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.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shahid Afridi picks his all-time World Cup XI; snubs players like Sachin Tendulkar and Imran Khan

  • Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan cricketer was involved in a Live Instagram session with a known Pakistan anchor, Sana Bucha on Thursday evening.
  • During the interaction, he talked about his daily life in lockdown, impact of COVID-19 and topics related to cricket.
  • In the meantime, he also picked his all-time World Cup XI in which he snubbed some of the big players like Sachin Tendulkar, Imran Khan.
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‘We all are used to playing in front of so many passionate fans’ – Virat Kohli reacts to the idea of playing matches behind closed doors

  • The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on all major sporting events.
  • Amid such trying times, many members of the cricketing fraternity have suggested the idea of playing matches behind closed doors.
  • Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has recently been spending his quarantine time on social media, shared his opinion over the same.
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I am of course missing him: Kuldeep Yadav feels MS Dhoni should make a comeback to play for Team India

  • MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper played his last international game back in 2019 World Cup against New Zealand in the semi-finals.
  • After that, he went on a longer than an expected sabbatical.
  • Earlier in March, he was all set to play for CSK in IPL 2020 but BCCI had to postpone the tournament for an indefinite period due to COVID-19 outbreak.
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Pune-based museum buys Azhar Ali’s bat for 1 million PKR in auction to raise funds amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • Many cricketers have also joined the battle against the pandemic and have done their bit to raise funds amid the COVID-19 debacle.
  • Many prominent cricketers including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina had donated a hefty sum to PM-CARES Fund to raise money for the poor and the needy.
  • Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali had also followed the suit by auctioning two of his prized possessions.
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Cricket at the highest level will probably finish for me in 2 or 3 years: Moeen Ali

  • England all-rounder Moeen Ali wants to play as much international cricket as he can in the near future
  • He feels that only two or three years of cricket at the highest level is left in him and desires to play for England across all the three formats.
  • Moeen was dropped from the Test during the Ashes last year and hasn’t played in the whites for his country since then.
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Saeed Ajmal responds after Rana Naved claims that players underperformed against New Zealand in 2009

  • Rana Naved hogged the headlines recently after stating that a number of senior players deliberately underperformed during the 2009 ODI series against New Zealand in the UAE.
  • Rana’s comments raised a few eyebrows as he said that a few players underperformed just because they were unhappy with Younis Khan’s captaincy.
  • Naved also claimed he pulled out of the tour because he didn’t want to be a part of the conspiracy by seniors against the then skipper Younis Khan.
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Mushfiqur Rahim feels Bangladesh have the ability to be in top six in Test cricket

  • Bangladesh is always rated as one of the underdog teams in international cricket.
  • They often come up with some surprising performances and rather have been on top of their game in the limited-overs formats.
  • But in the past decade, their performance graph is full of inconsistency when it comes to playing the Tests.
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PCB reveals why Umar Akmal was handed a three-year ban from international cricket

  • Umar Akmal hogged the headlines in the previous month as he was banned by Pakistan Cricket Board for three years from all forms of cricket
  • Under the PCB’s anti-corruption code, a player is required to immediately report to a team manager or the officials of the anti-corruption unit after he receives any match-fixing approach.
  • PCB has now released a detailed insight into batsman Umar’s corruption case, explaining why he was handed a ban of three years.
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I would be happy if I become even half as good as MS Dhoni: Alex Carey

  • It’s not a secret that MS Dhoni has been hailed all across the globe for his finishing ability and on-field awareness.
  • Since breaking into the national side as a young boy from Ranchi, Dhoni has established himself as one of the most accomplished cricketers of the modern era.
  • Be it his lightning-quick stumpings or death overs-slogging– MS Dhoni has proved his mettle on multiple instances
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Aakash Chopra picks his greatest T20 batsman of all time

  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator is quite an active personality on social media platforms.
  • He too often comes out with interesting trivia, quizzes and analysis of matches for the fans.
  • On Thursday, he gave his list of top six all-time greatest T20 batsmen in the history of international cricket.
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‘Why hasn’t RCB won the IPL ever?’ Rohit Sharma responds

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has one of the biggest fanbase in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Having Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the same team is a luxury and once even Chris Gayle was also the part of the RCB.
  • Though the team hasn’t won even a single IPL title in 12 years, the players which the franchise possesses in the team makes it one of the strongest in the tournament.
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