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Akansha Ranjan Kapoor and KL Rahul
Akansha Ranjan Kapoor and KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Instagram & Getty Images)

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Team India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar to face the axe; replacement to be announced

  • The talk of the town during India’s World Cup campaign in England was India’s struggle in the middle order.
  • While the debate whether the campaign was a success or failure still goes on, one thing is for certain and there is no hiding from the fact that neither Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul nor Vijay Shankar could rise up to the occasion.
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KL Rahul breaks silence on his alleged relationship with Akansha Ranjan Kapoor

  • The cricketers are treated like demigods in this country and the Bollywood actresses also get blown away by the players.
  • Right from the time of MAK Pataudi to current India skipper Virat Kohli, one has seen a number of cricketers getting married to Bollywood divas. Well, India opener KL Rahul also has had his fair shares of rumours.
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Ashes 2019: Roy and Denly keep spots in England’s squad for Leeds Test

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced a 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia.
  • The Three Lions have a lot of work to do in order to make a comeback in the series.
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IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad bring in Brad Haddin as their assistant coach

  • Haddin was the skipper when Bayliss was the coach of the Sydney Sixers, who won the 2012 edition of the Champions League in South Africa.
  • Back in August 2017, the experienced campaigner was appointed as their fielding coach for a two-year period after coaching Australia A in the same year.
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Shoaib Akhtar pleads to not spread ‘hatred’ amidst Kashmir tensions

  • The tensions between India and Pakistan have seen a massive escalation, especially after the abolition of the much- debated Article 370.
  • Imran Khan, the Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan, didn’t mince any words in saying that the Narendra Modi-led Indian government has committed a ‘strategic blunder’.
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Steve Smith trumps Kane Williamson to reclaim second spot in ICC Test rankings                    

  • Steve Smith, who followed up his twin tons at Edgbaston with a 92 at Lord’s in the second Ashes Test, has reclaimed the No.2 spot in MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen.
  • Jofra Archer, meanwhile, has debuted at No.83 on the bowlers’ ranking. Smith’s 92 in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s took his runs tally to 378 in three innings at an impressive average of 126.
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Sharjeel Khan apologizes for embarrassment caused by his ‘irresponsible conduct’

  • Sharjeel Khan, the tainted Pakistan cricketer, was found guilty of spot-fixing in the 2017 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • He played for the Islamabad United where he was alleged for receiving two million Pakistani rupees in order to play a couple of dot balls.
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Windies vs India: Rahkeem Cornwall feeling great after Test call-up

  • Rahkeem Cornwall, the 26-year-old all-rounder, was recently called up for the Windies two-match Test series against India, starting Thursday, August 22.
  • The hulk-like figure weighs a stunning 140 kgs and is set to become the heaviest international cricketer.
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