Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli maintains unbeaten streak, Ravichandran Ashwin in awe of newbie Jayant Yadav and more

first_imgIndia unbeaten at home in 16 Tests since 2012Virat Kohli stretched his unbeaten streak as India captain to 15matches, surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 14 unbeaten Tests.Virat Kohli and Joe Root after 50 Tests: Who has the better stats? Kohli and Root played their career’s 50th Test in Vizag, second of thefive-match series, only to make their already brilliant records evenbetter.India’s new spin twin R Ashwin and Jayant Yadav in awe of each other Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav, bowling in tandem, ripped through England’s line-up, snaring six wickets in the second innings.South Africa complain of media ‘harassment’ after airport fracas South Africa have accused an Australian TV station of harassing captainFaf du Plessis after a reporter was involved in a physical confrontation with a team security guard at Adelaide Airport.Murray says his best years can still be ahead of himAndy Murray believes the best years of his career could still be aheadafter confirming his status as world number one by beating NovakDjokovic to claim the ATP Tour Finals crown.last_img read more

Climbing athletes to train in Europe

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 21 (PTI) Eight Indian sport-climbing athletes will undergo training in Europe, starting April 25, as part of the Vision 2020 program for the Tokyo Olympics. The 21-day program will include both training and competing at promotional events in Italy and Slovenia. India will be hosting the World Cup of Climbing (Bouldering) in June for the second year in succession. The country has enjoyed some success in the sport at the continental level with four medals won in the 2015 Asian Youth Mountaineering Championships. “The camp will provide an ideal opportunity for our athletes to be exposed to the best training facilities and the promotional cup in Italy will be perfect warm-up going in to the World Cup in India,” sports minister Vijay Goel said after meeting the eight-member team here. PTI PM PMlast_img read more

Prince Harry Visits Tedworth House For Invictus Games Trials

first_imgWounded servicemen and women competed in front of Prince Harry last week to mark the beginning of a selection process for his Paralympic-style championships.Prince Harry meets wounded service personnel competing for a place in the Invictus GamesCredit/Copyright: Prince met more than 25 potential competitors who are hoping to take part in the wheelchair rugby, cycling and indoor rowing events at the Invictus Games.A team of 100 serving and veteran personnel will be selected to form the British Armed Forces team in the Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London in September.The selection process, run by Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and due to last for four months, began this morning at Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire.Prince Harry, who wore a black fleece emblazoned with the Games logo, said he hoped the challenge would help injured personnel in the recovery process.“I have seen how powerful sport is as a means of rebuilding confidence as well as aiding with physical rehabilitation,” The Prince said. “These men and women are fighters by nature.“The intense physical training and competitive spirit that will be forged inside this team as they prepare to represent their country in the Invictus Games will, I hope, go some way to helping the recovery not only of those who hope to be selected here today, but also inspire others along the way.”Help For Heroes and the MoD received around 200 applications from men and women hoping to take part in the Games.More than 300 participants from 13 nations will compete in the international sporting event, from 10th to 14th September this year.The Invictus Games are being organised with the support of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as well as the MoD.Source:www.princehenryofwales.orglast_img read more