The Captains of the teams participating in
Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 (IPL 10)
On February 19, 2017, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was removed as captain of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants and replaced by Australian Steve Smith.
Captains of the IPL 2017 teams. Left to Right:
Delhi Daredevils: Zaheer Khan (India)
Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (India)
Kings XI Punjab: David Miller (South Africa)
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (India)
Rising Pune Supergiants: Steve Smith (Australia)
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (India)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (India)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Australia)
Broadcasters and Digital Streaming Platforms for IPL 2017
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the list of broadcasters and digital streaming platforms around the world. Several broadcasting networks and television channels will bring live coverage of Vivo IPL 2017 across the globe.
In India, Sony Pictures Network (SPN) has bagged the global rights to broadcast all the IPL matches live on Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Max, Sony Max HD for India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives & their respective territories, Commonwealth & possessions.
Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 (IPL 10)
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives & their respective territories, Commonwealth & possessions
Sony Pictures Network (SPN) – Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony Max, Sony Max HD, Hotstar
Lemar TV & Cricketgateway.com
Bong BD and Cricketgateway.com
Sportsmax and Flow TV
Cricketgateway.com & Ethnic channel group
Now TV & Cricketgateway.com
Astro & Cricketgateway.com
(MENA Counties) – Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen only
Singtel, Starhub, Eleven sports (OTT) and Cricketgateway.com
South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa Sport
United Kingdom Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man & Channel Island & the European territories & possessions only
. Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune Date & Time: Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 8:00 pm IST (2:30 pm GMT)
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney, Nand Kishore
Third Umpire: Virender Sharma
Match Referee: Chinmay Sharma
Rising Pune Supergiants Squad
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith, Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin,Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Sharma
Adam Zampa, Ankush Bains, Ashok Dinda, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Irfan Pathan, Ishwar Pandey, Ishant Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Scott Boland
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Andre Russell,Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel
Ankit Rajpoot, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Jason Holder, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Manan Sharma, Rajagopal Sathish, Sheldon Jackson
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bowl.
Yesterday, Friday March 16, 2012, playing in the 4th One Day International match of the Asia Cup 2012 against the hosts Bangladesh, Sachin Tendulkar scored a century thus becoming the only man in the history of the sport to score 100 centuries in international cricket. He took the single off Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and finally achieved the elusive milestone.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated the Master Blaster saying, “I join the nation in congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on his making history – a hundred centuries… He has made India proud. Tendulkar’s long career has been a triumph of class, character and courage. Wish him many more innings and feats to continue inspiring the youth.”
ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat also congratulated the iconic batsman achieving the feat.
“On behalf of every cricket fan around the globe, I congratulate Sachin on becoming the first person to score 100 centuries for his country. This is indeed a magnificent feat and not likely to be easily emulated,” said Lorgat.
“Fans have admired Sachin for more than 20 years and have recently waited with great expectation for his 100th international century. The number 100 is special for a batsman and to record 100 centuries for your country is a massive statement.”
Lorgat also said that Tendulkar was a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and a true role model.
“Like millions of others, I have personally followed his career ever since he first played for India as a gifted 16-year-old and now, more than two decades later, his passion and personal records, which include more than 33,000 runs at international level, is a modern-day wonder.
“He is a marvel to cricket lovers around the world and with an array of batting records, Sachin is a true role model who will undoubtedly hold a special place in cricket’s history,” he said. (PTI)
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan heaped praises on Sachin Tendulkar for becoming the first cricketer in the world to score 100 international centuries and said that 16th March 2012 would never be forgotten.
“Ever since he made his international début in November 1989, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has strode cricketing arenas the world over, like a colossus. He has broken old records and set new benchmarks. He has been an inspiration to billions, and an ornament to the sport,” said Srinivasan.
“16 March 2012 will never be forgotten by cricket-lovers. On behalf of the BCCI, I would like to congratulate Sachin Tendulkar for completing a century of international centuries,” he added. (PTI)
And bollywood? Of course it went crazy and started twitting.
“God’s special creation …Sachin Tendulkar!! India breathes normally..!! Sachin completes an incredible feat!! A hundered 100’s…Never done before, perhaps never after!!!” said Amithab Bachchan. “A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep,” the megastar tweeted hinting at Sachin’s critics.
And his son Abhishek Bachan tweeted, “How good is Sachin? he’s the best. period! stop analyzing him. stop being cynical. just celebrated him!”
The 82-year old Queen of Melody, Lata Mangeshkar, twitted: “A big congratulations to Sachin. He has once again created history with his superb innings.”
Actress Bipasha Basu tweeted: “Saluting The Great Tendulkar for his 100th 100! We stropped our shoot to see it happen! Jubilant and Ecstatic.”
Action hero Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Salute to the man who never gave up in spite of all the criticisms. Finally he did it, Sachin creates history in world cricket! Congrats to Sachin Hundredkar.”
“Truly Superman!! Sachin Tendulkar India salutes you for your 100th 100,” tweeted Tollywood actor Rana Daggubati.
38-year-old cricket star, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 centuries in One Day International matches and 51 in international Tests.
Tendulkar scored his 99th international hundred more than a year ago on home soil. It took him more than one year to reach the milestone of scoring 100 centuries in international cricket.
His 49th ODI hundred in Dhaka brought up a unique century of centuries that no other player is close to achieving. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is next best with 71 international centuries, and South Africa’s Jacques Kallis trails behind him with 59.
In the 1990s, Adidas signed world’s iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar of India and made shoes for him. Tendulkar still wears Adidas shoes while playing matches. Since 2008, Adidas has sponsored the cricket bat used by Sachin Tendulkar. It created a new bat, ‘Adidas MasterBlaster Elite’, personalized for him.