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KXIP opener Mandeep Singh, who scored an unbeaten fifty against KKR to help his team win their fifth match in a row, dedicated his knock to his late father. "My father always used to tell me to remain not out in every game. I am happy I could do that today," he added. Mandeep scored 66 runs off 56 deliveries.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:05 am on 27 Oct
Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle smashed fifties to help KXIP defeat KKR by eight wickets. This is KXIP's fifth win in a row and they have jumped to the fourth position on the IPL 2020 points table. Meanwhile, KKR have dropped to the fifth position on the points table. Gayle's fifty was his 30th in IPL history.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:07 pm on 26 Oct
After Rohit Sharma wasn't included in India squad for Australia Tests, commentator Harsha Bhogle tweeted, "I guess the fact that Rohit may not be fit enough to even play Tests in mid-December would suggest he won't be part of IPL anymore." He added, "His fitness is being monitored but with quarantine and travel restrictions, it seems unlikely. What a pity!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:47 pm on 26 Oct
The IPL 2020 playoffs and final will be played from November 5 to November 10 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Qualifier 1 will take place in Dubai on November 5 followed by the Eliminator (November 6) and Qualifier 2 (November 8) in Abu Dhabi. The final will be held on November 10 in Dubai.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:29 pm on 26 Oct
Ex-India opener Virender Sehwag criticised Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for their slow partnership against CSK on Sunday. "ABD and Virat played together from 7th over and till the 18th over, their batting was in coma. I took a power nap in the middle," he added. Kohli and De Villiers added 82 runs for the third wicket.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:57 pm on 26 Oct
Talking about his 'biceps' celebration after reaching half-century against MI, RR's Sanju Samson said, "I was just reminding myself what my name is." "I think Samson is the strongest man in the world. I keep myself reminding that I am very strong and I can hit more sixes," he added. Samson has hit the most sixes (23) in IPL 2020.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:02 pm on 26 Oct
RR all-rounder Ben Stokes' folded middle finger gesture after his match-winning knock against MI was a tribute to his father, Ged, who is suffering from brain cancer. Stokes' father had got part of his finger amputated instead of getting it operated to continue his rugby league career in 1980s as he couldn't afford to miss matches.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:21 pm on 26 Oct
CSK captain MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi took to Instagram to share a poem she penned after the team failed to reach IPL 2020 playoffs. "It's just a game...You win some you lose some! Years gone by are witness to many enthralling victories and a few agonising defeats!" it read. CSK failed to go past IPL league stage for first time.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:35 pm on 26 Oct
Reacting to a superfan who painted his house in yellow and named it 'Home of Dhoni Fan', CSK captain MS Dhoni said, "It's a great gesture. It is not something that can be done very easily." Dhoni added, "The whole family needs to agree on that and then you go ahead with it. It is something that will stay."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:49 pm on 26 Oct
MI all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday became the first player in IPL to take a knee supporting the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Pandya went down on a knee with his right arm raised after reaching the fifty off the penultimate ball of the innings against RR. MI stand-in captain Kieron Pollard responded with a raised right fist from the dugout.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:54 pm on 26 Oct
Praising KXIP opener Mandeep Singh for his match-winning 66*(56) against KKR on Monday, Yuvraj Singh tweeted, "Very happy for Mandeep...specially more today because this one is for his father watching him from the heavens above." He added, "Gayle is just like red wine...older he gets better he hits it out of the park."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:47 pm on 26 Oct
Talking about remaining matches of CSK in IPL 2020, captain MS Dhoni said, "It does hurt when you don’t do well so you try to amplify certain emotions so that guys just don’t drop the game." He added, "That can leave with 12 painful hours of remaining time in tournament. You've to enjoy...no matter where you are on the table."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:13 pm on 26 Oct
Ben Stokes, who smashed an unbeaten hundred to help RR defeat MI on Sunday, dedicated the victory to his family. "Things are difficult at home, but hope this has given a bit of happiness back home," Stokes added. He further said, "A bit taken aback by why it's taken me so long to get into the tournament for the team."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:00 pm on 26 Oct
Talking about Team India captain Virat Kohli's dedication, former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock said that Indian players could be celebrating after winning a match but Kohli goes to the gym. He further said that MS Dhoni was the one who brought intensity to Team India and Kohli took it to the next level.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:47 pm on 26 Oct
Team India's T20I, ODI and Test squads for Australia tour announced
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The BCCI today announced squads for the tour of Australia, where India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and four Test matches. Rohit Sharma hasn't been included in any of the squads owing to injury, while Rishabh Pant has been included just in Test squad. Further, KKR's Varun Chakravarthy has broken into Team India after being selected in T20I squad.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:55 pm on 26 Oct
Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who retired from cricket in 2018, has said he has found retirement hard. "I found out I have got depression...but I think the depression was something I've had even from a younger age," he added. "Through my cricket career, I actually just dealt with it [depression]," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:50 pm on 26 Oct
Gavaskar praises Rahul, Kumble after KXIP win 4 games in a row
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has praised KXIP head coach Anil Kumble and captain KL Rahul after the franchise won four consecutive games in the tournament. "They have just found the winning way...Rahul has grown into the captaincy role...Kumble has been a fighter all his cricketing career...and that spirit is seen in the KXIP," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:47 pm on 26 Oct
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir said that 21-year-old pacer Arshdeep Singh's performance has given options to KXIP skipper KL Rahul for the death overs. "Rahul now has three fast bowlers to whom he can give the ball to in the death overs...Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh...when any captain has...options, it is a luxury," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:32 pm on 26 Oct
Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho has announced that he has contracted the coronavirus but is currently asymptomatic. "I took the COVID test, I tested positive, I'm good, asymptomatic so far," he said on Instagram. Earlier this year, Ronaldinho spent more than five months in detention in Paraguay over a fake passport case. Brazil has the third-highest COVID-19 cases in the world.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:03 pm on 26 Oct
Talking about RR's eight-wicket win against MI on Sunday, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said that when RR lost two wickets for 44 runs it "felt that the ship was sinking again". "But in such a situation, Ben Stokes became Big Ben and smashed the MI bowlers...He showed that once in a generation players turn it on when it matters," Aakash added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:32 pm on 26 Oct
RCB pacer Navdeep Saini suffered a split webbing in his right hand while bowling in the match against the CSK on Sunday. "His injury is on his bowling hand...so I cannot be sure when he will be good to go," said RCB physio Evan Speechly. So far, Saini has picked 5 wickets in 11 matches this season.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:19 pm on 26 Oct
Karthik gets dismissed for 2-ball duck in his 300th T20 match
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Playing for KKR on Monday, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik became the fourth Indian player to play 300 T20 matches. However, Karthik was dismissed for a two-ball duck in the match. MI captain Rohit Sharma (337) has the most T20 appearances, followed by ex-India captain MS Dhoni (329). Ex-India batsman Suresh Raina has played 319 T20 matches.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:20 pm on 26 Oct
French footballer Paul Pogba, a practising Muslim, has refuted a report alleging that he quit the national team over comments made by the country's President Emmanuel Macron regarding Islam. "Absolutely 100% unfounded news," said Pogba. Speaking over the beheading of a French teacher for showing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, Macron had said, "Islam is in crisis all over the world."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:50 pm on 26 Oct
MCG to allow crowd for India-Australia Boxing Day Test
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will allow crowd for the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia, said Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews. "I don't know how big it will be but there will be a crowd, that's the advice that I have, that's what we're working towards," he added. India are to play four Tests in Australia.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:48 pm on 26 Oct
Ravi Shastri, supporting staff enter bio-bubble after arriving in UAE
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Team India head coach and the supporting staff along with Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari have entered in a bio-bubble after arriving in UAE ahead of India's tour of Australia next month. They will now undergo mandatory RT-PCR tests. It's reported that Pujara and Vihari will train at the ICC Academy after their six-day isolation period.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:42 pm on 26 Oct
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