DC hand SRH their 7th defeat in IPL 2021, go top of the points table
Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets to go top of the points table with 14 points from nine matches. SRH have now lost seven of their eight matches in IPL 2021 and are placed last on the points table. Shreyas Iyer top-scored for DC with 47*(41), while Kagiso Rabada took three wickets for the team.
Forbes releases list of world’s highest-paid footballers in 2021
With total earnings of $125 million, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world’s highest paid-footballer of 2021, as per Forbes. He is followed by PSG’s Lionel Messi ($110 million) and Neymar ($95 million). PSG’s Kylian Mbappe is fourth on the list with $43-million total earnings. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with $41-million total earnings, is fifth on the list.
Shastri advised Kohli to quit both ODI and T20I captaincy 6 months ago: Reports
India head coach Ravi Shastri advised Virat Kohli to quit both ODI and T20I captaincy six months ago, reports said. “Kohli didn’t listen to Shastri. He’s still keen to lead India in ODIs and that’s why he only decided to quit…T20I captaincy,” a BCCI official quoted. “Even BCCI was discussing…how Kohli could be utilised more as…batsman,” he added.
PCB receive biryani bill of ₹27 lakh for security officials hired for NZ team: Reports
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have received a biryani bill of ₹27 lakh for security officials hired for New Zealand team before the tour got abandoned, as per reports. More than 500 police officers were deployed for the security of the New Zealand team along with the Pakistan Army in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, reports added.
Abhinav Bindra gifts Neeraj Chopra a puppy named ‘Tokyo’
India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra hosted India’s second individual Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra and gifted him a puppy named ‘Tokyo’. “I hope that “Tokyo” will be a supportive friend and motivate you (Chopra) to get a sibling named Paris in 2024,” Bindra tweeted. Retired shooter Bindra won India’s first individual Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008.
BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit to check if Deepak Hooda’s match-day Insta post violates guidelines
BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) said it’ll check if an Instagram post by PBKS’ Deepak Hooda breaches anti-corruption guidelines. Hooda had made a post ahead of his team’s IPL 2021 match against Rajasthan Royals The post, captioned ‘Here we Go’, showed him wearing a helmet. “Our restrictions are that there shouldn’t be any talk about composition of team,” an official said.