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World Cup 2023: Shubman Gill out? Ishan Kishan Will Open with Rohit Sharma Against Australia

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Shubhman Gill out? Ishan Kishan Will Open with Rohit Sharma Against Australia

Shubman Gill out? Ishan Kishan Will Open with Rohit Sharma Against Australia: Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma are likely to start the batting in the 2023 ODI World Cup match between India and Australia (IND vs AUS). Concerns about Shubman Gill’s health have increased for the Indian squad before their World Cup opener against Australia. The batsman is reportedly a doubtful starter for the game on Sunday.

Shubman Gill, India’s most dangerous ODI batter in recent times, is claimed suffering a high fever and will have a dengue test on Friday before a decision is taken.

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Shubman Gill has been sick since arriving in Chennai. A BCCI source with knowledge of squad affairs informed PTI on the condition of anonymity that star India opener will undergo tests on Friday.

According to reports, Gill is undergoing a dengue test; if positive, he could have to miss a few matches.

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Patients with dengue can take anywhere between 7 and 10 days to fully recover physically and be ready to resume routine activities.

Gill (24) was understandably unable to participate in the Indian team’s Thursday practices, which has given truth to reports regarding Rohit Sharma’s opening partner in the match against Australia. The duty might be given to KL Rahul or Ishan Kishan.

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Rahul may not be asked to take over the role of opener given that he is now India’s middle order batter and wicketkeeper, according to captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid.

Ishan Kishan will be the best option to start the innings in that circumstance. Not to mention, Kishan has already performed the necessary duties when he started the West Indies innings.

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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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