What happened in the cricket world today - April 14

This is the rapid wrap-up of the news that matters in cricket today.

Devdutt Padikkal, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, and Anrich Nortje
Devdutt Padikkal, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, and Anrich Nortje. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Here are the titbits of news that matters in the cricket world today.

1. Fear of failure always pushes me to focus more on the ball and do basics better: AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is a legend of the game and a batsman who is feared all around the world. And now, the South African batting legend has opened up on how the fear of failure propels him to perform better.

2. IPL 2021: Irfan Pathan suggests some batting order changes to RCB

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side on 14th April 2021. And now, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has stated that Glenn Maxwell should play higher up the batting order for the RCB side.

3. IPL 2021: Anrich Nortje tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of DC’s game against RR

The coronavirus continues to raise its nasty hood in the cricketing world. And now, news has come in that Delhi Capitals’ pacer Anrich Nortje has tested positive for the deadly virus.

4. South Africa vs Pakistan: Shoaib Akhtar slams Babar Azam for sticking with run-a-ball approach in T20 format

Former Pakistan cricketing legend Shoaib Akhtar has lambasted Pakistan skipper and batting sensation Babar Azam for playing too slowly in the second T20I against South Africa. Azam scored a run-a-ball 50. The ‘Rawalpindi Express’ minced no words and stated that a batsman cannot go into a shell just because wickets are tumbling.

5. Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to become No.1 ODI batsman in latest ICC Rankings

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been constantly compared to Indian batting icon Virat Kohli. And now, Azam has gone past Kohli in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batsmen.

6. IPL 2021: Devdutt Padikkal available for the encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will get a boost ahead of their clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad side (SRH) after news has come in that Devdutt Padikkal will be available for the encounter against SRH. Padikkal set the IPL on fire in the UAE last year, and amassed 473 runs, and scored them at an average of 31.53.

7. IPL 2021: Rahul Chahar reveals how Rohit Sharma’s advice helped him in the KKR vs MI match

Rahul Chahar spun a web around the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsmen to allow the Mumbai Indians (MI) to post their first win in the 14th IPL edition. And now, Chahar has disclosed the advice he received from Rohit Sharma.

8. ‘Eoin Morgan said that they will play with positive intent but it didn’t look like that’ – Virender Sehwag after KKR’s improbable defeat

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) self-destructed in the last 5 overs in the encounter against the Mumbai Indians (MI) and lost the match by 10 runs. And now, batting legend Virender Sehwag has opined that the likes of Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik did not play with positive intent.

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