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Remarkable photos which defined Indian sports in 2020

Remarkable photos which defined Indian sports in 2020
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Abhijit Nair

Published: 20 Dec 2020 12:52 PM GMT

Photographs are one of the most important aspects which make sports interesting. A perfectly timed photo can converse a lot more to a common man compared to written text.

Here, we look at some such pictures which define the year 2020 for Indian sports:

Sania Mirza with her son

After being out of the top level tennis for almost 27 months due to injury and pregnancy, Sania Mirza returned in a grand fashion lifting the Hobart International Doubles Title with Nadiia Kichenok.

Sania Mirza with her son Sania Mirza celebrates with her son after her first round victory following her return from pregnancy. Source: Sania Mirza/ Instagram

Record spectators at Women’s T20 World Cup Final

The Women’s T20 World Cup final saw a total of 86,147 people in attendance at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This was the highest ever attendance in the history of women’s cricket.

Record spectators at Women’s T20 World Cup Final A jam-packed stadium during the final of Women’s T20 World Cup between India and Australia at the MCG. Source: Sportstar

Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol

Harleen Deol was inconsolable after India’s embarrassing defeat against Australia in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Harleen Deol Star Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues consoles a crying Harleen Deol after India’s loss against Australia in the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Source: Outlook India

Indian Women’s Team

The Indian women’s team, failed to cross the final hurdle as they lost by 85 runs against Australia in the T20 World Cup after being unbeaten throughout the tournament.

Indian Women’s Team A distraught Indian women’s team after their defeat against Australia in T20 World Cup. Source: Ndtv

Bala Devi

Bala Devi became the first Indian woman footballer to be signed by a European team earlier this year. She also became the first Indian woman to score in a European league.

Bala Devi Bala Devi after signing for the Scottish team Rangers Women’s FC. Source: The Quint

Jehan Daruvala

Jehan Daruvala became the first ever Indian to win a F2 race when he won the Sakhir Grand Prix in December.

Jehan Daruvala Jehan Daruvala celebrates on the podium after his first ever Formula 2 win. Source: India Today

Manasi Joshi

In October, the Indian Para-badminton player, Manasi Joshi became the first ever para-athlete to have a Barbie doll modeled after her.

Manasi Joshi Caption: Manasi Joshi with a Barbie doll modeled after her. Source: Times of India

Hardik Pandya

Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya took a knee in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement after scoring a half century against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

Hardik Pandya Hardik Pandya takes a knee in support of the BLM Moment during the IPL. Source: Hardik Pandya/Instagram

Leon Mendonca

The 14 year old Leon Mendonca earned two GM norms in a span of 21 days, playing tournaments while being stranded in Europe due to the pandemic. He is just one norm away from being recognised as GM.

Leon Mendonca Indian International Master Leon Mendonca plays an over the board tournament en-route to his second Grand Master norm in Europe. Source: Light Home

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon was conducted on 29th November 2020 with strict measures to combat the coronavirus. Indian runner Avinash Sable set a national record during the event

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Indian runners Srinu and Avinash Sable with ADHM ambassador Abhinav Bindra in lead-up to the marathon. Source: Delhihalfmarathon.procam.in

Sathiyan Gnanaekaran

With the whole country under lockdown and no means to train, Indian Table Tennis player Sathiyan Gnanaekaran turned to train with a robot inside his home to keep himself match ready.

Sathiyan Gnanaekaran Table Tennis star, Sathiyan, trains with a robot at his home during the lockdown. Source: Olympic Channel

Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a singles main draw match in a Grand Slam when he defeated USA’s Bradley Klahn during the US Open.

Sumit Nagal Sumit Nagal after becoming the first Indian to win a Grand Slam singles main draw match in 7 years. Source: Usopen.org

Supporting Novak Djokovic led Player’s council

Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sumit Nagal joined in support of the Novak Djokovic led player’s council which rivals the official council of ATP.

Supporting Novak Djokovic led Player’s council Indian tennis stars in support of the Novak Djokovic led player’s council. Source: Times of India

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