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The Indian cricket team took the knee ahead of its T20 World Cup match against Pakistan on 24 October 2021 in Dubai. | Photo: Twitter

De Kock finally took the knee, but only after putting spotlight on gesture & confused ICC policies

De Kock sparked a row after he withdrew from South Africa's T20 World Cup match against West Indies. Here’s a look at the gesture’s 15-month-long history in cricket.
Pacer Mohammad Shami (right) with captain Virat Kohli | Twitter/@MdShami11

Those attacking Shami post Pakistan loss are ‘spineless’ & ‘losers’, says Virat Kohli

While cricketers were criticised for not standing up for Wasim Jaffer when he was subjected to such targeting, many players including Tendulkar and Sehwag voiced their support for Shami.
Quinton de Kock

‘Black lives have mattered since I was born’: Quinton de Kock apologises for not taking the knee

South African batsman says did not mean to disrespect anyone by not playing against the West Indies, will take the knee if it helps in improving others’ lives.
Lovlina Borgohain, Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya

Neeraj Chopra, Ravi Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain among 11 players nominated for Khel Ratna

Sunil Chhetri also became the country's first footballer to be selected for the award. The announcements were delayed this year to include performances of the para-athletes in Tokyo.
File images of Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Amir | Commons

India, Pakistan cricketers’ Twitter banter blows up, Harbhajan calls Amir ‘fixer, disgrace’

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir teased former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh leading to an escalating war of words, in the aftermath of India’s loss in Sunday’s T20WC match.
Pacer Mohammad Shami (right) with captain Virat Kohli | Twitter/@MdShami11

Abusers may please note — Mohammad Shami is India’s master of reverse swing, overseas specialist

Mohammad Shami was subjected to an ugly social media attack following India’s loss to Pakistan at the T20 World Cup, but he’s been a key cog in India’s pace attack since 2013. 
Indian Premier League bid verification process underway in Dubai

Industrialist Sanjiv Goenka wins IPL’s new Lucknow franchise with bid of over Rs 7,000 crore

International equity investment firm CVC Capital won the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of Rs 5,600 crore. The two new teams will be part of the 2022 IPL tournament.
Pakistan Captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan chased down India's score of 151 in 17.5 overs | Twitter | @WahabViki

Babar, Rizwan, Afridi crush Team Kohli as Pakistan ends World Cup losing streak against India

Chasing India’s 152/7, Pakistan recorded a 10-wkt win that saw the team sail to the target in the first group-stage match of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup.
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Aaron Finch during the India-Australia warm-up match Wednesday prior to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. | ANI

India at T20 World Cup: Kohli, Bumrah or Ashwin, who among the 15 hold key against Pakistan

In Team India's 15-member squad, there are 9 players who are 30 years old or above, 2 T20 international debutants. India's first match is against rivals Pakistan Sunday.
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer (left) and Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus will lead their teams against India in the Super 12 stage | Illustration: Prajna Ghosh

Namibia and Scotland make history, set to join India’s Super 12 group in T20 World Cup

India’s Super 12 opponents will be Afghanistan, Namibia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Scotland, with the Men in Blue’s first game against Pakistan Sunday. 

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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