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The Best Performer In IPL 2022 Rahul Tewatia Finds No Place In Indian Team

Rahul Tewatia, the all-rounder who played a key role in Gujarat Titans winning their first Indian Premier League title in 2022, was all surprised to see his name missing from the squad for the two-match T20 series against Ireland. And he took to Twitter to vent his anger against his exclusion.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Rahul Tewatia was left out of the Indian squad for Ireland despite performing well in IPL 2022
• Tewatia tweeted his displeasure in a two words tweet
• The selectors made Hardik Pandya skipper and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar as vice-captain
• India will play two T20Is with Ireland in Melbourne on June 26 and June 28

Rahul Tewatia’s IPL Record

Rahul Tewatia’s IPL Record

The 29-year-old all-rounder scored 217 runs in 16 matches. His average run rate is 31 and his strike rate is 147.62. In IPL 2022, he played for Gujarat Titans and finished the final match brilliantly with his six-hitting heroics in the last-over chase. Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 title only due to Rahul Tewatia’s batting.

Why Selectors Ignored Rahul Tewatia?

After IPL 2020, Rahul Tewatia was called for a T20I series in Australia but he couldn’t … Read the rest

How Gary Kirsten Praised Hardik Pandya After Gujarat Titans’ Historic Win In IPL 2022?

IPL 2022 concluded with Gujarat Titans defeating Rajasthan Royals in the summit clash. But there is more for the Gujarat Titans, especially their skipper Hardik Pandya. The team mentor Gary Kirsten was all praise for Hardik Pandya.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Gujarat Titans won IPL 2022 by defeating Rajasthan Royals
• Gary Kirsten praises Hardik Pandya as a capable skipper
• Wriddhiman Saha said critics are proven wrong

What Did Gary Kirsten Say About Hardik Pandya?

Gujarat Titans coach Gary Kirsten credited Hardik Pandya for the massive win of the team over Rajasthan Royals. He said Hardik Pandya was eager to learn as a captain and he could engage with his teammates. Hardik Pandya excelled both as skipper and player in Gujarat Titans’ very first win in the IPL.

Kirsten who was the coach when India won the 2011 World Cup title said that Hardik Pandya had been fantastic and that he had looked forward to working with Pandya. Kirsten said that Pandya was a high-profile player in India but he was incredibly humble, wanting to learn as a leader and engage with teammates. Pandya had tried to help the youngsters, Kirsten … Read the rest

IPL 2022: LSG Win Against PBKS Has Little Impact On Points Table

It was a superb display of bowling by Lucknow Super Giants that made them victorious against a closely fought match with Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

HIGHLIGHTS

• LSG beat PBKS by 20 runs on Friday
• Gujarat Titans tops the IPL points table
• KL Rahul is second in Orange Cap race

LSG v/s PBKS

IPL 2022 LSG Win Against PBKS

Punjab attack restricted Lucknow Super Giants to 153/8 with Rabada taking 4 wickets but they couldn’t win because of fine display of bowling by LSG. Mohsin Khan dismissed 3 batsmen and Krunal Pandya bowled out 2 players for just 13 runs in his four overs. In batting, Quinton de Kock scored 46 and Deepak Hooda made 34 runs for LSG. But it was the bowling attack that helped LSG register a 20-run victory over PBKS.

IPL 2022 Points Table

IPL 2022 Points Table

With the recent win, LSG moved to the third position on the points table followed by SunRisers Hyderabad at the number four. Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals are at the first and second positions respectively. Gujarat Titans has scored 14 points from 8 matches.

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A Former Pakistani Cricketer Said SRK Wanted Him To Play In IPL

Pakistani cricketer, Yasir Arafat’s revelation that he was offered an opportunity to play for Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) by its co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has surprised many because Pakistan was banned from participating in IPL matches post the 26/11 terror attacks in November 2008.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Yasir Arafat said he was offered a contract to play for KKR
• He made this revelation on YouTube
• His name wasn’t shortlisted for playing in IPL

When Did SRK Contact Yasir Arafat?

Speaking on the YouTube channel Cricket Den, Yasir Arafat said that he was playing County Cricket for Kent in 2008 when he was approached by KKR officials with a message from SRK. The officials met him and conveyed SRK’s message that the star wanted him to play for KKR in IPL 2009. They handed him a card and took his contact details.

Initially, he thought that it was a joke as to why SRK would send somebody to talk to him. But soon he received an email where the KKR official complained about him not contacting them and the talks were closed. But he was … Read the rest

IPL 2022: MI Opening Batsman

Ishan Kishan Will Open MI Indians Innings With Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians (MI) will play its first IPL match for season 2022 on 27th March on its home ground. The MI will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in its first IPL match at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. And this day-night match will begin at sharp 3:30 pm.

How Is MI Preparing For Its First Match?

Skipper Rohit Sharma is focusing on strengthening the batting line of Mumbai Indians. Since MI has experimented with different opening combinations, cricket fans, especially MI supporters want to know who will be the opening batsman with Rohit Sharma.

Last year South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock opened MI innings with Rohit Sharma. But MI has to find an opening batsman this year as Quinton de Kock isn’t playing. MI skipper Rohit Sharma revealed the name of the batsman who will bat with him in the opening.

Who Will Be The Opening Batsman Of MI?

IPL 2022 MI Opening Batsman

Rohit Sharma made the big announcement about the opening batsman during a virtual conference. He said that he would open the batting. He had been doing … Read the rest

Jersey Movie Review

Shahid Kapoor Leaves His Mark As An Angry Failed Cricketer

Jersey is a sports drama movie featuring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles. It is based on a 2019 Telugu movie of the same name. Also, the director of both the movies is the same. Gowtam Tinnanuri directed both the Telugu and the Hindi movie Jersey.

Story

Arjun Talwar (Shahid Kapoor) is a senior cricketer in his 30s. He had a long and fulfilling career in the sport when he opts for retirement. But he has to make a comeback to the Indian cricket team to inspire his son. His father Pankaj Kapoor also plays a crucial role in the movie. He is Arjun’s coach Madhav Sharma.

Jersey was first scheduled to be released on 31 December 2021, but couldn’t due to pandemic. Now it is expected to be released on 14 April 2022 in theaters. But an OTT release is also expected.

Highlights Of The Movie:

• Hindi directorial debut of Gowtam Tinnanuri
• The story is based on the life and emotion of a cricketer
• The movie highlights the … Read the rest