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.

Kesrick Williams and virat Kohli
Kesrick Williams and virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘Just shut up and bat, you sound like a child’ – Kesrick Williams recalls the ‘notebook’ clash with Virat Kohli

  • Kesrick Williams, the West Indies fast bowler, had an almighty clash with Indian skipper Virat Kohli back in December 2019.
  • It was back in 2017 when the speedster enacted his trademark ‘notebook’ celebration.
  • However, in the first T20I in Hyderabad a few months ago, Kohli decided to give it back to the speedster. In that game, he hammered a 50-ball 94 with six fours and as many sixes.
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Sourav Ganguly was my first hero even before I understood cricket fully: Soumya Sarkar

  • Soumya Sarkar, the Bangladesh batsman, is a die-hard fan of former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
  • Like the legendary cricketer, the Tigers’ southpaw is also a left-handed batter and right-arm medium pacer.
  • And Soumya adapted to it after some words of advice from his brother, Pushpen Sarkar. The 27-year-old is currently one of Bangladesh’s gun top-order batsman across formats.
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Sreesanth reveals how Sourav Ganguly got the best out of him against South Africa in 2006

  • Back in 2006, S Sreesanth was a budding young fast-bowler for the Indian team.
  • His efforts had helped India to their first-ever Test victory in the South Africa soil.
  • He had picked up eight wickets in the Johannesburg Test, which included a five-wicket haul in the first innings.
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No one gave me a satisfactory answer on my axing from the Indian team: Amit Mishra

  • Due to the colossal pressure and cut-throat competition in the Indian squad, many players get dropped from the side after failing to deliver at a consistent rate.
  • Amit Mishra is one such player who has been sidelined from the national side despite scalping wickets at every level.
  • The leg-spinner has consistently delivered in the Ranji Trophy for Haryana.
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RP Singh recalls the incident when MS Dhoni fought with selectors for playing him over Irfan Pathan

  • Being the skipper of the Indian team is one of the most prestigious jobs that one can have.
  • Many Indian skippers were known to handle such immense pressure on and off the field.
  • One of the biggest talking points of Dhoni’s captaincy came in 2008 – where a decision he made during a selection meeting was leaked.
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Indian players should be allowed to play foreign leagues to earn and run their family: Manpreet Gony

  • Since its inception, the Indian Premier League has grown by leaps and bounds.
  • The tournament provides a great platform for domestic and budding cricketers to share the dressing room with the greats of the game.
  • According to Gony, players should be allowed to play foreign leagues as it will help them earn enough money to run their family.
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Virat Kohli reveals the major difference in playing ICC tournaments and the IPL

  • Ever since the departure of Sachin Tendulkar from the international stage, Virat Kohli had ensured that he carries forward the legacy of the ‘Master Blaster’
  • ‘Captain Kohli’ is often termed as the ‘Poster Boy’ of Indian cricket at the moment.
  • In a recent interaction, Kohli revealed what is the major difference in playing ICC tournaments and the IPL
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Gautam Gambhir lashes out at ICC for giving No.1 Test rank to ‘pathetic’ Australia

  • Earlier this month, India slipped to the No.3 position of the ICC Test rankings.
  • The team led by Virat Kohli was at the no.1 position since 2016. The Indian team stayed at the top for 42 months before slipping below Australia and New Zealand.
  • After the statement came out, Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir heavily criticized the sudden shift in rankings.
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T20 cricket doesn’t make bowlers, it’s about they fare in the longer format: Wasim Akram

  • Wasim Akram is one of the legends of the game. His stats speak for the talent which the Pakistan bowler had.
  • During his 19 years of international cricket, the left-arm bowler had bamboozled many batsmen.
  • But, one format which the legendary pacer didn’t play a lot was the T20.
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Will watch Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli if two matches are going on simultaneously: Mohammad Kaif

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have earned their reputation among the most technically sound batsmen in international cricket in modern-day cricket.
  • Moreover, there is a strong debate going on in the cricketing fraternity to choose the best between the two in limited-overs.
  • During an interaction, Mohammad Kaif, the former Indian cricketer was questioned over the same and he came out with a brilliant answer to it.
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