Last Updated: January 20, 2023, 00:32 IST
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Cricket News And Updates: Team India defeated New Zealand by 12 runs in the first ODI in what proved to be an epic contest that went down the wire. After Shubman Gill smashed a double ton to propel India to a total of 349 runs, the Kiwis nearly chased it down as Michael Bracewell smashed 140 runs but his side fell narrowly short of the mark.
Gill scored 208 runs in 149 balls, including 19 boundaries and 9 sixes, three of which came back-to-back as he brought up his double century and celebrated in a Virat Kohli-like roar. Read More
On Wednesday, the Marylebone Cricket Club released a statement clarifying its interpretation of this Law, explaining the legality of running a batter out at the non-striker’s end.
“We acknowledge that while this Law has generally been understood well by players and umpires, there is ambiguity in the wording which could lead to confusion. MCC has therefore moved to change the wording of Law 38.3 to deliver better clarity,” read the MCC statement. Read Full Story Here
Flamboyant India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit the nets after recovering from a knee injury as he has to prove his fitness for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Jadeja has been included in India’s Test squad for the first two Tests against Australia but the BCCI has stated that his inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness. He sustained a major knee injury last year and was ruled out of the Asia Cup (mid-tournament) and T20 World Cup. Read Full Story Here
Missed you.But soon👕 pic.twitter.com/L8u252x5qA
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) January 15, 2023
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri advised Virat Kohli to play a first-class game ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia next month. The batting maverick has regained form in white-ball cricket but he has struggled to score big in Tests. Read Full Story
Left-arm spinner Aditya Sarwate grabbed a match haul of 11 wickets as Vidarbha pipped Gujarat by 18 runs, defending 73 on the third day morning in a Ranji Trophy Group D match at Jamtha. With this Vidarbha defended the lowest score — 73 — successfully in first-class cricket in India, bettering Bihar’s 78 against Delhi in Jamshedpur way back in the 1948-49 season. Read Full Story Here
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that there is no need to worry about Rohit Sharma’s form in recent times. The swashbuckling opener last scored an ODI century way back in January 2020 as his conversation rate of fifty to a century has dipped drastically. The southpaw said that it’s all about the mindset and Rohit is a legend of the game and he will soon return to his best. Read Full Story
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina revealed how legendary skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni approached the DRS and why he takes the call of opting for it at the last moment majority of times. Raina also revealed that Dhoni is well aware of the fact that the majority of fans consider DRS as the Dhoni Review System. Read Full Story
‘Phenomenal’, ‘Out of the world’, ‘Chabook’, ‘Pure class’, ‘treat to watch’… these were some of the phrases used by the members of the Indian cricket team to describe Shubman Gill’s double hundred. The 23-year-old cricketer from Punjab stole the show in the first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday in Hyderabad with a belligerent knock, scoring 208 off just 149 deliveries. His innings, which was laced with 19 boundaries and 9 sixes, laid the foundation for India’s 12-run win over the Kiwis. Read Full Story
Shubman Gill may have scored a double-century to entertain the fans in Hyderabad but some fans clearly were one step ahead. There’s a video going crazy viral of fans chanting ‘Sara, Sara’ in front of Gill as he came to field near the boundary ropes.
Shubman Gill waves after fans chant ‘Sara-Sara’.
Sara Tendulkar or Sara Ali Khan? 🤔😜🤫#SaraAliKhan #SaraTendulkar #ShubmanGill #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/QyHKKvFph2
— Smriti Sharma (@SmritiSharma_) January 18, 2023
Read more: WATCH: Shubman Gill Reacts as Fans Chant ‘Sara, Sara’ in Front of him During IND vs NZ 1st ODI
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni’s video has been circulating on the internet wherein he can be seen batting in the nets ahead of IPL 2023. Dhoni has been training for a long time to remain at his peak for the upcoming edition of IPL.
The preparation has started for MS Dhoni ahead of IPL 2023. pic.twitter.com/FUapARmL4P
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 19, 2023
Even though Rohit Sharma will be leading Team India during the ODI World Cup 2023, Hardik Pandya is the front-runner for ODI captaincy should the ‘Hitman’ decide to move on. Hardik has captained India well, and he has led the Men in Blue to 7 wins out of 8 T20I matches when he donned the captaincy hat.
Read more: Exclusive: Hardik Pandya Frontrunner for ODI Captaincy After Rohit Sharma
After India’s win against New Zealand in Hyderabad, skipper Rohit Sharma met former captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
Hyderabad Cricket Association president Mohammad Azharuddin met Rohit Sharma after the match. pic.twitter.com/Dpi5TO3cBg
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 19, 2023
Azharuddin is also the current president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
After Team India defeated Australia at the Gabba on this very day back in 2021, then head coach Ravi Shastri had given a rapturous speech, congratulating the likes of Shubman Gill, and Rishabh Pant for their contributions to the victory.
A #ThrowbackThursday Special 😉
When Former India Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc delivered a dressing room speech at the Gabba after #TeamIndia registered a historic series win in Australia 👏👏
🎥Watch it all here –https://t.co/qvQQ5V7wX8pic.twitter.com/Ga5AaMehgm
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 19, 2023
The stuff of champions!
Hardik Pandya’s wife Natasa Stankovic took to her Instagram stories and slammed the third umpire’s call as he adjudged the Indian all-rounder out during IND vs NZ first ODI.
Sharing a picture collage of her husband while he was on the crease, Natasa wrote, “There was no bat involved, wasn’t bowled out. So how’s this out?”
The news that every Indian fan would love to hear, MS Dhoni has resumed practice ahead of IPL 2023 edition. The Chennai Super Kings skipper had promised his fans he will see them at Chepauk and it’s going to be one epic comeback with ‘Thala’ leading CSK out in front of a packed stadium.
Practice session of MS Dhoni ahead of IPL 2023. pic.twitter.com/dO2p9FFGuQ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 19, 2023
We cannot wait to see MS Dhoni back in action!
Robin Uthappa, who is plying his trade for Dubai Capitals at the ILT20 was recently awarded with a WWE-style green belt for being the leading run-scorer in the league.
Fans meanwhile couldn’t keep calm and flooded Twitter with memes as soon as the picture went viral.
Read more: Robin Uthappa’s WWE Style Green Belt in ILT20 Sparks Meme Fest
Shubman Gill shared a heartfelt post after smashing a double ton against New Zealand in the first ODI at Hyderabad. Gill’s sublime knock included 19 boundaries and 9 sixes.
This is what dreams are made of 💙🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/rD3n4aHvfz
— Shubman Gill (@ShubmanGill) January 19, 2023
“This is what dreams are made of,” wrote the Indian opener in caption of his post.
Yuvraj Singh on Thursday looked back on his iconic knock against England in 2017. The former Indian all-rounder shared multiple pictures of himself from the memorable match when he had scored 150 runs.
Read more: ‘Never Give Up’: Yuvraj Singh Revisits 2017 Century Against England With A Throwback Thursday Post
It was on this day back in 2021 that the Indian team achieved a massive result, beating Australia in their own den, and breaching the Gabba fortress. Rishabh Pant was the driving force behind the triumph, relive the iconic victory here:
Read more: On This Day in 2021: India Breach Aussie Gabba Fortress to Win Series 2-1
Shubman Gill revealed his batting mantra after smashing 208 runs against New Zealand in the first ODI. Gill stated that sometimes it’s important to attack the bowlers when they’re on top.
“Sometimes when the bowler is on top, you need to make them feel pressure. Need to avoid dot balls, show some intent, and hit hard into the gaps. Which is what I was doing,” said Gill.
Read more: ‘Sometimes When Bowler is on Top, You Need to Make Them Feel Pressure’: Shubman Gill Reveals His Batting Mantra
After Shubman Gill smashed a double century against New Zealand in the first ODI, he was welcomed into the 200-run club by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, and Ishan Kishan.
Rohit also pulled Kishan’s leg saying he didn’t play for 3 matches after scoring 200, prompting a witty reply from the latter.
Read more: ‘Ishan, You Scored 200 and Didn’t Play 3 Matches’: Rohit Sharma’s Cheeky Remark, Kishan’s Epic Reply | WATCH
However, fans were in for a thriller as Bracewell nearly pulled away a massive heist with Mitchell Santner also adding 57 runs to the cause before the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur came to India’s rescue.
Siraj picked up four wickets, while Kuldeep and Shardul also added a couple of wickets each.
It proved to be an eventful match as Gill smashed a double ton, Hardik Pandya was dismissed in what appeared to be a dubious call from the third umpire, while Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at Ishan Kishan for his antics against Tom Latham.
The New Zealand skipper appeared to clip the bails while Hardik was batting, and later a similar incident happened while Gill was batting, however, the latter was adjudged not out by the umpire.
In the second innings, Kishan tried to give Latham a taste of his own medicine as the Indian wicketkeeper dislodged the bails on Kuldeep Yadav’s delivery in the 16th over.
After replays, it was given not out however Sunil Gavaskar was not having any of it as he slammed Kishan for appealing for fun.
Coming back to the Pandya dismissal, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer criticized the decision to give the all-rounder out, even as the bails appeared to light up only after Latham clipped them.
Jaffer took to Twitter and claimed that Pandya had been robbed while sharing that there was clear daylight between the ball and bails and that only after being brushed by the New Zealand skipper’s gloves did the bails fall down.
Pandya’s wife Natasa Stankovic also lashed out at the dismissal, and it will be interesting to see how this one develops.
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