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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Manoj Tiwary and his wife
Manoj Tiwary and his wife. (Photo Source: Instagram)

‘We are yet to discuss the schedule’ – Sourav Ganguly opens up on the possibility of IPL 2020

  • Over the past couple of months, the sporting scenario has come to a standstill due to COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Meanwhile, the announcement of ‘Unlock 1.0’ in India has served as a ray of hope for the BCCI to host the much-awaited IPL 2020 in the near future.
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, amid all the uncertainty, has stated that the board is looking at all the options but it’s tough to predict the future at the moment.
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‘How dare you bl**dy drag my husband’s name’ – Manoj Tiwary’s spouse Susmita hits out at critics

  • Manoj Tiwary has been a stalwart for the Bengal team in the Indian domestic cricket, having scored nearly 18,000 runs in his career.
  • But somehow, his career for Team India could never take off despite him being one of the most talented during his times.
  • He made his debut against Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane way back in 2008.
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‘We’ve to rehabilitate him’- Lasith Malinga on Shehan Madushanka’s suspension due to drug possession

  • Lasith Malinga, the veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler, has expressed disappointment after speedster Shehan Madushanka was suspended from all forms of cricket.
  • The 25-year-old was meted out with the punishment since he was in illegal possession of drugs.
  • Back in January 2018, Madushanka became the fourth ever bowler to get a hat-trick on debut.
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One thing I admire about Virat Kohli is the way he chases in white-ball cricket: Steve Smith

  • Arguably top two batsmen of the fab four batsmen of the current era, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, respect each other a lot.
  • The way the Indian skipper had urged the crowd to clap for Smith during the India-Australia clash in the World Cup last year was praised by many.
  • The former Australia captain thanked Kohli for the gesture as well and has lavished more praise on him now.
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli form the defining pair of the modern era: Kumar Sangakkara

  • Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the two best cricketers India currently possesses.
  • While the India skipper has plundered runs across all formats over the last few years, Rohit has owned the limited-overs formats and his Test career has just started to blossom.
  • Batting together, they have won a lot of matches for India and for all the aforementioned attributes, Kumar Sangakkara feels they form a defining pair of the modern era.
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IPL should take place behind closed doors: Monty Panesar

  • Monty Panesar, the former England cricketer, reckons that the Indian Premier League (IPL) should be played behind the closed doors.
  • The tournament had to be postponed for an indefinite time period due to the massive coronavirus outbreak.
  • In fact, every other major cricketing nation have stopped sports. As per Panesar, the IPL should be taking place after the English cricket season.
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Staying out of the game is like punishment for me: Mustafizur Rahman

  • Mustafizur Rahman burst on the scene after he rattled India’s star-studded batting lineup during a bilateral ODI series in Bangladesh.
  • However, the 24-year-old pacer hasn’t quite been able to substantiate the promise for a longer period of time, especially in Test cricket.
  • Since his debut in 2015, the left-armer has only played 13 Tests and picked up 28 wickets.
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I respect Virat Kohli but don’t fear him: Naseem Shah

  • Naseem Shah marked his arrival on the international stage with a bang. He was all over the news for possessing exemplary talent and sheer pace at such a young age.
  • The speedster was all over the news after being selected for the Australia series.
  • Naseem, in a recent interview, was asked the prospect of locking horns with India in the near future.
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‘People felt I was a failed player’ – Mohammad Hafeez recalls being dropped from Pakistan team for almost three years

  • Mohammad Hafeez has played for Pakistan for almost 17 years now. He has so far featured in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 91 T20Is and is at the fag end of his international career.
  • Hafeez is one of the best players Pakistan has ever produced but the journey hasn’t been easy for the cricketer.
  • He has now revealed that people thought he was a failure as a cricketer during the latter half of 2000s decade when he was dropped from Pakistan team.
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Sabbir Rahman accused of fist-fighting and slapping a cleaner

  • Sabbir Rahman, controversy’s own child, has found himself tangled into another unwanted occurring.
  • Once deemed as one of Bangladesh’s most talented batsmen, he has been accused of hitting a cleaner at the Rajshahi City Corporation.
  • On Sunday, May 31, around 5 pm in the afternoon, the 28-year-old, reportedly, slapped that individual in front of his home. Thereafter, a few cleaners started creating a ruckus.
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