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.

Haider Ali and Rohit Sharma
Haider Ali and Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

I feel uncomfortable when anyone compares me with Rohit Sharma: Haider Ali

  • Trying to make it big at the international level, Haider had recently labelled Rohit Sharma as his role model.
  • Impressed by the Indian opener’s clean hitting and penchant for scoring big knocks, Haider had heaped praise on Rohit in a media interaction in June.
  • Rohit, especially after donning the opener’s hat, has been in phenomenal touch with the willow. The Indian limited-overs vice-captain is the only batsman to have scored three double hundreds in the ODI format.
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Security beefed up at MS Dhoni’s farmhouse in Ranchi after rape threats to his 5-year-old daughter

  • Police in Ranchi has beefed up the security at former India cricketer MS Dhoni’s farmhouse after rape threats to his five-year-old daughter on social media.
  • Dhoni is currently in the UAE while his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva are staying in the farmhouse at the moment.
  • Not many families have travelled with the cricketers this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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‘He needs to wake up’ – Kevin Pietersen slams Ambati Rayudu for his running between the wickets against RCB

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK), continuing their woeful run, suffered yet another defeat while chasing in the on-going IPL 2020.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Saturday, thrashed CSK by 37 runs to plunge more misery on the three-time champions.
  • One of the most consistent sides of the IPL, CSK have registered only two victories this season in seven games.
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Minor picked by police for giving rape threats to MS Dhoni’s daughter on social media

  • In a horribly disturbing incident, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s daughter received rape threats on social media following Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) 10-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Tuesday.
  • Furthermore, MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni was also dragged into the unrelated incident and she found herself on the receiving end of severe hate and trolls on social media platforms.
  • Following the regrettable and unprecedented incident, a 16-year-old boy from Mundra in Kutch has been picked by the police.
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BCCI announces squads and schedule for Women’s T20 Challenge

  • Women’s T20 Challenge, as reported earlier, is set to be played from November 4 to November 9 alongside the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The BCCI, on Sunday, announced the schedule the squads for the tournament with three teams, Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity, to fight it out for the glory.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams respectively like last year.
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IPL 2020: KKR spinner Sunil Narine reported for suspect bowling action

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a thrilling win by two runs against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday.
  • Their off-spinner Sunil Narine was their hero who turned the game on its head conceding only two runs in the 18th over of the innings.
  • However, the team was in for a shocking piece of news after the match as the umpires reported the Caribbean bowler for his suspect bowling action.
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‘I will never go down without a fight’ – KXIP’s Chris Gayle shares his picture after getting hospitalized

  • Amid their lacklustre batting display, fans have been asking KXIP team management to slot Chris Gayle in the line-up.
  • The Caribbean giant was going to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this week.
  • However, KXIP head coach Anil Kumble had revealed that Gayle wasn’t included in the Playing XI due to food poisoning.
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Sania Mirza posts heartfelt wishes for husband Shoaib Malik after he completes 10,000 T20 runs

  • Pakistan’s brilliant batsman Shoaib Malik, on Saturday, became the first Asian player to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
  • He achieved the feat during the ongoing National T20 Cup in Pakistan. He became the third cricketer in the world to achieve this milestone after Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard.
  • Malik has been named in some of the finest batsmen around the world and by achieving this feat, he has become the talk of the town.
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‘Feeling sad for Chennai fans’ – Virender Sehwag slams CSK’s disappointing show against RCB

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting force failed to fire yet again and their dismal IPL 2020 campaign continued on Saturday.
  • The MS Dhoni-led side fell 37 runs short of the 170-run target against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • During their run-chase, CSK got off to a poor start as they lost the wicket of Faf du Plessis in the fourth over with just 19 runs on the scoreboard.
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Jofra Archer wins INR 50,000 worth Xbox after dismissing David Warner, here’s how

  • England and Rajasthan Royals bowler Jofra Archer is known for his antics on Twitter.
  • Every now and then his old tweet goes viral and even nowadays, the pacer keeps on tweeting something or the other.
  • Accordingly, he tagged the Xbox UK ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) asking how many wickets they want to pick him to get the new gaming console.
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