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Immediately apologized to Kohli after running him out in Adelaide Test, reveals Rahane | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: While he will always cherish leading India to a famous Test series triumph over Australia during the tour Down Under in the 2020-21 season, there's one memory that troubled Ajinkya Rahane a lot at the beginning of the series. In the first pink/ball Test at Adelaide in December 2020, Rahane was involved in a bad mix-up with Virat Kohli, which resulted in the Indian captain being run out when he was batting well, for 74. Kohli left the tour after that game for the birth of his child. At that point, Kohli and Rahane, who was the vice-captain, were putting together a fine partnership. Kohli, especially, was going great guns and almost making the Australians believe that India was going to take the match away from them. Rahane, who was the batsman facing the attack with Kohli on the ...
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Will be fully fit in 6-8 weeks, says Ajinkya Rahane on hamstring injury

Out-of-favour India batter Ajinkya Rahane said it would take at least six to eight weeks to recover fully from the hamstring injury he had sustained while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s Indian Premier League. Rahane had sustained the injury in KKR’s second last game and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. “That (injury) was really unfortunate. But my rehab is going really well. I am recovering really well. I was in Bangalore (at the NCA) for nearly 10 days and I am going there again for my rehab and recovery. It’s been on track,” Rahane told PTI. “So right now my only focus is on getting better. Get fit as soon as possible and be on the field. I am not sure (when) I will be able to get (fully) fit, it is expected to be around 6-8 weeks but at...
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Ajinkya Rahane: Will be fully fit in 6-8 weeks, says Ajinkya Rahane on hamstring injury | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Out-of-favour India batter Ajinkya Rahane said it would take at least six to eight weeks to recover fully from the hamstring injury he had sustained while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in this year's Indian Premier League. Rahane had sustained the injury in KKR's second last game and was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the tournament. "That (injury) was really unfortunate. But my rehab is going really well. I am recovering really well. I was in Bangalore (at the NCA) for nearly 10 days and I am going there again for my rehab and recovery. It's been on track," Rahane told PTI. "So right now my only focus is on getting better. Get fit as soon as possible and be on the field. I am not sure (when) I will be able to get (fully) fit, it is expected to be around 6-8 week...
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Ashwin bats for more conversation on racism, Rahane recalls Siraj incident at SCG | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has endorsed the idea of having more conversation on racism whether it's in the sports field or in the world in general and also feels that better parenting and awareness about the subject can bring the change. There have been several instances in the past where cricket, which is called a gentleman's game, has been rocked by racist slurs and comments that have brought the sport to disrepute. Many have been punished for their offences as well but it keeps taking place from time to time. "I think we should all have the conversation as a world, it's not just cricket or any other sports. I don't think it has anything to do with a particular section of people in any particular country. Everywhere people do believe that they belong to ...
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Virat Kohli wishes former head coach Ravi Shastri on his birthday | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Friday extended his birthday wishes to Ravi Shastri, the former head coach who turned 60 on Friday. Kohli took to Instagram to extend his wishes to Shastri, with who he shared a great partnership as a captain-coach duo before Shastri stepped down as head coach in November 2021. "Happy Birthday Ravi bhai. Have a good one," said the star batter's Instagram story. Indian opener Mayank Agarwal also took to Twitter to extend his wishes to Shastri, tweeting, "A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success." A very happy birthday @RaviShastriOfc bhai! Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and success.— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) 1653628031000Middle-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara also wis...
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IPL auction snub a blessing in disguise for Cheteshwar Pujara

On Sunday afternoon, as the Indian Premier League juggernaut prepared to move from Mumbai to Kolkata, Cheteshwar Pujara posted some pictures of him and wife Puja with the Eiffel Tower in the background on his Twitter handle. ‘Quaint cosy cafes, walks on beautiful streets and great company in Paris,’ he wrote under the photos. Just a week ago, Pujara had finished a bumper stint with county side Sussex and had more than earned for himself a celebratory jaunt across the English Channel. Hours later, on Sunday evening, he returned to the India squad that will travel to England in June for the final Test of the five-match series – which had been postponed last year – and will now be played from July 1 in Birmingham. But the other veteran batsman who had been dropped along with Pujara for the...
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Hamstring injury forces Ajinkya Rahane out of rest of IPL 2022 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: In another big blow to Kolkata Knight Riders' slender hopes of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs, opener Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of the tournament ahead of their last league game on Wednesday against the Lucknow Super Giants due to a “bad hamstring injury.” Confirming the news, a source at the Knight Riders told TOI: “Yes, unfortunately (Rahane is out of the rest of IPL-15). He suffered a bad hamstring injury in the last game (against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune on Saturday).” Rahane didn’t come out to field in that match after being injured while batting. The former India captain exited the KKR bubble on Monday evening. Rahane will now report to the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, where he will recover from the injury. In seven games this IPL, Rahane scored ...
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buttler: IPL 2022, DC vs RR: Delhi Capitals face Buttler test as they take on Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Sitting at the top of the heap, Jos Buttler is in possession of the Orange Cap and no one is in close range to pose a threat to his 'highest run-scorer' crown. It was towards the later half of the IPL 2018 that the England batter was given the opener's role, and today he stands tall in the coveted spot. Be it for his national team or Rajasthan Royals, the 31-year-old has delivered the goods to become one of the most complete white-ball cricketers in the last few years. Having piled up 618 runs from 11 games so far, Buttler has now scored the most runs in a single season for the Royals, leaving behind Ajinkya Rahane's 560 in 2012. The kind of form the opener is in, he is a threat to Virat Kohli's record of most centuries and runs in a single season - in 2016 - when he slammed four tons a...
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Cheteshwar has got his ‘flow’ back with better match practice, says father cum coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Regular match practice, something Cheteshwar Pujara was not able to get due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the reason for the India batter's consistent run in the ongoing County Championship, reckons his father and coach Arvind Pujara. Pujara, a veteran of 95 Tests, found himself out of the Indian team after the series loss in South Africa alongside Ajinkya Rahane. The consistency that has made him play close to 100 Tests was not there over past three seasons when he averaged less than 30, forcing the selectors to look beyond him for the home series against Sri Lanka. But with two double centuries and a hundred in three games for Sussex this season, Pujara is doing what is in his control as he looks to make a comeback for the one-off Test in England in July. "I feel the lack of...
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Cheteshwar Pujara hits double ton in second innings on Sussex debut | Cricket News – Times of India

DERBY (UK): Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with an unbeaten double hundred in the second innings as Sussex snatched a draw against Derbyshire at the 2022 County Championship on Sunday. Making his debut for Sussex, Pujara was dismissed for six off 15 balls in his first innings on the second day as his team folded for 174 in 56.3 overs in reply to Derbyshire's 505. Batting masterclass. 🧙‍♂️ 🙌Read all about the action from the final day against Derbyshire. 📝 ⬇ #GOSBTS— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) 1650214361000However, the Indian produced a superb show in his second essay, hitting an unconquered 201 not out off 387 balls. His innings was studded with 23 hits to the fence. He shared a 351-run partnership with skipper Tom Haines (243) for the third wicket to bail out S...
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IPL 2022, KKR vs SRH: Kolkata Knight Riders look to halt Sunrisers Hyderabad’s resurgence | Cricket News – Times of India

If slow and steady wins the race, then Sunrisers Hyderabad are on the right path. The Kane Williamson-led side jumped back into the reckoning, with back-to-back victories after suffering two consecutive losses in this IPL. Contrary to slam-bang cricket that is mostly associated with the shortest format of the game, SRH are mostly banking on partnerships to cross the line. They will again look for another good start from their skipper and Abhishek Sharma to score a hat-trick of wins when they meet Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. The SRH opening pair is the key to the team's fortune. The side lost twice when they were dismissed inside the Powerplay and won two games when the duo got the team off to a good start. Skipper Williamson is leading from the fr...
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IPL 2022: Shreyas Iyer empowers players to play their game, just like Rohit Sharma, is a future India captain, says Abhishek Nayar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders' assistant coach Abhishek Nayar is impressed with the way Shreyas Iyer is leading the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Nayar, who has been with the KKR franchise for a while, heaped praise on the 27-year-old Shreyas and compared his captaincy style to that of India and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. The Shreyas Iyer-led KKR team began their IPL 2022 campaign on a high, with a big win vs defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener on March 26. "In terms of personality traits, Shreyas is very much similar to Rohit Sharma. He is just like Rohit in terms of his personality, in terms of being easy-going, in terms of empowering the cricketers. He empowers the players to play the style of game they want to play," Nayar sa...
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IPL 2022: Ajinkya Rahane is a team man, he is not aiming for an India comeback, he is playing to make KKR win the title, says Abhishek Nayar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders' assistant coach Abhishek Nayar is impressed with the way Shreyas Iyer is leading the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Nayar, who has been with the KKR franchise for a while, heaped praise on the 27-year-old Shreyas and compared his captaincy style to that of India and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. The Shreyas Iyer-led KKR team began their IPL 2022 campaign on a high, with a big win vs defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener on March 26. "In terms of personality traits, Shreyas is very much similar to Rohit Sharma. He is just like Rohit in terms of his personality, in terms of being easy-going, in terms of empowering the cricketers. He empowers the players to play the style of game they want to play," Nayar sa...
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CSK vs KKR emotional roller coaster: New captains, Dhoni’s lessons and Bopping it like Bravo

Two new IPL captains Shreyas Iyer (leading KKR for the first time) and Ravindra Jadeja (replacing someone named MSD) did seem to feel the pressure at the toss. Iyer seemed more composed — he has after all a season of captaincy for Delhi Capitals under his belt — but he also forgot the three new caps given this season. “Myself, Billings, and … I forget the name!”. Shortly he remembered and yelled out,“Rahane”. Well, it was Rahane who he replaced in the Test team recently. Jadeja seemed more under the pump. He averted the gaze of the host Danny Morrison, who as ever was hyping up everything in his now-familiar accent and tone, preferring to look mainly at the side towards the pitch as he answered. That’s that from Match 1 of #TATAIPL.@KKRiders win by 6 wickets 👏👏 Scorecard – https://t.c...
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Dhoni’s fifty goes in vain as Rahane gets KKR going in successful chase in IPL opener

A two-wicket powerplay burst by Umesh Yadav followed by Chennai Super Kings’ mid-innings stumble and struggle to score against spin meant they put up only 131 despite MS Dhoni’s fifty. Riding on Ajinkya Rahane’s 44, Kolkata Knight Riders cantered to the target to beat the defending champions in the opening game of the Indian Premier League 2022 by six wickets. Dhoni brings the crowd alive MS Dhoni is nearing 41 and hadn’t played a competitive game since the IPL 2021 final last October. And he walked in at 61 for 5 against Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine, two spinners he has found perhaps the hardest to tackle over the years. The crowd – despite the restricted capacity which meant the bottom tiers were almost entirely vacant – began to cheer for him as soon as he started to descend ...
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Umesh Yadav: EXCLUSIVE – I didn’t bowl well against South Africa and I accept it: Umesh Yadav | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian speedster Umesh Yadav was last seen in an India jersey in limited overs cricket in February 2019, in a T20I match against Australia in Visakhapatnam. Since then, he has only been playing Test cricket. With the next edition of the ICC T20 World Cup coming up in Australia at the end of the year, the 34-year-old fast bowler is eager to make a comeback to the Indian white-ball teams. Umesh, who has played only 7 T20Is in his career so far and taken 9 wickets, is eyeing the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 edition as a stepping stone to make it to the Indian limited-overs side. He spoke to TimesofIndia.com recently about this and much more. He hasn't played an ODI since October 2018. Umesh will be playing for two time IPL champions the Kolkata Knight Riders this se...
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Ajinkya Rahane visits his school and first cricket ground | Off the field News – Times of India

THANE (Maharashtra): Former India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane visited his alma mater 'SV Joshi High School' in Dombivli and reminiscised his days spent at the institution. The 33-year-old batter, who led the Indian team to a historic Test series triumph in Australia last year but was dropped from the team recently due to a prolonged lean patch, took to social media on Wednesday and posted a video of his visit to the school. "There's something about visiting your roots that keeps you grounded. Was at Dombivli with my family and irrespective of how the place changes, it holds the same place in my heart," he said. Rahane was accompanied by his wife Radhika and daughter Aarya and he also took them to the ground, located in the same city, where he learnt the basics of the game. Rahane, a Tes...
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Weekly Sports Newsletter: Why Virat, Rohit, Pujara and Rahane will fall short of the Fab Four

Cricket fans use a unique measuring scale for the notional gradation of young Indian Test batsmen. The markings on this foot-rule of the mind have names, not numbers. To predict the career path of a present-day batter, they make him stand in front of the Wall of Fame. On the top of the iconic scale are Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, with Rahul Dravid not too far behind. Below the Top 3, and not always equidistant, are the names of Laxman, Sehwag, Vengsarkar, Viswanath, Ganguly, Amarnath. Further down are the popular levels of comparisons like Vinod Kambli, Sanjay Manjrekar, Akash Chopra. For a country historically blessed with an unending pool of batting talent, new names of retired icons get periodically added to the scale, putting the newbies under pressure to reach those lofty hei...
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Difficult to fill Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s shoes but at times we need to look forward: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane's service to Indian cricket isn't easy to match but there comes a point when one needs to look forward and give the younger crop a fair run at the Test level, new captain Rohit Sharma said on Thursday. Rahane, with 82 games, and Pujara, with 95 games, have been dropped from the Test squad for the Sri Lanka series and Rohit made it clear that the likes of Shubman Gill, Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer need to be backed for a solid run. "Look these are big shoes to fill in. It's never easy for the guys coming in. Even I don't know who's coming in place of Pujara and Rahane. So we have to wait till tomorrow morning to see who's going to play," Rohit answered to a question on the impact of the senior duo's absence from the team. For Rohit, their an...
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Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya get demoted in BCCI central contracts | Cricket News – Times of India

MOHALI: As the Indian team gets ready to carry out a transition with the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, Test veterans Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Wriddhiman Saha have all been demoted in the BCCI’s annual retainership contracts. TOI had reported on Jan 26 that all of them are set to get demotions. While Ishant, Rahane and Pujara have been put in Grade B from Grade A, Saha has been moved to Grade C from B. Grade A+ is worth Rs 7 crore while A, B and C are Rs 5 crore, Rs 3 crore and Rs 1 crore respectively. Another notable demotion has been Hardik Pandya who too has moved to Grade C from A. Interestingly, all four Test specialists have been recently dropped by the selectors while Pandya has not been considered for selection since the abysmal T20 World Cup in O...