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.

Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

If MS Dhoni thinks he can continue winning games for India, he should continue playing: Gautam Gambhir

  • Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that MS Dhoni should be the only one to take a call on his retirement.
  • Ever since the 2019 World Cup ended, the Jharkhand-born hasn’t played any cricket and reports of his retirement have been doing the rounds.
  • However, nothing concrete has come to the fore and Dhoni has preferred to stay mum as well.
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The way I was managed at the end of my career was very unprofessional: Yuvraj Singh

  • Former veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh recently opened up about the end of his international career. He also opined on him not getting a deserved farewell from the cricket board.
  • Though Yuvraj said that he didn’t mind not getting a farewell, he would have enjoyed being treated with a little more respect at the end of his international career.
  • The swashbuckling batsman announced his retirement from all formats of the game on June 10, 2019, after having almost 20 years of experience in international cricket. However, he last played for India in 2017 and wasn’t selected in the team afterwards.
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MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings likely to be the first team to travel to UAE for IPL 2020

  • Ahead of the start of the tournament, most players will have to hit the nets for being match-ready, especially after staying away from the sport for months due to the pandemic.
  • MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings is expected to be the first team to travel to the UAE before the commencement of IPL 2020, according to a report in Gulf News.
  • While most teams are expected to reach UAE by August 20, CSK could head there in the second week of August to adapt the conditions and get in rhythm before the start of the tournament.
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Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 30 in T20 World Cup 2007 Final was the most important knock of the tournament: Yuvraj Singh

  • Yuvraj Singh, India’s former all-rounder termed Rohit Sharma’s innings in World T20 2007 final as the most important knock of the tournament.
  • He also mentioned how winning the World T20 was a team effort. It was an inaugural tournament of a format that was not friendly to the Indian team.
  • Notably, India won the World T20 under MS Dhoni even though they had an experience of only one T20I before that.
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Ellyse Perry and Matt Toomua split after five years of marriage

  • Australia’s woman cricketer Ellyse Perry and her husband Matt Toomua have decided to part their ways after being married for five years.
  • Toomua and Perry had tied the knot in December 2015.
  • While Ellyse plays for Australia’s women’s cricket team, Toomua is a professional rugby player who represents Melbourne Rebels.
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If MS Dhoni doesn’t do well in IPL 2020, then his door is definitely shut: Dean Jones

  • MS Dhoni is one of the most loved Indian cricketers of all time. Since July 10th, 2019, the last day Dhoni wore Indian colours, the speculations are on an all-time high about his international return or maybe his retirement.
  • As the T20 World Cup which was supposed to happen this year has been postponed, the way for a Dhoni return all depends on IPL 2020 which is expected to get underway from September 19th.
  • Notably, the most successful Indian captain hasn’t spoken to the media about his plans yet.
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Ben Stokes clarifies the reason behind ‘brown stain’ on his trousers

  • Ben Stokes is never away from the action. The cameras are always around him and he gives them reasons too.
  • This time his teammates including captain Joe Root were all part of a giggle as an unfortunate brown patch appeared on the all-rounder’s previously pristine whites.
  • The English all-rounder first tried to hide it with his jumper but later nodded sheepishly and chuckled himself.
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Virat Kohli is one of the top athletes but our boys are not behind: Waqar Younis

  • Current Pakistan’s bowling coach and former skipper Waqar Younis had also heaped praise on Kohli’s exceptional physique and fitness.
  • A month after lauding Kohli’s fitness standards, Waqar has said that the Pakistan cricket team won’t copy the Indian skipper and will set their own standards of fitness.
  • Ahead of their series against England, Younis said that Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi are super fit in the national squad.
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PCB has done ‘injustice’ with Junaid Khan by preferring Mohammad Amir over him for England series: Aaqib Javed

  • Ahead of the much-awaited series, pacer Mohammad Amir had withdrawn from the series to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
  • However, after the birth of his daughter, he announced his decision to re-join the side and the left-arm quick was included in the Pakistan squad as a replacement for Haris Rauf, who had repeatedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • Following Amir’s inclusion in the squad, Pakistan’s former cricketer, Aaqib Javed has lashed out at the PCB for ignoring Junaid Khan.
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You can’t compare anyone in India at the moment with Ben Stokes: Gautam Gambhir

  • England cricketer Ben Stokes is hailed as one of the most explosive all-rounders of the modern era.
  • Stokes has impressed everyone with his solid techniques and consistency with both bat and ball.
  • Over the years, the swashbuckling cricketer has established himself as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceiving bowling, or fierce batting.
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