newscricket2 hours ago

Reports : No final decision on retention policy among IPL franchise

As per the reports, a unanimous view over the retention policy hasn't prevailed in the IPL GC meeting between the team owners and the Committee of Administrators. While teams like Mumbai Indians have favoured the idea of retaining top five players, sides like Rajasthan Royals have raised questions.
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newscricket3 days ago

If Dhoni gets axed, whom will India get, asks Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev became the latest name to voice his support for MS Dhoni by questioning who would replace the veteran should the selectors decide to axe him. Kapil, however, refrained from commenting more on the burning issue and stated that the selectors knew the best way to approach the Dhoni conundrum.
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newscricket5 days ago

MS Dhoni : I was not a part of the conversation when I was made captain

MS Dhoni has claimed that, in 2007, when the management was deciding on who to pick as the next captain of the team, he was not part of the discussion. Dhoni added that he has always felt that it was the senior players’ support for him that made BCCI choose him as the skipper of the Indian team.
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newscricket5 days ago

Captaincy is not about being the boss, it's also about controlling your temper, says Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has cited an incident, during the famous Natwest series win, where he lost his temper at Virender Sehwag but controlled his emotions which actually helped India win that game. Ganguly also praised the way Virat Kohli has come out in support of the under scrutiny MS Dhoni.
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newscricket5 days ago

I played with older kids growing up, maybe that is why I play well, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has revealed that he used to play with older kids, who were at least five or six years older than him, during his childhood which helped him play cricket well at the international level. The former Indian captain also said that winning the 2011 World Cup is his best moment as a cricketer.
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newscricket7 days ago

Virat Kohli doesn’t need to protect MS Dhoni, says Kapil Dev

MS Dhoni has found support in the form of Kapil Dev who feels India's most successful skipper does not need to be protected from anyone. He added that Dhoni will quit the day he thinks he is not good enough and stated that the Virat Kohli knows what is good for the Indian team.
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newscricket8 days ago

Ravi Shastri: People should look back at their career before commenting on Dhoni

Ravi Shastri has extended his support to MS Dhoni by lashing out at latter’s critics and stating that people should look back at their careers before commenting. He also added that the under-fire batsman has a lot of cricket left in him and it is the team’s duty to back him during this situation.
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newscricket8 days ago

Why would I leave Mumbai Indians, asks Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has rubbished reports claiming the all-rounder wanted to be on IPL's auction block next season, by stating that playing for Mumbai Indians has been a life-changing experience for him and the team gave him everything. He also talked about his bonding with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
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newscricket9 days ago

Sourav Ganguly surprised by Hardik Pandya’s exclusion from Test squad

Sourav Ganguly has expressed his surprise with the exclusion of Hardik Pandya from India’s Test series against Sri Lanka, stating that the young player should play more games now. He has also asked Virat Kohli and management to separately speak to MS Dhoni and fetch a more effective T20 approach.
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newscricket10 days ago

MS Dhoni not bothered by widespread criticism about his T20I form

MS Dhoni, in his cool and calm way, has resorted back to their critics those questioning about his T20 form and stated that everybody has their own views on life and that should be respected. The former India captain also added that being part of the Team India is the best motivation for him.
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