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Shafali Verma tops ICC women’s T20 International rankings

The 16-year-old Indian cricketer Shafali Verma was seen in news recently, as she was placed in the top spot in the ICC women’s T20 International rankings. She achieved the feat following her outstanding performance (161 runs in four innings) at the ongoing World Cup. She has become only the second Indian batter after Mithali Raj ..

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Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar passes away

Former Indian hockey player Balbir Singh Kullar, who was a part of the Olympics bronze-winning team, recently passed away at the age of 77. The Punjab-based player was a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri and Arjuna award for his contribution towards Hockey. Balbir Singh was also part of the gold medal winning Indian team ..

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Tasnim Mir and Mansi Singh win bronze medals at Yonex Dutch Junior International 2020

Indian shuttlers Tasnim Mir and Mansi Singh were seen in news as they recently won a bronze medal each in the girls’ singles event at the Yonex Dutch Junior International 2020. The Badminton event was held in Haarlem, Netherlands. India has won two bronze medals in girls’ singles, for the first time at this BWF ..

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Djokovic wins Dubai Tennis Championships

World number one Novak Djokovic has recently won the Dubai Tennis Championships for the first time since 2013. In the summit match of the men’s singles, the 32-year-old Serb star defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets and clinched the title. Novak has now won 21 matches consecutively. In 2010-11, he had won 43 matches consecutively.

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Joginder Singh Saini passes away

Veteran athletics coach and Dronacharya awardee Joginder Singh Saini recently passed away at the age of 90. He had served as the Chief national athletics coach for several years between 1970 and 1990. He had also been the chief coach of the then Amateur Athletics Federation of India. Saini received the prestigious Dronacharya Award in 1997 for ..

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