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IPL 2024: How Mumbai Indians collectively combusted to disappoint home fans

Synopsis: It was a night of disappointment for Mumbai Indians batsmen as they imploded on a red-soil pitch with some assistance to seam and some bounce for spinners before a composed Riyan Parag ensured Rajasthan Royals cantered to a win It was all set for a Rohit Sharma special. Only it didn’t happen. When he walked into the arena before the game, he was greeted with loud fanatic cheers, borrowing a line from the Ramgopal Verma movie Satya: “Mumbai ka raja kaun, Rohit Sharma!” When he came to bat later, the cheers were deafening and he took a while to get ready. The guard was scratched, a look here and there, and one at the bowler, and he was yet to settle in. A slight shimmy to the legside to look around even more as the shouts kept growing. Eventually, he faced up but Trent Boult pul...
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IPL RCB vs LSG | RCB top-order needs to make an explosive start

Impact player: RCB will look to Maxwell to fire on all cylinders. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K The batting approach of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will come under scrutiny when the side takes on Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday.In the previous outing here, RCB failed to get a move on and posted 182 for six. This proved to be woefully inadequate, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) romped home with 19 deliveries to spare. The RCB top order, reluctant to pull the trigger thus far, will seek to start explosively and keep that aggression right through the essay. RCB head coach Andy Flower reiterated the need to get big totals. “If you look around at the totals that sides have gotten, the aggression shown by all batting sides, there are big scores ...
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Watch: Rohit Sharma tries to calm Wankhede crowd, urges them to stop booing Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The crowd's hostility towards Hardik Pandya refuses to die down with fans booing the Mumbai Indians skipper without any respite. But Rohit Sharma displayed his empathy by pacifying the Wankhede crowd during MI's match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday.While fielding on the boundary line, Rohit was seen gesturing towards the crowd to stop booing Hardik.Earlier in the day, former India player Sanjay Manjrekar has also come out in support of Hardik and asked the Wankhede crowd to behave and for a big round of applause for MI skipper came for the toss.Pandya was badly booed by the crowd in MI's first two matches played at Ahmedabad and Hyderabad in the IPL 2024 but his homecoming did not bring any change of fortune.The 29-year-old Pandya, who replaced Rohit as the captain of the...
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IPL | Mayank Yadav has the attributes to play all formats, says Broad

Tearaway debut: To come in and change the rhythm of the game like Mayank did was spectacular, says Broad. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K Terming the 21-year-old Mayank Yadav’s IPL entry as “one of the most spectacular debuts,” former England pacer Stuart Broad said on Monday that the young pacer has all the attributes to perform well in Australia in Test cricket and expected him to debut for India in the “next 18 months.”Mayank’s fiery pace (150 kph and above) and shorter lengths fetched him three wickets (three for 27) and helped Lucknow Super Giants defeat Punjab Kings by 21 runs on Saturday. Speaking on the Star Sports Press Room show, Broad said: “It was one of the most spectacular debuts I think you will see from a young bowler — to come in and change the rhythm of the game like h...
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Rohit Sharma gets startled by fan during MI vs RR IPL match. WATCH

Rohit Sharma got startled when the fans’ adulation from the stand spilled over to the field of play as a supporter evaded security and ran towards the former Mumbai Indians skipper and gave him a hug. Rohit was dictating something to his fellow teammate when he turned back and saw the fan steaming in towards him and took 2-3 steps back. He, however, gained his composure and allowed to the fan to hug him. The person the hugged Ishan Kishan and was escorted out by the security personnel. In the match, a clinical Rajasthan Royals romped home for a third win on the trot in the IPL with a six-wicket hammering of Mumbai Indians, whose skipper Hardik Pandya continued to be on the receiving end of fans’ anger. Itna toh Trent Boult se bhi nahi dara tha 🤣pic.twitter.com/UHAGGTXdZK — Sagar (@sag...
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IPL 2024, MI vs RR highlights: Clinical Rajasthan Royals hand Mumbai Indians third loss in a row, win by 6 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajasthan Royals secured their third consecutive victory in the Indian Premier League by comfortably defeating the Mumbai Indians with a six-wicket margin. The Mumbai Indians, led by Hardik Pandya, faced the ire of fans yet again on Monday.Yuzvendra Chahal (3/11) and Trent Boult (3/22) orchestrated a stifling bowling performance, restricting the Mumbai Indians to a mere 125/9. Riyan Parag (54 not out) then showcased his batting prowess once more, steering the Rajasthan Royals to the top of the IPL points table.The 22-year-old Parag continued his remarkable form this season, displaying maturity and aggression in equal measure. His innings was characterized by spectacular shots, as he remained steadfast in his determination to see his team through to victory.Parag's brilliant k...
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MI vs RR: Hardik Pandya booed, Rohit Sharma doesn’t last long, an Impact sub that bombed and more

The Hardik Pandya saga is reaching new levels of absurdity with every passing day in this IPL. Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar started the toss broadcast with “We are all set for the toss here. We have got the two captains with me. Hardik Pandya, captain of the Mumbai Indians. Big round of applause, ladies and gentlemen… (pause, some boos) Behave!” It was just another bizarre moment in this whole episode ‘Raja’ leaves after one ball ‘Mumbai ka Raja’ got a great ovation when he walked in, but that didn’t help him when he received a pearler from Trent Boult first up. Left-arm pace swinging into him has been Rohit’s kryptonite for a long time, and he would have been expecting and preparing himself for one. But it was the away-going delivery that did for the India captain. The Mumbai crowd tha...
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Watch: Fan invades field, scares Rohit Sharma during MI vs RR match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident during the Mumbai Indians-Rajasthan Royals IPL match, a passionate fan breached security and invaded the field in an attempt to meet his idol, Rohit Sharma. However, the unexpected appearance of the fan startled Rohit, causing a momentary alarm during the match.The incident unfolded while Mumbai were fielding, defending a total of 125 against Rajasthan at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.Regrettably, this is not an isolated occurrence; similar incidents have occurred in the past involving players like Rohit and Virat Kohli.The fan managed to approach Rohit, who was standing at slip, and proceeded to hug and shake hands with him, as well as extending the same gesture to wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who was standing alongside the Indian skipper.Prompt...
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Mumbai Indians become side to use Impact player the fastest as Dewald Brevis replaced Naman Dhir in 2nd over

Mumbai Indians scripted a unique record on Monday when they became the side to substitute a player very early in a match, namely just after the 1st over of the innings. With Trent Boult striking twice in his first over, MI brought in Dewald Brevis in place of Naman Dhir who was dismissed off the last ball of the first over. Brevis wouldn’t last long either when he was sent back by fellow Protea Nandre Burger in the second over. The franchise had a nightmare start with Rohit Sharma, Dhir and Brevis all departed for ducks while Ishan Kishan was sent back for just 16. Tilak Varma and captain Hardik Pandya steadied the innings somewhat with respective scores of 32 and 34 before getting dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal. After that, the procession of wickets continued with Tim David, Piyush Cha...
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IPL-17 | “I am now more mature and responsible,” says Titans’ mainstay Sai Sudharsan

Sai Sudarshan of Gujarat Titans in action. | Photo Credit: Raghunathan SR  At first glance, B. Sai Sudharsan isn’t flashy. He is patient, bats in an uncomplicated fashion and doesn’t attract a lot of attention. Over the last two years though, the incremental gains have accrued to such an extent that he is now impossible to ignore.On Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the 22-year-old carried Gujarat Titans to victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a solid 45 (36b, 4x4, 1x6). In three matches so far, Sai Sudharsan has been GT’s most consistent batter, and was also the top-scorer (45) in the opening win over Mumbai Indians.To be sure, Sai Sudharsan’s knocks aren’t of the variety that usually make heads turn in the shortest format. But he is a smart reader of the game and is adaptable....
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Mumbai Indians first team in IPL history to achieve this feat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians entered their name in record books as they became the first team to achieve a significant milestone in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).The five-time champions MI's match against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2024 on Monday was their 250th appearance making them the only team to get to the landmark.IPL 2024 Orange Cap | IPL 2024 Purple CapThey reached this milestone ahead of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Delhi Capitals (DC).These four teams, along with Mumbai Indians, have been part of all 17 editions of the IPL.Following Mumbai Indians, RCB have played 244 IPL matches, placing them next in line. They are followed by DC, who have played 241 matches. KKR have participated in 239 matches, secu...
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IPL DC vs CSK | Pant fined ₹12 lakh for slow over rate

Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant’s bat slips as he plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings at ACA-VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam, Sunday, March 31, 2024. | Photo Credit: K. R Deepak Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has copped a ₹12 lakh fine for maintaining a slow over rate during the IPL game against Chennai Super Kings here.Delhi Capitals pulled off a comfortable 20-run win over defending champions CSK here on Sunday."Rishabh Pant, the Delhi Capitals captain, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their IPL match against Chennai Super Kings," an IPL statement read."As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Pant was f...
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IPL DC vs CSK | The result is a fair reflection of the way the teams played, says Fleming

Getting in the groove: Delhi Capitals brought up its first win of the season. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming said his team lost the plot in the PowerPlay with both ball and bat as it suffered its first defeat in the Indian Premier League season to Delhi Capitals here on Sunday.“I think the result is probably a fair reflection of the way the teams played. We were a little bit off tonight. We were slow to start in the first six overs of each innings,” said Fleming. “I think we gave away too many in our first six when we bowled. When we batted, they were very good, created pressure, and used conditions very well.” The former New Zealand skipper also praised Rishabh Pant’s knock and felt it made the difference. “It was excellent batting. It showed ...
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Hardik Pandya booed: Mumbai Police deploy cops in civil clothes at MCA pavilion after hostile crowd response to MI skipper

Hardik Pandya booed: The Mumbai Police deployed cops in civil clothes at the MCA pavilion, the place Mumbai Indians dug out is as a precautionary measure as the crowd inside the stadium soundly booed the franchise’s skipper Hardik Pandya at the toss in the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals on Monday. The crowd, who cheered former skipper Rohit Sharma and screamed ‘Mumbai ka Raja kaun? Rohit Sharma’, had also booed Pandya when he had entered Wankhede to warm up before the commencement of the toss. And when Pandya walked in with Mumbai wobbling at 20 for 4 in the fourth over, there was silence. No boos. Not much cheers either. Then the penny dropped when the stadium announcer first involved the old Mumbai chant: Ganpati bappa Mourya. The crowd repeate...
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IPL-17 | Dhoni’s batting was spectacular and lone positive on tough day, says Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings player M.S. Dhoni plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2024 match against Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam on March 31, 2024. | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak There are not many better than the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to game awareness and that reflected in his maiden outing with the bat this IPL season, said Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming. The margin of defeat for CSK's first loss of the season would have been bigger than 20 runs if it was not for Dhoni's unbeaten 37 off 16 balls at number eight. Dhoni's cameo against the Delhi Capitals included a thundering six over extra-cover before he unleashed a one handed maximum over mid-wicket in the 20th over. The 42-year-old, who last played for India in 2019, had undergone a knee surge...
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Getting to Know Shani: The Big Influence of Saturn in Astrology – Times of India

Saturn is known as Shani in Vedic astrology. People believe it has a big say in our lives. Some see Saturn as a strict teacher, bringing us lessons to learn. It affects many parts of our lives, like work, health, relationships, and even our inner selves. Let's understand what Saturn's all about in astrology.In stories, Saturn is often seen as serious and fair. It's linked with things like discipline, responsibility, and karma.People say Saturn moves through different signs and houses in our birth chart, giving us challenges and chances to grow. It teaches us patience, resilience, and the ability to face tough times.In astrology, where Saturn sits in our birth chart tells a lot about our life. For example, if Saturn is in the part of the chart about work, it might mean delays or obstacle...
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Rohit Sharma equals Dinesh Karthik for an ‘unwanted’ IPL record | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Flamboyant Mumbai Indians opener Rohit Sharma on Monday created an unwanted record, equalling RCB wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik for the most ducks in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).Both Rohit and Karthik have now been dismissed on ducks for 17 times followed by Glenn Maxwell, Piyush Chawla, Mandeep Singh and Sunil Narine, who all got out on ducks for 15 times.The incident happened on the fifth delivery of the first over bowled by Rajasthan Royals pacer Trent Boult. Rohit had a poke at Boult's delivery which was short of a length outside off and he got a thick outside edge. Royals skipper Sanju Samson dived to his right and took a fine low one-handed catch.ALSO READ: Watch IPL in QatarBoult was on fire as he dismissed Naman Dhir on the very next ball, trapping...
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Understanding the Sun in Astrology – Times of India

The Sun represents who we are and what makes us unique. Let's explore what the Sun means in astrology and how it affects us.The Sun's Role in Astrology:In astrology, the Sun is all about our identity and how we express ourselves. It's like the spotlight that shows off our personality. The Sun is in charge of our confidence, energy, and what makes us tick. It's like the captain of our ship, guiding us through life.Sun Signs and Personality Traits:Each zodiac sign has its own Sun sign, which shows off its main traits.For example, Aries people are bold and full of energy because their Sun sign is Aries. Taurus folks are known for being practical and down-to-earth because their Sun sign is Taurus. Your Sun sign says a lot about who you are and how you behave.The Sun's Transit and Seasons:Th...
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Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces; These zodiac signs can trick you easily – Times of India

Each zodiac sign has its own special traits. Some signs are known for being honest, while others are good at hiding their true intentions. Let's talk about the zodiac signs that are really good at fooling people. Gemini (May 21 - June 20):Gemini is symbolized by the Twins. They're charming and clever. Geminis can act differently depending on who they're with.They're great at telling stories and making people believe them. Sometimes it's hard to know what they really want because they can be different with different people.Libra (September 23 - October 22):Libra is symbolized by the Scales. They like things to be peaceful and fair. Libras seem friendly and agreeable, but they might not always be honest about how they feel. They're good at avoiding arguments, even if it means not telling ...
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From Taurus to Leo; Exploring animal symbols in astrology – Times of India

In astrology, animal symbols are important because they help us understand the traits and qualities of each zodiac sign. Animals have special characteristics that are connected to different signs. Let's look at how animals represent each zodiac sign and what it means for people born under them. Aries (March 21 - April 19): RamAries is represented by the Ram.Rams are known for being brave and strong. They like to take the lead and face challenges head-on. People born under Aries, like the Ram, are courageous and like to take charge. They're not afraid to go after what they want.Taurus (April 20 - May 20): BullTaurus is symbolized by the Bull. Bulls are known for their strength and determination. They're grounded and steady, always moving forward no matter what. People born under Taurus, ...