India vs New Zealand: ‘May be inexperienced but are classy’ – Tim Southee on India’s openers

India’s opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Prithivi Shaw may be inexperienced but has enough talent to make a difference in the upcoming two-Test series, feels senior New Zealand pacer Tim Southee. With Rohit Sharma ruled out due to hamstring injury and KL Rahul not selected, the onus is on Shaw (2 Tests) and Agarwal (9 Tests) to give India a good start against the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Matt Henry in the series beginning on Friday.

100m in 9.51 seconds:?Another Kambala runner breaks Srinivas Gowda’s record

Kambala runner Srinivasa Gowda recently grabbed the headlines after completing 100m in 9.55 seconds – a feat that saw many people compare him with Usain Bolt. However, that record did not last long as another Kambala runner Nishant Shetty recorded 143m in just 13.68 seconds which means he covered 100m in 9.51 seconds. Shetty from Bajagoli Jogibettu achieved the feat at Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor.

Nudged by Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray’s promise on Bhima Koregaon probe

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that his government will investigate the Bhima-Koregaon violence case which was a result of the alleged inflammatory speeches delivered at the Elgar Parishad conclave, held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31, 2017. The Maharashtra government had recently okayed the handing over of investigation into the Elgar Parishad case to Centre’s National Investigation Agency (NIA).