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A frozen frame of CSK captain MS Dhoni with his eyes closed was displayed at least twice in last over of IPL 2023 final. Several fans believed Dhoni closed his eyes ahead of last ball. The same frame was displayed after Jadeja scored winning runs, causing confusion. Exact point where Dhoni was sitting with his eyes closed couldn't be ascertained.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 pm on 30 May
Who were the highest wicket-takers in IPL 2023?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
The top-three wicket-takers in IPL 2023 all belonged to runners-up GT. Their fast bowler Mohammad Shami was the top wicket-taker with 28 scalps, followed by pacer Mohit Sharma (27 wickets) and leg-spinner Rashid Khan (27 wickets). MI's Piyush Chawla was the fourth-highest wicket-taker (22 wickets). RR's Yuzvendra Chahal and CSK's Tushar Deshpande took 21 wickets each.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:04 pm on 30 May
Talking about conceding 10 runs in last two deliveries against CSK in IPL 2023 final defeat, GT pacer Mohit Sharma said, "I couldn't sleep." He added, "I kept thinking what different I could've done so...we would've won...What if I could've bowled this...or that ball?" About the last delivery, he said, "Ball landed where it shouldn't have...Jadeja got his bat."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:46 pm on 30 May
CSK pacer Deepak Chahar's sister Malti took to Instagram to share video of her brother dancing at 5 am in hotel lobby to celebrate CSK's IPL 2023 win. In the video, Chahar can be seen dancing on beats of dhol. "[W]hat a season for our cherry!! @deepak_chahar9 from injuries to victory!! More love and power to you bro," she wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:33 pm on 30 May
Who were the highest run-scorers in IPL 2023?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
GT opener Shubman Gill top-scored in IPL 2023 with 890 runs in 17 innings. Gill's tally of runs in IPL 2023 is the second-highest for any batter in an IPL season after Virat Kohli's 973 runs in IPL 2016. RCB captain Faf du Plessis was the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2023, with 730 runs in 14 innings.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:20 pm on 30 May
CSK management organised special puja for IPL trophy at the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) temple in Thyagaraya Nagar in Chennai on Tuesday. A picture of the same has surfaced on social media. CSK defeated GT on the last ball in the final to win their fifth IPL title. CSK equalled MI's record for winning most number of IPL titles (five).
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:54 pm on 30 May
Ravindra Jadeja changes Instagram DP in tribute to MS Dhoni
short by Anmol Sharma / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
CSK all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja changed his Instagram display picture (DP) in tribute to CSK captain MS Dhoni. He changed his DP to the picture showing Dhoni lifting him after IPL 2023 title win. Earlier, Jadeja had shared pictures of himself with Dhoni on social media, writing, "We did it for one and only MS Dhoni. Anything for Mahi bhai."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:12 pm on 30 May
How many T20 titles has MS Dhoni won as captain?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
IPL 2023 is CSK skipper MS Dhoni's ninth T20 title win as captain. He won his first-ever T20 title in 2007, leading India to T20 World Cup 2007 win. He won IPL and CL T20 as captain in 2010. Other T20 tournaments he won as captain include IPL 2011, CL T20 2014, Asia Cup 2016, IPL 2018 and IPL 2021.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:42 pm on 30 May
Who smashed the most sixes in IPL 2023 and who hit the most fours?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
RCB captain Faf du Plessis smashed the most number of sixes in IPL 2023 with 36 maximums. Meanwhile, GT opener Shubman Gill smashed the most fours (85). CSK's Shivam Dube hit the second-most number of sixes (35). Dube was followed by Gill, who slammed 33 sixes. RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal slammed the second-most number of fours (82).
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:14 pm on 30 May
Disgrace to India: Tharoor on wrestlers immersing medals in Ganga
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor weighed in on the decision by protesting wrestlers to immerse their medals in the Ganga, saying it is a disgrace to the country. Tharoor said it's sad that athletes who have worked so hard and brought so many laurels to the country are being treated so badly. Notably, the wrestlers didn't immerse their medals on Tuesday.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 10:54 pm on 30 May
International wrestling body United World Wrestling (UWW) has condemned the treatment meted out to protesting Indian wrestlers and their detention following a scuffle with police. "The events of these last days are...worrying," it said. The UWW also threatened to suspend the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) if it fails to hold its election within the 45-day deadline.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:47 pm on 30 May
Eleven sports personalities from Manipur, including Olympic medal-winning weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, have written to Home Minister Amit Shah, urging him to find a solution to the ongoing crisis in the state. "It is pertinent to mention that we shall surrender our awards if the Centre fails to take necessary action to restore peace in Manipur soon," the letter states.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:45 pm on 30 May
Rahane wasn't in thoughts but 61(27) vs MI sealed spot: Fleming
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Talking about CSK batter Ajinkya Rahane, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said, "He wasn't in our...thoughts but the game in Mumbai [where he scored 61 off 27 vs MI] was really defining." "It was one of our best wins in IPL 2023 and he was the big catalyst behind it, so he cemented that number three spot," added Fleming.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 11:03 pm on 30 May
MI share video of Rohit dancing, other 'fun' moments from IPL 2023
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Mumbai Indians shared a behind-the-scenes video from IPL 2023 showing captain Rohit Sharma and batter Ishan Kishan dancing, while Arjun Tendulkar gave animated reactions during a promo shoot. The video also shows the camaraderie in the squad as players joke among themselves and celebrate by smashing cake on each other's faces. Mumbai had reached the second qualifier of IPL 2023.
short by Aditya Nair / 09:04 pm on 30 May
MSD did coaching session with Conway, was almost comical: Fleming
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said MS Dhoni "did absolutely no" wicketkeeping practice during IPL 2023. "He tried doing...coaching session with Devon Conway who's an international keeper. It was almost comical when Dhoni was explaining what he does," added Fleming. Discussing Dhoni's stumping to dismiss Shubman Gill in IPL 2023 final, Fleming stated, "That was Dhoni at his best."
short by Arnab Mukherji / 11:30 pm on 30 May
Rayudu's back foot six similar to Kohli's T20 WC six vs Pak: Kaif
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Ex-India cricketer Mohammad Kaif said Ambati Rayudu's six off back foot against Mohit Sharma in IPL 2023 final was similar to Virat Kohli's back foot six against Pakistan's Haris Rauf in T20 World Cup 2022. "Rayudu's six was shot of the tournament...Rayudu looked emotional...His innings was very crucial," added Kaif. Rayudu scored 19 off eight balls in the final.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 08:10 pm on 30 May
Thought I'll never play Test for England after knee injury: Woakes
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
England fast bowler Chris Woakes said he started doubting his Test future after being sidelined following knee surgery. The all-rounder was sidelined from first-class cricket for more than a year and has not played a Test since March 2022. "Last summer was quite...tough...for me...there's always someone knocking on the door...ready to come in (to the team)," said Woakes.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:06 pm on 30 May
Video shows Alcaraz’s 'Shot of the Day' during French Open Day 2
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Roland-Garros shared a video of a shot by World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz against Flavio Cobolli in their first-round match of the French Open. Terming it the 'Shot of the Day' on the second day, the video shows Alcaraz winning a point in the third game of the first set. Alcaraz went on to win the match 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.
short by Aditya Nair / 08:22 pm on 30 May
CSK's Pathirana gets maiden ODI call up, could debut for Sri Lanka
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Sri Lanka have announced a 16-member squad for the first two games of their three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. CSK pacer Matheesha Pathirana, who has been nicknamed 'Baby Malinga' owing to his action, has been included in the squad and could make his ODI debut. Pacer Dushmantha Chameera and Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne have also been included in the team.
short by Aditya Nair / 08:51 pm on 30 May
Messi was different during 2022 WC, he became a bad boy: Martinez
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez claims captain Lionel Messi transformed into a "bad boy" during their 2022 FIFA World Cup triumphant campaign. "This World Cup he was different. We are probably more he's probably becoming a little more like us - that bad boy," said Martinez. He added that after winning the World Cup, Messi has "completed football".
short by Aditya Nair / 10:01 pm on 30 May
FA Cup shares video of Man City's unbeaten run to 2023 final
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
The FA Cup has shared a video of Manchester City's unbeaten run to the 2023 final. City scored 17 goals in the five cup matches this season and are yet to concede even once. City, who will face Manchester United in the final, had their biggest FA Cup win this season when they won 6-0 against Burnley in the quarter-finals.
short by Aditya Nair / 08:22 pm on 30 May
French Open 2022 finalist Ruud beats Ymer in French Open 1st round
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Norwegian tennis player Casper Ruud, who reached the French Open final in 2022, defeated Swedish tennis player Elias Ymer 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open 2023's first round. "Last year was incredible for me and I will try to do it again wherever I play," said Ruud. He was defeated by Rafael Nadal in the French Open 2022 final.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 09:52 pm on 30 May
India has the squad to be No 1 Test side for next 3-4 yrs: Shastri
short by Aditya Nair / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri attributed India's No 1 Test ranking to the "quality of players" in the squad. "It's a tribute to their consistency, their fitness, and the way they've worked...they're experienced, they're at that age where they're battle-hardened," said Shastri. He added that India has the team to remain at the top for the next "three-four years".
short by Aditya Nair / 09:54 pm on 30 May
Video shows world no.2 Medvedev's defeat in French Open 1st round
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 30 May 2023,Tuesday
World number two tennis player Daniil Medvedev was seen getting knocked out of French Open 2023 following a defeat in first round against world number 172 Thiago Wild. French Open's YouTube channel shared a video showing Medvedev's 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6 loss. Medvedev's the first second seed to lose in French Open's first round since Pete Sampras in 2000.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 10:51 pm on 30 May
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