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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.


AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

AB de Villiers talks about rapport with Virat Kohli and why he is scared of him

  • There is little denying in the fact that AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are the best of friends.
  • It all started in 2011 when de Villiers was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kohli was already there in the team.
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England vs Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed clarifies why he did not appeal for a run-out

  • ODI games produce so much thrill and excitement that sometimes, players forget to abide by their basic responsibilities.
  • On Friday, as Pakistan lost their third match in a row against England despite scoring massive 300-plus scores, one such incident came to the fore with the visiting captain Sarfaraz Ahmed finding himself at the centre.
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Paddy Upton reveals what makes MS Dhoni a special player

  • For Paddy Upton, a stint with India has indeed been exciting.
  • It is during his association with the Men in Blue, arguably the most popular cricketing side of the world, that the South African had come to learn a lot of things that he shared in the form of a book later.
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World Cup 2019: Mohammed Shami proud that Indian bowling unit called one of the best in world

  • The Indian team is scheduled to fly to England and Wales for the ICC World Cup 2019 on May 22 and the focal point of everyone is how amazing the Indian team’s bowling attack is.
  • Virat Kohli’s men have changed the perception of Team India being a batting heavy side to being one of the most balanced units going into the ICC mega event.
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MS Dhoni’s former teammates had nicknamed him ‘terrorist’

  • After the enormous success he had as a cricketer and Indian captain, MS Dhoni’s biopic gave people a perspective into his life and the journey from Ranchi to lifting two ICC trophies.
  • The T20 World Cup in 2007 that really was the turning point for Dhoni the captain and the player as well as the World Cup 2011 which established him among the best in the business.
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World cup 2019: India is lucky for having breakthrough bowlers, says Rahul Dravid

  • If anything can be gauged from the ongoing ODI series between England and Pakistan is that the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 will be a graveyard for the bowlers, given that even scores of ~350 are been chased with ease by batsmen.
  • The ICC event can be expected to be a high scoring affair with flat pitches on display with little to no help for bowlers.
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AB de Villiers says Gary Kirsten approach of making him team skipper came as a surprise

  • AB de Villiers was the latest high-profile name to feature on highly popular chat show Breakfast with Champions, hosted by Gaurav Kapur.
  • Unsurprisingly, the episode lived up to the expectations as de Villiers opened up on some of the unknown secrets of his life.
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AB de Villiers reveals how he stopped Faf du Plessis from signing Kolpak Deal

  • The friendship between Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers goes a long, long way back.
  • De Villiers made his international debut way back in 2004 while du Plessis earned his first international cap seven years later in 2011.
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Jason Roy was sleepless the night before his eight ODI hundred

  • Chasing a target of 341, set by Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Jason Roy scored a brilliant hundred which set England at the dominant position right from the start of the second innings.
  • A night before the cricketer couldn’t even manage to sleep as he was looking after his two-month-old daughter.
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