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Interesting Things About Rishabh Pant Everyone Should Know

The Selectors of the Indian Cricket team had made quite remarkable changes for both the T20 and ODI squads. One of the changes that surprised everyone is the inclusion of Rishabh Pant over Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane in the T20 Squad.

Rishabh Pant is the first class Delhi Player, who has been slowly rising as the next big thing in the Indian Cricket. He is the wicket-keeper batsman who came into limelight with his brilliant performance at U19 level. During the maiden innings in the Ranji Trophy, he set the records with his ruthless batting. With his batting skills this Young guy from Delhi has made the path for the highest level someday.

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Rishabh is too young in his age and he is busy tormenting the best bowlers in the domestic circuit. Indian Team is looking forward for the replacement for MS Dhoni position in the 2019 world cup and Rishabh is having the good case to get served for himself. Rishabh once continues with the performing at the domestic level and he will surely get the call when the day arrives.

Some interesting facts Indian cricket fans must know about Rishabh Pant:
  • The Left handed Pant was born on October 4th,1997 and made his first class debut in the year 2015
  •  Rishabh Rajendra Pant is his full name and he born in Uttarakhand. Tarak Sinha is the first coach of Pant, who has mentored Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan.
  •  Rishabh is the 4th youngest batsmen to score Triple hundred in first class cricket. He scored 308 runs off 326 balls on Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy.
  •  Rishabh Pant idolises Adam Gilchrist and may be this is the reason why he became an aggressive wicketkeeper-batsman like him.
  • During his fastest first-class century Rishabh has smashed 21 sixes in that match and it is the second most number of sixes in the first class match.
  • Rishabh Pant was bought by Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Rs 1.9 Crore and he scored 198 runs for them in 10 matches. He is having the Average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 130.26.
  • Rishabh already having 44 unbelievable sixes from five matches in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Pant is having the best Ranji season so far and he has scored 799 runs from 7 innings with the average of 133.16 and the strike rate of 113.17. He is having four hundreds of the season.
  • He holds the 7th position in the top 10 run scorers list of U-19 WorldCup 2016
  • Rishabh is the second wicket-keeper to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy and the seventh in the first class cricket

Kohli Named Captain, Yuvraj back in the Squad Against England: Check the Full Indian Team

The Indian Cricket has been in News since a week. The reasons for it to be on the hot topics is, the supreme court of India removes BCCI big guns and the sudden surprise of Dhoni’s stepping down from ODI,T20 Captaincy.

The Unexpected decision of Mahi, had took all the cricket fans by shock. Whatever the reason behind MS Dhoni’s step-down, it had paved path for Indian Test Captain Virat Kohli to emerge as the Full time Captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

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Indian Cricket Team Selectors had a meeting for selecting the squad for the upcoming One-day and T20 international Matches against England. Virat Kohli was named the captain replacing Dhoni and they are few changes made by the Selectors.

Team India All-rounder and veteran Cricketer Yuvraj Singh got a call from the selectors for both ODI and T20s.

The T20 Squad was a mixture of experience and Fresher’s. Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina was brought back to the T20 squad and young talent Rishabh Pant along with while Mandeep Singh and Yuzvender Chahal were included in the T20 squad.

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Ajinkya Rahane, Shikahr Dhawan secured his place in the ODI squad whereas they lost his spot in the T20I squad of India. Kedar Jadhav , Amit Mishra and Manish Pandey were also retained into the ODI squad. Injured Indian Opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the England Tour completely.Ms Dhoni is picked as the wicket keeper batsmen in both the formats.

Here’s the full squad of ODI and T20 Teams for Matches against England

ODI Team: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav.

T20I team: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Mandeep Singh, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra

MS Dhoni Quits From Captaincy in Limited Overs Format

Finally, the era of MS Dhoni as a captain of Indian cricket team came to an end. The captain cool on January 4th announced that he is quitting from captaincy in limited overs match and may be Virat Kohli will be the next skipper for India.

It’s very easy to place nearly all our Indian cricket captains in variable shades of Indianness, except MS Dhoni. As a captain, he never showed emotions, simply being cool minded, avoided acclaims, didn’t blow his boast, but always walked away with a smile.

MS Dhoni is the man who got great records to Indian cricket team as a captain. He is the man to bring Sachin’s dream of winning world Cup. He is the man who has best cricketing skills as a captain. MS Dhoni, this name remains kept in golden words in the book of Indian cricket history. T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, Champions Trophy, No1 team in Tests, IPL Titles what not everything came to Dhoni’s feet and undoubtedly this is all because of his leadership qualities only.

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He stood as a captain for more than 50 matches in all the cricket formats and more than 331 matches including T20s, tests and ODIs.

EXACTLY AT 8:55 PM on January 4, the BCCI issued a pre-release, and the world got to know that India’s ODI captain MS Dhoni has decided to quit from captaincy.

In a press release statement, the board said, “MS Dhoni has informed to the board that he wants to step down as the captain of Indian Cricket Team from One Day International and T20 International formats of the game. He will be available for the upcoming Paytm ODI and T20 Trophy against England, and the same has been passed to the selection committee.

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The CEO of BCCI, Rahul Johri said, “Dhoni contribution and his thoughts to move Indian Cricket team over the years are outstanding. Under his leadership, team India won many matches and got many World records and touched new heights. I would like to thank MS Dhoni for his hard work and dedication as a captain to achieve goals.”

Dhoni led 199 ODIs as a captain and now the stick is passed to Virat Kohli. The reasons behind MS Dhoni step down as a captain not yet know, but, we expect that these are the few reasons which push Dhoni to eject from captaincy.

Here are some expected reasons which made him step down

1. Virat Kohli Super form will be one of the expected reasons
2. Lacking to Finish the game which he is mastered at
3. Current Changes in the BCCI Body
4. Age Factor
5. To Encourage Young Talent

Anurag Thakur has no Apprentice in Administration, Says Supreme Court

After hearing the arguments from both ends, Supreme Court has finally announced that the court has decided to remove the BCCI President Anurag Thakur from the post with a show cause notice issued in regards to charges of Lying and disrespect of court.

To keep the future of Indian Cricket Administration in good hands, Supreme Court has announced this news and Anurag Thakur has until January 19 to reply to the Supreme Court’s charges, as does Ajay Shirke, the BCCI secretary.

The Justice RM Lodha said it is the victory for Cricket and committee’s references for a facelift of the BCCI were also taken into consideration, with Supreme Court disqualifying all the board and its state association office holders who have failed to meet the new conditions set by the board. The Supreme Court will replace the top brass of the BCCI with a new panel of administrators, and it will be decided on January 19.

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Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke paid the price for challenging the Supreme Court order which had been passed in July last year. The main court had accepted most of the references made by the three-member Lodha panel which had been launched to look into the operations of the BCCI.

Anurag Thakur was just 41-years-old and he had become the second youngest person to lead the BCCI after FatehSingh Rao Gaekwad, who was just 33 when he took charge of the BCCI in 1963. In September 2011, he was elected joint-secretary in N Srinivasan’s government. His occupancy was marked by his disobedience of Srinivasan and he openly spoke out against the formation in the result of the corruption scandal which rocked IPL in 2013.

Before getting elected as the president, he was the Bcci Secretary in March 2015. He had been the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president since 2000.

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Anurag played a first-class match for Himachal Pradesh in the 2000-01 Ranji Trophy season. He has scored a seven-ball duck and appealing two wickets in nine overs.

There is a buzz that Anurag Thakur have played that match only because he wanted to become a junior national selector. The BCCI rules at the time directed that only those with first-class cricket experience qualified to be selectors.

The Supreme Court appointed advocates Fali S Nariman and Gopal Subramaniam and asked them to suggest the names of those believed capable of managing the BCCI. The SC had also threatened Anurag with a jail term if he was found guilty of lying under oath in an attempt to block the Lodha Committee developments.

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Major media entities like Facebook, Twitter, Reliance Jio and other 18 companies have bought the Invitation to Tender document for the next cycle of IPL television and digital rights.

The television rights which taken for IPL in the Indian subcontinent is valid upto 2027, and digital regions are valid upto 2022. Authorities have given October 25th as the last date to bid the IPL media rights.

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Upto now Sony Pictures Network India has taken responsibility for the IPL television rights.  Star India has taken the digital rights and overseas media rights. That contract except in UK and US expires in the year 2017. So many companies came forward for bidding of next Indian Premier League.

BCCI president Anurag Thakur said “with the global trends of showcasing multiple platforms becoming increasingly important. TV, the internet and mobile rights are up for grabs together for this time.”

Rahul Johri, BCCI chief executive said “IPL television rights are given for ten years because in India television is very established”. “If you look at most cricket tenders, eight years-ten years have been the norm. That’s why we went for ten years. In digital trends change very fast; that’s why we have reduced digital to five years.”

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The companies that purchased the tender are Facebook, Amazon, twitter,  Star India, Sony Pictures networks, times internet, super sport international, reliance jio digital services, Gulf DTH, group m Media India, Bein IP,  Econet UK, Sky UK, BTG legal services, BT PLC and ESPN digital media.

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