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Babar Azam addresses alleged spat with Shaheen Afridi: ‘We love each other as much as we do our family’

[ad_1] Before flying to India ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has opened up on an alleged verbal altercation with Shaheen Shah Afridi. It was after Pakistan’s defeat to Sri Lanka earlier this month, forcing their exit from the Asia Cup, that rumours of tensions between Babar and the left arm pacer had surfaced on the social media. Clearing out the same in Pakistan’s last press conference before leaving for the World Cup, Babar said, “Respect is given to everyone. You see, whenever the match is close and we lose, it’s just a regular meeting, but sometimes it’s portrayed as if we had a fight. It shouldn’t be like that. Respect should remain constant for everyone. We love each other as much as we do our family.”Most Read 1 Watch this Space: Ch...
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‘What Rohit Sharma did in the 2019 World Cup; Shubman Gill could do the same for India this year’: Suresh Raina

[ad_1] 2011 World Cup winner Suresh Raina heaped praises on Shubman Gill and predicted that the youngster would replicate Rohit Sharma’s unreal 2019 World Cup campaign with the bat in England where the current Indian skipper ended up as the top run scorer (648 runs) with five tons. “What Rohit Sharma did in the 2019 World Cup; Gill could do the same for India this year. He’ll get 50 overs to bat, so it’s a takeoff point for his batting. I think he’s a born leader and he shows that in his game,” Raina said on JioCinema show ‘Home of the Blues: India Heroes’. “The form he’s playing in with his hand speed – it’s extremely strong. Spinners don’t know where to bowl to him and if fast bowlers don’t swing the ball, he can play those really well with a straight or a flick. His mindset will not ...
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Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib apologises for misogynist remarks – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Bangladesh pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib on Tuesday apologised for his past social media posts that criticized working women. The 20-year-old however rejected the label of being a misogynist, pointing out that his own mother is a woman, the country's cricket board said. Tanzim gained attention recently for his impressive performance in the Asia Cup match against India, where he took the wicket of India captain Rohit Sharma with only his fourth international delivery and contributed to Bangladesh's victory. However, his newfound fame was overshadowed by the revelation of his offensive social media posts, drawing criticism from women's rights advocates and feminists."He said he was sorry," Bangladesh Cricket Board cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus told reporters in Dhaka.He...
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Bangladesh bowler under fire over misogynist remarks | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Bangladeshi pacer Tanzim Hasan Sakib on Monday found himself in a soup as controversy erupted regarding his misogynistic social media comments that criticized working women. The controversy unfolds just days after Sakib's impressive international debut.In his first-ever international game in Asia Cup, Sakib dismissed India captain Rohit Sharma. He further demonstrated his composure, securing victory for Bangladesh in the final over.However, the adoration that followed his stellar performance quickly turned into condemnation from women's rights activists and feminists when his derogatory social media posts about women surfaced."If the wife works, the husband's rights are not ensured," Tanzim posted on Facebook last year. "If the wife works, the child's rights are not ens...
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WATCH: Virat Kohli vs Ishan Kishan in mimicry battle. See who won | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Pace bowler Mohammed Siraj delivered a remarkable performance, securing figures of 6-21, and propelled India to a resounding 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, securing their eighth Asia Cup title on a Sunday to remember.Siraj's extraordinary four-wicket burst in a single over played a pivotal role in dismantling Sri Lanka's batting lineup, restricting them to a meager total of 50 runs. In response, the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill comfortably surpassed this target in just 6.1 overs, clinching an impressive win as they prepared for the upcoming ODI World Cup to be held at home next month.The Sri Lankan team's dismal performance in the 50-over contest left the nearly packed stadium audience disappointed, as they were treated to only 116 minutes of play.In ...
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“Ab Siraj se…”: Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor posts after Mohammed Siraj’s fiery spell in Asia Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The TOI Sports Desk excels in a myriad of roles that capture the essence of live sporting events and deliver compelling content to readers worldwide. From running live blogs for India and non-India cricket matches to global spectacles featuring Indian talents, like the Chess World Cup final featuring Praggnanandhaa and the Badminton World Championships semifinal featuring HS Prannoy, our live coverage extends to all mega sporting events. We extensively cover events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Cricket World Cups, FIFA World Cups, and more. The desk is also adept at writing comprehensive match reports and insightful post-match commentary, complemented by stats-based articles that provide an in-depth analysis of player performances and team dynamics. We track news wires for key s...
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WATCH: Team India, fans celebrate Asia Cup triumph | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India clinched a resounding 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to lift the Asia Cup title, with Mohammed Siraj delivering a sensational spell.Siraj played a pivotal role in India's success by dismantling the Sri Lankan batting lineup, claiming six wickets in the final match at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.Sri Lanka, after winning the toss and opting to bat, suffered a humiliating collapse, with their top six batsmen being dismissed for just 12 runs.Their innings came to a close in a mere 15.2 overs.Siraj's remarkable figures stood at six wickets for 21 runs in seven overs, while Hardik Pandya contributed with three crucial wickets.WATCH:India wasted no time in chasing down the modest target of 51 runs, accomplishing it in just 6.1 overs, with Shubman Gill...
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WATCH: Victorious Team India arrives at Mumbai airport after winning the Asia Cup – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India cruised to a comfortable ten-wicket win in the Asia Cup final, handing Sri Lanka a historically heavy defeat at R. Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.After bowling out Sri Lanka for a mere 50 runs, the Indian opening duo of Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill efficiently chased down the target in just 6.1 overs, securing a resounding win.Ishan sealed the run chase with a single against the part-time spinner Charith Asalanka, and the rain-affected tournament's final concluded in just two hours.Read Also'Miyan Magic': Mohammed Siraj's devastating spell against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final explainedIndia pacer Mohammed Siraj produced a devastating bowling spell in an ODI final, helping his team defeat Sri Lanka. India secured an emphatic 10-wicket victory to lift the Asia Cup trop...
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Axar out of first two one-dayers against Aus; Ashwin still in the mix, says Rohit Sharma

[ad_1] India captain Rohit Sharma revealed on Sunday that Axar Patel, who picked up a left quadriceps strain during the match against Bangladesh is unlikely to be available for the first two ODIs against Australia starting on Friday. It is understood that Axar will head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation as the Indian team for the Australia series could see a few changes. On Saturday, while ruling him out of the Asia Cup final, the BCCI stated that Axar has a strain. However, the scan results seem to have revealed a tear. “Axar had a small tear. It looks like maybe a week or ten days (to heal), I don’t know. We have to see how that injury progresses. Some guys recover quickly, and I hope that’s the case with him. I am not sure whether he will be able to p...
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A kick to the rear end is good before ODI World Cup: Sri Lanka coach Silverwood’s scathing assessment after horror show in Colombo

[ad_1] Sri Lanka head coach Chris Silverwood did not mince words and expressed his disappointment on his team’s appalling performance in the Asia Cup final on Sunday. This was after Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 50 after Mohammed Siraj blew away the Lankan batting unit with figures of 6/21, and the visitors romped to a 10-wicket win. “We played very good cricket to get to the final. I think we have to regroup and put some confidence into the players. “You know sometimes a bit of a kick to the rear end is not the worst thing before going into a big tournament,” said Silverwood during the post-match press interaction. Praising India, Silverwood admitted there will be a post-mortem on the performance. “It was a super bowling performance by India. We did not help ourselves either, and we...
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‘A kick to the rear end…’: Sri Lanka coach disappointed with Asia Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood on Sunday expressed disappointment over his team's lackluster performance in the Asia Cup final. However, he viewed the defeat as a valuable wake-up call for his side, coming just before the ODI World Cup next month.In a dismal display, Sri Lanka was shot out for a mere 50 runs, courtesy an outstanding bowling performance of India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who took six for 21.Consequently, India secured an emphatic 10-wicket victory for an 8thAsia Cup title.“We played very good cricket to get to the final. I think we have to regroup and put some confidence into the players.“You know sometimes a bit of a kick to the rear end is not the worst thing before going into a big tournament,” said Silverwood during the post-match press meet.Silverwood...
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‘It got over within the blink of an eye…now we feel like a balanced side’: Shardul Thakur on India’s Asia Cup final win

[ad_1] Shardul Thakur assessed it best. The 2023 Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka “got over withing the blink of an eye.” The all-rounder, who wasn’t part of the playing XI for the final, was all praise for his teammates who closed the summit clash in 21 overs with all ten wickets intact. “Bumrah started well and what a spell it was from Siraj. It was a brilliant effort from his side. Hardik got those last three wickets. It was a clinical performance by the bowlers. Gill and Ishan got done with the chase,” Thakur told Star Sports post game. Mohammed Siraj would nab six wickets in his seven over spell, registering the joint-quickest ODI fifer, as the Indian bowlers managed to restrict Sri Lanka for 50 in the final on Sunday. Record-breaking Siraj! 🤯@mdsirajofficial rewrites his...
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Sri Lanka 1/0 in 0.1 Overs | Live Cricket Score of IND vs SL Final: Sri Lanka ask India to bowl first in Asia Cup final – The Times of India

[ad_1] India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (In for Tilak Varma), KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (In for Suryakumar Yadav), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar (In for Axar Patel), Jasprit Bumrah (In for Mohammad Shami), Kuldeep Yadav (In for Shardul Thakur), Mohammed Siraj (In for Prasidh Krishna).!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; ...
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IND vs SL Live Score: India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final Updates

[ad_1] While India will be strengthened by the return of Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj, an elbow, wrist, and hamstring injury to Axar Patel has forced the team management to send an SOS to off-spinning allrounder Washington Sundar!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement(e); t.async = !0; t.defe...
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India vs Sri Lanka: What will happen if rain washes out Asia Cup final on Sunday | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma-led Team India is all set to face defending champions Sri Lanka in the grand finale of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. However, the looming threat of rain casts a shadow over this crucial match.The cricketing giants have 13 Asian titles (across T20s & ODIs) between them. India have seven Asia Cup titles to their name - 1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018.Sri Lanka clinched the prestigious titles in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, and most recently in 2022.India haven't won any title in the past five years. Sunday presents them with an excellent opportunity to break that disappointing streak when they face the Lankans in the title clash.India's most recent title, across all formats, was in 2018 when the 'Men in Blue' c...
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Asia Cup 2023 Final, India vs Sri Lanka, Colombo Weather Forecast, September 17: Rain threat remains but reserve day in place | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] The weather in Colombo has remained cloudy and rainy throughout the 'Super 4' stage of the Asia Cup, and the forecast is not any different for the final between India and Sri Lanka scheduled to be played on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium.As per the latest weather updates for Sunday, there is a possibility of thunderstorms with scattered showers through the afternoon and evening.However, like the India vs Pakistan match in the 'Super 4' stage, the final also has a reserve day in case rain plays spoil sport on Sunday.India and Sri Lanka finished the 'Super 4' stage with four points each to qualify for the final, but India finished on top of the table with a better net run rate. Bangladesh and Pakistan, who finished third and fourth respectively, were eliminated. The final is sche...
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India vs Sri Lanka playing XI tip-off, Asia Cup 2023 final: Kohli, Bumrah and Pandya to return, Shardul to keep his place

[ad_1] India will take on Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 on Sunday in Colombo. Rohit Sharma’s men have looked like a near-perfect team while batting first and defending the totals posted at the ongoing tournament. On Friday, however, the men in blue’s chasing finesse was put to test by Bangladesh – who won their first Asia Cup ODI against India since 2012.Sri Lanka on the other hand, are coming on the back of a stunning last-ball win against Pakistan that allowed them to pip Babar Azam and Co in the race to qualify for the final.The Indian Express looks at the changes both the teams are likely to make for the summit clash in the Sri Lankan capital. Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka is embraced by Dunith Wellalage and Matheesha Pathirana as they celebrate their two wickets win in...
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In last year’s crisis, Lanka cricketers went all out to help; fans are returning the love

[ad_1] It’s almost 1:30 on Friday night and roughly 25 minutes since Charith Asalanka scored the winning runs against Pakistan, propelling Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup final against India. The presentation ceremony is over and the commentary crew are packing up.However, at the spectator stands inside R Premadasa Stadium, no one is ready to leave. As chants of ‘Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’ continue to reverberate around, for many, Sunday’s final against India can’t come any sooner.There is something unmistakable that swells in from the stands along with the ‘Papare’ soundtrack, grown from Sinhala Baila music: it’s the sound of people falling in love again with the national cricket team, the single unifying force in a country that suffered through an economic turmoil in 2022. India’s captain Rohit ...
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Asia Cup 2023 Final: India and Sri Lanka to battle it out for continental supremacy

[ad_1] Rohit Sharma and Co. will have to come up with a near-perfect show against a Sri Lankan outfit - backed by a 35,000-strong home crowd.  | Photo Credit: ANI  The curse of the Asia Cup has persisted. It’s not going to be India versus Pakistan, in sync with the tournament’s 39-year history. Nevertheless, with the World Cup less than three weeks away, there will be much more at stake than bragging about the continental supremacy when India take on Sri Lanka in what is expected to be a scintillating Sunday. Injury concerns While both the teams are dealing with injury concerns, Rohit Sharma and Co. will have to come up with a near-perfect show against a Sri Lankan outfit — backed by a 35,000-strong home crowd — that has nothing to lose at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Contrary to most of t...
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Injured Axar Patel ruled out of Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: All-rounder Axar Patel will not feature in the India-Sri Lanka Asia Cup final on Sunday due to a quadriceps strain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed. Axar sustained the injury during India's Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday.Earlier, all-rounder Washington Sundar, who is part of India's Asian Games squad was called up as a cover for the injured Axar.Along with the thigh injury, Axar also sustained injuries to his arms during India's six-run loss to Bangladesh."Axar Patel has been ruled out of the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka due to a left quadriceps strain sustained during India's Super Four match against Bangladesh on Friday. The Men’s Selection Committee has named Washington Sundar as a replacement. The all-rounder arrived...