What happened in the cricket world today – May 7
Here is the wrap-up of the events that matter in the cricketing world.
Updated - May 7, 2021 7:35 pm
Here are the titbits of news that matter in the cricket world today.
1. Kumar Sangakkara came and drew his finger across his throat, and then we knew IPL was over: Chris Morris
Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) pacer Chris Morris has revealed the moment when the Rajasthan players knew that it was the end of the IPL. Kumar Sangakkara slashed his throat, signifying the suspension of the tournament.
2. IPL 2021: Sri Lanka Cricket offers to host remaining 31 matches in September
The 14th edition of the IPL was suspended indefinitely after several players tested positive for Covid-19. Now, Sri Lanka has come forward to host the remaining matches of the IPL.
3. ‘Playing the IPL was the right call’ – Pat Cummins feels that the IPL helped to keep people at home
Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has stated that the IPL would have provided four hours of joy to people every day amidst the Covid-19 crisis in India.
4. ‘The double standards of the players is disappointing’ – Graeme Smith after IPL postponement
South Africa’s Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith has lashed out at the players who showed double standards, by featuring in the IPL but refusing to tour South Africa citing Covid-19.
5. ‘I started crying and was in negative mindset’ – Cheteshwar Pujara recalls toughest time of his career
India’s Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara has opened up on the most difficult times in his cricketing career in an interview.
6. Can give better treatment to my father because of the money I earned from IPL: Chetan Sakariya
Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) pacer Chetan Sakariya has revealed that the INR 1.2 Crores that he will earn from IPL 2021 will be useful to take care of his ailing father.
7. We were asked to pack our bags and leave for home: SRH pacer Khaleel Ahmed
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Khaleel Ahmed has stated that once Wridhimann Saha tested positive for Covid-19, all the other players were asked to pack their bags and leave home.
8. Pakistan will reach the first or second position in all formats very soon: Abdul Razzaq
Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is very confident that the Pakistan cricket team will soon emerge on top in all three formats of the game.