Cricket News Today | Kevin Pietersen urges Tom Banton to learn from Virat Kohli and more news

What happened in the cricket world today – August 12

Here is the quick wrap-up of the events that grabbed the limelight in the world of cricket.

Ollie Pope, Virat Kohli, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sachin Tendulkar
Ollie Pope, Virat Kohli, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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

1. ENG vs IND: England release Ollie Pope from their squad ahead of second Test

England has released right-handed batsman Ollie Pope from their squad ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s.

2. ‘He is wasting it’ – Kevin Pietersen urges Tom Banton to learn from Virat Kohli

Former England batting legend Kevin Pietersen feels that Tom Banton is talented but he is wasting his talent. Pietersen wants Banton to learn the art of batting from Virat Kohli.

3. We expect Rishabh Pant to play innings that change the momentum of the game: Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli wants India’s wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to play knocks that can change the momentum of the match.

4. ‘I do not even go online or read stuff’ – Jemimah Rodrigues on how she handles criticism

Jemimah Rodrigues has revealed that she ignores all the criticism that comes her way on social media.

5. Sri Lanka Cricket earns INR 107.7 crore from recent India series

Sri Lankan cricket has earned a sum of INR 107.7 Crores by hosting India for a limited-overs series in the month of July this year.

6. ‘For the first 12 years of my career, I couldn’t sleep properly on the eve of the game’ – Sachin Tendulkar opens up on his anxiety issues

Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has admitted that he has faced a lot of anxiety issues during his illustrious 24-year career.

7. ‘I was so desperate to get into the team’ – Rohit Sharma opens up on missing the 2011 WC squad

Rohit Sharma has admitted that he was extremely desperate to find a spot in the 2011 Indian World Cup squad.

8. I feel it was unnecessary for Mohammed Siraj to shush batsmen after dismissing them: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has opined that it is unnecessary for Mohammed Siraj to have a go at batsmen even after scalping their wicket.

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