Indian ace tennis player Sania Mirza is more worried about her husband’s absence than the virus and indoor confinement during this COVID lockdown. In a conversation with The Indian Express, she lamented when her son could see his father. Her husband Shoaib Malik, the Pakistan cricketer is stuck in Pakistan while Sania and her child Izhaan are in India.
Former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle trolled leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on social media for being quite active. He said he was going to ask Tik Tok to block Chahal. He posted, “You are very annoying on social media man. You need to get off social media right now. We are tired of Chahal. I don’t wanna see you in my life again.”
International football governing body FIFA announced the decision to maintain its funding for women’s soccer, refuting concerns of COVID impact. FIFA said that it is committed to investing $1 billion as promised by its President Gianni Infantino. This funding will be invested into a range of areas in the development of women’s football, it said.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to request the Indian citizens to show solidarity with the healthcare workers by igniting light as per the request made by PM Modi. "The spirit of India is in its people. Tonight at 9 pm for 9min Let’s show the world, we stand as ONE," he wrote on Twitter. PM Modi asked people to light candles today at 9pm.
Right-hand batsman Shreyas Iyer has moved up to the No. 4 slot in batting order and was lauded for his leadership with a steady mindset while making tough decisions during last session of Delhi Capitals in IPL. In an episode in Cricbuzz's Spicy Pitch, he said he has thought of leading India, but wanted to concentrate on the present, enjoying his game.
Karnam Malleswari, the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting, remains an underappreciated Olympic medallist in Indian history. She also bucketed two World Championship golds and two bronze medals apart from two silver at the Asian Games in 1990. Congratulating her, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee called her ‘Bharat ki beti’.