‘Rohit Sharma Will Faint’: Srikkanth Slams Gambhir for U-turn on Senior Players

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:22pm on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday Sports

Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth criticized Gautam Gambhir for changing his stance on veteran players Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Now head coach, Gambhir had previously insisted senior players must perform to stay in the team but recently suggested they have plenty of cricket left. Srikkanth questioned Rohit's ability to play in the 2027 ODI World Cup at age 40, while acknowledging Kohli’s high fitness might see him through. The 2027 ODI World Cup will be hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

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India Archers Shine in Paris: Women's Team in Quarters, Deepika Kumari Leads Charge

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:58am on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday Sports

India's archery team has made a promising start at the Paris Games, securing a top-four spot in the women's team event and direct entry into the quarter-finals. Ankita Bhakat, Bhajan Kaur, and Deepika Kumari finished in the top 32, with Deepika leading the charge in her fourth Olympics. The individual ranking rounds will determine seeding for both individual and team events. India's men's team, comprising Tarundeep Rai, Dhiraj Bommadevara, and Pravin Ramesh Jadhav, will also compete. A strong start for India's Olympics campaign, with hopes high for medal success.

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Indian Archers Begin Paris Olympics Campaign with Ranking Rounds Today

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:57am on 25 Jul 2024,Thursday Sports

India's archery team starts their Paris Olympics campaign today with the individual ranking round. Six Indian archers will participate, seeking optimal seeding. This marks the first time since London 2012 that India has secured all six quota places. The women's round begins at 1pm IST, featuring Deepika Kumari, Ankita Bhakat, and Bhajan Kaur. The men's round starts at 5pm IST, with Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav, and Dhiraj Bommadevara competing. The archery events will run from July 25 to August 4. India aims to win its first Olympic medal in archery.

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Nita Ambani Attends IOC Session in Paris, Receives Warm Welcome from French President

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 05:30am on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday Sports

Nita Ambani, wife of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, attended the 142nd International Olympic Committee Session in Paris ahead of the 2024 Olympics opening ceremony. She received a warm welcome from French President Emmanuel Macron, who kissed her hand in greeting. Nita represented India in a stunning red suit with intricate embroidery. The event was held at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, where she was also greeted by IOC President Thomas Bach. Her stylish appearance made a mark at the prestigious gathering, showcasing Indian culture and elegance on the global stage.

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Paris 2024: Snoop Dogg to Carry Olympic Torch in its Final Stages

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:06am on 24 Jul 2024,Wednesday Sports

American rapper Snoop Dogg will carry the Olympic torch in Paris on its final journey to the Eiffel Tower. As a special correspondent for NBC, Snoop is covering the 2024 Olympics. On July 25, he will carry the torch through the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, followed by a concert by French Eurovision star Slimane. The event marks the last leg of the torch's journey before reaching the Eiffel Tower. Snoop, 52, confirmed his participation on social media, posting a photo outside Paris' city hall with a message about the upcoming Olympics.

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Gautam Gambhir Sticks to Rohit-Dravid Blueprint in Net Session

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:53pm on 23 Jul 2024,Tuesday Sports

India’s first T20I net session under new head coach Gautam Gambhir at Pallekele International Stadium adhered to the Rohit Sharma-Rahul Dravid approach. Openers Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal practiced aggressive batting, while Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and others took their turns. Gambhir engaged in detailed discussions with Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar, and Rinku Singh. Despite losing the T20I captaincy to Suryakumar, Hardik remained positive. BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar emphasized fitness as a key factor for future selections, as India prepares for the T20I series against Sri Lanka.

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Indian Tennis Legends Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:01pm on 23 Jul 2024,Tuesday Sports

Indian tennis icons Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj have become the first Asian players to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held in Rhode Island on July 21, honored their remarkable careers. Amritraj, now 70, achieved peak rankings of 18 in singles and 23 in doubles, winning 28 titles. Paes, who played from 1991-2021, reached number one in doubles, securing 54 titles, including eight Grand Slam victories. Both players expressed pride in representing India on the global stage and credited their families for their success.

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Andy Murray to Retire from Professional Tennis After 2024 Paris Olympics

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:11am on 23 Jul 2024,Tuesday Sports

Tennis player Andy Murray has announced his retirement from professional tennis. The 37-year-old Briton will compete in the Paris Olympics, marking the end of his career. Murray has won two Olympic gold medals in men's singles and a mixed doubles silver. He has struggled with injuries, recently undergoing surgery to remove a spinal cyst. Murray received an emotional farewell at Wimbledon after losing in the men's doubles. He will represent Great Britain in the Paris Olympics, closing out a career spanning over two decades. His final tournament is expected to be an emotional farewell.

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Team India Arrives in Sri Lanka for White-Ball Series Under New Coach Gautam Gambhir

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:36am on 23 Jul 2024,Tuesday Sports

Team India arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday for the upcoming white-ball series, led by newly-appointed head coach Gautam Gambhir. The team landed in Colombo and took a two-hour bus ride to Pallekele, where they will play three T20I matches starting July 27. The ODI series, beginning August 2, will be held at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board shared photos of the team's arrival on Instagram. Gambhir's leadership marks a new era for Indian cricket as they take on the hosts in the highly-anticipated series.

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Shubman Gill Named India Vice-Captain as Fitness Concerns Rise for Hardik Pandya

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 06:01pm on 22 Jul 2024,Monday Sports

Shubman Gill has been named vice-captain of India's ODI and T20I teams. Ajit Agarkar, chairman of selectors, explained the decision, citing concerns over Hardik Pandya's fitness and coach Gautam Gambhir's hesitance to work with an injury-prone captain. With Rohit Sharma retiring from T20Is, Suryakumar Yadav was chosen as captain. Gill was picked over other candidates like Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul due to his all-format potential and recent performance. Agarkar emphasized the need for a stable leadership plan, especially with the upcoming T20 World Cup. Gill is seen as a future leader for India.

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