Gearing up for IPL season 2021 mini-auctions, franchises on January 20 announced the list of retained marquee players and released ones to retrieve more money in the auction purse. While the most surprise package was the retention of Suresh Raina, who left the team last season, CSK has yet again shown confidence on its skipper MS Dhoni and released Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh and Shane Watson. The defending champions Mumbai Indians, in a… read-more
Bouncing back from a disheartening loss in the first test match, bruised, battered but resolute Team India on January 19 secured the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1 with an emphatic 3-wicket win over Australia in the fourth Test at Brisbane. Chasing 328 in the fourth inning, India achieved the target in the 97th over with 18 balls to spare. Southpaw Rishabh Pant emerged as the hero of the inning with his unbeaten knock of 89 runs off 138… read-more
In a hilarious incident, Sydney test hero Hanuma Vihari had asked Bengal BJP leader Babul Supriyo to spell his name correct when the politician criticized the cricketer for playing at a slow rate. After a slow knock from Vihari, Babul Supriyo had accused the former of "murdering" the cricket and "killing" India's chance to win a historic match. Mistakenly, he had spelt Vihari's name 'Hanuma Bihari' which received a dig from the cricketer. For… read-more
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the Brisbane Test against Australia after he sustained an abdominal strain in the third test match. Team India will also miss the in-from all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a dislocated thumb, in the final match. Besides, Hanuma Vihari is ruled out for hamstring. Moreover, R Ashwin's back spasms poses serious apprehensions for India's playing 11 in the series decider starting from… read-more
Regretting his behaviour towards Ravichandran Ashwin, Australian captain Tim Paine on January 12 apologised during a virtual press meet. "I'm human, I want to apologise for the mistakes that I made," said Paine. On the final day of Sydney Test, Paine had used provocative and foul language against Ashwin. Paine also said that he set a bad example of leadership in the match. Besides, he was fined for dissenting with umpire's call as well.
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Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli get showered with congratulations from all ends for becoming parents to their firstborn. Anushka gave birth to a baby girl on January 11 at Mumbai's Breach Candy hospital. Sharing the good news on Twitter, Kohli thanked everyone for their love, prayers, and good wishes. He further added, "we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives."
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The third Test played between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground witnessed the sheer determination required for this format of the game. Chasing a mammoth target of 407, Indian batsmen defied the fierce Aussie bowling attack and ended the match at draw, albeit the odds were in favor of Australia's victory. With this chase, India also batted for most number of overs in fourth inning of a Test since 1979. Earlier, India had batted… read-more
Australian cricketer Steve Smith on January 8 became the second-fastest cricketer to bag 27 test centuries as he scored 131 runs in the ongoing test match against India. Achieving the feat in 136 innings, Smith surpassed Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar (141 innings each), lagging only behind Don Bradman (70 innings). Moreover, he has also bettered Virat Kohli's 7318 runs in Test cricket. Smith's century was his fourth at Sydney Cricket… read-more
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Amidst uncertain cricketing schedule, the Indian women cricket team players Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy and Deepti Sharma will play in a Bengaluru’s club T20 tournament. Featuring four teams, the league will commemorate the golden jubilee of Falcon Sports Club from January 4-12, 2021. Falcon Club President Shantha Rangaswamy stated that the tournament would offer an opportunity for the uncapped players to compete with seniors.
Achieving a top-notch feat, Mohammed Siraj became the first Indian debutant to pick five wickets in a debut test match in the last seven years. Siraj's wickets included those of Cameron Green, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne. Moreover, he credited his partner Jasprit Bumrah for encouraging him. Earlier, Mohammed Shami was the last Indian bower achieve the feat in a debut Test in 2013.
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