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All is well, says CSK official amid rift rumours with Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has removed all posts related to Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) 2021 and 2022 seasons from his social media account - an indication that all is not well between the all-rounder and the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. However, an official from CSK tried to clear the air about the rift rumours and told ANI, " See, this is a personal call by him. We are not aware of such kinds of incidents from our side. All OK. Nothing is wrong." There have been some reports claiming that the all-rounder didn't wish Mahendra Singh Dhoni this year on his birthday on social media accounts, which he used to do till last year. Jadeja was named the captain of the CSK earlier this year after Dhoni relinquished his captaincy ahead of the IPL 2022 season. However, the all...
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Final whistle podu?: Is it over between CSK and Ravindra Jadeja?

Ravindra Jadeja, who was removed as Chennai Super Kings skipper in the mid season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, removed all posts related to the team from his official Instagram account, sparking rumours of a rift, that all is not well between the player and the franchise. Ahead of the season, CSK anointed Jadeja as MS Dhoni’s successor, first by retaining him for Rs 16 crore, vis-à-vis Dhoni’s Rs 12 crore, and then by making him the captain a couple of days before the start of the tournament. The idea was that the ex-skipper would mother-hen his successor, allowing him to grow into the job. Jadeja has been reverential towards Dhoni and he didn’t hesitate to lean heavily on the former captain for on-field decisions. But CSK’s poor start and Jadeja’s personal form prompted ...
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District-level cricket is where it all begins: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Former India captain and IPL side Chennai Super Kings' stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stressed that district cricket is the most important things for budding cricketers, which opens the door for them to play state-level cricket and then pitchforks them into national limelight, adding that no player can reach the top level without going through this process. "Initially when I started playing cricket, the want, or the will was to score in that tournament. Why? Because, you could represent your district. Why do you want to represent your district? So that when you play an inter-district tournament and you do well, you are called for the selection trials for the state," said the skipper of one of the most successful IPL teams, which has won four titles --one less than Mumbai Ind...
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CSK and India pacer Deepak Chahar gets married | Off the field News – Times of India

Deepak Chahar, who unfortunately was ruled out of the just-concluded IPL 2022 because of an injury, married his long-time girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in Agra on Wednesday. Deepak's cousin Rahul, who also is an active cricketer, was present among the guests along with friends and family. However, a notable absentee was CSK's iconic skipper MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)The former India captain was away in Tamil Nadu as the chief guest at the silver jubilee function of the Thiruvallur District Cricket Association. After the marriage at Agra's JP Palace, the wedding reception is scheduled to be hosted at the ITC Maurya in Delhi, where expected to be in attendance are top Indian cricketers, including Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)!(function(...
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IPL 2022: CSK were not good enough to win close games, says coach Stephen Fleming | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) found it challenging to match their "catastrophic success" in IPL 2022 where the defending champions were not "good enough" to win tight games, feels head coach Stephen Fleming. One of the most successful sides in the IPL, the four-times champions ended their campaign at the penultimate spot, managing just four wins in 14 games. "There was mixed success. We sort of stuttered our way through. We had a number of games that were close, but we were not good enough to get across the line. "That's the normal story of the season we don't qualify," Fleming said after CSK's five-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals on Friday. The New Zealander added that the team, comprising several new players, found it challenging to play the same way as previous seasons. "When you...
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IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Ashwin’s all-round show seals top-two finish for Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin's unbeaten 23-ball 40 takes Royals home, ensures top-two finishRajasthan Royals entered the game against Chennai Super Kings with clear intent to snatch away the second berth from Lucknow Super Giants. But CSK made it tough from them, almost choking them before Ravichandran Ashwin's experience and calm nerves ensured Royals a five-wicket win at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEChasing 151, Royals began in a chancy fashion and lost Jos Buttler early, but opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 43 balls) played the perfect anchor before Ashwin struck a fluent, unbeaten 40 off 23 balls to take the team home. Again, it was collective potential and zeal that proved too strong for CSK. Sanju Samson's Royals will now face Gujarat Titans in Qual...
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IPL 2022: LSG & RR frontrunners to join GT in top 4 – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With just six matches left to play now in the league stage of IPL 2022, there still remain 64 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. As things stand, one team is sure to top the group stage while two are definitely out of the playoffs, leaving seven teams still in with a chance of booking the remaining three slots. Here is how the teams stand as of Tuesday morning: * Despite having two more matches, MI is out of the reckoning for a playoff spot *CSK have one more match but no chance of making the playoffs. CSK can however damage RR's chances if they win their last game *SRH's chances of finishing in the top four spots on points have reduced to 6.3% and at best they can now be join...
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IPL 2022: GT now guaranteed top slot, 7 teams vying for 3 remaining spots – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With the IPL 2022 entering its last week there are seven remaining matches in the league stage now and 128 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. Both matches played on Sunday - the first between GT and CSK and the second between RR and LSG have cemented GT's position as the chart-topper. The first spot in the points table now belongs to GT and it still remains the only team to officially qualify for the playoffs so far. RR's win in the second match on Sunday means that LSG can also no longer top the points table. So far MI and CSK are the only teams that have been officially ruled out of the playoffs race and as of Monday morning, May 16, there are still three of the top four slo...
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IPL 2022: KKR’s qualification chances go up to almost 19%, SRH’s chances fall to under 13% – All playoffs possibilities in 11 points | Cricket News – Times of India

With the penultimate week of IPL 2022 coming to an end there are now only 9 matches left to play in the league stage, but that too translates into 512 possible combinations of results. TOI looks at each of these possibilities to calculate the chances of individual teams making it to the playoffs. Although MI and CSK can no longer qualify for the playoff stage, as on Sunday morning, May 15, three of the four top spots are still open. So far GT is the only team that has qualified for the playoffs while after Saturday's win KKR is clinging on to its chances of qualifying for the next level. Here is what the possibilities look like: * Despite having two more matches left to play, MI is out of the reckoning for a playoff spot * CSK too is in the same boat. Two more matches but no chance of q...
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MS Dhoni hints he will be back next season, talks about CSK’s 2023 plans

Mumbai Indians pacer Riley Meredith’s short ball, that turned out to be the last ball of Chennai Super Kings’ innings, had a lot of drama. MS Dhoni ducked under a bouncer and hared down the pitch at the other end. CSK were nine down and the skipper wanted to keep the strike. Mukesh Choudhary, 15 years Dhoni’s junior, was slow off the blocks. He was run-out to a direct hit from Ishan Kishan. Dhoni shook his head. If you are one of the young Indian speedsters playing the #TATAIPL, this will encourage you even more. ☺️ ☺️ Hear what the legendary MS Dhoni said 👇 #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/aWgvsQZq4o — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2022 Even at 40, he was way quicker than a player in his mid-20s. Solely on fitness, Dhoni can play a few more IPLs. His running between the wickets is still a...
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IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings unfollow Ravindra Jadeja on Instagram amid rumours of rift | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings for almost 10 years, was unfollowed by the franchise on their Instagram handle. Jadeja has also been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the IPL due to a bruised rib, which he suffered during the clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4. "Ravindra Jadeja reported a bruised rib and was unavailable for Chennai Super Kings' game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. He was under observation and based on medical advice he has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season," said an official statement from CSK. The all-rounder's sudden departure and being unfollowed sparked rumours of a rift with the franchise. This has led to speculations on social media that Jadeja left the season abruptly becaus...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs MI: With Jadeja out, Mumbai Indians look to pack off Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

On the face of it, there's nothing much to this prestige fixture of the IPL. But Mumbai Indians, who are in the middle of their worst season in IPL, have one strong motivation - sending arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings packing. CSK, with four wins from 11 games, will be eliminated as it is if both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers (now on 14) reach 16 points. But given the nature of T20 cricket, there's no guarantee that both the teams will reach that mark and there is still a sense of hope among CSK fans that one team may make it to Play-offs with seven wins. CSK's predicament should give Rohit Sharma's boys the determination to give their best in this IPL Clasico and extinguish that flicker of hope of their bitter rivals. The fact that CSK will be without Ravindra Jadeja, who is n...
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Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of remainder of IPL 2022, goes home with rib injury | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Senior India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Wednesday ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to a rib injury, days after quitting the leadership role. "Ravindra Jadeja won't be playing CSK's next two games as he has suffered a rib cage injury. He has already gone home," CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI. Jadeja apparently didn't play the match against Delhi Capitals due to an upper body injury, sustained during an earlier match against the RCB. Jadeja, who captained CSK in the first eight games, had a forgettable season as all he could manage was just 116 runs at an average of 20 in 10 games and only five wickets at an economy rate of 7.51. While the official reason being given for Jadeja's unavailability is injury, sources tracking developments...
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IPL 2022: Devon Conway credits MS Dhoni for big score against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Coming down the track and hitting spinners over the ropes was not his biggest strength but CSK opener Devon Conway tried it with great success on captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's advice in the win against Delhi Capitals in the IPL. After helping CSK to 91-run win with a 49-ball 87, laced with seven fours and five sixes, Conway revealed that Dhoni's advice on handling spinners helped him score his third straight half-century this season. "I have got to give credit to MS actually," Conway said after the match. "In the last game, I swept quite a lot, and I unfortunately got out playing the sweep. But he (Dhoni) told me 'I think the guys are going to try to bowl fuller to you tonight. So maybe come out and try to hit them straight.' "He sort of gave me the guideline to try to exe...
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IPL 2022, CSK vs DC: Devon leads the way for Chennai Super Kings against Delhi Capitals | Cricket News – Times of India

Opener hits 87 as team coasts to win over CapitalsDelhi Capitals were in disarray leading up to their game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday with a Covid outbreak in their camp. James Hopes, a member of the team management, said in an interview with the broadcasters they didn't even have a team meeting going into the game, and it showed. AS IT HAPPENEDRishabh Pant's boys lacked the planning and the execution to deal with the guile of CSK, who are hoping for a miracle to make the Playoffs. While CSK didn't put a foot wrong, DC were absolutely awful both with the bat and ball and following the 91-run loss, will need to win the last three games to stay in hunt. The fact that their Net Run Rate too, took a severe hit, will make things even more difficult going forward. The win may not f...
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Sundar Raman owns 12.5 per cent in new SA T20 League; MI, CSK want to ‘know more’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sundar Raman, the all-powerful former COO of IPL, is understood to have acquired a 12.5 per cent stake in a company that will be helping Cricket South Africa re-launch its ambitious franchise-based T20 league. Raman, who was once the right-hand man of former IPL czar Lalit Modi and played a big role in conceptualising the cash-rich league back in 2008, was also N Srinivasan's (Modi's bete noire) trusted lieutenant later on as he was one of the most powerful persons among the paid employees of the BCCI. According to a report in 'Cricbuzz', a document headlined "MSL: Re-imagined" was presented at a special CSA members council meeting on April 25. In it, Raman is listed as holding a 12.5% share in the company unveiled on Friday as the vehicle to drive the establishment of the to...
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IPL 2022, RCB vs CSK: Girl proposes to RCB fan, Wasim Jaffer gives it new twist | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: While Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings were jostling to win an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, a young couple were making promises to spend life together in the stands of the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune to commemorate one of the best moments of their lives. The cameraman, who never misses out on such occasions, covered the moment very well. After this, the pictures and videos of the couple have gone viral on social media. A girl was seen proposing a man, who was wearing an RCB jersey, during the 11th over the CSK innings when cameras caught the girl getting down on her knees to offer a ring to a man next to her, who appeared to be accepted it gleefully amid thunderous applause from the crowd. They embraced the moment and hugged each other....
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‘I’m not concerned’: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Ravindra Jadeja’s poor form | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is not too concerned about the form of Ravindra Jadeja but said going forward, the team will evaluate which position in the batting order best suits the star all-rounder. In the 10 matches this season, Jadeja has scored just 116 runs at an average of 19.33 in 10 games, while taking five wickets at an economy rate of 7.52. On Wednesday, Jadeja was dismissed for three as CSK went down by 13 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore, their seventh loss overall. "No, I am not concerned. The T20 game can be tough and when you are batting at No 5 or 6, you do not get a lot of time to get your rhythm or tempo," Fleming said during a virtual press conference. "We will look at it now and work out what the best order would be going forward. But, no I...
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IPL 2022, RCB vs CSK: We are moving in right direction, reckons RCB skipper Faf du Plessis | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: After Royal Challengers Bangalore broke their three-match losing streak by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 13 runs, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis said that they are moving in the right direction but they need to do some improvement in the batting lineup. Superb bowling efforts from Harshal Patel (3/35) and Glenn Maxwell (2/22) guided Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 13-run win over Chennai Super Kings here at MCA stadium in Pune on Wednesday. Fighting knocks from Devon Conway (56), Moeen Ali (34) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (28) kept hopes for CSK alive but were not enough for CSK to outplay Bangalore as a unit, as the bowlers outdid the batters in Yellow. Shahbaz Ahmed (1/27), Josh Hazlewood (1/19) and Wanindu Hasaranga (1/31) also delivered with the ball for RCB. "We definitely needed tha...
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IPL 2022: Captaincy pressure was affecting Ravindra Jadeja’s game, says CSK skipper MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: Talismanic Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the pressure and demand of captaincy took a toll on Ravindra Jadeja and affected the all-rounder's mind, resulting in his below-par outing in Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) colours in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Jadeja was anointed as CSK skipper for the ongoing season after Dhoni decided to step aside, but the all-rounder failed to cope with the pressure and eventually gave up the job, forcing the franchise to fall back on their most trusted lieutenant. Back at the helm of affairs, Dhoni produced instant results as CSK notched up a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to keep themselves afloat in the tournament. "I think Jadeja knew last season he'd be captaining this year. For the first two games, I oversaw his work and let him be la...