Sports update: Read about Cricketer Rohit Sharma, Badminton star Kento Momota, Tennis star Serena Williams and more.


Rohit Sharma returns after a break 

Team India vice-captain Rohit Sharma returns to the T20 side after a break. Sharma was named in the T20 side that will play New Zealand in a 5-match series starting 24th January in Auckland. Hardik Pandya is still missing from action after his personal trainer sought more time to help the all-rounder recover from back surgery. Virat Kohli continues to lead the side for the tour of New Zealand.

Team Australian is in India!

Team Australia is in India to play a 3-match ODI series starting Tuesday. Team India will be lead by Virat Kohli as the 1st match of the series will be played in Mumbai. The visitors are confident to once again upset Team India at home after they beat the hosts in the previous series 3-2 in 2019.

Kento Momota injured in a car crash 

World number one badminton star Kento Momota of Japan was injured in a car crash in Kuala Lumpur early on Monday morning. The accident occurred hours after Momota won the Malaysian Masters title in Kuala Lumpur. The accident left Momota with facial injuries and a broken nose and isn’t a good sign ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year. .

Serena’s heartwarming support for Aussie bushfire relief 

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams ended her 3-year-long title drought as she won the Auckland Classic on Sunday.  Serena after beating Jessica Pegula in the final donated her $43,000 winners cheque to charity to help those who are suffering from the bushfires in Australia.

Bike racer dies at the Dakar Rally 

Portuguese bike racer Paulo Goncalves died during the 7th Stage of the Dakar Rally on Sunday. The 40-year-old who was riding for Hero Motorsports had an accident during the 7th stage and died on the spot. A former cross-country rallies world champion, Paulo is the first competitor to die at the Dakar Rally since 2015.

Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist.

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