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Former players laud Pant for his “special ton under pressure”

Flamboyant India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant’s sublime counter-attacking ton on the opening day of the rescheduled fifth Test against England earned praise from the cricket fraternity, which described the knock as “a special one under pressure”. When Twitter went abuzz post the @RishabhPant17 blitz ⚡⚡💥#TeamIndia | #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/RCuVwRmy34 — BCCI (@BCCI) July 1, 2022 India were staring down the barrel at 98 for 5 before Pant (146 off 111 balls) scripted a remarkable turnaround in the company of Ravindra Jadeja, who remained not out on 83 on Day 1 at Birmingham.The duo shared a match-changing 222-run stand off 239 balls. Pant, who rendered the England bowlers helpless, hammered 20 boundaries and four sixes, in his awe-inspiring effort. “Simply awesome@RishabhPant17! W...
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Batting for Bengal: Ranji team star by day, minister and TMC MLA at night

FROM RESCUING the Bengal Ranji team by hitting a century during the day, to wading through files of official documents, as West Bengal’s Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and Trinamool Congress MLA from Shibpur, in the evening — it’s all in a day’s work for Manoj Tiwary. Multi-tasking to strike a balance between his two roles, as a sitting minister and cricketer, is a big ask. When his team-mates hit the ice baths and put their feet up to re-energise in the evenings, Tiwary (36) says he dives right into official work. “There is a lot of constituency work — someone may need a letter for an Aadhaar card, some small issues here and there. At the same time, we need to ensure that our government schemes reach the people,” says Tiwary, adding, “I have got used to it now”. “There are many ...
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Minister Manoj Tiwary wins hearts with handwritten note for family after Ranji ton

Manoj Tiwary, a current minister in the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, scored another brilliant century in the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Madhya Pradesh. However, it was his celebration after reaching the landmark which making waves on the internet. As soon he completed his century, Tiwary removed his helmet in celebrated in an emphatic manner. He took out a piece of paper from his pocket and pointed it toward the camera. It was a special note for his family and loved ones. “I love you. Susmita (My sweetypiee),” read the hand-written note. Manoj Tiwary celebration when he was completed his Hundred in the Ranji trophy semifinal – A special note for his family – Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/8SY22amUn5 — CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 16, 2022 Resuming the day on 197/5, v...
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Ranji Trophy: Bengal advance as minister Manoj Tiwary slams century | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Seamlessly juggling politics and cricket, Manoj Tiwary on Friday achieved what no one else did in 88 years of Ranji Trophy: score a hundred while being a sitting minister in a state government. Without an iota of doubt, Tiwary's 136 was the highlight of an inconsequential fifth day's play as Bengal advanced to the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy on the basis of their massive first-innings lead. In between signing files related to his constituency, Tiwary, a sitting minister of sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, struck 19 fours and two sixes. The 36-year-old veteran also scored 73 in Bengal's first essay. There were notable contributions once again from other Bengal batters such as Shahbaz Ahmed (46), Anustup Majumdar (38) and Abhishek ...
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Ranji Trophy: Gharami’s 186, Anustup’s 117 and minister Tiwary’s 54 power Bengal to massive total | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Sudip Gharami hogged the limelight for the second day running with a 186-run knock as Bengal reached 577 for five in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Jharkhand on Tuesday. The seasoned Anustup Majumdar helped himself to a century (117) before Manoj Tiwary, a sitting minister for youth affairs and sports in West Bengal, walked back unbeaten on 54 at the end of second day's play at the Just Cricket Academy Ground. Looking to accelerate the scoring rate, the 23-year-old Gharami's stay in the middle ended with a contentious decision after which Bengal looked to nudge the ball around for ones and twos, rather than going for quick runs and declaring their first innings. There were no signs of urgency from Bengal and it remains to be seen how long do they bat on the third day...
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Wriddhiman Saha back for Bengal’s Ranji quarter-final vs Jharkhand, Shami’s participation subject to BCCI’s clearance | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Three months after refusing to play for Bengal after his India career ended, veteran stumper Wriddhiman Saha has agreed to play for Bengal in the all-important Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Jharkhand in Bengaluru from June 6. The CAB also named speedster Mohammed Shami in the squad although his participation will depend on clearance from the BCCI and head coach Rahul Dravid taking his workload management into account. However it was 37-year-old Saha whose comeback headlined the Bengal squad after he had refused to play red ball cricket citing "personal reasons". It was obvious that he was dejected after being told that he won't be selected for India again. Saha has been in scintillating form in the IPL scoring 281 runs from eight matches with a strike rate of 123.24 with t...
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Sporting MLAs: Shreyasi aims for bull’s eye, Manoj ready for cover drives amid political work | More sports News – Times of India

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: On the face of it, the oscillation between the political and playing arena, and the success they enjoy in the two contrasting fields, despite the constant to and fro, seems effortless. But the past few days have been particularly hectic for shooter Shreyasi Singh and cricketer Manoj Tiwary, who also happen to be active politicians and public representatives at the state level. They have been juggling political duties with focussed preparation for their respective competitive outings as well. Even as she works on improving the lives of the people of Jamui constituency in Bihar, Singh has two important sporting assignments lined up -- the ISSF Shotgun World Cups in Nicosia (Cyprus) and Lima (Peru) in March. Shreyasi Singh (TOI Photo)Tiwary, on the other hand, is already...
State sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in Bengal Ranji squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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State sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in Bengal Ranji squad | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Veteran batter Manoj Tiwary was on Monday named in Bengal's 21-member Ranji Trophy squad less than a year after he made his political debut for ruling Trinamool Congress party in the state. The 36-year-old former Bengal captain, who is also a minister of state in sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led government, will gear up for his 17th year in first-class cricket. Tiwary, who last played for Bengal in their Ranji final against Saurashtra in March 2020, joined TMC ahead of the Assembly polls and won from Shibpur constituency beating BJP's Rathin Chakraborty. He missed the COVID-interrupted last season due to an injury but he's back again in the Bengal side under Abhimanyu Easwaran. Placed in Group B, along with Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana and Tripura, Be...
Bengal sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in state Ranji squad
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Bengal sports minister Manoj Tiwary named in state Ranji squad

Former Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary, who is also a minister of Bengal in sports and youth affairs in the Mamata Banerjee-led government, will gear up for his 17th year in first class cricket when he was named in Bengal’s 21-member Ranji Trophy squad on Monday. Tiwary last played for Bengal in their Ranji final against Saurashtra in March 2020. He joined TMC ahead of the Assembly polls and won from Shibpur constituency beating BJP’s Rathin Chakraborty. He missed the Covid-interrupted last season due to an injury but he’s back again in the Bengal side under Abhimanyu Easwaran. Placed in Group B, along with Vidarbha, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana and Tripura, Bengal are slated to kick off their campaign against Tripura in Bengaluru from January 13. The Bengal Ranji squad (Express...