Australian pacer suffers mystery disease, fan tries to kiss Virat Kohli and more - Cricket News Today, 12th October 2018

Australian pacer suffers mystery disease, fan tries to kiss Virat Kohli and more - Cricket News Today, 12th October 2018

A stroke-filled 98* from Roston Chase and a half-century from skipper Jason Holder helped West Indies reach 295/7 at the end of day one of the second Test against India in Hyderabad.

After choosing to bat first, West Indies were reduced to 113/5 and then to 182/6 and were on the brink of getting bundled out inside the first day. But, a 104-run stand for the seventh wicket between Holder and Chase helped the visitors reach a decent total. For India, Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav were the picks of the bowlers as they picked three wickets each. 

Apart from this, a lot of other things happened in the world of cricket over the last 24 hours. Let us take a look at them.


Fan breaches security and tries to kiss Virat Kohli on day one

During day one of the second Test between India and West Indies, a fan breached the security and invaded the pitch.

The incident happened in the 15th over of the match when Kohli was fielding at mid-wicket. While R Ashwin was preparing to bowl a delivery, a fan jumped over the security cordon, ran to Kohli, took his mobile phone out to take a selfie and tried to kiss the right-handed batsman.

The leg umpire, Ian Gould, along with Ashwin and the short-leg fielder Prithvi Shaw converged towards Kohli, who was trying to distance himself from the fan. The security guards ran on to the ground and escorted the fan out of the ground.

Niall O'Brien announces retirement

Ireland v Pakistan - Test Match: Day Four
Ireland v Pakistan - Test Match: Day Four

Ireland wicketkeeper-batsman Niall O'Brien has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old's final international appearance was during the ODI series against Afghanistan in August.

"It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from international and professional cricket. I have been blessed to have been lucky enough to have represented my country for 16 years with plenty more ups than downs and for this, I look back with nothing but smiles and laughter. I would like to thank all my coaches and team-mates who along the way have helped me become the player I was. I have had too many coaches to mention them all but a special thanks must go to Adrian 'Adi' Birrell who took a chance on me in 2002 and who arranged a trial at Kent from where I started my 14-year county career, which was an absolute privilege and an honour," O'Brien said. 

Venue for the fourth India-West Indies ODI changed

Australia Nets Training

The venue for the fourth ODI between India and West Indies has been shifted from Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Instead, the match will happen a few kilometres away at the Cricket Club of India or the Brabourne Stadium.

The reason for the change is the ongoing tussle between MCA and the BCCI over the complimentary tickets. The venue will be hosting an international game for the first time since the 2009 Test match against Sri Lanka.

"We haven't taken any decision so far. But 600 tickets just won't be enough for us. We need 7,000 tickets because we need to give them to all our (330) club members, donors, Government of Maharashtra, police, fire brigade, sports department, PWD," an MCA source had told TOI on Monday.

Shane Warne offered $200,000 to bowl badly

MCC XI v International XI
MCC XI v International XI

Legendary Australian bowler Shane Warne has admitted that he was offered $200,000 to bowl badly by former Pakistan batsman Saleem Malik in 1994.

24 years after the incident, Warne has revealed the story behind the scandal where Malik tried to bribe him and Mark Waugh to lose a game in Karachi.

"Saleem Malik offered me $200,000, he said it will be in my room in half-an-hour if I bowl wide of the off-stump and the match was a draw. That's the bottom line of what he asked," Warne said while talking about his controversy-ridden autobiography titled 'No Spin'.

Mystery lung condition puts John Hastings' career on hold

New Zealand v Australia - 1st ODI
New Zealand v Australia - 1st ODI

Australian fast bowler John Hastings has taken an indefinite break from cricket after suffering a mystery lung disease which causes bleeding in his lungs everytime he bowls. It is understood that he has undergone multiple tests but the doctors are yet to determine the cause of the condition.

"It's something that, over probably the last three or four months, has been a really difficult period for me. It's basically every time I've been trying to gear up and get ready to bowl, I've been coughing up blood. What's happened is basically I won't be able to bowl this year or probably moving forward unless this sort of situation gets sorted out. It's just something that they can't say, 'look, you're not going to have a fatal bleed on the field' or it's not going to cause long-term damage," he said.

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