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World Cup 2023: Mohammad Rizwan ‘Felt like We are in Karachi’



Mohammad Rizwan 'Felt like We are in Karachi'

Mohammad Rizwan ‘Felt like We are in Karachi’: Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper and batter for Pakistan, expressed his joy at the enthusiastic praise they received from the Indian audience and compared it to the welcome they would receive at home.

Right-handed batter Rizwan highlighted the need of communication during his partnership with Babar Azam and expressed his delight in his century during the warm-up match against New Zealand on Friday in Hyderabad.

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On September 27, the day before the much-awaited event, the Pakistan cricket team was welcomed with an amazing welcome in Hyderabad. According to their remarks on the team’s official social media pages, players including Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Rizwan were taken aback by the supporters’ fervor and excitement.

Mohammad Rizwan ‘Felt like We are in Karachi’

“A hundred is a hundred, proud and happy of it. Scoring a century for Pakistan is always special. The Indian crowd gave us a lot of love at the airport itself, just like how our fans love us back in Pakistan. We were welcomed in India in a great way.

“Whenever we meet Indian people anywhere in the world, they always welcome us and talk to us nicely.

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When we came to Hyderabad, we got goosebumps seeing the reception of the crowd. It felt like we’re in Karachi or Lahore,” Rizwan said.

The 31-year-old also showered praise on Saud Shakeel for his impressive performance, scoring 75 runs off just 53 balls.

“In T20Is I open for Pakistan, in Tests I bat at 6-7 and in ODIs I bat at number 4, I play according to the team requirements. Saud Shakeel is in great form and he played a classy knock today.

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“Hopefully he turns out to be a great player in the ODI format as well. I and Babar try to rotate the strike, we bat similarly, our communication is good and that helps us.”

However, it was the combined efforts of James Neesham, Mark Chapman, and Daryl Mitchell that truly sealed the deal for the Black Caps. With their exceptional batting prowess, Chapman and Mitchell also achieved half-centuries, solidifying New Zealand’s dominance as they clinched the victory with 38 balls remaining and five wickets in hand.

(With input from DNAIndia)

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T20 World Cup 2024: Virat Kohli Out of T20 WC 2024- Report



T20 World Cup 2024 Virat Kohli Out of T20 WC 2024- Report

Virat Kohli Out of T20 WC 2024: The speculation that Virat Kohli would not play in the T20 World Cup 2024 increased after the World Cup 2023 completed. Although there haven’t been any verified reports of the same as of yet, this has been a frequent subject of conversation.

Ajit Agarkar, the head of the selection committee, Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma, and other board members appeared to have outlined a plan of action for the T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies.

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While Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit are expected to remain in the team for the event despite missing the Australia and South Africa series, Kohli may not be.

This is according to a report in Dainik Jagran. Though he has a strong track record in T20I and the IPL, the board may just be considering a different middle-order option.

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According to the Jagran report, an official from the BCCI informed the newspaper that Ishan Kishan may be selected in the middle order since they are seeking a batsman who can attack from the outset. The insider said that Kohli’s IPL 2024 performances would also be taken into consideration; however, he might not be able to play when he opens for his team, the RCB. The opening spaces, however, appear to be mostly empty.

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The official also added that Kohli will be consulted about his future before any decision is made.


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IPL: Glenn Maxwell says ‘I’ll play until I can’t walk anymore’



IPL Glenn Maxwell says ‘I’ll play until I can’t walk anymore’

IPL Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell, an explosive hitter for Australia, has made a bold declaration: he will play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) until he “can’t walk anymore.” In the fast-paced world of cricket, careers develop like chapters.

Maxwell, 35, discusses the importance of the Indian Premier League in his career and shares his goals for the T20 World Cup as he prepares to captain the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

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A key member of Australia’s World Cup-winning team, Glenn Maxwell has been a mainstay in the Indian Premier League, making frequent appearances for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“The IPL will probably be the last tournament I ever play, as I will play the IPL until I can’t walk anymore,” he said candidly at Melbourne Airport.

Glenn Maxwell emphasizes the lessons he learned from playing with international players like AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli and credits the IPL for much of his own development.

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Reflecting on the IPL’s impact, Maxwell expressed, “It’s just the greatest learning experience that any player could ask for.”

With the T20 World Cup in June, he hopes more Australian players would take advantage of the chance to play in the IPL. The IPL, with its diverse conditions and star-studded line-ups, provides a valuable platform for players to enhance their skills and adapt to different playing environments.

“As soon as we won this World Cup, we all talked about the refocus towards the next one,” Glenn Maxwell remarked. The excitement builds for the upcoming BBL season, where players have the chance to make headlines for the right reasons and vie for coveted spots in the national squad.

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Maxwell’s dedication to the IPL demonstrates the league’s attraction as well as the rich chances it offers cricket players. Beyond the flash and splendor, the IPL is an essential venue for developing abilities, forming friendships with worldwide celebrities, and getting ready for international competitions. While Glenn Maxwell pursues his cricket career, the Indian Premier League (IPL) continues to be a dynamic chapter that enhances the game and leaves a lasting impression on players’ careers.


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