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.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Urvashi Rautela reportedly irked over Hardik Pandya’s ‘kill’ comment on Koffee With Karan

  • Hardik Pandya’s cricketing career is currently in the doldrums after he made some sexist remarks on women in the show Koffee With Karan, hosted by director, producer and screenwriter Karan Johar.
  • The comments sparked outrage in the cricketing fraternity and even the common people lashed out at the 25-year-old all-round cricketer from Baroda for his irresponsible behaviour in the talk-show.
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Rishabh Pant isn’t out of World Cup plans: selector MSK Prasad

  • Rishabh Pant made his ODI debut against Windies back in October and didn’t quite live up to the expectations.
  • He found it tough to time the leather and subsequently, was left out of the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand.
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Australia vs India: Mitchell Marsh declared fit ahead of second ODI in Adelaide

  • Australian all-round cricketer Mitchell Marsh, who missed the first ODI in Sydney owing to illness, has rejoined the national squad after spending two days in the hospital and is available for selection ahead of Australia’s clash with India in second ODI in Adelaide.
  • The 27-year-old was hospitalised with gastritis and missed Australia’s 34-run win against the Indians in Saturday’s series-opener at the SCG.
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PSL 2019: AB de Villiers set to travel to Pakistan for the tournament

  • The fourth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a huge step towards the return of international cricket to Pakistan.
  • After having hosted the playoffs at home last season, they will play eight matches this season.
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New Zealand vs India: MSK Prasad names the reserve opener for the tour

  • It’s said opportunities are never lost and the recent episode involving Hardik Pandya whereby he was handed a suspension along with KL Rahul for making controversial remarks on a television show proved that.
  • The exit of Pandya and Rahul from the Indian squad has seen Vijay Shankar and young Turk Shubman Gill replacing them.
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Comparison with Tendulkar & Ponting affected him, concedes Australia teenager Jason Sangha

  • Australian teenager Jason Sangha’s fast rise a couple of years ago made a comparison between him and legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting because of his young age and sound technique.
  • However, the Indian-origin cricketer has recently conceded that comparison with past greats like Tendulkar and Ponting had indeed affected him and now he has got rid of the burden and aims to make it to the national team.
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India’s victory in Australia one of the proudest moments for S Sreesanth

  • S Sreesanth might have lost narrowly from winning the Bigg Boss 12 title but the former Indian pacer is never short of making the headlines.
  • Banned by the BCCI in 2013 over a spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League, the former bowler has started making regular appearances on TV and has also acted in a film recently.
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3-0 series win pumps South Africa to No.2 on the ICC Test team rankings

  • South Africa have overtaken New Zealand and England to take the second position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after sweeping their home series against Pakistan 3-0.
  • South Africa have gained four points to reach 110 points, two above England in the list led by India (116 points) after their 2-1 victory over Australia in a four-match series that ended last week.
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Four Bollywood actresses Hardik Pandya reportedly dated

  • Hardik Pandya’s comments on the talk show Koffee with Karan has put him in the wrong pages of many at the moment. He is currently suspended by the BCCI and also returned from Australia.
  • Ever since, he made his debut, Hardik was always in the news for his link-ups with the different Bollywood actresses which is often the case with a newbie in the industry.
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IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals seek permission to replace Steve Smith

  • The Rajasthan Royals have been dealt with a huge blow with Steve Smith getting ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The former Australian captain is set to undergo the elbow surgery and has also pulled out of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
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Ishan Kishan to captain Board President’s XI in the two tour games against England Lions

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCC) selectors today announced a 13-man Board President’s XI for the warm-up games against touring England Lions team. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has been assigned the responsibility of leading them.
  • The All-India Senior Selection Committee picked this team for the two one-day warm-up games that will be played in on January 18 and 20 in Thiruvananthapuram.
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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul tender unconditional apology for their comments on Koffee with Karan

  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are in the news for all the wrong reasons ever since their comments on Koffee with Karan have come under the scanner.
  • The BCCI has suspended them pending inquiry and also issued fresh show-cause notices to the duo to justify themselves.
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