The proposed soft-landing on the Moon on 7 September by the Chandrayaan-2 mission is by far the most complex in ISRO’s history, says its former Chairman G Madhavan Nair, who is 100 per cent sure of its success.
India skipper Virat Kohli lost his numero uno status after being toppled by Australia’s Steve Smith in the batsman’s chart, while Jasprit Bumrah rose to third position among bowlers in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Tuesday.
Australia head into the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting Wednesday hoping Steve Smith and the boxer Muhammad Ali can revive their campaign following the hurt they felt at having the Ashes ‘stolen’ from them by England.
India captain Virat Kohli singled out Hanuma Vihari for special praise for his work ethic and temperament, saying the young middle-order batsman’s self belief provides a sense of calm in the dressing room.
Chennai and suburban areas witnessed mild showers last night. The Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted light to moderate rain to occur in isolated places over Tamilnadu and Puducherry today. Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram and Cuddalore may receive heavy spell, it said.