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newscricket6 months ago

Gambhir lacked maturity as Delhi captain but improved leaps and bounds in KKR, claims Rajat Bhatia

Former KKR all-rounder Rajat Bhatia insisted that Gautam Gambhir was not the greatest of captains in 2010, when he led Delhi Daredevils, but asserted that he enjoyed playing under the latter in KKR. Bhatia played an integral role in KKR winning their first-ever IPL title in the 2012 season.
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newscricket9 months ago

Domestic veteran Yo Mahesh calls it a day

Tamil Nadu’s veteran pacer Yo Mahesh has announced his retirement from the sport after having played 50 first-class matches, 61 List A and 46 T20 games during his career since 2006. Mahesh had also played for Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils apart from India A and India Under-19s.
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newscricketa year ago

Virender Sehwag was CSK’s preferred choice of captain, reveals Subramaniam Badrinath

Former CSK veteran Subramaniam Badrinath has revealed that it was Virender Sehwag who his franchise had lined up as their first pick, before being forced to change their decision due to the latter becoming Delhi’s icon player. It was after the Sehwag hijack that CSK went ahead and signed MS Dhoni.
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newscricketa year ago

Don’t see Rishabh Pant as my competitor, attests Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson has stated that the relationship he shares with Rishabh Pant is a friendly one and he does not see his contemporary as his competitor. The wicket-keeper batsman last made a T20I appearance for India during the last two fixtures of the five-match series in New Zealand, earlier this year.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND vs NZ | IPL has taught me the importance of self-belief, reveals Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, whose measured 33-ball 44 helped India take a 2-0 lead over hosts New Zealand, has revealed that playing in the Indian Premier League has taught him the importance of self-belief. Iyer had made his IPL debut back in 2015 and was named the skipper of the Delhi Capitals side last season.
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newscricket2 years ago

Finger spinners still have a lot to offer, says Shahbaz Nadeem

Shahbaz Nadeem has stated that finger spinners still have a lot to offer and should not be written off, especially if they continue taking wickets. The left-arm spinner, who is a consistent performer in domestic cricket, also expressed his desire to represent India at the international level.
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newscricket2 years ago

IPL 2019 | I will try to learn as much as I can from Ricky Ponting, says Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari has stated that he is very happy to be a part of Delhi Capitals and will try to learn as much as he can from head coach Ricky Ponting. Vihari, who has been a part of the Indian Test team lately, has also added that he will try to tick the T20 boxes as well in the ongoing edition.
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newscricket3 years ago

IPL 2019 | Paddy Upton reinstated as Rajasthan Royals head coach

Former South African coach Paddy Upton has been reinstated as the head coach of the Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Upton had previously coached the Royals during the 2013 - 2015 season and then moved to Delhi Daredevils for the next two seasons.
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newscricket3 years ago

Reports : Ajinkya Rahane to be retained as Rajasthan Royals captain in IPL 2019

Despite retaining former Australian captain Steve Smith after he had to be axed following the 2018 sandpaper gate, Rajasthan Royals will reportedly keep Ajinkya Rahane as their captain. Former coach Paddy Upton would also be likely returning to the fray to take Shane Warne’s role.
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newscricket3 years ago

Glenn Maxwell decides to skip IPL in pursuit of Test team slot

Glenn Maxwell has decided to let go off the lucrative offer to play in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League to play more county cricket and get picked for the Australian Test team. The hard-hitting Australian all-rounder had last played a Test match for Australia in September 2017.
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