Shortly after India’s exit from the 2019 World Cup last year at the hands of the Kiwis, much was speculated about Dhoni’s future with the team and the prospective replacement being groomed in Rishabh Pant. At that point, he was the regular test keeper and though was in and out of the limited overs side, he had pretty much cemented his place in the team.
After Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan great Zaheer Abbas has also urged his country’s batsmen to learn from India and improve their game. Abbas was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements in the game. According to Abbas, India always find a way out of trouble as some or the other batsman puts his hands up, which is not the case with Pakistan.
In a shocking development earlier today, senior Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has pulled out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons. Now, according to a report in Dainik Jagran, his uncle has passed away following a midnight attack in their village in Pathankot. The same report also added that his aunt is critical.
Having captained Rajasthan Royals for a major portion of IPL 2019, Ajinkya Rahane will be seen in a new role this year. He was traded to Delhi Capitals during the trade window. While Rahane remains an integral part of India’s Test team, he hasn’t played an ODI since February 2018, missing out on a World Cup spot last year.
Indian captain Virat Kohli and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma have retained the top two positions in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. They stand first and second respectively as per the latest ranking released on Wednesday. In Test matches, Australia’s number one batsman Steve Smith is still ruling charts, followed by Kohli and in-form Aussie Marnus Labuschagne. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are the other Indians in the Test Top 10.
More than a week after he announced his international retirement, the tributes for former India captain and legend MS Dhoni refuse to end. Kings XI Punjab captain and dashing Indian batsman KL Rahul is the latest to join the list. In a video released by Indian Premier League (IPL), Rahul has termed Dhoni as a hero for people like him who came from small towns.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli on Monday warned his colleagues to follow the bio-secure bubble in IPL's first virtual meeting. The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League will be a different experience for everyone as it will be played in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, devoid of the large crowds synonymous with the T20 league.
It has been a few days since MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the praises haven't stopped coming in. Now, Dhoni's first captain Sourav Ganguly has also come out in praise of the retired wicket-keeper batsman.
On 15th August, a big piece of news was about to breakout to cricket fans across the globe. India’s greatest wicketkeeper/finisher, and India’s one of the best T20 players were about to bid adieu to the game. Both of them had more than one thing in common. They made their India debuts around the same time, batted together on hundreds of occasions, have been an integral part of CSK setup since the inception of IPL, and are best friends off the field.