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Jonty Rhodes

Former South African Test and one-day international cricketer Jonty Rhodes said that AB de Villiers wanted to leave from Test cricket earlier but was persuaded by Cricket South Africa (CSA) to stay till 2016

Jonty is currently in India for a period with Tamil Nadu Premier League franchise Ruby Trichy Warriors as a mentor. He has always been frank about his vision on South African cricket. However, he shares a pleasant with De Villiers.

Talking to Cricbuzz, Jonty said “I think he wanted to retire a while back from Test cricket, but Cricket South Africa persuaded him to stay on. Before 2016, he was talking to people about his Test future. In South Africa, people are critical because they don’t see the IPL mechanism.”

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Jonty said that South Africa cricket fans do not recognize the concept of IPL. “They think cricketers are trying to make as much money as possible and it’s often at the expense of national call-ups.”

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Explained about playing against India, Jonty said “When we used to play against India, Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh were outstanding and Harbhajan Singh was probably the third best. Dhoni and Virat Kohli are physically strong. Fitness has certainly improved and so is the athletic ability.”

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Comparing Virat Kohli with De Villiers and Rohit Sharma, he said “I have only seen skipper Kohli as part of Mumbai Indian’s coach on a couple of occasions. Rohit looks like a laid back guy. But he is like a duck on the water. All you see is the duck above.” He added, “From a captaincy perspective, de Villiers is just another nice guy. He hasn’t done anything different.”

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He concluded talking about great fielding abilities, “Peter Kirsten. We didn’t have any televised international cricket when I was at school during the apartheid era.”

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Jasprit Bumrah

Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah established himself as the Indian team’s premier bowler in limited-overs cricket in a quite short span of time. Bumrah is questionably the premium death overs bowler in the world cricket at the moment.

Bumrah scales new sporting heights and his grandfather is watching with immense pride in Uttarakhand. Santokh Singh Bumrah, the grandfather of Jasprit, lives in Uttarkhand driving an auto-rickshaw and stays in a rented house, bring his grandson for a whopping Rs 1.2 crore by Mumbai Indians in 2014 of the Indian Premier League auction.

Santokh said to ABP news about his grandson “Jasprit Bumrah is my grandson. I saw him on television and I was very happy. I somehow manage my expenses. I ride a tempo to make ends meet.”

Jasprit Bumrah

According to the reports from Hindustan Times, Santohk Singh Bumrah ran a successful business in Gujarat before suffering massive losses and moved to Uttarakhand in 2006. Jasprit father Jasbir Singh Bumrah died in 2001, involved in the business.

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Talking about Jasprit father, Santohk Singh said “After Jasbir’s death in 2001, the fate turned and I started running into losses. Sold out factories and shifted to Kiccha with my brothers.” He added about Jasprit successful in the international matches “It feels great to see Jasprit on television screen performing so well in international matches. I pray to God for his success and meet him once before I die.”

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Santohk said about the reason to stay away from Jasprit is due to his latter’s mother. “Jasprit’s mother was not willing to see us. Though recently my daughter visited Ahmadabad. I tried hard to get Jasprit’s contact but couldn’t. I would be grateful if you could please help.”

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Shane bond

Former New Zealand pace bowler and Mumbai Indians current bowling coach Shane Bond said that it is essential to manage the workload of bowlers allowing for the tight schedule of the ongoing Indian Premier League.

The 41-year-old Mumbai Indians bowling coach Bond, who was one of the best fast bowlers in his times, gave the example of Sir Lanka’s pace bowler Lasith Malinga out-of-form.

When asked by PTI, former Bond said, “There is a lot of discussion between myself, (MI coach) Mahela Jayawardene and (team) management about managing him (Malinga) through a tighter schedule (of the) IPL this year.”

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“We are aware about all our bowlers and (need) to manage workload, and in particular for the guys (players) who have come back from injury, “added Bond.

“Even though Mali (Malinga) hasn’t had the best of times, there were going to be games he was to be pulled out because we wanted to make sure he is fresh and rested.”

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Bond said about Sir Lanka pacer Malinga, who was the champion bowler from Sri Lanka and Mumbai Indians, has been leaking runs this season in the Indian Premier League.

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Bond said “This is a long tournament and we want guys all fit and fine at the back-end of the tournament. We have got a good back-up in Mitch (Mitchell) Johnson and Tim Southee. So that’s the challenge for us now, who to play, because we have got a good bowling stock.”

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Team Mumbai Indians has well played eight matches at the Wankhede Stadium and their bowling attack was up to now impressive.

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Indian Premier League

On Tuesday, Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was canceled because of nonstop rain made the ground unplayable.

Both the team sides got one each point from the discarded match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Heavy rain lashed the city in the evening but stopped just an hour before the match start.

It seemed that the match would follow the scheduled and also seen RCB team players started warming up on the ground. But again, it started raining just before the toss time and continue non-stop. There was no toss at all.

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Plenty of water was seen in many areas of the ground and frenetic labors of the ground staff went in hopeless as rain, at last, played the spoilsport.

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Although the cut-off time for a five-over discharge match was 11.26 pm, the match umpire called off the match at around 11 pm with the one point each due to non-stop rainfall.

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Team RCB jumped to the sixth spot with five points from eight matches while SRH stayed at third position with nine points from eight games. Sunrisers had won the match in the first-leg between two sides, the first victory in the opening match by 35 runs in Hyderabad.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain wants his team to come out of the uncomfortable batting disaster that they were full out for just 49 in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

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sachin tendulkar

On Monday, Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said that he could not think he has turned 44 as he celebrated his birthday in front of thousands of loving fans at the Wankhede Stadium.

During the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants Tendulkar cut the cake with lots of noise ‘happy birthday Sachin.’

Former Indian cricketer is currently the mentor of Mumbai Indians, who played for the MI for six seasons from the year 2008 to 2013.

When asked by Mattew Hayden, the former Australian opener batsman, to cut the bat on top of the cake along with a ball, 44-year-old said “You never cut a cricket bat… Will cut the outfield to open up the gaps,” said Tendulkar.

He added, “Being 44 is nice but also covering those 44 years (has been nice). My movie is probably coming out on 26 May and I have been busy these days to ensure how best it is launched. I can’t believe I am 44.”

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Tendulkar said that he never thought that Indian Premier League will become big when it was launched 10 years back. “I never thought it will become so big. The way it has taken off it’s remarkable. In these 10 years, people have become connected to their clubs and backing their players. Moreover, families have started attending the matches,” said Tendulkar.

He added, “Now, it’s not about some male friends getting together, the wives and grandmother have started taking an interest. That is what IPL is all about, celebrating cricket. This is fast cricket and it is enjoyable as it is full of action. What this format has done is it has gone to countries where cricket does not exist.”

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Tendulkar was flooded with wishes from many cricketers across the globe.

“Happy B’day Paaji ????. May God bless you with more happiness and peace in life. My cricket hero always,” Kohli tweeted.

“To a man who could stop time in India, #HappyBirthday Sachin @sachin_rt.” Wrote Virendra Sehwag.

“Many more happy returns of the day @sachin_rt , April 24th should be marked as Indian cricket day. I was lucky to have played along side you,” tweeted R Ashwin.

“#HappyBirthdaySachin. One of the most inspiring sportsmen the world has seen. Hope you have a splendid year ahead @sachin_rt.” wrote Anil Kumble.

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“@sachin_rt may God Almighty continue to smile on you. A very happy birthday paaji, have a blast. #HappyBirthdaySachin” wrote Gautam Gambhir.

“Happy birthday paaji @sachin_rt lots of love and best wishes khush raho tandrust raho (be happy, be well)..We love you,” wrote Harbhajan Singh

“Special day, special person and special celebration. May all your dreams and desires come true.Happy birthday Sachin @sachin_rt,” wrote Umesh Yadav.

“Happy B’day to a man who has touched an emotional chord with a billion people, a part of our lives forever, @sachin_rt#HappyBirthdaySachin,” wrote Mohammad Kaif.

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“Happy birthday @sachin_rt and @bowlologist,” tweeted Adam Gilchrist.

“Happy bday to the great @sachin_rt, 44 years young today. Hope you have a great day and year to come mate!” wrote Michael Clarke.

“Happy Birthday @sachin_rt sir. May keep inspiring millions like us for years to come,” wrote Rishabh Pant.

“Happy birthday God of cricket & BharatRatna @sachin_rt sir ????#HappyBirthdaySachin,” tweeted boxer Vijendra Singh.

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Steve Smith

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) captain Steve Smith openly praises on pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat and all-rounder Ben strokes for their cool contributions to an exciting win over Mumbai Indians on Monday. Smith’s team RPS ended Mumbai Indians with six-match winning line with a 3 runs win at the Wankhede Stadium.

After the match win by 3-runs, the 27-year-old Rising Pune Supergiants skipper Smith said “I thought we scrapped really well in the end. Stoksy in the second half was excellent; Unadkat got us over the line. The dew was not too bad.”

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“We thought it would be worse, we held together, and the wicket played the same for the 40 overs. It was not a traditional Wankhede wicket. 160 was probably around par, and tonight we were able to take wickets in the middle and keep the pressure on. Unadkat went wide of the crease and bowled a hard length.”

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma split his second half century of the Indian Premier League although he could not avoid from pain defeat at Wankhede Stadium.

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Rohit said about the match defeat, “It is disappointing after being so close. I thought we tried our best, gave everything we could, but it was disappointing not to finish this game. I don’t want to be too critical of our performance. We lost wickets in the middle, and that was the mistake on the part of us.”

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“Overall, it was a great game. The pitch was a little dry and was assisting the spinners. Our spinners did the job pretty well, you need to understand the pace you have to bowl at the Wankhede. We have been playing good cricket. We have to forget what happened tonight and move on. It was good to get some runs, but disappointing not to finish the match.”

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Indian Premier League

Mumbai Indians (MI) the only team to beat in the Indian Premier League of season 10 by winning six out of seven matches. The MI is now on the top of the points table with excellent looks to qualify for the knockout stages.

But for Mumbai Indians, the only negative mark that they could not do a record so far in their first match was appear from Rising Pune Supergiants, who won by 7 wickets in Pune in the early days of the tournament.

However, Tonight Mumbai Indians would like to challenge that loss by performing good start by their top players on the first start match.

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Mitchell McClenaghan:

Mitchell is a New Zealand pace bowler who played for Mumbai Indians and finally made his attendance attaining good start against Delhi Daredevils, bits of intelligence defense of a practically non-defendable total. The left arm fast bowler stuff is strong as seen in the match and the Kiwi could be a very important cog for Mumbai Indians.

Jasprit Bumrah: Not only batting can always come good but it proves when a match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils. MIs needs bowling like Bumrah which will be a key factor for their team. He was a youngster player who was a little hesitant and inconsistent in the initial stages of the IPL season 10 and seems to be feet again.

Nitish Rana:

Nitish is a young Delhi batsman who has become the mainstay batsman for Mumbai Indians. His performances were very good with better technique and move towards when it comes to hitting the fast bowlers. His excellent performance will be very important for Mumbai Indians progress.

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MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni is the only one player from RPS who can change the games in the IPL 10. Without Dhoni, Rising Pune Supergiants can poorly afford to fight in the IPL. He has the power to finish match cricketing myths as seen against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will be a big threat to Mumbai Indians.

Imran Tahir:

Tahir is the South African leg-spinner who had started on a high but it seems a few hit in the recent matches. He is a good bowler who can turn the ball from long to the batsman.

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Squad of Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma (Capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wk), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, Vinay Kumar.

Squad of Rising Pune Supergiants

Steve Smith (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar comeback with a number of 5 for 19 which helped his side a five-run win against Kings XI Punjab with a brilliant attempt of Manan Vohra batted scoring 95 off 50 balls.

The 27-year-old Sunrisers pacer Kumar said that he was not upset about the attack strike by Manan Vohra as he is “used to it.”

After awarded as Man of the Match Bhuvneshwar said at the post-match ceremony, “My heart is still pounding. T20 is a game where you must expect the unexpected. I’ve been doing this job for Sunrisers and I knew I had to bowl the 19th over. I’m used to it and I believed in myself.”


“When I bowled the 16th or 17th over, I knew he was in good nick. I wasn’t worried but wanted to make a plan instead. Warner and I planned to bowl straight Yorkers and it worked.”

Skipper David Warner praises to a bowler like Bhuvneshwar in his side, “Credit to Manan for playing like that. Credit to Bhuvi too, he was unbelievable. Manan made it look easy when he cleared the ropes.

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“He had to dig in for his team. Unfortunately, only one team can win. It’s great to have Bhuvi in the shed at the back end and he executed perfectly.”


Maxwell said that it was a criminal to lose the match after Vohra’s knock. “It was an outstanding game, made by great innings by Vohra. Unfortunately, he didn’t have help from the rest of us. It was definitely chase-able.”

We did well in the middle with the ball but let it slip in the back end. To play an innings like that in a losing cause is criminal. He’s a superstar. A big score like that was around the corner for him,” added Maxwell.

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Maxwell said about Bhuvneshwar development, “We knew Bhuvi was going to swing it around a bit. We didn’t expect the wicket to be so up and down and he bowled good lengths. We had planned for him and Rashid, but giving seven wickets to them probably did us in. We wanted to take off and get 60 in the powerplay, but it didn’t one off.”


Wriddhiman Saha

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On Friday, Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha said that he certainly not found to former head coach Anil Kumble “strict” and adding that current coach...