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Lokesh Rahul breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s massive record, becomes fastest Indian batsman to 2000 runs in Indian Premier League

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India:Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul on Thursday became the fastest Indian batsman to reach 2000 IPL runs. Rahul achieved the feat in IPL 2020 match No.6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai.

Rahul, in the process, overtook Sachin Tendulkar, who till today held the record for being the fastest to 2000 IPL runs. Tendulkar, who played all six seasons of IPL for Mumbai Indians, had reached the milestone in 63 innings. Rahul did it in 60 innings.

Gautam Gambhir is the 3rd on the list, who had scored 2000 runs in 68 innings followed by Suresh Raina (69) and Virender Sehwag (70).

Rahul also became the 32nd player to 2000 IPL runs. He is 20th Indian batsman to reach this landmark.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to field in their Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Thursday.

For KXIP, Jimmy Neesham and Murugan Ashwin came in place of Chris Jordan and Krishnappa Gowtham, while RCB fielded the same XI that played in their tournament opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He finished on a score of 132, which is the highest in the IPL by an Indian and also the highest by a captain in the IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI: Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Shivam Dube, Josh Philippe (wk), Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Kings XI Punjab Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.

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Sreesanth makes a comeback after a gap of seven years

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Mumbai: Sreesanth made a comeback after a gap of seven years. Sreesanth bowled for Kerala after a long absence in the first match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The 2011 World Cup winner was returning to competitive action after more than 7 years during which he had a tumultuous time battling allegations of spot-fixing Indian Premier League games in 2013.

After conceding 9 runs in his first over Puducherry won the toss and opted to bat. However, the 37-year-old came back storming in his second over, picking up the wicket of Fabid Ahmed. Sreesanth took one wicket for 29 runs in four overs. Sreesanth conceded 9 runs in the first over, six runs in the second over, 10 runs in the third over and four runs in the fourth over. Sreesanth was unable to control his emotions as he looked up to the sky before celebrating the wicket with his teammates.

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ഹൃദയാഘാതം; സൗരവ് ഗാംഗുലിയെ അപ്പോളോ ആശുപത്രിയില്‍ പ്രവേശിച്ചു;

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ന്യൂഡല്‍ഹി: മുന്‍ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ക്രിക്കറ്റ് ടീം നായകനും ബിസിസിഐ പ്രസിഡണ്ടുമായ സൗരവ് ഗാംഗുലിയെ ഹൃദയാഘാതത്തെ തുടര്‍ന്ന് ആശുപത്രിയില്‍ പ്രവേശിപ്പിച്ചു.

ഗാംഗുലി ആന്‍ജിയോപ്ലാസ്റ്റിക്ക് വിധേയനായി എന്നാണ് സൂചന. കൊല്‍ക്കത്ത വുഡ്‌ലാന്‍ഡ് ആശുപത്രിയിലാണിപ്പോള്‍ താരം. വീട്ടിലെ ജിമ്മില്‍ വര്‍ക്കൗട്ട് ചെയ്തു കൊണ്ടിരിക്കെയാണ് താരത്തിന് നെഞ്ചുവേദന അനുഭവപ്പെട്ടത്.

ആന്‍ജിയോപ്ലാസ്റ്റിക്ക് ശേഷം ഗാംഗുലിയെ ശനിയാഴ്ച തന്നെ ഡിസ്ചാര്‍ജ് ചെയ്തു.

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