Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hosted the women’s cricket team and told the players that they made the nation proud like several other “daughters” of the country.
Asian silver-medallist Shiva Thapa (60kg) and Gaurav Bidhuri entered the finals while five other Indians made the semifinals at the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament in Czech Republic.
The Indian women’s team may be in the midst of a felicitation spree but country’s newest cricket stars still don’t know about their next international assignment.
County cricket teaches you a lot and helps you grow as a cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara as the Indian batsman emphasised the benefits of playing in England’s domestic competition after scoring his 12th Test century.
Sri Lanka pacer Nuwan Pradeep has expressed delight at taking the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli after bagging his maiden five wicket haul in Tests on day two of the series-opener.
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel felicitated the Indian women’s cricket team in New Delhi on Thursday. The felicitation ceremony was held over India’s overwhelming performance in the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017. While addressing the gathering, Goel said the Mithali Raj-led side might have lost the finals against hosts England at Lord’s by nine runs, but they have won the hearts of the entire country. In the nail biting finals, Mithali Raj-led Indian women team lost to England over a mere 9 runs.
Seram Nirupama Devi won three bronze medals in the 19th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships in Kathmandu on Thursday.
Harinder Pal Sandhu’s last minute health issue has forced him out of the Indian team for the WSF – World doubles squash championship scheduled in Manchester (England) from August 1 to 5.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag and celebrated athlete PT Usha have been named in a 12-member Committee which has been handed the job to pick this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.
Ace shuttler and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday appointed as Deputy Collector, a Group-1 service post, in the Andhra Pradesh government.