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Day: May 5, 2023

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‘I’m lucky people have faith in me’: Neeraj Chopra says after starting season with win at Doha Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra overcame the tricky Doha conditions to start his 2023 athletics season with a win in the Diamond League on Friday. The Olympic gold medallist threw a distance of 88.67m with his first attempt — which was also the world leading attempt. It was never bettered on the night. Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch finished second with a best attempt of 88.63m, just four centimeters behind Chopra. World champion Anderson Peters was third on the night with a throw of 85.88m. “Today was challenging for all athletes, but I’m still satisfied with my result. It was a very hard win, but I’m happy. It’s a really good start for me. I hope to come in the first place in the next competitions and to keep consistent during this season. I feel really good. It was a good start. Today was ...
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Made judgement error against Delhi Capitals, admits Hardik Pandya

Gujarat Titans’ captain Hardik Pandya on Friday admitted that he made judgement errors in a narrow loss while chasing against Delhi Capitals, after his side bounced back in the Indian Premier League to thrash Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets, here on Friday. Pandya struck an unbeaten 59 but GT could only make 125/6 chasing 131 against DC to suffer only their third loss in 10 matches by five runs. But on Friday, Pandya smacked three sixes and as many fours while collecting 24 runs off RR’s Adam Zampa to make a 15-ball 39, as GT recorded a comfortable win with 37 balls to spare. “I made some judgement errors in the last game, but today my job was half done by the time Shubman (Gill) got out. I don’t shy away from accepting mistakes, accepting is the key to succeed for me,” Pandya told the...
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Neeraj Chopra begins Diamond League title defence with win in Doha | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra kicked off his new season in an emphatic manner by winning the opening leg of the Diamond League with a world leading and fourth career-best effort in Doha on Friday.Chopra could not have asked for a better start for his Diamond League title defence as he registered a distance of 88.67m to beat the star-studded field and began his season in style.The 25-year-old Chopra had pocketed the 2022 Diamond League Final trophy in Switzerland in September last year.Chopra hit his straps in his first attempt itself with a world-leading throw of 88.67m, which was his fourth career-best effort to position himself on the top of the pile. He maintained the lead till the end to win the event in his second appearance at the Qatar Sports Club.He h...
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Karun Nair replaces injured KL Rahul at Lucknow Super Giants

Out-of-favour India batter Karun Nair was on Friday picked by Lucknow Super Giants as a replacement for their injured skipper KL Rahul for the remainder of the IPL. Karun will join the franchise for Rs 50 lakh. Rahul was on Friday ruled out of the IPL as well as the World Test Championship final in which India will take on Australia at The Oval in London from June 7. In a statement, the batter said will undergo a thigh surgery on the advice of the medical team. 🚨 NEWS 🚨: KL Rahul ruled out of #TATAIPL 2023 due to injury, Karun Nair to replace him at Lucknow Super Giants. More Details 🔽https://t.co/3IQyD71XYp — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 5, 2023 “Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Friday named Karun Nair as a replacement for the injured KL Rahul for the remainder of the Indian Premier L...
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IPL 2023 | Titans brook no resistance from Royals, consolidate their position at the top

Gujarat Titans batter Hardik Pandya in action during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur, on May 5, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Gujarat Titans had its revenge on Friday. And it came fast.Hardik Pandya’s men outplayed Rajasthan Royals in their reverse IPL fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, avenging the three-wicket loss at Ahmedabad. The win also consolidated their position at the top of the table.After bowling out the host for 118, with the Afghan spin duo of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad claiming five wickets between them, Titans romped home with nine wickets and 6.1 overs to spare. On a wicket that certainly looked better than what the Royals total suggested, the chase was a walk in the park for Titans.Openers Shu...
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IPL 2023 | Gujarat Titans crush Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets, consolidate position

Gujarat Titans batter Hardik Pandya in action during the IPL 2023 cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur, on May 5, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Gujarat Titans made light work of a 119-run target set by Rajasthan Royals as the defending champions romped home with a commanding nine-wicket win in a one-sided Indian Premier League match here on Friday. After bundling Rajasthan Royals out for a mere 118 in 17.5 overs, a 71-run resolute opening stand between Shubman Gill (36) and Wriddhiman Saha (41 not out off 34 balls) set the platform for the huge victory, which was also accomplished with captain Hardik Pandya's brisk 15-ball 39 not out (3x4s, 3x6s). Gujarat Titans finished at 119 for one in 13.5 overs, winning with 37 balls to spare....
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I don’t shy away from accepting mistakes: Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The IPL 2023 table-toppers Gujarat Titans got back to winning ways after suffering a narrow defeat against Delhi Capitals. The defending champions made short work of their target as they gunned down 119 in just 13.5 overs with nine wickets in hand against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Friday.Speaking to the broadcaster after the match, Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya admitted that he made judgement errors against DC but he ensured that his job was not done today after the dismissal of Shubman Gill.Pandya struck an unbeaten 59 but GT could only make 125/6 chasing 131 against DC to suffer only their third loss in 10 matches by five runs.But on Friday, Pandya smacked three sixes and as many fours while collecting 24 runs off RR's Adam Zampa to make a 15-ball 39, as GT recorded a c...
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IPL 2023: Lucknow Super Giants sign Karun Nair as KL Rahul’s replacement | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: India batter Karun Nair has been roped in by Lucknow Super Giants on Friday as replacement of their injured skipper KL Rahul for the remainder of the Indian Premier League season. Karun will join the franchise for Rs 50 lakh.Rahul was on Friday ruled out of the IPL as well as the World Test Championship final in which India will take on Australia at The Oval in London from June 7. In a statement, the batter said he will undergo a thigh surgery on the advice of the medical team."Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Friday named Karun Nair as a replacement for the injured KL Rahul for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023," the IPL said in a statement.Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow franchise, sustained the injury during a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore earli...
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IPL 2023, RR vs GT Emotional Rollercoaster: Hardik holds the reins, Rashid shows his wares, Afghans on target

An early finish It was a rare chance for a team to build its net run rate and it didn’t take the Gujarat Titans openers much time to break the back of the chase. Small totals have been tough to chase over the last week, but with Wriddhiman Saha taking the initiative in targeting Trent Boult, the biggest threat was neutralised early on. The Kiwi left-armer’s first three overs went for 28 without reward, and it was only a question of when, not if. Shubman Gill was allowed to play to his pace, before skipper Hardik Pandya came and made it a quick night for everyone as Adam Zampa had no answers to the onslaught. The result, with the margin of victory, put the Titans effectively two games ahead at the top of the table, also putting a dent in Rajasthan Royals’ numbers. They would do well to d...
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Protesting wrestlers form two committees to decide future of their agitation | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The group of wrestlers, who are demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India's (WFI) sidelined president, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, on Friday formed two separate committees to decide the future of their agitation at Jantar Mantar here, which will complete two weeks on Sunday.Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Bajrang Punia, one of the faces of the protest, informed a select group of mediapersons that one committee will have 31 people while the other will comprise nine members. None of the wrestlers sitting at the protest site will be part of both committees."We have formed two committees to discuss the way forward. The first committee comprises 31 people while the other is of nine people. The objective of both committees will be the same - to decide the future of our p...
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Cheteshwar Pujara brings up third ton for Sussex in four matches of County season | Cricket News – Times of India

WORCESTER (UK): Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara continued to thrive in the English County circuit, bringing up his third century in four matches for Sussex against Worcestershire on Friday.Since his arrival in England for yet another County season, Pujara has played a vital role for Sussex, starting with 115 and 35 against Durham in his side's two-wicket win.Despite failing in the two innings against Yorkshire, Pujara bounced back with a resolute knock against Gloucestershire, hitting 151 off 238 balls with 20 fours and two sixes.On Friday, Pujara, who captained the side, hit 136 off 189 balls with the help of 19 fours and one six. He reached to his century off 138 balls with 14 fours and a six.In the process, he added 61 runs for the fourth wicket with Australia batting star Stev...
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Unassuming Devon Conway has evolved into CSK’s X-factor with the bat

In a team that has star-studded and globe-trotting T20 overseas players, Devon Conway easily goes under the radar at Chennai Super Kings. At the 2022 player auctions, as the Super Kings missed out on Faf du Plessis, they didn’t hesitate even once to raise the paddle for Conway, who had by then established a steady name at the top of Test cricket for New Zealand and was only beginning to show his versatility in ODIs. There is something unassuming in the manner in which Conway goes about his batting. Although he played just seven matches last season, he had impressed with his batting against spinners. But sterner tests awaited him this season as the IPL moved to the home-and-away format. And with Ben Stokes coming in, there was uncertainty about whether Conway would even start. With injur...
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Spurs captain Hugo Lloris ruled out for the season, says Ryan Mason

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris will miss the rest of the season due to a hip injury, interim boss Ryan Mason said on Friday as the club try to keep alive their hopes of playing in Europe next season. Lloris was withdrawn at halftime during Spurs’ humiliating 6-1 Premier League defeat at Newcastle United last month after conceding five times in the opening 21 minutes, with Fraser Forster replacing him in goal. Lloris, who joined Tottenham in 2012, has played nearly 450 times for the club, and the 36-year-old Frenchman has one more year to run on his contract. But British media have reported that he could leave the club at the end of the campaign. “Hugo is out for the season. We had the results back. Obviously disappointing but we feared that initially, so he won’t play again for u...
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Asia Cup: Compound archers make clean sweep, power India to top with 14 medals | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's compound archers reigned supreme at Asia Cup Stage 2 World Ranking Tournament by winning all the medals on offer. They topped the tournament with seven gold, five silver and two bronze in Tashkent on Friday.The compound archers dished out stupendous performances to make the clean sweep in the men's and women's section as they clinched five gold, two silver and two bronze.In the hunt for all 10 gold medals, India missed a complete domination with the recurve archers losing three finals, all against their Chinese rivals. But that did not stop them from topping the medals tally in the continental showpiece that saw a depleted field, without heavyweights Korea.Overall, the recurve archers had a share of two gold and three silver to propel India to the top spot in final st...
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We are ready for any conditions against CSK, says Ishan Kishan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians are on a roll with back-to-back 200 plus successful chases in their last two matches in the IPL 2023 and would like to continue their winning momentum as they take on Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk on Saturday.Mumbai's wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan made it clear that the team is "ready for any conditions" and need to keep positive intent and mindset in every game."Yeah, obviously that's not my call anyway, I think the management will decide what to do (whether we will choose to bat or bowl) but our intent is going to be very clear."Like if the ball is there to be hit, we'll go for it because you know in T20 cricket, you just need one or two good overs. We know they have got plenty of spinners in their side. Because we have played so many years of IPL we know...
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Watch: Rishabh Pant walks without crutches, plays table tennis in major recovery milestone | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who is recovering from the injuries sustained in a horrific car accident last year, on Friday brought a huge smile on the faces of cricket fans around the world with a video of him walking without crutches. The 25-year-old, in a social media post, was seen giving away the crutches and walked with out them in a major recovery milestone.In another video Pant was also seen playing table tennis at the National Cricket Academy."Happy NO MORE CRUTCHES Day!" wrote Pant in the caption. Seam All-rounder Hardik Pandya reacted to the video by posting fiery emojis, while Suryakumar Yadav, wrote, "Spidey is back! More power to you."On the other hand, spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya wrote "Yes bro" while Kuldeep Yadav posted two heart emojis.For...
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England great Sciver-Brunt retires from international cricket

File photo of England’s Katherine Sciver-Brunt. Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement from international career after a superb 19-year career in which she took more wickets than any other woman for England. | Photo Credit: Reuters Katherine Sciver-Brunt retired from international cricket on May 5 after a superb 19-year career in which she took more wickets than any other woman for England.Sciver-Brunt, who made her international debut in 2004, amassed 335 wickets in 267 appearances for England. The fast bowler helped England’s women to three Ashes series victories and three World Cup wins, two coming in ODIs and one in T20s. Only India’s Jhulan Goswami (355) has more dismissals than Sciver-Brunt in all women’s international formats.Sciver-Brunt, 37, quit playing Tests last year...
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​Top-10 youngest players to hit an IPL century

​Quinton de Kock: 23 years and 122 days oldThe Protea wicket-keeper batter is one of the vital cogs for his team. In 2016, De Kock went on against the rampaging RCB and smashed a brilliant century at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. He was then the youngest centurion for DC until the record was broken by Samson and later on Pant. Source link
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With T20 leagues mushrooming, cricket is going football’s way: Shastri

Ravi Shastri, former head coach of India cricket team. File | Photo Credit: M. Vedhan Former India coach Ravi Shastri believes the mushrooming T20 leagues around the world will eventually hurt bilateral cricket, especially the ODI format with the franchises inclined towards handing long-term contract to players. Shastri insisted that cricket is slowly going football's way and in future the players would only be interested in playing world events. "I have always said that the bilateral cricket will suffer, there is no question about that. With the leagues spreading around the world, it's going to go the football way," Shastri was quoted as saying by 'ESPNcricinfo'. "The teams will assemble just before the World Cup, they play a little bit of bilateral, clubs will release the players an...
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Really don’t know what’s happening there, hope it gets resolved: Sourav Ganguly on wrestlers’ protest | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: No Indian cricketer has spoken so far on the wrestlers’ protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital but former Indian skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly hopes the issue gets resolved as "these wrestlers have won a lot of medals and brought laurels for the country".However, Ganguly remained tight-lipped and refused to take sides on the matter saying "you don't talk about things which you don't have complete knowledge of".India's top wrestlers, including Vinesh Phogat, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik, have been protesting against the WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh over allegations of sexual harassment, demanding his arrest."Let them fight their battle. I really don't know what's happening there, I just read in the newspapers. I realised one thing in t...