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‘Bumrah ke paas aisi kala hai…’: Former cricketer lauds India pace spearhead | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As India defeated Afghanistan by 47 runs to make a winning start to their Super Eights campaign, in the T20 World Cup on Thursday, Jasprit Bumrah returned with another match-winning performance.Chasing 182, Afghanistan were bowled out for 134 with Bumrah registering astounding figures of 4-1-7-3.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLELauding his performance, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif said on his official X handle, "India's opponents should thank God that Bumrah wasn't there in the 2022 T20 World Cup.India had lost to England by 10 wickets and we were smothered by Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, it was a shameful defeat but Bumrah wasn't there."Kaif adds, "He (Bumrah) makes a comeback in the Asia Cup after injury, India wins, he plays ODI World Cup and India reaches the...
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Former Pakistan captain defends comment calling Virat Kohli ‘selfish’, says no matter who… | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez has stood by his statements, calling Virat Kohli 'selfish' during the ICC ODI World Cup last year.In the World Cup game against South Africa, Virat Kohli scored 101 runs off 121 balls, maintaining a strike rate of 83.47. Despite hitting 10 fours and no sixes, his performance had drawn criticism from Hafeez.T20 WORLD CUP: SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLESpeaking recently on the Club Prairie Fire podcast, Hafeez commented, "I think I was right at that time if you see the whole context.To me, no matter who is playing. Your intention and way of playing should always aim toward winning the game. But if someone is hesitating to play big shots in his 90s, I won't accept it. After 95, if someone takes five balls to get to his 100 and his intention chang...
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‘He has made areas where playing shots was considered a crime’: Navjot Singh Sidhu lauds star Indian batter | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu praised Suryakumar Yadav for his unbeaten half-century against the United States in the ongoing T20 World Cup at the Nassau International Cricket Stadium in New York.Despite a slow start in the first two matches, Suryakumar bounced back with a 50-run knock off 49 balls, which included two fours and two sixes, at a strike rate of 102.04.Sidhu highlighted that a significant portion of Suryakumar's runs against the USA came in the fine-leg area."He has made areas where playing shots was considered a crime. Almost 40 per cent of the runs in his innings were in the fine-leg area. He is playing in the reverse V. He is doing a 360-degree attack. So you cannot set a field. When you cannot set a field, you are left stunned," Sidhu was quoted ...
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‘India vs Pakistan should happen on good pitch’: Irfan Pathan makes early pitch prediction ahead of T20 World Cup mega encounter | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has highlighted the crucial role the New York pitch is likely to play in the highly anticipated India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match on Sunday.Pathan expressed his concern over the pitch's unpredictable nature, emphasizing that the marquee clash should ideally be played on a "good pitch" to ensure a fair contest where the stronger team prevails.ALSO SEE: T20 World Cup Schedule | T20 World Cup Points TableRecent matches at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York have raised eyebrows due to the inconsistent bounce observed on the newly laid drop-in pitches. These conditions have favored low-scoring encounters, potentially impacting the quality of cricket on display during the tournament.Pathan emphasized the significance ...