Here are the titbits of news that matter in the cricket world today.
1. ‘The workload can be managed in the IPL’ – Sunil Gavaskar reckons Hardik Pandya should bowl for India
Outspoken cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar has stated that Hardik Pandya should be ready to bowl if he wants a spot in the Indian playing XI. Gavaskar stated that if Pandya wants to manage his cricketing workload, he can do so during the IPL.
2. IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting announces his arrival to India
Former Australian skipper and current Head Coach of the Delhi Capitals (DC), Ricky Ponting has begun his journey to India for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ponting confirmed the same on Twitter.
3. Prasidh Krishna credits MotoGP racer, Valentino Rossi, for his liking towards speed
So, cricket and MotoGP have some connection. Prasidh Krishna has stated that his fascination for speed was kindled by seeing the legendary Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP. Prasidh Krishna made his ODI debut for the Indian side during the three-match series against England.
4. ‘Use a good hair gel or wax’ – Rishabh Pant’s witty response to goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh is winning hearts
Two Indian keepers from different sports had an interesting conversation with each other on Twitter. The conversation between Rishabh Pant and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was mainly about hairstyles.
5. IPL 2021: Mohammed Shami up and running, set to return for Punjab Kings
Mohammed Shami will be back in the field for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Shami was injured during the first Test against Australia at Adelaide.
6. ‘Buck up and do the best in next couple of months’ – Dinesh Karthik in support of Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav was pounded by the England batsmen in the second ODI. The Indian spinner gave away runs at an economy rate of 8.40 runs per over in the second rubber. And now, Dinesh Karthik has come out in defense of Kuldeep.
7. If I were the chief selector would have brought Ravi Ashwin back to the white ball: Dilip Vengsarkar
Former Indian selector Dilip Vengsarkar has opined that Ravichandran Ashwin should be brought back into the Indian limited-overs squad. Vengsarkar also openly stated that Ashwin was a better spinner than his Tamil Nadu counterpart, Washington Sundar.
8. AB de Villiers set to feature in Nepal’s Everest Premier League
Fans of South African batting icon Ab De Villiers will be able to see him in action during the Everest Premier League (EPL). Along with De Villiers, the other big name who might feature in the league is the legendary Chris Gayle.
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