Pakistan captain Babar Azam was named as winner of the ICC Men's ODI Cricketer of the Year 2022 award, winning the coveted honour for the second year in a row. He had competition from Australia's leg-spinner Adam Zampa, West Indies' opener Shai Hope and Zimbabwe's off-spin all-rounder Sikandar Raza. Azam played only nine ODI matches in 2022, but the 28-year-old made them count as he smashed three

Indian hero Mohammed Siraj has capped off a superb 12 months by claiming the No.1 spot on the MRF Tyres ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for bowlers from New Zealand seamer Trent Boult. It's a remarkable rise for Siraj, who only returned to India's ODI setup in February last year following a three-year hiatus without playing a 50-over match at the international level. Since then Siraj has collected

New Delhi: Top Indian wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Anshu Malik and Bajrang Punia are among a group of sportspersons who have accused Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Kaiserganj, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, of sexual harassment and physical abuse. Singh is president of the Wrestling Federation of India. He has denied the allegations and told ANI that if such a thing has indeed happened, he

Paris, Jan 9: France forward Kylian Mbappe has come out in support of Zinedine Zidane after the country's football federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet said he would not pick up the phone if the former midfielder called him to discuss coaching the national team. The FFF had announced head coach Didier Deschamps's contract extension on Saturday after he led France to a second consecutive World

India’s ace tennis star and multiple-time doubles major winner Sania Mirza will officially hang her racket in February as she called time on her trophy-laden illustrious career. The upcoming Dubai WTA 1000 will be 36-year-old Mirza’s final tournament as she bids farewell to the game. Sania won six doubles major titles and was India’s top-seeded player for almost two decades. She also won the 2010

With the rapturous welcome he received the moment he landed in Saudi Arabia early this week, Cristiano Ronaldo and his family are giving back all the love by embracing the Arab culture. It seems like the football star has fast settled into his 'new home' at Al Nassr Club, proudly wearing his yellow No. 7 jersey and smiling from ear to ear during his first days of training with his new teammates

Pele, the man they called O Rei, the King, passed away on Thursday, aged 82, after a drawn-out battle with illness in Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein hospital. Synonymous with the term 'o jogo bonito', the beautiful game, he transcended the sport like none before or since. Arguably the greatest footballer of all time, his legacy goes well beyond numbers. It is also a fact that so much of his career

Brazil soccer great Pele died on Thursday, aged 82, after a long battle with cancer. Following are some reactions to his death: BRAZIL STRIKER NEYMAR Before Pele, 10 was just a number. I’ve read this phrase somewhere, at some point in my life. But this sentence, beautiful, is incomplete. I would say before Pele football was just a sport. Pele has changed it all. He turned football into art, into

Lionel Messi on Sunday won the Golden Ball for the best player at this year's World Cup after leading Argentina to victory in the final against France. France striker Kylian Mbappe, on the other hand won the World Cup Golden Boot award with eight goals after scoring a hat-trick in Sunday's final defeat by Argentina. Messi scored twice in the final in Doha, taking his tally of goals at the

For his legions of admirers, the debate about Lionel Messi's right to be regarded as the greatest footballer in history is officially over. The absence of a World Cup winners' medal has long been Exhibit A in the argument about why Messi does not rank above Pele and Diego Maradona in football's pantheon. But with Argentina's victory over France in Sunday's jaw-dropping World Cup final in Doha, the