The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday declared the appointment of Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI captain, with the opener relieving Virat Kohli from the job in front of the upcoming visit to South Africa.
The choice to eliminate Virat Kohli as skipper of India’s ODI group was taken by the national selectors and the BCCI leadership had no earlier communication with him. The 33-year-old Kohli wasn’t approached to quit ODI captaincy ahead of Wednesday’s declaration.
Reigning champ PV Sindhu raged into the ladies’ singles quarterfinals of the BWF World Championships with a straight-match dominant win over Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand on Thursday.
Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes group dropped plans to pursue the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result on Thursday and saluted Max Verstappen as Formula One world champion. Red Bull’s Verstappen, 24, held onto the title after overtaking seven-time world champion Hamilton on the last lap of the race in the midst of ruckus over how a late security vehicle time was conducted.
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has declared his retirement from football at 33 years old because of a heart condition. Aguero has not played since the finish of October when he was taken off during the first half of Barca’s draw with Alaves in the wake of encountering chest pain.
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