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Virat Kohli has fallen a long way short in white-ball captaincy: Vaughan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli has fallen a long way short in white-ball captaincy: Vaughan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan says Virat Kohli has "fallen a long way short" as captain in white-ball cricket and considering that he is such a driven player he will himself assess his nine-year captaincy stint at Royal Challengers Bangalore as a "failure" . The 32-year-old had last month announced he would step down as the Indian T20 skipper after the World Cup and two days later he said he will also be quitting the leadership role in RCB after the ongoing season. "You'd have to say and be honest, that in one-day cricket and T20 for the national side and the Royal Challengers Bangalore, he has fallen a long way short," Vaughan told 'Cricbuzz'. "The talent and the squads that he has to work with is right up there with the best. The RCB team over the years is very t...
Gavit pushes the limits to compete with able bodied athletes
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Gavit pushes the limits to compete with able bodied athletes

Teenager Dalip Gavit has taken part in only one para-athletics tournament in his nascent career. The 18-year-old, whose right arm is amputated from below the elbow, feels the level of competition in para championships isn’t up to his standards. “It’s too easy for me. There’s no thrill in winning there,” Gavit puts it plainly. It may sound like Gavit is an over-confident youngster but that’s far from true. The Maharashtra athlete firmly believes this kind of confidence and resilience is needed to compete against non-disabled athletes in open events. At the 400m nationals in Delhi, Gavit reached the U20 finals finishing second in his heat with 49.89s on the clock. He was sorely disappointed on finishing fifth in the U 20 race clocking, 49.85s. “My finish wasn’t good. The moment I go home,...
Ganguly: Dhoni won’t charge any fee for being mentor of Indian team | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ganguly: Dhoni won’t charge any fee for being mentor of Indian team | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not charge any fee for mentoring the Indian cricket team during this month's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly told PTI on Tuesday. The iconic former captain was brought in as mentor by the BCCI last month when it announced the squad for the mega-event, scheduled to start October 17. "Dhoni will not charge anything to mentor the Indian team," Ganguly said. The 40-year-old Dhoni retired from international cricket last year, his last India game being the 2019 World Cup semi-final, which the team lost to New Zealand. It is believed that Dhoni was brought in for his experience in devising near-perfect white ball strategies. He led his franchise Chennai Super Kings into the IPL finals on Sunday. One of the mos...
IPL 2021: Not explained why I was dropped as SRH captain, says Warner | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Not explained why I was dropped as SRH captain, says Warner | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star Australia batter David Warner on Tuesday claimed that the Sunrisers Hyderabad management did not provide him with any reason as to why he was removed from captaincy in the IPL earlier this season. Warner was replaced by New Zealander Kane Williamson as SRH captain during the first half of the IPL in India as the team was lying at the bottom after losing five out of six matches. The change in captaincy did not reverse SRH's fortunes as they finished at the bottom of the IPL points table. A struggling Warner was omitted from the playing eleven in the last few matches when the lucrative T20 tournament resumed in the UAE. “With the utmost respect for the owners, Trevor Baylis, Laxman, Moody and Murali, when a decision gets made, it has to be a unanimous one. You don't know w...
Dhoni will not charge any honorarium for mentoring team in T20 World Cup: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dhoni will not charge any honorarium for mentoring team in T20 World Cup: Jay Shah | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni will not take any fees from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for mentoring the Virat Kohli-led team in the upcoming T20 World Cup, secretary Jay Shah said on Tuesday. "MS Dhoni is not charging any honorarium for his services as the mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup," Shah told ANI. Team India will start the campaign in the upcoming T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 24. Source link
Ricciardo gives a thumbs-up as F1 learns from Grosjean crash | Racing News – Times of India
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Ricciardo gives a thumbs-up as F1 learns from Grosjean crash | Racing News – Times of India

McLaren's Daniel Ricciardo has given a thumbs-up to new flame-resistant gloves, developed by Formula One's governing body after Romain Grosjean's fiery crash in Bahrain last year, following trials at the Turkish Grand Prix weekend. Grosjean made a miraculous escape from a fireball crash in November but suffered burns to the back of his hands as he clambered free of the wreckage. The Frenchman's Haas car speared through the protective barriers lining the track in a 53G impact that split it in half and burst into flames. The governing FIA has been working on improving protection from fire and last week announced that selected drivers would be testing new gloves for comfort and dexterity during Turkish Grand Prix practice. "I used them...I didn't notice the difference," said Australian Ric...
T20 World Cup: Avesh Khan set to join Team India as net bowler | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Avesh Khan set to join Team India as net bowler | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals speedster Avesh Khan has been asked by the BCCI to stay back in the UAE after the IPL to join India's T20 World Cup squad as a net bowler. The 24-year-old is the second fast bowler, after Kashmiri pace sensation Umran Malik, who has been asked to join the team and if BCCI sources are to be believed, the lanky fast bowler could well make it to the standby list by the time the World Cup starts on Sunday. India will open their campaign on October 24 against Pakistan. "The national selectors have decided to also include Avesh in the mix. As of now, he will be a net bowler but if the team management feels, he can be upgraded," a BCCI source close to the selection committee told PTI on Tuesday. Avesh bowls at an express pace and in this edition of the IPL, he has pic...
Clarity of mind will be very important for us: Capitals assistant coach Kaif
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Clarity of mind will be very important for us: Capitals assistant coach Kaif

Delhi Capitals assistant coach Mohammad Kaif says “clarity of mind” will be important for his players when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL Qualifier 2 here on Wednesday. The winner of Qualifier 2 will take on Chennai Super Kings in the title clash on October 15. “It’s a big day tomorrow. It’s all about how we handle the pressure. Every game is a pressure game in the IPL, but this game is a different challenge for us,” Kaif said ahead of the game. “We have to stay calm and keep a steady mind under pressure. Clarity of mind will be very important for us.” Kaif said they have the players to win Qualifier 2 but they need to shrug off the defeat to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 in Dubai on Sunday. “We have had back-to-back losses, but now it’s all about coming back. We have...
India face Maldives in must-win SAFF Championships match, stare at worst show since 2003 | Football News – Times of India
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India face Maldives in must-win SAFF Championships match, stare at worst show since 2003 | Football News – Times of India

MALE: Unbeaten still but hugely disappointing so far, a beleaguered India face hosts Maldives in their last round-robin league match of the SAFF Championships on Wednesday, knowing well that nothing less than a win will save them from elimination. A draw or a loss will send India out of reckoning for the final of the regional tournament and that will be the worst result for India in recent memory, which could also raise questions about head coach Igor Stimac's continuation at the helm of affairs. The worst performance for seven-time champions India before this edition was the third-place finish in 2003 and the country has either won or finished runners-up in 11 previous editions. All the four top sides in the five-team tournament remain in contention for the October 16 final. With five ...
Sunil Gavaskar: Virat Kohli has given RCB kind of profile, very few could give their franchis | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sunil Gavaskar: Virat Kohli has given RCB kind of profile, very few could give their franchis | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Virat Kohli has given Royal Challengers Bangalore the kind of profile that very few cricketers can give even though he couldn't end his leadership stint the way he would have liked, feels the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Kohli's dream of winning an IPL title with RCB ended in heartbreak after Kolkata Knight Riders beat them by four wickets in the eliminator on Monday. Gavaskar said not all scripts are written in the manner players want them to. Kohli had announced that he would step down as RCB skipper after the end of the 14th edition of the lucrative league. "He has given RCB that kind of profile, that brand recognition that very (few) cricketers have given to their franchise," Gavaskar told 'Star Sports'. The former India captain compared Kohli's last match as RCB skipper with Do...
India women shuttlers shine bright, qualify for quarterfinals of Uber Cup | Badminton News – Times of India
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India women shuttlers shine bright, qualify for quarterfinals of Uber Cup | Badminton News – Times of India

AARHUS (Denmark): Indian women's team progressed to the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup with a convincing 4-1 victory over Scotland as shuttlers Aditi Bhatt and Tasnim Mir registered confident singles wins on Tuesday. India are now sitting second in Group B with two wins from as many matches. The Indian team had beaten Spain 3-2 on Sunday when top player Saina Nehwal was forced to retire from her match due to a groin issue. Taking the court first, Malvika Bansod lost to Kirsty Gilmour 13-21, 9-21 before Aditi got the better of Rachel Sugden 21-14, 21-8 to level the scores. The doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda then beat Julie Machperson and Ciara Torrance 21-11, 21-8 to hand India a 2-1 lead. Tasnim sealed the tie in India's favour by defeating Lauren Middleton 21-15, 21-...
Delhi Capitals need to optimise Ashwin’s potential
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Delhi Capitals need to optimise Ashwin’s potential

Days after MS Dhoni retired from international white-ball cricket last year, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin caught up on Facebook to sing paeans of the former India captain. Amidst laughter and banter, anecdotes and nostalgia, Raina dwelled on one of Dhoni’s masterstrokes – using Ashwin in the Powerplay overs. “If you see your Powerplay bowling average (economy rate), it has always been below six. You have always provided us with breakthroughs, that’s why MS believed in you,” he said. Smiling wistfully, Ashwin looked away as if his mind was travelling back to a time when spinners rarely took the new ball or even bowled in the first six overs of a T20 game. Dhoni, ever the non-conformist, changed the norm, deputing new-ball duties to not only Ashwin but also a host of other spinner...
IPL 2021: People don’t realise gravity of what they say on social media, says Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: People don’t realise gravity of what they say on social media, says Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (UAE): Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik has said people don't realise the gravity of what they post when they are on social media. In a video posted by KKR on Twitter on Tuesday, regarding the 'hate-mongering' players receive on social media, Karthik was seen expressing his disappointment regarding the same. Say NO to hate-mongering.Cricketers are subjected to online-abuse way too often. It's high time we take a strong… https://t.co/kP7vmowIPc— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1634030277000"I feel sometimes that social media needs to be a kinder place. I think people don't realise the gravity of what they say, be it memes, videos or just the use of words. It's a spur of the moment thing for them, instinctively what they feel they just put out there," said ...
‘Thank you’: Virat Kohli pens a heartfelt post as RCB bow out of IPL 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Thank you’: Virat Kohli pens a heartfelt post as RCB bow out of IPL 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL 2021 campaign came to an end following a loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator at Sharjah, outgoing captain, Virat Kohli on Tuesday posted an emotional message for the RCB fans. Kohli had announced before the start of the UAE leg of the league that this will be his last season as leader of the franchise. "Not the result we wanted but I am so proud of the character shown by the boys throughout the tournament. A disappointing end but we can hold our heads high. Thank you to all the fans, management & the support staff for your constant support," Kohli wrote on Twitter. Not the result we wanted but I am so proud of the character shown by the boys throughout the tournament. A disappoi… https://t.co/4mpMUu8Zo9— Virat Kohli (@im...
Hima Das tests positive for COVID on return to camp at Patiala
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Hima Das tests positive for COVID on return to camp at Patiala

Star athlete Hima Das, who is in Patiala to resume her training, has tested positive for COVID. After failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the 2018 U-20 World Champion in 400 metres took a short break to nurse her hamstring injury. “Hima returned to Patiala on 10th. On 8th and 9th she was in Guwahati and she just had mild exhaustion. We thought it was nothing to worry about. She must have tested positive during compulsory tests at Patiala,” a local coach said. Hima’s media manager said there is nothing to worry about on the health front. The national camp for athletics is slated to begin in the last week of October but Hima arrived earlier to get a headstart. The rest of the campers are yet to report to the National Institute of Sports in Patiala, Punjab. “She is ther...
‘Thanks for all the memories, some umpires will sleep better’: ABD’s tribute to Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Thanks for all the memories, some umpires will sleep better’: ABD’s tribute to Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Virat Kohli will never be able to understand the kind of impact he has had on Royal Challengers Bangalore while leading the side, said AB de Villiers of his longstanding IPL teammate, in a rich tribute. Kohli's nine-year stint as skipper of the RCB ended with a four-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator of the 2021 Indian Premier League at Sharjah on Monday. Kohli had said before the start of the UAE leg of the IPL that he would be stepping down as RCB captain at the end of the season. "I have been here through all the years with Virat as captain and I think the word that comes to mind is 'grateful'. We were very lucky to have had you at the front," de Villiers said in a video posted by the franchise. #RCBvKKR Dressing Room EmotionsA sudden end to a fine season...
UEFA looks for host of Euro 2028 with 24 teams, maybe more
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UEFA looks for host of Euro 2028 with 24 teams, maybe more

UEFA invited bidders on Tuesday to host a 24-team European Championship in 2028, though did not rule out changing the dates and format of the tournament. The European soccer body has been looking at whether to expand the tournament again to include 32 of its 55 member nations, officials said in July during the successful Euro 2020. UEFA set a March deadline on Tuesday for members to register interest in hosting a 24-team, 51-game format in 2028 though cautioned plans could change. Until tournament rules are confirmed, information regarding dates, the number of participating teams and the number of matches are provisional, UEFA said. UEFA is looking for its own hosts amid uncertainty in the international soccer schedule as FIFA pushes proposals to stage the World Cup every two years des...
Virat Kohli’s IPL journey as RCB captain: What the numbers say | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli’s IPL journey as RCB captain: What the numbers say | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Royal Challengers Bangalore have unfortunately almost always flattered to deceive in the Indian Premier League. Having never won the IPL title, they have finished the runners-up in one season and ended up as the lowest-ranked team in the next and their fluctuating fortunes have baffled experts and fans alike. RCB's encounters with Kolkata Knight Riders have a knack of making history. The first match ever of the IPL was played between the two sides on April 18, 2008, in which RCB were thrashed by KKR (222/3) by 140 runs thanks to a blitzkrieg 158* by Brendon McCullum. Virat Kohli, who had led India to the Under-19 World Cup title earlier that year, scored 1 run in that match as RCB were bundled out for 82 runs in 15.1 overs. Cut to 2021 and Kohli's journey as RCB captain e...
Shafali Verma drops a spot to 2nd, Smriti Mandhana static at 3rd in ICC T20 batters rankings | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shafali Verma drops a spot to 2nd, Smriti Mandhana static at 3rd in ICC T20 batters rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Indian opener Shafali Verma dropped a place to be second among batters while her compatriot Smriti Mandhana is static at the third position in the ICC Women's T20 rankings released on Tuesday. Verma has 726 rating points in her kitty while Mandhana has 709 points. Australia's Beth Mooney climbed a spot to top the chart with 754 points. The Australians dominate the ranking chart as besides Mooney, two other from the country -- skipper Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy (6th) -- feature in the top 10. New Zealand's Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are fifth and seventh respectively. After the first T20I against India was washed out, Mooney returned with scores of 34 and 61 as Australia emerged victorious in the multi-format series. Mooney was originally not part of the squad but came in as ...
We cannot depend on just one player to score goals, says Stimac
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We cannot depend on just one player to score goals, says Stimac

Describing India’s inability to score goals as “an old problem”, head coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said the team cannot be dependent on just one player to find the opposition net, in an apparent reference to talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri. India have so far scored two goals in the ongoing SAFF Championships and both came through 37-year-old Chhetri, who equalled legendary Pele with his 77th strike in the match against Nepal. “I’m quite happy with our performance in last three games — looking at the way we played, at possession numbers. We dominated them and our goalkeeper wasn’t much disturbed,” Stimac said at the media conference ahead of India’s last round-robin league match against hosts Maldives. “But there is an old problem which is following us and that’s converting chances. We ...