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.

Shoaib Akhtar and Narendra Modi
Shoaib Akhtar and Narendra Modi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

If India can make 10,000 ventilators for us, Pakistan will remember it forever: Shoaib Akhtar

  • The global pandemic which has been caused due to the outbreak of coronavirus has been really tough to handle.
  • As of now, more than 15 lakh people have been affected by this virus. Close to 90,000 have lost their lives to COVID-19.
  • Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar recently put forward a special request for India asking them to prepare 10,000 ventilators for the neighbours.
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PCB to conduct virtual fitness tests in COVID-19 lockdown period

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to conduct a virtual fitness test for its players amid the massive coronavirus outbreak.
  • The world is in a lockdown due to the novel virus, but the PCB has turned no stone down in taking care of the cricketers.
  • The tests will be conducted on April 20 and 21. Earlier, the contracted players were to undergo the tests on March 23 and 24.
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‘We have enough money’ – Kapil Dev slams Shoaib Akhtar’s proposal of India-Pakistan ODI series amid Coronavirus outbreak

  • Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, poor and underprivileged people are struggling to meet out their daily needs.
  • Hence, Shoaib Akhtar suggested an idea of organizing a three-match ODI series between India and Pakistan in order to raise funds.
  • The suggestion didn’t go down well with Kapil Dev, who slammed him for giving such suggestion under alarming conditions.
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Prithvi Shaw opens up about his time during 8-month doping ban

  • Prithvi Shaw, the 20-year-old young opener had to go through some tough time in 2019.
  • It took him longer than expected to break into the international scene.
  • Shaw has opened up talking about the difficult period when he was handed with a ban of eight months from playing competitive cricket.
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Mohammad Hafeez takes an indirect dig at Rameez Raja for his retirement comment

  • The cricketer-turned-commentator had suggested senior players of the national side– Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to take retirement from international cricket.
  • Raja had ignited controversy after saying that their retirement would help in making way for fresh talents in the national side.
  • He opined that it would be better if both the seniors bid adieu to cricket in a graceful way.
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Joginder Sharma feels IPL 2020 shouldn’t happen until Coronavirus is cleared

  • The 13th edition Indian Premier League (IPL) should’ve started by now.
  • But the Coronavirus pandemic has not only deferred its start but it has also led to cancellation and postponement of other sporting events.
  • India’s T20 World Cup 2007 star Joginder Sharma feels that the IPL shouldn’t happen until the Coronavirus crisis in the country ends.
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Australia’s tour of Bangladesh postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

  • Australia’s upcoming tour of Bangladesh has now been postponed due to the massive coronavirus outbreak
  • The Aussies were scheduled to play a couple of Tests in Chattogram and Dhaka, starting June 11.
  • However, Cricket Australia (CA) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have come to a conclusion that the series won’t be possible in the global situation of crisis.
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Prithvi Shaw reveals about the influence of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid in his career

  • Prithvi Shaw is one of the rarest of batting talent that one would find going around the country.
  • He has been making news since he was a young cricketer in the Mumbai club cricket level.
  • Shaw is without a doubt very talented and will go on to play for India for years.
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Deep Dasgupta heaps praise on Rishabh Pant, calls him a match-winner

  • Rishabh Pant has been struggling to find his feet in international cricket.
  • After making an impressive start to his Test career, Pant has been in and out of the Indian XI lately.
  • With KL Rahul donning the gloves in the limited-overs format, Pant was dropped from the XI in the recently-concluded tours of New Zealand.
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Shoaib Akhtar after fans blast Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh for supporting Shahid Afridi

  • Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, the situation in both India and Pakistan have been quite tense in the last few days.
  • In this hour of need, several famous celebrities have come forward and done their bit by doing something for society.
  • Some of them are also trying to spread proper awareness regarding the COVID-19 threat while others have contributed to the relief funds.
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