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Day: February 12, 2022

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IPL Auction 2022: Decoding the whys and why nots of Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The 10 IPL franchises have so far spent above Rs 388 crore collectively to buy 74 players out of which 20 are overseas recruits. There were 20 players who got more than USD 1 million (Rs 7.53 crore as per Saturday's exchange rates). The PTI tries to answer some common queries about the IPL bids that fans have and why some of the insane bidding happened while some went unsold. Why did Ishan Kishan go for Rs 15.25 crore?A current India player and also a wicket-keeper. Can win matches single handedly and, at 24, has age on his side. A part of MI's batting core. With 48 crore available, they could have gone for only one big India player. With matches at Wankhede and short boundaries, Kishan is the man to watch out for. Why did CSK pay Rs 14 crore for Deepak Chahar?CSK had to go t...
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IPL Auction 2022: Day 1 in numbers | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Following is a summarised lowdown of the IPL 2022 mega auction's first day here on Saturday: Total Money Spent by 10 franchises: Rs 3,88,10,00,000 (Rs 3.88 billion) Total players sold: 74 (Overseas 20) Biggest Buy at Auction: Ishan Kishan (India, Mumbai Indians) Rs 15.25 crore Chennai Super KingsAmount Spent: Rs 69.55 crore, Amount Available: Rs 20.45 crore Buys: 6, Retained: 4 MS Dhoni* (India wk-batter) Rs 12 crore Ruturaj Gaikwad* (India batter) Rs 6 crore Ravindra Jadeja* (India all-rounder) Rs 16 crore Ambati Rayudu (India batter) Rs 6.75 crore Robin Uthappa (India batter) Rs 2 crore Deepak Chahar (India pacer) Rs 14 crore Dwayne Bravo (West Indies allrounder) Rs 4.40 crore Moeen Ali (England allrounder) Rs 8 crore KM Asif (India pacer) Rs 20 lakh Tushar Deshpande (India...
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ISL: Liston shines as ATK Mohun Bagan move to second spot with win over NEUFC | Football News – Times of India

MAGAO: ATK Mohun Bagan rode on Liston Colaco's brilliant show to climb to the second spot after they beat wooden spooners NorthEast United FC 3-1 in the Indian Super League here on Saturday. Suhair Vadakkepeedika (17th) gave NEUFC the lead early on before Joni Kauko (22nd) drew level only for Liston (45th) to make it 2-1 just before half time. Liston was all over NEUFC in the second half as he fed Manvir Singh (52nd) for the team's third goal before making way for Kiyan Nassiri in the 66th minute to cap off another brilliant night. The result means ATKMB are now on 26 points from 14 games, two adrift of leaders Hyderabad FC who have played two matches more. NEUFC remained rock-bottom with 10 points from 17 games. ATKMB extended their unbeaten streak to 10 matches. ATKMB missed the servi...
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Ronaldo running out of lives as effect on Manchester United games dwindles | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United in the close season to much fanfare, promising to restore the Premier League titans to former glories, but, six months on, the veteran's influence is dwindling as his club's stock falls. It all started so well for the Portuguese veteran after completing a dream return to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003-2009. Crucial, late goals in the Champions League at Old Trafford against Atalanta and Villarreal immediately got his adoring fans dreaming of a United renaissance, as he showed no sign of his 37 years having any effect at all. The goals have, however, dried up. Ronaldo has now failed to score in any of his last six appearances in all competitions. The last time he had a longer spell without a goal at club le...
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Naveen Kumar helps Dabang Delhi beat Tamil Thalaivas 32-31 in Pro Kabaddi League | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Naveen Kumar did the star turn as Dabang Delhi KC edged out Tamil Thalaivas 32-31 in a closely fought match of the Pro Kabaddi League here on Saturday. The star raider scored 13 points for Delhi as they overcame a stiff challenge mounted by the Tamil team in the dying minutes. The win will help Delhi increase their chances of a Top-2 finish in the league stages. Thalaivas miscalculated the last raid and didn't attempt for a bonus which could have helped them clinch 2 points to level the match. The result means the team from Chennai are out of the current Top 6 and will need a flawless end to the season to keep their playoff hopes alive. Delhi started the match on the front foot with Naveen Kumar looking ominous. He picked up easy points from the Tamil defence, while at the en...
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EPL: Manchester United held by Southampton as frustrating season continues | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Manchester United's frustrating season continued when they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. United started brightly, creating several early openings before Jadon Sancho got on the end of Marcus Rashford's low cross to fire the hosts in front in the 21st minute -- the England forward's first goal at Old Trafford. However, United, just as they did against Burnley in midweek, dropped off after scoring and again conceded early in the second half, when Scotland international Che Adams slotted home in the 48th minute to equalise. Saints wasted two great chances to complete the turnaround as the Old Trafford fans grew more and more frustrated about another game that was slipping out of their team's hands. Cris...
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Abhinav Manohar: A Cindrella story at footwear shop

November 16, 2021 turned out to be a turning point in Abhinav Manohar Sadarangani’s career. Making his debut for Karnataka, the right-hand batsman smoked a 49-ball 70 – including two fours and six sixes – against Saurashtra in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Abhinav’s childhood coach Irfan Sait feels that knock changed the youngster’s life. “I started receiving endless calls from several IPL teams, enquiring about him, asking for his batting videos. There were questions such as how he is built and how big a six he can hit. Is he a middle-order batsman or a top-order one,” recalls Irfan. Karnataka lost the Syed Mushtaq Ali final, courtesy a last-ball six by Tamil Nadu’s Shahrukh Khan, who was picked by Punjab Kings for a whopping Rs 9 crore in Saturday’s auction. Manohar left his ma...
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delhi capitals: After SRH snub, David Warner looks to start afresh at where it all began in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Australia's swashbuckling opener David Warner is delighted to start afresh in the IPL at Delhi Capitals months after a bitter parting with Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was, in fact, a win-win situation for both Warner and the JSW and GMR co-owned franchise. As the 2022 IPL mega auction day progressed, the DC franchise's co-owner Parth Jindal found it increasingly difficult to believe that he has acquired the services of a "legend" at Rs 6.25 crore. As far as Warner is concerned, his relation with SRH turned sour after the star batter was sacked as captain midway through the 2021 season and eventually dropped from the playing XI. Warner, who started his IPL journey with the Delhi franchise, became the first buy of the mega auction for the Capitals. Expressing his excitement at join...
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CSK, MI auction mantra: Love is letting go, buying them back

The maxim ‘if you love someone let them go, if they come back, they are yours’ – erroneously attributed to Richard Bach, the writer of cosmic mush, but whose origin is unknown was the abiding mantra in the 2022 IPL auction. With a twist: If they are yours, you buy them back. It was set by the tournament’s two most successful franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, too, were on the same cosmic page. Five-time champions MI forked out Rs 15.25 crore for Ishan Kishan, making him the second most expensive Indian player in the history of IPL auction. The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman would earn a higher salary than Jasprit Bumrah, retained for Rs 12 crore. Four-time champions CSK spent Rs 14 crore for Deepak Chahar, making him ...
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Beijing Winter Olympics: Lindvik takes large hill gold for Norway | More sports News – Times of India

ZHANGJIAKOU (China): Norway's Marius Lindvik delivered a monster 151.3-point second jump to snatch the gold medal in a high quality men's Olympic large hill ski jumping event on Saturday, denying Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi a golden double. Kobayashi, fresh from winning the normal hill title last weekend, set the standard again in the first round with a 142-metre jump for 147 points. Lindvik, who led the way in Friday's qualifying session, also continued the hot streak of form that brought him three World Cup wins in January, posting 144.8 points to sit in second place. The Norwegian then delivered a superlative last effort to reach a tally of 296.1 and though Kobayashi produced the next-best jump of the round, he fell just short on 292.8. Germany's World Cup leader Karl Geiger, a disappoin...
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From Hooda-Krunal to Ashwin-Buttler, IPL mega auction has turned foes into teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: In his own words, all-rounder Deepak Hooda was left "demoralised, depressed and under pressure" after a well documented spat with his Baroda state team captain, Krunal Pandya. England's swashbuckling batter Jos Buttler and India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had not seen eye to eye for a long time owing to a controversial run out episode during the 2019 edition of the lucrative league. However, the 2022 IPL mega auction, besides forcing the 10 franchises to break the banks in order to get their favourite players, has done another thing: turn these foes into teammates. Twitter went berserk when Ashwin joined Buttler in Rajasthan Royals, who spent Rs 5 crore to get the services of the seasoned off-spinner. Ashwin, who had appeared for the Delhi Capitals in the 2020 and ...
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FAQ of Auctionomics: Why Chahar got Rs 14 cr and Dhoni was retained for Rs 12 cr

The Indian Premier League’s retention rule came under focus as the auction made Deepak Chahar and Ishan Kishan more valuable than MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah respectively, money-wise. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have retained Dhoni and Bumrah respectively for Rs 12 crore each. While CSK bought Chahar for Rs 14 crore, MI forked out Rs 15.25 crore for Kishan. Harshal Patel, meanwhile, returned to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 10.75 crore, after the franchise made Mohammed Siraj a Rs 7-crore retainee. These are just a few examples. But the IPL ‘auctionomics’ defies logic and embraces the law of supply and demand. This auction was no different. FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE Can someone please explain this: CSK: Chahar gets Rs 14 cr, Dhoni retained for 12 cr. MI: Kishan gets Rs 1...
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IPL auction 2022: Wanindu Hasaranga – 2 IPL games, Rs 10.75 crore price tag | Cricket News – Times of India

When Wanindu Hasaranga took a hat-trick in his debut outing for Sri Lanka in an ODI against Zimbabwe back in 2017, he wrote the first chapter of a career that has blossomed since then. On Saturday, at the 2022 IPL Auction in Bengaluru, perhaps the second chapter of his career began. Before Saturday, Hasaranga, a player in the mold of Afghanistan's Rashid Khan as a spinning all-rounder who delivers aggressive leg-breaks besides being a hard-hitter in the lower middle order, had played just two IPL Games. Hasaranga saw the Royal Challengers Bangalore break the bank to take him home for a whopping Rs 10.75 Crore. His base price was Rs 1 crore, but a bidding war between the franchises saw it stretch past the Rs 10 crore mark. His previous, and the only two matches so far, in the IPL were al...
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Man United’s lean spell continues with 1-1 draw vs. Southampton

Manchester United’s lean spell continued with a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo’s run without a goal extended to six games. Che Adams grabbed Southampton’s equalizer in the 48th minute to cancel out the opener in the 21st by Jadon Sancho, who scored at Old Trafford for the first time since joining United in the offseason. The latest setback for United came four days after a 1-1 draw at last-place Burnley and a week after getting eliminated from the FA Cup at the hands of second-tier Middlesbrough at home following a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. On all three occasions, United has led 1-0 at halftime. “We had an excellent half hour, but in the end it’s about playing in that way for more than just one half,” United manager Ralf R...
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IPL Auction 2022: DC getting Warner was a Sarojini Nagar market-level bargain, says Jaffer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia's swashbuckling batter David Warner was picked by Delhi Capitals (DC) for Rs 6.25 crore in the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru on Saturday. However, former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer, who is known for his humorous posts on social media, has given Warner's price a different twist. Jaffer feels that the franchise got the Aussie opener cheap and compared it to a "Sarojini Nagar market-level bargain". "Delhi people are known to strike a bargain, but getting David Warner for just 6.25cr is a Sarojini Nagar market level bargain #IPLAuction2022 #IPL2022," Jaffer tweeted. Delhi people are known to strike a bargain, but getting David Warner for just 6.25cr is a Sarojini Nagar market lev… https://t.co/0KiDsxN524— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 1644652349000Warner was rele...
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Ishan Kishan, Deepak Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga: IPL auction’s multi-tasking multi-millionaires

In the middle of an intense bidding tussle for leg-spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, Indian Premier League auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed onto the floor, leaving the audience in chilly silence. Shortly, after news arrived that Edmeades was safe and had just suffered a bout of low blood pressure, the franchise representatives parted for lunch. After the short break, Royal Challengers Bangalore got the Lankan, who was their mid-season replacement last year, for Rs 10.75 crore. The debilitating moment of the day would be the fall of Edmeades, while the most surprising of purchases would be that of Hasaranga. The amount he elicited was unprecedented, though he’s a perfect purchase from the perspective of franchises. The two most sought-after entities in IPL auctions a...
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Jos was ‘absolutely fine’ with our preferences: Rajasthan Royals after acquiring Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Wicketkeeper-batter Jos Buttler has moved on from the bitter run out episode with Ravichandran Ashwin, his franchise Rajasthan Royals said after the premier India off-spinner joined the Englishman for the upcoming IPL. On the first day of the IPL 2022 mega auction, RR made a successful bid of Rs 5 crore to secure the services of Ashwin and he will now team up with Buttler, who was retained along with Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal by the inaugural edition champions. Rajasthan Royals CEO Jake Lush McCrum said they spoke to Buttler about their preferences. "We spoke to Jos prior to the auction and just talked through all of our prioritisation of players. Honestly, he didn't even think about it (his run out by Ashwin at the non-striker's end in 2019). I had to sort of bring i...
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Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades stable after fall during IPL auction; Charu Sharma steps in for remainder of show | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Veteran auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed while conducting the IPL players' auction on Saturday and was replaced by sports presenter Charu Sharma for the remainder of the event as he received medical care after a preliminary check-up that found him "stable". Sharma was handed the auction duties as Edmeades recovered following the fall that was blamed on low blood pressure. "Mr. Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, had an unfortunate fall due to Postural Hypotension during the IPL Auction this afternoon. The medical team attended to him immediately after the incident & he is stable," read a statement from IPL. Mr. Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, had an unfortunate fall due to Postural Hypotension during the IPL Auction t… https://t.co/LYNm0T5hSz— IndianPremierLeague (@IP...
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IPL Auction 2022: Suresh Raina, Steve Smith and Shakib among high-profile names to go unsold | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Suresh Raina, Steve Smith, and Shakib Al Hasan were among the high-profile names who went unsold in the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction on Saturday. However, these three names will pop up again in the auction and they might find bidders in the accelerated part of the auction. India all-rounder Deepak Hooda was sold to Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 5.75 crore while Harshal Patel was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 10.75 crore. Nitish Rana was picked up by KKR for Rs 8 crore while West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was bought by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 8.75 crore. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan remained unsold as no franchise showed interest in him. India batter Manish Pandey was picked by Lucknow Super Giants for Rs 4.6 crore. Windies...