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This day, 13 years ago Yuvraj smashed six sixes in an over

New Delhi: On this day 13 years back, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh scripted history in the shortest format as he smashed six sixes in an over against England in the first-ever T20I World Cup in 2007. The flamboyant batsman…

Shahid Afridi praises Virat Kohli, calls him ‘great player’

New Delhi: Former Pakistan swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his batting in the second T20I against South Africa and called him a ‘great player’. The 30-year-old Kohli played an unbeaten knock of 72 runs to…

Hima Das ruled out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

New Delhi: Indian sprinter Hima Das has been ruled out of the World Championships 2019 due to a back injury, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Wednesday. AFI took to Twitter and wrote: “Unfortunately 400m athlete #HimaDas will not…

Meghalaya school wins Subroto Cup U-17 category

New Delhi: Meghalaya’s Hopewel Elias Higher Secondary School defeated Krida Shiksha Prothishtan (BKSP) of Bangladesh 1-0 to win the U-17 junior boys Subroto Cup football tournament in New Delhi on Tuesday. With a scorcher of a kick from outside the…

India at home is a dangerous team: Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata: As South Africa is touring India for a T20I and Test series, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has termed the ‘Men in Blue’ as favourites, saying that they are a dangerous team at home. “India are favourites. India at home…

For the first time in 47 years, Ashes ends in draw

London: With England winning the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Oval, the series ended at a 2-2 scoreline, the first time in 47 years that the Men’s Ashes has ended in a draw. The last series which ended…

Kapil Dev appointed Chancellor of Haryana Sports University

Chandigarh: Cricket legend Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of the Haryana Sports University at Rai in Sonipat district. “Kapil Dev will be the first Chancellor of Haryana Sports University at Rai, Sonipat,” Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij said…

Dhoni always thinks about Indian cricket, says Kohli

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh): As India and South Africa get ready to face each other in the first T20I of the three-match series, skipper Virat Kohli lauded wicket-keeper batsman, MS Dhoni, saying ‘he always thinks about Indian cricket and there is…

Standard of Indian football team has improved drastically, says Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday lauded the Indian football team, saying the standard of the side has improved drastically. He spoke to ANI after launching a book on former India football captain…

All eyes on Bajrang, Vinesh at World Championships

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): A reality check awaits India’s top wrestlers at the World Championships where they will chase not only glory but also Tokyo Olympics qualification, here from Saturday. The run-up to the Worlds has been spectacular for Bajrang Punia and…

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