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 limelight today.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma gives it back in style to Tim Paine over his IPL comments

  • The second day of the ongoing Test between Australia and India saw some attritional cricket from the visitors as they refused to up the ante and batted with the same pace.
  • Amidst all the slow going in the middle, Tim Paine had a go sarcastically at Rohit Sharma taking a dig at the Indian Premier League (IPL) while enticing the batsman to hit a six off Nathan Lyon.
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Frequent India rejections have turned Shreyas Iyer into an ‘emotionless’ beast

  • Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer made his debut for India back in November 2017 in a T20I against New Zealand, but he hasn’t been able to stay put in his position in the Indian team.
  • He was lately a part of the T20I team that played a three-match series against Australia but didn’t get to play a single match.
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VVS Laxman feels India should’ve declared their innings earlier

  • The third Test between Australia and India at Melbourne has been the leanest start of the series so far.
  • After a roller-coaster first and second Test where the advantages were exchanged back and forth, India seem to have gained access to the driver’s seat in the ongoing match but VVS Laxman feels that the visitors should’ve declared their batting innings much earlier.
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Vivian Richards names his four favourites to lift the World Cup 2019

  • Windies legend Sir Vivian Richards was a part of the Windies team that lifted the first two World Cups and also featured in the 1983 edition where his team lost narrowly to India in the finals.
  • After 1983, the Caribbean side has not once managed to reach the final of the tournament, much to the disappointment of their passionate fans and former players.
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Australia vs India: KL Rahul terms Mayank Agarwal one of his inspirations

  • Just when the Indian fans thought Ambati Rayudu’s emergence solved their number four problem in the ODI setup, a new conundrum is haunting skipper Virat Kohli.
  • With KL Rahul and Murali Vijay miserably misfiring Down Under, the selectors were left with no other choice but to call up Mayank Agarwal to open the innings at the MCG on Boxing Day.
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Rohit Sharma suggested me to try the slower ball, says Jasprit Bumrah on Shaun Marsh’s dismissal

  • Jasprit Bumrah was the hero of the day for India at the MCG on the third day of the ongoing Test match.
  • His figures of 6/33 literally dismantled Australia for a paltry score of 151 in the first innings.
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Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan behind the bars after getting bail in December

  • Even as Australian left-handed Usman Khawaja is trying his heart out to perform as per expectations of the team and the national selectors in the four-match Test series against India, his family members don’t seem to have the best of days by any stretch of the imagination.
  • His brother Arsalan who has been going through tumultuous times was re-arrested by the police on Thursday.
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Australia vs India: CA sends out a strong message to spectators involved in racism at MCG

  • Apart from some riveting contest between bat and ball, the ongoing Test series between Australia and India have been a witness to some healthy banters, especially between wicketkeeper Tim Paine and Virat Kohli, the skippers of Australia and India respectively.
  • However, the statements they hurled at each other in order to ruffle feathers weren’t quite considered to be ‘over the line’ by any means.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Livid Mickey Arthur slams the senior players post another batting collapse

  • Pakistan witnessed one of the worst batting collapses in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion on Thursday and coach Mickey Arthur found it too difficult to digest.
  • What followed after the visitors’ folding up is a heated team meeting which could be an indicator at some big changes ahead of the second Test in Cape Town starting January 3.
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Pat Cummins reckons Australia will have to bat like Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli in the second innings

  • Jasprit Bumrah dismantled Australia on the third day of the ongoing MCG Test with his figures of 6/33.
  • They were bundled out for 151, a massive 292 runs behind India’s first innings total and, in a way, are out of the game now even as the visitors refused to enforce a follow-on only to dig a hole for themselves.
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Australia vs India: ACA concerned over use of stump microphones

  • The ongoing four-match Test series between Australia and India have been a witness to some awe-inspiring cricket thus far.
  • However, apart from that, there has also been some on-field banters ever since the opening Test at Adelaide Oval.
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MS Dhoni discloses his worst fear before the start of IPL 2018 season

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made a scintillating comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) foray this year after serving a two-year suspension.
  • They went on to famously win the title once again under the inspired leadership of MS Dhoni.
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Faheem Ashraf set to strike T20 deal with Northamptonshire

  • Northamptonshire had a horrendous outing in the erstwhile edition of the T20 Blast.
  • They were placed in the North Group and finished as the cellar dwellers with five points, winning only a couple of matches out of 14.
  • (Read more about the story)