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French Open Semi Finals: Rafael Nadal’s kindness towards injured Alexander Zverev wins Internet, Sachin Tendulkar and Ravi Shastri hail his humility

Rafael Nadal has reached the finals as Alexzander was forced to retire from semi-finals after injuring his ankle.

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The French Open semi-final 2022 should be remembered for the right reasons. The world’s No. 5, Rafael Nadal and his sweet gesture towards rival Alexander Zverev has won the internet. Moreover, Nadal has also entered the finals after Alexander was forced to retire after injuring his ankle.

But what did win the hearts of the viewers was Rafael’s sweet gesture towards Zverev. Priorly, after hurting his ankle, Alexander left the court on a wheel chair. But moments later he returned to finish the match. As soon as Zverev entered the court, Rafael Nadal hugged the German Tennis player and applauded him for showing sportsman spirit.

Talking about the same post-match, Rafael said that it was human of him to feel sorry for a fellow sportsman. Nadal further said that he hopes that Alexander is not too badly injured and wishes that his ankle’s not broken.

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Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar took to his official Twitter handle to applaud Nadal. He posted a picture of Rafael walking beside Alexzander, who was walking with the help of crunches and wrote, “The humility and concern shown by Nadal is what makes him so special.”

Not only Sachin but former Indian coach, Ravi Shastri also took to social media to hail the humanitarian gesture of Rafael Nadal. Posting a similar picture, Shastri wished for Alexzander’s quick recovery and applauded Nadal. “This is why sport can make you cry. You will be back Alexzander. And Rafael your Sportsmanship, humility is just brilliant. Respect,” Shastri wrote on Twitter.

During a the end pf second set, Zverev had hurt his ankle badly and left the court on a wheel chair. However, he came back to finish the game but was unable to do so and was eventually forced to retire. Now, Nadal will play his 14th French Open final against Casper Rudd.

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Ahead of upcoming India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 match, Babar Azam says pressure is always there

The limited number of head-to-head matches between the arch rivals in the last decade has further increased the importance of the face-off between the two sides.

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India and Pakistan, the two biggest cricket rivals, are set to face off against each other in Asia Cup on August 28 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The India-Pakistan match is one of the most awaited encounters in the field of cricket as the fans rarely witness this rivalry on the field because the two teams haven’t played any bilateral series since January 2013.

In such a case, the two arch-rivals only met with each other in ICC events like Asia Cup and T20 World Cup which give the fans a chance to cheer for their respective teams in the high-value match.

Ahead of the upcoming India-Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is not shy in admitting that the India-Pakistan game has always been a pressure game. The pressure is always there, he admitted it during an interaction with journalists.

Responding to the question that Pakistani players are under huge pressure ahead of much awaited India Pakistan encounter in the upcoming Asia Cup, Babar said yes, obviously the pressure is different in the high voltage encounter.

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Pakistan will try to play it like a normal match only as the team did in T20 World Cup 2021 which is to focus on the game and believe in the team. This time too the Pakistan players are going to give their best. The effort is in the player’s hands but the result is not, he said.

The limited number of head-to-head matches in the last decade has further increased the importance of the face-off between the two sides.

Squads For Asia Cup 2022

India

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Pakistan

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.

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FIFA World Cup to begin a day early on November 20, Qatar to take on Ecuador

As per the previous schedule, the FIFA World Cup host Qatar had scheduled to play against Ecuador in the inauguration match on November 21

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The FIFA World Cup will begin one day earlier than its official schedule, the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) officially announced on Thursday.

The opening match and ceremony of this year’s tournament at Al Bayt Stadium have been brought forward one day following a unanimous decision taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council. Host country Qatar will now play Ecuador on Sunday 20 November as part of a stand-alone event, FIFA, the Football governing body confirmed the changes in its statement.

The decision has been taken by FIFA saying that it followed an assessment of the competition and operational implications and consultations with stakeholders and the host nation.

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As per the previous schedule, the FIFA host Qatar was set to play against Ecuador in the inaugural match on November 21 but Senegal vs Netherland would be the first match of the day. England against Iran would have been second.

Football’s top officials universally approved the decision, FIFA said in a statement while Qatar said it would give unspecified help to fans affected by the change. Qatar had also been frustrated as it has invested in a huge opening ceremony show.

The opening ceremony and first game will take place at the 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of the Qatari capital Doha.

Instead of Saturday, the 100-day countdown to the FIFA World Cup opening match started on Friday. This year’s edition brings the World Cup to the Arab World for the first time.

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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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