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Day: February 21, 2022

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Footballer Sandesh Jhingan apologises after making sexist comment, says he’s ‘let many people down’ | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian football team's star centre-back Sandesh Jhingan on Monday apologised for making a sexist comment after his ISL team ATK Mohun Bagan's 2-2 draw against Kerala Blasters. A video uploaded on ATK Mohun Bagan's Instagram page, which has since been deleted, captured the 28-year-old defender as saying, "Aurato ke saath match khel aaya hoon, aurato ke saath" (I have played a match with women, with women) as he made his way back to the dressing room at Vasco in Goa on Saturday. His comment caused an uproar on social media with many users coming down heavily on the player, forcing him to issue an apology. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/6nJPSQniBa— Sandesh Jhingan (@SandeshJhingan) 1645458326000"I know a lot has happened in the last 48 years, and it has been down to an error in judgement on my...
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Snehashish Ganguly slams Wriddhiman Saha for making private chat with Sourav public | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After being dropped from India's Test squad, wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha had lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly. Saha claimed that BCCI president Ganguly, in a Whatsapp chat, had allegedly assured him a place in the team after his unbeaten 61 runs in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur in November. Now Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) secretary Snehashish Ganguly, who is the elder brother of BCCI president Sourav, came down heavily on Saha, saying the wicketkeeper probably made an error of judgement by publicly commenting on a private conversation. "After scoring 61 against New Zealand at Kanpur, Dadi (Ganguly) congratulated me over WhatsApp and mentioned, 'As long as I'm here (helming the BCCI), you wou...
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ISL: Bengaluru edge past Odisha, reach fifth to keep semis hopes alive | Football News – Times of India

BAMBOLIM: Bengaluru FC came from behind to defeat Odisha FC 2-1 in their Indian Super League match here on Monday, the result keeping the Blues in the hunt for a semifinals spot. BFC rose to fifth place with 26 points, one behind fourth-placed Kerala Blasters FC. On the other hand, a third winless outing meant Odisha's semifinals ambitions suffered a huge blow. Nandhakumar Sekar (8th minute) pounced on a loose ball to score early in the game but Danish Farooq's (31st) header levelled the score. Cleiton Silva (49th) scored from the penalty spot in the second half, which eventually separated the two teams. Both teams began on a strong note, creating decent scoring opportunities. Bruno Ramires came close to scoring inside five minutes but his long-ranger swerved narrowly past the target. H...
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PKL: UP Yoddha, Bengaluru Bulls clinch semi-final berths | Pro-Kabaddi-League News – Times of India

BENGALURU: UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls entered the semifinals of the Pro Kabaddi League after winning their respective eliminator matches here on Monday. In the first eliminator, UP Yoddha beat Puneri Paltan 42-31 to book a last-four spot. Later in the day, Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Gujarat Giants 49-29 in the second eliminator to also clinch a semifinal berth. In the semifinals on Wednesday, UP Yoddha will face league table-toppers Patna Pirates while Bengaluru Bulls will be up against Dabang Delhi. Pardeep Narwal reminded everyone why he is regarded as the 'playoff king' with an 18-point performance in UP Yoddha's win over Puneri Paltan. UP Yoddha made an incredible comeback to win the crucial match after trailing by eight points in the early minutes of the first half. Narwal was abl...
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BCCI will ask Wriddhiman Saha about his tweet and whether he was bullied: Treasurer Arun Dhumal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The BCCI will ask out-of-favour senior keeper-batter Wriddhiman Saha about the context of his tweet which alleged that a journalist had threatened him for not agreeing to give an interview. Saha, 37, who has been dropped from the Indian team, had taken to Twitter to allege that one "respected" journalist took an aggressive tone after his refusal to grant him an interview. After his tweet, former head coach Ravi Shastri, and former stars like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Sigh came out in his support and asked him to reveal the name of the journalist. "Yes, we will ask Wriddhiman about his tweet and what is the real incident that has happened. We need to know if he was threatened and also the background and context of his tweet. I can't say anything more. The secretary (Jay Shah) wi...
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Shakib Al Hasan named in Bangladesh squad for Afghanistan T20 series | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was recalled to Bangladesh's squad for a two-match T20 series against Afghanistan next month. Shakib missed the side's most recent T20 series against Pakistan last year due to injury. Uncapped players Munim Shahriar and Yasir Ali were also included in the 14-man squad after impressive performances in the Bangladesh Premier League. Opening batter Shahriar made 178 runs in six matches for Fortune Barishal, a strike rate of 152. Yasir Ali, who previously was named to Bangladesh's ODI squad, scored 219 runs in 11 matches for Khulna Tigers for a strike rate of 139.49. Nurul Hasan Sohan, Akbar Ali, Shamim Patwari, Aminul Islam Biplob, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Saif Hasan were dropped from the 16-man squad that played against Pakistan. The T20 series will be ...
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Neeraj Chopra, Dinesh Karthik part of India-UK Week of Sport celebrations | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The British government on Monday launched the 'India-UK Week of Sport' to celebrate the incredible "living bridge" between both nations to mark India's 75th year of Independence. Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra and cricketer Dinesh Karthik are among the sportspersons celebrating the event from February 21-27, according to the UK High Commission. It said a series of on-and off-the-field interactions will highlight the shared love of sport and the opportunities it can create for people across both nations. The high commission said the 'Week of Sport' will showcase the best of sport with events involving Indian and British personalities reflecting on their own journeys. "It will include Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, cricketer Dinesh Karthik, p...
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praggnanandhaa: I was just enjoying myself, says teen GM Praggnanandhaa after stunning World No. 1 Carlsen in Airthings Masters | Chess News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Teenaged Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa stunned world no. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament, becoming only the third from the country to clinch a victory over the Norwegian superstar. The 16-year old prodigy was hailed by many on the social media, including cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and All-India Chess Federation president Sanjay Kapoor, after he followed five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand and P Harikrishna in getting the better of Carlsen, the 31-year-old who is also the reigning world champion. Praggnanandhaa won with black pieces in 39 moves in a Tarrasch variation game early on Monday to halt Carlsen's run of three straight wins. "I am delighted to have beaten Carlsen. It will give me a lot ...
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State of Wriddhiness: How Saha’s image turned overnight

For a man who hardly spoke much – even his wife has said in the past that his inexpressiveness of sadness or joy is the only thing she would like to “cut marks for”, Wriddhiman Saha has caused a storm in the wake of his non-selection for Sri Lanka Tests. Befittingly, with as few words as possible by merely restating facts about who said what to him – from Chetan Sharma to Sourav Ganguly to Rahul Dravid, and above all, by tweeting a text message from a journalist that told its own story. Never before in his career has he been discussed as much by the public; now he is part of memes and Gifs to nail down what’s wrong with the system. Who would have thought Saha, the quiet unobtrusive man who shuffled behind the stumps with impressive stealthiness, would become the poster boy to bring dow...
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India women’s team batter VR Vanitha, 31, announces retirement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Batter VR Vanitha, who represented the country in six women's ODIs and 16 T20Is from 2014 to 2016, on Monday announced retirement from all forms of the game at the age of 31. She made her announcement via Twitter and India team-mates Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj were among those thanked by the cricketer who made her debut for the national team in an ODI against Sri Lanka in January 2014. Besides, she thanked her family members, friends, mentor and other team-mates who had been part of her journey in the sport. Vanitha also thanked the two state associations -- Karnataka and Bengal -- that she represented in domestic cricket. And this lovely innings comes to an END ! https://t.co/ZJw9ieXHSO— Vanitha VR || ವನಿತಾ.ವಿ.ಆರ್ (@ImVanithaVR) 1645443803000"19 years ago, when I started...
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Aquarius should worship: Gods & Goddess/ Zodiac Sign ruler Aquarius should worship – Times of India

We can only develop when we attach to that greater form of power; if we can't link back to that greater kind of energy, we frequently feel wasted after a prayer and hence, it is necessary that you pray God and Goddess who rules your Zodiac sign as per the astrology. The numerous Lords and Gods in the world have been kept in order to make our lives happier and more prosperous. Aquarius is the 11th Zodiac sign. This zodiac sign is ruled by the planet Mars. Mars is ruled by Lord Shiva, the supreme god. If you were born under the sign of Aquarius, you must worship Lord Shiva every day by chanting his mantra with a calm heart and devotion. For Aquarius to be away from problems and worries in their life, they must devote their prayers to Lord shiva’s temple every Monday. They must also keep a...
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Aquarius with Pisces: Aquarius compatibility with Pisces – Times of India

In life, relationships are extremely important in forming one's mental condition. However, with the help of zodiac suitability, one may examine thoroughly in order to select a suitable companion. Aquarius and Pisces have a special placement on the astrological wheel of zodiac signs, which provides them an advantage in terms of compatibility. When the two are in a relationship, they have a particular bond. The Piscean is intuitive, inventive, and uncommon, whereas the Aquarian is imaginative, creative, and intellectual. The cerebral and free-spirited Aquarius will astonish Pisces, while the latter will feel emotionally attached by the former's encouragement and compassion. The pair explores a lot more and sets a greater purpose together since they are both daring and fearless in their co...
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Saha to stay mum on scribe’s identity if board wants name

Wriddhiman Saha will not reveal the name of the journalist to the BCCI, as and when the cricket board communicates with him over his tweet that has become arguably Indian cricket’s biggest talking point at the moment. On Monday, The Indian Express reported that the BCCI would ask the wicketkeeper-batsman to reveal the identity of the unnamed person who purportedly sent a string of WhatsApp messages to the cricketer, demanding an interview. Saha later posted a screenshot of the messages on his Twitter handle. “I haven’t received any communication from the BCCI yet. If they ask me to reveal the name (of the journalist), I would tell them it was never my intention to harm somebody’s career, to pull a person down. That’s why I didn’t reveal the name in my tweet. That’s not the teaching of m...
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Footballer Jhingan apologises after making sexist comment, says he’s “let many people down”

Indian football team’s star centre-back Sandesh Jhingan on Monday apologised for making a sexist comment after his ISL team ATK Mohun Bagan’s 2-2 draw against Kerala Blasters. A video uploaded on ATK Mohun Bagan’s Instagram page, which has since been deleted, captured the 28-year-old defender as saying, “Aurato ke saath match khel aaya hoon, aurato ke saath” (I have played a match with women, with women) as he made his way back to the dressing room at Vasco in Goa on Saturday. His comment caused an uproar on social media which many users coming down heavily on the player, forcing him to issue an apology. “I know a lot has happened in the last 48 years, and it has been down to an error in judgement from my part. I have had the time to sit and reflect, something which I should have done...
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In-form Auger-Aliassime pulls out of Dubai Tennis Championships with back injury | Tennis News – Times of India

DUBAI: World number nine Felix Auger-Aliassime has withdrawn from this week's Dubai Tennis Championships with a back problem, the organisers of the ATP 500 tournament said on Monday. The 21-year-old Canadian is at a career-high ranking and defeated French Open runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in Rotterdam this month to secure his maiden ATP Tour triumph. He also reached the final of the ATP 250 event in Marseille last week, going down to Russian Andrey Rublev in the championship match on Sunday. Auger-Aliassime was seeded third in Dubai and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Alexei Popyrin of Australia. Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic is the top seed and will open his campaign later on Monday against Italian wildcard Lorenzo Musetti in his first match of the 2022 s...
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ISL: Bengaluru edge past Odisha, reach fifth to keep semis hopes alive

Bengaluru FC came from behind to defeat Odisha FC 2-1 in their Indian Super League match here on Monday, the result keeping the Blues in the hunt for a semifinals spot. BFC rose to fifth place with 26 points, one behind fourth-placed Kerala Blasters FC. On the other hand, a third winless outing meant Odisha’s semifinals ambitions suffered a huge blow. Nandhakumar Sekar (8th minute) pounced on a loose ball to score early in the game but Danish Farooq’s (31st) header levelled the score. Cleiton Silva (49th) scored from the penalty spot in the second half, which eventually separated the two teams. Both teams began on a strong note, creating decent scoring opportunities. Bruno Ramires came close to scoring inside five minutes but his long-ranger swerved narrowly past the target. FULL-TIME ...
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PKL: UP Yoddha, Bengaluru Bulls clinch semi-final berths

UP Yoddha and Bengaluru Bulls entered the semifinals of the Pro Kabaddi League after winning their respective eliminator matches here on Monday. In the first eliminator, UP Yoddha beat Puneri Paltan 42-31 to book a last-four spot. Later in the day, Bengaluru Bulls thrashed Gujarat Giants 49-29 in the second eliminator to also clinch a semifinal berth. In the semifinals on Wednesday, UP Yoddha will face league table-toppers Patna Pirates while Bengaluru Bulls will be up against Dabang Delhi. Pardeep Narwal reminded everyone why he is regarded as the ‘playoff king’ with an 18-point performance in UP Yoddha’s win over Puneri Paltan. 🔝 performances from the Hi-Flyer & Record-Breaker to book their teams semi-final spots! 🔥 Best 📸📸 from tonight's Eliminators! For more 🖼️🖼️ visit https://...
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Australia, the home of multi-sport women

Like the rest of her compatriots, Jenny Williams spent a fortnight glued to the screen as Ash Barty went on a history-making run at Melbourne. Williams and Barty — the first home singles champion at the Australian Open in 44 years — both belong to Australia’s tradition of talented multi-sport athletes, or cross-coders. And while Barty is probably the most illustrious example, Williams helped set the blueprint decades ago. Williams, 65, comes from one of the great Aussie Rules dynasties. Father Fos, Australian Football Hall of Fame’s inaugural inductee who ruled 40s through 60s as a player and coach, has a grandstand named after him at the Adelaide Oval. Her three brothers all played top-grade football. Williams, meanwhile, represented South Australia at senior level in cricket, soccer, ...
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From Virat Kohli to Yash Dhull: Meet Munish Bali who coached the 2008 & 2022 India u-19 World Cup teams | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli and Yash Dhull have a few things in common. They are both ICC u-19 World Cup winning captains. They are both batsmen, both are from Delhi and with Dhull shaping up to be quite the run machine, he finds more and more comparisons being drawn between him and Virat. But there's another thing that binds the two and the two Indian u-19 World Cup winning teams of 2008 and 2022. The presence of coach Munish Bali in both camps, 14 years apart. Bali has travelled with India's Under-19 cricket team twice for the World Cup and the young guns have returned with the coveted trophy on both occasions. Bali was the assistant coach of the victorious U-19 World Cup-winning cricket team of 2008, led by Virat Kohli. This year, he travelled as fielding coach and the Yash Dhull-led side...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Ramesh Mendis ruled out; Dasun Shanaka to lead visitors | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Off-spinner Ashian Daniel is the lone new face in an 18-member Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series in India, the country's cricket board said on Monday. All-rounder Dasun Shanaka was named the captain of the team that is largely similar to the one that played Australia in a five-match series. The visitors, though, will be without the services of batter Avishka Fernando, seamer Nuwan Thushara and spinner Ramesh Mendis as the trio returns home after suffering injuries during the just-concluded tour of Australia, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a release. Sri Lanka, who suffered a 1-4 loss to Australia, will begin their tour of India with the first T20I in Lucknow on February 24, with the other two matches scheduled in Dharamsala on February 26 and 27. There w...