Ravindra Jadeja doesn't just swing his bat like a sword after hitting the best of bowlers out of the park. While he might have made that art famous, there's more to the India all-rounder off the field. His hair and sharp beard are often discussed, but it's his love for pets -- especially horses -- that sets him apart from his colleagues. Whether it's Twitter or Instagram, the star all-rounder has shared pictures and thoughts about his love for horses regularly with his fans. On Tuesday, Jadej a posted a photograph on his Instagram Stories. The picture features the left-handed batsman with a horse. "Forever love," he wrote, using the heart emoji and added a horse emoji as well. In the snap, Jadeja is seen holding the hair of the horse as the pet stands still. The brown and white horse stands in a lush green field while Jadeja interacts with it from the other side of what appears to be a cement fence. Ravindra Jadeja posted a story on Instagram with his horse. Photo . . .
South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Sunday took to Twitter to introduce fans to "Kane Williamson of football". Likening Chelsea mid-fielder N'Golo Kante to New Zealand cricket team captain Kane Williamson , Shamsi said both the athletes have transcended all boundaries and are equally loved by fans irrespective of their affiliations. Kante won the Player of the Match as his side became the new European champions in Porto on Sunday. "This man is the Kane Williamson of football. Nobody can ever dislike him," Shamsi tweeted. This man is the Kane Williamson of football pic.twitter.com/94sdYOHafE — Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) May 30, 2021 Kai Havertz, the most expensive player in Chelsea's history, scored the solitary goal of the match as Thomas Tuchel's side defeated Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 in the summit clash. This was Chelsea's first Champions League title since 2012 whey they had defeated German giants Bayern Munich in the penalty shoot-out. . . .
All-rounder Ben Stokes clarified that he never said India lost to England deliberately during the 2019 World Cup. Strokes' comments come after former Pakistan cricketer Sikander Bakht on Thursday claimed the all-rounder in his book has mentioned that India deliberately lost to England in World Cup last year to knock Pakistan out of the tournament. He also shared an old video of him pointing out the same on Twitter. Taking to Twitter Stokes clarified Bakht and wrote, "You won't find it cause I have never said it... it's called "twisting of words" or "clickbait"." You won't find it cause I have never said it... it's called "twisting of words" or "click bait" https://t.co/uIUYXVaxLB — Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) May 28, 2020 In the round-robin stage match against England in Birmingham, India failed to chase down the massive target of 338 and fell short of 31 runs. That was the only game that India lost in the premier tournament last year before the semifinal loss against . . .
MS Dhoni's retirement once again became the talk of the town as late on Wednesday, #DhoniRetires started trending on Twitter. MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi took to the micro-blogging site to clear the air and said that the lockdown had made people "mentally unstable". "It's only rumours ! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable ! #DhoniRetires Get a life," Sakshi tweeted. Soon after her tweet went viral on social media, Sakshi deleted it. After Sakshi's statement, the trend on Twitter changed from #DhoniRetires to #DhoniNeverRetires as fans came in support of the former India captain. "Waking up to see #DhoniNeverTires trending He never tires and will be back soon," a fan said. Waking up to see #DhoniNeverTires trendingHe never tires and will be back soon pic.twitter.com/tux8xUjtVb — Maanya (@Maanya_7) May 28, 2020 "Sakshi Singh Dhoni Mam finishes off in her husband's style. Absolutely magnificent shot. #DhoniNeverRetires @SaakshiSRawat," another . . .
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a televised address on Sunday, announcing that the country's coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1. He unveiled a phased plan to ease the lockdown, with schools and shops in the country to begin opening from June 1 -- as long as infection rates stay low. Reacting to Boris Johnson's speech, England's World Cup winning hero Ben Stokes was all praise for the British PM's address. "I felt like I was in the room and he was talking to me...what a brilliant speech @BorisJohnson well done," tweeted the England cricket star. I felt like I was in the room and he was talking to me...what a brilliant speech @BorisJohnson well done — Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) May 10, 2020 While many who were in agreement with Stokes, others decided to poke fun at the cricketer for his comments by posting some hilarious memes. pic.twitter.com/1zh3aYJdCI — Andy Ha (@AndyHa_) May 10, 2020 pic.twitter.com/kD4KC7K7xv — Simon . . .
India have added five net bowlers to their T20I squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka after eight close contacts of Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, were isolated and were unable to take the field for the second T20I on Wednesday. "Based on the request of the Indian team management in Sri Lanka, the All-India Senior Selection Committee has named additions to India's squad for the second and third T20Is," BCCI said in a statement on Wednesday. "The five net bowlers – Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, R Sai Kishore and Simarjeet Singh - will now be part of the squad for the remaining T20Is." BCCI also confirmed that all eight close contacts of Krunal had returned negative Covid test results along with all other members of the team and support staff. "After Krunal Pandya was tested positive for COVID-19 on July 27th, all members of the team and support staff were immediately isolated and tested as a safety measure. The test . . .
A depleted Indian team , playing with only five batsmen, could not defend a modest target of 133 despite a valiant effort from its players as Sri Lanka kept the three-match series alive with a four-wicket victory in the second T20 International here on Wednesday. With nine players unavailable after Krunal Pandya tested positive, India had no option but to play with six specialist bowlers, including one pacer Navdeep Saini, who wasn't even given a single over. Dhananjaya de Silva (40 not out) anchored a tricky Lankan chase after India scored 132 for five. The hosts won with two balls to spare. Vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/21 in 4 overs) was economical till Chamika Karunartne launched his full-toss for a six. The 12 runs from that over brought the equation down to 8 runs off final overs which was very difficult for debutant Chetan Sakariya to defend. If one bowler despite figures of 2/30 will be annoyed is Kuldeep, who was brilliant but was let down by his fielders, who . . .
India captain Shikhar Dhawan was proud of his team for putting up a good fight despite faced with adverse circumstances as they lost the low-scoring second T20 International against Sri Lanka, here on Wednesday. With most of the power-hitters in isolation after Krunal Pandya's COVID-19 positive case, India could manage only 132 for 5 on a slow track which Sri Lanka chased down with two balls to spare. "The surface had turn and it was stopping a bit. Of course, we knew one batsman was short and we knew we had to construct the innings smartly and we had to content ourselves at some point," Dhawan said at post-match presentation ceremony. "But yeah, we were 10-15 runs short," he admitted. "I am very proud of the boys because we gave a very good fight. That never-say-die attitude and taking the game to the last over while defending just 132, credit to both bowlers and batters," Dhawan said. His Lankan counterpart Dasun Shanaka thanked the BCCI for standing by their board and . . .
India take on Sri Lanka in the second match of the three-match T20I series on Wednesday. The match, which was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday, was postponed by a day after Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. Eight members of the Indian contingent were identified as close contacts of Krunal and they underwent RT-PCR tests, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said Tuesday. India lead the series 1-0 after they won the first T20I by 38 runs, where vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar and middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav were the top performers from the Indian side. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up 4 for 22 in 3.3 overs. For Sri Lanka, debutant Charith Asalanka was the top scorer with 44 runs in just 26 balls. It is the final chance for Sri Lanka to stay alive in the series as a win for India in this game will mean that the visitors go 2-0 up and clinch the T20I series as well after winning the ODI series earlier on this tour. ( LIVE SCORECARD . . .
PAKISTAN TOUR OF WEST INDIES, 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Live Score Updates Pakistan West Indies Match start delayed due to rain Live Scores Full Scorecard Share Tweet Evin Lewis has been amongst the runs in T20 cricket. © AFP Rain delay A very frustrating start to the series. We won't be starting on time as the rain arrives. The covers are there on the pitch. Let's hope the game begins soon. Toss - Pakistan opt to bowl Mohammad Wasim, the 19-year-old seamer, will be making his debut today. Sharjeel Khan is included as well. That's an interesting move which could potentially mean Babar Azam dropping down to number 3. Teams: West Indies (Playing XI): Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(w), Kieron Pollard(c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell Pakistan (Playing XI): Sharjeel Khan, . . .