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These comments on Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma’s Akaay post garner most attention

Soon after Virat Kohli announced the birth of their second child on Wednesday, February 21, congratulatory messages started pouring in. Kohli, in his Instagram post, announced that his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, delivered a baby boy last Thursday (February 15). The couple has named their secondborn Akaay. Kohli’s Instagram post went viral pretty quickly, and had garnered 8.8 million likes and 399,000 comments by Wednesday evening. Among those…

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The way our pacers have bowled…: Shubman Gill hails India quicks | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian pacers’ ability to strike at crucial moments, despite pitches not favoring them, has been a major factor separating the hosts and England in the ongoing Test series, according to top-order batter Shubman Gill. In the three Tests played so far, the four spinners – R Ashwin (11), Ravindra Jadeja (12), Kuldeep Yadav (8), and Axar Patel (5) – have collectively taken 36 wickets, compared to the…

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England back underfire Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow to keep India series alive | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England are shutting out all ‘external noise’ to support Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in finding form and maintaining their chances in the series against India ahead of the fourth Test in Ranchi on Friday.Following England’s disappointing performance in the third Test, which marked their second-worst defeat in terms of runs since 1934, Ben Stokes‘ team is trailing 2-1 and faces a must-win situation.Criticism has also been…

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Women’s Premier League 2024 Opening ceremony: Performers, time and other details

WPL 2024: The second season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to kick off from Friday i.e. on 23 February. The tournament will go on till March 17 and will be held in Bengaluru and Delhi. The summit clash will take place on March 17 in New Delhi while the eliminator will be played on March 15. Where will the first match of the WPL 2024 be…

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England ignore ‘external noise’ to boost Root, Bairstow ahead of crucial Ranchi Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England’s cricket team is steadfastly focusing on the upcoming fourth Test against India in Ranchi, deliberately ignoring “external noise” to help star players Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow regain their form. The team, currently trailing 1-2 in the series, faces a critical moment that requires a win or a draw to keep their series hopes alive following a significant defeat in the third Test.In response to concerns…

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‘Big fight’ with Gambhir: Former KKR player reveals why SRK’s team released him

He scored the winning runs for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when Shah Rukh Khan’s IPL team defeated Chennai Super Kings in the final. It was the first time KKR won an IPL trophy. Manoj Tiway’s stint in the team, however, did not last longer than a year after that. He blames the-then captain Gautam Gambhir for his limited stay in the team. “I had a big fight with Gambhir…

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British Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe Completes Purchase of Minority Stake in Manchester United – News18

Published By: Aakash Biswas Last Updated: February 21, 2024, 10:33 IST Manchester, United Kingdom British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe said becoming a co-owner of Manchester United is a “great honour” and “responsibility” after his purchase of a minority stake was finalised on Tuesday. The 71-year-old’s investment, which will give him control of football operations at the 20-time English champions, was approved by the Premier League and English Football Association last week.…

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Erling Haaland ‘Shuts Mouths’ as Manchester City Close on Liverpool – News18

Published By: Aakash Biswas Last Updated: February 21, 2024, 09:49 IST Manchester, United Kingdom Pep Guardiola said Erling Haaland had “shut the mouths” of his critics after scoring the only goal of a nervy 1-0 win for Manchester City over Brentford on Tuesday. Just two points separate the top three in a fascinating Premier League title race as City moved to within a point of leaders Liverpool, with third-placed…

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Terrorist Pannun threatens to disrupt India-England Test; security tightened in Ranchi

India’s Axar Patel arrives for the 4th Test match against England to be played at JSCA stadium, in Ranchi. | Photo Credit: ANI Security has been tightened in the Jharkhand capital after U.S.-based designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun threatened to disrupt the fourth Test match between India and England in Ranchi, officials said. Pannun, who has been designated as a terrorist by the Home Ministry, has also appealed to…

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Multan Sultans Secure Second Consecutive Win in Pakistan Super League | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Multan Sultans showcased a dominant display of pace bowling to clinch their second consecutive victory in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Islamabad United on Tuesday.Fast bowler Mohammad Ali emerged as the star performer, claiming impressive figures of 3-19 as he utilized swing and delivered pinpoint yorkers to dismantle Islamabad’s batting lineup, restricting them to a modest total of 144.In response, Multan Sultans chased down the target…

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In present times, single-handed backhand fades away from tennis courts | Tennis News – Times of India

DOHA: For the first time since the ATP rankings started 50-years ago, there are no singlehanded backhands in the top-10 this week. The onehanded shot, a vanishing denomination on the Tour, may just be fading away. A pity, given that it is indeed a shot of rare beauty, underlined by Roger Federer not so long ago. China’s Zhang Zhizhen, who scalped an exponent of the single-handed backhand in seventh-seed…

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Multan Defeats Islamabad Through Pace For Back-to-back Wins In PSL – News18

Published By: Sports Desk Last Updated: February 21, 2024, 00:30 IST Read all latest and breaking Sports News on News18.com Multan Sultans limited the batting power of Islamabad United through pace and notched their second straight win in the Pakistan Super League on Tuesday. MULTAN, Pakistan: Multan Sultans limited the batting power of Islamabad United through pace and notched their second straight win in the Pakistan Super League on…

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Chappell urges Root to play his natural game and drop Bazball philosophy

England’s Joe Root in action during the third day of the third Test match between India and England at Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, Gujarat on February 17, 2024. | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has urged out-of-form England batter Joe Root to shun the ‘Bazball’ approach and get back to playing his natural game. Senior batter Root has struggled for runs in the ongoing…

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Berenguer scores twice to help Athletic Bilbao beat Girona 3-2

Athletic Bilbao’s Spanish forward Alex Berenguer celebrates at the end of the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Girona FC at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on February 19, 2024. | Photo Credit: AFP Alex Berenguer scored twice as Athletic Bilbao brought high-flying Girona back down to earth with a 3-2 victory on Monday, a result that provided a reality check to the Catalans’ lofty…

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Bumrah Released From Indian Test Squad, Rahul Ruled Out Of Ranchi Match – News18

Published By: Sports Desk Last Updated: February 21, 2024, 00:01 IST Read all latest and breaking Sports News on News18.com India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday released from the Indian Test squad while senior batter K L Rahul was ruled out of the fourth match beginning in Ranchi on Friday. Rajkot, Feb 20: India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday released from the Indian Test squad…

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Questions Hang Over Red Bull Ahead of F1 Testing in Bahrain – News18

Last Updated: February 20, 2024, 23:52 IST Red Bull won all but one race last F1 season. (AFP Photo) Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Aston Martin are all hoping to be closer to Max Verstappen, chasing his fourth title in a row this season, but the real pecking order may not be apparent for some time. Red Bull will have plenty of questions hanging over them when Formula One testing…

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India vs England 4th Test: Bumrah rested; KL Rahul ruled out, confirms BCCI

Amid reports that India’s finest pacer Jasprit Bumrah would be rested for the 4th Test match against England in Ranchi, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on February 20 finally confirmed the news. The cricket administrative body in India took the decision citing the duration of the series and the amount of cricket he has played recently. “Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for…

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KL Rahul ruled out of 4th Test in Ranchi, Jasprit Bumrah rested | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian team will be without the services of injured keeper-batter KL Rahul, yet again, in the upcoming fourth Test against England in Ranchi.Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has also been released from the squad ahead of the Test, which starts from February 23.While Rahul has not been able to recover from his right quadriceps injury, the decision to rest Bumrah was taken as a part of his…

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