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‘I am all in’ – Robin Uthappa ready to don the wicketkeeping gloves for India if needed

  • Team India hasn’t found a permanent replacement to MS Dhoni in the shorter formats when it comes to wicketkeeping.
  • Though the veteran is yet to retire from international cricket, he hasn’t played any game since World Cup last year either.
  • Rishabh Pant was given a lot of chances soon after the mega event. But he couldn’t impress and has gone down the pecking order with KL Rahul taking up the job.
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Mohammad Kaif funnily narrates how not serving Biryani to MS Dhoni didn’t let him make a national comeback

  • Mohammad Kaif was at the peak of his career when MS Dhoni made his international debut in 2004.
  • But the former lost his place in the side in a couple of years only to not make a comeback again.
  • In one of his recent interactions, the Uttar Pradesh cricketer recalled the time when he had invited the whole Indian team to his home for dinner.
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‘If I can do well in IPL, then I can do well in international cricket’ – Harbhajan Singh is ready to play T20Is

  • Harbhajan Singh hasn’t retired from international cricket yet. But he hasn’t played for India since 2016 either.
  • His appearance for the country came in a T20I against the UAE in Asia Cup 2016.
  • Since then, the off-spinner has resorted to commentary and features in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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‘Literally 10 days before the IPL, I got a call from the franchise’ – David Miller recalls being picked by KXIP in 2011

  • David Miller has been the part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2011.
  • He featured for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) until last season but poor returns in back to back editions led to the franchise finally releasing him ahead of the auction.
  • But the left-hander has been exceptional for the KXIP featuring in as many as 79 matches amassing 1850 runs at an average of 34.26 and a strike-rate of 138.78.
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Babar Azam is very close to being in the same league as Virat Kohli or Steve Smith: Misbah-ul-Haq

  • Babar Azam, the talented batsman from Pakistan has received lots of praise from the cricketing fraternity and fans for his consistent run with the bat.
  • He has done exceptionally well in the last couple of years across all the formats.
  • It can be said that Pakistan, the country which is known to produce fast bowlers, has given a world-class batsman after a long time.
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Dean Elgar eyeing to replace Faf du Plessis as South Africa’s Test captain

  • South Africa have been struggling across all the formats since the World Cup last year.
  • Their long-term captain Faf du Plessis stepped down from the captaincy after losing the Test series against England at home earlier this year.
  • Quinton de Kock was then named the skipper for the limited-overs format and the team fared decently under him as well.
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Sri Lanka cricketer Shehan Madushanka detained for possessing drugs; sent on a two-week police remand

  • Sri Lanka cricketer Shehan Madushanka has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
  • He was detained by the police on Sunday after being charged for possessing drugs.
  • The local magistrate has sent him on police remand for two weeks.
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‘MS knew I have talent’ – Suresh Raina responds to Yuvraj Singh’s ‘Dhoni’s favourite player’ comment

  • Suresh Raina has played mostly under MS Dhoni’s captaincy during his career.
  • The latter even backed him a lot during the tough times and Raina also made sure that he rarely disappointed his captain.
  • Yuvraj Singh recently commented that the Uttar Pradesh player was Dhoni’s favourite when he was the captain.
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‘I couldn’t do justice to that occasion’ – Aakash Chopra picks Kumar Sangakkara’s last Test as his worst moment as commentator

  • Aakash Chopra has taken up commentary since hanging his boots in international cricket.
  • Rather he has done extremely well with the mic in his hand and has even garnered praise from the fans on social media for his superb Hindi commentary.
  • However, being a commentator can be harsh at times with either the players or the fans might get offended with the views they express on-air.
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ICC and BCCI get involved in a heated exchange of emails over ‘tax exemption’ issue for future World Cups

  • Since the 2016 T20 World Cup in India, there has been a long-standing row between the ICC and the BCCI over the issue of tax exemption.
  • At a time when the world is battling COVID-19 pandemic, the relations between the ICC and the BCCI have also turned sour.
  • The two have been involved in a heated exchange of emails regarding the 2021 T20 World Cup and 2023 50-overs World Cup to be hosted in India.
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