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 hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli will break a lot of records in the future, reckons Misbah-ul-Haq

  • With an innings of a lifetime against England in the first Test at Edgbaston, Virat Kohli is being hailed as the best in the business right now by a lot of famous personalities in the fraternity.
  • The latest to add to this list is former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who is awe of the Indian skipper’s undying hunger for scoring runs.
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Former England spinner Monty Panesar writes to all 18 counties to revive his career

  • Former England spinner Monty Panesar has said that he wrote letters to all 18 first-class counties with a hope of reviving his cricketing career.
  • The left-arm orthodox, who played 50 Tests for England, was released by Essex in 2015 and played for Northamptonshire in 2016 for a brief period.
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Chris Gayle doesn’t want to hit sixes anymore

  • Chris Gayle and his incredible power-hitting prowess need no introduction in the cricketing fraternity having witnessed so many of his blazing knocks over the years.
  • Not many can match him in that regard unless that person is a certain Shahid Afridi. Both these players have entertained the audience profusely with their hitting and the mutual respect they share is also commendable.
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Kumar Sangakkara feels Virat Kohli has the ability to become India’s GOAT

  • Before the start of the five-match Test series, there were doubts over Virat Kohli’s ability to succeed in England.
  • He had a nightmare series the last time India toured the country as he failed to get going in any of the matches.
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England vs India: James Anderson says Virat Kohli is not ‘invincible’

  • Virat Kohli looked out of sorts the last time India toured England.
  • However, before the start of the series, the skipper was confident of his team’s abilities and backed his players to improve India’s record in England.
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Virat Kohli didn’t need county stints to do well in England: Sunil Gavaskar

  • India Captain Virat Kohli’s heroics have made the news worldwide, winning him accolades everywhere, and his genius has now been appreciated by another one of India’s legends- Sunil Gavaskar.
  • Like other Indian batsmen, had come under immense scrutiny after his woeful tour of England in 2014, where he averaged only 13.4 across 5 Tests, with many people questioning his ability to face the moving ball and others dismissing him as a “flat track bully”.
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Is Esha Gupta getting married to Hardik Pandya? The actress responds

  • The star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most eligible bachelors currently and it is no surprise that his name is being linked to various Bollywood actresses over the last few days.
  • Earlier, it was reported he was dating Elli AvrRam but then they broke up and then the news spread about the cricketer dating the Bollywood actress Esha Gupta.
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Ishant Sharma fined 15 percent of his match fee for breaching the code of conduct

  • Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match and has also received one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the third day’s play in the first Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday.
  • The India fast bowler was found to have violated Article 2.1.7 of the code, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an international match”.
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Virat Kohli is here to win Test matches, not some popularity contest: Nasser Hussain

  • A lot of cricketing action has taken place over the last couple of days. Virat Kohli has been the best player hands down for India in the ongoing chase.
  • Since the start of the Birmingham Test match, he has kept England on their toes, Right from his 149 in the second innings to him battling out in the fourth innings as India require 194 to win.
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Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock in the first innings: Ben Stokes

  • Ben Stokes was the man who delivered a killing blow in the first Test.
  • He pinned the invincible Virat Kohli in front of the stumps and literally ended India’s hopes of chasing down the total of 194 runs.
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I will sleep well tonight, says Man of the Match Sam Curran

  • The Birmingham Test ended on a spectacular note with the hosts managing a close win by just 31 runs.
  • Over the last three days, there has been some splendid cricketing action between both the teams.
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Virat Kohli wants the Indian top-order batsmen to look at themselves in the mirror

  • After four days of jaw-dropping cricket, India lost the opening Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham by 31 runs.
  • Virat Kohli, the home team’s skipper, scored 149 runs followed by 51 runs in the second innings.
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Having Sam Curran in the side is like playing two Ben Stokes: Joe Root after Edgbaston win

  • England captain Joe Root was all praise for Sam Curran, the 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler who played a key role in turning the first Test against India in favour of the hosts.
  • Playing just his second Test after making an ordinary debut against Pakistan in June, Sam, son of former Zimbabwe international Kevin Curran, picked five wickets at Edgbaston.
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We have a lot of positives from match’ says Ravichandran Ashwin

  • He did well individually in the first Test against England in Birmingham and thinks India had a lot of positives to pick from the game even if they lost it by 31 runs.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner whose place was thought to be under pressure with the arrival of young spinners took seven wickets in the game to silence his critics who doubt his ability overseas.
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Sunil Gavaskar yet to get invitation for Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony

  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, headed by Imran Khan, recently won the General Elections, conducted on July 25, 2018.
  • They competed with Pakistan Muslim League (PML) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and comprehensively brushed them aside.
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