Rishabh Pant smashes 85 as India post 287 for 6 in 2nd ODI vs South Africa

Rishabh Pant top-scored with 85 off 71 as India put up a healthy 287 for 6, batting first in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series against South Africa in Paarl. Pant and skipper KL Rahul (55 off 79) featured in a third-wicket stand of 115 to lift India from 64 for 2. The middle […]

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Salman Butt describes KL Rahul’s decision to open batting in South Africa ODIs as “positive and right move”

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has backed KL Rahul’s decision to open the innings in the one-day series against South Africa, which begins in Paarl on Wednesday. Butt described the move as a very positive one. At a virtual press conference on Tuesday, ahead of the 1st ODI, Rahul confirmed that he would open the […]

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Salman Butt questions India’s approach in South Africa, says too many out-of-form batters got picked

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons India got their approach in South Africa completely wrong, specifically in the batting department. Butt punched holes in India’s five-batter theory, pointing out that three out of five batters went into the series with questions being asked about their form. India backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in all […]

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IND vs SA 2021-22: “Even Virat Kohli has similar numbers”

Former left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra has opined that dropping the out-of-form duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane for the final Test against South Africa would not make much sense. According to Nehra, it would be better to give the two a chance to play the entire Test series and then take a call on […]

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Year after India debut, T Natarajan announces setting up of ‘Natarajan Cricket Ground’

A year after making his unexpected India debut during the tour of Australia, left-arm pacer T. Natarajan has announced the setting up of a new cricket ground ‘with all facilities’ in his village. The cricketer revealed that the ground will be called the ‘Natarajan Cricket Ground’ (NCG). Hailing from Chinnappampatti, a village near Salem in […]

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IND vs NZ 2021: “Setting target of 284 seemed like series was on the line”

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons India were too negative with their approach in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand, which ended in a draw. According to Butt, India should have declared at least an hour earlier on Day 4. Chasing 284 for victory, New Zealand lost nine wickets but the last-wicket pair of Rachin […]

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How football with Bollywood buddies & chat with MS Dhoni helped Shreyas Iyer overcome tricky phase

It’s unfortunate when you lose your spot in the team due to injury. It’s a shame when you are stripped of captaincy because of the same injury. But it’s a mark of greatness if you overcome all of these and scale greater peaks. India batter Shreyas Iyer did just that by becoming the 16th from […]

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“Experience is not sold in the market and it can’t be bought”- Ravi Shastri reveals why he backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has disclosed the reason behind backing Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara during the England Test series despite their dip in form. Rahane has scored 372 runs in 19 Test innings this year. His average has been less than 20. Meanwhile, Pujara has aggregated 591 runs in 20 innings at […]

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