Top 10 Sports News: Big news related to the sports world of 30 September.
Three-time champion team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reached the playoffs of IPL-2021 with a 6-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah. Chennai registered their 9th win in 11 matches and now have 18 points. At the same time, Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra, two members of the bronze medalist hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics, suddenly decided to say goodbye to this sport.
New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings, captained by the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in the IPL (IPL-2021) match. With this win, Chennai became the first team to reach the playoffs of this season. Chennai registered their 9th win in 11 matches and now have 18 points. At the same time, Hyderabad had to face 9th defeat in 11 matches. Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra, members of the Indian hockey team, which won a historic medal in the Olympic Games after 41 years, suddenly announced their retirement from international hockey with immediate effect. Rupinder played 223 matches for India while Birender played a total of 201 matches while representing India for 11 years.
Three-time champion team Chennai Super Kings became the first team to reach the playoffs of IPL-2021. Dhoni’s captaincy team defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in Sharjah. Chennai restricted Hyderabad to 134 runs for 7 wickets. After this the target was achieved by losing 4 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Dhoni hit the winning six off the ball of Siddharth Kaul. Chennai registered their 9th win in 11 matches and now have 18 points. At the same time, Hyderabad, captained by Kane Williamson, suffered 9th defeat in 11 matches and is at the bottom of the 8 teams table.
Birendra Lakra, a member of the Indian hockey team, which won a historic medal in the Olympic Games after 41 years, on Thursday announced his retirement from international hockey with immediate effect. Lakra wrote on Instagram, ‘No one has given me more joy and pride than representing my country and wearing India’s jersey. Now, it’s time for me to move on and let the next generation of players experience this great feeling of playing for India. After playing 201 matches and for 11 years, I have decided to retire from the Indian hockey team.
Olympic bronze medalist Indian hockey team star drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh has announced his retirement from international hockey with immediate effect in an effort to pave way for the youth. The 30-year-old Rupinder has played 223 matches for India. Rupinder wrote on Twitter, ‘I want to inform you about my decision to retire from the Indian hockey team. The last few months have been the best of my life. I will never forget the experience of standing on the podium with my team in Tokyo for the rest of my life.
Team India’s current head coach Ravi Shastri’s contract expires after the T20 World Cup. Former chief of selectors MSK Prasad believes that Rahul Dravid is the ideal candidate to handle the role. Team India could not win a single ICC trophy under Shastri’s guidance. Former selector chief Prasad has expressed his desire to see Dhoni in the role of mentor even after the ICC T20 World Cup. He said that the pair of Dravid and Dhoni will prove to be a boon for Team India.
Opener Smriti Mandhana’s career-best 80 not out helped the Indian women’s cricket team to score 132 for 1 on the rain-affected first day of the one-off Day-Night Test against Australia. A total of 44.1 overs were played due to rain and bad weather on the first day of this Test match at the Carrara Oval ground in Queensland. Mandhana has scored 80 runs in 144 balls with the help of 15 fours. He shared a 93-run partnership with Shefali Verma for the first wicket. Shefali scored 31 runs in 64 balls. Most of the second season was washed out due to rain but in this session Mandhana managed to add 16 runs and managed to surpass her previous personal best of 78 runs.
Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now a star icon as he scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the track and field category at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics 2020. Since his victory, Neeraj’s life has changed overnight with unimaginable fame and popularity. Neeraj Chopra has also got a lot of benefit on the social media platform. After winning the gold medal, her Instagram followers increased by 1.1 million in just one day. The brand value of Neeraj Chopra has increased by 1000 percent. Actually, Neeraj Chopra’s endorsement fee is now equal to that of Team India captain Virat Kohli and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Before winning the gold medal in the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra was promoting brands like Nike, sports drink brand Gatorade, ExxonMobil and MuscleBlaze sports supplements to name a few.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is preparing to appoint Saqlain Mushtaq as the head coach of the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The veteran spinner was supposed to lead the coaching staff of Pakistan’s home series against New Zealand but the visiting team abandoned the tour at the last moment due to security reasons. This means that if he is made the head coach of Pakistan in the T20 World Cup to be hosted by UAE and Oman, then his first appointment as the head coach of the national team will be at the global level. Saqlain has also worked as a spin bowling coach or consultant with the teams of England, West Indies and New Zealand.
Delhi Capitals’ star bowler R Ashwin has given a befitting reply to all those who were raising questions about his sportsmanship. In fact, in the match of IPL-2021, Ashwin and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan clashed on the middle ground. The trouble started when Kolkata fielder Rahul Tripathi threw the throw and the ball went away after hitting Delhi captain Rishabh Pant. Ashwin then tried to steal the second run. Morgan felt that it was not in the spirit of the game and told this to him when Ashwin was dismissed by Tim Southee. Ashwin was also seen saying something in a very aggressive manner and after this Dinesh Karthik ended the controversy. Morgan then took to Twitter to criticize Ashwin and also got the support of former Australian spinner Shane Warne.
The BCCI has expressed displeasure over media reports that said that some senior players had complained about Virat Kohli to the board’s secretary Jay Shah. BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal has termed the reports about Kohli’s complaint as baseless. With this, Dhumal once again reiterated that BCCI had no role in Kohli’s relinquishment of T20 team captaincy and it was Virat’s own decision. Virat had announced to step down as the captain of the Indian T20 team on 16 September. After this, a report said that Kohli had gone to the selectors and asked them to remove Rohit from the post of vice-captain. A day ago, some media reports said that two senior India cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane had complained to Shah about Kohli after the World Test Championship defeat at the hands of New Zealand.
Former opener Virender Sehwag has trolled Eoin Morgan. Sehwag reminded that in the final of the World Cup 2019, the ball went for a four in the final over after being hit by Ben Stokes’s bat. That moment was game-changing, as it helped England manage a tie score and then eventually win the trophy under the Super Over Boundary Count rule. Taking a jibe at Eoin Morgan in his tweet, Sehwag said, “On July 14, 2019, when the ball hit Ben Stokes’s bat and went to the boundary, Mr Morgan sat on a dharna outside Lord’s and refused to keep the World Cup trophy. Diya and New Zealand won. aren’t they? Big come, not appreciative.”