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Birmingham CWG 2022: Can Indian athletes break the Delhi CWG 2010 record of 101 medals?

At the Delhi Commonwealth Games when India was at the second position with its best ever score of 101 medals.

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The Indian athletes are leaving no stones unturned to hoist Indian flag the highest at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. With 40 medals in total, India has cemented its position in the top five of this edition’s medal tally.  

Australia is at the unshakeable top spot after winning 155 medals in total, with 59 golds, 46 silvers and 50 bronze included. They are followed by the host, England with 148 medals, Canada is at the third position with 84 medals and New Zealand is at the fourth spot with 44 medals, leading ahead of India with a difference of just 4 wins.

India on the other hand is at the fifth spot with 13 gold, 11 silvers and 16 bronze and is also marching ahead of Nigeria with a difference of 10 medals. After keeping the form of Indian athletes in this multi-sport event, it is safe to say that India can easily end up at the fourth spot out of 72 countries participating in the Birmingham CWG 20222.  

But for the unversed, who are thinking this is the best India had done at Commonwealth games, let us remind you of the time when India hosted this quadrennial event back in 2010. Yes! It’s the Delhi Commonwealth Games when India was at the second position with its best ever score of 101 medals. Indian athletes like Saina Nehwal, Abhinav Bindra and many others had clinched 38 golds, 27 silvers and 36 bronze by playing the perfect host to 71 countries.

Another interesting fact about the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010 is that just like is edition, Australia was at the no 1 spot and India, Canada and England were in the top 5. Hence, it will be interesting to see that with just two days left for Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 to end, how far will Indian athlete will take this year’s medal tally.

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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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They always play victim card: Here’s what Ravichandran Ashwin said on Deepti Sharma’s run out at Lords

After winning the Lord’s ODI, team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur had backed her player Deepti, saying whatever happened was within the rules and she showed great game awareness.

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Deepti Sharma’s run out of Charlie Dean in the third India women-England women ODI at Lord’s on September 24 is still being discussed by the fans and pundits, who are still debating whether this dismissal is in ‘spirit of cricket’.

Ashwin, who had also run-out Jos Buttler during the 2019 Indian Premier League in the same fashion, spoke in detail on the subject on his YouTube channel on Sunday.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ashwin tore through Deepti Sharma’s critics and called them out for controlling the narratives and playing the victim card. He sees this particular mode of dismissal as bowlers’ revolution, he said.

Ashwin said initially, most of the world saw Sharma’s actions as a crime but the opinion is changing now, there’s still a section of people who are resisting. In the beginning, the whole world saw it that way. But now, most of them have started realising that the bowlers didn’t commit any crime there, he said.

The team India spinner also said many of them have started asking why you are asking questions to the innocent instead of asking the person who should be guilty. Only a certain section of the people seems to have a problem with this, he said.

Deepti Sharma’s controversial run-out reignited the debate on the undefined spirit of cricket and the morality of running out a non-striker before bowling the ball, despite the latter being a clearly-defined law in the International Cricket Council’s books.

After winning the Lord’s ODI, team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur had backed her player Deepti, saying whatever happened was within the rules and she showed great game awareness.

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Pak vs Eng 6th T20I: Pakistan Umpire Aleem Dar suffers injury as Haider Ali rammed pull shot straight into him | WATCH

Despite the blow, Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar remained lighthearted and was able to continue umpiring through the match.

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Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar suffered an unfortunate injury during Pakistan vs England 6th T20I in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Friday as Haider Ali rammed a pull shot straight into him.

In the last over of the powerplay, Richard Gleeson bowled a short delivery and young Pakistan batter Haider Ali smacked a pull shot straight into the back thigh of umpire Aleem Dar who jumps and turned to get out of the way but failed

Initially, Dar, who was the leg umpire in the sixth over of the match, thought it was coming at his face but then the bowl dipped.

It was a lucky escape for Dar. Despite the blow, he remained lighthearted and was able to continue umpiring through the match.

Pakistan Cricket Board has shared the video of Aleem Dar’s failed attempt to save himself from the pull shot of Haidar Ali. The video of the incident went viral on social media. In the video of the incident, Dar can be seen brushing the pain aside with a sheepish smile on his face as play carried on as normal.

It was not the first time Aleem Dar had been hit by a ball. In Abu Dhabi T10 League, last year, Dar had been injured after a ball was thrown by an outfielder that hit the back of his head during the match between Chennai Braves and Northern Warriors.

Riding Phil Salt’s 88 off 41, Alex hales’ 27 off 12 and Ben Duckett’s 26 off 16, England finished the match in the 15th over to set up a series decider on Sunday.

Batting first, who was 3-2 up in the seven-match series, lost the wickets of debutant Mohammad Haris and Shan Masood early in the powerplay.

Pakistan put a total of 169 with help of skipper Babar Azam’s one man show.

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