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Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today:

news in the Cricket World Today
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Dhoni isn’t the reason why I was dropped: Virender Sehwag:
  • Sehwag wasted no time in rubbishing the reports that were floating around the internet for whatever reasons. The former India batsman told a news channel: “I don’t think Dhoni would have done this. He is a nice man at heart. We senior players respect him, and when he first took over as captain, all senior players played under him, gave him guidance and nice suggestions, which he implemented during his captaincy and our team won in T20, ODIs and Test matches.”(Read more about the story here)
India will host the 2018 edition of the Asia cup: Anurag Thakur:
  • India will be hosting the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup, confirmed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. The decision was taken thus in the Asian Cricket Council. Anurag Thakur who was part of the meeting proposed the idea of India hosting the 2018 Asia Cup (50-over format) and the members agreed.
Afghanistan cricketer’s dedicates series win to earthquake victims:
  • Afghanistan grabbed a 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe in their two-match Twenty20 series on Wednesday and dedicated their win to victims of this week’s earthquake which rocked their country and neighbouring Pakistan. Mohammad Nabi, the team’s leading all-rounder tweeted in reference to Monday’s 7.5 magnitude quake which left almost 400 people dead and thousands homeless. (Read more about the story here)
Time for complaints against pink ball over, declares Sutherland:
  • Cricket Australia Chief James Sutherland declared the testing phase was over, with the current Sheffield Shield round played purely by way of preparation. Several players had earlier voiced out their concerns over the durability of the pink ball.
MS Dhoni requests for no steamy scenes in his biopic:
  • Ever since Dhoni hogged the limelight as a cricketer, he has been linked to few females, which includes Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and South Indian actress Lakshmi Rai in the past before he married Sakshi Singh Rawat in 2010. Since the biopic will depict his personal life, the cricketer wants to be double sure about it. Dhoni has thus requested the director of the film Neeraj Pandey to obviate steamy scenes if any plans were there.(Read more about the story here)
Michael Klinger’s double ton puts his team in command:
  • Tasmania 5 for 102 trail Western Australia 8 for 432 dec (Klinger 202*, Agar 105) by 330 runs
Rohit Sharma set to marry fiancé Ritika Sajdeh in December:
  • Indian opener Rohit Sharma will tie the knot with his fiancée Ritika Sajdeh on December 13, 2015. Ritika is also Rohit’s manager and has been looking after his financial engagements for some time now. The marriage ceremony will take place at a five-star hotel in Bandra.(Read more about the story here)
Sachin Tendulkar didn’t do justice to his talent: Kapil Dev:
  • “Don’t get me wrong, but I think Sachin didn’t do justice to his talent. I always thought he could have done much more than what he did,” Kapil Dev was quoted as saying by the Khaleej Times.”Sachin was a much better cricketer but somewhere along the line he just knew how to score hundreds. He didn’t know how to make it a double hundred, or a triple or even 400s,” added the 1983 World Cup winning India captain.
Cricket Australia XI in total control:
  • Cricket Australia XI 0 for 376 (Finch 214*, Carters 156*) v New Zealand
MS Dhoni spent time with specially abled kids at a charity event:
  • MS Dhoni, who is off national duty at present, recently attended a charity event in Pune, where he spent more than an hour with physically and mentally challenged children.(Read more about the story here)
Victoria give a stern reply:
  • Victoria 2 for 147 (Dean 81*, Handscomb 46*) trail Queensland 444 (Henry 141, Labuschagne 67, Hartley 55, Hastings 4-59) by 297 runs
Harbhajan Singh ties the knot with Actress:
  • Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday tied the nuptial knot with long-time girlfriend Geeta Basra in a gurudwara in Amritsar, Punjab.
CA ponders scrapping Sheffield final:
  • The Sheffield Final may be obviated from the schedule reported sources close to Cricket Australia if the KFC Big Bash continues to flourish and expand.
Yasir Shah trains with Shane Warne:
  • Shane Warne has paid a visit to Pakistan’s training session in Sharjah to have a one-on-one session with leg spinner Yasir Shah. After their one-and-a-half hour session, Yasir said it had fulfilled a childhood wish to bowl with the legendary Australian reported the ESPN cricinfo.
Don’t know about my position in the team: Cheteshwar Pujara:
  • “I don’t know about my position in the team. Once I get into the team I will have a word with the captain and the coach and will get to know in detail what number they want me to bat at. Depending on the team’s requirement I am ready to play. Overall the preparations have been good. Whatever number I will be asked to bat I will be ready to bat,” Pujara said at a press conference ahead of the warm-up match here.
Bangladesh to host the Asia cup for the third consecutive time in Feb 2016:
  • The prestigious Asia cup will again be held in Bangladesh for the third successive year. It was decided thus at a meeting in Singapore on Tuesday. The five-nation regional tournament featuring the hosts, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and an Associate, will begin on February 24, 2016, and the final will be held on March 6, 2016.(Read more about the story here)
Indian bowlers have to bowl on tough wickets: Brett Lee:
  • “Indian bowlers have to bowl on very tough wickets. It is a tough place to bowl here, I always say that. The onus is on the grounds men to prepare wickets that are more helpful and supportive to fast bowling. Because 438 is too many runs in ODI cricket,” he said.
BCCI chief says sorry to PCB chief:
  • BCCI chief Shashank Manohar on Thursday wrote to PCB chief Shahryar Khan and apologised for cancelling the proposed meeting over resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral cricket ties.


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