Insensitive to comment on out-of-shape IPL players: Bharadwaj
Former India all-rounder Vijay Bharadwaj admits that some of the Indian cricketers seen so far in IPL 2020 look out of shape, but the Karnataka man also believes that anybody making an effort to resume normal life in these unprecedented times needs backing rather than criticism.
Umpiring howler affected outcome of DC vs KXIP match
Before the tied game went into Super Over, TV footage showed that square-leg umpire Nitin Menon had called a "run short" when Chris Jordan took a couple of runs off Rabada in the 19th over while playing towards long-on area. But the TV replays showed that Jordan legally completed the first run and the bat was inside the crease.
Football game goes ahead despite 15 players with Covid-19
According to Asian Football Confederation rules, Al Hilal were able to play the match as 14 of their players were available, including two goalkeepers. The Saudi team said on Saturday it had "asked the AFC to postpone" the match in Qatar's Al Janoub stadium after tests showed that ten players had "been infected with Covid-19", adding to five players who had already tested positive.
Djokovic to face Schwartzman in Italian Open final
Novak Djokovic was made to work hard by Casper Ruud in blustery conditions before the world number one got past the unseeded Norwegian 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the Italian Open final. He will face Diego Schwartzman in the title match.
Five players out of French Open qualifying due to Covid-19
Five players have been withdrawn from the French Open qualifying tournament after two players and a coach tested positive for Covid-19, organisers have said. The qualifiers will begin on Monday, with the main draw set to commence on September 27.
IPL: Ashwin available for Delhi's next game but physio to take final call
During Delhi's match against Kings XI Punjab, who were chasing a target of 158 runs, Iyer handed the ball to Ashwin in the sixth over. He bowled a splendid over taking two crucial wickets of Karun Nair (1) and Nicholas Pooran (0). However, off the last ball he bowled, Ashwin dived to save a single and hurt his shoulder in the process.
Umpire should be 'Man of the Match' in DC vs KXIP game: Sehwag
The incident took place in the 19th over of Kings XI Punjab's run-chase when Mayank Agarwal played a shot and took two runs. However, the on-field umpire Nitin Menon deemed it as a single, declaring that Chris Jordan did not tap his bat past the crease.
IPL: Stoinis took us apart, says KXIP's Agarwal
Kings XI Punjab batsman Mayank Agarwal said that Delhi Capitals' all-rounder Marcus Stoinis "batted extremely well" as he scored 53 runs off just 21 balls to guide Delhi to a respectable total after they lost a couple of quick wickets in the second match of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Battle of the big guns: All eyes on captains Kohli and Warner
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be wary of the pitfalls that derailed their campaign last season when they begin their campaign against Virat Kohli's star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai on Monday, notably the dysfunctional middle order.
IPL: All-round Stoinis, cool Rabada ensure Super Over victory for DC
Kagiso Rabada once again proved to be the 'King of Super Over' after Marcus Stoinis' star turn with both bat and ball ensured a thrilling Super Over win for Delhi Capitals in an IPL encounter against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. It was Stoinis whose late assault saw Delhi reach 157 for 8 in 20 overs with his 53 off 21 balls and 57 in the last three doing the trick.