Ankita Raina gave her all in an extremely close defeat while Karman Kaur Thandi too fought her heart out before losing as India trailed 0-2 on the opening day of the Billie Jean King Cup Play-offs, here on Friday.
Rafael Nadal's bid for a 12th Monte Carlo Masters title was shattered by Russia's Andrey Rublev, who swept to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 quarter-final win on Friday.
Having just lost his BCCI central contract, Manish Pandey will be firmly be under the scanner when Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have lost both their matches so far, take on the Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday night.
The Pakistan cricket team, led by Babar Azam, will have no difficulty in travelling to India for the ICC World T20 in October as the government is set to grant visas to the players from the neighbouring nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed top seer at the Kumbh Mela to keep the ongoing pilgrimage "symbolic" in nature after a large number of people at the mela, including seers, tested positive for Covid-19. The PM added that symbolic participation at Kumbh would help in the fight against the raging virus. Seers have now urged people to not come in large numbers.