Virat Kohli, Daily News Roundup
Virat Kohli. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hello, we’re here with the daily news roundup for Tuesday (July 30). 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:

Sachin Tendulkar to Play his Part in Muttiah Muralitharan’s Biopic:

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar. Credits: Twitter.

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has a major role to play for Sri Lanka veteran Muttiah Muralitharan’s biopic.

The head of the DAR motion pictures Sethumadhav has revealed the news to the media.

The world’s highest wicket-taker Muralitharan’s biopic will be released in 2020. It will also highlight the personal journey of Muralitharan apart from the political happenings which have had prevailed that time around.

Overall, the greats of the game had given best against each other.

David Warner is 100 Per Cent Fit for the Ashes Opener: Justin Langer

David Warner
David Warner. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Australian chief coach Justin Langer stated that David Warner will be fit to represent Australia in the Ashes opener on August 1st at Edgbaston.

Warner had received a blow on his thigh after inside-edging the delivery bowled by Michael Neser.

Meanwhile, much to the relief for Australia camp, Warner had also walked out to bat in nets on Tuesday.

Mitchell Starc Could Miss Edgbaston Test:

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc (Credits: Getty)

Australia’s speedster Mitchell Starc might miss the Ashes opener as he is fighting for a spot with Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle.

The pacers had done exceedingly well for Australia which already saw Starc leading the ICC World Cup wickets column. Starc has claimed 27 wickets to clinch the most wickets in a single world cup edition.

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On the other hand, the back injury has kept Hazlewood out of the scene since January.

Sundaram Ravi Left Out from the ICC Elite Panel of Umpires:

S Ravi
S Ravi. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Following mixed results, the world body ICC had omitted Sundaram Ravi from its Elite Panel of Umpires for 2019-20.

Also, Windies umpire Joel Wilson and Durham-based umpire Michael Gough have replaced retired Ian Gould and Ravi respectively.

Wilson had officiated in 63 ODIs, 26 T20Is and 13 Tests. Besides, English umpire had made his umpiring debut in 2013. He had officiated in 59 ODIs, 14 T20Is and nine Tests.

Virat Kohli Hails Ajinkya Rahane:

Ajinkya Rahane
Virat Kohli with Ajinkya Rahane (Credits: AP).

India skipper Virat Kohli has effusively praised Ajinkya Rahane for playing a pivotal role for India particularly in the Test fold.

The top-order batsman had done his job while being technically sound with the bat.

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Kohli had also termed him as ‘one of the pillars’ in India’s batting department.

While lauding Rahane, Kohli is optimistic that Rahane will prove his mettle.

Shoaib Akhtar Prefers Virat Kohli Over Rohit Sharma:

Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan, Bowling, Rawalpindi Express
Shoaib Akhtar (Credits – AFP)

Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar had picked Team India skipper Virat Kohli as his favourite cricketer over Rohit Sharma. During a Q&A session, Akhtar had named Kohli as the best in business. He also believes that the Men in Blue won’t require any change in the leadership role.

Also, Akhtar had termed MS Dhoni as the ‘legend’ during the question and answer session.

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