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

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

BCCI Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur. (Photo Source: Hindustan Times)

Anurag Thakur set to be elected as BCCI  President :

  • According to reports, Anurag Thakur is set to be appointed as the BCCI President in the special SGM which is to be held tomorrow.
  • Thakur, who is the current BCCI Secretary, has been suggested by the State Boards of East Zone, who have unanimously put their support for the current BCCI Secretary.
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Jonty Rhodes shares his greatest cricketing moment :

  • Jonty Rhodes had a great career for South Africa, and will be forever remembered for revolutionizing the modern fielding which involves more athleticism and fitness. Currently the fielding coach of MI, Rhodes talks about his greatest moment in his career, which is a surprise pick if one might consider.
  •  “My perfect moment took place in a Hero Cup match in 1993 against the West Indies at the Brabourne Stadium. I caught five of the five catches that came to me that day, and to be honest, two of them I had to go and “fetch“ at full stretch. This was on a terribly hot and humid Mumbai day and, with the amount of sweat dripping off me, it was a miracle that these catches didn’t spill from my grasp.” Said Rhodes, fondly cherishing his memory.
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Chris Gayle on spotlight once again for sexist remarks :

  • Chris Gayle, who stirred up a controversy during the last season of BBL by flirting with the television reporter on live tv, has once again stirred up a controversy with sexist remarks to an interviewer.
  • According to reports, Chris Gayle once again came out with his sexist remarks to Charlotte Edwardes, who claims that Gayle had used several sexual innuendos during their interview session. Additionally, his comments regarding gender equality was offensive against the females, thus earning the wrath of the feminist community.
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JP Duminy backs Dravid to land the Indian Coaching job :

  • DD all-rounder JP Duminy has appreciated Dravid’s role in nurturing the youngsters, and feels that the former Indian Captain will be a perfect candidate for the post of Indian Cricket Coach.
  • “When a mentor or coach deals with international players, it’s not about teaching technique. But, getting the best out of everybody. Rahul is aware of what is required, knows how to get the best out of the franchise’s players,” JP Duminy said.
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Next job is to win against RCB : Brathwaite

  • Carlos Brathwaite, who returned to playing XI against SRH, was excellent with the ball and the field as DD bagged a crucial victory off the last ball to keep their chances of qualification alive. Talking to the media during the post match conference, the all-rounder is confident about DD’s chances to bag a victory against RCB and qualify for the play-offs.
  • “The next part of the job is to win on the 22nd May against RCB. That is again a tough challenge as well and once we control what we can control then everything else can take care of itself,” he concluded.
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Nair happy with team’s performance against SRH :

  • Karun Nair played an excellent knock to push DD to an unlikely victory and stay alive in the competition. The man of the match for DD, Nair was satisfied with the team’s performance and is content that he was able to contribute for DD in the victory.
  • “I was able to pull the team through and stay until the end, and remain unbeaten in a pressure situation, in a must win game. I am really happy with what I was able to contribute.” Said Nair during the post match conference.
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Walsh supports opening the bowling with spinners

  • Off late, the team’s strategy have often relied on their main spinner, and quite occasionally, the captain has called in his spinner to open the bowling for the team. Courntney Walsh, one of the greatest fast bowlers ever, has supported this new trend, despite being a fast bowler himself during his playing days.
  • “ It all started with Deepak Patel and it is still continuing. I think when a skipper sets his strategy, he looks at his options and if he chooses to offer the new ball to Sunil, he must do it. It all depends on what conditions you are playing in and you must respond to its demand.” Said Walsh, supporting this new change in trend amongst cricket teams.
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RCB bowlers have got the confidence now: Allan Donald

  • Despite possessing a batting line up any T20 franchise will envy for, RCB had been in the brink of elimination before Kohli and men pulled off an amazing comeback. Improved bowling has been a primary reason for RCB’s revival, who need a victory in their final group stage match to get through to the play-offs. Allan Donald, RCB’s bowling coach, is finally satisfied with RCB’s bowling performance in the recent matches, and is confident about bagging a spot in the semi-finals.
  • “It also helps when your batting line-up scores 200 plus.We have searched a lot for that confidence and I think we have got it now. No doubt about it.” Said Donald, in an interview.
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World T20 loss to India still haunts us: Shakib Al Hasan

  • It been nearly 50 days since the end of the ICC World T20, however, most of the Bangladeshi fans and players are yet to recover from their heart-wrenching loss to India during the group stages of the tournament. KKR’s Shakib Al Hassan recalls the match and reasons as to why the loss still haunts the team,.
  • “I don’t think we, as a team or as a nation, can forget that game ever. I hope that someday, we play a match like that against India and win it so that we can forget that game. But, it still keeps coming back.” Said Shakib, who hopes to banish the ghosts of the match in the near future.
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Ashish Nehra’s absence hurt the Sunrisers: Eoin Morgan

  • DD won a thrilling ball encounter against SRH yesterday, which delay’s SRH’s qualification to the play-offs. Eoin Morgan, speaking to the media during the post-match conference, talked about Nehra’s absence being a crucial turning point of the match.
  • ”Obviously it was a big blow missing Ashish. He was injured after the first game of Bangalore. So [Barinder] Sran came in then and did really well. It was a quite easy transition for him. Today he took wickets for us.. so whole credit to him,” said the English skipper.
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