For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: After being overlooked for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, one of the iconic Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia met Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and said he has been given assurance that the wayward case would be looked into and taken into consideration.“I was supposed to meet the Minister today but suddenly we got a call last evening for the meeting. I asked the Minister about the reason for not considering me for the Khel Ratna. He said I didn’t have enough points which is wrong. I have garnered more points than the two (Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu) who were nominated,” Bajrang told PTI.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018, India vs Bangladesh: Preview and Probable Playing XIIndian cricket skipper Virat Kohli have ‘zero’ points under his belt while weightlifter Mirabai Chanu have 44 points in her bag for 2018 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while Bajrang Punia – gold medallist at both Commonwealth Games and Asian Games – have a total of 80 points, which is also the highest. Virat Kohli obtained ‘zero’ points while reigning world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu earned 44 points on way to being named for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna by the 11-member selection panel. Yet in a shocking turn of events, the 11-member panel decided to snub the star weightlifter for India’s highest sports award.Kohli’ performance tally had zero points as no criteria has been set for cricket, as per TOI.ALSO READ: BCCI reveals reason behind India playing all matches in Dubai“I have been wronged. I want justice. The Minister said he will look into the matter but there is hardly any time left for the award function. I will wait till evening for communication from the government’s side. If I don’t get a favourable reply by evening I will move court tomorrow,” he added while his coach and another legend in the field of weightlifting Yogeshwar Dutt accompanied him in the meeting.Bajrang Punia bagged gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in Jakarta. He had earlier clinched silvers in 2014 editions of the abovementioned games. 2013 World Championship bronze is another medal which lists on his impressive CV.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli to make Bollywood debut? Releases poster with cryptic postThe National Sports Awards is set to be awarded on September 25 in 2018 instead on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand – August 29 – as the dates were clashing with the 2018 Asian Games.
“It’s an eye-opener for Tanzanian football. We’ve not been at the tournament since 1980, a lot has happened in 39 years and the game has changed and continues to change,” Amuneke told BBC Sport.“What’s important is to adapt to these changes and improve as a team. There are lots of lessons to pick.“Our greatest undoing was our lack of experience. We are not experienced enough because we are used to playing football without so much pressure.“But we’ve seen in this tournament that when you have the ball, a lot of teams put the pressure on you.”The East Africans showed promising signs against neighbours Kenya and despite never troubling Senegal and Algeria, they were never embarrassed.Amuneke, who coached Nigeria to the 2015 Under-17 World Cup title, said his team would take some valuable lessons from their first big-tournament experience.“We didn’t show confidence or feel comfortable when in possession of the ball,” Amuneke said.“In every journey there’s a process of learning. When we go back we need to look at ourselves from a holistic perspective and see how we can develop our football.“It’s obvious that right now in modern football, if you don’t have the ability to compete you have no chance of winning – that’s what happened to us.The 1994 African Footballer of the Year, who has managed his country’s youth teams and Sudanese club SC Khartoum, also believes the future is bright for Tanzanian football.“I’m happy with my players, we all worked hard to be here, they didn’t invite us we earned it,” he added.“If we continue with the same spirit, improve on what we’ve been doing I think we can grow as a team.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Tanzania’s head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has said that the Africa Cup of Nations has been a real “eye-opener” for the Taifa Stars following an early exit in Egypt.Tanzania, who competed in their first tournament since 1980, failed to progress to the knock-out stages and finished bottom of the group with three defeats.For the former Nigeria and Barcelona winger, it was a telling reminder of how much football has evolved on the continental showpiece event.
Lenovo-owned Motorola finally launched the rumoured Moto G7 series in Brazil on Thursday night. As rumours hinted, under the new G7 series the company has launched four new smartphones. These are the Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus. Motorola is yet to officially reveal India launch details about the Moto G7 phones but considering that these are mainstream phones and that India is a good market for such phones, there is a possibility that we may see the new Moto G7 phones arriving in India soon, most likely starting with Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Power.And when these the new Moto G7 phones arrive in India, they will likely compete with the likes of the Redmi Note 7, and maybe Redmi Note 7 Pro, two Xiaomi phones that may also launch in India soon.The Moto G7 has been launched at a starting price of $299 which roughly translates to Rs 21,300. Considering the Moto G7 Brazil price, we believe the India price of the G7 may end somewhere around Rs 18,000. This will inevitably put the Redmi Note 7 an advantage. In China, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 7 at a starting price of 999 Yuan, which roughly translates to around Rs 10,500. In India, we expect the Redmi Note 7 to be pretty aggressively priced like all Xiaomi products. The Redmi Note 7 may bear a price tag between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 in India. But the price is one part. There are other bits as well if we go by the specs sheet. There are areas like camera, design, hardware where the Redmi Note 7 excels. Let’s take a quick look at what the two phones offer the consumers.advertisement– Compared to the Moto G6, Motorola has cut down on the bezels in the Moto G7. Another new feature that Motorola brings to the Moto is the notch. The Moto G6 comes with pretty thick bezels on all sides of the screen. The Moto G7 sports regular notched display while the Redmi Note 7 comes with a waterdrop notch. We are yet to test the phones but the way they look, I believe the Redmi Note 7 is a better-looking phone. The glass back and gradient finish of the Redmi Note 7 makes it look no less than a premium phone. The Moto G7 in this regards looks pretty much similar to the Mot G6, albeit the one with slim bezels.– The screen of the Redmi phone is also (marginally) bigger than the one in the Moto G7. The Redmi Note 7 comes packed with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ LTPS display with screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Interestingly, the screen of the Redmi Note 7 is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In comparison, the Moto G7 comes with a 6.24-inch full-HD+ Max Vision display with 1080×2270 pixels resolution.– The Redmi Note 7 is powered by 2.2GHz Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 512 GPU. The Moto G7, on the other hand, runs on octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset clocked at 1.8GHz.– Xiaomi brings three variants of the Redmi Note 7 to the users. In China, the Redmi Note 7 is available in three options — 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage and 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage space on the Redmi Note 7 can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card. All the three models of the Redmi Note 7 may head to India soon. In comparison, the Moto G7 comes in only one variant. The Moto G7 comes packed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB. — Overall, the Redmi Note 7 seems like a good all-rounder phone for the price. And then there is the camera. On the rear panel, the Redmi Note 7 includes a primary sensor of 48MP with F1.8 aperture and secondary sensor of a 5MP sensor for capturing portrait shots. On the front, the Redmi Note 7 includes a 13-megapixel camera paired with lots of AI features such as AI face unlock, AI smart beauty, AI single shot blur, among others.In comparison, the Moto G7 comes with a 12-megapixel primary sensor with F1.8 lens and 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an F2.2 lens on the rear panel. Interestingly, the Moto G7 camera comes packed with several features to let users play around with pictures like Smart Composition, Auto Smile Capture, and Super Slow Motion (250fps). On the front, the Moto G7 packs an 8-megapixel sensor with an F2.2 lens for clicking selfies.– Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comes packed by a 4,000mAh battery paired with support for Quick Charge 4. Although Moto G7 promises all-day battery life, the phone packs a smaller 3,000mAh battery.advertisement– It’s the software where the Moto G7 seemingly has the lead. The Moto G7 runs on Android 9 Pie software with Moto Experiences on top of it. In comparison, the Redmi Note 7 runs MIUI 9 based on Android Oreo.ALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play launched: Price, Specifications and everything you need to knowALSO READ | New details of Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Redmi Go India variants revealed ahead of launchALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy M20 vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2: Brain goes against brawn