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.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar
Sachin Tendulkar and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘The worst complaint you could ever make’ – Ben Stokes criticises Virat Kohli for questioning the Edgbaston boundaries during the 2019 World Cup

  • Ben Stokes, the England all-rounder, came down hard on Indian skipper Virat Kohli for questioning the length of the boundaries in Birmingham during the 2019 World Cup match.
  • After the contest at the Edgbaston that India lost by 31 runs, Kohli said that one couldn’t do much due to the short dimension of the ground.
  • It was the only league match the Men in Blue lost in the mega event.
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Had to leave social media, people abused my kids as well: Aakash Chopra after he excluded MS Dhoni from his T20 World Cup squad

  • MS Dhoni’s fan-following across the country is second to none.
  • Due to his on-field presence and match-winning knocks, the former Indian skipper has managed to etch his name in the heart of every cricket fanatic.
  • Recently, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra also had to face the wrath of Dhoni’s fans.
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Sachin Tendulkar would have scored more than 1.30 lakh runs in the current era: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistan fast bowler, reckons that it’s unfair to draw comparisons between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
  • Over the last few years, Virat has taken apart a number of records, created by the Master Blaster.
  • In fact, Kohli is also expected to topple Sachin’s tally of 49 ODI centuries.
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Found Muttiah Muralitharan easier to play than Saeed Ajmal: Ian Bell

  • Ian Bell, the veteran England batsman, said that he found Saeed Ajmal tougher to play than the Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan.
  • In his career, the Brits right-hander faced the Pakistan tweaker in three Tests.
  • In those games, Ajmal dismissed him four times and Bell could only manage a dismal average of three while facing him. It was during the Three Lions’ series in the UAE back in 2012.
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Team India players need six-eight weeks of training camp before international cricket: Bharat Arun

  • Bharat Arun, the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team, feels that the national players need six to eight weeks of training before they can step out for international cricket.
  • At the present point in time, the cricketers are spending their time at their residence due to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • They were supposed to play the IPL, which has been postponed for an indefinite time period.
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Yuvraj Singh wanted me to break Virender Sehwag’s record: Rohit Sharma on his maiden ODI double century

  • Rohit Sharma, India’s ODI and T20I vice-captain, said that Yuvraj Singh wished for him to break Virender Sehwag’s record of 219.
  • Sehwag got the runs in 2011 against the West Indies in Indore and 2013, Rohit was on the threshold of topping the ginormous numbers.
  • However, Sharma only managed 209 runs off 158 balls before getting out to Clint McKay in the 50th over.
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Mashrafe Mortaza’s bracelet sold for BDT 42 lakhs; buyer gifts it back to the former skipper

  • Mashrafe Mortaza, the former Bangladesh captain, earlier decided to auction of his bracelet for the ones affected in the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It has his name engraved on it and has been there with him for the last 18 years.
  • In the end, it was IPDC Finance, who brought the memorabilia for taka 42 lakhs. The veteran became a tad emotional before selling the bracelet off for the COVID fight.
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Mumbai Indians’ scouts have been phenomenal for picking talents like Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya: Gautam Gambhir

  • The success story of Mumbai Indians is phenomenal. After clinching their maiden IPL trophy in 2013, there was no looking back for the Rohit Sharma-led franchise.
  • Over the years, the franchise has emerged as the most successful franchise in the history of IPL with a record four titles to their name.
  • Former India opener Gautam Gambhir recently lauded MI for their success story and explained how taking tough calls played a vital role in the franchise’s success.
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Rohit Sharma reveals why he never made it to breakfast table in IPL history

  • Rohit Sharma always hit the headlines on the back of his submissive batting skills.
  • The 33-year-old also leads Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
  • On Monday, Ravichandran Ashwin hosted Rohit for a live Instagram session in which he revealed that he never made it to the breakfast table in IPL history.
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Mushfiqur Rahim’s chatter behind the stumps give extra motivation to me: Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli is known as the chase master for a reason. He loves gunning down totals and has won India so many games while batting second.
  • Very few have forgotten his knocks against Australia in 2013 series when the team chased down scores in excess of 350 twice in three matches.
  • Also, his unbeaten 82-run knock against the same team in the T20 World Cup 2016 was absolutely sublime and is often remembered.
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