Podcast: The league rounds of IPL 2021 are about to end. Three teams have made it to the playoffs. But the path of defending champion Mumbai Indians has become difficult. Meanwhile, in the T20 World Cup, 70 percent of the fans have got permission to come to the stadium.
New Delhi. Welcome to the Weekly Sports Bulletin of News18 Hindi Podcast. I am Naveen Srivastava. The exciting matches of IPL 2021 are going on. Two important matches were played on Sunday. In the first match, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets, while in the second match Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad. With the win, Kolkata have kept their playoff hopes alive, but now the path of Punjab Kings will not be easy. Bangalore have entered the playoffs with 16 points. Chennai and Delhi have already been successful in making it to the playoffs.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will now hope that they win the last match and the other results also suit them so that they can make it to the playoffs as the fourth team. On the other hand, in IPL 2021, their chances of reaching the playoffs have suffered a major setback after the defeat of defending champion Mumbai Indians to Delhi Capitals on Saturday. Mumbai will now have to rely on the performance of other teams to qualify for the playoffs. The league match is now in its final phase and the journey of league matches will end with the final match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals being played on Friday. The playoff matches will start from October 10 and the title match will be played on October 15.
During the match played on Sunday in IPL 2021, fast bowler Umran Malik, who made his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad, became India’s fastest bowler in IPL. Umran Malik of Jammu and Kashmir made people bewildered by making this record in his very first match. Umran bowled the third ball of his first over at a speed of 150.06 kmph, which was the fastest delivery by any Indian fast bowler in the IPL. After the matches played till Sunday in IPL 2021, fast bowler Harshal Patel is in the first place with 26 wickets and he has the Purple Cap. Fast bowler Avesh Khan is at number two with 21 wickets.
The T20 World Cup will start from October 17, a day after the IPL final. Significantly, due to Kovid-19, the World Cup is being organized in UAE and Oman instead of India. Although the tournament is hosted by BCCI itself. It will start with the qualifying match between Oman and Papua New Guinea on 17 October. India will play its first match against Pakistan in Dubai on 24 October.
Regarding the number of spectators in the field, the ICC has said on Sunday that 70 percent of the spectators will be allowed in the field during all matches of the T20 World Cup. In terms of the number of spectators, this tournament will be the biggest event organized in the UAE during the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Olympic bronze medalist Indian hockey team star drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from international hockey. He said that I believe that now the time has come when opportunities should be given to young and talented players. Rupinder has played 223 matches for India.
Under the leadership of Manu Bhaker, India won four of the six gold medals at stake. India on Sunday topped the medal tally in the SSF Junior World Championships. India made a clean sweep in the 10m air pistol events. India won 6 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals.
In the end, the Indian team won the silver medal for the first time in the FIDE Women’s Team Chess Championship. This is India’s first medal in the World Team Chess Championship.
That’s all today in the weekly special sports bulletin of Hindi podcast. We will see you again with new episodes. Till then allow Naveen Srivastava, Namaskar.