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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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5th T20I: Hosts India look to clinch series against South Africa after superb comeback | Cricket News – Times of India

But rain may play spoilsport in deciderBENGALURU: To make a comeback, one of the most essential requirements is a setback. For proof, you don't have to look beyond Dinesh Karthik. In a T20 international career in its 17th year, the 37-year-old has played 36 matches. Before the ongoing series against South Africa, the wicketkeeper-batsman had last featured for India in the format in the 2018-19 season. After making a comeback on the back of his exploits in the Indian Premier League for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Karthik is not just achieving personal milestones, but has also turned out to be an inspiration for a young Indian team. Having piloted India's charge with a 27-ball 55 in Rajkot on Friday night, Karthik will look to play his part at 'home' in the series decider at the M ...
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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: As he doesn't possess the pace of Umran Mailk, India medium pacer Harshal Patel feels he has to keep upping his ‘variations' game to extend his nascent international career. Harshal had made his India debut after the T20 World Cup last November and more than six months into international cricket, the 31-year-old has 17 wickets in 11 games at an average of 19.52. Slower pitches suit his style of bowling more and that was evident in the last two games after the hammering he got on a true Kotla surface in the series opener. Being a shrewd operator, Harshal very well knows how to remain effective under extreme pressure despite his limitations. "To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in IPL). With every bowler the longer they pla...
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Kohli will have to find a solution to his batting woes, but he’ll work it out quickly: Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that India batting stalwart Virat Kohli will have to find a solution to his batting woes himself, adding that given the "absolute professional" that he is, the former captain "works it out pretty quickly". "There was a lot of talk and conjecture around the IPL about how tired and burnt out he (Kohli) might be. That's for him to work out and assess and find ways to improve, whether it's a technical thing or a mental thing. I'm sure, being the absolute professional that he is, that he'll work it out and work it out pretty quickly," said Ponting in IANS Review. "One thing I do know from experience is that quite often you bluff yourself as a player that you're not actually tired, that you're not physically or mentally tired. You alway...
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IPL 2022: RCB’s Rajat Patidar calls Virat Kohli his ‘idol’ | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Rajat Patidar expressed gratitude towards his former skipper Virat Kohli and called him his 'idol'. RCB's stint in IPL 2022 came to end after they lost in the Qualifier 2 match against Rajasthan Royals here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. Taking to his Twitter, Patidar posted a picture with Kohli and wrote, "No feeling more special than learning from your idol. Grateful." No feeling more special than learning from your idol. Grateful.😇@imVkohli 🙌🏻 #RCB https://t.co/dtRVq6akZj— Rajat Patidar (@RajatPatidar75) 1653816139000Patidar had joined RCB as a replacement for Luvnith Sisodia. He played a total of 8 matches and scored 333 runs, at a strike rate of 152.75. He also smashed 112 runs in the Eliminator match against Lucknow S...
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‘You make cricket special’: Virat Kohli’s heartfelt note for RCB fans after team’s loss in Qualifier 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Saturday penned a heartfelt note for fans after the franchise lost Qualifier 2 against Rajasthan Royals to get knocked out of the IPL 2022. Prasidh Krishna (3/22) and Obed McCoy's (3/23) sensational bowling followed by Jos Buttler's special knock (106 not out off 60) led Rajasthan Royals to IPL 2022 final with a convincing seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. The 33-year-old Kohli, who didn't have a great IPL season, in his social media post said that learning never stops. "Sometimes you win, and sometimes you don't, but the 12th Man Army, you have been fantastic, always backing us throughout our campaign. You make cricket special. The learning never s...
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IPL 2022: RCB’s Mohammed Siraj registers record of conceding most sixes in a single IPL season | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mohammed Siraj registered the infamous record of conceding most sixes in a single Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Siraj reached this unwanted mark during the Qualifier 2 clash against Rajasthan Royals, here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, where he got smashed for three sixes in two overs and ended his wicketless spell with 31 runs. In his entire IPL 2022 campaign, Siraj has conceded a total of 31 sixes, which is the highest by any player in a single IPL season. Earlier, this record was held by Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, with 29 sixes in IPL 2018. Meanwhile, RCB star spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is also not far behind Siraj as he has also whacked for 30 sixes this season. But Hasaranga has impressed everyon...
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IPL 2022: Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breaching Code of Conduct | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his team's Eliminator match against Lucknow Super Giants in Kolkata. However, the BCCI press release doesn't mention the specific nature of the offence. "Karthik admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.3 of the IPL Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding," the release stated. RCB had defeated debutants Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the IPL Eliminator on Wednesday. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents =...
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IPL 2022 Qualifier 2, RCB vs RR: Royal Challengers Bangalore have slight edge against Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Flying high after a rich dose of luck and a breathtaking knock by Rajat Patidar took them past the Eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore will fancy their chances against Rajasthan Royals here on Friday night. Will this be the year when the RCB and Virat Kohli's seemingly endless wait for a maiden IPL trophy finally ends? While this million-dollar question's answer is still a game or two away, a lot has gone in the Bangalore franchise's favour for their fans not to expect that, at the end of this weekend, they would be singing 'Ee sala cup namde (the cup is ours)'! Despite having won their last game, RCB were left hoping that the Delhi Capitals would lose to Mumbai Indians. Thanks to a blitzkrieg by MI's Tim David, that did happen, and Faf du Plessis and Co. set up a date wi...
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IPL 2022 – One of the best innings I’ve ever seen under pressure: Virat Kohli on Rajat Patidar | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Batting stalwart Virat Kohli says Rajat Patidar's match-winning century in the IPL Eliminator was one of the best innings produced under pressure. Little-known Patidar from Indore slammed a 54-ball 112 not out to single-handedly win the IPL Eliminator for Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday night. "That was one of the best innings I've ever seen under pressure by Rajat Patidar, and I've seen many," Kohli, who had added 66 with Patidar, said on RCB's Game Day segment. RCB wins #IPL2022 Eliminator vs LSG Virat Kohli & DK lauded Rajat Patidar’s match winning knock, while the team e… https://t.co/NaIfOcsvV9— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1653535800000"That level of striking in this game is some level of batting. Watch out for him!," he said. With Patidar going h...
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IPL 2022: Dinesh Karthik is ‘that rock’ of the side, says RCB’s Mike Hesson | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has revealed that when South African stalwart AB de Villiers decided to quit the team and announced his retirement at the end of the 2021 season, the team was taken aback. But the way wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has shaped up this season, he has become "that rock" of the side. "DK (Dinesh Karthik) has probably been that rock. When you miss a guy like AB (de Villiers), we talked about how you are going to replace AB and now we are not doing that, but he (Karthik) has been exceptional in terms of finishing," said Mike Hesson, RCB's director of cricket operations, on RCB Bold diaries before the Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants at the Eden Gardens here later on Wednesday. The last few games played by R...
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IPL 2022 Eliminator, LSG vs RCB: Moment of reckoning for Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Mumbai Indians played a major part in helping RCB clinch a last-four berth in this IPL, but the Faf du Plessis-led side will be on their own, with no second chance on offer, when they face Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. The posts that went viral on social media highlighting RCB's celebrations shows how keen the side is about making it count this time. After all, they perhaps remain the biggest under-achievers in IPL history. Making the playoffs for the first time since 2016, RCB will be hungry to get their hands on the coveted trophy for the first time after having finished runners-up thrice. They have placed third and fourth twice. They might be up against IPL first-timers in Lucknow, but LSG, on their part, have looked well-balanced. ...
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This is my most special comeback as lot of people had given up on me: Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik feels his latest recall to the Indian team is his "most special comeback" of a rollercoaster international career that began way back in 2004. Karthik made the squad for India's home T20 series against South Africa beginning June 9. "This is my most special comeback because a lot of people had given up on me. For me to come back and do what I did, practice the way I did, so many special things have happened in the lead up to the rock-shell and how I practiced post that," the 36-year-old told the RCB website. We spoke to @DineshKarthik, soon after he was named in the Indian T20I squad for the SA series, and he spoke about… https://t.co/23AgLNCRa7— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1653276600000Karthik forced the selectors to pick him aft...
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My most special comeback, says Dinesh Karthik on India recall for SA T20Is

Dinesh Karthik has called his selection for India’s upcoming home T20I series against South Africa his “most special comeback” to the national team. Karthik, who had been on the sidelines since India’s semi-final exit in the 2019 ODI World Cup, was picked following an impressive Indian Premier League season, in which he has finished several games successfully for Royal Challengers Bangalore at a standout strike-rate of 191.33. We spoke to @DineshKarthik, soon after he was named in the Indian T20I squad for the SA series, and he spoke about his self-belief, hours and days of preparation, and the role RCB played in him staging a comeback, only on @KreditBee presents Bold Diaries.#PlayBold #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/phW0GaBlSx — Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 23, 2022 “Very ...
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IPL 2022, SRH vs PBKS: Sunrisers Hyderabad look to end on a winning note against Punjab Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

With nothing to play for in an inconsequential match against Punjab Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to end their campaign with a win in the last league match of the IPL at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. SRH started with three defeats but turned it around with an impressive run of five consecutive wins, only to succumb to five more losses. They just about managed to scrape past Mumbai Indians by three runs in their penultimate match. They are level on points with Punjab Kings. Both teams went out of the reckoning after RCB beat GT on Thursday. Skipper Kane Williamson has left to be with his partner for the birth of their second child, so Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to lead. Punjab, meanwhile, ruined their chances after a 17-run defeat to Delhi and will also be seeking a c...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: RCB clinch final playoff berth as Delhi Capitals stumble against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News – Times of India

Bumrah, Tim David star as MI prevent Delhi from taking final playoff spot; RCB through insteadMUMBAI: Tim David must be the most popular man in Bangalore at the moment. Cheered on by a packed crowd which included many Mumbai Indians fans and supporters of screaming RCB fans, David blasted a match-winning 11-ball 34, which included four huge sixes and two fours, to pull off a thrilling five-wicket win for MI over the Delhi Capitals. The win sent RCB into the IPL playoffs at Delhi's expense. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEPant misses crucial reviewDC, who needed a win to go through, were left heart-broken and rueing a massive missed opportunity to get Singaporean David off the first ball he faced, when their captain Rishabh Pant refused to review a nick behind the stumps off Sha...
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Virat Kohli opens up on the turnaround process and ‘large scale’ love from fans during his lean patch

On a November day, a couple of years ago, Virat Kohli tweeted a ‘note to self’ that he posted to his younger self. Kohli is a much-respected star but isn’t as loved as Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni. Perhaps, it’s due to his self-admittedly brash younger days or his in-your-face aggressiveness that sometimes jars with the people and earns him his share of brickbats. In that note to a 15-year-old self, he wrote, “You will be loved by many but will be disliked too. By some who don’t even know you. Don’t care about them. Keep believing in yourself.” On May 19, on the night he made a fiery fifty to turn around a lull batting patch in the IPL, he talked about love again. Even hard-nosed critics of his had seemingly turned soft in this season, rooting for him to score big runs. And Kohli had no...
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IPL 2022, RCB vs GT: This was for the team, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

His hard work at the nets has paid off: Mike HessonIt wasn't the vintage Virat Kohli on show on Thursday night at the Wankhede stadium, but the signature focus, intent and hunger to see his team through was on display. After a prolonged dry run with the willow, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper shrugged off the rustiness with an assured 54-ball 73 (8x4, 2x6), an innings which helped RCB get past Gujarat Titans by eight wickets to stay alive in the competition. With the win Faf du Plessis' men occupy the fourth place on the points table and will need Mumbai Indians to beat Delhi Capitals on Saturday to advance to the playoffs. While the team management would be relieved to see Kohli back among runs, the opener wore his heart on his sleeve as he ticked a few boxes. Speaking a...
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IPL 2022, MI vs DC: Will Rohit Sharma do Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis a favour? | Cricket News – Times of India

RCB need Mumbai Indians to beat Delhi Capitals today to qualify for the playoffsMUMBAI: Keep an eye on the stands at Wankhede. A Virat Kohli or a Faf du Plessis or even the entire Royal Challengers Bangalore squad might be found sitting there on Saturday evening, cheering for Mumbai Indians. Kohli and du Plessis themselves joked about this on Thursday evening, after their comprehensive win over the Gujarat Titans to inch closer to the play-offs. But the joke is getting serious. RCB's entry into the playoffs depends on the result of the match between Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians. Should Delhi lose the game, RCB go in as Delhi will end with 14 points. A simple win for Delhi should take them through as their net run rate (+0. 255) is far superior to RCB's -0. 253. So, Delhi must w...
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IPL 2022: Virat Kohli completes 7000 runs for RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) star batter Virat Kohli on Thursday became the first player to score 7000 runs for a single IPL franchise. Kohli achieved this feat during the match against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede Stadium when he scored the 57th run in his match-winning knock of 73. RCB defeated GT by eight wickets to stay alive in the race to playoffs. Gujarat are already through. 7️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ runs in Red & Gold. Many many more to come! 🔝🔥Drop a ❤️ to congratulate @imVkohli on crossing this h… https://t.co/FU5wzr1NyR— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1653021000000Kohli is also the highest run-scorer in the league's history, followed by Shikhar Dhawan (6,205), Rohit Sharma (5,877), David Warner (5,876), Suresh Raina (5,528) and Ab De Villiers (5,162)....