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Australia’s Shane Watson during a training session, before the second cricket Test between Australia and the West Indies, June 10, 2015, at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Steve Smith is quite laid back: Glenn Maxwell

  • Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has given his comparison between the two skippers he had played under.
  • “Steve is quite laid back. He doesn’t shy away from asking anyone to come to the bar for a drink, talk about the game or just chill out,” Maxwell told Australian Associated Press.
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Tamil Nadu Cricket League to be hosted in 2017: TNCA


  • In an interesting and exciting new development, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has decided to host an all new Tamil Nadu Cricket League.
  • The league is expected to only take place the following year.
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Zaheer Khan happy with team’s ‘intent’

  • The 37-year old made the decision to focus on the positives despite the horrendous display.
  • “As a bowler, I’m happy to see this kind of wicket. You have to give credit where it’s deserved. Sometimes you do get caught up in the T20 format and that’s what happens to bat first. You are always chasing that big number. These things can happen, nothing wrong in that.
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Ravichandran Ashwin has bailed me out in a lot of situations: MS Dhoni

  • MS Dhoni has quashed all speculations about having any difference with his spin bowling spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin after he clarified that Ashwin is his go-to man in any situation.
  • Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday hailed the off-spinner stating that he has “bailed” the team out on numerous occasions.
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Piyush Chawla delighted with KKR win

  • Chawla said that he was shocked and a tad bit surprised after steamrolling the Delhi Daredevils in their opening encounter.
  • Speaking at the post-match press conference, Chawla said that it was fun bowling with 45-year old Brad Hogg.
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It was an emotional moment not to see myself in yellow: MS Dhoni

  • Captain charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni made a sort fresh IPL debut when he led his new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants in the ninth season of IPL couple of days back.
  • Dhoni, who previously captained Chennai Super Kings for the past eight seasons since its inception said he felt emotional while stepping onto the field in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener against Mumbai Indians without wearing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey.
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Sachin Tendulkar releases poster of Sachin The Film

  • There seems to be a certain cricketing trend in the Indian film industry at the moment as the biopic of Sachin Tendulkar is expected to be released shortly.
  • Tendulkar will also act as a set consultant of sorts as the film is said to be released in over 200 multiplexes across the world.
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Harbhajan Singh shuts up an irksome Twitter user

  • Harbhajan Singh, the Mumbai Indians off-spinner and one of the senior pros of the two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, got into a verbal altercation on Twitter today.
  • Bhajji posted two pictures which showed a policeman beating a woman carrying a child in her hand.
  • He was upset over this treatment and tweeted to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that police is there to protect the commoners and not to abuse them.
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Shane Watson is looking forward to play alongside Virat Kohli in the IPL

  • Having retired from international cricket now, the attacking cricketer is looking forward to playing alongside Virat Kohli and said he would be comfortable batting at any position for the team.
  • Watson said it is a “huge buzz” for him to play with Kohli, against whom he had a few battles on the field.
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