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Opposition leaders slam BCCI, ICC for not inviting world cup winning captain Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev said that he wasn’t invited for the World Cup final match and therefore he did not go there.

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The ODI World Cup final 2023 held at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad witnessed a star-studded crowd as celebrities from bollywood and cricket marked their presence. However, 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev revealed on Sunday that he was not invited by the organizers. Reports claimed that 2011 World Cup winning captain MS Dhoni was also not invited. 

Now, a row has erupted over former Indian cricketer and world cup-winning captain Kapil Dev not being invited to the ICC World Cup final match between India and Australia at Ahmedabad on Sunday. Congress MLA and Maharashtra opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar has alleged politics behind the issue. He remarked that politics are everywhere in today’s time and how can cricket be left. He claimed that Kapil Dev was not invited on the occasion due to politics. 

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader also raised the issue and demanded an explanation from BCCI and ICC on the matter. In a social media post on X, Sanjay Raut wrote that India’s legendary cricketer Kapil Dev was not invited to the World Cup final match. He added that the cricket icon has been insulted brazenly, and India has been humiliated and said that it is a big shame. He further demanded that the BCCI, ICC should explain to the world whether they did so under pressure from the ruling party of india. The Shiv Sena (UBT) leader said that they owe an explanation to the entire cricket world.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also criticized the organisers of the ICC World Cup final match for not inviting Kapil Dev to the event. He said that it is simply unacceptable and extremely petty that Kapil Dev was not invited by the cricket establishment for the World Cup final in Ahmedabad. He noted that Kapil Dev came out openly in support of the agitating women wrestlers a few months back. Apparently referring to this as the reason for not inviting the World Cup winning captain. 

Earlier on Sunday, Kapil Dev also expressed disappointment over not being invited to the World Cup venue by the organisers. He said that he wasn’t invited there and therefore he did not go there. He further expressed that he wanted the whole 1983 team to be there with him but he guessed due to the fact that it is such a big event and people are so busy handling responsibilities, sometimes they might forget.

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Fans react to viral video of MS Dhoni in RCB dressing room after a warm welcome in Chinnaswamy

CSK is all set to clash with RCB tomorrow, on Saturday, at 7:30 PM

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The former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, MS Dhoni, was recently seen in the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) dressing room. The now-viral video was posted by RCB’s official social account, in which they were seen welcoming Dhoni with a cup of tea.

Sharing the video on social media, RCB captioned it, Welcome to Bengaluru Mahi. The viral video got a lot of attention, as till now the video has gained 17 lakh likes and 4000 comments. This gesture of sportsmanship has won hearts across the cricket fraternity.

Fans on social media are loving this display of respect and fair play between archrivals. Many fans have expressed their appreciation for the mutual respect between Dhoni and the RCB team. It’s a refreshing reminder that even during fierce competition, the spirit of sportsmanship can prevail.

Social media reacted to the video by saying it was divided by teams and united by Chai. People on social media commented that this is what cricket is all about: respect for the game and the legends expressing their love for cricket as a sport. A user wrote, who would know that they’d see Mahi in the RCB den.

Another user commented, saying, this warms his heart. It is great to see such generosity despite the competition, A third user said. Even former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag shared his emotions, saying it looks like Dhoni forgot which dressing room he was in! Just kidding, this is brilliant stuff, he added. Sehwag also said this shows the true spirit of the game.

Meanwhile, under the captainship of MS Dhoni, CSK has lifted the IPL trophy 5-times, while RCB is yet to a title.

Ruturaj Gaikwad-led CSK is all set to clash with Faf du Plessis-led RCB tomorrow, on Saturday, at 7:30 PM. The heated clash will be live streamed on Jio Tv.

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Virat Kohli hails Sunil Chhetri on his retirement

Sunil Chhetri announced retirement from international football today after and illustrious career of 19 years.

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Former India captain Virat Kohli penned a heartfelt note for Sunil Chhetri as he announced his retirement from international football today. Kohli, known for his sportsmanship and respect for athletes across disciplines, took to social media to honour Chhetri’s illustrious career and his invaluable contribution to Indian football.

Taking to social media X, formerly Twitter, Kohli’s said, Sunil Chhetri is a true legend of Indian football, his passion, dedication, and unmatched skill have inspired millions. Wishing best for Chhetri’s future, Kohli also said Indian football will always be grateful.

Board of Control Cricket for India (BCCI) also took to their official social media handle and reshared the video of Sunil Chhetri, saying, his career has been nothing short of extraordinary and he has been a phenomenal icon for Indian football and Indian sports. Go well, Captain, the post added.

Apart from Kohli, several other sports personalities also took to social media to express their gratitude and admiration for Chhetri. Star badminton player PV Sindhu to boxing champion Mary Kom, athletes from various disciplines paid tribute to Chhetri’s impact on Indian sports.

Sindhu in a tweet that she feels proud to have shared the field with him. She also mentioned that his dedication and passion for the game have been truly inspiring, and wished him the best for the future.

Mary Kom congratulated Sunil Chhetri on an incredible career. The boxing legend hailed Chhetri’s commitment to the sport and for the country. She also wished him all the best for his future endeavors.

Beyond the realm of sports, Chhetri’s retirement resonated with fans who admired his humility, resilience, and love for the game. His journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of India’s most revered sports personalities serves as a testament to the power of dedication and perseverance.

Meanwhile, Sunil Chhetri’s retirement marks the end of an era in Indian football, but his legacy will continue to inspire generations of athletes across the nation. The India football captain will play his last match on June 6 against Kuwait.

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Virat Kohli reveals post-retirement plans, says fans won’t see him for a while

Virat Kohli currently leads the list of top run-scorers in the ongoing IPL 2024, having amassed an impressive 661 runs in 13 innings at a striking strike rate of 155.16 and an outstanding average of 66.10.

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Former India captain and Royal Challengers Bangluru (RCB)’s star player Virat Kohli has unveiled his post-retirement plans. The cricketer hinted that once he finishes his career, he won’t appear in the limelight for a duration of time and will be on hiatus before taking the next step.

While Virat Kohli has typically kept his retirement intentions under wraps, he recently made a notable statement, articulating his aspiration to conclude his career with no regrets and to continue giving his utmost until he decides to step away from the game.

Ahead of the RCB’s big clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK), at the Royal Gala Dinner in Bengaluru, the 35-year-old cricketer shared insights into his contemplations about life after retirement from cricket. He expressed the significance of acknowledging the finite nature of a sports career. He conveyed a proactive approach towards planning for the eventual conclusion of his playing days, emphasizing the need to confront this reality head-on. Kohli underscored his determination to avoid any semblance of regret by meticulously addressing all unfinished objectives and aspirations before bidding farewell to the sport that has defined his existence.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli currently leads the list of top run-scorers in the ongoing IPL 2024, having amassed an impressive 661 runs in 13 innings at a striking strike rate of 155.16 and an outstanding average of 66.10. His remarkable performance includes 5 fifties and one century. Despite Kohli’s stellar contributions, RCB is on the fifth position on the IPL table with 12 points from 13 matches.

Following the IPL, Virat Kohli is gearing up to represent India in the ICC T20 World Cup, with the aim of ending India’s ICC trophy drought. Initially, there were uncertainties about Kohli’s inclusion in the squad, fueled by reports suggesting selectors’ concerns about his T20 approach. However, Kohli silenced his critics with sensational power-hitting and a high strike rate during IPL 2024, reaffirming his indispensability to the Indian team.

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