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‘There is no player who can escape that’ – Yuvraj Singh’s mother opens up on cricketer’s retirement

A year may not have passed since Yuvraj Singh officially retired from international cricket, but the transition into being an ex-player truly happened a long time back for him, says mother Shabnam Singh. The all-rounder, who was the hero for India on their succesfull 2011 World Cup campaign, announced his retirement in June 2019. He had last played an international match in 2017.

Remove encroachments near major hospitals in Lucknow: HC

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has again directed the district magistrate, senior superintendent of police (Lucknow) and other authorities concerned to take appropriate steps to comply with the earlier order to remove encroachments near major hospitals of the city and submit a report on December 16.

PMC plans a separate budget for child-friendly initiatives

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to bring in a separate budget head for children-friendly initiatives. The civic officials from health, environment and building planning departments recently visited a conference on Urban95 initiative in Netherlands wherein ideas to make cities friendly for children were discussed.

Ranji Trophy, Group C: Shivam Chauhan, Shubham Rohilla hit tons as Haryana reach 279-3 against Maharashtra

Opener Shubham Rohilla and middle-order batsman Shivam Chauhan scored centuries as Haryana comfortably reached 279 for three against Maharashtra on the opening day of their Group C opener at the Ranji Trophy on Monday. Rohilla and Chauhan added 221 runs for the third wicket to resurrect Haryana’s first innings after they were reduced to 24 for 2 in the 8th over. While Chauhan blasted two sixes and had 14 hits to the fence in his 208-ball 117, opener Rohilla slammed 15 boundaries in his 234-ball 117 not out.

Ranji?Trophy, Plate Group:?Rex Singh’s 8 for 22 puts Manipur in strong position against Mizoram

Left-arm seamer Rex Singh picked up 8 for 22 as Manipur bowled out Mizoram for a paltry 65 on a dramatic opening day of the Plate Group Ranji Trophy match on Monday. The 19-year old Rex, who took all the ten wickets in an innings in a Cooch Trophy match last December, ran through the Mizoram line-up in a brilliant pace bowling spell as Manipur, who chose to field, needed just 16 overs to end their rivals’ innings. Six Mizoram batsmen were out for nought while only three could come up with double-digit score.

Ranji Trophy, Group B:?Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane hit half centuries as Mumbai score 362/8

Test specialist Ajinkya Ranahe and young opener Prithvi Shaw struck gritty fifties as Mumbai ended day one of their Ranji Trophy lung opener against Baroda at 362/8 on Monday.While Rahane’s patient 79 off 145 balls pulled Mumbai out of the rubble, bowlers Shardul Thakur (64) and Shams Mulani (56 not out) contributed with the bat slamming half centuries as they ensured Mumbai ended the first day with a decent score on the board.

Russia anti-doping chief says ‘no chance’ of winning ban appeal

The head of Russia’s anti-doping agency said Monday that his country had “no chance” of winning an appeal against a four-year international sporting ban he said was a tragedy for clean athletes. “There is no chance of winning this case in court,” RUSADA chief Yury Ganus told AFP after the World Anti-Doping Agency imposed the ban that will rule Russia out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Golden Globes nominations: Netflix’s Marriage Story, Irishman lead; Joaquin Phoenix and Joker score nods

The unveiling of Golden Globes nominees began Monday in a ceremony marking the start of Hollywood’s annual awards season that culminates with the Oscars. Netflix’s Marriage Story led with six nominations, while the streamer’s The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s nostalgic love letter to 1960s Tinseltown, were hot on its heels with five each.

‘No sense of responsibility’:?Pakistan cricket fans slam injured Hasan Ali for walking down the ramp

Pakistan cricketer Hasan Ali was brutally trolled after a video of him walking down the ramp at a fashion event went viral on social media. The fast bowler was ruled out of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka with fractured ribs. The video was shared on Twitter by Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq, who wrote: “Fractured ribs and out of cricket, but Hassan Ali’s fit for some modelling”. In the video, Ali can be seen walking down the ramp, and pulling off his trademark wicket-taking celebrations.