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MS Dhoni and his vegetable farm
MS Dhoni and his vegetable farm. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Rohit Sharma and 4 other Indian cricketers placed in isolation after potential bio-bubble breach in Melbourne

  • Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw, Navdeep Saini, and Rishabh Pant have come under the scanner after meeting an Indian fan at a restaurant in Melbourne.
  • There has been a potential bio-bubble breach from them and the BCCI and Cricket Australia have launched an investigation over the matter.
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‘No I’m not retired’ – Dale Steyn pulls out of IPL 2021 edition

  • If you are a Royal Challengers Bangalore fan, then there is some bad news waiting for you.
  • One of the most feared bowlers that world cricket has seen in the last decade, Dale Steyn, has announced that he will not be available for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly suffers a heart attack

  • Indian cricket’s Dada, both on and off the field, Sourav Ganguly suffered a heart attack and has currently been admitted to the Woodlands Hospital in the city of Kolkata.
  •  The 48-year-old BCCI President will need an angioplasty procedure to be done.
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‘When Shoaib bhai and I looked at the team sheet, he was like ‘who all are we going to get out” – Mohammad Asif recalls Karachi 2006 Test against India

  • The last Test of the iconic three-match series against India holds a special place in the history of Pakistan cricket.
  • The Men in Green had scripted one of their massive wins by 341 runs against the arch-rivals India in the match that was played from January 29, 2006 to February 1 in Karachi to clinch the series by 1-0.
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Ravichandran Ashwin is the ‘bowling captain’ of the Indian Test team: Pragyan Ojha

  • The Border-Gavaskar trophy is now leveled at 1-1. The third Test of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
  • Both Australia and India will be looking to get a good grip of things moving ahead in the series which could possibly be the decider if the third Test yields a result anything other than a draw.
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Arjun Tendulkar added to Mumbai squad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

  • Arjun Tendulkar, the son of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, has been added to the Mumbai squad for the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy, scheduled to get underway on January 10.
  • The young left-armer has earned his maiden call-up to the Mumbai senior team after making his U19 debut against Sri Lanka way back in 2018.
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Misbah-ul-Haq holds the 14-day quarantine period responsible for poor performance of Pakistan on New Zealand tour

  • Men in Green are having a poor run in the ongoing Pakistan tour of New Zealand as they lost the three-match T20I series by 1-2 followed by a massive 101-run defeat in the first Test match of the two-match series at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui against the Black Caps.
  • Thus, the team is subjected to a lot of hate and criticism from all fronts.
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‘Why would there be any regret?’ – Suresh Raina on pulling out of IPL 2020

  • Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina was clear cut in saying that he doesn’t have any regrets after pulling out of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • Raina’s departure left a massive void in CSK’s middle-order and MS Dhoni’s men failed to make the playoffs for the first time in the history of the league.
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MS Dhoni to sell the vegetables grown in his farmhouse in Dubai

  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is all set to venture into a new business of selling the vegetables grown in his farmhouse in the markets of Dubai.
  • The former wicketkeeper-batsman is fond of Organic Farming.
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Australia vs India: Former umpire Daryl Harper wants umpire’s call banned

  • Former umpire Daryl Harper reckons that the umpire’s call in the Decision Review System (DRS) should be banned.
  • Back in 2016, the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the umpire’s call and it has been a recipient of criticism from the experts.
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