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Cricket – The most popular sport in our country.

Whenever we talk about any sports, the foremost game which comes to our mind is cricket. Especially in India, majority of the population is cricket fan. It is the most watched game in our country. Children in most of the streets of our nation play this game. Ironically, because of its popularity in our country people often forget that hockey is our national sport. All the love which a national sport deserves is showered upon cricket. No wonder in our country cricket is another religion.

What is so special about cricket? Why no other game has not attained the popularity as cricket has? There are simple reasons behind this. Cricket is simple as well as an interesting sport. Even if a person does not play this game, it is not difficult for him to understand it. The simplicity of this game has earned it so many fans. For a player who plays cricket, it is always a matter of pride to win match against the opponent with the effort of his whole team. Cricket is one such game where team spirit is tested the most.

The successful cricketers of India, the name and fame they earn, the glamorous life they can afford, and the immense love they receive from the fans, all these contribute to the popularity of this sport. These reasons also are responsible for making it one of the most sought after sport career among youngsters. In India, two categories of celebrities are revered and loved the most, first the film stars and second the cricket stars. The majority of advertisements we see on television features either of them endorsing the products or services. The reason being simple people easily get convinced by their presence and become a prospective customer of a particular brand.

Cricket as a sport will always remain in the hearts of people. The different formats of cricket matches will keep on entertaining the cricket lovers. The immensely talented and hard-working players will get the opportunity to build their destiny by earning name and fame through this sport.

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India Women Cricket Team

India Women’s playing squad for Paytm ODI series against England got announced | India v/s England

The All India Women’s Selection committee declared Indian Women Team to be the part for 3 match Paytm ODI series against England Women. These 3 ODI will be the part of ICC Women’s Championship which will be played on the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Team India will have to perform better to get good rankings in the upcoming matches. The selection criteria for India Women’s playing squad for Paytm ODI series against England is crucial as it will be home ground for India to play against England. Team India has performed good at their home ground. It will be a tough challenge for Mithali Raj to make the team strong enough in short span of time. While Indian men will be playing against Australia, Indian women will have to face England in the series. The craze of women cricket has also been increasing day by day and it will be good moment for Indians to see the team playing in Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

The Indian women squad for ODI series as per the selectors:-

  1. Mithali Raj (Captain)
  2. Jhulan Goswami
  3. Smriti Mandhana
  4. Jemimah Rodrigues
  5. Harmanpreet Kaur
  6. Deepti Sharma
  7. Taniya Bhatia (Wicket-keeper)
  8. R Kalpana (Wicket-keeper)
  9. Mona Meshram
  10. Ekta Bisht
  11. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
  12. Poonam Yadav
  13. Shikha Pandey
  14. Mansi Joshi
  15. Punam Raut.

India Women Cricket Team

The team of selectors have also picked the Board President’s XI squad who will play a one-day warm-up match prior to the ODI series in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 18th February.

Board President’s XI playing squad:

  1. Smriti Mandhana (Captain)
  2. Veda Krishnamurthy
  3. Devika Vaidya
  4. S Meghana
  5. Bharati Fulmali
  6. Komal Zanzad
  7. R Kalpana
  8. Priya Punia
  9. Harleen Deol
  10. Reemalaxmi Ekka
  11. Manali Dakshini
  12. Minnu Mani
  13. Tanuja Kanwar

The schedule of the match is:-

S.No Date Match Venue
1 18th February Warm-up Mumbai
2 22nd February 1st ODI Mumbai
3 25th February 2nd ODI Mumbai
4 28th February 3rd ODI Mumbai

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India - New Zealand Series won by 4 wickets

New Zealand beat India by 4 runs in 3rd T20 | NZ won T20 series

The unbeatable fight for runs continued till the last over but India could not reach upto the target of 213 runs in the 3rd T20 against New Zealand. The match was crucial as it was a series deciding game. New Zealand with their overall performance defeated India by 4 runs in the 3rd T20 and won the series by 2-1.

New Zealand won by 4 runs at Hamilton
New Zealand won by 4 runs at Hamilton

Colin Munro’s 72 runs off 40 balls helped New Zealand to set the powerful target of 213 runs in 20 overs. The pitch was considered to be for the batsman and the team who played early got good benefits also. Rohit Sharma after winning toss took the decision of bowling first. The dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan in the early of the game was disappointing. In spite of that, all the players came and hit their best shots. Rohit Sharma although stayed for long time on the ground but at the crucial moment he also got caught behind the stumps. The pressure was increasing ball by ball because the total was more than 200.

India New Zealand match

Vijay Shankar handled the game a bit and made some attacking shots to pull off the pressure. His 43 runs off 28 balls put the required run rate a bit low. The entry of young Rishah Pant was superb. The sixes and fours in the first over made the audience more excited but as he dismissed the crowd and score board became a bit low. Hardik Pandaya then took the risk and continued the scoreboard. He made some airy shots in between. The way match was going for Indian, the difficulty for NZ was increasing. The fall of wickets of Hardik Pandaya and Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to be a negative sign in the final series deciding match for India.

Dinesh Kartik and Krunal Pandaya in last 5 overs played exceptionally well and brought the match close to last over. The last over was best from New Zealand as they stopped Team India from making runs. Thus, finally the 3rd T20 match as well as series came into the courtyard of New Zealand. It was great come back from the ODI loss for NZ. They lifted the series trophy after long way back. Rohit Sharma would be disappointed with this loss as he could not give winning trophy in the hands of young players. The team was full of young energy and they performed better keeping eye on huge target. Now team India should start focusing on upcoming series with Australia. Good day for New Zealand and congratulations to Kane Williamson and team for winning the series.

India - New Zealand Series won by 4 wickets

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How Dhoni guides young players…

Indian Cricket Team has got too many jewels like Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid etc but M.S.Dhoni is one of the brightest one. He has kept on learning many things with the passage of time. His entry in Indian Team was as a wicketkeeper and batsaman but with his elite performance he became the captain of Indian Team. Perhaps it was the best opportunity for him as he learnt a lot from seniors, time and opportunities. Every small opportunities was a challenge for him & he converted maximum into success. It is always interesting to see how Dhoni guides young players.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virat Kohli
     Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Virat Kohli

The biggest quality of MSD is his coolness and guidance ability. He always says that he wants to be good human being. Cricket is just a passion for him because he feels he is good at cricket. While playing cricket, MSD has felt cricket internally. He has developed great skills and got experienced with time.

M.S. Dhoni with Virat Kohli

Several winning moments like T20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011, Champions Trophy, IPL games gave him many learning. Now a days he has become inspiration for the new young players. We always keep on seeing him guiding young players. His ideas works on and off the ground. Many players consider him their lucky charm. Staying behind the stumps he has seen much cricket which is a plethora of learning for the new comers. Virat Kohli always considers his decisions best as he feels Dhoni is excellent in decision making.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies
     Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies

Many times when bowlers get frustated or become tensed then Dhoni motivates them, inspire them and this turns out to be magic for him. Dhoni gives chance to new players as he knows the talent of players. As a captain cum human being Dhoni has always been excellent. The bad times come in the life of everyone but Dhoni handles all situations gently. He knows success comes by virtue of your hard work and putting more efforts. While batting on the field he teaches the lesson of handling pressure and game gently. The young players learn these lessons. Rohit Sharma has learnt a lot from Dhoni. He reveals his success due to MSD.

Dhoni giving cap

The coming generation is very lucky that he has created the strong foundation of Indian cricket in the whole world. Keep on learning & keep on becoming excellent day by day.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Success Story

Success story of MS Dhoni | Mahendra Singh Dhoni biography | MSD – The untold Story

Who is not the fan of Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni? The captain cool is a legendary cricketer. He is one of those great cricketers whom people will never forget. Not only as a cricketer but also as a person Dhoni is adored and revered. He is an inspiration to all the budding cricketers. He is an epitome of success for those who think belonging to a small town limits options for you.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni didn’t get success overnight. He showed great patience and perseverance for reaching the zenith of success. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also called lovingly as Mahi, was born and brought up in a small town Ranchi, which is now the capital of Jharkhand. Since childhood, he was interested in sports. In his school days he used to play football. But one day his sports coach in school suggested him to play cricket. He started playing the game and developed interest in that sport day by day. He was an industrious player and so his game kept on improving. He participated in school level tournaments where his performance was appreciated. Later on he also played district level and state level cricket.

M.S.Dhoni

Dhoni did not belong to a very affluent family. He had limited resources but he never gave up his dreams. He got the job of ticket collector in Eastern zone railway. Despite his unwillingness, he had joined and continued the job for some years. He wanted to play for the national team but he was not getting the proper opportunity. During his job, one day he took the tough decision to resign and focus fully on his cricket career. He knew very well that leaving the job was a risk but he had faith in himself and his hard-work. It took him some time but his hard-work paid off. The selection board of Indian Cricket team gave him a chance and from then Dhoni never looked back.

Dhoni quits job as ticket collector
           Dhoni quits job as ticket collector

In a short span of time, he made his mark in international cricket. He proved that he is a great batsman and wicket-keeper. His style of scoring sixes (the famous helicopter style) won the hearts of fans. He was made the captain of Indian Cricket Team in the year 2007. He is one of the most successful cricket captains in the world. He had won many matches for India. Dhoni is credited with building a strong Indian cricket team and giving preference to young talents. Under his captainship, India won the world cup against Sri Lanka in the year 2011. This achievement came to India the second time after the 1983 world cup.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies
      Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies

Dhoni has been awarded with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree awards. He has also received the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna award. The Indian territorial army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant General to him. At present Dhoni endorses many brands and is a popular face on television. A successful movie has also been made on the life of the great captain and the pride of India- MS Dhoni.

Dhoni completes 300 T20 matches

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