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.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo: IANS)

IPL 2020: Harbhajan Singh pulls out of the tournament citing personal reasons

  • The problems for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are not ending ahead of the commencement of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • After their veteran Suresh Raina returned to India last week, their experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has pulled out of the upcoming season citing personal reasons.
  • The possiblity of him missing the tournament was reported only a few days ago after which the CSK official had quashed down the rumours.
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) unveil their official jersey for IPL 2020

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to get underway from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10.
  • After a long unexpected delay and seeing the rise in the number of coronavirus cases in India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) identified the Gulf nation as a viable option to stage the tournament amid a pandemic.
  • The 2020 edition will be played across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings gave a glimpse of their brand new cricket kit.
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‘People will forget Sachin Tendulkar after watching him’ – Rashid Latif recalls how Tanvir Ahmed introduced MS Dhoni to him

  • When it comes to modern-day cricket, very few match the aura of MS Dhoni.
  • The former India cricketer is regarded as the best captain ever to have played international cricket as he is the only player who led his country to the title in all three ICC events.
  • While Dhoni’s career turned out to be an inspirational one, it wasn’t easy for him to break into the national side.
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I was extremely upset with MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar for refusing DRS: Shashi Tharoor

  • India’s Parliament Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor is a big cricket fan and has often called himself a ‘cricket tragic’.
  • There have been many instances when the politician has hailed the game of cricket as his favorite sport and has revealed that his love for the game started at a very young age.
  • Recently, Tharoor was found singing praises for the Decision Review System (DRS).
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Sanjay Manjrekar omitted in seven-member commentary panel for IPL 2020

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided on the names of seven Indian commentators who will be a part of the commentary panel in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • The tournament is slated to begin from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10 across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.
  • The seven commentators who have been picked include the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan, Murali Kartik, Deep Dasgupta, Rohan Gavaskar, Harsha Bhogle, and Anjum Chopra.
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IPL 2020: Virat Kohli reveals why he would never think of leaving RCB

  • Virat Kohli has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League.
  • The Bangalore franchise signed Virat up after witnessing his heroics in the 2008 U19 World Cup and the current RCB skipper became a part of the star-studded Rahul Dravid-led franchise in the inaugural season.
  • Despite not leaving an impact in the initial few editions, Kohli was entrusted by the franchise.
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CSK shares a picture of MS Dhoni and Shane Watson after the completion of extended quarantine

  • Chennai Super Kings have been in trouble since the day they have arrived in UAE. 13 members of their contingent have been tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, which also included Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
  • Thus, all the players were asked to stay under self-isolation for another week and there was no training possible for the entire squad.
  • Finally, the good news has arrived for the Yellow Army. Apart from Chahar and Gaikwad, all other players have been tested negative for COVID-19.
  • (Read more about the story)

Yuvraj Singh trained and served home-cooked food to Punjab’s IPL bound players during lockdown

  • It has been a long layoff without taking the field for the Indian cricketers due to the Coronavirus enforced lockdown.
  • Currently, the players are in the UAE to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and are training hard to regain their fitness.
  • However, this hasn’t been a problem for four young cricketers from Punjab thanks to Yuvraj Singh.
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‘They made Virat Kohli captain, Whom did we bring? – Shoaib Akhtar explains the difference in mindset in India and Pakistan’s cricket

  • Pakistan’s former fast bowler, Shoaib Akhtar has been quite vocal about his thoughts on world cricket.
  • He owns a Youtube channel and can be often seen praising the Indian cricket and India’s captain, Virat Kohli.
  • In the recent interaction, he was questioned about the criticism he faces from Pakistan’s fans on applauding the Indian cricketers.
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Sourav Ganguly hints at having crowd with limited gathering during IPL 2020

  • The 13th season of IPL is just a fortnight away and the excitement for the league is on its peak. Arguably the biggest T20 exhibition has been shifted to UAE this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • While the whole cricket fraternity is waiting for the schedule of the event, Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President, hinted for better news.
  • He indicated that there might be a possibility of the crowd to come and watch the match with a restricted gathering.
  • (Read more about the story)