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As the ISSF World Cup begins at the Karni Singh Shooting range in Delhi, Indian shooters will be targeting the Olympic quotas available at the prestigious event. 495 shooters from 58 countries will compete for a total of 16 quota places in eight events.
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes an unexpected call to play in the domestic Twenty20 league will help him regain his place on the national team, he said on Wednesday, years after he was banned for spot-fixing.
Indian skeet shooter Sheeraz Sheikh eats, breathes and lives shooting. But, there was a time when all he wanted to do was play cricket and just like every other budding cricketer in the country he too wanted to wear the Team India jersey some day.
“Main khud army se hun, dard isliye thoda zyada tha (It hurt a little bit more because I belong to the armed forces). I was desperate for a medal because I wanted to dedicate it to the heroes who lost their lives in Pulwama,” Amit Panghal said.
In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, there sure is an element of uncertainty as far as the India vs Pakistan game in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup is concerned, with the clamour for India to boycott it growing by the day. Harbhajan Singh made a direct call saying, “India should not play Pakistan in the world Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan.” However, it will take some more time before any final decision about this is taken.