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.

Virat Kohli of India
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is out of control, thinks Australian great Mike Hussey

  • Remaining true to his words, the ever-energetic Kohli stayed away from any sledging for the first eight days of the Test series.
  • The Adelaide Test did not witness any major incident while the first two days of the ongoing Perth Test were not an exception either.
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I am the best player in the world and you are just a stand-in captain, Virat Kohli said to Tim Paine

  • In a shocking revelation, the Indian captain reminded Paine that he’s just a stand-in captain of the Australian team during an altercation on Day three of Perth Test.
  • The word in the Australia media is this was the reason that Paine was fired up on the fourth day in Perth as he didn’t give his wicket away and also sledged Murali Vijay.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Vernon Philander ruled out of the first Test

  • The series is due to start at Centurion on Boxing Day but the hosts will be without the premier pacer in the game.
  • Dale Steyn returned to international cricket after a long stint with fitness issues but bowled with vigour.
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Virat Kohli is out of control, thinks Australian great Mike Hussey

  • Kohli had said that he would be happy to play a series Down Under without any on and off-field drama.
  • Remaining true to his words, the ever-energetic Kohli stayed away from any sledging for the first eight days of the Test series.
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Jasprit Bumrah admits Team India was a little surprised by on-field umpire’s verdict on Virat Kohli

  • The third day of the ongoing Perth Test match between India and Australia ended with the hosts taking a healthy lead of 175 runs.
  • Meaning only conclusive evidence that Handscomb had grassed it could overturn the decision.
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Australia vs India: Michael Hussey calls for a player’s inclusion in last two Tests

  • Even though Australia came back well after losing the first Test match in Adelaide by 31 runs, their batsmen have failed to deliver consistently.
  • A veteran of 22 Test matches, Wade last played for Australia against Bangladesh in September 2017.
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More concerned with Australian dressing room than Virat Kohli, says Nathan Lyon

  • The off-spinner exploited the rough patches of the wicket to pick up 5 wickets for 67 runs, polishing off India’s tail.
  • Lyon also took a six-fer in the second innings of the Adelaide Test and has 13 scalps in all the series so far.
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I haven’t seen a better player than Virat Kohli, says Michael Vaughan

  • A day after becoming the second-fastest batsman to pick up the 25th century in Tests after Sir Donald Bradman, Indian captain Virat Kohli received yet another certificate.
  • Kohli has scored consistently well across all the three formats of the game today and that is the reason why the likes of Vaughan have ranked him better than anybody else.
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Australia vs India: Josh Hazlewood not much focused on Virat Kohli but the other Indian batsman

  • Chasing a mammoth total of 287 runs, India ended the day on 112/5 with two young players battling it out.
  • He was delighted to see the back of Cheteshwar Pujara who had hurt them in Adelaide with a century and half-century.
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