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.

Mayank Dagar
Mayank Dagar. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Stylish spinner Mayank Dagar reveals his crush’s name

  • Mayank Dagar may not have made his India debut yet but the photogenic spinner from Himachal Pradesh has not been far off from headlines either.
  • Last year, the 21-year-old cricketer stole the limelight after sharing space with India juniors’ coach Rahul Dravid in a TV commercial for an IT firm.
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Michael Atherton comes down hard on Alastair Cook

  • Alastair Cook, from 2015 onwards, has plied his trade in only Test cricket for England and has been one of their most reliable batsman in the format.
  • But the last one year hasn’t been cheerful for the left-handed batsman by any stretch of the imagination.
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Hardik Pandya doesn’t care what people talk about him

  • Indian team entered the second day of the Trent Bridge Test with the score of 307/6.
  • There were high expectations of the visiting team going past 400-run mark but the England bowlers did exceedingly well to pick the final four wickets for 22 runs in the first session.
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Praveen Amre reveals an interesting story about Ajinkya Rahane after the batsman hits form at Trent Bridge

  • Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane came up with a much-needed half-century in the first innings of the Trent Bridge Test and it immensely pleased his mentor and confidante Praveen Amre.
  • Rahane hit 81 to become the second batsman after captain Virat Kohli to cross the fifty-run mark in this series and his 159-run partnership with the latter helped India register a respectable first innings score of 329.
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They get paid for what they say, I am not much into it, Hardik Pandya hits back at critics

  • He was being continuously trolled over past several months for not being able to fulfill the desire of becoming India’s next Kapil Dev.
  • Now, after picking his first five-wicket haul in Tests (and also internationally), all-rounder Hardik Pandya got his opportunity to answer the critics and he grabbed it with both hands after the end of the second day’s play in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday, August 19.
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Rishabh Pant’s second-ball six on Test debut left his mother ‘very much surprised’

  • For India’s 291st Test player Rishabh Pant, the debut Test has so far been a memorable one.
  • The 20-year-old Delhi batsman came into the playing XI in place of out-of-form and injured Dinesh Karthik and thumped the ball out of the ground in the second delivery he faced in the game.
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Sanjay Bangar, Chris Woakes praise Rahane after his form-hitting 81

  • Things were not looking good with Ajinkya Rahane, India’s vice-captain who was seen as a worthy successor of Rahul Dravid even a few years ago.
  • With just 48 runs in four innings of the ongoing Test series against England, the 30-year-old batsman’s promising career was heading for uncertainty.
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Former cricketers find Joe Root’s dismissal at Trent Bridge as legitimate

  • England had a rough outing on the second day of the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
  • They were shot out for 161 runs courtesy of Hardik Pandya’s maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket.
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Gaurav Kapur and Shibani Dandekar to look into the lives of WAGs of cricketers with a unique chat show

  • In an era of too many mindless TV shows, television anchors and hosts Gaurav Kapur and Shibani Dandekar have come up with a fresh concept of a new reality show.
  • They’ll be interviewing wives of cricketers for the new chat show called ‘Miss Field’.
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For Vidharbha’s Rajneesh Gurbani, fifers have become an addiction

  • He gave the statisticians a tough time last season by clinching five five-wicket hauls in six Ranji Trophy matches to finish as the second highest wicket-taker with 39 scalps.
  • Vidarbha’s right-arm medium pacer Rajneesh Gurbani started the new season just from where he left it, picking 7 wickets for 81 runs for India Red against India Green in the Duleep Trophy in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, on Sunday, August 19.
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Flashback: When Hardik Pandya surprised his coach Jitendra Singh

  • Hardik Pandya has been hogging all the limelight ever since he has taken his maiden five-wicket haul against England on Sunday.
  • He registered the figures of 5/28 in the six-over spell itself and caught the opposition off-guard who didn’t expect to bowl him so well after playing him out easily in the first couple of Tests.
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Dale Steyn leaves the park mid-over during County Championship match

  • Dale Steyn’s career has been plagued by a number of injuries owing to which he has had to remain on the sidelines for a significant part of his illustrious career.
  • He made a comeback in South Africa’s recent Test series against Sri Lanka, but could only manage two wickets while the spinners did most of the work.
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Jonny Bairstow sustains a small fracture on his left middle finger

  • Team India is dominating the ongoing Trent Bridge Test at the moment as the duo of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara is wearing down the opposition.
  • The first session went wicketless for England and they also had to deal with an injury to their wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow who was hit on the finger while collecting the ball of the bowling of James Anderson.
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After a sumptuous knock, Najam Sethi calls it stumps as the PCB chairman

  • A couple of days after Imran Khan took over the office as the Prime Minister, Najam Sethi the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered his resignation.
  • Sethi who was elected for a second term in 2017 was to serve as the PCB boss until 2020 but with the shift in political leadership of the country, he thinks it is only right that he steps down.
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