Former Saurashtra pace bowler and BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja has died due to Covid-19. He was 66. Jadeja played 50 First-Class matches and 11 List A games, taking 134 and 14 wickets, respectively, between 1975-1987. Indian head coach Ravi Shastri, who played office and zonal cricket with Jadeja, wrote on Twitter: “Really sad to lose a colleague from Nirlons Mumbai and West Zone and a friend for many years, Raju Jadeja due to Covid complications. A gentleman to the core.”
Kobe honoured in emotional Hall of Fame ceremony
Vanessa Bryant stood at the podium as her late husband Kobe was being formally inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and she noted that she always avoided praising the former Los Angeles Lakers star in public. After all, Vanessa regularly heard thousands of fans and other people heaping praise on the five-time NBA champion, 18-time NBA All-Star and 2007-08 MVP. “Someone had to bring him back to reality,” Vanessa said. NBA legends Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett were among the other inductees.
Leicester win FA Cup for first time, beating Chelsea 1-0
Youri Tielemans was preparing for the FA Cup final when he received a text message with a clear instruction: Aim for the top corner. When the ball landed at the Leicester midfielder’s feet, 63 minutes into the 140th final, a powerful shot from 30 metres was aimed just where he had been advised. It was a sensational way to win the FA Cup for the first time in Leicester’s 137-year history, 1-0 against Champions League finalists Chelsea.
Lewandowski ties Muller’s Bundesliga goal record
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski equalled the Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season. Lewandowski converted an early penalty in Bayern’s 2-2 draw at Freiburg and the Poland forward matched Gerd Muller’s record from 1972.
Kane helps Tottenham tame Wolves
Hotspur’s England striker Harry Kane scored his 22nd EPL goal of the season to help his side to a 2-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Agencies