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Defending champion PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi in World Tour Finals

P V Sindhu’s poor run of form continued as the defending champion lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her campaign opener at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final on Wednesday. Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21 21-18 21-8 in 68 minutes to former world number one Akane Yamaguchi, who scripted a sensational comeback after losing the first game to claim her third successive win over the Indian.

‘There is only love…’:?Virat Kohli has a special message for wife Anushka Sharma on anniversary

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday wrote a special message for his wife and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma as the couple celebrated their second marriage anniversary. In a tweet, Kohli shared a photo in which he is kissing Anushka on the forehead – and wrote: “In reality there is only love and nothing else. And when god blesses you with the person who makes you realise that everyday, you have just one feeling, gratitude.”

Ranji?Trophy: Prithvi Shaw registers maiden double hundred in first-class cricket

Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw knocked on the selectors’ door once again after he smacked his maiden double hundred in just 174 balls on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy match against Baroda at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara. The right-handed batsman was given a six-month ban for doping violation earlier this year. He made a return to cricket at the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The 20-year-old impressed in the T20 tournament as hammered three half centuries in five matches.

Sunil?Gavaskar has an advice for Virat Kohli & Co. in the run up to T20I World Cup

Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels Virat Kohli’s men need to work on their fielding if they are to win the World T20 slated to be held in Australia next year. “I think fielding is the most important thing. You save runs, you put pressure on the opposition,” Gavaskar told IANS. The fielding standards of Team India have improved by leaps and bounds in the recent years. However, in the first two T20Is against the West Indies, their performance in the field was “poor” as there were many slip-ups and dropped catches.

Virat Kohli leads list of Google’s top trending Sports Personalities in 2019

India captain Virat Kohli reached several milestones in his already illustrious career in 2019. He led India to record 12th consecutive Test series win at home, with victories over South Africa and Bangladesh, respectively. The right-handed batsman also equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of 41 international centuries as captain, after his majestic ton in the 2nd Test against Bangladesh last month. After a hundred in India’s first-ever pink-ball Test, Kohli surpassed Steve Smith to regain the top spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings.

Ayushmann Khurrana sports a wet hair look, mom says ‘Bimaar pad sakte ho’

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has shared a fun post on Instagram, revealing interesting details of his conversation with his mom. Sharing a picture of himself where he can be seen sporting a wet-hair look, Ayushman wrote, “Sardi mein baal geele rakhne se bimaar padh sakte ho. Yeh Maa kehti thi bachpan mein, jab main Chandigarh rehta tha. She said exactly the same thing when she saw this picture. Maine kaha “Maa Mumbai mein thand nahi padti.” Ayushmann is seen wearing a silver jacket and black pants, paired with black shoes in the photo.

Vijender Singh mulls Olympic comeback at Tokyo Games next year

In 2015, Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh decided to leave amateur boxing and turned professional. The decision meant that the Bhiwani pugilist was out of contention from taking part at the Rio Olympics in 2016, which was a setback for the Indian contingent since Vijender was India’s best bet for getting a medal due to his vast experience.