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Chris Gayle smashes first hundred of IPL 2018 off 58 balls
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Kings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle smashed the first hundred of the Indian Premier League 2018 off 58 balls against SunRisers Hyderabad on Thursday. With this, the 38-year-old extended his record for the most centuries in the Indian Premier League to six. Gayle, who has hit 21 T20 centuries now, is the only cricketer to hit over 10 T20 tons.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:34 pm on 19 Apr
Virat among TIME's 100 Most Influential People for 1st time
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
India captain Virat Kohli has made it to TIME magazine's annual list of the world's 100 Most Influential People for the first time. The 29-year-old ended 2017 with 2,818 runs across formats, the third-highest in a calendar year. In an accompanying tribute, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wrote, "Kohli's hunger for runs and consistency has become the hallmark of his game."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:48 pm on 19 Apr
CWG champ Manu denies being forced to sit on floor at event
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
World Cup and CWG gold medal-winning shooter Manu Bhaker has dismissed reports stating she was forced to sit on the floor at a felicitation ceremony in Haryana. The reports had claimed that Manu, who was initially sitting on a chair, moved to the floor after VVIPs arrived. "There were a lot of elders...That's why I sat on floor," Manu said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:50 pm on 19 Apr
Gayle has hit 280 sixes in IPL, 101 more than the 2nd best
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
With his 11 sixes against SRH on Thursday, KXIP opener Chris Gayle took his tally of sixes in the IPL to 280, 101 more than the next best. Further, the 38-year-old has smashed 10-plus sixes in a T20 innings 16 times. Gayle, who scored 104*(63) against SRH, has hit 21 T20 tons, three times more than the next best (7).
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:59 pm on 19 Apr
ECB proposes 100-ball format for cricket
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
The England and Wales Cricket Board has proposed a 100-ball format for cricket. The proposed format for England's eight-team tournament, starting in 2020, would see each team face 15 six-ball overs followed by an additional 10 deliveries. "This is a fresh and exciting idea which will...attract new fans to the game," said ECB CEO Tom Harrison.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:38 pm on 19 Apr
Pro surfer rescues residents stranded by Hawaii floods
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Professional surfer Laird Hamilton rescued over a dozen people who were left stranded after the Hawaiian island of Kauai was swept with floodwaters. Hamilton used boats, paddleboards, and jet skis to rescue tourists and residents. The Hawaiian island witnessed around 28 inches of rain over a 24-hour period last weekend.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:53 am on 20 Apr
Cutie pie, sorry bhai: Pandya to Kishan after throw hits him
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
All-rounder Hardik Pandya took to social media to apologise to teammate Ishan Kishan, who was hit on the face by the former's throw during their Mumbai Indians' match against RCB on Tuesday. Pandya shared a picture of himself embracing Kishan, captioned, "Mera cutie pie...Sorry bhai! Stay strong." Kishan left the field after getting injured during 13th over of RCB's chase.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:55 pm on 18 Apr
CSK arrange special train for fans to watch IPL game in Pune
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
CSK arranged a special train called 'Whistle Podu Express' to take around 1,000 fans from Chennai to Pune for their home match against RR on Friday. This comes after CSK's home matches were shifted to Pune over the Cauvery protests in Tamil Nadu. The CSK management will bear all the expenses for the fans, including accommodation, train and match tickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:26 pm on 19 Apr
Gayle slams 104* as KXIP hand SRH their 1st loss of IPL 2018
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Chris Gayle slammed an unbeaten 104* off 63 balls as KXIP handed SRH their first defeat of IPL 2018 on Thursday. Shikhar Dhawan, who was SRH's highest run-scorer this season prior to the match, was forced to retire hurt on 0(1) in the first over of the chase. The defeat was also SRH's first at Mohali in five IPL matches.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:55 pm on 19 Apr
Captain opts to bat 1st for 1st time this IPL after 15 games
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin chose to bat first against SunRisers Hyderabad today, becoming the first skipper to do so in the IPL 2018. In the first 15 matches of the eight-team tournament, the toss-winning captains had all decided to bowl first. Out of the 15 matches, 10 have been won by the team winning the toss.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:38 pm on 19 Apr
Live ko highlights bana de: Sehwag on Gayle's sixth IPL ton
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
After KXIP opener Chris Gayle slammed his sixth IPL ton against SRH on Thursday, the team's mentor-cum-director of cricket Virender Sehwag tweeted, "Live ko highlights bana de, aise hain Universe Boss...Yet another absolutely brilliant innings!" Further, reiterating Gayle's post-match presentation comments, Sehwag wrote, "I saved the IPL by picking Gayle." Gayle hit 104*(63), including 11 sixes.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:53 am on 20 Apr
Gayle's revenge from teams that didn't buy him, tweets user
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Reacting to Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle scoring his sixth IPL century, a user tweeted, "Chris Gayle Is Taking Revenge From All The Franchises Who Refused To Buy Him In #IPL Auction." "Gayle is going to hit a Six for every second of silence when his name was called at the IPL auction table", tweeted another user.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:59 am on 20 Apr
Yadav given out as umpire checks for no-ball in wrong replay
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
After RCB's Umesh Yadav was caught out on the bowling of MI's Jasprit Bumrah on Tuesday, the umpires consulted with third-umpire to check if the pacer had overstepped. Interestingly, the no-ball replay showed Yadav instead of Virat Kohli standing at non-striker's end, with Bumrah bowling a legitimate delivery. The third umpire failed to realise the gaffe and signalled Yadav out.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:38 pm on 18 Apr
I don't know how to play innovative shots like ABD: Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
RCB captain Virat Kohli has said he doesn't know how to play innovative shots like teammate AB de Villiers. "My inability to play these shots is why I have to stick to my game," he added. Meanwhile, De Villiers said, "But players who play 360 shots aren't skilled to hit the ball in the V for six consistently (like Kohli)."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:31 pm on 18 Apr
Gayle presents himself as cake on KL Rahul's birthday
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Yuvraj Singh took to Instagram to share a video of Chris Gayle jokingly presenting himself as cake on the occasion of KL Rahul's 26th birthday on Wednesday. In the video, Gayle's head can be seen surrounded with fruits and Rahul can be seen feeding him. "Got a cake for KL Rahul," Yuvraj captioned the video.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:44 pm on 18 Apr
RR lose in IPL at Jaipur for 1st time after 9 straight wins
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday defeated Rajasthan Royals to end their nine-match winning streak at Jaipur in the Indian Premier League. Royals' last defeat in an IPL match at Jaipur had come at the hands of Mumbai Indians on May 20, 2012. With three wins, KKR lead the IPL 2018 table ahead of SRH on net run rate.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:07 am on 19 Apr
I get uncomfortable with so much attention from fans: Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Talking about fan frenzy in India, captain Virat Kohli said that he still gets "uncomfortable" when attention comes his way. "I still can't connect to it whether I do well or don't do well. As cricketers, people say a certain line we should not cross, it applies to people who do not admire you as well," said Kohli.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:37 pm on 19 Apr
India hockey performance head asks for psychologist post CWG
short by Dishant Sharma / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Following India's performances in hockey at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2018, Indian hockey's high-performance director David John has requested for a sports psychologist to help the players. The Indian men's team lost to lower-ranked New Zealand in the semifinals, while the women's team lost to England 0-6 in their bronze medal match.
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:31 am on 20 Apr
Players shouldn't work on IPL for financial security: Kohli
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Virat Kohli has said players shouldn't work on their skills for the financial security that IPL provides as then they wouldn't be honest to their sport. "You can't say I'll prepare for four overs and make money. It's not the right intent," he added. "Shortcut's a quicker way to get things but people fade away very quickly," he further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:36 pm on 19 Apr
Virender Sehwag has saved IPL by picking me: Chris Gayle
short by Anmol Sharma / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
After being named Man of the Match for scoring 104*(63) against SRH, KXIP's Chris Gayle said Virender Sehwag saved the IPL by picking him at the auction. The 38-year-old, who has hit two 50-plus scores in two matches this season, was bought for ₹2 crore after going unsold twice. Earlier, Sehwag had said Gayle was bought as a back-up option.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:57 am on 20 Apr
11yrs since Messi beat 6 players to score Maradona-like goal
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
On April 18, 2007, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a goal considerably identical to his compatriot Diego Maradona's 'Goal of the Century', which was scored against England in the 1986 World Cup. The then 19-year-old Messi started his run from the centre of the pitch and beat six Getafe players including the goalkeeper within 11 seconds to net the goal.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:31 pm on 18 Apr
Boxer part of the richest fight to launch own cryptocurrency
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who lost to Floyd Mayweather in the richest fight in boxing history in 2015, has announced he would launch his own cryptocurrency. Pacquiao has invested in Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange and his cryptocurrency "PAC Token" will be unveiled later this year. PAC Token would allow fans to buy Pacquiao's merchandise among other things.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:26 pm on 19 Apr
Afridi to return to international cricket for one-off match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who retired from international cricket last year, has been named in the World XI side that will face Windies in a one-off T20I next month. The match has been arranged to raise money for reconstruction of Caribbean stadiums that were damaged by hurricanes last year. Shoaib Malik has also confirmed his participation for the match.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:24 pm on 19 Apr
Cristiano Ronaldo scores with back towards the goalpost
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored an 87th-minute equaliser without looking at the goal against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday. The 33-year-old flicked a long-range strike by Modrić with the back of his heel to score his 22nd goal in his past 12 matches for the club. This is the second time that Ronaldo has scored in 12 consecutive club matches.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:22 pm on 19 Apr
A World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup: Zlatan
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
During an appearance on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, ex-Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he would be visiting Russia for the World Cup this year, adding, "A World Cup without me wouldn't be a World Cup. On being asked if he would be wearing soccer shoes or regular shoes, Zlatan replied, "If I say more, people will hang me."
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:55 pm on 19 Apr
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