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Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill: India revel in new opening pair | Cricket News – Times of India

INDORE: The only complaint that you can have with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, who represent the bright present and future of Indian cricket, after the third ODI against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium on Tuesday is that they couldn't carry on after their sparkling centuries.However, the duo again enhanced their growing reputation as perhaps the most formidable opening combination in ODIs at the moment, something which augurs well for India as they build up towards the ODI World Cup on Indian soil later this year.1/9Top 5 - The Best of Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill's opening standsShow CaptionsHands down the best opening partnership between the veteran Rohit Sharma and youngster Shubman Gill. <br /><br />The duo attacked the Kiwi bowlers in the 3rd ODI from the word go...
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Rohit Sharma becomes third highest six-hitter in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma finally ended his three-year century drought on Tuesday as he also became the third-highest six-hitter in the history of ODIs.The 35-year-old Rohit slammed his first ODI century since January 2020 during the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Holkar Stadium in Indore.1⃣0⃣1⃣ Runs8⃣5⃣ Balls9⃣ Fours6⃣ SixesLeading from the front - the @ImRo45 way 👏 👏 #TeamIndia | #INDvNZ |… https://t.co/drURV6JL9v— BCCI (@BCCI) 1674557394000Rohit smashed 101 in 85 balls in a knock which consisted of nine fours and six sixes. He scored at a strike rate of 118.82.His six sixes in the match took his tally of maximums to 273, which is the third-highest sixes in the 50-over format. Rohit surpassed Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya, who has 270 sixes in the format...
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Sublime Shubman Gill hits blistering century against New Zealand, equals Babar Azam’s most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill is in the form of his life as the star Indian player once again stamped his authority as an opening batter with a blistering ODI century against New Zealand in the third ODI at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.The opening duo of skipper Rohit Sharma, who brought up his 30th ODI century, and Gill also brought up their fourth straight fifty-plus opening wicket stand in ODIs and their third in as many matches in the series vs New Zealand.Centurion Shubman (360) also equalled Babar Azam's most runs record in a bilateral 3-match ODI series made against West Indies in 2016.Shubman, who notched up his 4th ODI ton, hit 5 sixes and 13 fours in his 78-ball 112 runs knock in Indore. Shubman's century came on the back of his roaring double ton against the visi...
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Rohit Sharma equals Ricky Ponting’s record of ODI hundreds | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The century was long awaited for Rohit Sharma but the Indian skipper doesn't seem to be perturbed as he predicted the 'big one is just around the corner' ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand.Rohit on Tuesday walked the talk by ending century drought in the one-day internationals with his scintillating hundred against the Kiwis in Indore. The 35-year-old Rohit slammed 83-ball hundred which is his first in ODIs since January 2020 and second against New Zealand as well.Rohit's 30th ODI ton in his 241st match also pits him alongside former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, who also has the same number of centuries in 375 games.𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗬! 🔥Talk about leading from the front! 🙌🏻A magnificent century from #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 💯Follow… https://t.co/SSt7PnanyR— BCCI (@BCCI) 1...
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Sublime Shubman Gill hits maiden ODI double century, becomes youngest to attain the feat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Talented Shubman Gill is on top of the world at the moment as the Indian opening batter showed his masterclass with a roaring maiden ODI double century against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.Gill (23 years 132 days) also became the youngest player to attain the feat as he surpassed teammate Ishan Kishan (24 years 145 days), who recently struck the fastest-ever double hundred in men’s ODI cricket in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.Batting on 182, Gill reached the landmark in style as he hit Kiwi paceman Lockie Ferguson for three back-to-back humongous sixes to complete his 200.A SIX to bring up his Double Hundred 🫡🫡Watch that moment here, ICYMI 👇👇#INDvNZ #TeamIndia @S...
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Throwdown specialists gave us world-class practice: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Back in form with three hundreds in four innings, former captain Virat Kohli credited throwdown specialists Dayanand Garani, Nuwan Seneviratne and D Raghvendra for making Team India batters look better with world-class practice through relentless deliveries."In my honest opinion, all three of them have given us world-class practice every time we play. They challenge us in the nets like anyone 145 or 150 kmph pace bowlers would do in the game. They always try to get us out and make sure that they test us regularly.""At times, it feels very intense. For me that has been the difference in my career to be very honest. From where I was as a cricketer before I started getting this kind of practice to where I am today.""A lot of credit has go to these guys, who have given us practic...
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In numbers: Virat Kohli vs Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

That Virat Kohli is hands down one of the most prolific batters ever to have played the game is no secret. The batting maestro has once again hit a purple patch, after going through a long lean phase, during which many had written him off.Virat 2.0 looks hungrier than ever before. When he scored the mammoth 166 vs Sri Lanka on Sunday in the 3rd and final ODI, he went past Sachin Tendulkar for most centuries on home soil. Sachin had scored 20. He also overtook Mahela Jayawardene to climb to fifth place on the ODIs all-time run-getters list.There was a time when most experts felt that Virat would break Sachin's record of 49 ODI centuries. Now, that is just a matter of time, with Virat standing at just 3 tons away from Sachin's world record tally of 49.Needless to say, the Virat vs Sachin ...
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Virat Kohli goes past Sachin Tendulkar to score most ODI tons against an opponent | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Those were the days when Virat Kohli struggled to score runs at his will but now the India batter is back to doing what he does best. The Indian run-machine slammed yet another century in the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.This was Kohli's third hundred in his last four innings and 46th in the ODIs, just three away to equal Sachin Tendulkar's all-time record of 49 tons. The right-handed batsman also went past Tendulkar's record of scoring most ODI centuries (9) against a single opponent.Take a bow, Virat Kohli 🫡Live - https://t.co/muZgJH3f0i #INDvSL @mastercardindia https://t.co/7hEpC4xh7W— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673781880000Tendulkar has scored nine hundreds against Australia in ODIs whereas Kohli also made the same number of tons against the We...
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India U-19 women’s team has capability to stand out: Tendulkar | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar believes the Indian Women's U-19 squad could emerge as one of the standout sides of the inaugural ICC U-19 T20 World Cup.Senior players Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh are part of the 15-member Indian team which will compete in the ICC event starting in South Africa on Saturday."I would say that the women's team has the capability to be one of the standout sides this time," Tendulkar wrote in a column for the ICC."The team has a good balance of few experienced players as well as young talented prospects both in the batting as well as bowling department."Wishing @TheShafaliVerma and the entire U19 team, the very best for the Women's U19 T20 World Cup beginning tomorro… https://t.co/YOUQgi7rUY— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) 1673590755000As many as 16 teams wil...
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Data | From Lara and Sachin to Smith and Labuschagne, who are the best batsmen in Tests across eras 

Best batsmen in Tests: Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates after scoring a century during play on the second day of the first cricket test between Australia and the West Indies in Perth, Australia, Thursday, Test cricket in the T20 era has been increasingly decisive with most games finishing with a win/loss record instead of draws. Considering that Test victories require the winning team to get the opposition team all out at least once, this means that bowlers have rarely had it so good in Tests as they have in the current era. Which also suggests that batting in Tests has become more challenging than before.Only 33 batsmen have historically scored at an average of more than 50 per innings and having played at least 30 Test matches. And in the current era, there exist just three such ba...
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I have been judged by people who hardly know me: Prithvi Shaw after epic 379 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A few months ago, Prithvi Shaw had posted a message on his Instagram handle: "Hope you are watching everything Sai Baba".It was a young man desperately seeking some divine intervention after being pushed to a corner. He was being judged by people who didn't even know him and those fair weather friends weren't around when he needed them most."I think that post was just about if he (Sai Baba) is watching or not. That wasn't for anyone. It was a deeply personal thing," Prithvi's voice was unusually calm as he spoke to PTI after his marathon 379 off 383 balls in a Ranji Trophy match against Assam in Guwahati.In the close to nine decades of Indian first-class cricket history, Shaw has the second highest individual score after Bhausaheb Nimbalkar's 443 for Maharashtra against Kathi...
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Playing in T20 leagues will prepare me for ODI World Cup: Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: With an eye on the ODI World Cup in India this year, former England Test skipper Joe Root is hoping to further fine-tune his 50-over skills by playing in domestic T20 leagues such as the ILT20 in the UAE.While Root has played more than 150 ODIs, scoring 6,207 runs at an average of 50.05, he still feels leagues like the ILT20, beginning in Dubai on January 13, will give him the necessary versatility as England aim to retain the 50-over World Cup."I have a lot of experience in playing 50-over cricket now. I have got a good understanding of how to play in ODIs."I really want to develop my white-ball game further and if there is anything that I can add to my 50-over game, it will come from playing more T20 cricket and putting myself in situations I have not found myself frequently du...
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Virat Kohli equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record, smashes 20th ODI hundred in India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India skipper Virat Kohli became the batter with joint most ODI centuries in a country when he scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the three-match series in Guwahati on Tuesday. It was Kohli's 20th ODI hundred in India, equalling the record held by batting great Sachin Tendulkar.Kohli scored 113 off 87 balls in the first match of the new year, his 45th overall in one-dayers. The century took his overall international tally to 73, second only to Tendulkar's 100 hundreds.Kohli took only 99 innings to score his 20 ODI hundreds on home soil, while Sachin did so in 160 innings.South Africa's Hashim Amla (14 centuries in South Africa in 69 innings) and Ricky Ponting (14 centuries in Australia in 151 innings) are next in the list of most ODI hundreds in a c...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma completes 9,500 runs in ODIs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India skipper Rohit Sharma started the new year with a classy half-century against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series in Guwahati on Tuesday. Enroute his 83 off 67 balls, Rohit completed 9,500 runs in ODI cricket -- the sixth Indian batter to reach the landmark.Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Virat Kohli (12,584*), Sourav Ganguly (11,221), Rahul Dravid (10,768) and MS Dhoni (10,599) were the first five batters to reach the landmark for India, with all of them scoring over 10,000 ODI runs. Rohit at 9537 is just 63 shy of joining the exclusive 10K club in ODIs.The India captain smashed three sixes and nine fours during his quick-fire innings and added an impressive 143 runs for the opening wicket with Shubman Gill (70 off 60) in just 19.4 ov...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli starts the new year with 45th ODI hundred | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Virat Kohli continued his good run with the bat and started the new year with a sensational hundred against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international of the three-match series in Guwahati on Tuesday. Kohli raced to his 45th ODI hundred in just 80 balls with the help of a six and 10 fours.It was the second successive ODI hundred for Kohli after ending the year 2022 with a superb 113 off 91 balls against Bangladesh at Chattogram on December 10. And Tuesday’s hundred took his combined international tally to 73. "I have had a bit of a break, and a couple of practice sessions coming into this game, so I was fresh after that Bangladesh tour. I was excited for the home season to start," Kohli said during the innings break.For his incredible TON, @imVkohli is our t...
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Sachin Tendulkar had the technique capable of handling everything: Brian Lara heaps praise on the Little Master

West Indies legend Brian Lara was recently asked in a conversation with Fox Sports about the best bowlers and batters he has faced during his time as an active cricketer and he reserved praise for none other than Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar. “Definitely Sachin Tendulkar and that’s not taking anything away from pre-Sachin time in Indian batting because obviously they had Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin. But when you are talking about an Indian player in India, there are a number of them who are going to score a lot of runs against you. When the Indian batsmen left India, there were few who would survive and acclimatize the conditions in Australia or the Caribbean. That was the first thing I saw with Sachin. It doesn’t matter where you took him, it doesn’t matter the pace of the b...
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Happy New Year 2023: Sports fraternity extends New Year greetings | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian sports fraternity took to social media on Sunday to extend New Year wishes to its fans. From legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar to badminton queen PV Sindhu, sportspersons across the country took to their social media handles and wished their fans a prosperous Happy New Year 2023.Tendulkar shared a video of him tapping the ball with his bat."Knock knock... who's there? It's 2023! #HappyNewYear," tweeted Tendulkar.Knock knock... who’s there? It’s 2023! 😃💫✨#HappyNewYear https://t.co/aeE9p6nqRu— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1672548648000Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli posted a new year message.To the last sunrise of 2022 ❤️ https://t.co/0k6oVFgzxx— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1672466794000Legendary Indian opener Virender Sehwag also shared a picture with his family while...
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Rishabh Pant’s brain, spinal cord reports normal after accident | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant, who met with a serious accident Friday morning and is being treated at the Max Hospital in Dehradun, is in stable condition. The reports of CT scan of his brain and spinal cord have returned "normal", BCCI officials who are in constant touch with Max Dehradun said. Pant suffered multiple injuries when his car collided with a road divider on the Delhi-Dehradun highway. The 25-year-old, who was going to his home in Roorkee, was taken to a local hospital. He suffered injuries on his head, back and feet."Pant met with an accident in Manglaur in Haridwar district when his car hit a divider at 5.30 am on Friday," Haridwar SSP Ajai Singh said."He was rushed to Saksham hospital in nearby Rookee from where he was referred later to Max Hospital, Dehradun," he added.The ac...
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Didn’t feel pressure of replacing Kuldeep, domestic grind helped me perform: Jaydev Unadkat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jaydev Unadkat did get his much-awaited chance with the red ball and he kept his "promise" with a spirited effort in his first Test for India after 12 years.His love for the longer version of the game became apparent more than ever in January when he typed a tweet that went viral."Dear red ball, please give me one more chance.. I'll make you proud, promise!" the left-arm pacer had posted.Dear red ball, please give me one more chance.. I’ll make you proud, promise! https://t.co/ThPUOpRlyR— Jaydev Unadkat (@JUnadkat) 1641314519000"Everyone thought that I was referring to a national comeback. I was just missing red ball cricket in general as Ranji Trophy was postponed for a second time (due to COVID)," Unadkat told PTI in an interview after his arrival from Bangladesh.The 31-yea...
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‘Christmas is a time to spread cheer’: Cricketers send hearty wishes to fans | Off the field News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cricketers on Sunday took to social media to send their hearty wishes to fans on the occasion of Christmas. They also shared their photos of Christmas celebrations too with the fans. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar celebrated the festivities with children from a care centre."Christmas is a time to spread cheer & rightly so when we visited @happyfeethome_, the children there brought the widest smiles to our faces. We played, we sang songs, ate some cupcakes & clicked pictures. Our #Christmas was made wonderful by these strong & lovely kids!," tweeted Tendulkar.Christmas is a time to spread cheer & rightly so when we visited @happyfeethome_, the children there brought the wi… https://t.co/SEsb7fbLHG— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1671954124000Australian opener D...