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Saurashtra lost their Ranji Trophy game to Uttar Pradesh by an innings, but Cheteshwar Pujara had something to take away from the experience, a rare first-class wicket, only his sixth in all these years – he averages an impressive 24.5-plus , by the way. And then, his all-rounder credentials established, he ran into celebration like Imran Tahir.
What’s your name, Daniel?
The BBL has a wonderful tradition of kids autographing players who come onto the field before the game starts, but we had an awkward moment when the Sixers’ Daniel Hughes was run out in the Sydney derby. The boy accepted the autograph, of course, but unfortunately did not know who Hughes was. Time to miss an innings for a Sixers batsman. And yes, kids can be cruel.
Ashwin challenges Tania Sachdev to a game of chess
What do cricketers do in their downtime? Some of them play computer chess and apparently find it very easy to be a challenge (ed: ha ha, apparently, it’s not a “test”). When R Ashwin
Complaining that playing against the computer was making him sleepy and that he needed more competition, international master Tania Sachdev invited him to play with him. Ashwin decided to make the competition a bit more…
Smith, Labuschagne and the Great Gag Gift
Although completely ruined it. You must be crazy for gag gifts. This is basic comedy logic. But Labuschagne surrounded some of his teammates and played silly board games (probably all night).
Zampa and Stoinis’ Outstanding Shopping Adventure
Contenders for the greatest love story in cricket, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis ‘-Zoinis’, if you will – the bromance is one for the ages. The cheeky twins aren’t afraid of some public PDA, as they have shown in the past
, and this video, of them going thrift store shopping to spend AUD 100, it’s the holiday cheer we need. Is there a better Christmas gift than zamps in bum shorts?
Backyard cricket rules according to Australian cricketers
Backyard cricket season is over and the Aussies can’t agree on the rules. Marnus Labuschagne
Happy to play… as long as you don’t have a one hand, one bounce rule. “Terrible rules,” he says. “You have to be attracted to good cricket and it’s the exact opposite.” Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis’ backyard cricket rules include whatever you can make on the spot if someone has batted for too long, and Shaun Marsh’s feature shots that are both boundaries and outs.
Jemimah Rodrigues has tied the tongues of cricketers
The naughty prankster and someone who really deserves his own show, India’s batsman Jemima Rodrigues
You can make people do anything. Watch your cricketers go against each other in a tongue-twister-off at a cricket camp in Bengaluru. Who won, Poonam Raut, Shikhar Dhawan or Smriti Mandhana?
How did RCB win Aaron Finch in the IPL auction?
If you watched that exciting IPL auction a few days back where big-name players went to franchises for record numbers, you would know that there was some serious strategy in the game. How much? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Royal Challengers Bangalore won Aaron Finch
, It’s a little chess, a little poker, and a lot of practice. We’ll see an entire movie on this. You will not?
What weighs more – Pollard’s bat or Chahal?
Didn’t play a single ODI against West Indies, but he was still very busy. Here he is picking up the big bat of Kieron Pollard. Referring to a dialogue from a Bollywood film, Chahal joked on Instagram that a 10 kg bat is being held in 2.5 kg arms.
Other players have previously teased Chahal about his short frame. last week, when he posted a picture
From the squad’s headshots session, England’s Danielle Wyatt replied: “I think you’re younger than me.”
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