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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2019: Livid Virat Kohli stormed into match referee’s room after umpires missed a no-ball

  • The game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) went down to the last ball and it ended with the controversy.
  • The umpire S Ravi failed to spot the no-ball which Lasith Malinga bowled in the last delivery of the final delivery.
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Mohammad Hafeez undergoes second surgery on thumb

  • As the Pakistan players have been given a deadline to undergo their final fitness tests before getting considered for World Cup selection, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez’s problems have increased drastically.
  • The national team head coach Mickey Arthur has set April 14 as the deadline for the players to prove their fitness and eligibility to fit into the World Cup squad.
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After Ashwin-Buttler incident Keemo Paul says he will never Mankad anybody again

  • One of the top headlines from the first week of this IPL has been Ravichandran Ashwin’s Mankading act against Jos Buttler.
  • While Rajasthan Royals (RR) were chasing 185 in their first game of the season against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), they were in a pretty good position.
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IPL 2019: BCCI unlikely to pass sanctions on umpires S Ravi and Nandan

  • We are coming to the fag end of the first week of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Eight games have been played and barring Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), all the other teams have played two games each.
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Andrew Tye promises to drink champagne out of a shoe if Kings XI Punjab win IPL 2019

  • “Drinking from shoes” or “shoey” is a cultural practice performed by Australians to celebrate the victory. In this ritual, people drink any form of alcohol straight out of a shoe.
  • It has been performed openly by many prominent personalities, and their fans have also copied them.
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IPL 2019: No BCCI curators at Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata

  • The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full flow. Eight matches have been played and the first week is almost coming to an end.
  • Barring a couple of games, all the others have been pretty high scoring. In fact, the pitch that Chepauk laid out for the opening game has come under the scanner.
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IPL 2019: Umpire S Ravi wasn’t looking at Lasith Malinga’s front-foot

  • The world is talking about it. That no-ball which wasn’t called may have cost the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) the game last night.
  • But there’s been a massive outrage on umpire S Ravi who didn’t spot Lasith Malinga’s foot go over the popping crease.
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ICC World Cup 2019: Aaron Finch admits picking Australian squad for ICC mega event will be “bloody hard”

  • The five-time World Champions Australia are slowly and surely getting their mojo back with back-to-back ODI series wins over Asian giants India and now Pakistan and that too in their own den.
  • Australia, which was pummeled in ODI cricket in last year and a half, including losses to England and India in their own home, has made an impressive comeback.
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These mistakes aren’t good for game: Rohit Sharma after a massive umpiring goof-up

  • A grave blunder by the umpire S Ravi in the final ball of the thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) contest between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday saw the hosts losing the game by six runs.
  • And the captains of both the sides were displeased over the fact. While Virat Kohli was left fuming, his counterpart Rohit Sharma also felt that such mistakes shouldn’t happen as they completely change games.
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I was feeling like Stuart Broad after Yuvraj Singh hit me for three sixes: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Veteran Yuvraj Singh had narrowly missed the bus for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 but for Mumbai Indians (MI) who picked him in the last minute.
  • For the 37-year-old who is at the twilight of his glorious cricketing career, it was a kind of new birth and he showed in the first game against Delhi Capitals (DC) that he is far from being a spent force.
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IPL 2019: David Willey to join the CSK camp late

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have got off to a brilliant start in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • They have defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Delhi Capitals (DC) quite comfortably in the two games that they have played so far.
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Australia bowlers threatened not to play in the final Test if David Warner wasn’t banned, reveals CA chief

  • It’s been a year since Cricket Australia (CA) had banned the three cricketers in consequence of the sandpaper gate that took place during Australia’s tour of South Africa.
  • In the latest revelation, it is known that Australia’s bowlers had threatened not to play alongside David Warner in the final Test in South Africa.
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Mumbai Indians lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah: Virat Kohli

  • Speculation was rife that Jasprit Bumrah might miss the game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after hurting his shoulder in the game against the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday.
  • However, the 25-year-old returned to play and made a powerful impact on the game to end up as the Man of the Match.
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