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Adam Gilchrist Bats For Rohit Sharma

Former Aussie cricketer Adam Gilchrist threw his weight behind Indian batsman Rohit Sharma terming him as a reliable player for Test matches. He came out in open defense of selection committee chairman MSK Prasad who’s facing questions regarding Rohit’s selection as an opener batsman for Test matches.

Why Rohit Sharma’s selection in Test team is questioned?

Rohit Sharma plays in the middle order in One-Day cricket but he’s never scored well in longer format. He got an opportunity to play two Test matches in Australia but missed both the tests – first test due to injury and second miss due to birth of his child. Also, he’s dropped from the team after a poor show of 78 runs in four innings in South Africa in 2018.

Why does Adam Gilchrist favor Rohit Sharma?

Adam Gilchrist is himself a star cricketer. He was a former wicketkeeper cum batsman for Australian team. Adam Gilchrist made a frank opinion that is just the opposite of public image of Rohit Sharma. Gilchrist said that he had played with Rohit Sharma in IPL and that Rohit is capable of performing … Read the rest

Ronaldo Scores 4 To Let Portugal Into Euro 2020 Qualifier

Portugal beat Lithuania by 5-1 in their Euro 2020 qualifier. The Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo gave the best performance of his life against the European Champions. He scored four goals at the time when the game turned frustrating.

Ronaldo’s superb performance

The 34-year old captain was playing his 161st international match of his football career when he gave a fantastic performance by delivering his eighth hat-trick for his team. It was the 54th remarkable match of his career that escaped Portugal from defeat.

What Portuguese coach said about Ronaldo?

Portugal coach Fernando Santos said that Ronaldo was the best player in the world and that it was proved beyond doubt. The coach seemed very happy and impressed from the performance of the captain.

Highlights of the match

• Portugal with 8 points became second in Group B
• It is 5 points behind Ukraine
• Lithuania is down with 1 point after the defeat
• Lithuania goalkeeper Ernestas Setkus gave an excellent performance

Turning point in the game

Lithuania team gave striking performance in the beginning and the match seemed … Read the rest

Former Indian Skipper Sourav Ganguli Declares India VS New Zealand ICC 2019 First Semi-Final Declared A Tactical Blunder By Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli Could Have Led India To Sunday 14 Final

The Men in Blue lost to the Black Caps in the first semi-final of ICC 2019 in Manchester on 10 July 2019. Indian team was knocked out in a modest 240 run chase by the New Zealand pace battery.

Sky remain overcast throughout the match and rain forced it into the reserve day. It was clear from the start that it wasn’t a batting wicket but Kiwis managed to get 239 after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs.

Indian team was aware about the bowling wicket but took no lessons from the warmup fixture with Kiwis that India lost. The New Zealand pace battery spearheaded by Trent Boult and Matt Henry rattled the top 3 batsmen of India including the skipper Virat Kohli the first three overs.

After the loss of skipper, the team lost control over the game but the captain didn’t try to strengthen the team position by changing the batting order. MS Dhoni was sent on number seven when the team could take advantage of his experience by sending him on fourth … Read the rest

US Open: Bianca Andreescu Writes History By Winning The Singles Grand Slam

Bianca Andreescu became the latest trending news in the US Open. The 19-year old Canadian national beat Serena Williams in singles Grand Slam title. Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the US Open.

Who’s Bianca Andreescu?

12-moths ago, this Canadian national was ranked outside the top-200 tennis players and she also failed to perform in the qualifiers for the US Open last year. Also, she’s never gone past the second round in the tournament. But today, this teenager has become the first teenager to win a Grand Slam singles after Maria Sharapova in 2006.

Bianca Andreescu’s achievements

• 1st player to win the US Open on her main-draw debut
• $6.27m of prized money
• 5th rank in the latest WTA rankings
• 8-0 career record against the Top 10
• 12 consecutive three-set victories
• 14 consecutive winnings

Bianca Andreescu praised Serena Williams

She said that the champion Serena Williams greeted her with a smile and that Williams was gracious. There was a point when Andreescu thought that Serena Williams would fight back but she impressed Williams with her game to the point … Read the rest

Portugal Qualifies For Euro 2020 With Ronaldo’s Superb Performance

European champions Portugal beat Serbia in Euro 2020 qualifying Group Bmatch by 4-2. William Carvalho, Goncalo Guedes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva made goals but it was Cristiano Ronaldo that emerged as start player.

According to the latest trending news, the Portuguese team reached the second place in the group. It earned 5-points in three games but it is 8-points behind the runaway leader Ukraine who scored 13-points in three matches. Luxembourg holds the third-place and Serbia slipped to fourth-place.

Cristiano Ronaldo

He looked subdued in the first half after receiving a hostile reception at Red Star stadium. Serbian fans jeered at him every time he touched the ball but he gave a stunning performance despite the antagonistic response from the Serbian crowd. The Serbian team and its fans tasted the football of the class Ronaldo belongs to in the 80th minute of the game when he shot the ball into the net. This goal sealed the match for Serbia that gave up soon.

Coach Fernando Santos

He steered Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in France and also in the National League in … Read the rest

Indian Shooters Shot To Top Of Medal Tally At Shooting World Cup

With five gold, two silver and two bronze, India topped the medal tally on the concluding day of ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Rio De Jeneiro. Also, India emerged as the leading nation in the ISSF Senior World Cup events in 2019. Its total medal count is 22 including 16 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

Highlights of India team’s performance

• Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary claimed the mixed 10m air pistol gold on the last day.

• Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma bagged bronze.

• Apurvi Chandela partnered with Deepak Kumar to win fourth gold for India. Apruvi is world’s number one in women’s 10m air rifle.

• Anjum Moudgil and Divyansh Singh Panwar won bronze while representing India 2. They have won two World Cup editions at the same event.

• ManuBhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary did fairly well in comparison to Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek verma.

• Manu and Saurabh were performing at 3-9, 7-13 and 9-15 before making a remarkable comeback to the tournament. They have won four ISSF Mixed Team Air Pistol world cup gold … Read the rest