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Pakistan Cricketers’ Army Training Has Fans Stunned: Fans on social media are perplexed by the Pakistan cricket team’s unusual training regimen ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2024.

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Babar Azam and his group will receive military training in order to develop discipline and increase their level of fitness in time for the major event.

However, supporters on social media are scratching their heads at the kinds of workouts the Pakistani squad has been through during their time training with the army.

The practises employed by the Pakistan cricket team, which include hauling stones uphill, lifting individuals on their backs, and sniper shooting, have left spectators perplexed.

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In the videos that have surfaced on social media, a Pakistan player could be seen taking sniper shooting lessons from an army personnel. A few players could also be seen lifting other people on the back and running. Here are the videos:

Pakistan team in the training and fitness camp. pic.twitter.com/TqWK9AluBA

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The sometimes turbulent Pakistani cricket team is now fighting for the reinstatement of Babar Azam as captain, following Shaheen Afridi’s dismissal as T20 captain after just one match. The Pakistan Cricket Board has come under heavy fire from certain former players for the way the captaincy controversy has been handled.

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After guiding the Men in Green in just one series—a 1-4 loss to New Zealand—Shaheen was relieved of his T20I leadership last week. Prior to the 2024 T20 World Cup, the PCB restored Babar Azam to his position as the white ball format captain.

Announcing the change in captaincy, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that reinstating Babar was a “strategic move” that was aimed at ensuring players well-being and peak performance.

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“The process of changing the national team’s captain is very unpleasant which affects the players. We have all star players. Babar Azam is a star and Shaheen Shah is a star and our best wishes are with the team that they perform well,” Misbah told the media, according to Geo News.

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

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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