Sports

Sehwag hails Shafali Verma, calls her a rockstar

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag on Thursday heaped praise on Shafali Verma after her brilliant performance against New Zealand women in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup. 

"Wah bhai Wah ! Great effort by the girls to hold on to their nerves and beat New Zealand and qualify for the semi finals of the #T20WorldCup. Shafali Varma is a rockstar, Anand aa raha hai ladkiyon ka perfumance dekhne mein," Sehwag tweeted. 

Verma played a knock of 46 runs off just 34 balls. After being asked to bat first, she provided India with a good start in the match and the team managed to put up a total of 133 runs. India women then successfully defended the target and secured a four-run victory in the match to cruise into the semi-finals of the premier tournament. 

Former batsman VVS Laxman also congratulated the team for qualifying in the semi-finals. "Congratulations @BCCIWomen on a wonderful win against New Zealand and qualifying for the semifinals. The bowlers were excellent in defending 132 and Shafali Varma has been absolutely top class for India. Well done girls. #T20WorldCup," Laxman tweeted. 

India women will now take on take on Sri Lanka on February 29.

Novak Djokovic pledges 1 million Euros to combat coronavirus

New Delhi: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena Djokovic have announced that they will donate a million euros to help the people of Serb...

No Kohli, no Gayle: Brad Hogg picks Warner and Raina as the best powerplay batsmen in IPL

New Delhi: Former Australian spin wizard Brad Hogg has picked Suresh Raina as one of the best powerplay players in the Indian Premier League as he fee...

Would have closed my eyes batting against you: Pietersen trolls Yuzvendra Chahal

New Delhi: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen on Thursday trolled spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, saying he would have batted against the Indian bowler ...

Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh to combat coronavirus

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister of Maharash...