SC Quashes Criminal Case Against Dhoni

Supreme Court has quashed a criminal case against Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case related to hurting religious sentiments. The case was related to Dhoni being portrayed as Lord Vishnu on the cover of a magazine. The top court observed that there was no deliberate or malicious intent on Dhoni’s part and no case had been made out.

Dhoni Steps Down as ODI, T20 Captain

Mahindra Singh Dhoni has announced to step down as captain of Team India’s limited over matches. He will, however, be available for selection for the ODI & T20 England series starting this month. He had earlier stepped down as Captain of India’s Test team. Dhoni relinquishes captaincy in all formats of the game after having played 60 tests, 199 ODIs & 72 T-20 matches.

MS Dhoni equals Australian great Ponding’s record

MS Dhoni equals Australian great Ricky Ponting’s record of leading the side in 324 international matches across all formats during the third and final T20 against Zimbabwe in Harare.

ASIA CUP T20 2016 – India : Kings of Asia Again

India once again made the world consider them as the must formidable-force in the area of T20 cricket on March 6, 2016 when they lifted the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh. They defeated the hosts Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final which was affected by rain. The final was reduced to 15 overs each side. It was India’s7th straight T20 win and the 10th win in 11 matches. India have won the Asia Cup for the record sixth time.
India chased the victory target of 121 with clinical precision in 13.5 overs. Rohit Sharma was out early, edging an Al-Amin Hossain outswingers to the slip. But Shikhur Dhawan found his form on the big day. He took his time to get into the groove. But India had time on their side. A 94-run second wicket partnership between Dhawan and Kohli set up the chase. They started to up the ante from the 11th over when Dhawan hir Shakib for back-to-back fours before sweeping offspinner Nasir Hossain to the fine leg boundary in the next over. In between, Kohli, too, had taken a couple of fours off him. Dhawan got out after scoring 60 from 44 balls. Dhoni promoted himself to No. 4 Al-Amin came to bowl the penultimate over. Dhoni hit him for a six over-deep mid-wicket followed by a four to the cover boundary and another six cover wide long on to finish off the matter. Earlier, Bangladesh reached 120 for five, bolstered by some forceful hitting towards the end by Mohammad Mahmudulah (33 not out). Shikhar Dhawan was declared “Man of the Match”. Pakistan, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the other countries which participated in the tournament.

Current Events November 2015 – Sports

•PM announces ` 80,000 cr package for all-round development of J&K at Srinagar’s Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium.
•Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Ajit Prakash Shah designated as the ethics officer (ombudsman) at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
•Former Indian Premier League(IPL) Chief Operating Officer Sundar Raman will join the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as its Chief Operating Officer.
•Former long jump champion Anju Bobby George designated as the chairperson of Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
•India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni bagged his first endorsement deal outside the country – brand ambassador of Dubai-based company Grand Midwest Group.
•Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis sealed the Year-End WTA No. 1 doubles ranking by Dubai Duty Free.
•New Zealand won the third Rugby World Cup after beating Australia, 2019 – Japan.
•16th national women boxing championship in Assam
– Nikhat Zareen defeated Vanlal Duati from Mizoram to won Gold Medal
•Roger Federer won 2015 Swiss Indoors Basel Title of Tennis in Switzerland – 7th Title.
•Gurpreet Singh Sandhu created history by becoming the first Indian footballer to play for a first division European club.
•Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to reach 150 Test wicket(100th on Indian soil).
•Deepika Kumari and Jayanta Talukdar clinched the bronze in the Recurve Mixed team after beating Chian 5-3 at the Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand
•Vidarbha opener Wasim Jaffer became the first cricketer in Ranji Trophy history to notch up 10000 runs on day two of their Group A match against Bengal at the Jadavpur University.
•BCCI announces monetary benefits for former players. Cricketers who retired before December 31, 1993 and have played more than 25 matches will get
` 50,000 per month.
•2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup – 1st Nigeria, 2nd – Mali, 3rd – Belgium, 4th – Mexico.
• 13th Asian Shooting Championship – HeenaSidhu clinched gold medal in the 10m air pistol women’s event in Kuwait.
•World football governing body FIFA give the rights to India to host U-17 World Cup hosting rights.
•Indian Railways won 32nd edition of Indian Oil Surjit Hockey tournament for the first time at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium in Jalandhar (Punjab).
• Latest ODI rankings : 1-Australia, 2 – India, 3-South Africa, 4- New Zealand, 5-Sri Lanka,6-England, 7-Bangladesh and 8-Pakistan.
•Pakistan’s veteran batsman Younis Khan (37) announced his retirement from one-day international cricket after match with England.
•Aditi Chauhan become the first Indian woman to won Women in Football Award at the third Asian Football Awards in London.
•ICC appointed four female umpires for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
New Zealander Kathleen, Australia’s Claire Polosak, England’s Sue Redfern and West Indies’ Jacqueline Williams
•PV Sindhu won women’s singles title at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan’s Minatsu Mitani.
•Great Britain won the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years since the Davis Cup World Group started in 1981 in Ghent- Team Czech Republic.

Kohli will lead India in the Test Cricket Matches

Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Test Cricket after the third Test between India and Australia concluded in a draw at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Virat Kohli will lead India in the final Test in Sydney.

Dhoni announces his retirement from Test Cricket

India’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirment on Dec. 30, 2014 from Test cricket shortly after the third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia. Dhoni, who is one of the world’s highest-earning sportsmen, has chosen “to retire from Test cricket with immediate effect in order to concentrate on the 50-over and Twenty-20 formats of the game”, a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India said.
Dhoni : Test debut (cap 251) 2 Dec. 2005 v Sri Lanka; Last Test 26 Dec. 2014 v Australia.

Dhoni breaks the World Record in stumpings

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni breaks the World Record for the most number of stumpings in international cricket, after he effected his 134th dismissal on day two of the third cricket Test against Australia in Melbourne.