Hello….Welcome to the Weekly Sports Bulletin of News18 Hindi Podcast. Naveen Srivastava is present with the bulletin. In the world of sports, the last week was full of historic and golden achievement for India. India created history in Thomas Cup, became champion for the first time in 73 years, the thrill of running for the playoffs in IPL 2022 is at its peak and some other sports news. First of all talk about the prestigious team event Thomas Cup.
ThawFor the first time in the 73-year history of the Mass Cup, the Indian team not only reached the final, but also became the champion in the very first time, creating a new history. The Indian team could never even make it to the last four in the Thomas Cup after 1979. For the first time in the Thomas Cup, considered to be the World Cup of badminton, India’s men’s team defeated 14-time champion Indonesia 3-0 in the title match and captured the Thomas Cup.
In the first men’s singles match, the world’s ninth seed Lakshya Sen defeated second seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21, 21-17 and 21-17 to give India a 1-0 lead. The second men’s doubles competition held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok also saw a lot of struggle and excitement. The Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost the first game 18-21 to the pair of Kevin Sanjaya and Mohammad Ahsan, but in the second game the Indian pair made a spectacular comeback to win the second game 23-21. Brought to a draw of 1-1.
In the third and deciding game, the pair of Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the match by winning the match 21-19 in their favor after a hard fight that lasted one hour and 13 minutes. With this victory, the Indian team took a 2-0 lead in the title match. In the third men’s singles category, India’s Kidambi Srikanth created history by defeating Jonathan Christie 21-15 and 23-21 in straight games to give India a 3-0 win in their third consecutive match. The Thomas Cup was being played since 1949, but till now teams like Indonesia, Denmark and Malaysia were dominating the tournament, which India stopped. India is the fourth team, which has won this tournament. In this tournament, India defeated five-time champions Malaysia in the quarter-finals and 2016 champions Denmark in the semi-finals after performing brilliantly in the group matches.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on this historic victory of India and said, ‘Indian badminton team created history! The whole nation is happy with India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our successful team and wish them all the best for future tournaments. This win will inspire many budding players. Badminton Association of India President Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced a total prize money of Rs 1 crore for the Thomas Cup winning Indian men’s team.
Tough competition is being seen between the teams to make it to the playoffs in IPL 2022. This is the last week for the league matches, the league matches are almost nearing its end, but so far only Gujarat Titans team has clearly qualified for the playoffs. The most successful team of the season, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets, this is Chennai’s ninth defeat in the season. This is the first time that both Mumbai and Chennai have lost 9-9 matches in a season so far.
In the second match of Super Sunday, Lucknow Super Giants had a chance to beat Rajasthan Royals to become the second team after Gujarat Titans to reach the playoffs, but KL Rahul’s team lost the match against Rajasthan by 24 runs. Rajasthan has moved from third to second in the points table with the 8th win. Rajasthan and Lucknow have total 16 points in 13-13 matches with 8 wins and 5 losses. But after the victory, now the net run rate of Rajasthan has become better and it is at number two.
Rajasthan Royals now also have a chance to make it to the top two. The three teams from which Rajasthan and Lucknow are being challenged for the playoffs include the teams of Bangalore, Delhi and Punjab. Bangalore team is at number four with 7 wins and 6 losses in 13 matches. Teams of Delhi, Kolkata and Punjab are challenging RCB with 12 points each. After 63 matches played till Sunday, Delhi and Punjab still have two matches each.
At the same time, only one match is left for Bangalore. Delhi is at number five, KKR at number six and Punjab at number seven. While the last three ranked Sunrisers Hyderabad are at number eight, Chennai Super Kings are ninth and Mumbai Indians are on the tenth and last position in the points table.
Even after the 63rd match of IPL 2022, the Orange Cap remains with Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler, while the Purple Cap has once again been captured by Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Recently, Wanindu Hasaranga of Bangalore snatched the purple cap from Chahal, but Chahal has again taken this cap back. In the race for Purple Cap, Yuzvendra Chahal has 24 wickets from 13 matches while Hasaranga has 23 wickets. Kagiso Rabada of Punjab Kings is at number three with 21 wickets in 11 matches.
In the race for the Orange Cap, Butler is at the top with 627 runs in 13 matches. KL Rahul is at number two with 469 runs in 13 matches. Delhi Capitals batsman David Warner is at number three with 427 runs in 10 matches.
It is said that if records are made, they are also broken. The same has been happening in IPL as well. Teams have made such a record in IPL 2022, which was made earlier in 2018. Most sixes in a season of IPL were hit in the 11th edition of IPL. A total of 872 sixes were hit in that season. But till the 62nd match of IPL 2022, 876 sixes have been hit. That is, this time a new record has been made for most sixes in the history of IPL. The number of sixes in this season can reach 1000.
This year the Women’s T20 Challenge tournament will be played from May 23 to May 28 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Twelve international players from South Africa, England, West Indies and Australia will also play in the Women’s T20 Challenge. A total of four matches will be played in the tournament including the final between three teams. This is the fourth time this tournament is being organized.
Australian legendary cricketer Andrew Symonds died in a car accident in the early hours of Sunday. Symonds tragically died in the accident when his car veered off the road in Townsville on Saturday night. He was 46 years old. After the death of Andrew Symonds, there was a wave of mourning in the sports world including his fans. Symonds, who played 26 Tests and 198 One Day Internationals for Australia from 1998 to 2009, was the best fielder of his time.
Symonds was also involved in the Australian team that won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007. In the IPL, he played for Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians, in which he was a part of Deccan Chargers’ title win in 2009. In recent years, Symonds worked as a TV commentator for Fox Sports and was a regular on the microphone for Big Bash League broadcasts.
And finally … Novak Djokovic of Serbia has won the title of Italy Open 2022 for the sixth time. In the final match played on Sunday, Djokovic defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets 6-0 and 7-6 to capture the title. In the women’s title match, Inga Swiatec defeated Ons Jebur easily 6-2 and 6-2 in straight sets.
That’s all today in the weekly special sports bulletin of News 18 Hindi Podcast. We will be back again with the latest sports news. For then allow Naveen Srivastava. Hello.