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newscricket5 days ago

Dhoni told me that I wasn’t in selectors’ plans for 2019 World Cup, reveals Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, who announced his international retirement in June 2019, revealed that it was MS Dhoni who told him that he was not in the selectors’ plans for the 2019 World Cup. Yuvraj was phased out of the Indian set-up by the selectors in 2017, post the tour of Windies which followed CT 2017.
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featurecricket8 days ago

What was the IPL like the last time it was played in UAE

In exactly 49 days’ time, the Indian Premier League will return to The United Arab Emirates, six years after the country hosted no less than 20 IPL matches as a result of the general elections taking place back home in India.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

All things cricket we’ve become sick and tired of during this lockdown

As if this lockdown hasn’t been harsh enough on each and every single of us already, every day we come across a select few ‘news’ and ‘reports’ from the world of cricket that makes us want to smash our phones into the nearest wall. Yeah, you exactly know what I’m talking about, don’t you?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Do we regard Chris Gayle enough

The first T20 globetrotter and the finest T20 generation has ever seen - it is not a surprise that Chris Gayle is the Man Friday for teams he represented in his glittering 15-year T20 career. But do we respect him enough for his contributions in other formats?
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

My biggest legacy was I left a side who went on to win 2011 World Cup, admits Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has admitted that his biggest legacy was that he left a team, that had at least seven-eight players who started their career under the former skipper. He also reckoned that MS Dhoni’s 2011 WC winning six will forever remain immortal in the Indian cricketing history.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reached with the Kings XI Punjab’s kit minutes before 2008 CSK clash, recalls Neil Maxwell

Neil Maxwell has recalled an interesting story from Kings XI Punjab’s inaugural appearance in the Indian Premier League, where he reached with the team’s kit just minutes before their opener. He has also narrated the story, where the then KXIP skipper Yuvraj Singh walked to toss in shorts.
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newscricket2 months ago

Yuvraj Singh issues apology after alleged ‘casteist’ remark triggers controversy

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, on Friday, issued a heartfelt apology on Twitter, after he faced backlash for an alleged ‘casteist’ remark on Yuzvendra Chahal, during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma. Yuvraj, in his statement, clarified that he has ‘never believed in any kind of disparity’.
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newscricket2 months ago

Switching from white ball to red ball cannot be done overnight, feels Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has opined that it requires at least a couple of weeks of practice to curb the white-ball instincts and do better in red-ball matches. Raina further added that he probably struggled to find that balance which eventually resulted in his ousting after the 2014 tour Down Under.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sreesanth picks Kohli, Dhoni and Sachin in all-time ODI XI; names Ganguly captain

Indian pacer S Sreesanth named his ‘All-time ODI XI’ and decided to opt for the gigantic quartet of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly, naming the now-BCCI President as the side’s skipper. Sreesanth, who’s played 53 ODIs, picked himself as the side’s 12th man.
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newscricket2 months ago

MS Dhoni supported me because he knew I have talent, proclaims Suresh Raina

After Yuvraj Singh alleged that MS Dhoni had favouritism towards Suresh Raina, the latter has claimed that Dhoni had immense trust in him because he knew his talent. Raina has further added that Dhoni threatened to take ‘big steps’ if he doesn’t score in a couple of matches but he repaid the faith.
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