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.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

T20 game is doing very well and there’s no need to tinker with it: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The high-scoring pitch of Sharjah in UAE has invited a lot of debate in the cricket world.
  • People have been saying that the field favours the batsmen in all the ways, and bowlers have been struggling a lot at the venue.
  • In the same context, Indian commentator Sanjay Manjrekar suggested some new rules in T20 cricket, which are being played at Sharjah, a few days back.
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‘I wish nothing but greatness for you’ – Dale Steyn passes a heartwarming message to DC pacer Tushar Deshpande

  • One of the names amongst IPL 2020 young talents is pacer Tushar Deshpande, who is currently plying his trade for Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals.
  • Recently, the speedster got a chance to meet his idol and hero– Dale Steyn– during the recent encounter between Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
  • In a video posted by DC on Twitter, Tushar shared his experience of interacting with his ‘idol’ Steyn.
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‘I think they’re just playing mind games’ – Allan Border not happy with India’s request to reschedule New Year’s Test against Australia

  • Team India is set to travel Australia soon after the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • This will be the first international series for the Virat Kohli-led side since March after the South Africa ODIs at home were postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Cricket Australia (CA) had earlier released the schedule for the whole of India’s much awaited tour with the T20I series to commence in October.
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‘I am still working to find my way’ – Andre Russell on his poor form with the bat in IPL 2020 so far

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), on Wednesday, turned the tables on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with some superb game plan.
  • They managed to defend 167 after opting to bat first in Abu Dhabi and registered their third win of the season.
  • However, despite putting in a decent performance, the team must be worried with their all-rounder Andre Russell’s batting form this year.
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‘Dinesh Karthik pulled off an MS Dhoni’ – Ajay Jadeja heaps praise on KKR skipper’s decisions against CSK

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper and former India captain, MS Dhoni, is regarded as one of the best leaders in world cricket.
  • Along with finishing games with his bat and pulling off extra-ordinary wicketkeeping shows, Dhoni is hailed for his leadership skills.
  • The CSK skipper, however, hasn’t been at his best in the on-going edition of the IPL.
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ACB renames new cricket stadium in Nangarhar after late Najeeb Tarakai

  • The cricket fraternity suffered a massive shock when Afghanistan cricketer Najeeb Tarakai left the world after meeting a horrific road accident.
  • He was immediately brought under the medical after he suffered major injuries.
  • However, he couldn’t be revived once he went into a state of coma.
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‘I used to come to Chepauk just to see MS Dhoni batting’ – Varun Chakravarthy after dismissing the CSK skipper

  • In the 21st match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, the Kolkata franchise had an upper hand by winning the game by 10 runs.
  • Though Chennai looked great when they kicked off their batting, their middle order didn’t fetch anything good for the team, and the game ultimately slipped out of hand.
  • In the same match, KKR spinner Varun Chakravarthy stated that he use to run to M.A. Chidambaram Stadium just to see MS Dhoni bat.
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IPL 2020: CSK head coach Stephen Fleming reveals why Kedar Jadhav was sent ahead of Jadeja and Bravo

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK), continuing their inconsistent trail in the on-going IPL 2020, suffered another loss on Wednesday as they suffered a 10-run defeat against Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Abu Dhabi.
  • Despite bowling out KKR for a modest total of 167, MS Dhoni’s men suffered a batting debacle during the latter part of their run-chase.
  • Kedar Jadhav, who was sent ahead of the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo, was heavily trolled on social media for his sluggish seven off 12 deliveries.
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IPL 2020: KKR bowling coach reveals why Kuldeep Yadav was left out from Playing XI against CSK

  • Tyrone, the younger brother of South Africa international Vernon Philander has been shot dead near his home in Cape Town.
  • Tyrone reportedly was delivering water to a neighbour on Wednesday afternoon when he was shot.
  • Following the incident, the police have confirmed that they’re investigating a murder and the shooter is still on the loose.
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Sheldon Jackson slams a fan for making fun of Sunil Gavaskar’s height

  • Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has been in the news in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
  • Unfortunately, his simple statement on Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma was twisted on social media and he had to bore the brunt of it.
  • Anushka also lashed out at him for dragging her name while talking about her husband’s game.
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