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Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley, Sushma, Fernandes posthumously; Parrikar given Padma Bhushan        Coronavirus scare: Nearly 100 people under observation, PMO reviews India''s preparedness        China facing ''grave'' situation, says Xi as coronavirus death toll rises to 41        Quake kills 22 in Eastern Turkey        Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan        India can play Asia Cup matches at neutral venue, but call is ACC''s: PCB CEO Khan        South Africa crumble after Broad, Wood help England rack up 400        Hugo Boumous inspires FC Goa to a thrilling 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters FC in Hero ISL        Growth slowdown in India temporary, expect momentum to improve going ahead: IMF chief        SC refuses to entertain plea against imposition of NSA amid anti-CAA protests        'Batman' script is beautiful, dark and moving: Colin Farrell        Scriptwriting is underrated: Ayushmann Khurrana        Agarkar applies for national selector's job, frontrunner for chairman's post, Prasad in running too        Rahul relishing dual role, says staying behind stumps helps batting too        Samsung moves India chief HC Hong to Latin America        WEF 2020 meeting ends with hopes for better and cleaner economy        Sebi fines Scan Steels Rs 18.8 lakh for fraudulent trading        Italy threatens Facebook with new fine for selling users' data        Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu        Houston building explosion shakes city, scatters debris        
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Sports News
Dhoni may end his ODI career soon, says Shastri
 
New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may "soon end his ODI career", head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed. Speaking on other issues, Shastri also slammed the ICC''s four-day Test proposal, calling the concept "nonsense". "I have had a conversation with MS and that is between us. He has finished his Test career, he may soon end his ODI career... In all probability, he will finish one-day cricket," Shastri told ''CNN News18''. "People must respect that he''s played non-stop in all formats of the game for a while. "At his age, probably the only format he''ll want to play is T20 cricket which means he''ll have to start playing again, get back into the groove because he''s going to play in the IPL and see how his body reacts."

The coach reiterated that the 38-year-old veteran could still be a contender for the T20 World Cup if he does well in the upcoming Indian Premier League. "... So he will be left with T20, he will definitely play the IPL. One thing I know about Dhoni is that he will not impose himself on the team. But if he has a cracking IPL, well, then..." Dhoni''s last outing in India colours was during the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand in July where he was run out following a half century. Shastri said form and experience will be taken into consideration while picking the team for the shortest format''s biggest event. "We will have to consider the person''s experience and form. They will bat in the number 5-6 position.

If Dhoni plays well in the IPL then he does put himself in contention." Dhoni, who is on a sabbatical right now, has turned up for the country in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20 Internationals while effecting a staggering 829 dismissals behind the stumps. His career is studded with several milestones including leading India to the trophy in the 2011 World Cup where he finished the title clash with a six. As the discussion turned to four-day Tests, Shastri, like some of the greats of the game such as Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, opposed the idea. "Four day Test is nonsense," he said. "If this goes on we may have limited-overs Tests. There is no need to tamper with five-day Tests.

If at all they want to tamper then let the top six sides play five-day Tests and the next six be allowed to play four-day Tests. "If you want to preserve Tests then let the top six play more against each other. You have the shorter format to popularise the game." When asked about day-night Tests, Shastri called on ICC to get the ball right. "Day-night Test is still under test. I still feel that pink ball does not give any advantage to spinners, they need to get the ball right for day night. During the day you have full Tests, by night it looks like half Test. "I still feel that you will get more people to watch Tests if you have the top six play each other (more often)."


India can play Asia Cup matches at neutral venue, but call is ACC''s: PCB CEO Khan
South Africa crumble after Broad, Wood help England rack up 400
Hugo Boumous inspires FC Goa to a thrilling 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters FC in Hero ISL
Agarkar applies for national selector's job, frontrunner for chairman's post, Prasad in running too
Rahul relishing dual role, says staying behind stumps helps batting too
FC Goa eyeing top spot with win over Kerala
''New Zealand too good to prompt revenge'' : Kohli
Sri Lanka break through Chakabva resistance to take series lead
Injured Sania exits Australian Open with calf injury
Fired-up Federer in ominous touch at Australian Open
Rana powers Delhi to victory in big run chase
U-19 World Cup: India outplay Japan by 10 wickets in mismatch, qualify for QF
Dhawan ruled out of NZ tour; Samson named replacement for T20s, Prithvi for ODIs
ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit consolidate top batting positions; Bumrah leads in bowling
Manoj Tiwary''s first tipple century empowers Bengal to dictate the play against Hyderabad
Rohit, Kohli guide India to series win over Australia
Dhawan''s NZ tour in doubt after fresh shoulder injury, medical team looking at "scan reports"
Dhawan hit on rib-cage, won't take field during Australia innings: BCCI
Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh eyes return to national side
Mithali demoted to Grade B in BCCI central contracts
KERALA NEWS
Man killed with soil excavator
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Delhi court extends ED custody of NRI bizman C C Thampi
Congress president restructures KPCC
Kerala Guv again criticises LDF govt for passing resolution in Assembly against CAA
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
China facing ''grave'' situation, says Xi as coronavirus death toll rises to 41
 Beijing: President Xi Jinping on Saturday said that China is facing a "grave situation" but exuded c
Quake kills 22 in Eastern Turkey
Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan
Italy threatens Facebook with new fine for selling users' data
NATIONAL NEWS
Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley, Sushma, Fernandes posthumously; Parrikar given Padma Bhushan
 New Delhi: Former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer M
Govt will not allow universities to become political battlegrounds: Ramesh Pokhriyal
Maha phone tapping row hots up; Fadnavis rejects charge
Bru settlement: Tripura begins survey to identify beneficiaries
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