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How VVS Laxman scouted J&K cricketer Abdul Samad for SunRisers

How VVS Laxman scouted J&K cricketer Abdul Samad for SunRisers

Groomed by player-cum-coach Irfan Pathan, scouted by VVS Laxman, hard-hitting batsman Abdul Samad became the third player from Jammu and Kashmir to feature in the Indian Premier League with his SunRisers Hyderabad debut. Parvez Rasool and Rasikh Salam were the first-two players in that order to feat...

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Pant can shut critics up with Tewatia attitude

Pant can shut critics up with Tewatia attitude

There was nothing new that Rajasthan Royals’ Rahul Tewatia was struggling even to clear the 30-yard circle when the need of the hour was a bucket of sixes against Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah in the 2020 IPL. Batsmen do struggle once in a while. Who can forget Yuvraj Singh whose struggle with the bat ...

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Sunil Gavaskar falls prey to 'fake' feminism

Sunil Gavaskar falls prey to 'fake' feminism

Trend on social media are natural and everyone seems to be carried away in the wave. No fact checking, no understanding, no knowledge just join the trend and blindly voice your opinion to stay relevant in the present scenario.  Sunil Gavaskar is an old man. He likes to speak his mind and knows ...

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The 'six inches' that make the difference

The 'six inches' that make the difference

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has had a wonderful start. This was just the entertainment for the bored and isolated Indians locked down in their homes for the last few months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An evening of a 'live' episode of cricket drama saw 20 crore viewers watching the opening mat...

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Samson gets ahead in rivalry with Pant but bias accusations are exaggerated

Samson gets ahead in rivalry with Pant but bias accusations are exaggerated

It's right to say Sanju Samson is killing the competition in India as far as the wicketkeeper-batsman role is concerned for the national team.Rishabh Pant has had the selectors and the team management's backing for the last couple of years but now the clamour for Samson is at fever pitch, after his ...

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MS Dhoni late surge big positive for CSK

MS Dhoni late surge big positive for CSK

It looks like MS Dhoni is dusting off the rust match by match. The old war horse has not played for over a year and it took some time to get his bat to swing and time the ball. But he did it on Tuesday, in the final over against Rajasthan Royals, albeit CSK lost by 16 runs.Though one might scratch h...

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Why so much noise over Rayudu? Let’s put the record straight

Why so much noise over Rayudu? Let’s put the record straight

Fans often refuse to see reason in blind devotion to their favourite cricketers. The debate whether or not Ambati Rayudu deserved a place in the Indian team for the World Cup last year in England and Wales raged back to life after the right-handed batsman scored a match-winning 48-ball 71 for C...

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Love handles, belly fat: Indian players crack a bad fitness joke

Love handles, belly fat: Indian players crack a bad fitness joke

As Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma walked to the toss on the opening day of the 2020 IPL and the TV cameras moved from their faces down to their midriff regions, my eyes couldn't believe what they saw.  Just like everyone else, I had been eagerly waiting for what is considered India's gre...

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MS Dhoni justifies retirement in IPL 2020 opener

MS Dhoni justifies retirement in IPL 2020 opener

Questions remained unanswered as MS Dhoni stepped on the field for the first time after the 2019 World Cup. Although Dhoni is a retired cricketer now with his focus solely remaining on the IPL,it looks like he has run out of fuel.  Dhoni, on Saturday, returned to the cricket field precisely aft...

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Get off Arjun Tendulkar! What he's doing is absolutely normal

Get off Arjun Tendulkar! What he's doing is absolutely normal

Working hard is for people born without privileges?! Is that what Arjun Tendulkar driving at these days?  Presently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Mumbai Indians as a nets bowler, Arjun has taken social media by storm recently with his pics going viral ahead of the 13th edition of the I...

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