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Dubbed “Magnificent Mary” for a glittering career that has already inspired a Bollywood biopic, veteran Kom last month defied critics who wrote her off by winning a record fifth Asian women’s championships title in Vietnam.
Ravi Shastri, coach of the Indian cricket team, has expressed immense satisfaction at the way Virat Kohli has matured both on and off the field, critically singling out how the Indian captain’s development as batsman and human being has had a positive impact on the team’s fortunes.
More than a decade ago in Johannesburg, when India played their first Twenty20 International rather reluctantly as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was yet to realize the moneyspinning potential of the newest format, Dinesh Karthik was in the team. MS Dhoni was just an excitable youngster in that team.
Pullela Gopichand visited the TOI office and spoke exclusively to us on why PV Sindhu’s loss to Akane Yamaguchi rankled so much, the challenges of coaching and Sindhu’s preparations for a busy 2018 badminton season.
In the only T20I played here on October 5, 2015 India collapsed for 92 to lose to South Africa. But in an ODI exactly 11 months ago, India and England aggregated more than 700 runs, with Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’s centuries helping the team to a narrow win after it notched up a mammoth 381 for six.
“We are keenly thinking of privatising some of our stadia to have better operations in terms of delivering sports to the sportspersons. There was a general study on how the stadia can be improved. The fact is that there is need to improve the way stadia are administered,” Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said.
“Since most of the capped players will be back in auction, it will be a mega auction that will be held in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. Since Bengaluru has been hosting all previous auctions, that was the choice of franchises,” a senior BCCI official said on Tuesday.