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.

Sachin Tendulkar and Lionel Messi
Sachin Tendulkar and Lionel Messi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rahul Dravid was more difficult to bowl than Sachin Tendulkar: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar’s face-off with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid created a lot of buzz around the cricket world.
  • Even as Akhtar was a tough prospect to deal with, Sachin and Dravid used to put prize tag on their wickets.
  • In his heydays, Shoaib could ruffle the feathers of the best and in their prime, Dravid and Sachin made bowlers work tirelessly for dismissing them.
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Virat Kohli turned towards stands and shouted come on: Andre Russell reveals how he got triggered to play his 13-ball 48 knock in IPL 2019

  • Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has dished out many enthralling encounters.
  • Be it explosive batting show or lethal bowling display– the tournament has provided fans with many nail-biting encounters.
  • Andre Russell, who was in sensational form in the previous season, revealed how he toppled Virat Kohli-led RCB to steer Kolkata Knight Riders to the victory.
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Tamim Iqbal likely to bid on Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat for COVID fight

  • Tamim Iqbal, the veteran Bangladesh batsman, has put forth his desires of buying Mushfiqur Rahim’s bat from the auction in the COVID-19.
  • Earlier, the 32-year-old Rahim said that he would be giving away the bat, which helped him become the first from the country to get a Test double century.
  • He accomplished the milestone against Sri Lanka back in March 2013.
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Mumbai Indians or Chennai Super Kings? Ambati Rayudu names his favourite IPL franchise

  • Recently, Chennai Super Kings were also involved in a live Instagram session with Ambati Rayudu where the right-handed batsman flaunted his lighter side.
  • He answered a varied range of questions during his live session with the franchise.
  • Rayudu also picked his favourite time in the IPL.
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I am putting a bet that Suresh Raina would make a comeback for India: Ambati Rayudu

  • Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina have come a long way since the 2004 U19 World Cup.
  • Rayudu was the captain of the side and Raina was an important part of the team.
  • After the World Cup, the two players had very different paths on which they took on.
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Rohit Sharma has learnt the art of captaincy from MS Dhoni: Ambati Rayudu

  • Ambati Rayudu, the discarded Indian batsman, reckons that Rohit Sharma has learnt captaincy from MS Dhoni.
  • The 34-year-old is currently a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by Dhoni, in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The veteran has been with the franchise for the last couple of years and though he didn’t perform to expectations last season, he was retained.
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‘Your legacy is very important’ – Suresh Raina draws out similarities between Lionel Messi and Sachin Tendulkar

  • Sachin Tendulkar and Lionel Messi are regarded as legends of their respective sports.
  • The whole world has been in awe of both the starts for their on-field as well as off-field moments.
  • Indian international Suresh Raina, who was a part of World Cup-winning squad in 2011, has revealed that he is a huge fan of Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
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Simon Katich’s axing had nothing to do with me: Michael Clarke

  • Clarke, the 2015 World Cup-winning Australian captain, said he didn’t have anything to do with Simon Katich getting dropped from the national team.
  • Way back in the year 2009, Clarke and Katich had an ugly dressing room scuffle over when the team song should be played.
  • Following an ankle injury during the 2010-11 edition of the Ashes, the southpaw failed to make a comeback.
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If I have to give my life for someone, it would be Anil Kumble: Gautam Gambhir

  • Anil Kumble, the former Indian leg-spinner, had the privilege of leading the national team as well.
  • Though he captained in only 14 Tests and a solitary ODI, he has been regarded highly by his former teammates.
  • And now former batter Gautam Gambhir has heaped praises on Jumbo, as Kumble is popularly known.
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‘It’s unfortunate that you haven’t been called up yet’ – Tamim Iqbal vouches for Mahmudullah playing in the IPL

  • Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh’s all-time leading run-scorer, sounded surprised after Mahmudullah hasn’t been able to make the cut for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The southpaw reckons that the Mymensingh-born has done exceptionally in the format over the last few years and deserved a call-up by now.
  • In the last few seasons, Riyad has gone unsold after even setting himself low base prices.
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