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newscricket5 months ago

RCB owners had no real emotional connect with the club, claims Shane Watson

Shane Watson, who spent two years playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore, claimed that while he cherished playing in Bangalore due to the calibre of his teammates, the franchise owners had no real emotional connection with the club. Watson also recalled an awkward encounter with Chris Gayle.
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featurecricket7 months 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
featurecricket7 months ago

Ravindra Jadeja - the bowler we focused and adored; the batsman we didn’t

Since 2008, when he was part of his second stint as a U-19 player in the Indian age-group team, Jadeja has always been hailed as an incredible talent, who with his bowling can be deadly effective. While his bowling has been effective and deadly to say so, his batting?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket9 months ago

BBL 2020 | Can’t seem to get my head around the new BBL rules, expresses Shane Watson 

Shane Watson has expressed that he is amazed by the people who are trying to fix what is not broken and he can’t seem to get his head around the new BBL rules. Usman Khawaja agreed with Watson’s opinion and insisted that the BBL rule changes will make an already complex game even more complex.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Virender Sehwag names Maxwell, Finch and Russell in his list of tournament flops

Virender Sehwag, known to be witty and honest with his assessments, named his list of ‘Flops’ from IPL 2020 and included five players - Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Andre Russell, Dale Steyn and Shane Watson. Sehwag, in fact, went a step ahead and branded Maxwell a ‘10 cr cheerleader’.
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newscricket9 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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newscricket9 months ago

Feel so ridiculously fortunate to retire at 39 after injuries setback, voices Shane Watson

In what is his retirement announcement, Shane Watson has voiced out that he feels so 'ridiculously fortunate' to retire at the age of 39 after the injuries setback early on in his career. He also thanked CSK for trusting him over the last three years and extended his thanks to his entire family.
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newscricket9 months ago

Reports | Shane Watson informs CSK about his retirement after last game against Punjab

According to reports, Shane Watson, who was bought by the yellow-outfit in 2018, has informed his Chennai teammates that he will be retiring from franchise cricket after the last game against Punjab. Watson didn’t have a great run this season, scoring 299 runs in 11 games, which included 2 fifties.
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featurecricket9 months ago

CSK’s ‘A-Team’ don’t know a Plan-B or they don’t have a Plan-B

Let’s put it straight into facts - this team was assembled in 2018, as a result of what the franchise needed after its two-year-ban, immediate result and getting back into the groove. While it may have worked very well in 2018, worked extraordinarily well in 2019 but 2020?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | CSK vs RR Evaluation Chart - Shaky Royals dismantle slothful Super Kings

A contest that was being built-up as a ‘four pointer’ ended up making a case for the Super Kings to be deducted points as in what was an atrociously soulless display, Dhoni’s men slumped to a forgettable 7-wicket defeat. Winning the toss, CSK, yet again, put up a questionable batting performance.
Anirudh Suresh