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IPL 2023: Shreyas Iyer video calls Rinku Singh after heroic knock in KKR vs GT match | WATCH

The middle-order batter, Shreyas Iyer, was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2023 due to surgery for a recurring lower-back injury.



Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) player Rinku Singh has become an internet sensation after his heroic knock of consecutive five sixes in the last over of the KKR vs GT match in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

With talks of Singh’s performance all over social media, Shreyas Iyer, the injured captain, gave a video call to him and applauded him for his smashing performance.

A video of their face time is doing rounds on the internet and is winning the hearts of cricketer lovers across the globe. In the video, Iyer can be heard saying, Long Live Rinku. Further, KKR’s IPL season 2023 captain Nitish Rana joined the conversation asking if Iyer watched the innings. He then said Rinki won’t miss it like last year and will finish the game.

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Rana also said the team misses him.

Iyer couldn’t stop hailing Singh and said he got goosebumps seeing him knocking five sixes consecutively. The viral video was shared by KKR’s official Twitter handle with the caption, ‘Special video from Shreya, Iss baar khatam karke aaunga!’

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Shreyas Iyer ruled out of IPL 2023 due to back injury

The middle-order batter, Shreyas Iyer, was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2023 due to surgery for a recurring lower-back injury.

The 28-year-old cricketer has been dealing with back issues for quite some time and had also missed the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2022-23. He also missed the three-match ODI series against Australia.

Apart from the ILP 2023, Iyer has also been ruled out from the upcoming ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and Australia at The Oval in London. Given Iyer’s health, Nitish Rana was appointed as KKR’s interim captain. Further, Iyer will remain out of action till the June end. Reportedly, he aims to return to the pitch before Asia Cup 2023.

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2nd ODI: India sets the target of 400 runs for Australia

Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan attacked to get the game off to an exciting start.



2nd ODI

India wants to put Australia under strain as it chases down 400 runs in the second ODI in Mohali by taking some early wickets. Earlier, India had a strong start, thanks to hundreds runs partnership from Shreyas Iyer (105) and Shubman Gill (104) before Suryakumar Yadav showed off his finishing prowess with a 72 not out off 37. After being asked to bat first, India amassed a mammoth 399 for 5 in 50 overs.

Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan attacked to get the game off to an exciting start. Australian bowlers knocked out Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill, but then they were contended with Rahul and Kishan.

Individual centuries from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up outstanding performances, furthered India’s overwhelming lead against Australia in the second ODI. After Sean Abbott removed Shreyas Iyer from the game, KL Rahul, the captain, is moving the game along with Shubman Gill.

Australia chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Team India got off to a sluggish start, and Ruturaj Gaikwad left early, but Shreyas Iyer eventually joined them. Shreyas Iyer was hitting Australian bowlers in all directions with Shubman Gill.

At the Holkar International Stadium in Indore, the Australian team will face the KL Rahul-led Indian team. With a victory in Indore, India will attempt to clinch the three-match series, while Australia will be looking for a way to salvage the match.

Since normal skipper Pat Cummins is taking a break, Steve Smith is leading Australia. In the meantime, Prasidh Krishna has taken the place of Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the starting lineup.

The low boundaries of the Holkar Stadium will suit the hitters in the second One-Day International between India and Australia, which is predicted to be a high-scoring contest. The last time India played at Indore was in January of this year, when the team was captained by Rohit Sharma, who scored a massive 385 runs together with opening partner Shubman Gill.

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Watch: Actor John Abraham congratulates MotoGP team at Buddh International Circuit, says dream to open MotoGP academy in India

Bollywood actor John Abraham wants to open MotoGP academy in India, actor said at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida.



Bollywood actor John Abraham extended his congratulations to the Indian Oil MotoGP team and revealed his dream work at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

While speaking on the MotoGP Bharat 2023 event, He thanked MotoGP for getting MotoGP to India. He expressed his happiness and extended his gratitude to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for making it happen. John said he wants to see an Indian star in the MotoGP as he claimed to open a MotoGP academy in India.

Earlier, he shared a video on Instagram asking MotoGP lovers to support the motor race and announced his presence at the Budh International Circuit in Noida for the Indian Oil MotoGP Bharat 2023 race finale.

He captioned brace for the race just took a new turn. The OG is gonna be there at the track tomorrow for the Indian Oil MotoGP Bharat race finale.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur arrived at the MotoGP Grand Prix 2023 at the Buddh International Circuit.

CM Adityanath said the MotoGP event would help explore investment opportunities from global automobile companies.

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said MotoGP is one of the most competitive sports in the world and there are millions of fan followers. With a successful event happening and concluding in India, it clearly shows what Uttar Pradesh has done, and what India has done, he added. I’m sure in the coming years, we’re going see more MotoGP events. India is the third largest automobile manufacturer and the largest bike manufacturer in the world, the Union Minister said.

He also said that this kind of event will further help to create more ecosystem for the upcoming bikers. They will also understand how to race. And in the coming years, in the next 5-10 years, we’ll also see a few Indian bikers who can participate in this kind of race, Thakur further added.

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh also visited the MotoGP venue and said it is good to see other sports. Other sports should be encouraged. It was very exciting. Next year more people should come and watch this, he added.

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Asian Games 2023: India wins silver in women’s 10m air Rifle, Ramita bags individual bronze

All three Indian women shooters were in the zone on Sunday, despite coming in second place to China in the team category.



Asian Games 2023

As Indian shooters made a great start to their Asian Games campaign on Sunday, the seasoned trio of Mehuli Ghosh, Ramita Jindal, and Ashi Chouksey’s won the women’s team silver and Ramita also won an individual bronze in the 10m air rifle event. The Indian trio placed second with a cumulative score of 1,886.0, trailing only the hosts China, who broke the Asian record with a score of 1,896.6. Ramita, the junior world champion, shot 230.1 in the final eight shooters to take the individual bronze in her event.

With a score of 252.7, Huang Yuting broke the Games record and helped China win both the gold and silver medals in the competition. With 251.3 points, Han Jiayu came in second place.

Before she fell behind due to a dismal 9.9 on the 13th stroke, Ramita, 19, was vying for a silver medal. With a score of 208.43, Mehuli, the other Indian to go to the eight-shooter final, came in fourth.

All three Indian women shooters were in the zone on Sunday, despite coming in second place to China in the team category.

Mehuli placed fourth with a score of 630.8 points, while Ramita came in second with a qualifying score of 631.9. The third Indian, Ashi, managed to finish 28th in the qualification round with a little off-target score of 623.3.

However, the trio’s combined performance was strong enough to earn them silver and boost the spirits of the Indian team, which is expecting to improve on their medal total from the last Games in Jakarta and Palembang, where they won nine medals.

The cumulative scores of a nation’s shooters during the qualification round determine the team medals in shooting.

Han Jiayu, Huang Yuting, and Wang Zhilin, China’s three shooters, all performed flawlessly to win the team gold and break the previous Games record.

In third place with a total score of 1880.0 was Mongolia.

All three Indian competitors performed admirably in the qualification round, with Ramita posting steady marks of 104.3, 106.7, 105.2, 104.3, 105.4, and 106.0 in the six series to earn a score of 631.9, placing her second to Han Jiyan of China, who shattered the 10m air rifle Games qualification record and Asian record with an astounding 634.1.

Mehuli had good luck as well, qualifying for the individual final with a score of 630.8 and earning scores of 104.6, 105.7, 104.6, 105.1, 104.9, and 105.9. She came in fifth place and advanced to the finals.

The third Indian shooter, Ashi, came in 28th place with a qualifying round score of 623.3, however, she was unable to advance to the final.

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