Pujara hits double ton in second innings for Sussex

Wednesday 20th April 2022 10:24 EDT

Pujara hits double ton in second innings for Sussex

Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with an unbeaten double hundred in the second innings as Sussex snatched a draw against Derbyshire at the 2022 County Championship. Making his debut for Sussex, Pujara was dismissed for six off 15 balls in his first innings on the second day as his team folded for 174 in 56.3 overs in reply to Derbyshire’s 505. However, the Indian produced a superb show in his second essay, hitting an unconquered 201 off 387 balls. His innings was studded with 23 hits to the fence. He shared a 351-run partnership with skipper Tom Haines (243) for the third wicket to bail out Sussex, who were 513 for three in 176.1 overs when the match ended in a draw. The veteran batter was dropped from the Indian Test team following the series in South Africa.

Karthik working hard for India return

India's seasoned wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik said that he has been “trying everything” to stage a comeback into the Indian team. Karthik, 36, who began his journey in international cricket way back in 2004, has not put a foot wrong in the ongoing IPL, playing some of the finest knocks for his franchise. He stretched his excellent run of form with a blistering 34-ball 66, paving the way for RCB’s 16-run win over Delhi Capitals. “I must admit that I have a bigger goal. I have been working really hard. My aim is to do something special for the country. This is part of my journey. I have been trying everything to be a part of the Indian team,” Player of the Match Karthik said at the presentation ceremony.

Injured Chahar likely to lose pay cheque

Chennai Super Kings pace bowler Deepak Chahar could lose a major chunk of his IPL money - perhaps all of the £1.4 million he got in the IPL mega auction - if the latest injury setback keeps him out of IPL for the entire season. As per the IPL rules, the auction amount of the player is called his salary and the tax is also deducted accordingly. This entire amount goes into the player’s account, according to a report. The auction amount is for one year.

Ronaldo announces death of his baby boy

The Manchester United star was expecting twins with partner Georgina Rodriguez, but revealed that while she had given birth to a girl, their son had died. ‘It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away,’ Ronaldo began his statement. ‘It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel.’ The footballer continued: ‘Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support. We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.’ He added: ‘Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.’ Tributes have poured in for the newborn, with Piers Morgan, Usain Bolt and the Manchester United club sharing messages of support for the family.

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