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Vinoo Mankad's (L) son Rahul Mankad (R) condemns the use of the term 'Mankading'. Agencies
Vinoo Mankad's (L) son Rahul Mankad (R) condemns the use of the term 'Mankading'. Agencies

Rahul Mankad Writes Email To BCCI, Objecting ‘Mankading’ Usage

Rahul Mankad doesn’t want BCCI to use the term ‘Mankading’ as he finds it disrespectful. Run-outs that are affected by bowlers when the non-striker backs up too far are popularly and unofficially known as ‘Mankading’.

The term came into effect when legendary Indian all-rounder Vinoo Mankad ran out Australia’s Bill Brown for backing up too far during India’s tour to Australia in 1948. Since then, this form of dismissal is commonly termed as Mankad-ing. However, the late all-rounder’s only surviving son, Rahul Mankad, isn’t amused by the fact.

Rahul Mankad
Rahul Mankad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rahul Mankad Writes To BCCI To Resolve The Mankading Post As He Finds It Unearranted And Disrespectful

Rahul Mankad doesn’t want the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) to use the term ‘Mankading’ as he finds it disrespectful. The official Twitter page of BCCI referred to a run-out as ‘Mankading’ during the women’s Under-19 semi-final match between Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh. Disappointed by the same, Rahul Mankad wrote an email to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, asking him to avoid using the term.

“I am writing this email with a request to please resolve the unwarranted and disrespectful situation that has appeared in a post on the BCCI website,” Mankad wrote in an email on October 18.

Secretary Jay Shah and chief executive officer Hemang Amin were also marked in the email.

Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Vinoo Mankad was best known for record opening partnership of 413 runs with Pankaj Roy in 1956, which stood for 52 years. He scored 2109 runs in 44 tests averaging 31.47, and scored 5 tons, the highest being 231. He also took 162 wickets, averaging 32.32, with the best being 8/52.

Rahul Mankad Yet To Receive Any Response From BCCI

Meanwhile, Rahul Mankad also confirmed that he hadn’t received any response from the Indian cricket board. Moreover, that post hasn’t been deleted yet.

“It is an overenthusiastic and ill-informed post and perhaps a misplaced attempt at humour, but the fact that it has not been taken off is a cause for concern, in my view. I urge you to take immediate action and remove the offensive post forthwith,” he had written further.

Jos Buttler was furious with the umpire's decision after being Mankaded by R Ashwin (BCCI Photo)
Jos Buttler was furious with the umpire’s decision after being Mankaded by R Ashwin (BCCI Photo)

Rahul Mankad also pointed out the fact has ICC has stopped using the ‘unfortunate’ term and is referring to the controversial form of dismissal as a run-out.

“Vinoo Mankad was a great Indian cricketer, and his stature as a player and person is unquestionable, you will agree. I strongly believe that BCCI needs to come out and endorse the wrong associated with the eponymous dismissal and term it as it is rightly and under the Laws of Cricket labeled as “RUN OUT,” wrote Mankad.

“As you are aware, the ICC has dropped the unfortunate term referring to my father and has started calling it a Run Out. It is only right that BCCI of all the peak bodies ought to take lead and put this issue to bed, once and for all,” he added.

Vinoo Mankad was an opening batsman and was also a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and hit his career-best 231 against New Zealand in 1956 besides establishing a world record partnership of 413 runs with Pankaj Roy.

Ravichandran Ashwin made headlines in IPL 2019 when he ‘Mankaded’ by running Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler out at the non-striker’s end after the Rajasthan Royals batsman was found outside his crease even before then Kings XI Punjab’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin delivered the ball. Jos Buttler was also out similarly against Sri Lanka in 2014 when Sachithra Senanayake did the same.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

Robin Uthappa Feels Suryakumar Yadav Can Bat At No. 4 Or No. 5 And Support Rishabh Pant

Robin Uthappa feels that versatile Suryakumar Yadav can bat at the No. 4 or No. 5 position and support Rishabh Pant in finishing the innings. According to Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav’s versatility is his biggest asset as he can bat anywhere, according to the former opener.

Suryakumar Yadav batted at the No. 3 spot in the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand in Jaipur on Wednesday. The 31-year-old middle-order batsman was the Player of the Match for his 40-ball 62 as India went 1-0 up with a five-wicket triumph against the visitors.

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa (Image Credit: Twitter)

Robin Uthappa: Versatile Suryakumar Yadav Can Move Up And Down The Batting Order If Needed

Despite Suryakumar Yadav’s success at the one-down position, Robin Uthappa believes he will be more useful to India at four or five positions once Virat Kohli, who is resting in the T20I series, is back on the T20I side.

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter explained: “The guy brings in a sense of versatility. He can move up and down the batting order. Surya gets in there and gets going. The array of shots that he has got makes him a dangerous batter at any position. He can bat at 4-5 so that Pant has got some support to finish games.”

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (BCCI)

At a post-match interaction following India’s win over New Zealand in the first T20I, Suryakumar Yadav himself stated that he doesn’t have any preferred position and is willing to bat anywhere for the team. The right-hander’s half-century saw India chase down a target of 165 with two balls to spare. Following Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant (17*) guided the team to victory.

Daniel Vettori: Suryakumar Yadav Has Set Himself Aside From The Rest

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori echoed Robin Uthappa’s sentiments on Suryakumar Yadav. According to the Kiwi great, the 31-year-old has made his opportunities count and should feature in the Indian T20I squad on a consistent basis.

Daniel Vettori opined: “With the kind of performances he has come up with, Suryakumar has set himself aside from the rest of the pack. He could be the guy to bat 4-5 to complement the Top 3. He is confident from the time he goes out to bat and it just suits T20 cricket.”

Daniel Vettori is New Zealand’s record wicket-taker.© Twitter
Daniel Vettori is New Zealand’s record wicket-taker.© Twitter

In nine T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 243 runs at a strike rate of 160.92 with three half-centuries. He averages 48.6 in T20Is and 62 in 3 ODIs, where he has 124 runs.

In the last three IPL seasons, he has been brilliant with the bat. In the 2018 edition of the tournament, he scored 512 runs in 14 games, a commendable effort for someone who plays as a middle-order batsman. In 2019 and 2020, he played a crucial part in Mumbai Indians’ (MI) victorious runs.  While he amassed 424 runs in IPL 2019, he upped his game in IPL 2020.

The Mumbaikar scored 480 runs in 16 games averaging 40 at an impressive strike rate of 145 in IPL 2020, which was hailed by fans who felt disappointed when his name wasn’t in the Australian tour’s limited-overs squad. He amassed 317 runs in 14 games, averaging 22.64 in IPL 2021 as his team, Mumbai Indians, failed to qualify.

Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly To Step Down As ATK Mohun Bagan Director Since The Football Team In ISL Is Owned By RPSG Who Successfully Bid In IPL 2022

Sourav Ganguly faces new questions of conflict of interest as the co-owner of a football team (ATK-MB) and Sanjiv Goenka, whose RPSG Ventures Ltd made a successful bid of Rs 7,090 crore for the Lucknow IPL franchise at the high-stakes auction in Dubai on Monday.

According to Indian Super League (ISL) football club ATK Mohun Bagan’s official website, Sourav Ganguly is a member of its Board of Directors with Sanjiv Goenka as chairman. Sourav Ganguly has initiated the process of standing down from his role at Atletico de Kolkata Mohun Bagan, one of the two most venerable and popular clubs in Indian football, which is part of the Indian Super League.

Sourav Ganguly- Twitter
Sourav Ganguly- Twitter

Sourav Ganguly Decides To Step Down As ATK Mohun Bagan Director

To avoid potential conflict-of-interest controversy, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has decided to step down as director of ATK Mohun Bagan, the football team owned by RPSG Ventures Ltd. This Indian business conglomerate on Monday bid a record INR 7,090 crore (USD 940 million approximately) to buy the Lucknow IPL franchise.

“The team was owned by Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd. consisting of former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, alongside businessmen Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, and Utsav Parekh,” the website states.

A senior BCCI member confirmed that it was “a clear case of conflict “. “Ganguly is the president, he needs to understand. This is not the first time that he has been in this situation,” the member said.

Sanjiv Goenka (File photo| AFP)
Sanjiv Goenka (File photo| AFP)

Sanjiv Goenka and Sourav Ganguly didn’t respond to calls and text messages with queries on the conflict-of-interest issue. In addition to being one of the directors on the Mohun Bagan board, Sourav Ganguly is also a shareholder. Questions are raised over his involvement in the franchise auction process as BCCI president despite his football association with one of the bidders.

In an interview Tuesday, responding to a question on whether his association with Ganguly could raise potential conflict of interest, Sanjiv Goenka said: “Well, I think he (Ganguly) is going to step down from Mohun Bagan completely.” Asked when that would happen, he said: “I think today.” Goenka then said: “That is for Sourav to make the announcement. Sorry, I pre-empted it.”

Sourav Ganguly has been BCCI president since 2019 and has a say in all important decisions taken by the board. In the redrafted BCCI constitution following directions from the Supreme Court, the Justice RM Lodha committee listed several potential associations that came under the conflict of interest purview.

“When the BCCI, a member, the IPL or a franchisee enter into a contractual agreement with entities in which the individual concerned or his/her relative, partner or close associate has an interest. This is to include cases where family members, partners or close associates are in positions that may, or maybe seen to compromise an individual’s participation, performance and discharge of roles,” it states.

This is not the first time Sourav Ganguly has faced questions over conflict of interest.

Sourav Ganguly Had Earlier Faced Questions Over Conflict Of Interest In 2019 Too

Last year, he had put out an Instagram post wearing a JSW Cement (Jindal Steel Works) T-shirt and claiming to be “at work” as the company’s brand ambassador. JSW Sports, a wing of the business conglomerate JSW Group, is the joint owner of IPL’s Delhi Capitals.

Sourav Ganguly insisted that his new role as the brand ambassador of JSW Cement did not overlap with his duties as BCCI president. In 2019, Sourav Ganguly was found to be in positions of conflict for holding more than one post in Indian cricket. He at the time was president of the Cricket Association of Bengal, an advisor with the Delhi Capitals in the IPL, and was also working as a TV commentator.

Sourav Ganguly and Rishabh Pant were together for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 (IANS Photo)
Sourav Ganguly and Rishabh Pant were together for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2019 (IANS Photo)

Later, a formal complaint was filed by Sanjeev Gupta, a former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) member, but the matter is yet to be heard. The BCCI, incidentally, hasn’t appointed a new Ombudsman and Ethics Officer after Justice D K Jain’s term ended in June 2021.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya Opens Up On Being Bad Boy Of Indian Cricket After His Suspension In 2019 For Insensitive Remarks On A TV Show

Hardik Pandya, Team India all-rounder, has turned out to be one of the decade’s best finds as a finisher and a batsman with an aggressive instinct who can bowl and was even responsible for the Indian team ending their search for an elusive all-rounder. However, his cricket journey so far has not been all smooth, with a significant wobble coming in the form of a suspension by the BCCI in 2019.

The board suspended Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their insensitive remarks on a TV show. As a result, Hardik Pandya missed a large portion of India’s tour of Australia and New Zealand, and it made an impact off the field as well, with the public perceiving him in a different way. As a result, the all-rounder lost several endorsement deals as well.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in Talk Show (Source: Twitter)
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul in Talk Show (Source: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya Opens Up On Being Bad Boy Of Indian Cricket After Insensitive Remarks On A TV Show

Hardik Pandya revealed the testing times he endured after the suspension was lifted. He claimed he struggled particularly at the start of the 2019 IPL, despite coming into the tournament in solid form.

India allrounder Hardik Pandya faced tough times in his career in 2019, after his appearance on a talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’ led to a wide media outburst. Some of his remarks on the show went viral on social media, and brought negative reactions from the public, leading to the cricketer being suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), along with KL Rahul.

“When I heard I was going to get suspended, a lot of cricketers who knew me personally, who knew what kind of an individual I am, they went out and spoke about it, which is fine. They thought I was done. I heard lots of people saying, ‘Hardik’s done, he won’t be able to cope with this.’ Because I was the bad boy of Indian cricket at that time.”

Hardik Pandya Image Source : GETTY
Hardik Pandya Image Source: GETTY

Hardik Pandya set the tournament alight after overcoming the initial struggle. He went on to amass 402 runs at a strike rate of 191.42 at IPL 2019, averaging 44.66 with the bat. Apart from that, he contributed with the ball as well, with 14 wickets averaging 27.85 to his name as the Mumbai Indians clinched their 4th title.

Hardik Pandya Struggled After Coming Out Of Suspension In 2019

Hardik Pandya revealed how he struggled to concentrate after coming out of his suspension. Hardik Pandya said that he felt a lot of emotions because of how people were perceiving him as the ‘bad boy of Indian cricket’.

“At the Chinnaswamy [Bengaluru], while practising, I was missing the ball by this much (shows a wide gap). Because when this is not right (points to head) and when you question yourself, things just go wrong. That day I cried during training because there was a lot of emotion. Because of how I was portrayed [after the talk-show incident]. I was never that individual. I was not able to concentrate on my sport because there was a lot of expectation from myself, leave anyone else.”

Krunal Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)
Krunal Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

He added that Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene and brother Krunal Pandya played important roles in helping him get his headspace right. Hardik Pandya will feature for Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, but his role is yet to be defined. His struggles with injury, which have severely hampered his ability to bowl, means that he will only be able to feature as a pure batsman.

Hardik Pandya has played 49 T20Is and has averaged below 20 despite a strike rate of 145, amassing 484 runs in 49 matches. He has also taken 42 scalps averaging 26.45. As a finisher in the 2021 T20I World Cup, he would certainly look forward to amending his batting average and bowl a few overs, trying to pick crucial wickets.

Deep Dasgupta
Deep Dasgupta. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Better Words Should Be Used In Case Of A Disagreement, Says Deep Dasgupta

Deep Dasgupta, the former India wicketkeeper, was disappointed with the language used while expressing his opinion on the Ravichandran Ashwin-Eoin Morgan debacle. The on-field altercation between the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain and the Delhi Capitals (DC) all-rounder has sparked a debate among the cricketing fraternity, including prominent ex-cricketers.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan both expressed their thoughts behind the incident after the culmination of the match. Deep Dasgupta felt the entire concept of “spirit of cricket” is very vague, making it a hard line to tread. Ravichandran Ashwin called his Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant for a run after a throw ricocheted, having hit the latter during an IPL 2021 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah.

Deep Dasgupta. Photo Credit (Twitter)
Deep Dasgupta. Photo Credit (Twitter)

Deep Dasgupta: Disgrace And Ashamed Are Very Harsh Words, And Better Words Should Be Used In Case Of A Disagreement

More than the incident, the events that have unravelled since it took place have particularly concerned Deep Dasgupta. While he does not hold an issue with someone expressing their opinion against something, he firmly believes the right language must be used.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Deep Dasgupta said: “My opinion can be different and I may disagree with Ashwin, and that is fine. But the words that have been used so far like ‘disgrace’ and ‘ashamed,’ these are very harsh words. These are extremely, extremely harsh words. If there is only disagreement, better words could have been used.”

Ravichandran Ashwin of Delhi Capitals reacts with Tim Southee during the Indian Premier League match.(PTI)
Ravichandran Ashwin of Delhi Capitals reacts with Tim Southee during the Indian Premier League match. (PTI)

“Just because your thoughts are different and mine are different from yours, does not mean words like these are used. Especially from influential people and role models in cricket. Fewl weird hearing things like these from them.”

According to Ravichandran Ashwin, he was called a “disgrace” by the opposition skipper, and even Shane Warne used the terms “ashamed” and “disgraced” when it came to Ravichandran Ashwin’s actions. The incident follows in the footsteps of ugly on-field interactions from previous editions.

Deep Dasgupta: If Spirit Of Cricket Is Adhered To, There Shouldn’t Be An Issue

Deep Dasgupta noted that as long as the spirit of the game is being mended legally, there should not be an issue.

He added: “What I think is that, the rules of the game is a line, and the spirit of the cricket can be drawn anywhere inside the line , depends on you. The line is a barrier, as long as it is being drawn inside of it, there should not be any issue.”

KKR captain Eoin Morgan Twitter/@KKRiders
KKR captain Eoin Morgan. Twitter/@KKRiders

After Ravichandran Ashwin’s dismissal, KKR bowler Tim Southee and skipper Eoin Morgan got involved in a heated argument with the Indian spinner over the extra run taken. While Ravichandran Ashwin ended up with the last laugh by scalping Eoin Morgan for a duck, it was KKR who won the contest by 3 wickets with 10 balls to spare and delayed DC’s qualification for the playoffs.

KKR, however, went on to win the game by 3 wickets with 10 balls to spare. DC’s Rishabh Pant and Steve Smith scored 39 each, while KKR’s Sunil Narine scored a cameo (21 runs off 10 balls) besides taking 2 scalps. Nitish Rana top-scored for KKR with unbeaten 36 runs.

In the IPL 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin had come under criticism after running out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler before delivering the ball, although the dismissal is perfectly legal as per the laws.

Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 130/7 (Nitish Rana 36*, Shubman Gill 30; Avesh Khan 3/13) beat Delhi Capitals 127/9 (Rishabh Pant 39, Steve Smith 39; Sunil Narine 2/18) by 3 wickets.  

Delhi Capitals player Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo | IPL)
Delhi Capitals player Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo | IPL)

Brad Hogg Insists To Play According To The Laws Referring Ravichandran Ashwin’s Controversial Run

The former Australian spinner, Brad Hogg, the “spirit of cricket” debate over an extra run taken by Ravichandran Ashwin during an IPL game needless. According to Brad Hogg, there are rules in place, and that’s all that matters.

Opinions have been split among the cricket fraternity over Ravichandran Ashwin calling his Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant for a run after a throw ricocheted having hit the latter. During an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Sharjah, the incident occurred.

Brad Hogg was a part of two World Cup-winning Australian teams; 2003 and 2007 © Getty Images
Brad Hogg was a part of two World Cup-winning Australian teams; 2003 and 2007 © Getty Images.

Brad Hogg: Unwritten Rules Should Be Scraped

After Ravichandran Ashwin’s dismissal, KKR bowler Tim Southee and skipper Eoin Morgan got involved in a heated argument with the Indian spinner over the extra run taken. Sharing his views on the controversy, Brad Hogg wondered what Eoin Morgan would have done had Rishabh Pant refused the run, and Ravichandran Ashwin would have got run out.

The former chinaman bowler Brad Hogg wrote on Twitter: “If Pant (knowing the throw hit him) turned his back on Ashwin who looking for the second had to retreat causing a run out would Morgan have called him back? “

Brad Hogg said:”Unwritten rules should be scraped, play to the laws. #IPL2021.”

Ravichandran Ashwin of Delhi Capitals reacts during the Indian Premier League match.(PTI)
Ravichandran Ashwin of Delhi Capitals reacts during the Indian Premier League match. (PTI)

Virender Sehwag Considers Dinesh Karthik Biggest Culprit

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag described KKR keeper former skipper Dinesh Karthik as the “biggest culprit” in the spirit of cricket controversy. According to Virender Sehwag, Dinesh Karthik shouldn’t have divulged all the details about what happened between Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan.

Speaking to Cricbuzz, Sehwag said: “I consider Dinesh Karthik the biggest culprit in all this. If he had not talked about what Morgan said, there would have been no such uproar. If he had said, “It was nothing much, just an argument, it happens in the game, move on,” then it would have come out in that sense only. What was the need for an explanation that someone thinks this or that?”

At the post-match conference following the game’s conclusion, keeper Dinesh Karthik admitted that the altercation between Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan took place due to the extra run. He also went on to narrate details of the incident.

Sehwag concluded: “The spirit of the game also says that players should leave what happens inside the ground as is and move on.”

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals’ Ravichandran Ashwin took to Twitter to observe that he didn’t realize the ball had deflected off Rishabh Pant’s body when the duo pinched the extra run via an overthrow, which in turn upset Kolkata Knight Riders’ fielders in the 41st game of the IPL 2021.

Ravichandran Ashwin also said he had the right to take the extra run even if he knew it had ricocheted off a batter’s body. Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner, will next be seen in action when DC faces Mumbai Indians (MI) on Saturday, October 2 in Sharjah.

In the IPL 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin had come under criticism after running out Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler before delivering the ball, although the dismissal is perfectly legal as per the laws.

Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot during the first one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, July 18 (Photo | AP)
Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot during the first one day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, July 18 (Photo | AP)

Fortunes Changed After Representing Mumbai Indians In 2018, Says Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has admitted that his fortunes have taken a turn for the good ever since he started representing Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL. The 30-year-old made his ODI debut in the first one-dayer against Sri Lanka and was named man of the series for registering scores of 31 not out, 53, and 40 in the three-match series.

India went down to Sri Lanka by three wickets (D/L method) in the final ODI in Colombo but clinched the series 2-1. At a post-match conference, Suryakumar Yadav said that he became a more mature cricketer after he started playing for Mumbai Indians.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (BCCI)

Suryakumar Yadav: Things Changed After Representing Mumbai Indians From 2018

His sensational run for Mumbai Indians in the IPL earned him a spot in the England T20I series at home. With 512 runs in the 2018 season, followed by 424 runs in 2019 and 480 runs in 2020, the conversation around the Mumbai batsman shifted to the prospects of him doing the same for Men in Blue.

It took until the fourth T20I in the five-match series against England earlier this year for him to get a chance to bat in international cricket, where an instant impact was made. His 31-ball 57, consisting of six fours and three sixes, bore an uncanny resemblance to what he regularly pulled off for his IPL franchise. He did it again just two days later with a 17-ball 32 in the fifth T20I.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I have always been batting the same that I am batting right now. After I came to Mumbai Indians in 2018, things started changing a bit. I got to know what my responsibility is. How to go about my game and how can I take it one step ahead. That’s when I started practicing even more. I talked to all the players who knew me really well since the last 5-6 years. I am happy with the way things are going.”

Speaking about his bold stroke play, Suryakumar Yadav stated that playing cricket in Mumbai has taught him a lot and made him tougher as a batsman.

“Talking about the strokes, I have been a Mumbai boy. So, whenever you grow up in Mumbai, the types of cricket you get over there, club games and domestic cricket, they are very challenging.

“There, automatically I have to think what strokes I have to play on that kind of wickets. The same thing I have carried on to the international stage as well. I will be doing the same things, just try to keep things simple and follow my routine.”

Suryakumar Yadav returned to Mumbai Indians for the 11th season of the IPL in 2018 and made a splash. Bought for INR 3.2 crore, the Mumbai batsman used his ample knowledge of the Wankhede Stadium pitch and made full use of the opportunities given to him.

In a season where they failed to qualify for the playoffs, Suryakumar Yadav shone with his performances at the top of the order. Asked to open the batting, Suryakumar Yadav excelled in his role and scored over 500 runs in 2018, including four fifties.

Suryakumar Yadav: It’s A Dream Representing India

Suryakumar Yadav made his international debut in the home series against England after what seemed like a never-ending wait. Asked if he feels he belongs at the international level now, the cricketer replied that it’s a dream to represent India.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav (Instagram)

“Obviously, it’s a dream playing for India. There has been a lot of effort, pride and patience behind this. It has been worth the wait and I am really happy about it. From now on, how I build it, it is all in my hands. And I am really excited for the journey ahead.”

Suryakumar Yadav has so far featured in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is and has scored 124 and 89 runs respectively. The 30-year-old from Mumbai clinched the man of the series award for amassing 124 runs with the highest score of 53 in his debut ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Jos Buttler was furious with the umpire's decision after being Mankaded by R Ashwin (BCCI Photo)
Jos Buttler was furious with the umpire's decision after being Mankaded by R Ashwin (BCCI Photo)

Tabraiz Shamsi Backs Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin Saying Bowlers Should Mankad Without Fear

Tabraiz Shamsi, South African cricketer has backed spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, saying that bowlers should Mankad without any fear.

Ravichandran Ashwin received severe criticism for Mankading Rajasthan Royals’ batsman, Jos Buttler, during an IPL game between Punjab Kings (then known as Kings XI Punjab) and Rajasthan Royals in 2019.

Tabraiz Shamsi (Credit: Getty Images)
Tabraiz Shamsi (Credit: Getty Images)

Tabraiz Shamsi Supports Ravichandran Ashwin On Mankading And Thinks All Bowlers Should Do It Without Any Fear

However, the senior cricketer stood his ground and backed his decision. He also received praise from several sections. Tabraiz Shamsi has now come out in support of Ravichandran Ashwin, saying that it is the batters who are cheating. Tabraiz Shamsi agrees with the Tamil Nadu-born off-spinner, saying the bowlers must do it as it is within the rules of the game.

The left-arm wrist-spinner also thinks that why the bowlers should receive criticism for abusing the spirit of cricket when it’s the batsmen stealing a few extra yards.

“@ashwinravi99 I think all bowlers should do it without any fear.. it’s within the rules of the game,” tweeted Tabraiz Shamsi.

Delhi Capitals player Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo | IPL)
Delhi Capitals player Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo | IPL)

“Why must the bowlers get abused about the “spirit of cricket” when it’s actually the batsmen that are stealing yards and THAT is against the spirit of cricket. That’s the real truth,” added Tabraiz Shamsi.

Ravichandran Ashwin while playing for Kings XI Punjab had dismissed non-striker Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals when he had left the batting crease before the ball was bowled. The incident which happened in 2019 was not repeated in 2020 when Ravichandran Ashwin while playing for Delhi Capitals warned Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Aaron Finch when he left the crease at the non-striker’s end.

Tabraiz Shamsi’s comments came after former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar and Ravichandran Ashwin had a constructive debate on Twitter on how to even out the contest between batsman and bowlers in the modern game.

Ravichandran Ashwin Suggested A New Rule-Free Ball For Bowlers Every Time Batsman Leaves Non-Strikers End Early

In his column for the Hindustan Times, Sanjay Manjrekar stated that the free-hit rule was introduced by a ‘sadist’ who hated bowlers.

“Free hit is a thing I want gone, again terribly unfair on the bowlers. Today with the TV umpire monitoring no balls, a bowler has to be a centimetre over, and immediately, a string of punishments are meted out,” wrote Sanjay Manjrekar.

“The bowler has to bowl an extra ball, the batter cannot be out to that no ball already bowled and there is also a penalty of one run. To add to that, there is a free hit offered to the batter in which he cannot be out. The penalty is just not commensurate to the ‘wrongful’ act. It’s as if the rule was introduced by a sadist who hated bowlers,” added Manjrekar.

File image of Sanjay Manjrekar | Sportzpics
File image of Sanjay Manjrekar | Sportzpics

In his response, Ravichandran Ashwin suggested a new rule – ‘free ball’. According to the bowler, ten runs should be docked from the bowlers’ figures and also from the overall total every time a non-striker leaves the crease early.

“Come on @sanjaymanjrekar, free hit is a great marketing tool and has captured the imagination of all the fans. Let’s add a free ball for the bowlers every time a batter leaves the non-strikers’ end early, a wicket of that ball will reduce 10 runs of the bowlers’ analysis and total,” tweeted Ravichandran Ashwin.

“Remember: “you are supposed to leave the crease only after the ball leaves the hand,” added Ravichandran Ashwin.

Sanjay Manjrekar, a cricketer-turned-commentator, also called for the removal of the leg-bye rule.

“We see a bowler has bowled a great delivery and the batter is deceived, he can’t put the bat to ball. But the ball brushes to the fine leg boundary. The umpire signals a four in favour of the batting team! The batter is rewarded, the bowler penalized. How does that make sense from any angle?” asserted Sanjay Manjrekar.

Mankading has happened only 4 times in Tests,5 times in ODIs, 1 time in T20Is, and only once in IPL. The last one happened during 2019 IPL in March. The former Kings XI Punjab spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s Mankad act divided the sporting fraternity into two halves- some criticized him for his action terming it as illegal while quite a few backed the off-spinner, saying Mankading is within the rules and spirit of the game.

IPL (Credit: BCCI)

Imran Tahir Shares His Grief Over Losing IPL 2019 Final Against Mumbai Indians

Every CSK and MI fan would clearly remember the last over heart-throbbing grand-finale of IPL 2019 where Lasith Malinga ended the dreams of the yellow army. Imran Tahir, who saw his team CSK losing the final by one run, has not forgotten the old wound though it has been one year to that defeat. He believes that they would have easily won that marquee clash but the team was not destined to grab the coveted trophy.

While chasing Mumbai Indian’s 150 runs target at iconic Wankhede Stadium, Shane Watson, whose knee-bleeding picture surfaced after that match, scored 80 runs off 59 balls.

He was the highest scorer in the final while Faf du Plessis was second-highest scoring 26 runs. And all other batsmen, including MS Dhoni, could not even touch 10 runs mark, except allrounder DJ Bravo who scored 15 runs.

In the last over drama, Lasith Malinga sent Shane Watson back to pavilion in the last second ball of the over which turned the whole game scenario. However, fans still had the hope of CSK’s victory. Shardul Thakur, who is the part-time batsman, came to bat but Sri Lanka’s lethal bowler picked his wicket in the last ball and Rohit Sharma-led side clinched their fourth IPL title.

“I was very sad after the match”: Imran Tahir

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Imran Tahir and MS Dhoni. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Imran Tahir, who picked up two wickets in that marquee clash, recalls the disheartening end of the IPL 2019. He said that he could not overcome the sadness of losing final just by a mere run. He acknowledged that Malinga’s greatness had demolished CSK dreams but he still believes that they would have easily won that match.

“It was heart-breaking as we won almost every game, we managed to beat the big teams. Some of the teams we beat twice as well. You stay with your family for six to eight weeks and then you lose by one run,” Imran Tahir told Anis Sajan on his Instagram Live chat show, according to Crictracker.

“At the end of the day, it’s only a run, but you still come second. For me, I have no doubt that we did what we could, giving everything. Results are never going to be in our hands,” Imran Tahir added.

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir. Credit: BCCI

“That was a game we could have won easily. We have seen Shardul Thakur hit a lot of sixes and that’s why he went to bat. But unfortunately, (Lasith) Malinga bowled well. Malinga is one of the best bowlers in the world and he handled the pressure well. I was very sad after the match, personally, just like the other CSK members,” Imran Tahir further said.

Imran Tamir would be seen in action for Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in September-November in UAE behind closed doors.

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Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Google)

Eoin Morgan Reveals Why The English Players Were Allowed To Participate In The IPL 2019 Before The World Cup 2019

England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan recently revealed why the English players were allowed to participate in the IPL 2019 while the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was so near.

IPL 2019 was played between 23rd March and 12th May 2019 while England hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 from 30th May to 14th July 2019. Despite the global tournament was near, a total of 11 English players were allowed to feature in the IPL 2019, where some of them were crucial members of the national team.

Recently, Eoin Morgan revealed that the former England captain and former director of England cricket Andrew Strauss planned to send the English players to participate in the IPL 2019 ahead of the CWC 2019. The English limited-overs captain hugely supported it as he felt that it would provide the better World Cup preparation than any international bilateral series, majorly due to the event’s atmosphere.

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Eoin Morgan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Morgan recently told Harsha Bhogle on ‘Cricbuzz in Conversation’, “Playing in IPL was part of Strauss’s plan. I pushed him to make that call because in international bilateral series, it’s so difficult to replicate the pressure that’s there in Champions Trophy or the World Cup.”

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Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: AP)

“He asked me what’s different? One, you play as an overseas player so there’s huge expectations. If you play in IPL, there’s different pressure and different expectation. Sometimes you can’t get away with it and you have to find a way to deal with it.”

While the English all-rounder Ben Stokes didn’t achieve much success in the IPL 2019 serving for Rajasthan Royals (RR), Jonny Bairstow highly impressed with his bat for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Jos Buttler also shined with the bat for Rajasthan Royals. Another Rajasthan Royals cricketer Jofra Archer also bowled well in that tournament.

It takes you out of your comfort zone: Eoin Morgan about the IPL

Morgan, who has already played 52 IPL matches and can return to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the IPL 2020, believes that the cash-rich Indian T20 league takes the players out of their comfort zone which helps the players to grow up.

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Eoin Morgan played for the KKR from 2011 to 2013 (Image Credit: Twitter)

Morgan added, “It takes you out of your comfort zone. It is completely beneficial to play in IPL. That was a big mindset shift for us. And I hope Indian cricket is alright with us because we are using it as a vehicle to try and grow players.”

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, though the hosts England faced some tough hurdles, Eoin Morgan-led English team finally managed to secure England’s maiden Cricket World Cup trophy after beating New Zealand in the final of that tournament on the boundary countback rule. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler etc. all these players successfully performed in that tournament.

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