What happened in the cricket world today – May 16

Here is the quick wrap-up of the events that took place in the world of cricket.


Shahid Afridi, Jofra Archer, Mohammed Shami, Michael Hussey. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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


1. Shahid Afridi recalls almost quitting international cricket after Shoaib Malik became captain in 2009

Pakistan cricketing legend Shahid Afridi has revealed that when Shoaib Malik became the captain of the Pakistan side in 2009, there was a lot of politics going on.

2. Michael Hussey and Australia contingent in Maldives set to fly home

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey has now tested negative for Covid-19 and will fly home to Australia along with the other Australian players.

3. Jofra Archer might be out of New Zealand Tests as his elbow injury resurfaces

The England side suffered a massive blow after news has come in that pacer Jofra Archer might not be available for the Test series against New Zealand as his elbow injury has not yet healed completely.

4. I am not going to play forever, so it will be great if I can pass on something to the youngsters: Mohammed Shami

Indian pace bowler Mohammed Shami has stated that he would like to share a lot of inputs with the youngsters as he knows that he will not continue playing the sport forever.

5. Junaid Khan names his all-time Pakistan T20I XI, includes Babar Azam

Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan has named his all-time Pakistan T20 XI. Khan has also included batting sensation Babar Azam in the side as well.

6. ‘Virat Kohli has 70 international tons, Michael Vaughan has none in ODIs’ – Salman Butt opines on the Englishman ‘stirring up’ debates

Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has taken a dig at Michael Vaughan and has stated that the former England captain has the knack of stirring up a debate.

7. Jos Buttler picks his all-time IPL XI, no place for Suresh Raina

England cricketer Jos Buttler has left out CSK batting superstar Suresh Raina from his all-time IPL XI.

8. Shahrukh Khan reminds us of a young Kieron Pollard when he had come into the IPL: Virender Sehwag

Indian cricketing icon Virender Sehwag has stated that Punjab Kings (PBKS) cricketer Shah Rukh Khan reminds him of Kieron Pollard.

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