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Saturday, July 20, 2019Eye on youngsters as selectors & Kohli gear up to pick WI squad

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After much hullabaloo, the selection of the Indian team for the West Indies tour will take place on Sunday afternoon in Mumbai and along with the five-wise men -- led by M.S.K. Prasad -- skipper Virat Kohli will also be physically present in the meeting. While there were reports trying to magnify Kohli's presence in the meeting as something extraordinary, the BCCI consti

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Sindhu reaches Indonesia final with 21-19, 21-10 win over Chen

Jakarta, July 20 (IANS) PV Sindhu beat China's Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 to reach the final of the Indonesian Open in Jakarta on Saturday. She will now face Japanese fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Both players will be playing for their first ever Super 1000 title.

Sindhu had reached the semis after flattening Japanese number three seed Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 while Chen

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Neeraj, Vikas challenge Vijender after 'kid' comment

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Pugilists Neeraj Goyat and Vikas Krishan have challenged Vijender Singh for a fight in November after the star boxer called Neeraj a 'kid'.

After registering his 11th consecutive victory in the professional circuit by outsmarting American Mike Snider in New Jersey recently, Vijender had said that Pakistan-origin British pugilist Amir Khan has been playing with 'kids'

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Dhoni ends mystery, takes 2-month sabbatical to join army regiment

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The mystery surrounding Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his future has been solved for now. The former India skipper has decided to take a two month break and serve his army regiment after a gruelling India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup. It is no secret that Dhoni had already made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies, but he has now informed the Board

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Algeria top Senegal 1-0 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

Cairo, July 20 (IANS) Algeria captured their second Africa Cup of Nations title with a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday night's final, adding to the other championship they won in 1990.

The victory at Cairo International Stadium was Algeria's second over the Lions of Teranga in this year's edition of Africa's biennial soccer championship, the other one coming in the team's second match of th

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Not fair to win the World Cup like that: Morgan

London, July 20 (IANS) England captain Eoin Morgan admitted that he is troubled with the way the 2019 World Cup ended. England and New Zealand played out a match that was tied twice -- first in regular play and then in the Super Over -- and Morgan's side won the title on the basis of their superior tally of boundaries in the match.

"I don't think it's fair to have a result like that when there

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019PKL captains geared up for seventh season

Hyderaad, July 20 (IANS) The second most costliest league in country after the Indian Premier League -- the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) -- is all set to kick-off its seventh season on Saturday.

On the eve of the opening match, all the twelve captains of the PKL came together to express their plans and strategies for the seventh season.

In an event where defending champions Bengaluru Bulls' ca

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019Dhoni ends mystery, takes 2-month sabbatical to join army regiment

New Delhi, July 20: The mystery surrounding Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his future has been solved for now. The former India skipper has decided to take a two month break and serve his army regiment after a gruelling India Premier League season and the 2019 World Cup. It is no secret that Dhoni had already made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies, but he has now informed the Board of Co

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Sindhu beats Okuhara 21-14, 21-7, storms into Indonesia semis

Jakarta, July 19 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu beat world no. 2 Nozomi Okuhara 21-14, 21-7 to storm into the semi-final of the Indonesia Open on Friday. The match lasted just 41 minutes, making it the fastest victory for the no.5 ranked Indian over her Japanese rival.

Sindhu will now face world no.3 Chen Yufei in the semi-final on Saturday. The Chinese had beaten US' Beiwen Zhang 21-14, 17-21, 21-16. Sin

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Prithu Gupta becomes India's 64th Grandmaster

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prithu Gupta became India's 64th Grandmaster on Friday after he crossed the Elo threshold of 2500 points by beating IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019.

"And we are complete. 64 th GM!! Welcome our newest GM Prithu Gupta," legendary Viswanathan Anand tweeted.

"Thank you Anand sir .. You have always been the biggest inspiration," repl

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Manika Batra withdraws from individual events of Commonwealth TT Championships

Cuttack, July 19 (IANS) Star Indian paddler Manika Batra has withdrawn from all individual events of the ongoing Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships citing ill health. The 24-year-old, alongwith Sharath Kamal led the Indian contingent in the tournament, and a redraw of the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles will be required because of her withdrawal.

Batra was the top seed

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, along with Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF, launched the AIFF Golden Baby Leagues Handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahmedabad.

The launch also marked the renaming of the 'AIFF Baby Leagues' to 'AIFF Golden Baby Leagues', with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both for girls and boy

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Sachin, Donald & Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

London, July 19 (IANS) Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, alongside retired South Africa pacer Allan Donald and former Australia woman fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, tallied 15,921 runs in Tests and 18,426 in ODIs, both of which remain records. He is the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Crick

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Zimbabwe Cricket suspension: Raza, Taylor express disappointment

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has left many cricketers from the country disappointed.

At the ICC annual conference which concluded on Thursday in London, a unanimous decision was made after they felt that Zimbabwe Cricket had not been able to provide a process for conducting free and democratic elections.

S

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Melbourne's Formula 1 event contract extended till 2025

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Melbourne will host the Formula 1 Grand Prix until at least 2025, officials on Friday revealed, announcing a two-year extension for racing at the city's iconic Albert Park circuit.

Following the success of local driver Daniel Ricciardo, the sport has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in Australia, helping to ease concerns regarding the event's significant price tag.

 

Friday, July 19, 2019'Limited' DRS to be used in Ranji knockout matches

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided that the knockout matches in the Ranji Trophy tournament from this season onwards will see the usage of "limited" DRS.

The limited DRS version will not comprise Hawk-Eye and UltraEdge, which are the two key elements of the system used in international cricket.

Last year, poor umpiring marred the Ranji Trophy

 

Friday, July 19, 2019Kiwi heart-breaker Stokes nominated for New Zealander of the Year

Wellington, July 19 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who broke millions of Kiwi hearts in the recently concluded World Cup, has been nominated for the 'New Zealander of the Year' Award.

Stokes played a match-winning knock of 84 in the July 14 final at Lord's which allowed England to tie New Zealand's score of 241-8 and he then helped the home team prevail after a tie-breaking Super Over

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Extra financial help for Indian football: Rijiju

Ahmedabad, July 18 (IANS) The government "will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible" for Indian football, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday.

"We have seen certain improvements in our men's, as well as women's football, in recent times. From the Sports Ministry, we will provide extra financial help wherever it's possible to scout, and nurture young talents as we

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Sindhu goes past Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters

Jakarta, July 18 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after defeating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in her second round match on Thursday.

Fifth-seed Sindhu, who is eyeing her first title of the season, defeated Blichfeldt 21-14, 17-21, 21- 11 in a match that lasted for 62 minutes.

The

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Bayliss appointed head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 18 (IANS) England's World Cup winning coach Trevor Bayliss will take over as the coach of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. The former Kolkata Knight Riders coach will replace Tom Moody at the helm.

"After very careful consideration, the Sunrisers franchise has decided to take a different direction with the head coaching role and will be parting ways with Tom

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Arjun Bhati wins Junior World Golf Championship

Palm Desert (California), July 18 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old Arjun Bhati represented India at the FCG CALLAWAY Junior World Golf Championship and bagged the first position against Taiwans Jeremy Chen during the three-day final match in Palm Desert, CA.

Out of the 637 players from 40 counties that participated in the tournament, Arjun secured first position for India. He scored a total of 199 str

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Dutch youngster de Ligt joins Juventus from Ajax

Turin, July 18 (IANS) Dutch international defender Matthijs de Ligt, who starred for Ajax in the Champions League last season, joined Italian champions Juventus on Thursday. Juventus have signed the player on a 5-year contract until June 30, 2024.

Juventus coughed up £67.5m to rope in the 19-year-old, according to a BBC report.

De Ligt helped Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals last se

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019BPL franchise Khulna Titans rope in Shane Watson

Dhaka, July 18 (IANS) Former Australia captain and all-rounder Shane Watson was on Thursday roped in by Khulna Titans, the Bangladesh Premier League T20 franchise, as one of its two direct overseas signings for the upcoming BPL 2019-20.

Watson is slated to be available for the full season of the seventh edition of the BPL which is scheduled to start in first week of December, reports ESPNcrici

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Osaka, Serena among 13 Slam champs in US Open women's field

New York, July 18 (IANS) Defending champion Naomi Osaka, who defeated Serena Williams in the 2018 final, and world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty are among the 13 Grand Slam champions who will compete at this year's US Open, which is beginning on August 26.

Naomi had defeated Serena 6-2, 6-4 in New York to win her first major in September 2018. However, it was overshadowed by controversy, with the Ameri

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019P.T. Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin Award

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been nominated for the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Veteran Pin Award.

On Thursday, Usha revealed the news on Twitter and said: "IAAF Veteran Pin for the long and meritorious service to the cause of World Athletics! Thank you IAAF for this incredible honour."

Along with the tw

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Kerala Tourism invites bid for franchise ownership at CBL

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Kerala Tourism Department, along with agency consortium led by E factor Entertainment and The Social Street, have invited bids from interested parties to buy nine team franchisees in the inaugural edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL).

The CBL has been designed in the popular league format in an endeavour to make Kerala's famed snake boat race a world-class e

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Carolina Marin unsure about WC, focusing on Olympics

Madrid, July 18 (IANS) Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has said that she does not know if she will participate in the upcoming badminton World Cup in Switzerland in August.

The Spaniard said that her goal, after recovering from a knee injury, is to win the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, reports Efe news.

"I still cannot say whether I'm going to the World Cup or not, as long as we do not g

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Sports broadcasters in India face government challenge

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Private sports broadcasters in India are headed towards an uncertain future thanks to the governmental pressure due to which they are mandated to share sporting events of national importance with Prasar Bharati.

This isn't all. The introduction of the "must carry" provision mandating that all Doordarshan channels be carried by cable operators and DTH operators has mad

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019Hima sprints to 4th gold in 15 days

New Delhi, July 18: There seems to be no stopping Hima Das as the ace Indian sprinter won her fourth international gold within 15 days after she bagged the top honours in the 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic.

On Wednesday, Hima clocked 23.25 seconds to clinch gold. Her compatriot V.K. Vismaya won the silver medal with a season best 23.43.

In the men's event also nati

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019India drawn with hosts Qatar in Round 2 of WC qualifiers

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Indian football team has been clubbed in Group E alongside Bangladesh, Oman, Afghanistan and hosts Qatar after the draw for the second round of the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar was held at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.

The 34 top-ranked Asian sides as per the FIFA world rankings for June are joined in the second ro

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Defending champs Dabang Delhi face Puneri Paltan in UTT opener

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Top Indian and international paddlers will be under the spotlight as the curtain goes up on the third edition of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) here on July 25.

Defending champions Dabang Delhi T.T.C, led by the current highest-ranked Indian Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (No. 24), take on newcomers Puneri Paltan in the opening clash of the tournament.

Delhi come into the

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Inzamam to step down as Pakistan chief selector

Lahore, July 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced that he will step down as the chief selector once his tenure ends on July 30.

"I think it is time to step down, I will complete my term that ends on July 30," Dawn quoted Haq as saying in a news conference.

"When I returned (from United Kingdom), I told the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that I did not want

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Euro T20 Slam: Gibbs appointed Rhinos' head coach

Cape Town, July 17 (IANS) Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs has been appointed as the head coach of Euro T20 Slam franchise Rotterdam Rhinos.

The news was announced on the Euro T20 Slam's official website on Tuesday, reports Sport24.

The tournament will get underway from August 30 and will culminate on September 22. Six teams will participate in the inaugural event, playing in Du

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Surjeet Singh appointed skipper of Puneri Paltan for PKL 7

Pune, July 17 (IANS) Eyeing their maiden title in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Pune based league outfit Puneri Paltan has appointed defender Surjeet Singh as their captain besides unveiling their new jersey for the seventh season, starting July 20 in Hyderabad.

Speaking on the occasion, former India captain and newly appointed coach of the Paltans, Anup Kumar praised Surjeet and believed the

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Shubhankar star attraction at 148th Open Championship

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Shubhankar Sharma, the lone Indian to qualify for the 148th Open Championship, will be teeing it up at the iconic Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Golf's oldest Major Championship will be returning to Royal Portrush Golf Club and Northern Ireland for the first time since 2011. It will be Sharma's second Open Championship appearance after he fi

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019Trio of Kapil, Anshuman & Shantha favourites to pick India coach

New Delhi, July 17: With the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) inviting applications for the posts of Team India's coaching staff, it has been learnt that the trio of Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shantha Rangaswamy are favourites to be handed the responsibility of picking the head coach of the men's team.

Speaking to TNN, a BCCI functionary said that while the trio h

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019England took trophy, but India owned WC 2019 on Twitter

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) After six weeks of action-packed cricket, England emerged as the world champions after beating New Zealand in a close game ending with a Super Over. Sundays final was one of the most nail-biting games this Cricket World Cup has seen, with everything coming down to the last ball.

This World Cup season, cricket fans from all over the world came to Twitter to talk about

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019DSport to broadcast draw for Asian qualifiers of 2022 FIFA WC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) DSport will broadcast the Round 2 draw for the Asian qualifiers to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 preliminary competition.

The draw will be broadcast to the Indian audience on DSport from 2.30 p.m. on July 17, 2019.

Commenting on the deal on behalf of DSport the official broadcaster, R.C. Venkateish, MD and CEO, LexSportel, said: "This is a big opportunity for us. F

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Tendulkar remembers coach Achrekar on Guru Purnima

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Tuesday.

"Guru is the one who removes the darkness of ignorance in the student. Thank you Achrekar Sir for being that Guru & guide to me and making me what I am today," Tendulkar tweeted.

Achrekar, who trained Tendulkar and his friend Vinod Kambli,

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Mortaza remains captain as Bangladesh name squad for SL tour

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Mashrafe Mortaza was named in the squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka by the Bangladesh Cricket Board and will continue to lead the team, according to a Cricbuzz report.

As per reports in the Bangladesh media, the board gave a break to their World Cup star Shakib Al Hasan, who finished the competition with 606 runs and 11 wickets and Liton Das, who also had a decent

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Zsirkretak from Hungary win World Finals of Neymar Jr's Five

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Neymar Jr took to the field for the first time since his injury at the Copa America as the two strongest five-a-side football teams in the world were crowned at the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five World Final in Praia Grande, Brazil.

After games at the World Finals played on July 12 and 13, Hungary (Mixed) and Slovakia (Women's) came out on top at the Instituto Projeto Neym

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Dream11 becomes official fantasy game partner for ECL

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 on Tuesday announced its exclusive partnership with the European Cricket League (ECL), the new Champions League of European Cricket.

Dream11 will be the ‘Official Fantasy Game' of the tournament. The inaugural edition of the international league will kick off from July 29 at the prestigious La Manga Club in Spain. This first edition of the

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019itel smartphone signs up as official partner for UP Yoddha

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) itel, one of the leading mobile brands in sub-5K category from TRANSSION Holdings, on Tuesday announced its association as the official partner of UP Yoddha, one of the leading teams at Pro Kabaddi League. As a part of the partnership, UP Yoddha players will sport itel branded team jersey during the matches.

Team UP Yoddha also announced defender Nitesh Kumar as the c

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019NZ players should be proud of their WC show: Vettori

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori feels the Black Caps should be proud of their journey in the recently concluded World Cup and take the positives of the game ahead.

In his column for the International Cricket Council (ICC), Vettori praised both England and New Zealand for showing a good fight in the final of the showpiece event.

"Both teams were incredibl

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Grass tasted like never before: Djokovic post Wimbledon win

London, July 16 (IANS) Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic believes that the summit clash at the just concluded Wimbledon against Roger Federer was a "match that had ever everything" and will be remembered forever.

Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title defeating Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) in a marathon final that lasted for more than four hours on Sunday. The match, which wa

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Black Caps homecoming ceremony on hold

Wellington, July 16 (IANS) The homecoming ceremony for New Zealand's World Cup squad has been put on hold due to some "logical complications".

On Sunday, Kane Williamson's men lost an opportunity to win their first World Cup after they suffered a defeat to England on count of boundaries in the summit clash at Lord's. Both the teams could not be separated after 100 overs and also tied the Super

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019Amitabh mocks ICC's boundary rule after England WC win

New Delhi, July 16: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest to join the list of people criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the "boundary rule" which helped England win their first men's World Cup.

On Sunday, two dramatic run-outs in the final over of England's innings took the game into a Super Over with the scores tied on 241 after the end of 50 overs against New

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Williamson becomes captain with most runs in a single WC

London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand's Kane Williamson on Sunday became the captain with most number of runs in a single World Cup, breaking the 12-year-old record of former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene who had amassed 548 runs in the 2007 edition of the showpiece event.

Williamson achieved the feat when he opened his account in the final against England at the Lord's. However, the Kiwi

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders part ways with Kallis, Katich

Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) announced on Sunday that they have decided to part ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich.

Legendary former South Africa all-rounder Kallis ended a nine-year association -- both as a player and coach -- with the purple brigade.

Former Australia batsman Katich was also app

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Sharma makes it count on Day 3 of Scottish Open golf

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Golfer Shubhankar Sharma showed his mettle and resilience to recover from a two-bogey start to end the round with a score of 67 (4-under par) at tied 50th position in the Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland.

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger consolidated on his brilliant round 2 performance and established a two-shot lead at the top of the leaderb

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Formidable Sharath and party favourites for team title

Cuttack, July 14 (IANS) A strong Indian contingent, led by experienced A. Sharath Kamal, would be gunning for the Home Associations Cup in men section when the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships gets underway at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here from Wednesday.

Sharath, arguably the most experienced Indian in the squad at world No. 32, has always been instrumental in India's m

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Easy win for England in WC final, predicts Pietersen

London, July 14 (IANS) As England prepare to take on New Zealand in the finals of the World Cup 2019 on Sunday, former batsman Kevin Pietersen has predicted the result of the summit clash.

According to Pietersen, Eoin Morgan's men will find it rather easy against the Black Caps to win their first World Cup trophy at Lord's.

"You've made it to the home of cricket, herringboneandsui...! I'm t

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Bumrah amazed by elderly fan's imitation of his bowling style

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as the leading pacer across formats in last two-three years. His pin-point accuracy and ability to strike at any moment of the game has taken him to the pinnacle of the rankings.

His unorthodox bowling action and pace, which he generates with a short run-up, has been imitated by many, including the likes of skipper Virat Kohli, who t

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Why even talk about Dhoni's retirement: Javed Akhtar

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) After legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has batted for wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni asking him not to retire from the game.

Following India's exit from the World Cup after their shocking defeat to New Zealand in the semifinals, speculations have been rife that Dhoni would soon retire from the game.

However, Akhtar feels Dhon

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019Ask banks who's chor: Mallya on being trolled

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has been subjected to heavy trolling by users on the internet after West Indies batsman Chris Gayle posted a picture with him on Twitter.

"Great to catch up with Big Boss," the 'Universe Boss' tweeted with the photo on Saturday.

The picture was clicked at the Silverstone Circuit, the venue for 2019 British Grand Prix in London.