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Rahul Dravid remains humble after India’s U-19 Cricket World Cup win, says ‘it’s not about me’

Indian U-19 cricket team players celebrate after beating Australia in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Rahul Dravid’s men beat Australia by eight wickets to lift their fourth title.pc:ht

Rahul Dravid hopes India’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup triumph is a stepping stone for great things to come following Saturday’s eight-wicket win over Australia in the final.

Having bowled Australia out for 216 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Indian U-19 cricket team made light work of a moderate total as Manjot Kalra saw them home in style.

The opener struck an unbeaten 101 from 102 balls with eight fours and Continue reading

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IPL auction 2018 highlights: list of the total players from all the squads

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Jaydev Unadkat was the show stopper on day 2 of the Indian Premier League auction after he was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore by Rajasthan Royals, making him the most expensive Indian bowler ever. Andrew Tye was the next big buy with Rs 7.2 crore by Kings XI Punjab. However, Chris Gayle was third time lucky with a Rs 2 crore bid by Kings XI Punjab while Lasith Malinga went unsold. Get highlights of Indian Premier League auction 2018, Bengaluru, here.

Here is the list of the total players from all the squads

Chennai Super Kings: Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan, Bravo, Watson, Jadhav, Rayudu, Tahir, Karn Sharma, Continue reading

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‘A hungry Kohli can achieve anything’

CAPETOWN: Jacques Kallis may have retired from cricket but the legend doesn’t have time to see the Proteas take on India in the first Test here, starting January 5, as he will be busy with other assignments.

One of the finest all-rounders of all time, the former South Africa player and coach of Kolkata Knight Riders took time out to speak to Hindustan Times.

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Your thoughts on Dale Steyn about to surpass Shaun Pollock’s record of most Test wickets for South Africa.

It will be a fantastic achievement, he has been a world-class performer for so many years and deserves all the accolades.

With Steyn returning, do you think South Africa should field the pace quartet against India? Continue reading

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Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

On Wednesday at the PCA Stadium, the current India ODI skipper played another gem of an innings. Stats will tell you that he became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs.

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Nobody can pace an innings better than Rohit Sharma, and, on Wednesday, the opener and stand-in Indian cricket team skipper gave Sri Lanka a taste of his talent with a mammoth knock of 208 in 153 balls that included 13 fours and 12 massive sixes.  Continue reading

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Cricketer Zaheer Khan and Chak de girl Sagarika Ghatge got married

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Sagarika Ghatge and cricketer fiance Zaheer Khan had a registered marriage on Thursday morning. It will be followed by a grand reception for celebs and cricketers on November 27 in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace and Tower. There will also be a cocktail party and mehndi ceremony ahead of the grand reception. At the ceremony, Sagarika looked stunning in an orange sari with a maroon embroidered blouse as Zaheer also donned a traditional ensemble. Continue reading

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Gurgaon Court called Cricketer Yuvraj singh and his family for Domestic Violence case

GURGAON: A Gurgaon court has issued a notice to cricketer Yuvraj Singh, his brother Zorawar Singh, and mother Shabnam Singh after a complaint was filed by Zorawar’s estranged wife Akanksha Sharma, who has alleged harassment and torture by the trio during her seven month stay with the family. Continue reading

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BCCI should take positive stand on bowler Sreesanth issue

In 2000, India skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was banned for life for match-fixing, urged the BCCI on Wednesday to take a positive stand in resolving the issue of pace bowler S Sreesanth.

Former India bowler Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, was slapped a life ban after being charged with spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 IPL. Continue reading

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Government can legalize online betting and regulated betting on cricket

NEW DELHI: The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sought a central legalisation allowing online betting and regulated betting on cricket, saying the government stands to earn thousands of crores in tax and revenues every year.
On Monday, the federation submitted a white paper to the Law Commission, which is working on a draft law in this regard. Betting on sports, except horse racing, is banned in India but it happens illegally in an unorganised and underground manner. Continue reading

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Ravi Shastri is confirmed head coach of Indian Cricket Team after Anil Kumble

NEWDELHI: On Tuesday Mr. Ravi Shastri was confirmed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Former India pacer Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach while Rahul Dravid, the India A and U-19 coach, will be batting consultant on overseas tours. Continue reading

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Focus on Yuvraj ahead of 2nd ODI

Yuvraj Singh’s patchy form and fear of inclement weather will be paramount when India take on the West Indies in the second One Day International, here on Sunday . The first ODI was abandoned after 39.2 overs with India reaching 199 for 3 when persistent showers played spoil sport.

Shikhar Dhawan’s 87 and comeback-man Ajinkya Rahane’s 62 were the highlights of the Indian innings. Continue reading

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