Every new year brings with itself hope and excitement particularly if you are a sports enthusiast. The year 2019 is an action-packed year with an array of sporting action lined-up. They are bound to bring in their fair share of viewers cheering for their favourite team or individual. In an era where there is so much hype and excitement built around these spectacles, the fans see their sports as an extension of themselves. So, what are some of the biggest sporting headlines in 2019 which is bound to create euphoria in the masses. Let us have a quick look with the list we have come up with.
India lifts the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: In a country like India where cricket is nothing sort of a religion, a win in the 2019 World Cup will send a billion people into a frenzy. The team has been doing well over the past few years in limited over cricket under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Some of the players like Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Virat himself have a wealth of experience under their belt and can work the magic in England. The bowling department consisting of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bhumra are world class in nature and can help India in English condition. It is also interesting to note that the Men in Blue lifted the 2013 Champions Trophy in the same country hence are the favourites to lift the cup. AFC Asian Cup, ICC Cricket World Cup and Other Top Sporting Events to Look Forward to in 2019
Manchester United win the UEFA Champions League: Manchester United are one of the biggest brands in world football but ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the team is in the decline. The 2018/19 season has been disastrous so far for the Red Devils and recently axed their manager Jose Mourinho. Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come in as the interim gaffer and started off well. United are playing football reminiscent of their glory days. It will be truly magical if the Norwegian manager helps the club lift the Champions League trophy in Madrid on 1st June 2019. They will have to beat some of the finest clubs starting with Paris Saint Germain whom they meet in the round of 16. The win will also set the foundation for the upheaval in their fortunes.
RCB win IPL2019: Ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have consistently failed in each and every edition. A team that boasts of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers in their batting line-up has rarely even made it past the group stage in the past years which is disappointing for their fans. There were rumours doing the round that Kohli may be axed as the skipper to make way for ABD but nothing official came out. They have made some quality addition to the team in the recently held auction. Whatever be the changes, a win for RCB in the coming IPL will not only put an end to their trophy drought but will send the cricket-mad Bangalore city into elation.
Yuvraj Singh scores most runs in IPL 2019: Indian batting great Yuvraj Singh has been a winner on and off the pitch for the majority of his career. Now as he nears the end of his cricketing journey, he has been picked by the Mumbai Indian to play in the auction held for the 2019 season. The 2011 World Cup player of the series has been very disappointing when it comes to IPL cricket despite going for some huge figures in the past auctions. Now that he will don the Mumbai Indian jersey in the coming season, a good showing with the bat will put the smiles back on the faces of his fans who rarely get to see him in action these days. The Orange Cap award would be the icing on the cake for Yuvi who could well be playing in his final season if things do not go as per plans. Yuvraj Singh Sold For Rs 1 Crore to Mumbai Indians at IPL Auction 2019
Roger Federer wins French Open 2019: The French Open is Roger Federer’s greatest nemesis with the Swiss often struggling to produce his best on the clay surface of Roland Garros. The greatest player to ever grace the game won his only French open back in 2009 and since then has largely gone anonymous at this magnificent tournament. But if the Tennis gods ever had a fairy tale written for Roger Federer, it would be of him claiming the French Open Title at the age of 37. His immense mental strength has seen him cross several barriers in the past so it is not impossible for Federer to achieve this feat. Sports Controversies in 2018: From Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Case to Mesut Ozil Racism Row, Here’s a Look at the Incidents That Rocked Sports World This Year!
While it will take some effort to make some of these headlines a reality, the joy it gives to the fans helps meet the purpose of this story.