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.

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

‘Chennai Test Kings were at net practice?’ – Virender Sehwag criticises MS Dhoni and Co for their slow batting

  • Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings continued their woeful run in the on-going IPL 2020 as they suffered their third consecutive defeat on Friday
  • Chasing the target of 165 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 14 of the tournament, the Chennai side managed to amass 157 on the board as they handed the David Warner-led side a 7-run victory.
  • The Yellow Army suffered a third loss in succession for the first time since the 2014 season.
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Afghanistan international Najeeb Tarakai goes into coma following a deadly accident

  • Afghanistan international Najeeb Tarakai, after being involved in a fatal accident on Friday, has been in coma for the past 22 hours.
  • The opening batsman is still unmoved after the deadly accident.
  • Tarakai was reportedly hit by a car in Jalalabad city before he was shifted to the hospital.
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IPL 2020: Ben Stokes leaves for UAE, set to join Rajasthan Royals after a 7-day isolation

  • The Royals side, at present, is equipped with some of the finest overseas recruits.
  • They’re stacked with the likes of skipper Smith, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, David Miller and Tom Curran.
  • To further bolster their overseas camp, star all-rounder Ben Stokes, following a period of compassionate leave in New Zealand, is also set to join the Rajasthan Royals contingent.
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‘He is just 10 balls away from a great knock’ – Pragyan Ojha believes Virat Kohli will overcome poor form

  • Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha, however, has backed the RCB skipper to bounce back strongly.
  • Ojha has claimed a solid comeback from Kohli, considering the ‘confidence’ which he possesses.
  • Ojha pointed out Kohli’s strong mindset when he decided to join AB de Villiers in the middle for the Super Over against Mumbai Indians.
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IPL 2020: A player reports corrupt approach; Anti-Corruption Unit starts its investigation

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has got off to a scintillating start. In the first couple of weeks, there has already been so much action with the matches going down the wire.
  • However, with this being a huge tournament, there is also a threat of players being approached for fixing by the bookies.
  • Rather the BCCI Anti Corruption (ACU) Chief Ajit Singh had said that the bookies have already reached Dubai.
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals share an update on Ravi Ashwin’s availability for match against KKR

  • Ahead of Delhi Capitals’ upcoming match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), DC bowling coach Ryan Harris shared an update on Ravi Ashwin’s availability for the game.
  • Ashwin last played in the Capitals’ match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) way back on September 20 in Dubai.
  • He bowled a solitary over where he picked up the wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Karun Nair.
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IPL 2020: Stephen Fleming irked by questions of sending Kedar Jadhav ahead of MS Dhoni against SRH

  • Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Super Kings’ head coach, wasn’t a happy man after he was asked about promoting Kedar Jadhav ahead of MS Dhoni in the match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai.
  • The Yellow Army lost the match by seven runs and Jadhav could manage only three runs off seven balls before getting out to 18-year-old leg-spinner Abdul Samad.
  • Dhoni came to bat at a stage when the Super Kings needed to score at around nine runs per over.
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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni reveals why he was coughing while batting against SRH

  • MS Dhoni, during his knock against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), was seen running out of gas. The Chennai Super Kings’ veteran looked fatigued and was even seen coughing.
  • Yet he ran the singles and doubles and kept his team in the game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  • The 39-year-old stayed unbeaten on 47 runs off 36 balls with the help of four fours and a six.
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‘Not too sure’ – SRH captain David Warner on Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s injury against CSK

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), on Friday, October 2, won back-to-back matches in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) and moved to the fourth spot in the points table.
  • The Orange Army beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  • However, SRH were dealt with a massive blow after Bhuvneshwar Kumar sustained an injury.
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IPL 2020: Priyam Garg reveals Kane Williamson’s reaction after the latter was run out against CSK

  • In the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s match against the Chennai Super Kings in Dubai, Priyam Garg was involved a bad mix-up with Kane Williamson, leading to the latter’s run out.
  • While going back, Williamson, quite expectantly, wasn’t happy and it was a crucial wicket since he was coming off a 26-ball 41 against the Delhi Capitals a couple of days ago.
  • However, after being involved in the New Zealand captain’s run out, Garg made amends, scoring his maiden IPL half-century.
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