May 2: IPL 2024 Evening News - Top updates on players, teams, stats, points table, and more

Here's a quick wrap-up of the events that grabbed the spotlight in the cricketing world today.

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1. 'I am fed up with that now' - AB de Villiers stands up for Virat Kohli amidst criticism over strike rate 

Former South African cricketer claimed that the criticism of Kohli's strike rate is baseless and expressed his frustration on the same. (READ MORE) 

2. 'You were not batting with Mustafizur Rahman' - Aakash Chopra on MS Dhoni refusing strike to Daryl Mitchell

On the third ball of the final over in CSK's innings, Dhoni refused Mitchell for strike. In the next three balls, he added seven runs to finish on 14 off 11 balls. (READ MORE)

3. IPL 2024: Stephen Fleming provides worrying update on Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar walked off the field after suffering an injury while bowling in the Chennai Super Kings versus Punjab Kings clash on Wednesday, May 1. (READ MORE)

4. 'Stop being so insensitive' - Deepak Chahar’s sister comes to pacer's defence following injury during CSK vs PBKS

Deepak Chahar’s sister Malti came forward and lambasted the critics after her brother injured himself during Chennai Super Kings’ recent game against Punjab Kings. (READ MORE)

5. 'Want to focus on results and win matches' - Rilee Rossouw after win against CSK

"We still have four games and we want to focus on the next game. We will focus on our energy in Dharamsala. We want to focus on our results," Rossouw said. (READ MORE)

6. ‘This is rubbish selection, made Rinku the scapegoat’ - Kris Srikkanth lambasts BCCI selectors after T20 WC squad announcement

Rinku Singh has been named as one of the travelling reserves. (READ MORE)

7. We're batting first a lot, which makes it difficult to gauge what competitive score is: Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings slumped to their third defeat in four games as Punjab Kings outclassed the defending champions with an all-round performance. (READ MORE)

8. I consider Hardik Pandya to be the most impactful match-winner in ICC events: Mohammad Kaif

Kaif expressed his satisfaction with the squad selected for T20 WC 2024. (READ MORE)

9. As far as captaincy is concerned, Rohit Sharma is the best leader you have: Irfan Pathan

"...when it comes to recent white-ball cricket, you can't look beyond Rohit Sharma. He is your best leader," Pathan said. (READ MORE)

10. Wasim Akram to train Sri Lankan pacers ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

Akram arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday to conduct a two-day training program for national players. (READ MORE)

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