Latest Cricket News Updates https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com Latest news from 2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com (c)2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com en-gb Fri 17 Sep 2021 “Bitter sweet but grateful” - South African legend Dale Steyn announcement retirement from all forms of cricket https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/mMCb1DZvBB_drh-sevawcirc/bitter-sweet-but-grateful-south-african-legend-dale-steyn-announcement-retirement-from-all-forms-of-cricket.html South African’s fast bowling genius Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Taking to Twitter, the speedster, who wreaked havoc around the world, informed of his decision to bring down the curtains on his glorious career. The 38-year-old veteran featured in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for South Africa, finishing his career one short of 700 international wickets - 439 of them came in the longer format of the game. Not cheating but not in spirit of the game either: Shoaib Akhtar on Fakhar Zaman run-out controversy https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/Wi7OtCqEXn_drh-sevawcirc/not-cheating-but-not-in-spirit-of-the-game-either-shoaib-akhtar-on-fakhar-zaman-run-out-controversy.html Reacting to Fakhar Zaman’s controversial run-out during Pakistan’s second ODI against South Africa, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar said that Quinton de Kock did not cheat. He, however, added that the wicketkeeper-batsman’s ‘faking’ act was not in the spirit of the game. Karachi win was necessary following New Zealand debacle: Babar Azam https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/5UNOUULHai_drh-sevawcirc/karachi-win-was-necessary-following-new-zealand-debacle-babar-azam.html Having beaten a strong South African outfit in the first Test in This win was very necessaryin four days, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam described the seven-wicket win as very important for the team. Pakistan were coming off a 0-2 in New Zealand in the absence of Azam, and were under extreme pressure going into the Test series against South Africa. Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis too had come in for heavy criticism in the build up to the South Africa series. England’s tour of South Africa postponed amid rising COVID-19 scare https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/m9yH6xPGFH_drh-sevawcirc/englands-tour-of-south-africa-postponed-amid-rising-covid-19-scare.html The ODI series between South Africa and England in South Africa has been officially postponed, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed in a release on Monday. Nobody knocked on my door to go for dinner: Makhaya Ntini https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/myz1swDyRF_drh-sevawcirc/nobody-knocked-on-my-door-to-go-for-dinner-makhaya-ntini.html In a shocking revelation, former South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has alleged that he had to face discrimination from teammates during his playing days with the national team. 30 ex-South Africa cricketers issue statement supporting Ngidi over Black Lives Matter movement https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/7sUSCABqtv_drh-sevawcirc/30-ex-south-africa-cricketers-issue-statement-supporting-ngidi-over-black-lives-matter-movement.html As many as 30 former South African cricketers, including prominent names like Makhaya Ntini, Herschelle Gibbs and Vernon Philander, have given their backing to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, claiming that racism is still very much a part of cricket in the nation. AB de Villiers rubbishes rumours of being asked to lead South Africa https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/XiOb43fCZ0_drh-sevawcirc/ab-de-villiers-rubbishes-rumours-of-being-asked-to-lead-south-africa.html Retired former South African skipper AB de Villiers has dismissed reports that he has been approached to come out of retirement and lead the national team. This was after a TV channel quoted de Villiers as saying that such an offer has been made to him by the South African cricket board. Under-pressure India seek home comfort against rejuvenated South Africa https://2.4.cricwaves-hrd.appspot.com/cricket/news/articles/RJEFEwk0nY_drh-sevawcirc/under-pressure-india-seek-home-comfort-against-rejuvenated-south-africa.html Having experienced contrasting fortunes in their previous one-day assignments, India and South Africa will lock horns in the first ODI of the three-match series at Dharamsala