Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is set to play in his 500th international match on Thursday, a milestone that has garnered praise from India’s head coach Rahul Dravid. Dravid commended Kohli for his impressive achievements and work ethic, describing him as an inspiration to many cricketers.
On Wednesday, Barcelona announced that they have re-signed former academy player Oriol Romeu from Girona. The midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the LaLiga champions. Romeu originally came through Barca’s youth academy and made his senior team debut in 2010. He then moved to Chelsea a year later. After his time at Chelsea, the 31-year-old had loan spells at Valencia and Stuttgart before spending seven years at Southampton.
Novak Djokovic, a highly decorated tennis player with 23 Grand Slam titles to his name, has been hit with a substantial fine for his display of anger during the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz. In the fifth set of the match, Djokovic, unable to break Alcaraz’s serve, lost his own service game and reacted by forcefully smashing his racquet against one of the wooden net poles, causing a visible dent. Umpire Fergus Murphy wasted no time in issuing Djokovic a warning for breaking the code of conduct.
Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting believes that current captain Pat Cummins embodies the qualities of a traditional Test captain, allowing plans to unfold naturally, while his English counterpart Ben Stokes constantly aims to make an impact with every delivery.
Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen showcased his skill and determination in a remarkable quarterfinal match against Malaysia’s Leong Jun Hao at the Thailand Open Super 500 tournament in Bangkok. The 21-year-old shuttler from Almora secured a straight game victory of 21-19, 21-11 with a powerful jump smash.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are currently facing a difficult situation in the 2023 IPL, having suffered four consecutive defeats. In order to revive their campaign, the team is desperate for a win. However, there have been a few positive moments for KKR, such as Rinku Singh’s impressive batting as a finisher and Venkatesh Iyer becoming the second player from the team to score a century in the IPL. The first century for KKR was scored by Brendon McCullum in the inaugural IPL match in 2008.
American Frances Tiafoe achieved a stunning upset at the U.S. Open on Monday by defeating second seed Rafa Nadal in a thrilling match. Tiafoe, seeded 22nd, claimed victory with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, marking the first time this year that Nadal has been defeated in a major tournament.
Odisha FC staged an impressive performance to defeat Hyderabad FC 3-1 and secure a spot in the top-six of the Indian Super League (ISL) table. The match, held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday, was crucial for Odisha as they faced their biggest challenge in the last three rounds of matches.