RCB names Shane Watson as interim skipper,RCB names Shane Watson as interim skipper

first_img 0 Published on COMMENT Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Shane Watson during a practice session.   –  The Hindu Regular skipper Virat Kohli and his stand-in AB de Villiers were rendered unavailable due to injuries. SHARE SHARE EMAIL × Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Shane Watson during a practice session.   –  The Hinducenter_img IPL 2017 cricket April 04, 2017 SHARE Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed interim captain of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after regular skipper Virat Kohli and his stand-in AB de Villiers were rendered unavailable due to injuries.Royal Challengers Bangalore chairman Amrit Thomas announced that Watson will be the interim skipper of the franchise. “Virat Kohli, the RCB Captain will be missing the first few matches of the VIVO Indian Premier League owing to an unfortunate shoulder injury,” Thomas said in a statement.“His presence on field is dependent on him passing the fitness tests and we hope for a strong recovery for him. In the interim, Shane Watson, will lead the RCB team as the stand-in captain,” he added.While Virat is nursing a shoulder injury, de Villiers has been laid low by a back problem. Watson was the league’s third highest wicket-taker in the previous edition. “Shane has been one of the top performers and a great mentor for the team, making him an ideal choice to lead the team this season till Virat is back on field,” Thomas said.The team stated that Watson “will continue to lead even when AB de Villiers comes back in the first home game against the Delhi Daredevils”.Thomas also stated that Kohli will be with the team to “boost their morale off the field”.“Virat who is a core pillar of the RCB team will be working closely with the RCB coach Daniel Vettori and mentoring the team to make sure the team hitting the field on April 5 and beyond is well prepared and motivated to play bold like always,” he said. COMMENTSlast_img read more

Shane Doan got inducted into the Arizona Sports Ha

first_imgShane Doan got inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame just months after he retired @ArizonaCoyotes pic.twitter.com/ThTNn4cwFl— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) November 2, 2017Another member of this year’s group, Arizona Cardinals chairman and owner Bill Bidwill, was represented at the ceremony by his son, president Michael Bidwill.“But when you look at his contributions, the Super Bowls he lobbied to bring here, the stadium that again has not just brought success to the Cardinals but success to the whole community,” Michael Bidwill told FOX Sports Arizona, “to bring in all these great events, the economic impacts from ’em, it’s all him. He was the driver behind that. He was the guy that had faith, that we’d get it done and we got it done.”ASU wrestler and 2011 NCAA champion Anthony Robles was also inducted. He won a state championship at Mesa High School, despite being born with only one leg.“There were times in the wrestling room where I thought about kind of taking it easy or thought about quitting, and I would just think about the doubters because I felt like if I gave up, I was proving ’em right. Nothing would make me more happy than to stand on top of the podium and smile with my trophy, you know to show them ‘you were wrong,’” he told FOX Sports Arizona. It’s a mutual lovefest: @DanMajerle and the state of Arizona. @suns @GCU_MBB #ArizonaSportsHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/INEFhqHO8S— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) November 2, 2017 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact .@ARobles125 has been proving doubters wrong from the time he was born up until his induction into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/Uhkggq0H5y— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) November 2, 2017 Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame inducted a group of notable names on Wednesday night.Retired Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan, former award-winning sports journalist at the Arizona Republic and current ASU Cronkite School professor Paola Boivin, and Grand Canyon coach and former Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle were three of the five honored at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.“It’s almost been 30 years since I’ve been here in Phoenix, off and on, but this has always been my home,” Majerle told FOX Sports Arizona. “I fell in love with Phoenix when I got here, and the state of Arizona, and fortunately they love me back.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling ErrorOKFree Rate QuoteCall now 623-889-0130 ErrorOKlast_img read more