Cricket News Today | Ravi Shastri excited for Rishabh Pant versus MS Dhoni clash and more news

What happened in the cricket world today – April 10

Here is a quick wrap-up of the news that matters in the cricketing world.

AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, and MS Dhoni
AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Here are the titbits of news that matter in the cricket world today.

1. IPL 2021: Sanjay Manjrekar reveals his choice of openers for CSK

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play their first match of IPL 2021 against the Delhi Capitals (DC) side. And, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has revealed that Moeen Ali and Faf du Plessis should open the batting for the ‘Yellow Brigade’.

2. Walking out for the toss with MS Dhoni will be extra special: Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant has been appointed as the captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC) side. When the Delhi Capitals (DC) take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 10th April 2021, Pant will walk out for the toss alongside the legendary MS Dhoni.

3. Last year CSK had a disappointing season which had a lot to do with Suresh Raina’s absence: Ricky Ponting

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) endured a horrible campaign in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The MS Dhoni-led side did not qualify for the playoffs last year. And, Ricky Ponting feels that Suresh Raina’s absence had a big role to play in Chennai’s poor performance last year.

4. Brian Lara and Matthew Hayden hail AB de Villiers for his heroics in IPL 2021 opener

Ab De Villiers once again proved why he is rated so highly in cricketing circles by smashing a match-winning 27-ball 48 against Mumbai. And now, Matthew Hayden and Brian Lara have heaped praise on the batting legend.

5. ‘The first game could be my last, who knows?’ – Chris Lynn after Rohit Sharma’s run out in the IPL 2021 opener

Chris Lynn emerged as the top scorer for the Mumbai Indians in their first match of the 2021 IPL edition. At the top of the order, Lynn smashed 49 off just 35 deliveries. And now, Lynn has stated that he might not play another game after running his captain, Rohit Sharma out.

6. IPL 2021: Yuvraj Singh baffled with AB de Villiers batting at No. 5 against MI, Virat Kohli clarifies

Indian cricketing legend Yuvraj Singh opined that Ab De Villiers should have batted higher up the order for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side against the Mumbai Indians (MI). And now, Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has explained the reason behind the move.

7. ‘Guru vs Chela’ – Ravi Shastri excited as MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant clash against each other in IPL 2021

The second match of the 2021 IPL edition will see Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) locking horns against each other. And, that will mean that Rishabh Pant will clash against the iconic MS Dhoni.

8. MS Dhoni smashes the ball all over the park during CSK’s practice session

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have uploaded a video where ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni can be seen smashing the ball in the nets. The CSK legend will be seen in action on 10th April 2021, when he will lead the Chennai side against the Delhi Capitals (DC).

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