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Shubman Gill Sets New Record with Unbeaten 126 in T20I Match Against New Zealand
In the third T20I match against New Zealand in Ahmedabad, India’s Shubman Gill set a new record for the highest individual score in T20Is with an unbeaten 126 runs.
This performance surpassed previous scores by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Gill’s innings were filled with powerful shots, including 12 fours and seven sixes, which helped steady India’s position after the loss of Ishan Kishan early in the game.
Gill’s performance was accompanied by the attacking style of Rahul Tripathi, who scored 44 runs off 22 balls before being caught by Lockie Ferguson.
Suryakumar Yadav also showed glimpses of his talent with 24 runs off 13 balls before falling to a brilliant catch by Ferguson.
Despite the loss of these two players, Gill continued his strong performance and reached his maiden T20I fifty off 35 balls and his century off the first ball of the 18th over.
Skipper Hardik Pandya also made a significant contribution with 30 runs off 17 balls, but it was Gill who truly stole the show with his relentless attacking shots.
The New Zealand attack appeared to be powerless against Gill’s relentless efforts.
Chelsea’s Record-Breaking January Transfer Window Spending Spree with Eye on Climbing the Premier League Rankings
Chelsea has been extremely active in the January transfer window, spending around $225 million, which is more than all the top leagues in Spain, Italy, Germany and France combined.
The club is still negotiating with Benfica for the signing of Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British-record fee of $130 million, after selling Jorginho to Arsenal. Hakim Ziyech might also leave Chelsea to join Paris Saint-Germain on loan.
This month, Chelsea has already brought in seven players, including Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk for $108 million and France centre-back Benoît Badiashile for $40 million.
With Fernandez’s potential signing, Chelsea’s spending in January could reach $350 million. The club is under new American ownership and spent around $280 million in the summer transfer window.
Chelsea has given long contracts to the new players, such as 8 and a half years for Mudryk, in order to comply with financial fair-play regulations and spread the cost of the signings.
Chelsea hopes its latest spending spree will help the team move up in the Premier League standings and make a late attempt to qualify for the Champions League.
Currently, the team is in 10th place and 10 points away from the top four.
Australian Open Sets Grand Slam Attendance Record with Over 900,000 Spectators
The Australian Open recently set a new Grand Slam attendance record, with more than 900,000 spectators visiting the tournament over the course of three weeks.
The record-breaking 839,192 fans were in attendance from January 16 to January 29, marking the first tournament in two years without COVID-19 restrictions.
The new record surpasses the previous one set in 2020, as well as attendance numbers at other Grand Slams, including Wimbledon, the French Open, and the US Open.
Additionally, over 60,000 people watched the qualifying events in Melbourne, bringing the total number of spectators to 902,312.
Despite the absence of some major players, such as Serena Williams and Roger Federer, and disruptions caused by rain, the tournament broke its single-day attendance mark with 94,854 fans on January 21.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley credits the success of the tournament to the appeal of entertainment and fun and has set his sights on surpassing the one million mark next year.
Thalapathy 67 Title Reveal: Lokesh Kanagaraj Confirms Unveiling for February 3rd (Today)
On February 3rd, the official title of the highly anticipated film Thalapathy 67, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and featuring actor Vijay, will be revealed.
This was confirmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj himself through a tweet. The film has been generating buzz in the media, with recent announcements of cast members and distribution rights being acquired by Sun TV and Netflix.
The movie is a follow-up to the blockbuster success of Master in 2021 and will star Trisha as the female lead along with Vijay and an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Mathew Thomas, Mysskin, and more.
The film’s official launch ceremony was held in Chennai with several of the cast members in attendance.
Thalapathy 67 is expected to be part of Lokesh Kanagaraj’s larger cinematic universe, along with Kaithi and Vikram.
DC Studios Launches Ambitious 10-Year Plan to Reinvigorate Film and TV Franchises with James Gunn and Peter Safran
Warner Bros Discovery is set to revive the DC Studios franchise with a ten-year plan to bring the popular comic book characters to the big screen.
The media company has struggled to match the success of Disney’s Marvel franchise and CEO David Zaslav hopes a reinvigorated DC franchise will deliver financial rewards.
James Gunn, who directed three Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel, was appointed last year to revamp DC Studios and has now unveiled a plan, similar to Marvel Cinematic Universe, to tell one connected story that unfolds over eight to ten years through ten upcoming film and TV projects.
The first phase, Gods and Monsters, will introduce audiences to a new generation of characters.
DC Studios will release projects that fall outside the central DC Universe narrative, such as Joker: Folie a Deux, the sequel to the 2019 Oscar-nominated drama. Superman: Legacy, written by Gunn, is a new take on the familiar Superman story, examining the character’s reconciliation of his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing.
A Black actor will play Superman in a separate DC Elseworlds project written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Batman – Part II, a sequel starring Robert Pattinson, is also in the pipeline, as is The Brave and the Bold, which will introduce the hero’s assassin son Robin as his crime-fighting sidekick.
In addition to films, TV projects include Lanterns, an eight-hour detective series on HBO Max, Waller, with Viola Davis reprising her role as Amanda Waller, and Paradise Lost, the origin story of Themyscira.