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.

Ravi Shastri and MS Dhoni
Ravi Shastri and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

If India doesn’t come to Pakistan for the Asia Cup, we would also refuse participation in the 2021 T20 World Cup: PCB CEO Wasim Khan

  • The Pakistan Cricket team is currently hosting the first part of the Bangladesh tour with the three-match Twenty20 International series underway at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] finally reached a truce with their Bangladeshi counterparts after a series of deadlocks had threatened their aspirations of continuing with the trend of hosting International sides on home soil.
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If Dhoni doesn’t feel good in IPL, he will say ‘thank you very much’: Ravi Shastri

  • MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper future has been the talk of the town for long. Recently, he was excluded from the list of Annual Players Contract by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • It left a big question mark on the future of the 38-year-old as a cricketer.
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India A pacer Khaleel Ahmed suffers fracture in wrist; ruled out of New Zealand tour

  • India A’s tour of New Zealand has been going very well so far with the visitors winning both the practice matches and the unofficial ODI series is currently equal at 1-1 with India A winning one game and New Zealand A winning the second one-day game.
  • One of the reasons for the Indian team’s success apart from some brilliant batting has been some terrific bowling from talented bowlers.
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‘That is Virat Kohli’s decision’ – Sourav Ganguly on KL Rahul being preferred as keeper

  • The Men in Blue started their New Zealand sojourn on a winning note as they triumphed in the first T20I of the five-match series at Auckland’s Eden Park ground.
  • It was a terrific victory for the visitors given that they were facing a tough task of chasing down the 205-run target.
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Shoaib Malik has now played an international match in four different decades

  • Shoaib Malik has been Pakistan’s saviour from a very long time.
  • He proved himself as game-changer and match-winner for Pakistan many a time. He recreated his match-winner feat when Pakistan took on Bangladesh in the first T20I in Lahore.
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‘Will you groom Misbah?’ – Journalist asks Shoaib Malik; he replies brilliantly

  • Pakistan’s veteran batsman Shoaib Malik made a triumphant comeback into the T20I team against Bangladesh in the first match which was played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
  • This was the first T20I of the three-match series that was negotiated by both the cricket boards as Bangladesh was not ready to come to Pakistan.
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Melbourne Stars sign Dibar Hussain as a replacement for Haris Rauf in BBL

  • Lahore Qalandars, one of the teams in Pakistan Super League, has certainly turned into a machine that produces some astonishing cricketers.
  • Recently, their fast bowler Haris Rauf, who played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League, hit the headlines with his brilliance with the ball.
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IPL inspired Japanese baseball legend Shogo Kimura to switch to cricket

  • It has been more than a decade since the Indian Premier League (IPL) started as an experiment on the back of India’s stunning win in the inaugural T20 World Cup and one can say that it has turned out to be one of the most if not the most successful experiments in the history of cricket.
  • At the same time, it is also safe to say that the IPL is more than just glamour and entertainment.
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Here’s why Eden Park management painted one chair in green while all others are in grey

  • At New Zealand’s famous Eden Park Stadium in Auckland, one can see an unusual seat among the thousands of seats. All the seats but one are painted in grey but that one particular seat is painted in green.
  • Well, the reason behind it is the famous six that former New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott had hit in the 2015 World Cup semifinal.
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Rishabh Pant has to work really hard on his wicketkeeping: Ravi Shastri

  • One of the biggest talking points in the last one week has been Rishabh Pant.
  • Not because he was struck on the head and was concussed but because he was left out of the side even after regaining full fitness. It was KL Rahul who replaced him behind the stumps and did well too.
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ICC follows the meme trend to wish Cheteshwar Pujara on his birthday in an epic manner

  • The social media handlers of the International Cricket Council (ICC) have been in the headlines because of their smart marketing skills.
  • The social media game is pretty tough to understand but ICC has hired the best in the business for that job.
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‘How you changed yourself from wild to mild?’- Sandeep Patil wants to ask Virat Kohli a cheeky question

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper has been in the form of his life. He is also rated as one of the best batsmen in world cricket but it was never an easy task for him to reach such heights in his career.
  • The 32-year-old has turned himself into an idol of the youth due to which the fans always remain curious with ample of questions that they want to ask from Kohli. And, now, Sandeep Patil, the former Indian selector recited over the question that he would like to ask Kohli if he gets an opportunity.
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‘Shreyas ko kaafi Shrey jaata hai’ – Virender Sehwag tweets on Shreyas Iyer’s impressive knock

  • Team India kickstarted their 2020 tour of New Zealand with a resounding six-wicket win over the Kiwis after they successfully chased down 204 at Eden Park in Auckland.
  • This was only the second time that Team India pulled off a T20I victory on New Zealand soil, and it was all because of the imperious effort with the bat, spearheaded by opener KL Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli, and finished by Shreyas Iyer.
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‘I sincerely apologise for the language I used’ – Ben Stokes after swearing at a fan in Johannesburg

  • England star Ben Stokes has apologised for his angry exchange with a fan during the ongoing fourth Test against South Africa.
  • The left-handed batsman snapped at a young fan while he was making his way to the dressing room after being dismissed cheaply towards the end of the opening day of the Test. And just before walking out of the field, he ended up swearing at the fan.
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