Cricketer Mohammad Shami's uncle Khurshid Ahmed alleged that Shami's wife Hasin Jahan was after money. "She shopped for lakhs every month and refused our offer of out of court settlement," he's reported to have said to media. Shami is in the eye of storm after his wife accused him of match-fixing and extra-marital affairs.
After receiving wide welcome by Indians for his spellbound performance during Nidahas tri-series final, cricketer Dinesh Karthik met reporters in his hometown. He said, “I desperately wanted to play for CSK. It has always been my dream to play for CSK. But it’s alright as people get to learn so much during IPL”. He also added that a lot of fellow Tamil Nadu players like R Ashwin and Washington Sundar are doing good at the national level.
Indian spinner Washington Sundar rocketed 151 places to reach a career-high 31st position in the latest ICC T20I bowler rankings after India's grand performance in the recently concluded tri-nation series. The 18-year-old Sundar was named player of the tournament for his 8 crucial wickets which helped India lift the trophy. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also jumped 12 places to claim the second position in T20I rankings for bowlers. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also achieved a career-best ranking of 17th in rankings for batsmen.
Earlier, cricketer Mohammad Shami's wife Hasin Jahan claimed that a Pakistani woman named Alishba had offered money to her estranged spouse, reportedly from a businessman from England, for match-fixing. Countering the allegation, Alishba said, "I am just a fan of Mohammad Bhai and once had dined with him. Nothing more."
To the celebrations and wishes that were pouring to Dinesh Karthik, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan too contributed his bit. He took to Twitter and wrote, "T 2747 - INDIA WINS !! T20 in the TRI championship VS Bangladesh .. what a thriller .. BD had us on the ropes .. and Dinesh Kartik, you beauty .. a brilliant knock .. 24 needed in last 2 overs .. 5 runs and 1 ball left and he hits a 6 ! INCREDIBLE! CONGRATULATIONS !!" He later posted another Tweet, apologising for his earlier tweet saying, "T 2747 - that should read 34 needed in 2 overs .. NOT 24 .. apologies to Dinesh Kartik."
T 2747 - INDIA WINS !! T20 in the TRI championship VS BanglaDesh .. what a thriller .. BD had us on the ropes .. and Dinesh Kartik, you beauty .. a brilliant knock .. 24 needed in last 2 overs .. 5 runs and 1 ball left and he hits a 6 ! INCREDIBLE ! CONGRATULATIONS !! pic.twitter.com/je0WyaWzpe— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 18, 2018
After taking India to an unexpected victory during the Nidahas Trophy tri-series final against Bangladesh, Dinesh Karthik’s talents were thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed by Indians. The wicketkeeper-batsman on Monday took to Twitter and expressed his happiness. He Tweeted, “Probably one of the best nights of my life. Nothing comes close to crossing the finish line for…”.
Probably one of the best nights of my life. Nothing comes close to crossing the finish line for… https://t.co/lmy5k4DrMi— DK (@DineshKarthik) March 19, 2018
India defeated Bangladesh by 4 wickets in the T20 final of the Nidahas Trophy on Sunday. India registered their eighth consecutive T20I victory over Bangladesh. Chasing a target of 167 runs, India reached the target by the last ball of the match. With 5 needed off the final delivery, Dinesh Karthik hit a six to take India over the line. Rohit was the top scorer for India with 56 runs.
Stand-in Indian captain Rohit Sharma reached 7000 T20I runs during the Nidahas trophy final against Bangladesh on Sunday. Rohit became the third Indian batsman to reach the milestone. Suresh Raina is the top run scorer of India with 7378 runs followed by Virat Kohli with 7095 T20I runs.
Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami, who was recently accused of domestic violence, infidelity and match-fixing by his wife, denied all these allegations and claimed that he was being defamed without any proper evidence. "I have not eaten properly and the cricket practice has also come to a standstill. I want all the allegations against me to be investigated thoroughly," he reportedly said.
In the finals between India and Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy on Sunday, India won the toss and elected to field. India set off with a steady start as Bangladesh lost three wickets within 10 overs. Notably, India has not lost any T20I match against Bangladesh so far. They have played and won all seven matches against the team.
After Bangladesh's terrific win against Sri Lanka, they are to face a formidable India in the finals of Nidahas Trophy on Sunday at 7 pm. However, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan and the team are very confident of the match. He has reportedly said, "India is a very good side, but we have the momentum, so hopefully we can continue the performance."
Former Indian keeper Rahul Dravid has reportedly filed a police complaint against the Ponzi scheme run by Bengaluru-based Vikram Investment company. The company has allegedly duped hundreds of investors of more than Rs 500 crore. There were allegations that many well-known sports personalities were among the duped. However, none of them had either confirmed or filed a complaint about the same. Dravid, in his complaint reportedly stated that he was duped of Rs 4 crore.
The Indian cricket board's anti-corruption wing’s officials on Saturday spoke to Mohammad Shami's wife Hasin Jahan over the player’s alleged involvement in match-fixing. According to media reports, Hasin Jahan submitted documents about Shami’s alleged meeting with a woman in Dubai, who was supposed to give him money sent by another person from Britain.
Players from the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka cricket teams were seen having heated exchanges over the umpire’s decision on giving a no-ball during the Thursday’s T20 match in Colombo. With the first ball of the final over being a bouncer, Bangladesh needed 12 runs off 5 balls to win. The second ball was also a bouncer which the Bangladesh players expected to be given a no-ball, but not given. The disappointment made Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah argue with the main umpire in spite of the square leg umpire signalling a shoulder height no-ball. The match was interrupted for some time after a scuffle broke out. However, the match resumed after a brief halt and Mahmudullah hit the winning runs for Bangladesh with a ball to spare.
Bangladesh won against Sri Lanka in the 6th T20I of Nidahas Trophy 2018 on Friday. After captain Shakib Al Hasan had to leave due to a finger injury, it seemed almost impossible for Bangladesh. However, batsman Mahmudullah lead his team to victory with his final six at the last moment to reach the target of 160. Bangladesh will play the finals against India on Sunday.
Cricketer Mohammad Shami who is presently in the eye of the storm for alleged match-fixing and domestic abuse charges has apparently slammed his wife Hasin Jahan's charge that his brother had tried to sexually assault her. Coming to his brother's defence, Shami said that his brother didn't even come into the picture and added that he had proof that his wife's allegations were false. He also reportedly told India Today, that all hopes of reuniting with his wife were over.
Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan submitted documents against her husband to the chairman of BCCI's Committee of Administrators, Vinod Rai on Thursday. She allegedly sent the documents so that a probe can be issued against Shami. Hasin's lawyer reportedly said, "We have sent the details of the complaint that was lodged at Lalbazar (Kolkata Police headquarters) and the copy of the FIR to Vinod Rai."
India opener Rohit Sharma broke records of Yuvraj Singh of hitting the most number of sixes in T20 matches by an Indian on Wednesday. The cricketer reached a whopping 75 sixes beating Yuvraj's record of 74 sixes in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy 2018 against Bangladesh. Even though Rohit's form was a huge concern for the Indian team, he managed a great innings of 89 off 61 balls.
Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Vishwanath revealed how MS Dhoni was convinced to buy the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson during the IPL auction. "We knew his potential as an all-rounder. We discussed with our captain MS Dhoni about the prospects of having Watson in the team and Dhoni was happy. We felt Watson still has a lot to offer," said Vishwanath. Watson was bought by CSK for Rs 4 crore during the auction.
New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has reportedly been ruled out of action due to injury. Santner suffered a knee injury during the ODI series against England and New Zealand. Santner will undergo surgery on his knee which will rule him out of action for up to nine months. With the surgery, Santner will miss the 11th edition of the IPL which is set to begin on April 7. Santner was picked up by CSK for Rs 50 lakh during the auction.