The 2016 Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu is determined to go one better five years on and become just the second individual Olympic gold medallist for India. File / Agence France-Presse
Third time lucky? It was Sindhu’s third consecutive World Championships final no doubt, but it was more than luck that saw her clinch the most prized medal. The final against Japanese top seed Nozomi Okuhara in Basel was one of Sindhu’s finest performances I have seen. For those who missed the match, the result gives an idea
While India is rejoicing over P.V. Sindhu’s stunning win at Basel, it should not forget that the country has loads of sportspersons laden with world class talent that is lying untapped.
The Commonwealth Games Federation on Sunday pledged to hold talks with India after its Olympic body threatened a boycott of the 2022 event in Birmingham over the exclusion of shooting.
Namibia reached the Twenty20 World Cup second round for the first time on Friday when they defeated Ireland by eight wickets.World number 19 Namibia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, chased down their modest target of 126 with skipper Gerhard Erasmus making an unbeaten 53.
Fans from both the nations have shown immense interest in watching Sunday's game in Dubai as tickets for the key contest were sold out hours after they went on sale early this month.
Ireland and Namibia face off in a knockout clash of the T20 World Cup with a Super 12 berth at stake in Sharjah on Friday. The match will mark the exit for the loser while winners will punch a ticket for the Super 12, which gets under way on Oct.23.