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featurecricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 Review | MS Dhoni, process and middle-order ‘spark’ that never arrived for Chennai Super Kings

Well, trust the process but only trust it to a level that it leads to success - Chennai Super Kings trusted the process so much and were engaged in it despite the results tumbling away. Their season was a dismal one, one that never seemingly took off until the last day against KXIP.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | My low confidence was reflected on the field against Mumbai Indians, reveals Ruturaj Gaikwad

Prior to his first start as CSK’s opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad has revealed that he was low on confidence, which translated both into his batting and fielding performance against MI. After MS Dhoni’s advice and trust, the opener admitted that he was able to play with a free mind in the next three games.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | It was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as power-hitter, reckons Shane Watson

Shane Watson, who recently retired from all formats of cricket, has reckoned that it was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as CSK’s power-hitter in a finisher role for the southpaw. From the franchise's perspective, Watson stated that it’s going to be exciting times for the players and the fans.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad resembles Ajinkya Rahane in his build and stance, notices Mark Nicholas

Mark Nicholas has noticed and pointed out that Ruturaj Gaikwad resembles Ajinkya Rahane in not only his build and stance but also his batting performance, showing the face of his bat. Alongside that, he also praised Natarajan’s progress, admitting that he is everything IPL's pathway stands for.
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featurecricket2 months ago

How the youngsters fared in the Indian Premier League’s theatre of dreams

Well, Indian Premier League is that tournament which has always provided the best of young talents in the country a platform where they can leave a long-lasting impression on the viewers. This year was no different, as they continued to impress one and all while some really underperformed.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Encountering ups and downs in FC cricket important for players before making international leap, feels R Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin feels that while there will be unavoidable calls from the masses to pick players after a temporary IPL burst, it is important for individuals to encounter the ups and downs of first-class cricket to toughen themselves up. Ashwin further heaped praise on Ruturaj Gaikwad.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Delhi’s meltdown, Navdeep ‘white-ball’ Saini and Red-riding Hooda

This weekend was extremely weird, teams started chasing totals within 15 overs, Net Run-rates and of-course the meltdown of two franchises - Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On top of that, Mumbai Indians’ dominating show has now put franchises into a state of concern.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Not a single player apart from Gaikwad has shouldered the game this IPL, feels Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary has heaped praise on Ruturaj Gaikwad and the calmness he showed in his batting for Chennai Super Kings, likening him with MS Dhoni’s mindset. Murali Kartik has added that some of the shots that the Maharashtra batsman scored in the last few matches showed his pedigree.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | We couldn't have played Ruturaj Gaikwad earlier, insists Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming is of the opinion that Ruturaj Gaikwad was, in fact, drafted into the side too early after recovering from Covid and rubbished the idea that his draft was delayed. Fleming has also added that Imran Tahir sitting out hurt him badly but that was needed for the balance of the side.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2020 | Did hurt not to be part of the squad that flew at first, reveals Ruturaj Gaikwad

After playing a match-winning inning of 42-ball 69, Ruturaj Gaikwad has revealed that it did come as a blow to him not being able to join the Chennai team as he got infected with Covid and had to miss a few games. He added he has always played the role of an anchor, taking his teams over the ropes.
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