On Friday, the 18-year-old forged a strong lead and did not falter as he set a new junior world record en route to capturing gold in the final of the men’s 50m 3 position rifle event at the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany.
The team, which finished at the bottom of Zone A last year, will play at its home leg at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in September this year. The 18-member team is expected to deliver better performance under its newly appointed coach Rakesh Kumar.
"There are junior leagues happening in almost every city and there are many Asian-origin clubs that compete in local tournaments as well. Players like Danny Batth and Yan Dhanda have also come through this system and have played for junior academies of European clubs."
In his first class career, Gony claimed 196 wickets in 61 matches before his retirement and also played for teams like Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers in IPL, a tournament in which he claimed 37 wickets in 44 matches in his career.
The former Argentina mid-fielder, who was part of the Daniel Passarella-led Argentina team during their successful campaign in the 1978 FIFA World Cup played in Argentina, has been in Punjab and Chandigarh for the last four days.
The Chandigarh cricketer bid his adieu to international cricket with an aggregate of 11,778 runs — 8701 runs in 304 ODIs, 1,900 runs in 40 Test matches and 1,177 runs in 58 T20s apart from 111 wickets in ODIs.
Divyansh Singh Panwar and Anjum Moudgill won their second successive ISSF World Cup gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle mixed event in Munich with a 16:2 win over compatriots Apurvi Chandela and Deepak Kumar.
Travelling the length and breadth of the world, James Owens, 28, and Ron Rutland, 44, are carrying around the official whistle that will kick off the opening match between Japan and Russia at the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Ron Rutland and James Owens have been cycling from London to Tokyo as part of Race to Rugby World Cup. They've completed 10,000 kms out of the 20,000-kms journey and found Chandigarh to be one of the best cities in Asia for cycling.