Shooters Indulge in Ugly Scuffle at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, SAI Cancels Their Membership

first_img Babar Khannraisaishooting First Published: October 21, 2019, 4:25 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has cancelled the membership of the two marksmen involved in a scuffle inside the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here while the national federation has asked its Athletes Commission to launch an inquiry into the incident.Ugly scenes were witnessed at the range on Sunday when the two errant shooters — Babar Khan and Yoginder Pal Singh, a former member of the Indian double trap team, got into a fight after an argument regarding the scheduling of rounds. The breach of discipline forced the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to act against the shooters.”The NRAI has referred the matter to the Athletes Commission and asked them to look into it, send them a notice and launch an inquiry. Meanwhile, their ‘pay and play’ scheme membership has been cancelled by SAI,” an official of the federation said.Fellow shooters and coaches present there at the time of the incident had to physically restrain the two and bring the situation under control.A video clip of the incident was also circulated.The Karni Singh Range is a property of Sports Authority of India and shooters are are allowed to use the facility under SAI’s ‘pay and play’ scheme.The NRAI’s Athletes Commission is headed by former international shooters Morad Ali Khan and also comprises Ashok Mittal, Vikram Batnagar, Anuja Jung and Sonia Rai. last_img read more

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Rohit Sharma 1st batsman to hit 5 hundreds in a single World Cup

first_imgRohit Sharma became the 1st player to hit 5 hundreds in single edition of the World Cup. During India’s final league match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka, Rohit created history when he scored his 27th hundred in one-day internationals.Rohit Sharma has been in sensational form in the 2019 World Cup. This was his 5th hundred in only 8 innings. India’s game against New Zealand was washed out. Kumar Sangakkara had scored 4 hundreds in the 2015 World Cup.Rohit has now 3 successive hundreds in this World Cup. He had scored 102 against England on June 30 and 104 against Bangladesh on July 2.This is Rohit Sharma’s 6th hundred in his World Cup career. He had scored a hundred in the quarter-final against Bangladesh in 2015. He has now drawn level with Sachin Tendulkar for most hundreds in World Cup history.During the course of his innings, Rohit Sharma became the 4th cricketer and 2nd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to score 600 runs in a World Cup. No man has scored more runs than Rohit Sharma after the league stages of a World Cup.Rohit Sharma has been in spectacular touch in the World Cup.Against South Africa, Rohit led a tricky chase for India with an unbeaten 122 before scoring 57 against Australia. He then smashed 140 against Pakistan before missing out against Afghanistan and West Indies. He then smashed 102 against England and 104 against Bangladesh.Rohit Sharma was controversially given out against West Indies but he made up for it with some scintillating batting against other teams.Rohit’s regular opening partner Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup after a thumb injury but he joined forces to add record stands for the 1st wicket with KL Rahul. The pair was involved in century opening stands against Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.advertisementAlso Read | Rohit Sharma 2nd India batsman to score 600 runs in a single World CupAlso Read | Shaheen Shah Afridi: Pakistan cricket’s next superstar in the makingAlso See:last_img read more

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