What happened in the cricket world today - July 26

Here is the rapid wrap-up of the events that hogged the limelight in the cricketing world today.

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Shikhar Dhawan, Sunil Gavaskar, Varun Chakravarthy, Suryakumar Yadav
Shikhar Dhawan, Sunil Gavaskar, Varun Chakravarthy, Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo Source: Getty Images and Twitter)

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

1. I can see shades of MS Dhoni in Shikhar Dhawan’s calm and composed captaincy: Kamran Akmal

Pakistan cricketer Kamran Akmal has compared Shikhar Dhawan’s captaincy with that of MS Dhoni and has stated that Dhawan is a cool skipper.

2. ‘The cricket is ordinary’ – Sunil Gavaskar terms cricket’s newest format The Hundred as ‘insipid’

Sunil Gavaskar is not impressed with cricket’s newest format, The Hundred. Gavaskar opined that the coverage is average and the cricket played is also ordinary in The Hundred.

3. VVS Laxman lauds Varun Chakravarthy for his decent outing in the debut T20I

Cricket legend VVS Laxman has opined that spinner Varun Chakravarthy has the ability to break partnerships. Laxman also said that Chakravarthy has got the X-factor.

4. ‘Just bowl how you do normally’ – Yuzvendra Chahal reveals his advice to debutant Varun Chakravarthy

Yuzvendra Chahal has stated that he told Varun Chakravarthy that there is bound to be pressure when someone is making his international debut. Chahal added that he told Chakravarthy to bowl normally.

5. ‘They will buy him’ – Muttiah Muralitharan backs Wanindu Hasaranga to get IPL contract next season

Sri Lankan cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan is highly impressed with Wanindu Hasaranga and has opined that IPL franchises will definitely look for Hasaranga in the auctions.

6. ‘He is no less than Virat, Rohit, Pant’ – Ashish Nehra lauds Suryakumar Yadav for grabbing chances with both hands

Ashish Nehra has heaped praise on Suryakumar Yadav and has added that Yadav is in the same league as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Rishabh Pant.

7. Suryakumar Yadav plays his first ball like he already has a 100 to his name: Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif feels that Suryakumar Yadav is in total control when he is batting, and shows absolutely no nerves as well.

8. ‘Sandwiched between two clowns’ – Rohit Sharma posts a picture with Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur

Rohit Sharma has posted a picture with Dinesh Karthik and Shardul Thakur on Instagram and has cheekily labeled both of them as clowns.

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