I Should Have Got the Khel Ratna 12 Years Back: Devendra Jhajharia – The Quint

Devendra Jhajharia, who has been recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, said that he should have received the award 12 years back. The javelin thrower won both of his gold medals at the Paralympic Games with a world record throw.
First, he clinched a gold at Athens in 2004 and then broke the world record again at Rio.
Jhajharia believes that he should have received the Khel Ratna after he won the gold medal at Athens.
However, the 36-year-old said that the government has shown great support to the para athletes in the recent past.

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KL Rahul Should Play the Second Test According to Me: Virat Kohli

India’s captain Virat Kohli said that KL Rahul is fully fit and one of the openers – Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund will have to make way for him for the second Test against Sri Lanka. The Test begins at Colombo on Wednesday.
However, the captain expressed that the decision is yet to be taken by the team management, but as far as Kohli is concerned, he wants KL Rahul to be back in the side.
When asked which opener will be left out, Kohli said whoever had a bigger impact in the first Test, will remain in the side.

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Harmanpreet Kaur Receives A Hero’s Welcome in Her Hometown – The Quint

The vice captain of Indian women’s cricket team Harmanpreet Kaur came back to a hero’s welcome in her hometown of Moga, Punjab. Kaur was taken on victory lap across the city as she held the Indian tricolour in her hands. She said that she was overwhelmed by the welcome she received.

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Vijender Singh on Quick Bouts & Why a Long Gap Was Not Frustrating – The Quint

India’s boxing star Vijender Singh spoke to The Quint ahead of his double title fight against China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali.

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How Captaincy Transformed Virat Kohli, the Batsman – The Quint

In July 2015, before departing for Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli spoke to the media with Ravi Shastri by his side. It was to be his first full tour as India’s Test captain.
Two years have passed and Ravi Shastri is back beside Virat Kohli. But the captain is no more a young skipper, with caution in his voice. The Virat Kohli who leads India out to the Galle Test on Wednesday has, as of June, proven why he is the undisputed King of Indian cricket.
The 29-year-old earned himself no new fans with his role in Anil Kumble’s exit. But Virat Kohli gets what he wants. This, especially when he has guided the country to innumerable highs, both as captain and batsman.

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Shastri Explains His Role in the Indian Team; Kohli Stands by Him – The Quint

For anybody, who was confused what does the head coach of the Indian cricket team actually do, your question has been answered by the man himself – Ravi Shastri, the new head coach of team India.
Ahead of India’s tour of Sri Lanka, Shastri said that his role is to ensure that the team is playing a brand of fearless cricket. He expressed that the players are professional and they know their job.
Skipper Virat Kohli agreed with him 100 per cent.
India face off against Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle on 26 July.

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Back From Holiday, Shastri Picks “Core Team”, Skips Dravid & Zak – The Quint

Virtually snubbing the CAC selection of Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan as overseas consultants, newly-appointed head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri on Tuesday had his way when the BCCI announced the return of Bharat Arun as bowling coach.

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