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newscricket6 months ago

We always knew that MS Dhoni was the man for the high-pressure moments, reveals Paddy Upton

Recollecting the World Cup final, where MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 91, Paddy Upton has revealed that the management always knew that Dhoni was the man for high-pressure moments. He also added that Sachin Tendulkar’s presence in the dressing room was very impactful and credited his experience.
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newscricket7 months ago

Yusuf Pathan announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Just minutes after Vinay Kumar retired from all forms of cricket, Yusuf Pathan, in a Tweet, announced the end of his cricketing career and thanked everyone who played a part in his career. Pathan had last played a competitive match in 2019, with his last international match coming in 2012.
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newscricket9 months ago

Virat Kohli has had most impact on matches that India has won this decade, feels Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar has called Virat Kohli the most impactful player for the team India and someone who has the maximum impact in wins in the last decade. On the other hand, former Aussie opener Matthew Hayden has preferred MS Dhoni for the 2011 World Cup win and the role he played in that.
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newscricketa year ago

Intervened to stop selectors from sacking Dhoni as captain in 2011, reveals N Srinivasan

Former BCCI President N Srinivasan has revealed that MS Dhoni was in line to get sacked as the ODI captain just months after the 2011 World Cup, and he leveraged his power as the President to protect Dhoni’s captaincy. Srinivasan expressed his relief in such a scenario not coming to fruition.
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newscricketa year ago

India failed to win 2019 WC because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team, feels Aakash Chopra

Recollecting India’s semi-final exit against New Zealand in 2019 World Cup, Aakash Chopra has opined that India didn’t win the tournament because they didn’t have a World Cup-winning team. He also compared the 2011 World Cup team with 2019 one and opined that the 2011 team was better.
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newscricketa year ago

Would have been tough for India had we put 320 runs in 2011 World Cup final, admits Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews, who missed out on the 2011 World Cup final owing to injury has stated that it would have been tough for the home side to chase down 320 runs in Wankhede on that night. On top of that, the all-rounder also admitted that the visitors were short by 20-30 runs after their first innings.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni cancelled team trip to Bangalore Air Station as non-Indians weren’t allowed, reveals Gary Kirsten

Gary Kirsten has called MS Dhoni a loyal cricketer and revealed an instance when the former Indian skipper called off a team trip to Bangalore Air Station because the non-Indians were not allowed inside. Kirsten has further added that Dhoni has got an incredible presence as a leader.
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newscricketa year ago

Sri Lanka Police closed 2011 WC case without proper investigation, claims Mahindananda Aluthgamage

Former Sri Lanka Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has claimed that the conclusion of investigations into the 2011 Cricket World Cup match-fixing allegations is wrong and not acceptable. He questioned why the SL police prematurely closed the investigation, not questioning other officials.
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newscricketa year ago

Sri Lanka police closes 2011 WC fixing case due to lack of evidence

After carrying out a detailed investigation to 2011 WC final fixing claims, the Sri Lankan police has closed the matter citing the lack of evidence. The police has also thanked the former cricketers for giving reasonable explanations about the changes made to the final Playing XI.
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newscricketa year ago

Sri Lankan police grill Upul Tharanga for two hours in 2011 WC final fixing probe

Sri Lankan batsman Upul Tharanga, who opened the batting for the Lankans in the 2011 World Cup final, became the first active cricketer to be questioned by the authorities in the ongoing 2011 World Cup Final probe. It is believed that the SIU questioned Tharanga for close to two hours.
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