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mumbai indians:  ‘These 14 matches won’t take away Mumbai Indians’ glory’: Rohit Sharma shares emotional post | Cricket News – Times of India
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mumbai indians: ‘These 14 matches won’t take away Mumbai Indians’ glory’: Rohit Sharma shares emotional post | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Skipper Rohit Sharma on Saturday penned an emotional note following Mumbai Indians' last match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Mumbai Indians ended their IPL 2021 campaign on a high as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 42 runs on Friday. Mumbai Indians, who had won the 2019 and 2020 edition of the IPL, finished at the fifth place in the ongoing season. "A season full of ups, downs & learnings. But these 14 matches won't take away the glory this incredible group achieved over the last 2-3 seasons. Every player who don the blue & gold played with pride & gave his best. And that's what makes us the team we are! ONE FAMILY @mipaltan," Rohit Sharma tweeted. A season full of ups, downs & learnings. But these 14 matches won’t take away the glory thi...
Selectors add net bowlers to T20 World Cup team; focus on Varun Chakravarthy’s fitness | Cricket News – Times of India
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Selectors add net bowlers to T20 World Cup team; focus on Varun Chakravarthy’s fitness | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian selectors are set to add a few more players to India’s T20 World Cup team as net bowlers. The names of the bowlers are yet to be finalised but what will be interesting to see if the selectors opt for any backup for mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy who is suffering from dodgy knees. However, according to sources pacers Umran Malik and Harshal Patel are in the reckoning to join the team after the IPL. Sunday is the deadline to submit the final teams to the International Cricket Council. “Chakravarthy was selected because he was fit to play. If his injury can be managed through the World Cup, he will certainly be in the team,” a top BCCI official told TOI on Saturday. There is also a buzz of in-form leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal staying back. Rahul Chahar was preferr...
I feel there is a larger role to be played by centre, states, NSFs: Anurag Thakur | More sports News – Times of India
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I feel there is a larger role to be played by centre, states, NSFs: Anurag Thakur | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur sees a larger role for the central as well as state governments in the near future for the betterment of Indian sports. India is riding high after its best-ever finishes at the Olympics and the Paralympics. "The first issue is creating a sporting culture, from a stopping culture to a sporting culture, from people's participation to people's movement. It is very important to nurture and infuse those kinds of feelings," Thakur said during the India Today Conclave here on Saturday. "I think that has started, the way the Prime Minister is engaging with the sportspersons and also encouraging them. Encouraging them before the event and also the post event which was very important. "In the Tokyo Olympics and before that, it wasn't an easy time. We were ...
Harmanpreet Kaur bats for women’s IPL | Cricket News – Times of India
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Harmanpreet Kaur bats for women’s IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

India's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur has something important to say, and it's time that the BCCI takes a note of it. In a significant statement post the close six-wicket defeat to Australia in the second T20I at Carrara on Saturday, Harmanpreet batted for the cause of launching Women's IPL in India, stressing that the lack of a WIPL is the only reason why her teammates, who she feels are otherwise talented, buckle under pressure at times in crucial situations in T20I cricket. Harmanpreet pointed to the performance of Tahlia McGrath, who cracked a match-winning 33-ball unbeaten 42 in a high-pressure situation to take Australia home in the second T20I, as an illustration of of the impact of the Women's Big Bash League's success, in terms of increasing both players' confidence and performa...
SAFF Championship: India face Nepal in must-win match | Football News – Times of India
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SAFF Championship: India face Nepal in must-win match | Football News – Times of India

MALE: A beleaguered Indian football team faces Nepal in a must-win match in the SAFF Championship here on Sunday. Seven-time winners India are yet to log full points from a game in this edition of the tournament, having drawn both their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Both the remaining matches are must-win ones for India if they are to make the final. "Nothing much has changed," head coach Igor Stimac said in the official pre-match press conference. "We are here, and we are still alive in the championship. We are still here to win the tournament," he added. Interestingly, the two teams had played two back-to-back international friendlies in Kathmandu in the first week of September where India had won the second match 2-1, after having drawn the first. "We know them very well ...
Some sports federations are not allowing athletes to grow: Kiren Rijiju | More sports News – Times of India
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Some sports federations are not allowing athletes to grow: Kiren Rijiju | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that there are a few federations in India that are not working properly and they need to be pulled up for the betterment of the sports. Speaking at the India Today Conclave, Rijiju addressed the problems he faced while being the sports minister. "In India, there are several sports federations. Some federations are managed very professionally. Some of the people who run the sports federations even spend their own hard-earned money to support their athletes and to create infrastructure and other facilities. "But there are some federations, I won't name them, who are not allowing the athletes to grow. The way they are running the federations will not help the athletes and sports progress. The government was forced to intervene...
F1: Hamilton fastest in Turkish Grand Prix qualifying but Bottas takes pole | Racing News – Times of India
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F1: Hamilton fastest in Turkish Grand Prix qualifying but Bottas takes pole | Racing News – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying Saturday for the Turkish Grand Prix but his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas will start the race from pole position. Hamilton, the championship leader, set a new lap record three times in qualifying but because his team incurred a 10-place grid penalty by changing his engine ahead of the race he will start 11th. His closest rival for the title, Dutchman Max Verstappen of Red Bull, will start alongside Bottas, a Finn, on the front row. Hamilton improved his time in each of the three qualifying phases. After breaking the 16-year-old track record in practice on Friday he broke it again in each of the three qualifying sessions. Hamilton poses with the Pole Position Award after the qualifying sessions. (AFP Photo)He finished the session with a ...
Loss against RCB chance for players to reflect: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India
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Loss against RCB chance for players to reflect: Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting feels the defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last league game of the ongoing IPL has given his team a "chance to reflect" ahead of the playoffs. Having suffered a dramatic seven-wicket loss against RCB here on Friday, Delhi Capitals will look to bounce back with a win to make a direct entry into the final of the lucrative event when they take on Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 at the same venue on Sunday. "It was a disappointing way for the game to end, and for us to lose the way we did, but I am not unhappy about it at all. I actually think, it's a really good thing because it will give the boys a chance to reflect and think about how we can improve for Sunday's game," said Ponting. "It's a short turnaround, so you have to forget...
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief | More sports News – Times of India
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We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief | More sports News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Saturday said the organization is in talks with the International Olympic Committee for a possible bid by India to host the 2036 summer games, and Ahmedabad's Motera stadium is the best venue for an opening ceremony. After it was rebuilt to make it the world's largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as 'Narendra Modi Stadium' by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021. "If someone asks me about the venue for the opening ceremony at present, then it is definitely going to be the Motera stadium," Batra told reporters here. "There is no stadium better suited to host the opening ceremony of the Olympics (in India). I can't say what will happen by 2036.... (but) I will be proposing Ahmedabad as ...
Would want team to take more responsibility: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India
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Would want team to take more responsibility: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Indian women's T20I team captain Harmanpreet Kaur wants her players to take more responsibility as the side seeks to become a dominant force in the limited overs formats. India lost to Australia by four wickets in the second women's T20 International here on Saturday, after the batters struggled and could manage only 118 for nine. Australia chased down the target of 119 with five balls to spare. "We were 20 runs short. The wicket was not that easy to bat on. If we had 20 more runs the result might have been in our favour. We had a good game. We didn't give them easy runs," Harmanpreet said after the game. "We fought till the end (but) would want the team to take more responsibility," she added. Had it not been for Pooja Vastrakar's unbeaten 37 off 26 balls, India would not h...
Indian batters flop as Australia win by 4 wickets to seal multi-format series | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian batters flop as Australia win by 4 wickets to seal multi-format series | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Indian bowlers put up a valiant effort with very few runs to defend before rookie Tahlia McGrath won the battle of nerves at the death, guiding Australia to a four-wicket victory in the second women's T20 International and also clinching the multi-format series 9-5. Batting first, India put up an inept performance, scoring only 118 for nine, largely due to a 37 off 26 balls by Pooja Vastrakar. Australia scored the runs in 19.1 overs, courtesy rookie McGrath (42 not out off 33 balls), who launched into Shikha Pandey's 18th over, getting 14 runs which proved to be a game-changer. Renuka Singh's inexperience also cost India dearly as the 19th over yielded 13 runs with McGrath, playing only in her second T20 International, winning it for the hosts. "We were 20 runs short on this...
Pace sensation Umran Malik to stay back in UAE as net bowler for India in T20 World Cup
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Pace sensation Umran Malik to stay back in UAE as net bowler for India in T20 World Cup

Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik has been asked to stay back in the UAE as a net bowler for the Indian team for T20 World Cup after making an impressive IPL debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Life has changed for Umran in a space of couple of months. With just two senior level domestic matches under his belt before the start of IPL, the 21-year-old has impressed skipper Virat Kohli so much that he has been summoned as a net bowler with Indian team. Umran impressed many with his raw pace while playing for SRH this season and consistently bowled around the 150kmph mark. He also bowled the fastest ball of the IPL at 153 kmph. Umran’s father is a fruit shop owner. “Yes, Umran is staying back as he will join Team India bubble as a net bowler,” a source close to SRH franchise told PTI on the ...
Shoaib Malik replaces injured Sohaib Maqsood in Pakistan T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shoaib Malik replaces injured Sohaib Maqsood in Pakistan T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik will make his sixth appearance at the Twenty20 World Cup later this month after being recalled to the squad on Saturday to replace injured middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood. Maqsood was ruled out of the showpiece tournament after suffering a lower back injury in a domestic match earlier this year, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. "Sohaib is devastated to miss out on the World Cup as he had worked hard for this event and was in sparkling form," chief selector Muhammad Wasim said. "We feel for him but injuries are part and parcel of the sport." "...we have decided to include Shoaib Malik in the side. I am sure Shoaib’s experience will be handy for the entire squad." Malik, 39, captained Pakistan in the inaugural event in 2007 a...
‘Ball of the century, women’s cricket edition’: Wasim Jaffer on Shikha Pandey’s delivery to Alyssa Healy | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Ball of the century, women’s cricket edition’: Wasim Jaffer on Shikha Pandey’s delivery to Alyssa Healy | Cricket News – Times of India

QUEENSLAND: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has termed the delivery from Shikha Pandey which dismissed Australia batter Alyssa Healy in the second T20I on Saturday as the ball of the century in women's cricket. Shikha clean bowled the Australian opener in the very first over of the innings in the ongoing 2nd T20I of the three-match series at the Carrara Oval. The delivery by Shikha Pandey moved a mile off the seam. The Indian pacer beat Healy all ends up with both swing and seam movement and the ball clipped the top of middle. Wasim Jaffer took note of this and wrote on Twitter: "Ball of the century, women's cricket edition! Take a bow Shikha Pandey #AUSvIND." Ball of the century, women's cricket edition! Take a bow Shikha Pandey🙌🏻 #AUSvIND https://t.co/WjaixlkjIp— Wasim Jaffer (@Wasim...
Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: PR Sreejesh | Hockey News – Times of India
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Nothing is certain but want to stay with this team till Paris Olympics: PR Sreejesh | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Veteran India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh wants to compete at the Paris Olympics but said on Saturday a lot will depend on his fitness and performance in the run-up to the 2024 Games. The 33-year-old from Kerala was recently given the best goalkeeper award in men's section at the FIH annual awards for his performance in India's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics. Asked if he would be playing at the Paris Olympics, Sreejesh said: "No player will say no to an Olympics, we are greedy people. The motivation will always be to work hard and give best. "I have had a career of 21 years. So I will always want to play one more match, one more Olympics so as long as my team members don't kick me out, I will stay in the team for sure," he quipped. During the India Today ...
Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, Shoaib Malik named replacement
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Sohaib Maqsood ruled out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, Shoaib Malik named replacement

Pakistan’s Sohaib Maqsood was on Saturday ruled out of the upcoming T20 World Cup owing to a lower back injury and replaced by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik. Maqsood was ruled out of the tournament after failing an MRI scan on his lower back. Maqsood, who was in the 15-member squad, sustained the injury during a match on October 6 while playing for Southern Punjab against Northern during the National T20 Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The MRI scan of the area revealed that he will require time to complete his rehabilitation program. “Sohaib is devastated to miss out on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as he had worked hard for this event and was in sparkling form,” chief selector Muhammad Wasim said in a Pakistan Cricket Board release. “We feel for him but injuries are part and par...
IPL 2021: Who said what after incredible last ball six helped RCB beat DC | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Who said what after incredible last ball six helped RCB beat DC | Cricket News – Times of India

It's always a good thing to go into the IPL playoffs with a win under your belt and RCB have managed to do just that. Though they were chasing a relatively moderate target of 165 vs DC, the Capitals managed to keep RCB run rate under check as the equation boiled down to 5 needed to win off the last ball. With the very impressive Avesh Khan bowling, it looked like a tough ask for RCB, despite the fact that they had two set batsmen at the crease. But young wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat kept his cool and struck a glorious six off the last ball to give RCB a memorable 7 wicket win. RCB will now play the Eliminator vs KKR on Monday. Here's a quick look at who said what after the RCB vs DC match on Friday: Source link
We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief
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We are in talks with IOC for 2036 Olympics, Motera best venue: IOA chief

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president Narinder Batra on Saturday said the organization is in talks with the International Olympic Committee for a possible bid by India to host the 2036 summer games, and Ahmedabad’s Motera stadium is the best venue for an opening ceremony. After it was rebuilt to make it the world’s largest cricket stadium, the Motera facility was renamed as `Narendra Modi Stadium’ by the Gujarat Cricket Association in February 2021. “If someone asks me about the venue for the opening ceremony at present, then it is definitely going to be the Motera stadium,” Batra told reporters here. “There is no stadium better suited to host the opening ceremony of the Olympics (in India). I can’t say what will happen by 2036…. (but) I will be proposing Ahmedabad as the venue for...
IPL 2021: Who said what after MI finished their campaign with a big win vs SRH | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Who said what after MI finished their campaign with a big win vs SRH | Cricket News – Times of India

As soon as the Sunrisers Hyderabad total reached 65, defending champions Mumbai Indians were knocked out of the tournament and KKR officially sealed the fourth and last available spot in the playoffs. Mumbai knew their task was going to be a very stiff one and they threw the kitchen sink at it. Rohit Sharma won the toss, which allowed Mumbai to bat first and put on a mammoth 235-9 on the board. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav gave the Indian selectors a lot of confidence, ahead of the T20 World Cup, with knocks of 84 off 32 and 82 off 40 respectively. Ishan was adjudged the Man of Match. Mumbai Indians won by 42 runs and finished fifth on the points table, with 14 points after 14 league stage matches and behind KKR, only on NRR. Here's a quick look at who said what after the MI vs SRH...