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.
Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is likely to miss matches at the ICC World Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka and South Africa as the 30-year-old continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered against Bangladesh in Pune on October 19, reported ESPN Cricinfo on Wednesday. Since then, Pandya missed India’s matches against New Zealand and England. Pandya's replacement is said to be all-rounder Mohammad Shami.
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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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Amid the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, the Internet is divided with #boycottIndoPakMatch. Many cricket fans have threatened on social media to boycott India's high-profile match against archrivals Pakistan, scheduled on October 14. The trend is because of Pakistan's support towards terrorism, also being a rival nation. However, a section of netizens are questioning whether politics and sports can be kept apart. The match is in Ahmedabad's… read-more
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The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has accused China of cheating in the ongoing Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou and deliberately targeting Indian athletes after the controversy surrounding Neeraj Chopra's first throw in the men's javelin final. Chopra's first throw was not registered due to a technical glitch, as cited by the Chinese officials. Due to this, Neeraj Chopra restarted, against his comfortable 86-metre mark in his unrecorded… read-more
The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad is the biggest venue in international cricket and is hosting the opening match of the ICC World Cup 2023 between England and New Zealand. The stadium can accommodate 1,32,000 spectators but hardly any were seen as the tournament opened to a lukewarm response, despite the BCCI claiming that all tickets have been sold out.
Big drawback to the Indian Cricket Team, as Shubhman Gill is down with fever, likely to be dengue. According to sources, the BCCI is likely to make a decision about his participation in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 opening game. "Shubhman has had a high fever since landing in Chennai. His tests are being done. He will have tests on Friday and a call will be taken," said BCCI.
India's rise in the global sports arena at the Asian Games 2023, as the Indian contingent achieved its highest-ever medal tally at the Games, at the 19th edition in Hangzhou. Their previous best was 70 medals in Indonesia in 2018. They took their overall medal tally to 71 on October 4, in the current edition by adding two more medals in the first half of the day.
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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.