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You are a fighter, Indian team sends message for Rishabh Pant | Watch

“I know you know how to get out of such situations. It’s a challenge and you will bounce back, you’ve done this before. Hope to see you soon,” said Rahul Dravid.



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The Indian cricket team has wished wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant a speedy recovery, as they send a video for the 25-year-old. Other players in the team, including coach Rahul Dravid and captain Hardik Pandya, have sent messages to Pant ahead of the 3-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.

BCCI shared a video on social media on Tuesday, January 3. In this, the head coach and team members called Rishabh Pant as a fighter and asked him to get well soon. For the unversed, Rishabh Pant had a massive accident in Roorkee, Uttarakhand on Friday, December 30. His car collided with the dividers at the Dehradun-Delhi Highway. After this Pant is admitted to Max hospital in Dehradun and has sustained a fracture in his knee.

There are stitches on his forehead and there is also an injury in his hand and back. After this accident, the Indian wicket keeper batsman will have to stay away from professional cricket for a long time. It is believed that Pant will take at least six months to recover completely and get back to the ground.

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Team India sends a special message

The video begins with Head coach Rahul Dravid hoping Rishabh is on his way to recovery. He then added that he had the opportunity to work with Pant in the last one year. During this, the 25-year-old has played many memorable innings in Indian Test history, that too in difficult conditions. “I know you know how to get out of such situations. It’s a challenge and you will bounce back, you’ve done this before. Hope to see you soon,” added Rahul Dravid.

Later Hardik Pandya, who is currently leading Team India in IND vs SL T20 Series featured in the video. He firstly wished Rishabh a speedy recovery. And said that Pant is a fighter and things are not always the same. “You will break every door and make a comeback. Whole team and the country is with you,” said Pandya.

What did Suryakumar Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Ishan Kishan said?

Suryakumar Yadav said, “I am praying for your speedy recovery. I know how things are now. We are missing you here. Praying for your return as soon as possible. You are a fighter.” At the same time, Yuzvendra Chahal also wished Pant a speedy recovery. He asked the Indian wicket keeper-batsman to get well soon and come back. “Let’s hit fours and sixes together soon,” said Yuzi Chahal.

Later Ishan Kishan featured in the video and said that they are all missing Pant in the Indian team. Ishan also wished him a speedy recovery too. “I know you are a fighter and will come back stronger than before,” said Kishan. Shubman Gill also added, I am wishing you a speedy recovery on behalf of the entire team. We all know the kind of person you are. You are a fighter and will be back soon.”

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Happy Birthday KL Rahul: Suniel Shetty wishes son-in-law KL Rahul on his 32nd birthday

On the special occasion, his father-in-law and actor Suniel Shetty dropped a sweet birthday wish for KL Rahul. Suniel Shetty shared a photo wherein he, along with his son Ahan Shetty and son-in-law KL Rahul, can be seen lounging on a sofa.



Suniel Shetty’s son-in-law and Indian cricketer KL Rahul celebrates his 32nd birthday on Thursday. On this special occasion the Bollywood actor took to his Instagram handle to wish the Lucknow Super Giants skipper on his special day. Suniel Shetty shared a picture with KL Rahul and his son Ahaan on Instagram.

In the picture, the veteran actor is seen relaxing on the couch with his son Ahaan and KL Rahul. Suniel Shetty captioned the picture they say its not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. He said he felt blessed to have KL Rahul in his life. He said this is a connection which he could not explain.

Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty reacted to the post and wrote favourite men. KL Rahul replied with a black heart emoji to the post. Many Indian cricketers, social media user and fans also wished KL Rahul on his birthday.

One X user Muffadlal Vohra wrote that whichever position the Indian team asked KL Rahul to bat, he was always there to answer the call whether it is opening the batting, or batting in the middle order or the role of a finisher he was ready to do it. He said KL Rahul is truly one of the most versatile batsmen of this era and wished him Happy Birthday.

Another X user Naeem shared a video of KL Rahul and wished him Happy Birthday.

Cricketer Kuldeep Yadav shared a picture with KL Rahul and wrote Happy Birthday KL Rahul bhai.

One X user Tanuj singh shared a video of the star cricketer and recounted his hundreds in different countries.

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal shared a picture with KL Rahul and wrote Happy Birthday my brother KL Rahul. Hope you have a good one. One X user Leisha wished the star cricketer Happy birthday.

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KKR captain Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate in match against RR

KKR lost to Royals by two wickets on Tuesday at Eden Gardens.



The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were found guilty of violating an IPL Code of Conduct while playing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday, following their defeat in their second match at the Eden Gardens. The Knight Riders not only dropped their opening game of the IPL 2024 season, but their captain also received a fine.

KKR captain Shreyas Iyer has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during an IPL match at Eden Gardens against the Rajasthan Royals.

According to the official notification, Iyer has been charged with a huge fine of Rs 12 lakhs as it was his team’ first of the season offense under IPL’s Code of Conduct and involved a minimum over-rate penalty.

In a release from the IPL, it is said, Shreyas Iyer, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens on April 17.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time in this season when a team has maintained a slow over-rate. Earlier, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Rant was also fined twice for maintaining a slow over-rate. If his team commits this again, the he along with his will be banned for one match, as per IPL’s Code of Conduct.

In a T20I loss to the Royals on Tuesday, Sunil Narine scored his first century for the Knight Riders. Up till the 18th over, Narine (109 off 56) batted, first partnership with Angkrish Raghuvanshi (30) for 85 runs and then with Andre Russell (13), for 51 runs. For KKR, it was a one-man show. Jos Buttler blasted his way to an unbeaten 60-ball 107 as the visitors completed the chase on the game’s last ball. In response, RR were briefly in major trouble.

While KKR lost their second match in six games, it was the Royals’ sixth win in seven games.

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IPL 2024: Jos Buttler’s unbeaten century helps Rajasthan Royals chase down 224 against Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajasthan Royals were in trouble at one stage of the match but Jos Buttler helped the team recover with an unbeaten 60-ball 107, as the visitors completed the run chase in the last delivery of the match.



Rajasthan Royals pulled off Indian Premier League’s biggest run chase to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by two wickets on Tuesday. KKR were asked to bat first and rode on Sunil Narine’s 56-ball 109 to take their team to a respectable total of 223/6 in 20 overs. In response, RR were in trouble at one stage of the match but Jos Buttler helped the team recover with an unbeaten 60-ball 107, as the visitors completed the run chase in the last delivery of the match.

The England captain began the last over hitting a six off the first ball, he then had to turn down runs off the next 4 balls, thus bringing the equation down to Rajasthan Royals needing 3 runs to win off the last 2 balls. Buttler then hobbled 2 runs off the 2nd last ball of the match and took a single off the last delivery and thus took RR to a record-equalling run chase.

Earlier the Kolkata Knight Riders were asked to bat first on a fresh pitch, Narine blasted a 49-ball 100 to lead KKR’s innings in this match at Eden Gardens. It was a one-man show from KKR as Narine (109 off 56) took his team till the 18th over, forging a 85 run partnership with Angkrish Raghuvanshi (30) and then adding 51 runs along with Andre Russell (13). KKR reached a score of 223/6 in 20 overs batting first.

KKR’s bowling attack could not go unnoticed as the likes of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine both shone to help keep the home side in the fight, but the effort seemed to be in vain. It was merely a case of who wanted to win more on the match day. And Buttler showed that he wanted it the most, as he led Rajasthan Royals to a historic run-chase, the biggest successful run-chase in the history of the IPL.

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