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World Cup 2023: Big Blow for India as Hardik Pandya Ruled out of the ODI World Cup due to Ankle Injury

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Big Blow for India as Hardik Pandya Ruled out of the ODI World Cup due to Ankle Injury

Big Blow for India as Hardik Pandya Ruled out of the ODI World Cup due to Ankle Injury: After having scans, Hardik was referred to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to receive additional care from an English expert.

It was anticipated that he would be eligible again for the tournament’s latter phases, which include league-stage matches against the Netherlands and South Africa in addition to the knockout stages.

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The team management has chosen to replace Hardik with pacer Prasidh Krishna as the latter was unable to finish his recuperation in a timely manner. The personnel change in the squad was authorized on Saturday by the Event Technical Committee of the event.

Prasidh Krishna will therefore be qualified to participate in the Men in Blue’s upcoming match against South Africa, should they choose to do so.

Team India benched fellow all-rounder Shardul Thakur in Hardik Pandya’s absence, and by playing specialists Mohammed Shami and Suryakumar Yadav, they jeopardized their batting depth.

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However, the change has worked wonders for the side, with Suryakumar being among the runs, coming down the order after the in-form top order has wreaked havoc.

Shami, on the other hand, has taken 14 wickets in three matches and has forged a deadly trio with fellow pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

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Similar to Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna too had a protracted injury layoff. In addition to playing in the 2023 Asia Cup and the bilateral ODI series against Australia ahead of the World Cup, he made his comeback during the T20I series against Ireland.

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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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