Former Indian cricketer Ritinder Singh Sodhi believes that the legendary Rahul Dravid can replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has withdrawn from the 'Hundred' cricket series due to injury treatment.
New Delhi. Former Indian cricketer Ritinder Singh Sodhi has said that Rahul Dravid, one of the legendary batsmen, can replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India. Dravid has been made the head coach of Team India for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. New Zealand's world champion captain Kane Williamson has withdrawn from the 'Hundred' cricket series due to the re-emergence of an elbow injury. Indian Navy veteran MP Jabir has won the ticket for Tokyo Olympics for 400 meters hurdles.
Regarding the legendary batsman Rahul Dravid, former cricketer Ritinder Singh Sodhi has said that he can replace Ravi Shastri as the head coach of Team India. Dravid has been made the head coach of Team India for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Dravid went to England in 2014 as a batting assistant with the national team. Dravid has previously worked with India A and Under-19 teams from 2015-2019. He is currently holding the responsibility of Director at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Reindeer Singh said during a conversation with India News, 'Dravid's appointment is not temporary. He is set to become the next coach of India. Shastri's last series with the national team could be an ICC event as his contract expires later this year. Dravid will again be a strong contender to replace Shastri.
New Zealand's world champion captain Kane Williamson has withdrawn from the first season of the 'Hundred' cricket series due to the re-emergence of an elbow injury. Due to this injury, he could not play a Test against England last month. Shaheen Shah Afridi has pulled out of the Phoenix team due to his international commitments with Pakistan. He will be on the Caribbean tour from July 21 to August 21. Phoenix team foreign player Adam Zampa can also withdraw from this tournament. He is part of the Australia squad for limited-overs tours of the Caribbean and Bangladesh.
Veteran Indian Navy player MP Jabir qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by winning a gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the recently held Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala. Jabir cut the ticket to Tokyo through the world ranking in which 14 quotas were available. A spokesman of the Ministry of Defense gave this information. Jabir, 23, from Kerala, is ranked 34th in the World Athletics' 'Road to Tokyo' rankings while 40 players will qualify. Jabir will be the first Indian man to compete in the 400m hurdles at the Olympics. PT Usha had missed out on a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has rubbished all reports that Virat Kohli had asked him to play a three-Test series to decide the winner of the World Test Championship. Ashwin said that he finds it ridiculous to ask Team India captain Kohli to play three Test matches. Ashwin revealed that Michael Atherton had asked Kohli if something different could be done in the World Test Championship, then the Indian captain had said that three Test matches could be played to decide the winner where one team was different. Can understand different situations properly. Ashwin said that Kohli did not ask for anything. India had to face defeat by 8 wickets in the six-day title Test match in Southampton under the captaincy of Virat.
The ICC banned two UAE cricketers Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed for eight years after being found guilty of taking money from a bookie. Both of them, along with Indian bookies, had tried to fix the match of the T20 World Cup qualifying round in their country. Both the Pakistan-born cricketers were charged by the ICC's Anti-Corruption Tribunal on 13 September 2020 and their punishment will come into effect from that day...
Barcelona's great player Lionel Messi has ended 23 long relationships with this club. Messi's contract with Barcelona expired on 30 June. Now he is free to join any club. Messi joined the Barcelona club at the age of just 13. After four years of rigorous training, this Argentine star player started playing for Barcelona's senior club in the year 2004.
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has named defending champions West Indies and India as strong contenders for the title for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Recently the BCCI announced that the T20 World Cup to be held this year will be jointly organized in Oman and UAE. This tournament will be organized from October 17. Karim told India News, 'At present, in my view, the number-1 team to win the title is West Indies and India is at number-2. West Indies team has many match-winners, power hitters who can hit sixes. India has both youth and experience, so they have a good balance. There is one other team that we need to talk about, that is England.
Indian women's ace Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands made a comeback by defeating the sixth-seeded pair of Desire Crouzic and Alexa Guaracchi to reach the second round of the women's doubles tournament at Wimbledon on Thursday. Sania and Bethany regained momentum after a slow start as they beat the US and Chilean pair 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 27 minutes in the first round.
Former Pakistan batsman Salman Butt believes that pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be very important in Team India for the upcoming Test series against England. Butt feels that India should go into the England series with swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvi was not part of the 20-man Test squad for the England tour and is currently in Sri Lanka where India will play a limited-overs series under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. Salman said on Cricket Baaz, 'I think Bhuvneshwar should have been with the Indian team. After all, he is India's best swing bowler but didn't take him along. As much swing and seam were visible on this pitch, I think Bhuvneshwar should have been with the Test team too.
Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan claimed that senior players like Shahid Afridi had revolted against him in 2009 because of his ambition to become captain. Younis said that the rebellion against him was not done because of his captaincy style or attitude. Younis told a TV channel, 'If the players had problems with me, then they should have come and talked to me. They were claiming that they did not want to remove me from the captaincy but only wanted the cricket board to talk to me and ask me to change my attitude. Then how did it happen that when the players met Ejaz Butt, the then chairman of the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), a senior player, apparently Afridi, demanded a change of captain? I believe this rebellion was related to his ambition to captaincy.