comparisons flatter him, he wants to leave his own mark in the world of cricket. Pant finished as India’s highest run-getter in the triumph over Australia.
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newscricket5 days ago

IPL 2021 Retention | CSK: Jadhav and Harbhajan released; Suresh Raina retained

CSK have announced the list of players they have released ahead of IPL 2021 and have confirmed that Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay have all been let go from the franchise. Despite reports suggesting otherwise, however, the franchise have retained veteran Suresh Raina.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who CSK should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Chennai Super Kings’ sojourn in the 2020 edition was more of a Shakespearean tragedy than a cricket tournament. There was no conspiracy from Cassius but it was more like Brutus' struggle between the conflicting moral demands with MS Dhoni finding himself in the cauldron of the United Arab Emirates.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket25 days ago

2020 - A year that changed Cricket in many ways

We are on the last day of this strange monochrome called 2020 - a year that tested everyone’s patience to the limit while giving many lessons on the go. Yet rewinding it feels like a dogmatic exercise that one couldn’t really fathom. It has been a year that changed our lovely sport in many ways.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

20 from 2020: The events that a tumultuous year of cricket will be remembered for

2020 was basically like every other year of cricket, except on DMT. 12 months of action and more were sandwiched into six, and so intense, high-octane, and hyper was the action that is, to date, feels like one long-drawn-out trip.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

ICC names MS Dhoni as skipper for white-ball format; Kohli to lead the Test decade XI

On Sunday, ICC finally announced their decade XI across all formats, naming MS Dhoni as the skipper in both the ODI and the T20I format while they named Virat Kohli as the skipper for the Test decade XI. Meg Lanning leads the women’s ODI decade XI with two Indian stars in the lineup.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Virat Kohli is Virat Kohli; he always finds ways to score runs, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar has credited Virat Kohli’s cadenced rise in world cricket stating that being Kohli, he always finds ways to score runs in the toughest of conditions. He also put it down to the trust bestowed by former skipper MS Dhoni, who backed the current Indian skipper before he came good.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli has had most impact on matches that India has won this decade, feels Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has called Virat Kohli the most impactful player for the team India and someone who has the maximum impact in wins in the last decade. On the other hand, former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden has preferred MS Dhoni for the 2011 World Cup win and the role he played in that.
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newscricket2 months ago

MS Dhoni's absence has resulted in struggle of Indian spinners, reckons Kiran More

Former Indian wicket-keeper Kiran More has made a bold claim where he has linked Indian spinners' recent struggles to absence of MS Dhoni. Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar managed to take six wickets among themselves in the three-T20Is against the Aussies with hosts spinners doing better. 
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Some of Virat Kohli’s shots today were extraordinary, asserts Justin Langer

Following India’s win on Sunday, Justin Langer has asserted that some of Virat Kohli’s shots were extraordinary, including praising the right-hander for his impersonation of AB de Villiers. Langer also had special praise for Hardik Pandya, comparing him with former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
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