Sports Panorama: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • In a Vijay Hazare Trophy game, Maharashtra batsman Rituraj Gaikwad set a world record by hitting seven sixes in a single over. On November 28, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh played a cricket match, and Rituraj Gaikwad smashed seven sixes, along with a no ball. Rituraj not only smashed seven sixes in a single over but also reached two centuries during that contest. He used 159 balls to score 220 runs. 16 sixes and 10 fours were totaled throughout his innings. It is remarkable because he hammered seven sixes over Shiva Singh, the bowler for the opposition team, in the 49th over of this quarterfinal game versus Uttar Pradesh.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, a legendary football player, has left Manchester United. His agreement with the team has come to an end. A club owner disclosed, “The star player has departed the English club with immediate effect.” Additionally, he discussed selling the club. The club’s American owners claim that they are prepared to sell the establishment. Last year, Ronaldo and Manchester United were mentioned. The two parties came to a Rs 216 crore accord. He formerly played for Juventus. In truth, things had been tense between the English team and Portugal’s famous footballer Ronaldo for the past few days. In an interview last week, the 37-year-old footballer levelled a number of accusations against the club’s leadership and manager Erik Ten Haag.
  • At the 15th Asian Championships in South Korea, India finished the competition with 25 gold medals. The mixed team 10m junior air pistol competition was won by the Indian team of Manu Bhaker and Samrat Rana. Bhaker and Rana finished second in qualification after shooting 578 against Uzbekistan’s Nagina Saidkulova and Mukhamed Kamalov.
  • For the first time, Canada won the Davis Cup tennis competition defeating Australia in the championship match. 109 years ago, Canada took part in the Davis Cup for the first time. Felix Agur Alysmey, the world’s sixth-ranked player, defeated Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3-6-4 in the second singles match to give Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead.
  • On November 25, 2022, in La Nucia, Spain, Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshraj, and Devika Ghorpade won gold medals at the IBA (International Boxing Association) Youth Men and Women World Championships 2022. By defeating Ronal Suyom of the Philippines in the men’s 48 kg final, Vishwanath Suresh of Chennai took home the gold medal. Devika from Pune defeated Lauren Mackie of England to win India’s second gold in the women’s 52kg final. Asian junior champion Vanshaj of Sonipat earned his third gold medal by defeating Demur Kajia of Georgia in the men’s 63.5 kg final.
  • Veteran athlete PT Usha was elected as the Indian Olympic Association’s first female president on Monday (IOA). No other contender had declared their candidacy for the IOA elections but Usha, age 58. She was the only candidate in the election, hence she was already President of IOA on December 10, 2022, before the results were known. Ajay Patel has been chosen to serve as the National Rifle Association of India’s Senior Vice President (NRAI). Patel was the only applicant for this position as well.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain and great striker of Portugal, made history. He has now scored in five FIFA World Cups, making him the first player in the world to do so. Even legendary athletes like Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, and Pele were unable to break this record. Additionally, Ronaldo has already scored goals in the FIFA World Cups in 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018. Ronaldo scored the eighth goal in the history of the World Cup in this, his 18th game of the FIFA World Cup.
  • Due to weather, the third Twenty20 match between India and New Zealand in Napier ended in a draw. The Kiwi side, who batted first in the game, was dismissed for 160 runs in 19.4 overs. With 59 runs, Devon Conway had the most successful innings. Glenn Phillips scored 54 runs at the same period. Team India was bowled out for a maximum of 4-4 runs by Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Siraj. The final seven New Zealand wickets fell for 14 runs. India subsequently won the three-match T-20 series.

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  • On November 18, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, world No. 6 Hina Hayata of Japan is defeated by Indian table tennis player Manika Batra in the women’s singles bronze medal match at the Asian Cup 2022. Manika Batra’s victory made her the first Indian woman to take home a medal from the Asian Cup table tennis competition. Additionally, it marks India’s third medal; Chetan Babar won the silver and bronze in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He was formerly the lone Indian player of table tennis to take home a medal from the Asian Cup. Both Manika Batra’s success on Twitter and India’s strong athletic performance were praised by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.
  • On November 20, 2022, in Turin, Italy, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated Norwegian player Kasper Ruud to win his sixth ATP Finals championship. The 2022 ATP calendar year comes to a finish with the ATP Finals. Djokovic’s victory in the sixth ATP Finals brought him even with Swiss legend Roger Federer’s record. Djokovic, who has won 21 Grand Slam championships, set a record for winning the ATP Finals at the age of 35.