About a month before IPL 2021, which began on April 9, Suresh Raina – a batsman and player for Chennai Super Kings – visited the Sanspareils Greenlands or SG factory in Uttar Pradesh where most of India’s top cricketers get their bats.
Take a look inside, at the racks of clefts imported from England, the fitting of the handle, the intricacies of making a blade.
And hear Raina talk about his first bat and what the bat means to him.
Actor Geeta Basra, her cricketer husband Harbhajan Singh are expecting their second child. Geeta took to Instagram and made the announcement with a set of cute family photos. Pictures showed Harbhajan, their daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha and Geeta posing together. In the pictures, Hinaya is seen holding a T-shirt which says: 'Soon to be a big sister’. Congratulatory messages poured in; Neha Dhupia, Suresh Raina were among the first to wish. The couple married in October 2015 and welcomed Hinaya the next year, in July. Geeta and Harbhajan met in 2007 when she had just begun her career in Hindi films. The actor has worked in films such as Dil Diya Hai (2006) and The Train (2007).
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IPL's 'Mumbai Indians' team snapped at Kalinga Airport in Mumbai as they returned home after suspension of IPL due to surge in COVID-19 cases. Cricketer and son of Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar was also seen along with his teammates. BCCI decided to suspend the IPL tournament after several players tested positive for the virus. 'Mumbai Indians' had won 4 matches out of 7 played so far in the tournament.
The Union Home Ministry has sent a four-member team to the state to assess the ground situation in West Bengal amid post poll violence; Supreme Court raps Centre, asks it to ensure better logistics for oxygen supply as third wave is coming; Sourav Ganguly said that a breach in the bio-bubble was highly unlikely and yet the virus has infected IPL players. This and more news at 2pm.
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after several players across the eight teams tested positive for COVID-19. Cricket lovers across the country also welcomed and supported the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision of suspending the matches. So far, 29 out of the scheduled 56 league games were played in this season - the last match played this season was between Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals on May 02.
Union Minister Smriti Irani arrived in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi to meet the family members of deceased BJP MLA Dal Bahadur Kori, who died of COVID-19. She hugged his wife and consoled her, at the latter's residence. She is on a visit to her Amethi constituency to assess the ground situation of COVID management.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on May 08 said despite being the most populous state of the country, UP is fighting coronavirus effectively. "I inspected integrated COVID Control Center in Bareily. Since last week 2800 active cases have reduced in this zone. It was predicted that UP will see 1 lakh positive cases per day from May 5 but as on May 8 we reported 26,000 cases. It means our COVID strategy and management is successful. From April 30 we're seeing decline in cases and we also started special screening and testing in villages," CM added while addressing a press conference in Bareilly.
'Chennai Super Kings' all set to lock horns with 'Sunrisers Hyderabad' in next IPL match. The CSK team was spotted at Mumbai airport as they're travelling for Delhi. CSK captain MS Dhoni was also seen at the airport. The match between CSK and SRH will be held at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on April 28.
The fans were expecting MS Dhoni’s comeback after CSK only got the second to the last spot in the last IPL. But DC pacer Avesh Khan in the 16th over in the first innings destroyed the expectation of the fans by bowling MS Dhoni for a duck.
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during his team’s IPL 2021 campaign opener against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. According to IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, the minimum over-rate in the 14th season should be 14.1 overs per hour, ignoring the time taken for strategic time-outs
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Chennai Super Kings and nicknames are inseparable. Right from Thala Dhoni, it's a bond that cannot be explained. But the reasons behind the nicknames can be explained. Here’s the top Chennai’s lions nicknames and the meaning behind them.
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