‘Savior’ Savita Punia helps women’s hockey team score glory & Amit Shah’s ‘gymnast’ moves

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Satish Acharya | Twitter @satishacharya

The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya honours the Indian women hockey team’s goalkeeper Savita Punia, who left Aussies baffled as she thwarted every goal attempt of theirs Monday, to help the Indian side register a 1-0 win and reach the semi-finals of the Olympic games.

Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Sandeep Adhwaryu highlights the historic bronze-medal victory of badminton player P.V. Sindhu at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win two individual Olympic medals, and is only the second Indian athlete to achieve this record after wrestler Sushil Kumar.

Sajith Kumar | Deccan Herald

Sajith Kumar draws on the irony in Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement lauding Uttar Pradesh for securing the ‘top spot‘ in managing law and order in the country.

R Prasad | Economic Times

In his illustration, R. Prasad refers to the agreement signed between the Assam and Nagaland governments to de-escalate the stand-off on the eastern front, amid the hostile situation on its southern front with Mizoram, by withdrawing state police forces.

P Mahamud | Twitter @cartoonist_PM

P. Mahamud takes a swipe at the BJP-led central government and their handling of the revelations regarding the alleged use of the Israeli spyware Pegasus to target journalists, political leaders, and human rights activists.