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Do not support Kapil Dev’s statements on Virat Kohli: Rajkumar Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rajkumar Sharma, the childhood coach of star Indian batter Virat Kohli, has expressed his disagreement with cricket legend Kapil Dev's statements about resting the batter from the T20I format. Virat Kohli's disappointing run of form continued in the fifth and final Test against England, where he could score only 11 and 20 in both of his innings. He also had a sub-par IPL 2022 season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli could score only 341 runs in 16 games at an average of 22.73 and a sub-par strike rate of 115.98. He could score only two half-centuries in the tournament. According to some reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could be having the veteran sit out on the bench during the ICC World T20I 2022, which will take place in Australia in October t...
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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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Shame that Delhi Capitals couldn’t make it to IPL final: Mitchell Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Delhi Capitals all-rounder Mitchell Marsh feels that it's a "shame" that his team couldn't make it to the IPL final after losing the final league encounter to wooden spooners Mumbai Indians. DC's five-wicket defeat enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore to make it despite an inferior net run-rate throughout the tournament. "It was a shame we couldn't get into the (IPL) finals," the 30-year-old said here ahead of the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, beginning on June 7. Australia will meet Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series. Marsh overcame a bout of Covid-19 in the first-half of the tournament and formed the backbone of Delhi top-order with his Australian teammate David Warner. Coach Ricky Ponting entrusted him with batting at No 3 as he scored 251 runs at a strike-rate...
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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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Brett Lee says Virat Kohli can take a break from cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Virat Kohli can consider taking a break, freshen up his mind and work on a few things, feels former Australian speedster Brett Lee, a year after struggling to look beyond the Indian when it came to the best batter in recent years. Kohli's mediocre campaign in the IPL 15 ended after Royal Challengers Bangalore's seven-wicket defeat by Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier in Ahmedabad on Friday. "Do I say it is a concern, I do. I would like him (Kohli) to be scoring more runs of course," Lee told PTI on Saturday when asked about Kohli's prolonged lean patch. Kohli, who hasn't scored an international hundred for nearly three years, is battling his career's worst slump, having managed 341 runs in 16 IPL games at a below-par average of 22.73. In the ongoing IPL, he opened the RCB...
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157 wasn’t a good total: Sachin Tendulkar hails RR bowlers for impressive performance against RCB in Qualifier 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar praised Rajasthan Royals bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy for their brilliant bowling performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League 2022 on Friday. Tendulkar said that RR bowlers never allowed RCB batters to ease pressure at any point as they sent many star batters of Bangalore back into the hut. "Along with Prasidh, Obed McCoy was the key bowler. Both kept Bangalore under pressure. Prasidh dismissed Karthik, who had been batting very well down the order with a good strike rate and followed it up with a brilliant delivery to Hasaranga. 157 wasn't a good total at all on this surface," said Sachin Tendulkar on his YouTube video. SachInsight | Sachin Tendulkar's thoughts on Rajasthan vs Bengaluru | ...
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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: Jos Buttler equals Virat Kohli’s incredible record | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Rajasthan Royals opening batter Jos Buttler on Friday equalled the record of Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Virat Kohli, for scoring the most number of centuries in a T20 league. Buttler achieved this feat during the Qualifier 2 match of IPL 2022 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, where he smashed his fourth ton of the season. Earlier, Kohli held the record with four centuries to his name in 2016. In the same year, he scored 973 runs, which is the highest by any player in the history of IPL. Talking about Buttler, the Englishman has smashed a whopping total of 824 runs, at an average of 58.86, and a strike rate of 151.47 in IPL 2022, so far. He also registered four half-centuries to his name. Coming to the match, gre...
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IPL 2022: Sanju Samson ‘grateful’ to have Jos Buttler in Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: After registering a thumping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson said that he is grateful to have a player like Jos Buttler in his team. Buttler's unbeaten 106, his fourth ton of the season, powered RR to a comprehensive seven-wicket win over RCB in the Qualifier-2 here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. "This is his (Obed McCoy) first IPL, he is very calm and composed and backs his strengths and we really trust him to do well. Very grateful to have someone like Jos, and the way he is batting, touch-wood, we have one more game to go," said Samson in a post-match presentation. We’ve waited 14 years to say this…See you at the #IPLFinal. 💗🏆 https://t.co/g0drY5Kuas— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals...
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IPL 2022: Jos Buttler’s whirlwind century puts Rajasthan Royals in the final | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Watching Jos Buttler take the Rajasthan Royals into the IPL final after 14 years with his latest special, a devastating 60-ball, unbeaten 106 which was studded with 10 fours and six sixes, a certain Shane Warne would be smiling no end from the heavens. With his murderous blade, Buttler is paying the leg-Spin legend, who led the Royals to their sole title in 2008, the perfect tribute. Smashing his fourth hundred of IPL 2022, Buttler, who crossed 800 runs in the tournament, helped the Royals chase down 158 on a canter, as they outclassed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets at the imposing Narendra Modi Stadium in the second qualifier. We’ve waited 14 years to say this…See you at the #IPLFinal. 💗🏆 https://t.co/g0drY5Kuas— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) 165367497100...
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IPL 2022, RR vs RCB, Qualifier 2: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis says first six overs felt like Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis said that the first six overs during the Qualifier 2 match against Rajasthan Royals, felt like 'Test cricket' to him. Jos Buttler's unbeaten 106, his fourth ton of the season, powered Rajasthan Royals to a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Qualifier-2 here at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. "When we walked off the field, we felt were a few short. Was challenging the first 3-4 overs, was movement. Felt 180 was a par score on that pitch. First six overs felt like Test cricket. Compared to the other wickets, this one was quicker off the new ball, and then it eased off later in the innings," said du Plessis in a post-match presentation. A team that stood by each other through thi...
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IPL 2022: Royals extend Bangalore’s wait for first title

Royal Challengers Bangalore were 130 for 4 in 15.2 overs against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator at Eden Gardens. Rajat Patidar had just mowed Ravi Bishnoi for six. The next ball, Patidar pulled again, straight to deep midwicket, where Deepak Hooda dropped a sitter. Patidar blew LSG away thereafter as he led RCB to 207. In Qualifier 2 at Narendra Modi Stadium against Rajasthan Royals, RCB were 130 for 3 in 15.2 overs, with Patidar in flow again. He even picked the wide carom ball from Ravichandran Ashwin and bashed it flat to long-off, where Jos Buttler, on the very edge of the boundary, held on to a much harder chance than Hooda had spilled. RR forced open this window of opportunity so firmly they blew RCB out the door; instead of the 77 runs that LSG had leaked after dropping P...
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RR vs RCB: All over for RCB, same bouncing ball gets Kohli & intruder jumps fence again

As he wrapped up the match with his fourth hundred of the edition, he shook hands with Virat Kohli, who had done the four-century feat in 2016, and proceeded to do the same with rest of RCB. Then, at the end, Butler turned and shouted ‘Virat” who swung back, and Butler would throw his hands around Kohli’s shoulder and say something. A smile appeared in Kohli’s tired face. Couple of days ago, R Ashwin had spoken about how the late Shane Warne led team had won the first edition and “there is something special” in the air this time around. We shall know on Sunday if Warne’s team can do it again in his memory. Placards of Warne bobbed around the stadium as Rajasthan hunted down a paltry total without much fuss. RCB were deflated as soon as Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal exploded away in the ...
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Watch: Pitch invader touches Virat Kohli in IPL Qualifier 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: An enthusiastic fan breached security at the world's biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad to touch Virat Kohli in the second Indian Premier League qualifier on Friday. Kohli was at the crease after Rajasthan Royals invited Bangalore to bat first when the young man ran onto the field and attempted to shake hands with the superstar cricketer. But the fan, it seemed, could only touch the glove of Kohli who reluctantly put his hand forward to avoid the intrusion after the first ball of the match. અમદાવાદ : વિરાટ કોહલીને મળવા ચાહક સુરક્ષા તોડી ગ્રાઉન્ડમાં ઘસી આવ્યો, જુઓ વિડિયો#CGNews #Ahmedabad #Viratkohli… https://t.co/gQ0CRhkiLJ— ConnectGujarat (@ConnectGujarat) 1653660835000A group of ground officials gave chase and eventually overpowered the man in yellow t-shirt before haulin...
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IPL 2022 Qualifier 2, RR vs RCB Live Score Updates: Virat Kohli in focus as Rajasthan lock horns with Bangalore

IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 RR vs RCB Live Cricket Score: Here are the two squads: Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, Devdutt Padikkal, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell, Corbin Bosch. Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind,...
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IPL 2022, RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 playing XI, pitch report: All eyes on Rajat Patidar as Rajasthan take on Bangalore in Ahmedabad

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB) Players List: Rajat Patidar, who played the innings of his life on Wednesday, will be a man with supreme confidence in another high-pressure knockout fixture against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Friday. For someone who went unsold in the IPL auction and came into the RCB squad as a replacement player, it has been a career-changing season for him. Rajasthan Royals will need to shake off an ordinary bowling performance in their last outing when they clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team which seems to be peaking at the right time. RR vs RCB IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 Match Details Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore will take place on May 27, 2022, at 7:30 PM IST at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. RR vs...
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IPL 2022 Qualifier 2, RCB vs RR: Key Players | Cricket News – Times of India

A look at the key players ahead of the Qualifier 2 match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore: RAJASTHAN ROYALSJos Buttler: His form had gone on vacation but arrived just back in time in Qualifier 1 vs Titans, although in a losing cause. How he negotiates the Powerplay and guides his sometimes-impetuous opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal will go a long way in dictating the pattern of play. Yuzvendra Chahal: A chance to knock out the franchise for which he did a lot and yet was not retained? Expect the Purple Cap holder to have more fizz in his deliveries come Friday. He has a great match-up against the feared Glenn Maxwell and the Royals will once again rely on their middle-overs banker to keep things quiet. Devdutt Padikkal: The demotion to No. 4 has worked well for t...
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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...