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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell on Tuesday recorded the best bowling figures for Kolkata Knight Riders in the history of IPL. Russell picked a five-wicket haul, conceding 15 runs against Mumbai Indians. Notably, these are also the best figures recorded against the MI in the history of IPL. Russell surpassed Harshal Patel's figures of 5/27.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:50 pm on 13 Apr
Former India opener Virender Sehwag took to social media to share a video of Undertaker from the WWE and compared MI to him. In the video, Undertaker can be seen rising from a coffin and choking Randy Orton during an episode of WWE. "Mumbai Indians to KKR in the last five overs. Coming back from the dead," Sehwag wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:08 pm on 14 Apr
On the fifth ball of KKR fast bowler Pat Cummins' second over, MI batsman Suryakumar Yadav smashed a 99-metre six off a 135.1-kmph delivery. Yadav smashed the ball over the deep square boundary. In a video shared by IPL, Yadav's teammate Hardik Pandya can be seen stunned by the shot. His 'shocked' reaction went viral on social media.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:24 pm on 13 Apr
Following Punjab Kings' last ball four-run win against Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings co-owner Preity Zinta tweeted, "Yeah...What a game ! We have a New name & a New Jersey, still Sadda Punjab won’t stop giving us heart attacks in a game." She added, "What to do ? Not a perfect game for us but in the end it was perfect."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:24 pm on 13 Apr
Rajasthan Royals today announced that their all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 following a broken finger in the match against Punjab Kings. The 29-year-old sustained the injury while taking the catch of Chris Gayle. "He will stay with the Royals and support the rest of the group in the upcoming matches," Rajasthan Royals said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:10 pm on 13 Apr
Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in their IPL 2021 match. This is Mumbai Indians' 11th victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last 12 matches in IPL. The match witnessed KKR all-rounder Andre Russell register the third best bowling figures in a defeat in IPL. Russell bowled 2 overs and took five wickets for 15 runs.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:05 am on 14 Apr
Actor and co-owner of KKR Shah Rukh Khan expressed his disappointment after his team's 10-run defeat against MI on Tuesday. Reacting to KKR losing the match despite needing just 31 runs off the last 30 deliveries with six wickets in hand, Shah Rukh tweeted, "Disappointing performance, to say the least @KKRiders apologies to all the fans!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:51 am on 14 Apr
Virat Kohli smashes a chair in anger after getting out, video goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A video of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli smashing a chair in anger after getting out for 33(29) against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2021 has gone viral. In the video, Kohli can be seen looking down and hitting the chair in the dugout while walking to the pavilion. Kohli was dismissed in the 13th over.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:39 pm on 14 Apr
RR all-rounder Chris Morris' reaction after being denied a single by Sanju Samson on the second-last ball of their match against PBKS has gone viral. RR needed five runs to win off two deliveries when Samson drove the ball to deep extra cover. Morris had almost reached the striker's end before being sent back. Morris looked at Samson in disbelief.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:38 pm on 13 Apr
Rohit Sharma's fans call for boycott of Swiggy for mocking the cricketer
short by Pragya Swastik / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Swiggy has apologised after Rohit Sharma's fans called to boycott the service for mocking the cricketer. '#BoycottSwiggy' began trending after Swiggy's Twitter handle retweeted a morphed image showing the cricketer reaching out for the food at a vada pav stall and tweeted, "Haters will say it's photoshopped!" Swiggy apologised and tweeted, "It wasn't meant to offend anyone in the least."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:20 pm on 13 Apr
Ex-India opener Virender Sehwag shared a screenshot wherein a Mumbai Indians fan can be seen asking Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray "to come to the point" during his address as Mumbai Indians' batting was going on. "Hiren got no chill," Sehwag wrote. Another picture went viral wherein a fan can be seen asking Thackeray to address the public in innings break.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:22 am on 14 Apr
KKR all-rounder Andre Russell has reacted to team's co-owner Shah Rukh Khan's tweet apologising to fans following their 10-run defeat against MI. "I support that tweet cricket, you aren't sure until it's over," Russell said. He added, "We're definitely disappointed but it's not...end of the world, it's only the second game and we are going to learn from it."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:06 am on 14 Apr
Delhi Capitals' Anrich Nortje tests positive for COVID-19
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje from South Africa on Wednesday tested positive for COVID-19. Nortje is the second DC player to have tested positive after all-rounder Axar Patel on April 3, six days before the start of the new edition of the tournament. Nortje, who flew in to India along with fellow paceman Kagiso Rabada, is asymptomatic at the moment.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:43 pm on 14 Apr
RCB defend lowest total under Kohli's captaincy, win 2nd match in a row
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
RCB on Wednesday defended the lowest total under Virat Kohli's captaincy against SRH to win their second match in a row in IPL 2021. Driven by Glenn Maxwell's 59(41), RCB put up a total of 149/8. SRH were 115/2 at one stage but were restricted to 143/9 in their 20 overs. Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets for RCB.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:32 pm on 14 Apr
The ICC on Wednesday released the latest rankings for ODI batsmen, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam overtaking Virat Kohli to become the new world number one batsman. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman gained five slots to reach a career-best seventh position. Rohit Sharma remains at the third position, while Shikhar Dhawan is the third best-ranked Indian at the 17th position.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:22 pm on 14 Apr
Australia and RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has said that Team India and RCB captain Virat Kohli floated the idea of him joining the IPL franchise during India's tour of Australia. "He talked to me about potentially playing for RCB. If I got the opportunity, he said ‘we would love to have you'. But obviously, there was an auction," Maxwell said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:00 pm on 14 Apr
Not much depth in SRH compared to other IPL teams: De Villiers
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
RCB wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers said that SRH doesn't have much depth in their side as compared to the other teams in IPL 2021. "It is a matter of us making sure that we get some partnerships and once we get on top of them, they are a kind of a team we can really dominate," De Villiers added.
short by Sumit Josh / 01:38 pm on 14 Apr
Excellent fightback, won't see game like this: Rohit after KKR win
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
MI captain Rohit Sharma credited his team for an "excellent fightback" against KKR on Tuesday, which saw his side register a 10-run win despite KKR being in a winning position. "It was an excellent fightback by each one of them. You don't see a game like this often...It was a complete team effort and credit to all bowlers," Rohit said.
short by Sumit Josh / 03:01 pm on 14 Apr
Felt insulted when people didn't show interest in me in 2018: Harshal
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
RCB pacer Harshal Patel, who picked a five-wicket haul against MI, has revealed that he felt insulted during the 2018 IPL when people "didn't show interest" in him. "Then I realised that if I worked a little bit on my batting...I could become that valuable player," he added. Harshal was bought by DC for ₹20 lakh in the 2018 auction.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:57 pm on 13 Apr
Gayle has more sixes but I've more fours than him in IPL: Rohit
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Rohit Sharma, on being asked about his IPL stats as compared to Chris Gayle by India Women cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues, correctly answered that while Gayle has hit more sixes in IPL, he has more boundaries than him. Rohit has smashed 462 boundaries, while Gayle has 388. The record for the most boundaries is held by Shikhar Dhawan (601 fours).
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:50 pm on 13 Apr
Pant improved in last 4 months, he will be a good captain: Lara
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Ex-West Indies captain Brian Lara feels newly-appointed DC captain Rishabh Pant "will do a good job" leading the side in IPL 2021 after growing as a cricketer in last four months. In the recently concluded ODI series against England, Pant scored back-to-back fifties. Before that, he made 270 runs against England and 274 runs against Australia in two Test series.
short by Sumit Josh / 04:09 pm on 14 Apr
Disappointing, not sure what happened: Morgan on 10-run loss to MI
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
KKR captain Eoin Morgan expressed disappointment after his side lost by 10 runs against MI on Tuesday despite being in a winning position. "It's disappointing...We needed to bat around and complete the chase - not quite sure what happened," Morgan said. Chasing 153, KKR at one point needed 31 runs off 31 balls with 7 wickets in hand.
short by Sumit Josh / 10:41 am on 14 Apr
Enjoyed Tripathi's dismissal most, ideal leg-spinner's ball: Chahar
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Among the four wickets he picked against KKR on Tuesday, MI spinner Rahul Chahar said he enjoyed Rahul Tripathi's dismissal the most. "That ball turned really well. It was an ideal leg-spinner's ball and turned the way I wanted it to," he explained. Tripathi was batting on five when he edged a short-of-a-length leg-break delivery from Chahar to the keeper.
short by Sumit Josh / 01:44 pm on 14 Apr
PSG knock holders Bayern out of Champions League to enter semis
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Defending champions Bayern Munich exited the Champions League on Tuesday despite a 1-0 win against PSG in the second leg of their quarterfinal encounter in Paris. Hosts PSG advanced into the semi-finals of the competition on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate result. Last week, the German side lost to PSG 2-3 at home in the first leg.
short by Sumit Josh / 11:43 am on 14 Apr
Wasn't easy to hit in end but should've reached the target: Russell
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
KKR all-rounder Andre Russell said it wasn't easy to hit big shots in the end overs against MI on Tuesday but admitted that KKR should have reached the target of 153. "Not going to look for any excuses...Karthik and I, we didn't get bat to ball. If we had got few boundaries, the game would have been over," Russell explained.
short by Sumit Josh / 12:07 pm on 14 Apr
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