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.

MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir
MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Getty Images & Twitter)

MS Dhoni has been a very lucky captain, Sourav Ganguly had to work very hard: Gautam Gambhir

  • Along with Ganguly, Dhoni also played a pivotal role in revolutionizing Team India.
  • According to Gambhir, Dhoni had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and many more stalwarts in his arsenal.
  • It made Dhoni’s job easier, unlike Ganguly, who had to work very hard as a captain.
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MS Dhoni became a successful captain in Test cricket because of Zaheer Khan: Gautam Gambhir

  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has also reflected on Dhoni’s success in the traditional format.
  • According to Gambhir, Zaheer Khan was one of the biggest factors behind Dhoni achieving success in Tests.
  • Gambhir termed Zaheer as India’s ‘best world-class bowler’ and also heaped praise on Ganguly to bring the pacer through the ranks.
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PCB had asked me to accept match-fixing charges to eyewash ICC and get my life ban lifted: Saleem Malik

  • Former Pakistan international Saleem Malik was charged with match-fixing allegations in 2000. He was slapped with a life ban and he hasn’t been involved with the game since then.
  • In 2000, Malik was given a life ban for match-fixing by the PCB as a result of Justice Qayyam’s report.
  • However, in a startling revelation, Malik has now said that he had accepted match-fixing charges in order to mislead ICC and get his life ban lifted.
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It will be miracle if Pakistan wins even one match in England: Saeed Ajmal

  • Pakistan is all set to resume international cricket with a Test series against England.
  • They have already reached the UK and are currently training in quarantine with the three-match Test series commencing from August 5.
  • England, the hosts, are currently busy playing against the West Indies and they are scheduled to face Ireland in the three ODIs before facing Pakistan.
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Former India cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s wife tests positive for Coronavirus

  • Former India cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s wife Smita Sanyal Shukla has been tested positive for Coronavirus.
  • She is a deputy secretary in the state Health and Family Welfare Department while her husband in the Minister of Sports in West Bengal.
  • COVID-19 is probably is at its peak at the moment in India even as the country is in its second phase of unlock.
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Ben Stokes sports the name of Indian-origin doctor Vikas Kumar on the training jersey to honour him

  • Ahead of the commencement of the first Test, each England player paid tribute to key workers by wearing the names of doctors, nurses, teachers, and carers on their training kits.
  • The initiative of honouring key workers was a part of ‘Raise The Bat’ campaign.
  • England’s stand-in skipper Ben Stokes was also seen sporting the name of Dr Vikas Kumar on his training jersey.
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Tom Moody reveals how ‘uncertain’ India sabotaged their hopes of winning 2019 World Cup

  • Coming on to their performance in the 2019 World Cup, India defeated South Africa, Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, West Indies and Bangladesh to proceed to the knockouts.
  • However, India, favourites to continue their impressive run and clinch the coveted trophy, bowed down against New Zealand in the semi-final of the mega-event.
  • After suffering a batting collapse, India failed to hunt down even a modest 240-run target.
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If MS Dhoni believes you are not good enough, even god cannot help you: S Badrinath

  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is known as someone who backs youngsters in their tough times and helps them utilize their potential to the fullest.
  • Over the years, he has groomed a number of cricketers under his leadership.
  • Cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, and many others have often credited MS for giving them a chance in the Indian team and making them reach where they are today.
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We were shocked by the way Aamer Sohail behaved against India in 1996 World Cup: Waqar Younis

  • India’s encounter with arch-rival Pakistan in ICC tournaments has always been thrilling for both the players and the audience.
  • India and Pakistan face each other in ICC tournaments only as no bilateral series is hosted between the two nations due to the political differences.
  • The last time the two nations played a bilateral series against each other dates back to 2012 when Pakistan toured India.
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‘How are you not a coach yet?’ – Tino Best and Jofra Archer engage in a verbal war on Twitter

  • Former West Indies pacer Tino Best and England pacer Jofra Archer got indulged in a verbal war on Twitter as the former was not happy with the latter’s inclusion in England’s Test playing XI ahead of seasoned campaigner Stuart Broad.
  • The ongoing Test series between England and West Indies marks the return of the game after an unwanted break of 117 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The England Test team is expected to play three matches against West Indies followed by three matches against Pakistan in the month of August.
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