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Sports Current Affairs- Jan 18, 2023

  1. Inter Milan won the Supercoppa for the eighth time as the Nerazzurri successfully defended their title with a 3-0 victory over AC Milan.

2-South Africa’s opening batsman Hashim Amla has declared his retirement from all forms of cricket and has joined MI Cape Town as a batting coach for SA20.

Hashim Amla
  • Amla has amassed 34,104 runs in his two-decade career across all forms, 9,282 of those in 124 Test matches, the second-highest total for his nation after Jacques Kallis. This includes 28 hundreds, the greatest of which being 311 not out against England at The Oval in 2012—South Africa’s first triple-century in Test matches.
  • Amla was also highly successful in white-ball cricket, hitting 1,277 runs in 44 T20Is and 8113 runs, including 27 hundreds, in 181 ODIs.

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3-During the ongoing ILT20 tournament, Dubai Capitals opener Robin Uthappa asked cricket enthusiasts and supporters in the UAE to support the team at all three venues—Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

4- On Wednesday, 686 runs were scored and 24 sixes were hit in the first One-Day International between India and New Zealand in front of 31,187 fans at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

5-After India’s skipper Rohit Sharma defeated Michael Bracewell’s 140-run innings to win the first ODI by 12 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, he was visibly relieved.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

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6-Before Michael Bracewell almost helped New Zealand chase down 350, Shubman Gill made history at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium by becoming the youngest player to ever score a double century in an ODI in front of 31,187 people.

7-On Wednesday, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) was asked to provide an explanation “within the next 72 hours” after Olympian wrestler Vinesh Phogat made significant accusations of sexual harassment against the WFI’s coaches and chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Vinesh Phogat
  • On Wednesday, as more than 30 wrestlers, including Olympic medalists Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, staged a protest at the Jantar Mantar here, the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games gold medalist sobbed openly in front of reporters.

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8-The 2022–23 Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) football season, which ended earlier this month at the Utorda Sports Complex in Goa, has received praise from the coaches, players, and partners.

9-At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, New Zealand off-spin all-rounder Michael Bracewell mounted an impressive counterattack with a 78-ball 140, but his fightback was in vain as India prevailed by 12 runs in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Michael Bracewell

10- With an 83-run triumph over Scotland in their final Group D encounter on Wednesday at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni (South Africa), India continued to roll in the ICC Women’s U19 T20 World Cup.

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