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

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

Top headlines and news stories of the day.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Dishant Yagnik and Rakesh Dhruv call it quits

  • Rajasthan wicketkeeper and left-handed batsman Dishant Yagnik has decided to bring the curtain down on his cricketing career after the ongoing match against Jharkhand at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
  • Dishant who has been popular in the cricketing circuit as a selfless man and one who has always put the team first became emotional when he admitted that he ran out of motivation to play the game he holds so dear.
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Ravindra Jadeja slams a double century in Ranji Trophy

  • Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian all-rounder, has scored a scintillating double century against Jammu Kashmir in the ongoing Ranji trophy season on Sunday.
  • Jadeja hasn’t donned the blue jersey in the limited overs format since July along with R Ashwin. Both were tested initially from Sri Lanka series but with the success of the wrist spinners, the selectors have continued to keep them away from the ODI team.
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Sunil Gavaskar thinks Ashish Nehra’s selection is not merit based

  • An era is set to end in Indian cricket as Ashish Nehra has announced that he will retire from professional cricket on November 1 after the first T20I between India and New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi; his home ground after a career span of 18 years.
  •  But former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar thinks selection should be based ‘not on emotions but simply merit’.
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India and Pakistan have to play in the Test Championship: Waqar Younis

  • The former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis believes that the arch-rivals India and Pakistan need to play against each other in the ICC Test Championship.
  •  Due to the political tension between both the countries, the cricket teams avoid to play bilateral series and face off only during the ICC World events. They last played against each other in 2012 when Pakistan toured the country for ODI and T20I series and won the former.
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Steve Smith critical of Stokes’s off-field behaviour

  • Australian captain Steve Smith has criticised the off-field behaviour of the England all-rounder Ben Stokes in September.
  •  However, Smith also praised the all-round ability of Stokes which has made him one of the best players in the world right now.
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David Warner hails Virat Kohli for his leadership skills

  • Australian opener and the stand-in skipper for T20I series David Warner has heaped praise on the Indian captain Virat Kohli for his leadership skills. India and Australia were involved in the intriguing battle over the last month during the ODI and T20I series.
  • The hosts managed to win the 5-match series by 4-1 whereas the Kangaroos fared much better in the shortest format and drew the series by 1-1.
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There’ll be nothing better than India and Pakistan playing cricket again: Imran Khan

  • Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan, the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has constantly been in news for his firm stand against the ruling government in Pakistan and his affinity towards his Indian counterpart.
  • Imran the only captain from the country to win a World Cup feels that the internal structure of the sport in the country has failed to identify real talent and that is the reason for their decline.
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MS Dhoni was a remarkable captain: Sourav Ganguly

  • Former Indian cricketer and the skipper Sourav Ganguly has hailed MS Dhoni for his leadership skills and has termed him as ‘remarkable’.
  • He heaped praises on him and also opined that the current captain Virat Kohli is a good captain and India has a good chance to emulate the success of 2011 World Cup.
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Betting racket busted in Hyderabad, two arrested

  • Cricket betting racket was busted in Hyderabad on Friday by the police and apprehended two persons for their alleged involvement in it. They were caught accepting bets over the first ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai.
  • The increasing rackets in the country are becoming the cause of concern as every now and then the police are arresting a gang during every series.
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Ian Chappell feels Hardik Pandya will be key on overseas tours

  • Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell has picked Hardik Pandya as India’s trump card for their overseas tours next year. The young all-rounder has impressed everyone in his short career so far and is looking a great prospect for the team in future.
  • Currently, he is enjoying a small break ahead of the limited overs series against New Zealand which will start on October 22 in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium.
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Mustafizur Rahman ruled out of the first ODI against South Africa

  • Bangladesh left-arm pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman has been ruled out of the first ODI of the three-match series against South Africa. He twisted his ankle during the warm-up on Saturday and did not train after that.
  • His availability for the remainder of the series is not clear yet but he will not play the first game on Sunday. Bangladesh have already lost the Test series in which they looked far from convincing and were thumped by the hosts.
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Reason behind the axing of KL Rahul revealed

  • The selectors announced the Indian squad on Saturday for upcoming ODI series against New Zealand which will commence on October 22.
  • The surprising name missing from the squad was KL Rahul who is more or less a regular feature in the team from last few months. Dinesh Karthik who impressed in the limited opportunities in West Indies was drafted back into the side.
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Box Cricket League set to return with season three

  • In a trend that has been getting a lot of attention on TV, reality shows have had an edge over soap opera
  • No matter the concept but the drama they’ve been able to create with the feel of rawness makes it a hit among the audience. In an attempt to tap into the same interest group the Queen of Indian TV Ekta Kapoor launched the Box Cricket League in 2015 where reality TV met cricket.
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