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Ajinkya Rahane Reveals Why He Refused To Cut Cake With A Kangaroo On It After Arriving In India | Cricket News

Ajinkya Rahane, after leading India to a historic Test series win Down Under, returned home to a hero's welcome. Apart from his batting and inspiring captaincy, his gestures off the field, whether it be presenting Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey or refusing to cut a cake with a kangaroo on it, also made the headlines and earned him widespread praise. In an interview with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, Rahane revealed that he decided not to cut that cake because "kangaroo is their national animal" and it is important to respect the opposition and their sentiments regardless of whether you win or lose. "Kangaroo is their national animal. I don't ...
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Australia vs India: Justin Langer’s Coaching Style Not Liked By Players, Coach Defends Himself: Report | Cricket News

Australia head coach Justin Langer's intense "micro-management" coaching style has apparently not gone down well with a lot of players even as the former opener termed the insinuations as something that "couldn't be further from truth". The fissures in the Australian camp have come out in the open after an under-strength India came back from behind to hammer Australia 2-1 in their own den. According to a report in the 'Sydney Morning Herald' quoting multiple sources close to the Australian set-up, some players are apparently not happy with Langer's management style because of his intensity and mood swings. The report suggested that Langer is no long...
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Cheteshwar Pujara Reveals He “Had To Grip Bat With Four Fingers” After Getting Hit On Finger During Gabba Test | Cricket News

Cheteshwar Pujara's grit and resilience was tested time and again by the Australian bowlers in the fourth innings of the Gabba Test but they couldn't shake his confidence and he went on to score a crucial half-century, laying the foundation for India's historic win. Despite coping several body blows, Pujara stuck to his game plan and tired out the Australia bowlers for close to two sessions. Talking about his match-defining knock, Pujara said that it was not easy for him to bat with a finger injury in the last two Test matches in Sydney and Brisbane. He also said that after getting hit on the finger on Day 5 of the Gabba Test, his pain got further ag...
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Hanuma Vihari Recalls Sydney Test Against Australia, Says “I Owed The Team That Innings” | Cricket News

Recalling his heroics at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Australia in the third Test, India batsman Hanuma Vihari said he owed his team that innings because of all the trust they showed in him and provided him with opportunity despite failing in previous matches. Vihari, who was going through a lean patch, put on a brilliant fight as he played 161 balls and formed a game-changing partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin to deny Australia a win in the third Test. "Me and Ashwin never realised what we were doing -- in terms of how big an achievement it was. He and I batted for about 45 overs against all odds," Vihari said. "To be able to survive o...
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Cricket Australia Confirms Indian Players Were Subjected To Racial Abuse At Sydney Cricket Ground | Cricket News

Cricket Australia on Wednesday confirmed that the members of the Indian cricket team were subjected to racial abuse during the third Test at Sydney. The Indian team had lodged an official complaint after the crowd at the SCG racially abused pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj over the second and third day of the Sydney Test. Siraj had to face the brunt of unruly crowds even after the complaint. Sean Carroll, CA's Head of Integrity and Security, on Wednesday, provided an update on the investigation into crowd behaviour during the Sydney Test. "Cricket Australia has submitted its report into crowd behaviour at the SCG during the third Test agains...
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Couldn’t Find Those Who Racially Abused Indian Players, Says Cricket Australia: Report | Cricket News

Cricket Australia has told the ICC that it was unable to identify spectators who racially abused Indian players during the Sydney Test and the six who were ejected from the stands were not the real culprits, a media report stated on Tuesday. The Age reported that the CA investigators "have cleared the six men ejected from their seats during the Sydney Test of racially abusing Mohammed Siraj." CA has sent the findings to the ICC after a probe. The ICC had given the body 14 days to lodge a report. "CA, which is awaiting a final report from NSW Police, is satisfied that the six men who were walked out of the lower tier of the Clive Churchill and Brewon...
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Rishabh Pant Spends Quality Time With MS Dhoni, Sakshi Before England Tests | Cricket News

Rishabh Pant poses for a photo with MS Dhoni and his wife.© Instagram Just after helping India to a historic victory against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Rishabh Pant spent some quality time with MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi. Pant played an unbeaten knock of 89 runs on Day 5 of the fourth Test match in Brisbane, to help India win the match and retain the trophy. Busy chilling with Dhoni and his wi...
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AUS vs IND: Idea To Promote Rishabh Pant Up The Order Came From Virat Kohli, Says Vikram Rathour | Cricket News

Rishabh Pant got a promotion up the batting order in the final two Tests against Australia and his blockbuster knocks in both Sydney and Brisbane helped India complete a dramatic comeback and seal the four-match series 2-1. First, he hit 97 in Sydney, putting India in with a chance for an unlikely win chasing 407. The match in Sydney ended in a draw, as India denied Australia a chance to take the lead in the series. Then, at the Gabba, Pant played a more watchful 89* to help the team complete the chase and beat Australia at their fortress. India's batting coach Vikram Rathour said that the idea to promote the swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman came ...
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Rishabh Pant “Was Feeling The Heat Each And Every Day” Before Australia Success | Cricket News

Rishabh Pant has navigated a wave of criticism and ridicule with his electrifying strokes in Australia but not long ago, the wicketkeeper was "feeling the heat each and every day" even after cutting himself off from the outside world. Up against one of the best bowling attacks of all time, Pant came into his own during the Test matches in Sydney and Brisbane, where he successfully powered India to an epic win days after failing to do so by a whisker in the third and penultimate match. But the time prior to those two knocks of 97 and 89, the first one coming after he had taken two painkilling injections and sedatives, wasn't so kind on the player who ...
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Ravichandran Ashwin Wishes To Reach Out To Indian Fan Who Faced Alleged Abuse By Security Guard At SCG | Cricket News

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed his desire to connect with the Indian fan Krishna Kumar, who was allegedly racially profiled and abused by a mid-ranking security officer at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) stands during the third Test between the Ajinkya Rahane-led side and Australia. On Tuesday, India had won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1. For the first time in 32 years, Australia were defeated at the Gabba, Brisbane. Taking to Twitter Ashwin replied on Wide World of Sport's tweet and wrote, "How can I reach you Krishna kumar?? Well done." The operators of the SCG have already launched an investigation into claims by an Indian cr...