Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri receive honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Ground

Jan 12, 2019
Indian national cricket team's captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri have received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground for their contribution to the sport of cricket. The Indian team defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-match Test series, ending the country's 71-year-old wait for a rare series win Down Under.

Harendra Singh removed as head coach of Indian men's hockey team

Jan 10, 2019
Indian men's hockey coach Harendra Singh has been sacked from the position and offered the task of helming the junior squad by the national federation. Harendra Singh is the 25th coach of the men's hockey team who has been sacked in as many years, and the sixth in last six years.

Smriti Mandhana named ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year

Dec 31, 2018
Smriti Mandhana has been named as Best player of the year, ODI Player of the Year and included in ICC Women's Team of the Year 2018. The cricketer had played a crucial role in India’s semi-final appearance at the ICC Women’s World T20 in the West Indies.

CA Kuttappa takes over as India's new chief boxing coach

Dec 27, 2018
CA Kuttappa, a Dhronacharya awardee, took over as India’s new chief boxing coach during the beginning of the ongoing national camp, on December 10, 2018. He succeeds veteran boxing coach SR Singh, who has now retired.

India's Vedangi Kulkarni becomes fastest Asian to cycle the globe

Dec 24, 2018
Indian woman Vedangi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian to cycle the globe. The 20-year-old completed the 29,000 kilometers' distance required to qualify as bicycling across the globe on December 23, 2018.

WV Raman appointed new head coach of Indian national women’s cricket team

Dec 21, 2018
Former India opener Woorkeri Venkat Raman has been appointed as the new Head coach of the Indian women's national cricket team. The 53-year-old will take over the role from Ramesh Powar, whose contract was not renewed after the controversies and fall-out with senior women's cricket team player Mithali Raj.

Former Indian Kabaddi Captain, Anup Kumar announces retirement

Dec 20, 2018
Anup Kumar, legendary Indian Kabaddi player and former World Cup-winning captain, announced his retirement from the sport with immediate effect on December 19, 2018, bringing an end to a 15-year-long career.

PV Sindhu claims maiden BWF World Tour Finals Title

Dec 17, 2018
Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu made history on December 16, 2018 by becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals. With the win, Sindhu claimed her 14th title overall and the first for this year, which had followed up with a series of disappointments after she was unable to win even a single tournament.

Mary Kom clinches gold in World Boxing Championship

Nov 26, 2018
Mary Kom has created history by winning her sixth world championship gold at the 10th World Women’s Boxing Championships, held in New Delhi, India. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times.

Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs

Oct 25, 2018
Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, reaching the milestone in just 205 innings. With the feat, he surpassed the record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who had achieved the feat in 259 innings.

Former Indian pacer RP Singh announces retirement from cricket

Sep 5, 2018
Former Indian pacer RP Singh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. His international career spanned a period of six years and he played 82 matches across all three formats and picked up over 100 wickets.

Alastair Cook to retire from International cricket after final Test against India

Sep 4, 2018
Alastair Cook, former captain of England’s national cricket team has decided to retire from international cricket after the fifth and final match against India at the Oval, starting September 7, 2018. Cook took over as captain from Andrew Strauss in 2012 and England went on to win 24 Tests under his charge.

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away

Aug 16, 2018
Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, passed away at the age of 77 on August 15, 2018 after a prolonged illness. He led team India to their first overseas Test wins in England and the West Indies in 1971.

Neeraj Chopra clinches gold at French Athletics meet

Jul 18, 2018
India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France on July 17, 2018. The competitive field also included the 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, who could only manage to throw78.26m, finishing at the fifth position.

Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

Jul 13, 2018
Indian sprinter Hima Das has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships, held in Tampere, Finland.

Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian to win gold at Gymnastics World Cup

Jul 9, 2018
Dipa Karmakar has scripted history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win a gold medal in the vault event of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. The win comes as Karmakar returned to action after a long layoff of almost two years due to a knee injury.

Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Jul 3, 2018
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting and former England Women’s wicket-keeper Claire Taylor have been inducted by the ICC into the Cricket Hall of Fame. With the move, Dravid became the fifth Indian player to be named in the Hall of Fame.

Mithali Raj becomes first Indian to score 2,000 runs in T20 International

Jun 8, 2018
Mithali Raj has become the first Indian cricketer to score 2,000 runs in T20 Internationals. She achieved the feat during India's seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the Women's Asia Cup T20 at Kaula Lumpur.

AB de Villiers announces retirement from all forms of cricket

May 24, 2018
Star South Africa batsman AB de Villiers announced his decision to retire from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on May 23. The cricketer made the announcement through a video message, in which he said that he had run out of gas.

Justin Langer named new head coach of Australia

May 3, 2018
Former Australian opener, Justin Langer has been named as the new head coach of Australia in all three formats of the game, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the recent ball-tampering row.

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