June 10th is the day booked for finals in various games. Being Sunday it has finals of three important tournaments going on. The women’s Asia Cup T-20 cricket, the French Open tennis 2018 and Hero Intercontinental cup in Football. The league matches of all games are over and the fans are now gearing up for the finals. In this article we take a look at each of them.
Women’s T-20 cricket:Asia cup
The Asia cup is an important event in cricket. Several prominent teams take part in this with likes of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan etc. In the finals Indian women face Bangladesh challenge, who come after a victory over Malaysia. Noteworthy is the fact that the only defeat India has had in the event, came from the Bangladesh team. The defending champions go in this match as favorites still the underdog finalists would like to make this opportunity count in their favor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
French Open 2018: Men’s singles
Defending champion Rafael Nadal faces an upbeat Dominic Thiem in the much talked about Roland Garros finals, 2018. This may be 11th title for Nadal on clay court while it is first appearence in Grand Slam final for the Austrian, Thiem. For a more detailed information about this click here.
Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018
The football tournament which was India’s effort for preparation of AFC cup has helped in bringing up mass surge for the game. The appeal by skipper Sunil Chhetri was the guiding force. In opening match, Mumbai football arena saw attendance of a meager audience of approx 2500. Meanwhile, next games have registered full attendance.
Tickets for the finals too, has been sold out. India takes on Kenya in the finals l, a team it had crushed in league matches. The perception of football in India minds has seen a change, and everyone is hopeful for Indian win.
Fitter one gets past the hurdle
All 3 games are extensive outdoor games. They involve a lot when it comes to physical aspect. The three major dimensions in cricket are as prominent in the T-20 format as they are in the longer versions. Football being a team game, requires all around effort in large area whereas, an individual’s game tennis, tests the player’s endurance. Smallest of lag in fitness give way not only to defeat but also to injuries in the long run. The increasing awareness of this fact in players has had huge impact in sport as a whole.
A significant sign
A single day boasting of three important events in varying sporting dimensions, is a significant sign. An indicator that sports has come to the fore in current world. Probably, the awareness in people about innumerable possibilities that sports offers is the reason for this.
By and large this gives us a clear view that today people all around world, are not looking at sports just as a source of entertainment. This positive is a huge boost one for all sporting fans.