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Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli clinches gold medal in Men’s 73kg category, bags India’s third gold

Kolkata weightlifter won the third gold medal for India and the sixth medal overall at the CWG 2022.

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Indian weightlifter Achinta Sheuli bagged a gold medal in the men’s 73kg category at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. The 20-year-old broke the Games record by lifting a total of 313kg to reach the top spot on the podium. Achinta lifted a Games record 143kg in Snatch and 170kg in Clean and Jerk, making him win the yellow metal at CWG 2022.

Sheuli beat Malaysian weightlifter Erry Hidayat Muhammad and Canada’s Shad Darsigny. Erry took home the silver medal by lifting 303kg (138kg Snatch + 165kg Clean and Jerk) followed by Shad who won the bronze medal by lifting a total of 298kg (135kg Snatch + 163kg Clean and Jerk).

Kolkata weightlifter won the third gold medal for India and the sixth medal overall at the CWG 2022.

PM Modi took to Twitter and congratulated the 20-year-old for his outstanding performance. He tweeted, Delighted that the talented Achinta Sheuli has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He is known for his calm nature and tenacity. He has worked very hard for this special achievement. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours, he added.

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President Droupadi Murmu also congratulated the champion. She tweeted that Achinta Sheuli has made India proud by winning gold and making the tricolor fly high at the Commonwealth Games. You immediately overcame the failure in one attempt and topped the lineup. You are the champion who has created history. Heartiest congratulations!

Medals won by India at the CWG 2022

  • Weightlifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar won the silver medal in the men’s 55kg final.
  • Weightlifter Gururaja bagged a bronze medal in the men’s 61kg final.
  • Mirabai Channu won a gold medal in the women’s 49kg weightlifting final.
  • Bindyarani Devi clinched a silver medal in the women’s 55kg weightlifting final.
  • Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a gold medal for India in the men’s 67kg final.

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IND vs BAN: Injured pacers still a concern for Indian team management and skipper

Young bowlers like Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Umran Malik have a golden chance to prove their caliber against Bangladesh.

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IND vs BAN: Injured pacers still a concern for Indian team management and skipper

Men in Blue are all set to take on Bangladesh in the three match ODI series which begins tomorrow at 11:30 pm. This is for the first time that the entire ODI squad will be seen together after July at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur in Dhaka.

Senior players like KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Regular captain Rohit Sharma will be joining the team after being rested post the T20 World Cup 2022. Even the young players have touched down Bangladesh after playing the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand.

With just less than 2 months left for the ODI World Cup 2023, Indian team would want to win every game and play the perfect host for the big ICC tournament. But seems like problem of the injured Indian pacers is long term now. This morning Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the India vs Bangladesh ODI series due to hand injury and young fast bowler Umran Malik will be seen replacing him.

On the other hand Jasprit Bumrah is yet not fully recovered and the team had to face the consequences of his absence in big tournaments like Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup. However, young bowlers like Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Shahbaz Ahmed and Umran Malik have a golden chance to prove their caliber against Bangladesh.

The Indian team management and the skipper need to come up with better plans, But most importantly the Board of Cricket Control in India need to find the problem behind regular injuries to the Indian pacers. Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal returned from NCA post recovery.

Ravindra Jadeja is still not fully recovered and Deepak Chahar is just returning from an injury. The Indian team management needs to have some serious discussion with Head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma for better solutions.

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IND vs BAN: Umran Malik replaces Mohammed Shami in ODI squad, checkout the venue, schedule and weather report

BCCI took to their official Twitter handle and made the announcement that Young pacer Umran Malik will replace Shami in the ODI squad.

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IND vs BAN: Umran Malik replaces Mohammed Shami in ODI squad, checkout the venue, schedule and weather report

3 match ODI series between India vs Bangladesh is going to start from tomorrow. But India faced a big blow before the series could even begin. Team India’s senior fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the Bangladesh ODI series due to a hand injury. Whereas his participation in the Test series against Bangladesh is also doubtful.

BCCI took to their official Twitter handle and made the announcement that young pacer Umran Malik will replace Shami in the ODI squad. The board has kept the hopes of him returning in the longest format, as they have made no remark about Shami’s place in the Test squad.

IND vs BAN ODI Schedule and Venue

1st ODI: Will be played on December 4 (Sunday) at
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka at 11:30 pm

2nd ODI: Will be played on December 7 (Wednesday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka at 12:30 pm.

3rd ODI: Will be played on December 10 (Saturday) at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka, Dhaka at 12:30 pm.

IND vs BAN ODI Weather Forecast

There is good news for fans for the first ODI between Bangladesh and India as they not have any interruption from rain. The forecast is sunny and clear for Sunday and we can expect a full 100 overs game.

IND vs BAN ODI Squads

India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen, Shahbaz Ahmed and Umran Malik.

Bangladesh ODI Squad: Liton Das (captain, wk), Najmul Hossain Shanti, Yasir Ali, Asif Hossain, Mahamudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nurul Hasan (wk) Wicket-keeper), Ibadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasam Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed.

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AUS vs WI Test: Ricky Ponting rushed to Perth hospital around lunch time, former Aussie skipper was doing commentary on Day 3

The news has also scared the cricket fraternity, as you know that former Australian cricketer Shane Warne also died due to a sudden heart attack.

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AUS vs WI Test: Ricky Ponting rushed to Perth hospital around lunch time, former Aussie skipper was doing commentary on Day 3

Australia’s former skipper Ricky Ponting has been rushed to hospital after he complained of uneasiness on Day three of AUS vs WI Test match. The 47-year-old was doing commentary and felt fine in the morning, but around lunch time the former Aussie batter was rushed to a Perth Hospital.

For the unversed, West Indies and host Australia are playing the first Test match of the series at the Optus Stadium in Perth. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting joined the series as a commentator. According to several reports, on Friday, he suddenly felt pain in his heart and was taken to the hospital in a hurry.

He is currently admitted in a Perth hospital. However, the local website has reportedly confirmed that is Ricky Ponting is feeling fine and had gone to the hospital as a precaution as he was feeling unwell.

On the first day of the first Test match, Ricky Ponting shared a photo on social media, in which fellow cricketers included in the commentary panel, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer were standing next to him.

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Ricky Ponting’s Fans are praying for his well being on social media. The news has also scared the cricket fraternity, as you know that former Australian cricketer Shane Warne also died due to a sudden heart attack. Prayers have been pouring in from all corners of the world for the former Australian skipper.

On the game front, on the the third day of the Australia vs West Indies Test match Australia stands in a very strong position. Coming to bat first after winning the toss, Australia scored 598 runs on the loss of 4 wickets.

Marenas Labushnaya (204) and Steve Smith (200) scored double centuries. West Indies’ first innings was very poor, the team was all out for 283 runs. Currently, Australia is playing its second innings.

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