newscricket2 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Rashid Khan becoming youngest to reach top of ODI rankings

Many eyebrows were raised when Sunrisers Hyderabad paid an incredible 4 crores for Afghan teenager Rashid Khan in 2017 but a year on the 19-year-old has gone on to top the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers. The Twitterati were quick to jump on the news and praise the teenager for his achievement.
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newscricket2 hours ago

Latest ICC World Ranking | Rashid Khan youngest world ODI no.1; Virat Kohli achieves rare double

Rashid Khan has become the youngest player ever to top ICC Bowler's Rankings while Virat Kohli became the second batsman to cross 900-point mark in both Test and ODIs simultaneously after AB de Villiers. Khan shares the top spot with India’s Jasprit Bumrah, who now both have 787 points each.
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newsathletics3 hours ago

PT Usha calls for warm-up competitions for athletes ahead of major tournaments

PT Usha has asked the Indian athletes to participate in more warm-up competitions before going to the major tournaments if they want best results at the grandest stage. The once called 'Asia’s Golden Girl' also cited the example of legendary athlete Milkha Singh to further accentuate her point.
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newstennis3 hours ago

Yuki Bhambri gets 11-place hike in ATP rankings

Yuki Bhambri, who recently finished as a runner-up at the Chennai Open Challenger, has gained an 11-spot promotion which helped him stand just outside the top-100 set as he reached at the 101st position. In WTA doubles rankings, though, Sania Mirza remained at number 14 in the world.
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newscricket4 hours ago

Kuldeep Yadav wins ‘debutant of the Year’ in ESPNcricinfo awards 2017

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who has been the talk of the town ever since stepping into international colours against Australia last year, bagged the ‘Debutant of the Year’. The jury for ESPNcricinfo awards 2017 included former players like Ian Chappell, Courtney Walsh, Ramiz Raja and more.
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newscricket4 hours ago

IPL 2018 | Mitchell Santner excited to bowl to MS Dhoni in CSK nets

Mitchell Santner has stated that he is happy that he would bowl to Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni in the nets rather than in a match situation in the Indian Premier League. The Kiwi spinner has also added that he would use his last India tour experience while playing for the franchise.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Playing ISL and AFC Cup simultaneously is difficult, admits Albert Roca

Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca has stated that playing in the Indian Super League and AFC Cup simultaneously is difficult but also praised his players for handling it brilliantly. He also revealed that defender Harman jot Khabra will continue to miss the AFC Cup playoff game with a personal issue.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Graeme Smith : I hope Aiden Markram’s confidence hasn't taken a dent after ODI loss

Graeme Smith has criticised South Africa’s decision of making Aiden Markram the captain for the ODI series against India and hoped that 5-1 loss hasn’t affected his confidence. Smith has also praised the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and called them India’s excellent finds.
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newscricket6 hours ago

Paul Adams : Kuldeep, Chahal’s ability to take ball away from batsman make them different

Former SA spinner Paul Adams has stated that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s ability to take the ball away from batsmen makes them all the more dangerous. He has also pointed out that India enjoy a huge luxury of playing two spinners in the first XI, which not many teams can afford today.
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newswrestling6 hours ago

SAI to spend huge amount to hire new foreign coaches for Indian wrestlers

The Sports Authority of India has decided to pay a high package for the foreign coaches to bring an end to Wrestling Federation of India’s search for world-class coaches. SAI will pay $10,000 per month to Farniev Irbek Valentinovich and also has also roped in Hossein Karimi and Temo Kazarashvili.
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