Author: Soorya G

A fervent sports enthusiast who is obsessed with what other people would call 'pointless'.

Latest reports suggest England international Declan Rice prefers a transfer move to Premier League table-toppers Arsenal over their bitter London rivals Chelsea. The West Ham stalwart has long been desired by the Blues, who will likely make more personnel changes for Graham Potter’s side at the end of the current campaign. However, since it became apparent earlier in the week that the English midfielder is one of the Gunners’ top targets for the summer transfer window, Chelsea now find themselves with the prospect of a potential bidding war for the 24-year old. The Hammers midfielder is expected to leave the…

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14-time Champions League winner Real Madrid’s midfield may need to undertake some major transformations in the near future. While 37-year-old Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, 32, is rumoured to be pondering retirement at the end of this season. Dani Ceballos is yet another midfielder who could be on his way out soon, given that his current contract expires at the conclusion of the season. Eduardo Camavinga’s progress has not gone as smoothly as one might have expected after a fantastic debut season. Therefore, it does not come as a massive surprise that Real Madrid have taken a key interest in several young midfielders, such as…

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IPL

With only INR 8.75 crores in their coffers, RCB were never going to be fishing in the popular pond at this auction, having placed their trust in the core that led them to a third-straight playoff appearance. They did, however, make a couple of wise acquisitions, most notably the signing of England all-rounder Will Jacks for INR 3.2 crores. Jacks, like Aussie veteran Glenn Maxwell, provides an attacking approach with the bat as well as a bowling alternative, especially if Wanindu Hasaranga is compelled to leave the campaign early due to Sri Lankan obligations. After trading Jason Behrendorff to Mumbai Indians, the Royal Challengers were…

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Former Indian captain and batting maestro Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma recently recalled how numerous experienced cricketers offered advice to the batter after he was called up to the Indian team. Sharma told India News Sports that he made Kohli appreciate the importance of listening to what those around him were saying because they were his supporters. He underlined, however, that he made the player understand that it was not possible to adopt every single piece of advice that came his way and that he should only focus on what was most appropriate for his game. “When Virat Kohli…

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The two-time Indian Premier League champions did not have much of an eventful afternoon at the recently concluded auctions, having completed most of their acquisitions prior to the event during the trading window. The franchise roped in Afghanistan batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz and New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson from the defending champions Gujarat Titans and also struck a deal that brought all-rounder Shardul Thakur to the Eden Gardens. They let go of Shivam Mavi, who took up a significant investment during the mega auction earlier this year. However, it wasn’t a successful move to bring back the young speedster, who is a KKR product. The player was…

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During a post-auction analysis show that took place on Star Sports, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan was asked to rate the five-time champions’ squad on a scale of one to five, to which he responded, saying that he felt that there was a crucial piece missing in their side. Pathan felt that the five-time champions show a seemingly empty slot at number seven, which should have ideally been filled by an all-rounder who could give them something with the bat. “Definitely between three-and-a-half to four. Cameron Green was an extremely good buy. I am giving one point less because you…

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Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach and former West Indies legend Brian Lara remained non-committal on Friday about appointing opener Mayank Agarwal as the team’s captain after the 2016 IPL champions recruited the former Punjab Kings captain during the IPL 2023 mini-player auction. Agarwal’s promotion to captain in the 2022 season didn’t quite go as per plan, as the runs from his bat seemed to dry up. In what was a rather lacklustre season instead, he managed just 196 runs in 13 matches at an average of 16.33, as Punjab ended sixth in the league. Agarwal was sacked from the franchise after…

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FIFA is looking into how celebrity chef Nusret Gokce gained “undue access” to the pitch after the World Cup final, where he eagerly posed for selfies with stunned Argentina players, including a puzzled and unhappy Lionel Messi. ‘Salt Bae’ was photographed holding and kissing the trophy after Argentina defeated France in the final in Qatar on Sunday. The Turkish businessman was pictured alongside Angel di Maria and Lisandro Martinez. Moreover, he was even seen biting into another player’s medal while he posed for several photographs with the trophy as well as the victorious Argentinian players. Переглянути цей допис в Instagram Допис, поширений Nusr_et#Saltbae…

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The fantastic bicycle kick by Richarlison against Serbia has been chosen the best goal of the 2022 World Cup. The forward scored in the 73rd minute of the South American team’s first game of the tournament to secure a 2-0 victory. Richarlison, positioned in the centre of the goal, around 12 yards out, took his first touch to flip the ball up in the air after an outside-the-foot cross from teammate Vinicius Jr from the left flank. The Tottenham attacker then twisted and delivered a fantastic volley while his body was completely airborne. The following strike eluded Serbian defender Milos Veljkovic’s attempts to block the ball…

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Manchester United and Brazil midfielder Fred is reportedly on French giants Paris Saint-Germain’s radar, and it is suspected that the Parisians will push for a move that will bring him to the French capital in the summer of 2023. The Red Devils, however, have triggered an option that will extend Fred’s tenure for an additional year earlier this week, but that is not regarded as a deterrent for the Parisians, who don’t mind paying a fee in order to secure the services of the Brazilian. With the arrival of his compatriot and teammate Casemiro, Free has lost his place in the…

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