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.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav. (Photo Source: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli wins top ICC Decade awards; Steve Smith named Test player of the Decade

  • India’s Virat Kohli has won two prestigious individual honors a day after becoming the only player to be in all three ICC Men’s Teams of the Decade.
  • Kohli took home both the Sir Garfield Sobers Award for ICC Male Cricketer of the Decade and the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade.
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    ‘You are 25 kgs overweight’ – Matthew Wade to Rishabh Pant during the banter in AUS vs IND MCG Test

  • After missing out in the Adelaide Test, Rishabh Pant was back behind the wickets for the second game of the four-match series against Australia.
  • With his return, the banter between him and the Aussie batsmen also began.
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    BCCI turns down Yuvraj Singh’s request to come out of retirement

  • Yuvraj Singh retired from International cricket in 2019.
  • Earlier this year, he was requested by Punjab Cricket Association to come out of his retirement to guide the youngsters in the Punjab state team.
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Amit Shah unveils Arun Jaitley’s statue at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground

  • Home Minister Amit Shah unveiled a six-foot-tall statue of late Arun Jaitley at the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla Ground also known as Arun Jaitley Stadium on the occasion of Jaitley’s 68th birth anniversary on December 28, Monday.
  • The statue was installed in the parking area near the Virender Sehwag Gate (Gate No. 1) of the stadium.
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    South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Temba Bavuma walks off immediately despite not edging the ball

  • Temba Bavuma didn’t even wait for the umpire’s decision and he was quick to walk off the field.
  • The replays showed that there was clear daylight between the bat and the ball.
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    Australia vs India: Umesh Yadav injures his calf muscle; taken for scans on Day 3

  • Team India’s injury woes continue Down Under and this time it’s their pace spearhead, Umesh Yadav.
  • Team India already have had lost the services of Mohammed Shami in the middle of the first Test and Ishant Sharma even before the Test series started.
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    New Zealand vs Pakistan: Neil Wagner bowls with a fractured toe; picks up two wickets on Day 3

  • Neil Wagner has set a benchmark for his fellow teammates and budding cricketers.
  • Such instances set the right example for the quote “Never Give Up”.
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    ‘Bails will come off even if the ball is clipping’ – Sunil Gavaskar upvotes Sachin Tendulkar’s statement on ‘Umpire’s Call’

  • The Day 3 of the ongoing Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground saw hosts looking dead and buried against a fierce Indian bowling attack.
  • The hosts lost their six wickets at just 133 runs while batting in the second innings but they were backed with massive luck too.
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    ‘He’s not having much go his way at the moment’ – Ricky Ponting opens on Steve Smith’s struggling form

  • India is up against Australia for the second Test match of the Border Gavaskar series in Melbourne.
  • What remains to be a concern for hosts on this tour is the struggling form of their star batsman Steve Smith.
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    Michael Vaughan lauds India’s comeback and Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy in Melbourne Test

  • India and Australia were up on day three of the Melbourne Test, and visitors again remained dominating by putting up a class show.
  • Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja were on the crease, but the stand-in skipper had to leave the field due to a run-out.
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