Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for a year in March 2018 in the ball tempering case.
Smith made a great comeback in 2019, scoring 774 runs in 4 Tests against England at an average of 110.57.
Golfer Tiger Woods underwent surgery for the fourth time in 2017, winning the President's Cup to the US this month under his captaincy.
Dainik BhaskarDec 27, 2019, 09:56 PM IST Sports Desk. The year has been spectacular for Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner, besides tennis players Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and golfer Tiger Woods. Smith and Warner made a spectacular comeback in March 2018, following a one-year ban in the ball tempering case. Tennis star Nadal won the French and US Open after recovering from a knee injury. At the same time, golfer Tiger Woods, who returned after surgery for the fourth time, won the President's Cup to America under his captaincy this month.
Warner missed Lara's 400-run record
David Warner returns after a one-year ban. He scored 647 runs at the ICC World Cup at an average of 71.88. In the same month, Warner played an unbeaten 335 against Pakistan in the Adelaide Test. The innings was declared by captain Tim Paine. According to cricket veterans, Warner could have broken Brian Lara's 400-run record in Test history if the innings had not been declared. This year, Warner has scored 1621 runs in 25 matches of all three formats of the cricket (ODI, Test and T20) at an average of 67.54.
Smith scored 1483 runs in all three formats this year.
In March 2018, Steve Smith, who was caught in the ball tempering case, was severely criticized in the sports world. Returning this year, Smith scored 774 runs in 4 Tests against England at an average of 110.57. This year, he scored 1483 runs in 24 matches of all three formats of cricket at an average of 64.47.
Woods returns after back surgery for fourth time
Golfer Tiger Woods underwent back surgery for the fourth time in 2017. His ranking had fallen to 1199. Woods made a spectacular comeback in 2019 and won the President's Cup for the eighth consecutive time under his captaincy.
Nadal elected 2019 world champion
Nadal has been elected the World Champion of 2019. This month, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored him with this award. In the men's category, Nadal was voted world champion for the fourth consecutive time. The 33-year-old player will conclude this year with the number one ranking. They have won two Grand Slam French and US Open this year. Nadal had said, “I have been number one in the ATP rankings for the 5th time. This year I also won two Grand Slams. I will try to do better next year. ”
Murray won the European Open after recovering from a hip injury
Britain's Andy Murray is playing in the era of tennis greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. During this time also they have managed to leave their own mark. She has won three Grand Slam and two Olympic singles gold medals. In 2017, he suffered from a hip injury. This injury continued to haunt him for 2 consecutive years. This year, the injury was recovered immediately before the US Open. Even then he won the European Open in October. He defeated Stan Wawrinka in the final.