Former Sports Minister and incumbent Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju led a series of encouraging messages on social media for boxing legend Mary Kom, who was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Mary Kom lost 2-3 to Ingrit Valencia in the pre-quarterfinals of women's Fly (48-51kg) category. "Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion! You have achieved what no other female boxer in the world has ever achieved. You are a legend," wrote Rijiju in a tweet. "India is proud of you," he wrote and added, "BOXING & OLYMPICS will miss you". Dear Mary Kom, you lost in Tokyo Olympics by just one point but for me you are always a champion! @MangteC pic.twitter.com/caBe555e87 — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 29, 2021 "We'll come back Faster, Higher, #StrongerTogether," tweeted Team India, the official handle of Indian team for the Olympics. New DP: @MangteC #LegendForever #StrongerTogether . . .
New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh feels Team India off-spinner Varun Chakravarthy is a T20 World Cup material bowler as he is equipped with all the qualities. Varun made his debut for India in the first T20I against Sri Lanka after making a big name for himself in the last couple of Indian Premier League seasons. In the first two matches of the season, Varun impressed many with his disciplined bowling as Sri Lanka batsmen struggled to play big shots against him. Veteran India spinner Harbhajan, who plays alongside Varun in Kolkata Knight Riders, said that the new spin sensation has the ability to bowl in every situation of the game and pointed out his only shortcoming. “I feel that is T20 World Cup material because he has all types of qualities. He can take wickets, stop runs, bowl in the Powerplay and can even bowl in the death overs. His only shortcoming is that he remains way too nervous. I spent some time with him in KKR. He himself doesn’t know what he is capable of,” Harbhajan told . . .
Team Arena should feel right at home in the opening two racedays of the Racing League as some of the best in the North head to Newcastle and Doncaster. Group One-winning jockey Danny Tudhope continues his successful partnership with Yorkshire-based trainer David O'Meara, having combined for over 500 career winners. Paul Mulrennan provides another experienced head in the weighing room and brings with him over 1,100 career winners. Racing League: All you need to know Racing live on Sky Sports Racing League live on Sky Sports: How to follow Watch every race of the Racing League live on Sky Sports from Thursday, July 29 The youngest of the three jockeys, 25-year-old Cam Hardie, is an "up-and-coming" star in the North, riding over 270 winners, 30 of which have come at Newcastle. Mulrennan links up with two familiar trainers in Michael Dods and Paul Midgley, while Group Three winner Mick Appleby completes the line-up. Trending . . .
THE HUNDRED WOMEN'S COMPETITION 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Share Tweet Priest's 76 came off 42 balls. © Getty Rachel Priest (76 runs off 42 balls) was the cornerstone of Trent Rockets Women's 18-run victory over London Spirit Women at Lord's in The Hundred. Spirit ended up with 133 for 7 in response to Rockets' 151 for 4. Priest, the New Zealand wicket-keeper-batter, set the tone for the innings with a 101-run stand off just 67 balls with Sammy-Jo Johnson. The highlight of her knock was the way she clubbed Heather Knight for a six over midwicket off the 38th ball of the innings. Eventually, she was dismissed by Danielle Gibson. After Priest was dismissed, Natalie Sciver, the skipper, took over and composed a breezy 16-ball 32 and pushed the score past 150. The way she smashed Gibson over wide long-on gave a glimpse of her positive intent. For Spirit, Freya Davies and Charlotte Dean were economical but . . .