April 25, 2024

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Perhaps because these are not splashier, fundamental breakthroughs, the West tends to discount China’s high-tech achievements by ascribing them to copying or to protectionism. While these practices did give China’s economy traction early on, they are no longer the primary drivers of Chinese innovation, for the simple reason that such cruder types of opportunities have already been fully exhausted. Instead, China is replete finding new ways to monetise their services, attract customers, and encourage them to buy, which is a good thing for a country with the world’s highest saving rate and a global trade imbalance on the export side. What we’re seeing here is that when it comes to innovation, Chinese companies are remarkably clever at taking existing technologies and applying them in new ways, expanding them from one to N.

Although some may dismiss these adaptations and new implementations of existing technologies as mere tinkering, they are significant so long as they contribute to growth by increasing productivity and generating income, which is certainly the case in China. Electricity was a zero-to-one technology, for example, but its countless spin conditions our homes, have allowed us to be far more comfortable and more productive. Cheap smartphones loaded with features may…

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India has voted in favour of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestine, reported PTI on Monday.

The draft resolution, titled “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan”, was passed on November 9 by the Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly.

While 145 nations voted in favour of the resolution, seven voted against it and 18 abstained.

India was joined by Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the UK, among others, for condemning settlement activities in Palestine.

The UN resolution also condemns “the disruption of the livelihood of protected persons, the forced transfer of civilians and the annexation of land, whether de facto or through national legislation.”

It further reaffirmed that the Israeli settlements in Palestine were “illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development”.

The United States, along with Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru voted against the resolution.

This comes as Israel’s war on Gaza entered its seventh week on Monday. At least 11,078 Palestinians, including 4,506 children, had been killed in the Israeli offensive in Gaza till Saturday. The Gaza health ministry has been unable to update the toll since then, reported the Associated Press.

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इंटरेनट डेस्क। इजराइल और हमास में जारी संघर्ष के बीच स्पेन ने फिलिस्तीन को लेकर बड़ा कदम उठाने का निर्णय लिया है। खबरों के अनुसार, स्पेन ने अब 2023 में फिलिस्तीन को दी जाने वाली सहायता में तीन गुना इजाफा किए जाने की योजना बनाई है। स्पेन के कार्यवाहक विदेश मंत्री जोस मैनुअल अल्बेरेस ने सोशल मीडिया के माध्यम से इस बात की जानकारी दी है।

इससे पहले लक्जमबर्ग में यूरोपीय संघ की विदेश मंत्रिस्तरीय बैठक के बाद स्पेन के कार्यवाहक विदेश मंत्री जोस मैनुअल अल्बेरेस कहा था कि स्पेन ने फिलिस्तीन के लोगों के लिए मानवीय सहायता बढ़ाकर 2.1 करोड़ यूरो कर दी है और निकट भविष्य में इस राशि को दोगुना करने की तैयारी की जा रही है।

जोस मैनुअल अल्बेरेस ने सोशल मीडिया के माध्यम से कहा कि हमने गाजा पट्टी में मानवीय संकट के बीच फिलिस्तीनी लोगों के लिए 2.6 करोड़ यूरो की राशि में एक नया सहायता पैकेज तैयार किया है। इसमें उन्होंने लिखा कि हम फिलिस्तीन के साथ सहयोग को तीन गुना करेंगे। स्पेन की ओर से 2023 में 4.85 करोड़ यूरो प्रदान किए जाएंगे।

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। इजराल-हमास के बीच लगातार 27 दिनों से युद्ध जारी है। हजारों बेगुनाहों की जान जा चुकी है और दोनों देश आर्थिक और मानवीय रूप से क्षति भी झेल रहे है। इसी बीच अब युद्ध और भी गंभीर होने की स्थिति में है। बताया जा रहा है की इजरायली सेना ने ऐलान किया है कि उसने गाजा में हमास को चारों तरफ से घेर लिया है।

मीडियारिपोटर्स की माने तो सेना ने एरियल स्ट्राइक के साथ-साथ ग्राउट अटैक भी शुरू कर दिया है। इस दौरान इजरायली सेना के हमले में अभी तक 9 हजार से अधिक फिलस्तिन नागरिकों की मौत हो चुकी है। वहीं इजरायल में 1400 के करीब लोगों की जान जा चुकी है।

मीडिया रिपोटर्स के अनुसार फिलिस्तीनी स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय का कहना है कि गाजा में 35 में से 16 अस्पताल सेवा से बाहर हैं। इस बीच, हिजबुल्लाह प्रमुख हसन नसरल्ला के बहुप्रतीक्षित भाषण के बीच इजराइल-लेबनान सीमा पर लड़ाई तेज हो गई है।

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। भारत में इस बार वनडे वर्ल्ड कप का आयोाजन होने जा रहा है और इसकी शुरूआत 5 अक्टूबर से होगी। मेजबानी भी भारत ही करेगा। ऐसे में अगर आप भी वर्ल्ड कप के मैच देखना चाहते है तो आपको देर नहीं करनी चाहिए और अपने टिकट बुक करवा लेने चाहिए। ऐसा इसलिए की टिकटों की बिक्री शुरू हो गई है।

हालांकि अभी आपको भारत के मैचों की टिकट नहीं मिलेगी। इसके लिए 30 अगस्त तक इंतजार करना पड़ेगा। साथ ही भारत-पाकिस्तान मैच के लिए टिकट 3 सितंबर से मिलेंगे। सेमीफाइनल और फाइनल के टिकट 15 सितंबर से मिलेंगे।

बता दें की टूर्नामेंट की शुरुआत 5 अक्टूबर से होगी और पहला मुकाबला अहमदाबाद के नरेंद्र मोदी स्टेडियम में होगा। भारतीय टीम अपना पहला मैच ऑस्ट्रेलिया के खिलाफ 8 अक्टूबर को चेन्नई में खेलेगी। साथ ही फाइनल 19 नवंबर को होगा और वो भी अहमदाबाद के नरेंद्र मोदी स्टेडियम में ही होगा।

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Badminton World Championships: HS Prannoy beats Viktor Axelsen to enter semis; Satwik-Chirag exit in QFs

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In an episode of the TV series The Good Doctor, a patient named Dawn has a miscarriage. Her husband, Todd, is shocked by this revelation. Since he had a vasectomy a decade ago, it doesn’t make sense that Dawn was pregnant. Unless she had sex with someone else, that is. As the episode unfolds, it becomes clear that Dawn cheated on Todd. Except there’s a catch. She cheated because of a neurological condition that restricted her ability to refuse or say “No” to sexual advances or inclinations, which led her to have multiple sexual encounters with different individuals.

When Todd is upset with Dawn, one of her doctors asks him if he has felt attracted to others during their relationship. He admits to this feeling, adding that he never felt compelled to act on those impulses. The doctor responds by saying that while Todd resisted acting on his temptations, Dawn succumbed to hers. However, Dawn never left Todd because she loves him.

By the end of the episode, Todd and Dawn reconcile after the doctors successfully remove the tumour responsible for her infidelity. But the narrative leaves a significant question unanswered: Is it morally permissible to engage in extramarital relationships if conditions like a neurological issue are…

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी को एथेंस में ग्रीक राष्ट्रपति ने ग्रैंड क्रॉस ऑफ द ऑर्डर ऑफ ऑनर से सम्मानित किया है। जो एक बड़े गौरव की बात है। बता दें की ग्रीस ने पीएम मोदी को अपने दूसरे सबसे बड़े नागरिक सम्मान से नवाजा है। बता दें की प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी को शुक्रवार को इस सम्मान से सम्मानित किया गया था।

मीडिया रिपोटर्स की माने तो यूनान की राष्ट्रपति कैटरीना एन सकेलारोपोउलू द्वारा पीए मोदी को प्रतिष्ठित ;ग्रैंड क्रॉस ऑफ द ऑर्डर ऑफ ऑनर से सम्मानित किया गया। इसके साथ ही मोदी यह सम्मान पाने वाले पहले विदेशी शासनाध्यक्ष बन गए। इस मौके पर पीएम मोदी ने भी धन्यवाद कहा।

खबरों की माने तो यह सम्मान यूनान की राष्ट्रपति द्वारा ऐसे प्रधानमंत्रियों और प्रतिष्ठित व्यक्तियों को दिया जाता है, जिन्होंने अपने विशिष्ट पद के कारण यूनान के कद को बढ़ाने में योगदान दिया है। मोदी ने भी ;एक्स पर एक पोस्ट में कार्यक्रम की एक तस्वीर साझा करते हुए कहा, “यह यूनान के लोगों का भारत के प्रति सम्मान दर्शाता है।

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Months after Argentina won the 2022 Fifa World Cup, Argentinian journalist Hernan Casciari and cartoonist Liniers joined hands to create an animated series on the star of the final in Qatar – goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

As per a report in La Nacion, the series will tell the story of an 11-year-old Martinez who discovers he has a superpower which helps him accurately predict the direction in which he should dive to stop a penalty or freekick.

Titled ‘Emi On Off,’ the story will revolve around the dilemma a young Martinez faces on whether using his superpower during football matches is cheating and is expected to culminate with a reconstruction the 2022 World Cup final, which Argentina won on penalities against France.

The 30-year-old Martinez saved a total of four penalties on that fateful day in Qatar to lead Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 36 years.

Watch highlights: Messi and Mbappe’s goals, Martinez’s saves make for an epic Fifa World Cup final

The idea for an aminated series on the goalkeeper was sown after Martinez revealed having developed insomina following the night of the final to Casciari.

While the trio of Casciari, Liniers, and Martinez have already started on developing the story, the trio is yet not sure if it would be a full-fledged series…

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India came up with a strong performance to hold England 1-1 in their third match in Barcelona at the ongoing 100th Anniversary Spanish Hockey Federation – International Tournament.

While Sam Ward scored an early goal for England in the 5th minute, India bounced back to level the scores in the 29th minute through Harmanpreet Singh.

After losing to the hosts and drawing with the Netherlands in their previous matches, India were looking for an elusive win and a spot in the tournament’s final. Despite starting positively, it was the Brits who got off to a good start, with Sam Ward scoring a stunning field goal in only the 5th minute of the game.

A tumbling James Oates crossed the ball from the right flank towards the goalpost, which Ward deflected into the post, giving England the lead. Pawan, who was filling in for PR Sreejesh and Krishan Bahadur Pathak in the goalpost, could do little to defend.

Despite the early setback, India showed great tenacity in the following minutes, defending admirably to save two consecutive PCs.

Meanwhile, the Indian forwardline continued their attack, earning a well-deserved PC in the 12th minute. Unfortunately for Indian skipper Harmanpreet Singh, the umpire disallowed his goal for dangerous play.

With England leading by…

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ डोमिनिका में भारत अपनी पहली पारी खेल रहा है। इस पारी में टीम ने 2 विकेट के नुकसान पर 312 रन बना लिए है। इसके साथ ही पहले टेस्ट में भारतीय टीम ने वो रिकॉर्ड भी हासिल कर लिया जो टीम इंडिया पिछले 91 साल के टेस्ट क्रिकेट के इतिहास में हासिल नहीं कर पाई।

मीडिया रिपोटर्स की माने तो भारत ने पहला टेस्ट 1932 में खेला था और तब से लेकर अब तक भारत कभी भी बिना कोई विकेट खोए पहली पारी में विपक्षी टीम पर लीड लेने में कामयाब नहीं रहा था। लेकिन अब टीम ने यह कारनामा कर दिखाया है।

लेकिन अब वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ भारत ने ऐसा कारनामा कर दिखाया है। टीम इंडिया ने यह रिकॉर्ड यशस्वी जायसवाल और रोहित शर्मा की जोड़ी के दम पर हासिल किया है जिसने पहले विकेट के लिए 229 रनों की साझेदारी की। बता दें, इस मैच में भारत ने वेस्टइंडीज को पहली पारी में 150 रनों पर ही आलआउट कर दिया था।

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Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova will meet in Saturday’s Wimbledon women’s final, helping the All England avoid a potentially embarrassing diplomatic headache.

Tunisian world number six Jabeur fought back from a set and 4-2 down to defeat Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 to reach a second successive final at the tournament.

Czech left-hander Vondrousova ended Elina Svitolina’s dream of delivering a Grand Slam title for Ukraine with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 win, becoming the first unseeded woman to make the final in 60 years.

Had Sabalenka gone on to win the title on Saturday, she would have received the trophy from Princess Catherine, the wife of the heir to the British throne, a year after all Belarusian and Russian players were banned from the tournament following the invasion of Ukraine.

Belarus is a key ally of Moscow.

If she had reached the final, Svitolina would have maintained her policy of not shaking hands with Russian and Belarusian rivals in protest at the war.

Tunisian trailblazer Jabeur has now fought back three times from dropping the first set at this year’s tournament.

“I’m very proud of myself because maybe old me would have lost the match today and went back home already but I’m glad that I kept digging deep and finding…

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। भारत और वेस्टइंडीज के बीच डोमनिका में पहला टेस्ट मैच खेला जा रहा है। इस मैच में भारतीय टीम के कप्तान रोहित शर्मा ने शतक लगाकर दो उपलब्धिया हासिल की है। रोहित शर्मा ने इस मैच में 103 रन की पारी खेली है। इसके साथ ही टीम ने 312 रन बना लिए है और 162 रनों की बढ़त भी हासिल कर ली है।

इस मैच में रोहित शर्मा ने शतक लगाकर दो उपलब्धि भी अपने नाम की है। रोहित शर्मा का टेस्ट क्रिकेट में 10वां शतक है। इसी के साथ वह टेस्ट और वनडे में भारत के लिए 10 से ज्यादा शतक लगाने वाले छठे खिलाड़ी बन गए हैं। आपको बता दें की रोहित के नाम वनडे में 30 और टेस्ट में 10 शतक दर्ज हैं। वैसे भारत के लिए अभी तक टेस्ट और वनडे दोनों फॉर्मेट में 10 से ज्यादा शतक सिर्फ सचिन तेंदुलकर, विराट कोहली, राहुल द्रविड़, सौरव गांगुली, वीरेंद्र सहवाग और रोहित शर्मा ही लगा पाए है।

इसके साथ ही वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ कप्तान रोहित शर्मा ने शतक लगाते ही टेस्ट में अपने 3500 रन पूरे कर लिए। रोहित भारत के लिए तीनों फॉर्मेट में 3500 से ज्यादा रन बनाने वाले सिर्फ दूसरे खिलाड़ी बने। उनके पहले विराट कोहली ऐसा कर चुके हैं। रोहित ने भारत के लिए टेस्ट में 3500 रन, वनडे में 9825 रन और टी20 में 3853 रन बनाए हैं।

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A stunning maiden ODI century from Bas de Leede fired Netherlands to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 with a dramatic four-wicket victory over Scotland.

Victory had looked unlikely at various points throughout the match for the Dutch, who knew they had to chase their target of 278 in just 44 overs owing to Scotland’s superior net run-rate.

But De Leede was a man inspired in Bulawayo, combining with Saqib Zulfiqar to crunch 40 runs off just 11 balls late on before Logan van Beek hit the winning run to clinch qualification.

Bas de Leede produced a dazzling first-ever ODI ton to fire Netherlands to the World Cup with a dramatic four-wicket victory over Scotland.

De Leede starred with bat and ball, picking up a first ODI five-for before smashing 123 with the bat to haul the Netherlands home and punch their tickets to India later this year.

Having put Scotland into bat, Netherlands made the perfect start as Logan van Beek (1/49) struck in the first over to dismiss Matthew Cross (0).

But Scotland steadied the ship through Christopher McBride (32) and Brandon McMullen (106) before opener McBride became the first of De Leede’s five scalps, pulling straight into the hands of Van Beek at midwicket with George Munsey (9)…

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Israeli forces say they have completed a 48-hour military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin – the largest in two decades. Beginning on Monday, July 3, the Israel Defence Force hit the city with drone strikes, sending in hundreds of troops and bulldozing through the narrow streets. Two days later, 12 Palestinians were reported dead and 100 injured. One Israeli soldier was killed.

In what was billed as an operation to clear Jenin of terrorists, Israeli forces arrested Palestinian militants, seized weapons and neutralised improvised explosive devices. The operation caused widespread damage to Jenin’s crowded refugee camp, which is home to 14,000 people in less than half a square kilometre – most of whom are descendants of Palestinians dispossessed of their land and homes when Israel was created in 1948.

While the residents return to assess and repair the damage, two questions persist: why invade Jenin at all – and why now?

Why target Jenin

Jenin has long been a central site of Palestinian armed struggle. During the second Palestinian intifada (uprising), 28 suicide attacks in Israeli towns and cities were reportedly planned and launched between October 2000 to April 2002 from Jenin.

In April 2002, the refugee camp in Jenin was attacked as part of Operation Defensive Shield, the largest Israeli military…

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Harrison Ford’s final outing as the rapscallion archaeologist Indiana Jones is a greatest hits compilation – with a new element thrown in. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is, fittingly, about the passage of time and its manipulation.

De-aging technology is used in scenes to remind us of how Ford looked in 1981, when he first set out on hair-raising adventure in Raiders of the Last Ark. Visual effects are deployed to the hilt as Ford – who is now 80 – embarks on yet another perilous quest to find a mythical object. Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge turns up to reel in the younger crowd.

At the end of World War II, Indiana gets his hands on one-third of a time-bending gadget invented by Archimedes. One half is with the Nazi doctor Jurgen Voller (Mads Mikkelsen).

In 1969, as America celebrates its first moon landing, Indiana is forced out of retirement by the arrival of his god-daughter Helena (Waller-Bridge). Helena’s less-than-honourable plans set into motion a continent-hopping trip that sees new allies as well as the return of old friends.

The tone is more sombre, despite no shortage of action sequences from director James Mangold (taking over from franchise regular Steven Spielberg). Beginning on a hectic note, the movie rolls…

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United States President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must address “grave human rights concerns” in both countries when they meet later this week, non-governmental organisation Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Modi on Tuesday morning left New Delhi for a three-day visit to the United States. He is slated to meet Biden on June 22.

Aakar Patel, the chair of board at Amnesty International India, said that the two leaders “must hold each other to account for their human rights commitments, rather than sweep human rights issues in their respective countries under the rug”.

Patel added: “While the red carpet has been rolled out for Prime Minister Modi, people in India continue to experience grave human rights abuses.”

Amanda Klasing, national director of government relations and advocacy at Amnesty International USA, said that Modi has presided over a period of rapid deterioration of human rights protections in India, including increasing violence against religious minorities, shrinking civil society space and the criminalisation of dissent.

The organisation said that many state governments in India “have passed laws to criminalise consensual inter-faith marriages and undertaken punitive demolitions targeting Muslim-owned properties”.

Amnesty International noted that the targeting of religious minorities in India has been well-documented, including by the US Department of State. The organisation referred to…

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इंटरनेट डेस्क। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी मंगलवार को दो देशों की यात्रा के लिए रवाना हो चुके है। उनकी ये यात्रा अमेरिका और मिस्त्र की होगी। दोनों देशों की यात्रा में वो वहां राष्ट्रपतियों के साथ मुलाकात करेंगे और व्यापारिक नेताओं से मिलेंगे। साथ ही पीएम मोदी न्यूयॉर्क में संयुक्त राष्ट्र मुख्यालय में योग दिवस समारोह में भाग लेंगे और अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति जो बाइडन के साथ बातचीत करेंगे।

इसके बाद प्रधानमंत्री मोदी वाशिंगटन डीसी में अमेरिकी कांग्रेस के संयुक्त सत्र को संबोधित करेंगे। पीएम मोदी व्यापारिक नेताओं से भी मिलेंगे, साथ ही भारतीय समुदाय के साथ बातचीत करेंगे। मीडिया रिपोर्ट की माने तो अमेरिका के दौरे में अहम एजेंडा द्विपक्षीय रक्षा सहयोग रहेगा।

वहीं मोदी की यात्रा से पूर्व विदेश मंत्रालय ने पीएम के दौरे को दोनों देशों के संबंधों के लिए मील का पत्थर करार दिया है। साथ ही इसे बहुत ही महत्पपूर्ण यात्रा बताया है। 21 से 23 जून तक मोदी अमेरिका की यात्रा करेंगे और उसके बाद 24 और 25 को वो मिस्त्र की यात्रा करेंगे।

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A man of Indian origin was arrested in Washington on Monday after he crashed a truck into security barriers near the White House, the New York Times reported. After the crash, he took out a Nazi flag from his backpack. He later told the authorities that he wanted to kill the US president and admired Adolf Hitler.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, has said that his goal was to “get to the White House, seize power and be put in charge of the nation”, according to an affidavit filed in a US District Court on Tuesday. When asked how he planned to seize power, Kandula said he would “kill the president if that’s what I have to do and would hurt anyone that would stand in my way”. He had been planning the attack for six months, Kandula told the investigators.

Among other offences, Kandula has been charged with threatening to kill or kidnap or harm a president, vice president or family member, the New York Times reported.

Former India captain Virat Kohli smashed a masterful century as his Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad – for whom South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen hit a ton of his own – by eight wickets in the IPL on Thursday.

It was the first time in Indian Premier League history that both sides have scored a century in a game.

The win leaves Bangalore in control of their own destiny in the race to the playoffs, moving up into the fourth and last qualifying spot.

They are tied with Mumbai Indians on 14 points but have a superior net run rate with one game to go – at home to table-topping Gujarat Titans on Sunday.

Kohli started his innings with two consecutive fours as Bangalore chased the hosts’ 186-5, and went on to hit another 10 boundaries and four sixes.

He brought up his sixth IPL ton – equal top with Chris Gayle – and first since 2019 smashing a six over deep midwicket off Bhuvneshwar Kumar after 62 balls.

IPL 2023: Virat Kohli equals Chris Gayle for most centuries in the history of Indian Premier League

The player popularly known as “King Kohli”, but whose form has varied in recent years, raised his bat and fell to his knees in celebration.

He was caught at…

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