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

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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Joe Root reacts to Virat Kohli mocking his mic-drop celebration

  • Virat Kohli running out Joe Root was one of the defining moments on the first day of the opening Test between India and England.
  • His celebrations after the dismissal, however, made the headlines.
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Navjyot Singh Sidhu responds to Imran Khan’s invite for oath-taking ceremony

  • Imran Khan and his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) came out with flying colours in the general elections held in Pakistan recently.
  • Though they couldn’t manage to win the majority of the seats, the former Pakistan captain is set to take oath as the Prime Minister of the country soon.
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Keaton Jennings reacts to Virat Kohli’s mic-drop celebration

  • It seems that the Indian captain Virat Kohli was eager to ‘payback’ his English counterpart Joe Root’s act of dropping the bat after hitting the winning runs at Headingley last month became evident through his gesture made after running him out on the first day of the Test match.
  • English opener Keaton Jennings who scored 42 and put up a crucial 72-run partnership with Root for the second wicket, however, felt it was “cool”.
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Mushtaq Mohammad feels Kohli will be a headache for any Pakistan captain

  • Virat Kohli would be the most difficult player to deal with for any Pakistani captain, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mushtaq Mohammad, brother of the late Hanif ‘marathon’ Mohammad.
  • Seventy-four now and a resident of Birmingham, Mohammad feels Kohli is such a good player in all the formats that it becomes very difficult to stop him for a captain.
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Forgotten Pranav Dhanawade starts a fresh chapter of his life

  • Remember Pranav Dhanawade? The wonder boy who slammed 1,009 runs in an innings in a school game in January 2016 recently found his name featuring in the Central Board of Secondary Education’s (CBSE) syllabus for the next academic year.
  • He had played an unbelievable knock of KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, against Arya Gurukul, Kalyan, in the inter-school U-16 Bhandari Trophy.
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England vs India: Geoffrey Boycott lashes out at Adil Rashid over his confused loyalties towards Test cricket

  • The England selectors shocked the cricketing world and went away with the basic precedent of English Cricket when they selected Adil Rashid in the 13-member squad for the first Test against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
  • The leg-spinner who has done very well in white-ball cricket in the recent series against Australia and India earned a surprise recall to the Test side.
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BCCI announces squads for the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the squads for the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy 2018.
  • The T20 tournament will be played in Alur, Karnataka starting from August 14 to August 21.
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Ravichandran Ashwin believes County stint helped him to refurbish his skills

  • Ravichandran Ashwin is currently one of India’s gun bowlers in Test cricket, especially in the sub-continent. However, his performances in overseas conditions aren’t something to boast off.
  • In a bid to polish his skills, the Tamil Nadu-born tweaker plied his trade for Worcestershire in the 2017 County Championship.
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Kapil Dev gives a thumbs up to attend Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony if invited

  • Imran Khan’s victorious party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) decided to invite dignitaries from India for his oath-taking ceremony as the prime minister of the country.
  • The event will tentatively be held on August 11 as per reports and among those on the invite list are Indian cricketers as well as Bollywood actors.
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England vs India: Jos Buttler sent to the hospital for an X-Ray

  • England and India are currently involved in an intriguing opening Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
  • The hosts have been bowled out for 287 runs thanks to the disciplined bowling from their opponents and now they are hoping to pick quick wickets with the ball.
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VVS Laxman upset with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan’s shot selection

  • The Indian openers walking out to bat in the first session of day 2, had a simple task, see through the new ball and then enjoy batting as the pitch was expected to play really good under the sun.
  • Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan a pair that mixes caution and aggression perfectly negotiated the first burst from James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
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Hasin Jahan accuses Mohammed Shami of age fudging

  • Mohammed Shami is currently playing in the first of the five-match Test series against England.
  • He was the best pace bowler for India in the first innings picking three wickets and it seems that he is finally back to his best after troubling three months.
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SLC announces the launch of a new T20 League

  • Former world T20 Champions Sri Lanka haven’t been as successful as some other cricket playing nations to host eye-catching Twenty20 leagues but they haven’t given up either.
  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the launch of a new T20 league and it will commence on August 21.
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Michael Hussey backs India to register their first ever Test series win in Australia

  • Despite the fact that the Team India is currently involved in the Test series against England, the talks of their upcoming Australia tour in December have started.
  • Such is the aura of this Virat Kohli-led side that the Australian players and media have started playing mind games almost 3 months before the tour commences.
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This was the best I have seen Ravichandran Ashwin bowling abroad: Harbhajan Singh

  • Ravichandran Ashwin was arguably India’s stand out bowler in the opening day of the first Test between England and the visiting team.
  • He was introduced inside the first ten overs and the decision paid dividends as he castled Alastair Cook with a ripper of a delivery.
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