Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic are one of the most loved couples in town. They were recently blessed with a baby boy. The good news was shared by Hardik on his official Instagram handle. He shared a glimpse of his munchkin on social media. Sharing the picture earlier, he wrote, “We are blessed with our baby boy ❤️🙏🏾” Check out his post here: Today, he has taken to his Instagram handle and shared the first picture with his baby boy and we totally love it. In the picture, Hardik can be seen holding him in his arms and it is simply unmissable. Sharing the picture, he wrote, “The blessing from God 🙏🏾❤️ @natasastankovic__” Soon after Hardik posted the picture, fans
BENGALURU: India batsman KL Rahul took to social media on Thursday to post a picture of him wearing a mask, which is the norm these days in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Rahul was cheeky in his caption along with the post on Instagram as he wrote: "can you tell i'm smiling?" To this, close friend and India all-rounder Hardik Pandya replied: "You are smiling always from heart so face smile naie ho toh bhi chalta hai (so it doesn't matter if there is no smile on your face)." Last month, premier Australia batsman Steve Smith had said Rahul is the Indian batsman who has impressed him the most. Smith was answering his fans on Instagram and when asked about
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic welcomed a baby boy. The ace cricketer took to his Instagram handle to share the news. He shared a picture with the newborn and wrote, ''We are blessed with our baby boy". As soon as he shared the post, fans flooded the comment section with congratulatory messages for the couple. From Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Athiya Shetty, Sonal Chauhan, Sara Tendulkar, Sagarika Ghatge, Suniel Shetty, Sophie Choudry, Sania Mirza, Izabelle Leite, Guru Randhawa, Mandana Karimi, Saiyami Kher, Kunal Kemmu to many others send out good wises to the couple. Check out Hardik's post here: Check out their reactions here: A few weeks back, the lovebirds shared the good news on Instagram by sharing pictures from Natasa's baby
NEW DELHI: Will he, won't he - That's the million dollar question that hangs on a possible MS Dhoni comeback to international cricket. Countless fans in India and across the world are hoping that they get to see the only captain to have won all three ICC trophies (2007 World T20, 2011 ODI World Cup & 2013 Champions Trophy) back on the international cricket field again. The 39-year-old former India captain hasn't played an international match since India's shock 2019 ODI World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand in July 2019. At first most people thought he just wanted to take a break, there were reports that he might be carrying a few injuries. He even hit the nets in
NEW DELHI: India cricketer KL Rahul shared an emotional post on popular social media platform Instagram as Team India continues to stay off the field due to unprecedented times put forward by the coronavirus pandemic. While international cricket returned recently with #raisethebat series between England and West Indies, Indian players have had to be content with staying at home and following the action going on in England. Rahul, meanwhile, shared a picture of himself, holding his helmet and other cricket equipment lying around him. His post simply read: "I miss you." With no cricket to play, Indian cricketers have been very active on social media. Recently, Rahul engaged in a hilarious banter with skipper Virat Kohli on Instagram. It all
Mohammad Kaif. (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has tried to decode as to why young wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been a hit with Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but has failed to put up consistent performances for Team India on the international arena. Kaif, who is Delhi Capitals' assistant coach, has seen Pant from close quarters and stated his batting position hasn't been fixed by the Indian team management and that is why he hasn't been able to replicate his consistent IPL performance on the biggest stage. Before coronavirus pandemic put a stop on cricket in March, Pant saw KL Rahul take over wicket-keeping duties in New Zealand in limited-overs formats as the southpaw
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NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli tried to hilariously troll batsman K.L Rahul on social media recently but the latter was up for the banter and came up with an epic reply. Indian cricketers have been keeping themselves busy by engaging with fans on social media and this particular exchange between Kohli and Rahul left everyone in splits. It all stated with Rahul uploaded a picture of himself on his Instagram account, drinking coffee, and his post read: "Cofee>>" Kohli took note of the post and replied: "Cup ganda hai (the cup is dirty)." Rahul was having none of it and wrote: "Lekin dil saaf hai (but heart is clean)." Kohli acknowledged the same and replied: "haha wo to hai
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Centrally-contracted Indian cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma’s failure to disclose their whereabouts details won’t be counted as a doping offence. The National Anti-Doping Agency (Nada) has let the cricketers off with a simple “warning” after accepting the Indian cricket board’s (BCCI) contention that the whereabouts’ ‘filing failure’ happened due to the password glitch and inability to access the BCCI office due to the lockdown, TOI has learnt. For the Nada, the issue has been “closed” and there won't be any sanctions. According to sources in Nada, the decision to let the cricketers off was arrived at in consultation with the International
KL Rahul. (BCCI Photo) CHENNAI: KL Rahul has emerged as a vital cog in the Kings XI Punjab wheel over the last two years. Having scored plenty of runs, the Karnataka batsman has earned the KXIP captaincy too this season before the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, Rahul, who joined KXIP in 2018, wants to remain upbeat and said that his stint with the Punjab franchise has changed his life. “My partnership with Kings XI Punjab has been brilliant. It was going to be a big season for me as well having being entrusted with the captaincy. So yeah, it’s changed my life,” Rahul said during the show ‘Open Nets with Mayank’
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul (IPL Photo) CHENNAI: It was perhaps pre-destined that both KL Rahul and Chris Gayle joined Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the same year back in 2018. The rest, as they say, is history as they formed a potent opening combination, often taking the attack to the opposition. On Tuesday, both the batsmen gave an insight into how they stitched together a successful partnership. "There has been a lot of occasions when the dot ball count would go up while we were at the crease. But we would often tell each other not to panic at an early stage. This is because we could always make up for the dot balls later,” the Jamaican opener Gayle
NEW DELHI: India cricketer KL Rahul stated he was really looking forward to playing in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was supposed to captain his franchise Kings XI Punjab. The 13th edition of the cash-rich, which was supposed to begin on March 29, was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian cricket board is now looking to host the tournament if the T20 World Cup, currently scheduled to be played in Australia in October, gets cancelled due to the virus threat. Rahul was made skipper of the side after Ravichandran Ashwin, who led the team in 2018 and 2019, was traded to Delhi Capitals prior to the season. "I actually
NEW DELHI: One thing that even the staunchest critics of T20 cricket will agree with is that the format is incredibly entertaining. Power hitters have made the format their own. From clubbing the ball across the park in the powerplay overs to whacking it fearlessly in the death, batsmen have produced some absolute masterclasses over the years in T20 cricket. And the same thing can definitely also be said about the Indian Premier League (IPL) -- arguably the best version of franchise T20 cricket around the world. The tournament over the past 12 editions has produced some mind-boggling batting performances that have entertained fans across the world. Although, scoring an individual century is the highest peak that every batsman wants
NEW DELHI: A limited-overs marauder he might be but West Indies swashbuckler Chris Gayle says there is nothing more challenging than Test cricket, a format which can also help one understand the vagaries of life. Speaking to Indian cricketer Mayank Agarwal for BCCI's online show 'Open Nets, Gayle, who has played 103 five-day games in his roller-coaster career, said nothing beats the Test experience. He hasn't, however, played a five-day game since 2014. To all you budding cricketers out there, the #UniverseBoss has a piece of advice for you.Coming up soon on Open n… https://t.co/UhKnEE5PeA— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1592886600000"Test cricket is the ultimate. Playing Test cricket also gives you a chance, how to live life because playing five days of cricket
Steve Smith. (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Star Australian batsman Steve Smith has rated cricketer KL Rahul as the most impressive Indian player. Smith was having a question and answer session on Instagram where he gave his take on fans' queries amid no sporting activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. When asked about which Indian player impressed him the most, Smith replied: KL Rahul. Very good player!" The Australian batting mainstay also said that Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is the best fielder in cricket at the present moment. Smith, who was banned for a year in 2018 for his role in the ball-tampering scandal during a Test match against South Africa said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is his favourite tournament.
India captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed after the match. (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: It was on June 16, 2019, when star cricketer Rohit Sharma's gutsy knock of 140 runs in just 113 balls guided India a win over Pakistan in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup at the Old Trafford in Manchester. With this win, India maintained their unbeaten streak (7-0) over Pakistan in the 50 over World Cup. In the match, the Men in Blue displayed a clinical performance against arch-rivals Pakistan. Batting first, India posted 336 runs on the board, owing to Rohit's 24th ODI ton. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul registered fifty-plus scores and India had no problem in defending the total as
Ravindra Jadeja. (Getty Images)MELBOURNE: Star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is the best fielder in the game right now, according to Australian batting star Steve Smith, who also rated KL Rahul as the most impressive among the younger crop. Smith, who answered questions sent in by his fans on Instagram on Sunday, also said the Indian Premier League is his favourite tournament to play in. Jadeja known for his quick and sharp fielding tactics has earned praise from several former players and respect from the current stars and Smith is no different. Asked who the best fielder in the current lot of players Smith simply replied stating it was Jadeja. When quizzed about which Indian player has impressed him the most,
NEW DELHI: India batsman KL Rahul believes the suspension that followed his unsavoury comments about women on a TV show last year completely changed his thought process about his game, resulting in consistent performances. Rahul and Hardik Pandya faced severe criticism following their sexist remarks on 'Koffee with Karan', and were called back home from Australia in January last year after being suspended by the BCCI's Committee of Administrators (COA). "A lot of credit for my consistent performance goes to how differently I started thinking after 2019. With this suspension and with all that happened, I was tempted or I was in a way wanted to be selfish and play for myself, and I failed. So I told myself I
Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja. (Getty Images)NEW DELHI: Five centrally contracted Indian cricketers including Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul have been issued notices by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for failing to disclose their whereabouts as the BCCI cited "password glitch" as the reason for delay. The other players to have received the notice include women stars Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma, who are among the five cricketers in the 110 strong National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP). Speaking to PTI, NADA DG Navin Agarwal confirmed that BCCI has sent an official explanation for their five NRTP players' failure to submit whereabouts. "There are two ways to fill up the whereabouts form in the ADAMS (Anti Doping Administration & Management
KOLKATA: Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel feels India's young glovesmen should be given a "consistent run" to secure their place in the national team, something which has not been happening of late. While Wriddhiman Saha has been a regular in Tests, India currently do not have a fixed wicket-keeper in limited-overs cricket with KL Rahul recently taking over the duties from Rishabh Pant, who is a regular squad member but not a sure starter anymore. "I don't think we are not getting any fixed wicketkeeper. We have KS Bharat for India A ... Rishabh Pant or KL Rahul ... Saha is your number 1 Test wicketkeeper. But I genuinely feel we can get a bit more consistency so that you have the assurance,"
NEW DELHI: Rahul Dravid and KL Rahul have more than a name in common. They are both Indian cricketers, both are from Karnataka and both of them are batsmen who can also keep wickets. While their overall styles might be different, thanks to the different eras they belong to, KL Rahul has tried to take more than one leaf out of the legendary Dravid's book of batting. It's not a surprise that KL has grown up idolising Dravid. But, did you know it was Dravid's pep talk to a 11-year-old KL which changed the youngster's approach towards the sport? It happened at an Under-13 tournament, when a lean and skinny KL Rahul met his childhood hero Dravid in Bengaluru. "I remember
नई दिल्ली: केएल राहुल (KL Rahul) पिछले कुछ वक्त से भारत की वनडे और टी20 टीम के विकेटकीपर हैं. राहुल का टीम इंडिया का विकेटकीपर बनना महज एक इत्तेफाक था. दरअसल इस साल ऑस्ट्रेलिया वनडे सीरीज खेलने भारत आई थी और ऋषभ पंत उस सीरीज में इंडिया की तरफ से विकेटकीपर की भूमिका निभाने वाले थे पर सीरीज शुरू होने से कुछ ही दिन पहले पंत चोटिल हो गए और विराट कोहली ने राहुल को बतौर विकेटकीपर टीम में सलेक्ट कर लिया. बस फिर क्या था, राहुल ने इस मौके को दोनों हाथों से लपक लिया और एक के बाद एक बेहतरीन प्रर्दशन करते हुए न सिर्फ भारत को सीरीज जितवाई, इसी के साथ उन्होनें 'मैन ऑफ दी सीरीज' का