Madhurr Mittal to play Muttiah Muralitharan in an upcoming biopic

Acclaimed actor Vijay Sethupathi was to play the role of Muttiah Muralitharan on screen, however, he opted out of the biopic after being asked by the cricketer himself, following outrage in Tamil Nadu. Now, Madhurr Mittal will play him in the biopic aptly named ‘800’, after the legend’s total test wickets.

Brazilian football giant Pele enters dictionary

The Portuguese-language Michael’s dictionary, one of the most popular in Brazil, added “pelé” as a new adjective to its online edition, as a synonym for “exceptional, incomparable, unique.” Widely considered to be among the best footballers in history, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, nicknamed Pele, passed away in December 2022 aged 82.

Duan and Marco Jansen become the latest pair of brothers to play in the IPL.

They are also the only twins to play in the tournament. Siblings to have played in IPL include Irfan and Yusuf Pathan, Shaun and Mitchell Marsh, Michael and David Hussey, Albie and Morne Morkel, Brendon and Nathan McCullum, Dwayne and Darren Bravo, Siddarth and Uday Kaul, Hardik and Krunal Pandya, and Sam and Tom Curran

MLB rolls out a number of changes for baseball

One of the changes as mandated by Major League Baseball is a bigger base. The traditional base is a square with 15-inch sides, and the new base is now 18 inches along the side, which not only means more base to grab but also means that the distance between the bases is slightly less. The intention of league officials is to reduce injuries and increase stolen bases, an element of the game that has been decimated in the era of analytics.

Start-up to produce oxygen from moon’s surface

An Israeli startup, Helios, says it has developed technology that can produce oxygen needed for fuel from the lunar soil. This will make multiple and long-term missions to the moon economically viable, as it will allow moon colonies to “live off the land” instead of having to carry all of their fuel and other resources from Earth.