Homesick Pragyan eyes Hyderabad return

Kolkata: Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha Wednesday said he’s seeking a transfer from Bengal
after a two- season stint to return to his home team Hyderabad for the upcoming domestic season.

Terming it a personal decision, the left-arm spinner said he’s written to the Cricket Association of
Bengal seeking an NOC and also informed his decision to its president Sourav Ganguly personally.

“I’m excited to return to my home side, we are back in Elite group and looking forward to do well
by giving that extra bit as an experienced cricketer,” the 30-year-old said.

“The target will definitely come into mind but at the moment I want to do well and even contribute
with the bat and be one of the main members of the team. We have a few youngsters who have
been doing well,” he said.

Ojha last played a Test in 2013 in Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell match and took a 10-wicket match
haul but only to be ignored by the selectors. With Hyderabad relegated to group C, he switched
allegiance to Bengal in 2015-16 to get better chances of making a comeback and claimed 36
wickets from nine matches, their joint highest with pacer Ashok Dinda.

But he had a lacklustre last season with 10 wickets from six matches as there were reports of
discontent with him in the team. Ojha, however, was all praise for CAB.

“It’s nothing to do with anything with CAB. I had a cordial relation with everyone. CAB always
allowed me to play the kind of cricket I wanted. It’s important to have that space,” he said.

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Tennis: Roger Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion
on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in
tears midway through the final.

Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon's oldest men's
winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1975.

However, the Swiss superstar's 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be
remembered for the moving sight of the popular Cilic breaking down in tears after slipping 3-0
behind in the second set.

The seventh seeded Croatian, the 2014 US Open champion, sobbed inconsolably and buried his
head in his towel as his title dream slipped away.

He had his left foot taped at the end of the second set but it was in vain as Federer became the first
player since Bjorn Borg in 1976 to win Wimbledon without dropping a set in the entire tournament.

"He's a hero," Federer said of his opponent.

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in NYC

Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli, This Time In New York.Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli,
once again. Anushka and Virat are holidaying in New York (the "much needed break," as Virat
Kohli says) and there's proof on Instagram. On Wednesday evening, Virat shared a picture of the
two and the Internet is already finding it difficult to deal with it. "Much needed break with my love,"
wrote Virat. Awww. Earlier in the evening, another photo of Virat and Anushka went viral, in
which the duo can be seen on the side-lines of a busy street. Dressed casually - the duo stepped
out keeping the unpredictable weather in mind - Virat carries an umbrella in the photo. There are
reports doing the rounds that Anushka is in the Big Apple to attend the upcoming IIFA awards,
where she will be joined by her cricketer boyfriend. International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
awards is scheduled to be held in New York's MetLife Stadium on the evening of July 15, which is
Monday morning in India.

After the hectic West Indies tour, Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is relaxing by spending
some quality time with his “love” Anushka Sharma in New York City. Virat, who was spotted
taking a stroll on the streets of NYC with the actress, took to Instagram to share an adorable
photo. He captioned it, “Much needed break with my (love).” The photo sent fans into a frenzy and
has close to two million likes. Anushka is reportedly in NYC to attend the 2017 IIFA Awards.

In an attempt to appreciate women’s cricket, Virat goofed up. He posted a photo of Punam Raut
on Facebook with a message for Mithali Raj that read, “A great moment for Indian Cricket, Mithali
Raj becomes the highest run scorer in Women’s ODI Cricket History today. Champion Stuff!”
This did not go down well with many, who trolled him. Virat soon took down the post.
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