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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Dilip Vengsarkar and Sourav Ganguly
Dilip Vengsarkar and Sourav Ganguly. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Parthiv Patel reveals he had suggested Virat Kohli to buy Jasprit Bumrah in IPL auction

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the most followed IPL franchises across the globe.
  • Reflecting on RCB’s bowling woes, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel recalled an incident where he told Kohli about Jasprit Bumrah and that RCB should buy him.
  • Parthiv had suggested to go for the speedster much before Mumbai Indians snapped him up.
  • (Read more about the story)

Didn’t sleep for three days straight after winning the 2007 T20 World Cup: Robin Uthappa

  • Robin Uthappa, the veteran Indian cricketer, turned back the clock to the time when India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa.
  • The final against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg turned out to be a humdinger as the Men in Blue won by five runs.
  • With Pakistan needing six runs, Misbah-ul-Haq holed out to Sreesanth at short fine-leg, giving India the victory.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sourav Ganguly would have scored more runs in Tests if he had batted higher up: Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Sourav Ganguly is regarded as one of the best captains in the history of Indian cricket.
  • Apart from being a leader, he was also a fantastic batsman of his time.
  • The left-handed batsman was only the second Indian player to have reached 10,000 ODI runs and is still the third-highest run-getter in ODIs for India, only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sarfaraz Khan distributes food packets to migrant workers in UP; his family decides to skip Eid celebrations

  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the entire country has been struggling.
  • It has been a tough time for the migrant labourers in the country as they are not getting proper food or resources due to the lack of work at this moment.
  • However, people are trying to find ways to help these migrants workers. One of the cricketers who is helping the workers is young batsman Sarfaraz Khan.
  • (Read more about the story)

Cricket Australia might use disinfectants on cricket balls to reduce COVID-19 risk

  • Cricket Australia has announced that it will be seeking permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on the usage of disinfectants on cricket balls.
  • CA’s Sports Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris has said that they have revised some provisions for players as they look to resume training.
  • However, he also informed that competitive cricket will only begin towards the end of this year.
  • (Read more about the story)

Gautam Gambhir wants format specific batting coaches for Team India

  • Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that it’s not guaranteed to succeed as a coach if one has played at the highest level for a long time.
  • The 38-year-old feels that playing international cricket can be a criterion for being a national selector, but not necessarily a coach.
  • Gambhir hasn’t been a coach of any team, bur mentored the Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rahul Dravid came up to me and said that this kid has a bright future: KL Rahul’s childhood coach

  • KL Rahul is one of the most talented batsmen in Indian cricket now.
  • His childhood coach recently recalled a story which tells us that former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid had predicted quite a few years ago that the young batsman will go on to great things.
  • Recently, Rahul’s childhood coach Jayaraj opened up about the time when he was still playing U13 cricket in Bengaluru.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli’s wait prolongs for resuming individual training

  • Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane will have to wait longer to start practising individually.
  • The players are residing in Mumbai, which has been given the status of being a red-zone in the massive coronavirus outbreak across the globe.
  • Hence, the Maharashtra government has ruled out the opening of sports facilities in Mumbai.
  • (Read more about the story)

Grateful to be in Category B of PCB’s central contracts: Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed, the Pakistan wicket-keeper, doesn’t have any regrets after being demoted from Category A to Category B in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) centrally contracted players.
  • Along with Sarfaraz, leg-spinner Yasir Shah also was brought down to Category B.
  • The Karachi-born didn’t have the best of World Cups and he floundered in the home series against Sri Lanka as well.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL could happen in October-November window: Anshuman Gaekwad

  • Anshuman Gaekwad, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that chances of the T20 World Cup taking place this year are remote.
  • Earlier, former Australian batsman Mark Taylor, opined that with travel restrictions in place, hosting the tournament could be a daunting task.
  • In the last couple of months or so, the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc and has affected cricket as well.
  • (Read more about the story)

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