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If I get to 618 wickets, that will be my last Test match: Ashwin

Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin reportedly said that he will retire when he reaches 618 Test wickets. “I am a big fan of Anil Kumble and he has got 619 wickets and, if I get to 618 wickets, I will be very thankful too and, if I get to 618, that will be my last Test match,” Ashwin told Gulf News during his trip to the UAE. Ashwin currently has 292 wickets in Tests.

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Pakistan cricketers among worst paid in world cricket

According to Espn Cricinfo reports, Pakistani cricketers are among the worst paid in world cricket. Reportedly, a player in Pakistan’s top contract bracket will be on an annual retainer ($74,014) that is marginally less than the top contract for an Ireland player ($75,000). The PCB earns revenue comparable to West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, and so the vast differences in retainer amounts between Pakistani players and those representing those three countries stands out.

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Sreesanth cannot play for any other country: BCCI

BCCI acting president CK Khanna on Friday reportedly clarified that banned fast bowler Sreesanth cannot play for any other country as per ICC rules. "Any player banned by his parent body cannot play for any other country, ICC rules very clear", Khanna told media. Earlier, Sreesanth hinted that he may play for another country following the Kerala High Court order to uphold his lifetime ban.

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Sreesanth threatens to play for another country

Banned pacer Sreesanth reportedly threatened to play for another country if not allowed to play for India. "BCCI has imposed the ban, not ICC. If not India, I can play for any other country because I am 34 now and I can only play for maximum six more years. As a person who loves cricket, I want to play cricket”, Sreesanth told media. Sreesanth was banned for life following allegations of spot-fixing during an Indian Premier League match in 2013.

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ICC ODI rankings: Kohli, Bumrah see drop

In the latest ICC ODI batsman rankings on Friday, India skipper Virat Kohli registered a drop of one place to take the second spot with 877 points. Also, pacer Jasprit Bumrah dropped one place in the bowler rankings to take the sixth spot with 671 points. South African batsman AB de Villiers leads the batsman chart with 879 points. India opener Rohit Sharma also witnessed a drop of two places to take the seventh spot.

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Sachin's tweet to Sehwag on his birthday, little different, tweets ultaa

Indian cricketer  Sachin Tendulkar tweeted on his wall wishing top cricketer Virender Sehwag on his birthday. This tweet is a little different from other normal tweets because the words are written upside down.  Sachin has said that Sehwag has always done the opposite of what he told him to do in the field, so he wishes him that way.  Sachin has also wished Sehwag for the upcoming new year.

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Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. "Hafeez’s bowling action will now be scrutinized further under the ICC illegal bowling action regulations. He is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Hafeez is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the assessments are known", said an ICC release. Notably, Hafeez had already been reported twice for illegal actions and was suspended both times.

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India thrashes Malaysia 6-2 in Asia Cup

India continued their unbeaten streak in the ongoing Hero Asia Cup Hockey match with a dominating 6-2 victory over Malaysia in their second Super 4s match of the tournament in Dhaka on Thursday. India jumped to the top spot in the Super 4s standings with the victory. Gurjant Singh was judged Hero of the Match for his solo goal and one assist in the match. India will face rivals Pakistan on October 21.

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Mohammad Amir responds to Kohli’s praise

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir reportedly responded to Virat Kohli’s praise about him and said that he was floored with the India captain's remark. "It is a great gesture on his part to praise someone and I am floored at his praise of my bowling. The way he presented me with the bat in Kolkata is an evergreen memory for me", Amir told media. "The world knows Kohli is the best. You have to give your best against him. If you give him a chance he takes away the game, like he did in the Dhaka Asia Cup game", Amir added.

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Steve Smith beats Virat Kohli in this

Australian cricket captain Steve smith is reportedly paid more than Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. The ESPNcricinfo report stated that Smith's salary amounts to 1.46 million dollars per annum whereas Kohli earns one million dollars in a year. Though Smith earns more than Kohli, it is still considered that Kohli is the richest cricketer with his brand endorsements and IPL earnings which closely sum up to 22 million dollars in a year, a report says.

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Hardik Pandya celebrates birthday with Team India

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya celebrated his birthday with Team India and shared a video of celebrations on Twitter on Tuesday. Pandya wrote, “Everyone's birthday comes once a year... revenge will be "sweet" #cakesmash #throwback #birthday #teamindia”. The video shows spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and all-rounder Axar Patel smearing cake on Pandya's face.

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Kerala High Court restores life ban on S Sreesanth

The Kerala High Court has reportedly said that the life ban imposed on Indian cricketer S Sreesanth by the BCCI will continue.According to media reports, the BCCI appealed against the August verdict in order to lift the ban on the 34-year-old. Sreesanth was banned for his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scam in 2013

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Virat Kohli's 'Fanboy Moment' with playback singer Arijit Singh

Indian captain Virat Kohli had a fanboy moment when he got a chance to meet singer Arijit Singh. Virat took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a photograph of himself along with Arijit and said the singer is an "amazing person".

 

 


 

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Tendulkar is unhappy, asks a favour to Twitter

Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is unhappy with Twitter for the fake accounts that are running in his son Arjun and daughter Sara's name. On Monday, Tendulkar took to Twitter and requested the removal of the fake accounts on the name of his son and daughter.

 

 


 

 

 


 

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Australian club cricketer smashes 40 sixes to score 307 runs

Australia’s West Augusta B Grade batsman Josh Dunstan hit a whopping 307 runs with 40 sixes in a 35 over game against Central Stirling and helped his side post a mammoth 354 runs on the board. Dunstan broke the legendary West Indian batsman Viv Richard’s ODI record for the highest percentage of runs in an innings, a record that has stood for 33 years is now shattered. Richard hit 189 not out in 272/9 against England at Old Trafford in 1984.

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Mohammad Amir is one of the toughest bowlers to play: Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli reportedly stated that the Pakistani speedster Mohammad Amir is the best bowler he’s faced in international cricket. Speaking at a chat show with Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, Kohli said, “In the recent times, Mohammad Amir of Pakistan. He is in the top two or three bowlers in the world and the toughest bowlers I have played in my career. You have to be on your ‘A’ Game when you’re facing him or he will strike. Oustanding! Very good bowler!”.

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Goalkeeper dies after colliding with teammate in Indonesia

Choirul Huda, a goalkeeper for the Indonesian top-football club Persela Lamongan reportedly died after a collision with a team-mate during a league match on Sunday. The 38-year-old collided with his defender Ramon Rodrigues and an opponent as he came off his line to challenge for the ball during a game against Semen Padang. He was rushed to the hospital where he died. Huda suffered a “traumatic collision” which led to a cardiac arrest.

 

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Kavita Devi becomes first Indian woman wrestler to sign with WWE

Indian wrestler Kavita Devi became the first ever Indian woman to be signed by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on Sunday. Jinder Mahal, the current WWE champion, confirmed the news through Twitter during his special visit to New Delhi recently. Kavita, who had won gold at the 2016 South Asian Games in power-lifting, was trained by none other than the famous 'The Great Khali' at his Punjab based wrestling promotion and training academy.

 

 


 

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After over 8 years since the attack, will the Sri Lankan team play T20 finals in Lahore?

According to reports, Sri Lankan cricket team have expressed their concerns over playing the T20 final in Lahore and have made appeals to the board to change the venue of the match. Reportedly, since militants ambushed its team bus on route to Gaddafi stadium in 2009, injuring at least 7 players, no top international teams have played matches in Pakistan. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board chief has reportedly assured that security situation will be assessed and if everything is clear, they would send their best team possible.

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Men in Blue defeat Pakistan! India’s third consecutive victory

According to reports, India has beaten Pakistan in Hockey Asia Cup 2017 with three goals to one. This has been one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament following India’s two consecutive wins in the last two matches. Reportedly, the last time India played a match against Pakistan was at Hockey World League, England, where India thrashed Pakistan by 6-1.

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