Though the death of his parents when he was just making his presence felt in cricket might have drove him into a shell, but Sadanand Vishwanath is a man full of positive energy now. He is happy with his second innings— as an umpire and aspires to reach the pinnacle in umpiring.
Her hope of getting the state-level Rani Laxmi Bai Award remained unfulfilled even as she receives the Arjuna Award on August 29 for her achievements, but UP athlete Sudha Singh wishes other contenders don’t have to wait endlessly for the state award she missed.
While he prefers not to say much until the appointment is made officially, Olympian Tushar Khandker has been tipped to lead Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Hockey India Senior Men’s National Championship.
When Pullela Gopichand arrived at Lucknow on Thursday evening to assess the progress junior Indian shuttlers have made in the camp they have been undergoing here, he was happy that the youngsters look in good shape for the World Junior Championships.
The state cricket fraternity is upbeat as the UP under-19 team has succeeded in retaining the Vinoo Mankad under-19 cricket trophy defeating Maharashtra by four wickets in the final at Cuttack on Sunday.
Father Kiran Pal Singh, a subinspector with the UP Police, used to find it hard to take out time for Bhuvneshwar’s cricket coaching. His mother Indresh, who hails from a village in Bulandshar, had little knowledge about the game.