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IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah gets emotional, says leading team India in Test cricket is the biggest achievement

Jasprit Bumrah will lead team India against England in the decider match which will be played today at Birmingham from 3 PM.

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After 35 years and Indian fast bowler is all set to lead team India in Test cricket. Last time it was the first World Cup winning captain of India, Kapil Dev, and this time it’s the right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah who would lead the Indian side in the final Test match against England.

BCCI made the official confirmation on Thursday that Bumrah will lead the Indian team and Rishabh Pant will be the vice-captain of India. While talking about the same during the press conference, Jasprit Bumrah got a bit emotional and called leading team India the biggest achievement of his life.

“This is the biggest achievement and a huge honour. Playing Test match for the country was my dream and now getting this opportunity is undoubtedly the biggest achievement of my career,” said new captain Jasprit Bumrah.

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With Rohit yet to recover from COVID-19, BCCI and the team management chose to go with Jasprit, this time. However, a section of Indian cricket fans are also doubting Bumrah for his leadership skills. When Bumrah was asked about the same, he said, “I haven’t thought so much in terms of where I stand or what people think about me. All I like to do is backing my self-belief and by relying on my instincts I will just play normal cricket, also because I believe in that process.”

Jasprit Bumrah also didn’t shy away from the fact that by playing under former captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, he had lost to learn but the cricketer also made sure to tell the world that he’s not here to emulate anyone.

Skipper Jasprit Bumrah said, “When there’s pressure, the taste of success feels even better. And I am always up for responsibilities because I love to be in tough challenges. Moreover, as a cricketer, you always want to test yourself in deep waters. I remember speaking to MS Dhoni once, and he told me that he had never captained before leading team India for the first time. And now the man is remembered as one of the most successful captains of all time. So, I’ll be just focusing on what I do best.”

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IND vs AUS: Sanju Samson to replace Shreyas Iyer in ODI series against Australia

Iyer complaint of back injury ahead of the Ahmedabad Test day 3.

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ODI series against Australia

The Indian team has suffered a setback before the series of three ODIs to be played between India and Australia. If the report is to be believed, Shreyas Iyer will not be a part of the ODI series against Australia. The BCCI issued a statement on Monday saying that the medical team is monitoring Shreyas’s injury.

If Shreyas is ruled out of the ODI series against Australia, then Rajat Patidar or Rahul Tripathi will be included in the team, or BCCI could opt for Sanju Samson.

If media reports are to be believed, on the other hand, the way Axar Patel got a chance in place of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel also capitalized on that opportunity. Similarly, in place of Shreyas Iyer batsman Sanju Samson might come to the fore.

For the unversed, Iyer complaint of back injury ahead of the Ahmedabad Test day 3. The batsman could not even run properly hence, Team India was one batsman short during the first innings.

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On the other hand, Sanju Samson ODI Carrier includes 330 runs in 10 innings of 11 matches, including two half-centuries. Moreover, in the absence of Rohit Sharma in the first match of the ODI series, Hardik Pandya will take over the responsibility of captaincy only in the first ODI against Australia.

India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test Series by 2-1 and lifted the trophy. Men In Blue have also qualified for the World Test Championship’s final. Now in the absence of Rohit Sharma, in the first ODI, Hardik Pandya would like to start the ODI series with a win for the Indian team under his captaincy.

Indian Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar and Suryakumar Yadav.

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Virat Kohli shakes a leg with Norwegian dance group Quick Style | Watch

Virat Kohli played a marathon inning of 186 off 364 balls in the last Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Ahmedabad.

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Virat Kohli shakes a leg with Norwegian dance group Quick Style

Virat Kohli met members of Norwegian dance group Quick Style in Mumbai on Tuesday. He was seen grooving to the song Ishq by Stereo Nation with the Quick Style group. The cricketer also shared a picture with the members of the dance crew.

During the shoot, Kohli made a reel with the group. In it, a member of Quick Style picks up a cricket bat, not knowing what to do with it. Dressed in a white T-shirt and black jeans, Kohli enters the scene and does the steps while holding the bat. The dance crew follows them.

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For the unversed, Norway’s dance crew is famous for quick style dance on Bollywood songs. Quick Style danced to the songs Kala Chashma and Saddi Galli at his own partner’s wedding a few months back. Its video too went viral on social media. After this the popularity of the dance crew has increased vigorously. The dance group keeps uploading dance videos on Indian and Pakistani songs on social media.

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When the former Indian skipper met the dance group, he had also shared a photo with them on social media. It caption read, “Guess who I met in Mumbai.”

However, this is not for the first time that Kohli was spotted dancing. Indian players had played Holi fiercely in Ahmedabad before the fourth test. During this, Virat Kohli also danced with Shubman Gill in the team bus. Kohli also did the hook step of Shahrukh Khan’s movie Pathan song in Nagpur in the first Test against Australia.

On the sport front, Virat Kohli played a marathon inning of 186 off 364 balls in the last Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in Ahmedabad. He batted for 520 minutes and scored the 28th century of his Test career, which came after 1205 days. Including all three formats, Virat has now 75 international centuries.

The last Test between Australia and India was drawn, but India have now reached the final of the WTC Yano World Test Championship. India will compete against Australia on June 7 at The Oval Ground in London, the capital of England.

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Sapna Gill moves Bombay High Court in Prithvi Shaw assault case, demands cancellation of FIR

Sapna Gill alleged that Shaw was in collusion with influential people and the allegations leveled against her were false.

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Prithvi Shaw assault case

The case of Prithvi Shaw and social media influencer Sapna Gill still remains in the headlines. According to reports, Sapna Gill has now approached the Bombay High Court for allegedly assaulting the Indian cricketer and his friends outside Hotel Sahara Star in Santacruz, Mumbai.

Sapna Gill alleged that Shaw was in collusion with influential people and the allegations leveled against her were false. Sapna Gill also alleged that she was falsely implicated in the present FIR by the complainant, a friend of Shaw. She said that the law was misused at Shaw’s direction to fulfill his personal vendetta and harass and entrap Gill and promote his ajenda.

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Her plea has sought a direction to the police not to register a case against him. Her plea has also sought initiation of action against the investigating officer and senior police inspector of Oshiwara police station.

Mumbai’s Oshiwara police station had registered an FIR against Gill and others in February this year for allegedly abusing and assaulting Shaw and damaging his car. Following the alleged assault by Gill and his friends, Gill was accused of threatening Shaw with a false complaint and demanded ₹50,000 to withdraw.

Significantly, Gill was booked for rioting, extortion and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the FIR. She was arrested on February 17 and was kept in custody till Gill was granted bail by a Mumbai court on February 20.

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