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Credit For Rohit’s Success Goes to Dhoni: Gambhir

New Delhi: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes the credit score for Rohit Sharma's meteoric rise in white-ball cricket should be given to former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Since making his debut in 2007, Rohit was languishing within the middle-order with consistency being his predominant situation.Dhoni seemingly took word of Rohit's hidden expertise and gave him a protracted rope. He then promoted Rohit as opener in 2013 and that transfer labored wonders for him because the right-hander has gone on to grow to be one of the deadly top-order batsmen in white-ball cricket."Where Rohit Sharma is today, it is because of M.S. Dhoni," Gambhir instructed Sports Tak as per India Today."You can talk about the selection committee and team management, but i...
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Aakash Chopra Leaves Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma Out of Best XI, Picks Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah is the one Indian that made it to commentator and former India opener Aakash Chopra's World T20 XI. Aakash had compiled the staff with the situation that he can select just one participant from every nation."Recently I spotted something interesting that the ICC did. They asked fans to pick the best T20I XI in the world -- with a condition of course! You can pick ONLY 1 PLAYER from each country. Really challenging exercise actually. So I thought I'd share my team with you all. Have a go as well, and share your team in the comments below. Remember the CONDITION very carefully guys!" he wrote on Facebook.For Chopra's World XI staff, Australia's David Warner and England's Jos Buttler open the batting. Buttler can also be the wicketkeeper of the sta...
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Marnus Labuschagne Ready for ‘Heaps of Cricket’ when Sport Resumes

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is bracing for "heaps and heaps of cricket" as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the prolific high order batsman mentioned on Saturday.The world well being disaster has halted worldwide sports activities, suspending a number of bilateral cricket sequence and jeopardising this yr's Twenty20 World Cup scheduled in October-November in Australia."There is going to be a lot of tours that will need to be made up," Labuschagne informed Australian Associated Press (AAP)."There's going to be a whole heap of cricket in a very short time frame. We'll be making up for missed time, that schedule is just going to be packed."It's going to be a bit completely different to what we're used to. We're going to should be prepared popping out o...
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Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli Lead Tributes After Veteran Actor Rishi Kapoor’s Death

The sports activities fraternity has are available in unison to pay tribute to veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, who handed away aged 67 early on Thursday morning. Rishi was hospitalised on Wednesday evening after complaining he was not feeling nicely.The news is available in only a day after the sudden demise of one other appearing maestro Irrfan Khan. Rishi Kapoor is survived by spouse Neetu Kapoor, son Ranbir and daughter Ridhima.India skipper Virat Kohli was one of many first to precise grief on social media after Rishi's premature dying."This is unreal and unbelievable. Yesterday Irrfan Khan and today Rishi Kapoor ji. It's hard to accept this as a legend passes away today. My condolences to the family and may his soul rest in peace," Kohli tweeted.Th...
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VVS Laxman Had Beautiful Technique, Was Hard to Get Through: Brett Lee

Former Australia speedster Brett Lee has lavished reward on VVS Laxman, saying that the previous Indian batter had a fantastic method and a uncommon cheekiness in his batting method which made it very troublesome for the bowlers to get his wicket."It was so hard to get through his technique, a beautiful technique, wasn't scared of the ball, had a lot of time and great foot movement," Lee stated whereas talking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected' present."He had that cheekiness about him and that cheekiness in a batsman is hard sometimes because when they're cheeky and on song, they don't care who's bowling at what pace, they'll get through it and they'll make you pay and hurt."And VVS kind of had that knack of realizing when an individual's about to get by his
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One of My Most Memorable Moments: Suresh Raina Remembers First T20I Ton

On May 2, 2010, Suresh Raina grew to become the primary Indian cricketer to attain a century in T20 internationals when he smashed a ton towards South Africa in a World T20 match at Gros Islet in St Lucia. While Rohit Sharma and Okay.L. Rahul have gone on to attain a whole bunch for India within the T20 format, Raina was the primary.Taking to Twitter, Raina wrote: "One of the most memorable moments for me. Scoring a first ever T20i century for my country undoubtedly filled me with a lot of confidence, energy & a never ending zest of giving my 100% to my game every time I'm on the field."With the world coming to a standstill because of the coronavirus outbreak, sporting occasions throughout the globe have both been cancelled or suspended and sportspersons ...
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Big Egos Not Harmful if There is Team Culture, Environment: Jayawardene

Sri Lankan batting nice Mahela Jayawardene says there is "nothing harmful" in having gamers with large egos in a crew so long as he is capable of get the perfect out of them inside a super surroundings.Jayawardene has achieved appreciable success in management roles lately, first as a captain after which coach, and stated he has at all times backed his gamers to the hilt.Helming the affairs in a team-game like cricket, Jayawardene was requested how does he cope with large egos."It's good to have that. It's nothing harmful. It's about identifying and making sure that they thrive. Everyone has got to this level because they are good, right? So you try and get them to prove that. That's all you need to do," Jayawardene was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.The 42...
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In the Last IPL, I Was Bowling Reverse Carrom: R Ashwin

In the latest episode of ESPNcricinfo Videocast that airs on Saturday, R. Ashwin talks about his future, his accuracy as a bowler, what makes him click on in brief format cricket, way forward for spinners and the way they'll keep related in the ever evolving recreation of cricket."I am good at T20 cricket. If my body holds up, I see a purple patch coming up for me in Test cricket", says Ravichandran Ashwin when Sanjay Manjarekar, host of ESPNcricinfo, asks him about his future plans.Ashwin doesn't favour 4-day cricket. He says, "I am a spinner and you're taking the fifth day out of the game, you're taking out a very fascinating aspect of the game."Ashwin shares the secret of his capability to supply variations in finger spin with a lot accuracy and the affect...
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Brothers in Arms: Ravi Shastri Posts Old Photos with Viv Richards & Malcom Marshall

India heach coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday took a visit down the reminiscence lane and made a nostalgic submit in which he seen photographed alongside West Indies batting legend Sir Vivian Richards and bowling icon Malcolm Marshall."Brothers in arms. The best I played against. Privilege and honour - with Malcolm Denzil Marshall and Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards," Shastri tweeted alongside with the 2 pictures.Brothers in arms. The greatest I performed towards. Privilege and honour 🙏 - with Malcolm Denzil Marshall and Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards @ivivianrichards pic.twitter.com/idlJiXja1D— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) May 2, 2020 Richards, who's touted to be one of many best batsmen to have ever graced the game, represented West Indies in 121 Te
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Australia Overtake India as World Number One Test Team, England Lead ODI Rankings

Australia have moved to the highest of the Test and T20I rankings for males whereas England proceed to steer the lads's ODI rankings after the annual replace carried out on Friday, which eliminates outcomes from 2016-17.In the latest replace, that charges all matches performed since May 2019 at 100 per cent and people of the earlier two years at 50 per cent, Australia (116) have taken over from India as the top-ranked facet within the ICC males's Test group rankings with New Zealand (115) remaining in second place. India are actually third with 114 factors.With solely two factors separating them, that is the second closest the highest three groups have been for the reason that Test rankings have been launched in 2003. The closest for the highest three groups ...