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

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

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Harbhajan Singh interacts with his fans over a Facebook live session:

  • Harbhajan Singh has named Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq as one of his all-time favorite spinners.
  • Bhajji stated that Sourav Ganguly who was the best skipper he has played under.
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Ashutosh Singh becomes first Chhattisgarh player to score the first-class century:

  • His 140 saw the team take a 137-run head which can prove decisive in their opening game in the Ranji Trophy 2015/16.
  • It wasn’t easy, he didn’t just defy the Tripura bowlers himself but also had to hold things up as he kept losing partners quite regularly on the second day.
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I’m learning a lot from Rahul Dravid: Sanju Samson:

  • The first time they worked together was in the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals.
  • Sanju Samson has had a near-perfect start to his Ranji Trophy season courtesy of a massively well-constructed century on the first day’s play.
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Amir Sohail opines against giving Shahid Afridi a farewell:

  • Sohail stated that Afridi’s much-anticipated farewell is something that is not required at the moment.
  • Amir Sohail went on to add that the 36-year old Afridi was a player who had announced his retirement on a few occasions meaning that the farewell was something that would not make much sense.
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Fielding was sort of torturing for me: Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Tendulkar that his success with the bat was because of his passion for batting but he always felt that fielding was “a little torturing” for him.
  • He was a team man and made sure he contributed to his team in every way possible.
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Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif included in PSL 2017 draft list:

  • The duo, currently playing for WAPDA in the Quaid-E-Azam Trophy, is hopeful of getting picked up by franchises in the draft process.
  • The success of the first PSL in Dubai has also seen an increase in the number of foreign players now available in the players draft.
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Fudging of age witnesses U19 Odisha players suspended by BCCI:

  • BCCI has suspended a majority of the Odisha cricket team due to fudging of their age in the ongoing Vinoo Mankad tournament.
  • The BCCI has also served notices to six players who are currently taking an active part in the Ranji Trophy season.
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Kohli and Kumble make sure that injuries don’t hurt India:

  • Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble have adopted the horses for courses policy in the recent past.
  • This is also the reason why the growing list of unavailable players through injury or ailment hasn’t really affected India’s performance.
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We should have won this game: Mashrafe Mortaza:

  • Mashrafe Mortaza felt that they shouldn’t have let the momentum slip out of hands and ideally they should have closed the game.
  • Earlier they were also sloppy on the field dropping catches.
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Pakistan announced squad for the 1st Test against West Indies:

  • Pakistan announced the 14-man Pakistan Test squad for the 1st match against the touring West Indies team.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq led side will try to push ahead with their impressive run in the longest format of the game.
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Down with fever Suresh Raina couldn’t bat in Ranji Trophy opener against MP:

  • Suresh Raina, who made a comeback in the India’s ODI squad for the first 3 games of the New Zealand series didn’t bat for the team in the first round match against Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy.
  • The upcoming opportunity could well be a make or break series for Raina.
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Karachi Kings sign Chris Gayle for the upcoming PSL season:

  • Karachi Kings have signed up Chris Gayle for the second season of the Pakistan Super League.
  • Babar Azam, the young batting sensation, became the side’s third new acquisition, having moved from 2016 champions, Islamabad United.
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