What happened in the cricket world today – July 19
Here is the quick wrap-up of the events that grabbed the spotlight in the cricketing world today.
Updated - Jul 19, 2021 7:44 pm
Here are the titbits of news that matter in the world of cricket today.
1. Steve Smith names Sachin Tendulkar as the best batter he ever played against
Australian cricketer Steve Smith picked Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar as the best batter that he has played against in his career.
2. ‘They’ve got absolutely everything covered’ – Michael Vaughan backs England to win T20 World Cup 2021
Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan feels that the England cricket team is in a great position to win the 2021 T20 World Cup as they have got all bases covered.
3. India vs Sri Lanka seemed like a University team vs School team match: Ramiz Raja
Ramiz Raja feels that the Indian cricket team was way ahead of the Sri Lankan side in terms of skill, execution, and talent and the first ODI between the two sides felt like a University team versus school team match.
4. Babar Azam should not have been made the T20 captain: Intikhab Alam
Former Pakistan cricketer Intikhab Alam has stated that Babar Azam should have not been made the captain of the Pakistan side in all formats of the game as there is too much pressure on him.
5. Don’t put pressure of scoring hundreds on Prithvi Shaw: Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that nobody should put any pressure on Prithvi Shaw to score a hundred.
6. ‘Have spent 25 days at home in 5 years’ – Rashid Khan opens up about his regrets
Afghanistan cricketing superstar Rashid Khan has stated that he spent just 25 days at home in the last 5 years because he has been so busy playing cricket.
7. I had told everyone in the dressing room that I will hit six off first ball: Ishan Kishan
Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan has revealed that he had already informed everybody in the dressing room that he was going to hit the first ball that he faced in ODI cricket for a six.
8. ‘Rahul sir backed and motivated me a lot’ – Kuldeep Yadav credits Rahul Dravid after his comeback in opening ODI against Sri Lanka
Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav has stated that Rahul Dravid motivated him and backed him. Kuldeep added that Dravid told him not to worry about the result when he bowls.