Sports Update: Top 10 Sports News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • Surya Kumar Yadav performed admirably during his innings against Sri Lanka. He became the fastest batsman in T20 International history to score 1500 runs. Surya, who debuted against England in February 2021, has 1500 runs in 42 innings. He faced 843 balls for a total of 1500 runs. Glenn Maxwell of Australia took 940 balls for this. Suryakumar smashed nine sixes against Sri Lanka. He became India’s non-opener batsman with the most sixes in a T20I match. In this case, he was followed by Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh. Surya, Kohli, and Yuvraj had each hit seven sixes.
  • For the first time, Cristiano Ronaldo was left off the 14-player shortlist for the annual Best FIFA Men’s Player award, with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé among those chosen. Ronaldo, who was released by Manchester United and benched by Portugal during the World Cup, won the FIFA award the first two years it was given out — in 2016 and 2017 — and was a finalist the next three years. This was the first time he had been passed over as a candidate by a FIFA-appointed expert panel.

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  • Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Guwahati. With this, he now has 73 international centuries to his name. Previously, Kohli had 72 centuries in international cricket, and his brilliant century against Sri Lanka (IND vs SL) in the first ODI is his 73rd century. In addition, this is his 45th ODI century. Aside from that, he has tied the record of India’s Sachin Tendulkar, who has the most 100 centuries in international cricket.
  • The Formula E race will be held in India for the first time on February 11, 2019, when the race will be held in Hyderabad. This was confirmed by the organisers. Following the Formula One Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in October 2013, this will be the country’s first major international race to be held in Hyderabad. Aside from India, Brazil will host a Formula E race for the first time on March 25th. The governing body of Formula E and motorsports, the FIA, has released the preliminary schedule for the upcoming ninth season (2022-23).
  • Sania Mirza, India’s top female tennis player, has announced her retirement. Sania, who qualified for the Australian Open, has stated that she will retire from tennis after the Australian Open this year and the Dubai Open in February. This means that these two tournaments will be her final. Sania had already informed WTA of her intention to retire. Sania has now made an official announcement on Twitter. She announced on Twitter in a three-page note that the Australian Open and Dubai Open would be his final tournaments.
  • Anahat Singh of India won the girls’ Under-15 title at the prestigious British Junior Open tournament in Birmingham. Anahat Singh, 14, defeated Egypt’s Sohela Hazem 3-1 in the final. The first set of this match was close, but Anahat prevailed. The British Junior Open tournament is held every January in the United Kingdom and attracts the best players from around the world. The tournament was held this time from the 4th to the 8th of this month, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID.
  • Hugo Lloris, captain of the France football team, has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 36. He made this decision three weeks after losing the 2022 FIFA World Cup final to Argentina. Lloris made his international debut against Uruguay in November 2008, at the age of 21. He is also France’s most capped player in the World Cup. She broke Lillian Thuram’s previous record of 142 matches. Lloris played in 145 matches for France, including the World Cup final.
  • Novak Djokovic sent a warning shot before the Australian Open by winning his 92nd tour title. In the final of the Adelaide International Title, he defeated American Sebastian Korda 6-7(8), 7-6(3), 6-4. Djokovic was unbeaten this week and in great form, but he struggled early in the final. Djokovic lost the first set of the title match by a score of 6-7. However, he won the final two sets 7-6 and 6-4 to win his 92nd Tour title.

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  • The Men’s Hockey World Cup, hosted by India, began on Friday. Apart from India, Pool D includes England, Spain, and Wales. India will play two matches, one in Rourkela and one in Bhubaneswar. India has won the first match against Spain. Aside from Australia and Belgium, India is also vying for the title. Harpreet Singh Mander, a two-time Olympian in hockey, believes India can win the title if it replicates its performance in Tokyo.
  • According to reports, Saudi Arabia is planning to change its laws to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to live with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, something that is currently illegal for ordinary people. Because unmarried couples are not permitted to cohabit in Saudi Arabia, being the most marketable living asset in the country is advantageous. Ronaldo’s long-awaited post-Manchester United move was confirmed as Al-Nassr, and the Portuguese forward has dominated news around the world since then.