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MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag
MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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India might get bullet trains before CSK’s MS Dhoni bats at no.4: Virender Sehwag

  • Virender Sehwag, the former Indian cricketer, has taken a sly dig at Chennai Super Kings’ MS Dhoni for demoting himself down the order.
  • In the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the CSK captain batted at number seven in the first two games.
  • Though the Yellow Army beat the Mumbai Indians (MI), they couldn’t evade a 16-run defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals (RR).
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Andre Russell is scared of driving cars and when the bus swerves: Dinesh Karthik

  • It goes without saying that Andre Russell plays his cricket with intent and passion.
  • He is someone, who can tear any bowling apart from ball-one and plays his shots without nurturing any inhibition.
  • Though cricket isn’t a one-man sport, there have been instances when Dre-Russ has threatened to win his teams matches, single-handedly courtesy his ferocity and power-hitting.
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‘We just have to wait and be patient’ – Zaheer Khan reveals when MI’s Hardik Pandya will resume bowling

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has kicked off in full swing, and players are leaving no stone unturned to make a mark.
  • One of the most valuable players of the Mumbai Indians (MI) side, Hardik Pandya has also marked his comeback to the competitive cricket after suffering an injury in 2019.
  • However, there are still questions hovering over his bowling come back to provide strength to the team. He hasn’t bowled even once post his injury.
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‘It was a hard pill to swallow’ – Rohit Sharma on India’s 2019 World Cup exit

  • It’s been around 14 and half months since India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
  • Yet, Rohit Sharma, Team India’s vice-captain in the limited-overs formats, has found it tough to deal with the defeat.
  • After losing to only England in the league stage, Virat Kohli’s Men in Blue were deemed as one of the favourites to win the prestigious trophy.
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Dinesh Karthik names three KKR players he would trade to get Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Ashwin from DC

  • On Saturday, September 26, Dinesh Karthik, the Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper, had every reason to celebrate.
  • The Men in Gold and Purple beat David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets with 12 balls to spare at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
  • In the meantime, Karthik chose three KKR players who he would trade from Delhi Capitals (DC).
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Farokh Engineer comes out in support of Sunil Gavaskar over his controversy regarding Anushka Sharma; says Indians lack sense of humour

  • Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar came under the scanner a couple of days ago for his alleged derogatory comment on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma while commentating in an IPL 2020 game.
  • However, later it became clear that social media misquoted his comment which led to even the Bollywood actress slamming Gavaskar.
  • Rather the likes of Kangana Ranaut and Zareen Khan also took a jibe at the legendary cricketer.
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Former Australian great Mark Taylor reveals Dean Jones had told him about his heart issues

  • The cricket world is still recovering from a shock that Dean Jones’ death shocking death brought at once.
  • He was part of the broadcast set-up for the IPL 2020 and was preparing for a Dugout shoot in his hotel room in Mumbai.
  • Jones collapsed in the spur of a moment, and despite former Australian pacer Brett Lee’s several attempts, he could not be revived. It was a massive heart attack that gave him no chance to get back to life.
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IPL 2020: Kane Williamson shares an update on his availability for SRH’s match against DC

  • Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, hasn’t had the privilege of taking part in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Prior to this season, he lost the captaincy of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to David Warner after leading them in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
  • And now, adding insult to injury, the veteran got injured in the training session before SRH’s first match.
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Shane Warne remembers how Dean Jones brutally sledged him in 1992

  • In the miserable turn of events, the cricket fraternity was left in shock after Dean Jones left the world surviving a massive heart attack.
  • He was in Mumbai while preparing for the Dugout shoot, but something unfortunate was written in fate.
  • People are remembering him all over the world, and in the same light, former star spinner Shane Warne remembered Jones for his brutal sledge while the spinner was just starting his career.
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‘You weren’t a bowler out there’ – Shane Warne hits out at Harsha Bhogle on his latest tweet about RR-KXIP game

  • Harsha Bhogle also heaped praise on the duo and pointed out their ‘quality batting’ at Sharjah.
  • Bhogle also mentioned that the ground never seemed so small in the 90s.
  • However, contradicting Bhogle’s statement, former RR player and current mentor Shane Warne responded back sharply.
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