Sports Current Affairs- August 26, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 26, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs


* India speed bowler Mohammed Siraj was struck by a ball thrown by the crowd, which irritated captain Virat Kohli. The event occurred during the third test against England in Leeds.

* Prajnesh Gunneswaran, India’s lone hope in the US Open qualifications, won his first-round match against Brayden Schnur of Canada.


* Due to Covid-19, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has stated that the Americas, Asia, and EAP Qualifiers for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup have been cancelled.


* Venus Williams, a two-time winner, and Sofia Kenin will withdraw from the US Open beginning on August 30.


2016 Paralympics: India’s Bhavinaben Patel advances to the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s table tennis Class 4 competition at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Sports Current Affairs


* England expertly highlighted flaws in India’s batting lineup: Nasser Hussain, a former England captain


* The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will not compel Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Ravi Dahiya to compete in the World Championships.


* Mumbai Indians’ talented all-rounders Krunal and Hardik Pandya have joined the squad camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the second leg of the IPL 2021.


* Ted Dexter, former England captain, has died at the age of 86. He was also President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and Chairman of England Selectors.

Sports Current Affairs


* PR Sreejesh, India’s Olympic bronze medal-winning men’s team goalie, is lauded for his contribution to the anti-doping programme.


* Former England captain Nasser Hussain has stated that Indian captain Virat Kohli is playing at many deliveries that he could leave out.


* Fernando Alonso, a two-time Formula One champion, has extended his contract with Alpine until the 2022 season.


* Neeraj Chopra, India’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist in athletics, has dismissed accusations that Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem was tampering with his javelin before his first throw in the final at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7.

Sports Current Affairs


Vanshaj and Preeti, both from India, advanced to the finals of the ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships in Dubai.


* The Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders have announced replacements in their respective squads ahead of the IPL 2021 resumption in the UAE on September 19.


* On the second day of the third Test, pace bowler Mohammed Siraj was introduced to bowling amid boos from the Leeds crowd at Headingley.


* Drag-flicker and defender for the Indian men’s hockey team Amit Rohidas received the Biju Patnaik Sports Award.

Sports Current Affairs


* Ramiz Raja, a former cricketer turned broadcaster, stated that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recommended him to lead the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).


* You can demonstrate dedication without shouting after each wicket fall: Former Indian captain Gavaskar


* Former India wicketkeeper and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star player Dinesh Karthik will quit the commentary panel following the third Test and go to the IPL 2021, which begins on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.


* England leads India by 345 runs after the third Test, with to skipper Joe Root’s 121.


* Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra said on Thursday that he has opted to terminate his 2021 competitive season due to a “hectic travel schedule.”

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SOURCE: Various Online Genuine Materials(Edited)

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