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19-yr-old youngest no. 1 ODI bowler, breaks 21-yr-old record
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has become the youngest to occupy the top spot in the ICC ODI bowlers' rankings, breaking former Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq's 21-year-old record. Rashid, aged 19 years 152 days, picked 16 wickets in the Zimbabwe series, to share the top spot with India's Jasprit Bumrah. Rashid also broke into the top five in the all-rounders' rankings.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:42 pm on 20 Feb
Warner admits to mental breakdown over tight scheduling
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Australian vice-captain David Warner said he and some of his teammates suffered "mental breakdown" over a lack of resting period between Ashes and last month's ODI series. He, however, added, "We're never going to put our hand up to say we need a rest, that's for sure." Notably, Warner is the only Australian to play all formats since November 23.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:41 pm on 19 Feb
Could co-host 2021 Asian Games with South Korea: North Korea
short by Deepali Aggarwal / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
North Korea could co-host the 2021 Asian Winter Games with South Korea to continue inter-Korean harmony and exchange, North Korea's representative on the International Olympic Committee, Chang Ung, has said. This comes amid easing of tensions between the two Koreas with North Korea participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics at the invitation of South Korea in Pyeongchang.
short by Deepali Aggarwal / 02:03 pm on 20 Feb
Kohli has highest rating points for any batsman in 27 yrs
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Indian captain Virat Kohli has achieved the most rating points for any batsman in the ICC ODI rankings in 27 years, achieving 909 points after the South Africa ODI series. Kohli is also the first Indian to cross 900 points in the 50-over format. He is only the second player to have over 900 points in Tests and ODIs concurrently.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:49 pm on 20 Feb
Son of ex-Pak cricketer commits suicide over non-selection
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanif's son, Mohammad Zaryab, committed suicide at his home in Karachi after being excluded from an Under-19 team. Zaryab, a first-year student at a college, was not selected as selectors claimed he was overage for U-19 cricket. Hanif, who played five ODIs for Pakistan, said Zaryab was pressurised and coaches' behaviour forced him to commit suicide.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:45 pm on 20 Feb
Sachin Tendulkar's run-out against Pak once sparked a riot
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
On February 19, 1999, Sachin Tendulkar got run-out after a collision with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar on a Test's fourth day at Eden Gardens. The umpires took an early tea after crowd pelted Akhtar with bottles and chanted "cheat, cheat". Tendulkar pacified the crowd and play resumed, but as India were losing on the fifth day, the crowd turned violent again.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:26 pm on 19 Feb
My one and only: Kohli shares pic with wife Anushka Sharma
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Virat Kohli shared a picture of himself hugging wife Anushka Sharma with a portrait of a couple kissing in the backdrop on Instagram. Kohli, who credited Anushka for keeping him motivated during the South Africa ODI series, captioned the picture, "My one and only!" Anushka had accompanied Kohli to South Africa and returned to India earlier in January.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:41 pm on 20 Feb
Twitter reacts to Olympic skater's 'Game of Thrones' routine
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Reacting to German figure skater Paul Fentz's Winter Olympics free skate routine to music from 'Game of Thrones', a user tweeted, "The German ice skater cosplaying Jaime Lannister and dancing to the GoT theme wins a gold medal at life." "Not going to lie, the #GameOfThrones theme song makes me want to dance on ice, too", tweeted another user.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:24 pm on 20 Feb
Ashwin attacks Gibbs with fixing jibe after getting trolled
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
After getting trolled by former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs over his running speed on Twitter, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin responded with a match-fixing jibe aimed at Gibbs. Ashwin cited Gibbs' involvement in the 1999 match-fixing scandal and said he wasn't as fast as him, but he was "blessed with wonderfully ethical mind not to fix games".
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:34 pm on 19 Feb
Bowler once gave away 77 runs in just one over
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Wellington's Bert Vance conceded 77 runs in an over in a first-class match against Canterbury on February 20, 1990. Canterbury needed 95 to win in two overs and to encourage them to go after the target and lose wickets, Vance bowled a 22-ball over, including 17 no-balls. Interestingly, only five legitimate deliveries were bowled as umpires lost track of proceedings.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:07 pm on 20 Feb
Indian athletes to not wear sarees at CWG opening ceremony
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Indian women athletes will wear trousers and blazers instead of the traditional combination of sarees and blazers at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The decision to have same dress code for men and women athletes was taken after the Indian Olympic Association received feedback from women athletes that wearing sarees for 4-5 hours was "not convenient".
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:59 pm on 20 Feb
Ice dancer suffers wardrobe malfunction, still finishes 2nd
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
French ice dancers Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis took second place in Monday's short program at Winter Olympics despite a wardrobe malfunction. The duo was performing on Ed Sheeran's Shape of You when Papadakis' costume unhooked from around her neck and exposed her left breast for part of the routine. "My worst nightmare happened at the Olympics," Papadakis later said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:52 pm on 19 Feb
Must be a mistake: Snowboarder after winning gold in skiing
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
After winning the gold medal in alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics, Czech snowboarder and skier Ester Ledecka asked a cameraman how it happened. "This must be some mistake, that they're going to switch the time for some others," she added. The 22-year-old beat Austria's Anna Veith by 0.01 seconds to win the super-G event of alpine skiing.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:30 pm on 19 Feb
Will focus on music career now: Ronaldinho after retirement
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho, who retired from football recently, revealed that he will now focus on his music production career along with his football academy. The 2005 Ballon d'Or winner had released his song 'Sozinho' (Alone) last year. Ronaldinho also said that he will participate in some retirement matches this year and will be a "partner in a big project".
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:31 pm on 19 Feb
3rd tier team beats top tier league leaders Man City
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
England's third tier football club Wigan Athletic knocked out current Premier League table-toppers Manchester City out of the FA Cup in the fifth round on Monday. Manchester City, who lost the match 0-1, had a defender sent off in the 45th minute. Following the loss, City forward Sergio Agüero got involved in a scuffle with a home fan.
short by Dishant Sharma / 12:27 pm on 20 Feb
Zimbabwe cricket board approaches ICC for loan
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Zimbabwe Cricket Union has approached the International Cricket Council for a loan to bail the board out of a financial crisis. The crisis has led to speculation over the feasibility of Zimbabwe's series against Pakistan. Last year Zimbabwean players and office workers rebelled over non-payment of salaries and other allowances.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:55 am on 20 Feb
Happy I'll bowl to Dhoni in nets instead of match: NZ bowler
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
New Zealand and Chennai Super Kings spinner Mitchell Santner said he is glad that he will be bowling to Indian cricketer MS Dhoni in the nets instead of bowling at him in a match. Santner, who will be playing in his maiden IPL season, was bought by the Chennai-based franchise last month at his base price of ₹50 lakh.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:45 pm on 19 Feb
Olympic teams with same coach win gold, silver medals
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Winter Olympics gold and silver medal-winning figure skating duos from Canada and France respectively share the same coach and practise at the same rink in Canada. The coach who trained the teams also coached the American pair that finished 4th in the event. Notably, the second-placed French figure skating duo suffered a wardrobe malfunction at the event.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:39 pm on 20 Feb
Why would anyone dope in our sport: Winter Olympics curler
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
After reports of a Russian curler failing a doping test at Winter Olympics emerged, Danish captain Madeleine Dupont said, "I think most people will laugh and ask, 'what could you possibly need doping for (in curling)?'" Curling is a slow-moving, tactical sport played on "pebbled ice" surface requiring teams to slide 19-kg granite rocks towards a marked target area.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:59 pm on 20 Feb
McCullum hit Test cricket's fastest ton in his last match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum scored Test cricket history's fastest-ever century off 54 balls in his career's last match before retirement, against Australia on February 20, 2016. McCullum broke Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq's joint record, who scored a century each off 56 balls. Further, McCullum is the only player to make 101 consecutive Test appearances from his debut.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:49 am on 20 Feb
In 10 years, only 5 nations will play Tests: Kevin Pietersen
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Predicting Test cricket's future, former England captain Kevin Pietersen tweeted that in the next 10 years only England, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Australia will continue playing Test cricket. "The rest will all be white ball cricketers! Just remember this tweet!" Pietersen further wrote. Recently, England cricket team coach Trevor Bayliss said T20Is should be abolished.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:19 am on 20 Feb
64-year-old coach jailed for 31 years for child sex abuse
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Former English football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 31 years for sexually assaulting 12 boys aged 8-15 while working at clubs including Manchester City between 1979 and 1991. "To those boys you appeared as a god...in reality you were the devil incarnate," the judge said while sentencing. The 64-year-old had been previously convicted three times of child abuse.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:03 pm on 20 Feb
Fans protest Monday games by throwing tennis balls on pitch
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Football fans threw hundreds of tennis balls on the pitch during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and RB Leipzig in a protest against Monday night football in Germany's top division. Fans also hurled toilet rolls at the goal forcing a delay after halftime. Supporters claimed the league was prepared to sacrifice their interests for the smallest of financial gains.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:30 pm on 20 Feb
Sardar Singh back as India hockey captain for Azlan Shah Cup
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Hockey India selectors on Tuesday brought back Sardar Singh as captain of an 18-member Indian squad for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from March 3. Sardar was dropped from the team for the last couple of events including the Hockey World League Final in Bhubaneswar at the year-end.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:39 pm on 20 Feb
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