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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Ahmed Shehzad of Pakistan
Ahmed Shehzad of Pakistan bats. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Ravindra Jadeja names the actor he would want to play the lead in his biopic

  • He loves his horses, has a unique sword celebration every time he scores a fifty in Test cricket, maintains a moustache and now also a beard.
  • Even the interviewer was surprised hearing his answer as Hashmi was at one point famous for being a ‘serial kisser’ in Bollywood.
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PCB not to offer central contracts to Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal

  • The team has done reasonably well in international cricket as they won their erstwhile ODI series against Zimbabwe.
  • It was previously learned that the PCB wasn’t ready to take actions against Shehzad but finally changed their decision.
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Ahmed Shehzad sacked as HBL skipper in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy

  • He was provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after he was found guilty of consuming ‘Marijuana’, a banned substance.
  • Last season, HBL finished second on the points table of Pool B with five victories from seven matches.
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It was an eye-opener for me, says Sam Curran after bowling to Virat Kohli

  • The left-arm pacer, son of former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran and playing only his second Test after making a debut against Pakistan in June.
  • It wasn’t that the Indian captain was authoritative from the word go and was also reprieved early on.
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Virat Kohli reveals the Edgbaston knock as the second best of his Test career

  • Virat Kohli raised his bat for the 22nd time in his illustrious Test career after reaching the three-figure mark at Edgbaston on Thursday.
  • There was a serious banter going on between him and Johnson which had geed him up as he went on play one of the best ever Test knocks down under.
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Match referee summons Virat Kohli; reminds him of his responsibilities and behaviours

  • Virat Kohli has been at the top of his game in the ongoing Test match against England at Edgbaston.
  • However, before the start of play on the third day, the match referee Jeff Crowe has reminded Kohli of his responsibilities and behaviour.
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England vs India: Wasim Jaffer warned against over-reliance on Kohli but India did just that

  • Former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer feels India will need an all-round effort if wants to have an upper hand over England in the ongoing Test series.
  • The Kohli show could also reflect on Jaffer’s warning that other Indian players will also have to up their game and not over-rely on their captain if they want to do good in the series.
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Sourav Ganguly trolls Ravi Shastri for the punctuality story

  • Indian head coach Ravi Shastri in a recent interview talked about his love for punctuality and how he never compromises on that.
  • Dada who also featured on the same show Breakfast with Champions was surprised to hear his claims.
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Indian team management keen on keeping Yuzvendra Chahal ready for the Test series

  • Yuzvendra Chahal has evolved as one of the most important members of the Indian limited-overs squad.
  • The selectors have only announced the squad for the first three Tests against England. The squad for the last two Tests is yet to be named.
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ICC to question Umar Akmal over match-fixing claims

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sought to question the Pakistan international Umar Akmal on grounds of match-fixing claims.
  • The batsman, who averages 36 in Tests and 35 in ODIs, said the fixers would promise him money if he missed or left a game.
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India U19 captain Anuj Rawat under BCCI scanner for playing T20 tournament in Mauritius

  • India’s U19 captain Anuj Rawat has come under the scanner of the authorities for having participated in a Twenty20 league in Mauritius in June last year.
  • Eighteen-year-old Uttarakhand-born Rawat seems not to have taken an approval from the BCCI before joining the tournament in Mauritius.
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England vs India: Chris Gayle feels Kohli’s ton will boost India’s batting line-up

Virat Kohli is the best player in the world, asserts Michael Atherton

  • Everytime India plays in any format, Virat Kohli is in the focus. Maybe he’s got used it to it now.
  • Finally, the time came when he managed to unfurl his favourite cover drive and the smile on his face was evident.
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James Anderson reveals how Virat Kohli made subtle alterations to his batting technique

  • Prior to the first Test of the ongoing Test series between England and India, Virat Kohli didn’t have an overwhelming record in Tests on English soil.
  • Before the start of the match, English fast-bowler James Anderson was speculated to trouble the Delhi-born cricketer.
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Mohammad Azharuddin wants Team India to identify specialist slip fielders

  • Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin, who was one of the best slip fielders, opened up on the issue and advised them to improve in the crucial aspect of the game.
  • Explaining the technical part, Azharuddin, 55, said those fielding in the slip positions needs to adjust.
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