What’s Happening In Sports

Pawan Verma – PGPSM

Five Indian players in top – 20 of BWF men’s rankings

For the first time in the history of men’s badminton, Indians are making their presence felt at the world stage and now comprise 5 players in the top 20. This is nothing less than a proud moment for the country. HS Prannoy has jumped four places to be world no. 15 while Srikanth remains at World No. 8. Ajay Jayaram and Sai Praneeth also haven’t moved from their respective positions i.e. 20th and 17th respectively. Sameer Verma has leapfrogged a couple of places to enter the top 20 at the 19th place. Apart from the men’s rankings, world no. 2 PV Sindhu has been nominated for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by Sports Ministry of India.

Indian Team becomes No.1 in ODIs and Tests

Indian Cricket Team has risen as an unstoppable force in world cricket under the captaincy of Virat Kohli in Tests as well as in ODIs. Their world ranking tells the story of their hard work put behind the success they’ve tasted. India crushed New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, England, and Australia in the grand home season. In the away series, they demolished West Indies and Sri Lanka in the longer as well as the shorter format. India’s consistency across the formats is the talk of the town and their real test lies ahead when they face SA and England in their home conditions.

FIFA U-17 World Cup

Midfielder Amarjit Singh has been named as the captain of India’s U-17 football for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in October. Young Amarjit was chosen as the captain by his teammates through a process of secret ballot that was engineered by the Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos. Amarjit is very excited to lead the team in the opener at the JLN Stadium, Delhi against the USA on 6th of Oct. India have Colombia and Ghana as the other opponents in their group.

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