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My career hit an all-time low post the 2019 World Cup, admits Rishabh Pant

India’s Gabba hero Rishabh Pant admitted that his career took a turn for the worse post the 2019 World Cup, but insisted that it was the drive for self-improvement which kept him going. Pant, who orchestrated the Gabba chase, further claimed that, for him, the draw is always the secondary option.
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newscricket10 months ago

My teammates can doubt me or have no trust in me, claims Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan, who is set to return to cricket after serving his ban for failing to report corrupt approaches, is ready to face things like his teammates doubting him on his return. He also added that the ban was a blessing in disguise for him as it helped him in multiple ways.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Good omen for CSK to beat Mumbai Indians; hope we repeat 2018 season, opines Harbhajan Singh

When CSK last won the IPL in 2018, their first game of the season ended in a win against the Mumbai Indians, which Harbhajan opines to be a good omen for the franchise. He also stated that there was an injustice done to Ambati Rayudu when he was not picked by the selectors for the 2019 World Cup.
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newscricketa year ago

Dinesh Karthik needs two good IPLs to be in 2021 World Cup squad, opines Aakash Chopra

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has opined that Dinesh Karthik needs to have two good IPLs to be in the Indian squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup. He suggested that KKR skipper would not have enough runs to stake his claim batting lower down the order so he should promote himself up the order.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni’s inability to finish games might have prompted his retirement, opines RP Singh

RP Singh, who saw MS Dhoni from close quarters during his playing time, has stated that Dhoni’s inability to not finish games while chasing might have prompted his retirement. He also recollected an incident, where Dhoni’s tactical acumen helped India overcome a determined Pakistan side.
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newscricketa year ago

India made a mistake by not having proper No.4 for World Cup, opines Sunil Gavaskar

India’s exit to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup has propelled Sunil Gavaskar to opine that India’s mistake was not having a proper No.4 for the tournament. Gavaskar also noted that India’s No.4 and No.5 did not get many chances before the crucial game against the Kiwis.
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newscricketa year ago

Ambati Rayudu was India’s best choice at No.4 for 2019 World Cup, feels Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has opined that Ambati Rayudu was India’s best choice at the No.4 position for the 2019 World Cup, where they exited in the semi-finals. The southpaw also added that India could have easily won the competition had they opted for Rayudu instead of picking Vijay Shankar and later Pant.
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newscricketa year ago

Dinesh Karthik urges BCCI to retire MS Dhoni’s No.7 jersey

Dinesh Karthik, who MS Dhoni replaced in the Indian squad at the time of his debut, has urged the BCCI to retire the #7 jersey that Dhoni donned after Javagal Srinath wore it with distinction. Last year, the BCCI had retired Sachin Tendulkar’s #10 jersey after Shardul Thakur donned it for a match.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni announces retirement from international cricket

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket after having served the nation for close to 15 years. Dhoni is the only cricketer in the history of the sport to win all three of the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy as the captain.
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newscricketa year ago

I pushed Andrew Strauss to let England players go to the IPL, reveals Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has admitted that he was the person responsible for pushing Andrew Strauss to let the players play in the IPL, which Morgan feels, is a big change in English cricket attitude. Morgan has also added that England is using the IPL as a vehicle to try and grow players.
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