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

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

Faf du Plessis of South Africa
Faf du Plessis of South Africa celebrates after scoring a century. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Once batting on 300, I called 12th man to get the lyrics of a song as I forgot it: Virender Sehwag:

  • Viru loved singing songs while batting just like West Indies batsman Lawrence Rowe used to whistle while batting.
  • Sehwag recalled on Wednesday evening here, while launching the second season of the Goregaon Sports Club’s premier league.
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Trent Boult ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan:

  • Trent Boult has been ruled out of New Zealand’s second Test against Pakistan after suffering a knee injury while training.
  • According to the words from the New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson, Boult is having an irritation in the joint of his right knee since the tour of India.
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Virender Sehwag feels Parthiv’s experience was the reason behind his selection:

  • Parthiv Patel made a surprising comeback in the Indian squad for the 3rd Test against England at Mohali following Wriddhiman’s Saha’s injury in the 2nd Test at Vizag.
  • Patel did make a brief comeback in the Test team on the 2008 tour to Sri Lanka where MS Dhoni opted for some rest but the former got to feature in only one Test after poor performances by Dinesh Karthik in the first two.
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Virender Sehwag slams British media for accusing Virat Kohli of ball tampering:

  • Sehwag felt England should have accepted defeat more gracefully in the Vizag Test where the visitors went down by 246 runs.
  • A British media report said that Kohli was seen shining the ball with his saliva during the Rajkot Test with a mint or a gum in his mouth.
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Virender Sehwag dedicates a Shayari for Virat Kohli:

  • The Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on-field achievement and persona has earned him a plethora of loyal followers over the years.
  • Time and time again Virender Sehwag has spoken very high of him and never misses a chance to appreciate the talent which his Delhi mate possess.
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Former Indian pacer Sreesanth becomes father for the second time:

  • Shantakumaran Sreesanth and his wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari were blessed with their second child on Wednesday.
  • The lanky fast bowler from Kerala represented the nation in 27 Tests and 53 ODIs from 2006-2011.
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Mohali lays out a spin friendly track for the third Test:

  • The pitch at Mohali has always been one that has suited the seamers, especially in the first couple of days and the numbers certainly seem to bear that out.
  • The two best bowling figures in a Test match at the stadium have both come from fast bowlers, which took place in the same match.
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PCB and PHF get involved in a tussle over loan:

  • Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan Hockey Federation have got involved in a row over a loan of 10 million rupees which the PCB had given to the national hockey body around 16 years ago.
  • The former Pakistan hockey captain pointed out that in Bangladesh the government had made it mandatory for the Bangladesh Cricket Board to give 5 percent of its earnings to other national sports federations.
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BCCI confirm India Women’s team participation in Asia Cup:

  • BCCI announced on Thursday that the Indian women’s team will take part in the Asia cup, scheduled to begin in Bangkok on Saturday.
  • The BCCI led by President Anurag Thakur has repeatedly mentioned that resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan is not possible due to cross-border terrorism.
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None of our players were a part of such activity: Anil Kumble:

  • Anil Kumble has dismissed the allegations of ball tampering levelled against the Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli.
  • The 46-year old also said that the team is not worried about what the British media has reported.
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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 1 Review: Faf du Plessis hits century to rescue the Proteas:

  • Faf Du Plessis shunned the booing crowd and came out with a shining knock of 118 to play the lead role for South Africa on the first day of the 3rd Test at the Adelaide Oval.
  • Du Plessis and hits an unbeaten 118 before declaring the South African innings at 259/9.
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Parthiv was chosen for his keeping skills and his experience: Anil Kumble:

  • Anil Kumble feels that Parthiv Patel’s experience as well as better “keeping skills” have enabled him to make a comeback into Indian Test side after eight long years.
  • The coach also made it clear that Wriddhiman Saha still remains the first-choice keeper of the Test team which may well mean that Mohali will be the only chance for Parthiv to prove himself.
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Stuart Broad and Zafar Ansari doubtful for Mohali Test:

  • Fast bowler Stuart Broad and spin-bowling all-rounder Zafar Ansari remain doubtful for the 3rd Test against India starting from Saturday at Mohali.
  • Ansari who struggled with nausea during a major part of the Vizag Test have recuperated from his illness but is down with a sore back.
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