Top 10 Sports News: Big news of 7 October related to sports world.
Kolkata Knight Riders have almost confirmed their place in the playoffs of IPL-2021. Kolkata beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in Sharjah. Anshu Malik created history by winning a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships. She became the first female wrestler in the country to win silver at the World Championships.
New Delhi. Kolkata Knight Riders almost secured the playoff ticket by defeating Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in the IPL-2021 match. In Sharjah, Kolkata scored a strong score of 171 for 4 in 20 overs, thanks to a half-century from Shubman Gill. After this the Rajasthan team was all out for 85 runs in 16.1 overs. Now the record 5-time champions are in trouble as they have to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of more than 170 runs. 19-year-old wrestler Anshu Malik created history by winning a silver medal at the World Wrestling Championships. She became the first Indian female wrestler to win a silver at the World Championships.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in the IPL-2021 match. Kolkata made a strong score of 171 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs, thanks to a half-century from Shubman Gill. After this the Rajasthan team was all out for 85 runs in 16.1 overs. With this win, Kolkata’s access to the playoffs is almost certain. Now Mumbai Indians will have to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of more than 171 runs in the match to be held tomorrow i.e. on 8 October. If they chase the target, then it will be very difficult to stay better than Kolkata’s net run rate.
India will have to wait for their first women’s world champion in wrestling as young Anshu Malik lost to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lucy Maroulis in the 57kg final. Anshu had to be satisfied with the silver medal with this while Sarita Mor managed to win the bronze medal in 59kg. Sushil Kumar (2010) is India’s only world champion. Anshu, however, became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the World Championships and the fifth woman wrestler to win a medal. Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) have won bronze medals at the World Championships.
Thanks to the strong innings of captain KL Rahul, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets in the IPL-2021 match. In this match played in Dubai, Chennai Super Kings scored 134 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Punjab achieved the target in 13 overs for the loss of 4 wickets. Rahul returned unbeaten on 98. He hit 7 fours and 8 sixes in his stormy innings of 42 balls. Shardul Thakur took 3 wickets for Chennai. Punjab thus registered its sixth win in 14 matches in the season and now have 12 points. The Chennai team, which has already been booked for the playoffs, lost one place due to this defeat as it has now slipped from number-1 to second. Despite the win, Punjab was out of the race for the playoffs.
The newly-appointed President of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Rameez Raja, has said that he will hand over a blank check if his team beats India in the World Cup. Rameez has said that a big businessman of Pakistan has made this promise to him. Rameez told the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Senate Standing Committee meeting, “A big investor has told me that a blank check is ready for the PCB. If Pakistan is successful in defeating India in the upcoming T20 World Cup, then they will give the check. Rameez also said that the New Zealand and England teams canceled the series against Pakistan at the last moment because the PCB is not financially strong. He said, ‘If the Pakistan Cricket Board was financially strong, then the New Zealand and England teams would not have left our tour like this.’
Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar went to the stands after the match against Punjab Kings and proposed girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in front of everyone by sitting on his knees. In this match, Chennai Super Kings lost to Punjab Kings by 6 wickets. Deepak Chahar himself also shared pictures and videos of proposing Jaya Bhardwaj from his Instagram. With this move of Deepak, there is an atmosphere of happiness despite the defeat in the CSK camp. However, CSK did not affect the win-win of this match, as the team has already reached the playoffs.
The trio of Manu Bhaker, Rhythm Sangwan and Namya Kapoor continued India’s impressive run of performances at the ISSF Junior World Championships by winning the gold medal in the 25m pistol team event. The Indian team defeated America by 16.4 in the gold medal match. This is Manu’s fourth gold in this event and she has also won a bronze medal. At the same time, this is the second gold of 14-year-old Kapoor. He also won gold in the 25m pistol individual category. India won silver in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol when Adarsh Singh lost in the final to Henry Turner Leverett of America. India are at the top of the points table with nine gold, seven silver and three bronze wins so far. America is second with five golds and a total of 16 medals.
Pakistan’s senior player Shoaib Malik made a new record in T20 cricket. He became the third player in the world and the first in Pakistan to score 11,000 runs. He has not got a place in the team for the T20 World Cup. After the selection of the team, questions were also raised on the selectors. Malik did this feat during the domestic T20 league National Cup. He is also included in the top-6 list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the tournament. Playing for Central Pakistan, Shoaib Malik made this record by scoring 26 runs. Before this match, he had scored 10988 runs in 411 T20 matches.
21 year old young female cricketer Jemima Rodrigues did a big job in T20I. He played an unbeaten 49 in the first T20 match. With this 1000 runs were also completed in his T20 International match. She is also the youngest player in the men’s or women’s category to reach this milestone in T20. She reached here in 21 years 32 days. However, the match was canceled due to rain.
Team India’s strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb will leave the team after the T20 World Cup. He has informed the board in this regard. Nick Webb said that due to the restrictions imposed due to Corona in New Zealand, he will not be able to extend his contract after the T20 World Cup. He was associated with Team India after the 2019 World Cup. He had replaced Shankar Basu. Prior to this, he had worked with the New Zealand women’s team and the home team Central District. During his tenure, Team India qualified for the finals of the World Test Championship. Apart from this, the team also won in Australia.
Top doubles badminton player Chirag Shetty believes the Indian men’s team has a chance of winning a medal in the Thomas Cup final. Chirag missed the Sudirman Cup due to injury and is now eyeing a stellar performance in the prestigious Thomas Cup tournament. This will be his first tournament since the Tokyo Olympics and he is looking forward to getting on the court. He could not play in the Sudirman Cup due to a strain in the abdominal muscles. The finals of the Thomas and Uber Cup will now be played in Aarhus, Denmark from October 9 to 17.