Latest Updates From The Sports World
Rani Ramphal to Captain Indian Women's Hockey Team
Rani Rampal will lead the 18-strong Indian women's team in Spain starting Jan 26, 2019. Goalkeeper Savita will be her deputy. The Indian Hockey team will play four matches with Spain and two matches with Ireland.
India Defeats Australia in Cricket in a First Ever
The Indian cricket team defeated Australia in the third ODI at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to win the ODI series by 2-1. India became the first visiting team to win bilateral series across the three formats against Australia on Australian soil. The Indian team also became the first ever Indian side to win bilateral ODI series in Australia.
Khelo India Youth Games 2019
The second edition of the Khelo India Youth Games concluded in Pune on January 20, 2019. The final medal tally is as follows:
Maharashtra - 228 medals (85 Gold, 62 Silver, 81 Bronze)
Haryana - 178 medals (62 Gold, 56 Silver, 60 Bronze)
Delhi - 136 medals (48 Gold, 37 Silver, 51 Bronze)
Ranji Trophy Cricketer Wasim Jaffer Sets Record with Two Double Centuries
Wasim Jaffer has become the first Indian and Asian batsman to score two double centuries after turning 40 in first-class cricket. He achieved this feat in the quarter-final match for Vidarbha against Uttarakhand in Nagpur. Jaffer also went past the 200-run mark in Ranji Trophy for the ninth time with his 206.
Indian Football Team Coach, Stephen Constantine Resigns
The head coach of the Indian football team, Stephen Constantine has stepped down after the team lost to Bahrain 0-1 leading to its exit from the Asian Cup.