Cricket Updates Last Day: What all happened in cricket on August 10, 2023?

August 10 saw several incidents take place around the globe. With the ODI World Cup 2023 just two months away from kick starting, the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has undergone renovation. M eanwhile the Eden Gardens in Kolkata was lit up as reportedly a fire broke out in the stadium premises.

 

In another big news, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma confirmed that “no one is guaranteed a spot” in the ODI World Cup squad during his address at an event in Mumbai. In this article, we will take you through all the big stories from August 8 surrounding the cricket arena.

 

M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru undergoes renovation ahead of ODI World Cup 2023
As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is under two months away from kick-starting in India, the various cricket stadiums have started their preparation to host matches in the prestigious tournament. M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has also gone under renovation to give the best possible facilities to the world’s best cricketers during October and November of this year.   Raghuram Bhatt, the President of KSCA said, “After the ICC team’s inspection a few days back, we have started the required renovation works such as refurbishing the stands, placing some new seats and renewing the toilets in the stadium.”

 

No one is guaranteed a spot: Rohit Sharma on India squad for ODI World Cup 2023
India skipper Rohit Sharma said that no one is guaranteed a permanent spot in the Indian squad. Sharma addressed the media at the La Liga event in Mumbai on August 10, Thursday.  T he India captain talked about the Indian team for the marquee event and said that no player has booked any secure berth in the squad, which includes him as well. 

Rohit said, “No one is an automatic selection, even I’m not. We have this thing where nobody is guaranteed a permanent spot.” 

 

I was a bit shocked: Shikhar Dhawan breaks his silence after being dropped from Asian Games

Shikhar Dhawan, who has been out of Team India’s scheme of things lately, spoke in an interaction with PTI and said, “When my name was not there (Asian Games), I was a bit shocked. But then, I was like, they have a different thought process, you just have to accept it.” He also stated that he was happy with the fact that Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead the side. 

 

WATCH: Hardik Pandya gifts match ball to fan after accidentally hitting her
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Indian T20I team, showed his kind-hearted side after the third match against the West Indies in Guyana on Tuesday. The all-rounder gifted a signed match ball to a fan who was injured by his shot during the practice session before the game.

 

Steve Smith and Travis Head open up about post-Ashes beer controversy
The Ashes 2023 series ended in a thrilling encounter after England won the fifth and final Test at The Oval by 49 runs. However, the series witnessed a controversy over the post-match drinks between the two teams, which did not happen as per traditions. According to Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith, they were kept waiting for an hour by England captain Ben Stokes, who came out at one point and said, “Two minutes”. Smith’s teammate, Travis Head, also expressed his disappointment over the incident. He said that he was looking forward to having a chat with some of the England players, especially those who were retiring or leaving the team.

 

Not really thinking about India selection now: Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw scored a double century for Northamptonshire against Somerset, helping his side win the match comfortably with a margin of 87 runs at the County Ground, Northampton.   Shortly afterward, the 23-year-old talked about how he isn’t thinking about what the Indian selectors may be thinking about him, especially while the batter has been out of favour from the Indian team for a long time.

 

Kusal Mendis gives hilarious reaction after reporter asks Wanindu Hasaranga to bat at No.3

Sri Lanka’s star batsman Kusal Mendis and magic spinner Wanindu Hasaranga are currently busy leading their respective sides in the 2023 edition of the Lanka Premier League. Recently, in a press conference, in which all captains were present, a hilarious incident occurred.    Speaking about this match, a reporter asked him in the press conference whether he would like to bat at No. 3 for his national team, Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis, who was seated beside him, gave an amazing reaction to the question and looked highly surprised. 

 

Fire breaks out in Eden Gardens during renovation work for ODI World Cup 2023: Reports

Ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, a fire broke out at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. The incident reportedly took place on Wednesday, August 9, during the ongoing renovation work at the venue for the marquee tournament. 

 

WATCH: Rohit Sharma protects wife Ritika Sajdeh
On Wednesday, August 9, Ritika and Rohit were spotted at a store in Mumbai, where they arrived in their swanky blue Lamborghini, worth INR 4 crore. A crowd gathered around them and started taking pictures and videos. It left Ritika uncomfortable, and she got even more uneasy when the fans gathered near their car. 

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Oval Invincibles’ Spencer Johnson bowls 19 dot balls in The Hundred 2023

Fast bowler Spencer Johnson has been trending in the cricket world following the most memorable week of his career. Johnson featured for the Oval Invincibles in the Hundred on Wednesday and had an incredible performance of 20-19-1-3 against the Manchester Originals.

 

WATCH: Baba Aparajith fumes at umpires and opposition players over contentious LBW call

After a contentious LBW call on the field, Baba Aparajith, a well-known cricketer from Tamil Nadu, fumed at umpires and opposition players on August 9, Wednesday. The 29-year-old found himself in this situation during the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Division 1 tournament match between Jolly Rovers CC and Young Stars Cricket Club.

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