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‘Creating an image of India chickening out’: Former India opener Aakash Chopra slams Australian media – cricket

The ongoing series between India and Australia saw a fresh spark of controversy emerging when five members of the Indian team were placed in isolation after a reported breach of bio-bubble protocols. Reports, then, also came out that the Indian team want a relaxation on the strict restrictions and hence, are reluctant to play the 4th Test at the Gabba ...

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Sofia Kenin ready to seek Djokovic’s advice in Australian Open defence – tennis

Sofia Kenin has never defended a Grand Slam title before but the reigning Australian Open champion said on Tuesday that she will seek advice from world number one Novak Djokovic if she feels the pressure is too much to handle. Kenin won her maiden Grand Slam in Melbourne last year which set the American on course to break into the ...

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Kyrgios out of Australian ATP Cup team as world ranking slips – tennis

Nick Kyrgios has paid the price for a year of inaction over Covid19 concerns after he was ruled out of Australia’s team for next month’s ATP Cup after his world ranking slipped to number 46 following a 11-month absence from the ATP Tour. The 25-year-old last played a competitive match at Acapulco in February after deciding to remain at home ...

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Australian ‘lives and homes’ at risk as bushfire nears Perth – world news

An out-of-control bushfire threatened lives and homes in Australia’s west coast city of Perth Monday, with locals told to shelter in place from toxic fumes. Residents in several suburbs south of Perth have been warned to be on watch as around 150 firefighters battled a blaze which has razed more than 230 hectares since Saturday. The local emergency department downgraded ...

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India vs Australia: ‘He cannot do that on Australian pitches,’ Sunil Gavaskar explains what’s ailing Mayank Agarwal – cricket

Back in 2018, Indian opener Mayank Agarwal made headlines after making a dynamic Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. His batting brilliance against a potent Australian bowling line-up turned out to be so impressive that he sidelined the likes of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan from the Indian Test set-up. Also Read | BCCI set to back five Indian players sent ...

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‘He is quite a calm character’: Australian speedster Pat Cummins praises Indian youngster – cricket

The Indian cricket team surprised the cricketing world after emerging victorious in the second Test match against Australia. They had just suffered humiliation in Adelaide and expectations weren’t high for the team after losing both Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami for the series. But India under Ajinkya Rahane showed character in the face of adversity as they levelled the series ...

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‘You had to be around the Australian commentary boxes’: Gavaskar says Ponting, Warne, and Gilchrist had ‘nothing but praise for Rahane’s captaincy’ – cricket

Ajinkya Rahane has been accumulating a lot of plaudits for the way he has led the team in the second Test match against Australia in Melbourne. After the humiliation in Adelaide where they were bowled out for just 36, things did not look up for the Indian team. Virat Kohli was missing, Shami was injured, Rohit wasn’t available while Ishant ...

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Roger Federer withdraws from 2021 Australian Open – tennis

Legendary tennis player Roger Federer has pulled out of the 2021 edition of the Australian Open, according to a statement on the website of the tournament. Federer, a six-time Australian Open champion, will miss the year’s first grand slam for the first time in 22 years. “In the end Roger ran out of time to get himself ready for the ...

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India vs Australia: In Steve Smith’s lean patch, Australian batsmen feel the heat – cricket

Three days into the second Test, Australia are yet to cross 200 in an innings this series. Given how the second Test is unfolding, they will probably be dismissed well within 200 this time as well. Their run rate this Test has been 2.47, Australia’s second slowest at the MCG since 1992. The last time an Australian opener has made ...

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Andy Murray receives Australian Open wild-card entry – tennis

Five-time Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray has been given a wild-card entry into the first Grand Slam tournament of next year. Former top-ranked Murray has slipped to No. 122 in the ATP rankings after several years of battling hip injuries and surgery. “We welcome Andy back to Melbourne with open arms,” Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Monday. “As ...

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