Friday, March 1

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

Harbhajan Singh and Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunil Gavaskar names his all-time strongest India-Pakistan Test XI

  • Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricketer, has zeroed in on his best Test eleven, combining the Indian and Pakistan cricketers.
  • To start with he picked Hanif Mohammad and Virender Sehwag as his openers.
  • Way back in 1958, Mohammad churned out 337 runs against the West Indies and it remains to be the highest individual score for Pakistan even after 62 long years.
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Rameez Raja picks all-time best India-Pakistan ODI XI

  • On Saturday, Rameez Raja revealed a unique all-time ODI XI which comprised of players from India and Pakistan only.
  • The former opener announced his side during a Facebook live video chat on Sony Ten Pit Stop with former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar.
  • The two legends discussed their line-ups as well.
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I knew that if MS Dhoni is playing, I will not get to play: Wriddhiman Saha

  • Wriddhiman Saha played his first Test match for Team India way back in 2010.
  • Despite breaking into the national side a decade ago, Saha got the chance of donning the Indian jersey in only 37 Tests.
  • One of the prime reasons behind the wicketkeeper-batsman’s absence from the squad was the presence of former India skipper MS Dhoni.
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Andrew Flintoff reveals how Ricky Ponting sledged him during the 2005 Edgbaston Ashes Test

  • The Ashes 2005 was one of the most memorable series of all time.
  • The second Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground is still one of most cherished matches in the history of English cricket.
  • The match went to the wire and the visitors somehow managed to get a two-run triumph against the Aussies.
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T20 World Cup’s likely postponement could help BCCI conduct the IPL: Mark Taylor

  • Mark Taylor, the former Australian cricketer, reckons that it’s tough for the upcoming T20 World Cup to go ahead as per schedule.
  • The veteran feels that at the present point in time where there are travel restrictions due to the global pandemic situation, holding 45 matches over seven venues would be a daunting task.
  • The COVID-19 has put to halt most cricket tournament around the globe from the month of March.
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Unfair to compare Babar Azam and Virat Kohli: Younis Khan

  • Younis Khan, the former Pakistan cricketer, has talked about the constant comparisons between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.
  • Even as Virat is into his 30s and has taken apart a number of records, Babar has come up the ranks and is rated amongst the best.
  • Younis, who played 408 matches for Pakistan, said that the Delhi-born Kohli has tasted success in most conditions through grit and determination.
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RCB will be ready whenever the IPL happens: Mike Hesson

  • Mike Hesson reckons that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would be up for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) whenever it takes place.
  • Earlier, Hesson, who’s also a former New Zealand coach, was appointed as RCB’s Director of Cricket Operations.
  • The recent COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the popular T20 tournament as well.
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‘Have no relation with him from here on’ – Harbhajan Singh bashes Shahid Afridi over his controversial remarks against India

  • Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian cricketer, has lashed out at former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi for the latter’s indifferent remarks against India
  • In a video doing the rounds on the social media platforms, the 39-year Afridi was seen, severely criticising Honourable Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).
  • The 39-year-old Harbhajan couldn’t stand the fact that Afridi has been spewing venom on India.
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‘He shouldn’t be the water boy’ – Mohammad Kaif slams Virat Kohli for not backing players

  • Criticisms of Virat Kohli’s captaincy have been very rare. But, one thing which many experts have said about the Indian captain is regarding his selection choices.
  • Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has now expressed his criticism towards some of the tactics of Kohli.
  • The former Indian cricketer said that the current Indian skipper is making too many experiments with his team selection.
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Kesrick Williams lashes out at Kevin Pietersen for his ‘not good enough’ tweet

  • Months after Kevin Pietersen’s harsh tweet on Kesrick Williams, the fast-bowler has finally opened up with his opinion on it.
  • During an interview, the West Indian pacer revealed that he feels Pietersen said that because he wanted the spotlight on him.
  • The West Indian fast bowler then explained what possibly would have been Pietersen’s thought-process before he tweeted
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