Cricket News Today | Rishabh Pant to be retained as Delhi Capitals’ skipper for IPL 2021 UAE leg and more news

What happened in the cricket world today – September 3

Here is the quick wrap-up of the news stories that grabbed the limelight in the world of cricket today.

Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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

1. Reports: Rishabh Pant to be retained as Delhi Capitals’ skipper for IPL 2021 UAE leg

Swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will continue to don the skipper’s hat for the Delhi Capitals (DC) side in the second leg of the IPL as well. (READ MORE)

2. T20 World Cup 2021: India will be under more pressure because they have not played T20 cricket, feels Babar Azam

Pakistan captain Babar Azam reckons that the Indian side will have more pressure to deal with during the T20 World Cup this year, as they have not played a lot of T20 cricket in 2021. (READ MORE)

3. Shardul Thakur did what proper batters could not, it seemed he was batting in nets: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq has lavished praise on Shardul Thakur and has opined that the right-hander batted with a lot of confidence in the first innings of the 4th Test. (READ MORE)

4. ‘Rishabh Pant is not even half of Adam Gilchrist’ – Salman Butt wants comparison of the two keepers to be stopped

Salman Butt feels that Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant should not be compared with a world-class player like Adam Gilchrist. (READ MORE)

5. Would have been better if Ajinkya Rahane had got a break from Test cricket: Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan feels that Ajinkya Rahane needs a break from Test cricket, as he needs to work on his technique and get clarity as well. (READ MORE)

6. Ajinkya Rahane has been a total flop, don’t know why Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are not playing: Danish Kaneria

Danish Kaneria has come down hard on Ajinkya Rahane and has termed the Indian vice-captain as a ‘flop’. Kaneria added that Suryakumar Yadav deserves a spot in the Indian side instead of Rahane. (READ MORE)

7. Virat Kohli put a lot of thought into his difficulties; we shouldn’t be too hard on him: Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain feels that people should not get down hard on Virat Kohli as he is trying to improve every day. Hussain added that Kohli is a champion cricketer. (READ MORE)

8. MS Dhoni’s decision to retire from Test cricket was brave and selfless: Ravi Shastri

India’s Head Coach Ravi Shastri has opined that MS Dhoni’s decision to walk away from the Test match arena was one that was both brave and selfless. (READ MORE)

9. ENG vs IND: Mohammed Shami celebrates his birthday cutting the cake with Indian fans at The Oval

India cricketer Mohammed Shami is celebrating his 31st birthday on Friday but is not on the field in the ongoing fourth Test against England. (READ MORE)

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