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The new Indian fan and why he was angry after the final

The new Indian fan and why he was angry after the final

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Updates from :  the hindu This is a welcome change and holds out hope that the aggressive follower of the game is beginning to learn to take defeat. The World Cup is done and dusted, the caravan has moved on, the pundits have spoken, the analyses are over. Yet a couple of questions continue to nag. Why, for instance, would umpire Kumar Dharmasena admit to making an error while granting England the extra run in the tied final, and then follow that up with “I will never regret that decision”? The decision was taken in consultation with the other umpire, he tells us, it was a difficult one to make, he assures us, and then ruins that with what comes across as either arrogance or stupidity. The second question is the more interesting. Why were Indian fans so angry with the final resu
A very good phase in my life, says Rohit Sharma

A very good phase in my life, says Rohit Sharma

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Feels that having a new-born daughter has left him in a good space On Father’s Day, Rohit Sharma attributed his current purple patch to him being in a relaxed state following the birth of his daughter. “It is a very good phase in my life. Having a new-born daughter has left me in a good space. Plus I have had a good IPL and the focus here was to start well. For us as a team, it is important to keep ticking all the boxes,” the opener told the media here on Sunday night. Asked about his splendid 140 that laid low Pakistan in a crucial World Cup game at Old Trafford, Rohit highlighted the batting approach: “As a batsman, when the conditions are challenging, you got to assess it. The pitch was under cover for the last two days and we needed to assess
Euro 2020 Qualifying | Morata double gives Spain victory

Euro 2020 Qualifying | Morata double gives Spain victory

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Quagliarella returns to make Italy history Alvaro Morata’s remarkable revival continued on Tuesday as he scored twice for Spain in a 2-0 victory over Malta. Morata’s double at the Ta’Qali stadium gives Spain two wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifying and the perfect start in Group F. The results: Group D: Ireland 1 (Hourihane 36) bt Georgia 0; Switzerland 3 (Freuler 19, Xhaka 66, Embolo 76) drew with Denmark 3 (M. Jorgensen 84, Gytkjaer 88, Dalsgaard 90). Group F: Malta 0 lost to Spain 2 (Morata 31, 73); Norway 3 (Johnsen 41, King 59, Kamara 90) drew with Sweden 3 (Claesson 70, Quaison 86, 90); Romania 4 (Deac 26, Keseru 29, 33, Puscas 63) bt Faroe Islands 1 (V. Davidsen 40-pen). Group J: Armenia 0 lost to Finland 2 (Jensen 14, Soiri 78); Bosnia
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