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Cricketer KL Rahul, actor Athiya Shetty get married

Indian cricket player KL Rahul left and Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty pose for photographs after getting married in Khandala, Maharashtra state, India, Monday, Jan.23, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Bollywood actor Athiya Shetty and Indian cricketer KL Rahul on Monday tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.The duo got married in presence of close family members and friends, at Athiya’s actor father Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala, which is about 82 kms from Mumbai.The newly married couple took to Instagram and shared pictures from the wedding ceremony.“In your light, I learn how to love…” Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that’s given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness,” ...
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KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty get married | Off the field News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty and Indian cricketer KL Rahul on Monday tied the knot in an intimate ceremony.The duo got married in presence of close family members and friends, at Athiya's actor father Suniel Shetty's farmhouse in Khandala, which is about 82 kms from Mumbai.The newly married couple took to Instagram and shared pictures from the wedding ceremony."In your light, I learn how to love…" Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that's given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness," they wrote on their respective social media handles.The bride looked resplendent in a pink lehenga, while the groom looked dapper in a beige sherwani.The newly weds also posed for the p...
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Not that I’m aware of: Rahul Dravid on India adopting split captaincy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The talk of split captaincy is doing the rounds in Indian cricket after the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have not been a part of the team since India's unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup last year.And Hardik Pandya, in the absence of Rohit, has instilled a fire into the team with his leadership skills in the shortest format. The all-rounder is also seen as the front-runner to lead the team in the 2024 T20 World Cup.But India head coach Rahul Dravid has a different take altogether on the issue and denied that his team has adopted split captaincy."Not that I am aware of (India adopting split captaincy). That's a question you need to ask the selectors but as of now, I don't think so," Dravid said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the ...
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Ishan Kishan to play in middle-order against New Zealand, confirms Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The non-inclusion of Ishan Kishan -- India's latest ODI double centurion -- in the playing XI against Sri Lanka stirred a debate and raised quite a few eyebrows but the dashing left-hander will get his chance in the New Zealand ODIs, confirmed skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who scored the fastest double hundred in the ODI history, however will be playing in the middle-order in the 3-match series against the Kiwis starting Wednesday.With KL Rahul unavailable due to personal reasons and Shreyas Iyer ruled out with injury, a couple of slots opened up in the middle-order and the explosive left-hander will be filling one of them."Ishan Kishan will be batting in the middle order. I am glad that he is getting this run after that fine knock (double century) against...
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India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: When and where to watch, Head to Head, Full squads, talking points and venue details | Cricket News – Times of India

Barely three days after wrapping up the bilateral series vs Sri Lanka at home, Team India will be back in action again in a home series. This time they will face New Zealand in a 3 ODI and 3 T20I series, once again at home.The last time these two teams clashed in an ODI series was recently in November last year, when a severely rain affected series saw the Kiwis take a 1-0 series win. The current India vs New Zealand series begins with the ODIs and the first match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday, January 18.Ahead of the first game, here are all the big match details that you need to know:What: India vs New Zealand, 1st ODIWhere: HyderabadWhen: January 18 (Wednesday) - 1:30 PM ISTICC Team Rankings: India: 4th; New Zealand: 1stBig Talking Points:- There is no KL Rahul or Axar Patel...
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KL Rahul will play a big role for India in the 2023 ODI World Cup: Sheldon Cottrell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was the year 2013 when West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell was handed a Test debut against India during the first match of the two-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.After West Indies were bowled out for 234, thanks to a four-wicket burst by Mohammed Shami, India plundered 453 on the board and were in the driver's seat.Cottrell had a tough time with the ball as he claimed just one wicket in the match but became fans' favourite at the Eden Garnes for his military-style salute celebration. India went on to win the match by an innings and 51 runs.After claiming his only wicket in the match by dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara, as his maiden Test wicket, Cottrell was seen marching and saluting to celebrate the success. "It's a military-style salute. I'm a soldier by profess...
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Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj power India to record-shattering win, sweep Sri Lanka 3-0 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Virat Kohli slammed a masterful unbeaten ton which was followed by a sizzling new-ball bowling display from Mohammed Siraj as India annihilated a clueless Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI in Thiruvananthapuram. The 317-run victory margin helped India rewrite record books as Rohit Sharma and co. won the match by the biggest margin ever in the history of men's ODIs.Captain @ImRo45 collects the trophy as #TeamIndia seal the @mastercardindia #INDvSL ODI series 3️⃣-0️⃣👏👏Scorecard… https://t.co/HtBVNkKlpH— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673794549000The dominant show also helped India sweep series 3-0.As it happenedSlamming his second century of the series and third in the last four matches, Kohli was at his brutal best. His unbeaten 166 that came off just 110 balls powered India...
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I like Ishan Kishan’s innovation and aggression: Andy Flower | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Who will keep wickets for India against mighty Australia in the coming Test series in the absence of regular gloveman Rishabh Pant? The BCCI on Friday came up with two options - KS Bharat and the young Ishan Kishan - when they announced the India squad for the first two Tests of the four-match Test series, beginning February 9. KS Bharat was an automatic choice in the absence of Pant who escaped a horrific high-speed car accident on December 30 last year. Ishan, who has been a tremendous limited-overs cricketer, got a nod from the selection committee and was handed a maiden call-up in the longest format of the game.The 24-year-old Ishan has played 10 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India so far. He recently became the seventh batsman in ODI history to hit a double century (vs Bangladesh) w...
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KL Rahul is a superb batter, will be an excellent India skipper: Andy Flower | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: KL Rahul once touted to be Rohit Sharma's successor across all formats but his struggling form and the emergence of Hardik Pandya as a leader raises serious questions about this.But his IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants coach Andy Flower has a different take on the issue and rather says that KL Rahul can be an excellent skipper for the Indian team.Rahul has captained India in seven ODI's, three Tests and one T20I with decent success.Flower, who is currently giving his services to Gulf Giants, a franchise participating in Adani Sportsline International League T20, has high hopes from his IPL captain.Flower said Rahul has great batting skills and can lead the team well."KL is a superb batter, beautiful to watch, I love watching him bat always. I first came across him when I wa...
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3rd ODI: India might look at bowling options in dead rubber | Cricket News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A series clean sweep in sight, Indian team is unlikely to tinker with its batting line-up but skipper Rohit Sharma could be tempted to look at some of his bowling options during the final ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday.Having already sealed the series with contrasting wins -- a comfortable one while defending in Guwahati and a hard-fought one while chasing in Kolkata -- Rohit's men wouldn't mind a bit more clinical effort against the island nation in last match of the tour.A 3-0 series win before taking on a better-quality opposition in New Zealand in less than 72 hours time will keep the team in good stead.Hello Trivandrum 👋🏻We are here for the 3️⃣rd and final #INDvSL ODI ✅#TeamIndia https://t.co/xzpr7UTCMT— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673624088000Workload management has been th...
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I enjoy being thrown different challenges: KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Not many can adjust to the different roles that KL Rahul has been asked to play over the years. The 30-year-old, who is a regular Test opener, dons the wicket-keeping gloves in whiteball cricket and has been used as a floater in the batting order. But the Karnataka player has no complaints and he said he is enjoying the challenges."Any role that helps win matches for my team and country is what satisfies me the most," he said after guiding India to a series-sealing win over Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. "I've been all over. It's fun for me. I've really enjoyed being thrown different challenges. A different role helps me understand my game better. I've really thrived on performing in tough conditions and being put under pressure," he added.Rahul didn't pick his preferred role. ...
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Rahul, Axar to miss NZ white-ball series; Suryakumar, Ishan included for Australia Tests | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batsman KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel will skip the New Zealand white-ball home series due to family commitments but will return for the Australia Tests, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday. The newly formed selection committee led by Chetan Sharma announced multiple squads that saw Suryakumar Yadav featuring in the Test team for Australia series. Ishan Kishan has also been named in the India Test squad. India will play the New Zealand T20Is under the leadership of Hardik Pandya as the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli won't be featuring in the shortest format. The board announced the squad for the first two Tests against Australia which also has Ravindra Jadeja, whose inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness.Prithvi Shaw, who re...
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No. 5 has helped me understand my game better and that’s what Rohit wants from me: KL Rahul

India’s KL Rahul plays a shot during the second ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. | Photo Credit: K.R. Deepak Senior batter KL Rahul has indicated that skipper Rohit Sharma wants him to become the team's mainstay at No.5, which will improve his batting in the middle overs and also help the wicketkeeper-batter become a better player of spin bowling.Rahul scored an unbeaten 64 off 103 balls as he gradually consolidated India's position in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens after they were 86 for four in the chase of Sri Lanka's 215. "Batting at No. 5 has helped me understand my game better. At No. 5, you have to face spin straightaway; I like balls coming onto the bat but Rohit (Sharma) has been pretty clear that he wants me to bat at No. 5, so that's what I...
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‘We would like to have a left-hander but we know the quality of our right-handers’: Rohit Sharma on Ishan Kishan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India captain Rohit Sharma would ideally like to have a left-hander in the top-order but categorically stated that he doesn't want to tinker with the combination of players just for the heck of it.India clinched the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka by winning the low-scoring second ODI by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.Putting an end to the debate as to whether include young wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan in the playing XI, Rohit said: "Ideally, we would like to have a left-hander but we know the quality of our right-handers and are quite comfortable with that at the moment."A victory by 4️⃣ wickets for #TeamIndia in the second #INDvSL ODI here in Kolkata and the series is sealed 2️⃣-0️⃣… https://t.co/IOlafiJwwW— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673537240000"I...
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Batting at No. 5 has helped me understand my game better: KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Senior batter KL Rahul has indicated that skipper Rohit Sharma wants him to become the team's mainstay at No.5, which will improve his batting in the middle overs and also help the wicketkeeper-batter become a better player of spin bowling.Rahul scored an unbeaten 64 off 103 balls as he gradually consolidated India's position in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens after they were 86 for four in the chase of Sri Lanka's 215."Batting at No. 5 has helped me understand my game better. At No. 5, you have to face spin straightaway; I like balls coming onto the bat but Rohit (Sharma) has been pretty clear that he wants me to bat at No. 5, so that's what I am trying to do," said Rahul after India won the match by four wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.Rahul also loves...
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No. 5 has helped me understand my game better and that’s what Rohit wants from me: KL Rahul

Senior batter KL Rahul has indicated that skipper Rohit Sharma wants him to become the team’s mainstay at No.5, which will improve his batting in the middle overs and also help the wicketkeeper-batter become a better player of spin bowling. Rahul scored an unbeaten 64 off 103 balls as he gradually consolidated India’s position in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens after they were 86 for four in the chase of Sri Lanka’s 215. “Batting at No. 5 has helped me understand my game better. At No. 5, you have to face spin straightaway; I like balls coming onto the bat but Rohit (Sharma) has been pretty clear that he wants me to bat at No. 5, so that’s what I am trying to do,” said Rahul after India won the match by four wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Rahul also loves batti...
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Not India, Sri Lanka now own this unwanted record in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India recorded a hard-fought four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second ODI to seal the series 2-0 with one match to go. Mohammed Siraj (3/30) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/51) set up India's win followed by KL Rahul's unbeaten valiant knock of 64. With this victory, India were also relieved of holding the unwanted record of most defeats in the history of ODI cricket. Sri Lanka suffered their 437th loss to go past India's record of 436 defeats in the ODIs.Siraj struck early before Kuldeep triggered the middle order collapse as Sri Lanka bundled out for 215 in 39.4 overs. In response, India endured a tough time after being reduced to 86/4 in the 15th over.But KL Rahul bailed out the team from precarious position with two crucial partnerships with Hardik Pandya (36) and Axar Patel...
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Switched to hard lengths on KL Rahul’s advice, says Mohammed Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India paceman Mohammed Siraj gave full credit to wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul for his three-wicket haul in the second ODI against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Sri Lanka were bundled out for 215 in just 39.4 overs with Siraj and Kuldeep claiming three wickets each as the visitors faltered on a batting track.Siraj, who played a crucial role in the opening ODI at Guwahati taking two wickets as Sri Lanka lost the opener by 67 runs, said it was Rahul who read the conditions perfectly and told him that it had stopped swinging after only the first over.Timber Strike, the @mdsirajofficial way 👌👌Relive how he dismissed Avishka Fernando 🔽Follow the match 👉… https://t.co/xg69HplYBz— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673513032000"KL (Rahul) told me it stopped swinging after one over, so I switc...
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Inconsistent KL Rahul under pressure as Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson wait in the wings | Cricket News – Times of India

In Pant's absence, 'keeper's slot is wide openKOLKATA: Rishabh Pant's unfortunate accident has thrown open some new possibilities for Team India heading into the 50-over World Cup later this year. While the Delhi wicketkeeper-batter is expected to make a comeback ahead of the mega event, the India team management will be keeping options open.While skipper Rohit Sharma preferred to give Shubman Gill "a fair run" in the ODIs, many questioned the logic behind dropping an in-form Ishan Kishan, who hit a double hundred against Bangladesh last month. Although Gill grabbed his opportunity with both hands by hitting a classy 70 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, the youngster cannot take his place for granted with Kishan waiting in the wings.But the fight between the two youngsters ...
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KL has found ways to get out, coaches should work on his flaws: Mohd Azharuddin

KL Rahul needs to be way more consistent and work on his technical flaws with national team coaches, feels former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin. The 57-year-old Azhar, whose elegant wrist work made him a cynosure of cricket fans, is a bit disappointed that a player of Rahul’s talent isn’t realising his full potential. “I think consistency is the problem in KL Rahul’s case. But I think there are coaches who should rectify his flaws. In my opinion, he is a good player but consistency is missing in his game,” Azharuddin told PTI in an exclusive interaction. Rahul, who has had a string of poor scores since his international comeback, was bowled round his legs for a sedate 39 in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati on Tuesday. “I think Rahul is getting out in a lot of manners. P...