Here are the titbits of news that matter in the cricket world today.
1. Shahrukh Khan reminds me a bit of Kieron Pollard: Anil Kumble
Indian bowling great Anil Kumble has stated that Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) player Shah Rukh Khan reminds him of West Indian cricketing stalwart Kieron Pollard. Shah Rukh Khan was bought by the Punjab franchise for a sum of INR 5 Crores.
2. MCC gives its verdict on Fakhar Zaman’s controversial run-out against South Africa
Fakhar Zaman was dismissed in controversial circumstances in the second ODI against South Africa on 4th April 2021. And now, the MCC has offered its verdict on the matter.
3. IPL 2021: Jalaj Saxena set to unveil his version of carrom ball this season
Jalaj Saxena will wear the Punjab Kings (PBKS) jersey in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Saxena added that he has been practicing how to bowl the carrom ball.
4. IPL 2021: Ishan Porel wants to dismiss Virat Kohli in the tournament
Ishan Porel has revealed that he wants to scalp the wicket of batting icon Virat Kohli in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
5. IPL 2021: Devdutt Padikkal still in Bengaluru, likely to miss tournament-opener for RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batting sensation Devdutt Padikkal is sure to miss RCB’s opening fixture against five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians. Padikkal is still in Bangalore and can only join the RCB squad after testing negative for Covid-19.
6. ‘I don’t think it’s Quinton de Kock’s fault’ – Fakhar Zaman holds himself responsible for his run-out in the second ODI against South Africa
Quinton De Kock’s actions from behind the wickets resulted in Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman’s run out in the second ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. But then, according to Zaman, De Kock was not at fault.
7. IPL 2021 to go on as per schedule: Sourav Ganguly
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that all the matches of the 14th edition of the IPL will go ahead as planned. Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Mumbai Indians in the season opener.
8. IPL 2021: MS Dhoni takes bowlers to the cleaners in the nets; looks in good touch
Cricketing legend MS Dhoni is gearing up for the 14th edition of the IPL. And, a video has surfaced on social media where Dhoni can be seen smashing the ball to all parts of the ground.
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