Security Threat to Virat Kohli: RCB Take Precautions, Cancel Practice and Press Conference

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:16am on 22 May 2024,Wednesday Sports

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) canceled their practice session and press conference ahead of their IPL 2024 Eliminator match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) due to a security threat involving four arrests on terror suspicion. Scheduled for May 22 at the Gujarat College ground in Ahmedabad, the session was called off while RR continued their practice as planned. This unusual move by RCB came because both teams couldn't use the main Narendra Modi Stadium, occupied by the IPL Qualifier 1 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The decision underscores the heightened security concerns surrounding the event.

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KKR Storms into IPL 2024 Final, Defeating SRH by 8 Wickets

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:16pm on 21 May 2024,Tuesday Sports

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) secured their place in the IPL 2024 final with an 8-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 1. Led by Shreyas Iyer, KKR restricted SRH to 160 with disciplined bowling, including Mitchell Starc's 3-wicket haul. In reply, KKR chased down the target effortlessly, thanks to the Iyer brothers. Venkatesh Iyer scored an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls, while Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 58 off 24. The win marks KKR's return to the final since 2021, evoking memories of their triumphs in 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir's leadership.

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IPL 2024: MS Dhoni Still Thinking About Retirement

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:54pm on 20 May 2024,Monday Sports

MS Dhoni's anticipated final IPL season was thrown into uncertainty after a dramatic turn in Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) last league match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Despite losing and missing the playoffs, a bizarre incident reignited hopes. In the final over, Dhoni's massive six required a ball replacement, and the new dry ball hindered further scoring. Post-match, Dhoni, devastated, hasn't confirmed his retirement, opting to decide in a few months. CSK's playoff hopes were dashed as RCB joined Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next stage. Dhoni returned to Ranchi following the 27-run defeat.

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Virat Kohli Seeks Out MS Dhoni After Unusual Post-Match Snub

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:17am on 20 May 2024,Monday Sports

After RCB's win over CSK, Virat Kohli noticed MS Dhoni's unusual behavior, declining to shake hands with RCB players. Kohli sought out Dhoni in the dressing room, finding him distraught. The two shared a warm embrace, exchanging words of encouragement and respect. Kohli praised Dhoni's leadership, while Dhoni congratulated RCB on their playoff qualification. This heartwarming gesture showcased the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the two cricket legends, despite their teams' rivalry. Kohli's actions demonstrated his appreciation for Dhoni's contributions to the sport.

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Punjab Kings Won the Toss and Opt to Bat First Against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:00am on 19 May 2024,Sunday Sports

Punjab Kings won the toss and chose to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match today. With three English players returning home for the T20I series against Pakistan, Rilee Rossouw is the only overseas player in the PBKS XI. SRH made one change, bringing back Rahul Tripathi. Sunrisers Hyderabad aim to boost their top-two finish chances, while Punjab Kings seek a victorious sendoff. The match is crucial for SRH's playoff hopes, while PBKS look to end their season on a high note at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

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RCB’s Miraculous Comeback Ends CSK’s Title Defence, Secures Playoff Spot

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:48pm on 18 May 2024,Saturday Sports

RCB completed a stunning turnaround by winning their sixth consecutive match, securing a playoff spot and ending CSK’s title defence in IPL 2024. Batting first, RCB set a formidable target of 218, led by stellar performances from Virat Kohli (74 off 42) and Faf du Plessis (82 off 52). Despite MS Dhoni (34 off 14) and Ravindra Jadeja’s (45 off 24) late heroics, CSK fell short by 27 runs, ending at 191/8. Yash Dayal bowled a crucial final over, dismissing Dhoni and ensuring RCB's victory. This victory marks RCB’s entry into the playoffs with 14 points, showcasing the unpredictability and excitement of the tournament.

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Virat Kohli Becomes First Player to Score 3000 IPL Runs at a Single Venue

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:17pm on 18 May 2024,Saturday Sports

Virat Kohli made history by becoming the first player to score 3000 IPL runs at a single venue, achieving this milestone at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, during a crucial match against Chennai Super Kings. Kohli started strong, hitting two sixes and a four, and was unbeaten on 19 off 9 balls when rain interrupted play. Despite the weather, Kohli’s achievement marks a significant moment in IPL history. The match saw RCB at 31/0 after three overs. RCB needs a win to secure a playoff spot, adding to the high stakes of Kohli's record-setting performance.

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"18 On 18th To Do 18": RCB Pin Hopes on Virat Kohli for Must-Win Clash Against CSK

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:17pm on 18 May 2024,Saturday Sports

India and RCB batsman Virat Kohli gears up for the crucial RCB vs CSK clash on May 18, aiming to secure RCB's playoff berth. RCB's special post for Kohli, "#18 on 18th to do 18", reflects the significance of the date and the margin needed for qualification. Kohli, the season's leading run-scorer, aims to lead RCB to victory with his stellar form. RCB must beat CSK by 18 runs or 11 balls to secure their spot in the top four. However, heavy rains pose a threat to the highly anticipated encounter.                

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FIFA Selects Brazil as 2027 Women's World Cup Host

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:48am on 18 May 2024,Saturday Sports

Brazil has been officially chosen to host the 2027 Women's World Cup, following a vote at the FIFA Congress. The country received 119 votes, surpassing the joint bid from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany, which received 78 votes. FIFA's technical evaluation highlighted Brazil's strong commercial plan and existing infrastructure, including stadiums built for the 2014 Men's World Cup. This marks the first time a South American country will host the Women's World Cup. The selection process saw the United States and Mexico withdraw their bids to focus on the 2031 tournament.

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MI Finish Last as LSG Sign off with 18-Run Victory in IPL 2024

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:18pm on 17 May 2024,Friday Sports

Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) ended their IPL 2024 campaign with an 18-run victory over Mumbai Indians (MI), condemning MI to the bottom of the points table. Nicholas Pooran's explosive 75 off 29 balls helped LSG set a target of 214 runs. Despite Rohit Sharma's aggressive 68 off 38 balls, MI's chase faltered, ending with just 8 points for the season. Pooran's performance highlighted his value for LSG, while Rohit's form offered hope for India ahead of the T20 World Cup. LSG's win marked their seventh of the season, showcasing their resilience and potential for the future.              

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