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‘Forget spirit, I believe in…’: Ravi Shastri opens up on Spirit of Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India head coach Ravi Shastri took a swipe at the concept of the Spirit of Cricket while discussing on veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's YouTube channel, suggesting that he prioritises adherence to rules over the "spirit of cricket."Shastri's remarks come in the context of incidents during India's Test series in England in 2021, during which India secured a historic victory at Lord's in the second Test.One notable incident involved England's James Anderson engaging in a heated argument with Indian players, particularly Jasprit Bumrah.During the match, Bumrah delivered a series of bouncers to Anderson, resulting in him being struck on the helmet, ribs, and left hand. This led to a tense exchange of words between the players involved.Reminiscing on the arg...
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Ravi Shastri hints at possible IPL coaching role, says ‘If I ever go there…’ – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former head coach of the Indian men's cricket team Ravi Shastri recently hinted at a potential role in the Indian Premier League (IPL). During his tenure from 2017 to 2021, Shastri led the Indian team to significant achievements, including consecutive Test series victories against Australia.One of the most memorable moments under Shastri's guidance was India's historic win at The Gabba in 2021, which inspired the famous phrase "Toota hai Gabba ka ghamand." Fans have always been eager to see Shastri take on a head coach position in the IPL.When asked about the possibility of coaching in the IPL during an appearance on Ravichandran Ashwin's YouTube channel, Shastri responded, "Not really. Not after doing India for 7 years. You never know what can come up in the future and how i...
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‘Main waise sochta hi nahi…’: Sanju Samson on the importance of staying humble in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sanju Samson has led Rajasthan Royals with aplomb in IPL 2024. Under Samson's captaincy, the Royals are at the second spot in the points table. The captain himself is in fine form scoring 471 runs in 11 matches to be at the fifth spot in the list of most run scorers.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLESamson is 14 runs away from surpassing his highest tally in an IPL season (484 runs in IPL 2021).His average (67.29) and strike-rate (163.54) this year already the best for him in a single edition.The Royals face defending champions Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk in a day game on Sunday and if the Samson-led side wins, they will be through to the playoffs.Ahead of the match, the tournament's official broadcaster shared a video on X in which Samson reflects on the i...