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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Harsha Bhogle and Dane van Niekerk
Harsha Bhogle and Dane van Niekerk. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘It is not really a free pass’ – Harsha Bhogle reacts to Dane Van Niekerk’s ‘free pass to final’ comment

  • The South African women’s cricket team captain Dane van Niekerk was extremely disappointed not to make it to the finals of the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.
  • India had won all of their league matches, while England had lost their first match and hence was eliminated.
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Hardik Pandya stands on one leg; slams Shivam Dube for a six in DY Patil T20 Cup

  • India all-rounder Hardik Pandya is having a gala time in the ongoing DY Patil T20 Cup. He had slammed a blistering century for the Reliance 1 team against CAG a few days ago.
  • He was supposed to be named in the Indian squad for New Zealand tour but was pulled back due to concerns on him carrying the load of bowling.
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It will be an injustice to Dale Steyn if I don’t try to learn anything from him: Rumman Raees

  • Rubbing shoulders with the best in the world not only helps these youngsters hone their skills but also aids them in growing temperamentally.
  • And, fast bowler Rumman Raees is relishing every moment that he is spending with the legendary Dale Steyn at Islamabad United.
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Nepal postpones Everest Premier League due to coronavirus threat

  • Over 3,000 people have died of the virus worldwide while several thousands have been confirmed positive.
  • The tournament was initially set to feature the likes of Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shahzad and local hero Sandeep Lamichhane.
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As soon as Babar Azam gets out, I switch off the television: Azam Khan

  • Quetta Gladiators wicketkeeper-batsman Azam Khan has revealed his admiration for the batting skills of Pakistan T20I captain Babar Azam as he considers him his “role-model”.
  • The 21-year-old has even said that he tries to watch Babar play as much as he can and switches off the television whenever the latter gets out.
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Mitchell Starc leaves South Africa to cheer Alyssa Healy’s Australia in T20 World Cup final

  • Mitchell Starc won’t be available for the Australia’s third and final ODI against South Africa on Saturday.
  • Justin Langer, the Australia head coach, said that the team was happy to release the left-arm speedster for the ‘once-in-a-lifetime-chance’.
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