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After Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli seen motivating out-of-form Ruturaj, tweeple hail Kohli

IPL 2022: RCB’s former skipper Virat Kohli is know for uplifting young talent and giving them chances. He did the same last night after losing to Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj Gaikwad who is the opening batsman of CSK is going through a tough phase. To everyone’s surprise the orange cap holder of last year is struggling in IPL 2022 to even score a thirty. The opener seemed a bit depressed after his third consecutive fail and that’s when former captain Virat Kohli took him to the stands and had a long chat with him.

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Virat Kohli motivates Ruturaj Gaikwad

IPL 2022: RCB’s former skipper Virat Kohli is know for uplifting young talent and giving them chances. He did the same last night after losing to Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj Gaikwad who is the opening batsman of CSK is going through a tough phase. To everyone’s surprise the orange cap holder of last year is struggling in IPL 2022 to even score a thirty. The opener seemed a bit depressed after his third consecutive fail and that’s when former captain Virat Kohli took him to the stands and had a long chat with him.

Chennai Super Kings won the match with 23 runs and ended their losing streak. However, the opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad couldn’t contribute to this win. He seemed a bit demotivated with his performance and talked his heart out to Virat Kohli. The later took time after the match and had a long chat with Gaikwad. CSK fans must be hoping to see some improvement in his performance from here on.

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Virat Kohli got applauded for this act and tweeple appreciated his sportsman spirit. A user wrote, “it’s not everyone’s cup of tea to keep your loss aside and motivate a young player to perform better, that too an opponent who can create trouble for your team as well.” Another user writes, “One thing I really admire about Virat Kohli is that he always backs youngsters. Even yesterday after the match he had a chat with Ruturaj who’s going through a rough patch this year. Always respect Virat for encouraging young players.”

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However, its not for the first time that Virat has talked and motivated an opponent. Last year, Mumbai Indians opening batsman, Ishan Kishan was also struggling to bat and was going through a rough phase. Virat Kohli went and had a long conversation with him. He motivated Ishan and told him where to improve. And to everyone’s surprise, Ishan Kishan made a half century in the next match. He even gave credit to his former skipper for believing in him.

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IPL 2024: Matheesha Pathirana takes 4 wickets as Chennai Super Kings defeat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs

Pathirana took the wickets of Surya Kumar Yadav (0), Ishan Kishan (23), Tilak Varma (31) and Romario Shepherd (1) to take 4 wickets for 28 runs as Mumbai Indians failed to chase down 206/4 and could manage to score 186 for six.

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Sri Lankan pace bowler Matheesha Pathirana took four important wickets as Chennai Super Kings beat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs, despite a heroic unbeaten century by Rohit Sharma at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Pathirana took the wickets of Surya Kumar Yadav (0), Ishan Kishan (23), Tilak Varma (31) and Romario Shepherd (1) to take 4 wickets for 28 runs as Mumbai Indians failed to chase down 206/4 and could manage to score 186 for six.

Rohit Sharma batted through the innings for his unbeaten 105 runs off 63 balls reaching his 2nd IPL century. In the chase, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave the hosts perfect start to the innings adding 70 runs in first seven overs.

Sharma played shots all round the park off against Shardul Thakur and Tushar Deshpande. Pathirana picked up two important wickets in his first over, including that of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan as Chennai made a comeback in the match. Rohit Sharma kept Mumbai Indians in the game as he got some support from Tilak Varma who scored 31 off 20 deliveries. Once Varma fell, Mumbai kept losing wickets, while Rohit Sharma held his ground from the other end.

 Earlier, CSK top-order batsman Shivam Dube and Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad hit half-centuries to take their team to a respectable total of 206/4. Dube hit an unbeaten 66 off 38 balls, while Gaikwad hit a 40-ball 69, including five 6s, as the duo put together 90-run partnership after the Chennai Super Kings lost both their openers Ajinkya Rahul (5) and Rachin Ravindra (21) early in the innings.

With 77 runs required in the last six overs, Thakur bowled one his best over of the match and gave away just two runs. Mustafizur Rahman gave away a few runs and took the important wicket of Tim David.

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IPL 2024: Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler reveals he would love to see Shah Rukh Khan in his biopic

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Ahead of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) match at Mullanpur on Saturday, teammates Jos Buttler and Trent Boult discussed some of their favorite TV series, actors they would like to play their characters in a biopic, and some cricketing and Indian Premier League (IPL) favorites.

At Mullanpur on Saturday, RR and PBKS will square off. With four wins, one loss, and a winning run snapped by Gujarat Titans (GT), RR is leading at the pointstable. With 2 wins and 3 losses, PBKS is placed at the 8th position on the points table. They lost their last match to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

During an entertaining pre-game Q&A session, Buttler revealed the name of the Bollywood actor he would want to see play his character in a biopic. He said he want to see Shah Rukh Khan in his biopic.

When the Kiwi bowler was asked by the English wicketkeeper-batter what he had most recently looked up on his phone, Boult responded with a funny response, Trent Boult dismissing Jos Buttler.  

In response to a question concerning his most bizarre fan encounter, Boult said that Indian supporters go bonkers over their favorite players.

It is just selfies, waves and blowing kisses, which is weird, he said.

During the session, when questioned about one television program he could binge-watch forever, Buttler said Friends, a famous American sitcom from the 1990s that starred Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, the late Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, would be his choice.

Trent Boult also revealed that his favorite Indian player is right-hander KL Rahul, who is presently playing for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in theIPL. When questioned who player had the finest cover drive, Buttler took Virat Kohli’s name.

Boult was also asked during the session that what he what he would be if he was not a cricketer to which he responded, if he weren’t a cricketer, he would work as a postman.

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Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant becomes third-youngest player to reach 3000-run mark in IPL

Rishabh Pant-led team moved at 9th position after registering their win over LSG.

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The Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant reached an incredible milestone on Friday as he became the third-youngest player to reach 3,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In his team’s second win of the year over the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), the left-hander smashed an incredible 41 runs off of 24 balls. The 2020 runners-up also moved up from the bottom of the rankings to the ninth slot with this win.

With the final delivery of the 12th over, Pant reached the milestone when he hit Marcus Stoinis for a four. He showcased an impressive range of shots, such as his leg play and scoops over third man. After Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill, the skipper of DC was the third-youngest player to surpass 30,000 runs.

Surprisingly, among the 25 batters who have scored more than 3,000 runs, he has the third-highest strike rate (148.4), just behind AB De Villiers (151.68) and Chris Gayle (148.96).

After Kuldeep Yadav returned, the DC bowlers did a fantastic job of destroying the LSG batting lineup at 94/7 with three wickets taken. But teenager Ayush Badoni’s bravery, who scored 55 off 35 deliveries, helped the Super Giants put up a respectable 167/7 total on the board.

The DC batters took over at that point and led this run-chase without any problem. In the seventh over, having lost both of their openers at 63 runs, debutant Jake Fraser-McGurk teamed up with Rishabh Pant to register his first-ever IPL half-century. Fraser-McGurk hit 4 fours and 5 sixes in his 55 runs for 35 balls. Meanwhile, KL Rahul stumped Rishabh Pant off a delivery from Ravi Bishnoi as he was very close to his half-century at 41.

However, the duo had contributed to making sure DC would easily meet the target; they also became the first team to beat Lucknow this year by successfully chasing a total of more than 160 runs.

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