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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma expecting ‘second child’, reveals AB de Villiers

File image of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma. Photo: X/@imVkohli Former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers on February 3 revealed that star India batter Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their second child.Speaking on his official YouTube channel, De Villiers said that Kohli has been spending “family time”. He added that one cannot judge the former India skipper for prioritising family. “Yes, his second child is on the way. Yes, it’s family time and things are important to him. If you are not true and genuine to yourself, you lose track of what you are here for. I think most people’s priority is family. You can’t judge Virat for that. Yes, we miss him. But he has made absolutely the right decision,” De Villiers said on his YouTube channel.Speculations around Anush...
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Horoscope Today, February 4, 2024: Read your daily astrological predictions – Times of India

Read today's horoscope, February 4, 2024. Today we'll be taking a closer look at what the stars have in store for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Our astrologer has analyzed the movements of the planets and the alignment of the stars to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date horoscope predictions for the day ahead. Whether you're looking for guidance on love, career, or simply a heads up on what to expect, this has got you covered. Let's dive in to see what the cosmos have in store for you today.AriesToday is a good day, your financial health is likely to be good. You may get benefits from your past investments. You may be control over your spending on worthless stuffs, which may boost your savings. Love birds are advised to be polite in the conversation with the partner, otherwise the...
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Pisces, Horoscope Today, February 4, 2024: Embrace intuition and empathy today – Times of India

Pisces (February 19 - March 20), as you immerse yourself in the energies of February 4th, 2024, the universe envelops you in a day of deep emotional insights and creative inspiration. Today, your general outlook is infused with a sense of intuition and empathy, aligning with your water sign's fluid and compassionate nature. Neptune, your ruling planet, enhances your connection to the spiritual and artistic realms, encouraging you to explore your dreams and to express your innermost feelings through creative outlets.This heightened sensitivity also deeply affects your love and relationships, where you're called to nurture your connections with tenderness and understanding. For singles, the day may reveal a soulful encounter that touches the heart deeply. Those in committed relationships ...
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Aquarius Horoscope Today: Connect with Community for a Fulfilling Day | – Times of India

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18), as you venture into February 4th, 2024, the stars align in a way that illuminates your path with innovation and humanitarian ideals. Today, your general outlook is characterized by a forward-thinking attitude and a desire to connect with like-minded individuals or communities. Uranus, your ruling planet, stimulates your innate need for freedom and individuality, encouraging you to embrace your unique qualities and to seek out avenues for self-expression and social change.This influence is particularly potent in your love and relationships, where you're drawn to partnerships that respect your independence and share your vision for the future. For singles, the day may bring encounters with people who challenge your perspectives and inspire you to grow....
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Capricorn, Horoscope Today, February 4, 2024: Harness ambition and responsibility for success – Times of India

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19), as you embrace the day on February 4th, 2024, the cosmos aligns to underscore your innate sense of responsibility and ambition. Today, your general outlook is marked by a determination to achieve and a keen awareness of the practical steps needed to reach your goals. Saturn, your ruling planet, lends you an extra measure of discipline and patience, reinforcing your natural capability to plan for the long term and to navigate challenges with resilience. This steadfast approach extends into your love and relationships, where you're inclined to demonstrate your affection through acts of loyalty and commitment. For those seeking romantic connections, the day favors relationships built on mutual respect and shared ambitions. In established partnerships, ...
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Sagittarius, Horoscope Today, February 4, 2024: A day of encounters and intellectual connections – Times of India

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21), as you step into the vibrant energy of February 4th, 2024, the universe beckons with promises of adventure and philosophical growth. Today, your general outlook is one of optimism and a thirst for knowledge, perfectly aligning with your fire sign's expansive nature. Jupiter, your ruling planet, amplifies your desire to explore both the world around you and the realms of thought, encouraging you to seek out new experiences and to embrace learning in all its forms.This quest for understanding also permeates your love and relationships, where you're drawn to connections that offer intellectual stimulation and the freedom to grow. For singles, the day may bring encounters with individuals who share your zest for life and curiosity. Those in relations...
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Scorpio Horoscope Today, February 4, 2024: Dive deep into reflection and transformation | – Times of India

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21), as you navigate through February 4th, 2024, the cosmos stirs deep within you, awakening a day of intense reflection and transformation. Today, your general outlook is influenced by a powerful desire for emotional depth and meaningful connections, resonating with your water sign's innate intensity. Pluto, your ruling planet, encourages you to delve into the undercurrents of your life, uncovering truths and fostering personal growth.This introspective journey significantly impacts your love and relationships, where you're compelled to seek authenticity and vulnerability. For singles, the day may reveal unexpected insights into what you truly desire in a partner. Those in relationships are encouraged to deepen their emotional bonds, possibly through conv...
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IND vs ENG second Test | Jaiswal will be a very special player: Crawley

India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates after scoring a double century during the second day of the second Test match between India and England. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR England opener Zak Crawley was generous in his praise of Jasprit Bumrah and Yashasvi Jaiswal after getting out on 76 on his 26th birthday.“Bumrah bowled unbelievably well,” Crawley said after the second day’s play in the second Test. “It felt like a better wicket than last week batting on it at that point. But you have to hold your hand up sometimes and say that’s a fantastic spell in these conditions.”He spoke highly of Bumrah’s reverse-swing. “He has got that pace, the change-ups, he can swing it both ways, but the reverse-swing goes a lot later than normal swing,” Crawley said. “It is just that little bit harder. He wa...
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Learning from celebrated Olympic medallists, sailor Vishnu Saravanan aims at ambitious Top 10 finish at Paris Games

Last Wednesday, sailor 24-year-old Vishnu Saravanan finished 26th in the men’s ICLA-7 World Championships to earn the quota place for the Paris Olympics. It was the second successive Olympics qualification for the Indian Army subedar who spent some time listening to 2012 silver medallist and two-time world champion 33-year-old Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus at the Adelaide Sailing Club.With Kontides being a veteran of four Olympics and competing in his fifth Games in Paris, Vishnu was all ears for the Cyprus sailor, post the finish. “It’s definitely nice to be able to qualify again for the Olympics. It has to be the first goal in the Olympic cycle and I am glad to achieve that in Adelaide. Pavlos Kontides has been a legend in the sailing world and during the regatta the whole week, he was li...
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IND vs ENG second Test | When it’s reversing, you don’t need to bowl magical deliveries: Bumrah

Pecking order: Bumrah said he probably learnt reverse-swing before the conventional swing. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR Jasprit Bumrah is special. England’s batters on Saturday found out just how special. With an incredible spell of reverse-swing, he put India in a strong position on the second day of the second Test. After taking six for 45 in England’s first innings, he said there was no need for magical balls if the ball was reverse-swinging. He did produce magic on more than one occasion, though. “The ball was relatively hard and reversing,” he said, when asked about the stunning yorker against Ollie Pope. “When the ball is reversing, you don’t need to bowl magical deliveries every ball. Timber Striker Alert 🚨A Jasprit Bumrah special 🎯 🔥Drop an emoji in the comments below 🔽 to describ...
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Ranji Trophy | Rahul and Nitesh help Hyderabad take a massive lead

Run feast: Nitesh sent the Mizoram bowlers on a leather hunt. | Photo Credit: V.V. Subrahmanyam Captain G. Rahul Singh’s third century of the season — 108 (108b, 14x4, 2x6) — and a maiden Ranji Trophy ton by K. Nitesh Reddy (115, 213b, 11x4, 1x6) in his fourth match, helped Hyderabad take a massive first innings lead against Mizoram on the second day of the four-day Plate Group league match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. Resuming at 120 for one in reply to Mizoram’s 199 in the first innings, Hyderabad made 458 for eight at close for a lead of 259 runs. Rahul. | Photo Credit: V.V. Subrahmanyam Rahul reached the three-figure mark in style with a lofted stroke for a six off Bobby over covers but soon perished. Off-spinner Cariappa slipped one past Rahul’s defensive push an...
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Ranji Trophy | Jyotsnil hits a career-best 215 n.o. to put Baroda in a dominant position against Delhi

On a high: Jyotsnil acknowledges the cheers after reaching his double century. | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR Baroda exposed Delhi’s limited bowling resources to the hilt as it piled up 400 for five before bad light stopped play on the second day of their Ranji Trophy league match here.Resuming at 202 for one, Baroda rode on overnight unbeaten batter Jyotsnil Singh’s career-best unfinished 215 to reach a dominant position. During the course of the innings, Jyotsnil got past his previous high of 195 scored against Haryana at Vadodara in December 2022. On Saturday, when 74 overs were possible, Baroda added 198 runs and lost four wickets. Though Delhi did well to restrict the flow of runs, Baroda stayed in control. At the halfway stage of this match, the visiting team appeared keen ...
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India vs England: Jasprit Bumrah decodes the stunning yorker to dismiss Ollie Pope in Vizag Test

As a bowler, what Jasprit Bumrah enjoys the most is problem-solving on the go. One of the most cerebral cricketers in the modern game, the Indian pacer has a knack for understanding the skills he has but in addition, when to use them. Even during the World Cup, in a behind-the-scenes video, his teammates spoke about how having Bumrah around helps the entire bowling unit because he conveys how the pitch is behaving and what the ideal line and length need to be. That ability came to the fore during a mesmerising spell of reverse swing bowling in the ongoing Vizag Test against England. On Saturday, the 30-year-old pacer produced arguably one of the best displays by an Indian pacer on a flat pitch, picking up 6/45. The highlight, without a doubt, was the yorker that he delivered to Ollie Po...
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I now have the chance to fulfil another childhood dream: Lewis Hamilton on joining Ferrari in 2025

After shocking the world a couple of days ago when he revealed that he’ll be signing for Ferrari in 2025, Lewis Hamilton on Saturday said that he was ‘100% committed” to Mercedes until then. “I feel incredibly fortunate, after achieving things with Mercedes that I could only have dreamed of as a kid, that I now have the chance to fulfil another childhood dream. Driving in Ferrari red,” Hamilton wrote on his Instagram account. “I still remember the feeling of taking a leap of faith into the unknown when I first joined Mercedes in 2013,” he wrote. “I know some people didn’t understand it at the time, but I was right to make the move then and it’s the feeling I have again now. I’m excited to see what I can bring to this new opportunity and what we can do together,” he added. Hamilton i...
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KL Rahul ‘worth platinum’ but KS Bharat must make minor changes as wicketkeeper: Farokh Engineer | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: KL Rahul is ‘worth in platinum' for the dual role of wicketkeeper-batsman, but former India player Farokh Engineer has little doubt that in Test cricket India should persist with a specialist wicketkeeper -- KS Bharat in this case and urged him to work on his technique.Rahul, who is nursing a quadriceps injury, had kept wickets in the away two-Test series against South Africa but opted to field Bharat for that role in the on-going five-match Test series against England.“For a One-Day or T20 game, you could play with a batsman-keeper and get away with it. You know, like KL Rahul. He has improved over the years. He kept wickets quite well. He is not a brilliant wicketkeeper. But what a great, brilliant batsman he is,” Engineer, a former wicketkeeper batter himself, said during an ...
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Ranji Trophy | Tamil Nadu manages to take a slender first-innings lead against Goa

Stars of the day: Pradosh Ranjan and Jagadeesan added 98 runs for the second wicket | Photo Credit: S. Prasanna Venkatesan Opener N. Jagadeesan (75, 153b, 3x4), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (71, 134b, 10x4), and Vijay Shankar (54, 98b, 5x4, 1x6) struck half-centuries to help Tamil Nadu score 273 against Goa on day two of the elite Group-C match in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy at the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) Academy ground here on Saturday. The hosts managed to take a small lead of 32 runs.Off-spinner Mohit Redkar starred with five for 70 for Goa while left-arm spinner Darshan Misal claimed four for 77. Redkar helped Goa restrict TN’s lead. | Photo Credit: S. Prasanna Venkatesan The first session was largely uneventful and was marked by the 98-run second-wicket partnership between ...
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Factionalism in states, two nationals leave wrestlers in a tizzy

Factionalism in state units of wrestling has made life difficult for wrestlers. Take the case of Rajasthan. One trial was held in Bharatpur for the suspended WFI’s Pune Nationals held earlier this week, while a second trial at Kota was conducted by another faction for the nationals conducted by the ad-hoc committee in Jaipur. Both the trials were held on the same day. Wrestlers selected from the Bharatpur trials participated and won medals in Pune only to later realise that the sports ministry does not recognise the nationals conducted by the suspended WFI. At least three medals winners from the Pune Nationals have made a last minute dash to Jaipur hoping to get their names on the start list. “When we participated in the WFI nationals at Pune we had no idea it would not be recognised. ...
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IND vs ENG: Kuldeep Yadav shows why he should play more regularly in Tests

Before the first Test, Rohit Sharma spoke how tempted he is to play Kuldeep Yadav. Having chosen to play on traditional Indian pitches that were full of runs and offered slow turn in the series thus far, Kuldeep offered an interesting package. A left-arm tricky wrist-spinner, who is unique in the sense that batsmen don’t face such tribe often. But given India’s batting concerns, they were more inclined to Axar Patel in Hyderabad. And even here, ahead of the Test, there were deliberations if Washington Sundar should be included as a straight-swap for Ravindra Jadeja. And on a day where India showed promising signs of taking control of the second Test, largely due to Jasprit Bumrah’s work of genius, Kuldeep too showed what they could have missed in his absence. In the second innings at Hy...
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Selectors wait on Virat Kohli’s availability, KL Rahul may be back for 3rd England Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The national selection committee is waiting for a clarity on Virat Kohli’s availability for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against England. TOI understands that the selectors and Indian cricket board (BCCI) will check on Kohli one final time before naming the team for the last three Tests.Kohli had pulled out of the first two Tests citing personal reasons. Sources said that the BCCI doesn’t really want to push Kohli if he isn’t at a place to play in this series. However, they will check with him once given the vulnerability of the inexperienced middle order. “The call will be entirely on Kohli. The board respects his personal space. If he agrees to play any part in the series, then there’s nothing like that. But it will be his call,” a BCCI source told TOI.The inexp...
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Ramkumar Ramanathan recovers in time against Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi as India take 2-0 lead against Pakistan

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, one of Pakistan’s most accomplished tennis players, may now be 43 years old, and may not even be placed on the singles rankings of the ATP Tour, but he found himself seven points away from creating a huge upset. But India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan clutched up on serve and return to save himself from the blushes and overturn a one-set deficit against Qureshi, prevailing 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-0 in the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup World Group 1 playoff tie between India and Pakistan in Islamabad on Saturday. N Sriram Balaji, a relatively inexperienced singles player in the past few years, followed up Ramkumar’s win by defeating 44-year-old veteran Aqeel Khan 7-5, 6-3 to give India an imposing 2-0 lead in the tie heading into the second day. India were the favouri...