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Shoaib Akhtar was the first ever bowler to bowl over 100mph
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
Former Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar was the first player to bowl over 100mph, recording 100.04mph (161kmph) in an ODI against New Zealand on April 27, 2002. However, the record remained unofficial since ICC refused to sanction it as they didn't have a standard measuring tool. In 2003, Akhtar went on to bowl the fastest delivery in recorded history, clocking 161.3kmph.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:47 pm on 13 Aug
Shoaib Akhtar threw rocks at mountains, bowled with them for muscles
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
Ex-Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar used to throw rocks at mountains in order to build muscles when he was young. Akhtar, who picked up 444 international wickets for Pakistan in 224 matches, had revealed in an interview that he also used to bowl with rocks and other kids used to think that he was mad. Notably, Akhtar turned 45 today.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 pm on 13 Aug
Sachin scored 1st of his 100 int'l hundreds as a 17-year-old
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar scored his maiden international hundred at the age of 17 years and 112 days on August 14, 1990, in a Test against England at Old Trafford. Playing in his 9th Test, Sachin scored 119*(189) in the second innings to help India draw the match. Sachin is the third youngest player to score a Test ton.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 14 Aug
Bradman averaged 101.39 before last Test, ended with 99.94
short by Anmol Sharma / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Legendary Australian batsman Donald Bradman had scored 6,996 Test runs at an average of 101.39 as he came out to bat for the last time on August 14, 1948. Bradman was bowled for a duck by a googly from an English spinner in his last innings and finished four short of 7,000 runs, and with a record average of 99.94.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 14 Aug
Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has said that MS Dhoni is an evergreen cricketer and it feels like he just doesn't age. Watson added, "With the kind of skills he has and the hard yards he puts in, MS can go on and play into his 40s. MS Dhoni has been able to manage his body well."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 pm on 12 Aug
Indian cricket team all-rounder Hardik Pandya's fiancée Nataša Stanković took to social media to share pictures of herself holding their newborn son. "When I hold you, life makes sense," the Mumbai-based Serbian actress captioned the post on Instagram. Hardik and Nataša were blessed with the baby boy on July 30.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:53 pm on 12 Aug
The BCCI's Anti-corruption Unit (ACU) has blocked an unauthorised cricket league in Uttar Pradesh as it did not have an approval and was also using Team India captain Virat Kohli's image for promotion illegally. The organisers of 'NCR Cricket League' also invited fans to make their teams on Mobile Premier League (MPL), the fantasy gaming platform promoted by Kohli.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:45 pm on 13 Aug
Talking about Mumbai-based cricketer Karan Tiwari's suicide, Team India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted, "[His demise] is such a reality check." Ashwin added, "He decided to end his life because he couldn't take rejection. The future lies with the youth of today and they must be taught to accept rejection as a part of the journey called life."
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:52 pm on 14 Aug
A pair of trainers worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan fetched $615,000 (₹4.6 crore) at an online auction. The Nike Air Jordan 1 High sneakers, described as the "rarest of the rare", were used by Jordan in an exhibition match in 1985. During that match, Jordan dunked the basketball so hard that it shattered the glass backboard.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:59 pm on 14 Aug
Pakistan have named 34-year-old batsman Fawad Alam in their playing XI for the second Test against England at Southampton. With this, Fawad is featuring in Pakistan Test XI after 3,911 days, having played his last Test against New Zealand in November 2009. Fawad has missed 88 consecutive Tests between his two appearances for Pakistan.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:50 pm on 13 Aug
Explaining the reason behind his remark that he ended Gautam Gambhir's white-ball career, Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan said, "He wasn't able to see the ball." "The way he was playing my bouncer [in that 2012 series], everyone said he isn't looking like Gambhir," Irfan added. "He was dropped...after that he played few matches...and there also he couldn't perform," stated Irfan.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:45 pm on 12 Aug
Imran Khan has ruined Pakistan cricket, claims Javed Miandad
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad on Tuesday claimed that his former teammate and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ruined cricket in his country. "All officials in the PCB do not know the ABC of the sport...You have brought a person [Wasim Khan] from abroad...Has everyone in Pakistan passed away that you need someone from the outside?" he said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:19 pm on 12 Aug
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who's in England, took to Twitter to share a picture with a 90-year-old woman at a golf course. "Met an inspirational young lady today morning at Golf course. She's 90+ and living her life healthy and happily. Good healthy routine," he wrote. Reacting to it, a fan wrote, "Aren't you supposed to be in bio-secure bubble?"
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:05 pm on 12 Aug
Russian powerlifter breaks both knees while attempting to squat 400 kg
short by Anmol Sharma / on 13 Aug 2020,Thursday
Russian powerlifter Alexander Sedykh broke both his knees in a failed attempt to squat 400 kg at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) European Championships. He underwent a six-hour surgery to reattach his quadricep muscles and reassemble the knees. He will have to lie down for two months and not move his legs and then learn to walk again.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:09 pm on 13 Aug
Team India spinner Kuldeep Yadav has revealed he couldn't say anything for 10 minutes during his first meeting with ex-Australia spinner Shane Warne. Kuldeep added, "Finally...I started to talk. We talked a lot. I told him about my plans, about how I feel while bowling, how I try to bowl from different sides. He told me 'You think a lot'."
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:51 pm on 13 Aug
Several cyclists were left with bruises after a torrential hailstorm descended on riders during the Criterium du Dauphine race in France. Tim Declercq shared the photo of his back after the race, writing, "As if the Dauphine was not painful enough for the legs!" Reacting to the video of the race, a fan wrote, "Insane athletes!"
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:17 pm on 14 Aug
Talking about India-Pakistan ODI match at Eden Gardens in 2004 which was organised by BCCI to mark its Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Inzamam-ul-Haq said, "I remember they wrote India's name as winners on the trophy at lunchtime." He added, "They were so confident because they had a very good team." Pakistan went on to win the match by six wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:22 pm on 14 Aug
Talking about his mental health issues, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said, "It wore me down and I forgot who I was as a person." He added, "I felt like a cardboard cut out of a cricketer who got put on plane, on a bus, at ground and I just had to put on a smile and pretend everything was okay."
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:53 pm on 12 Aug
It's a good reason to retire if you drop Laxman in a Test: Gilchrist
short by Anmol Sharma / on 12 Aug 2020,Wednesday
Talking about his retirement from Test cricket in 2008, ex-Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist said, "I reckon it's a good reason to retire if you drop VVS Laxman in a Test" he added. "You don't wanna give him too many chances" he further said. "He [Laxman] along with most of the Indian batting line up used to smash us," he said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:23 pm on 12 Aug
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been isolated from the team in England after he shared a picture with a 90-year-old woman at a golf course thereby breaching biosecurity protocol. As per a Pakistan Cricket Board release, Hafeez breached the two-metre social distancing protocol. He will remain isolated until he returns a negative COVID-19 test.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 13 Aug
During the first day of the second England-Pakistan Test, pacer Stuart Broad called for an inhaler after being in discomfort on the field. Broad has been suffering from asthma and had earlier revealed that he only has one and a half lungs because he was born three months premature. He had added that one of his lungs never fully developed.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:52 pm on 14 Aug
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today confirmed the dates for Australia's limited-overs tour of England. The three-match T20I series will be played in Southampton on September 4, 6, and 8. The teams will then travel to Manchester for as many ODIs, scheduled on September 11,13, and 16. Cricket Australia has also announced a 21-man squad for the tour.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:32 pm on 14 Aug
In their 31st career-match against each other, Serena Williams recovered from a set down to defeat her elder sister Venus Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Top Seed Open in Lexington. The twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion Serena now leads the head to head 19-12 against Venus, who owns seven Grand Slam titles.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:28 pm on 14 Aug
Will pay double the ticket price to watch Dhoni play: Aakash Chopra
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has said that he'll "pay double the ticket price" to watch MS Dhoni if the ex-India captain plays for CSK in "years to come". This comes after CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that Dhoni is "expected" to be part of the franchise till 2022. "I'm very happy...[as] Dhoni is seen only for CSK [nowadays]," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:24 pm on 14 Aug
England and Australia players likely to miss first week of IPL
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 14 Aug 2020,Friday
England and Australia's IPL-bound players are likely to miss the first week of the tournament after it was announced that the two will play six white-ball games in early September. The England-Australia tour will end on September 16, with IPL set to begin on September 19. As per the IPL SOP, a player can enter bio-bubble only after six-day quarantine.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:59 pm on 14 Aug
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