What happened in the cricket world today - May 17

Here is a quick wrap-up of the news from the world of cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Sachin Tendulkar, Marnus Labuschagne, and Cameron Bancroft
Ravichandran Ashwin, Sachin Tendulkar, Marnus Labuschagne, and Cameron Bancroft. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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

1. ‘Reverse swing at its best’ – Ravi Ashwin reacts to Wasim Akram’s magical deliveries

Ravichandran Ashwin took to Twitter to express his amazement at the way Wasim Akram used the ball in his heydays to extract reverse swing.

2. RCB all-rounder Daniel Sams takes a break from international cricket after returning from IPL 2021

Australian pacer Daniel Sams has decided to take a break from international cricket due to some mental health issues.

3. Sachin Tendulkar recalls being ruled out of action due to an unknown injury caused by Shoaib Akhtar’s delivery

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has spoken about a delivery from Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar that made him miss the first 7 matches of the 2008 edition of the IPL.

4. ‘They’ve got to hold the ball to bowl with it’ – Michael Clarke emphasizes bowler’s involvement in Sandpaper gate

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has hinted that the Australian bowlers would have also been aware of the ‘Sandpaper Gate’ scandal that took place in 2018.

5. Marnus Labuschagne deeply upset after missing out on West Indies tour: Selector Trevor Hohns

Australian selector Trevor Hohns has stated that Marnus Labuschange would do anything to play for Australia and will surely not be happy after he was not included in Australia’s squad that will tour West Indies.

6. Steve Smith is not an ideal candidate to lead Australia again: Ian Chappell

Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell has stated that if Steve Smith is handed over the captaincy reins of the Australian side, then Australian cricket will go backward.

7. Sachin Tendulkar reveals how a hotel staff member helped him correct his bat swing

Cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that a hotel staff member who came and gave him dosa made an important observation regarding his bat swing and helped him correct it.

8. ‘Eventually, I think names will be named’ – Adam Gilchrist reacts to Cameron Bancroft’s comments on ball-tampering scandal

Former Australian cricketing icon Adam Gilchrist has opined that slowly all the names of the players who were involved in the Sandpaper Gate scandal will start spilling out.

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