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

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

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble (Photo Source: Twitter)

The kids have to be encouraged to play outdoor sport: MS Dhoni:

  • MS Dhoni, a product of the era that produced some of India’s greatest cricketers was quick to point out the fact that most Indian children these days are not exposed to outdoor sports.
  • Dhoni was also quick to add that a lot of kids were hooked onto electric gadgets, something that had to be eradicated at the earliest if the Indians had any hopes of winning gold medals in the future.
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Ambiguity over Rishabh Pant and Shakti Singh over fastest century in Ranji Trophy:

  • Rishabh Pant slammed twin centuries against Jharkhand at Thumba in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy encounter.
  • hile no official record exists pertaining to the number of balls taken to achieve the three-figure mark, Singh said that the time taken for the same has been registered officially.
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Kieron Pollard granted NOC for South Africa T20 league Ram Slam and BBL:

  • Pollard confirmed the development on Twitter, mentioning that he was granted the NOC for both the South Africa T20 competition as well as the Big Bash League in Australia.
  • WICB has reportedly communicated this decision to various cricket boards that employ West Indian players for their domestic T20 tournaments.
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Bengaluru to host Indian Premier League 2017 Auction:

  • Shukla then went on to announce that the fourth of February would be the day when the BCCI and the IPL committee do indeed have the auction.
  • The IPL auction has generally tended to make things interesting for those watching many worldwide stars go under the hammer.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delighted by Anil Kumble’s praise:

  • PM Modi announced that from midnight currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 denomination will not be legal tender.
  • In his 40-minute address, first in Hindi and later in English, the Prime Minister said the notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 “will not be legal tender from midnight tonight” and these will be “just worthless piece of paper.”
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NZ radio station fined over a prank on Ben Stokes’ mother:

  • Radio Hauraki shock jock Jeremy Wells and Matt Heath were mocking the Kiwi-born England star’s role in the match when the on-air incident took place.
  • Stokes’ mother, who is based in New Zealand, called the radio station to question her son’s treatment and found herself talking to Heath, caught off guard that she was live on air.
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Harbhajan Singh has got to take it easy: Sourav Ganguly:

  • Sourav Ganguly has finally revealed his opinions on the ongoing spat Harbhajan Singh is involved in with some of the spinning enthusiasts following some of the allegations he made.
  • Ganguly added that Harbhajan should take it easy whilst speak about the same. He also added that he was a champion bowler and needed to move on.
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After Sachin Tendulkar, I idolize Virat Kohli: Mandeep Singh:

  • The star batsman had earlier missed two matches for his side after being named in the One-Day International squad for the five-match New Zealand One-Day International series.
  • Even though he didn’t play a game in the series, Mandeep is keen on moving forward to help Punjab progress in the domestic competition.
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Play us or forfeit the match, PCB warns India:

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in no mood to settle for a negotiation regarding the ICC Champions Trophy clash.
  • Pakistan has made it clear that they wish to play against India next year. In case the Indian team refuses to play them, the PCB wants the match to be forfeited.
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Haseeb Hameed speaks about the time he met Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Hameed created history by becoming the fifth youngest players to play for England from the British Isles.
  • Hameed’s family and ancestral roots tread back to Mumbai where his father was born and a place where the 19-year old also realized his first taste of cricket.
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Hamstring injury to Mohammad Shami hampers Indian crusade at Rajkot:

  • India hosts the first Test match against England at Rajkot, with this venue hosting its first ever Test match in its history.
  • The second session saw Mohammad Shami hobble off as he ran into bowl his tenth over of the innings.
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India may have found their successor to Virender Sehwag in Mayank Rawat:

  • When it comes to explosive and fiery batting, Sehwag is India’s shining star in all formats of the game.
  • Coming to open for India, he was a nemesis for the opponent’s bowlers, his name spelling doom for them whenever he got going.
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Selectors reckon that MS Dhoni can continue playing till 2019 World Cup:

  • A few sources close to the BCCI and the selection committee have stated that the selectors are indeed backing the Indian skipper to continue playing till the 2019 World Cup.
  • The Times of India quoted one of the sources to be saying, “It would make the job of the selectors easy if Dhoni continues to play the way he is playing today. His fitness level is as good as a newcomer’s in the team. ”
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Virender Sehwag steals the show with another pun-liner:

  • Even after retiring from International Cricket, he grabs the headlines every once in a while, with his wicked sense of humor and his sarcasm.
  • After coming to the commentary field, he has revolutionized Hindi commentary and today, on the opening day of the first Test at Rajkot.
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Robin Peterson calls it a day; thanks one and all for support:

  • He made his debut in the 2002 edition of the Champions Trophy in India and was also part of the side that lost out to India in the semifinal in perhaps the most dramatic of manners.
  • Since then, Peterson played 15 Tests, 79 ODIs, and 21 T20Is, taking 137 international wickets and also scoring four half-centuries.
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India v England, 1st Test, Day 1 Review: Root and Ali put England in firm position:

  • Joe Root solidified his stature of being an all-season batsman for England today after he struck fluent 124 runs knock to help England post 311 for 4 at the end of day one of the series opener.
  • Moeen Ali also played his part and was the second best English batsman today, finishing just one run short of his 4th Test century.
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