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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli adopts 15 dogs from a Bengaluru animal rescue centre

  • The captain of the Indian Cricket Team comes across as a very tough guy on the field, and also off it when he deals with the media. He doesn’t like to sugarcoat his words and is pretty straight forward.
  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain is a guy who will never back off, not even a step. But his soft-heartedness is very evident when it comes to animals, especially dogs.
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IPL 10: Match 18 – KKR outplay Delhi Daredevils


  • A brilliant 110 run stand off just 72 balls between Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey saw KKR eke out a 4 wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils at Delhi in the IPL.
  • In the run chase of 168, KKR had early jolt being 21/3 in less than three overs of the run chase.
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VVS Laxman part of Cricket Advisory Committee constituted by HCA

  • The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has taken a very big step towards making the state association a more efficient administrative body.
  • T Shesh Narayan, the Secretary of the HCA, officially announced that they have constituted an Advisory Committee to help the state association make key calls in the cricket administration in the state.
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Haroon Rasheed appointed as Director Cricketing Operations by PCB

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board, in a recent development, announced that former Pakistani Cricketer Haroon Rasheed will take over as the Director of Cricketing Operations. Rasheed will play his role instantaneously. Haroon Rasheed previously was appointed as the Chief of Selectors.
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Sunil Gavaskar asks the word ‘mankad’ to be scrapped from cricket terminology

  • Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has pledged that the word ‘Mankad’ has to be scrapped from the terminology of cricket since it shows disrespect to the Indian legend after whom it is named.
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Ben Stokes talks about his acrobatic fielding effort to save a certain six

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is all about entertainment and hitting biggies out of the ground is one among them. Some of the attempted big shots often find the fielder in the deep.
  • Stellar boundary catches are witnessed every season, and on Sunday, between Rising Pune Supergiant and Royal Challengers Bangalore, it was Pune’s Ben Stokes who saved a six with an incredible catch, dive and throw.
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Sohail Tanvir targets Australia’s Big Bash League

  • Pakistan’s T20 specialist fast bowler has set his eyes on the second most sought after T20 league in the world i.e, Australia’s Big Bash league. Sohail Tanvir, who has attracted criticism for his lackluster performance lately, is aiming to sign a contract for a franchise in Australian’s premier domestic competition.
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Fawad Alam talks about his non-selection in the Pakistan side

  • Pakistan left-handed batsman Fawad Alam has definitely fallen out of favor and opened up first time about his non-selection in the Pakistan squad.
  • The player believes that there are a lot of favoritism in the Pakistan Cricket board. He feels it is unfair that while every other player is picked on the basis of their domestic performance, he is being ignored time and time again.
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Harsha Bhogle appalled after witnessing RCB’s performances

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s campaign has been dismal in this edition of the IPL. Currently, the Royal Challengers, who have been perennial challengers in every edition of the IPL, are languishing at the bottom of the IPL table.
  • Having played five matches, Royal Challengers could only manage one victory against Delhi Daredevils, which they almost gave away after batting heroics from Rishab Pant.
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Lack of fitness the reason behind the dropping of Rahat Ali: Inzamam Ul Haq

  • Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam Ul Haq has stated on Sunday that fast bowler Rahat Ali was not selected in the Pakistan squad for the West Indies tour due to fitness issues.
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I get nervous on small grounds: Yusuf Pathan

  • Over the years Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball. It is almost impossible to stop the hard-hitting batsman once he gets going and the opposition team is often left frustrated and out of ideas when the big man is batting.
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Ravindra Jadeja’s sister says that the all-rounder doesn’t eat lunch

  • After retirement, many cricketers have opened their own food joints. Sourav Ganguly had one in Kolkata before it was shut, while Sachin Tendulkar had one also in Mumbai.
  • But Ravindra Jadeja came up with a food joint in prime days of his career. He opened up ‘Jaddu’s Food Joint’ in his hometown Jamnagar, Gujarat. Having done well in his career for India, Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, Jadeja started the restaurant in 2012.
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Sachin Tendulkar wishes Muttiah Muralitharan on his birthday

  • Muttiah Muralitharan is arguably the best spinner to ever play the beautiful game of cricket. In his illustrious career, he has troubled batsmen from all over the world with his magnificent bowling.
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Alastair Cook scores a brilliant century to make the start of his non-captaincy period special

  • Essex and Alastair Cook are back and mean business. With the help of Cook’s masterful century, Essex won the match with an eight-wicket victory over Somerset in the Specsavers County Championship held at Taunton.
  • This was Cook’s first competitive match since resigning as the England captain in February and he made it an occasion to remember.
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Rohit Sharma comfortable batting down the order for the Mumbai Indians

  • Following a miserable run with the bat, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma found some much-needed form with a 29-ball 40 against the Gujarat Lions. At no.3, Rohit had failed to get to double figures in four consecutive games, aggregating a mere 9 runs prior to the match against the Lions.
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Virat Kohli sends a message for all RCB fans

  • The 17th match of the VIVO IPL-2017 took place in the Chinnaswamy stadium last night, as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant clashed against each other.
  • With a tremendous performance with the ball by the RPS bowling unit, they won the match by 27 runs and added marked their second victory in this year’s tournament.
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IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions team management books entire luxurious resort for players

  • One of the major concerns for players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the fatigue issue which has hurt many teams in the past.
  • With the tournament going on for nearly 2 months, it becomes really difficult for the players to pull their socks up and perform on a consistent basis. To go with that it’s the summer month in India so it becomes that more difficult for the players to cope with the scorching heat.
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Mohammad Kaif rues missed chance of Nitish Rana as the turning point in yesterday’s game

  • Gujarat Lions assistant coach Mohammad Kaif rued the missed chance of Nitish Rana in yesterday’s encounter as the turning point which tilted the scale in favour of the Mumbai Indians. The home team looked thoroughly professional and clinched a keenly fought contest by 6 wickets and with 3 balls to spare.
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Kohli could have smashed me for a six: Ben Stokes

  • English all-rounder Ben Stokes made all the headlines when he turned out to be the most expensive buy at the IPL auctions this year. Coming into the tournament, he put forth some spirited performances too.
  • The best of the lot was against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Albeit he failed with the bat in the match, he did very well with the ball. Stokes returned with figures of 3/18 in his 4 overs. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance.
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IPL 10: Players of Kolkata Knight Riders single out their favorite cricketers

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders is a happy bunch of cricketers at the moment. They have been doing a great job in the IPL 2017. The team has managed to get their combinations right and look like a team to beat in the tournament.
  • Recently, some of the big stars of the team were asked to pick their favourite cricketers. While some of the names that the players took were pretty obvious, a few choices were quite surprising too.
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Virat Kohli has his say on the spectacular catch to dismiss Rahul Tripathi

  • As Ravi Shastri would say it, the ball was travelling ‘like a tracer bullet.’ Nevertheless, the superman from India dived to his left, plucked the ball inches from the ground and celebrated with a sense of nonchalance. It was just another day at the office for Captain Kohli.
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RCB coach Daniel Vettori calls for the team’s batsmen to be proactive

  • RCB head coach Daniel Vettori felt that despite not having played on this surface before, batsmen needed to put more pressure on the opposition bowlers.
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