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.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, Koffee With Karan, BCCI, Controversy
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Karan Johar disappointed over Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy in Koffee with Karan

  • Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are currently suspended for their sexist and racist comments on the talk show Koffee with Karan.
  • A lot has happened ever since the episode was aired on the Television and the cricketers have faced the wrath from the public.
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Virat Kohli hints at Shubman Gill’s India debut in New Zealand series

  • Team India got off to a good start in the first ODI against New Zealand in Napier on Wednesday, bowling the hosts out for 157 after Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The five-match series will be India’s final outing overseas ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales in May-July and Virat Kohli’s men will try to make the most of the conditions that have resemblance with those in England.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: ICC investigating Sarfaraz Ahmed’s racial remark incident

  • South Africa won the second ODI against Pakistan at the Kingsmead in Durban to level the series on Tuesday.
  • But more than the victory, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s racial comments against Andile Phehlukwayo are the talk of the town at the moment.
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New Zealand vs India: Virat Kohli rested for last two ODIs and T20I series

  • Team India began their New Zealand tour with a first win in the country against the Kiwis in last 10 years.
  • It was a thumping win by eight wickets for them as they will now look to build on it and win the series as well.
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Suresh Raina feels MS Dhoni should bat at number four in ODIs

  • In the build-up to the India v Australia ODI series which the visitors won, former captain and current wicketkeeper batsman MS Dhoni’s place in the playing XI was questioned.
  • Dhoni, who had been out of form for a long while, ended the series with three consecutive half-centuries and won the Man of the Series award.
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Should Hardik Pandya be included in the World Cup squad? Gautam Gambhir has his say

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to suspend Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul from the Australia ODIs and New Zealand tour in the wake of their controversial comments on popular talk show Koffee with Karan.
  • Some of the statements made by the duo, especially Pandya were widely considered misogynist and disgraceful, and a bad example for all cricketers.
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Never experienced this in my life, says Virat Kohli as sun stops play in Napier

  • The first ODI between New Zealand and India at McLean Park in Napier did not have much of a buzz for the visitors had a cakewalk.
  • They bowled out the Black Caps for just 157 in 38 overs and then had an easy win with 8 wickets and lots of overs to spare.
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Sofia Hayat to disclose more details about relationship with Rohit Sharma in her book

  • Sofia Hayat has been hogging the limelight over the last few days as some of her old tweets related to Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma resurfaced again.
  • The reality TV star also came out to clear that all of those tweets were edited and photoshopped by others and she hadn’t written those tweets.
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Tim Paine should be captain only as long as Smith isn’t there, says Ian Healy

  • Australia recently faced their first defeats in Test and ODI series against India at home and reactions came out strongly against the home team’s poor show in their own den.
  • The Baggy Greens were set to face Sri Lanka for a two-Test series starting Thursday to salvage some pride.
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Supreme Court sets February 5 as the date for Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy hearing

  • The new year couldn’t have started on a worse note for national cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.
  • The duo, who faced an indefinite suspension over their controversial appearances on the television show ‘Koffee With Karan’ with filmmaker Karan Johar, will see a delayed return to the 22 yards.
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Reports: Bachchan family interested in buying half of the Rajasthan Royals’ stakes

  • Rajasthan Royals, apart from preparing for the upcoming season, are looking for the people interested in buying the franchise stakes.
  • Last week, a PTI report had confirmed the same and it was understood that some prominent names in the industry were interested.
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