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.

Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer and Steve Smith
Virat Kohli, Wasim Jaffer and Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Wasim Jaffer picks Steve Smith as better batsman than Virat Kohli in Tests

  • The debate has been going for long now about the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli.
  • Many cricket experts reckon that the latter is the best when all three formats of the game are considered.
  • However, when it comes to only Tests, a lot agree that Smith is ahead of his Indian counterpart.
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Harsha Bhogle picks India’s Test and T20I teams to play on the same day

  • Bhogle took to his official Twitter to mention his Test and T20 XIs and didn’t pick Rohit Sharma in the whites keeping the faith on Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal to do the job.
  • The middle-order comprising of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane selects themselves in India’s Test line-up while Hanuma Vihari also looks set to be a regular in the side.
  • Interestingly, he picked both Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the spin department.
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‘I don’t think what happened was possible’ – Hardik Pandya on India’s dramatic win over Bangladesh in 2016 T20 WC

  • India and Bangladesh have emerged as new rivals in cricket over the last few years. Both the teams have some extremely competitive cricket with, of course, Bangladesh immensely improving its standard.
  • The matches have gone down the wire at times and one of them was the 2016 T20 World Cup encounter between the two sides in Bangalore.
  • The Tigers were set to upset the hosts India and also knocked them out of the tournament.
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‘No one talks about my six dismissals in one Test’ – Kiran More feels that Miandad incident overshadowed his achievements

  • Former India international Kiran More, who donned the national jersey between 1984 and 1993, is one of the most successful wicketkeepers the country has ever produced.
  • The Baroda-born player’s impressive record speaks for his worth.
  • Apart from his work behind the stumps, one incident that overshadowed More’s achievement is the infamous Miandad run-in in 1992.
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BCCI has done some cost control but there has been no pay cut or lay-off: Arun Dhumal

  • Major boards have incurred huge losses due to no cricketing action during the pandemic.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also suffered losses following the indefinite postponement of the IPL 2020.
  • The much-awaited tournament, which was initially slated to start from March 29, has currently been postponed in the wake of the pandemic.
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Kagiso Rabada picks batsmen whom he would have loved to bowl at; includes Sachin Tendulkar in the list

  • South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada currently is one of the leading speedsters of the modern era.
  • While donning the Proteas jersey in 43 Tests and 75 ODIs, the pacer has managed to pluck 197 and 117 wickets respectively.
  • Through his pace, Rabada has been successful to leave his impact in all formats of the sport.
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‘I felt like my clothes are ripped apart’ – Unmukt Chand on losing IPL contract, getting removed from India A and Delhi squad

  • Unmukt Chand was one such name which was touted as the ‘next big thing’ in Indian cricket. Chand led India to the victory in 2019 U19 World Cup and smashed an impressive ton in the final against Australia.
  • The Delhi batsman was all over the news and he was even compared with the likes of Virat Kohli.
  • However, fate had planned something else for the swashbuckling opener.
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Rohit Sharma reveals why Ritika Sajdeh cried after he reached his third ODI double century

  • Ritika Sajdeh has been the constant support for Rohit Sharma in the stands whenever he plays for India and Mumbai Indians (MI).
  • Moreover, she keeps her fingers crossed until her husband is in the middle and keeps appreciating him and the other players during the match.
  • She enjoys Rohit pummelling the opposition bowlers. But Ritika was seen crying during Rohit’s record third ODI double-century knock in 2017.
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Pakistan cricketer Taufeeq Umar recovers from Coronavirus

  • Pakistan cricketer Taufeeq Umar has recovered from the Coronavirus after being tested positive two weeks ago.
  • The country has so far registered more than 93,000 positive cases with almost 2000 people losing their lives.
  • With overall cases in the world going past 67 lakhs, Umar has advised people to take the virus seriously and follow the required guidelines to stay safe.
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‘Everybody used to compare Irfan Pathan with Wasim Akram because of the long and curly hair’ – Suresh Raina

  • Suresh Raina is also one such cricketer who has been quite active on social media in recent times.
  • Amid these trying times, the left-hander has spread awareness along with contributing to the battle against COVID-19.
  • Furthermore, Raina has been a part of many live interactions.
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