Pune, Apr. 23 : While pointing out the bench strength of the team, Rising Pune Supergiants captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that his teammate Kevin Pietersen's injury could turn out be a 'blessing in disguise'.
Pietersen was forced to retire after facing only one ball as he hurt his leg while trying to take a single during Supergiants' 13-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.
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Pune: Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers smashed brisk half centuries to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a well-deserved 13-run win over Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League match, here on Friday.
Sent into bat, RCB rode on De Villiers' 83 off 46 balls with the help of six boundaries and two sixes and Kohli's 80 off 63 deliveries, during which he struck seven fours and two hits over the fence, to post a fighting 185 for five.
Later, RCB bowlers rose to the occasion and somehow just managed to restrict Pune to 172 for eight.
New Delhi, Apr. 16 : Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has heaped praise on India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he resigned as the brand ambassador of real estate group Amrapali over their failure to complete a project as promised to the people.
Dhoni's decision to cut ties with Amrapali came days after the residents of a housing project took to social media, asking the skipper to disassociate himself with the brand.
Mumbai, April 1 : Following India's defeat by the West Indies in the World Twenty20 semi-finals, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the post- match press conference made fun of an Australian journalist when the latter asked the captain about his retirement plans after the tournament.
After India's seven-wicket loss at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday which eliminated the hosts from the tournament, a journalist from Cricket Australia asked Dhoni whether, after the Indian team's exit, Dhoni, at 34, was keen to play on.
Mumbai, Mar. 31 : The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side will aim for the World T20 final-berth when they take on West Indies in the second semi-final clash here on Thursday.
The Wankhede Stadium will be screening an ensemble-driven action, with Indian star Virat Kohli aiming to continue his batting masterclass against Darren Sammy's side.
Kohli smashed an unbeaten 82 off only 51 balls as India defeated Australia by six wickets to reach the semifinals.
Mohali, Mar. 28 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has heaped praise on star batsman Virat Kohli after he struck a sublime half-century against Australia to power his side to the semifinals of the ongoing World T20, describing his innings as `incredible`.
The 27-year-old continued to reprise his role as Australia's tormentor-in-chief as he smashed nine fours and two sixes in his unbeaten knock of 82 runs off just 51 balls as India chased down the massive target of 161 runs with five balls to spare.
Bengaluru, Mar 24 : Although skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni remained calm under intense pressure and 'managed chaos' in India's nerve-wracking one-run win over Bangladesh in their penultimate league game of the World Twenty20 , he was left fuming over a hostile question asked by a reporter during the post-match press conference in Bengaluru.
The journalist asked why India was only good enough to win by one run, pointing towards the team's poor run-rate. However, a visibly irate Dhoni hit back by accusing the reporter of being disappointed India won the match.
Bengaluru, Mar 24 : Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has praised his side's ability to 'manage chaos' under intense pressure after clinching a nerve-wracking one-run win over Bangladesh in their penultimate league game of the World Twenty20 in Bengaluru.
Bangladesh were on course to pull off their first ever T20 win over India, needing only two runs off the last three bowls at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.
Bengaluru: India survived a mighty scare before pulling off an incredible 1-run victory over Bangladesh in a nerve-wracking low-scoring thriller to keep their semi- final hopes alive in the ICC World T20, here on Wednesday.
Defending a modest 146, India looked down and out for the better part of the match before pulling their acts together in the final two overs to restrict Bangladesh to 145 for 9.
Bengaluru, Mar. 23 : The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side, which bounced back in style to beat arch-rivals Pakistan, will aim to continue their momentum when they take on Bangladesh in their must-win World T20 match here at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium today.
India have suffered a humiliating 47-run defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their campaign opener before a thrilling six-wicket win over Shahid Afridi's side in their second group-stage match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Saturday.
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