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.

Sunil Gavaskar & Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar & Kapil Dev. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Akash Ambani calls Yuvraj Singh’s signing biggest steal in Mumbai Indians’ history

  • Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction has pretty much shown that fortunes can change in the blink of an eye.
  • From a relatively unknown player earning a deal worth millions to an international star going unsold, the auction has seen it all.
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Kapil Dev would’ve got Rs 25 crore in the IPL auction if he was playing: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The auction for the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) took place in Jaipur on Tuesday.
  • He also went on to say that India’s first World Cup-winning-captain would’ve attracted a bid of Rs 25 crores in the auction.
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Always wished to get clicked with Virat Kohli: Prayas Ray Barman

  • He was listed at a base price of INR 20 lakhs and was eventually picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping INR 1.50 crore.
  • Prayas impressed in his very first match against Jammu and Kashmir in Chennai. He returned with incredible figures of 5-0-20-4.
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My views about MS Dhoni won’t change: Gautam Gambhir

  • During that tour, India lost the four-match Test series and then couldn’t perform well in the tri-series, which also involved Sri Lanka, as well.
  • Gambhir remarked that Shastri doesn’t understand how it feels like after winning a series as he himself hasn’t won much.
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I haven’t done that badly in the IPL: Jaydev Unadkat

  • However, he couldn’t live up to expectations as he could only pick up 11 wickets for the Royals from 15 matches.
  • Nevertheless, yet another time, Rajasthan picked the Porbandar-born speedster for a whopping 8.40 crores.
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Pakistan Women’s coach Mark Coles withdraws on being shortlisted for the same role in India

  • Earlier this year, Tushar Arothe also stepped down as the coach of the team following a feud with the players.
  • His relationship worsened after India’s defeat against Bangladesh by three wickets in the closely-fought final of the Women’s Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
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If not Sarfraz Ahmed, who else? – Wasim Akram hits back at Pakistan skipper’s critics

  • Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed has always been under the scanner as far as his captaincy is concerned.
  • Recently, Pakistan, under his leadership, lost the two-match Test series against the Kiwis following their 123-run defeat in Abu Dhabi.
  • (Read more about the story)

Justin Langer gives his verdict on the Paine-Kohli confrontation

  • But Australia’s coach Justin Langer loved the banter between the two captains and brushed aside any of it being abusive.
  • Langer addressed that and said he had no complaints about the on-field confrontation and that the banter was completely humorous.
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Manan Vohra set to play for the Lindfield Cricket Club in England

  • Hence, his career graph went downwards and he is working hard to find his way back at the moment.
  • Manan was recently snapped by the Rajasthan Royals at the IPL 2019 auction at his base price of 20 lakhs.
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Sourav Ganguly’s unsent message to Virat Kohli that could have helped India win the Perth Test

  • Just a day after the loss, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly revealed a message that he wanted to send to Virat Kohli.
  • Sourav seemed to be extremely disappointed with the batsmen’s failure in dealing with Nathan Lyon.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia have a model to beat India, says Ricky Ponting

  • Barring Kohli’s century and a half-century from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, none of the Indian batsmen succeeded in making a mark in the game.
  • The win in Adelaide saw for the first time India win the first Test of a series in Australia, one of the two nations where they are yet to secure a series in the longer format.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2019: All Indian national players to take part despite the World Cup, confirms CoA

  • While South Africa hosted the IPL in 2009 because of elections, it was held partially in the UAE in 2014, another election year.
  • The BCCI was not impressed with the fact that the venue of the IPL was yet to be announced, even after the franchises picked their players in the auction.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2019 Auction: Rajasthan Royals sign the players they were looking for

  • Unadkat’s bid stole the show as for second time in a row he became the most expensive Indian buy in the auction.
  • RR raised the bid to 8.4 cr which was enough for KXIP to cave in and for Royals to have their first buy from the auction.
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Varun Chakravarthy initially panicked after seeing his giant deal at IPL 2019 auction

  • The buy was Tamil Nadu’s mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who claims to have the ability to produce six different deliveries.
  • Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was bought by Rajasthan Royals, was the other highest-paid player at Rs 8.4 crore.
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I will try to match up with Virat Kohli Sir, says ecstatic Shivam Dube

  • Eventually, Dube went for a hefty amount of Rs 5 crores after the bidding started at the base price of Rs 20 lakhs as three teams went for him.
  • However, the RCB didn’t leave him and finally managed to secure Dube’s services for the upcoming season.
  • (Read more about the story)

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