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Day: November 8, 2021

T20 World Cup, India vs Namibia Highlights: Rohit, Ashwin help Kohli-led India end campaign on a winning note | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup, India vs Namibia Highlights: Rohit, Ashwin help Kohli-led India end campaign on a winning note | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Captain-in-waiting Rohit Sharma made short work of a modest target with an elegant half-century after spinners reigned supreme as India on Virat Kohli's last day as shortest format captain ended their T20 World Cup campaign with an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Namibia on Monday. Rohit, who is set to take over as India's white-ball captain, smashed 56 off 37 balls with seven fours and two sixes and got fabulous support from another supremely stylish KL Rahul (54 not out off 36 balls) as India chased down the target of 133 in only 15.2 overs. Scorecard | As it happened | Points TableIt was nothing more than a stroll in the park for the Indians, who basically caught the Namibians by the scruff of their necks with spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, snaring six wic...
Mohammad Hafeez opts out of Pakistan’s Twenty20s in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mohammad Hafeez opts out of Pakistan’s Twenty20s in Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

LAHORE (Pakistan): Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez opted out of Pakistan's three-match Twenty20 international series on Monday, saying a youngster should be given a chance on the tour. The 40-year-old is part of Pakistan's ongoing Twenty20 World Cup campaign in which they play Australia in the semi-finals in Dubai on Thursday. Pakistan's 18-man squad will fly from the United Arab Emirates to Bangladesh where they also play two Tests after the T20Is. The selectors have brought back Iftikhar Ahmed in Hafeez's place, who is also an off-spinning all-rounder, said a Pakistan Cricket Board release. Ahmed has played 13 T20Is for Pakistan but was not selected for the World Cup. The three T20Is will all be played in Dhaka on November 19, 20 and 22. The two Tests will be in Chattogra...
rohit sharma:  Rohit Sharma becomes third cricketer to score 3,000 runs in men’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India
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rohit sharma: Rohit Sharma becomes third cricketer to score 3,000 runs in men’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Indian batter Rohit Sharma on Monday completed 3000 T20I runs and became the third cricketer in the world to achieve this feat. Rohit reached the 3000 run mark in ICC men's T20 World Cup match against Namibia here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. 3⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ runs in Men's T20Is 👏Rohit Sharma, take a bow 🙇‍♂️#T20WorldCup | #INDvNAM | https://t.co/ICh1BVKEFJ https://t.co/gZMfKg0r5F— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1636386986000Indian skipper Virat Kohli is at the top of the tally with 3227 runs, which is followed by New Zealand's Martin Guptill and India's Rohit Sharma with 3115 and 3008 runs respectively. India signed off their disappointing T20 World Cup campaign with a nine-wicket win over Namibia. India reached the target of 133 in 15.2 overs with Rohit Sharma (56) a...
New Yorkshire chairman praises Rafiq for speaking out on racism | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Yorkshire chairman praises Rafiq for speaking out on racism | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (United Kingdom): New Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel praised Azeem Rafiq for speaking out over racist abuse as he apologised to the former player on Monday. Pakistan-born Rafiq has accused Yorkshire of failing to deal adequately with racist abuse he suffered while playing for the county, saying he had been driven to thoughts of suicide. The club apologised to the 30-year-old in September but subsequently said they would take no disciplinary action against any of their staff. Yorkshire were widely criticised, with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) suspending their right to host international matches and sponsors, including Nike, walking away. Patel's appointment was announced last week following the resignation of his predecessor, Roger Hutton. "Azeem is a whistleblower a...
Newcastle appoint ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe after Bruce exit | Football News – Times of India
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Newcastle appoint ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe after Bruce exit | Football News – Times of India

Newcastle United have named former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe as head coach until 2024 following the departure of Steve Bruce last month, the Premier League club said on Monday. Howe's first task will be to drag Newcastle out of the relegation zone. The club, who have wealthy new owners but cannot buy any players until January, are second-bottom of the standings, five points adrift of the safety zone, having failed to win a league game so far this season. 🤝 𝗛𝗢𝗪𝗘-𝗔𝗬 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗟𝗔𝗗𝗦 🤝We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Eddie Howe as the club’s new head coach.Welc… https://t.co/Ra10cf9kWB— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 1636383642000Howe, 43, has been out of a job since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 after the south-coast club were relegated from the Premier League on the final day o...
Indian cricket’s major achievements in Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli era | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian cricket’s major achievements in Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli era | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India have had more good days than bad with the Ravi Shastri-Virat Kohli combination at the helm of affairs and, as the cracking partnership of nearly seven years comes to an end, PTI takes a look at their major achievements. *Border Gavaskar Trophy win (2018-19): Under the duo's guidance, India scripted history by becoming the first Asian team to beat Australia in a Test series in their own backyard. Set to end his tenure as Head Coach, @RaviShastriOfc heaps praise on #TeamIndia for what it has accomplished over t… https://t.co/j1CP8SX5FR— BCCI (@BCCI) 1636383258000* Second successive Test series triumph in Australia (2020-21): Though Kohli was not around for the full duration of the tour, Shastri and his stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane guided the team admirably in the absence o...
T20 World Cup: Indian players pay tribute to renowned coach Tarak Sinha | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Indian players pay tribute to renowned coach Tarak Sinha | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The Indian cricket team on Monday wore black armbands in their final T20 World Cup game against Namibia as a mark of respect to renowned coach Tarak Sinha who died last week. Sinha groomed some of India's finest cricketers, including current wicketkeeper batter Rishabh Pant, Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra. "The Indian Cricket Team is wearing black armbands today to pay their tributes to Dronacharya Awardee and widely respected coach Shri Tarak Sinha, who sadly passed away on Saturday," said the BCCI in a statement. #TeamIndia is wearing black armbands today to pay their tributes to Dronacharya Awardee and widely respected coach… https://t.co/DK6hHH2lxw— BCCI (@BCCI) 1636380321000Sinha died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. He was 71. Sinha was a father figure in Delhi's fam...
T20 World Cup: Players were physically, mentally drained, we didn’t even try as there was no X-factor, says Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Players were physically, mentally drained, we didn’t even try as there was no X-factor, says Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The Indian team was "mentally and physically drained" during the T20 World Cup and didn't even "try to win" as it wasn't switched on during pressure situations in big games, outgoing head coach Ravi Shastri stunningly conceded before the side's final match at the showpiece event on Monday. Shastri, whose tenure as head coach ended this evening, also said that his successor Rahul Dravid has "inherited" a great team and will only raise the bar given his stature and experience as it's still not in "transition". When Ian Bishop asked on 'Star Sports' about the takeaways from the poor campaign during which India lost to Pakistan and New Zealand, Shastri said: "All I can think first of is rest." "I am mentally drained but I expect that at my age but these guys are physically and mental...
Rohit Sharma is looking over things for a while now: Virat Kohli hints at his ‘successor’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rohit Sharma is looking over things for a while now: Virat Kohli hints at his ‘successor’ | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday more or less confirmed that Rohit Sharma will replace him as T20 International skipper and said that the senior opener has been "overlooking things for a while now". Rohit, who is Kohli's deputy in the T20 World Cup, is tipped to take the mantle of captain of the India T20I side from the upcoming shortest format matches against New Zealand at home, beginning November 17. 🗣️ "Now it's time for the next lot to take this team forward." Virat Kohli reflects back on his tenure as the ski… https://t.co/v0xhO6fkby— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1636381366000"I've been immensely proud of how the team has played. Now I think it's time for the next lot to stake this team forward. Obviously Rohit is here and he's overlooking (sic) (overseeing) things for a...
Ravi Shastri’s parting shot: ‘If you put Bradman in bubble, his average will come down’
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Ravi Shastri’s parting shot: ‘If you put Bradman in bubble, his average will come down’

Ravi Shastri has always been the crisis man in Indian cricket. When India faltered at the 2007 World Cup and Greg Chappell resigned after the tournament, he was given interim charge with an eye on resurrection. In 2014, when India were rolled over in the Tests in England, he was appointed team director, yet again for a course correction. Through his seven-year stint, with a mini break when Anil Kumble took over for a year, Shastri oversaw India’s rise, especially in the longest format. Under Shastri as head coach and Virat Kohli as captain, India progressed from being the seventh-ranked Test team in the world to win back-to-back Test series in Australia and take a 2-1 lead in England before the final Test was postponed. On the day of his farewell, the outgoing head coach turned emotiona...
Cricketer Rafiq gets apology from English county over racism
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Cricketer Rafiq gets apology from English county over racism

Cricketer Azeem Rafiq was praised for his bravery in reporting racism and bullying at Yorkshire by the new chairman of the club on Monday. The county has been widely criticized for its handling of the scandal and has already lost sponsors, and the right to host England international matches at its Headingley home. “Azeem is a whistleblower and should be praised as such, he should never have been put through this,” new Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel said. “We’re sorry for what you and your family have experienced and the way in which we’ve handled this. “I thank Azeem for his bravery in speaking out. Let me be clear from the outset, racism or discrimination in any form is not banter.” Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford, the new Chair of Yorkshire CCC, made an opening statement to media at...
Xavi Hernandez unveiled as Barcelona coach to fans at Camp Nou | Football News – Times of India
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Xavi Hernandez unveiled as Barcelona coach to fans at Camp Nou | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Xavi Hernandez was unveiled as Barcelona's new coach on Monday as thousands of fans welcomed the debt-ridden club's legendary former midfielder back to Camp Nou. Xavi walked out to chants of "Xavi, Xavi" before signing his contract on the pitch, alongside his family and Barca president Joan Laporta. "I don't want to get too emotional so I will just tell you one thing -- we are the best club in the world," Xavi told the crowd of around 10,000 fans. 😍 Xavi & @JoanLaportaFCB 😍 https://t.co/ZANHk9POQi— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) 1636376528000"And we will work to the highest standards to have success. We cannot accept defeats or draws, we have to win every game." Laporta said: "Today will be an historic day for Barca." Xavi is the first Barca coach to be presented on the pitch i...
India make short work of Namibia to pull curtain down on Kohli-Shastri era in T20s
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India make short work of Namibia to pull curtain down on Kohli-Shastri era in T20s

The loop in Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery made the ball hang in the air a little more. Zane Green, not used to such level of wizardry, came forward as if in a trance. The ball dipped, spun like a perfect off-break to go past the bat and hit the stumps. Ashwin has done this time and again to batsmen far superior to Green. Ironically, India had ignored his quality for the first two matches of the T20 World Cup – against Pakistan and New Zealand. From the stadium atmosphere to the players’ body language, it was a fare-thee-well fixture for India. Playing both Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami probably wasn’t in sync with the team’s physical and mental fatigue complaints. At least Rahul Chahar got a game and showed why his selection ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal for the T20 World Cup was a mis...
Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Hyderabad humble Delhi by 3 wickets, UP win against Uttarakhand | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Hyderabad humble Delhi by 3 wickets, UP win against Uttarakhand | Cricket News – Times of India

SULTANPUR (Haryana): Skipper Tanmay Agarwal led from the front with a 34-ball 54 as Hyderabad upstaged Delhi by three wickets in a thrilling last-ball finish to their Elite Group E match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 championship on Monday. Opting to field first after winning the toss, Hyderabad's bowlers restricted Delhi to 171 for five in their allotted 20 overs. Chasing a challenging target of 172, Hyderabad completed the task in the last ball of the game, despite India player Hanuma Vihari's failure at the top of the order. During his stay in the middle, the 26-year Agarwal struck six boundaries and two sixes while stitching 64 runs for the second wicket with Tilak Varma, who contributed 37 off 32 balls. With his off-spin bowling, Lalit Yadav had Agarwal trapped in front of wicket in ...
This is right time for me to manage workload: Kohli
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This is right time for me to manage workload: Kohli

Virat Kohli on Monday said that it was the right time for him to relinquish T20 International captaincy so as to manage his workload after India failed to qualify for the T20 World Cup semifinals in a disappointing campaign. India beat minnows Namibia by nine wickets, courtesy half centuries from Rohit Sharma (56) and KL Rahul (54 not out) in their final Super 12 match to end their campaign on a winning note. “Relief firstly. As I said it’s been an honour, but things have to be kept in the right perspective,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony when asked about any emotions on stepping down from T20I captaincy. “This was the right time for me to manage my workload. It’s been six-seven years of intense cricket every time we take the field and it takes a lot out of you.” ...
What lazy meme-makers don’t know about Ravi Shastri
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What lazy meme-makers don’t know about Ravi Shastri

“Life is not so much what you accomplish as what you overcome.” That was Ravi Shastri in a recent chat, pithily philosophical as he often can be. Yet, it’s easily discernible that he is the sort who wouldn’t use such a line without accomplishments. He can also reel out book blurbs like observations on most things. That day he had offered a summation on his coaching career too: “Red ball special. The performances over the last 5 years across formats in every country of the world make it one of the great teams in the history of the game. A legacy and an act that will take some beating.” The predictable, go-to ‘drunken memes’ don’t give you these highs: in his five-year reign, India won 57% of Tests (24 of 42), 67% of ODIs (53 of 79), and 65% of T20s (43 of 67). Overall a winning percentag...
Novak Djokovic wraps up end-of-year world number one spot | Tennis News – Times of India
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Novak Djokovic wraps up end-of-year world number one spot | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic has wrapped up the end-of-year number one ranking after winning the Paris Masters tournament. The Serb, who won three of the year's four Grand Slam tournaments, finishes the year top for the seventh time, overtaking Pete Sampras who achieved the feat six times. Djokovic is more than 3,000 points ahead of US Open champion Daniil Medvedev after beating the Russian in the Paris final on Sunday. The other big winner in the ATP rankings released Monday was Alexander Zverev, who has equalled his career-high ranking of third. 1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 10940 pts 2. Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7640 3. Alexander Zverev (GER) 6540 (+1) 4. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6540 (-1) 5. Andrey Rublev (RUS) 4950 (+1) 6. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 4875 (-1) 7. Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 4568 8. Casper Ruud ...
Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat make 25m pistol final in ISSF President’s Cup
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Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat make 25m pistol final in ISSF President’s Cup

India’s Rahi Sarnobat and Manu Bhaker qualified for the finals in the women’s 25m pistol event on competition day five of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) President’s Cup here on Monday. Both the Olympians shot identical scores of 583 in qualification, but Rahi took fourth place ahead of Manu’s fifth on higher inner 10s. The eight-shooter final is scheduled on Wednesday. It was triple delight for Bhaker as she also qualified for the gold medal match in the 25m rapid fire mixed team Pistol event, assuring her of at least a silver to add to the gold she won with Iran’s Javad Foroughi in the 10m air pistol mixed team event. Bhaker partnered Turkey’s Ozgur Varlik to first make the second qualification stage of eight pairs and then finished second to the Chinese/Est...
PV Sindhu gifts top-quality badminton racket to Kiren Rijiju | Badminton News – Times of India
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PV Sindhu gifts top-quality badminton racket to Kiren Rijiju | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist PV Sindhu on Monday gifted a top-quality badminton racket to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju. Rijiju uploaded a video on his Twitter account in which Sindhu can be seen gifting a racket to him. The shuttler also taught the Minister how to wrap the racket handle grip. "Huge honour for sports fraternity as @Pvsindhu1 is conferred with Padma Bhushan Award for her achievements in sports for India. Congratulations !!Thank you Sindhu for gifting me top quality badminton rackets & also for teaching me how to wrap the racket handle grip," tweeted Rijiju. Huge honour for sports fraternity as @Pvsindhu1 is conferred with Padma Bhushan Award for her achievements in sport… https://t.co/5sSTR6IJ4n— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1636363150000President Ram N...
We were confident despite poor form, says Australia’s Mitchell Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India
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We were confident despite poor form, says Australia’s Mitchell Marsh | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh says his team were always confident of doing well at the Twenty20 World Cup despite going into the tournament on the back of a poor run of form. The Australians, who struggled on tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh ahead of the competition, finished second in their group and play Pakistan in the semi-finals on Thursday. "Our form lines pre-World Cup probably suggested that we were going to struggle," Marsh told reporters on Monday. "But I think, when you look down our line-up when we're a full strength side, with the amount of experience, exciting players, some of the best T20 players in the world inside this team, we were really confident. "There's a lot of dangerous teams in T20 cricket but we were confident and now we're in the finals anything...