On Monday, India spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had two special guests - Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar - on his show 'Chahal TV' after they won the first T20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka. The official Twitter page of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a short clip of a grilling session of the two guests. "What happens when #TeamIndia's swing kings Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar are Chahal TV's special guests? Yuzvendra Chahal tickles their funny bone & it's laughter galore in Colombo," BCCI captioned the 38-second-long clip on Twitter. The footage starts with Chahal welcoming Bhuvneshwar to the show and then accusing him of not appearing on Chahal TV. Responding to Chahal's allegations, Bhuvneshwar says that he was upset with the leg spinner as he never invited him on his show. "Always wanted to feature in Chahal TV," Bhuvneshwar adds. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer also revealed his bowling plan, saying that it "was to . . .
The Indian team will want Sanju Samson to translate his phenomenal talent into consistent performances when they try to wrap up the T20 International series against Sri Lanka by winning the second match here on Tuesday. Having beaten Sri Lanka hollow by 38 runs in the opening encounter, the Indians are unlikely to ring in changes to the winning combination unless the team management decides to rest Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav, who are getting ready to link up with the red-ball team in the United Kingdom. However, it is expected that both will at least play tomorrow and may be rested for the last game once India have sealed the series. In case there is an alternate plan then Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad might get a look-in rather than an out-of-form Manish Pandey. But on Tuesday, there will be focus on Samson, who has always been rated highly and as the "next big thing" but has flattered to deceive in an India jersey in all the chances that he has got. An . . .
Chakravarthy looked returned with decent figures of 4-0-28-1 in his debut game and his maiden international wicket on debut was that of Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka. Shanaka was stumped by Ishan Kishan for 16 after the Sri Lankan batsman failed to read the line of the ball and missed it completely. Ishan was alert and dislodged the bails the moment Shanaka left the crease. Chakravarthy started brilliantly for India as the right-arm spinner from Tamil Nadu - who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL - conceded just a couple of runs from his first over. India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suryakumar Yadav star in India's 38-run win over Sri Lanka He later went on for a few runs but Chakravarthy finished with an economy of 7 and even received praise from skipper Shikhar Dhawan and many others. Former India cricketer VVS Laxman too seemed pretty impressed with the spinner's performance in his maiden game. Laxman said, "Firstly, I am glad that . . .
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who won the silver medal in women's 49kg category at Tokyo Olympics, arrived in Delhi on Monday. She was pictured at the airport. News agency ANI reported that she underwent a mandatory RT-PCR test upon arrival at the airport. Chanu brought home India's second medal in weightlifting as she lifted a total of 202kg (87kg+115kg), finishing behind China's Hou Zhihui. Chanu ended India's 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics. Previously, Karnam Malleshwari had won the bronze medal at 2000 Sydney Games. Delhi: Olympic silver medallist Mirabai Chanu arrives at the airport from Tokyo. #Olympics pic.twitter.com/c3wvvrI07A — ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2021 Chanu's total of 202kg was behind Zhihui's 210kg (94kg+116kg) even as Windy Cantika Aisah of Indonesia took home the bronze with an effort of 194kg (84kg+110kg). Earlier on Monday, Chanu tweeted on her departure from Tokyo. "Heading back to home. Thank you #Tokyo2020 for memorable . . .
Novak Djokovic, who added a 19th Grand Slam title to his kitty on Sunday after winning the French Open , gave one of the racquets that he used in the match to a boy at courtside, making the young fan's day. The boy's reaction to the gift said it all as Djokovic walked up to the fan and handed him the racquet. Later, during the post-match press conference Djokovic spoke about how the young boy had been cheering him on throughout the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas . "He was in my ear the entire match basically, especially when I was two sets to love down. He was encouraging me. He was actually giving me tactics, as well," said Djokovic. Amazing moment of Novak Djokovic handing his French Open title winning racket to a young boy. pic.twitter.com/zOHOXa53bp — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 13, 2021 "He was like, 'Hold your serve, get an easy first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand.' He was coaching me literally. "I found that very cute, very nice. So I felt . . .
The coach of Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus delivered one of the moments of the Tokyo Olympics so far on Monday by launching into a spectacular celebration after his pupil clinched gold in the women's 400m freestyle. As Titmus touched the wall ahead of fierce American rival Katie Ledecky, her coach Dean Boxall turned feral, much to the delight of thousands on social media. The roaring Boxall kicked the air and hammered his fists before finally ripping off his mask and thrusting against the barrier in front of him. At one point a Japanese girl working as a volunteer appears to make an attempt to restrain Boxall, but he remained undeterred. Ariarne Titmus's coach after she beat Katie Ledecky in the 400m free ?? #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/7vypTbv1sZ — Ben Porter (@Ben13Porter) July 26, 2021 Boxall later broke into tears as Titmus collected her gold medal on the podium at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, with no fans present due to coronavirus restrictions. "I could see . . .
Former India cricketer VVS Laxman lauded rookie spinner Varun Chakravarthy and said he has got an X-factor. Varun made his debut for India in the first T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The mystery spinner claimed a wicket and was economical by giving 28 runs in 4 overs. Laxman was happy with Varun getting his chance for India as earlier he missed out on making his debut on a couple of occasions after failing the fitness Test. “Firstly, I am glad that he (Varun Chakravarthy) got this opportunity, because twice he was already selected, but didn’t pass the fitness test and was not part of the squad. I think there’s lot of chat about the mystery surrounding his bowling. I was talking with the Sunrisers batsmen and they are all impressed with the way and the consistency with which he bowls in different parts and phases of the match,” Laxman told Star Sports. Laxman feels that Varun has an X-Factor as he has the ability to provide breakthroughs at any point of the game. “He can bowl . . .