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Birmingham CWG 2022: From PM Modi to Virat Kohli, here’s how celebrities applauded Indian athletes for their stellar performances

The Indian athletes had racked up the medal tally to 61 total medals, out of which 22 are gold, 16 are silver and 23 are bronze.

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The Indian athletes have done a stellar job with their performances in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. As the Indian athletes kept the trend going for picking up medals and racking accolades under their names, they garnered a lot of admiration from the country as well.

Many celebrities, sports persons and the Prime minister himself came forward for showering their adoration and support for the athletes who made India swell up with pride. From the poster boy of Indian cricket Virat Kohli to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are all the people who came in support for the Indian athletes during their CWG 22 campaign:

Virat Kohli

The former Indian skipper was among the lot of people who came out with in support with admiration for the Indian athletes for their stellar performances throughout this edition of Commonwealth Games.

Dinesh Karthik

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik, also followed the Commonwealth Games for more reasons than one. The star cricketer is married to Indian squash player Deepika Pallikal, and wanted to show his love and support for his partner. Pallikal alongside Saurav Ghosh claimed a bronze medal in the mixed doubles and added to India’s tally.

Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag, the Indian Cricket legend, has been actively following the Commonwealth games 2022. He has congratulated all the athletes throughout their campaign via his Twitter. Notably he recently posted and celebrated the win of wrestler Vinesh Phogat, Ravi Dahiya and wrestler Naveen Kumar, who had brought home 3 golds in wrestling for India.

Tapsee Pannu

The Bollywood actor, Tapsee Pannu, hasn’t shied away with her remarks and praise for the Indian team in the Commonwealth games 2022. She closely followed the multi-sport event and had been quite vocal with each win from India. She congratulated each athlete on her twitter. Taapsee came up with a special appreciation tweet towards the Indian badminton team for their commendable performances. .

Sunil Chettri

The Indian football Skipper and veteran, Sunil Chettri, hasn’t been following every match of India but was able to make time for P.V Sindhu’s Badminton final. He praised Sindhu for her phenomenal performance in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Anil Kapoor

The veteran Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor, who is not an avid sports fan, found himself in complete admiration for the athletes and their immaculate performance throughout the Campaign of CWG 2022. The Bollywood actor congratulated all the Indian athletes for making the country proud.

Narendra Modi

The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi had also congratulated each athlete separately via Twitter and praised them for their extremely brilliant performance in putting India’s name in the top 4.

The prime minister had congratulated the Indian badminton Phenom, P.V Sindhu, and Indian Table Tennis legend Sharath Kamal, for their brilliant performances and in successfully bringing gold in their respective sports.

The Indian athletes had racked up the medal tally to 61 total medals, out of which 22 are gold, 16 are silver and 23 are bronze. India beat New Zealand for the race of 4th position in the overall medal standings, whereas Australia is leading the Table as usual.

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Premier League: Week 9 saw two big derbies as Gabriel Jesus and Erling Haaland continue their scoring spell, Liverpool still struggle

Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each.

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Matchday 9 of the Premier League was a riveting experience for the fans as the fixture saw 2 deciding derby matches between the English League giants. The week 9 fixture saw a derby clash between Arteta’s Arsenal and Conte’s Tottenham hotspurs, Jurgen Klaup’s Liverpool lock horns with Brighton, Marco Silva ‘s Fulham clash against Newcastle, Ward-Prowse and company fight against Frank Lampard’s Everton.

Viera’s Crystal Palace also clashed with Graham Potter’s Chelsea, Scott Parker’s Bournemouth vs Brentford, David Moyes’s West ham vs Bruno Lage’s Wolves. Week 9 also saw the clash of the giants in the derby between Pep’s Manchester City and Ten-Hag’s Manchester United. Leeds United also went head to head with Steven Gerrard Aston Villa.

The first derby of the week between league leaders Arsenal and Tottenham started the match week off on a captivating note as Arsenal went on to swift past Tottenham with a 3-1 victory as Arsenal’s Thomas Partey drew first blood at the 20th minute which was followed by New signee, Gabriel Jesus’s 49th-minute goal, and Swiss Granit Xhaka registering themselves in the scoresheet in the 49th and 67th minutes respectively.

Captain Harry Kane was able to come back with an answer to Arsenal’s first goal, however, the dream of a comeback came to an end after Emerson Royal received a red card in the 62nd minute. Whereas, Liverpool struggled to contain Brighton’s Leandro Trossard as they ended up tying 3-3 tie against Brighton. Newcastle was able to swiftly drift past Fulham in their clash as the game resulted in a 4-1 win for the Magpies.

Frank Lampard’s Everton was able to come up as winners in their clash with Southampton as Connor Coady and Dwight McNeil announced themselves on the scoresheet after Southampton drew first blood with Joe Aribo. Crystal Palace faced the blue giants Chelsea and struggled to contain blues as Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang balanced the playing fields as Conor Gallhagar came up with a 90th-minute winner. Bournemouth and Brentford came to an inconclusive end as they both tied nil-nil.

David Moyes’s West Ham was able to dominate in their fixture against Wolves as the Hammers scored two with the help of Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen and seize a 2-0 victory against Wolves. Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and Jesse Marsch’s Leads United had a stale ending as the game concluded with a 0-0 tie.

The most anticipated fixture of week 9 of the Premier League was the derby clash between Manchester City and Manchester United. As expected by many, Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each. Manchester tried to fight back but could get 3 consolation goals by their new Signee, Antony, and old Anthony Martial resulting in 6-3 wind for Man City. Leicester City will be locking horns with Nottingham Forest tomorrow at the home of Leicester.

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Virat Kohli, batting on 49 off 28, asks Dinesh Karthik to keep strike for last 2 balls, Tweeple praise former skipper’s selfless act | WATCH

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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There was a standout moment during the second T20I between India and South Africa on Sunday at the Barsapara Stadium when former team India skipper Virat Kohli decided to keep the team interest above his personal milestone.

With this, Kohli once again proved that he is a team man and keeps the national interest above his personal milestones.

During the last over of India’s innings, Kohli was just one-run short of his half-century and fans were eagerly awaiting to celebrate the moment but he put the team first and told Dinesh Karthik to finish the job.

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After 16-runs win over South Africa in a high-scoring game, the BCCI shared the video of the moment on Twitter, leaving fans in awe. Kohli’s gesture earned him a lot of praise as he missed a record-extending half-century.

In the video tweeted by BCCI, Dinesh Karthik, team India’s designated finisher, can be seen asking Virat Kohli if he wanted to strike to complete another half-century but the former skipper was quick to turn him away, asking him to perform the designated finisher’s role.

Karthik was on strike in the final of the first inning while Kohli was at the non-striker’s end with 49 off 28.

Taking strike, Karthik missed the first ball of the final over but found the boundary off the next delivery. Followed by a dot and a wide, he hit a six.

After hitting six on the 4th ball of the final over, he walked over to Kohli and asked him to play the last two deliveries as he needed just one run for his century.

Karthik went on to hit a stylish six over extra cover and then the two ran one bye as India made 237/3.

Despite some poor bowling effort from the bowlers, Team India was able to register 16 run win over South Africa in a run-fest T20I in Guwahati. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also contributed with the bat.

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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Garba with Chris Gayle: Universe Boss’ Garba moves in Gujarat Giants’ Navratri celebrations goes viral

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket.

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The cricketers, who are generally seen in cricketing gears on the field, are being seen performing Garba in the traditional outfit during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat.

Legendary West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle celebrated Navratri with Gujarat Giants teammates in Jodhpur, where their team, Gujarat Giants, will play the eliminator match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium on Monday.

A video of his Garba moves with lady dancers in traditional Gujarati outfits is doing rounds on social media.

In the video, the Universe Boss, dressed in a traditional outfit, can be seen performing Garba dance with lady Garba dancers on Gujarati music beat in Jodhpur.

Gujarat Giants head coach Venkatesh Pradesh, captain Virendra Sehwag and Universe Boss Chris Gayle among the others celebrated Navratri in Jodhpur.

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket. The team is in Gujarat’s Jodhpur district now.

The Sehwag-led side has qualified for the playoffs and looking for another win in the eliminator match on Monday.

While playing for Gujarat Giants against Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings, Gayle has scored 15 and 68 respectively.

Only the top three teams qualify for the playoffs. In the Qualifier on Sunday, the Capitals will lock horns against Bhilwara Kings for a place in the final.

While on Monday, the loser of the Qualifier will play against the Giants in the Eliminator contest. Both the matches will be played in Jodhpur.

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