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.

Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh and MS Dhoni
Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

David Warner picks his all-time IPL XI

  • In the lockdown, the cricketers are following a trend of giving out their preferred XIs based on different scenarios across different formats and leagues.
  • Earlier, Shane Warne, Ashton Agar, Azhar Ali gave their XIs.
  • Now, David Warner also joined the bandwagon, who gave his all-time IPL XI in his recent interaction with cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle.
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Aakash Chopra picks India’s squad for the 2020 T20 World Cup; leaves out MS Dhoni

  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian batsman, picked his preferred Indian 14-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
  • The cricketer turned commentator put forth his opinions on his official YouTube channel.
  • In the top order, he picked Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. However, he left out Shikhar Dhawan, who has had a few injury concerns in the last few months.
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Naseem Shah can replicate my bowling, attitude and anger: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, have seen glimpses of himself in Naseem Shah, who made his Test debut on November 2019 at the age of 16.
  • It was also during the same time when his mother passed away and the Pakistan cricketers wore black armbands to mourn the pacer’s loss.
  • In his maiden game at The Gabba in Brisbane, he cranked up the pace and also got David Warner’s wicket.
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‘Patloon dheeli ho gayi thi’ – Mohit Sharma reveals how scared he was after MS Dhoni scolded him

  • Mohit Sharma kicked off his Indian Premier League (IPL) career, representing the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in 2013.
  • In the same year, he got his maiden India call-up as well in the tour of Zimbabwe.
  • From there on, he plied his trade for the Super Kings until 2019 and picked up 91 wickets from 85 matches at an average and economy of 26.65 and 8.41 respectively.
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‘It’s been my dream’ – South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj aspires to lift the World Cup as captain

  • Keshav Maharaj, the South African left-arm spinner, put forth his dreams of captaining the national side in the future.
  • The tweaker was appointed as Dolphins’ skipper in their domestic One-Day Cup campaign this year.
  • To add to his delight, the Dolphins were crowned as champions after Cricket South Africa (CSA) suspended cricket due to the massive coronavirus outbreak.
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Would love to face Jasprit Bumrah in the IPL: Priyam Garg

  • Priyam Garg, the young Indian talent, wishes to face Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The 19-year-old was recently the skipper of the India U19 team that lost to Bangladesh in the World Cup final in South Africa.
  • He didn’t have the best of the tournament as he managed only 68 runs at 22.66. However, by then, he had already gotten the IPL contract.
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India is yet to accept the issues regarding mental health: MS Dhoni

  • MS Dhoni, the veteran Indian cricketer, reckons that India hasn’t quite come to terms with the issues, pertaining to mental health.
  • In the last few months, a number of cricketers have come out and spoke about the same.
  • England’s Sarah Taylor quit the sport amidst her battles with anxiety.
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Chris Gayle doesn’t get enough accolades for being the best T20 player in the world: Dwayne Bravo

  • Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies all-rounder, reckons that Chris Gayle doesn’t quite get lauded enough for his credentials in the T20 format.
  • He also has 22 centuries to go with 82 fifties and at the age of 40, Gayle is still going great guns.
  • The Jamaican left-hander is currently the all-time leading run-scorer in T20 cricket, having notched 13,296 runs in 404 matches.
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You don’t see him getting stuck in the 90s: Simon Doull believes Rohit Sharma is a better ODI opener than Sachin Tendulkar

  • Rohit Sharma’s career has notched up to a different level after being assigned the opener’s hat in 2013.
  • Rohit has been phenomenal in the ODI format for India and has three double tons, most by any other cricketer in the 50-overs format.
  • His 264 against Sri Lanka in November 2014 is still the record for the highest individual score in One-day internationals.
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It’s destiny that MS Dhoni became India’s skipper ahead of Yuvraj Singh: Yograj Singh

  • Yograj Singh, the father of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, hasn’t minced any words to lash out at MS Dhoni in recent times.
  • He has often hit out at Dhoni for not lending Yuvraj adequate support in tough times.
  • Now, Yograj, who’s also a retired Indian all-rounder, blasted Dhoni as he felt that his son was set to become the national skipper before destiny had other plans.
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