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‘Wouldn’t want to bowl to him, it is scary…’: SRH skipper Pat Cummins on Abhishek Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After securing a four-wicket win against Punjab Kings (PBKS), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Pat Cummins commended young batter Abhishek Sharma for his fearless approach at the crease, noting that he played with freedom against both pacers and spinners.Abhishek, alongside Heinrich Klaasen, delivered powerful performances that propelled SRH to victory, elevating them to the second spot on the points table.Abhishek's display of versatile batting skills during the match in Hyderabad on Sunday was particularly notable, as his contributions played a crucial role in SRH's successful chase against PBKS.Speaking after the game in the post-match presentation, Cummins said, "It is pretty cool, it is awesome. We have won six out of seven games here (at Hyderabad), it has been great a...
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Punjab Kings make history as first IPL team to field only one overseas player in playing XI | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In an unprecedented move, Punjab Kings have etched their name in the history of the Indian Premier League by fielding a solitary international player in their lineup.South African batter Rilee Rossouw found himself as the sole overseas representative in the playing XI when Punjab Kings faced off against Sunrisers Hyderabad. This unique situation arose as a result of several players being forced to return to their home countries, either due to injuries or to fulfill their national team commitments.In the absence of regular captain Shikhar Dhawan due to injury and stand-in captain Sam Curran, wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma took on the leadership role during the game.Meanwhile, pacer Kagiso Rabada returned to South Africa due to injury, and the English trio of Sam Curran, Jonny Bair...
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‘For me, it’s still quality over quantity’: Virat Kohli’s subtle reply to critics after guiding RCB to victory | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Virat Kohli reaffirmed his commitment to quality performance after leading Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) to a significant 60-run win against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL match in Dharamsala on Thursday.His statement, "For me, it's still quality over quantity," served as a succinct response to his detractors. Kohli's performance was pivotal in the victory, demonstrating his focus on delivering results when it counts.Kohli's reply reflects his confidence and dedication to his role in the team, underscoring his reputation as a player who prioritises the success of his team over personal milestones."For me, it's still quality over quantity. For me it works really well. Also the understanding of the game allows you to practice less, just try to replicate what...
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Virat Kohli gives it back to Rilee Rossouw, mimics with a gun-shot celebration. Watch | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli, known for his fiery attitude on the cricket field, made headlines with his animated celebration after the dismissal of Punjab Kings' batter Rilee Rossouw during the IPL 2024 match.The incident took place during a high-octane match between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Punjab where emotions were running high. Kohli's imitation of Rossouw was a clear indication of the competitive spirit between the two players.Rossouw celebrated his fifty with a gun shot gesture.He scored a blistering 61 off just 27 balls studded with 9 fours and 3 sixes.The match had all the elements of a classic encounter, with both teams putting up a strong fight. Kohli, who is no stranger to intense on-field battles, was at the center of the action.As soon as Rossouw was sent back to the pavi...