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Virat Kohli with the Test mace. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virender Sehwag to organize Langar on his former teammates’ birthday:

  • As usual, Sehwag’s birthday message was different that the normal birthday messages and was more like a funny Shayari.
  • Sanjay Bangar and twitter superstar Virender Sehwag did not play for a long time together in the national team but are good friends.
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Wasim Akram urges Miandad and Afridi to make peace:

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  • Javed Miandad and Shahid Afridi have been involved in a bitter banter with both of alleging each other of being greedy for money and fixing matches.
  • Wasim Akram has now decided to intervene and has called both the cricketer to make peace.
  • (Read more about the story)

Tabraiz Shamsi and Matthew Wade fined for physical altercation:

  • Tabraiz Shamsi and Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade were handed a 25 percent fine of their match fees.
  • The incident took place during the 4th ODI at Port Elizabeth. Things went worse when they had a physical contact too.
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Heath Streak appointed as Zimbabwe’s new head coach:

  • Former Zimbabwe national coach skipper Heath Streak has been appointed as the new national head coach in Bulawayo.
  • Some of the other names apart from Streak were ex-national Andy Blignaut, former South African pace bowling duo Peter Kirsten and Justin Simmons for the job.
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Sachin Tendulkar excited about possibilities of 15-a-side cricket match:

  • Sachin Tendulkar is delighted by the implementation of the 15-a-side rule in the Harris and Giles Shield, the inter-school tournament in Mumbai.
  • In 2013, Sachin Tendulkar had suggested an exciting new format of 15-player-a-side in an attempt to get players more involved in the game.
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The loss to South Africa raises question over the leadership of Steve Smith: Kepler Wessels:

  • The Proteas hold a 4-0 series lead with one match to play after a convincing six-wicket win over Australia at Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
  • “This loss to South Africa brings into question the leadership of Steve Smith,” Wessels wrote in his blog on the Supersport website.
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Sachin Tendulkar thanks Armed Forces for protecting the nation:

  • Tendulkar, who was speaking at a press conference during a book launch, said the citizens represent the country but the armed forces protect the nation.
  • He released the Marathi version of the book ‘Four Miles to Freedom Escape’ from a Pakistani POW camp penned by Faith Johnston.
  • (Read more about the story)

Lesson learnt is Bangladesh are no pushovers: Trevor Bayliss:

  • Bayliss backed skipper Jos Buttler and spoke in his support. He went on to quote that if altercations happen on the field, some players will not back down.
  • He also pointed out that such things are pretty normal on the cricket field.
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Ryan Harris bats for Australia new quick bowling brigade:

  • The absence of the likes of Mitch Starc and Josh Hazlewood has certainly hurt Australia in the ongoing series.
  • Harris said the quickies are keen on learning. He said they have been asking questions to him and bowling coach David Saker.
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FIR filed against Sakshi Dhoni in fraud case:

  • Sakshi Dhoni, the wife of India’s limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni, has found her name floating in the media for the wrong reasons now.
  • Apparently, a FIR has been filed against Sakshi Dhoni in a fraud case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
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It was a shame we couldn’t learn from game to game: Kane Williamson:

  • Virat Kohli was obviously delighted as he walked in to speak with Ravi Shastri. He says that team is full of confidence and ready to face the challenges.
  • We knew it was going to be tough coming into the series. We certainly wanted to show better cricket than we did,” says Kane Williamson.
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ICC presents the ICC Test mace to Virat Kohli:

  • Former Indian cricketer and ICC Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar handed the mace to Virat Kohli on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • India had secured the number one spot after they won the second Test at Kolkata.
  • (Read more about the story)

ODI call-up is like an early birthday present: Hardik Pandya:

  • Hardik Pandya cleared the air about his personal life and stated that he is currently single and his only focus is to cement his place in the Indian team.
  • “I just want to focus on my cricket right now and I am thrilled about making by ODI debut,” says Hardik.
  • (Read more about the story)

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