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Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 20,000 international runs

NEW DELHI : Virat Kohli already owns a plethora of batting records. Records, which he has collected almost at will over his decade long career so far. On Thursday, the Indian captain added another one to his name while playing in a World Cup match against the West Indies. Kohli now owns the record of becoming the fastest to get to 20,000 international runs, across all formats.

Irfan Pathan creates history, becomes 1st Indian to be part of CPL players’ draft

Irfan Pathan created history after becoming the first Indian cricketer to be included in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) players’ draft. The player draft for CPL 2019 was announced on Thursday with Irfan being the only Indian in the list.

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka through to last 16 in Rome

Former world number one Roger Federer marked his return to the Italian Open for the first time since 2016 with a 6-4 6-3 second-round win over Joao Sousa on Thursday. The Swiss had criticised organisers for doubling ticket prices after he confirmed his participation last weekend but the fans who had made their way into Foro Italico on Thursday have been rewarded with a Federer double bill.
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ICC World Cup 2019: The Favourites

The ICC World Cup 2019 is the most open World Cup in cricketing history, with no clear favourites - contested in a format that is punishing and rewarding at the same time. No match is a stroll in the park. There are no freebies. No room for an off-day. The round robin in all probability will make every contest a must win, progressing further into the tournament. The pressure will be cranked up pretty quickly as high profile, volatile matches are littered all over the itinerary.

IPL 2019: Top 5 value-for-money players of the season

IPL 2019 is in the history books now, with the Mumbai Indians defeating the Chennai Super Kings to win their fourth IPL championship. Rohit Sharma's men played positive cricket right from ball one, and that made the difference in the end.

Apart from the two finalists, the other six teams also made sure that there was healthy competition in the league. The points difference (1) between the number 4 team and the number 8 team in the league indicates how competitive the tourney was.

GS Lakshmi becomes first woman to be ICC match referee

GS Lakshmi has become the first woman to be part of the ICC's panel of international match referees and is eligible to officiate in international matches with immediate effect.

Lakshmi, who turns 51 on May 23, was a right-hand batsman and right-arm outswing bowler. She played from 1986 to 2004, representing a variety of teams, including South Central Railways, Andhra, Bihar, East Zone, and South Zone.

She first officiated as a match referee in domestic women's cricket in 2008-09 and has overseen three women's ODIs and three women's T20Is.

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