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  1. We can't stop crushing hard on these gorgeous, super sexy female athletes across the world, who not only pack a punch with their stellar game, but also make our hearts sway with their fit AF bodies. Here are 10 hot female athletes who can knock you off with their game and looks: 1. Eugenie Bouchard- She is an ace Canadian tennis player who was the first Canadian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam. 2 4 ð A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on Feb 25, 2018 at 6:41am PST Miamiii A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on Mar 15, 2018 at 12:18pm PDT Working on the tan lines A post shared by Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:27am PST 2. Lauren Sesselmann- She can kick your heart and the football with equal panache âï¸âï¸Bom Diaâï¸âï¸ One more week of filming then you can find me here with a big Do Not Disturb signðð #beach #fitness #relaxation #goodmorning #lesebi #jewelry #swim A post shared by Lauren Sesselmann (@lsesselmann) on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:24am PDT âï¸âï¸Bom Diaâï¸âï¸ One more week of filming then you can find me here with a big Do Not Disturb signðð #beach #fitness #relaxation #goodmorning #lesebi #jewelry #swim A post shared by Lauren Sesselmann (@lsesselmann) on Oct 11, 2017 at 9:24am PDT 3. Hillary Knight – She is the member of the United States women's ice hockey team. #repost @redbulletin Power forward! ðª Hilary Knight @hilaryknight is leading the charge for equitable pay for U.S. Women's Hockey ð Click the link in our bio to find out more about her mission. ð·: @brianlowe_ #theredbulletin #redbulletin #beyondtheordinary #hilaryknight #strongisthenewbeautiful #icehockey #equalpay A post shared by Hilary Knight (@hilaryknight) on Nov 30, 2017 at 11:12am PST Smiling for many reasons: Pb&J @chobani , a beautiful fall morning and working with great people. A post shared by Hilary Knight (@hilaryknight) on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:13am PDT 4. Caroline Wozniacki- Currently number 2 in the WTA ranking, this hot Danish tennis player can easily be the hottest Scandinavian woman we know. I can't believe it's been exactly a year since we shot these! ððâ¤ï¸ #siswimsuit #family #timeflies A post shared by Caroline Wozniacki (@carowozniacki) on Sep 17, 2017 at 6:30am PDT My outfit for the US Open will be bright, and I love it! ðâºï¸ @adidas @stellamccartney A post shared by Caroline Wozniacki (@carowozniacki) on Aug 6, 2017 at 12:10pm PDT #tbt ðâï¸ð¦ A post shared by Caroline Wozniacki (@carowozniacki) on May 4, 2017 at 1:50pm PDT 5. Blair O'Neal- She is a professional golfer and she can push a ball right into the pit of your heart #goodvibesonly ð #fbf A post shared by Blair O'Neal (@blaironealgolf) on Feb 9, 2018 at 2:39pm PST ðHappy New Year friends!!! ð¥Who's ready for 2018?! ðð¼ððð¼ • #2018 #champagne #veuveclicquot #happynewyears A post shared by Blair O'Neal (@blaironealgolf) on Dec 31, 2017 at 9:19pm PST #Hawaii & #sunset ðð³ð¬ð #tbt A post shared by Blair O'Neal (@blaironealgolf) on Dec 28, 2017 at 2:15pm PST 6. Winifer Fernandez- This sexy volleyball player has also competed in the World Championship A post shared by Winifer Fernández (@winiferfernandez2) on Jul 31, 2016 at 5:52am PDT A post shared by Winifer Fernández (@winiferfernandez2) on Sep 5, 2016 at 12:32am PDT 7. Paige Spiranac- The American professional golf player is so gorgeous, we wonder how people concentrate on the game when this beauty is taking aim. This was such a hard secret to keep! But I'm so honored and humbled to be included in #SISwim 2018! This issue is about self-love, empowering women, body positivity, and encouraging everyone to be kind. Women face so much pressure every. single. day. to look, act, and talk a certain way, and it is so difficult trying to figure out what you “can” and “should” be. It's taken a long time, but I'm proud of my body! I'm proud of who I am! I'm proud that I can be strong, smart, AND sexy! SI Swim embraces ALL women, no matter what, and just wants them to feel loved. You should feel loved and powerful and unapologetically YOU! And don't let ANYONE tell you that you're not perfect just the way you are. Thank you to @mj_day and the whole team for believing in me and letting me share my story. You've changed my outlook on life and let me know it's okay to love my bodyâ¤ï¸ #siswim A post shared by Paige Spiranac (@_paige.renee) on Feb 6, 2018 at 8:57am PST ð¤ A post shared by Paige Spiranac (@_paige.renee) on Jan 2, 2018 at 11:04am PST 8. Darya Klishina- This fantabulous Russian long jumper makes good use of her perfect legs. ðððvacation is still going A post shared by The official Darya Klishina (@dariaklishina) on Oct 17, 2017 at 1:04pm PDT I don't have so many words now but I definitely want to thank all my supporters who believed in me and of course my great team!!! У Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ Ð½ÐµÑ ÑейÑÐ°Ñ Ð¼Ð½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ñлов, но Ñ Ð¿ÑоÑÑо ÑоÑÑ ÑказаÑÑ Ð¾Ð³Ñомное ÑпаÑибо за ваÑÑ Ð¿Ð¾Ð´Ð´ÐµÑÐ¶ÐºÑ Ð¸ вÑем кÑо в Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ Ð²ÐµÑил, и конеÑно моей поÑÑÑÑаÑÑей команде!!! #london #longjump #nike #nikewomen #wordchampionship A post shared by The official Darya Klishina (@dariaklishina) on Aug 11, 2017 at 5:58pm PDT The weekend smells good ð ðð A post shared by The official Darya Klishina (@dariaklishina) on May 7, 2017 at 9:11am PDT 9. Gracie Gold- She is an American figure skater who can pass off as the human version of the gorgeous 'Goldilocks' •your happy ending is up to you• A post shared by Gracie Gold (@graciegold95) on Aug 15, 2017 at 5:55pm PDT a girl on fire is somebody who is completely herself ð¥â¤ï¸ï¸ ~Alicia Keys A post shared by Gracie Gold (@graciegold95) on Jan 19, 2017 at 6:26pm PST ð©ð¼ A post shared by Gracie Gold (@graciegold95) on May 16, 2016 at 1:05pm PDT 10. Sydney Leroux- Professional soccer player with an Olympics gold medal AND a hot body? Check! Thank you to this guy for taking me on the most beautiful and much needed vacation. I wouldn't want to share this chaos with anyone but you. Also thankful for the howler monkey for taking this photo. ð A post shared by Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) on Dec 14, 2017 at 9:32am PST Nicaragua. A post shared by Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) on Dec 7, 2017 at 8:04am PST ð @kaohs_swim A post shared by Sydney Leroux Dwyer (@sydneyleroux) on Dec 8, 2017 at 7:06am PST
  2. Remember the ugly sneakers our dads used to wear? The chunky, tacky monstrosities that didn't go with anything? Let alone the loose formal trousers they used to just love pairing them with for some reason? Well, guess what? They are back. © Twitter We aren't joking. It's the season of ugly dad sneakers. Why? We aren't sure, but we have a couple of guesses. One, the uglier they are, the better they feel on your feet. Those suckers are the most comfortable shoes ever, fortunately, or unfortunately. From running a marathon to mask the pain of your self-loathing to carrying the burden of the unrealistic expectations of your dad, these babies are equipped to do it all. So perhaps we have come of age and no longer subscribe to the idea of fashion being all style and no comfort? Or, it might just be a case of another avant-garde trend that is too fashion-forward for our normie brains to grasp. Anyway, the bottom line is the ugly shoes are back. © Business Insider Here, we have compiled a list of 6 of the ugliest sneakers we could find. But pair them up with the right outfit and you will be transformed into the fly-est dude ever - the Chuck Norris of style who doesn't only make ugly work, but transforms it into something beautiful. 1. New Balance Men Orange Suede Sneakers The in-your-face tacky orange to the rubber soles - this is your quintessential 'Dad' shoes that he just can't get enough of. But wear the right pair of grey fitted joggers and pair it up with a white tank top for that ultimate style explosion. Price: INR 5399/- © Myntra Buy it here 2. White Retro Sneakers By Zara The ugly, chunky white sneakers that are 'good for your feet'. But can't you just envision an outfit where these serve as the cherry on the cake? We totally can. Price: INR 3990/- © Zara Buy it here 3. Reebok Classics Leather Trainers How many times have you seen your neighborhood uncle with the orthopedic issues rock a spirited round of morning walk in these? Need we say more? But pair these up with a pair of crisp linen trousers that are cropped at the ankle and see the fireworks all around. Price: INR 8999/- © Koovs Buy it here 4. FILA '96 Quilted Fitness Sneakers Are these the shoes that helped you get through your PT classes? The pair your dad swears by till date? You know what, we say these make one of the most fashionable sneakers ever. Pair them up with a colourful ensemble and go to town! Price: INR 10999/- © Koovs Buy it here 5. GEL-KAYANO 24 By Asics If these are not the shoes you choose during a zombie apocalypse, we'll be forced to conclude that you don't really have the skills to survive. Cut out for comfort and performance, this pair here doesn't give two hoots about 'fashion'. That, however, doesn't change the fact that they can be included as a supremely fashionable piece of footwear in an outfit comprising the right pair of joggers and a cool t-shirt. Price: INR 13499/- © Asics Buy it here 6. Blaze of Glory Running Shoes By Puma These hefty black sneakers are comfy AF and will protect your feet fiercely while you go for your morning run. But will they be a part of your #OOTD? We say, YES! Experiment with your outfit and they can be an asset as far as your style quotient is concerned. Price: INR 4500/- © AJIO Buy it h#mce_temp_url#ere
  3. The deal of a lifetime is here. While we keep hearing about Cryptocurrency millionaires and billionaires, we don't even have a single unit of this really expensive currency. But, if you want to change that, there might be a really cool and inexpensive way. A new game has come out recently, and the makers are ready to award the first person to beat it one whole Bitcoin. Just to make things clearer, a single bitcoin is priced at â¹7,11,490 at the time of writing this. Wow, that's a lot of money but there's an easy (kinda) way of getting your hands on it. © MonteCrypto You just have to beat the PC game 'MonteCrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma' to get that one single Bitcoin. Now, this is what we call incentive! The game developers, Gem Rose Accent, humorously claim “this game must be amongst the hardest you've ever played.” It's basically a puzzle game where players have to navigate through a maze and solve 24 'mind bending' puzzles. Okay yes, puzzle games like this can get quite frustrating, especially for impatient people, but with this huge price money waiting at the finish line, who wouldn't want to give it a try. Moreover, you don't have to play alone as well, as the players will be able to leave clues for others once they've entangled one piece of the puzzle. But, you can play it smart as well, and leave fake clues to misguide the competitors. The game is available on Stream and is priced at â¹85, but people can get it for just Rs. 51 till 27th Feb. So basically, that means spending less than 100 bucks can get you upwards of 7 lakh bucks. I don't think I even have to say what a cool offer that is, it's just understandable. Here you go, start the game and win that one single Bitcoin.
  4. For a man who was often criticised for his poor away form, Virat Kohli has not only made amends but also staked his claim as the world's best batsmen in all conditions. The right-hander's batting masterclass allowed India to make a sensational comeback in the ODI series after their debacle in Tests. He was the highest run-scorer in the three-match Test series and then continued his fine run in the ODIs to once again clinch the top spot in the list of leading run-getters. So far, in three Tests, six ODIs and a T20I against South Africa, Kohli has amassed 870 runs including four hundreds and two fifties in the Rainbow Nation this season. With two T20Is still left to play, Kohli is just 130 runs away from amassing 1,000 runs on a single international tour. West Indies legend Viv Richards is the only batsman in history to have scored over 1,000 runs on an international tour. He achieved the feat in 1976 when he amassed 1,045 runs in England. © BCCL While the record of 1,000 runs is yet to be broken, Kohli, meanwhile, has notched up another unique feat on the back of his artistry with the willow. A sensational run in South Africa has now helped Kohli in attaining the rare feat of crossing the 900-point mark in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings. With over 900 points in Tests and ODIs, the Indian captain now stands tall at the number one spot in both formats of the game. In the process, Kohli has become only the second batsman after AB de Villiers to reach the landmark concurrently in both forms of the game. Kohli is also one of the only five cricketers to have reached 900 points in both forms of the game. With an increase in points, Kohli has now moved ahead of Brian Lara in the all-timers' list, having also overtaken him in Tests last month. He is now seventh in the ODI list of all-time rankings which is currently led by Viv Richards with 935 points. © BCCL The Delhi dasher is also 22 points clear of Sachin Tendulkar who achieved his ODI career high points (887) against Zimbabwe in 1998. On the other hand, Kohli's aggregate is also the best since Lara reached 911 points in March 1993. While fans and cricket pundits continue to compare him with Tendulkar, Kohli has undeniably established himself as one of the world's best batsmen in the modern era and his knack for breaking records further propels him closer to the all-time greats of the game.
  5. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo warms up before the La Liga Santander game against Real Betis in Estadio Benito Villamarin, Seville, Spain, February 18, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo will be absent from Real Madrid?s La Liga game at Leganes on Wednesday after being rested by coach Zinedine Zidane for the first time in the league this season. The Portugal forward missed Real?s first four games of the campaign due to suspension for pushing a referee but has started every league match since, scoring 11 goals in 19 appearances. Ronaldo joins a high profile list of players who will miss the short trip to Madrid neighbours Leganes, which also includes Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Marcelo, who are all injured. The game was originally scheduled for December but had to be postponed due to Real?s participation in the Club World Cup. Real?s Croatia midfielder Modric and Brazil left-back Marcelo could still be missing for the Champions League last-16 second leg at Paris St Germain in two weeks? time after the pair were diagnosed with hamstring injuries on Tuesday. Marcelo was one of Real?s best performers in the 3-1 win over PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu last week and scored the final goal of the game to give them a two-goal cushion in the tie. He was forced off, however, during the 5-3 win at Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday with the hamstring problem. Hamstring problems Real released a statement on Tuesday confirming he had injured his right hamstring and said Modric, who played against PSG but was left on the bench versus Betis, had the same injury. As is customary at Real, the club did not reveal how long either player would be out of action although Spanish newspaper Marca said there was a possibility both players could return in time for the second leg at the Parc des Princes on March 6. Real coach Zidane told a news conference ahead of the Leganes game that he was optimistic about Modric. ?He has sustained a hamstring problem which is why he didn?t train and he is focusing on recovering as quickly as possible,? he said. ?I think it?s a small problem and as always I have every faith in everyone that works here, the doctors and physios, that they will ensure he returns quickly.? Kroos is nursing a knee injury sustained after the first leg against PSG but is expected to return in time for the return. Real are fourth in the Liga standings on 45 points, 17 behind leaders Barcelona, but victory over Leganes would lift them above Valencia into third place. Leganes, who are 13th, are in their second season in the top flight and knocked Real out of the King?s Cup quarter-finals last month, before eventually losing to Sevilla in the semis.
  6. With its murderous power struggles and internecine civil wars, Games of Thrones has undoubtedly established itself as one of the highly sought after and exciting television series over the years. No other TV series has managed to capture our imagination the way the thrilling spectacle of ancient realms engaged in no-holds-barred combat in GoT did in its seven nerve-racking seasons so far. Who would've thought that the battle between nine noble families for control over the mythical lands of Westeros will eventually become bigger than reality? But, it did. Men fighting amongst themselves is not new. What's new and seems to work for GoT creators is the fact that men are just part of its bigger and greater ploy. Apart from the envious talent of war on display, the show thrives on sinister plots bolstered with magic and fire-breathing dragons. And, if that wasn't enough, the mystery around the 'White Walkers' and their notorious blue-eyed leader the 'Night King' further set our hearts racing. © HBO And, as all good things must come to an end, the HBO masterpiece which has enthralled fans since 2011 is set for its final hurrah. Touted as a befitting finale which will showcase the mother of all battles, the much-anticipated eighth season of the GoT will mark the end of what has been a great journey for the show when it airs in 2019. But, 2019 is still far and while fans continue to speculate the ending and the fate of its stars including fan-favorite Jon Snow, we decided to combine GoT with another popular and much-older spectacle we all have come to know as the game of cricket. So as you count the days for the final season, here's a look at the cricketers who could replace the popular GoT characters: MS Dhoni As Jon Snow © HBO, BCCL While Dhoni and Snow might not look the same, they both share similar characteristics and struggles in their respective journey. For starters, Snow sports long hair and so did Dhoni back in the day. After the death of Ned and Robb Stark, we all thought that the Starks were done for good. But, Snow rose to the occasion and didn't just save his family name, but went on to become the 'King in the North'. Similarly, after the dawn of Sourav Ganguly's captaincy era, cricket pundits and fans were left wondering how India will cope in international cricket. And, just like Snow, Dhoni stood up and went on to establish himself as one of the most successful Indian captains in history. He is the only captain to have won all three major ICC events - World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World T20. The only difference is that you can't quote Ygritte's famous line 'You know nothing Jon Snow' for Dhoni because this man seems to know everything there is in cricket. Virat Kohli As Khal Drogo © HBO, BCCL In the first season, Khal Drogo undoubtedly emerged as one of the strongest characters of the GoT. A chieftain of the Dothraki khalasar, Drogo was feared by all for his savagery, brutality, and lack of remorse towards his opponents. Leading from the front, his fearless attitude earned him the respect of his horde. In somewhat similar manner, Virat Kohli's rise in international cricket has been no different. Thriving on aggression and his passion for cricket, the Indian batting sensation has been the force to be reckoned with. He doesn't shy away from a grueling contest, while his savagery and brutality with the willow seem no different than Drogo's. Kohli's ruthlessness and sheer determination to win has elevated him to the position of Team India captain. Under his leadership, India has managed to scale new heights and continue to be one of the most feared sides in international cricket. Ellyse Perry As Daenerys Targaryen © HBO, Instagram/@ellyseperry Daenerys 'Stormborn' Targaryen - aka the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Breaker of Chains, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Mother of Dragons, Queen of the Andals, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and also the possessor of the longest name in the history of GoT - is a fearless character who was thrown into the mix at a young age when she married Khal Drogo. She is driven, vastly feared and greatly respected. In Ellyse Perry, we find a certain Daenerys Targaryen in women's cricket. Just like the Dragon mother, Perry was also thrown into conflict at an early age. She debuted at the age of 16 and became the youngest Australian ever to play international cricket. Since then, there has been no turning back for the 27-year-old who is now a vital cog in the Aussie side. On the other hand, just like Daenerys who dons many titles, Perry, too, has managed to prove his worth in many fields. Apart from her cricketing career, Perry played for Australia in the women's football World Cup. She is the first woman to represent the country in World Cups in two different sports. Away from the playing field, Perry is also a successful model and has featured on the covers of popular magazines. Chris Gayle As The Mountain © HBO, Instagram/@chrisgayle333 One of the most savage and brutal characters, Gregor Clegane aka the Mountain has made a name for mastering the art of killing people. His brute force, towering stature and insatiable bloodlust has seen him getting the better of his opponents in combat. And, despite his near-death experience, the Mountain has somehow managed to stay alive doing what others have only failed to do. Chris Gayle is arguably the Mountain of international cricket. Just like the GoT character, the Jamaican marauder is strong and well built to give his opponents a run for their money. He might not wield the sword, but if you've seen his capabilities with the willow you'd agree that the southpaw would surely make the Mountain proud. The Universe Boss boasts of superhuman strength and is more than capable of single-handedly destroying the opposition. He might not be as serious as the Mountain but give Gayle a cricket bat and you would see the West Indian emulating the GoT character with similar savagery and aggression in his batting. And, that's exactly why - despite his inconsistent form - Gayle continues to be one of the most destructive batsmen in the world. Ben Stokes As Tormund © HBO, Reuters Thanks to red hair, both Ben Stokes and Tormund strike an immediate resemblance. After the death of Mance Rayder, the free folk seemed lost without their true leader until Tormund rose to the occasion and gave them hope. But, despite being an ardent devotee to the wildlings' cause, Tormund lost an important battle against the Wall. Similarly, Stokes - who was one of the vital cogs for England and could have very well been their hero - lost the most important battle of his career against Carlos Brathwaite whose last-over power-hitting propelled West Indies to the World T20 title. But, despite losing their respective battles, both Tormund and Stokes managed to turn the tide against them. While Tormund thrived under the leadership of Jon Snow, Stokes learned from his mistakes and continues to be an important player for England. And if that doesn't put these guys together, then the video of Stokes involved in a bare-knuckle brawl on the streets of Bristol will surely make you a believer. David Warner As The Hound © HBO, BCCL Sandor Clegane aka the Hound is famous for his fierce nature and unquestioning obedience to his masters. But, despite serving the realm of King's Landing, the Hound has rarely been seen giving a damn about the proceedings as he came to loathe the hypocrisy of knighthood in general. David Warner, the pocket-dynamite from Australia, is as fierce as the Hound with the willow. Batting at the top of the order, Warner possesses all shots in his armory to annihilate the opposition. Giving little respect to the reputation of the opposing bowler, Warner flays his shots exactly the way his GoT equivalent wields the sword. The lesser-notorious of the two Cleganes, the Hound was also seen standing up for what was right in the TV show. Similarly, Warner gave a befitting reply (a right-hook) to England's Joe Root after he allegedly made fun of Hashim Amla by putting a fake beard during their late-night drinking session in Birmingham. Ravi Shastri As Lord Baelish © HBO, BCCL Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger has been one of GoT's power players since the beginning of the show. Lord Baelish was often seen lurking in the shadows away from the limelight, but his ability to make friends with the most influential people allowed him to move the pieces and play the game from behind. Not the one to be trusted, he kept on changing sides for his personal endeavors. On the other hand, Ravi Shastri - a former Indian cricketer - is widely respected in the sport. Despite his retirement, Shastri returned to the sport in the role of a commentator. And, just like Lord Baelish, his resources in important positions allowed him to take the reins as Team India's head coach. It is largely believed that Shastri played a significant role in the ouster of former Indian coach Anil Kumble who resigned after a year of commendable results for the team. Kohli reportedly wanted Shastri in Kumble's position and in the end, that's what happened. Both, Lord Baelish and Shastri might not seem too important, but they are surely relevant characters in every story. Yuvraj Singh As Ser Jorah © HBO, BCCL The former head of House Mormont and Lord of the Bear Island, Ser Jorah Mormont was forced to live in exile after fleeing Westeros in a bid to escape execution for trading in slaves. He became a mercenary in the Free Cities before eventually entering the service of Daenerys Targaryen who later banished him for being one of Varys' spy. Similarly, Yuvraj Singh - who was once a crucial player for his side - was also dropped from the Indian cricket team. While Yuvi didn't spy on anyone, his slump in form was the reason behind his banishment. Though many thought it was the end of the road for both Ser Jorah and Yuvi, the two warriors came back strong and proved their detractors wrong. While Ser Jorah foiled the assassination of Daenerys in the fighting pits of Meereen to mark his return, Yuvraj smashed a thunderous 150 early in 2017 to reclaim his spot in India's limited-overs side. Both, are the men of hardwork whose successful comebacks came on the back of their never-say-die attitude. AB de Villiers As The Night King © HBO, Reuters In the tale of seven kingdoms, no other character has managed to grab the attention of viewers the way the Night King has. Whether it's about his grand plan for King's Landing or the reasons to threaten the Seven Kingdoms, there is just so much mystery around this character that the fans can't help but speculate what's on his mind. For someone who has no limits to his powers, the Night King can pretty much do anything he wants. When it comes to cricket, there is only one man with limitless powers as the Night King - AB de Villiers. The South African, just like the GoT character, has no competition in international cricket. His unique 360-degrees batting style has allowed him to get the better of his opposition, while De Villiers' wide array of shots are capable of countering any bowler in the world. And, just like the Night King who must be seen to be believed he's for real, humans never believed that such a cricketer ever existed until they saw the exploits of ABD on the cricket field. The only difference between the two: one is hated to the fullest and the other is loved beyond boundaries. Kevin Pietersen As Ser Jaime Lannister © HBO, Reuters There's little doubt that Ser Jamie Lannister is one of the fiercest warriors and most-respected swordsman in all of Westeros. But, still, despite all his swordsmanship, he is undeniably one of the most hated and misunderstood characters on the show. It's safe to say that Kevin Pietersen's journey in international cricket, while it lasted, reminisces of Ser Jamie's voyage in GoT. Despite his genius with the bat which often aided the English side, KP was banished from the national team amid much hullabaloo. While Ser Jamie went against the throne to kill 'Mad King' Aerys Targareyn for personal gains, KP conspired against his captain Andrew Strauss, poking fun at him in a message to South African players where he called the England skipper a "doos" - an Afrikaaner word for "dick" or "idiot". Well, that pretty much sums up our recasting of the Game of Thrones with popular cricketers. The idea was not to insult anyone, rather this was only aimed to tickle the funny bones of GoT and cricket fans across the globe. Do watch this space for the second edition of the GoT recasting, till then, "Valar Morghulis, Valar Dohaeris".
  7. If your good looks come with great conversational skills and social etiquettes, we dare say that the quality of your life - from relationships to self-confidence to your work, will be on an upward trajectory. - Sociologist, Martha Beck When it comes to good looks and a charming personality, one name in the country that stands out quite evidently is Rohit Khandelwal. This 28-year-old became the first Asian-Indian to win the coveted title of Mr World in 2016, and since then, there's been no turning back for him in the fashion world. From grooming himself to knowing what works best for him, Rohit has always used his appearance to his advantage at the international level. It is his perseverance and right choices to primp and preen himself that have taken him to this level. And you will agree with our opinion once you see these pictures: 1. He definitely knows how to sort his thoughts out and prioritize them instead of tanking it up. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 9, 2017 at 10:15am PDT 2. Look at that early-morning determined look on his face. We know the man has his goals in the right place. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Aug 1, 2017 at 4:17pm PDT 3. And his commitment to healthy diet, healthy habits and professional advice. After a long and erratic trip that too in climatic conditions that were severe. The harsh sun tan, skin burn and redness made me realise how important it is to nourish the skin inside out. Especially when the work requires you to continue facing the camera. And it's also got a lot to do with using right products, eating less oily and spicy food, sleeping enough Healthy and beautiful skin requires commitment and it begins with exceptional skin care. I really want to thank Tvacha, for treating my skin so well, despite my hectic schedules. I've always relied on them and only got best results. Thank you @avk209 @drtvacha for bringing so many innovations to keep the skin glowing and rejuvenated. And Raina Nahar to always be so passionate about her work makes me more reliable A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Apr 27, 2017 at 6:02am PDT 4. Which obviously has resulted in a toned and chiselled figure that is so damn natural. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:37pm PDT 5. Therefore, dressing smart and being up-to-date on fashion trends is an understatement. Be it a simple outdoor look. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Aug 2, 2017 at 5:13am PDT 6. Or a suited-up avatar. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 22, 2017 at 3:47am PDT 7. Or even a rugged ready-to-trek look. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 30, 2017 at 2:16pm PDT 8. But, we have got to give credit to his slick beard and flawless skin that totally makes him look a class apart. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:27am PST 9. Sure, all this never came easy. This picture totally proves that point. A post shared by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 11, 2017 at 7:03pm PDT Sure, you might want to get to this level of self-maintenance too, and why not? But, these days, the most common grooming troubles that men face are related to skin and hair- from acne, bushy eyebrows to ingrown hair and other issues that don't let you have a groomed look. Fortunately, there are now options to have this unwanted hair removed on a permanent basis by laser treatments. Rohit Khandelwal underwent his laser treatment before Mr.World at the Dr Tvacha Clinic and he says, “Over time, hectic travel, harsh sun tan, skin burn and redness made me realise how important it is to nourish the skin inside out. 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  8. Ready or not, Valentine's Day is upon us! For those who have made plans way in advance - great. And, for those who wait right up to the last minute to wrap up some roses and candies for your partner, a word of caution - the date is definitely not going to end the way you want it to! Roses and candy hearts make for great last-minute gifts, sure, but if your partner isn't the type to crack a smile over a 'Be Mine' teddy bear, you're going to have to think a little outside the box. Though, you don't need to worry, because Lovetreats.in has got your back. Single, in a relationship or it's complicated - no matter what's your relationship status is, there is always a way to get things spiced up. The one answer that can put all your anxieties to bed (pun intended) is an orgasm. Giving them. Receiving them. Treating yourself to a few of them. And you don't even have to rely on your own skills to do it! If You're Single Being alone does not equal being lonely. It's time to find comfort and excitement within yourself. We would advise you to start by treating yourself and not just booting your computer and watching some porn. Show yourself some love, people! Order yourself a nice meal or better still, cook something you love. Make a playlist of your favourite songs and put it on. Set the lighting to suit your mood. You can also watch a movie that you find emotionally fulfilling. Most importantly, don't waste time looking at other people's dates on Instagram/Facebook. Men, I know you've spent years perfecting your particular way of helping yourself out, which is why it could be fun to try something that feels utterly new, something like a silicone vibrating vagina toy. Shake things up a little! If It's Complicated Lovetreats Look, friends with benefits, semi-broken up relationships, and casual flings are usually pretty sexed up as is, but that doesn't mean you can't take things to the next level on V-Day. Since you're not sure about the emotional side of your equation, let's focus on how to amplify the physical facet of it. Call your friend with benefits over, do a few tequila shots, and then wear a body bow and go up to her. There's honestly nothing that she will enjoy unwrapping more. For the casual fling, go out dancing, grab a bite to eat, and then come home for dessert. Yep. You're dessert. Edible body paint always makes for a fun, albeit messy, foreplay. Put down some newspaper or old towels and start painting! If you have a good amount of trust with your soon-to-be-ex, you might want to explore and try some light bondage with an S&M starter kit. You never know, spicing things up could bring the spark back! But if you're in a post-breakup phase and trying to get back together, it's important to up the romance. Take her to the place where you both had your first date together. Make the night about how great you both are for each other. During dinner, hand her a box of naughty coupons to use later that night. And then take her home to a gift box of gorgeous lingerie to wear while she cashes in her coupons. If You're in an LDR You haven't seen each other for like forever. You're pros at sexting, selfies, and the occasional *** video chats. So what's next? Send her a vibrator, of course! And get yourself a fleshlight to match. To really make the most of what technology has to offer, get each other vibrators that sync with each other across cities through your smartphones. Put on a fun pair of boxers, and go shirtless before you get on the video chat. Get some chocolate covered strawberries for yourselves and take your first taste of them together. Turn on her favourite *** song and crank up the volume so she can hear it through her speakers. Keep your eye contact game strong. And then start your vibrators for some well-coordinated mutual stimulation. If You're Engaged Lovetreats Just about to start your life together? This is the best time to try something you never have before! Everything is still in that nice, sparkly, tentative place. Make some memories. Take your fiancée out for a romantic dinner. Do the candles, the rose petals, the whole shebang. Show her that you're going to make her feel special every day, now that you're going to build a life together. Then continue the candlelight theme with some sensual candles in the bedroom. And then whip out the fun stuff. A vibrating ***** ring is a good way to add a new layer of sensation to your sexytime. And a We-Vibe will take that to the next level. You get the remote, you control the vibrations from up to 3 metres away, and your fiancée gets to… well, really enjoy herself. If You're Married People will tell you that everything is downhill for your *** life once you get married. Those people have no imagination. Settling down only means you have more time to figure out all the new ways to please your spouse. And, thanks to technology, you'll never run out of fresh ideas. Tell your spouse you're going to have game night at home on Valentine's Day, just the two of you. Decorate the house so when they walk in, the house is decked out in fairy lights and candles that double as massage oil. Then break out the sensual massage oil. Make a playlist of songs that start slow and then build in bass and tempo with time. After a few glasses of wine, get things playful with the Kamasutra Love Game. And then, when you're ready to take things up a notch, add vibration. For couples who enjoy kink, a flogger, handcuffs, and a blindfold make for a nice little V-Day package to open after a massage. Or if you don't feel like pushing your boundaries so hard, you can always get your hands on the Spicing Things Up combo and add some sizzle to your evening. And even if you're a little older, there's no reason why your *** life can't stay as colourful as ever. Even if you're in your 50s, gift yourselves a discreet little vibrator like the Angelo and some kissable massage cream. In the lead up to actually using your toys, chill together and reminisce about your favourite nights with each other. Ask each other naughty questions, like what each of you has always wanted to do in bed but still haven't done (maybe it'll give you some ideas for later). Then pop a bottle of champagne, and remind yourselves that you're only as old as you feel. No matter what stage your relationship is at, what's important is to find a way to honestly connect with your partner. Whether you're at This Is Casual, I Will Never Love Anyone Else For As Long As I Live, or simply IDK, there's a way to spend Valentine's Day worth remembering. And that definitely involves some great ***. Trust me. Note: When it comes to couples, Lovetreats.in will always advise having open communication with your partners — even when it comes to planning a happy Valentine's Day. Communication is sexy. Use your words. Use them well. Use them all night long.
  9. Guys, let us warn you. A huge war is going to start and Hasbro has already laid the stepping stone for it with THIS announcement. Life of a Millennial vs the life of every 90s kid is a decades-old debate, but there is no friggin' person on this earth, who can deny that the latter part of the world was introduced to some of the coolest stuff one can imagine, the joy of which kids today will never understand or relate with. © Hasbro Today's generation might be consumed with fancy PlayStations and X-Box, but back in the day, indoor games were 'da bomb'. There were games like 'Chess' that enhanced the development of our brain, and 'Snakes & Ladder' or 'Ludo' that was the ultimate trick to gel with cousins. And then there was 'Monopoly' that continues to break families and friendships, even today. We don't think there's a single game of Monopoly played in the world where a player hasn't cheated or cried over lost money. © Hasbro Like this kid realized how cruel the world is, when he had to lose his T-shirt while playing and eventually give up on the game in a fit of rage. And this kid threw his friend's phone in anger since he was losing the game. People understood the reality of having trust issues and their reaction, anger and frustration was quite understandable. In all honesty, I am sure most of us have faced both the situations, where we not only tried to pocket some extra cash, but also ended up losing it all after two or three turns. © Hasbro While, we slyly tried to pull off the cheating tricks back then, Hasbro, the company that made this game is now giving a legit chance to all the cheaters within us. How? By introducing a new version 'Monopoly Cheaters' where your game strategy is to trick others and dodge the rules as much as possible. We guess Christmas is coming early for a lot of us. In this Cheater's edition which comes with 15 cheat cards and a handcuff, you can now move someone else's token on your turn or take money from the bank and if you're successful, you will get free properties and extra cash as rewards. But, if you lose you will have to give up on your money and end up handcuffed in the jail. Now, we're talking! © Hasbro Jonathan Berkowitz, senior Vice President of Hasbro told Insider, “a recent study conducted by Hasbro revealed that nearly half of game players attempt to cheat during Monopoly games, so in 2018, we decided it was time to give fans what they've been craving all along - a Monopoly game that actually encourages cheating.” These are some of the cheat tricks you can try in this edition: • Stealing money from the bank • Removing a hotel from someone else's property • Moving another player's token instead of your own of your turn • Taking an extra $100 from the bank when you pass GO • Collecting rent for someone else's property Can you see tears of joy rolling down our cheeks? Source: This Insider
  10. Ever since the advent of cricket, the gentleman's game has evolved over the years to break new barriers and scale new heights. The cricketing gears have improved, the format of the game has changed and the rules have also been altered for the betterment of the sport. But, as the game of cricket evolved, so did the irregularities which continue to bring disrepute to the sport. Over the years, the demons of match-fixing have emerged as a serious challenge for the International Cricket Council (ICC) - the global governing body of cricket. Given past incidents, the ICC has implemented numerous regulations to curb such negative elements but somehow the miscreants have also found a way to affect the game. A similar incident came to the fore in the United Arab Emirates' Ajman All Stars League where suspicious video clips of a particular game have now gone viral. The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating a match from the Ajman All Stars League recently played in the UAE Here's some match footage ð³pic.twitter.com/azU1Cr86e0 — The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 30, 2018 The league was shut down after just two days as UAE officials blocked any further cricket action at the Ajman Oval - a popular cricket ground in the country. A T20 clash between Dubai Stars and Sharjah Warriors witnessed shocking scenes, including bizarre run-outs and farcical stumpings. ðððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððð FFS! ð https://t.co/qVl2L7wIt8 — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 31, 2018 Chasing 136 runs, the Warriors were bowled out for just 46 runs after most of their batsmen were seen deliberately throwing away their wickets through easy stumpings and pre-meditated run-outs. Efforts to return to the crease after charging the bowler were virtually non-existent, while suicidal attempts at runs and a lack of urgency and intensity raised eyebrows. This is unbelievable........ https://t.co/pojcPZaiak — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 30, 2018 A video showcasing the farcical scenes also found its way to social media and has attracted a lot of criticism from fans, cricket pundits and former cricketers. Since the tournament was not sanctioned, it does not come under the purview as such of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) or the ICC. Oh dear! https://t.co/4uYsaqNn9N — Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) January 30, 2018 However, thanks to the viral video, the ICC has now launched a thorough investigation with its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) handling the proceedings. "There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE," Alex Marshall, the ICC general manager, Anti-Corruption, said in a statement. ð³ððð¿ðð¿ https://t.co/Gy7XFu31HH — Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) January 30, 2018 "The ICC ACU works to uphold integrity in cricket, and in keeping with that role we are talking to players and officials and will not make any further comment at this time," he added. Sickening to watch this.... https://t.co/984CazkhMV — Paul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) January 30, 2018 My favourite is the run out at 0:35 - the batsman did his very best to get run out but the fielder just refused to cooperate. — Nick Cummins (@CricketTasCEO) January 30, 2018 They need coach from Pakistan to make it real. Saman Butt can coach these players very well about fixing — Saurabh Srivastava (@saurabhashu44) January 31, 2018 looks like my park cricket side when we've decided it's beer o'clock... — Matthew Pope (@RealMattPope) January 31, 2018 I'll have £5 on the Greens please. — Fred Boycott (@FredBoycott) January 31, 2018
  11. From using guns bigger than her face without blinking an eyelid, to savagely and singlehandedly taking down her enemies like it's nobody's business; Katrina Kaif is undoubtedly the new superwoman in the block. After flooring us all with her badassery in 'Tiger Zinda Hai', Katrina is back with a bang with her upcoming movie 'Thugs of Hindostan'. © yash raj films Unless you were living under a rock all this while, there is no way on earth you wouldn't be surprised about 'Thugs of Hindostan'. With a star cast that has names like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif, and 'Dangal' girl Fatima Sana Shaikh; this movie deserves to be on the list of most-anticipated movies of 2018. And if the stellar star cast wasn't enough to take our excitement to a pinnacle, Katrina intrigued us further by sharing this picture of her with Aamir Khan and ace choreographer Prabhudeva, as the trio sweat it out while rehearsing a song for the movie. #Thugs ððð¦ A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Jan 13, 2018 at 12:46am PST There are no doubts that Katrina is a great dancer and when you mix the expertise and tricky style of Prabhudeva with her dance style, sparks are sure to fly. Will this be another 'Kamli' moment? 'Thugs of Hindostan' is being helmed by Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, who has earlier worked with Katrina and Aamir in 'Dhoom 3'. Well, we honestly can't for the movie to hit the theatres on November 7, 2018; but more than that, we can't wait for the two 'Thugs', Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, to work together for the first time.
  12. Pakistan and Bangladesh teams line up for the national anthem/Geo News screen grab LAHORE: The fifth edition of Blind Cricket World Cup got under way at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, with hosts Pakistan facing Bangladesh in the opening game of the tournament. Pakistan won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat first. The tournament includes teams from cricket-playing nations such as Australia, England and India. However, only teams from Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to play in Pakistan for now, while matches with other countries are scheduled to be held in UAE. The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council was forced to change the schedule of the World Cup after the Indian government earlier this month refused to grant permission to its team to travel to Pakistan for the matches. India and Pakistan will face off in Ajman, UAE on January 12. The final of the tournament will be held on January 19 in Sharjah. India and Pakistan's senior cricket teams have not played a bilateral series since 2013 because of the tense political climate. However, Pakistan's blind cricket team travelled to India for last year's inaugural Twenty20 World Cup that was won by the host nation.
  13. Pakistan players shake hands with NZ XI after winning the warm-up match Pakistan beat New Zealand XI by 120 runs in their warm-up game in Nelson on Wednesday, three days before the five-match ODI series kicks off. Put in to bat first by New Zealand XI, who won the toss, Pakistan put up a massive total of 342 from 50 overs, driven by centuries from openers Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman who scored 104 and 106, respectively. Both the batsmen retired out ? an occasional practice in warm-up matches. Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed scored 36, 24 and 21, respectively. New Zealand XI were bowled out for 221, with in-form Shadab Khan bagging four wickets. Faheem Ashraf claimed two scalps. The five-match ODI series gets underway from Saturday, January 6, followed by three T20 internationals. Fixtures ODIs: Jan 03: New Zealand XI vs Pakistan, One-day practice match, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM) Jan 06: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM) Jan 09: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM) Jan 13: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI, University Oval, Dunedin (3:00 AM) Jan 16: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton (6:00 AM) Jan 19: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 5th ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM) T20Is: Jan 22: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington (8:00 AM) Jan 25: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland (11:00 AM) Jan 28: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (11:00 AM) (Timings in Pakistan Standard Time) [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/60bab364079d3e4ed59f5aba016b101f.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8zLzIwMTggNjo1MDo1NSBBTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPW9NYXhGenQ4alRwWlBxbnhKZXo2K0E9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center]
  14. The captains at toss Pakistan put up a massive total of 342 from 50 overs in their warm-up game against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday, three days before the five-match ODI series kicks off. Put in to bat first by New Zealand XI, who won the toss, Pakistan were off to a flying start with openers Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman scoring 104 and 106, respectively. Both the batsmen retired out ? an occasional practice in warm-up matches. Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed scored 36, 24 and 21, respectively. Courtesy: www.espncricinfo.com The five-match ODI series gets underway from Saturday, January 6, followed by three T20 internationals. Fixtures ODIs: Jan 03: New Zealand XI vs Pakistan, One-day practice match, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM) Jan 06: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM) Jan 09: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson (3:00 AM) Jan 13: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI, University Oval, Dunedin (3:00 AM) Jan 16: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 4th ODI, Seddon Park, Hamilton (6:00 AM) Jan 19: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 5th ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington (3:00 AM) T20Is: Jan 22: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Westpac Stadium, Wellington (8:00 AM) Jan 25: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland (11:00 AM) Jan 28: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (11:00 AM) (Timings in Pakistan Standard Time)
  15. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/a65dfec816b9fcbeeba4187cd5f88630.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8yLzIwMTggNzozMzoyMSBQTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPWlpRUVxbzRIQzV2RGRibDNqUWs4VHc9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] UNITED NATIONS: The United States has accused Pakistan of failing to cooperate fully in the fight against terrorism, saying it is withholding $255 million in aid to Islamabad as a result. "The administration is withholding $255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday. "They work with us at times, and they also harbour the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan," she said. "That game is not acceptable to this administration. We expect far more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism," she added. "The president is willing to go to great lengths to stop all funding from Pakistan as they continue to harbour terrorists." US to continue withholding $255m military aid to Pakistan Pakistan's actions in support of South Asia strategy will ultimately determine the trajectory of relationship with US, including future security assistance: White House President Trump, in a tweet on Monday, said that the United States had foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. The US president accused Pakistan of giving nothing but lies and deceit, thinking US leaders to be fools. "They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Last month, Pakistan joined more than 120 countries to defy the US president and vote in favour of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling for America to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel?s capital. But Haley said the Pakistan aid issue was not connected to the vote on Jerusalem, adding, "It is entirely connected to Pakistan's harbouring of terrorists." "However, as I said earlier in December, we won't forget the Jerusalem vote," she added. Trump tweet negates 'decades of sacrifices by Pakistanis' NSC decides not to take measures in haste post Trump statement Corps Commanders Conference discussed input for the National Security Committee meeting Trump's tweet on Monday was followed by strong reaction from Islamabad, with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif saying that the US President's 'no more' holds no importance. Pakistan also summoned the US ambassador in a rare public rebuke after Trump's allegations. Earlier in the day, a high-level huddle of the Pakistani civil-military leadership expressed disappointment over the US president's anti-Pakistan statement, however, decided not to take measures in haste in reply to US allegations. Trump's comments "struck with great insensitivity" and "negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation", read a press statement issued after the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting in Islamabad. It said that Pakistan can not be blamed for failures in Afghanistan and accusing allies will not lead to the establishment of peace in the neighbouring country.
  16. After a massive loss in the second Test, the Sri Lankan cricket team desperately need a win in the ongoing match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to stop Team India from clinching the series win. But, against the hopes of the visiting fans, the Lankan brigade continues to struggle against a much-superior Indian team. Following the same pattern, the Lankan bowlers have failed to threaten the Indian batsmen, while their batsmen continue to struggle against the might of Indian bowling attack. With a lead of over 350 runs and a day to play, India are once again favourites to run away with the game. BCCL But, apart from all the cricket, Lankan opener Sadeera Samarawickrama has found himself at the receiving end (literally). The 22-year-old has been hit with the ball in the third Test so many times that he is now being branded as the favourite 'punching bag' of Indian cricketers. During India's first innings, Samarawickrama was hit on the helmet while fielding at forward short-leg. Murali Vijay was looking to work the ball towards the on-side when he played the shot straight onto the helmet of the Lankan cricketer who was left stunned and later had to go off the field to receive some treatment. BCCL The hit not only kept Samarawickrama off the field, but it also denied him the opening spot which was occupied by Dilruwan Perera in Lanka's first innings. However, he was sent down the order and would have been relishing the fact that he could no longer be hit on any part of the body by the opposition. But, it wasn't meant to be. Samarawickrama's poor luck continued to haunt him as he was hit once again by an Indian player. In the 116th over, Dinesh Chandimal pushed the ball towards mid-on as captain Virat Kohli sprinted across before unleashing a flat throw which hit him over the elbow. Seems like Sri Lankan batsman Samarawickrama isn't having a good Test match. Gets hit by the ball for the second time. #INDvSL #ViratKohli https://t.co/8SDUC55t7R — allindiaroundup (@AIRNewsOfficial) December 4, 2017 Realising his mistake, Kohli immediately put his hand up and rendered an apology which brought a smile on the faces of Chandimal and Samarawickrama. The incident was undoubtedly an honest mistake and it was great to see Kohli going up to Samarawickrama to ensure he was okay.
  17. Manchester United will be without Nemanja Matic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Tuesday?s Champions League group match against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, manager Jose Mourinho said. Serbian midfielder Matic limped off with a muscle problem at Watford last week but started in United?s 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on Saturday. Mourinho said he will not risk the 29-year-old for the match, with United requiring a point to secure top spot in Group A. ?Matic is injured and when I say he is injured, he is injured. I am not going to make him play tomorrow so Matic is out,? he told a news conference on Monday. ?A couple of others guys are playing every match and they also need a rest. More importantly, the others deserve an opportunity to play.? Mourinho confirmed Ibrahimovic will be rested as a part of rehabilitation on his return from a long-term knee ligament injury. The 36-year-old striker made four substitute appearances last month but was left out of the squad at Arsenal. ?Zlatan needs sometimes very hard work on the muscular area that supports the knee that had the problem,? Mourinho added. ?He was on this cycle of work, divided between the gym and the pitch. And he will be out again for tomorrow but I believe back to normal work after CSKA.? Mourinho refused to discuss whether the club have appealed against Paul Pogba?s suspension after the midfielder received a straight red for a reckless challenge on Arsenal?s Hector Bellerin. ?He?s not suspended for the Champions League. He plays tomorrow,? Mourinho said. ?Of course, he?s a bit tired because it was a huge match at the weekend and just two days to recover for CSKA. But he?s very happy to play and to try to keep his momentum because since he was back from injury, he?s been phenomenal.? United host leaders Manchester City on Sunday with an opportunity to cut the gap to five points at the top of the table.
  18. For anyone who thought that the magic ball called 'Baahubali'had stopped spinning, you are wrong. The magnum opus series which has received thunderous applause across the globe has a stellar fan following which is fiercely loyal. Recently, school kids performed to 'Saahore Baahubali' during a National Basketball Association (NBA) game in Orlando, Florida and took the crown by storm! People loved it more than the game I guess! The two part movie series is known to be one of the most successful and also the holder of a historic box office record. Directed by S. Rajamouli, the movie made superstars out of the already super talented Prabhas and Rana Dagubatti. It's not everyday when you go to watch an NBA game and end up with a visual treat like this. Also, last night, the NBA halftime witnessed a stellar Bhangra performance by dancers, which was a tribute to Allen Iverson. NBA halftimes are sometimes a pure visual delight!
  19. The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds video game is seen in this illustration photo November 22, 2017. Photo: Reuters BEIJING/HONG KONG: Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd is bringing ?Playerunknown?s Battleground?, the world?s hottest video game, to China, but with a twist. The gory, battle royale-style game will get a socialist makeover to meet stringent Chinese rules. The move comes after China?s content regulator slammed the South Korean-made game, PUBG for short, last month for being too violent and said it would likely be blocked because it ?severely deviates from socialist core values?. The PUBG game where players fight for survival on a deserted island is currently the world?s top-selling video game, having shipped more than 20 million copies since its launch in March. It has been developed by South Korean firm Blue Hole. Tencent, which recently outstripped Facebook Inc in market value, said it had won the exclusive rights to the game in China, and that it would modify the game in order to meet the requirements of China?s regulators and censors. ?(Tencent) will make adjustment to content ... and make sure they accord with socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules,? it said in a statement on Wednesday. Tencent?s main rival, Chinese company NetEase Inc, has already added red banners into its battleground game with slogans such as ?safeguard national security, safeguard world peace?, amid Beijing?s efforts to cleanse online content by targeting violent games and gaming addiction. NetEase?s ?Terminator 2? and ?Wilderness?, survival games similar to PUBG, are the No. 1 and No. 3 most downloaded free mobile games in China, the world?s biggest video game market, analytics firm App Annie?s data shows. Tencent?s top-grossing ?Honour of Kings? is No.2. Tencent was bashed by state media earlier this year for getting children hooked on violence after the fantasy role-playing game Honour of Kings boomed in popularity, forcing it to introduce a curfew for underage players. In its latest statement, the company said it would highlight the spirit of teamwork and fair competition from PUBG and ensure it delivers ?healthy, positive cultural and value guidance, especially for underage users?.
  20. Seven of US President Donald Trump's eight border wall prototypes are shown near completion along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California, US, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files TEPIC: An irreverent card game company is playing its hand to help stop construction of a controversial wall along the US-Mexico border. Cards Against Humanity ? maker of a popular party game ? said Wednesday it has purchased land along the border that it hopes to use to challenge US government building efforts. US President Donald Trump pledged frequently during his campaign to build the wall to fight illegal immigration and crime in the United States. It is estimated the series of fences and walls would cost as much as $21.6 billion. Trump has claimed he will make Mexico pay for it. Trump is afraid of Mexicans, the Chicago-based game company said on a website promoting its stunt. ?He is so afraid that he wants to build a $20 billion wall that everyone knows will accomplish nothing,? it said. The company said it hired a law firm that specializes in eminent domain, the system that allows the government to take private property, ?to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.? Consumers can join in by paying $15 to the company, which did not specify the size or location of its plot. The company?s risque, often politically incorrect game is ranked the best-selling game on Amazon.com. ?via Thomson Reuters Foundation
  21. Niantic, the company behind the highly successful game 'Pokemon Go', is now making a Harry Potter game that uses location-based augmented reality features. Niantic CEO John Hanke confirmed that the game will be called 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' and will be a joint venture between gaming company Niantic and Warner Bros. It was rumoured last year that a Harry Potter game similar to the 'Pokemon Go' was in the works when the company acquired rights to the app. The rumours have finally come true, however, Niantic has not given any other details about the game. The game is expected to launch sometime in 2018 and it looks like the game will take major influence from “Ingress” — another Niantic game. Ingress uses the real world as a platform where players can collect power-ups, explore the nearby map and defend locations. "With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players that have been dreaming of becoming real-life Wizards will finally get the chance to experience J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World. Players will learn spells, explore their real-world neighbourhoods and cities to discover & fight legendary beasts and team up with others to take down powerful enemies," Hanke wrote on Niantic's blog. Players will be able to wander their local surroundings and can embark on adventures Harry Potter fans have always dreamt of. You will be able to learn and cast spells, discover artifacts and encounter enemies from the Harry Potter Universe. © Warner Brothers No release date was given for the Harry Potter game, but Niantic and Warner Bros said more details should be available next year. The new Harry Potter game will be based on J.K. Rowling's hugely successful book series and Warner Bros films. The movies have grossed more than $7.7 billion till date and we can be sure the game will be a huge success as well. Source: TechCrunch
  22. The final of the world championships for League of Legends, one of the most-played video games on the planet, took place Saturday in Beijing?s "Bird?s Nest", the national stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP file BEIJING: More than 40,000 spectators, giant screens, players glued to their keyboards and more than $1 million prize money for the winners: welcome to the world of eSports in China, a country that has become a leader in competitive video game playing. The final of the world championships for League of Legends, one of the most-played video games on the planet, took place Saturday in Beijing?s "Bird?s Nest", the national stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Games. "The atmosphere is great! It?s better than at home, no?" said Yu Yating, a 23-year-old customer service manager dressed in a cosplay outfit: long green wig, white minidress and a plastic golden sceptre. "I?ve been playing League of Legends since 2013 because I love the monster fights ? it relaxes me," she explained, as screams broke out in the stands when the competitors arrived, ready to do battle. Soon, one of the players slaughtered a virtual dragon, prompting howls of excitement. "Oh, huge!", said 19-year-old student Qian Feng, one of the spectators following the multi-player game on three giant screens that were practically the height of the stadium. Two-thirds of the audience were male, between 15 to 35 years old. Some, like Qian, had travelled hundreds of kilometres to watch the final in person. "eSports have taken off in China because all young people have a computer now," he said. "When I have school, I play League of Legends with my friends an hour a day, otherwise we play all afternoon." Tickets for the event cost between 280 to 1,280 yuan ($40 to $190) and sold out in minutes, with touts hawking them on the black market for up to 13,000 yuan. The size of the audience for the League of Legends final, a game owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent, matched that of the 2017 Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax ? without including the tens of thousands of fans streaming the match live through specialist websites. 'A computer is enough' The packed event showcased China?s ambition to become the world leader for electronic sports, or eSports. The fast-growing sport sees teams of professional video game players fight for large sums of money in front of an audience, usually in multipurpose arenas or stadiums. And its popularity is only expected to grow. There are currently 191 million eSports fans around the world, and numbers are projected to increase by 20 percent by 2020, according to video game specialists Newzoo. As purists question if video games even qualify as a sport, eSports are inching closer to official recognition after last weekend?s meeting of Olympic representatives in Lausanne, Switzerland left open the possibility for a future Olympics event. Meanwhile, eSports is set to have its own category at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China. That comes as little surprise since Asia is a fast-growing market for video games. "I also play traditional sports, badminton," said Li Hangtian, a 22-year-old student. "But China is very populous, it is sometimes difficult and expensive to reserve a court, whereas I can practise eSports with my roommates where and when I want: a computer is enough." Enthusiasm for the games shows no sign of slowing down. Global turnover from eSports is currently $696 million, with Newzoo saying it will climb to $1.5 billion in the next three years. And Asia could be its future, with China currently accounting for "around 15 to 20 percent of global eSports revenue", said Ignat Bobrovich, chief executive of TwogNation, an international eSports management agency. "North America is the biggest market for now, at 35 to 40 percent. But in two years? time, Asia, which is home to half the world?s eSports fans, will easily outstrip this," he added. Indeed, Saturday?s face-off featured two South Korean teams, with Samsung Galaxy vanquishing SK Telecom T1 3-0 and pocketing around $1.7 million in winnings.
  23. NEW DELHI: A man drove his car onto the pitch during an Indian championship cricket game Friday, forcing the interruption of the match after claiming he had lost his way. Indian stars including Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma had to return to the pavilion after the car parked near the bowling strip during the game between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The driver said he got lost and strayed into the Air Force ground in New Delhi. But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it would investigate what it considers a major threat to player safety. "This is a breach of security measures," BCCI president CK Khanna was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency. "Imagine if the man had any sinister motive, then lives of international cricketers could have been in danger." Indian media identified the driver as Girish Sharma, who claimed to have entered an open gate at the ground. The driver, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, was reportedly first detained by the Air Force police and later handed over to Delhi officers for interrogation. The match referee deemed the pitch "playable" after an examination and the four-day match will resume as scheduled on Saturday morning.
  24. Pace, accuracy, subtle variations of line and length, an ability to move the ball off the wicket and a devastating late inswinger that can trouble the best in business; Ashish Nehra possessed all the true virtues of a classical left-arm seamer. But, with all those gifts came a terrible curse - his brittle body. Despite making his debut in 1999, persistent injuries saw Nehra's Test career coming to an end in 2004. While he continued to play in other formats, the left-arm seamer remained in and out of the Indian team as his body continued to fail him. © Reuters In 2010, Nehra - on the back of some consistent performances - managed to establish his place in the Indian squad. Roped in for India's 2011 World Cup campaign, Nehra impressed everyone with a match-winning spell against Pakistan in the semi-finals. But his fragile body once again came in the way. An on-field injury prevented Nehra from playing the final against Sri Lanka who were eventually decimated by Team India before securing their second 50-over World Cup title. At that time, everyone thought that was the end of Nehra. But, the Indian speedster still had some gas left in the tank. Ashish Nehra first appeared in a Test match 4 years before the advent of T20 cricket. His 34 T20I wkts is only surpassed by Ashwin & Bumrah! — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 1, 2017 Roaring his way back into the mix, Nehra set the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on fire, picking up 22 wickets for Chennai Super Kings. Six months later, he was brought back to the fold for a tour of Australia. And, with his magical spells, India clinched their first limited-overs trophy Down Under. At the age of 36, he managed to revive his career by focussing on the shortest format. He reprised the ability to move the ball at 140 kph, and emerged as one of India's most-successful bowlers in the 2016 World T20. Despite his frailties, Nehra continues to serve the Indian cricket as a T20 specialist. Virat Kohli Was 11 Year Old Kid When Ashish Nehra Made Debut. Tonight Nehra Ji Will Retire Under His Captaincy. ð#ThankYouNehraJi #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/nsyT9APlWl — Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 1, 2017 But, as all good things come to an end, Nehra's inspirational journey has also come full circle. The 38-year-old now prepares for a final hurrah as India locks horns with New Zealand in the first T20I at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, later today. Thank you, #AshishNehra!https://t.co/jsS76ORAIo — Swati Thakur (@dhogakholo) November 1, 2017 While Indian cricket fans are in disbelief, Nehra's Team India mates highlighted his importance as they paid a touching tribute to the old warhorse in a heartfelt video. Recollecting some of their fondest memories of him, Indian cricketers including Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar all came together to laud Nehra. As he gears up for his farewell match, let's hope that Nehraji pushes himself for one last time in front of his home crowd to do what he does best - terrorise the opposition batsmen and script India's triumph.
  25. In a refugee camp in Bangladesh crammed with makeshift bamboo shelters, Rohingya boys gather on one of the few remaining clear areas of ground for an energetic bout of chinlone. Photo: AFP file. KUTUPALONG: In a refugee camp in Bangladesh crammed with makeshift bamboo shelters, Rohingya boys gather on one of the few remaining clear areas of ground for an energetic bout of chinlone ?a version of keepie-uppie that is one of the few pleasures they can still enjoy. Chinlone, a cross between football and volleyball played with a woven cane ball, is hugely popular in the villages of Myanmar where the refugees are from. For the children, it offers a brief respite from the fight for survival in squalid camps that have tripled in size with the arrival of more than 600,000 Rohingya in little more than two months. They are fleeing a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence in Myanmar?s Rakhine state, where militant attacks on police posts in August. When Mohammad Faisal fled Myanmar during an earlier bout of violence three years ago, his chinlone ball was among the prized possessions he packed into the small bag that was all the family could take. ?I love it. All my friends love this sport,? the 16-year-old told AFP in the Kutupalong refugee camp as he and his friends enjoyed a kickaround. Chinlone ?a much loved sport across Myanmar ?involves six players keeping a ball above the ground using any part of their body except their hands. To the untrained eye it looks like a particularly elaborate form of keepie uppie, with expert players performing flips as they kick the ball high into the air. ?The fun is to keep the ball on air as long as you can. We would often keep it up there for more than an hour,? said Saiful Islam, 18, a keen chinlone player who was born in the camp. Nurul Amin, 37, recalls how he used to play the sport with his Rakhine neighbours in their village in mainly Buddhist Myanmar before ethnic tensions set in. Many of the refugees have said their ethnic Rakhine neighbours took part in the violence that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee, including burning Rohingya homes and mosques to the ground. ?That was the time when there was a lot of camaraderie between the communities. There were sports competitions in every village in Rakhine,? said Amin. ?The trust is broken forever. There?s no way we will gather again to play chinlone.?