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

Here are the top headlines of the day.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Sanju Samson’s double ton could make the path ahead for Rishabh Pant more challenging

  • Indian cricket has seen in the past talented players fading out without fulfilling the expectations that the world had for them.
  • The likes of Vinod Kambli and Irfan Pathan are such examples.
  • (Read more about the story)

Reports: Sri Lanka to rope in Jonty Rhodes as fielding coach, Brett Lee as bowling coach

  • Sri Lanka are having a roller-coaster ride on the cricket ground in 2019.
  • While they won a Test series in South Africa earlier this year, they had a poor run in the ICC World Cup.
  • (Read more about the story)

Kapil Sharma reacts to Ashley Nurse’s ‘Babaji ka Thullu’ celebration

  • West Indies spinner Ashley Nurse embodies the spirit of West Indies cricket in full.
  • He is flashy as a player, wears gold chains and sunglasses and celebrates wickets in a unique fashion.
  • (Read more about the story)

The players had to stay inside the hotel, I got fed up: SLC President on touring Pakistan

  • The recent limited-overs series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka saw the return of top-flight international cricket back in the unstable country.
  • Sri Lanka made a bold move to send their team despite the happenings of 2009 fresh in everyone’s mind when the bus carrying their players were shot at by terrorists and some of the players were hit as well.
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S Sreesanth reminds Shashi Tharoor of Sanju Samson’s nationality after Kerala batsman’s 212*

  • Sanju Samson has been in the Indian cricketing circuit for quite some time now.
  • He made his debut for the national team in Zimbabwe way back in 2015, but is yet to get a game ever since.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘What if he got injured?’ – Aakash Chopra didn’t find Rohit Sharma’s bizarre fall in Pune funny

  • While India tightened the noose around South Africa in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series in Pune on the third day on Saturday.
  • As the pitch invader tried to show his admiration for the ace cricketer, the latter tumbled over, leaving the netizens in splits.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sheffield Shield 2019-20: Frustrated Mitchell Marsh gets injured after hitting wall

  • In sports injuries are a part of a sportsperson’s life. Whether we talk about cricket, football or any other game all have a long association with it.
  • Players remain very precautious about their fitness and injuries so that it never affects their performance for long periods.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shoulder injury rules Keshav Maharaj out of the Ranchi Test

  • South Africa’s Test campaign in India has been a disastrous one thus far. After their 203-run defeat in Visakhapatnam, the team, led by Faf du Plessis, slumped to a loss by an innings and 137 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
  • Ahead of the third and final Test in Ranchi, starting October 19, the Proteas have been jolted with a body blow. Keshav Maharaj has been ruled out of the encounter.
  • (Read more about the story)

ICC likely to lift the suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket in their quarterly meeting

  • Zimbabwe Cricket was left in isolation during the ICC’s annual conference in London on July 18 when they were banned from taking part in any tournament organized by the apex body.
  • This was the first time that a full member team was held with a suspension.
  • (Read more about the story)

India vs South Africa, 2019: 2nd Test – Who Said What

  • India have registered their 11th consecutive Test series win at home to create a world record.
  • They thumped South Africa in the second Test played in Pune by an innings and 137 runs to pocket the series with one game still to go.
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       Rohit Sharma was overawed by Virat Kohli’s glowing presence: Ian Chappell

  • Rohit Sharma was the hot talk of the town when he made his opening debut for Team India in the longest format against South Africa.
  • He addressed his arrival with twin tons which included a record opening partnership between him and Mayank Agarwal of 317 runs.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘I’m just annoyed the game is dead’ – Peter Handscomb dejected as Victoria – South Australia game ends in a draw

  • In Australia, the domestic season kicked off with Sheffield Shield on 10th October 2019 between Victoria and South Australia.
  •  It was the season opener but the match came out with some surprising climax. The encounter that was scheduled to be played for five days ended as draw on day four.
  • (Read more about the story)

South Australia batsman Jake Weatherald gets out on first delivery after fielding for 900 balls

  • At times, cricket is a cruel game. South Africa’s opening batsman Aiden Markram faced just two balls in the first innings of the second Test against India in Pune before falling for nought on Friday – which was Day 2.
  • Before that, he was in the field for more than 156 overs as the hosts posted a mammoth total of 601 for 5 declared.
  • (Read more about the story)

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