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    MS Dhoni quietly disappears amid RCB’s emotional celebrations after CSK crash out; act fuels speculations about future

    The match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Saturday evening was billed as ‘the last dance’. In the sense that this was quite possibly the last time MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli would share the field together. Since it was a virtual knockout, a victory for one meant heartbreak for another. Usually, it’s easier to pick one, but in this case, even the most real, truest cricket fans were torn. If CSK won, it would mean another year of despair for Kohli, and if RCB emerged triumphant, it would mark the great man’s final appearance as a…

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    RCB vs CSK: Virat Kohli scripts history, becomes first player to score 3000 runs at a venue in IPL

    Batting maestro Virat Kohli scripted history on Saturday as he completed 3000 runs at M Chinnswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Kohli started strong against Chennai Super Kings in the do-or-die clash to make their way into the playoffs as he smashed a couple of sixes in the third over and became the first player to breach the 3k mark at a venue. RCB star Virat Kohli continues to break in IPL(AP) Kohli, who has been in thrilling form in the ongoing season, once again went off to a flying start as he remained unbeaten on 19 off 9 balls after the rain…

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    “Even Hardik would’ve been disappointed with his performance”: Mark Boucher

    Mumbai [India], : After finishing their disastrous campaign at the bottom of the points table, Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher acknowledged the team’s difficulties while emphasising the need for patience and careful consideration before making changes. “Even Hardik would’ve been disappointed with his performance”: Mark Boucher After losing to the Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs, Mumbai’s Indian Premier League 2024 season came to an abrupt end, finishing last in the IPL standings. Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India’s general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now! Boucher addressed Hardik Pandya’s captaincy and…

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    ‘For India, Jasprit Bumrah is best with the new ball’

    Bowling in a T20 game is never easy. If anything, the challenge has only increased in IPL 2024 with the bowlers coming under heavy fire. And it looks like we can expect the trend to continue at the upcoming T20 World Cup to be played at the United States and West Indies. With that as the context, India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has his work cut out. At the ODI World Cup in India last year, the pace combination of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj along and the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav made their…

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    Ireland players set to receive revised central contracts along with pay raise

    Dublin [Ireland], : Ireland players are set to recieve a pay rise after Cricket Ireland and the Irish Cricketers’ Association reached an agreement on the terms of the central contract. Ireland players set to receive revised central contracts along with pay raise Last week it was reported that Ireland players had rejected an offer from the board. The players were going to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup in June on contracts that initially expired in February this year. Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India’s general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!…

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    ‘Sachin Tendulkar left his ego at home’: Virat Kohli dropped, ‘God’ triumphs over ‘King’ in cricket’s ‘Ultimate XI’

    Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar. One nicknamed ‘King’ and the other a ‘God’. Over the last decade, when Tendulkar retired, and Kohli became the beast the world knows him as, many parallels have been drawn between Indian cricket’s two biggest icons as to who’s the better of the two. Comparisons have been made. The records speak for themselves. One of them is the most complete batter that the world has ever seen – after the incomparable Don Bradman – and the other is the most exciting batter ever produced by India. Kohli’s freak athleticism, fitness and jaw-dropping batting has captured…

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    MI’s Indian players want Rohit Sharma, foreigners side with Hardik Pandya as clear division appears: Report

    What was supposed to be Mumbai Indians’ season of revival has ended in a disaster. MI still have a match to go but they have no chance of making the playoffs. Their only goal is to escape a bottom-of-the-points table finish when they next face Lucknow Super Giants in their last IPL 2024 match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. MI need to beat LSG and then hope PBKS don’t win their last match. But they have bigger things to worry about than tackling LSG or praying for PBKS’ loss. Mumbai Indians caption Hardik Pandya and his teammate…

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    CSK CEO denies reports of Stephen Fleming being approached for India head coach role, delivers sharp statement

    The speculations surrounding former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming potentially succeeding Rahul Dravid as the head coach of the Indian cricket team picked up pace over the past few days. With Fleming’s illustrious tenure as the head coach of Chennai Super Kings, where he steered the team to a joint-record five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles, his name has naturally emerged as among the top contenders for the prestigious role. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming addresses media (PTI) A report from The Indian Express suggested that the BCCI views Fleming as a promising candidate due to his exceptional…

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    Sanjiv Goenka has another public chat with KL Rahul after DC all but end LSG’s hopes of qualifying for IPL 2024 playoffs

    Not much misses the internet’s eye nowadays and if it is anything related to Sanjiv Goenka and KL Rahul, then it surely won’t. The Lucknow Super Giants owner and its captain have been in the news ever since the former had a go at the latter following the team’s loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024. The outburst gave rise to speculation about Rahul quitting captaincy even before this season ends. But things have taken a different turn since then. LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka with captain KL Rahul after losing to DC(@mufaddal_vohra/ X) Before LSG’s match against DC at the…

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    IPL: How GT failed to find balance after Hardik Pandya’s exit

    Gujarat Titans’ IPL 2024 did start on a promising note with a win over Mumbai Indians, captained by Hardik Pandya who had left despite leading them in two heady seasons. However, things didn’t turn out as expected for both teams. Gujarat Titans are knocked out of the playoffs race. (IPL-X) For MI, getting Pandya back didn’t have the desired result while it left a gaping hole in GT which they couldn’t fill. Both teams had the dubious distinction of dropping out early from the playoffs race. Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India’s general elections, only on the…