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‘Samajhdari jaruri thi…’: Virender Sehwag explains how a ‘right’ decision led KKR into the IPL play-offs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders scripted a pivotal win against Mumbai Indians in a rain-curtailed spectacle at the iconic Eden Gardens, securing a coveted spot in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. The heroics of spinner Varun Chakravarthy stole the show, leaving a lasting imprint on KKR's journey to the playoffs.Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag applauded the decision making from KKR, allowing Varun to bowl the maximum four overs [only one bowler was allowed to bowl four overs in an innings as the rain has curtailed the match to 16-overs-a-side] instead of more established international bowlers like Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc."They have Sunil Narine and Mitchell Starc - who play international cricket and different T20 leagues. They didn't get the four overs. Toh yeh ...
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‘Gets inspired under pressure…’: Navjot Singh Sidhu lauds Gautam Gambhir after Kolkata Knight Riders reach IPL playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs with an 18-run win against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.IPL ORANGE CAP | IPL PURPLE CAP | IPL POINTS TABLEKKR went through to the playoffs with two away games to spare.The two-time champions posted 157/7 with Venkatesh Iyer top scoring with 42 off 21 balls after being asked to bat first in a 16-overs-a-side match. Mumbai raced to 65/0 before Varun Chakravarthy got the big wickets of impact substitute Rohit Sharma (19) and skipper Hardik Pandya (2).Already out of the playoff race, five-time champions Mumbai finished on 139/8.The official broadcaster of the tournament shared two videos after the match which has former cricketer-turned-commentator Navjot Singh Sidhu lauding the KKR...
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‘I manifested before the game that we’d get through’: Shreyas Iyer after KKR enter IPL 2024 playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Spinner Varun Chakravarthy delivered a stellar performance with bowling figures of 2-17 as Kolkata Knight Riders secured their playoff spot with an 18-run victory over Mumbai Indians in a rain-shortened IPL match.KKR, currently topping the table, secured their ninth win in 12 matches, becoming the first team to secure a playoff berth."I manifested before the game that we'd get through.We were playing fantastic cricket, boys have taken responsibility," KKR captain Shreyas Iyer said at the post match presentation. "There have many game-changers. The boys have shown great attitude and it was on display today. I feel the team that plays the best wins, we have a mindset to win from any situation. They were going great after the first six but we were great. Wasn't thinking about st...
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IPL-17 | Being consistent is tougher than improving: Varun

Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Varun Chakravarthy celebrates a wicket. | Photo Credit: PTI The biggest challenge Kolkata Knight Riders now faces is to keep performing consistently, said the team’s leg spinner Varun Chakravarthy. “When you are at the top of the table, it gives you more responsibility. The best thing we can do right now is be consistent — which is tougher than trying to find out something and improve on it. It is about doing the basics right,” Varun said ahead of KKR’s match against Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens. Varun said despite the Eden Gardens pitch not supporting spin he has been able to make adjustments according to the situation to get his rhythm back. “Bowling on the Eden pitch was very tough initially and took everyone by storm. We have worked on our lines and l...
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‘Shah Rukh Khan came to the dressing room and…’: KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kolkata Knight Riders wrist spinner Varun Chakravarthy stated on Friday that team owner Shah Rukh Khan's motivational speeches have made a "huge impact" on the team during challenging moments in the current IPL season.His remarks come amid criticism aimed at Lucknow Super Giants team owner Sanjiv Goenka for publicly reprimanding skipper KL Rahul following a record defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.KKR also experienced a tough loss at Eden Gardens on April 26, when Punjab Kings achieved a world record chase of 262 in just 18.4 overs."SRK has been present in almost all matches in Kolkata. Even in the match where we didn't do well, he came to the dressing room and spoke to every player for an hour and hugged everyone," Chakravarthy said referring to the PBKS match.Is Ga...