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Kohli is like a beast on the field, he wants to compete: Shastri
Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has termed Virat Kohli a "beast" on the field but said the former skipper is totally opposite when he is not playing the game. Kohli had stepped down as the Test skipper after India suffered a Test series loss against South Africa.
U Mumba decimate Bengaluru Bulls for second time in PKL-8
U Mumba thrashed Bengaluru Bulls 45-34 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match on Wednesday. Abhishek Singh scored 11 raid points for Mumbai and was ably supported by Ajith Kumar with eight. But it was the defence that won them the encounter with Rahul Sethpal clinching a High 5 (7 tackle points + 1 bonus point).
Bishnoi gets maiden call-up for WI series, Kuldeep makes comeback
After a marathon meeting on Wednesday evening, the Chetan Sharma-led national selection committee has decided to bring back Kuldeep Yadav in India’s white-ball scheme of things. The selectors have also decided to try out up and coming right-arm wrist-spinner Ravi Bishnoi for the home series against West Indies beginning from Feb 6 in Ahmedabad.
Bishnoi gets maiden call-up for WI series, Kuldeep makes comeback: Sources
Young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was on Wednesday rewarded with a maiden India call-up for the upcoming Twenty20 series against the West Indies while senior wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav also returned to the white ball set up after a knee surgery.
Malinga appointed Sri Lanka bowling strategy coach for Australia tour
Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the national team's bowling strategy coach for the Australia tour. Malinga, in his new short-term role as a specialist coach, will support Sri Lanka's bowlers, providing tactical insight and technical expertise to help the on-field execution of strategic plans.
Minimum 4 Covid cases needed for fixture postponement: EPL
Premier League sides can apply for a fixture postponement only if they have a minimum of four positive COVID-19 cases in their squads, the league said on Wednesday following a meeting of representatives of all 20 clubs.
HI congratulates Gurjit Kaur on completing 100 international caps
Indian Women's hockey team's ace drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur completed 100 international caps at the ongoing Women's Asia Cup 2022 in Muscat. She achieved this milestone during India's semi-final match against Korea on Wednesday. Since her debut against Malaysia in 2014, Gurjit Kaur has shown grit and determination to become a vital player in the Indian team.
Padma Bhushan honour for me is a huge moment for entire community: Jhajharia
The first para athlete to be bestowed with the Padma Bhushan, Devendra Jhajharia says the "huge honour" will help change the attitude of society towards the differently abled and motive them to strive for excellence.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2022 to be held virtually in April
The Laureus World Sports Awards will be held virtually for a second consecutive year in April due to the "limitations and uncertainty" caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 awards will build on the success of Laureus' 2021 'virtual' Awards, the organiser said in a statement on Wednesday.
Use this as fuel, come back stronger: Australian star to Indian players
In a heartfelt message, Australian football team star Sam Kerr on Wednesday empathised with the Indian players after a Covid-19 outbreak led to the country's ouster from the ongoing women's Asian Cup here, urging them to "use this as fuel" to come back stronger.
Rahul Dravid will bring in a lot to the table: Shane Warne
Rahul Dravid will bring in a "lot of steel" in the current Indian team and his role will be more of a 'Man Manager' rather than of a conventional coach which is an obsolete concept, reckons Australian spin wizard Shane Warne.
Djokovic to play in Dubai after vaccine controversy: Reports
Unvaccinated world number one Novak Djokovic has signed up to play at next month's ATP Dubai tennis tournament, reports said on Wednesday, after his deportation from Australia prevented a tilt at a record 21st Grand Slam title. A leaked entry list shared by tennis journalists on social media and picked up by several outlets showed Djokovic named as the top seed for the February 21-26 event.
Padma Shri will inspire me to strive harder for Asiad: Pramod Bhagat
Tokyo Paralympics gold medalist Pramod Bhagat has said the Padma Shri award will inspire him to thrive harder and put in extra efforts in training for Asian Games. Para shuttler Bhagat will be awarded Padma Shri. The announcement was made on the eve of 73rd Republic Day on Tuesday.
MotoGP: Marquez sights set on Sepang after double vision cured
Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will take part in next week's pre-season testing in Sepang after recovering from double vision, his Honda team announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Spaniard had been suffering from diplopia since an off-road training crash at the end of October.
Dhoni is one of the sharpest cricket minds I have encountered: Greg Chappell
Australian great Greg Chappell has rated former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as "one of the sharpest cricket minds", saying his decision-making skills set him apart from his great contemporaries.