Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the first sportsperson to top the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. According to Forbes, he topped the spot because of his earnings which is as big as Rs 252.72 crore between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. "Celebrity ranks are based on an aggregate of the estimated earnings and their calculated fame," said Forbes.
Fallon Sherrock, British professional darts player made history by becoming the first female winner of a Darts World Championship. She achieved the feat after defeating a series of male opponents. "I’ve proved that we can play the men and we can beat them," she said. She added that competing in the championship with her opponents was a lot of fun.
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed that big players like Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman left on a bitter note. He said that Indian cricket must learn to respect its cham-pion players who have played an important part in country's triumphs in the past. Harbhajan Singh had played a key role in India's campaign to lift the World Cup in 2011.
India again beat Bangladesh by an innings to consolidate their standing in the World Test Championship. India are the top ranked Test team with 360 points from seven matches. Each series is worth 120 points with the points distributed evenly over the number of matches in a series. The top two teams in the league will play the final in UK in June 2021.
Manu Bhaker has set a world record as she bagged India's first gold medal at the ISSF World Cup tournament in Women's 10m Air Pistol on Thursday. In the process, she broke the junior world record with her score of 244.7. She also became the 2nd Indian shooter, after Heena Sidhu, to win a gold at Women's 10m Air Pistol at the ISS World Cup.
Australian wicketkeeper Emily Smith has been banned for a year for breaching Cricket Aus-tralia's anti-corruption code. With this, she will miss out key matches including the Women's Big Bash League and the 50-over Women's National Cricket League. Smith faces the ban for sharing a video on Instagram, which revealed details like her team’s lineup.