Top Sports News of the day
Top Sports News of the day - 25 Dec 2020
Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
- The twelfth edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20 competition) will be played from 10 January 2021 till 31 January 2021
- Karnataka is the defending champions of the trophy
- 38 teams are participating in the tournament.
- Groups A to Group E will have 6 teams each and the remaining 8 teams will be the Plate group
- Quarterfinals to begin from 26 January 2021, Semi-finals from 29 January 2021 and Final will be played on 31 January 2021
- Jaydev Unadkat (plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL) will captain the Saurashtra team (Group D)
Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa
- Two test match series between South Africa and SriLanka will begin from Saturday, 26 December 2020, at SuperSport Park in Centurion
- Both the teams will be playing a test post January 2020 (Phew… a long time!)
- South Africa seems to be on a weaker note at bowling as their main pacers will be out of action - Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, and Duanne Olivier
- The second Test will be played on 03 January 2021
Cricket | India tour of Australia
- The second test between India and Australia will begin on Saturday, 26 December 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the Indian team in this Boxing Day Test
- Some India favored records at Melbourne Cricket Ground -
- Most runs by Sachin Tendulkar (449), Highest Score by Virendra Sehwag (195), Most Wickets by Anil Kumble (15), Best Bowling by Jasprit Bumrah (6/33), Most dismissals by MS Dhoni (17) - मैच जीतने के लिए हमें और अधिक प्रेरणा की आवश्यकता है क्या!
- Best of Luck India!
Cricket | John Edrich
- Former English Cricketer John Hugh Edrich dies at the age of 83 in Scotland, United Kingdom
- He played his last test in July 1976 against West Indies and was considered as one of the finest left-handed batsmen of all times
- Played 77 test matches scoring 5,138 runs at an average of 43.5; 7 One Day Internationals scoring 223 runs at an average of 37.2
- His 310* against New Zealand in 1965 still remains the 5th highest Test score by an English batsman
- May his soul rest in peace
Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League
- The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will be played from 28 January 2020 till 6 February 2021, at the Zayed Cricket Stadium
- Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi will be playing in the tournament and expected to bring some cheer!
- Three Indians will also be seen playing in the tournament - Leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, Right-arm medium-fast bowler Ishan Malhotra, and Leg-spinner Prashant Gupta
Football | Lionel Messi
- Pele held the record of scoring 643 goals for Brazilian club Santos for 46 years
- Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona broke this record scoring 644 goals
- Beer maker Budweiser sent custom beer bottles to each of 160 goalkeepers, against which Lionel Messi scored 644 goals
- Nice marketing Budweiser!
Merry Christmas 2020 and Happy New Year 2021 in advance to all our readers!