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CWG 2022: ‘Everyone knows about Dhoni, hope people know about us too’ | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Mahendra Singh Dhoni put Ranchi on the world map but belonging to the same city, India's first ever lawn bowls medallists in Commonwealth Games have no interest in going global. Recognition in their own country will be enough. Soon after a come-from-behind win over New Zealand in the women's fours semifinals, the quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia could not believe what they had accomplished. The 'leader' of the pack, 38-year-old Lovely is a constable with Jharkhand Police while Rupa, who too is from Ranchi, works in the sports department. 🇮🇳 Creates History at @birminghamcg22 🔥India's #LawnBowl Women's Four team creates history by becoming the 1st In… https://t.co/XYvow8ez0Q— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659349581000Pinki, who picked up the s...
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad have played a huge role in my cricketing journey: Pacer Mukesh Choudhary | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings left-arm pace bowler Mukesh Choudhary has revealed that the Chennai franchise skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad have had a big impact on his cricketing career since the time he became a part of the side in IPL 2022. The 26-year-old Choudhary, the leading wicket-taker for Maharashtra in the 2021/22 edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy, was bought by CSK for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Since then, it has been great going for the pacer, though his side finished ninth this season. The quick ended up playing 13 matches in IPL 2022, taking 16 wickets with a best of 4/46 and a strike rate of 17. Despite doing well in the domestic season, Choudhary conceded he did not expect to be picked by CSK and then being g...
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Why would Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Yuzevendra Chahal want the world to see their leg-pulling session?

Who would invite the world to a savage leg-pulling session with friends? Of all people, India’s top cricketers. The other day, those perpetually shielded by dark glasses, handlers, agents and equipped to the teeth to avert any attempt to invade their privacy opened the doors of their rooms to fans, and even others. They allowed anyone with an internet connection to be the fly on the wall when they dropped guard and spoke about anything and everything. On a non-match day, probably to ward off the boredom of a long tour, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Rohit Sharma connected on Insta Live. Having shared rooms, meals and experiences for years now, they took liberties, didn’t take offence and winked when cracking inside jokes. They were a riot. Pant and Surya would fo...
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Having someone of Dhoni’s calibre put his trust in me was massive for me: Lungi Ngidi

South African pacer Lungi Ngidi has acknowledged his Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s contribution to his career, saying “for someone of his calibre to put his trust in me to win him games at a young age was massive for me.” Nigidi was picked up by the CSK in 2018. The right-arm pacer grabbed 11 wickets in seven matches at an average of 14.18 that season, helping the Dhoni-led side to win the title. He was also part of the title-winning side in 2021. “Having someone of Dhoni’s calibre put his trust in me to win him games when I was 22 was massive for me,” Ngidi told ‘The Guardian’. The 26-year-old credited the IPL for teaching him how to deal with massive crowds. “The IPL also taught me how to handle a big crowd. I’d never played in front of 60,000 people and that was a bit overw...
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A comeback at 35-plus was a real challenge: Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Dinesh Karthik’s career graph has been on the upswing ever since he moved to the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this year. A superb performance with the bat --- 330 runs from 16 outings --- for the franchise was instrumental in Karthik making a comeback into the Indian T20 side. Back with the national team after almost three years, Karthik has given a good account of himself and will be in action during the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies. Amidst the numerous comebacks he had made to the India team in the past, Karthik conceded that the latest one was the most challenging. “Making a comeback when you are 35-plus was never going to be easy. I am thankful to everyone who helped me during that phase. I quietly believed in myself and did the hard yards before the I...
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Sachin, Sourav, Dhoni, Raina, all in house at Lord’s for the England vs India 2nd ODI

Lord’s Cricket Ground has something special about it on cricket days, especially on July 14. On the third anniversary of the 2019 World Cup final, England play India in the second ODI of the three match series at the home of cricket. And the stars aren’t just on the field, but in the stands as well. Starting from the BCCI President and former India captain Sourav Ganguly and the highest run scorer in international cricket Sachin Tendulkar were seated together in the stands. Ganguly recently celebrated his 50th birthday with his former India teammate, family and friends in London. 📸 India legends galore at Lord’s. 👋 @SGanguly99, @sachin_rt, @msdhoni & @ImRaina #LoveLords | #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/XcTd6tcbIp — Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 14, 2022 Former India captain...
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‘Outside Noise’: From Dhoni to Virat to Rohit, Team India’s famous catchphrase

Rohit Sharma on Sunday insisted that Virat Kohli would continue to be backed by the team despite the former skipper’s lean patch. Kohli hasn’t been among big runs for nearly three years now and his position in the playing XI has been questioned by several experts, including the former India captain Kapil Dev, who feels that Indian team management will be doing a disservice if in-form players aren’t given enough opportunities to showcase their skills. It was another failure for Virat Kohli (11) in India’s 17-run loss in the third T20 International match against England. However, India captain Rohit Sharma on Sunday not only defended Kohli’s form but also take a dig on former cricketers, who are questioning the place of Kohli in the playing XI. Rohit Sharma opens up about Virat Kohli's c...
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MS Dhoni interacts with India players at Edgbaston | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen interacting with the India players after the team's series-clinching win in the second T20 International against England here. Rohit Sharma's inspirational leadership and an aggressive brand new approach saw India outclass England by 49 runs in the second match to seal the rubber on Saturday. After the game Dhoni, who was in attendance at Edgbaston, interacted with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal. The pictures of the interaction were uploaded on Twitter by the BCCI and wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant too posted a photo of him with the legendary former captain. "Always all ears when the great @msdhoni talks!" the BCCI tweeted alongside a photo of the discussion that took place in the dressing room. Always...
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MS Dhoni pays visit to India team at Edgbaston

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was recently spotted attending a Wimbledon game on the occasion of his 41st birthday, dropped in on the India team touring England after the 2nd T20I in Edgbaston on Saturday. Some photos of Dhoni chatting with India opener Ishan Kishan as well as a few others was shared from the BCCI Twitter handle captioned, ” Always all ears when the great @msdhoni talks!” In Saturday’s match, India defeated England by 49 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Always all ears when the great @msdhoni talks! 👍 👍#TeamIndia | #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/YKQS8taVcH — BCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2022 Sent into bat, India managed a decent 170 for eight. Ravindra Jadeja top-scored for India with an unbeaten 46 off 29 balls, while skipper Rohit S...
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Final whistle podu?: Is it over between CSK and Ravindra Jadeja?

Ravindra Jadeja, who was removed as Chennai Super Kings skipper in the mid season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, removed all posts related to the team from his official Instagram account, sparking rumours of a rift, that all is not well between the player and the franchise. Ahead of the season, CSK anointed Jadeja as MS Dhoni’s successor, first by retaining him for Rs 16 crore, vis-à-vis Dhoni’s Rs 12 crore, and then by making him the captain a couple of days before the start of the tournament. The idea was that the ex-skipper would mother-hen his successor, allowing him to grow into the job. Jadeja has been reverential towards Dhoni and he didn’t hesitate to lean heavily on the former captain for on-field decisions. But CSK’s poor start and Jadeja’s personal form prompted ...
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‘A leader like no other’: Birthday wishes pour in for MS Dhoni who turns 41

Former India skipper MS Dhoni turns 41 on July 7, 2022. Dhoni is in London these days with his family as the CSK skipper was seen cheering Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on his birthday eve on Wednesday. Wishes are pouring in from all around the world for Dhoni, who led India to lift the World Cup in 2011 and T20 World Cup in 2007. BCCI posted greetings for MSD with a video-‘ 70 seconds of Classic MSD’. The Indian cricket board paid tribute to ‘Captain Cool’ with this video which shows a collection of his best sixes. As we celebrate the legendary @msdhoni‘s birthday 🎂👏, let’s revisit some of his explosive SIXES. 💪 💪 #TeamIndia Watch 🎥 🔽https://t.co/TDn1692Gsk — BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2022 After biding adieu to international cricket in 2020, Dhoni has been plying his trade in the Indian Premie...
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MS Dhoni Birthday: ‘Captain cool’ MS Dhoni celebrates 41st birthday | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain MS Dhoni, who is still massively popular among his all around the world, celebrates his 41st birthday today, July 7. The long-haired boy from Ranchi went on to become one of India's most successful captains, earning the tag of 'Captain Cool' for staying calm even in the most trying and challenging circumstances. He made his debut in 2004 and after becoming India's captain, Dhoni went on to win the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He also collected the ICC Test mace after taking India to the top of the Test rankings. He is still the only skipper to win all ICC trophies. But the winning six off his bat, which signaled India's 2011 World Cup win in the final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, is ...
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MS Dhoni turns 41: Fans celebrate MSD birthday with 41-feet high cutout

MS Dhoni might have retired from international cricket but his craze is still alive among die-hard fans of the game. On Thursday, the former Indian skipper will turn 41 years old, and on this occasion fans in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijaywada have made a 41-feet high cutout of Ms Dhoni playing his trademark helicopter shot. The cutout features Dhoni playing his trademark ‘helicopter shot’ on the final delivery of the 2011 World Cup. The photo of the cutout has now gone viral. Mahi 7781_41 Feet cutout of Dhoni Getting Ready At Vijayawada 😎💥 pic.twitter.com/fUf4DoYUB4 — Soni sharma (@SoniKum24284230) July 5, 2022 41 feet CUTOUT for 41st bday of MS DHONI #MSDhoni #MSDhonibirthday pic.twitter.com/s3itsv9IJx — 𝐒𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐅𝐚𝐧𝐎𝐟𝐒𝐬𝐦𝐛 (@_FanOfSSMB) July 5, 2022 MSD 41st Birthday 41 Feet CutOut 😍🔥My HomeTow...
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Eoin Morgan: A ‘great guy’ and a key architect of England’s limited-overs resurgence | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When Eoin Morgan announced his arrival on the international circuit back in 2006, for Ireland in an ODI vs Scotland, little did he or the world know that the then 17 year old would end up being England's first and so far only ODI World Cup-winning captain. The 35-year-old Morgan on Tuesday left many in the cricketing world stunned with his decision to bid adieu to international cricket with immediate effect. Reports of Morgan having decided to announce his retirement in fact did the rounds began doing the rounds a day before the actual announcement. According to a Sky Sports report. Morgan wanted to lead the English side in this year's T20 World Cup in Australia, but decided to call time on his cricketing career after struggling with form and fitness issues. In the 3 match OD...
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Virat Kohli’s career took off because he was nurtured by Dhoni but in Pak, seniors can’t digest your success: Ahmed Shehzad

Ahmed Shehzad may not be a name which casual cricket fans would be familiar with but he was one of the more notable names in Pakistan cricket not too long ago. Often compared to India’s Virat Kohli due to his look and playing style, the Pakistani batter’s career never quite reached the heights that was once expected of him. In a recent interview to Cricket Pakistan, Shehzad said that while Virat Kohli’s career took off due to the support of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the seniors in the Pakistan squad hampered his (Shehzad) career. “I have said this before and I will say it again, Kohli’s career picked off amazingly because he found MS Dhoni but unfortunately, here in Pakistan, your own people cannot stand your success.” “Our own senior players and ex-cricketers cannot digest seeing someone...
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Saba Karim: ‘He has spent a lot of time with MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli, but Hardik Pandya has his own brand of captaincy, he has reinvented himself’ | Cricket News – Times of India

After a 2-2 drawn series vs South Africa, in which they came back from being 0-2 down and one which didn't have a winner because of a rained out decider, Team India's next international assignment is a tour of Ireland where they will play two T20Is on the 26th and 28th of this month in Dublin. With a few of the big guns rested, the man chosen to lead the 17-man Indian squad for this tour is Hardik Pandya, who till just a short while back was struggling to bowl, wasn't really effective with the bat and was then on the sidelines, with nagging lower back issues. It's something that has plagued him for a long time. He underwent back surgery in London in 2019, before the injury came back to haunt him again. Which is why in IPL 2022, when the Gujarat Titans named him as their captain after br...
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Hardik Pandya reveals MS Dhoni’s advice which helped him become a better player | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who is enjoying a golden run of form, has revealed how advice from former India captain MS Dhoni early on in his career has helped him tremendously to become a better player. The 28-year-old Pandya recently made a comeback into the India squad during the T20I series against South Africa and has made some vital contributions. His inclusion came on the back of a sensational IPL with the Gujarat Titans, where he proved his form and fitness, leading them to title triumph in the debut season. He scored 487 runs in the IPL 2022 while also chipping in with 8 wickets. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏DO NOT MISS as… https://t.co/edA49dWjWC— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655526600000The most impressive aspect of his gam...
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When Yuzvendra Chahal was bowled over by MS Dhoni’s unassuming nature | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals' leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has revealed that he was bowled over by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's unassuming nature when the veteran cricketer called him and said "call me whatever, but not sir". Chahal received the ODI cap from Dhoni on the tour of Zimbabwe in June 2016 and was later given an opportunity against England in the T20Is. "I received the ODI cap from the great MS Dhoni. He is a legend and I was with him for the first time. I was not even able to talk in front of him. He talks so nicely that you wonder if he is really Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the legend," Chahal said in the YouTube show Breakfast with Champions. "When I met him for the first time in Zimbabwe I used to call him Mahi sir. After a while he called me over and said, 'Mahi, Dhoni, Mahendra Singh D...
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Pretorius wants to inculcate Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief

Preparing for the upcoming T20 series against India, South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius on Monday said he would like to inculcate the legendary MS Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief. The South African made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings this year after joining the franchise for a base price of Rs 50 lakh. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Pretorius played just six matches, scoring 44 runs and claiming six wickets with best bowling figures of 2 for 30.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium The limited opportunities notwithstanding, Pretorius said playing alongside Dhoni has been his biggest gain. “Playing my first IPL was a great experience. It was one of my bucket list items and that too to get t...
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India vs South Africa: Dwaine Pretorius wants to inculcate Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Preparing for the upcoming T20 series against India, South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius on Monday said he would like to inculcate the legendary MS Dhoni's calmness and self-belief. The South African made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings this year after joining the franchise for a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Pretorius played just six matches, scoring 44 runs and claiming six wickets with best bowling figures of 2 for 30. The limited opportunities notwithstanding, Pretorius said playing alongside Dhoni has been his biggest gain. "Playing my first IPL was a great experience. It was one of my bucket list items and that too to get the opportunity to play for CSK, one of the most successful franchises. I enjoyed every moment of it. You get a lot of responsibility as a pl...