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World Cup 2023: ‘Only You Could Do This’ – Virat Kohli ; Maxwell’s Incredible World Cup Performance

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‘Only You Could Do This’ – Virat Kohli ; Maxwell’s Incredible World Cup Performance: The cricket world was stunned by Glenn Maxwell’s outstanding performance during Australia’s Cricket World Cup match versus Afghanistan at the storied Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The adaptable Australian star led his team to a thrilling three-wicket victory with an undefeated 201 runs from just 128 deliveries.

Cricket enthusiasts and analysts have praised Maxwell for his outstanding performance, as he produced one of the best innings in the ODI World Cup’s history. Maxwell’s innings really thrilled his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) colleague Virat Kohli, who showered him with praises.

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The ex-Indian captain, who has seen Maxwell’s explosive batting, expressed his admiration for him on social media. He posted on his Instagram story, stating,“Only you could do this. Freak.”

With an unbeaten 201 runs off 128 balls, Maxwell gave his team a three-wicket win. Maxwell’s incredible double century, which included 10 sixes and 21 fours, gave Australia a historic victory over Afghanistan in Mumbai and guaranteed them a berth in the tournament’s semi-finals.

In the match, Afghanistan decided to bat first after winning the toss and set a competitive target of 292 runs. Ibrahim Zadran played a pivotal role for Afghanistan, making an impressive, unbeaten 129 runs from 143 balls.

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It is significant that he achieved a significant feat by being the first batter from Afghanistan to reach a century in an ODI World Cup. Early on, Afghanistan’s bowlers performed admirably, dismissing four Australian hitters.

However, Australia found itself in a difficult situation with just 49 runs for the loss of 4 wickets when Glenn Maxwell entered the batting order.

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When they lost 7 wickets for just 91 runs, the situation appeared considerably worse. But Maxwell rallied magnificently, and with 19 balls remaining, Australia reached the mark. Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Naveen-ul-Haq all claimed two wickets apiece for Afghanistan.

However, Australia found itself in a difficult situation with just 49 runs for the loss of 4 wickets when Glenn Maxwell entered the batting order. When they lost 7 wickets for just 91 runs, the situation appeared considerably worse. But Maxwell rallied magnificently, and with 19 balls remaining, Australia reached the mark. Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, and Naveen-ul-Haq all claimed two wickets apiece for Afghanistan.

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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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