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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world on June 4,2020

India’s Hardik Pandya with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports: BCCI contemplating moving IPL 2020 out of India

  • Ever since the coronavirus pandemic started taking charge from the month of March, cricketing tournaments have gone for a toss.
  • India have also suffered from that aspect as apart from the bilateral series against South Africa being cancelled, the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) has also become doubtful.
  • Previously, if reports are to be believed, Sri Lanka and the UAE have offered to host the IPL.
  • (Read more about the story)‘The team was going through a transition’ – Aaron Finch reacts to Michael Clarke’s ‘sucking up to Virat Kohli’ comment

‘Thought my career was over’ – Hardik Pandya reminisces his debut for India in 2016

  • Hardik Pandya came into the Indian team after some impressive performances for the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He made his debut in a T20I back in January 2016 against a power-packed Australian team at the Adelaide Oval.
  • In his first over, Hardik bowled three wides and Aaron Finch and Steve Smith also picked up a couple of fours.
  • (Read more about the story)

Hardik Pandya reveals how MS Dhoni reacted after he conceded 19 runs in his first international over

  • MS Dhoni has earned many accolades for his leadership qualities as well as finishing skills.
  • To top it off, the former India skipper was considered as one of the best skippers in the history of Indian cricket.
  • One such player, who broke into the national side during Dhoni’s reign, was all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘The best quality of Virat Kohli is that he understands the team and its players’ – Kuldeep Yadav

  • Kuldeep Yadav made his ODI debut after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
  • The loss in the final transpired the idea of bringing leg-spinners into the limited-overs set-up, something which India had strayed away from doing.
  • Virat Kohli, who was named ODI captain only at the beginning of 2017, back two leg-spinners to do the job for him in the ODIs and T20Is.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘On non-match days, I used to feel like jumping off the balcony’ – Robin Uthappa opens up on his battle against depression

  • India international and Rajasthan Royals’ Robin Uthappa has opened up on his struggle against depression in the early phase of his career.
  • Uthappa said he had to seek ‘outside help’ to overcome depression between 2009 and 2011.
  • Having made his India debut in 2006, Uthappa revealed that he even had to deal with suicidal thoughts.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘He spent time with the reserves, had meals with them’ – Robin Uthappa on Gautam Gambhir’s formulae to bind KKR together

  • Gautam Gambhir was the one, who changed the face of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • After having pretty mediocre campaigns in the first three seasons, the team won the title in 2012, beating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final.
  • Speaking on his leadership prowess, Robin Uthappa, the former KKR batter, said that Gambhir let the players express their emotions on the field.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCB rejects Mushfiqur Rahim and other senior players’ request to train at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium

  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), for the time being, won’t be allowing any of the players to train at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, or for that matter any other venue.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim communicated with the board for practising in the stadium at Mirpur, but had his request rejected.
  • The BCB reckons that it’s not the right time owing to the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • (Read more about the story)

Can’t make Rahul Dravid act like Yuvraj Singh or vice-versa: Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that being able to adapt to changes is among the key qualities of being a leader.
  • Dada, as he is popularly known, is one of the best captains India have ever produced.
  • He took over when cricket in the country was marred by all sorts of controversies. However, after India beat Steve Waugh’s Australia 2-1 at home, things turned around.
  • (Read more about the story)

Aaron Finch chooses Virender Sehwag over Rohit Sharma to open with Gilchrist in his India-Australia ODI XI

  • Recently, Finch, during an interaction, was asked to pick a combined ODI XI of players from India and Australia.
  • The first name in Finch’s ODI XI was Virender Sehwag.
  • Known for his explosive batting and fearless approach, Sehwag was one of the most lethal batsmen during his playing days.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘I want to see Pakistan among the top three ranked sides in all formats’ – Imad Wasim

  • As the world is eagerly waiting for the resumption of cricketing action, Pakistan have agreed ‘in principle’ to tour England for three-match Test series and as many T20 Internationals from July 30.
  • Ahead of the England tour, Pakistan’s Imad Wasim has expressed that he along with his entire team is waiting to get back on the field.
  • Apart from improving his bowler and all-rounder ranking, Imad is hopeful that Pakistan will clinch the T20I series to regain the top spot in T20I rankings.
  • (Read more about the story)

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