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Salah showed shades of Messi in his performance

kriralok desk: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is displaying a similar level of quality to Lionel Messi, according to former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. Salah has won the Premier League’s Golden Boot award for the past two seasons – although he shared it with club team-mate Sadio Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in 2018-19 – and the 27-year-old already has ...

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Kuldeep Yadav makes history

kriralok desk: Spinner Kuldeep Yadav became India’s first bowler to claim two international hat-tricks on Wednesday after striking three times on successive balls in the second one-day against West Indies. Yadav, a left-arm wrist spinner, sent back Shai Hope for 78, Jason Holder (11) and Alzarri Joseph (0) on the final three deliveries of his eighth over in Visakhapatnam to ...

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Pakistan still holds special place in Mickey Arthur’s heart

kriralok desk: Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur says ongoing opponent Pakistan holds a special place in his heart and he’s happy to be back in the country where he coached for three years. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) removed Arthur as national coach after the Cricket World Cup in England in midyear, and gave former captain Misbah-ul-Haq three responsibilities — ...

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Real Madrid will face off with Man City in the UCL last 16

kriralok desk: ep Guardiola will renew rivalries with Real Madrid after Manchester City was drawn to face Los Blancos in a blockbuster Champions League last-16 tie. With City 14 points adrift of leader Liverpool in the Premier League, success in Europe is likely to be Guardiola’s main priority this season. But its hopes of glory in the continent’s premier club ...

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Mumbai City coach accuses match official of racism

kriralok desk: Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa levelled charges of racism against a match official following the 3-2 win over Bengaluru FC on Sunday. The Portuguese coach started his post-match address with a “statement” and went on to say that “monkey gestures” were made against Mumbai midfielder Kevyn Serge Aboue, a player from Gabon. “ISL needs foreigners. We are ...

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Tokyo unveils 60,000-capacity stadium for 2020 Olympics

Kriralok desk: okyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium Sunday, more than seven months before the 2020 Opening Ceremony — with a host of special features to beat the feared heat. Built on the site of the former national stadium used for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, it has five floors above ground and two below, with greenery planted on ...

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Mbappe surpasses Ronaldo and Messi

kriralok desk: The heir to the throne of world football is Kylian Mbappe, and the French star continued his rise to stardom on Wednesday evening as he scored his 100th goal at club level, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the same age. Mbappe’s career has been a blistering quick one, starting with his emergence at Monaco, where he ...

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Asghar returns as Afghanistan captain

kriralok desk: Asghar Afghan was reappointed as Afghanistan captain on Wednesday just eight months after being controversially sacked as skipper, the war-torn country’s cricket board announced. The 31-year-old Afghan, who made 104 international appearances as captain after taking over following the 2015 World Cup, was originally dumped in May, with senior players including Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi publicly criticising ...

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Ansu Fati makes history

kriralok desk: nter failed to get beyond the Champions League group stage for a second successive season after losing 2-1 at home to Barcelona, with Ansu Fati’s late winner making him the youngest scorer in the competition’s history. The Serie A leader needed to at least match Borussia Dortmund’s result against Slavia Prague due to being level on seven points ...

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Russia banned for four years

kriralok desk: The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, handed Russia the four-year suspension after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory doping data handed over to investigators earlier this year. ...

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