Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Amidst his retirement speculation, MS Dhoni looks set to play the IPL next year

  • Ever since India has lost the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, the fans are eager to know about MS Dhoni’s immediate future.
  • It is being speculated that the veteran will bring curtains down on his illustrious career as he is unlikely to play the next World Cup in 2023 which is scheduled to take place in India.
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MS Dhoni dropped Yuvraj Singh, Gambhir and Sehwag from the team: Yograj Singh

  • Yograj Singh has been continuously talking against MS Dhoni over the last few days.
  • He blamed the former Indian captain for Ambati Rayudu’s retirement and for the semi-final loss against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup as well.
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World Cup 2019: Steve Waugh defends MS Dhoni’s approach in the semi-final

  • MS Dhoni has been criticised a lot for not upping the ante in the first semi-final against New Zealand in Manchester.
  • His 116-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja had brought India back in the game from nowhere and in the end, the onus was on the veteran to take the team home.
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World Cup 2019: Reports suggest that Sanjay Bangar sent MS Dhoni at No. 7 against New Zealand

  • India’s World Cup campaign came to an end abruptly after New Zealand defeated the Men in Blue by 18 runs.
  • The Indian fans before even realizing that the team had weak links they were toppled from the World Cup.
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Ravindra Jadeja was inconsolable after India’s loss, says his wife Rivaba Jadeja

  • At 92/6 while chasing 240, India looked down and out of the match despite MS Dhoni out there in the middle.
  • Ravindra Jadeja came out to bat at number eight and played some exquisite strokes to leave New Zealand shocked.
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James Neesham in search of redemption for 2015 World Cup final debacle

  • March 29 – Brendon McCullum took guard even as Mitchell Starc marked his run-up. It was the final of the 2015 World Cup and their nerves would’ve jangled.
  • In the third delivery, Starc spearheaded a bullet like yorker which ripped the bails off McCullum’s and that was a start of an abysmal day for New Zealand.
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BCCI wants the India selectors to focus on the long-standing no.4 conundrum

  • Team India’s issues with their number four slot in the batting order have been a headache for almost a couple of years now.
  • A number of players from the experienced names to newcomers have been tried, yet the selectors are yet to find the appropriate candidate for the slot.
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Rakhi Sawant accuses Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli of using the World Cup as honeymoon

  • India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and crashed out of the tournament.
  • The fans and experts were all baffled by the decisions and strategies put to use by the Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the course of the tournament and even in the semi-final.
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Rashid Khan thanks Afghanistan Cricket Board for appointing him the captain

  • Afghanistan team endured a disastrous World Cup 2019 campaign, losing all its matches, most of them by huge margins.
  • Though they managed to put up close fights against India and Pakistan, it could never perform as a unit and remained inconsistent throughout.
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Pakistani Minister retweets hateful tweet against MS Dhoni, says he deserved such disgraceful exit

  • The Indian team managed a wonderful run in the ICC World Cup 2019 and reached the semi-finals for the third time in a row and were looking good to make it into the final at Lord’s.
  • However, rain and some resilient New Zealanders managed to stop the Indian charge despite valiant efforts from MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.
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Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh lend support to AB de Villiers over unjustified criticism

  • Days after South Africa’s exit from the World Cup, their former captain AB de Villiers dropped a bombshell by stating that he never demanded to be in the squad for the mega event.
  • During the course of the tournament, reports came out that de Villiers had met the team-management one day before the announcement of the final squad.
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World Cup 2019: James Neesham has got a special request for the Indian fans ahead of the final

  • Those were heartbreaking scenes for the Indian fans when New Zealand won the semi-final by 18 runs. Many hoped that India would definitely be a part of the final.
  • Thus, the aficionadi even purchased tickets for the final assuming that their team would lift the trophy once again.
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