January 8, 2020 3 minutes read

In a year that saw several ups and downs for Indian Cricket – who made the most news? Read on to know who the top newsmakers of 2019 in Cricket were.

The thrilling ICC World Cup 2019 was the central topic around which most news was made. Overall, the news had varying sentiment. However, Cricket is considered a religion in India and carries serious expectations The Indian Cricket Team also lived up to those expectations with a dominant 2019.

We always enjoy our favourite players performing good on the ground but it is interesting to see how personalities performed with the media and how much attention they got.

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The top newsmakers of 2019 in Cricket were:

Virat Kohli

Virat Kholi had a great 2019, from India reaching the semi-final of the World Cup to the first Day-Night test match. World Cup 2019 was the biggest newsmaking event in terms of cricket. India’s exit in the semi-final stage was not well received by the fans. The Indian cricket team was also surrounded by some controversies like the Army Camouflage caps incident.

All the news on the Indian Cricket Team had a mention about Virat Kohli as he is the captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Virat Kohli also entered the 11th year of his career in 2019 which created an exceptional amount of news.


MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni made his mark yet again in the Indian Cricket landscape with his remarkable performance in the 2019 World Cup. He also led CSK to the IPL Finals but eventually lost to MI. MSD was also spotted playing billiards and enjoying in his hometown.


Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma had a marvelous 2019 with the highest number of runs for India in the World Cup with back to back hundreds. He also led the Indian side against Bangladesh.

He emerged as the new sixer-king for the Indian side with a record number of sixes in a single test. Rohit performed remarkably well against the West Indies. He also led the Mumbai Indians side to the IPL title.


Steve Smith

2019 was one of the most successful years for Steve Smith in terms of performance and in terms of news as well. He made a solid comeback with IPL after the ban and also scored a lot of runs in the World Cup and Ashes.

He played remarkably well against Pakistan and all of this helped create an outstanding amount of news for the Australian.


Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly had a buzzworthy 2019 upon as the President of the BCCI. His remarkable contribution to India playing its first Day-Night Test also added to his visibility.

However, there were some controversies about Sourav’s comment on the removal of portraits of Pakistani Cricketers from Eden Gardens.


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