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CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo released his song 'Helicopter 7' as a tribute to MS Dhoni on the occasion of his 39th birthday. CSK shared the video on social media. "Let's say thanks to Ganguly for letting him bat at number 3, that's when he scored his first century and that was the start of Brand Mahi," part of lyrics read.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:11 pm on 07 Jul
Ivan Zaborsky, a 16-year-old Russian footballer, has been put into a coma and left with a scar around his neck after he was struck by lightning while training. The goalkeeper was training separately from his teammates when the lightning struck a metal chain he was wearing around his neck. As per reports, Zaborsky's lung has also been damaged.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:17 pm on 06 Jul
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis, who was arrested on Sunday after the SUV he was driving hit and killed a 64-year-old cyclist, has been released on bail. Panadura Additional Magistrate granted the 25-year-old's bail on two sureties worth $5400 (₹4 lakh). Mendis has also been ordered to pay compensation worth $5400 (₹4 lakh) to the victim's family.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:09 pm on 06 Jul
England and West Indies have decided to let music and low-level fake crowd noise be played in stadiums during their upcoming Test series. Officials from both the sides will meet tomorrow to decide what noise will be played from the loudspeakers during the three matches. Broadcasters would also control the stump mics in absence of ambient noise at the stadiums.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:21 pm on 06 Jul
Ex-CoA chairman Vinod Rai has revealed Rahul Dravid was the top contender to become Team India head coach in 2017 but he turned down the offer. Rai added, "Dravid said, 'Look...I've two boys growing up at home and I am not able to give time to them...I think I must stay at home also and give time to my family'."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:35 pm on 06 Jul
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has criticised former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for his remarks that Indian cricketers used to ask for forgiveness after Pakistan used to thrash them in cricket matches. "Some of the best minds in the world have said that there is a cure when a snake bites you, but there is no cure for misconceptions," Chopra said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:13 pm on 06 Jul
The ICC took to social media to share a video marking the return of international cricket for the first time since March. "Welcome back, cricket! You've been missed!" the caption read. The video comprises several highlights showcasing how cricketers overcome adversity. "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but rising every time we fall," says Ian Bishop.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:00 am on 07 Jul
3 Pak cricketers to join squad in Eng after testing -ve for COVID-19
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Pakistan cricketers Haider Ali, Imran Khan and Kashif Bhatti are set to join their squad in England after testing negative for coronavirus on July 1 and 4. They were among the ten Pakistan players who had tested positive for the virus last month. Out of these ten, six have already joined the Pakistan squad after recovering.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:49 pm on 06 Jul
Test captaincy too much for me to handle: Quinton De Kock
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
South Africa limited-overs captain Quinton De Kock has said that Test captaincy is "too much" for him to handle. "I could see from a mile away that I [don't] need that on top of my shoulders...I'm wanting to come up the order in I don't need that extra pressure," he added. SA are yet to name their Test captain.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:53 pm on 06 Jul
Australia coach Justin Langer has said that he enjoys seeing the best of the best going against each other and during India's tour of Australia later this year, there will be many "great players who will put on a show". "Virat [Kohli] versus Pat Cummins, Steve Smith and David Warner versus Jasprit [Bumrah]. It's a tantalising prospect," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:40 pm on 06 Jul
Roach can easily take 300 Test wickets with workload management: Walsh
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh has said that fast bowler Kemar Roach is a "genuine great" and will "easily" take 300 wickets in Test cricket "once the workload management is good". "What I like about him is his mannerism, he's always cool and collected...he's prepared to work," Walsh added. Roach currently has 193 Test wickets in 56 matches.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:42 pm on 07 Jul
We were hoping Bumrah doesn't make his Test debut against us: Plessis
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Recalling the 2018 series against India, ex-South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said that they were hoping that pacer Jasprit Bumrah doesn't make his Test debut against them. "Because I knew how good he was. He has got that beautiful wrist that is quick on you," Plessis added. Bumrah made his Test debut in the first match of the series.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:04 pm on 06 Jul
Questions will be raised if IPL is held and T20 WC is not: Inzamam
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Ex-Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that priority should be given to international cricket instead of T20 leagues. "There are rumours that the T20 World Cup will clash with the IPL...If Australia says that we cannot hold the WC because of COVID-19...then their stance will be...accepted...[however]...if a private league happens during the same time then questions will be raised," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:33 pm on 06 Jul
Virender Sehwag took to social media to wish MS Dhoni on his 39th birthday. "Once in a generation, a player comes and a nation connects with him...kuch bahut apna sa lagta hai. Happy Birthday to a man who's the world ( Dhoni-ya ) for his many admirers," Sehwag wrote. Dwayne Bravo released 'Helicopter 7' song as a tribute to Dhoni.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:01 pm on 07 Jul
South Africa limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock has said he has kept up his fitness but "haven't hit a ball yet". "There's still so much time until the next serious cricket game is going to happen," he stated. "I mean, you can go back to hitting balls for now...but we could actually be hitting balls for no reason," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:03 pm on 05 Jul
Talking about India's performances in the ICC events over the years, ex-England captain Nasser Hussain said that selection is where India have "gone wrong". "When it's good and flat...Virat Kohli hundred, Rohit Sharma hundred...and lads in the middle order don't get a hit...and...[when] are 20 for 3...and all the guys haven't had a hit...[then India are] four down," Nasser explained.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:51 pm on 06 Jul
Kohli has set a fitness bar for all players: Waqar Younis
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Ex-Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis has said that Virat Kohli has set a fitness bar for all players. "Kohli has evolved the game...but the biggest difference he [has] brought to his fitness," Waqar stated. "He's always in your face, he wants to prove that he's the best, so that's why we all like him," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:04 pm on 06 Jul
ISL 7 to be held behind closed doors from November to March
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
The seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) is reportedly set to be held behind closed doors from November to March. "The plan is to host in one or two states across multiple venues...Goa and Kerala can be said as the frontrunners at this point of time," a source close to the ISL was quoted as saying.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:43 pm on 06 Jul
I thought Babar Azam won't survive in T20 Cricket: Shahid Afridi
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, during an online interview, said that he initially believed that Pakistan limited-overs captain Babar Azam won't be able to survive in T20 Cricket. "But the way that guy has polished and groomed himself. The shots he is always hard work," Afridi added. Babar has played 38 T20Is, scoring 1,471 runs at an average of 50.72.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:47 pm on 06 Jul
48-yr-old Pravin Tambe set to be 1st Indian to play in CPL
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Pravin Tambe, who was disqualified from IPL 2020, is set to become the first Indian player to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after being signed by Trinbago Knight Riders. The 48-year-old was bought by KKR in the IPL 2020 auction but was disqualified by the BCCI for playing in T10 league in Sharjah in 2018.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:07 pm on 07 Jul
WI need to win Eng Tests inside 4 days, they can't last 5 days: Lara
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 07 Jul 2020,Tuesday
Talking about the West Indies-England Test series, former West Indies batsman Brian Lara said that West Indies need to win the Tests inside four days as they can't "last for five days". "WI have to be able to pounce immediately...England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites...[WI need to]...establish a lead and keep it," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:20 pm on 07 Jul
On ex-Pakistan batting coach Grant Flower's claim that Younis Khan once held a knife to his throat after he offered him batting advice at breakfast, former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said he "can't believe" what Grant has said. "I played with Younis for a long time...he is someone who can never show a knife to anyone," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 08:44 pm on 06 Jul
England announce fixtures for Pak series, 1st Test to begin on Aug 5
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced fixtures for the three Tests and three T20Is against Pakistan with the first Test beginning on August 5 at Old Trafford. The second and the third Test will begin from August 13 and 21 respectively at Southampton. The opening game of the T20I series is scheduled for August 28.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:30 pm on 06 Jul
Ben Stokes great choice as stand-in England captain: Nasser Hussain
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Jul 2020,Sunday
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said that all-rounder Ben Stokes is a "great choice" for stand-in England Test captain. "Everything he does, he does it at 100 miles an hour. So, I think he will be an excellent captain," Nasser stated. "But I'm worried...about his workload in the future if he does it full time," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:12 pm on 05 Jul
Umar Akmal ban appeal to be heard on July 13 after coronavirus delay
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal's appeal against his three-year ban over corruption charges will be heard on July 13 by ex-Pakistan Supreme Court judge Faqir Muhammad Khokhar. The appeal was set to be heard on June 11 but was postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Akmal was banned for failing to report multiple approaches of match-fixing by bookies.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:10 pm on 06 Jul
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