Firstpost Spodcast Episode 168: MS Dhoni opens up on CSK match-fixing scandal, Man United-Barca ticket prices cause a stir and more
In this episode of Spodcast, Firstpost's daily news podcast, we discuss MS Dhoni opening up about CSK match-fixing scandal, European football fans' appeal to UEFA to control ticket pricing and more.
Weclome to Episode 168 of Firstpost Spodcast.
We begin the day with some cricket updates. MS Dhoni broke his silence on 2013 IPL fixing scandal, calling it the 'most difficult phase in my life' and said he was never depressed as much as he was then. Dhoni spoke about the incident in a docudrama aptly titled 'Roar of the Lion'. He called his association with IPL side Chennai Super Kings as a match made on a matrimonial side and an arranged marriage.
In other cricket news, Glenn McGrath picked India and England as favourites to win 2019 World Cup while also stressing about how Australia's recent limited-overs series win over India have improved their chances of winning the World Cup which begins on May 30 in the United Kingdom.
Moving to some football news now. After Barcelona and Manchester United raised prices for their Champions League quarter-final matches, UEFA was urged on Thursday to enforce stricter ticketing rules by a group representing European soccer fans.
Badminton news to end the podcast. Denmark's Joachim Persson has been banned for 18 months for offences linked to betting and match-fixing, the Badminton World Federation said on Thursday.
IPL 2020: 'Ready to put my body on the line', Piyush Chawla gears up for CSK challenge and Dhoni reunion
Just like his captain at CSK, MS Dhoni, Piyush Chawla is a believer in following the process. He wants to win matches for the team via attacking cricket and is ready for the new challenge upfront.
Against a side like CSK that revels in attacking the last 10 overs, the Capitals might like to try Harshal Patel, who is also a handy batsman at any number having opened in domestic cricket.
IPL 2020: Sam Curran surprised by 'genius' CSK skipper MS Dhoni's decision to promote him up the order
After an economical spell with the ball, Sam Curran scored a quick-fire 18 off just six balls to help his side start the campaign on a positive note.