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‘Virat didn’t…’: Harbhajan Singh’s massive comment on Virat Kohli’s World Cup ‘luck’ | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that the star batsman Virat Kohli remains eager to secure another World Cup triumph, having missed out on the prestigious title on three previous occasions.Virat, who missed the recently-concluded five-match series against England that India won 4-1, marked his World Cup debut in 2011, where he clinched the trophy, ending India's 28-year wait for the coveted prize.Despite participating in eight World Cups since then, Virat has yet to claim a title victory in the tournament. Amidst this journey, he has shattered numerous records, surpassing batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most centuries in ODIs and securing the highest run tally in a single edition of a World Cup.Despite these achievements, Harbhajan Singh su...
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In U-19 cricketers’ journey to WC final, meet those who laid ground for them

[ad_1] The flight from Mumbai to South Africa for India’s Under-19 cricketers was long and tiring. The trek to the final, where they will meet Australia on Sunday in a repeat of the senior men’s World Cup final, was also tough. Their real journey, though, was several years in the making. Many of these young cricketers left the comforts of their hometown, and the warmth of their relatives and friends, so that they could realise their cricketing dreams. Uday Saharan, the captain, was only 12 when he shifted from his home in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district to Punjab’s Fazilka district, 80 km away, so that he could get better training facilities. Vice captain Saumy Pandey and his parents moved from Bharatpur in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi district to a rented accommodation in Rewa, 40 km away...
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Mark Butcher Praises Heinrich Klaasen: One of the Best T20 Batsmen in World Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Former England batter Mark Butcher has expressed high praise for South African batter Heinrich Klaasen, considering him one of the best T20 batters in world cricket at the moment. Butcher shared his opinion in an exclusive video on the SA20 official website, where he specifically highlighted Klaasen's exceptional skills in T20 cricket.Butcher, who is currently in South Africa for commentary duties in the SA20 season two, had the opportunity to witness Klaasen's remarkable performance during the ICC Cricket World Cup in India.His explosive innings, particularly his stroke-filled 109 runs off 67 balls, left a lasting impression on Butcher, reinforcing his belief in Klaasen's prowess in the T20 format.While Klaasen's standout performance may have taken place in the 50-over...
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First look at New York’s 34,000-seater Nassau County International Cricket Stadium that will host India vs Pakistan clash at T20 World Cup

[ad_1] India facing Pakistan in an ICC event is always one of the highlights of the tournament, irrespective of where the game is played. Though the game in Ahmedabad in the 50-over World Cup was a one-sided affair in favor of India, the one played at the T20 World Cup in 2022 at MCG was a Virat Kohli special and arguably one of the best games the arch-rivals have been involved in. For the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA, the iconic contest will be held in New York on June 9. The stadium was unveiled on Wednesday, and its construction is underway and is expected to be finished within three months. “We are excited to be unveiling the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024,” ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice...
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Ravichandran Ashwin tells how Rohit Sharma is different from MS Dhoni as captain | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The pain of losing the ODI World Cup final last month will remain there for a while in the minds of Indian team, especially skipper Rohit Sharma who may not get another chance to emulate MS Dhoni's feat to win the World Cup as a skipper. In fact, Rohit has already hinted about his white-ball cricket plans, as he excused himself from the limited-overs leg for India's tour of South Africa. But the loss in the World Cup final against Australia takes nothing away from Rohit the skipper and the player, who led the time appreciably to reach the title match unbeaten in 10 games and ended up as the tournament's second highest scorer with 597 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin may have watched the majority of the World Cup from the dressing room, but having played under both Dhoni and Ro...
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Pat Cummins | The atypical Aussie captain

[ad_1] Pat Cummins wears a broad smile as he stands awkwardly on the makeshift stage, the ODI World Cup trophy held low in his hands. He looks to one side and waits for his teammates to join him in the celebration. The Australian cricket team had only just ripped the script of India’s fairytale campaign and its captain was politely waiting for the dignitaries to leave the platform before the team could rush in and together lift Australia’s sixth World Cup trophy.Rewind to 2006, when an Australian side at the peak of its powers won a first Champions Trophy that had long eluded them. At the presentation ceremony after the final, Ricky Ponting, the chief architect of that golden generation, beckons the BCCI president to hand over the trophy and the rest of the team pushes the official off t...
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‘Sudhar jao yaar’: Mohammed Shami slams ex-Pakistan players for creating controversies during World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: After rattling batters in the just-concluded ODI World Cup, India's star pacer Mohammed Shami took on Pakistan's controversy-mongers in a recent interview and went on to slam those former Pakistan cricketers who wanted to grab attention with their controversial comments, which showed them in poor light. Shami ended the World Cup as the tournament's highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps despite not playing the entire tournament.Warming the bench for India's first four league matches, it was only Hardik Pandya's unfortunate ankle injury that brought Shami into picture, after which he didn't look back.Shami took three five-wicket hauls in seven matches and became the fastest to complete 50 wickets in ODI World Cups. However, he would be disappointed for not being able to con...
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Between hope and hubris: Innocence, glumness, despair, gratitude

[ad_1] India players look dejected after losing the ICC Cricket World Cup final to Australia in Ahmedabad on November 19, 2023 | Photo Credit: Reuters The World Cup has gone from being an event in the future with its administrative confusions, to one in the past, full of might-have-beens. In between it showed the best the 50-over game has to offer, suggesting the format isn’t ready to roll over and die yet. Had India won, we could have said this with greater confidence, for what India thinks today others do tomorrow. The script was hammered out by everyone from the ruling party and the cricket board to the broadcasters and fans, some of whom were willing to pay up to five lakh for tickets, air fare and hotel rooms. There is an innocence in believing that the best team always wins and th...
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Afghanistan to tour India for three-match T20I series in January – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Afghanistan men's cricket team is set to tour India for a three-match T20I series in January, as confirmed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Tuesday.The series is scheduled to commence on January 11 and will run until January 17.The first of the three-match T20I series is scheduled for January 11 in Mohali, followed by the second and third matches on January 14 and 17 in Indore and Bengaluru, respectively."Afghanistan Cricket Board confirms that the Afghanistan National Cricket Team will tour India for a three-match T20I series in early January 2024. The three T20I matches are scheduled for the 11th, 14th & 17th of January," said a statement from ACB.Although Afghanistan and India have encountered each other in several Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and ICC...
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In Pictures | Defining moments of the Cricket World Cup 2023

[ad_1] As the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup has drawn to its close, following Australia’s six-wicket win over India, The Hindu look back at some of the top moments that defined the tournament in India. Photo: Reuters Rachin Ravindra scored a quick-fire century and picked up a wicket as New Zealand thrashed England by 9 wickets in the opening match of the World Cup. The Indian-origin player would turn out to be a revelation for the team as scored three centuries and two 50sPhoto: R.V. Moorthy Netherlands bowler Logan van Beek celebrates after dismissing South African David Miller during the match at the HPCA Ground in Dharamshala on October 17, 2023. The Dutch stunned the mighty Proteas to win the game by 38 runs. Photo: K.V.S. Giri Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed celebrate the...
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Six Indians in ICC’s Team of World Cup; Rohit named captain

[ad_1] File picture of India’s India’s Jasprit Bumrah , Virat Kohli and captain Rohit Sharma, who made it to the ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament | Photo Credit: AP Rohit Sharma was Monday named the captain of the ICC's Team of the Tournament after the conclusion of the World Cup, with a total of six Indians including the Player of the Tournament, Virat Kohli, featuring among the XI. India lost the summit clash to Australia who clinched their sixth World Cup title with a six-wicket victory in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Rohit led the team from the front as his fearless batting won him praise from all corners, with the Indian skipper finishing as the second highest scorer in the tournament with 597 runs in 11 matches at 54.27 with one century and three fifties. Kohli, who became the...
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World Cup: India dominate ‘ICC Team of the Tournament’ with six players, Rohit Sharma named captain | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: They may not have managed to bring the Cup home, but Team India's unbeaten run before the final, which saw many players stepping up to do the job, led Rohit Sharma & Co's dominance in ICC's Team of the Tournament announced on Monday. India won 10 matches in a row (the semi-final and nine league games), but the match that mattered the most was sealed by Australia who were the better team in the final on Sunday at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. Virat Kohli won the 'Player of the Tournament' award for his 765 runs in 11 matches, while Mohammed Shami was the highest wicket-taker with 24 wickets in 7 matches. Virat and Shami are among the six Indian players in ICC's Team of the Tournament, with Rohit (captain), KL Rahul (wicketkeeper-batter), Jasprit Bumrah and Ravin...
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ICC World Cup: Anushka consoles Virat Kohli with a warm hug after India’s defeat in the final | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Amid scenes of emotional distress, Indian players were seen leaving the field with tears in their eyes after losing the ODI World Cup final to Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday. India's dream of winning a third ODI World Cup trophy came crashing down, when the Aussies defeated the hosts at the Narendra Modi Stadium by four wickets to win their sixth title in the showpiece event of the 50-over format.And once the players walked out of the field, they were seen being consoled by their better halves, as Virat Kohli's wife Anushka gave her husband a warm hug. Kohli was declared the 'Player of the Series' for his 765 runs in 11 matches, but the biggest prize, the World Cup trophy, eluded him and the team. ICC World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli awarded man of the tournament for 765 r...
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Rohit Sharma surpasses Chris Gayle’s record for most sixes against a single opponent | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma added another feather to his cap by breaking yet another record previously held by West Indies legend Chris Gayle. This achievement took place during the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.Rohit now holds the record for hitting the most sixes against a single opponent in the ODI format, surpassing Gayle's previous record of 85 sixes against England.Rohit has managed an impressive total of 86 sixes against Australia in the 50-over format.Notably, this is the second record set by Gayle that Rohit has surpassed in this World Cup. Just a few days ago, Rohit broke Gayle's record for the most sixes in ODIs.During the final match, Rohit showcased his aggressive batting style, scoring 47 runs off 31 balls,...
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‘140 crore Indians are cheering for you…’: PM Narendra Modi extends best wishes to Team India | Cricket News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: As India braces for the much-anticipated final against Australia in the ongoing 2023 ICC World Cup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his best wishes to the team. The two-time champions, eyeing their third World Cup title, are set to face the five-time champions at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium.India's journey to the final has been remarkable, entering with an unbeaten record after securing victories in all 10 matches of the tournament.On the other hand, Australia, overcoming two initial defeats, has made an impressive comeback, currently riding an eight-match winning streak.In a social media post, PM Modi expressed his support for Team India, saying, "All the best Team India! 140 crore Indians are cheering for you. May you shine bright, play well and uphold ...
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The Hindu Morning Digest, November 19, 2023

[ad_1] Tamil writer Perumal Murugan wins the coveted JCB Prize for Literature for his novel, Fire Bird, an English translation of his Tamil novel Aalanda Patchi. File. | Photo Credit: S. Siva Saravanan Uttar Pradesh bans halal branding on food itemsThe Uttar Pradesh government has banned labelling halal on eatables such as dairy products, sugar, bakery items, peppermint oil, savouries and edible oil.Come poll season, parties woo women voters, but are not interested in fielding them as candidatesCash assistance, subsidised LPG cylinders, free education from kindergarten to postgraduation, and free rides on urban public transport — it is election season in five States and political parties are bending over backwards to woo women voters with a slew of promises. Coupled with the historic pa...
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IND vs AUS | Cricket fans gather outside Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of World Cup 2023 Final

[ad_1] Cricket fans gather outside the Narendra Modi Stadium on the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023’s final match between India and Australia, in Ahmedabad, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Indian supporters from across the country have gathered outside the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad ahead of the 2023 World Cup Final, set to take place on Sunday (November 19) between India and Australia.Fans are hopeful that India will win the historic tournament. Speaking to ANI, a supporter expressed that India would win the World Cup final match and repeat the historic feat of the 2011 World Cup."With the form, we are in I don't think Australia will be able to defeat us," said a cricket fan Arun from Ahmedabad.Editorial | Summit clash: On India, Australia and the world...
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Sonia Gandhi sends good luck wishes to Indian team ahead of World Cup final

[ad_1] Congress leader Sonia Gandhi speaks during a video message wishing the Indian men’s cricket team good luck for their ICC World Cup 2023 final match against Australia. | Photo Credit: PTI Ahead of the cricket World Cup final between India and Australia on Sunday in Ahmedabad, Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) chairperson Sonia Gandhi sent her best wishes to the Indian cricket team and lauded their performance so far.In a video released by the Congress on Saturday, Ms. Gandhi said the team has given enough for the people to be “collectively joyous and proud” and offered lessons on “unity, hard work and determination”.मेरी प्यारी टीम इंडिया के खिलाड़ियों,सबसे पहले इस वर्ल्ड कप के दौरान आपके खेल और टीम वर्क के लिए आपको बहुत सारी बधाई।आपने पूरे देश को लगातार खुशी और गौरव के पल दिए है...
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Delighted to know you found joy among people, culture in India: PM to Mick Jagger

[ad_1] Musician Mick Jagger (right) is pictured in the stands during the England versus Pakistan ICC World Cup match in Kolkata on November 11. | Photo Credit: REUTERS Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he is delighted that legendary rockstar Mick Jagger enjoyed his stay in India and shared the title of one of his famous songs in a post on X."'You Can't Always Get What You Want', but India is a land brimming with seekers, offering solace and 'Satisfaction' to all. Delighted to know you found joy among the people and culture here. Do keep coming...," Mr. Modi said on the social media platform.In his post mixed with Hindi on X, Mr. Jagger shared a video of him singing and expressed his happiness with his stay in the country. "Thanks India. Got away from it all here! Away f...
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IND vs AUS | Over 6,000 security personnel to guard World Cup final: Ahmedabad police

[ad_1] Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers stand guard inside the Narendra Modi stadium ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP More than 6,000 security personnel will be deployed in Ahmedabad city and the Narendra Modi stadium during the World Cup final between mighty India and five-time champions Australia on November 19, a senior police official said on Saturday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Deputy PM Richard Marles will be among the key personalities who are expected to attend the ICC Cricket World Cup grand finale in the Motera area of the city, said Ahmedabad Commissioner of Police GS Malik.Addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad, Mr. Malik said elaborate securi...