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.

Steve Bucknor
Steve Bucknor. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

Aravinda de Silva requests BCCI, ICC to investigate 2011 WC Final fixing allegations

  • Recent rumors or allegations which have been circulating all over the internet are about the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Final.
  • However, now former Sri Lankan skipper Aravinda de Silva has said that there should be an investigation.
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Steve Bucknor recalls two instances when his error of judgement led to Sachin Tendulkar’s dismissal

  • Steve Bucknor, the former umpire, feels that he ruled Sachin Tendulkar on a couple of instances when he shouldn’t have given him out.
  • Thereafter, Bucknor went down the memory lane to India’s Test against Pakistan in 2005 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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Sachin Tendulkar didn’t want to continue as India’s captain, wished to focus on batting: Chandu Borde

  • Back in 1999, India toured Australia for a Test series and a tri-nation series also involving Pakistan.
  • Even as in the 50-overs format, the Men in Blue could muster one win out of eight games, they lost the Tests 0-3.
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Anil Kumble is probably the greatest match-winner India has ever produced: Harbhajan Singh

  • However, it was his grip, action and variation which helped him emerge as a match-winning bowler.
  • Kumble was considered as one of the most successful bowlers of all time and his wicket-taking tally proves his worth.
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I was asked to fix matches, was threatened if I didn’t comply: Aaqib Javed

  • Aaqib Javed, the former Pakistan fast bowler, said that he was once approached for match-fixing.
  • The 47-year-old said that the wrongdoers threatened to finish his career if he didn’t listen to their orders.
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‘You think you can hit me like that?’ – Narayan Jagadeesan recalls how he managed to enrage Shane Watson with a switch-hit

  • Narayan Jagadeesan, the Tamil Nadu cricketer, recently said how he managed to ruffle Australia’s Shane Watson to some extent.
  • Jagadeesan said that he pulled out the switch-hit while facing Watson and it raced away to the boundary.
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