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.

Sakshi Dhoni and MS Dhoni
Sakshi Dhoni and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

After international retirement, MS Dhoni to turn a producer with wife Sakshi

  • After bidding adieu to his international career, Dhoni is currently in the UAE, leading his franchise Chennai Super Kings in the on-going IPL 2020.
  • Meanwhile, over a month after his retirement from the biggest stage, Dhoni is all set to start a new inning in the entertainment industry.
  • The former India skipper, who had launched his banner Dhoni Entertainment in 2019 with the multilingual documentary Roar of the Lion, is planning to roll out multiple projects in the near future.
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I may have earned BDT 1 crore had I played IPL: Mustafizur Rahman

  • Mustafizur Rahman was not granted No Objection Certificate (NoC) by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month.
  • Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had approached the left-arm pacer after one of their players got injured.
  • But Sri Lanka tour was materialising then for Bangladesh and for the same reason, BCB denied NoC to Mustafizur.
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Shubman Gill can lead an IPL side at 22-23: Simon Doull

  • Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull reckons that Shubman Gill has the potential to lead an Indian Premier League (IPL) team at the age of 22-23.
  • The youngster is currently 21 years old is playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in only his third IPL season.
  • He started with a low score against Mumbai Indians (MI) but made amends against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
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ECB announces central contracts for 2020-21 season; Jonny Bairstow misses out on Test contract

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the central contracts for red-ball and white-ball formats for the 2020-21 season.
  • Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley and Ollie Pope are all among the 12 cricketers in the red-ball contract for the upcoming season.
  • Meanwhile, a top name missing out is Jonny Bairstow who is only the part of the white-ball central contract.
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Former Pakistan cricketer Farooq Hamid claims to have bowled faster than Shoaib Akhtar in 1960s

  • Pakistan is known to produce some of the best fast bowlers in cricket.
  • Even in their early days of cricket, there were certain bowlers who used to stun the opposition batsmen with their pace.
  • Farooq Hamid was one such bowler who pace was fearful in that era. Rather he claims to have bowled deliveries at 110/115 mph in 1963 to batsmen like Rohan Kanhai.
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People back home have a lot of expectations from me: Abdul Samad

  • The India Premier League is known for hosting young talent from all across the nation, and the latest match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals saw another one.
  • Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Abdul Samad marked his debut for the SRH team and opened up on his innings with his compatriot and star of the match, Rashid Khan.
  • The six he hit off Anrich Nortje turned all the heads and invited a lot of appreciation from many.
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SRH star Jonny Bairstow set to lose INR 6.5 crore

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad just started having their share of happiness by opening their account on the points table, but the bad news is here for one of their champions.
  • In the match that SRH won against Delhi Capitals, Jonny Bairstow played a brilliant knock of 53 runs off 48 balls. He is faring well for his squad, but some unfortunate news has arrived for him on his home front.
  • Bairstow will lose big when England’s central contract for 2020-21 will be announced on September 30.
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Here’s why T Natarajan sports ‘JP Nattu’ on his IPL 2020 jersey

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Thangarasu Natarajan pleasantly surprised the cricket fraternity on Tuesday (September 29) in a match against Delhi Capitals with his pinpoint yorkers.
  • Hyderabad was up against Capitals in the 11th match of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League and was looking for a victory after two consecutive losses against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Batting first, the David Warner-led squad managed to put up a decent total of 162 on the board at the loss of four wickets.
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IPL 2020: Robin Uthappa accidentally applies saliva on the ball during KKR vs RR game

  • RR star Robin Uthappa could be in trouble due to his actions during the game.
  • The veteran was spotted applying saliva on the ball while fielding during the first innings.
  • In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the sport has undergone significant changes including the much-debated saliva ban.
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Ben Stokes shares screenshot of troll saying ‘Hope both your parents die of AIDS’

  • Social media can be considered as a boon for the cricketers as it has helped them in connecting with their fans and followers from all over the world on a personal level.
  • Almost all the cricketers of the modern era are quite active on their respective social media handles and they make sure to keep their fans updated about their lives and also interact with them.
  • In reply, the players are showered with lots of love and admiration from the fans.
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