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IPL 2022: Virat Kohli’s low scoring streak continues, is the outside noise bothering the cricketer or he really need a break?

The former skipper has been having a tough time in this season of Indian Premiere League. He has scored only 128 runs in nine matches of IPL 2022. Moreover, in the last two games he was out on golden duck and last night also against Rajasthan Royals, he just made nine runs and returned back to pavilion.

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Virat Kohli’s low scoring streak is continuously bothering the cricketer and his fans. The former skipper has been having a tough time in this season of Indian Premiere League. He has scored only 128 runs in nine matches of IPL 2022. Moreover, in the last two games he was out on golden duck and last night also against Rajasthan Royals, he just made nine runs and returned back to pavilion.

Virat Kohli’s stepping down as India and RCB captain in recent months, was somehow expected to dominate the game without the burden of leadership on his shoulders but to worst of Indian’s nightmare this wish didn’t come true.

The cricketer’s repeated failures have prompted some former cricketers to suggest that he needs a break from the game. However, the coach Sanjay Bangar says that is not the case as Kohli has seen these highs and lows plenty of times in his cricketing career. He also believes that Virat is a fighter and has that spirit in him. Lastly, he added “Kohli will emerge stronger and I am sure he will win us games in upcoming matches.”

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However, seems like the outside noise is also bothering the former skipper. Last night when RCB lost the match by nine runs and their new captain Faf DuPlessis said in post-match presentation that he wanted Kohli to open in this match because he didn’t want him to sit out side and think too much of the game.

Now here’s something worth noting, Virat Kohli who has always batted at number three and has been a super striker is now even finding it hard to wait outside the game and bat at his pre-assigned position.

But the RCB camp seems unaffected by this form of Virat Kohli and will continue to back the former skipper no matter what. Talking about the same, Faf DuPlessis said that Great players go through such phases. And great characters successfully find a way to get through it.

He further added, “Virat Kohli is a fantastic cricketer. We will still back him and it’s just the case of hitting the ball in the middle of the bat and getting a good start. After all cricket is a game of confidence.”

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Saba Karim blames NCA for frequent injuries of Indian fast bowlers

Bumrah has been out of the team for a long time due to a back injury. He missed two major tournaments- Asia Cup and T20 World Cup 2022.

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Saba Karim blames NCA for frequent injuries of Indian fast bowlers

Former India cricketer Saba Karim has questioned the failure of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to monitor the fitness of fast bowlers in India. His argument comes at a time when several fast bowlers, including India’s premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, are recovering from injuries.

For those who don’t know, Bumrah has been out of the team for a long time due to a back injury. He missed two major tournaments due to injury. These include the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup 2022 and naming several bilateral series amid these big tournaments doesn’t even make it to the cut.

Apart from them, the famous bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Yash Dayal have also joined the list of fast bowlers struggling with injury. Deepak Chahar and Harshal Patel have also made comebacks recently after being sidelined due to injury for a long time. Shardul Thakur was also absent from India’s playing XI against New Zealand on Sunday, which was called off due to rain. Before the match, Shardul was seen warming up but was under the close supervision of a support staff.

Sharing his views on Team India’s fast bowling to a sports website, Saba Karim said that as far as he knows, it is the work of the National Cricket Academy, which sits with the team management and selectors and comes up with a pool of 10-12 fast bowlers. They also shortlist the needs of NCA to guide fast bowlers and to keep an eye on his fitness. He further revealed that its NCA that focuses on the workload management of the bowlers, so that the players are available whenever the team needs them.

But is near past that did not seems to happen. Saba said that it is difficult to say, but India definitely has young fast bowlers, who can bowl well. While Karim admitted that recent injuries have been a cause of concern, he also pointed out that there is no dearth of fast bowling talent in the country and went on to name a few. He said you can count them on your fingre tips as there are just four-five names.

Elaborating further Saba named them and said Kuldeep Sen, selected for Bangladesh tour can bowl at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour. There are also Avesh Khan and Shivam Mavi, who play for UP and has seen him clicking on 140 in domestic cricket. Karthik Tyagi had impressed as a net bowler during the tour of Australia. Khaleel Ahmed has also bowled very well in the IPL. But these questions and doubts raised by Saba Karim have raised concerned and has brought to light some facts that have been doing rounds in everyone’s minds as well.

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This all-rounder will play in IPL 2023, registers before mini auction

Green, who has impressed many with his power hitting in recent times, will be one of the selected players in the IPL auction for sure.

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This all-rounder will play in IPL 2023, registers before mini auction

The players’ auction for the next season of the Indian Premier League will be held in Kochi on 23 December. For this season, all the franchisees have handed over the list of retention or release players to the BCCI for the next season of IPL.

At the same time, new players have also started giving their names for the auction. This time many new faces will be seen playing in IPL, including an explosive all-rounder.

Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has given his name for the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Cameron Green says that he is excited about playing in this T20 league because here a cricketer gets good environment to improve himself.

Cameron Green confirmed and said that he has given the name for the auction and sees it as an exciting opportunity. A lot of players, especially players from Western Australia, talk very well about their IPL experience. They talk about the high level coach of the team and the top players who live with you.

He further added that Indian coaches are the best in their skills in the worlds. And Cameron hasn’t yet played too much in this kind of environment, hence, he wants to learn more and probably will get a good environment to learn in India.

Green, who has impressed many with his power hitting in recent times, will be one of the selected players in the IPL auction for sure. He was given the opportunity to open during the T20 series in India a few months ago, in which he was quite successful. Cameron Green played half-century in 2 out of 3 matches against Team India. Hence, it will be interesting to see, for which team will Green play in IPL 2023.

As IPL 2023 mini-auction is set to take place next month, the doubts and questions on a lot of prospective star players have been gaining limelight. The reports of AB De Villier’s return, MS Dhoni’s last season, as well as, Ravindra Jadeja taking up the charge again since the last season’s/ upset have been coming into the conversation.

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MS Dhoni parties with Hardik Pandya and Badshah, video goes viral | Watch

Dhoni is probably about to play his last IPL and after that he can be associated with the Indian team in the form of a mentor or batting coach.

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Former Indian captain MS Dhoni may not be a part of the Indian cricket team, but Indian players have not gone away from him. Recently, Hardik Pandya, who captained the Indian team on the tour of New Zealand, met Dhoni and parties hard with him, DJ Chetas and rapper Badshah.

Several videos have gone viral on social media where Badshah can be seen singing his famous Kala Chashma song and Dhoni and Hardik were noticed shaking a leg. Indian fans are stunned but happy to witness this side of MS Dhoni, as captain cool was never seen dancing before.

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Indian allrounder Hardik Pandya and MSD were dancing together and later GT skipper was also seen teaching new steps to CSK captain. Along with these two, Hardik’s brother Krunal Pandya was also present in the party. Videos of Dhoni dancing like this are not seen often and that is the reason why the video is being hugely shared on social media.

On the sport front, Dhoni is probably about to play his last IPL and after that he can be associated with the Indian team in the form of a mentor or batting coach. This time IPL will return to home and away format and Dhoni will get a chance to play in Chennai. He has been continuously saying that he wants to retire from IPL only after playing in Chennai and seems like this time Dhoni’s wish is about to be fulfilled, but fans are already nervous as he may soon announce his retirement from Indian Premiere League as well.

On the other hand, Hardik Pandya who has the best comeback as he did not only win IPL in his captaincy debut season but has also been one of the consistent players for Indian team as well. Be it T20 World Cup 2022 or Asia Cup, the Indian all-rounder gave everything to the tournaments and has now been rested after leading the team in the 3 match T20 series against New Zealand.

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