Virat Kohli Turns 31


Virat Kohli (born 5 November 1988) is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the India national team. A right-handed top-order batsman, Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. Since October 2017, he has been the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and is currently 2nd in Test rankings. Among Indian batsmen, Kohli has the best ever Test rating (937 points), ODI rating (911 points) and T20I rating (897 points). Kohli has been the recipient of many awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the Year) in 2017 and 2018; ICC Test Player of the Year 2018; ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018 and Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was given the Arjuna Award in 2013, the Padma Shri under the sports category in 2017 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honour in India, in 2018. More Info

Bangladesh Cricketers Dismayed by Delhi’s Air Pollution

Surprised by the dismal Air Quality of Delhi, Bangladesh Cricket team decided to opt for more pollution masks. Arun Jaitley stadium, the venue of the T20 match, currently has a ‘very poor’ AQI.

Crux of the Matter
  • Bangladesh cricketers are having trouble adjusting to the infamous winter smog of Delhi.
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium currently has an AQI of 400, which is considered extremely poor.
  • Considering this, Bangladeshi officials have decided to invest in more pollution masks.
  • BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly and Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma seem confident that the match on 3rd November will proceed smoothly.

The Air Quality in Delhi, the capital of India, according to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, is the worst of any major city in the world. Air pollution in India is estimated to kill 1.5 million people every year; it is the fifth largest killer in India. India has the world’s highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases and asthma, according to the WHO. In Delhi, poor quality air irreversibly damages the lungs of 2.2 million or 50 percent of all children. Read More

Shakib Al-Hasan Found Guilty of Match Fixing

ICC slapped Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al-Hassan with corruption charges for match fixing. He now faces suspension for two years, effective immediately.

Crux of the Matter
  • Bangladesh Cricket is going through a rough phase.
  • All rounder Shakib Al-Hassan has been charged with Match fixing, and been suspended for 2 years. If all goes well, he would be reinstated by Oct 29 2020.
  • According to reports, Shakib Al Hasan was in touch with a person named Deepak Aggarwal who used to message him on WhatsApp and ask for inside information regarding IPL matches.
  • ICC found him guilty on the basis of him not disclosing these activities to the board.

Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi international cricketer, who plays all three formats of the game. During his international career, Shakib is recognised as one of the best All-rounders in the world and he holds the record for being ranked first as an all rounder in the One Day International (ODI) format for 10 years. He was ranked as one of the world’s most famous athletes by ESPN ‘WORLD FAME 100’ in 2019. His aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order, controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling, and athletic fielding has helped him win trophies in top leagues across the world. In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the ‘No.1 all-rounder’ by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, Twenty20 and One Day Internationals). More Info

This Indian Tag Team is Living the WWE Dream

The duo of Rinku Singh and Saurav Gurjar are making waves both in India and the world of WWE as one of the most promising Tag Team in the business.

Crux of the Matter
  • The unlikely pair met at Dubai WWE tryouts in 2017.
  • While Rinku is the first Indian ever to play baseball after he won the ‘Million Dollar Arm’ in 2008, Gurjar discovered accomplishment in the realm of TV as he was associated with shows like ‘ Sankat Mochan Mahabali Hanuman’ and ‘Mahabharata’.
  • Still deeply connected to their roots, their attire is fashioned with Indian mythological heroes in mind.
  • “Our goal is quite clear. We wanted to become the very first tag team champions from India and to defend the belt at WrestleMania in front of thousands of fans and to make our country proud on the global stage,” Rinku commented.

WrestleMania is a professional wrestling event produced annually between mid-March to mid-April by WWE, an American professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut. WWE first produced the event in 1985 and has since produced 35 editions, with the most recent having been held in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7, 2019. WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship event, airs on pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network and is the most successful and longest-running professional wrestling event in history. Read More

Ganguly Advocates Contract System for First Class Players

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Monday implied that a contract system will before long be set up for first-class cricketers. This will give the players a genuine sense of well being monetarily.

Crux of the Matter
  • Sourav Ganguly wants to acquire a verified organized installment framework for the nation’s top International cricketers similar to annual focal agreement in corporates.
  • As of now, a cricketer is paid on the basis of matches played per year.
  • If implemented, this would be a major change in Indian cricket.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928 as a society, registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act. It is a consortium of state cricket associations and the state associations select their representatives who in turn elect the BCCI Chief. Its headquarters are in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Grant Govan was its first president and Anthony De Mello its first secretary. Read More