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

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

The top news stories of the day.

Virat Kohli News
Virat Kohli celebrates his hundred. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli talks about retirement plans ahead of 29th birthday

  • Kohli conceded that there had been days when he used to wake up with a sense of detachment to what he was doing. He also conceded that there had been days when he used to wake up with a sense of detachment to what he was doing.
  • Virat is currently highest run-getter in the 50-overs format in a calendar year for 2017 and is yet to play a series of three One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka in December.
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Harmanpreet Kaur and Sushma Verma leave railways to play for their state sides

  • Harmanpreet Kaur and Sushma Verma will play for their respective state teams Punjab and Himachal Pradesh as they decided to leave Railways. While the former is most likely to lead Punjab, the latter will take the reigns of Himachal in her hands.
  • Both of them were part of the squad which stormed into the finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup in England earlier this year. Unfortunately, they lost to the hosts in a heartbreaking run chase.
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                        Mohammad Saifuddin says conceding five sixes in an over is part of a game

  • Saifuddin commenced the day’s play with three good overs as he dismissed Hashim Amla, AB de Villers. But in the final over of his quota, David Miller smashed him for five consecutive sixes and missed out on matching Yuvraj Singh’s feat as the last ball fetched him a single.
  • When he was asked about his decision to join BPL franchise Comilla on his arrival from South Africa, he said playing BPL after the tour is not a big problem.
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                      Virat Kohli credits Anushka Sharma for making him a sensible human being

  • He always maintained that Anushka stood by him during the good and bad times of his life, especially in 2014 when he was going through the worst time of his career as a batsman on the tour of England.
  • After India’s defeat to Australia in the semi-final of 2015 World Cup at the SCG Anushka had to bear criticism for Kohli’s failure.
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                      Virat Kohli reveals he was better off not facing Shoaib Akhtar during his career

  • In one of the segments of the show, Virat Kohli was asked which bowler he thinks he was better off while staying put at the non-striker’s end. To which Kohli replied by taking the name of Shoaib Akhtar.
  • It is a matter of great travesty that the careers of Akhtar and Kohli couldn’t quite overlap as it would potentially have been a riveting contest.
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                          I was better off not bowling at all when Kohli was batting: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Shoaib who had some of the most intriguing contests with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar came across the quotes from Virat on social media and tweeted the picture with Virat’s quote on his Twitter handle.
  • While Akhtar was known as the Rawalpindi express for his pace, the Indian batter is better known as King Kohli or as a modern-day master of the game, having achieved tremendous success in his comparatively young career.
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MS Dhoni was unselfish in his decision: Rajdeep Sardesai

  • Rajdeep Sardesai in his book ‘Democracy XI’ has revealed that even Ravi Shastri was surprised by the decision. Shastri, who was the coach of Team India then had no idea that Dhoni was thinking along the lines of retirement.
  • It was odd to see a legend like Dhoni retiring without any farewell or fanfare. Rajdeep revealed that he had not consulted anyone before taking the decision.
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Ishant Sharma shocked to see car intruding on the pitch

  • In a very unusual turn of events, the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh saw an interruption of epic proportions on the penultimate day’s play.
  • The car driver, who was later identified as Girish Sharma, claimed that he had lost his way and hence ended up entering the ground, being totally unaware about the match.
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Taskin Ahmed and his wife face racism

  • Taskin got married to his longtime girlfriend, Sayeda Rabeya Naima on Friday. Following the wedding ceremony, the cricketer’s social media team posted the picture on his Facebook page
  • The 22-year-old fast bowler was a heartthrob for many female fans, thus many of them vent out their frustration. According to those racists fans, Naima isn’t a beautiful woman, thus Taskin should have chosen someone good-looking.
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Shashi Tharoor promotes ‘zero waste’ campaign ahead of 3rd T20I at Trivandrum

  • The idea of the campaign is to deal with the land pollution and waste problem which has been plaguing the country and also by the spectators watching the match.
  • According to the Hindu, use of paper cups for hot beverages along with plastic bottles, cigarettes, tins and cans, organising serving plates for food would be prohibited.
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Mohammad Amir is happy with Hasan Ali and Usman Shinwari’s rise in international cricket

  • The fast bowler was asked about Shinwari and Ali while talking to the media, and he said it is normal to have minor fitness issues as he has been playing continuously for two years.
  • The left-arm pacer was instrumental for Pakistan in their Champions Trophy victory against India earlier this year in England.
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Hardik Pandya has no control over his tongue: Virat Kohli

  • According to the talk show, King Kohli claimed that Hardik Pandya is someone who has no control over his tongue.
  • Kohli further disclosed that only Punjabi music is played within the India dressing room as most of the players do not have an iPod except for Hardik Pandya, whose tracklist is full of English songs.
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Stress Fracture rules Usman Khan out of action

  • Usman picked up the injury during the nail-biting second T20I against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. He also missed the historic third and final game of the series which was played in Lahore at Gaddafi Stadium.
  • He has also sustained back injuries before and had missed a major part of the 2014-15 season due to that.
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Virat Kohli talks about an unknown trait of Rohit Sharma

  • The two have known each other since their junior cricketing days. One might have seen the spark of the dynamic duo of Indian batting very early in their career when a potent Australian attack toured India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008.
  • Their records speak volumes for themselves as the two have been creeping up the ladder in the tally of runs headed by the golden pairs of batting in the form of Sachin-Sourav, Sachin-Sehwag, Hayden-Gilchrist and Sanga-Mahela.
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Ashish Nehra reveals why he abused MS Dhoni in a match against Pakistan

  • Earlier in his career, Ashish Nehra used to keep an animated outlook on the field of play. It showed off during a game between India and Pakistan when he hurled abuses at a young Mahendra Singh Dhoni for letting a catch go behind the stumps.
  • An Indo-Pak contest always generates buzz and such heated moments are pretty common and shouldn’t be taken into account for judging a cricketer’s attributes.
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MS Dhoni cried after winning the 2011 World Cup Final

  • The book ‘Democracy XI’ penned down by the renowned journalist Rajdeep Sardesai has revealed this secret in which Dhoni has himself admitted to the fact. The incident happened when everyone started hugging him after the gigantic six he hit over the long off and Ravi Shastri in the commentary box erupted.
  • India became the first team in 2011 to win the coveted World Cup on home soil when they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets on a historic day.
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