Known to fox the batsmen with his googly and accurate quicker ones, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan told CricketNext in an exclusive interview that he wants to target top batting stars in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.
Keeping the tradition of wrestling alive, the Bharat Kesari Dangal, came into existence last year when it was held in Gurugram. This year the venue shifted to Ambala Cantonment. Thousands gathered at War Heroes Memorial Stadium in Ambala to cheer for their favourite wrestlers.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be hosted by India and will be held across six cities — New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Margao, Kochi and Navi Mumbai — from October 6 to 28 and tournament director Javier Ceppi, who is in India to take a look at the progress, is confident about its success.
Harika Dronavalli has won the bronze medal for the third time. In 2012, Harika had lost the semi-final against Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria while in 2015 she had lost to eventual winner Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine.
Pooja Ghatkar missed out on a Rio Olympics berth by a whisker last year, but the young shooter was determined to start a new chapter when she aimed with her rifle at the ISSF World Cup. Pooja gave India its first medal in the World Cup by clinching the women's 10m air rifle bronze at the Dr. Karni Shooting Range in New Delhi.
The year 2016 was a big year for Indian hockey, where it scaled new heights - bringing back the glory days. Silver medal in Champions Trophy, Gold in Asian Champions Trophy and Junior World Cup title made it one of the most successful years in recent times.
Comebacks are never easy in sports, more so when you have been competing at the highest level for close to a decade. But for Saina Nehwal, who should rightfully be hailed as Indian badminton’s first global superstar, it was about reminding people of her status as a champion athlete.
Elated after being named for the prestigious Padma Shri - India's fourth highest civilian award - gymnast Dipa Karmakar said this is just the beginning and she will strive to bring more laurels to the country.