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Best Sports Photos of the Week!

February 25, 2019 16:49 IST

Novak Djokovic took the honours at the Laureus Sports Awards last week but it was a Jharkhand-based NGO that put India in the spotlight at the 'Oscars of Sports'. 

The week rounded off with PV Sindhu flying the Light Combat Aircraft -- Tejas at the Aero India show, to mark Women's Day. 

"I am very happy about being the first woman to fly the Tejas. This day is dedicated for women. Hence I will remember this day forever," Sindhu told reporters afer the 40 minute sortie."

Here are some of the other events -- in pictures -- that made news last week.

Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu became the first woman to do a sortie in the indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, at the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru on Saturday, February 23

IMAGE: Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu became the first woman to do a sortie in the indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, at the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru on Saturday, February 23. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photos

Yuwa-India's Neeta Kumari, Hema Kumari, Konika Kumari, and Radha Kumari pose after winning the Laureus Sport for Good award in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on Monday, February 18 

IMAGE: Yuwa-India's Neeta Kumari, Hema Kumari, Konika Kumari, and Radha Kumari pose after winning the Laureus Sport for Good award in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on Monday, February 18. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates in style after reaching his century against England in their opening One-Day International in Barbados on Wednesday, February 20 

IMAGE: West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates in style after reaching his century against England in their opening One-Day International in Barbados on Wednesday, February 20. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia (left) scores their second goal against Lazio in their Champions League Round of 32 match on Wednesday, February 20

IMAGE: Sevilla's Pablo Sarabia (left) scores their second goal against Lazio in their Champions League Round of 32 match on Wednesday, February 20. Photograph: Matthew Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters

Malmo's Soren Rieks challenges for the ball with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta during their Round of 32 second leg Europa League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Thursday, February 21

IMAGE: Malmo's Soren Rieks challenges for the ball with Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta during their Round of 32 second leg Europa League match at Stamford Bridge in London on Thursday, February 21. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after falling as his shoe splits at the sole, during the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, February 20

IMAGE: Duke Blue Devils forward Zion Williamson (1) reacts after falling as his shoe splits at the sole, during the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, February 20. Photograph: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance during their Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus on Wednesday, February 20

IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a chance during their Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus on Wednesday, February 20. Photograph: Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai celebrates on scoring a century. He scored the second fastest T20I century against Ireland to a record Twenty20 international total of 278-3 in Dehradun on Saturday.  The strongly-built opening batsman smashed an unbeaten 162 off 62 deliveries. Hazratullah's unbeaten 162 was the highest score by an Asian batsman in T20 Internationals

IMAGE: Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai celebrates on scoring a century against Ireland in Dehradun on Saturday, February 23. He scored the second fastest T20I century (162 off 62 deliveries) against Ireland and took his team to a record Twenty20 international total of 278-3. Hazratullah's unbeaten 162 was the highest score by an Asian batsman in T20 Internationals. Photograph: ICC/Twitter

Gold medallist India's Apurvi Chandela at the medal ceremony after winning the final of women's 10m Air Rifle during the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Saturday, February 23

IMAGE: Gold medallist India's Apurvi Chandela at the medal ceremony after winning the final of women's 10m Air Rifle during the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi on Saturday, February 23. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, Spain, on Saturday. He netted his 50th career hat-trick in the process

IMAGE: Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their second goal against Sevilla at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, Spain, on Saturday. He netted his 50th career hat-trick in the process. Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
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