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Ahead of the IPL 2019 auction, here’s a look at some of the Indian players who were released by their respective franchises. The million-dollar question, a day before the showpiece event scheduled to be held in Jaipur, is whether they would be able to attract mega bids for themselves or would go unsold on Tuesday.
Actor Naseeruddin Shah has triggered a controversy by calling Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli a world’s worst behaved player in a Facebook post. Shah’s remark came in the wake of Kohli’s last month social media video in which he asked a fan to leave India.
India opener Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out remaining two Tests against Australia after still not being full recovered from an ankle injury. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal, who is in great touch after having a fine run in the domestic season, has been named as his replacement.
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United will take on French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool were drawn against fellow five-time winners Bayern Munich in Nyon on Monday.
Once a sought-after property, Yuvraj Singh faces the risk of going unsold at the 2019 IPL auction on Tuesday with the franchisees factoring in the availability of foreign players in a World Cup year. Yuvraj, who fetched a record Rs 16 crore deal in his prime, was bought by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of Rs 2 crore at the auction held before the last edition.
Australia need five wickets in the second Test to secure a series-levelling victory with India’s daunting run chase on a menacing pitch teetering at stumps on day four on Monday. Chasing 287 runs after bowling out Australia’s second innings for 243, India reached the close at 112 for five with Hanuma Vihari 24 not out and Rishabh Pant unbeaten on nine.
Both team captains, Tim Paine and Virat Kohli were involved in a war of words again during Australia’s second innings on Day 4. After a run-in with Virat, while batting, the Australia captain carried on with the sledging when India came out to chase a challenging 287 on a tricky Perth track.