India’s Rohit Sharma calls for proactive fight against coronavirus

INDIAN cricketer Rohit Sharma on Monday (16) said it has been tough to watch the world coming to a standstill because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He advised people to proactively fight the crisis by reporting to doctors when they experience any symptoms. The 32-year-old batsman posted a video message on his official Twitter handle. Stay safe everyone. […]

South African captain Faf du Plessis steps down

Faf du Plessis, 35, has stepped down as South Africa Test and Twenty20 captain, after leading the team in 112 matches across all formats since 2012. He made his international debut for South Africa in 2011. Quinton de Kock replaced Du Plessis as one-day captain in January 2019. “It has been the greatest honour of […]

India’s Vidit Gujrathi claims top spot in Prague Chess festival

India’s No 2 chess player Vidit Gujrathi continues his form in the Prague Chess festival.  He posted a win over Austrian GM Markus Ragger in the third round to jump to the top spot in the Masters’ category of the festival. Vidit Gujrathi trumped Ragger in a Grunfeld game after 46 moves to continue his […]

India’s Manpreet Singh is world’s best hockey player

MANPREET SINGH became the first Indian hockey player to win the Men’s Player of the Year award since its inception in 1999 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He won the award ahead of Belgium’s Arthur van Doren and Lucas Vila of Argentina. With 260 appearances, Manpreet Singh enjoyed a long career in the national […]

India’s 19-year-old Atharva Ankolekar is a ‘born fighter’

The coming Sunday (February 9) is a big day for India’s Atharva Ankolekar as the country faces neighbour Bangladesh in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in South Africa. Atharva fought many odds in his real-life to reach the World-stage. Atharva’s father Vinod Ankolekar played for Jolly Cricketers club in […]

Shreyas Iyer makes his mark in ODI with maiden ton

Indian origin name Shreyas generally means superior or fame. India’s Shreyas Iyer rose to fame on Wednesday (February 5) when he hit his first ODI hundred against New Zealand in Hamilton. Shreyas Iyer scored 103 runs off 107 balls batting at No.4. He joined a select list of India No.4 batsmen who have hit a […]

Former spinner Iqbal Qasim to lead PCB Cricket Committee

Former spinner Iqbal Qasim, who represented Pakistan from 1976 to 1988, will chair the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Cricket Committee. The PCB on Friday said that he will lead the panel which includes former cricketer Wasim Akram, chief selector and representative of women’s cricket Urooj Mumtaz, former cricketer Umar Gul and former Test opener Ali […]

Kanchanmala becomes first Indian to win gold at World Para Swimming Championship

Visually impaired swimmer Kanchanmala Pande made a historical moment for India on Thursday as she became the first Indian to win the gold medal in the World Para Swimming Championship. She created ripples in the ongoing championship in Mexico and secured the top spot in 200 meters medley event in S-11 category. Kanchanmala, who works with […]

‘Delhi, we need to talk’: Virat Kohli has a special message for his pollution-ridden hometown

Ahead of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens on Thursday, skipper Virat Kohli had a special message for the people of Delhi. Kohli, who was born and brought up in the capital, raised concerns about the deteriorating air quality in his hometown. In a video message shared on his […]

Manchester United have done well in transfer market by doing 75 percent of what I asked: Jose Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club’s transfer business is 75 percent done but the club is still in the hunt for a winger.  Addressing the media in a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said, “Twenty-five per cent means one of four. We got a central defender who can play many other positions which […]