In what can be termed a one-sided match, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team took a step ahead in the ICC World Cup 2023 as it secured victory against South Africa. With 102 runs by Virat Kohli and 10 wickets by Mohammed Shammi and Jadeja, India swept the win with 245 runs. Notably, South Africa secured only 83 runs, whereas India secured 324 runs, at Eden Garden, Kolkata.
All-rounder cricketer Hardik Pandya has been ruled out from the World Cup 2023, confirmed the BCCI. The player suffered an injury, which is why he is not the part of the blue team. Expressing pain, Pandya tweeted, "Tough to digest the fact that I will miss out on the remaining part of the World Cup. I'll be with the team, in spirit, cheering them." He extended gratitude for good wishes.
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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar unveiled his statue at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, in a glittering event. The Master Blaster's life-size statue has been installed at the Sachin Tendulkar stand in the stadium. It has been crafted by Pramod Kamble, a well-known painter-sculptor from Ahmednagar. Sachin Tendulkar was joined by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, and other officials of the BCCI.
India and England locked horns today at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, where the Men in Blue emerged victorious by 100 runs. England won the toss in today’s game and chose to field. They limited India to a score of 229/9 in 50 overs. Despite a strong start by Rohit Sharma, the Indian innings were marked by frequent wicket losses, notably including Virat Kohli’s rare World Cup duck.
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Bishan Singh Bedi, former India captain and legendary spinner has died at the age of 77, news agency PTI reported on Monday. Bedi, a veteran of 67 Tests between in a 12-year-career spanning between 1967 and 1979, was one of India's most celebrated cricketers. Bed was one that revolutionised the art of spin bowling worldwide and was awarded the Padma Shri trophy in 1970.
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Shubman Gill beat his compatriot Mohammed Siraj and England opener Dawid Malan to win the ICC Men's Player of the Month Award for the second time in the year. Gill was named as the Player of the Month in September 2023 for his exploits in India's Asia Cup triumph and their ODI series win against Australia. Moreover, Gill is the only Indian cricketer to win the title, twice.
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Pakistani sports presenter Zainab Abbas has been deported from India over a disputed case, claimed a Pakistani TV News channel on Monday afternoon. The channel reported that she was asked to leave the country as she had been earlier involved in cybercrime and her old tweets criticizing India and also the Hindu religion. Zainab Abbas is said to be currently in Dubai, reported Samaa TV.
Asian Games 2023: Team India Storm Into Semi-Finals After Yashasvi Jasiwal's Blazing Ton Against Nepal
Team India overcame a spirited Nepal side to open their Asian Games 2023 campaign with a convincing win, progressing to the semi-finals of the event. Yashasvi Jasiwal's 100 off 48 deliveries set up a 203-run chase, but Nepal couldn't keep up with the run-rate and fell short by 23 runs. With this, team India have progressed to the semi-finals of the Asian Games 2023 after a convincing win over Nepal.
India's talismanic batter Virat Kohli had to reportedly fly back to Mumbai from Guwahati because of reported 'personal emergency' while the rest of the Indian squad arrived in Trivandrum for their second warm-up game against the Netherlands. Meanwhile, there are rumours that Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is expecting a second baby. Recently, she even refused to get clicked, amid pregnancy speculations.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Zaka Ashraf's alleged explosive comments against India, headlined by words 'Dushman Mulk' has cut a antagonistic figure of him among the neighbours. Certain netizens believe that Indians should show the Pakistan cricket team what real enmity means instead of giving them a rousing welcome ahead of the World Cup. A certain section of Pakistan fans also blasted him for the comment.