West Bengal: For Laxmi Ratan, the pitch has changed, not the plot

West Bengal: For Laxmi Ratan, the pitch has changed, not the plot

An active sportsperson working as a sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet would have been a novelty in Indian politics. Laxmi Ratan Shukla, however, is done with cricket. Cricket has taught me to stand…

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    From cricketer to cabinet minister: Laxmi Ratan Shukla ‘ready’ for 2nd innings

    His cricket career had its share of regrets but Laxmi Ratan Shukla wants to forget all about it as he begins a new innings, albeit on the political pitch, by becoming one of the youngest ministers in Mamata Banerjee's newly-sworn-in cabinet. More »

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IPL TABLE

  TeamPWDLNRNRRPTS
GLGL149050-0.37418
BANBLR148060+0.93216
HYDHYD148060+0.24516
KOLKOL148060+0.10616
MUMMUM147070-0.14614
DELDEL147070-0.15514
RPSRPS145090+0.01510
PUNMOH1440100-0.6468
P
: Played,
W
: Won,
D
: Drawn,
L
: Lost,
NR
: No Result,
NRR
: Net Run Rate,

PTS
: Points

Top performers

  • Leading run scorer

    V Kohli - 919 runs

  • Leading wicket taker

    B Kumar - 23 wickets

  • Maximum number of catches

    A de Villiers - 19 catches

  • Highest team total

    BLR 248 - vs. GL

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