Sports News-Daily Digest: 4 Key Updates
1. India’s Mithali Raj becomes first to score 6000 runs in women’s ODI cricket
Indian captain Mithali Raj scripted history by becoming first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to score more than 6000 career runs. She also became all-time leading run-getter in women’s ODI. She achieved the record feat against Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match at Bristol. She broke previous record of Charlotte Edwards (5992) in 164 innings – 16 less than Charlotte.
2. India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar wins gold medal at World Para Athletics
India’s Sundar Singh Gurjar won gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at World Para Athletics Championships held in London, United Kingdom. In the F46 category, Sundar recorded his personal best effort of 60.36m ahead of Dinesh Priyantha Herath (Sri Lanka) who emerged second with 57.93m, followed by defending champion Guo Chunliang (China) with 56.14m.
3. BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as new head coach of Indian cricket team
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named former Indian all-rounder and captain Ravi Shastri as the new chief coach of the Indian cricket team till ICC World Cup 2019. He will succeed Anil Kumble who had resigned from the post after the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
4. Harinder Pal Sandhu Wins South Australian Open Squash Title
India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu has defeated Rhys Dowling of Australia to lift South Australian Open squash title. This will be Sandhu’s first PSA tournament victory in Australia. South Australian Open squash title is on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) international circuit. This victory will be Sandhu’s third this season after winning two in Malaysia in May. Overall, this will be Sandhu’s eight title win at the PSA level. He had also managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Asian Individual Squash Championship in Chennai in April.