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Horoscope Today, April 1, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, April 1, 2024. Today we'll be taking a closer look at what the stars have in store for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Our astrologer has analyzed the movements of the planets and the alignment of the stars to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date horoscope predictions for the day ahead. Whether you're looking for guidance on love, career, or simply a heads up on what to expect, this has got you covered.Let's dive in to see what the cosmos have in store for you today.Aries: Today, you may feel energetic. You may perform efficiently at work, your hard work may pay you now, which may boost your confidence. Property related disputes with the siblings are likely to be resolved now. Your meeting with some influential person may boost your network. Disputes with the ...
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Sri Lanka holds 476-run lead over Bangladesh at stumps on Day 2 of 2nd Test

Sri Lanka’s cricketers walk off the field after the second day of the second Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 31, 2024. | Photo Credit: AFP Sri Lanka kept its nose ahead in the second and final cricket Test against Bangladesh by posting a massive 531 on Day 2 Sunday, thanks to six batters getting past half-century marks.In response, Bangladesh reached 55-1 at stumps, still trailing by 476 runs.None of the batters were able to reach the three-figure mark but Sri Lanka ensured it didn't lose wickets in succession.Kamindu Mendis, who scored twin centuries in the first test that Sri Lanka won by a crushing 328 runs, was stranded on 92 as the 10th wicket fell to a run-out dismissal.Kusal Mendis made a team-high 9...
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PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan completes 150 sixes in IPL career

Punjab Kings’ Shikhar Dhawan drives Naveen-ul-Haq Murid of Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL match at Ekana Satdium, in Lucknow on March 30, 2024. | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper Shikhar Dhawan completed 150 sixes in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday, becoming the 17th player to do so. The veteran left-hander accomplished this feat against Lucknow Super Giants at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. During a run-chase of 200, Dhawan made 70 in 50 balls, with seven fours and three sixes. His runs came at a strike rate of 140. His six tally is now 152. The top six-hitters in the league’s history are: Chris Gayle (357), Rohit Sharma (261), AB de Villiers (251), Virat Kohli (241) and MS Dhoni (239). LSG elected to bat first after winning the toss. Quinton de Kock (54...
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DC vs CSK emotional rollercoaster: 4 moments that stood out, including Dhoni’s one-handed six, Prithvi Shaw’s comeback

The Mahi way CSK lost the match in Vizag by 20 runs, but the scenes at the end of the match would have you believe otherwise. As the camera panned to fans in yellow, they were delirious in joy. Their main man turned back the clock once again and CSK fans got their first Thala Darshan of the season. One shot stood out more than most. Sure it was a full toss, but at the pace Anrich Nortje bowls, it’s not the easiest to put away. But Dhoni swung his hammer, one hand off the handle, sending the ball soaring over the fence. The Process to Perfection! 🥳💥#DCvCSK #WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/YwZYYNLQi5 — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2024 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js It was in Visakhapatnam in April 2005 that a long-haired Dhoni won the hearts of a cricket...
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Hardik Pandya can survive fans’ anger: Boult, Chawla back embattled MI skipper

Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya in action during the IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on March 27, 2024. | Photo Credit: Deepak K R Rajasthan Royals’ pacer Trent Boult on Sunday backed his former teammate Hardik Pandya to ‘block out white noise’ after the Mumbai Indians skipper found himself at the receiving end of crowd’s booing at Ahmedabad and Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL.Pandya has taken over MI captaincy from Rohit Sharma this season upon his return from Gujarat Titans and the whole saga of change of leadership has not gone down well with the fans.“It is something you cannot control, as professional sportspeople it is what you are exposed to in a way. You have to block out the white noise and focus on the job, (but) ...
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Mayank Yadav: The ‘New Delhi Express’ deserves to be groomed and kept on the right track

Lettin’ it rip! Super Giants’ Mayank cranked it up against the Kings to come up with an awesome display of fast bowling. | Photo Credit: ARUN SANKAR  There is nothing quite like fast bowling. Fast bowling, literally, that is — not medium pace.A bowler who is capable of clocking 150 kpmh and who consistently bowls above 145 kmph belongs to the rarest of species in world cricket. So when India discovered one here on Saturday night, the excitement — among cricketers present and past as well as fans — that has followed is understandable. Mayank Yadav was sensational on his debut. The 21-year-old from Delhi, who took three for 27 to help Lucknow Super Giants defeat Punjab Kings by 21 runs, bowled the fastest ball of this IPL (155.8 kmph). In IPL history, only Shaun Tait, Lockie Ferguson, Um...
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IPL MI vs RR | Struggling MI would hope for a quick turnaround

Game-changer: MI will look for runs from Rohit. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI  All along in Mumbai Indians’ illustrious IPL journey, MI Paltan — its fan army, especially at home games — has played the 12th man role to perfection.Fan army’s role Come Monday and the role of the fan army at the Wankhede Stadium could well be decisive for Mumbai Indians’ fate for the season and Hardik Pandya’s new avatar as the team’s captain. As if facing an on-song batting unit and a well-oiled bowling machine of Rajasthan Royals is not challenging enough, whether the Paltan continues to repose its faith in the home team despite the upheaval over leadership change will be worth pondering over. Social media backlash If social media backlash was just an indication, the manner in which Hardik has been boo...
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DC get off the mark as Rishabh Pant finds his groove and MS Dhoni’s blaze falls short for CSK

Synopsis: Throwback Dhoni and magical Pathirana thrust to defeat by a back-to-near best Pant and a utilitarian bowling groupHope buzzed. The past flickered. For 20-odd minutes, this was 2005 Visakhapatnam again. A dashing young batsman, with hair like peaceful waves, would shred the bowlers to all parts of the ground and enter the heart, head and consciousness of a nation. The hair still flowed, the bat still whirled. Dhoni carved Anrich Nortje for a one-handed six, he clumped Khaleel Ahmed for a six over extra cover, he pulled and heaved, generated thunderous power and had the crowd in pure raptures. Yet, he lost, if at all that matters. He almost rendered the result inconsequential—the spectators would take home the Dhoni blaze, even though his knock could not deny Delhi Capitals a 20...
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‘This is something I have built my life on’: Rishabh Pant after leading Delhi Capitals to first win of the season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant showcased his leadership prowess by delivering his first IPL fifty since his return from a harrowing car accident as Delhi Capitals secured a 20-run victory over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2024 on Sunday.Captain Pant led the charge with a brisk 51 off 32 balls, following a stellar performance by fellow left-hander David Warner, who contributed 52 runs, propelling Delhi to a total of 191-5 in Visakhapatnam.IPL 2024 Points TableDelhi's bowlers put up an impressive display, restricting Chennai to 171-6, securing their first win of the season and handing their opponents a defeat after two consecutive opening victories.Talking about his innings, Pant mentioned that he took some time to settle in before unleashing his strokes. He emphasized that he had been eagerly...
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Vintage Dhoni, almost: MSD ends game with six while batting for 1st time in IPL 2024, but CSK fall short

Mahendra Singh Dhoni fans finally had something to cheer on Sunday as the Chennai Super Kings talisman finally batted for the first time in IPL 2024. Not just that, Dhoni managed to slap the final ball of CSK’s innings with a six, almost turning back the clock, much to the glee of the fans at Visakhapatnam. However, there was heartbreak for Chennai after they fell short by 20 runs against Delhi Capitals. Dhoni ended the night unbeaten with 37 runs off 16 balls. With CSK needing 41 runs from the final over, bowled by Anrich Nortje, Dhoni plundered 20 runs, smashed two sixes and two boundaries. Remarkably, this fate of the game was predicted by Michael Hussey, Chennai Super Kings’ batting coach, before the game. “My prediction for the last over of the match is that MS Dhoni will be batt...
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Vintage MS Dhoni cameo delights crowd despite CSK’s defeat vs Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The atmosphere at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam erupted with excitement as the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped onto the field to bat for the first time in the IPL 2024.In the previous matches against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans, Dhoni's batting wasn't required as the Yellow Brigade comfortably secured victories.However, in the match against Delhi Capitals, with CSK struggling at 120/6 in 16.1 overs while chasing 191, Dhoni made his much-awaited entrance.The crowd erupted in thunderous applause as Dhoni walked out to bat for the first time in the tournament.The fans went wild when the 42-year-old maestro struck a boundary off the very first delivery he faced, pulling a short-of-length delivery from Mukesh Kum...
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‘Prithvi Shaw’s knock came from hurt within’, ‘Let’s hope that hunger stays’: Cricketers react to DC star’s knock

Prithvi Shaw spent the first two matches of Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2024 season out of the playing XI, but was finally recalled into the team for the game against the Chennai Super Kings at the ACA-VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. And he made his chance count, scoring a 27-ball 43, a knock which was studded with four boundaries and two sixes. Prithvi was among the four players who were retained by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. But he was dropped by the franchise mid-way into IPL 2023. Coming into Sunday’s game, Prithvi had one half-century in his last 14 IPL innings. In fact, he was not even part of the match squads for their first two games. That hurt of being dropped for the first two games would have fueled his innings on Sunday, reckoned Virender Sehwag. ...
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Babar Azam vows to make Pakistan world-beaters after regaining T20 captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Upon his reappointment as captain, Babar Azam expressed his determination to elevate Pakistan cricket to the pinnacle of success, aiming to mold the team into the best in the world.Babar takes over the Twenty20 captaincy from the embattled Shaheen Shah Afridi, who faced criticism following a disappointing 4-1 series loss to New Zealand in January during his brief tenure.Babar's return to leadership comes after he relinquished captaincy across all formats in November, following Pakistan's premature exit from the 50-over World Cup held in India.With a renewed sense of purpose, Babar aims to guide Pakistan cricket to new heights, instilling a winning mentality and fostering a culture of excellence within the team."Our joint aim is to make this team the best in the world," said B...
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Forever struggling for footwear, Mayank Yadav taking giant leap | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Devender Sharma’s phone rang, just past midnight Saturday. In most ideas, midnight is the start of a new day, a changeover in the passage of time. The message in the call, too would be signifying that – a new start. But the voice at the other end was betraying no such reaction, remembers Sharma. “Sir, aaj na mera debut ho gaya. (Sir, today I got my debut).” The ‘contents’ of the call was plain, telegram-like short, but the Sonnet Club coach immediately got the enormity of the meaning. “He spoke as if nothing happened. He just wanted to listen what I had to say,” Sharma told TOI the morning after.Mayank Yadav, super-fast from Delhi, had just rattled a watching IPL-verse. Fuelled by sheer pace, with his 3/27 helping Lucknow Super Giants outbowl Punjab Kings in Lucknow, Saturday...
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‘Thank you sir for reminding me…’: GT pacer Mohit Sharma to Ravi Shastri during post-match presentation | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mohit Sharma stood in serene silence, his hands folded in profound gratitude, eyes shut as he transported himself back in time with a breathtaking exhibition of death bowling.His remarkable performance, tallying figures of 3/25, proved instrumental in Gujarat Titans' efforts to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to 162/8 in Ahmedabad on Sunday.This impressive display came mere days after the Titans had etched their name in the IPL record books with a monumental total of 277/3.Riding on Mohit's heroics, the Titans cruised to a resounding seven-wicket victory.At the age of 35 years and 195 days, the seasoned Indian seamer showcased that age is no barrier to success, a sentiment he graciously acknowledged while accepting the player-of-the-match award."Thank you sir for reminding me I'...
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‘Sight for sore eyes for sure’: Rishabh Pant slams his 1st 50 of IPL 2024 vs Chennai Super Kings

Rishabh Pant slammed his first fifty of IPL 2024 against Chennai Super Kings as the Delhi Capitals captain signalled his comeback to form at Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Pant got to his 50 off just 31 balls before getting out in the next ball itself while attempting to his Matheesha Pathirana for a chip straight down the ground. Pant mistimed his shot and ended up offering a swirling catch to Ruturaj Gaikwad, who caught it after running in from long-off. Follow our IPL 2024 liveblog to follow the DC vs CSK live score Explosion from Rishabh Pant Just before he got dismissed, Pant had entertained the crowd at Visakhapatnam by hitting three consecutive balls from Matheesha Pathirana to the fence: the first one was a towering hit over the ropes at long-on, the second one was again sent to the ...
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MS Dhoni first wicketkeeper to achieve this feat in T20 cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Talismanic keeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday added another feather to his illustrious cap. Dhoni, who guided Chennai Super Kings to five IPL titles, achieved the milestone during the IPL 2024 clash against Delhi Capitals at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. With 300 dismissals in his T20 career, comprising 213 catches and 87 stumpings, Dhoni solidified his position as the record holder for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in T20 cricket.He reached this milestone by taking the catch of Prithvi Shaw off Ravindra Jadeja's delivery.Former Pakistani keeper Kamran Akmal follows Dhoni closely with 274 dismissals (172 catches and 102 stumpings), securing the second position in the tally. Dinesh Karthik occupies the third spot with ...
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Indian Open golf: Despite three consecutive bogies on final five holes, Nakajima strolls to victory; Indian Veer Ahlawat finishes tied-second with gutsy eagle

By the sixth hole, three birdies already in tow, the rest of the round became a slow-paced wait for glory for Japan’s Keita Nakajima, who despite hitting a double bogey and three consecutive bogies in the final five holes, strolled to the 2024 Hero Indian Open title here on Sunday.The 23-year-old earned his card by topping the Order of Merit on the Japanese Tour last year. On just his 11th appearance on the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) he won his first title in utterly dominant fashion at the DLF G&CC finishing seventeen under par – a winning-score record on this course – despite his nervy finish that led to a one-over 73 on the final day. The local crowd also had reason to cheer as Veer Ahlawat hit an impressive one-under 71, with a gutsy eagle that received a raucous rou...
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Watch: Airborne Matheesha Pathirana takes a one-handed stunner to get rid of David Warner | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When chips were down for the team, you need an exceptional effort to shift the momentum and that's exactly what Matheesha Pathirana did during Chennai Super Kings' clash against Delhi Capitals.CSK were looking for a desperate breakthrough after David Warner and Rishabh Pant gave DC a flying start and added 93-run stand for the opening wicket.Warner went hammer and tongs against CSK bowlers before he went for the reverse scoop off Mustafizur Rahman in the 10th over.But little did he know that Pathirana's sensational effort would bring an end to his magnificent knock.The 'Baby Malinga' as he is known as because of his bowling action, jumped to his right and grabbed a mid-air one-handed stunner to leave his teammates and fans completely dumbstruck.Earlier, DC captain Rishabh Pan...
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‘If change was necessary…’: Shahid Afridi slams PCB over Babar Azam’s reappointment as Pakistan captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In the wake of Babar Azam being reappointed as white-ball captain, former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi launched a scathing attack on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for their shocking move ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup.Babar relinquished his role as captain across all formats in November following Pakistan's early exit from the 50-over World Cup in India. Coincidentally, Babar takes over the captaincy from Shaheen Shah Afridi, who happens to be Afridi's son-in-law. This decision was made by the newly reorganised seven-member selection committee, which was formed just a week ago.Taking to social media platform 'X', Afridi bluntly expressed displeasure over the decision, and went on to say that if it was that necessary than wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan should ha...