Thursday, April 18TRUSTED FEARLESS INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Tag: gautam gambhir

Sports

‘He gave me the confidence…’: Sunil Narine credits Gautam Gambhir for his resurgence as KKR opener | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a breathtaking exhibition of power-hitting, Sunil Narine showcased his prowess by smashing his maiden century in T20 cricket, guiding Kolkata Knight Riders to a formidable total of 223/6 in the IPL 2024 clash against Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.Following Rajasthan's decision to field first, Narine unleashed a barrage of boundaries and sixes, achieving his highest T20 score in stunning fashion.He reached his century in just 49 deliveries, etching his name as only the third KKR player to achieve this milestone in the IPL. Additionally, he became the first home player to score a century at the iconic Eden Gardens in the history of the IPL.Narine used his trademark stand-and-hit style of batting as he muscled the bowlers to the boundary to eventually ...
Sports

EXCLUSIVE – ‘I feel India…’: Brett Lee on Rohit Sharma-led team’s T20 World Cup title chances | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: With the announcement of India's T20 World Cup squad expected in the coming weeks, Australian cricket legend Brett Lee believes that Team India, despite their loss in the ICC ODI World Cup final at home, will be the frontrunners for the title in the 2024 edition. The coveted tournament is scheduled to commence on June 2 and will be held in the US and the West Indies.India's last triumph in a T20 World Cup was in the inaugural edition in 2007 when the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team clinched victory over Pakistan by five runs in the final, marking their sole title victory in the tournament since its inception.Since their 2007 triumph, India have reached the final only once in eight editions, during the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh, where they suffered a defeat to Sri Lank...
Sports

How Salt’s muscle and Starc’s revival fashioned KKR’s first win over LSG

[ad_1] Synopsis: Destroyer Salt and anchor Shreyas star with defining partnership after on-the-money Starc made his first big impression of the season to usher in the Bengali New Year in style.Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) notched up their fourth win of the season, defeating Lucknow Super Giants by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The architects were Phil Salt (89*), Shreyas Iyer (38*), and Mitchell Starc (3/28). With LSG’s former mentor Gautam Gambhir in the Knights’ dugout this season, KKR ended their winless streak against the fledgling IPL franchise and took their tally to eight points. Destroyer Salt, anchor Shreyas Salt took over from Sunil Narine as destructor-in-chief, as the Englishman started Kolkata’s run chase in scintillating fashion. He pummeled Krunal Pandya for ...
Sports

Gautam Gambhir defends KKR’s Mitchell Starc: ‘Four games don’t make him a bad bowler…four good games don’t make him brilliant either’

[ad_1] Of the few things that have gone wrong for the Kolkata Knight Riders in their near perfect IPL 2024 season so far, Mitchell Starc’s initiation as a KKR bowler seems to have been one of them. In the four games he’s played so far, Starc has conceded 154 runs and nabbed just the two wickets. This, after having been bought for a mind-numbing 24.75 Cr INR at the auction last December. KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir however, believes the sample size of four games isn’t enough to judge their pace spearhead. “It (his poor stats) doesn’t matter, T20 cricket is all about bowlers getting smashed. We’ve got three wins out of four.” Ahead of their match against Lucknow Super Giants here, Gambhir added, “In a team sport, it’s the wins that matter. We have got three wins out of four. Why should I not...
Sports

Virat Kohli’s dig at fans after hug with Gautam Gambhir: ‘Tumhara masala khatam ho gaya’

[ad_1] Virat Kohli took a playful dig at fans who enjoy his on-field tiffs with other players especially Gautam Gambhir and Naveen u Haq, with whom the the former India captain has squashed his beef recently, saying that the ‘masala’ the fans wanted were over. “People are disappointed because I hugged Naveen Ul Haq and then Gauti pa hugged me. Tumhara masala khatam ho gaya toh oo oo kar rahe ho. (‘Masala’ got over for you),” he said in a recent interaction, whose video became viral on X on Thursday. Gambhir and Kohli recently shared a warm moment between them before the Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders match as the Kolkata mentor hugged Kohli. Virat Kohli talked about his hug with Gautam Gambhir.pic.twitter.com/r8RqBLfuQc — KKR Vibe (@KnightsVibe) April 11, 2024 Comi...
Sports

MS Dhoni is the most successful captain India will ever have: Gautam Gambhir

[ad_1] Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Gautam Gambhir lauded his Chennai Super Kings stalwart MS Dhoni as the most successful Indian captain ahead of their highly-anticipated meeting in IPL 2024 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk on Monday. Dhoni and Gambhir are among the most successful leaders in IPL history and their meetings over the early editions produced gripping contests. Even as Gambhir returns in KKR colours on the sidelines, Dhoni will be wearing the CSK yellow and remains an instrumental player on the field. In a video shared by Star Sports on social media, Gambhir hailed Dhoni as India’s best leader. “I wanted to win. I am very clear in my mind. Friends, mutual respect, everything will remain. But when you are in the middle, I am captaining KKR and he is captaining CSK. I...
Sports

‘They should be given an Oscar’: Sunil Gavaskar’s hilarious reaction on Virat Kohli-Gautam Gambhir hug | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir hugging each other during Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders match became a huge talking point that even drew reaction from legendary Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri.The official broadcasters aired the clip of Gambhir embracing Kohli during the KKR chase, prompting Shastri, who was commentating with Gavaskar, to remark that this moment deserves a fairplay award.Gavaskar tickled his funny bone and went a step ahead to say "not only a fairplay award, they should be given an Oscar".Both Kohli and Gambhir had heated exchanges on the field in the past but the duo seemed to have buried the hatchet as they shook hands during the IPL 2024 match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.A video went viral on social media...
Sports

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli share hug before Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL match. WATCH

[ad_1] Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli shared a warm moment between them before the Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Kolkata Knight Riders match as the Kolkata mentor hugged Kohli. Coming into the match, the overall narrative was the frosty relationship between the two players but the hug at least for the time being, put the animosity to bed. “Forget Fairplay these two should be given an Oscar award as well,” Sunil Gavaskar quipped on commentary. Last season in the IPL, in a nailbiting finish in Bengaluru, Lucknow Super Giants pipped RCB by one wicket. Gambhir was there in the LSG dugout this team as the team mentor and the former India batter provoked the home crowd with a ‘finger on his lips’ response at them. Our favourite strategic timeout ever 🫂#IPLonJioCinema #RCBvKKR #TATAIPL #JioCi...
Sports

Watch: Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli leave past behind, hug each other during strategic timeout | 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...
Sports

‘One team which I wanted to beat every time, even in my dreams was…’: Gautam Gambhir | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru-Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 clash, Gautam Gambhir's old video went viral on social media in which he was seen talking about his rivalry with RCB.The official broadcasters of the IPL recently shared a throwback video featuring Gambhir, wherein he shares intriguing observations about RCB."One team which I wanted to beat every time, probably even in my dreams was RCB.Probably the second-most high profile team, flamboyant team with the owner and probably the squad - Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers. Honestly not won anything, still thought they won everything. That kind of attitude. I can't take that. Probably the three best wins that KKR ever had was against RCB," Gambhir said in the video.Also Read: RCB vs KKR IPL Live"O...
Sports

‘Cricket images that hit hard’: Virat Kohli-Gautam Gambhir rivalry captured in intense images | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Whenever Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir pit against each other, the focus shifts on their rivalry more than the match as the duo were involved in a heated exchange on the field in the past.They both had a verbal altercation during IPL 2023 when Gambhir, now Kolkata Knight Riders's mentor, was associated with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).IPL 2024 Points TableThe confrontation began with a fiery exchange between Virat and LSG pacer Naveen Ul Haq.At the conclusion of the match, Gambhir stepped onto the field and engaged in another round of verbal sparring with Kohli.One of the most notable incidents between the two occurred during an IPL match in 2013, where Kohli and Gambhir were involved in a heated exchange on the field. The incident grabbed headlines and fueled speculati...
Sports

RCB vs KKR: Varun Aaron fans the flame of Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir rivalry | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: With the IPL 2024 gearing up for an electrifying showdown between Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday evening, former India pacer Varun Aaron anticipates a fiery atmosphere, especially with the presence of Virat Kohli for RCB and Gautam Gambhir in the KKR dugout.Aaron, reflecting on the anticipated clash, highlighted the history between RCB's talismanic batter Virat Kohli and Gambhir, recalling their heated exchange during IPL 2023 when Gambhir, now KKR's mentor, was associated with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).Also Read: IPL Teams Ranking"I'm looking forward to the match up outside the boundary line. Gautam Gambhir is going to be at the boundary line right beside the RCB dugout," Aaron shared wit...
Sports

Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir again? A look at KKR dugout will fire him up, believes Varun Aaron

[ad_1] Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir have lit up the IPL with their occasional clashes while representing their respective sides in different roles.On Friday, the duo will face off once again in IPL 2024 as Gambhir returns to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders to take on Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Having dropped points in the season opener, RCB bounced back with a win against Punjab Kings earlier this week, with Kohli shepherding a dicey chase with a stellar 77. India and former Jharkhand pacer Varun Aaron believes Kohli would be charged up for the clash against KKR with Gambhir’s presence in his vicinity. “I’m looking forward to the match up outside the boundary line. Gautam Gambhir is going to be at the boundary line right beside th...
Sports

Watch: Rohit Sharma celebrates Holi with Mumbai Indians teammates | Off the field News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Team India captain and former Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma celebrated Holi with his IPL teammates on Monday.Mumbai Indians shared a short clip of Rohit spraying water from a pipe with his face all coloured up."Happy Holi, everyone! Brb, admin needs to get the phone repaired," is the title of the video as Rohit sprays water on the camera.Mumbai Indians lost their IPL 2024 season opener against Gujarat Titans by 6 runs on Sunday.Meanwhile, former Indian cricketers wished fans Happy Holi on the occasion of the festival.Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar posted, "Wishing everyone lots of happiness and colours on this beautiful festival of Holi. Come, let us all together make it memorable. Hearty congratulations on Holi and Rang Panchami. Best wishes to everyone and...
Sports

‘Will you blame Gautam Gambhir?’: Sunil Gavaskar’s stern message after Andre Russell’s explosive knock | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Andre Russell's dynamic all-round performance propelled the Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling victory by four runs over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL nail-biter on Saturday.Russell's explosive batting led KKR to a formidable total of 208/7, with his unbeaten 64 runs off just 25 balls, supported by a crucial 81-run partnership with Rinku Singh. The innings began with a fiery start from England's Phil Salt, who contributed 54 runs.In pursuit of KKR's challenging total, Sunrisers' Heinrich Klaasen counterattacked with a blistering 63 off 29 balls, keeping SRH in contention as they chased the target of 209 at Eden Gardens.As the match came down to the wire, requiring 13 runs off the final over, tensions were high. Despite a six off the first ball by Klaasen, fast bow...
Sports

‘Don’t want to think about injury, focus on…’: Shreyas Iyer ahead of KKR’s opening game against SRH | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Despite encountering challenges in the month leading up to the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer is determined to push aside any negative thoughts and focus on the opportunities ahead.Recently omitted from the BCCI central contracts list due to his apparent hesitation to participate in the Ranji Trophy, Iyer showcased his batting prowess by scoring 95 runs in the final for Mumbai despite battling a recurring back injury.Also See: RCB Schedule IPL 2024Although the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has granted him clearance to participate in the IPL, they have advised caution regarding his forward lunges. Despite this, the KKR skipper remains confident in his physical condition and is determined to give his best on the field."I don't want to think about w...
Sports

Gautam Gambhir says ‘I can take a bullet for…’ | 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...
Sports

‘Someone I can take bullet for’: Gautam Gambhir names Dutch cricketer as greatest team man he has ever played with

[ad_1] Over the course of his illustrious career that has seen him be part of the heady 2011 Cricket World Cup-winning Indian cricket team, Gautam Gambhir has shared the dressing room with many legends and stalwarts of the game. Just look at the Cricket World Cup winning side of 2011, which had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Ravichandran Ashwin to name a few. But Gambhir had a surprising name as his choice for the ‘greatest team man’ he has ever played with: Dutch cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate. “When I talk about selflessness, the greatest team man I have ever played with, the most selfless human being, someone I can take a bullet for, someone I can trust for life… In 2011, my first game as a KKR captain, we only had four overseas p...
Sports

Knight Riders made me a successful leader: Gambhir

[ad_1] Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Sunil Narine with team mentor Gautam Gambhir during a training session ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 cricket tournament, at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, Sunday, March 17, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI Promising to make Kolkata happy this season, Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Gautam Gambhir said the team had made him a successful leader.On his return to the franchise, Gambhir, the two-time Indian Premier League-winning captain of the side, said, “I didnt not make KKR successful, KKR made me a successful leader. KKR meant passion, honesty, sacrifice and it meant selflessness,” said Gambhir at the ‘Knights Unplugged’ event here on Monday.“Dre Russ taught me a lot of things about passion. When I talk about sacrifice, this young shy boy, he has gon...
Sports

‘Gauti bhai has done…’: Manish Pandey opens up on reuniting with Gautam Gambhir ahead of IPL 2024 | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Preparations for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) are underway as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) gear up for what promises to be an electrifying season. Led by Shreyas Iyer, the team is set to open their season with a fiery encounter against Pat Cummins's Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 23. The fervour is palpable as players and coaches converge at the training camp, primed for the season's kick-off.Notably, KKR welcomes back Gambhir, not in his former roles of captain or coach, but as a mentor.Gambhir's influence on KKR's legacy is indelible, having led the team to its maiden IPL triumph in 2012 and securing a second title in 2014. The latter victory, achieved in a thrilling final against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), saw Manish Pandey's heroic i...