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

Here is all the news which hogged the limelight today.

Virat Kohli batting
Virat Kohli of India plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli spotted in the nets for the first time after suffering neck injury

  • Virat Kohli is one of the best cricketers around the world in the modern times. He is one of the busiest cricketers around and is a supremely fit athlete.
  • However, workload beyond limits can even get the better of the best and that was the case with Virat Kohli as well.
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We have known each other since our teenage years, says Nidhi Agerwal on KL Rahul

  • The star Indian batsman KL Rahul was seen leaving a Mumbai eatery in Bandra with the Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal a few days ago.
  • The pictures of the couple had gone viral on social media and rumours were a rift that the new Cricket-Bollywood pair was in the making.
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England batsman Keaton Jennings gives a miss to Accountancy exam for Pakistan Test

  • Ahead of the series against Pakistan, for the first time, the home side fielded a weaker and an inexperienced side.
  • On the other end was a strong and a relatively newer Pakistan side whose bowling was well lauded in the domestic circuit.
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BCCI set to award a 100% pay hike to umpires, scorers, referees and video analysts

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to increase the fee of all the umpires, scorers, referees and the video analysts ahead of the 2018 domestic season.
  • There were discussions on the matter over the last few days and the decision has been taken after the recommendation of Saba Karim, BCCI’s General Manager for cricket operations.
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Adam Voges appointed the head coach of Western Australia and Perth Scorchers

  • Adam Voges has been appointed the head coach of Western Australia and Perth Scorchers for the upcoming domestic season.
  • He will replace Justin Langer who was designated at the helm of the national team earlier this month after Darren Lehmann resigned from the position.
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Combination between Dhoni and Fleming was indeed special: Shane Watson

  • Shane Watson has been enjoying so much attention ever since he played the match-defining knock in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
  • Chennai Super Kings signed the Australian amidst scepticism as he hadn’t had a remarkable time in the tournament last time with Royal Challengers Bangalore but his form in the Big Bash League made CSK believe he was the man for the role.
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Justin Langer aims to make Australia disciplined for his daughters: Adam Gilchrist

  • The Australian Cricket is currently going through its one of the worst times due to the sudden transition period brought up by the ugly ball-tampering controversy.
  • Former Australian skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner, who were the two mainstays across the three formats have been handed 12-months ban and young Cameron Bancroft has been slapped with a 9-month ban.
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I respect Mr Afridi a lot, says Arshi Khan; admits that the ‘sex’ tweet was a mistake on her part

  • The controversial Indian model Arshi Khan had shocked the world a few years ago after she had claimed to have been physically involved with the former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
  • She has been in the news for her alleged relationship with the renowned cricketer ever since then and has always come out with controversial statements every now and then.
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IPL 2018: Star India estimated to have generated INR 1800-2000 crore Ad revenue

  • The 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) recently came to a close with a riveting Grand Fina
  • le between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • The viewership of the tournament skyrocketed with every passing match. Star Sports along with Hotstar were the broadcasters and there wasn’t any shortage of traffic in the media platforms.
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All eyes on MS Dhoni as new fitness tests await team India

  • The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League has come to an end with all eyeballs shifting back on international cricket.
  • Team India will resume their international duties with a one-off Test against Afghanistan before heading Europe for a long tour of Ireland and England.
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Ajinkya Rahane reckons that captaining the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL gave him confidence

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) had a fine outing in the recently concluded eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The side led by Ajinkya Rahane played some splendid cricket during the league stages where the whole team contributed with match-winning performances, which helped them advance through to the playoffs.
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BCB unhappy with the way Mustafizur Rahman handled his injury

  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is visibly unhappy with the professionalism, or rather the lack of it, that Mustafizur Rahman has shown in the last few days.
  • The young pace bowler was a part of the Mumbai Indians camp in the 2018 edition of the IPL.
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Lungi Ngidi wants to take the new ball for South Africa in Tests

  • Lungi Ngidi made his Test debut for South Africa against the Indians and made an immediate impact. He picked up 6 wickets in the second innings at Centurion to bundle the visitors out and win his team the match.
  • He picked up nine scalps in the last two games of the series but still only found a place in the Proteas lineup in absence of Morne Morkel.
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Teams touring India will now play against Afghanistan as well

  • The delegates of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently visited Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • The delegates, headed by the BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, met the officials of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
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Harbhajan Singh, Mohammad Kaif recall their struggle with English language

  • Veteran Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh, is known for his wily off-spin bowling prowess. He has bamboozled many batsmen with his craft and is one of the best spin bowlers team India has produced in the modern era.
  • While he managed to confuse many batsmen with his ‘doosras’, the player also found himself at the receiving end during his first England tour.
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