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Ravindra Jadeja's deleted tweet about future CSK captain goes viral

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni will likely play only one or two seasons at the most. The day he retires from the Indian Premier League, there will be a big hole in the Chennai Super Kings squad.

While CSK can buy another wicket-keeper and a finisher, they will never get a leader like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Under his captaincy, the Chennai-based franchise made it to the Top 4 in ten out of the eleven seasons they have played. The only time they missed it was in 2020.

The Chennai Super Kings are the favorites to win the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League as well, with the team firmly placed in the Top 4 ahead of the United Arab Emirates leg of the competition.

Now, a fan army of the Chennai Super Kings team asked a question to its fans on Twitter about the future captain of the Chennai Super Kings team. Interestingly, they received a response from none other than the star all-rounder of the Chennai Super Kings team - Ravindra Jadeja.

Ravindra Jadeja gave his opinion and deleted the tweet soon after.

Ravindra Jadeja recently landed in the United Arab Emirates to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the second phase of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. The all-rounder replied to the following tweet with his jersey number ‘8’. CSK fans army had asked:

“Who would be your pick to captaining the CSK team after MS Dhoni ?"

Jadeja tweeted the number 8, which is his jersey number while responding to that question. However, soon after, he deleted the tweet, but the fans were quick enough to click a screenshot. You can see the screenshot of the now-deleted tweet of Ravindra Jadeja right here, which was shared by the CSK Fans Army themselves on their Twitter profile later.

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Rohit Sharma to Replace Virat Kohli as India's Limited-Overs Captain After T20 World Cup: Report

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Virat Kohli is reportedly keen on getting himself focused on his batting and Test captaincy.

There could be a change in leadership as far as India’s limited-overs set up is concerned with captain Virat Kohli likely to step down from the role and hand over the duties to his deputy Rohit Sharma. Kohli is the current India skipper across formats having established himself among one of the all-time greats.

There have been rumours of Rohit taking over the charge, at least in T20Is, considering his record as stand-in captain with IPL success where he has Mumbai Indians to five titles further boosting his claim. However, this could become reality once the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets over in the UAE with Kohli now more keen to concentrate on his batting.

“Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world," The Times of India quoted sources as saying.

Kohli has so far led India in 95 ODIs, and with 65 wins along with 27 defeats, has a winning percentage of 70.43. In 45 T20Is so far where he has been the captain, India have won 27 times while losing 14 times.

On the other hand, Rohit has led India 10 times in ODIs and led them to victories on eight occasions while losing twice. In T20Is, he has captained them 19 times of which they have won 15 and lost four.

One of the biggest criticisms of Kohli’s captaincy is his failure to land a major ICC trophy since taking over the charge of the team. Recently, in June, India lost in the final of the World Test Championship as well which further fueled the talks.

However, as per the TOI report, Kohli, Rohit and India team management have had meetings in the past few months over the change of guard, at least in white-ball cricket.

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Former Afghanistan Captain Asghar Afghan slams Australia's Tim Paine for boycott comments

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Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has slammed Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine for his comments on boycotting the matches against the Afghanistan team in the men's T20 World Cup starting from October 17 in the UAE. Afghan's post comes after Paine said on his morning breakfast show on SEN Hobart that a boycott of matches against Afghanistan in the mega event is "something that teams will discuss on the eve of that World Cup".

"How a team like that can be allowed to play in an ICC-sanctioned event is going to be very, very hard to see," Paine had said on Friday. Afghanistan has been in a state of turmoil since the Taliban took over the country. There has been no clarity on the future of women's cricket in the country despite acting chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Azizullah Fazli saying to SBS Pashto that decision on women's cricket in the country will be made soon.

This is what Tim Paine said about Afghanistan :

Tim Paine

Paine said that he is fascinated by the fact that the ICC has yet to issue a statement regarding the latest development in Afghanistan, where women have been barred from playing cricket of any form. Paine said it is going to be 'very hard' to see a team like Afghanistan taking part in the marquee ICC event.

Paine, while speaking to SEN radio, said Australia doesn't want to be associated with a country that has excluded half its population from availing opportunities and other things, pointing at the Taliban's decision to ban women from playing any kind of sport that has a chance of revealing their face or body. Paine reckoned that most of the teams at the T20 World Cup, this year would be reluctant to play against Afghanistan given the latest development that has taken place in the war-torn country.

Asghar Afghan's reaction to this :

The 33-year-old told Paine to not make statements that would lead to Afghanistan cricket being isolated. "As a sportsperson and professional cricketer, you know that it requires too much of hard work and dedication to reach this level of cricket. For a less privileged cricketing Nation as Afghanistan with zero infrastructure and support reaching where we are right now and playing shoulder to shoulder with top 10 countries require sheer determination, passion, and talent. Therefore, you should refrain from delivering aggressive statements which would result in isolating the Afghan Cricket."

"Cricket is now the No#1 Sport in Afghanistan and is being followed by nearly 30 million Afghans. This shows, either you are unaware of the circumstances or talking out of contradiction; in any case, you are mistreating Afghan Cricket and all the gains we have obtained with hardship in the past decade. (Sports should be separated from politics)," concluded Afghan.

Afghan is a part of Afghanistan's squad for the men's T20 World Cup. They open their campaign against a qualifier team from Round 1 on October 25 in Sharjah. Afghanistan are in Group 2 alongside two yet-to-be-known qualifiers, 2007 champions India, 2009 champions Pakistan and New Zealand.

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Trent Boult picks the toughest batsman to bowl to in T20 World Cup 2021

The 7th edition of ICC Men's T20 World Cup is set to mark its arrival after the completion of Phase 2 of IPL 2021. The test series between India and England has ended with the last match being postponed due to a covid scare. The management of both sides would be meeting at a later stage regarding the rescheduling of that match.

The cricketers from both these nations are currently in the UK. At the same time, the rest of the IPL members have already reached UAE. It would be worth watching to see when big names like Kohli, Rohit, Rahul, and others will join their respective IPL franchises.

The majority of the countries have named their 15 man squad for the T20 World Cup. The Indian side for the mega event is also out with some shocking inclusions and exclusions in the list. The four nations that could be the game changers in the mega event will be India, Australia, England, and New Zealand.

These four nations have some gigantic names who can help lift the trophy for their side. New Zealand's Trent Boult is the one such outstanding player. With his mind-blowing pace bowling, he can outwit nearly any batsman in this sport.

However, one shocking answer has been obtained from the left-arm pacer. A question was asked to him regarding who would you say would be the most formidable batsman to bowl to this world cup?

Boult named Paul Stirling as the most formidable batsman to bowl to.

One might think that the answer to this question could be Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, or some other players. However, Boult's answer would be shocking for most of the cricket fans.

He answered, "I think there are so many good players out there. Mohammad Rizwan, he is a phenomenal player. Babar Azam, he is a classy player. But I think it will be Paul Stirling."

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Former South Africa allrounder David Wiese to debut for Namibia at T20 World Cup

The 36-year old qualifies to play for them immediately, by first descent, since his father was born in Namibia

Former South Africa allrounder David Wiese is aiming to play in a second T20 World Cup, five years after his first, and for a different country. Wiese is in line to represent Namibia, and qualifies to play for them immediately, by first descent, since his father was born there. Cricket Namibia CEO Johan Muller confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Wiese has made himself available, though the squad has not yet been finalised.

The ICC's deadline for the submitting squads for the tournament is September 10.

If Wiese is named in the Namibia squad, he will also make his debut for the country, having not played in any of their matches so far. His last international was in March 2016, before he signed a Kolpak deal with Sussex in 2017. Wiese has remained with the county as an overseas player and has also turned out for London Spirit in the Hundred. He could join a strong South African contingent in Nambia, who are coached by former Titans player Pierre de Bruyn and also have Albie Morkel as part of the backroom staff.

As for the 36-year-old Wiese, he was an in-demand T20 cricketer at his peak, playing in leagues such as the CPL, the BPL, the PSL, and the IPL. Between August 2013 and March 2016, he also turned out in six ODIs and 20 T20Is - for South Africa - but with limited success.

Nambia join South Africa as the only two countries from the African continent who will compete at this year's T20 World Cup, after Zimbabwe failed to qualify because their board was temporarily banned by the ICC at the time. This will be Namibia's first T20 World Cup appearance after they qualified by beating Oman in the playoffs of the qualifiers in Dubai in October 2019. Since then, Namibia have only played three T20I matches, against Uganda in April this year, and are currently hosting a Zimbabwe Emerging squad in preparation for the tournament.

Making their T20 World Cup debut this year, Namibia have named their squad to take on a competitive Group A of First Round action, led by Gerhard Erasmus. With an injection of young talent who have shown glimpses in quality in home series against Uganda as well as South African and Zimbabwe Emerging sides, perhaps the biggest news is the inclusion of former South African international David Wiese, who now qualifies for the team.

The quick-bowling all-rounder features in six ODIs and 20 T20Is up until 2016, and comes with experience from travelling around on the domestic T20 circuit.

Since the World Cup Qualifier back in 2019, opener Jean-Pierre Kotze and spinner Zhivago Groenewald have called time on their international careers, and the likes of Niko Davin and Christi Viljoen have been left out in a nod to strong performances by the country's young crop.

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Is Deepak Chahar dating Bigg Boss Celebrity Sidharth Bharadwaj’s sister Jaya?

Deepak Chahar, a bowling all-rounder and who is additionally essential for Chennai Super Kings, has evidently discovered his somebody unique. The gorgeous cricketer Deepak Chahar is enamored and is supposedly dating previous Bigg Boss challenger Sidharth Bhardwaj’s sister Jaya. The two are in any event, intending to walk the isle soon.

Sources near the couple educated ETimes TV that the two are going extremely impressive and are evidently very genuine with regards to one another. The couple is wanting to have a roka soon and are relied upon to get connected with after the impending IPL season.

Jaya will go with Deepak for IPL to Dubai. Deepak has acquainted Jaya with the whole group. Deepak is wanting to follow the strides of his associates Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and secure the bunch soon with his woman love Jaya Bharadwaj. Jaya is from Delhi and works with a corporate firm.

Jaya will go with Deepak for IPL to Dubai. Deepak has acquainted Jaya with the whole group. Deepak is wanting to follow the strides of his associates Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and secure the bunch soon with his woman love Jaya Bharadwaj. Jaya is from Delhi and works with a corporate firm.

It will be interesting to see if this dating rumours (Deepak Chahar & Jaya) gets an official statement and then it will be a legacy forward love connection from the Bollywood industry with Indian Cricketers like Virat-Anushka.

Talking about the second leg of IPL-2021, the first match will be on 17th September which will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar will be seen in action in that match which will be played at Dubai.

It seems Deepak Chahar has introduced her to the entire team. The last year has been full of weddings in the Indian cricket team. Yuzvendra Chahal tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Dhanashree while Jasprit Bumrah's marriage sparked off a speculation if he was marrying Anupama Parmeswaran or Sanjana Ganesan. KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty also seem to be going steady as a couple. Hardik Pandya and his lady love Natasa Stankovic welcomed their first child after a year of dating.

Deepak Chahar is a fast bowler in the Indian cricket team. He also plays for the Chennai franchise of the IPL. There is no confirmation from anyone on this news though.

Sources close to the couple informed ETimes TV that the two are going very strong and are apparently quite serious about each other. The couple is planning to have a roka soon and are expected to get engaged after the upcoming IPL season. Jaya will be travelling with Deepak for IPL to Dubai

Deepak has introduced Jaya to the entire team. Deepak is planning to follow the footsteps of his colleagues Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and tie the knot soon with his lady love Jaya Bharadwaj. Jaya is from Delhi and works with a corporate firm.

Deepak is younger sibling of Bollywood model and actress Malti Chahar and elder brother of cricketer Rahul Chahar. In January 2020, Chahar won an award of T20I Performance of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for taking six wickets for seven runs against Bangladesh. Jaya is actor Sidharth Bhardwaj’s sister and the latter has done TV shows like Bigg Boss 5 and Splitsvilla 2.

As per the reports, after the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Deepak and Jaya will get engaged. The IPL 2021 will be held in Dubai, and Jaya will reportedly be flying there to support her boyfriend, Deepak, who plays for the team, Chennai Super Kings. Well, the Agra-born medium pacer has already introduced his ladylove, Jaya Bhardwaj, to almost every member of the national team's squad.

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