Krunal Pandya dedicated his smashing ODI debut - an unbeaten 58 off just 31 balls - to his late father, and, overcome with emotion, couldn't even speak to commentator Murali Kartik. After lighting up the stadium with seven fours and two sixes, Krunal eventually found some solace in another bear hug with Hardik.
Atletico Madrid forward Moussa Dembele collapsed during a training session on Tuesday due to a reported drop in blood pressure, and images of his dramatic slump and medical response were widely reported in the Spanish press.
World number three Simona Halep said she is more interested in silverware than her ranking and will focus on the Grand Slams and the Olympics as she looks to add to her trophy cabinet this year after a chaotic 2020 rattled by COVID-19.
Most tennis players are accustomed to long-haul flights and almost non-stop travel but world number one Ashleigh Barty had to admit her near-50-hour flight to Florida to begin her title defence at the Miami Open this week was a bit jarring.
England skipper Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings are doubtful for the second ODI against India here on Friday after sustaining injuries in the series-opener, dealing a fresh blow to the side's floundering campaign.