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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Suresh Raina and Narendra Modi
Suresh Raina and Narendra Modi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘That’s a brilliant fifty’ – PM Narendra Modi lauds Suresh Raina for his INR 52 lakh donation towards Coronavirus Relief Funds

  • The Coronavirus outbreak has severely affected the lives of lakhs of individuals across the globe.
  • The pandemic has put a halt to all the human activities and several governments have been forced to implement a lockdown in their respective countries.
  • Suresh Raina also joined the list as he donated INR 52 lakh to aid to the battle against the pandemic.
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BCCI to donate Rs 51 crore to PM’s CARES Fund to fight Coronavirus

  • The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is first and foremost a public health emergency and the BCCI has a firm resolve that the nation gets all possible help to cope with the testing times.
  • The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations.
  • The BCCI will contribute to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s initiative which is a dedicated national fund (PM-CARES Fund) with the primary objective of dealing with emergency or distress situations.
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KSCA to donate INR 1 crore to aid in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic

  • Amid Coronavirus outbreak, Narendra Modi, the honourable Indian Prime Minister announced a 21-day lockdown in the country.
  • Everyone has joined hand in hand under such a stern situation.
  • In an interview, a spokesperson from Karnataka Cricket Association said that they will contribute an amount of INR 50 Lakhs.
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Steve Smith’s leadership ban comes to an end, makes him eligible to captain Australia

  • In the 2nd Test that was played in Cape Town, the trio of Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner was caught red-handed doing ball-tampering.
  • Smith and Warner were handed with a year ban from all forms of cricket.
  • In the year 2019, both the players marked their return in the international outfit during 2019 World Cup.
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Shakib Al Hasan foundation looking after 2000 poor families in Bangladesh amid Coronavirus pandemic

  • The virus has spread in most of the countries and Bangladesh is no exception to it either.
  • One of the best cricketers Bangladesh has ever produced, Shakib opened the foundation by his name with the mission ‘Save Bangladesh.
  • The 33-year-old informed his fans and followers that the main purpose of the mission is to help the poor families which are suffering due to the Coronavirus.
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Gautam Gambhir donates his 1 month salary and Rs 1 crore from MPLAD Fund to PM Cares Fund

  • India going under lockdown for three weeks to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic has led to the poor people and daily wage workers suffering.
  •  Indian celebrities doing their bit in this fight against the virus.
  •  BJP MP and the former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has joined the bandwagon as he has donated his one month salary towards the noble cause.
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Hanuma Vihari happy to be able to celebrate his first wedding anniversary amid the Coronavirus lockdown

  • The world has come to a standstill after the outbreak of coronavirus has affected several lives across the globe.
  • The whole world has been halted and the individuals have been asked to spend time in quarantine to battle the increasing outbreak of the life-threatening virus.
  • At a time when the world is confined to home due to the lockdown, India cricketer Haunma Vihari has opened up saying that he is planning to ‘sharpen’ his skills for the upcoming Australian tour.
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Ajinkya Rahane donates INR 10 lakh to help in the battle against Coronavirus pandemic

  • Many cricketers have donated to encounter this pandemic and joining the bandwagon was none other than India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.
  • The right-hander donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharastra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the fight against the pandemic.
  • The Mumbai batsman ensured to give his share when the whole world is hoping for the virus getting diminished.
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Wasim Jaffer picks the ‘best cricketing brain’ of the current era

  • The former India player answered a plethora of questions and also gave a hilarious response when a fan asked him to choose between Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Jaffer also opined on Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma when fans asked him to say some words about these Indian stalwarts.
  • When a fan asked Jaffer about the best cricketing brain which he has come across, the former India player chose the name of Rohit Sharma.
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Wasim Jaffer shares his all-time IPL side, assigns the captaincy to MS Dhoni

  • It was Wasim Jaffer who joined the list and conducted a Q&A session on Twitter on Saturday where he answered a plethora of questions.
  • Jaffer went on with the opening pair of Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma, which would help in steering any side to an explosive start.
  • Jaffer picked up Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli to bolster the side’s middle-order.
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