Virat Kohli is battling fitness concerns ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League but there are other stars that have been declared unfit to start.

The Ranchi Test in Australia was where Kohli picked up his shoulder injury. He would undergo assessment in the second week of April to determine if he could return, according to reports.

Murali Vijay featured for Kings XI Punjab last year but he is set to undergo surgeries in his right wrist and left shoulder. These would surely keep him out of the game for a while.

BCCI says that Ravichandran Ashwin will undergo at least six weeks of rehabilitation after he complained of groin problem. This means he would be out for the whole tournament duration.

Ravindra JAdeja was the leading wicket taker in the series against Australia. He has been sidelined for a fortnight as he injured his spinning finger. Gujarat Lions would surely miss his exploits. (more…)

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Yuvraj Singh has started the new season on a brilliant note.

During the opener where Sunrisers kicked off their defence against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the cricket star came out to bat confidently. After he took guard at the fall of the second wicket, he helped the team win the innings emphatically over their competition.

Yuvraj scored 62 runs off 27 balls and his intimidating presence was obvious. His fans have recently come to associate him with clean hitting, with the ball going over for a six. His confidence seems to have settled in again after his fight with cancer and him depending on ball timing for years. (more…)

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Yuvraj Singh : Being Philanderous

The media had linked up Yuvraj Singh with various girls at various times before his marriage and one of those girls was Kim Sharma.

Yuvraj had actually dated Kim and it was not a false story, even though the two never went public with their relationship.

Yuvraj was quite serious with Kim in terms of making a future and it was also said that his family liked her as well. So everything was leading towards a marriage.

But, then for some reason, they got separated and it was a painful experience for Yuvraj as he remained depressed for quite some time after that.

At present, Yuvraj is a happy, settled man with a beautiful wife who is an actress herself, but, the player’s past relationship with Kim created a little bit of problem for him recently.

What happened was that Mr and Mrs Singh went to a party thrown by one of their friends, but, shortly after their arrival to the party, they noticed Kim there as well.

While Yuvraj remained normal after seeing Kim and reacted as if her presence meant nothing to him, his wife Hazel’s reaction was not the same. (more…)

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Wednesday, saw the cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, and Hazel Keech, model turned actress, exchange wedding vows in the village of Duffera on Sirhind-Chandigarh Road, at the spiritual dera of Baba Ram Singh Ganduan Wale.

The couple were then blessed by Baba Ram Singh, the Dera head at the end of the ‘Anand Karaj’ ceremony. The venue where the couple had tied the knot was chosen by Shabnam Singh, Yuvraj’s mother.

Only the couple’s closest friends and family members were in attendance at the wedding which had been made to be a low-key affair, while tight security arrangements were made and stationed close to the Dera.

The newly weds were clad in maroon and gold outfits, with the bride looking ravishingly beautiful in a maroon coloured lehenga that was accompanied by intricate golden embroidery.

For Yuvraj, his dapper look was made possible by the velvet sherwani which he paired with a mojri and a maroon turban.

The wedding which was performed in accordance with Sikh traditions, was not graced by the father of the groom, Yograj Singh, also a former cricket-actor. (more…)

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Yuvraj Singh made Impression after Second Playoff

Yuvraj Singh, playing only in his second playoff match in the Indian Premier League ever, made an impact for the Hyderabad franchise as his 40-odd runs were critical in guiding the men in orange to a fighting score against KKR.

Yuvraj’s play to the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav, one of the opposition’s main spinning weapons who had been getting the ball go in both the directions against the right handed batsmen as well as the southpaws, stood out.

While the other players were trying to be in the crease when the left arm bowler was bowling and were failing to do any run scoring with the ball turning miles, Yuvraj decided to do it differently.

He took spin out of the equation by jumping out and taking Kuldeep on the half volley every time he looped the ball.

More than 20 runs that he took off Kuldeep with three fours and a six despite the Uttar Pradesh youngster getting decent turn, it got Hyderabad to stretch their score that extra bit on a tough batting wicket.

Another moment of glory came for Yuvraj thereafter in the field as with a lightening quick pick up and throw coming from the backward point position; he took everyone 15 years back when he was young and one of the best fielders in the world.

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Yuvraj Singh batting faced serious nervousness

It’s surreal what nervousness can do to even Seasoned players.

Yuvraj Singh batting in the fag-end of the Indian innings in the third T20 game against Australia was a classic example of that.

The Punjab superstar has played so many matches in front of packed stands and most of the time, he has excelled.

But, when he made his way out in the centre at the Sydney Cricket Ground to bat for India for the first time in 2 years and that too in a critical situation, he was all, but, lost.

Yuvraj was not able to buy a run and had almost lost India the game during his struggle at the crease.

And, it was all down to his nervousness. He did not seem to have the belief in himself that he could play the big shots.

His body language was totally negative. It was almost as if he was trying to get away from the striker’s end somehow.

He was lucky to get a couple of lose deliveries in the last over  which allowed him to get out of jail as he collected 10 runs off the first 2 balls of that over to bring India back into the game.

Suresh Raina then finished the game in style with a boundary off the last ball and India whitewashed the Kangaroos by 3-0.

But, what seemed okay at the end of the day could so easily have been embarrassing for Yuvraj.

He seemed to have started from the point where he had left in the final of the World Championship in Sri Lanka in 2014. (more…)

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After impressing the selectors with his returns in the test matches against Sri Lanka

After impressing the selectors with his returns in the test matches against Sri Lanka, the leg spinner Amit Mishra has been able to make a comeback in the limited-over squads as well.

The 32-year old has been included in the 15-member group that was named yesterday for the T20 series and also, for the first three games of the One Day International series against South Africa.

However, Mishra doesn’t stand that strong a chance of featuring in the playing XI.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are the first choice spinners for India in white ball Cricket at the moment and unless one of those two gets injured or happens to perform very, very poorly in 2 or 3 games, Mishra will have to warm the benches.

Mishra had made his debut in One Day Cricket long ago. But, he has got to win only 27 caps for India so far and it’s a bit surprising because his record on paper looks alright.

He has grabbed 45 wickets in 27 games at an average of 23 and these numbers are not bad. Still, somehow, he has never been able to cement himself in the national set up and has found himself out of the team at regular intervals.

Maybe conceding runs at a very high economic rate at times might be the reason for his regular axe, but, the leg spinners are like that only. They can win games on their day, but, they can be taken to the cleaners as well if they have an off day.

Here, actually, the captain’s role is very important. Leg spinners always need captain’s support. (more…)

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