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Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Friday (August 2). Here’re some of the top news stories that subsequently grabbed eyeballs around the world.

Let’s have a look at what is taking place in the cricketing world:

Javed Miandad Backs Wasim Akram for Pakistan’s Coaching Task:

Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Veteran Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad has voiced his opinion for the introduction of local coaches at the highest level.

The 62-year-old Miandad believes cricketers like Wasim Akram would benefit Pakistan while considering the future of its cricket.

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Miandad also stressed that Pakistan needs trainers not coach in the top-flight set-up. He further addressed the flight of coaches who’re yet to have access to digital methodologies, which has become a norm in foreign countries.

The star batsman in his heydays further pointed out that the local coaches should not be pushed to work under foreign professional coaches at the highest level.

Brian Lara Predicts Ashes 2019 Winner; Picks Leading Run-Getter:

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Brian Lara. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Windies legend Brian Lara has picked hosts England as favourites to win the ongoing Ashes 2019 title. Lara also predicted that the Three Lions skipper Joe Root will top the run charts.
Apart from tipping England to reclaim the urn, Lara, who took to his Twitter handle has further picked England’s Chris Woakes as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

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Meanwhile, the Ashes campaign has begun on August 1st at Edgbaston. Also, day one of the Ashes opener had witnessed fans have been irked by wasps, with Steven Smith finishing things on a high for Australia following sensational bowling from Stuart Broad.

Shoaib Akhtar Concedes it Will be ‘Foolish’ Step to Remove Virat Kohli as a Skipper:

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Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar had maintained that it will be ‘foolish’ to announce Virat Kohli’s replacement as a skipper. He had joined Virat-Rohit Sharma debate by responding to one of the fans on Twitter.

However, he has explained his backing on his YouTube channel by saying the BCCI has invested a lot in him. He further stated that Kohli is a sensible character, and he has evolved as a team leader.

Patrick Farhart Pens Deal with Delhi Capitals as a Head Physio:

Shikhar Dhawan, Patrick Farhart, Daily News Roundup
Shikhar Dhawan is receiving treatment from Patrick Farhart. Photo Credits: Getty Images.

Former Team India physio Patrick Farhart has joined Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise as the head physio for the 13th edition of the domestic professional league.

Farhart had served India since 2015 before bidding his tenure culminated post-India’s World Cup campaign. India lost their semi-final clash to New Zealand by 18 runs at Old Trafford in Manchester.

However, Farhart had decided to call it quits to look for other opportunities.
Meanwhile, Capitals had expressed delight in availing services of senior physio.

Virat Kohli Hails Cristiano Ronaldo, Draws Inspiration:

Virat Kohli,
Virat Kohli plays football. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Team India skipper Virat Kohli has lauded his favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The star batsman Kohli also draws inspiration from the Portugal sensation.

The 30-year-old Kohli had further expressed his love for football, and it is no secret for us now regarding Kohli, who is an avid fan of football.

So much so, Kohli believes Ronaldo, who represents Juventus, is a better footballer than great Lionel Messi.

Steffan Jones Tries his Luck as Team India’s Bowling Coach:

Steffan Jones, Daily News Roundup
Steffan Jones. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Former County cricketer Steffan Jones had applied as a bowling coach for Team India. The 45-year-old had joined Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR) as a bowling coach in the twelfth edition of the T20 league in 2019.

Jones had featured in 148 first-class games in which he had snared 387 wickets at an average of 36.87.

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The BCCI will conduct interviews in this month after giving an extension of 45 days to head coach Ravi Shastri and support staff as well.

With this concludes our daily news roundup for the day.

Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor