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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Martin Guptill calls Yuzvendra Chahal ‘G*ndu’ after the 2nd T20I

  • India and New Zealand locked horns in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday.
  • The visitors continued their good form to thump the Kiwis by seven wickets on a slow Auckland pitch and went 2-0 up in the series.
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Virat Kohli misjudges a sitter to give Ross Taylor a reprieve in the 2nd T20I

  • Virat Kohli would be extremely happy with his team’s performances in the first two T20I matches against New Zealand.
  • The Men in Blue had a disappointing record against the Kiwis prior to this series, especially in the shortest format of the game hence, Virat Kohli and co. were under pressure to perform well.
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India’s oldest living first-class cricketer Vasant Raiji celebrates his 100th birthday

  • Known cricket historian and former Indian first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji had something else to celebrate on India’s 71st Republic Day, as he celebrated his 100th birthday today.
  • He was born on January 26, 1920, in Baroda, Gujarat and played 9 first-class matches for Bombay and Baroda from 1941-1950.
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Sunil Gavaskar slams BCCI for ‘A’ tour schedule; says it undervalues Ranji Trophy

  • The BCCI has come under fire for its scheduling off lately as Indian captain Virat Kohli cited the example of them taking off for New Zealand a day after playing an ODI against Australia at home and playing a match almost after landing in the country.
  • Though the BCCI clarified that this scheduling was done by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), a new issue has been raised by an Indian cricketing legend.
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Vernon Philander fined 15% of his match fee for his aggressive send-off to Jos Buttler

  • South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the fourth Test against England at the Wanderers.
  • Philander was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon his/her dismissal during an International Match.”
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‘The wickets have not been great’ – Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo slams Lahore pitch for T20I series

  • Bangladesh lost the second T20I of the three-match series by 9 wickets as Pakistani bowlers ruled the roost and veteran Mohammed Hafeez and skipper Babar Azam had a field day.
  • With this loss, the Tigers have also lost the series 2-0 with one match to be played on January 27, Monday.
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Ravi Shastri wants NCA to educate young cricketers about doping

  • Last year after Prithvi Shaw was found guilty of doping, a major furor had broken in Indian cricket regarding the awareness about the subject among the cricketers.
  • Shaw’s was a classic example of what illiteracy about doping can do as he inadvertently consumed a prohibited substance, commonly found in cough syrups sold in chemist shops, which led to his eight-month suspension.
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Yuvraj Singh and Wasim Akram to feature in the charity Bushfire Relief Bash match

  • The Australian cricket fraternity has come up with the idea of a charity T20 match in order to help the victims of the wild bushfires raging throughout the continent, which has caused perhaps irreparable damage to the flora and fauna of the country.
  • There have been donations and help from all over the world to fight the fires and help out the victims as well.
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‘There’s just no effort, it’s getting worse’ – Shane Warne hits out at Melbourne Stars for their attitude

  • The ongoing edition of the Big Bash League is gradually approaching its business end with the sides’ almost locked for playoffs.
  • Melbourne Stars will go into the first qualifier as the top-ranked side in the tournament.
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Talented Rishabh Pant cannot blame anybody: Kapil Dev on youngster being benched

  • Former India skipper Kapil Dev has said that it is up to the ‘talented’ Rishabh Pant to prove his detractors wrong.
  • The youngster has not really lived up to the expectations so far and now faces an upheaval task in winning back his place in the playing eleven of the teams across formats.
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It will be our loss whenever MS Dhoni retires: Kapil Dev

  • Former India captain Kapil Dev has said that there will be a big void if MS Dhoni decides to hang his boots, any time soon.
  • While MS Dhoni’s international career is in jeopardy at the moment, there are very few who can argue against what Kapil Dev has said.
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Comment about boycotting T20 World Cup in India blown out of proportion: PCB CEO Wasim Khan

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) CEO Wasim Khan has clarified that his statement of not touring India for next year’s T20 World Cup was blown out of proportion.
  • On Saturday, there were reports all around that quoted the PCB CEO as saying that if India does not visit Pakistan for this year’s Asia Cup, Pakistan would also do the same when India host the T20 World Cup next year.
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Ben Stokes fined 15% of his match fee for abusing a fan

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council after he was found guilty of breaching Level 01 of the ICC Code of Conduct on the opening day of the fourth Test between England and South Africa.
  • In Johannesburg after he lashed out at a South African supporter, who had abused him as the all-rounder was leaving the field post his dismissal.
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‘Aag to tumne lagayi hai’ – Ranveer Singh hails Shreyas Iyer for his match-winning knock

  • Shreyas Iyer has been in good touch for the Indian team after been confirmed by the team management to be the long-term no.4 spot holder in the batting order.
  • He had a good run against the West Indies team in the ODI series at home.
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My wife would kill me if I am on tinder: Ishant Sharma on viral meme challenge

  • Legendary music singer and Hollywood personality Dolly Parton recently started a new trend on social media, which involves posting a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder.
  • The 74-year-old media mogul inspired many fellow celebrities to do the same, with some hilarious results.
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