May 4, 2012

Newsfile IPL 2012

Newsfile: May 4

Nikita Bastian

Sangakkara asks overseas players to step up: As Deccan Chargers make a bid to close the gap between them and the other teams on the points table, captain Kumar Sangakkara has said the foreign signings in the team have to help ease the burden on the local players. "Overseas players need to understand their responsibilities and absorb the majority of the pressure,” he said on the eve of Chargers game against Chennai Super Kings. “Overseas players have to share the responsibilities, and the younger Indian players should be allowed to play freely, enjoy their game, find their places in the side and get that self-belief."

Michael Hussey picks Dravid as favourite: Chennai Super Kings batsman Michael Hussey has said he admires Rahul Dravid the most among the India players. “[Sachin] Tendulkar, too, is a great player but I like Dravid the most for the way he approaches the game,” he said. “It’s his guts, determination and never-say-die attitude that make him stand out. He had done it for years, scored runs everywhere he played ... And he is such a humble human being.”

No big profits for Royals – owner: Raj Kundra, Rajasthan Royals’ co-owner, has said his franchise is interested in promoting Indian talent, rather than just raking in the profits. "We are not making much of the profits but we are certainly not making any losses as well,” he was reported as saying by PTI. “We are not only concerned about making profits but we are committed to promote the Indian talent. It was Yusuf Pathan in the first edition, then it was Ravindra Jadeja and now it is Ajinkya Rahane.”

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Posted by adrian on (May 5, 2012, 4:09 GMT)

Sanga - Practice what you preach.....cricketing world thinks you are good orator ( limited cricketing I say) but actions must match with words....scoring 1 is not the way to go after such statement!

Posted by Prabal Goel on (May 5, 2012, 3:51 GMT)

oooh....so true..Mr.Kundra...you certainly promoted two great and talented individuals, both of whom play better in IPL than internatioanl cricket..and of course we had never heard of Ajinkya Rahane till you promoted him this season....

Posted by ruwan perera on (May 5, 2012, 2:30 GMT)

No matter weather you win. in twenty 20 it is all about how you manage your nerve at last state . in most matches DC lost that.better to have full few days training with a good fielding coach. that would do a big change. I feel they are having a great batters and balers who are best in the tournament.

Posted by ravikumar on (May 5, 2012, 0:10 GMT)

its the fielding hurting dc and making dent to their otherwise good and fair performances. catching is an issue. and all siad and done they do not have a good support to stayn. and christine looks to be the bad buy for them and still they keep on having him in team. whatever if they floor catches coming their ways no one can say they are on. they tumble and tumble. it hurts a lot for a dc fan like me.

still hope they salvage some pride in the remaining games.

Posted by ram ram on (May 4, 2012, 21:16 GMT)

Funny.. sanga is the only foreign player not steeping-up.. all 3 others are performing

Posted by Manan on (May 4, 2012, 20:12 GMT)

Sanga, White n Duminy should form the top 3 interchangeably depending upon form..

Posted by Jawwad on (May 4, 2012, 19:05 GMT)

@Sangakkara - Maybe you should convince the owners to Pakistan players if you truly are looking for contribution from overseas players. The current lot will not do in any team.

Posted by ranga on (May 4, 2012, 18:16 GMT)

CATCHES WIN MATCHES..and DC can never win matches with this kind of players who cannot field well.That last missed catch of Bravo by ashish & patel and 10 runs later cost match for deccan.Sry deccan but you seem to be already out of competition.Atleast give a good show, no need to win.SHOW SOME PLAY NOT JUST CLAY.

Posted by Bhuvaneswar on (May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT)

Sanga should promote WHite as opener

Posted by rock on (May 4, 2012, 13:59 GMT)

all the best chennai>>> dhoni gone win the match >>>>..

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