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Virat Kohli wins Orange Cap in IPL 2024, becomes first Indian to secure honour twice | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star batter Virat Kohli has concluded the 2024 Indian Premier League season with the Orange Cap, awarded to the player with the most runs in the season. This achievement makes him the only Indian to have won this honour twice.Despite his team, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, being eliminated in the playoffs after losing to Rajasthan Royals, Kohli scored an impressive 741 runs in 15 matches.He averaged 61.75, with a top score of 113* and a strike rate of 154.69.His season included one century and five half-centuries, along with 38 sixes - tying his record for the most sixes he has hit in a single season, set in 2016 when he scored 973 runs in 16 matches with four centuries and seven fifties.Kohli has been praised for evolving his game to adopt a more aggressive approach, particul...
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EXCLUSIVE | Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals MS Dhoni’s leadership lessons: ‘Being neutral and not getting too excited’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Young skipper with big responsibilities—that's how Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden captaincy stint with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can be defined. Ahead of IPL 2024, the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni passed the baton to Gaikwad, who has been one of CSK's most consistent batters.The task was daunting, but a calm Ruturaj grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He had a sense of security with the 42-year-old Dhoni still behind the stumps, guiding him in decision-making, field placements, and tactical use of bowlers in various situations.Despite Ruturaj's inability to guide the five-time champions to the playoffs in IPL 2024, his debut as Dhoni's successor earned him admiration as he showed promise that he will excel in the coming seasons.Ruturaj's team was eliminated from playoff ...
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MS Dhoni says I can never be courageous if I don’t have… | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Fear and pressure are two very important things to have as without them an individual can never be courageous, feels legendary MS Dhoni.Stressing on the importance of having fear and pressure, Dhoni highlighted it helps you make right decisions. In a recent video post by Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni said that the two are important for development of an individual and without them decisions are made in a reckless manner. "Fear is very important. You need to have that fear because unless, if I don't have fear, I can never be brave. I can never be courageous, you know. So I always felt that fear is important, that the pressure is important because that helps me take the right decision, keeping everything in mind. If I have fear, you know, a lot of people talk about I'm fearless. "...
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‘Very hopeful MS Dhoni will be available for CSK next year’: CEO Kasi Viswanathan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has stated that the franchise has consistently held the choices made by the iconic MS Dhoni in high regard. The decision regarding his future with the team has been entrusted to Dhoni himself, and they anticipate that he will make an announcement at the appropriate juncture.The 42-year-old Dhoni's future as a player for CSK has been a subject of intense speculation following the team's failure to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs.CSK suffered a 27-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their crucial final league match, resulting in a fifth-place finish in the points table."I do not know. It is a question only MS (Dhoni) can answer. We have always respected the decisions taken by MS. We have left it to him and as all of you k...
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In professional sport, nobody gives you a discount for age, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

M.S. Dhoni is seen during the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: K. Bhagya Prakash Nearing 43, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's six-hitting ability and fitness remains as good as anyone and the former India skipper says he has no option but to keep working hard and stay fit since "nobody gives you a discount for age". Dhoni, who handed Chennai Super Kings' captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad at the start of the 2024 IPL season, played all 14 league stage games, batted way down the order and yet made a huge impact. The World Cup-winning captain scored 161 runs at an incredible strike rate of 220.55, forcing many to believe that he can play for two more years in the IPL. The iconic cricketer admitted that it is tough for him to perform after he comes straight to t...
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‘Don’t think we have seen the last of MS Dhoni’: Former cricketers back CSK legend for IPL comeback in 2025 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Despite Chennai Super Kings' elimination from the IPL 2024, former India cricketer Robin Uthappa and former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson are confident that MS Dhoni will return to the tournament next season. Dhoni, who played through a knee injury, showcased impressive form throughout the season, but his team was knocked out in a thrilling match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru.Dhoni's performance this season was remarkable, despite being hampered by injury. He managed to score 161 runs at an average of 53.66 and a staggering strike rate of 220.54 across 11 innings. His efforts, however, were not enough to secure a playoff spot for CSK, as they lost to RCB in a crucial game, ending their campaign.Speaking on JioCinema, Robin Uthappa expressed his belief that Dhoni w...
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‘Couldn’t get over the line’: CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad on 27-run loss against RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following Chennai Super Kings' 27-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the IPL 2024, skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad admitted they couldn't get over the line at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Gaikwad himself had a disappointing performance, being dismissed for a golden duck on the first ball of the second innings by Glenn Maxwell.Speaking after the match, Gaikwad acknowledged that the wicket in Bengaluru was favorable, offering good turn and grip for the spinners.He noted that the team encountered numerous challenges in the game, including the absence of key players Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman.Gaikwad expressed his disappointment at failing to secure a place in the IPL 2024 play-offs."It was a good wicket. For spinners, it was turning and gripping a little bit. ...
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IPL-17: RCB vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings win toss; opt to bowl against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in a do or die encounter

Chennai Super Kings players are seen during a practice session in Bengaluru. | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and decided to bowl in the Indian Premier League 2024 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in Bengaluru on May 18. It is a do or die encounter for both the teams. Chennai Super Kings gain an upper hand than the Royal Challengers Bengaluru. RCB vs CSK Live Score IPL 2024Rain threat looms large in Bengaluru. If the encounter is washed out, Chennai Super Kings will be through to the playoffs. If Chennai Super Kings win the match, it is automatically enter the play-off rounds. But on the other hand, Royal Challengers Bengaluru have to win by 18 runs if RCB scores 200 or win the match with 11 balls to spare if CSK bats fir...
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Ruturaj Gaikwad invites Dinesh Karthik to join CSK; DK seeks ‘role definition’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) will be hoping for favourable weather conditions when they face the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an epic clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. This do-or-die match will determine the fourth and final team to qualify for the IPL playoffs.The washout on Thursday at the Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad allowed Pat Cummins' Sunrisers Hyderabad to become the third team to enter the playoffs, joining Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.As RCB and CSK vie for the last playoff spot, who will gain the upper hand?Before this highly anticipated match, Dinesh Karthik posted an exciting Instagram story featuring CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad's message. Ruturaj asked the experienced 38-year-old about joining the Yellow Army as ...
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‘I hope he…’: Michael Hussey on MS Dhoni’s retirement call | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still batting well, so Michael Hussey, the batting coach for the Chennai Super Kings, hopes the charismatic player will stick around for a few more years.A day before the 2024 season officially began, the 42-year-old Dhoni shocked everyone by resigning as team captain. The side was turned over to Ruturaj Gaikwad.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLE"We are hoping he does keep going.He is still batting so well. He does prepare well - he gets into the camp very early and hits a lot of balls. He has been in good touch all season really," Hussey said on ESPN's Around the Wicket show."I guess we just got to try to manage him from the body side of things. He had a knee surgery after the last season. So, he has been managing that from the initial...
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IPL 2024: CSK stay alive as slow Chennai surface sucks the life out of Rajasthan Royals

SYNOPSIS: On a pitch where both teams played out 82 dot balls, Chennai Super Kings scrap past Rajasthan Royals to keep play-offs hopes aliveHaving expressed their displeasure about the pitches at MA Chidambaram Stadium over the course of the season, Chennai Super Kings finally got one to their liking on Sunday. On a slow surface, where the ball stopped and gripped a bit, after their bowlers put up a commanding performance, their batting unit completed the job. The victory means Chennai have managed to keep their tournament alive for the last weekend, and their play-offs destiny remains largely in their own hands. Should they beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru next Saturday, Chennai are most likely to make the play-offs for a record 13th time. On a hot and humid afternoon, this was a prope...
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IPL: Bowlers, Ruturaj Gaikwad shine as CSK beat Rajasthan Royals to brighten playoffs chances | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings kept their hopes alive of securing an IPL playoffs berth, registering a five-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals at the Chepauk on Sunday.The win came courtesy a disciplined bowling performance led by pacer Simarjeet Singh -- who recorded his career-best figures of 3/26 at the home ground.The low-scoring affair also had its share of controversy when Ravindra Jadeja was given out obstructing the field.Despite the challenging pitch conditions, CSK successfully chased down the target of 142 with 10 balls remaining.As It HappenedThe hero of the day for CSK was also their captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad, who remained unbeaten on 42 off 41 deliveries, guiding his team to a crucial victory in pursuit of a playoff berth.Rachin Ravindra (27 off 18 balls) and Gaikwad manag...
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IPL 2024: Weary Chennai Super Kings fight to stay alive against Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Rajasthan Royals will look to seal playoff berth in clash which may become Dhoni's last at ChepaukCHENNAI: A 35-run defeat against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on Friday night has left Chennai Super Kings in a spot of bother.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLEA top-two spot seems off and now the entire focus will be on making the playoffs, for which CSK need to win both their matches. And with no time to recover and reflect on the performance against Titans, a tired CSK will be up against a powerful Rajasthan Royals in a day game on Sunday.It is CSK's last home game and if they do not manage to stay alive for the final two games of the season - second qualifier and final - this may well become MS Dhoni's last match at Chepauk.Royals, who will look to book a playoff berth, ...
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Rewriting record books! Sai Sudharsan surpasses legendary Sachin Tendulkar to become fastest Indian to 1000 IPL runs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Gujarat Titans opener Sai Sudharsan on Friday surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Chennai Super Kings' Ruturaj Gaikwad to become the fastest Indian ever to 1000 IPL runs.Sudharsan got the the feat in the clash against CSK during Titans' home game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.Sudarshan got the the 1000-run mark in his 25th IPL game.While the great Sachin took 31 innings to get to the 1000-run mark, Gaikwad earlier went on to equal his record.Surpassing both Sachin and Gaikwad, Sudharsan is now the fastest Indian to the landmark.Tilak Varma is fourth on the list with 1000 runs in 33 IPL outings.In the clash aganst CSK, Sudharsan also went on to score his first-ever IPL ton -- firing a dazzling 51-ball 103.Sudharsan matched his skipper Shubman Gill stroke for s...
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IPL-17: GT vs CSK | Chennai Super Kings win toss; opt to field against Chennai Super Kings

Gujarat Titans’ Kane Williamson and Chennai Super Kings’ Rachin Ravindra during a practice session ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 in Ahmedabad. | Photo Credit: PTI Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad won the toss and decided to bowl against Gujarat Titans in the 59th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 in Ahmedabad on May 10, 2024. Currently, CSK are at the fourth place in the table with 12 points. GT has lost seven matches after playing 11 matches. They are at the 10th place in the table.Speaking at the toss, CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad confirmed that Rachin Ravindra has replaced Richard Gleeson in the playing eleven. “We will bowl first. Looks a good wicket, to be honest. It’s been a chasing ground, so we will look to chase. Pretty much similar to Chennai. W...
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IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans have task cut out against strong Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The last time Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) clashed in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Ahmedabad, it was the final of the last season's tournament and the match, postponed by a day because of rain, culminated on the third morning at 1.35 am, with CSK winning their fifth title.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLECut to Friday, CSK lie fourth in the IPL 2024 table, with qualification in their own hands while GT, reeling under the injury-forced absence of marquee pacer Mohammed Shami and traded captain Hardik Pandya, occupy the last place in the ten-team league with their qualification dependent on winning the next three matches and other results going their way.The clash against CSK for GT is followed by tough encounters against first-p...
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IPL-17: PBKS vs CSK | Jadeja’s all-round show helps Chennai Super Kings see off Punjab Kings

A bout of flu forced Tushar Deshpande to miss out on Chennai Super Kings’ home fixture against Punjab Kings earlier in the week. But in the reverse fixture on May 5, the seasoned fast bowler returned to action in style and claimed two for 35 to guide CSK to a 28-run win and bring its Indian Premier League campaign back on track. After CSK’s innings ended at 167 for 9, it did not seem to be a great total on the HPCA Stadium surface. However, Deshpande struck in his opening over, dismissing the in-form Jonny Bairstow and Rilee Russouw in a span of three deliveries. Punjab Kings could not recover thereon before finishing at 139 for 9. Coming into the game, CSK’s bowling department had injury concerns with Deepak Chahar and Matheesha Pathirana out of action, but it managed to execute its pl...