Indian shooters endured a modest start in the ISSF World Cup here on Thursday with a podium finish eluding the fancied Olympic-bound group, including the likes of teen sensation Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan.
Recalling his dream Test debut at Lord's, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly said that he was mentally tired after notching up the first hundred when Sachin Tendulkar told him to relax and have your cup of tea.
Test cricket was the ultimate cricket format and I think it still is the ultimate, said former India skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly after New Zealand's dramatic sixth-day win in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton.
A host of top Indian track and field athletes, including the likes of star sprinters Dutee Chand and Hima Das, will make one last attempt to book their Olympic berths in the National Inter-State Championships beginning here on Friday.
Peshawar Zalmi batsman Haider Ali and fast bowler Umaid Asif will miss the Pakistan Super League final against the Multan Sultans on Thursday after they were suspended for breaching the bio-secure bubble in Abu Dhabi.
Veteran batsman Ross Taylor, who is New Zealand's top scorer in Tests and took his country through a tough phase on the reserve day on way to a win in World Test Championship (WTC) final on Wednesday, fits into the we don't always have the stars description given by Kane Williamson on Wednesday night.
India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar finished seventh in the men's final, while the country's women shooters failed to get past the qualifying round in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup here on Thursday.
Wondering about the unrealistic expectations from the Indian women's hockey team, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne on Thursday said the realistic target for them is to reach the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics and anything less than that would be a big let down.
Olympic champions are not created overnight and Indian women hockey team has taken long strides in that direction by following a well-defined process, skipper Rani Rampal assured on Thursday and avowed that her balanced side is good enough to challenge the best during the Tokyo Games.
Star archery couple Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari assured India its first medal from the ongoing World Cup Stage 3 by entering the final of the mixed pair event with a comeback 5-3 win over Spain here on Thursday.
Asian football legend Ali Daei of Iran on Thursday congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal star scored his 109th goal in Wednesday's Euro 2020 game against France to equal his all-time international record.
A two-year agony of heartbreak at Lord's and many other narrow escapes must have crossed Kane Williamson's mind as he held aloft the World Test Championship Trophy on Wednesday. A sixth-day drama in the marquee clash was dampened down by Williamson and Ross Taylor's 94-run stand for the third wicket as the underdogs and good guys finally laid their hands on an ICC trophy.
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said that New Zealand were deserved winnersin the final of the World Test Championship. Kane Williamson's side defeated India by 8 wickets in the final, lifting the Test Championship mace in the format's inaugural global tournament.
India against New Zealand in International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments in the last few years are like Roger Federer against Rafael Nadal on clay courts of the French Open, never finding a way to win. On Wednesday, the Kiwis inflicted the sixth successive defeat on India in ICC tournaments by winning the World Test Championship final.
Test mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara may possess a rock-solid defence and textbook batting technique, but his recent exploits against New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC) final has drawn a lot of criticism. Known for his sluggish batting approach, Pujara received major flak on social media for not putting away ad deliveries during his stay at the crease.
Danish health officials have urged soccer fans who attended the European Championship game between Denmark and Belgium on June 17 in Copenhagen to be checked for the coronavirus after they found at least three people who later tested positive for the delta variant.
Before the start of the reserve sixth day under the bright Southampton sky, ICC had tweeted a video of the Indian skipper, captioning, The many faces of Virat Kohli! None of it summed up the fate India incurred at the Rose Bowl Arena the same evening. The one that did was of Kohli, his face sunk between his palms when Jasprit Bumrah dropped the skier from Kane Williamson. But when the inevitable happened, Kohli was gracious in defeat. The camera caught him shaking hands with his teammates first
A US expert on transgender rights and politics says the participation of New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics might inspire other trans athletes but could also become a focus for conservative activists who oppose greater LGBTQ rights and freedoms.
An allegiance that has run for over two decades made no Barcelona fan ever fathom this. Lionel Messi, who was born far away from Catalunya in his homeland Argentina -- on this very day 34 years ago -- only to become their very own through the club's youth system La Masia, will give up on what's been called Mes Que Un Club; plainly and proudly translated by their fans to 'more than a club'.
Brazil made a strong claim for the Copa America on Thursday morning when the side scored two late goals to rally to win against Colombia, who took the lead early in the match through Luis Diaz's spectacular goal in Sao Paulo. The victory for Brazil came as late as the 90+10 minute in the injury time as Casemiro head home the winner from a corner.
Unlike most contests, India weren't the favourites at start of the World Test Championship final in Southampton, but weren't written off either. Their ability to overcome through adverse situations, and a quality bowling attack, put India almost at par with New Zealand who headed into the contest on the back of a 1-0 series win in England a week before. The bowlers, inspired by a daunting Mohammed Shami and crafty Ravichandran Ashwin, did put New Zealand under pressure, but the batting f
India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday indicated that he may bring in
ight people with right mindset to perform in the Test side just like their white ball set-up where they have multiple players ready to shoulder responsibility at the highest level.
New Zealand defeated India by 8 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship, and Kane Williamson is a relieved captain. Two years ago, Williamson's New Zealand were at the receiving end of a painful defeat against England in the World Cup final.
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor, who hit the winning runs in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final, called the title win after the eight-wicket victory over India as the highlight of his career.
After over two years of anguish and heartbreak, New Zealand on Wednesday shrugged off memories of the 2019 ODI World Cup defeat, defeating India by eight wickets to clinch the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.
India's Ramkumar Ramanathan stood just one win away from his maiden Grand Slam appearance after he progressed to the final round of the Wimbledon Qualifiers with a straight-set win over Tomas Martin Etcheverry
Legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday was unhappy after seeing India's lacklustre batting show in their second innings of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. With a 32-run lead, India suffered a mini batting collapse after they lost skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession.
Ravichandran Ashwin has become the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship, going past Australia's Pat Cummins (70 wickets) for the feat. Ashwin took the wicket of Devon Conway to achieve the mark.
India's last four wickets added only 28 runs on Wednesday, thereby continuing the tail's abysmal performance against New Zealand in Test cricket in the last year-and-a-half, during which they have failed to aggregate 50 runs in all the six outings.
India had a nightmarish first session on the reserve day as they lost three crucial wickets of skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand.
India skipper Virat Kohli fell to New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson for the second time in the World Test Championship (WTC) final on Wednesday and the third time in six innings of the last three Test matches between the two teams.
Ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be part of a highly competitive field at the Kuortane Games on Friday in Finland in a bid to further boost his confidence ahead of next month's Tokyo Olympic Games.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has joined the chorus for the country's cricketers to be allowed to travel with their families for the Ashes later this year, saying that if they are not allowed o have their family members with them, the tour should be called off.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar, criticised Shubman Gill's footwork and blamed it for the young opener's failure in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand here.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Ricky Skerritt has confirmed that the dates of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had been tweaked in consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to accommodate the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended on May 4 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Known for being flamboyant and someone who never holds back on the field, Virat Kohli is always an animated figure on the field. Interestingly, the behaviour changes when it comes to batting and the skipper comes out as a calm customer who likes to build his innings slowly after spending ample amount of time on the field.
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri says he wasn't expecting to qualify for the Olympics given his below par performance this year but now wants to make it count by returning with a medal from the Tokyo Games.