Sachin Tendulkar wins Laureus Sporting Moment Award

The Indian star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar establishes his love for cricket once again wining the prestigious Laureus Sporting Moment Award in Berlin. This is yet another feather to his cap proving his stardom in cricket.

Tendulkar’s final World-cup winning match conducted in 2011 in Mumbai has bought this award to him. The moment by the end of the match when the team members carried Sachin around the ground for the victory lap was selected to be the Laureus Sporting Moment for the decades 2000-2020. Fans have voted in favour of this moment which the award committee described as the cricketer “carried on the shoulders of a nation.”

Tendulkar registered this moment at Berlin to be the proudest moment of his life, dedicating the award to all the people of his nation. He gave an emotional speech recollecting his visit with Nelson Mandela, recalling his words that sports has the power to usnify and unite everyone.

Lewis Hamilton, Formula One champiom and Lionel Messi, the football superstar shared the Laureus sportsman of the year award.

From being Kambala Jockey to competing Ussain Bolt

Srinivasa Gowda, the Karnataka kambala jockey chose muddy fields over racing track after being called to initialize his career in sports.

Gowda is been trending among netizens recently for his incomparable speed in kambala game. Kambala is a buffalo-racing game popular in the coastal Karnataka. In this game, the jockey runs after the buffalo which speeds up in the muddy track.

Last month, the kambala jockey, Srinivasa Gowda gained the attention of the netizens. His running speed is incredible that it was compared to that of Ussain Bolt, the legendary athlete. In the kambala race, Gowda crosses 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds in a paddy mud field. The average speed of Gowda is calaculated to be higher than that of Ussain Bolt.

Following his talent, CM of Karnataka, Yediurappa, invited Gowda and offered him a cash prize of ₹3 Lakh. The sports minister Kiren Rijiju offered him an oppurtunity to train in Indian sports academy to prepare him for the Olympics.

However, Gowda turned the offer preferring the muddy fields instead. He said that he has to cross the 142 meter field in kambala for about 35 times. He added that as kambala takes up a lot of energy running along with the buffoles, he needs to take rest for about a month and that he would take a decision on the offer after a month.

India wins a Super victory against New Zealand

New Zealand was defeated in its homeland by India in the T20 Interntional series taking a thrill lead with 3-0 victory.

Rohit Sharma took the lead in the T20 series against New Zealand making the thrill victory more interesting. The match ended in a draw with New Zealand scoring 179/6 by the end of 20 overs. As the match ended with a tie, a super over is given to the team to decide the winner.

New Zealand batted first scoring 17 runs in the Super Over. Rohit Sharma who left to the pavillion with half century during the match, took the lead in the Super Over. He smashed Tim Southee’s ball with two consecutive super sixes taking the team to victory.

RIP Mamba: Mourning the death of Kobe Bryant

The loss of legendary Los Angeles Laker, Kobe Bryant has sent the whole world of sports into a heavy loss.

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Bryant was a legendary player who has recorded his name in the history of basketball as the five-time NBA Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. In an unfortunate helicopter crash, Bryant, his thirteen-year-old daughter, and seven others of the crew lost their lives on Monday. This loss has taken the whole world in a grief for the lost lives.

American President Trump, Obama, sports personalities incuding Virat Kohli, Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Maria Sharapova and others has expressed their deep condolances for the demise.

The crash took place as Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others of the crew were flying in thier Sikorsky S-76 helicopter in the west of Los Angeles. Reports say that the crash happened because of the bad weather as the helicopter slammed against the hillside in Calavasas.

Internet was slamming with notes of grief from the netizens as people share their love towards the demised and his family.

Dhoni Dropped off Central Contract

The legendary captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is being dropped off the central contact of BCCI for the cycle October 2019 – September 2020.

As the fans were having a serious debate on Dhoni’s future on cricket, BCCI’s contract list has put everyone on shock. The former Indian captain occupied Grade A (₹5 Crores) list in the last year. This year he is excluded from the list along with three other cricketers including Dinesh Karthik, Rayudu and Khaleel Ahmed.

This decision was taken by BCCI after Dhoni is being inactive in the International cricket matches. He hasn’t appeared in any international ODI after the World Cup semifinals conducted on July, 2019. Nothing much of Dhoni’s future in cricket is being revealed as the cricketer is maintaining silence. However, he is expcted to captain Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming T20 matches.

India Lost all its wickets against Australia

India faced the biggest failure against Australia in the ODI losing all its victory.India had a drastic failure losing all its wickets in the one day match conducted against Australia. Indian players scored only a total of 255 runs having lost all its wickets. This remained a piece of cake for Australia as Australian players ended the game gathering 258 runs in about 37.4 overs owning the cup.Australian captain Aaron Finch and and David Warner scored centuries taking victory to an easy reach. Warner scored 128 run and remained not out whereas, Finch played till the end scoring 110 runs. This duo made the victory easy for Australia.The match proved to be a great disappointment for India players. India lost all its wickets in the ODI only after 2005 where it played against South Africa in Kolkata.

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Virat Kohli- No. 1 Test Batsman 2019

Virat Kohli crowns as the no. 1 Test batsman of the year 2019 as declared by ICC.International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ranking list for the best test batsmen. Indian captain Virat Kohli topped the list with 928 points. Kohli has scored a total of 612 runs in 11 innings of 8 tests that was played in 2019. As for this Kohli is topping the test batsmen list for the second consecutive year.Australian star batsman Steve Smith has occupied the sencond place on the ranking with 911 points. Along with Virat Kohli three Indian players were included in the top 10 list. Cheteshwar Pujara is on the 5th place with 791 points and Ajinkya Rahanae with 759 points.

Russia Banned from International Games

Russia is been banned from playing any international games for the upcoming four years.

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This action is being taken by the Wolrd Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as Russia showed non-compliance in the doping actions. Russia can never take part in any sporting competitions including Olympics and World Cup for the next four years.

The non-compliance is taken to the world’s attention by the Russian whistleblower Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov. All the countries have praised WADA’s action towards Russia. Yet, Russia was left with a chance to qualify in the finals of World Cup 2022, if the players prove to be neutral athletes unstained by the dopes.

Messi wins his Sixth Ballon d’Or Award

Lionel Messi of Barcelona won the most prestigious award of football, the Ballon d’Or award for the sixth time setting up a record.

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Messi won the award for the sixth time after he won it in the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Messi stated that he has yet to offer many achievements for his team.

Messi’s arch-rival Christiano Ronaldo reached the third place after Virgil van Djik. Christiano Ronaldo skipped the function, whereas Djik stated that he was proud to of his achievment in Liverpool and Holland.

Wishes poured in for Lionel Messi who broke the record with his sixth glorious award. The whole crowd was excited, with Messi’s biggest fan, his son getting all worked up when his father’s name was called in for the award.

The women Ballon d’Or was won by Megan Rapinoe of USA. However, she was not present in the award function.

Triple Gold: ISSF World Cup Final

Indian budding players gathered three gold medals to the country taking it to the first place in the table.

The three budding stars Elavenil Valarivan, Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Panvar striked gold medals in their respective events.

Elavenil Valarivan won the medal in the 10m women’s rifle competition. Whereas Manu Bhaker stroke the medal from junior event 10m air pistol event. The 17-year-old has also created a world record with this victory.

Finally, the 17-year-old Divyansh won the medal in men’s 10m air rifle competition. With these three gold medals, India gathered a total of 250.1 points and has topped the table taking China to the second place with 2 gold, a silver and a bronze medals.