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.

Umesh Yadav and Shoaib Akhtar
Umesh Yadav and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

S Sreesanth backs Umesh Yadav to break Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest delivery record

  • S Sreesanth, the tainted Indian fast bowler, feels that Umesh Yadav has the potential to bowl the fastest delivery in international cricket.
  • When he first forayed into cricket at the highest level, it was his ability to bowl thunderbolts that caught the eyes.
  • Umesh manages to breach the 140 kmph on a frequent basis and has beaten the best in the business with his sheer pace.
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Sarfaraz Ahmed to be demoted from category ‘A’ to ‘C’ in this year’s PCB contract list

  • The last six months have been a difficult time for Sarfaraz Ahmed. He was sacked as the captain from the T20I and Test squad.
  • Though, there has not been any announcement regarding his ODI spot.
  • There have been rumours that T20I captain Babar Azam could also take over as the ODI captain.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma donate Rs 5 lakh each for Welfare of Mumbai Police

  • Like many other countries across the world, even India is suffering from a lot of Coronavirus cases.
  • Maharashtra is the worst affected state in India with more than 19000 people affecting from COVID-19.
  • And the India skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have lent their helping hand to them.
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When MS Dhoni poked fun at Suresh Raina over the latter’s ‘white beard’

  • Ever since MS Dhoni went on a sabbatical after the 2019 edition of the World Cup, there have been reports about his whereabouts.
  • Most of the experts have had their say on what Dhoni is to the Indian team and what he should be doing going into the future.
  • Of late, one of his pictures are doing the rounds where Dhoni’s beard can be seen grey in colour.
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Comparisons with MS Dhoni is out of question, he is a legend: Akbar Ali

  • Akbar Ali, the young Bangladesh batsman, doesn’t think that talks of his comparison with MS Dhoni should come up.
  • The 18-year-old was the Junior Tigers’ skipper in the U19 World Cup in South Africa.
  • Though he didn’t have to do much in the tournament, he rose to the occasion in the final against India.
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When I met Sachin paaji for the first time, I didn’t hear anything he spoke: Ishan Kishan

  • For any young Indian cricketer, meeting Sachin Tendulkar is like a dream. There are only a few players who get an opportunity.
  • In an interview, Ishan Kishan revealed how he reacted when he met the veteran batsman for the first time.
  • The wicket-keeper batsman has since been part of the Mumbai franchise.
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I’m sure MS Dhoni would’ve had given retirement a thought a couple of years back itself: Anjum Chopra

  • Anjum Chopra, the former India women’s cricketer, feels that only MS Dhoni should be the only one talking about when he would be announcing his retirement.
  • The 38-year-old will be turning 39 this July and hasn’t played any competitive cricket since the 2019 World Cup where he was run out in the semis against New Zealand.
  • From there on, speculations on when he will return has been doing the rounds.
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Virender Sehwag would’ve easily crossed 10,000 Test runs if he played for another country: Rashid Latif

  • Rashid Latif, the former Pakistan cricketer, said that Virender Sehwag, for most part of his career, played under the shadows of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
  • In 104 Tests, the Nawab of Najafgarh managed 8,586 runs at 49.34 with 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries.
  • However, Latif said that the tally could easily have crossed 10,000 had he played for another country.
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I saw New Zealand players crying after bomb blast in Karachi in 2002: Inzamam-ul-Haq

  • New Zealand tour of Pakistan in 2002 was in the news for more than one reason.
  • While Inzamam-ul-Haq had smashed a memorable triple century in the first Test of the series, the tour is remembered for the bomb blast that happened in Karachi.
  • The Kiwis left the country soon after the unfortunate incident and the tour was called off immediately.
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Tim Paine recalls how he failed to control his bowels just before securing Ashes

  • Australia and England played out one of the best Ashes series last year.
  • The visitors retained the urn as the series ended in a draw and to their credit, Tim Paine and his men defied all the odds to put up an exceptional performance during the contest.
  • For the first time since 2001, Australia had retained the Ashes, the moment which came in the fourth Test at the Old Trafford.
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