Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo by Carl Fourie/Gallo Images)

Dale Steyn raring for a comeback to international cricket

  • However, despite the string of injuries, the veteran hasn’t run out of steam by any stretch of the imagination. The 34-year old cricketer’s passion of playing hasn’t died down one bit.
  • The Phalaborwa-born cricketer has recently that he’ll be playing County cricket for Hampshire in June, which would mark his return to competitive cricket.
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Jacques Kallis speaks his mind on the ball-tampering issue

  • The recent ball-tampering fiasco that ensued in the third Test between Australia and South Africa, has taken the world by a storm, to say the least.
  • Sooner or later, most major cricketers have come out with opinions of their own, be it sympathizing with the banned trio of Australian captain, Steve Smith, the vice-captain, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft involved in the messy affair or blasting them for their action.
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Robin Uthappa not to don the gloves for KKR this season

  • Speaking in a press conference prior to the start of the Knight Riders’ IPL campaign, Uthappa said that he would be giving up the gloves in the wake of the signing of Dinesh Karthik.
  • The latter will also be serving as the captain for the Kolkata-based side in the upcoming season as well.
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IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders launch new jersey

  • Gautam Gambhir has led the franchise with authority and has been a fulcrum of the side. However, the composition of the team has somewhat been changed following the auction of the tournament in Bangalore.
  • Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir has been released by the franchise and Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as the leader of the team.
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Laxman Sivaramakrishnan urges for pocket-less trousers for cricketers

  • Meanwhile, following the occurring, cricket boards across the globe would be hoping to churn out strategies to curb the incidents from now onwards.
  • Recently, former Indian cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has requested to introduce pocket-less trousers for cricketers. The former Indian cricketer interacted with the media and put forward his suggestion.
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IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik aiming to lead KKR on his own accord

  • One of the few questions he was asked was about India U19 player Shubman Gill who was snapped up by the Kolkata-based franchise.
  • In fact, they picked up Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti from the Colts’ side as well, something that reinforces their trust in youth. Karthik sounded the same no less.
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IPL 2018: RR employs former ATS chief as its chief security and ethics advisor

  • Also, the franchise was handed a suspension of a couple of years along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
  • However, the Royals would be making a comeback in the upcoming edition. Meanwhile, the who’s who of the management has decided to employ some stern steps in order to keep a check on any suspicious activity by the players.
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IPL 2018: Andre Russell reveals key insights about his new album

  • Russell is a perfect T20 player which every captain wants in his team.
  • KKR have used him very carefully and despite him not being available last season, they decided to retain him which left everyone perplexed.
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Here’s the Auction day story of Mumbai Indians’ hot buy Ishan Kishan

  • Kishan, who was quietly earning himself a name as an explosive wicket-keeper batsman while playing for his state team Jharkhand, has been the story of this year’s IPL auction.
  • Ishan had a decent first-class season in 2017-18 but it was his ability to muster runs at a quick pace that struck the think tank at Mumbai Indians.
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IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik reveals the one thing he learnt from his wife

  • The squad has almost come together to train ahead of the tournament with the remaining players soon expected to join the camp.
  • All eyes this season will be on the newly-appointed skipper Dinesh Karthik who will lead any IPL for the first time ever. However, he has now revealed the one thing which he has learned from his wife Dipika Pallikal who is also a sportsperson.
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Padma Shri, Piyush Pandey gives Rajasthan Royals players an insight into his life

  • Who does not remember cadbury ads, Fevicol tug of war or “mile sur mera tumhara” to name a few.
  • Life has a unique way of gifting talents to right places otherwise who knew a professional cricketer turned tea taster would become the biggest name to reckon with in advertising world and would eventually go on to win double gold at Cannes in 2002.
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IPL 2018: Key Royals player set to arrive late courtesy passport blunder

  • Royals are keen on performing well in their comeback season but the circumstances are getting difficult for them even before the season has commenced.
  • Ajinkya Rahane has been named the skipper of the team for this season as they have kept Smith in the squad to welcome him back next year.
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IPL 2018: Sandip Lamichhane reminisces his amusement after getting Delhi call-up

  • There have been very few instances when a cricketer from the associate and affiliate nation has gone on to play in the league of the mega stars the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Last season, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi, from the then associate Afghanistan team, played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and will be plying their trade in the upcoming season as well.
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IPL 2018: ‘Steve Smith and David Warner spared from Indian audience’ says Ian Chappell

  • However, Ian Chappell, the current commentator and former Australian cricketer,  feels that their ouster from the T20 league might be a blessing in disguise for the two stalwarts of the team.
  • The legendary cricketer recently wrote a column where he mentioned that they would have been severely bashed during play by the crowd after what has happened over the past few days.
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Angad Bedi believes Cricket is no more a gentleman’s game

  • The trio was right away dismissed from the Australian team by their board and the replacements in Joe Burns, Matt Renshaw and Glenn Maxwell were called up.
  • Tim Paine was tipped to lead the side who was about to retire from professional cricket only 6 months ago.
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Need to respect Steve Smith as a player: Ajinkya Rahane

  • After being in the limelight much due to the Ball-tampering incident, former Australian captain Steve Smith has faced the ire of his fans and the public after he accepted his mistake.
  • Though, his fellow teammate at Rajasthan Royals who would be taking up his duties after Smith’s was banned from playing this year’s IPL, Ajinkya Rahane still counts his contribution to the game and wants the fans give him the due respect as a batsman.
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Morne Morkel sustains an injury in his farewell Test

  • The hosts are currently bossing the ongoing Test match as they bundled out the Aussies for just 221 runs thereby securing the huge first innings lead of 267 runs.
  • But the lanky fast bowler Morkel was seen struggling during his spell in the first session of the third day’s play.
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Sachin Tendulkar donated his entire Rajya Sabha salary to PM Relief fund

  • Sachin Tendulkar, apart from his prowess on the cricket pitch, is also renowned for his generous approach as an individual.
  • The attribute has been one of the reasons why the Master Blaster garnered a significant amount of respect throughout his cricketing career. Recently, another act of his generosity has grabbed the headlines.
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