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IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals assistant coach Shane Watson hints at Prithvi Shaw’s exit

Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is currently in hospital struggling from fever.

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Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw has been unavailable for the last two league matches of IPL 2022. The cricketer himself shared a picture from hospital bed and conveyed that he’s been struggling from fever and will soon bounce back stronger. But seems like things have turned unlikely.

The assistant coach of Delhi Capitals, Shane Watson is a bit sceptical over the return of Prithvi Shaw in IPL 2022. The former cricketer hinted that the DC opener is unlikely to feature in the remaining games against Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings.

Talking about the same, Shane Watson said, “I don’t know diagnosis exactly but Prithvi Shaw has just had this underlying fever for the couple of weeks. The doctors really had to get to the bottom of it to actually find out what exactly it was.”

The Delhi Capitals Assistant coach Shane Watson further added, “Prithvi Shaw is not looking in a condition to be available for the last couple of league matches. This is also a big shame because as the DC opener is an incredibly skilful young batter and he possesses the capabilities of taking the best bowlers in the world down.”

In the past nine matches, Prithvi Shaw had scored 259 runs at an average of 28.78 and with the strike rate of 159.87. His score chart also includes two half-centuries. “It’s a big loss for DC to not have him. Hopefully, Shaw gets back to full health soon, but unfortunate for the team, it’s not going to be in time,” added Watson.

Delhi Capitals is currently at fifth position in the IPL 2022 points table with 12 points. Now Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals will play against Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the IPL 2022 playoffs.

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Asia Cup 2023: India will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup, confirms BCCI secretary Jai Shah

The Asia Cup will be held in September. Although its full schedule has not been announced yet.

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Asia Cup 2023: India will not travel to Pakistan for Asia Cup, confirms BCCI secretary Jai Shah

The Asian Cricket Council meeting has ended in Bahrain. During this meeting, BCCI and PCB came face-to-face for the right to host Asia Cup 2023. While Pakistan is adamant on hosting the tournament, Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and president of the Asian Cricket Council, has refused on Team India travelling to Pakistan for the Asia Cup.

A BCCI official said that the ACC is in Bahrain for the meeting. And BCCI’s stand will not change. Team India will not travel to Pakistan as the board has not received permission from the government to proceed. And if this happens, the tournament will either be shifted to the UAE, with the PCB retaining the hosting rights, or Sri Lanka could be another option. The recent Peshawar bombings have again raised security concerns about holding cricket tournaments in Pakistan.

In December last year, ACC President Shah had revealed the Asia Cup schedule but did not mention the venue of this 6-team tournament. This led Sethi to accuse Shah of taking a unilateral decision, a charge which the ACC officially rejected, saying that repeated emails to the PCB seeking recommendations on the travel schedule went unanswered .

In October last year, Jay Shah officially told the media that India would not travel to Pakistan. The then PCB chief Rameez Raja had then threatened that if this happened, Pakistan would not travel to India for the 50-over World Cup later this year.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

The Asia Cup will be held in September. Although its full schedule has not been announced yet. The Asia Cup was to be held in Pakistan, but Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah confirmed that the Asia Cup would be shifted out of Pakistan. Hence, the venue and schedule are yet to be announced.

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IND vs AUS: Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik’s refusal to tilak sparks controversies ahead of Test series

However, Siraj and Umran are focusing on their game away from these futile arguments. In the absence of Bumrah, it will be their responsibility to win India against Australia.

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The Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia is starting on February 9. Both the teams will play a four test match series. After this, three ODI series will also be played between both the teams, but even before the series could begin, 2 important players of Team India seem to be embroiled in controversy.

Indian fast bowlers Mohammad Siraj and Umran Malik had refused to get Tilak applied in Nagpur hotel. For this reason both of them are being trolled on social media. However, many fans were also supporting both the pacers.

Apart from Siraj, the Indian team’s batting coach Vikram Rathore and sports staff member Hari Prasad Mohan also did not apply Tilak, but as both are Hindu, the critics are deliberately targeting Siraj and Umran and trying to give a religious angle to the matter. If fans are well aware even the South African and English cricketers ask Muslim players to leave before they open an alcohol bottle for celebrations as they avoid it. But seems like a simple matter of religious choice that is very well understood by foreign players is still a matter of debate for some small Indian minds.

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A video of the Indian team is going viral on social media, in which all the team members are seen checking in the hotel. During this, the hotel staff can be seen welcoming all the team members by applying Tilak, but some members of Team India refuse to apply Tilak. It can be seen in the video that Umran Malik, Mohammad Siraj, Vikram Rathore and Hari Prasad Mohan refuse to apply Tilak.

Many self proclaimed critics have tried to create controversy by sharing this video on social media and saying that Siraj and Umran Malik are very fanatic about their religion. That is why both of them are not getting Tilak applied. However, the fans of both the pacers came in support and wrote that even Vikram Routhar and Hari Prasad did not apply Tilak, but no one is making statements on them.

However, Siraj and Umran are focusing on their game away from these futile arguments. In the absence of Bumrah, it will be their responsibility to win India against Australia.

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Shaheen Shah Afridi marries former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi’s daughter | See Photos

Shaheen’s marriage with Afridi’s daughter was fixed in 2020 itself, which was completed today with all Islamic rituals.

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Shaheen Shah Afridi marries former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi's daughter | See Photos

It’s not just the Indian cricket team that is in a wedding mood, even Pakistani cricket players are also becoming bridegrooms. Indian Test team vice-captain KL Rahul tied the knot with Athiya Shetty on January 23, while Indian spinner Axar Patel tied the knot with girlfriend Meha Patel three days later. And now it is Pakistan’s star fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s turn to mount the mare.

Shaheen Afridi got married on Friday, February 3 and became the son-in-law of former Pakistan captain and dashing all-rounder Shahid Afridi. Shaheen’s marriage with Afridi’s daughter was fixed in 2020 itself, which was completed today with all Islamic rituals.

Star pacer Shaheen Afridi is married to Shahid Afridi’s daughter Ansha. All the rituals of Shaheen’s marriage took place in Karachi. It was here that the bride and groom read the Nikah-nama and the entire wedding ceremony took place in this city. Photos and videos of Shaheen’s Nikah are being shared on social media now.

For the unversed, Shaheen Afridi’s engagement took place two years ago but due to the corona virus epidemic and other reasons, his marriage kept getting postponed till now. All the players including Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam and former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed attended Shaheen’s wedding.

The date and venue of Shaheen’s wedding, one of the best fast bowlers in world cricket, were fixed last month in December itself. Shahid Afridi, while talking to Pakistani News channel has revealed that Shaheen and Ansha’s wedding will take place in Karachi. He told that this marriage will be according to Islamic tradition. Shaheen and Ansha got married exactly as their father-in-law and former Pakistan team star all-rounder Shahid Afridi had asked them.

As revealed by Shahid Afridi, post this nikah, Shaheen can be seen returning to the field to play for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL.

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