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.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India will not miss MS Dhoni in T20 cricket: former cricketers

  • Former Indian fast bowler Ajit Agarkar believes Dhoni needs to bid adieu the shortest format of the game to vacant a position for a youngster.
  • Arguing with the opinion that Dhoni should bat at different positions, Agarkar said he came to bat in 10th over.
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Virat Kohli celebrates his 29th birthday as Indian cricketers smear him with cake

  • While coming back from the stadium, the Indian cricketers forgot about their dismal day at the office and came together to celebrate Kohli’s birthday.
  • Virat Kohli himself took to Instagram to post about the late-night event. Players such as Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal along with Head coach Ravi Shastri and support staff were seen celebrating the event.
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Twitter goes mental to see MS Dhoni do a perfect split as India lose the 2nd T20I

  • The second T20I between India and New Zealand saw the visitors coming back into the T20I series, and thereby, setting up the 3rd T20I perfectly as the series decider at the brand-new Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • After getting beaten on a spinning delivery, while trying to step out and lose the shackles, Dhoni did a perfect split to get inside his crease before keeper Glenn Phillip could remove the bails.
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Jasprit Bumrah snaps when asked if India lost the match after opting out of training

  • Bumrah said that the team has been playing non-stop cricket for a while now and it is of utmost importance that the bodies are given recovery time.
  • Furthermore, the best death bowler in the world presently professed that one cannot have fixed plans when bowling against the likes of Munro who was hitting everything in sight.
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Chole Bhature is my cheat meal, says Virat Kohli

  • Virat has been one dedicated soul when it comes to fitness and in spite of being a Delhi boy, he has avoided having the staple butter chicken for a long while. He admits that he’s proud of it now.
  • Talking about lunch and dinner, Virat Kohli conveyed that if he’s on a muscle gain, he prefers red meat. Otherwise grilled chicken and mashed potatoes from a major part of his diet.
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Sri Lanka announce Test squad for India tour; exclude Kusal Mendis

  • One of the highlights of the selection was the omission of Kusal Mendis and Kaushal Silva and Nuwan Pradeep.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva and Dasun Shanaka make a return to the team along with a fit-again Angelo Mathews.
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Inspirational tale of 1983 World Cup all set to hit the theatres in April 2019

  • Now, this becoming tale is all set to hit the theatres with Bollywood Heartthrob Ranveer Singh playing the leading role in the movie.
  • It was only due to the famous Indian campaign 35 years back which inspired the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and several others to pick up the bat, forging the hunger to represent the nation and bringing laurels to the country.
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Spectators barred from entering the Air Force Ground after a man drove his car into the pitch

  • The Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) which is in charge of the ground, made the decision following the security breach on Friday.
  • Vernika Verma who claims to be the accused Girish Verma’s ex-wife took to Twitter and apologised Delhi captain Ishant Sharma for her former hubby’s act.
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Karun Nair looks to establish himself in all three formats

  • He had a great debut as he went on to become a sensation as he slammed a triple century against England and became only the second Indian to do so.
  • Having started the season with back to back hundreds, the right-hander has done amazingly well so far. Nair looks forward to ensuring he is prepared whenever an Indian call up comes his way.
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Nothing can come between me and MS Dhoni, suggests Virat Kohli

  • As a matter of fact, in his latest interview, Kohli claimed that in spite of people incessantly trying to create rifts between him and MSD, there’s nothing which can come in between them.
  • India is blessed to have two effective captains at the moment as there is no scope for egos when it comes to captaining the side and taking India to victory.
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S Sreesanth now slams Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni for not supporting him

  • Sreesanth made these revelations during his interview in the Republic News channel. During the Indian Premier League (IPL) edition of 2013, Sreesanth was found guilty of spot-fixing along with two other Rajasthan Royals’ teammate.
  • MS Dhoni, who had captained Sreesanth previously, apparently did not respond to Sreesanth’s emotional message during the times the Kerala pacer was under scrutiny.
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Nasir Hossain handed a demerit point for breaching BCB’s Code

  • On Saturday (November 4) Hossain was late at the toss by six minutes and the team manager couldn’t produce the team sheet to the match officials in the stipulated time.
  • One demerit point has been added to Nasir record and if the number of demerits accrued goes up to 4 during the course of the tournament, he stands to be suspended for a match.
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17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues smashes a double ton in the Women’s U19 50-over tournament

  • On Sunday, she scored an unbeaten 202 in the 50-over game against Saurashtra. Earlier in the first game of the tournament, Jemimah had scored 178 against Gujarat and now stands as the leading run-getter with 397 runs in only three innings.
  • The 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues has a distinction of playing for the state teams at Under-19 level in Cricket as well as hockey at the age of 13.
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Michael Clarke wants to see wicket-keeper Matthew Wade in the Ashes

  • Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke wants Matthew Wade to safeguard the stumps during the home Ashes series against England, starting on November 23 in Brisbane.
  • Since Haddin’s retirement from international cricket, Wade is vying for the slot alongside Nevill and Alex Carey. However, both Nevill and Carey missed chances to solidify their claims in the second round of the Sheffield Shield this weekend.
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I love playing T20 cricket; always feel good in this format, says Colin Munro

  • New Zealand opener Colin Munro became the second batsman in the world to score two hundred in Twenty20 International Cricket in a calendar year.
  • At the beginning of the match, Martin Guptill helped him a lot to counter the new ball. While Guptill was facing up the new ball, Munro had time to make the required assessments for himself.
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Mohammed Siraj gets emotional on his debut

  • Mohammed Siraj first came to the limelight during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) on the back of some impressive bowling.
  • He eventually turned out to be the third most expensive bowler on debut in T20Is after James Anderson and Joginder Sharma’s spell against Australia and England respectively.
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Ross Taylor continues his Hindi banter with Virender Sehwag

  • Earlier in the series, Sehwag celebrated Diwali with a light banter. He reckoned Taylor as ‘Darji’ for handling the pressure during New Zealand’s victory in the first ODI.
  • During the second Test in Kolkata in October 2016, Taylor appealed for a catch but umpire Rod Tucker did not give it out. Taylor gave a Hindi cuss word that soon went viral.
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