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One highlight of the Adelaide day-night Test for Pakistan was Yasir Shah’s maiden Test hundred at No. 8, which helped them recover from 89 for 6 to post 302. And now we know it’s all thanks to fellow bowler Usman Shinwari, who teased Shah about his pretensions of batting long during a Quaid-e-Azam game in October.
“Yasir was aiming to play a long innings. I told him, ‘I’ll recognise you as a batsman if you can stay at the crease in Australia, where you will face bowlers bowling at 145-150kph. I am happy that today he has done it.” (Watch from 6:09).
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) December 1, 2019
Virat Kohli wants the Indian team to be remembered like Barack Obama
In a long-ranging interview with India Today, Virat Kohli talked about being moved while watching David Letterman’s Netflix interview with Barack Obama in which Letterman tells Obama: “Without a question of a doubt, you’re the first president I truly and fully respect.”
“That moment, for me, was probably the most touching moment of everything they spoke about,” Kohli said. “That is what we want to leave behind. If children can come up to us and say, ‘Thank you for guiding us in the right direction, of achieving excellence and taking Indian cricket higher’, that is what I’m going to be proud of.”
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