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.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2020: RR’s Steve Smith fined for slow over-rate against MI

  • On Tuesday, October 6, Rajasthan Royals (RR) lost to the Mumbai Indians (MI) by 57 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
  • Adding insult to injury, Steve Smith, their skipper, was fined for slow over-rate.
  • He was fined INR 12 lakhs, with the offence being the Royals’ first in the tournament.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Ben Stokes is the best all-rounder but not God’ – Aakash Chopra warns Rajasthan Royals (RR)

  • With Ben Stokes’ return, RR are hoping to get back to winning ways and ultimately book a Playoffs berth.
  • Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has pointed out Royals’ poor middle-order.
  • Chopra also mentioned that while Stokes might be the best all-rounder today, he could be left to do things alone like Jos Buttler was against Mumbai Indians.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2020: KKR’s Ali Khan ruled out of the tournament

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have been dealt with a body blow as Ali Khan, their fast bowler, has been ruled out of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The speedster, reportedly, has sustained some injuries and won’t be able to recover in time.
  • Earlier, Khan became the first bowler from the United States of America (UAE) to be a part of the prestigious and cash-rich tournament.
  • (Read more about the story)

Ajinkya Rahane is an integral part of the team, won’t trade him mid-season: Delhi Capitals

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is on with full zeal and class, where Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting comfortably on the second slot in the points table.
  • With stiff competition in the cash-rich league, players are thriving hard to get in the Playing XI of their respective squads.
  • In the same light, there have been a lot of questions whether Delhi will be pitching in their senior campaigner, Ajinkya Rahane, or not.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sanjay Bangar picks Rishabh Pant as MS Dhoni’s ideal replacement in Indian side

  • There have been a lot of talks going over who can fill in the shoes of legendary MS Dhoni behind the wickets after he drew curtains over his international career.
  • Rishabh Pant has impressed critics quite a lot after showing great work behind stumps for the Delhi franchise.
  • He has also contributed with his bat well in the IPL 2020 season, and that is why he has become an integral part of DC in death overs.
  • (Read more about the story)

Late Najeeb Tarakai’s family not blaming car driver for cricketer’s demise

  • On Tuesday, October 6, Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai lost his life after meeting with a fatal car accident.
  • He breathed his last on Tuesday morning at 4:00 am after remaining in coma for a few days. On Friday, October 1, he met with the accident in the Jalalabad city.
  • However, his family doesn’t want to put the blame on the car driver and said that it can’t compensate for the massive loss.
  • (Read more about the story)

Ricky Ponting wanted me to run Aaron Finch out: Ravi Ashwin

  • Ravi Ashwin could have found himself tangled into another controversy.
  • However, he evaded any unruly circumstances after he refrained from running out Aaron Finch at the non-striker’s end.
  • Back in 2019, the veteran sparked a controversy after he ran out Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Jos Buttler. But this time around, he let Australia’s Finch off with a warning.
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Family bid farewell to Dean Jones with a lap of the iconic MCG

  • The cricket fraternity around the world suffered a great blow when former Australian cricketer, Dean Jones, breathed his last in a Mumbai hotel.
  • He was part of the broadcast setup of the on-going Indian Premier League, but a massive heart attack ended in life in the spur of the moment.
  • His colleague and friend, Brett Lee, was present with him during the unfortunate incident and tried reviving him, but all went in vain.
  • (Read more about the story)

Brian Lara picks his strongest contender to take over MS Dhoni

  • The entire cricket fraternity was left stunned a couple of months ago when MS Dhoni– one of the most successful skippers of the sport– bid adieu to international cricket.
  • The former India captain’s retirement from the biggest stage has left Indian fans in dilemma over the wicketkeeping spot.
  • While KL Rahul has cemented his place behind the stumps in the limited-overs format, many still feel that 23-year-old Rishabh Pant has a ton of potential.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2020: Brad Hogg feels Dinesh Karthik should continue as KKR skipper with Eoin Morgan in the team

  • Dinesh Karthik has been under some pressure in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • His bad form with the bat has couple with a few poor decisions as the skipper and the fans are demanding for him to be sacked now.
  • They want the World Cup-winning Eoin Morgan to lead KKR for the rest of the season and expect him to bring the team back on track.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2020: Here’s why Sunil Gavaskar used the term ‘Brown’ instead of ‘Mankad’ during Ashwin-Finch incident

  • Ravichandran Ashwin, bringing back memories of his ‘Mankading’ incident from the previous edition, tried to pull off another one in the on-going IPL 2020.
  • During the encounter between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Ashwin got the chance to ‘Mankad’ Australia’s Aaron Finch.
  • However, Ashwin refrained from doing so and only issued a warning to the Australian.
  • (Read more about the story)