25 June 1983, a day which will be remembered as the golden day in the history of Indian cricket when Indian cricket team from out of nowhere defeated the Two time defending Champions West Indies to win the World Cup under legendary skipper Kapil Dev at the Mecca of cricket - Lord’s cricket ground.
Dravid got 52 per cent of the votes, with as many as 11,400 fans taking part in the final round of voting. “Much like Dravid batted during his playing career, he dug in and fought back in the poll, eventually crossing the line with a decent lead at the very end,” said the Wisden India report.
Viktor Troicki said Tuesday that he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus, while Grigor Dimitrov, a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist from Bulgaria, said Sunday he tested positive. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) lauded Harbhajan on becoming the first Indian celebrity to support the idea of boycotting Chinese goods, adding that it's a decision to choose between money or patriotism.
Sourav Ganguly in his letter to all affiliated members of the bod, stated that "The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums. The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year.
Stressing that there is a misconception around the term 'Paki', Aakash Chopra said he was able to understand the intentions of the cricketers who used the racist slur and added that his team stood by him during the episode.
Wishes have been pouring in for Ravi Shastri who turned 58 on Wednesday. Shastri, unlike the last few years, has been spending his special day at his home in Alibaug away from competitive cricket which remains suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Regarded as the greatest centre-forward in the sport, Balbir Singh Sr and sprint legend Milkha Singh were so popular that they never required an appointment to meet the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. “It’s true. We could meet him at short notice. He loved hockey,” Balbir Singh Sr had once said.
The way this pandemic has turned sporting world’s programmes upside down it, the answer seems to be in the affirmative. Even though as of now almost all major sporting events have either been pushed back, put on hold, or cancelled due to Covid-19, with most notable casualties being summer Olympics (Tokyo), Grand slam Tennis events Wimbledon, and French Open. Postponement of the summer Olympic Games was the biggest setback. The International Olympic Committee and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have now rescheduled the event to next year, where it will now take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Uptil now, Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has infected more than three million people worldwide.