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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli and Shoaib Akhtar
Virat Kohli and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is the toughest modern-day batsman to bowl at: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Recently, Shoaib Akhtar held a 15-minute question-and-answer session on Twitter where one fan asked him to name the batsman who he thinks the most difficult one to dismiss in modern-era cricket.
  • To that, Shoaib replied “@ImVkohli” tagging the India captain in his response.
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Team India extend their stay in Indore to prepare for day-night Test

  • Both India and Bangladesh have decided to extend their stay in Indore in order to train for the day-night Test.
  • Virat Kohli & Co. will have a full-fledged training under lights from Sunday, aiming to get used to the “twilight” ahead of the first pink-ball Test. Bangladesh have also decided to stay back and utilise the time, which they have got because of an early finish to the opening Test, training under lights.
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Dale Steyn picks Mohammed Shami as best bowler based on current form

  • Mohammed Shami has now become the most successful bowler in the last two years when it comes to bowling in the second innings with 51 wickets.
  • Based on the current form, former South African pacer Dale Steyn has labelled Shami as the best bowler.
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James Pattinson to miss the first Test against Pakistan after being suspended by CA

  • Fast-bowler James Pattinson will miss Australia‘s upcoming first Test against Pakistan at the Gabba after being suspended by Cricket Australia (CA).
  • The CA took the decision after Pattinson was found guilty of a Level Two breach of CA’s Code of Conduct following Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week at the MCG.
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Virat Kohli fan jumps fence to touch his feet; Indian skipper saves him from security personnel

  • On Day 3 in the first Test match against Bangladesh in Indore, a passionate fan of Virat Kohli grabbed the headlines by breaching the security during the match.
  • Kohli put his arm around the fan’s neck while requesting the security personnel to be gentle with the pitch invader.
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Ashton Agar gets hit on his head while trying to bag his own brother Wes Agar’s catch

  • Ashton Agar suffered a laceration to his nose bridge in a Marsh One-Day Cup game against South Australia after dropping a catch given by his own brother Wes Agar.
  • It so happened that Ashton tried to take a straightforward catch off Wes Agar at mid-on but slipped and the ball hit him right between his eyes, leaving him in blood.
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England players use David Warner’s name to spike book sales: Tim Paine slams Ben Stokes

  • In his new book ‘On Fire: My Story of England’s Summer to Remember’, Ben Stokes wrote that Australian cricketer David Warner had uttered words in that match that boosted him to play that incredible knock.
  • “I was obviously standing next to David the whole time and you are allowed to talk on the cricket field. But by no means was he abusing him or sledging him,” Tim Paine said in response.
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Gautam Gambhir reveals how MS Dhoni’s advice distracted him from not scoring century in 2011 WC Final

  • Gautam Gambhir has been on the throat of MS Dhoni for quite some time, calling his rotation policy in the 2012 CB series in Australia crap.
  • He then mentioned that if Dhoni hadn’t reminded him of his personal milestone, he would have got there easily, given that once he was aware that he needed three runs for his hundred, in the rush of a moment he played a rash shot.
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Prithvi Shaw slams fifty in his comeback game; Harsha Bhogle impressed

  • Prithvi Shaw slammed 63 in 39 balls (7X4s, 2X6s) against Assam at the Wankhede Stadium as the home team crushed the opponents by 83 runs.
  • “Good to see Prithvi Shaw scoring runs rightaway. And Dinesh Karthik scoring runs in T20 cricket again. He always does,” Harsha Bhogle tweeted.
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I am happy to bat at any position for India: KL Rahul

  • Speaking exclusively to CricTracker, KL Rahul opened up at length on how tough it is for a cricketer to tackle with the tough phases during his/her career.
  • “I am happy to be playing at any position for the country, it is like a job and if your team expects you to do it, you have to do it,” he said.
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