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Dhoni admits promoting Raina was a mistake

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

Struggling to digest the fact that India finished second best despite dominating the tri-series, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today admitted promoting Suresh Raina ahead of him in the all-important final was a mistake.

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A little too late for Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General, Team India on June 15th, 2008

The equation India faced towards the end – 64 runs needed off 36 balls – should have been manageable for a bunch of players accustomed to asking-rates of ten an over during the Indian Premier League. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had come in at No. 7, had run out of specialist batting partners and struggled to single-handedly keep up with the required-rate. Dhoni said the result could have been different had India kept a couple of wickets in hand.

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Dhoni to be sent apology letter

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General on April 6th, 2008

Jharkhand High Court directed Harmu Housing Colony resident B.P. Sinha to write an apology letter to Team India ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Sinha, a retired government employee, had written a letter to Dhoni earlier, forbidding him to construct a swimming pool in his new house in the colony. At that time the matter of was pending in the high court.

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Dhoni-Bips ‘Race’ together!

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General on March 22nd, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, these days, is certainly riding high. He was spotted at the premiere of the film-Race, with none other than the sizzling Bipasha Basu.

A gleaming Bipasha and an amicable Indian Cricket captain were indeed enjoying each other’s company.

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Reebok lines up Dhoni, Yuvraj & Bipasha for campaigns

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General on March 16th, 2008

In a bid to further expand its consumer base, Reebok has unveiled a new marketing and advertising campaign, ‘Your Move’, in India and abroad. This new positioning is a clear move away from the existing ‘I am what I am’ campaign of the sports company.

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Symonds tipped to respond to race row

Posted by Naif in Australia, Controversies, General, Team India on January 31st, 2008

Australia’s Andrew Symonds has been tipped to respond in the best way to a claim he sparked cricket’s racism row, but will on Friday play an Indian side refusing to keep quiet.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday voiced his side’s disappointment at India’s Harbhajan Singh having his racial abuse suspension from the second Test downgraded to a fine and of a “character assassination” of Symonds.

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Australia keen to open T20 account against India

Posted by Naif in Australia, General, Team India on January 31st, 2008

Bronze images of legends stare at you as you approach the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A sense of history is overwhelming in this hallowed arena ahead of a Twenty20 face-off.

These are, however, modern times when the game’s dynamics are changing. Sir Donald Bradman, Bill Ponsford and Dennis Lillee could well be gazing at cricket’s latest avatar when World Champion India and Australia meet in what should be a high-octane duel on Friday night.

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Spinners have a role in shortest game, says Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General on January 31st, 2008

Going against the conventional wisdom that Twenty20 cricket is for big hitters and pacemen, Indian one-day skipper M. S. Dhoni believes spin bowlers have an important role to play in the shortest form of the game.

A survey last year by the Australian Cricketers Association among domestic Australian players contracted to Cricket Australia found that 64% believed Twenty20 diminishes spin-bowling skills.

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King’s observation sealed Ganguly’s fate

Posted by Naif in General on January 22nd, 2008

An observation by Indian team’s trainer Gregory King coupled with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his deputy Yuvraj Singh’s opinions might have prompted the selectors to drop Sourav Ganguly from the one-day squad for the forthcoming cricket tri-series.

King, who keeps a tab on the fitness of Indian team, apparently believed that Ganguly’s lower half could give him trouble before long and this went a long way in sealing the fate of the pugnacious left-hander.

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Axing disrupts India’s Test preparation

Posted by Naif in Controversies, General, Team India on January 21st, 2008

India is fending off angry reactions from home which have put a major distraction into the tourists’ camp ahead of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia.

Just two days after India posted one of their greatest Test wins, in Perth, effigies were being burned across the subcontinent over the axing of veteran batsman Sourav Ganguly from the one-day squad.

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