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Anderson’s 600 test wickets shows why he is still a force to reckon with

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When Anderson took his 500th wicket, bowling West Indian Kraigg Brathwaite at Lord’s in 2017, it seemed improbable that he would get to 600. At that time, it was expected he would have a couple more years left in him before he retired to the bright lights of Burnley. Now, at the occasion of his 600th, he is showing no signs of slowing down or giving the game away. He says he wants to carry on at least until next winter’s Ashes. Perhaps he will go on even longer than that.

How many scalps James Anderson will end up with is anybody’s guess. The only certainly? We won’t see his like again. We won’t I agree. But when he claimed his 600th wicket that was a remarkable feet.

He has focused mainly on test cricket when players want to do wonders in the T20 or the ODI’s. He is a remarkable person. The way he bowls and shapes the angle is still no one can do. He along with Stuart Broad is the stalwart of the game.

While Anderson juggled Test and one-day cricket for the first 12 years of his international career, he has focused exclusively on the Test arena since 2015. He last played an ODI at that year’s World Cup. He has also largely avoided T20 cricket, playing just 44 games in his entire career. By contrast, Rabada, just 25 years old, has already played 81 T20s. While Anderson has given up white-ball to focus on red, many others are now doing the opposite. The Lancastrian has generally saved his best overs for Test cricket. Everyone wants him to retire soon. But as a fan I do not agree. He still has a lot to offer.

The way he claimed the 600th wicket was phenomenal.Just a hint of seam movement in to the batsman on a pitch which had offered nothing of the sort on day four. Azhar Ali’s attempted cut shot was morphed into a too-close-to-prod prod. Caught at first slip. It took Anderson into Test cricket’s 600 club. Only the true greats are allowed in there. This club is really great and he still has a lot to offer.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad: A lion roaring this season

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In the match against RCB, Maharashtra’s talented lad shines as a new star for CSK. Leaving the trails of brilliant caliber behind, Ruturaj Gaikwad, 23 year old became a hot topic in cricket arena after this match.
 
His domestic debut in 2017 and since then, scored over 4700 runs across formats, 10 centuries and 23 fifties to his name. He is an Indian Cricketer, born on 31 January, 1997. A very passionate cricketer and a reliable one in a small age. He has played several matches and came out to be a good batsman. And luckily, in December 2018, he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the player auction for 2019 Indian Premier League. But he didn’t get the chance to play for his team that year. Every player wants to go in MS Dhoni’s team, and he got that chance to play in the middle this year.
 
Due to the ongoing pandemic it is not so easy to conduct IPL. After all these hardships also, the league is being conducted in UAE. But, this year has been cited tough for Rutu Gaikwad. Before starting the league he was tested positive for Covid-19, had to go into quarantine and had to take a long break. In the 2020 IPL, he was chosen to fill Suresh Raina’s spot after the experienced cricketer decided to withdraw from the 2020 IPL. A tough time for CSK as well, as the team’s thirteen members were tested positive including Ruturaj Gaikwad.
 
When he made his debut against Rajasthan Royals, he was not able to make any runs and was dismissed. In the next match against Delhi Capitals, he was able to make only five runs. After these two matches he dropped for a couple of matches and came with a blast against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he made an unbeaten score. And was able to make half-century. Dhoni, who had recently drawn criticism for saying youngsters in the team lacked ‘spark’, was happy that Ruturaj Gaikwad backed up his strengths. He has shown his strengths and played the shots for what he is known for!! Ruturaj Gaikwad became Man of the Match of that particular match.
 
Ruturaj Gaikwad was also spotted by MS Dhoni during the Ranji Trophy match against Jharkhand. He was hit by a bouncer from Varun Aaron and was in great pain, but continued to play. One more incident occurred during a game between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders when Andre Russell was going after Chennai bowlers. Then  he was the one who came up with an idea to stop Caribbean all-rounders. He told Dhoni to keep a deep square leg instead of a short fine leg. By this MS Dhoni was super impressed by his sharp cricketing brain.
 
The rising star of Indian cricket, Ruturaj Gaikwad, has all set to knock his finger for team India. He has brought the spark back to his team. He thanked the whole team for supporting him during the days of quarantine. It’s an awesome feeling when you do something for your team!! Wishing Rutu, a

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Gavaskar trolling Anushka: Know the reality behind the drama

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When Indian cricket team captain’s performance failed during Thursday’s IPL match. His wife Anushka Sharma was apparently dragged in for his bad performance by former Indian cricket team captain Mr Sunil Gavaskar while commentating the match he stated “inhone to lockdown main bas Anushka ki gendo pe practice ki hai”. And it is not the first time when Virat’s actor wife was dragged in between. She is been trolled for her husband’s failure ever since they started dating each other. From then Virat has been supporting his wife via his Instagram handle.
But now Anushka took stand for herself replying to the joke made on her by Gavaskar saying that, “Mr. Gavaskar, your message is distasteful is a fact but I would love you to explain why you thought of making such a sweeping statement on a wife accusing her of her husband’s game? I’m sure over the years you have respected the private lives of every cricketer while commentating on the game. Don’t you think you should have equal amounts of respect for me and us? I’m sure you can have many other words and sentences in your mind to use to comment on my husband’s performance from last night or are your words only relevant if you use my name in the process? Its 2020 and things still don’t change for me. When will I stop getting dragged into cricket and stop being used to pass sweeping statements? Respected Mr. Gavaskar, you are a legend whose name stands tall in this gentleman’s game. Just wanted to tell you what I felt when I heard you say this,” wrote Anushka. Thereafter twitter was flooded with tweets supporting Anushka Sharma for being trolled by Mr Gavaskar. Many famous names have joined this trend in support of Anushka. Defending his statement Gavaskar says, “I’ve not made any sexist comment. Neither have I blamed Anushka for anything. I would urge people to re-visit the clip,”
But it was found that Mr. Gavaskar was talking about the video where the couple was seen playing cricket in the building preview and was unknowingly shot on camera by a neighbour.
He referred anushka bowling virat in the same video.
Another commentator also added that there privacy should be respected.

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RCB wins last night,Ishan kishan won hearts

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Mumbai Indians “man for all seasons” Kieron Pollard’s scintillating strokeplay found its match in maverick Ishan Kishan as they nearly pulled off a Houdini Act before Navdeep Saini’s spectacular Super Over saw Royal Challengers Bangalore win an IPL humdinger on Monday. The small built Kishan put up a powerhouse performance scoring 99 off 58 balls with nine sixes while Pollard’s 60 off 24 saw them match RCB’s total of 201.

After 402 runs scored in an IPL game, it took a Super Over to decide the winner between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Monday.

Chasing a steep target of 202, Mumbai Indians captained by Rohit Sharma didn’t look in the hunt before Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan stepped up and produced an incredible 119-run fifth-wicket partnership off 51 balls that levelled the scores at the end of the 20 overs. The duo’s scintillating batting display helped MI score 89 in the last five overs.

While Pollard blasted 60 off 24, it was wicketkeeper-batsman Kishan’s 99 off 58 balls that got everyone on their feet.

Just before the two teams were headed for the thrilling Super Over, Kishan was snapped in the dugout, looking visibly tired and distraught that he couldn’t get his team over the finishing line.

Bowling the Super Over for RCB, Navdeep Saini gave nothing away to Pollard and Hardik Pandya as MI could only manage 7 off the Super Over. Virat Kohli after three bad matches did the needful as Jasprit Bumrah couldn’t defend a seven-run target with India captain winning it with a last-ball boundary.

After the loss, Rohit Sharma revealed that a physically drained Ishan Kishan struggled to come out to bat again against RCB. “He (Kishan) was drained out and was not comfortable. We thought we could send him but he was not feeling fresh,” Rohit Sharma said.

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