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.

Vijay Shankar and Vaishali
Vijay Shankar and Vaishali. (Photo Source: NE PICTURES)

‘A simple girl, just like my son’ – Vijay Shankar’s parents find perfect match for him

  • Vijay Shankar last played for the Indian team during the World Cup 2019. He got injured during the tournament and had to come back midway through the mega-event.
  • Shankar became the second cricketer to get engaged during this month. He followed the steps of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
  • The leggie recently got engaged to Dhanashree Verma a popular choreographer and dancer on Youtube.
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‘They are risking their lives’ – KL Rahul donates PPE hoods to CISF personnel at Bengaluru Airport

  • Indian wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul has reached UAE with his Kings XI Punjab squad where he will be leading his side for the very first time.
  • The team is undergoing a mandatory quarantine period before hitting the ground to gear up for the fancy T20 league getting underway from September 19.
  • A thing that needs attention amid all this is, the batsman has a golden heart, and he didn’t forget to display that recently.
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India made a mistake of not taking a proper No.4 for the 2019 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The moment when India crumbled during the 2019 World Cup semis against New Zealand still hurts millions of Indian fans around the world.
  • Sadly, it also turned out to be the legendary MS Dhoni’s last international outing for the Men in Blue.
  • Talking in the same light, former captain and an excellent batsman Sunil Gavaskar opined that lack of a proper no.4 batsman during the 2019 World Cup could’ve been the very reason why India lost in the mega event.
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Shoaib Akhtar questions team management’s tactics after Pakistan lose Babar Azam moments before stumps in Southampton

  • Babar Azam has been a centrepiece of the Pakistan batting line-up from past few years. He is also deemed as one of the top batsmen of this generation.
  • Recently, after scoring a decent fifty in 2nd Test match against England, he became the only batsman to feature in top five ICC batting rankings of all three formats.
  • He was rewarded for his excellent performance with the full-time captaincy for ODIs in May this year after he became the T20I captain in 2019.
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‘I think it all boils down to jealousy’ – Sunil Gavaskar slams people for questioning the IPL’s credentials

  • After lots of discussions and rounds of planning, the 13th season of the most-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) is commencing on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Players have landed in the Gulf country and will hit the grounds with full vigour post their mandatory quarantine period.
  • In the meantime, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar draws attention to another aspect of IPL, which is criticism.
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‘He scored a hundred for my team while opening, so I knew it’ – Sourav Ganguly on reasons behind promoting MS Dhoni to No 3

  • MS Dhoni didn’t make an auspicious to his international career, falling for low scores in his first four ODIs.
  • But it was his promotion up the order to number three that turned his career around for the better.
  • In the match against Pakistan at Vizag, Dhoni slammed the Pakistan bowling attack to a swashbuckling 148, helping India win the match by 58 runs.
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Making Steve Smith the captain again could turn out to be an ‘absolute disaster’ for Australia, feels Ricky Ponting

  • Tim Paine took over the captain’s duty from Steve Smith after the highly dramatic Test match in 2018 at The Newlands, Cape Town.
  • The stumper has honoured the captain’s hat quite satisfactorily since then. While the ‘sandpaper trio’ was suspended, Cricket Australia (CA), slammed David Warner with a lifelong ban from all leadership roles.
  • But, they left a door open for Steve Smith as they asked him to wait for 24 months.
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‘I decided not letting somebody ride over me just like that’ – Kesrick Williams on his on-field banter with Virat Kohli

  • In December last year, Virat Kohli’s ‘notebook celebration’ amassed a lot of popularity on social media.
  • The Indian skipper hit a length ball from Kesrick Williams straight over covers for a six and celebrated in the popular style.
  • This came after Williams celebrated in the same fashion in 2017 after dismissing Kohli in the West Indies.
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‘BCCI didn’t treat a big player like him well’ – Saqlain Mushtaq on MS Dhoni’s retirement

  • Saqlain Mushtaq, the former Pakistan cricketer, lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not treating MS Dhoni in the appropriate manner.
  • On Saturday, August 15, Dhoni called it a day for the Men in Blue after serving the national team for as many as 16 years.
  • The 39-year-old last played in the 2019 World Cup and bowed out through an Instagram post.
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Suresh Raina picks five best players to field in the inner-circle

  • Former India cricketer Suresh Raina is still considered as one of the best fielders the sport has ever witnessed. He was a live wire in the field while playing for India.
  • He announced his international retirement on August 15 along with MS Dhoni and will be seen only playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • His fielding skills will be on show in the shortest format though not in the blue jersey.
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Shane Warne recalls how Steve Waugh’s decision to enforce the follow-on cost Australia the 2001 Kolkata Test

  • One of the most popular and dramatic Test matches ever was played in 2001 at Kolkata.
  • India won the game against the mighty Australians, who were at their best, and had won the first encounter of the series rather easily.
  • It was only the third time a team won the match after being made to follow on. There are a lot of stories about the Test and how the two heroes of the game, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, turned the tables on the visitors.
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‘Treat Yasir Shah as Anil Kumble not Shane Warne’ – Nasser Hussain’s piece of advice for England batsmen

  • England and Pakistan are currently locking horns in the third Test match at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
  • The host nation won the opening Test by three wickets while the second one resulted in a draw with majority of the game, being washed off.
  • In the meantime, former England captain Nasser Hussain has some advice for the English batsmen.
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