Dismissing Kohli, AB best moment of my career, says Shreyas Gopal

Claiming the coveted wickets of Virat Kohli and South African run-machine AB De Villiers was the best moment of my cricketing career, says young Rajasthan Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal. The leg-spinner took 3 wickets for 12 runs in his magical four-over spell, which helped Rajasthan Royals secure their first win of the season, a seven-wicket victory over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday night. “Getting Virat Kohli and AB Villiers in same match is a dream for any youngster. It is the best moment of my cricketing career and definitely…

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Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s record against Mumbai Indians

Rishabh Pant broke MS Dhoni’s record of scoring the fastest half century against Mumbai Indians to guide Delhi Capitals to a comfortable victory in their first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on Sunday. Pant looked extremely comfortable against the Mumbai Indians bowling attack and was able to reach his fifty in just 18 balls.In the process, he surpassed Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni’s 20-ball fifty that he scored in 2012. However, that is not the fastest fifty in IPL as KL Rahul leads the list having reached the…

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MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi host dinner party for Team India in Ranchi ahead of 3rd ODI

The Indian cricket team is in Ranchi to take on Australia in the third one-day international and local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni is playing the perfect host for his teammates. Along with taking some of his teammates on a ride in his Hummer, Dhoni and his wife Sakshi hosted a dinner party for the entire team. Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took to Twitter to thank Dhoni and his wife. “Thank you for last night @msdhoni bhai and @SaakshiSRawat bhabhi” Team India captain Virat Kohli also posted a photograph from the evening…

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IPL 2019 schedule: CSK to play RCB in opener on March 23

BCCI announces a two-week provisional schedule for 17 games. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) that staged a spectacular title winning return to the VIVO Indian Premier League 2018, after serving a two year suspension, will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the league’s season 12 opener in Chennai on Saturday, March 23. Crowned champion for the third time following a convincing win against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium, CSK was forced to move its home matches to Pune last year owing to the tense situation in the State…

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Guptill hits century as New Zealand outclasses Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in the first of three one-day internationals. Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting first on winning the toss. New Zealand surpassed that total at 233-2 with 33 balls to spare. Guptill locked in his place in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in England later this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls which included eight boundaries and four sixes. While his…

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Egyptian soccer star threatens to quit Liverpool over Israeli player

An Egyptian soccer super-star playing for British football club Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has threatened to leave the premier league club over an Israeli player joining the team. Salah threatened to quit Liverpool if Moanes Dabour joined the team, media reported on Wednesday. According to the report, Salah said that he will leave Liverpool should Dabour be signed. The Egyptian footballer in the past refused to shake hands with Zionist footballers. Salah has had a very good debut season in Liverpool history, helping the club reach the Champions League final. He also represented his…

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara hold fort after Mayank Agarwal show

Powerhouse Indian pair Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kolhi built on an impressive 76 from debutant Mayank Agarwal to pile pain on Australia in the crunch third Test Wednesday. On a docile, batsman-friendly Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket, India ground their way to 215 for two at stumps on day one with the rock-like Pujara not out 68 and superstar Kohli unbeaten on 47 as the bowlers toiled in hot conditions for little reward. Pat Cummins was the pick of the attack, taking two for 40. India came into the Boxing Day…

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Allan Border defends Virat Kohli

Former Australia captain Allan Border has come to the defence of Virat Kohli, saying his antics might be over the top but the game needs characters who show passion. The Indian skipper has come under criticism for his sledging and heated exchanges with Australian counterpart Tim Paine during the tense second Test in Perth, which at one point needed the umpire to intervene. Test great Mitchell Johnson also slammed Kohli for failing to acknowledge the crowd’s applause after he was controversially given out in the first innings for 123, and…

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IPL Auction 2019: KXIP shell 8.4 crore for uncapped Varun Chakaravarthy, Royals buy Unadkat for 8.4 cr

Kings XI Punjab shelled out a whopping 8.4 crore for little known mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy after an intense bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. The leg spinner has earlier played for Madurai Panthers and Karaikudi Kaalai in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and has played one first-class match for Tamil Nadu. Left arm paceman Jaydev Unadkat once again had a big pay day at the IPL auction as he too was bought for a 8.4 crore by his former franchise Rajasthan Royals, who had earlier released him. The Royals…

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Uncanny similarity in India’s Adelaide Test heroes of 2003 and 2018

Adelaide has been a happy hunting ground for visiting Indian teams as they have registered important victories at the venue across all formats. The biggest of them have come in Test cricket, first in 2003 and now in 2018. Both these victories were a result of an all-round team performance and came about after a tough fight in the fourth innings. The only difference was that India were chasing a tricky target in the fourth innings in 2003, while the 2018 victory was made possible by the bowlers, who had…

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