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Shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from me after 2021 T20 WC win over IND: Mohammad Rizwan

Swashbuckling Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan in an interview with Michael Atherton said that shopkeepers in Pakistan refused to take money from him after his unbeaten knock against India in the 2021 T20 World Cup. “When we won against India, that time, I thought it was only a match for me. But when it comes to Pakistan, I saw the love from my people. After that, whenever I went to a shop, they won’t take money from me. They would say, ‘you go, you go. I won’t take money from you! And it’s the same for Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi as well,” he said in the video shared by Pakistan Cricket. In the 2021 match, Pakistan had brought to an end India’s near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in t...
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The greatest leave in T20 history as Ashwin releases Chennai 28 III at the Big G

Let’s go back to December 2016. Ravichandran Ashwin had just watched Chennai 28 II, for the first time. Sequel of the 2007 Venkat Prabhu directorial based on friendship set against the backdrop of gully cricket. In awe of it, the all-rounder tweeted, “What a wonderful movie ‘Chennai 28 II’. Completely put my life on rewind mode. Genuinely felt I could have been a part of it.” Little did he know six years later, he would produce a live sequel of the movie that touched him, almost coaxing Mohammed Nawaz into bowling a wide, and eventually leading India’s finish in the T20 World Cup thriller against Pakistan. Venkat Prabhu couldn’t resist. “Lucky us,” he tweeted, tagging Ashwin in a social media post alongside a five second scene from his 2007 movie. In it, actor Ranjith’s character (I...
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Hardik Pandya reveals special chat he had with close ones before India vs Pakistan match

India allrounder Hardik Pandya, who held up his end and scored a resolute 40 as Virat Kohli set off the fireworks in the other end against Pakistan, talked about a chat he had with his close ones before the match. In an clip shared by BCCI, Pandya said, ” I was very happy to be at the situation I was at. Being here, playing for my country, having such wonderful people and cricketers around me. I just had a feeling, you know, that’s why before the game, I took a punt saying to all the closest people of my life which are my brother, my wife, my sister-in-law, my mother and my manager. I messaged them saying I am gonna put on a show for you guys tonight and whatever I do is for you. Because I wanted to be accountable. It has happened in the past, a couple of people I say it’s going to be s...
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‘Shaheen Afridi wasn’t fit; he wasn’t really there’ Waqar, Akram, and Misbah share their thoughts

Shaheen Afridi went wicketless against India, giving away 34 runs, raising concerns about his fitness. Former captain Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, Misbah-ul-Haq were worried about his fitness in the remaining matches in the T20 world cup. “We know what Shaheen Afridi delivers but he wasn’t really there. I was there in New Zealand [Pakistan played a series in New Zealand just before the world cup] also and spoke to the medical panel and Babar Azam and I asked that question: You are taking him to the world cup and why isn’t he here? He should have played in New Zealand,” Waqar said on A Sports. “He has just played 6 overs in the game-times in warm-ups. He didn’t play before that. You can fit in nets but in a crunch game, you need match practice. It looked like he wasn’t there yet.” The c...
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T20 World Cup: I am a showman, says Hardik Pandya after match against Pakistan

With Virat Kohli taking the lion’s share of the plaudits for his unbeaten 82 against Pakistan on Sunday, Hardik Pandya’s resolute 40 runs off 37 balls has taken somewhat of a backseat. But that did not stop Pandya from basking in the team’s glory and refer to himself as a showman while talking to former coach Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar after the match. “I think I am a showman. I will not come everyday but when I come I’ll put on a show. That’s why I messaged my wife and a few closest people and I said, I don’t know, I just had a gut feeling that tonight is gonna be a special night. I messaged the six of them and said, tonight whatever I am going to do, I’ll do for you guys. That about sums it up.” Hardik was also instrumental with the ball when he returned the figures of 3/30 takin...
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Chase thriller written and directed by Virat Kohli

In the end, did a tear slip out of Virat Kohli’s eyes after his most wondrous chase under pressure, on and off the field? He was down on his knee, punching the ground twice, as all the bottled-up emotions poured out of him. In an already astonishing career, this chase against Pakistan in World T20 might just take the cake. It’s a format that doesn’t come naturally to him, he had taken a break as he struggled to come to terms with what he perceived as unjust treatment after his captaincy was taken away – “Only MS Dhoni called me,” he would say – and he needed that break to rediscover his love for the game. “I think it was meant to be. I would rate this higher (than Mohali chase against Pakistan),” he would say at the end. “You guys supported me all this while when things weren’t going we...
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T20 World Cup: India versus Pakistan, the big one at the G

Since Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled KL Rahul, trapped Rohit Sharma in front and finished off the job when he had captain Virat Kohli miscue a bouncer to the keeper last October in a Group game of the T20 World Cup, a lot has changed in Indian cricket. Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20 World Cup 2021. (AP) Kohli’s reign as captain ended soon, Rohit Sharma was handed the reins, Rahul Dravid took Ravi Shastri’s place in the coach’s hot seat. A slew of experiments followed, in terms of personnel, batting spots but India have stuck to the tried and tested and the few changes have been brought about because of injury. What has changed though is the Indian team’s batting approach – from keeping wickets in hand and waiting to accelerate towards the second half of an innings to going all out from the wor...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | The Match: Confident India hoping to turn tables on Pakistan

While rain is threatening to play spoilsport, it's unlikely to be a complete washout according to people who understand weather condition While rain is threatening to play spoilsport, it's unlikely to be a complete washout according to people who understand weather condition Its unblemished record of success against the arch-rivals at the marquee ICC events a thing of the past, a hurt Indian team will be desperate for revenge against a high-quality Pakistan side in a sell-out Super 12 clash of the T20 World Cup, in Melbourne on October 23, 2022. While rain is threatening to play spoilsport, it's unlikely to be a complete washout according to people who understand weather conditions in Melbourne. Thousands of fans from both countries have crisscrossed the globe to watch their team in a...
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T20 World Cup 2022 | Shaheen Shah Afridi is 90% ready: PCB chief Ramiz Raja

Shaheen Afridid will be available for selection for the warm-up games against England and Afghanistan on October 17 and 19 respectively Shaheen Afridid will be available for selection for the warm-up games against England and Afghanistan on October 17 and 19 respectively Pakistan pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi is 90% ready for the upcoming T20 World Cup but his availability will depend on how he plays in the two warm-up games in Australia, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said.The 22-year-old Afridi is set to join the national team in Australia on Saturday after completing his rehabilitation programme for a knee injury under the supervision of the PCB Medical Advisory Committee.He will be available for selection for the warm-up games against England and Afghanistan on October 17 and 19 res...
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‘It will not be easy for Pakistan to beat India in 2022 T20 World Cup’: Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes that, unlike the previous T20 World Cup, where the men in green thrashed their arch-rivals by 10 wickets, it will be an arduous task for Babar Azam and Co. to beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Pakistan is set to face India on October 23, Sunday, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. “India will come up with proper planning this time around. It will not be easy for Pakistan to beat India in T20 WC this time,” Akhtar was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan. When asked for a prediction, the 46-year-old shied away and instead had some advice for the skipper. “Predicting match results now is quite difficult but Pakistan should bowl second as [the] pitch in Melbourne offers bounce to fast bowlers,” Akhtar said. However, Akhtar did predi...