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Day: September 8, 2022

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Neeraj Chopra winds down a sparkling year with Diamond League Champion title

The first Indian to win a track and field gold at the Olympics, the first Indian to win a silver at the World Championship is now the first to win the title of Diamond League Champion. Neeraj Chopra, the 24-year-old, is turning into a hoarder of medals and trophies. Not satisfied with the famous gold in Tokyo and the historic silver in Eugene, Chopra had set sights on the glittering trophy given to winners of the Diamond League final in Zurich. Just an hour after winning the World Championship silver in July, Chopra was talking about his next target — being a Diamond League champion. Like the greats, he has willed himself to achieve his target. A groin injury suffered during the World Championships was overcome and so were the challengers. In the absence of double world champion Ander...
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Horoscope Today, 9 September 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that we are going to face for the entire day. Read the daily predictions given below for each horoscope to find out what is in store for you today in your luck. Aries: Today, you may be busy on the work front, which may make you tired and maybe not able to proper time in the family get together. You may be able to create some overseas networks also. You should be careful in terms of investments. Natives in the job may get promotions. ALSO READ: Monthly...
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Duleep Trophy: Solid start by Shaw and Jaiswal

Prithvi Shaw (61 batting) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (55 batting) regaled for West Zone, which finished at a strong 116 for no loss, during the brief time in which play was possible on the opening day of the Duleep Trophy quarterfinal match against North East Zone here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Thursday. On a gloomy day in the city, overnight rains and poor light followed by brief showers just before the scheduled start of play ensured a delayed start to the day’s proceedings. Eventually, play started at 2.30 p.m., but had to end an hour before the scheduled close of play due to bad light with just 25 overs bowled in the day. Aggressive approach Electing to field first, the North East bowlers were put under attack right from the first over. Jaiswal got off in style, pulling pacer Bis...
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Duleep Trophy: East makes steady progress against North

Cricket smarts was in view; so were rain, application and skill.The truncated opening day of this Duleep Trophy quarterfinal between North and East Zone at the CAP ground saw the latter, inserted under cloudy conditions, progressing to 179 for three on day one. The smooth stroking Virat Singh was batting on a 43 (87b, 6x4) of composure and flair and skipper Manoj Tiwary was on nine. Patient Gharami Earlier, opener Sudip Kumar Gharami (68, 137b, 10x4) impressed with his patience and methods. Inclement weather meant the match got underway only after lunch. This was a pitch where you had to accumulate runs, be patient and scoring opportunities would gradually open up. There was some lift for both Navdeep Saini and Siddharth Kaul and batting required application. Riyan Parag is a new ag...
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IOC issues final warning to IOA, to suspend India if elections not held by December

International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday issued a final warning to IOA to “resolve its governance issues” and hold elections by December, failing which the world sports body will ban India. The executive board of the IOC, which made in Lausanne on Thursday, also decided not to recognise any “acting/interim president” after Narinder Batra’s ouster as Indian Olymic Association president and said it will deal with secretary general Rajeev Mehta as the main point of contact. “… in view of the ongoing internal disputes, governance shortcomings and ongoing court cases, (IOC Executive Board) took the decision… to issue a final warning and consider the immediate suspension of the NOC of India at the next IOC Executive Board meeting in December 2022 if, by then, the NOC of India is not ...
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Asia Cup: Kohli breaks long international century drought

His previous hundred was in 2019 in a Test against Bangladesh; Bhuvneshwar scalps five for four as India records big win His previous hundred was in 2019 in a Test against Bangladesh; Bhuvneshwar scalps five for four as India records big win Virat Kohli brought his long wait for an international century to an end with a fine unbeaten 122 against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super 4 here on Thursday.Kohli’s heroics powered India to a massive 101-run win. The result, however, meant little as both teams had already exited the tournament. Batting first, India racked up a formidable total of 212 for two on the back of Kohli’s exploits. Kohli opened the innings with K.L. Rahul (62, 41b, 6x4, 2x6). The duo gave India a great start, putting on 119 runs. Kohli cut loose in the sixth...
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With an innings of unshackled brilliance Kohli ends century drought in Asia Cup

There was a moment of suspenseful silence. A moment when all the eyes in the stadium were tracking a white ball’s path. Then as the ball landed onto the scantly-filled gallery behind the midwicket fence, the stadium let out a collective roar of joy so loud that it could stop traffic at the bustling Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Then the collective converged onto the five-foot-eleven sleek figure of Virat Kolhi, standing in the middle of the ground, statue-like, immersed in a transcendental dream. He woke up from the trance of his 71st hundred — a hundred after 1020 days, his longest ever wait — kissed the wedding ring tied onto the chain on his neck, one for his wife and daughter flashed a hearty smile, removed his helmet and applauded the crowd in every stand. Not like a man liberate...
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“I batted out of my skin to be honest and I surprised myself”, says Virat Kohli

on Thursday, Virat Kohli smashed his first hundred since 2019 and helped India put up a total of 212 for two against Afghanistan in Asia Cup Super 4 match. Kohli’s performance got him the player of the match trophy and the former India skipper said, “Firstly I am grateful for how the day went today.”. He also thanked his wife and added, “Time away from the game gave me a good chance to sit back and observe a lot of things about me. I mentioned one special person – Anushka – who stood by me through these tough times and I mentioned her as she has seen the absolute raw side of me throughout all these months. She was the one putting things in perspective for me, kept giving me the right kind of guidance, vision moving forward and I came back into the system as relaxed person. It was just a...
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Asia Cup, India vs Afghanistan Highlights: Virat Kohli’s first international ton in nearly 3 years lights up dead-rubber win over Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After 1020 days of agony, anxiety and scrutiny, Virat Kohli has got an international hundred on Thursday night. The wait for his 71st international hundred ended when he disdainfully smacked Afghanistan’s Fareed Ahmad over the mid-wicket boundary to bring up his first T20I century off just 53 balls. As he took off his helmet, raised his bat to the smattering of crowd in the stadium and kissed his wedding ring in his necklace, Kohli’s gentle smile screamed of the relief he must have felt. Probably, he would have least expected to bring up his 71st century in the shortest format while opening the innings with regular skipper Rohit Sharma opting to rest in the inconsequential match. As It HappenedOnly an event as special as this could have injected some interest in the match. His in...
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Neeraj Chopra Diamond League 2022 Finals Highlights: Neeraj wins title with throw of 88.44m

Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League tilt faces Czech challenge A great trier, Vadlejch refuses to fade away and in Zurich, at the Diamond League final, he will keep Chopra on his toes. When Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch began throwing javelins as a teenager, his training partner was Barbora Spotakova, the women’s world record holder. When Spotakova changed coaches from Rudolf Cerny to the legendary Jan Zelezny, the men’s world record holder, Vadlejch too made the switch. Vadlejch has picked the right mentors from an early age. Zelezny, the coach of the Czech Republic team, was at the Olympic Games when two of his trainees Vadlech and Vitezslav Vesely finished on the podium while Neeraj Chopra won the gold. Germany’s Johannes Vetter, the in-form thrower going into the competition, failed t...
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Asif Ali, Fareed Ahmad fined for on-field altercation

Asif Ali, Fareed Ahmad fined for on-field altercation Dubai, Sep 8 (PTI) Pakistan’s Asif Ali and Afghanistan bowler Fareed Ahmed were on Thursday fined 25 per cent of their match fees for their on-field altercation during their Asia Cup Super 4 match here. The duo has been punished for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday. The pair has been fined for an altercation which occurred after the fifth delivery of the 19th over. According to an ICC statement, Ali breached Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match”. Fareed was found to have breached Article 2.1.12, which relates to “i...
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Asia Cup 2022: Asif Ali, Fareed Ahmad fined for on-field altercation | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Pakistan's Asif Ali and Afghanistan bowler Fareed Ahmed were on Thursday fined 25 per cent of their match fees for their on-field altercation during their Asia Cup Super 4 match. The duo has been punished for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday. The pair has been fined for an altercation which occurred after the fifth delivery of the 19th over. According to an ICC statement, Ali breached Article 2.6 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "using a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match". Fareed was found to have breached Article 2.1.12, which relates to "inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, ...
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Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli hits 71st international century

Virat Kohli scored his first hundred since 2019 and helped India put up a total of 212 for two against Afghanistan in Asia Cup Super 4 match on Thursday. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul started for India with the former India captain batting like a house on fire from the get-go. Before this match, Kohli had last scored an international century against Bangladesh in a Pink Ball Test on November 23, 2019. Twitter has gone berserk after Virat’s century and here are the reactions: The tension, pressure or whatever it is, it’s totally missing on Virat Kohli’s face and hence he is playing so freely and confidently. Scoring runs everywhere on the ground. GOAT! #IndvsAFG pic.twitter.com/sBHOYUrBi7 — Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) September 8, 2022 All of us Virat Kohli fans...
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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli smashes 100 T20I sixes, becomes second Indian player to do so | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): Virat Kohli on Thursday completed 100 sixes in T20I cricket, becoming the second Indian batter to hit a century of sixes and the tenth overall player to achieve this landmark. Virat accomplished this landmark during India's final Super Four clash against Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. Virat finally completed his much-anticipated 71st century. He smashed an unbeaten 122 in just 61 balls with 12 fours and six sixes. Now, Virat has a total of 104 sixes, which is the ninth-highest in T20I cricket. New Zealand's Martin Guptill has the highest number of sixes in the format, with a total of 172 sixes. He is followed by Rohit Sharma (171), Chris Gayle of West Indies (124), England's Eoin Morgan (120) and Australian opener Aaron Finch (117). Coming to the match, Star Indi...
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I was shocked, least expected to score ton in T20 format: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Virat Kohli reached the elusive three-figure mark after almost three years, albeit in a format "he least expected to", when he struck a memorable 122 against Afghanistan in an inconsequential Asia Cup match on Thursday. Kohli scored his first international hundred after 989 days precisely to light-up the dead rubber. His 71st hundred also puts him alongside the great Ricky Ponting in the list of most centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is still way ahead with 100 international tons. The milestone we'd all been waiting for and here it is!71st International Century for @imVkohli 🔥💥#AsiaCup2022… https://t.co/Dpj6yi0AWL— BCCI (@BCCI) 1662653049000"Last two and a half years have taught me a lot. I am going to turn 34 in a month. So those angry celebrations are a thing of the past," said Kohli...
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Virat Kohli dedicates 71st century to Anushka and daughter Vamika | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After hitting his much anticipated 71st century in international cricket, star Indian batter Virat Kohli dedicated his ton to his wife and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and their daughter. Star Indian batter Virat Kohli completed his much-anticipated 71st international century and powered India to a massive 212/2 in their 20 overs during their last Super Four clash against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday. The milestone we'd all been waiting for and here it is!71st International Century for @imVkohli 🔥💥#AsiaCup2022… https://t.co/Dpj6yi0AWL— BCCI (@BCCI) 1662653049000"Last two and a half years have taught me a lot. I am going to turn 34 in a month. So those angry celebrations are a thing of the past. Actually, I was shocked. This is the last format I thought. It was...
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First day of England-South Africa third Test washed out | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The first day of the third and deciding Test between England and South Africa at The Oval was washed out by rain on Thursday with no play possible. England won the toss and put South Africa into bat only for a shower to sweep in and put a stop to proceedings minutes before the players took to the field. A frustrating day of covers on and off followed before an official announcement came at 15.45GMT saying no play would be possible. More rain is forecast for London on Friday, though the weekend prospects look brighter. The series is level at 1-1, with both Tests finishing inside three days. South Africa won the first by an innings and 12 runs at Lord’s only to be hammered by an innings and 85 runs in the second at Old Trafford. England have brought in debutant batsman Harry Brook...
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Asia Cup 2022 Super 4: Ind vs Afg | Kohli’s first T20I century powers India to 212

Virat Kohli reached the milestone after nearly three years, his 71st international century. Virat Kohli reached the milestone after nearly three years, his 71st international century. The long wait for a Virat Kohli hundred, 989 days to be precise, ended on Thursday when he struck a high-quality 122 to take India to 212 for two against Afghanistan and lighten up the dead rubber of the Asia Cup in Dubai on September 8, 2022.His unbeaten effort off 61 balls got him his first hundred since November 2019 and 71st overall, equalling Ricky Ponting’s tally of international hundreds. He is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar in the all-time list. With Rohit Sharma being rested for India’s final game of the tournament, stand-in skipper K L Rahul (62 off 41) and Kohli shared an entertaining 119 of...
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Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli ends drought with his maiden T20 international ton | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Virat Kohli hit his first international century since November 2019 with his maiden T20 ton for India as his side piled up 212-2 against Afghanistan at the Asia Cup on Thursday. The star batsman stood unbeaten on 122 off 61 deliveries with 12 fours and two sixes after India were put in to bat in their last Super Four contest after being eliminated from the tournament. There it is! 💯 for @imVkohli 👏👏His first in T20Is and 71st in International Cricket.Live -… https://t.co/cIMHCcGtro— BCCI (@BCCI) 1662650685000Kohli, 33, hit a four and a six off pace bowler Fareed Ahmad to reach his first India ton in nearly three years -- his last hundred coming in a Test against Bangladesh. His previous best in 103 T20Is was 94 not out since his debut in 2010. That 71st 💯 feeling 😍 #AsiaCup2022 |...
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I dedicate the 71st hundred to my wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika” : Virat Kohli says after smashing 122 against Afghanistan

I was a bit shocked. This format Is where I least expected to get a hundred”: Virat Kohli says after smashing 122 against Pakistan. What did he say? I feel blessed , grateful. The last two-and-half years have taught me a lot. I am going to turn 34 soon. Celebrations are all from the past. It’s very special for me. On thoughts running through his mind during celebration It was an accumulation of lots of things. People in the team have been open, welcoming and given space for me. There was lot of things happening on outside. Dedicates his hundred to his wife Anushka This hundred is dedicated to Anushka who stood by me all through and to daughter Vamika as well.When you have someone next to me, putting things in right perspective, like Anushka who was with me all the side. On his attitude...