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Day: January 15, 2022

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PKL: UP Yoddha beat Telugu Titans 39-33 | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha beat struggling Telugu Titans 39-33 in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Saturday. Yoddha were better in all the departments with their raiders - Pardeep Narwal (10), Shrikant Jadhav (7) and Surender Gill (7) - picking up valuable points. Telugu Titans had a great opportunity to make a comeback by inflicting an ALL OUT on Yoddha in the final minutes but captain Rohit Kumar's decision to go raiding backfired. Rajnish and Ankit Beniwal scored 9 points each for the Titans who are without a win in Season 8. Telugu Titans had Rohit Kumar back in the starting 7 but that didn't really add to the raiding efforts in the first half. Rajnish and Ankit Beniwal showed glimpses of their immense potential, but the half surely belonged to Yoddha who had a clear plan for the Titans. The...
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EPL: Norwich City off the bottom with win over Everton | Football News – Times of India

NORWICH (England): Norwich City threw themselves a lifeline in their battle against relegation but sucked Everton into the mire thanks to a 2-1 victory in the Premier League on Saturday. An own goal by Michael Keane and Adam Idah's close-range finish in the space of two minutes in the first half broke Norwich's long goal famine to put them in control. Everton fans vented their fury at manager Rafa Benitez but were given something to cheer when Richarlison halved the deficit on the hour mark to set up a tense finale. Norwich had to endure seven minutes of stoppage time as Everton desperately searched for an equaliser but Dean Smith's struggling side held on for their third league win of the season to move off the foot of the table. Norwich moved to 18th with 13 points from 21 games, abov...
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Alone and cornered, Virat Kohli had no option but to quit Test captaincy; Rohit Sharma could be next Test captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli wasn't pushed but he decided to jump. It was a Twitter message on September 16 when he informed the world about his decision to quit T20 captaincy, keen to focus all his energies on Test cricket and ODI format keeping the 2023 World Cup in mind. What is your take on the timing of Virat Kohli's decision to step down as Test captain?Exactly, one day short of four months, the 33-year-old has now joined the list of former India captains, having announced his decision of stepping down for the second time, this time from the traditional format. 🇮🇳 https://t.co/huBL6zZ7fZ— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1642252472000In between, he was sacked from the 50-over format, much to his dismay and from there started his "Journey to the Centre of Earth" from the "Top of the World", where...
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Lewandowski hat-trick restores Bayern’s six-point lead at the top | Football News – Times of India

COLOGNE (Germany): Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski got a hat-trick to make it 300 Bundesliga career goals as he steered them to a 4-0 win at Cologne on Saturday that restored a six-point lead at the top. Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski rifled in from a Thomas Mueller assist in the ninth minute to set a league record as Bayern have now scored in 66 consecutive Bundesliga matches. With Dortmund having beaten Freiburg 5-1 on Friday to provisionally move within three points of the leaders, Bayern were eager to make sure of victory quickly. They scored again when Corentin Tolisso beautifully combined with Mueller to thunder a shot into the top corner in the 25th. The hosts, who were on a three-game winning run, tried to get back into the game and put the ball in the net through Mark Uth...
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Virat can hold his head high, definitely India’s most successful captain: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday said that Virat Kohli can hold his head high for what he managed to achieve as Test captain. Shastri's remarks came as Kohli stepped down as India's Test captain after leading the side for seven years. "Virat, you can go with your head held high. Few have achieved what you have as captain. Definitely India's most aggressive and successful. Sad day for me personally as this is the team we built together - @imVkohli," tweeted Shastri. Virat, you can go with your head held high. Few have achieved what you have as captain. Definitely India's most agg… https://t.co/vpYz7usDHr— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1642258565000Kohli holds the record for most Test appearances as India Test captain (68) and he also holds the record for ...
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sagittarius: Famous Sagittarius Celebrities & People – Times of India

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, and it rules the time period from November 22 to December 21. A centaur shooting a bow and arrow or an arrow stretched across a bow is used to depict it. The integrity and leadership traits of the Sagittarius personality are well-known. Their boldness helps them stand out in a crowd, despite the fact that they are a touch impatient in various respects. Sagittarius’s personalities are impatient with a wide range of issues. Due to their abilities and traits, they are quite intriguing to the crowd. They will always shine brighter than the others since they are brave ones. They never cease to astound people with their capacity to overcome obstacles, despite being a little impetuous. Sagittarius, being a fire sign, is connected with movement and v...
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Arsenal’s north London derby at Spurs postponed by Premier League | Football News – Times of India

Arsenal's north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday has been postponed because their squad has been depleted by COVID-19 infections, injuries and players away at the Africa Cup of Nations, the Premier League said on Saturday. Arsenal had asked the league on Friday to delay the derby - the 21st match to be called off this season. "With Arsenal having fewer than the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper), the Board accepted the club's application (for a postponement)," the Premier League said in a statement. Arsenal's Granit Xhaka was ruled out of Sunday's match after picking up a red card in Thursday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final first leg, while Cedric Soares, Bukayo Saka and Calum Chambers all sustained...
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Busting common myths about Sagittarius – Times of India

Ganesha says people have many opinions regarding the Sagittarius zodiac sign, and the majority of these opinions are incorrect. But, as with so many things in life, it's all about the other person's viewpoint. Some people mistake Sagittarians for indolent since they rarely labor as hard as other individuals. They have a relaxed mindset and are ready to embark on an experience at any time. They lead a life that is distinct from that of the majority of people. This isn't to say they don't have ideas and ambitions; it just means they pursue them in ways that aren't typical. As a result, the idea of Sagittarians being laid-back is a myth. Sagittarians aspire to be unfettered and are prone to being overly enthusiastic about life. These factors indicate that Sagittarians prone to fall in love...
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City opens up 13-point lead in EPL, Coutinho scores on debut

For Pep Guardiola, the biggest challenge now will be convincing his Manchester City players the English Premier League title race is not over. “My job is to take it out from the brain and heads of my players,” Guardiola said after City beat nearest rival Chelsea 1-0 on Saturday. “To try not to believe what other people are going to say.” With City holding a 13-point lead, it’s hardly surprising that people have already basically handed Guardiola’s relentless team a sixth title in 11 seasons. A classy Kevin De Bruyne finish makes it 12 #PL wins in a row for Man City#MCICHE pic.twitter.com/Nu4U52Maoy — Premier League (@premierleague) January 15, 2022 After all, the defending champions are on a 12-match winning run in the league after Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant curling strike in the 70t...
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Reactions to Virat Kohli stepping down as India Test skipper | Cricket News – Times of India

Virat Kohli's unexpected decision to quit Test captaincy stunned the cricketing world, which lauded the Indian star batter for taking his team to new heights. Kohli ended his seven-year reign as India's most successful Test captain with memorable series wins in England and Australia being the highlight. Following are reactions to cricketer Virat Kohli stepping down as the captain of the Test team on Saturday. INDIAN CRICKET BOARD (BCCI)"BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the test team to unprecedented heights. He led India in 68 matches and has been the most successful captain with 40 wins." BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership qualities that took the Test team to u… https://t.co/yHYfp...
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In numbers: With 40 wins in 68 Tests, Virat Kohli steps down as India’s most successful Test captain ever | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli's decision to step down as Test captain of India coincided with India's series loss vs South Africa. It was a series that India were supposed to win, considering the Proteas are going through a phase of transformation. It also coincides with a phase in his life when he is not on the same page as the cricket administration in the country. The manner in which he was removed as ODI captain, after he himself took the decision to step down as the T20I skipper. The contradictory statements from the BCCI president and Virat about how he was or was not asked to reconsider his decision to quit T20 captaincy etc made headlines and showed that all was not well in the corridors of power in Indian cricket. What is your take on the timing of Virat Kohli's decision to step down ...
Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli on Saturday dropped a bombshell by quitting Test captaincy following the unexpected series defeat against South Africa. Kohli was appointed Test captain back in 2014 when MS Dhoni stepped down in the middle of the series against Australia. "Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it's now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey but there has never been lack of effort or lack of belief," Kohli wrote in a statement which he posted on Twitter, taking everyone by surprise. 🇮🇳 https://t.co/huBL6zZ7fZ— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1642252472000His shock announcement came a day after India lost the Test series in South Africa 1-2. BCCI congratulates #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli for his admirable leadership q...
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India Open: Lakshya Sen, Loh Kean Yew, Katethong show badminton Next Gen is here

Who knew that the Next Gen of badminton singles wasn’t twiddling their thumbs and toes through the pandemic, waiting, but instead were welting in the wings. Ready to hammer. At the first chance they could grab. Who knew ahead of the winter World Championships that Singaporean Loh Kean Yew could grow limbs that could strike down like lightning. Or that Lakshya Sen could soak up all the attacking shuttles flying around him, and work up the momentum to channel that lightning speed – as he well might – into his Mjolnir arms, as the two head into a tantalising final of the India Open. Not many had guessed that Supanida Katethong could prance around with a hat-tip to Carolina Marin’s southpaw sallying offensive. And in the process dislodge PV Sindhu from her backyard coronation. The theme wil...
Indian women’s cricket team to quarantine in Mumbai ahead of World Cup departure | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian women’s cricket team to quarantine in Mumbai ahead of World Cup departure | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The World Cup-bound Indian women's cricket team will assemble in Mumbai on Sunday for a week of quarantine before its travel to New Zealand. The players had gathered in Dehradun recently for team bonding and youngsters in the team were also assigned tasks to develop leadership skills. The 15-squad members and three reserves have now been asked to report to Mumbai where they will isolate for a week. The team is expected to depart for New Zealand on January 24 and the players will have to undergo another quarantine upon arrival. India play a five-match series and one off T20 against hosts New Zealand beginning February 11 before the ODI World Cup in March-April. The team management wanted a week long training camp before departure but it could not be arrange due to rising Covid...
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Captain Kohli made the team in his image

Virat Kohli’s last Test as captain, in Cape Town, had moments that both endeared and repulsed him as a leader. He was vociferous, expressive, combative, animated, and at times, loud and brash. But, how much one likes or dislikes him, deifies or defies him, one can’t miss his energy, the unstoppable flow of a contagious electric force. Behind India’s most prosperous era in Test cricket was this relentless, often ruthless, energy. It’s this uncluttered energy that embodied his reign as India’s Test captain and will be his lasting legacy. Kohli, the captain, was a firebrand like few other Indian skippers. Sourav Ganguly had a fiery streak, but not relentlessly so. He was a mellowed figure in the latter years. MS Dhoni’s fire remained inside him, seldom spilled over. But Kohli’s fire was as...
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Kohli the captain will be remembered for passion & intensity, even though he lacked empathy at times

It was 2011, we were at a small hotel room by the sea in Dominica in the West Indies. Virat Kohli had been harassed by Fidel Edwards’ bouncers, just lost his Test spot, and was watching some television in Harbhajan Singh’s room. At the door, Harbhajan turned, pointed to Kohli, lying supine on the bed, remote-pressing his way, and said, “Yeh ladka teen saal mein captain banega!” (This boy will be captain in three years). Next day, when Harbhajan’s remark was shared with Kohli, there was one thing in his reaction that stood out: There was no surprise. Just a matter-of-fact happiness. Here he was, just dropped from the Test team – he didn’t find himself in India’s tour of England that followed the Caribbean sojourn but one that he would eventually go to due to an injury to another player, ...
Lakshya Sen beats Ng Tze Yong to enter India Open final | Badminton News – Times of India
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Lakshya Sen beats Ng Tze Yong to enter India Open final | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: World championship bronze medallist Lakshya Sen entered his maiden World Tour Super 500 summit clash on Saturday with a come-from-behind win over Malaysia's Ng Tze Yong at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open. Third seed Sen, ranked 17 in the world, will face reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the summit clash on Sunday in a repeat of Dutch Open final last year. The 20-year-old from Almora, who had joined his mentor Prakash Padukone, B Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth as a medallist at the World championships last month, notched up a 19-21 21-16 21-12 win over the world number 60 Yong in a thrilling sem-ifinal clash. "It is a good feeling to play my first super 500 final at my home country. The first game was pretty close, I did some errors which cost me. But I kep...
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Consternation after Arsenal-Tottenham is latest EPL game off

Arsenal’s request to call off its north London derby match against Tottenham because of a lack of senior players available was granted by the Premier League on Saturday. “We know how much this match means to our fans around the world,” Arsenal said of the decision to postpone Sunday’s match which will cause some consternation among rival teams. It was reached because Arsenal has fewer than the required number of players — 13 outfield and one goalkeeper — because of a combination of COVID-19 cases, injuries and players away on international duty at the African Cup of Nations. However, Arsenal has recently decided to let two players go out on loan and has one player out suspended in Granit Xhaka. In Arsenal’s most recent update, there were not many coronavirus-related absences for this g...
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Numbers tell the story—why Kohli was best Indian Test captain, in august company among contemporaries

Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as the Test captain marks the end of an era during which the Indian team tasted unparalleled success and notched up an enviable record across all formats. It brings the curtains down on a memorable spell in India’s Test history which was marked by memorable victories on foreign soil, ruthless dominance and arguably the finest fleet of fast bowlers who operated in tandem with relentless energy. All of this, combined with Kohli’s uncompromising and aggressive leadership, saw India become the number one ranked side in Tests. But looking beyond the emotion and the aggression, the cold, hard numbers also tell a story which is not much different from what meets the eye—Kohli was by far the best Indian captain and in extremely august company among his contem...