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Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lamented that the team’s 2011 World Cup loss to India in the semi-finals in Mohali still haunts him. According to the 46-year-old, although he was deemed unfit, he feels he should have played the match since he had shown enough signs of being ready in the warm-ups.

Team India’s captain for the T20I series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant, lamented that the wicket in Delhi got better to bat on in the second innings, as a result of which their bowlers could not build much pressure. The 24-year-old, however, gave credit to Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller, whose unbeaten 131-run stand lifted the Proteas to a record win.

India wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant has expressed relief at the fact that the home series against South Africa will be played without a bio-secure bubble in place. The BCCI has decided to do away with the bio-bubble for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, which will begin on June 9. Post COVID-19, most teams were forced to organize series’ in restricted environments keeping the safety of the players and fans in mind

Indian keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has termed his selection in the national squad for the T20I series against South Africa at home as his “most special comeback”. The 36-year-old has earned a much-deserved recall on the back of a stellar batting performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Playing the designated finisher’s role for the franchise, he has hit 287 runs in 14 matches at an average of 57.40 and a strike rate of 191.33.

Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has recalled an interesting incident pertaining to the late Shane Warne, who passed away of a heart attack earlier this month. Harbhajan said that he had a fanboy moment during the 2001 series against Australia at home when he claimed 32 wickets in three Tests. Warne could not do much with the ball during the series, which India famously won 2-1

Team India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that India are ready to accept what comes with Rishabh Pant because of his game-changing ability. There have been mixed reactions to Pant’s style of play and, at times, he has been criticized for not playing to the game situation. Rohit admitted that Pant has been told to show greater game awareness at times. However, he asserted that the think tank has asked Pant not to deviate too much from his natural game

Team India batter Hanuma Vihari feels it will be an extremely challenging task for Sri Lanka to chase 447 in the second innings although three full days of play are left in pink-ball Test in Bengaluru. India declared their second innings on 303 for 9, setting the Lankans an improbable 447 for victory. The visitors went to stumps at a shaky 28 for 1. Earlier in the day, they were bundled out for 109 in their first innings as Jasprit Bumrah claimed his first five-wicket haul in Tests in India.

Team India batter Shreyas Iyer top-scored for the hosts with a sizzling 92 off 98 on Day 1 of the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. On a pitch that was turning square from the start, India crumbled to 148 for 6. However, Shreyas, with some help from the lower-order lifted India to 252. The 27-year-old was at his aggressive best, striking 10 fours and four sixes in his innings.

Former Team India pacer Shanthakumar Sreesanth on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 39-year-old said he made the decision because he did not want to block the path for youngsters. The temperamental cricketer played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India between 2005 and 2011. He was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 50-over World Cup under MS Dhoni. He claimed 169 international wickets.