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.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Aaron Finch reveals his favourite bowler from India and Pakistan

  • Aaron Finch has been spending some time off without worrying too much.
  • As the Australian captain, in the year of a home World Cup, the opener would be under some pressure.
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No better practice than IPL for T20 World Cup: Justin Langer

  • Justin Langer, the head coach of the Australian cricket team, feels that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would have been the perfect platform for their side to prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
  • The IPL was scheduled to get underway on March 29, but with the massive coronavirus outbreak globally, it’s not known when the cash-rich tournament will get underway.
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Rohit Sharma reveals to Yuzvendra Chahal about how he is spending his quarantine time at home

  • As India observes a 21-day lockdown, cricketers and fans across the country are waiting to see some live action once again. The coronavirus threat is rising day by day.
  • At the time of writing, the number of cases of positively tested coronavirus patients are over 700 in India.
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Mashrafe Mortaza to support 300 families from private funds

  • Mashrafe Mortaza, the former Bangladesh skipper, has come out in support of the ones affected in the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
  • Helping out the common people in the hour of need isn’t something alien to the veteran fast bowler.
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Sachin Tendulkar donates INR 50 lakh towards Coronavirus relief fund

  • The ongoing proliferation of the novel pandemic that is the Coronavirus has sent alarm bells ringing around the world.
  • More than half a million people have already been infected by the virus, which originated from the Wuhan City of China late last year.
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Bengal’s Laxmi Ratan Shukla donates salary and BCCI pension for COVID-19 affected

  • Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the former Indian cricketer, has donated his three months’ MLA’s salary and the pension he gets from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the ones affected in the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Shukla, who’s also a former Bengal all-rounder and the current sports minister of West Bengal, donated the same to the Chief Minister Relief’s Fund.
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‘Ravi Ashwin probably’ – Jos Buttler on the last person he would want to self-isolate with

  • Jos Buttler might have amassed 311 runs in eight matches last year in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • But the Rajasthan Royals batsman was more in the news for his mankading dismissal during the game against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) thanks to their then skipper Ravi Ashwin.
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Rohit Sharma names the Indian cricketer who hates isolation period

  • The outbreak of coronavirus has led to the absence of sporting events across the globe. In these desperate times, all the cricketers and other sportspersons are staying back home and not going out.
  • Some cricketers are having a good time at home which they usually do not get during the normal days.
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Javed Miandad reveals that a ‘peculiar virus’ affected his batting in the 1992 World Cup final

  • Javed Miandad, former Pakistan cricketer etched his name into the cricket history after playing a pivotal role in his side’s successful World Cup triumph in 1992.
  • Over the years, the Miandad managed to establish himself as one of the pivotal forces of the Pakistan national side.
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Aaron Finch reveals his favourite captain of all time

  • The fury of Coronavirus has severely affected the lives of several individuals all across the globe.
  • The spread of life-threatening Covid-19 has put the world to a standstill and several governments have not been left with a choice but to implement a lockdown in their respective countries.
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‘People know me well and I will spread the brand value’ – Shoaib Akhtar expresses his interest in buying a PSL team

  • Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he would be interested in buying a Pakistan Super League (PSL) team in the near future.
  • Recently, a Pakistani journalist, Saj Sadiq revealed what conversation Shoaib Akhtar had with him.
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‘Getting a bit sick of this question’ – Jimmy Neesham after a fan asks him about PSL standard

  • Coronavirus pandemic has led to almost everyone staying at home. Cricketers are no exception to it as well.
  • They are using this forced break to spend time with their family and interact with fans on social media.
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Hasan Ali’s wife Samiya Arzoo picks Virat Kohli as her favourite batsman

  • Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the world at the moment.
  • His consistency across the formats is unmatched and the fact that he has scored 70 international centuries is the testament to his greatness in the sport.
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