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Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Afridi expressed disappointment after pictures and videos from his wedding with Shahid Afridi's daughter Ansha were leaked online. "It's very disappointing that despite many and repeated requests, our privacy was hurt and people kept on sharing it further without any guilt. I'd like to humbly request everyone...not try to spoil our memorable big day," he tweeted.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:47 am on 05 Feb
After former Australia captain Steve Smith took a dig at India pertaining to practice matches and pitches provided by the BCCI in their last Test series in India, Ravichandran Ashwin said, "Australia are known for its mind games and sledges before a series." He added, "They love doing that. It’s their style of cricket."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:47 pm on 04 Feb
Reacting to reports of rift between him and Kylian Mbappé after the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, Lionel Messi said, "The truth is...there is no problem with Kylian...quite the opposite." Referring to their chat, Messi said, "We talked about the game, the celebrations, how people lived in Argentina during the days I had been on vacation and...festivities we had."
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:19 pm on 04 Feb
India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin took to Twitter to share a picture of his edited bio, wherein his bowling style has been mentioned as "Right arm Offbreak? Right arm leg break?" Ashwin wrote, "My morning coffee came with this and I wonder who has done this." Reacting to his tweet, Rajasthan Royals wrote, "Hello and welcome to Day 1 of...Border-Gavaskar Trophy."
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:46 pm on 05 Feb
A 15-year-old Sikh boy was asked by a referee to remove his patka during a football match in Spain, saying wearing "a hat" is prohibited according to rules. The incident occurred during a match between Arratia C and a local rival Padura de Arrigorriaga. The boy's teammates and coach stood by him and forced the referee to change his decision.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:05 pm on 04 Feb
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh responded to Wasim Jaffer's 'Ashwin is already in Australia's head' remark by sharing a picture of pitch. Harbhajan wrote, "This the main thing they have in their head." Reacting to Harbhajan's tweet, a fan sarcastically tweeted, "It’s not only Aussies who have got Ashwin in their head."
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:48 pm on 05 Feb
Mumbai Police have filed an FIR against former India cricketer Vinod Kambli for allegedly assaulting his wife Andrea in front of their two children under the influence of alcohol. "The complainant said Kambli threw the broken handle of a cooking pan at her, causing injuries to her head. He also tried to hit her with a bat," police said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:25 am on 05 Feb
MMA fighter Anshul Jubli, who is known as 'King of Lions', defeated Indonesia's Jeka Saragih in Road to UFC finals to bag a UFC contract in lightweight division. With this, the 28-year-old became the first-ever Indian fighter to earn a UFC contract in lightweight division. Bharat Khandare was the first Indian to bag a UFC contract in the bantamweight division.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:52 pm on 05 Feb
Max, Aikman in fray to become Indian hockey team's coach: Report
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
After Graham Reid's exit, Spanish hockey team's coach Max Caldas and the Pakistan team's head coach Siegfried Aikman are reportedly being considered to be made the head coach of the Indian men's team. According to a PTI report, the performance of the team "dipped alarmingly" and therefore, Hockey India is in talks with two-three candidates for the head coach's position.
short by Mohammad Anab / 11:03 pm on 04 Feb
Surprised that Aus aren't playing warm-up games in India: Raina
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina said that he was surprised by the Australian team's decision not to play warm-up matches ahead of the Test series against India. "I have played practice matches (ahead of Tests) and they are really important. They (Australia) can understand the quality of pitches in India only if they play on them," Raina said.
short by Mohammad Anab / 10:15 pm on 04 Feb
Kohli should move towards off-stump guard against Lyon: Bangar
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Ex-Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar said that batter Virat Kohli should move a little towards an off-stump guard when batting against Australian spinner Nathan Lyon. "Kohli does not do two things due to which he faces...difficulties against Lyon. One...he plays more from the crease and then (second) he does not play the sweep [shot] as well," Bangar said.
short by Mohammad Anab / 10:22 pm on 04 Feb
I unknowingly ingested banned substance: Dipa on 21-month ban
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar said she wasn't able to trace the source of the banned substance that led to a 21-month ban. "I unknowingly ingested [the substance]," she added, saying, "Never in my career has the thought of consuming a banned substance crossed my mind. Gymnastics is all I've, and I'd never do anything which would country into disrepute."
short by Athira Sasidharan / 10:45 pm on 04 Feb
Was planning for a month: Dravid as BCCI shares video of training
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
The BCCI on Sunday took to Twitter to share a video of Team India's practice session ahead of the first Test against Australia in Nagpur. "We have had a couple of long sessions...We had been planning and preparing for this for almost a month," said India head coach Rahul Dravid in the video. "Everyone looks in good shape," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 01:08 pm on 05 Feb
India focussed on WC game vs Pak despite WPL auction: Harmanpreet
short by Anant Kaur / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said her side is focussed on Women's T20 World Cup opener against Pakistan to be played on February 12 despite inaugural Women's Premier League auction, which will likely be held on February 13. "The World Cup is more important than anything else. Our focus is on the ICC trophy. These things will keep coming," she added.
short by Anant Kaur / 03:36 pm on 05 Feb
Virat, Rohit need to be careful vs Aus, they'll be targeted: Karim
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Ex-India selector Saba Karim has said senior India batters Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will have to bat carefully in the upcoming Test series against Australia as all bowlers will target them. "Virat and Rohit have a chance to deliver against a top-ranked team. If they score hundreds...they will be Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid," added Karim.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:46 pm on 05 Feb
SL have never been as confident as going into T20 WC: Chamari
short by Anant Kaur / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu said her side has never been as confident as they are going into upcoming Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa. "Our preparations for...T20 World Cup have been really good...We've found some kind of a rhythm and I feel we're finding the right combinations as well," she added. The tournament will begin on February 10.
short by Anant Kaur / 10:07 pm on 04 Feb
Rohit was the only player I was scared of: Ex-Pak pacer Sohail
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Talking about Rohit Sharma, ex-Pakistan pacer Sohail Khan said, "He wasn't the kind of batter who...[got] rid of bowlers...He'd sap the bowler's life out." "Even if you bowl at 150 kmph, he'll still hit you for a six in...same fashion as he'll do against a 120 kmph delivery. Rohit was the only player who I was scared of," added Sohail.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 09:58 am on 05 Feb
We didn't prepare wickets in Aus: Jaffer on Healy's pitches remark
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Reacting to ex-Australia cricketer Ian Healy's remark that Australia will win upcoming four-Test series if India prepares "fair pitches", Wasim Jaffer said, "Pretty sure India didn't prepare wickets in Australia in 2020-21 and 2018-19." India won the last two Test series that were played on Australian soil. Healy had claimed that wickets during Australia's last tour of India were "unfair".
short by Ankur Taliyan / 12:11 pm on 05 Feb
Ashwin will definitely trouble Warner in these Tests: Irfan
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Ex-India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has said India's Ravichandran Ashwin will definitely trouble Australia opener David Warner in the upcoming four-Test series. "Because if you look at his history as well, nearly 50% of Ashwin's wickets have come against left-handed batters," explained Irfan. Notably, Ashwin has picked up 89 wickets in the 18 Tests he has played against Australia so far.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 01:44 pm on 05 Feb
The guy's one f**king great tennis player: Connors on Djokovic
short by Anant Kaur / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Talking about Novak Djokovic, who recently won a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam, Jimmy Connors said, "I want to say this, the guy's one f**king great tennis player, right? He isn't afraid to go out the game, his game." "Win or lose. He's not afraid to put it on...line. He knows he's got a bullseye on his back," he stated.
short by Anant Kaur / 10:04 pm on 04 Feb
Gill shouldn't be asked to come down in Tests vs Aus: MSK Prasad
short by Anant Kaur / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Ex-BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad said he doesn't think India opener Shubman Gill should be asked to bat down the order against Australia in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. "I would not mind seeing...Rahul at number five in Tests," he added. Gill opened the batting for India along with the then stand-in captain KL Rahul in two-match Test series in Bangladesh.
short by Anant Kaur / 11:29 pm on 04 Feb
Pink ball now ready to be used in all Test matches: Manufacturer
short by Aditya Nair / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Ball manufacturer Duke claims their new pink ball can last 80 overs and can be used for day Test matches. "There is no reason why we shouldn't move on to pink balls...all the time," said Duke Managing Director Dilip Jajodia. He added that spectators watching Test matches are being "shortchanged" if the match is affected due to bad light.
short by Aditya Nair / 08:22 am on 05 Feb
Kohli becomes a different beast when he plays against Aus: Aakash
short by Anant Kaur / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Aakash Chopra said if India have to do well against Australia in Border-Gavaskar Trophy then it's almost imperative for Virat Kohli to score runs. "There is one thing about Virat- he becomes a different beast when he plays against Australia...His best performances have generally come against this team," he added. "I'm expecting at least two centuries [from Kohli]," he stated.
short by Anant Kaur / 03:05 pm on 05 Feb
Liverpool lose 3 straight PL away games for 1st time since 2012
short by Anant Kaur / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Liverpool lost third successive away Premier League match for the first time since 2012 after their 0-3 defeat against Wolves on Saturday. An own goal from Liverpool defender Joel Matip in fifth minute was followed by Craig Dawson (12') and Ruben Neves' (71') goals. Wolves' win moves them out of the relegation zone up to 15th, while Liverpool remain 10th.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:24 am on 05 Feb
There was a miscalculation in 2007 T20 WC final vs Pak: RP Singh
short by Arnab Mukherji / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Former India pacer RP Singh said there was a miscalculation during the second innings in the T20 World Cup 2007 final against Pakistan. "Normally, Harbhajan Singh would bowl the 17th over of the innings...but Misbah Ul Haq was in a different a miscalculation happened, which is why we could not complete Harbhajan's quota of four overs," added Singh.
short by Arnab Mukherji / 10:18 am on 05 Feb
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