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Never Asked Saheen Shah Afridi To Become Pakistan Skipper – Shahid Afridi

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Never Asked Saheen Shah Afridi To Become Pakistan Skipper – Shahid Afridi: Shahid Afridi, a former all-rounder for Pakistan, has denied any role in discussions or efforts to promote bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi to the position of T20I captain. In order to be apparent Shahid Afridi did not play a part in Shaheen Afridi’s selection as Pakistan’s skipper.

On November 15, Shaheen Afridi was named the Twenty20 International captain after Babar Azam resigned as the team’s captain for all forms. There were rumors that Shaheen’s father-in-law, Shahid Afridi, may have had a say in the choice to choose the speedy captain.

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During an interview on a regional news station, Shahid Afridi addressed the rumors that he had a say in selections for captain, saying that he has always backed Mohammad Rizwan.

“I always have been in the favor of Mohammad Rizwan. And I swear, I never talked about making Shaheen the captain, nor did I ever lobby. I am not involved in these things. I don’t have to, and I don’t like it either,” Afridi said.

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“I said that Babar should not be removed from the captaincy. I wanted to keep Shaheen away from the captaincy. It has to happen; this is what happens to the captain in the end,” he further added.

“Shaheen as captain is entirely Mohammad Hafeez’s and the PCB chairman’s decision. I have nothing to do with that. I never lobbied for Shaheen’s captaincy. In fact, I have always wanted to keep Shaheen away from the captaincy.”

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In Test cricket, the PCB named veteran batsman Shan Masood to succeed Babar Azam. Following Pakistan’s uneven performance in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, where they were unable to qualify for the knockout round, the decision was made to replace Babar Azam.

(With Input From Cricketaddictor)

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IPL 2024 Final: Kavya Maran Can’t Hold Back Tear After SRH’s Final Loss against KKR

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Kavya Maran Can’t Hold Back Tear After SRH’s Final Loss against KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders finally have won the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was the 3rd title for the KKR after 2012 and 2014.

With a phenomenal bowling attack from KKR, Andre Russel have took three wickets while Vaibhav Arora and Mitcell Starc took two wickets each.

SRH owner Kavya Maran could not control her tear as she waved towards the crowd, and the video of her reaction after the match has gone viral on social media.

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“Really happy, credit goes to Abhishek Nayar, all the credit in the world, the way he’s worked for the franchise. Some contributions go unnoticed, I want to make sure they don’t. He was the one who built this Indian core. We waited for 10 years, credit to the management and the coaching staff,” Venkatesh Iyer said after the match.

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This was KKR’s first IPL championship in ten years, and Gautam Gambhir served as their mentor. They have, incidentally, won the previous two titles with Gambhir at the helm.

“When GG bhai was appointed as the mentor I had messaged him and said I am very happy he’s coming back to KKR, but he said that he would be happy if we are on that podium lifting the trophy. Today is that day and I will never forget that message,” Nitish Rana said when asked about Gambhir’s impact.

Rinku Singh also echoed similar sentiments as the KKR players celebrated the victory.

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“Outstanding feeling right now. Dream has come true – I have been here for 7 years and we are so happy. Credit to GG sir. I will finally lift the IPL trophy. It was God’s plan,” he said.

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MS Dhoni Spotted At A Hair Saloon in Mumbai

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MS Dhoni Spotted At A Hair Saloon in Mumbai: Former India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, MS Dhoni, was recently seen at a hair salon in Mumbai. The cricket icon last participated in an IPL 2024 virtual knockout match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium between CSK and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

Team CSK lost match in eliminator in the IPL, managed to finish the fifth in the points table. In the eliminator match, he contributed 25 runs but he was out in the final over.

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However, a facn shared a video in Instagram providing a recent glimpse of Dhoni, were the iconic wicket-keeper batter is seen entering a hair salon in Mumbai.

“It’s extraordinary. I heard about it first; then we played them [CSK] twice. They came to Lucknow, and our capacity crowd [in Ekana Stadium] is about 50,000, and honestly, there would have been 48,000 MS Dhoni number seven shirts. I couldn’t believe it, and then we went to CSK, and there wasn’t 98%; there was 100%.”

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“And it’s unbelievable. The hero worship in India is unbelievable. And look, I felt it when we played in India before as a player, particularly with Sachin Tendulkar. Then, when I was coaching with [Australia], Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni, But when you get over there, it’s unbelievable.”

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LSG’s head coach Justing Langer was amazed by MS Dhoni’s outstandign popularity during the IPL 2024, especially druing away games for CSK.

Speaking on BBC Sport’s podcast “Stumped,” Langer expressed his disbelief at the level of support Dhoni received.

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