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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2021

Top Sports News of the day - 06 Feb 2021


Tennis | Akhtar Ali

  • 81-year old Akhtar Ali passed away on Sunday, 07 February 2021
  • Vijay Amritraj, one of the mentees of Akhtar Ali remembered his guru on his demise
  • Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza were also trained by Akhtar Ali
  • India has lost a great Tennis coach today
  • Thank You, Dada….May your soul rest in peace!


Tennis | Entry in the Grand Slam main draw

  • 28-year old Ankita Raina has entered into the Grand Slam main draw, under the women doubles category
  • Ankita Raina is playing with 32-year old Dr. Mihaela Buzărnescu, who hails from Romania
  • Only four Indian women Tennis players have achieved this feat prior to Ankita, they are:
  • 1) Nirupama Mankad in 1971 Wimbledon, under mixed doubles with Anand Amritraj
  • 2) Nirupama Vaidyanathan in 1988 Australian Open, under singles category
  • 3) Shikha Uberoi in 2004 US Open, under singles category
  • 4) Sania Mirza in 2009 Australian Open, under mixed doubles (with Mahesh Bhupati)


Football | Cristiano Ronaldo | Serie A TIM competition

  • Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 36th Birthday with a win over Roma in Serie A TIM competition
  • Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Juventus scored a goal in 13'
  • Juventus's win was sealed with the own goal by Roma defender Roger Ibañez in 69'
  • Juventus is now at the third spot with this win, pushing Roma to the fourth spot
  • Milan is currently leading the Serie A TIM table with 49 points (15 wins in 21 matches), followed by InterMilan with 47 points (14 wins in 21 matches)


Boxing | Leon Spinks

  • 67-year old Leon Spinks passed away in Las Vegas on 05 February 2021
  • Spinks was suffering from cancer
  • An Olympic gold winner was more famous for his win over Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) in 1978 to clinch the Heavy Weight Championship Title


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know which one of these is the oldest domestic Football tournament in India? Options are - I-League, Subroto Cup, Indian Super League, or Durand cup? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was -  To which sport the term "CUE" relates to? and the correct answer is - Billiards


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