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Indian women shine with 4 medals, win 2 golds in pistol and rifle events in Asian Games 2023

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Indian women athletes with medals in Asian Games (Source - Twitter)

India’s female athletes are achieving remarkable results at the ongoing 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. On Day 4, Sift Kaur Samra made history by securing gold and breaking world, Asian, and Asian Games records in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions individual event, with Ashi Chouksey winning bronze in the same competition. 

Additionally, in the 50m rifle, 3 positions women’s team event, Ashi, Manini Kaushik, and Sift performed exceptionally, earning India a silver medal. The women’s 25m pistol team event also saw India clinch gold, with Manu Bhaker, Esha Singh, and Rhythm Sangwan delivering an impressive performance. 

Manu Bhaker topped the qualification round in the women’s 25m pistol event, with Esha finishing fifth and Rhythm seventh. Esha Singh secured the silver medal in the 25m women’s pistol final, while the Indian women’s hockey team kicked off their campaign with a dominant 13-0 victory against Singapore in Pool A.

India have won more than 20 medals in Asian Games 2023

Earlier, the Indian women’s cricket team also won the gold medal after they defeated Sri Lanka in the T20I tournament’s final clash on Monday, September 25. The contest was very thrilling as India scored only 116 runs in the first innings but the bowlers displayed a magnificent performance in the 2nd innings and successfully defended the target to beat them by 19 runs. 

India Women were the favourites at the start of the tournament, and they have managed to come out on top in challenging conditions. They’ll be pleased and proud of this particular achievement and so will be the fans of Indian cricket.

However, talking about the overall medal tally of the Indian team, they have won 5 golds, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze medals at the time of writing. It is to be believed that the numbers will surely increase. Indian men’s cricket team will also be playing soon in the tournament and they are also the favourite to win it.

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3 popular celebs who have allegedly signed up on Dating App ‘Raya’

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While the general public uses the likes of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, and others, celebrities are also looking for partners on their phones. One of them is Raya, a niche platform, exclusive to famous and popular. A few Reddit screengrabs have shown the profiles of these celebs. In this listicle, we will discuss the celebs who could be seen on the app.

Three celebs were seen on Raya

Kartik Aaryan flies economy, fans call him 'Most humble star'

1. Kartik Aaryan

One of the profiles that could be seen on Reddit was Bhool Bhulaiyaa actor. His bio reads his age as 31 and his profession as ‘actor’ – keeping it rather squeaky clean and classy. Fans dropping comments like, “People here are debating about age I am still stuck at he is on Raya. And his PR is shipping him with Sara, Kriti, etc all the time.”

Karan Johar

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2. Karan Johar

The next profile that has gone viral on social media is filmmaker, Karan Johar. His profile reads, “Filmmaker / studio owner, Dharma Productions” with a selfie of him where he is pouting. People have commented saying, “Disappointed that Karan’s bio doesn’t read “Karan Johar, desperately looking for a Shauhar” Another one said, “I really hope he finds someone. One of the few times I felt bad for him was on the KWK episode with Deepika and Ranveer.”

Shubman Gill (Source - Twitter

Shubman Gill (Source – Twitter)

3. Shubman Gill

The India opening batter is the most unexpected person to be on this app. He is alleged to be dating Sachin Tendulkar’s daughter, Sara. Meanwhile, his profile bio read, “An athlete who learned to paint to call himself an artist on Raya”. Fans have commented saying, “wasn’t he dating sara? or do celebs and rich people use RAYA to network?” while another appreciated Shubman’s ‘game’ on Raya and said, “ Damn Shubman…I wasn’t familiar with your game.”

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WATCH: Keiron Pollard turns back clock as he plunders 27 runs against Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2024

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter/PSL)

Former West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard turned back the clock in the PSL 2024 game against Peshawar Zalmi. Playing for Karachi Kings, he hit 27 runs against Afghanistan international, Noor Ahmed in the 15th over of the second innings. At the time, the Kings needed 45 off 36 balls to win their first game of the season. Meanwhile, in the over, Pollard hit three sixes and two fours.

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Talking about the game, the 2020 winners, the Kings won the toss and elected to field first in the day game. Former Pakistan international Shoaib Malik removed Saim Ayub to start the game. The likes of Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Mohammad Haris failed to cross the double-digit mark. At 40/3, skipper Babar Azam and Rovman Powell put together 68 runs with the former scoring a fifty against his previous team.

They were 136/4 with Azam and Asif Ali batting at the crease till the 16th over. In the last four overs, the team lost six wickets for just 18 runs. With this, the 2017 winners were bowled out for 154 runs. In reply, the Blue Brigade didn’t have the best of starts as they lost two wickets for 40 runs. However, Mohammad Akhlaq scored a quick 24 to keep the team ahead in the chase. Malik scored a run-a-ball 29. With 91/3 on the board, England international, James Vince (38*) stayed till the end while Pollard finished the game early with 49 off 21 balls. They ended up winning the game by seven wickets and 3.1 overs to spare.

Kieron Pollard retired from international cricket in April 2022

The 2012 T20 World Cup winner announced his retirement from international cricket two years back. Ahead of the IPL 2023, he retired from the league and became the batting coach of Mumbai Indians. However, he continues to represent MI Emirates (ILT20), MI New York (MLC), Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL), and Karachi Kings (PSL) up until now.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal witnesses huge rise in Test batting rankings, Ravindra Jadeja still the best all-rounder

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There have been massive changes in the world rankings after the conclusion of the 2nd Test between South Africa and New Zealand, and the third Test between India and England. The Indian players have climbed the rankings by huge margins. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravindra Jadeja have a massive gain in rankings and ratings among the batters and All Rounders respectively.  

Some of the players from NZ, SA, and England have also witnessed a change in rankings. Kane Williamson strengthened his position at the top of the rankings as he scored a hundred while chasing 267. Willaim O’Rourke became the first Kiwi bowler to claim nine wickets on Test debut. He rose to the 61st ranking among bowlers. David Bedingham of SA scored a hundred and became the 50th-ranked batter. 

Ben Duckett scored 153 in the first innings which helped him to gain 12 spots in the rankings to claim the 13th position among the batters. Mark Wood became the 21st-ranked bowler in the world for his brilliant performance with the ball. Despite not bowling a lot in Rajkot, Ashwin climbed up the ranking among the bowlers. The star spinner claimed his 500th Test wicket by dismissing Zack Crawley. 

Indians witness a rise in rankings

In the process, Ashwin became the 2nd ranked bowler. India now has two bowlers in the top, the first of such instances since 2017. Bumrah continues to be ranked number one among the bowlers. Rohit Sharma scored a hundred and raised his ranking. He is now ranked 12th among the batters. Shubman Gill climbed up by three spots to become the 35th-ranked batter in the world. 

Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel broke into the top 100 among the batters with their performances with the bat. Jadeja shined both with the bat and with the ball. He achieved his career-best rating of 469 among the Test All-Rounders after scoring a hundred and claiming 7 wickets in the match. Jaiswal saw a massive rise in his rankings and is now the 15th-ranked batter in the world. 

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