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MSK Prasad clarifies selection committee was not bullied by Kohli and Shastri



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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After Sunil Gavaskar expressed surprise why Virat Kohli’s captaincy was automatically allowed and called the selectors “lame ducks,” Chief Selector MSK Prasad defended his panel vigorously.

 Prasad, in an interview, termed Gavaskar’s ‘lame duck’ comment as ‘unfortunate’, but said that it only made his committee ‘stronger’.

 “It is very unfortunate. We have utmost respect for the legendary cricketers. Every opinion expressed by them is taken in right earnest. They have their viewpoints which are well- received. In fact, more than getting hurt by this kind of comments, it only makes this selection committee stronger, committed and united,” the former India stumper hit back.

Sunil Gavaskar had said that Virat Kohli’s appointment as captain was till the World Cup 2019 and thus there should have been a formal meeting to re-appoint Kohli before the MSK Prasad led selection committee named him as captain of the team across all the three formats for the West Indies tour that starts from August 3.

Prasad also denied speculation that Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have tried to manipulate the panel on certain decisions. 

“Shastri and Kohli are the coach and captain of our senior team and Rahul Dravid looks after India A team. They have their roles and responsibilities cut out. We as selection committee have our roles and responsibilities. Working in tandem and in solidarity with Ravi, Virat and Rahul cannot be taken as being bullied,” he said.

“There were several occasions we had difference of opinions which we may not bring into the public domain. What happens within the four walls has to remain there. At the end of the day, we move on in the larger interest of the Indian team and the country,” he added. 

Replying to critics who point out that the present five-man national selection panel has played a combined 13 Tests between them; Prasad cited the example of England and Australia, where little- known former cricketers like Ed Smith and Trevor Hohns are chief selectors.

 “It is a common misconception that people think players who have played more cricket have more knowledge or more power and can bully anybody but it not the fact. If that is the case then the entire coaching unit, selection committee and all other relevant fields should be filled with only those people who have had vast international careers as players. I don’t think this is right,” he said.

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Highlighting the panel’s achievement in the last three years, Prasad said: “Our committee has travelled across the length and breadth of the country to identify fresh talent from domestic cricket and groomed the selected bunch through a systematic process and inducted the deserving players into the India A and further into the senior Indian teams.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Sachin Tendulkar hails Shubman Gill ahead of IPL 2023 final

Gill was in excellent form as he scored 129 off 60 deliveries with 7 fours and 10 sixes.



Sachin Tendulkar hails Shubman Gill ahead of IPL 2023 final

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was all praise for Gujarat Titans star Shubman Gill following his match-winning knock against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League(IPL)2023 Qualifier 2.

Gill was in excellent form as he scored 129 off 60 deliveries with 7 fours and 10 sixes. Tendulkar tweeted Gill’s performance in IPL 2023 will not be forgotten since he had notched two tons which were against top bowling teams.

The Master Blaster also noted that Shubman Gill had a calm demeanour but that didn’t keep him quiet in his pursuit of runs and frenetic running to convert singles into doubles and the twos into threes,

Former India fast bowler Atul Wassan reacted to the tweet. He said Gill will swallow the iconic trio of Kohli, Rohit and Dhoni  as he grows as a cricketer. Wassan noted that Chennai Super Kings talisman MS Dhoni would be the next to feel the heat from Gill’s Gujarat Titans as they face each other in the final of IPL 2023. Being a grounded player, Gill was not losing focus as many others have after sparkling in a few matches. Another person said that God had given his verdict. Another user said that Gill was a future star. Another user said that Shubman Gill was unstoppable and unforgettable in IPL 2023.

Another user said that Shubman was a world class player. Sachin further added Shubman Gill’s exceptional acceleration led the Gujarat Titans to a total of 233 runs in the first innings. Tendulkar noted Shubman doesn’t waste time and seizes the match and leaves a significant mark on the game.

Shubman Gill is in his prime form and has hit three centuries and two fifties. This season he has played 16 games and scored a massive 851 runs.

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DCW‘s Swati Maliwal vows action against trolls who abused Shubman Gill’s sister

Gill, who plays for Gujarat Titans, expressed his dismay and concern over the abusive comments directed at his sister after the Sunday night match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which was won by the Titans.



DCW‘s Swati Maliwal vows action after Trollers abuse Shubhman Gill’s sister

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal has vowed to act against online trolls who targeted cricketer Shubman Gill’s sister with abusive messages on social media platforms.

Gill, who plays for Gujarat Titans, expressed his dismay and concern over the abusive comments directed at his sister after the Sunday night match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, which was won by the Titans. The disturbing trend of targeting and harassing individuals close to public figures has become a matter of great concern, as it not only infringes upon their privacy but also poses a significant threat to their mental well-being.

Swati Maliwal, known for her proactive stance on women’s rights and safety, swiftly responded to the incident. She condemned the abusive behaviour and promised to take immediate action against the trolls involved. Maliwal emphasised the importance of creating a safe and respectful online environment for everyone, where cyberbullying and harassment will not be tolerated.

The DCW chairperson highlighted the need for stricter regulations and enforcement mechanisms to curb such instances of online abuse. She called for increased vigilance from social media platforms to promptly identify and take action against individuals engaging in abusive behavior. Additionally, Maliwal stressed the importance of educating the public about the consequences of cyberbullying and promoting responsible digital citizenship.

This incident also underscores the role of social media platforms in ensuring user safety and well-being. With the rise of online abuse and harassment, it becomes crucial for these platforms to have robust reporting mechanisms, efficient content moderation policies, and timely response systems. Collaborative efforts between social media platforms, law enforcement agencies, and organizations like the DCW are vital in combating cyberbullying effectively.

The incident involving Shubman Gill’s sister serves as a wake-up call to address the issue of online harassment comprehensively. It highlights the urgent need for stronger legal provisions and stricter enforcement to deter and penalize those responsible for cyberbullying. Moreover, it reinforces the importance of fostering a culture of respect and empathy online, where individuals can express themselves without fear of abuse or intimidation.

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IPL 2023 playoffs scenario: What LSG’s win over MI means for RCB,CSK and others

If LSG wins their last league game ,they will have 17 points ,which will be enough to advance .It would get complicated if they lost since five other teams ,including the Gujarat Titans ,Chennai Super Kings ,Mumbai Indians, Royal challengers Bangalore, and Punjab Kings ,might each have at least 16 points



IPL 2023 playoffs scenario: What LSG’s win over MI means for RCB,CSK and others

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by beating five time champions Mumbai Indians (MI), have significantly boosted their chances of the making the playoffs in this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

As many as seven other teams are still competing for the remaining three spots with the defending champion Gujarat Titans being the only team to have already clinched their place in the playoffs. If MI had defeated LSG, they would have almost certainly advanced to the next round, but skipper Krunal Pandya’s team’s victory has complicated the playoff situation even further.

Here’s how the scenario is likely to play out

Lucknow Super Giants : If LSG wins their last league game, they will have 17 points which will be enough to advance to the playoffs but if they lose, things would become complicated since five other teams ,including the Gujarat Titans ,Chennai Super Kings ,Mumbai Indians, Royal challengers Bangalore, and Punjab Kings each have at least 16 points.

They can also qualify with 15 points ,but for that to happen ,at least two other competitors must not finish with 16 points or higher.

Mumbai Indians: With 14 points, MI needs to win their final game to improve their chances of making the playoffs. Punjab Kings, LSG , Chennai Super Kings ,and Royal Challengers Bangalore can all have 16 points or more. Net run rate will be relevant in this situation. Things could become even more difficult if Mumbai loses their final game since five teams could conceivably find themselves tied for the final playoff berth with 14 points

Chennai Super Kings : With 15 points ,CSK would be eligible for the playoffs with a victory over Delhi Capitals in their upcoming match. However, a loss puts them in a difficult situation because five teams might end the league stage with 16 points or more. With a win over DC, CSK might even place among the top two teams.

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Bangalore Royal Challengers: Thanks to their most recent victory over Rajasthan Royals ,RCB has a strong net Run Rate of 0.166.With Victories in their last two games, RCB can also guarantee a post season position. But even a single set back could endanger their position.

Punjab Kings: The team captained by Shikhar Dhawan has a problem with their Net Run Rate of -0.268.Winning both of the upcoming matches is almost required if Punjab Kings want to complete the league portion of the season among the top 4 teams. Due to the low NRR, they could be eliminated with just one loss. They will undoubtedly benefit from big victories in the upcoming two games.

Rajasthan Royals: One of the season’s most promising teams ,Rajasthan Royals had their entire campaign derailed after they suffered a humbling loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore the previous time. They must also hope that certain other outcomes go in their favour in addition to winning their last game by a wide margin.

Kolkata Knight Riders :With only 12 points and a NRR of 0.256, KKR’s chances of making the playoffs are in jeopardy. They must not only defeat the Lucknow Super Giants by a wide margin, but they must also anticipate the defeat of other contenders by similar wide majorities. Therefore a number of outcomes must line up for them to qualify.

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