‘Thank You Sachin’ campaign by BCCI
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 6
November 2013 launched Thank you Sachin campaign on social networking site
Twit ter. This Campaign will allow fans worldwide to connect and say thank
you to Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement. The campaign offers fans across
India and the world a rare opportunity to receive a personalised picture of
Sachin Tendulakar.The Board of Control for Cricket in India launched this
campaign in collaboration with Twitter and Digigraph. During the Test series
between India and the West Indies(6 to 18 November 2013), all Twitter users
who send an appreciative message for Sachin to the BCCI handle with the
ThankYouSachin will instantaneously receive a Tweet from BCCI with a
momentous picture of Sachin, including a personalised message and signature
in his handwriting. Sachin Tendulkar on 10 October
2013 announced his decision to retire from Test cricket after playing his
landmark 200th Test match against the West Indies in November 2013.
India - West Indies ODI series India has won the three
one day series against West Indies by 2-1 on 27 November 2013. This was the
sixth ODI title win in a row for India after it defeated West Indies by 5
wickets in the third and final match of the series at Kanpur. After India
lost a series in December 2012 against Pakistan, it has played six more
series and had consecutively won all the series.
The six ODI series were:
- England tour to India to play 5 matches ODI - India won this series
- ICC Champions Trophy which was played in England – India defeated
the host England in the final A triangular series with Sri Lanka and
West Indies – India won the final match against Sri Lanka
- India tour to Zimbabwe – India won the series 5-0. Virat Kohli
captained the Indian side
- Seven ODI series during Australia tour to India - India defeated
Australia 3-2. Two matches of the series were washed away
- West Indies tour to India to play three matches ODI – India defeated
West Indies 2-1
India Australia ODI series
India won the series 3-2 against Australia on 2 November
2013 by beating Australia in the seventh match by 57 runs at Bangalore. In
the seventh One Day International (ODI) match India scored Score 383/6 in 50
over and Australia scored 326 in 45.1 over. In the seventh ODI, Rohit Sharma
scored 209 in 158 balls and became the third players to score more than 200
runs. Rohit hit 16 sixes, while scoring the 209. The rest of two scorers are
Indian cricketers namely Sachin Tendulkar (who scored 200 runs in 147 balls)
and Virender Sehwag (who scored 219 in 140 balls). While chasing, Faulkner
of Australia broke the Australian record of fastest century in an ODI in 57
balls. Glenn Maxwell also equaled the Australian record of fastest fifty in
17 balls, while scoring 60 runs in 22 balls. In the seven ODI series two
successive matches were washed out at Ranchi and Cuttak. India was
successful to equal the level in series 2-2 at Nagpur, during the sixth
- Man of the Series: Rohit Sharma Rohit Sharma Scores a Double
The Czech Republic on 17 November 2013 defended the Davis
Cup title 2013 after Redek Stepanek defeated the Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3,
6-1, 6-1 in the fifth rubber of the final by BNP Paribas Final in Belgrade.
With the win Stepanek handed the win too Czech Republic 3-2. With this win,
Stepanek became the third player in the history to win Two Davis Cup Finals
live fifth singles rubbers. He is also the first man to do so on consecutive
occasions after bypassing Serbian youngster Dusan Lajovic for the loss of
just five games. In 2012, he defeated Nicolas Almagro in the fifth rubber of
the 100th Final in Prague. Only France’s Henri Cochet (1927, 1929 and 1931)
and Britain’s Fred Perry (1933, 1936) have won two Davis Cup Final live
fifth singles rubbers before - Radek Stepanek.
India qualified for Hockey World Cup 2014
Indian men’s hockey team on 3 November 2013 officially
qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. International Hockey
Federation (FIH) confirmed the India’s berth in a official press release at
Switzerland. Australia success at Oceania Cup on 3 November 2013 confirmed
latest teams for world cup 2014. The Rabobank Hockey World Cup will be held
from 31 May to 15 June 2014 at The Hague, Netherland. The India men’s team
finished sixth at the Rabobank HWL Semi Final in Rotterdam and that was
enough to confirm their participation in the tournament.
A total of 22 teams (11 men/11 women) have now qualified
for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, with just two more places left to fill.
The remaining berths will be taken by the winners of the rescheduled Men’s
and Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which takes place from 18-24 November
2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. Men’s Teams for World Cup
1. Netherlands: Hosts
2. Germany : Continental Champions Europe
3. Argent ina: Continental Champions Pan America
4. Korea: Continental Champions Asia
5. Aus t ra l ia: Continental Champions Oceania
6. England: 3rd place Hockey World League Semi-Final, Johor Bahru (MAS)
7. Belgium: 1st place Rabobank Hockey World League Semi- Final, Rotterdam
8. New Zea land: 4th place Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final,
9. Spain: 5th place Hockey World League Semi-Final, Rotterdam (NED)
10. Malaysia: 5th place Hockey World League Semi-Final, Johor Bahru (MAS)
11. India: 6th place Hockey World League Semi-Final, Rotterdam (NED)
Lionel Messi awarded third Golden Shoe
Lionel Messi, the Barcelonan forward footballer on 20
November 2013 won the Golden Shoe award. Messi won the award in recognition
of his 46 goals in 32 leagues appearances in the Europe’s domestic football
league in the 2012- 13 season. This is the third Golden Shoe award of Messi
and with this win he became the first footballer win the show three times.
Earlier Messi won the award in 2009-10 for 34 goals and a Spanish record 50
About Lionel Messi
Lionel Andres Messi (26) is an Argentine Footballer and a
captain to the national team of Argentina. At present he plays for FC
Barcelona in Spain. He is the fourth footballer to win 3 Ballons d’Or. He is
the second player to win three Ballon’s d’Or consecutively after Michele
18th Asian Archery Competition
India’s men’s compound Archery team on 31 October 2013 won a gold medal
in the 18th Asian Archery competition held at Chinese Taipei.
Abhishek Verma, Ratan Singh, Sandeep Kumar forming the compound team
defeated the Korean trio of Lihong Min, Yong Hee Choi and Jongho Kim 233-231
to win the gold.
The Indian compound trio showed their consistency right through the
qualification round, in which they totalled 2086 points, to be ranked No.1
after they got a bye in the pre-quarters.
In the quarters, India ousted Iraq 231-221 while hosts Chinese Taipei
faced the elimination going down 220-232.
18th Asian Archery Championships 2013 was organized by Asian Archery
Federation (AAF) in Taipei (TPE) from 29 October to 2 November 2013.
Golf World Cup 2013
Jason Day, Australian Golfer won the Golf world cup at
The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne on 24 November 2013. Australia
team (Jason Day and Adam Scott) also won the team Championships by beating
the American team of Matt Kuchar and Kevin Streelman. With this victory
Jason Day collected 1.2 million Dollars for sealing individual Title and
will share another 600000 Dollars with Adam Scott for winning the team
trophy. Indian Golfer Anirban Lahi r i finished with 25th place and picked
up 56000 Dollars for his effort at the tournament. India f ini shed 26th and
last in the team Championships. The 2013 Golf World Cup, officially known as
ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf was held from 21 to 24 November 2013 at The
Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
World champion water-skier Sarah Teelow Died
Sarah Teelow, the world champion water skier of Australia
died on 25 November 2013 after a fall during a high-speed endurance race on
Australia’s Hawkesbury River. The 21 year old, Teelow fell from her skis after
the start of the 75 mile Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic near Sydney.
She was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition, with spinal and head
injuries and later she died in the hospital.
She is the seventh water-skier to die in an accident in
Australia in last five years. Teelow had won the Formula 2 category at the World
Waterski Racing Championships in Spain in September. Teelow was the daughter of
two-time world waterski champion, Tania Teelow.
World Athletes of 2013
The Jamaican sprinters, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann
Fraser-Pryce were crowned the male and female World Athletes of the Year, 2013
on 16 November 2013. They were selected as the world athletes of the year by the
sport’s governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco.
Gold in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay at the Moscow Worlds in
August helped Bolt to take his all-time tally to eight golds and two silvers at
Usain Bolt had been the World Athlete of the Year in 2008,
2009, 2011 and 2012, previously. Bolt won 10 out of his 11 100m races (including
heats), and was unbeaten in his five races over 200m. Whereas, the Olympic
Sprint Champion, the Fraser-Pryce claimed gold medals in three events in Moscow.
Fraser- Pryce, regained her 100m title at the 2013 IAAF World Championships,
winning in 10.71, which remained the fastest time of the year. Earlier, she had
gold and two silvers. Fraser- Pryce became the second Jamaican woman to win,
after Merlene Ottey in 1990. Bolt and Fraser-Pryce also received a prize of
100000 US dollars.