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Kohli and Williamson set to repeat captaincy rivalry

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Virat Kohli (Photo credits: Facebook)

London, 8 June : Indian captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will once again repeat the old captaincy rivalry when they take the field for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) from June 18. The two captains had earlier reiterated their captaincy rivalry in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup semi-final. 13 years ago, under the captaincy of Kohli, India had achieved the distinction of becoming world champions in the finals to South Africa. The two captains had earlier taken the field against each other in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup, when the Kiwis, led by Williamson, beat India by 18 runs.

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee recently said that the WTC final will test the style of both the captains. And now former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin also believes the same. Azharuddin told IANS on Monday, “I don’t like to compare captains and players. But both Kohli and Williamson are different and they have been very successful too. Both have done wonderful work for their respective countries.” Also read: Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik made a big prediction about Rishabh Pant, said these things

He said, “Williamson has done a lot for himself and for his team, no matter what resources he has. He has a lot of class. He is a genius. Even if he loses matches, he is always Keep smiling, as we have seen in the final of the 2019 World Cup. Had there been any other captain, he would have lost his cool, but he remained calm and accepted defeat.”

The former captain said, “He is not as aggressive as Kohli, but does his job in the best way.” Azhar said that both the captains have used their respective resources well. Kohli is different about his style and it benefits him too. He said, “Kohli is different. He has got the team he knows well. They have good bowlers. Both have done well for their countries.” Williamson has now captained New Zealand in 36 Test matches, out of which the Kiwis have won 21. At the same time, eight have been defeated and all the defeats have been found abroad. Kohli has a great record in England as a batsman. He has scored 727 runs in 20 innings.

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Nirmal Kaur, wife of Milkha Singh and former captain of the Indian volleyball team, died of Kovid-19

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Nirmal Kaur, wife of Milkha Singh and former captain of the Indian volleyball team, died of Kovid-19

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Chandigarh, June 13: Indian women’s volleyball team captain and wife of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh Nirmal Kaur passed away at a hospital in Mohali due to complications related to COVID-19 infection. She had come under the grip of this disease last month. She was 85 years old and is survived by her husband, a son and three daughters. A statement issued by the spokesperson of Milkha Singh’s family said, “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Mrs Nirmal Milkha Singh passed away at 4 pm today after valiantly fighting against COVID-19. Gone.”

“She was like the backbone of the Milkha family. She was 85 years old. It is sad that Flying Sikh Milkha Singh ji could not attend the cremation held this evening as he is still in ICU (PGIMER in Chandigarh).” was. Nirmal was also admitted to the same hospital two days later on 26 May.

Also read- Milkha Singh admitted in Chandigarh’s PGIMER condition better than before, oxygen level also fine

A week later, at the request of the family, Milkha Singh was discharged but Nirmal remained in the hospital due to a dangerous infection. Milkha Singh was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of PGIMER here after the situation at home deteriorated. His condition is ‘stable and improving’ as of now.

The spokesperson of the family said that Nirmal fought a brave fight till the end. He said, “The family has expressed its gratitude to everyone for the solidarity and prayers during this struggle, which gave them the strength to face it bravely.”

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Novak Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Fifth seed Tsitsipas got off to a good start by winning the first two sets 7-6, 6-2 but top seed Djokovic won the next two sets 6-3, 6-2 to drag the match into the fifth and deciding set. In the deciding set, Djokovic took the lead by breaking Tsitsipas’s serve in the third game and then kept it at the end, winning the match and the title, winning the set 6-4. Djokovic had a chance to break the Greek player’s serve in the fifth game as well, but he missed it. The Serbian player then won the 10th game while retaining his serve.

Djokovic also broke Tsitsipas’s dream of becoming Greece’s first Grand Slam champion. Djokovic is now just one step away from equaling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record 20 Grand Slam titles. Twenty-year-old Tsitsipas also had to undergo treatment from his trainer on the court after the third set during the match due to back pain. Djokovic has been successful in winning the first two sets five times in his career before. Prior to this match, the Serbian player had won 34 times in five-set matches, while he had to face defeat 10 times.

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Djokovic, who defeated another stalwart in the semi-finals and undefeated Roland Garros king Rafael Nadal, was playing in the Grand Slam final for the 29th time, while the Greek player made it to the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Djokovic had a good start and had a chance to win on his serve in the first set but then lost eight of the next nine points and went 0-4 in the tiebreaker before Tsitsipas had to win the first set. I didn’t have any problems.

Tsitsipas broke Djokovic’s serve twice in the second set to take a vital 2-0 lead but the Serbian managed to level the score 2-2 after winning the next two sets easily.

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PSL 2021: Faf du Plessis badly injured after colliding with Pakistani player while fielding, admitted to hospital, watch video

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PSL 2021: Faf du Plessis badly injured after colliding with Pakistani player while fielding, admitted to hospital, watch video

Faf du Plessis injured while fielding (Photo Credits: Twitter)

ABU DHABI, 13 June: South African star batsman Faf du Plessis was injured after colliding with his Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain during a Pakistan Super League match here on Saturday. After the injury, Du Plessis immediately left the field and was then taken to the hospital for examination. The South African batsman suffered this injury during the match against Peshawar Zalmi. During the seventh over of Peshawar Zalmi’s innings, Du Plessis and Hasnain were running for the field when they collided. During this, Hasnain’s knee hit Duplessis’ head and he fell on the ground.

A day before this incident, veteran West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was hit in the head during the match, after which he was admitted to the hospital.

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Russell, playing for the sixth Quetta Gladiators of the PSL, was hit in the head when he was batting in a match against Islamabad United. After this he was taken off the field. According to the concussion rule, Naseem Shah was fielded in place of Russell.

After being hit in the head, Russell was taken off the field on a stature. He got this injury in the first over of the second innings.

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