May 21 Morning Brief: Today's Top news and headlines from cricket world

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

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Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni.
Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source : BCCI/IPL)

1. IPL 2023: MS Dhoni's 'will come back stronger next year' remark from IPL 2022 does rounds after CSK confirm playoff spot

CSK skipper MS Dhoni kept his words and led the team brilliantly this year as the four-time champions made a comeback and sealed the top-two spot in the playoff. (READ MORE)

2. Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans set their date for Qualifier 1

Courtesy of a 77-run win over Delhi Capitals, four-time champions Chennai Super Kings secured their place in Qualifier 1. They will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans on May 23 at MA Chidambaram Stadium. (READ MORE)

3. Ben Stokes leaves CSK camp to join England

Ahead of England’s one-off Test match against Ireland, star all-rounder Ben Stokes leaves the Chennai Super Kings camp. (READ MORE)

4. Winning the World Cup in India, will be the biggest slap to BCCI: Shahid Afridi

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi wants Pakistan Cricket Board to sort out all the issues with BCCI and allow the Babar Azam-led side to travel to India. So that they can compete hard and win the trophy, which Afridi believes will be the biggest slap to BCCI. (READ MORE)

5. If DC had given me the captaincy in mid-season, I would not have accepted it: Axar Patel

Delhi Capitals vice captain Axar Patel clarified that he wouldn’t have taken the job of a captain if the franchise would have offered it to him in mid-season as he doesn’t want to ruin the dressing room atmosphere. (READ MORE)

6. David Warner recalls pranking Ricky Ponting which hilariously backfired

In the latest episode of Breakfast with Champions, Australia international David Warner recalled how pranking his former skipper Ricky Ponting eventually backfired and for which, he could have gone to jail. (READ MORE)

7. Mitchell Starc questions Bazball’s sustainability

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc questioned if England are 50/5 in any of the upcoming matches in the Ashes, will they still come hard at Australian bowlers? (READ MORE)

8. Myself and Virat, we get energy off people talking to us or coming at us: David Warner

Australia international David Warner mentioned that he and Virat Kohli loves when their opponent comes and sledges them as it eventually motivates them in the middle. (READ MORE)

9. Fans gift miniature model of Chepauk Stadium to MS Dhoni

In a very harm-warming gesture, CSK fans gift a miniature model of MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) to Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni. (READ MORE)

10. Details of IPL Qualifier 2 tickets

PayTm Insider has already started selling tickets for IPL Qualifier 2, which is slated to take place in Narendra Modi Stadium on May 26. (READ MORE)

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