India cricket team captain Virat Kohli got a bizarre proposal from a policeman from Pakistan. During the recently-concluded Independence Cup between the ICC World XI and Pakistan in Lahore, the policeman stunned everyone when he appeared with a placard with a message that read, "Kohli, Marry Me". Notably, England women cricketer Danielle Wyatt sent Kohli a marriage proposal through Twitter in 2014.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 19, 2017 4:24 PM #INDVSAUS #VIRATKOHLI #PAKISTAN #SPORTS NEWS
Fans gave the loudest roar when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walked in to bat during the opening match between India and Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The moment fans saw him making his way to the middle the chant of "Dhoni! Dhoni! Dhoni!" was followed by a "CSK! CSK!CSK!" chorus. BCCI posted a video of Dhoni making his way to the middle with a tagline “The King returns to Chennai #TeamIndia #IndvAus”. Notably, Dhoni is expected to be retained by CSK for the 2017 edition of IPL.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 19, 2017 11:50 AM #INDVSAUS #MSD #DHONI #CSK #SPORTS NEWS
Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland reportedly said that the ongoing series against India could be one of the last five-match series in the ODI format as efforts are on to introduce a global league. Sutherland has confirmed that if the proposed introduction of a 13-team ODI league goes ahead, then future bilateral ODI series is unlikely to exceed three matches. "I don't think you'll see any country playing more than three one-day matches in a series in the future," Sutherland said.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 18, 2017 6:58 PM #INDVSAUS #SPORTS NEWS
After taking a 1-0 lead against Australia in a rain-truncated opener at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, BCCI tweeted photos of Indian cricket team players relaxing at the Chennai airport. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni chilled out by lying on the floor with other players sitting around him.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 18, 2017 6:06 PM #VIRATKOHLI #MSDHONI #INDVSAUS #SPORTS NEWS
Former England football captain Wayne Rooney was reportedly banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. "Following today's court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong", Rooney reportedly said in a statement.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 18, 2017 5:12 PM #WAYNEROONEY #BANNED #SPORTS NEWS
Former India captain MS Dhoni on Sunday achieved another feat when he hit a half-century against Australia to take India to a winning total. Dhoni hit his 100th half century in the match, and Dhoni is the 14th cricketer to reach this milestone. Dhoni hit 79 runs off 88 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes. Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 164 half centuries.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 18, 2017 12:19 PM #MSDHONI #INSVSAUS #SPORTS NEWS
South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has reportedly announced his retirement from first-class and Test cricket with immediate effect. The 33-year old batsman reportedly said that he will be concentrating on the limited-overs format. Duminy has played in 46 Tests and has scored 2103 runs, which include six centuries and eight half-centuries.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 16, 2017 10:45 PM #JPDUMINY #RETIREMENT #TESTCRICKET #SOUTHAFRICACRICKET #SPORTS NEWS
India opener Shikhar Dhawan posted a message on Twitter for his ailing wife Ayesha Mukherjee on Saturday along with a photograph of the duo. Dhawan, in his tweet, said, “Glad to be here with my wife. Will be her strength at this moment of time. hope surgery is going to go well in the coming few days.” Twitterati went emotional over his message, and wished Ayesha a speedy recovery.
Glad to be here with my wife. Will be her strength at this moment of time. hope surgery is going to go well in the coming few days.💪💪🤗🤗 pic.twitter.com/nfAtAQlMAg— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 16, 2017
Don't worry champ ..she will be fine..stay with her and make a come back to the cricket ground in the gabbar style..— Rahul Ranjan (@Ranjanrahul07) September 16, 2017
Yes sir, we will pray to god for your wife of surgery....i hope everything is fine after few days....— Roshan yadav (@Roshany17) September 16, 2017
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 16, 2017 9:29 PM #SHIKHARDHAWAN #AYESHAMUKHERJEE #SPORTS NEWS
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has stopped endorsing soft drink maker Pepsi and fairness products because of their association with junk food and racism. Reports added that Kohli has decided that he would not ask people to consume something that he himself does not.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 16, 2017 5:10 PM #VIRATKOHLI #PEPSI #SPORTS NEWS
Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu defeated sixth seeded Chinese He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-finals of the Korea Open Super Series on Saturday. Sindhu will face Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the final on Sunday.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 16, 2017 1:23 PM #PVSINDHU #KOREAOPEN #SPORTS NEWS
Former Windies cricketer Brian Lara suffered leg injuries after falling 10 feet down a staircase at his home. Lara shared a video of himself lying on a bed with a bandaged knee and captioned it, "Nothing is broken, Thank God! Me my TV control, fruits, cellphone and pillows will be spending some time together. #bmobilelifeison #strongbones #injurymanagement #golf."
BY SRI RAM | SEP 16, 2017 11:48 AM #WINDIES #LARA #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has revealed he applied for the post of India coach after Ravi Shastri told him he would not apply. Sehwag added he had not intended to apply but did so after being convinced by BCCI officials and discussions with Virat Kohli. Shastri had told Sehwag he would not repeat the "mistake" he had made earlier.
BY SRI RAM | SEP 15, 2017 6:19 PM #SEHWAG #TEAMINDIA #SPORTS NEWS
Amidst criticisms that former skipper MS Dhoni has faded away as a batsman, here is proof that shows Dhoni is still the macho of batting. The wicketkeeper batsman, known as ‘Captain cool’, has scored 548 runs at an average of 91.33 in 18 ODIs since stepping down as captain in January, as compared to his career average of 52.2. Meanwhile, Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 1,017 runs at an average of 92.45 in the same period.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 14, 2017 11:15 PM #MSDHONI #BATTINGAVERAGE #SPORTS NEWS
According to reports, India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is in an intimidating form, has asked the BCCI to release him from the first three ODIs against Australia in the upcoming series to attend his wife Ayesha Mukherjee, who is unwell. Announcing this in a statement, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Thursday said the replacement for the left-handed batsman has not yet been decided, say reports.
Hailing former India skipper M S Dhoni over his intimidating form and fitness, team India head coach Ravi Shastri has reportedly said that Dhoni is in the same league as Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar or Kapil Dev. Stating that Dhoni is excellent in terms of keeping, batting and fitness, Shastri reportedly said, “And let me tell you, it was just a trailer what you saw in Sri Lanka now wait for the movie”. “If he continues to play like this, there (is) no question of not having him in the team for the 2019 world cup. You can't even think of a team without Dhoni,” he reportedly added.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 14, 2017 1:10 PM #MSDHONI #RAVISHASTRI #SPORTS NEWS
Spinner Akshay Karnewar, playing for the Board President's XI in the warm-up match against Australia, bowled using both his arms on Tuesday. Akshay is an ambidextrous spinner and is known to outfox batsmen in domestic circuit with his variations. According to a video that was shared by an Instagram user, Karnewar bowled slow left-arm to right handers and right-arm off-spin to the left-handers.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 12, 2017 5:56 PM #INDVSAUS #AKSHAYKARNEWAR #SPORTS NEWS
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina reportedly escaped a major accident as one of the tyres of the Range Rover he was travelling burst near Etawah on Tuesday. Raina was reportedly travelling from Ghaziabad to Kanpur to take part in one of the matches in the Duleep Trophy scheduled to be held at the Green Park Stadium on Wednesday. Police said if the car had been travelling at high speed, the consequences could have been disastrous. The police later arranged for another vehicle to enable Raina to complete the journey.
BY LOKESH RV | SEP 12, 2017 3:51 PM #SURESHRAINA #SPORTS NEWS
Priyanka Panwar, who won gold at 2014 Asian Games in 4x400m women’s relay, was on Monday banned for eight years after she tested positive for consuming mephentermine. Mephentermine is a banned stimulant by National Anti Doping Agency disciplinary panel. Panwar faced disciplinary panel after she tested positive for a banned stimulant during a national inter-state athletics competition in 2016.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | SEP 12, 2017 11:33 AM #PRIYANKAPANWAR #DOPING #NADA #ATHLETE #BAN #SPORTS NEWS
BCCI in a report stated that registered players are not allowed to play the Indian Junior Players League (IJPL), scheduled in Dubai from September 19-29. BCCI acting chairman Amitabh Choudhary has allegedly stated in a letter that their attention had been drawn from both Indian Junior Premier League and Indian Junior Player League as BCCI has not approved these tournaments and no players registered with BCCI will take part or associate themselves with this tournament.
BY SARADHA | SEP 12, 2017 10:17 AM #BCCI #IPL #IJPL #SPORTS NEWS
Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen was held in Geneva and London as he was seen doing golf swings at their respective airports. Pietersen took to Twitter and shared the news of being partially held in a cell at the Geneva airport for a ‘hopeless golf swing’.
Held in a cell in Geneva airport today. That wasn't fun! Partial arrest for a HOPELESS golf swing! 🙈 pic.twitter.com/cPaAIES1cI— KP (@KP24) September 10, 2017