Competitive Exams: Sports Current Affairs 2009 (Part 3 of 3)

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Book on Tendulkar released ( 24th April 2009)

A book, titled ‘If Cricket Is a Religion, Sachin is God’ was released on Sachin՚s 36th birthday. The authors of the book are Vijay Santhanam and Shyam Balasubramaniam who are graduates of IIM (Ahmedabad) . They believe that Tendulkar is one of the greatest sportspersons of our times and surely the finest cricketer of our times. The most remarkable thing about Tendulkar is the way he has handled himself and his fame right from his early teens, they feel.

India seals historic win in NZ after 41yrs ( 7th April 2009)

Though rain stopped India from winning the third and final test against New Zealand at Basin Reserve in Wellington, it sealed the historic 1 − 0 series victory on Apr 7 after 41 years. The last time India won a series in New Zealand was under the captaincy of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi in 1967 − 68. India had won the first Test in Hamilton by 10 wickets and drew the second Test in Napier.

India win Hamilton Test, a win in NZ after 33 years ( 21st March 2009)

Dominant India defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets in the 1st Test to take 1 − 0 lead. This is India՚s first Test win in New Zealand since 1976.

India wrapped up New Zealand՚s second innings on 279 with the hosts giving a 38-run lead in the 1st Test. Harbhajan Singh took six wickets for his side.

India thrash New Zealand to seal ODI series (Feb 2009)

India won the One day series against new zeland soil at first time.