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    Shahid Afridi praises Virat Kohli, calls him 'great player'

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his batting in the second T20I against South Africa and called him a 'great player'. The 30-year-old Kohli played an unbeaten knock of 72 runs to guide India to a comfortable win over Proteas by seven wickets and one over to spare. In his innings, he amassed four boundaries and...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Mohammad Azharuddin files nomination for HCA president's post

    Hyderabad: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has filed his nomination for the president's post in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) which will hold its elections on September 27. Azharuddin, whose nomination was unceremoniously rejected two years ago, submitted his papers to former Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday. "I want to take inputs from...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Virat Kohli becomes top run-scorer in T20Is

    New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the highest T20I run-getter after he played an unbeaten knock of 72 runs to defeat South Africa. Kohli has now 2,441 runs under his belt in the shortest format of the game from 77 matches, surpassing his teammate Rohit Sharma, who has 2,434 runs from 97 matches. The third position is held by New Zealand batter Martin Guptill with 2,283 runs. ...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Virat Kohli reveals the key to his consistency across all formats

    Mumbai: Virat Kohli once again led India from the front and displayed his mercurial batting against a fairly weak South African side. The ICC-rated No.1 ODI batsman's unbeaten knock of 72 runs guided India to a seven-wicket win over the South Africans. He was awarded the 'man of the match' trophy for his heroics. His recent exploits in West Indies in Tests and ODIs were also...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    China Open: Satvik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty bows out of China Open

    Changzhou: The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty suffered a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda to crash out of the China Open badminton tournament here on Thursday. Satwik and Chirag, ranked 15th in the world, ran out of steam after a decent start against their fourth-seeded opponents and went down 19-21 8-21 in the...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Hima Das ruled out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

    New Delhi: Indian sprinter Hima Das has been ruled out of the World Championships 2019 due to a back injury, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Wednesday. AFI took to Twitter and wrote: "Unfortunately 400m athlete #HimaDas will not compete at the @iaaforg World Championships 2019 #Doha2019 due to back injury." Unfortunately 400m...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Virat Kohli guides India to comprehensible win vs South Africa

    Mohali: India skipper Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 72 runs helped his team defeat South Africa by seven wickets in the second T20I at PCA Stadium here on Wednesday. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain and with this victory, India took a 1-0 lead over South Africa in the three-match T20I series. Chasing a decent target of 150 runs, India got off to a stunning start as both...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Indian team 'formidable but not unbeatable': Temba Bavuma

    Mohali: After India beat South Africa by seven wickets, batsman Temba Bavuma said that the Indian team is "formidable but not unbeatable". "They are a formidable team but I do not think they are unbeatable side," South Africa batsman Bavuma said in the post-match press conference. India secured a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I here at PCA...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    'I find it easy to bowl in death overs': Deepak Chahar

    Mohali: After India's massive victory over South Africa, pacer Deepak Chahar revealed that he finds it easy to bowl death overs. "I find it easy to bowl death overs because, in the powerplay, you only get two fielders outside the circle. However, after the powerplay, you get five fielders outside. Therefore, I find it easy to bowl death overs," India pacer Chahar said during a...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Tim Paine sees 'very exciting era' for Australia

    Sydney: Captain Tim Paine has predicted a "very exciting era" for Australian cricket after the team retained the Ashes against England, while revealing he broke his thumb in the final Test. The series was drawn 2-2, with Australia keeping the urn as the Ashes holders despite losing the last Test at the Oval by 135 runs. "I'm looking forward to Australia seeing how far we've come...

    • 5 hrs ago

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