2018 in the rearview mirror: From Manpreet Singh's Messi-esque goal to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's strike, moments which wowed
As 2018 winds down, here's a list of sporting moments which took your breath away
2018 was a year which left some lasting memories, thanks to moments of magic on the field.
On the hockey pitch, India captain Manpreet Singh scored a dazzling goal, against Pakistan no less, in the Asian Champions Trophy.
On the tennis court, Roger Federer gave a demonstration of his class.
On the football pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored off a spinning kick.
On the badminton court, Kento Momota and Anthony Ginting rallied like their life depended on it.
Here's a look at the best moments of athletic brilliance from 2018:
Manpreet scores a Messi-esque goal against Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy
Shank you very much!
Tennis TV (@TennisTV) November 3, 2018
This one was not a shank
India's Sanjay scores a Messi-esque goal at Youth Olympics
A Messi-style goal at the @youtholympics!
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) October
When Kevin Anderson switched hands during marathon match
In the middle of a 6-hour match, Kevin Anderson fell down and switched hands on a return pic.twitter.com/dfL3uJ7R2F
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2018
The best tag-team catch of 2018
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January
When Steph Curry shoots, Steph Curry scores
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) October 25, 2018
Mumbai City FC’s Pranjal Bhumij scores a screamer against Kerala Blasters FC
Will this be the Fans' Goal of the Week?
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 8, 2018
A scintillating advertisement for doubles badminton from the BWF World Tour Finals
— BWF (@bwfmedia) December 14, 2018
Kento Momota and Anthony Ginting show that even singles contests can have dramatic rallies
— BWF (@bwfmedia) September 23, 2018
And here’s He Bingjiao with possibly the return of the year
— BWF (@bwfmedia) September 21, 2018
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his 500th career goal with a stunning spinning kick
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) December 20, 2018
Lucas Pouille with a special tweener against Marcos Baghdatis
The clip has garnered almost six lakh views to date. Several users were awestruck by the 64-year-old and called him ‘legend’. Others wished they could have a grandparent like him
Regarding women's safety measures, Thakur said "we are trying not only to issue guidelines but to pass on these to every sportsperson so that they are not uninformed and they can protect themselves and their dignity"
Unanimously work to get India in top 10 sporting nations in world: Anurag Thakur to sports ministry officials
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur on Friday chaired the two-day national conference of Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports that took off in Kevadia in Gujarat