Dipa Karmakarnot to participate in Commonwealth Games

New Delhi: India's top gymnast DipaKarmakar has been forced out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games owing to the career-threatening knee injury she picked up last year.

"She is not yet ready for a tournament like the Commonwealth Games. So, the target is to make her fully ready for the Asian Games (August 18-September 2),"her coach Bisweshwar Nandi said.

Karmakar, the first Indian female gymnast to compete in the Olympics where she finished a historic fourth in the women's vault at the 2016 Rio Games, opted out of the CWG trials taking place at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.


Phehlukwayo Says SA Batsmen Have Now Got Measure OfIndian Spinners

New Delhi: Pacer AndilePhehlukwayo has affirmed  South African batsmen will go into the fifth ODI as a more confident unit, having learnt from their mistakes against the Indian spinners.

For the first time in the series, the Indian wrist spinners YuzvendraChahal and KuldeepYadav took a beating and proved to be expensive in the fourth ODI.

"We have a good momentum now from the last game we played. We have come really far that victory because the guys have been working really hard in the nets and we have been very specific about our training (against spin)," said Phehlukwayo.


Virat Kohli Betters Mohammad Azharuddin, Becomes 5th Highest Run-Getter In ODIs From India

New Delhi: ViratKohli has emerged as the fifth highest run-getter from India in one day internationals. 

Against South Africa in the fourth ODI, Kohli scored 75 runs and during his knock, he went past former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin [9378] in the list of the top run scorers in ODIs.

After the Wanderers ODI, Kohli has scored 9423 runs in just 206 ODIs at an outstanding average of 57.45. The 29-year-old also went past explosive West Indian batsman Chris Gayle who currently has 9420 runs in 275 matches.


The 2018 Winter Olympics Have Already Started, Here Is Everything You Need To Know About It!

New Delhi: Torchbearers carrying the Olympic flame lit the cauldron in South Korea yesterday on February 9, marking the official start of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games.

Winter Olympics season is like Christmas for fans of obscure sports. It’s the only time of year where people actually pay attention to things like snowboarding, figure skating, and skiing. 

This year’s Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea therefore, promise all of the obscure sports in the world, and some other additional interesting factors. Given the doping scandals, Korean conflict, and some new events being added to the rotation, it’s sure to be an interesting Olympic Games.


Door Not Closed On Ashwin, Jadeja: India's Bowling Coach

New Delhi: Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun has asserted the door is not closed on Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup despite the emergence of a red-hot wrist spin duo in Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Arun acknowledged that newcomers Kuldeep and Chahal have done exceptionally well because wrist spinners do not rely overtly on pitches and conditions.

"They are extremely positive. They are not afraid to flight the ball. They are not afraid to impart extra spin to gain something, and they are not dependent on the wicket," Arun said on the eve of the fourth ODI against South Africa.