Thursday, June 8

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Cavit Çetin Güner, Mohammad Amir and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

‘Brother, is it you?’ – Mohammad Amir confused after watching Virat Kohli’s lookalike in a Turkish Drama

  • Apart from resorting to social media to interact with teammates and fans, the OTT platforms are also helping them stay upbeat during these tough times.
  • Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir is also doing the same enjoying watching web series to pass his time.
  • However, he came across an interesting character while watching the popular Turkish TV series Dirilis Ertugrul Ghazi who looks exactly like the India skipper Virat Kohli.
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I don’t think it will be possible for India to participate in five Tests against Australia: Sourav Ganguly

  • A lot has been discussed in the last few weeks about India’s tour of Australia later this year.
  • With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Cricket Australia (CA) is suffering massive financial loss already and it cannot afford the cancellation of the much-awaited series against India.
  • Earlier, the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal had confirmed that the team is ready to stay in quarantine for 14 days after landing in 14 days.
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A five or six-team IPL will be great for women’s cricket in India: Smriti Mandhana

  • India Women’s swashbuckling opener Smriti Mandhana has emerged as a vital part of the national side since breaking into the international scene.
  • Mandhana, in a recent interview, stated that a full-fledged women’s Indian Premier League will be of tremendous help in spotting the talent
  • Known for her explosive batting and consistent batting record, the left-hander has proved her mettle in ODIs as well as T20Is.
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Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma might be stuck when BCCI allows players to train outdoors

  • The sporting scenario across the world has suffered a major blow since the outbreak of COVID-19.
  • During the lockdown, Indian internationals have been busy either on social media or with their family.
  • The fourth phase of lockdown is yet to be announced and the BCCI may allow the Indian team members to train outside from next week.
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Only MS Dhoni decides when to retire, no one else: Kevin Pietersen

  • MS Dhoni and his retirement has been the burning topic for the better part of the last 10 months now.
  • Many had tipped him to make a comeback to the national team with a brilliant show in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • But the much-awaited T20 competition had to be suspended until further notice and the debate about the veteran’s immediate future came up once again.
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Pay-cut for the players will be the last thing to do: BCCI

  • The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has put the cricket boards in trouble. The likes of Cricket Australia (CA) and ECB are facing massive financial losses as their cricket summer is likely to get wiped out.
  • Even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is suffering with the suspension of the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 13th edition which was supposed to commence on March 29.
  • However, the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has confirmed that there would be no pay-cut for the players as of now.
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Former England skipper David Gower impressed with Sourav Ganguly’s work as BCCI President so far

  • Former England skipper David Gower is impressed with Sourav Ganguly’s leadership skills.
  • He lauded the former India captain for his work as the BCCI President so far and believes heading the world’s richest board in cricket is the toughest job at the moment.
  • Sourav Ganguly formally took charge of the top BCCI post in October last year and has been at the forefront of some important decisions.
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Sri Lanka Cricket requests BCCI to play bilateral series in July

  • The sporting scenario across the world has come to a standstill due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sri Lanka Cricket has sent an e-mail to their counterparts at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), requesting the possibility of resuming bilateral series between both the sides in July.
  • The Men in Blue were slated to tour the Island nation in July for three ODIs and as many T20Is.
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The crowd at Eden Gardens helped us win the 2001 Kolkata Test: Rahul Dravid

  • Former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid gave credit to Eden Gardens crowd and said that it helped Team India in their iconic win against Australia in 2001.
  • In that match, India came from behind and snatched the victory from the jaws of the mighty visitors.
  • In 2001, Australia was rated as one of the best sides in international cricket.
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