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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

IPL 2012 : News

Another homecoming show

The first thing Gautam Gambhir can do is take a quick glance at the stands when he leads Kolkata Knight Riders into the Ferozshah Stadium to battle the Delhi Daredevils on Monday. Subhash Rajta reports. Face off | Cracking shots

Gambhir is a brilliant captain: Lee

Kolkata Knight Riders' Australian pacer Brett Lee today said his IPL skipper Gautam Gambhir is one of the most brilliant captains he has played under as the Indian backs up good leadership with strong personal performances.

Sound and fury: Kicking up a storm for reasons unknown

If the IPL were to hand out awards for the most aggressive and angry players, Gautam Gambhir and Munaf Patel would perhaps win it hands down. Subhash Rajta reports.

The Knight who changed fortunes

After being removed from the India vice-captaincy, the KKR captaincy was a test of character. Gambhir, however, has quietly aced that test, ticking almost every box that makes a successful captain. Somshuvra Laha reports.

Bowling or fielding, KKR have the manpower in place

By the halfway stage, the Knight Riders had emerged as one of the most economical bowling units. Now, when the league is entering the business end, Gautam Gambhir's boys have only managed to get more miserly when it comes to conceding runs.

Shah Rukh asks people to stop comparing him with Ganguly

A visibly annoyed Shah Rukh Khan today sought to put an end to his comparison with KKR's former captain Sourav Ganguly and asked the fans to "grow up" and stop correlating the two.

Scuffle at Wankhede: MCA officials threaten to ban Shah Rukh for life

KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan could end up a loser after Mumbai Cricket Association officials threatened to ban him from the Wankhede Stadium for life after he got into a fracas with MCA officials and used abusive language against them. Sanjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Gambhir backs embattled Yusuf Pathan

Gautam Gambhir doesn't agree with his India captain MS Dhoni's rotation policy and even expressed his displeasure during the recent tour of Down Under, suggesting a possible rift between him and the skipper. And, in the IPL, Gauti is showing that he believes in backing his players. HT reports.

Suspension weighs heavy on minds

Just as Knight Riders' coach Trevor Bayliss settled down to take questions on Friday, team director Joy Bhattacharya announced: "This press conference is about the match KKR are supposed to play tomorrow (Saturday) and their future in the tournament; and that's the ambit of it because none of us are in a position to comment on anything else." Amol Karhadkar reports.

Spare the rod, and spoil the five-year-old

It hasn't come as a surprise that the Indian Premier League has been rocked by serious controversies. It was a disaster waiting to happen. It's a price the tournament is paying for the authorities not being stern enough in dealing with the code of conduct breaches. Subhash Rajta reports. IPL: Indisciplined Private Ltd | Getting away, almost scot free

Yusuf's show keeps Gauti's faith intact

Kolkata Knight Riders sealed the second place in the points table with a crushing 34-run victory over Pune Warriors in their final group league encounter of the Indian Premier League here today. Amol Karhadkar reports. Scorecard

Knight Riders storm into their maiden IPL final

Daredevils stuck with their tried and tested plan of fielding four quickies, including all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Riding on an impressive show by their spin trio, the Knight Riders stormed to their maiden IPL final with an 18-run victory. Scorecard | Face off: Mumbai Indians vs Super Kings

Lack of transparency takes sheen off gesture

As much as the focus was on the Daredevils and the Knight Riders on Tuesday, the attention was also on some of India's biggest domestic and international players of the past. Amol Karhadkar writes. A slice of the pie for ex-cricketers

IPL still searching for its playoff magic

A nascent league like the IPL  has yet to throw up playoff performances that can stand the test of time. Part of this is because in cricket performances in Tests and ODIs overshadow those in T20. Rohit Bhaskar writes.
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