Before the final of the T20 triangular series against India, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan warned Team India in a matter of minutes that after defeating the hosts (Sri Lanka) in the close encounter, their team is in rhythm. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by two wickets in a very exciting contest and have made the final place in the final. This match was like a semi-final for both teams. Shakib said, "The Indian team is very good but we are in the rhythm, hopefully, we will continue our performance." Kusal Perera and Darya Perera batted very well and brought them to a situation where They could win. That is why I knew that I could not give myself 100 percent and it was necessary for me to give a strike for Mahmudullah. It was one of our best innings to see the last five overs. "Mahmudullah played a 43-ball match in 18 balls and was a man of the match. Today, Team India will take on R-5 from Bangladesh in the finals of Nidhas T20 Trophy. Premadasa will be in the stadium.
Kevin Pietersen retired from cricket after playing PSL
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has said goodbye to cricket on Saturday. Peterson paused his career with Twitter for four words-boots up, Thank You message. The 37-year-old Pietersen is away from international cricket since January 2014. Pietersen played a total of 104 Tests for England and his final Test was part of the Ashes series, in which England lost 0-5. South Africa-born Peterson scored 8181 runs at an average of 47.28 for England. They include 23 centuries and 35 half-centuries. In one-dayers, Pietersen scored 4440 runs in 136 innings. He is the captain of England in three Tests and 12 one-day internationals.
Two days after becoming the oldest world number one in tennis history, Switzerland's Roger Federer won his career 97th career title with the Rotterdam Open on Sunday. He beat Gregor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 in the final. Jimmy Connors (109) won only the men's singles title at the Open Era, more than Federer.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the highest wicket-taker taking 134 catches in T-20 cricket with the catch of host South African Riaz Hendrix in the first match in Johannesburg on Sunday. Dhoni overtook former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara (133 catches) in this case. Recently, Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 600 catches in international cricket.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced that the state government will sponsor and assist the Indian men and women hockey teams for the next 5 years. Patnaik said, "It is a gift from the Odisha side for the country. Everybody is feeling proud that the Indian team will wear a jersey with the people of Odisha."
Australia's legendary spinner Shane Warne is returning to the Indian Premier League after 10 years as the mentor of the Rajasthan Royals team. Warne was the captain and coach of Rajasthan Royals in 2008, when without the big stars the team surprised everyone by winning the title. Following the two-year ban, the returning team announced on Tuesday the return of Warne.
Man-of-the-match Henrik Klassen (43 not out), who won the Man of the Match in South Africa, has expressed surprise at the captaincy of Virat Kohli. He said that he is surprised at the decision to bowl with spin bowlers instead of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah in the death overs of India. Indian captain Virat Kohli did not bowl with Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah in the death overs, while the wrist spinner ran a lot Were losing Klassen said about Kohli's strategy of not bowling with Bhuvi and Bumrah in Death Over, "I was quite surprised by this decision. Though Kohli's decision was not effective because the spin duo failed to stop South Africa's batsmen, From which he lbw 119 runs in 11.3 overs and achieved just three wickets.