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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo source: Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal hilariously asks ICC to add a new rule for batsmen

  • The apex cricket body might consider banning the use of saliva to shine the ball in international cricket.
  • It is said that saliva is a major transporter of COVID-19 that can turn out to be risky for any player.
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I was short of Rs 600 to play CK Nayudu Trophy: Irrfan Khan had revealed he wanted to become a cricketer instead of an actor

  • National-award winning actor Irrfan Khan, on Wednesday, passed away in Mumbai after battling a medical complication that arose from a colon infection.
  • Irrfan, 53, was known for his effortless and versatile acting.
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‘I am very sorry for what I had done 19 years ago’ – Saleem Malik openly apologizes for his fixing allegations

  • Back in 2000, the then Pakistan cricketer Saleem Malik was charged with match-fixing allegations.
  • He was given a life ban from the game and he hasn’t been involved with the game since then.
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Make match-fixing a criminal offence in Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar lashes out at ‘incompetent’ PCB after Umar Akmal’s ban

  • In the past couple of decades, Pakistan have been grappling with many match-fixing incidents and it has been a spot of bother for the Men in Green.
  • Many players have been involved in match-fixing and according to former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, the PCB has not been serious enough to punish the offenders.
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Kamran Akmal suggests brother Umar to learn from MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli

  • Umar Akmal, on Monday, was banned by Pakistan Cricket Board for three years from all forms of cricket after the wicketkeeper-batsman failed to report a corrupt approach.
  • Under the PCB’s anti-corruption code, a player is required to immediately report to a team manager or the officials of the anti-corruption unit after he receives an offer to fix a match.
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‘Sachin locked himself in the physio’s room’ – VVS Laxman recollects memories of the famous Tendulkar-Warne battle

  • Sachin Tendulkar is probably regarded as one of the greats to brace the sport.
  • In an illustrious career spanning over two decades, the Master Blaster etched several records to his name en route his path to the glory.
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We could’ve had a better player than Virender Sehwag in Imran Nazir: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Imran Nazir, when he made his international debut for Pakistan, was touted to be the next big thing.
  • His way of batting aggressively irrespective of the format of the game impressed many. But somehow, his career was cut short to just 8 Tests, 79 ODIs and 25 T20 Internationals.
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‘I’ve been called Ellen DeGeneres on a number of occasions’ – Joe Root recalls his sledging moments

  • Sledging is a part and parcel of today’s sport. In cricket, there have been many occasions where we have witnessed players engaging in banters on the field.
  • There have been several moments have players have also exchanged abuses as well. However, a little bit of sledging is allowed and even taken in good spirit.
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I have spoken to Prithvi Shaw about cricket and life beyond the cricket field: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Prithvi Shaw is one of the finest young batting talents in India currently. However, the young Mumbai batsman hasn’t got proper opportunities since making his Test debut in 2018.
  • He scored a century on debut and became the second-youngest centurion in the history of Indian cricket.
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