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Matthew Hayden; Umesh Yadav

IPL 2022: Matthew Hayden's 'someone else's trash' comment on Umesh Yadav sets Twitter on fire during CSK vs KKR opener

Former Australian cricketer Mathew Hayden's comment on Umesh Yadav moments after his second powerplay wicket against Chennai Super Kings in the opening game of the 2022 season of Indian Premier League (IPL) did not go down well with the fans on social media, who lashed out at the former CSK star.

India's captain Rohit Sharma (C) and team coach Rahul Dravid (R) listen to their teammate Suryakumar Yadav during a practice session at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur on February 7, 2023, ahead of the first Test cricket match between India and Australia. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP) / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-----

‘Shubman Gill scored big hundreds but SKY…’: Rohit Sharma's remark on Pant, Iyer's replacements builds mystery

Pant is ruled out of the entire series while Iyer is likely to join the squad for the second Test match in New Delhi starting February 17. But who will take gloves in Nagpur? Will it be Ishan Kishan or KS Bharat? Will India ask Shubman Gill to bat in the middle order or take the gamble of handing a debut to Suryakumar Yadav?

Sanjay Manjrekar wants Rohit Sharma to be India's go-to batter in the upcoming Test series against Pat Cummins-led Australia

'Issue is match practice': Sanjay Manjrekar's bold take on Rohit Sharma's Test form before Border-Gavaskar Trophy vs AUS

Former Indian batter Sanjay Manjrekar has explained how the hosts can have a reliable top-order batter in the form of Rohit Sharma, who will have a point to prove after missing crucial games in the ongoing edition of the ICC World Test Championship. Rohit-led India will lock horns with Australia in the Test series opener at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday.

Nagpur: Indian team's head coach Rahul Dravid inspects the pitch during a practice session ahead of the 1st cricket test match between India and Australia, at Vidharba Cricket Stadium in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma)(PTI02_08_2023_000050A)

'ICC should step in and do something...': Ex-Australia cricketers blast India's 'doctored' Nagpur pitch before 1st Test

The Nagpur pitch curators rolled only the centre of the wicket after watering it throughout. Extra watering was done outside the left-hander's leg stump. This ploy left the Australian team, and the media puzzled and drew sharp criticism from its former cricketers.

A former India captain wants to slap Rishabh Pant for his reckless driving

'I will slap you Rishabh Pant. Your injury has spoiled the team combination': India legend shocks with unexpected remark

As Rishabh Pant continues to recover from the tragic accident he suffered last year, he needs all the prayers to get back on his feet as early as possible. But amid a flurry of good wishes storming towards him, one unexpected statement from a legendary Indian cricketer has come as a complete shock.

Kapil Dev was pretty clear in his assessment of the star India batter

'Why can't he be dropped? If you don't fit in the team...': Kapil Dev's brutal assessment of 'lucky' India batter

Kapil Dev, India's first-ever World Cup winner reckons that although he is fond of the batter, the management shouldn't thrust the player into the Playing XI if he doesn't warrant a place or in case it disrupts the team combination.

India's Virat Kohli bats in the nets during a training session

'He will want to use this series as platform': AUS star issues huge Kohli warning to Cummins and Co. before Nagpur Test

The Australian power-hitter believes Pat Cummins and Co. will have to get the better of Virat Kohli to win the four-match Test series in India.

Ravi Shastri was not impressed with India's pacers on Day 1 of Cape Town Test in 2018

'Ravi Shastri summoned Bhuvneshwar, Bumrah, Shami, Hardik and thundered 'What's this rubbish?'': Ex-India coach

India's campaign was to start at the Newlands Cricket Stadium, but after a passage of play, Ravi Shastri, the then-India coach was furious at the team's performance, the bowlers more so.

Harbhajan also backed batting maestro Kohli to take India to the final of the ICC World Test Championship

'Kohli is the kind of player who...': Harbhajan delivers no-nonsense verdict on ex-IND skipper's form before AUS series

Legendary Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh asserted that batting icon Virat Kohli will have to take the onus if Rohit Sharma and Co. want to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at home.

R Ashwin vs Steve Smith will be a fascinating contest

'Dismissed Steve Smith 5-6 times on first day itself. Ashwin hugged me and asked...': India spinner's 'duplicate'

While Mahesh Pithiya revealed how he outfoxed champion batter Steve Smith on the first day itself, the youngster could not hide his excitement of meeting Ravichandran Ashwin and being at the receiving end of a surprise gesture from Virat Kohli.

Former Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri with Virat Kohli ahead of a match

'Thorn in flesh for Aussies': Ravi Shastri fires massive Virat Kohli warning to Australia before Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri feels Virat Kohli will be a thorn in Australia’s bowling attack. Kohli-starrer Team India will meet Pat Cummins-led Australia in the 1st Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday.

Abdul Razzaq has come up with an unexpected take on the ongoing row over the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup

'If Asia Cup has been moved to Dubai...': Ex-Pakistan star Abdul Razzaq stuns with unexpected take on BCCI vs PCB row

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has come up with an unexpected take on the ongoing row over the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup. If the tournament is moved out, Najam Sethi-led PCB has reportedly informed BCCI secretary Jay Shah that Pakistan will not send its team for the 2023 World Cup to India.

Pakistan's cricketers walk back after the end of day's play last year

'You played just 26 Tests, whereas I played 40. And still you're trying to teach me?'': Ex-Pakistan coach's shocker

Amid reports that Mickey Arthur is set to join Pakistan as the team's 'online coach', a former Pakistan support staff member has come out and blasted the players for not respecting the authorities.

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni

‘Ganguly and Dhoni played big role in my life’: Star batter opens up on lessons from India's most successful captains

With India evolving into one of the heavyweights in cricket, it is obvious that the current set of players draw inspiration from the rich legacy left behind Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.

Wasim Jaffer has shared his Indian playing XI for the 1st Test match against Australia

'Hard to leave out...': Wasim Jaffer snubs 2 star players in his Indian playing XI for 1st Test against Australia

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has shared his Indian playing XI for the 1st Test match against Australia on Monday. Rohit Sharma-led Team India will lock horns with Australia in the 1st Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday.

Aaron Finch hits a boundary during the T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Ireland

Aaron Finch, Australia’s most successful men’s T20I captain, retires from international cricket

Australia's Aaron Finch called time on his international career on Tuesday. Finch guided Australia to its maiden ICC World T20 title in 2021. The 36-year-old played five Tests, 146 ODIs, and 103 T20Is for Australia.

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