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The Rohit Sharma-led Team after ending their 11-year-long ICC trophy title drought on Saturday, June 29, have been stranded in Barbados due to airport closure after Hurricane Beryl hit the Caribbean. Apart from this, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) roped in former India cricketer Dinesh Karthik as their batting coach and mentor. 

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Monday, July 1. 

Major cricket events that happened on Monday, July 1

Dinesh Karthik joins RCB as batting coach and mentor

Former India cricketer, Dinesh Karthik, who hung his boots from all formats of cricket after the conclusion of IPL 2024, has rejoined the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) as their Batting Coach and Mentor. The Bengaluru-based franchise on Monday, July 1 took to social media to announce Dinesh Karthik as their batting coach and mentor for the upcoming edition of the IPL.

Zimbabwe announce squad for five-match T20I series versus India

On Monday, July 1, Zimbabwe announced a youthful 17-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series at home against Zimbabwe, which will commence at the Harare Sports Club in six days. The Sikandar Raza-led Zimbabwean cricket team welcomes Antum Naqvi, a Belgium-born cricketer, who has gotten his first call-up in the side subject to his citizenship status confirmation.

Shafali Verma and Sneh Rana’s heroics help IND-W defeat SA-W by 10 wickets

On Monday, July 1, the Indian women’s cricket team registered a commanding 10-wicket win against South Africa in the one-off Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The top performers for India across four-day Test were Shafali Verma and Sneh Rana, scoring a double hundred and picking up an eight-wicket haul in an innings respectively.

VVS Laxman to travel with Team India for Zimbabwe series

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah on Monday, July 1 confirmed that former India cricketer VVS Laxman will travel to Zimbabwe for the upcoming T20I series. Team India will travel to Zimbabwe to play five-match T20I series, starting July 6. Notably, all five matches of the series will be played at the Harare Sports Club between July 6 and 14.

Hurricane Beryl leaves Team India stranded in Barbados after T20WC’24

The T20 World Cup winning team, India has been forced to extend their stay in Barbados after Hurricane Beryl intensified in the ocean. The Rohit Sharma-led Team India were forced to camp inside their hotel, extending their stay after their T20 World Cup 2024 triumph. The Men in Blue were supposed to take an Emirates flight from New York via Dubai earlier.

Virat Kohli responds to PM Modi's message on T20I retirement

Virat Kohli responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tribute to him after the Men in Blue won the T20 World Cup 2024. Modi took to his social media to congratulate Kohli for the World Cup victory and an illustrious career in the shortest format. Responding to the same, Kohli thanked the PM for his kind words and unwavering support.

New head coach to take charge from Sri Lanka series: Jay Shah

During an interaction with media, Jay Shah asserted that the new head coach will take charge from the Sri Lanka series. “A new head coach will join from the Sri Lanka series,” Shah told PTI. The Men in Blue will tour the island nation for a six-match white-ball series in July 2024, featuring in three ODIs and as many T20Is.

Virat Kohli’s T20WC'24 victory post becomes most liked picture on Instagram

Virat Kohli’s T20 World Cup victory post, which he shared hours after India lifted the title, ending their 11-year-long wait, has become the most like post on Instagram. The post, which has garnered comments as well as likes from celebrities, cricketers as well as fans, has become the most liked post on Instagram with more than 18.5 million likes and counting since it was uploaded. 

Ritika Sajdeh pens heartfelt post for Rohit Sharma after T20WC triumph

After Rohit Sharma-led Team India ended their 17-year-long wait to finish as the T20 world champions on Saturday, June 29, the skipper’s wife, Ritika Sajdeh shared a special tribute for the 36-year-old. Taking to her Instagram, Ritika wrote, “Ro, I know what this has meant to you. This format, this cup, these men, this journey and this entire process of getting what you’ve always dreamed of."

Shahid Afridi praises Rohit Sharma after India’s T20WC triumph

Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, praised Rohit Sharma after he recently led India to a T20 World Cup title. He spoke about how the role of a leader is always significant in cricket, needing to set an example for his players, which Rohit Sharma did in style with his aggressive and attacking cricket.