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Fakhar gets out after 455 runs in ODIs, sets world record
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
The first-ever Pakistani cricketer to slam ODI double hundred, Fakhar Zaman, has set the world record of most runs between two dismissals in ODI cricket. The 28-year-old, who got out for 85 against Zimbabwe today, scored 455 runs between his two dismissals. The previous record was by ex-Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf who scored 405 runs between two dismissals in 2002.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:56 pm on 22 Jul
India gets first Asian Jr C'ship men's gold winner in 53 yrs
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen became the first men's singles player from India in 53 years to win the gold medal at the Asian Junior Badminton Championships. The 16-year-old beat world number one Kunlavut Vitidsarn to become only the third Indian after Gautam Thakkar and PV Sindhu to bag a gold medal at the Asian Junior Championships.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:50 pm on 22 Jul
Dhoni didn't allow his boys to give maa-behen ki gaali: Book
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
MS Dhoni did not allow his players to use "maa-behen ki gaali" while sledging during his captaincy days, a book has revealed. "(Dhoni) doesn't believe in overt displays of aggression. He believes...if you want to hurt (opposition), do it in your style, not in their way. If they believe in swearing, you don't need to do it," an excerpt read.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:37 pm on 22 Jul
Ukrainian 1st man to hold all 4 world cruiserweight titles
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Ukrain's Oleksandr Usyk beat Russian rival Murat Gassiev by a unanimous decision to become the first man to hold all four world cruiserweight titles. With the win Usyk also claimed the inaugural World Boxing Super Series Ali Trophy. Usyk, the 31-year-old Olympic gold medallist, ended Gassiev's 26-match unbeaten streak to claim the WBA and IBF titles from him.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:49 pm on 22 Jul
Couldn't look at a football after World Cup: Brazil's Neymar
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Following Brazil's quarter-final defeat to Belgium at the World Cup 2018, Neymar Jr said that he could not look at a football and did not want to see any of the remaining matches of the tournament. "I was in mourning, I was really sad about it, but sadness passes... I've got more reason to be happy than sad," Neymar added.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:11 pm on 22 Jul
Could've been US President if I came here 10 yrs ago: Zlatan
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
On being asked how he changed the American soccer culture, former Sweden captain and current LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, jokingly said that he would be President of the US if he had arrived 10 years earlier. "I don't know if I changed it, I just keep doing my job. They're lucky I didn't come 10 years ago," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:14 pm on 22 Jul
Adopt the trees: Gambhir to Kejriwal on plantation drive
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
After Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that the government was planning a massive plantation drive in the capital, cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote to him on Twitter, "...besides plantation you also need to adopt the trees to preserve them." "I hope that thrust is on that aspect too...," Gambhir added. Supporting his view, Kejriwal replied, "Sure. That's most (important)..."
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:47 pm on 22 Jul
Player dismisses 2 of world's top 4 Test batsmen in hat-trick
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Lancashire medium-pacer Jordan Clark produced a hat-trick against Yorkshire in the County Championship on Sunday, which involved dismissals of two of world's top four Test batsmen. Clark dismissed third-ranked Test batsman Joe Root for 22 before dismissing fourth-ranked Kane Williamson for a golden duck. The 27-year-old completed his hat-trick by dismissing 16th-ranked Test batsman Jonny Bairstow.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:14 pm on 22 Jul
Messi meets Real Madrid fan Rafael Nadal during Ibiza holiday
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Barcelona star Lionel Messi met Real Madrid fan and current men's singles tennis world number one Rafael Nadal during his holiday in Spain's Ibiza. England footballers Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling were also seen in the crowd. Cesc Fabregas' wife Daniella Semaan was also present and seen spending time with Messi's wife Antonella.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:56 am on 22 Jul
Sreesanth posts workout video, shows transformed physique
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth posted a video that showed his gym workout. Sreesanth, who can be seen doing various kinds of workouts like pull-ups and weight-lifting, gave the post the caption, "#hardwork #dedication #determination #discipline ..#@lifestyle". Sreesanth, who has been banned from playing cricket by BCCI, is set to appear in a movie named 'Kempegowda 2'.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:49 pm on 22 Jul
CWG champ Batra slams Air India as TT players denied boarding
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist Manika Batra slammed Air India after she and six other players were denied boarding the Air India flight to Melbourne on Sunday. Batra revealed out of the contingent of 17 players and officials, only 10 members were allowed to board as the flight was "overbooked". "Shocked at such mismanagement," Batra tweeted.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:57 pm on 22 Jul
Football club relays new pitch for ₹2 crore, cars damage it
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A brand new football pitch costing ₹2 crore was damaged after stock cars drove over it at Irish football club Ballymena United's home ground, Ballymena Showgrounds. The stadium is owned by Mid and East Antrim Council, which leases it to both the club and Ballymena Raceway. "The club is deeply unsatisfied with protective measures," a tweet by the club read.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:38 pm on 22 Jul
Leave the decision of MS Dhoni's retirement to him: Sachin
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said the decision of MS Dhoni's retirement should be left to him. There had been calls for MS Dhoni's retirement following his performances in the recently-concluded ODI series against England. "A player of his calibre, who has been around for a long time, knows what is expected of him. And where he stands," Sachin added.
short by Dishant Sharma / 01:40 pm on 22 Jul
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri named AIFF Player of 2017
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chhetri was on Sunday named as the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year. The 33-year-old had recently become the second Indian footballer after former captain Bhaichung Bhutia to play 100 matches for the national team. Chhetri scored 22 goals in 30 matches for Bengaluru FC across all competitions last season.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:19 pm on 22 Jul
Murali picked up 800th Test wicket on career's last ball
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, the only player in Test cricket history to take 800 wickets, picked up his 800th wicket on the final ball of his Test career. Muralitharan dismissed India's Pragyan Ojha as his 800th Test wicket on July 22, 2010. Notably, Muralitharan is the fastest to pick 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 Test wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:00 am on 22 Jul
Dhawan names Kohli 'Tom' from cartoon show 'Tom and Jerry'
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan called Indian captain Virat Kohli 'Tom' from the cartoon show 'Tom and Jerry' in his latest photo on Instagram with the right-handed batsman. Dhawan captioned the photo, "Tom nd jerry waala badmaash billa @virat.kohli... aur main jagga jatt." Dhawan also posted a photo of him and his family with Kohli and Anushka Sharma.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:49 pm on 22 Jul
Serena not supported like Federer due to colour: Ex-rank 1
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Former world number one Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles, said that American tennis star Serena Williams is not supported like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal because of her skin colour. King, who founded the Women's Tennis Association, also said, "Women also just don't get the attention, enthusiasm or the sponsorship money that the men do."
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:31 am on 22 Jul
Shami donates tricycles to differently-abled in his hometown
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Indian pacer Mohammad Shami donated tricycles to differently-abled people in his hometown of Amroha, Uttar Pradesh. Shami posted images of his visit on his Twitter account, accompanied by the caption that read, "Continuing the decades old tradition of - #Charity with #Humbleness & #Humility as #initiated by my forefathers. #love for #society #myvillage".
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:49 pm on 22 Jul
4-time world champ Hamilton wins F1 race after starting 14th
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton won the German Grand Prix despite starting from the 14th position on the grid on Sunday. Hamilton's championship rival Sebastian Vettel crashed while leading the race with 15 laps to go. The Mercedes driver now leads Vettel by 17 points in the championship standings with 10 races to go.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:57 pm on 22 Jul
Pak's sole double ton-scorer breaks Sir Viv Richards' record
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Pakistan's sole double century-scorer Fakhar Zaman broke West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards' and four other batsmen's record of being fastest to 1,000 ODI runs after going past the landmark in Sunday's fifth ODI against Zimbabwe. Zaman, in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, had become the fastest player to reach an individual double ton, scoring it in his 17th ODI.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:50 pm on 22 Jul
Pak's Zaman 1st in history to slam 500+ runs in 5-ODI series
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman has become the first batsman in history to slam 500-plus runs in a five-match bilateral ODI series. The 28-year-old left-handed batsman scored 515 runs in five matches against Zimbabwe, scoring two fifties, a hundred and a double hundred. Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza held the previous record for scoring the most runs (467) in a five-ODI series.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:27 pm on 22 Jul
China firm to refund ₹82 crore after France's World Cup win
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
A Chinese kitchen appliance company is paying out $12 million (₹82 crore) in refunds to its customers, after vowing that it would do so if France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The firm, also a sponsor of the French team, offered the deal to people who bought their 'championship package' worth ₹1.62 lakh from June 1 to July 3.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:54 pm on 22 Jul
Dhoni once asked teammates to not celebrate ODI win vs Aus
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
MS Dhoni, during a match against Australia in his first away tournament as ODI captain, asked his teammates to not celebrate once India won, a book has revealed. "This was Mahi's way of saying it's no big deal...If we celebrate wildly, the Aussies will be vindicated in their belief that this was an upset," an excerpt in the book read.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:28 pm on 22 Jul
4-time world champ Hamilton pushes broken-down F1 car
short by Anmol Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Four-time F1 world champion driver Lewis Hamilton tried to push his car back to the pit-lane after it suffered a hydraulics leak during German Grand Prix's opening qualifying session on Saturday. "In my heart I never give up so it is the hardest thing to give in and accept the car will not make it back," he said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:36 pm on 22 Jul
Yo-Yo test shouldn’t be sole selection criterion: Sachin
short by Dishant Sharma / on 22 Jul 2018,Sunday
Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said the Yo-Yo test used by team India should not be the sole criteria for selection of players. "It should be a mixture of fitness and... ability of a player," Sachin said. Sachin added he has never done the Yo-Yo test but had done the 'Beep test', which he claims is similar to the former.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:17 am on 22 Jul
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