Interested sport aficionados will like this page. There is bit of everything here except Baseball and Rugby . Sorry do not understand that sport. Here is the first in the series.
Ganguly has been appointed the brand ambassador for Under-17 FIFA WC.
Saina Nehwal enters World Badminton Championship finals.
Japanese answer to Usain Bolt
MSD- MS Dhoni, most successful Indian Cricket team captain declared that he will not be available for test cricket.This was yesterday(30th December, 2014) after the boxing day test at MCG, Australia. Media is discussing this and in a nation where Cricket has attained a stature of national sport, this is no surprise. After 1983 world cup win, it was in 2011 that India won the Cricket World Cup again and MSD played an innings of his life time in the world cup final run chase. Easily among the best batting performance by him.
Year 2014 saw Indian Men’s Hockey team key do exceedingly well at the international level. The hockey league started in India was successful. By winning the gold medal at Asian games, 2014 Indian Hockey team got an 2016 Rio Olympic qualification. Resignation of coach Walsh was not the right tonic for the team gearing up to host the Champions Trophy. India finished fourth.
Year 2014 was World Cup football year- great matches, great individual brilliance, then winners Germany were deserved team for the coveted title. They were consistent throughout the tournament. Not to mention the decimation of Brazil in the semi- final. New stars are born, so too James Rodriguez(Colombia) – winner of the Golden boot and is now playing for Real Madrid.
Indian Football league started this year(2014) was a great success. Top names past and present were part of the action and the final at Mumbai had its moments. Legendary Zico was part of the action as Coach of F C Goa.
January 8th, 2015
Indian squad for Cricket world cup to be held in 2015 announced was announced on Jan 6th,2015.
Inclusion of Stuart Binny (son of 1983 world cup winning squad member Roger Binny) is being discussed and also remarks saying that he was selected because Roger Binny is one of the national selectors. He could reach Mumbai for the crucial meeting an hour late as there was a technical snag in the flight from Bengaluru.
Roger Binny was the highest wicket taker in the 1983 world cup.
Other father-son appearance in Cricket World Cup:-
- a) Don Pringle (played in 1975 edition) and son Derek Pringle played for England.
- b) Lance Cairns & son Chris Cairns (for New Zealand)
- c) Chris Broad and son Stuart Broad.