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  1. KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan on Monday said that he is going to lead Pakistan into a new corruption-free era after the upcoming elections. "This era will not remain. I will be your captain and you be my team in the upcoming general elections," he told party workers during an address in Karachi. The PTI chief is on a two-day visit to the metropolis as a part of his elections campaign across Pakistan. Lashing out at his political rivals PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, Imran alleged that both politicians are responsible for the countries problems. "Nawaz and Zardari both are corrupt," he told attendees of the rally. "They [political leaders] engage in corruption and then burden the public with debt and taxes." "The public is being pushed into poverty as the corrupt leaders get richer," Imran exclaimed. He further said that corrupt practices of the country's leaders have destroyed public institutions. The PTI chief, in his address, promised to strengthen the country's institutions by eliminating corruption, if his party is elected in the general elections. "The nation will transform when the same money that is looted from the public will be spent on them," Imran said, adding that the most important part of his party's agenda was to empower the hardworking people of the country.
  2. The finals of the Nidahas Trophy, 2018 between India and Bangladesh was quite an experience to witness. The fans were thrilled to see an eventual nerve-wrecking match between the two sides, as some good cricket was being played, in the right spirit. Dinesh Karthik, who smashed a sixer off the last ball, led India to a four-wicket win, over Bangladesh. Being asked to bat first, Bangladesh scored 166/8 in 20 overs with Mushfiqur Rahman making 77 runs off 50 balls. India had a good start but somehow stumbled midway, and needed 34 runs from the last two overs, before Karthik came in to bat. Karthik scored a total of 22 runs, in the 19th over, against pacer Rubel Hosain, making India win the finals in Colombo, while the whole stadium went into a frenzy! (c)Twitter Although Sri Lanka, the home team, wasn't contesting in the series, the local fans went all out showing their support for the men in blue! One could have easily mistaken the venue to be a stadium anywhere in India! The Indian Cricket team garners a lot of support anywhere they play in the world. Usually, the majority of the fans showing support are mostly Indians. But this time around, while playing on Sri Lankan soil, the Indian team was thrilled to see so many locals fans showing them their utmost and thorough support. We speculate this could also be due to the 'virtual semi-final match' between Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka held on the 16th of March, which did not go too well for the Sri-Lankan team, as Bangladesh won by two wickets at the R Premadasa Stadium. (c)Indiatimes All said and done, India's victory was not the only exhilarating event of the evening. At the end of the match, the Indian players truly acknowledged the support they received in Colombo from the locals and did an honorary victory lap, with an Indian fan holding up the Sri Lankan flag proudly, while the entire Indian team thanked the supporters in the crowd! Talk about heartfelt gratitude and the Indian team knowing the right way to show it. They truly are the finest gentlemen in blue! (c)Twitter Watch the moment here: Indian Team thanking to SL Fans before the Post Match presentation #lka #NidahasTrophy2018 final #INDVSBAN pic.twitter.com/b8bnW1IdKf — DANUSHKA ARAVINDA (@DANUSHKAARAVIND) 18 March 2018
  3. England´s previous tour of Sri Lanka was in 2012 for a two-match Test series they drew 1-1 COLOMBO: England will tour Sri Lanka for the first time in over six years to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and a one-off Twenty20 match, organisers said Thursday. The tour will begin on October 10 with a day-night ODI at Dambulla, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. There will be three day-night ODI matches in all while the T20 will also be a day-night game. The First Test will be at the picturesque Galle International Stadium while the other two tests are slated for Pallekele stadium in Kandy and in the capital Colombo. The Third Test is scheduled to be played from November 23 to 27 when the tournament ends. England´s previous tour of Sri Lanka was in 2012 for a two-match Test series they drew 1-1. Sri Lanka toured England in 2016 for a full tour of three Tests, five ODI matches and a one-off T20 game. England won the series.
  4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was undeniably enjoying all the fanfare in lieu of his success with the Indian cricket team. He was shattering records and setting up winning streaks as captain, while his ability to finish the game gave Team India and their fans reason to keep on dreaming even in dire situations. But, after successfully establishing himself as one of the most popular and cherished Indian cricketers, Dhoni and his fellow teammates witnessed the rise of Virat Kohli who carved his own niche on the back of consistent performances across all formats. While his never-say-die attitude reflected a new brand of cricket, his artistry with the willow quickly turned him into one of the most influential cricketers for his side. It was Kohli's ability to assess match situations and mould his game accordingly which forced the team management and Indian fans to believe that maybe this was the guy who could succeed Dhoni as captain of the national team. Soon, he was seen shepherding the Indian side in Tests and, in January 2017, he finally took over the reins from MSD to become the new skipper across all formats. © BCCL For a man who came and conquered the very world that was once ruled by MSD, it would have been understandable if Kohli and his predecessor didn't see eye to eye or had some understanding issues. But, thankfully for Indian cricket, there was none of it. Despite the change in leadership, Kohli and Dhoni didn't let it affect their relationship. In fact, the duo further strengthened their bond on the back of trust and mutual respect. Irrespective of Kohli's position in the team as captain, Dhoni is still seen guiding the bowlers, setting up the field and even calling for Decision Review System (DRS) in the matches. On the other hand, at a time when cricket pundits and fans were questioning MSD's place in Team India, Kohli threw his weight behind the former Indian captain and tipped him to stage a comeback. © Reuters Today, whether it's family outings or discussions on the field, the two cricket icons are inseparable. However, the scenario, 10 years ago, wasn't as rosy as it seems now. If Dilip Vengsarkar - the former chief selector of BCCI's national selection committee - is to be believed, Dhoni was not in favour of handing Kohli his debut with Team India in 2008. Vengsarkar claims that he wanted to hand Kohli his Team India debut during the ODI series against Sri Lanka that year, but then skipper Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten challenged their decision and favoured S Badrinath's selection ahead of the Delhi dasher. But, Vengsarkar stood his ground and the world witnessed the debut of Kohli. © Reuters "I felt this was an ideal situation to include Kohli in the squad. Although the other four selectors agreed with my decision, Gary Kirsten and MS Dhoni were reluctant as they had not seen much of Kohli. I told them that I have seen him and we have to include him in the team,” Vengsarkar revealed. “I knew that they were keen on keeping S Badrinath in the team because he was a Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player. If Kohli would have come in, Badrinath would have been dropped. N Srinivasan was the BCCI treasurer at that time. He was upset that Badrinath was dropped because he was their player,” he added. © BCCL Vengsarkar further claimed that it was his decision to select Kohli and drop Badrinath that made then BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan very angry, ultimately costing him his job as India's chief selector. "When Kohli was preferred over Badrinath, Srinivasan was not happy. He got fed up as his player was kept out and he questioned me as to how I didn't pick Badri? I replied that I had gone to watch the Emerging Tour in Australia and found this boy Kohli exceptional. So I have picked him in the team and Srinivasan reasoned that Badrinath had scored 800 runs for Tamil Nadu. I told him he will get a chance and angry Srinivasan asked "when he will get a chance, he is 29-years-old? I replied: 'Whenever the time comes'," he disclosed. © Reuters "Srinivasan then made (Kris) Srikkanth the chairman and I was sent home. That was the end of my career as a selector," he concluded. Though Vengsarkar's decision that cost him his job didn't bear fruit immediately as Kohli was dismissed for just 12 runs on his debut, but the right-hander made his mark with a half-century in the fourth game of the series which eventually turned out to be an historic ODI series win for India in Sri Lanka. Today, given Kohli's growing list of batting records and ever-improving stint as captain, Vengsarkar will surely be proud of his decision which cost him his job, but gave Indian cricket an indispensable player who continues to rise in stature with every game.
  5. Starting off his career as a left-arm seam bowler and then spearheading the bowling line-up of the Indian team, Zaheer Khan has always been in control - just like he has been with both old and new balls on the field. Even after retirement, he has maintained a solid connection with the cricket field, but this time with a solid fashionable edge. Time and time again, Zaheer has proved that he can carry off a suit better than any other cricketer in the Indian team. Don't believe us? Look at these pictures. 1. We don't know anyone who can look as suave as Zaheer wearing super muted shades like grey and brown. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:07am PST 2. Not a lot of people can carry off an electric blue suit with as much panache as Zaheer. He wore it for his first Valentine's Day celebration with his wife. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Feb 14, 2018 at 3:54am PST 3. He understands that a red pocket square can uplift the most basic black suit. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Dec 19, 2016 at 8:24pm PST 4. He understands the art of combining fabrics and textures subtly to create a great look. Pairing up a light blue blazer with dark trousers and a pair of shaded tan tasseled loafers is extremely impressive. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Dec 18, 2016 at 8:02pm PST 5. No one can wear a blazer with jeans and t-shirt and make it look as sophisticated as a proper suit like Zaheer can. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Dec 16, 2016 at 8:06pm PST 6. He can even make a golden 'Dada-ji' blazer look cool AF. Impressive, Zaheer. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Dec 15, 2016 at 9:57pm PST 7. Usually, a look composed essentially of dark, muted shades can look drab and unappealing. But Zaheer clearly knows how to get past it and make it work. A post shared by Zaheer Khan (@zaheer_khan34) on Dec 17, 2016 at 7:42pm PST
  6. On the back of his pace, accuracy and primarily his skill in moving the ball - both old and new; Mohammed Shami has undoubtedly established himself as India's bowling spearhead across all formats of the game. Capable of providing crucial breakthroughs, Shami has all the necessary ingredients of an ideal fast bowler. Off the field, Shami enjoys a huge fanbase for his contribution to Indian cricket, while his calm and composed demeanor has earned him respect across the globe. There have been numerous occasions in the past when Shami and his family were targeted by Islamic traditionalists, but the Indian pacer's befitting replies have always struck a chord with the fans. © Instagram/@mdshami.11 But, all the love and respect for the Indian pacer is now on the line. To the utter disbelief of his fans, Shami has now been accused of torturing and even cheating by none other than his wife Hasin Jahan, who shared screenshots of her husband's alleged WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger conversations with multiple women on social media. She has alleged that Shami physically assaulted her after returning from the South Africa tour last month. "Shami abused me and started beating me even after returning from South Africa. He has been doing this for quite some time now and now I have had enough," she was quoted as saying by NDTV. © Instagram/@mdshami.11 “I am facing domestic violence since last two years. He has also married a Pakistani girl and went to see her while returning from the South Africa tour," Hasin Jahan told India TV. “I asked Shami to take me to Dharamsala along with him but he refused. He even called me from there and abused me. He is having multiple affairs. Wherever the Indian team travels, a guy named Kuldeep supplies girls to him. BCCI is also not doing anything on this,” Jahan was later quoted as saying in the India TV report. © Instagram/@mdshami.11 "I gave him enough time (to rectify mistakes) and tried to calm myself down but instead of accepting his own mistakes, he used to vent his anger on me and even threatened me, asking me to keep mum for my own goodwill," she added. "I tried to convince myself for the sake of my family and daughter but he kept on harassing me and when I found those obscene chats with multiple women, all hell broke. I cannot tolerate this anymore and I have decided to take legal actions with all the available evidence," Jahan told ABP News. © Instagram/@mdshami.11 Her lawyer Zakir Hussain claims that she was still hoping that the Indian cricketer would change before taking any legal action. She is giving it some time. So we will wait a bit before taking any legal action," Hussain told IANS over the phone. Amid the explosive revelations by his wife, Shami has denied all the allegations and labeled it as a conspiracy and an attempt to damage his reputation. Taking to Facebook, the Indian speedster said: "Ye jitna bhi news hamara personal life ke bare may chal raha hai, ye sab sarasar jhut hai, ye koi bahut bada humare khilap sajish hai or ye mujhe Badnam karne or mera game kharab karne ka kosis ki ja rahi hai". © Instagram/@mdshami.11 Surprisingly, Shami had rallied behind his wife to take on the bigots who came out all guns blazing against Jahan for her choice of clothing in a picture shared on Facebook. Jahan had attracted a lot of criticism from the Islamic zealots after wearing a sleeveless outfit. But, Shami came out in her defence and silenced the hatemongers with a befitting reply. However, the latest revelations have undoubtedly sent a shockwave across the Indian cricket fraternity and have left the fans wondering if the 27-year-old is fit to be a role model for the country's youth. The shocking claims are not only capable of ending Shami's glorious international career, but it will also make cricket fans think twice before supporting a cricketer.
  7. A sensational batsman, fearless leader and great human being; Virat Kohli has the ability to woo fans like no other in international cricket. His consistency with the willow saw him clobber one record after another, while his leadership skill in the role of captain has allowed the Indian cricket team to scale new heights. On the back of an aggressive brand of cricket, Kohli has become a prized-possession for India that other teams can only dream of. Thanks to his success on the field and stylish personality off it, the 29-year-old has established a fanbase across the globe. While Indians take pride in the fact that he is one of their own, neighbouring rivals Pakistan, too, has taken note of Kohli's prowess. © BCCL During the Pakistan Super League (PSL) clash between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, the fans were once again seen ruing the absence of Kohli in the T20 league. With playful placards and touching messages, the Pakistani cricket fans urged the Indian skipper to join one of the franchises and feature in the PSL. Fans want to see Virat Kohli at the Pakistan Super League #PSL2018 pic.twitter.com/GrOj1ZckE7 — Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 28, 2018 But, this isn't the first time that Kohli has been missed by his Pakistani fans. Last year, during the World XI series, when international cricket finally returned to Pakistan after overcoming security concerns, the fans were seen flashing the posters of Kohli and expressed their desire to see him play in their country. @imVkohli.we miss u in lahore virat kohli.y u not comeee? — Imran rajput (@Imranra31593414) September 11, 2017 Aaja o tenu akhiyan udeek diyan @imVkohli — Moiz. (@I_MoizShaikh) February 28, 2018 @imVkohli has fans all over the planet.#PlayBold — Ajay (@ND_Ajay) February 28, 2018
  8. Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio. Photo: File LOS ANGELES: Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt ? two of Hollywood?s biggest stars ? are teaming up for Quentin Tarantino?s next project, a movie set in the 1969 Hollywood hippy era around the Charles Manson murders. Movie studio Sony Pictures said on Wednesday that the film was called ?Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? and will feature DiCaprio as the former star of a Western TV series, and Pitt as his longtime stunt double. It?s the first time the two actors have starred in a feature film together. ?Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don?t recognise anymore. But Rick (DiCaprio) has a very famous next-door neighbour... Sharon Tate,? Sony Pictures said in a statement. Tate, the pregnant actress wife of director Roman Polanski, was murdered in 1969 by followers of Manson, one of America?s most notorious criminals. Manson died in November 2017 at the age of 83 while serving a life sentence. Quentin Tarantino to make film on Manson Family murders The plan is reportedly to shoot in 2018, although no distribution deal is yet in place The movie is to be released on August 9, 2019, exactly 50 years after Tate and four friends were stabbed or shot dead. Tarantino said he had been working on the script for five years and had lived in the Los Angeles area for most of his life, ?including in 1969, when I was seven years old.? ?I?m very excited to tell this story of an LA and a Hollywood that don?t exist anymore. And I couldn?t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio and Pitt,? he said in a statement. DiCaprio won an Oscar in 2016 for his role in ?The Revenant? while Pitt was Oscar-nominated for performances in ?Moneyball? and ?The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.? Tarantino has two Oscars for the screenplays of ?Django Unchained? and ?Pulp Fiction,? both of which he also directed.
  9. We, at Invision Community, love nothing more after a relaxing day writing PHP code, making commits in git and fighting with jQuery to indulge in a little therapeutic "me time". Given that we've all chosen to work in a nerdy industry (nerds are cool now, we checked) it's no surprise that our down time is spent on nerdy pursuits. Here's how our team spent their allotted and begrudgingly given free time. Ryan (Developer who loves of loud noises) I'm an audio nerd. I go out of my way to hand pick each individual component whenever I'm building a an audio system. My computer, for example, currently has 4 satellite speakers (two Bose, two DCM models which are no longer in production - what is a shame, they are better than any I've ever had), and a sub-woofer (Bose). My living room system is my pride and joy - everything currently runs through a Sony 7.1 channel surround sound system, with a Polk Audio center channel, two Kenwood JL series tower speakers (before JL Audio was it's own thing - each contain a 1.5" tweeter, 5" Midrange, and 12" Subwoofer), two side-surround satellites that need replacing, and will soon have two rear-surround Bose satellites. Each system has specifically been fine-tuned and equalized to my specification. (Editor: I'd be happy with a HomePod) The same applies to my guitar amps - I've spent years fine-tuning my amps to perfection, and constantly adjust and tweak various settings to get different sounds. Still not loud enough, we checked Jennifer (Designer who loves board games) As everyone likely knows I do a lot of pretty nerdy things, from cosplaying to video games to play by post roleplaying (collaborative writing) to collecting nerdy-shirts and playing board games but I think one of my more nerdy things would be that I collect socks and intentionally mismatch them (aka I'm Bi-sockual). I collect socks of all shapes and sizes to have for any occasion including socks with capes, leg warmers and more. I have a pretty nerdy collection including a ton of super hero socks, some Power Puff girls and more. (Editor: Socks with capes. What a time to be alive) These are clean, we checked Daniel (Developer who loves amusing English words) It all started several years ago as a present.. I fall in love with this hobby and got some nice trees from my ex-wife. The collection grew and grew. That's my "poor mans" bonsai collection.. I once trashed a 1000€ plant, then I sold all other which were worth more then 500€ except one and now I just have these left, but it's enought to keep me busy... and to not cause any sadness if something happens to them...Now i really enjoy trying to create my own stuff instead of taking care of bought stuff. (Editor: Daniel is hands down the most interesting person I've ever met) These are legal, we checked. Brandon (Developer who loves movies) I haven't done one in a while, but I like to have movie marathons sometimes. For instance, I'll plan to sit down one day and do nothing but watch Star Wars movies (or Harry Potter, or LOTR or whatever) all day in order. You then have to make the ever important decision of putting the prequels first, or after the originals, but otherwise it tends to be a fun experience watching the continuity from one distinct movie to the next (or, alternatively, looking for broken continuity). When I do this, we tend to eat popcorn, milkshakes and candy for lunch and dinner. Most of my family cannot sit still that long and will just bounce in and out during the marathon. (Editor: I'm in, when do you want me to pop over?) Spongebob lives under the sea, we checked Marc S (Tech who loves things that crash) I guess other than coding, the nerdiest thing I do is watch Formula 1 racing. Whilst this doesn't seem that nerdy, I do go a little overboard with it (as my wife reminds me regularly). This should give you a bit of an idea. At present we are approaching pre season testing. For those not familiar with formula 1, this is a testing phase before the new season, for teams to test their new cars. This means that the new cars are just being shown to the world for the first time. I will watch for these to see them as soon as they come out, then will take a look at what new parts I can see on the car in comparison to last year. Today for example saw the first glimpse of Mercedes, and at 3pm Ferrari will show off their new car online. In addition to that, I've been looking at the stats from last year, along with the know changes this year in engines. I have my own analysis of who I think will be the winners and losers, through the changes from last season in drivers, engine suppliers, and even paddock staff. Testing starts on the cars on Monday in barcelona. Whilst this is not on TV, I will be keeping myself updated with the latest events on there. My daily routine whilst testing is on consists of. Testing live stream running throughout the day during testing Teds notebook in the evening - An show which analyses the days testing F1 show - Another show which analyses each days testing Autosport review - Article online with analysis Sky news site - Usually some good analysis on there BBC Sport - Again, some good analysis and different points of view Motorsport.com - Pretty good website for analysis And of course the formula 1 website itself. Boring to many (Editor: yep), but I guess everyone has to have a hobby. For me its formula 1 analysis. Would love to have a go in one, but to do so it hugely expensive! (Editor: given your history with crashing things, you'd never get insurance) John Woo directed this clip, we checked Andy (Developer who loves to follow instructions) Following a recent project we worked on for LEGO, I rediscovered a love for the brick with the Saturn V. Since then I’ve also started a nice little collection of cars including the incredibly geeky 2704 piece Porsche 911 GT3 RS with functional PDK gearbox and the VW campervan. My family bought me a few more sets for Christmas and I’m toying (no pun intended (Editor: Puns are my thing, it's the only job I have left)) with building a city with the larger modular sets. I’d say that was fairly geeky but I really enjoy the downtime of sitting down and building. I’m not terribly creative so following a set of instructions and seeing things come together appeals to me more than free building. Andy did build this, we checked Right, that's enough of that, everyone back to work! How do you spend your spare time? Let us know below!
  10. The Indian cricket team has enjoyed a prolific run against South Africa in their backyard. The visiting team hammered the Proteas, first in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and then in the Twenty20 International (T20I) series. Theirs has been an all-round performance that eventually helped them derive favourable results in hostile territory. Now, if you think that we're talking about Virat Kohli & his teammates, you'd be wrong. Fortunately or unfortunately, this is in regards to the heroics of the lesser known Indian team comprised of women cricketers. While all eyes were on the Men in Blue during their much-anticipated tour of South Africa, the Indian women cricketers were also involved in a gruelling contest in the Rainbow Nation. Just like their male counterparts, the Indian women's team registered the ODI and T20I series wins against the Proteas. © BCCL At a time when Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan hogged the limelight for their artistry with the willow, the likes of Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur were also breathing fire with the bat. The only difference being the latter quietly doing their job to a much lesser fanfare and bare minimum spotlight. And, the fact that the women's ODI series between India and South Africa wasn't even televised, sums up the plight of women cricketers. So, when the Indian women's team scripted history with their double series win in a single tour of South Africa for the very first time in history, their heroics taking a back seat to pave way for the men's triumph was pretty obvious. But, that's nothing new. Indian women cricketers are used to being treated like that. Their efforts are often undermined and the cash rewards, if any, they receive are comparatively less than the men's cricket team. © Reuters Cricket, it is said, is one of only two things that truly unite Indians, the other being Bollywood. That August pedestal, however, doesn't have space for the women's team. In 2006, women's cricket administration was taken over by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as per instructions from the ICC to have a single body to run the sport in the country. In 2015, the BCCI announced central contracts for the women for the first time, four years after Pakistan did so. It was a meagre amount compared to what the men earn — a Mithali in Grade A would still earn less (Rs 15 lakh) than a Stuart Binny in Grade C (Rs 25 lakh) — but it was a start. © Reuters In contrast, Cricket Australia (CA) and its policies to treat the men's and women's team equally is a prime example. The Australian cricket board not only treats its women on a par with the men, the male players themselves accord more respect and recognition to their female counterparts. The fact that the women have their own Big Bash League (BBL) Down Under is proof of the women's power on and off the field. Ellyse Perry is as much a pin-up celebrity as Steven Smith, perhaps more. Since 2015, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has been running the Women's Cricket Super League - its own version of domestic T20 league, on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and BBL. The White Ferns, the women's national team, is also on a par with the men in exposure and monetary terms. © Reuters In the West Indies, Deandra Dottin and Anisa Mohammed are bigger stars than most members of the men's side. But, here in India, the men would perhaps struggle to name half the women's national team players. A prime example was Kohli's epic fumble when trying to praise Mithali Raj while sharing a photo of her teammate Punam Raut last year. But, despite all that, the women's team has rarely allowed those things affect them, let alone reflect it in their performance on the field. The present-day scenario might not seem as bad as it used to be a decade ago, but we aren't exaggerating when we say that women's cricket still has a lot to catch up to. From regular broadcasts of their games to improving facilities, women's cricket needs a shot in the arm to reach its true potential. © Reuters And, a major boost seems to be coming through the BCCI who are currently toying with the idea of exhibition T20 matches for women during India's cash-rich T20 league for men this year. This move is to test the waters before BCCI launches an IPL-like women's T20 league. According to Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai, the BCCI is committed to conducting a women's IPL and this year could see some concrete movement on this front. If things go as planned, England, Australia and South Africa players could be invited for this year's event along with other Test playing nations. © Reuters For Indian women cricketers who have struggled for equality over the years, there's little doubt that the move can do wonders for their growth. Having a personal women's T20 league will ignite an interest from spectators and could very well help them earn the recognition they've longed for all this while. So, while Indian cricket fans anxiously count down the days for the eleventh edition of the IPL, let's hope that the BCCI is able to realise the idea of exhibition games for women. For all we know, Indian women cricketers not only deserve it, but going by their recent performances, they've literally earned it.
  11. If there's one man who does complete justice to the phrase 'Cricket is a gentleman's game', it has to be Rahul Dravid. It was his sheer dedication and passion for the sport that earned him fans across the world and according to a lot of people, no other cricketer would ever come close to Dravid. Time and again, he has proved that he is the most humble and down-to-earth sportsperson we could come across. Not only is he a great person and cricketer, he also does a kickass job as the coach of U-19 cricket team. India winning the 2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup was enough proof. © BCCL The win was obviously followed by cash prizes from the BCCI which were unfortunately not equal. It was announced that all the players will get Rs 30 lakh each, coach Rahul Dravid will be given Rs 50 lakhs while each member of the support staff will receive Rs 20 lakh. This disparity was enough to make the otherwise calm and composed coach angry and disappointed. © Facebook After the announcement, he requested BCCI to reconsider the rewards and if need be, asked for a cut in his prize money in order to ensure equality in pay for the rest of the team. While it wasn't clear whether BCCI gave in to his demand or not, Dravid definitely earned more respect from his fans. But now, The Indian Express has reported that the BCCI has indeed decided to listen to Dravid's suggestion of rewarding everyone equally. © Reuters A revised list of cash awards states that every member of the coaching staff, including Dravid, will now receive Rs 25 lakhs. The list also includes the family of team trainer Rajesh Savant, who died last year. And just like us, the rest of the internet is applauding him, once again: 1. Everyone bows down before The Wall Rahul Dravid's sense of fair play and willingness to take a cut in his own earnings to ensure that support staff get more is a rare story #respect pic.twitter.com/6PPPkL36Hb — Rupashree Nanda (@rupashreenanda) February 25, 2018 2. Truly is a hero! Sigh! What a hero Rahul Dravid is. People like Dravid and Gopichand are continuing the true tradition of Gurus! https://t.co/zqVDoqtAVM — Shefali Vaidya (@ShefVaidya) February 26, 2018 3. Dravid for PM? Yes, please! Can we please just elect Dravid to the post of PM? I know it sounds silly, but this is the kind of person India needs. Someone who cares for others. Everything else can be learnt, but decency & kindness come from within. https://t.co/UjshjFTJFR — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 25, 2018 4. A class apart. What a beautiful gesture from Rahul Dravid. Firmly standing for and ensuring removal of discrimination in the rewards to the coaching staff of the Under 19 winning team. pic.twitter.com/qs3bg7vZUu — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 25, 2018 5. One hell of a human being This is why Rahul Dravid is not only my favourite cricketer but also my favourite person as well ð https://t.co/xsSas8wdSV — KTR (@KTRTRS) February 26, 2018 6. He never fails to impress us #RahulDravid is a true gentleman and again he has out done himself in generosity .. Really a living legend.. Hats off to him.. Huge respect #RoleModel ðð https://t.co/3nh6vT1Igw — Swarnim Atri (@dr_swarnim) February 26, 2018 7. What do you think? #RahulDravid stands so tall, taking a cut of Rs 25 lakh so that his support staff gets equal amount. But Isn't it unfortunate that the @BCCI halved his amount rather than increasing everyone's award money @Im_Dravid https://t.co/Is6DqvK8wb — Umesh Upadhyay (@upadhyayumesh) February 26, 2018 8. Best leader You do India proud with this leadership quality. Wish our political leaders understand the worth of the example you have set. "Rahul Dravid stands firm, India U-19 team staff get bigger awards, others recognised" https://t.co/W6ZVoyrwDi via @IndianExpress — MadhuPurnima Kishwar (@madhukishwar) February 25, 2018 9. Popular opinion Respect for this man just keeps growing. ðð½ #MondayMotivation #RahulDravid pic.twitter.com/mTmlvRMwTS — Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) February 26, 2018 10. This needs to happen ASAP This is the sort of thing that makes me say that Rahul Dravid should be made coach of the senior India team and then Sports Minister in the Indian govt. He's a national asset and should be trusted with cleaning up our dysfunctional sports administration. https://t.co/uhmMhdQim5 — Mohamed Zeeshan (@ZeeMohamed_) February 25, 2018 Honestly, if you weren't a fan of him till now, this should be enough to make you respect the man for his fairness. Not every sportsperson has a heart big enough to demand for a cut in his pay for the benefit of others. Only legends like Rahul Dravid are capable enough to do something like this!
  12. For a team that was left red-faced after a 2-1 loss in Tests, the Indian cricket team came out all guns blazing to sweep the six-match One-Day International (ODI) series 5-1 against South Africa. The Proteas were surely eyeing a comeback in the T20I series, but once again they failed to negate the visitors in the first match. Riding on Shikhar Dhawan's blistering knock of 72 runs, the Indian team posted an imposing total of 203 runs in 20 overs at Johannesburg. On a ground that has favoured the chasing sides in the past, South Africa missed a trick or two to eventually fall short by 28 runs - thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five-for. © BCCL If the absence of proven stars including AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, and Quinton de Kock wasn't enough, the fact that experienced campaigners like JP Duminy, David Miller and Farhaan Behardien failed to rise to the occasion further derailed their prospects of springing a surprise on the Men in Blue. While the Proteas were once again left reeling, a demolishing act in the ODIs followed by an emphatic win in the first T20I surely gave the Indian cricket team a reason to celebrate. And, in a bid to reward his teammates for their sublime effort, Virat Kohli took his boys out for dinner to celebrate their prolific run in the Rainbow Nation. Last night dinner with the boys after a good win! ðð pic.twitter.com/hmKqyNaFiS — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 19, 2018 The Indian captain took to Twitter and shared the moments of their celebratory dinner after the game. "Last night dinner with the boys after a good win!," Kohli tweeted alongside a picture. The photograph featured the likes of Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina - who made a comeback to the Indian side after a hiatus of 12-long months. © BCCL Returning to the side, Raina slammed seven-ball 15 with the bat and took three catches in the match. The left-hander's return gives the much-needed teeth to the Indian middle-order, while his exploits in the coming matches could play an important role for him in securing a 2019 World Cup spot. Pushed on the backfoot, the Proteas will have to play out of the skin of their teeth to return to the winning ways and stay alive in the three-match series when they lock horns with India in the second T20I at Centurion on 21st February.
  13. Aleksandr Krushelnitckii during the mixed doubles curling bronze medal game at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Photo: James Lang/USA TODAY Sports GANGNEUNG: A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia?s efforts to regain full Olympic status. Alexander Krushelnitsky, who competes in curling, one of the Games? least physically taxing sports, is suspected of testing positive for meldonium, a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity. Asked for an update on the case, Russian delegation spokesman Konstantin Vybornov told Reuters the athlete had surrendered his Games accreditation and left the Olympic village while awaiting the result of a second sample later on Monday. He later denied having referred to any individual by name. But Russian women?s curling coach Sergei Belanov replied to reporters? questions about Krushelnitsky, dismissing the idea that a ?young, clever man? would use drugs in a sport where they would produce ?no benefits?. ?It?s stupid, but Alexander is not stupid, so I don?t believe it,? Belanov said. Krushelnitsky won bronze with his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova in mixed-doubles curling in Pyeongchang. He has not responded to a request for comment. Suspicions of a doping violation have rocked the Russian team, which have been trying to draw a line under years of drug-cheating scandals, and shocked the sport of curling, where steady hands and sharp eyes outweigh physical fitness. ?We were all shocked when we found out yesterday. Of course we very much hope it was some kind of mistake,? Russian curler Viktoria Moiseeva told reporters, adding that the team believed Krushelnitsky was innocent. ?With us it?s not faster, higher, stronger; it?s about being more accurate. I can?t imagine what kind of drugs you could use in curling ... so it?s very hard to believe.? Flag Ban Russia has been accused of running a state-backed, systematic doping program for years, an allegation Moscow denies. As a result, its athletes are competing at Pyeongchang as neutral ?Olympic Athletes from Russia? (OAR), and banned from using their national flag or anthem. Moiseeva said it would be dreadful if the scandal hurt Russia?s chances of regaining its full Olympic status for future Games. ?It?s a catastrophe, if it?s not just one Olympics but others too -- it will throw sport in our country into turmoil. It?s awful just to think about, to be honest.? Anastasia Bryzgalova and Aleksandr Krushelnitckii from Russia celebrate winning bronze during the medals ceremony for Mixed Doubles Curling in the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Medals Plaza. Photo: Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports The Russians had been hoping that a clean record at Pyeongchang would persuade the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow them to march at the closing ceremony on Feb. 25 with the Russian flag and in national uniform. The IOC said on Monday that any doping violation would be decided by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and that a decision would come very quickly after analysis of a B sample. If confirmed, the violation would be considered by the IOC?s OAR Implementation panel, the body in charge of monitoring the OAR team?s behavior at the Games. 'Really sad' ?I hope it?s not true ... for the sport of curling,? said Norwegian team skipper Thomas Ulsrud, whose team would stand to pick up the bronze if the doping result is confirmed. ?If it?s true I feel really sad for the Norwegian team who worked really hard and ended up in fourth place and just left for Norway and they aren?t even here.? Russian curling federation president Dmitry Svishchev said Russian curlers had been tested on Jan. 22 before flying out to South Korea and the tests were negative. ?I have known these guys for many years. Only a crazy person takes banned substances before a competition, before the Olympics,? Svishchev said on Sunday night when the news first broke. ?It?s a strange story. It raises a lot of questions.? The World Anti-Doping Agency banned meldonium with effect from January 2016, deeming it performance-enhancing because it enabled users to carry more oxygen to muscle tissue, something of benefit to endurance athletes in particular. Former world tennis number one Maria Sharapova of Russia was barred from competition for 15 months after testing positive. In total, more than 170 athletes, including over 40 Russians, have tested positive for the drug since it was banned.
  14. When people say that a “picture is worth a thousand words”, they're probably talking about a picture of PM Modi. Since there was nothing else to do today, I went around the office and asked everyone to caption this interesting picture of PM Narendra Modi doing yoga, and most of my co-workers did not disappoint me with their immediate thoughts about the picture. © Reuters Here are all the quotes I was able to gather. You're welcome to vote for your favourite one in the comments section and help us decide who's the funniest in the team! “Congress ne video banaya, par maine nahi dekha” – Sean In case you missed the Congress video, here check it out. “My name is Modi but I'm not Nirav” – Neil Not all N. Modi's are the same. Know your NiMos and NaMos. © Twitter “Bura mat dekho, bura mat soongho” – Rohan The obvious one has to be there. “When you accidently forward a porn video to your family group” – Rimi Remember when Ted Cruz accidentally liked a porn video on Twitter? (to the opposition) “Bro you can keep talking, But I can't hear you! *in John Cena voice “YOU CAN'T SEE ME!” – Marina If I can't see you, then you can't see me. “When the girl's too ugly, but she's your best friend's mother” – Siddharth Siddharth I love you, but sometimes, I have absolutely no idea what you're saying. “How to use your fingers, the 'Sanskaari' way” – Sowrav Alok Nath approves. “Learning yoga from the wrong person” – Namrata The worst person. “My colleagues, when I ask if someone can work on Sunday” – Harshleen Too relatable! “Andhein din” – Sunaina Aa gaye? “Naina thug lengi” – Shilpi “Akhyian milaun kabhi akhyian churaun, kya maine kiya jaadu” – Zain “Aankhon ki Gustakhiyan maaf ho” – Disha I never thought that so many song lyrics could go in sync with this picture. “When you're shitfaced in the party, and your jam comes on.” – Anshul Pulp Fiction, anyone? “Main dus tak ginunga, aadhar link kara lo” – Nishi Have you linked your Aadhar yet? “When I see drunk pictures from last night” – Ankush Which is followed by “I'm never drinking again.” “When she takes her pants off and it's all bushy” – Shantanu OK,honestly, no comments. “Can't see, WhatsApp only” – Aparajita Can't see anything. This was the MensXP team getting creative. Now, it's your turn, so please leave your own hilarious caption in the comments and allow us some laughs as well.
  15. Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have retired from the Test format and he may no longer be the marauding finisher we all once knew as his age may also be catching up on him, but, when it comes to glovework behind the stumps, no one can possibly argue that this tireless workhorse is the best in the business. But, despite Dhoni's wicket-keeping success, a coach will never allow his pupil - a budding keeper - to follow the ways of the former Indian captain. Why, you ask? It's because of his unorthodox style behind the stumps. Just like his batting, Dhoni has also developed his own unique way of keeping the wickets. Cricket, like other sports, is a game dictated by rules and there are numerous ways in which coaches emphasise on its importance, across the globe. Technique does not end with batting alone as noticed with wicket-keepers who are equally expected to follow certain guidelines to reap better returns. © BCCL Amongst others, one major rule related to wicket-keeping or fielding in general is inertia. With the ball travelling to the fielder's hands at a rapid pace, a cricketer is expected to catch the ball and let it slide with the momentum for some time before resisting the motion. The idea is to absorb the momentum of the ball slowly in a bid to avoid chances of it popping out of their hands. While most wicket-keepers follow this tactic against seamers and spinners, Dhoni follows a completely different ideology. He believes in attacking the ball and throwing his hands at the stumps as quickly as possible. When he faces spinners, Dhoni moves his hand towards the ball and - without moving his hand back for even a second - guides it to the stumps. So what does he achieve by doing that? As noted in one of his stumpings, a reaction time of staggering 0.38 seconds. When it comes to run-outs, Dhoni has evolved from the traditional techniques even more. While the age old wicket-keeping technique would state that a keeper needs to be behind the stumps to collect a throw, the Jharkhand cricketer feels otherwise. Rather than standing behind, Dhoni stands right in front and flicks the ball onto the stumps using the momentum of the throw. That technique might not be listed in any rule book, but the Indian wicket-keeper has made it work over the years. But, that's not all. While the job of other wicket-keepers might end with the glovework, Dhoni's doesn't. Apart from being an absolute genius behind the stumps, Dhoni carries on other responsibilities too. Virat Kohli might be the new skipper, but if you've seen India's matches, you'll agree that there is only one captain on the field - Dhoni. Setting Up The Field © BCCL A wicket-keeper enjoys the luxury of having one of the best views on the field. And, Dhoni makes the most of it with his shrewd awareness behind the stumps. Keeping a close watch on the contest between the bowler and the batsman, Dhoni is often seen setting up the field according to the situation. AB de Villiers' dismissal in the fourth ODI was a testimony to Dhoni's genius in setting up the field. With a revised target of 202 runs, the Proteas were banking on De Villiers to see them through. The South African batsman was looking dangerous, especially after smashing Yuzvendra Chahal for two massive sixes in the previous over before facing Hardik Pandya. With just two runs scored on the first four balls of the 17th over, Dhoni knew that De Villiers would go for a big shot and that's exactly why he asked Rohit Sharma to move five yards towards his right at long leg. On the fifth ball, AB was looking for a six when he sent the ball straight down the throat of Sharma who was well-prepared for the catch. If players could get wickets for placing the fielders in right positions, Dhoni would surely have an envious tally. Guiding The Bowlers © BCCL The close proximity of a wicket-keeper with the bowlers allows them to pass on vital information about the batsman's play. If the batsman falters in footwork, the wicket-keeper is probably the first one to notice and advise the bowler to use it to his own good. And, Dhoni is no different. The Indian wicket-keeper has been the guiding force behind the rapid rise of Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in limited-overs cricket. The stump-mic chatter from the ongoing ODI series between India and South Africa has been a testimony to how Dhoni has helped the Indian spinners get the better of the Proteas. "From behind the stumps, Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) always keeps advising you. He knows what the batsman is going to try. It makes it easier for us," Chahal was quoted as saying after his five-for in the 2nd ODI. India's Go-To-Man For DRS © Reuters With the advent of the Decision Review System (DRS), cricket teams have an option to challenge on-field decisions. While most teams have struggled to properly use the review, India seems to be doing pretty damn well - thanks to MSD. Such has been his awareness behind the stumps that he has developed a knack for getting the review right, almost every time. His impeccable judgement on the DRS was on full display during the fourth ODI between India and South Africa. In the eighth over of the South African innings, Jasprit Bumrah's feisty delivery had everyone excited after the ball went past Hashim Amla's bat. Kohli though, was convinced that he had heard something and even consulted Rohit about going for the review. But, Dhoni felt otherwise. At a time when everyone was convinced that the ball had clipped the inside edge of Amla's bat, Dhoni - contrary to popular perception - signalled to his captain that there was no bat involved and, thus, advised against the review. And, the replays once again proved Dhoni right as India managed to save their review. In the modern era, that is one additional skill a keeper needs and Dhoni leads the way, yet again. Records Galore © Reuters For a man who does so much work from behind the stumps along with the chores of a wicket-keeper, it's only fair that Dhoni gets rewarded. While he continues to earn plaudits and is respected across the globe for his exploits, Dhoni also boasts of some of the most prestigious records as a wicket-keeper. During India's 124-run win over the Proteas in the 3rd ODI, Dhoni went past 400 dismissals as a wicket-keeper in ODI cricket. In the process, he became only the fourth man after Kumar Sangakkara (482), Adam Gilchrist (472) and Mark Boucher (424) to reach the milestone. Across all formats, Dhoni has 771 dismissals to his name - the third highest in international cricket after Mark Boucher (908) and Adam Gilchrist (905). When it comes to stumpings in ODIs, Dhoni is on top of the list with 106 victims. While cricket pundits are flummoxed by his unorthodox style, opposition batsmen can't seem to find a way to nullify Dhoni's genius with the gloves. The 36-year-old may not be the most polished wicket-keepers out there, but his self-made technique and contributions on the field have allowed his critics to forget his batting slump and heap praises on him again - this time as an indispensable keeper.
  16. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Team Canada. Photo: James Hill for The New York Times GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA: Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights´ first gold at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday. The Russians, with their teenage ice starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, took their first silver of the Games. The USA team was third. The Canadian team, also featuring dual 2014 silver medallist Patrick Chan, fulfilled their promise as favourites to beat Olympic Athletes from Russia, after comming second to Russia four years ago in Sochi. They took command on Friday, despite Chan tumbling in his men´s short programme. Competing in their third Olympics, Virtue and Moir earned a maximum 10 points for their short programme, and matched that in the concluding free with an exhilarating four-and-a-half minute performance to the music of Moulin Rouge. Canada finished on 73 points, with OAR on 66 and the USA a further four points behind. Italy came in fourth with Japan last of the five that went through to the final five segments of the competition which was held over three days. While Japan had to make do without defending men´s Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, Canada went into battle with all their stars present. And they didn´t let them down at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Alex and Maia Shibutani clinch bronze for the US in the team figure skating. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images For defending champions Russia, competing in South Korea as OAR after Russia´s state-sponsored doping ban, it was always going to be a struggle to recover from Mikhail Kolyada´s flop in the men´s short programme. But they gave it a great shot, with their teenaged starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova dominant in both ladies´ sections. Medvedeva conjured up a world record score in Sunday´s short programme, with Zagitova producing a personal best in her free dance to Don Quixote. The pair are heading for a mouthwatering showdown for the women´s title next week. As for the men, US quad boy wonder Nathan Chen, rated one of the Japanese skating icon´s main dangers, will be working overtime in training after making mistakes in his short routine. Hanyu sat out the team competition as he gave his body every chance of being at its best for the defence of his crown after ankle ligament damage threatened to scuttle his Olympic dream last November. He is due to train for the first time since arriving in Pyeongchang later Monday.
  17. Ever since making his international debut in 2016, Hardik Padya has undoubtedly become a vital cog of the Indian cricket team. His powerful hitting adds teeth to the Indian middle-order, while Pandya's brisk seam bowling gives his side an additional option with the ball. It's safe to say that Pandya has emerged as the all-rounder India has dearly missed all these years. Apart from his exploits on the field, Pandya swears by living life king size. Whether it's about shaking a leg on the dance floor or posting pictures from different locations, the 24-year-old is pretty active on social media and has managed to strike a chord with the Indian cricket fans. © Instagram/hardikpandya93 For a man who is hard to keep away from the spotlight, it wasn't surprising when the rumours of his alleged link-up with a few popular stars started doing the rounds. First, it was Parineeti Chopra and then, there were speculations over his relationship with Shibani Dandekar. But, after being linked to those two women, the rumour mills were once again back to their prolific best after Pandya was spotted in close proximity with Bollywood actress Elli AvrRam. The speculations began when Elli attended Hardik's brother Krunal Pandya's wedding and was seen interacting with the family and other guests. © Twitter Such has been the media scrutiny over their alleged relationship that the Bollywood actress was finally forced to break her silence and comment on the long-standing rumours. "Let them (people) be curious in life. Why do I need to clarify anything? By talking about these rumours, I'd just be giving more fodder for gossip (material). Anyway, so many wrong things have been written over the years but I've never gone out and clarified (them)," the Swedish-Greek actress told HT. She also believes that such rumours are the flipside of being a celebrity. "Once you become a known face, people will follow you for gossip and news. But, we are not going to lock ourselves up. So, you can't do much to stop these rumours," the 27-year-old said. © Instagram/elliavrram "People have such strong mentality that no matter what I say [about Hardik], they will be like, 'Oh, she is lying. We know the truth. She is hiding something'," she said, adding that her family knows the reality. If the media reports are to be believed, love blossomed between Hardik and Elli over a year ago after the duo met during an event. Since then, the couple has been together and seem to enjoy each other's company. However, it is believed that the two want to keep things under wraps, as they want to focus on their respective careers at the moment. When it comes to work, Pandya is currently busy negating the South Africans with the Indian cricket team, while Elli is all set to follow in the footsteps of Lisa Haydon in the Tamil and Kannada remakes of Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Queen' - titled 'Paris Paris' and 'Butterfly', respectively.
  18. Even if Cricket or sports in general is not your cup of tea, there is no way on earth that someone wouldn't know who Mahendra Singh Dhoni is. Dhoni will forever be 'Captain Cool' for us, irrespective of how many came before him and the ones who will join the madness that Team India is. Dhoni has all the right in the world to demand respect, not only for his support from behind the stumps, but also for guiding Team India towards victory under his leadership. Reuters This man needs no introduction since his actions speak louder than the audience cheering at the top of their voice, during the match. So much so, that even the stump mic couldn't help but capture his strategies, hilarious nicknames he gave to his team-mates and his endless pearls of wisdom. Stump mics are possibly one of the best things that happened to Cricket and nobody except for our 'Men in Blue' are making the optimum use of it. It was because of a stump mic that we got to know about Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya's epic strategy to tackle the opponents. It was the stump mic that captured Kohli unleashing his inner 'Dilli ka ladka' and say “Shaam tak khelenge, Inki g***d phat jayegi.” Reuters In fact, thanks to the stump mic that we now know that Kohli will forever remain 'Cheeku' and Kuldeep will forever remain 'Kulee' for Dhoni. You can thank this Twitter user for sharing this video with subtitles (how thoughtful) where Dhoni is seen encouraging his team and sharing game strategies in his own hilarious style. Dhoni behind the stumps is hilarious. pic.twitter.com/ntJubXMgoQ — dogu (@HusnKaHathiyar) February 2, 2018 As expected, after this gem of a video surfaced online, fans couldn't contain their excitement and started flooding the internet with their hilarious interpretations and respect for Dhoni. Can listen to him all day. Channels should get rid of all commentators. — Shubham (@SportyShubh) February 3, 2018 You can take Dhoni out of captaincy. But you cannot take captaincy out of Dhoni. https://t.co/wtKO9z51lf — Farees Rahman (@fareesrahman) February 3, 2018 #MSDhoni -- Duniya k liye hoga tu #ViratKohli mere liye to tu cheeku hi h. ðð #FreedomSeries#INDvSA https://t.co/bVUflTqFQJ — Aryan INDIAN (@CricCrazyAryan) February 2, 2018 "6 ball samajhne me nikal jayega" was Dhoni's version of "shaam tak khelenge to..." ð — Shivam srivastava (@shivamcosmo) February 2, 2018 For me best was "6 बà¥à¤² समà¤à¤¨à¥ मà¥à¤ हॠनिà¤à¤² à¤à¤¾à¤à¤à¤¾" ð¤£ð¤£ðð — Priyanshu Singh (@Priyanshu7Singh) February 2, 2018 If only the South African team understood Hindi or realized how deadly Kohli and Dhoni are for their opponents, they wouldn't have lost to India by 6 wickets in the first ODI in Kingsmead, Durban. While, Kohli was announced Man of the Match, Dhoni's pearls of wisdom and hilarious ways to encourage players surely contributed to the victory.
  19. We're a cool bunch here at Invision Community. You'll see us around answering support tickets, posting in our community and writing cool new features and hilarious blogs. But, you won't see what we get up to in our spare time. This month, we asked the question "What is your secret talent?" To which Andy replied "I can't tell you, it's a secret" making me rephrase the question immediately. Without further ado, lets dive in. Andy Millne (Developer and owner of quick comebacks) I can fly a plane, a desire that started as a child being allowed to occasionally take the controls of my parent’s light aircraft. This was then rekindled when the same aircraft fell into disrepair and was in need of restoration and I had the disposable income to take lessons. Unfortunately this is a very expensive hobby and not really one I can still justify though I occasionally fly with friends when possible. I can also fly model planes and helicopters but I’m almost as talented at crashing them as I am flying them. Luckily that skill hasn’t transferred to the real thing. Editor: Andy lives in a different league to the rest of us. Mark Wade (VIP Developer and owner of scathing put-downs) I can solve a Rubik's cube in under two minutes. Editor: Pfft. Depending on how well the stickers are adhered, I can solve one in under a minute. Brandon Farber (Developer and owner of impressive tools) I don't know if I'd call it a talent, but I enjoy woodworking when I have time. I built a swinging day bed for my wife out of a couple of pallets and some misc wood and hardware, I screened in my back patio last year, I built a coffin for a Halloween party, and I built a desk two days before Christmas for my daughter as some recent examples. Right now I'm in the middle of building some planter boxes for our front porch. Editor: I made an ash tray for my mum in school once. She loved it, even though she has never once smoked. Desk v1.0 Daniel (Developer, T2 Support and Banksy protege) My secret is art. I used to paint art in the streets of Vienna in summer. Editor: If Daniel needs to work the streets to make ends meet, we should probably give him a pay rise. Daniel painting One of Daniel's creations Jennifer (Designer and owner of cool costumes) I do custom cosplay for myself and my family and I like to make digital space scenes in photoshop. Batman was not created by Jennifer Editor: Our legal department would like to point out that Batman was co-created by Bob Kane. Ryan (Developer and owner of short hair) I have an old one I can't really do anymore - I used to be able to do a pretty close Donald Duck impression. I've forgotten how to do it properly, though. Editor: Interesting thing to share. Ryan has many talents. He can play guitar and bass. He looks a bit like Ethan Hawke. Yet he chose to share the fact he can do a Donald Duck impression. Marc (Support and owner of things on wheels) I'm very good on skates (quad skates, not this inline stuff people do now). Me and my cousin used to do freestyle speed skating and half pipe. Stopped doing so once I got to an age whereby I was breaking things more than bouncing. Something I miss doing, so much so that I still have my skates, even though I haven't been on them in about 20 years. Editor: This is probably not Marc. That's enough from us. To be honest we were all blown away when we learned that Daniel was a secret street artist and he paints amazing pictures. We'd love to hear what your hidden talents are. Let us know below!
  20. Special Counsel Robert Mueller (R) departs after briefing members of the US Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his office have interviewed at least one member of a Facebook team that was associated with Donald Trump?s 2016 presidential campaign, Wired magazine reported on its website on Friday. The interview was part of Mueller's probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and whether there was any collusion between Trump associates and Moscow, Wired said, citing an anonymous source. Trump has denied any collusion. Both Mueller?s office and Facebook declined Reuters? requests for comment. Facebook, Google and Twitter have faced a stream of revelations about how Moscow sought to use their platforms to sow discord in the United States and influence the election in favour of Trump, the Republican presidential candidate.
  21. Before making his international debut, Kagiso Rabada was known as the bowler who led South Africa to the 2014 Under-19 World Cup title after emerging as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. And, before that year was over, he had been included in the national ODI and Test squads. Since then, Rabada has not only cemented his place in the South African unit, but he has also become one of the most exciting seam bowling talent on the international circuit. No pace bowler has taken more wickets than Kagiso Rabada in Test cricket in the last two years. His bowling strike rate of 39.6 in the past two years is the best among all the players who have at least taken 20 wickets in whites. I love how Rabada takes wickets and hardly celebrates because he's that good ððð — K H A Y A (@iKingVele_Le) January 24, 2018 He has been South Africa's leader of the bowling attack for a year now. He led them well in Australia in the absence of Dale Steyn and with this wicket-taking ability, he has flourished in the past two years. And, staying true to his form and consistency, Rabada has been the nemesis for the touring Indians in the ongoing Test series. © Reuters The right-arm seamer is currently the leading wicket-taker alongside his teammate Vernon Philander in the three-match series. His tally of 12 wickets at an average of under 20 and economy of 2.87 paved way for the Proteas' 2-0 win in the Test series against India. In the third Test at the Wanderers stadium, Rabada was once again at his prolific best, taking three wickets for 39 runs that helped South Africa bowl India out for 187 runs in the first innings. And, if his bowling heroics weren't enough, India and every cricket fan across the globe got a taste of his batting genius on Thursday. Promoted high up the order after the early dismissal of opener Aiden Markram, Rabada was entrusted with the task of a nightwatchman where he was expected to hold fort at the other end with Dean Elgar in the final session of first day's play. © Reuters But, not only did Rabada ensure that South Africa didn't lose any more wickets on Day 1, he further showcased his grit and intent with the willow on the second day. Even as the Proteas lost Elgar early on Day 2, Rabada showed no signs of weakness or discomfort against the Indian seamers during his pivotal 64-run partnership with Hashim Amla. When most of the batsman struggled on this Pitch Rabada came as night watchman batted 84 balls and scored 30 runs aptly got standing ovation when he walked back to pavilion... — Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 25, 2018 Rabada's vigil finally came to an end in the 30th over after Ishant Sharma got him caught out in the slip cordon for 30 runs. Rabada's score might not seem much, but given the fact that Cheteshwar Pujara called India's 187-run total as 300 on this tricky pitch surely sums up the importance of his 30-run innings. Moreover, it was the 84 deliveries he took to score 30 runs that highlighted the importance of being patient on the Wanderers wicket. While his stay at the crease was eventually cut short, Rabada had already done the damage before walking back into the hut with a standing ovation from his dressing room and the crowd. The legends of his batting heroics further echoed on social media with cricket fans celebrating Rabada's genius with the willow. The two prettiest shots of the morning have come from Kagiso Rabada. Mighty impressive — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 25, 2018 Standing ovation for Rabada, if he was born in India, he might as well be opening the batting for us. — Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) January 25, 2018 I swear our black SA cricketers are just messing with Daryl Cullinan. Now Rabada wants to be a top order batsman — Anton Hochleutner (@AntonHoch1) January 25, 2018 Top knock that from Rabada. — stuart hess (@shockerhess) January 25, 2018 You thought the KG stood for Kagiso. Now you know his real name is Kris Gayle Rabada ð — Rob AF. (@RobForbesDJ) January 25, 2018 Kagiso Rabada has scored more runs than our openers and he took the most wickets for the Proteas. Bamqhuba ngamadolo phela manje. — Njabulo Ngidi (@NJABULON) January 25, 2018 Kagiso Rabada played like he wanted a day job in any case.. Tired of being the night watchman anymore.. Worn out both the Indian bowlers & the ball.. An important innings played.. #SAvIND #ProteaFire #FreedomSeries — CricIndeed (@CricIndeed) January 25, 2018 Superb play by KG Rabada. Gritty innings under difficult conditions. This is the stuff that wins matches #SAvIND #SSCricket @OfficialCSA — Heather (@HSteel5) January 25, 2018 The way Rabada was playing his shots tells me that he can be an excellent all-rounder. Just needs to work a bit harder on his batting. #SAvIND — Muhammad Osamaðµð° (@Osamma_shahzad) January 25, 2018 Kagiso Rabada (South Africa's night watchman) scored more runs than 8 Indian players combined. — Jose Fourhino (@Scholesy_Giggsy) January 25, 2018
  22. United Nations Security Council. Photo: File. ISLAMABAD: The sanctions monitoring team of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reached Islamabad on Wednesday, sources informed Geo News. The UNSC team will check on the progress made on sanctions placed on Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), its relief organisation Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation and other proscribed organisations. The Foreign Office spokesperson declined to give details on the number of members of the team and their scheduled meetings in the federal capital. According to sources, the UN team will be briefed by the officials of the Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry and National Counter Terrorism Authority officials on the sanctions imposed by the government on the proscribed organisations. Pakistan made aware of reservations, should prosecute Hafiz Saeed: US The US has sent a message to Islamabad to conduct precise operation against Saeed, a State Department spokesperson said It emerged on Jan 1 that the Pakistani government banned companies and individuals from making donations to JuD, Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation, and other organisations on the UNSC sanctions list. According to a notification issued by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), all companies have been prohibited from "donating cash to the entities and individuals listed under the UNSC sanctions committee?s consolidated list". The UNSC sanctions list includes the names of al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, JuD, FiF, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other organisations and individuals.
  23. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/7ae231d72adba5fddd2ff0e417d006e4.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MS8yMi8yMDE4IDY6NDA6NTcgQU0maGFzaF92YWx1ZT1Wa2h6c21ydENqOUVaS295MEpoVTRRPT0mdmFsaWRtaW51dGVzPTYwJmlkPTE= style=center] KARACHI: Suspended Malir SSP Rao Anwar announced on Monday that he will not appear before the investigative committee probing the Naqeebullah fake encounter case. SSP Anwar is facing an inquiry into the extrajudicial murder of Waziristan native Naqeebullah Mehsud. Mehsud, 27, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an ?exchange of fire? with a police team headed by SSP Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town. However, his family later stated that Naqeebullah was innocent and gunned down in a fake encounter. Naqeebullah killing case: Police raid SSP Rao Anwar's residence Naqeebullah Mehsud's family en route to Karachi; Anwar summoned by inquiry committee at 1pm today In a brief telephonic conversation, Anwar said that there is no point in going where there?s no hope of justice. He alleged that a malicious propaganda against him is being perpetuated, and dismissed the allegation that he unlawfully held people under his custody. The former Malir SSP claimed that he is facing a one-sided inquiry. Anwar said that a few days back Sindh IG AD Khawaja announced Rs0.2 million award for police officials behind a shootout at Shahrah-e-Faisal, but later the police encounter turned questionable. ?Does it mean IG Sindh was involved in the killing,? questioned Anwar. Meanwhile, police officials conducted a raid today at Anwar?s residence but failed to find him there. Two individuals present at the residence were taken into custody, sources said. An inquiry team, headed by Counter Terrorism Department Additional IG Sanaullah Abbasi, was formed to probe the extrajudicial murder. The committee ordered the suspension of Anwar and other officials involved in the incident as well as placement of Anwar's name on the Exit Control List. All the officials involved in the incident have been suspended and an FIR is expected to be registered against them.
  24. Back in February 2017, the Indian cricket team were showered with many accolades after winning the T20 Blind World Cup. In a spirited performance, the Indian team defeated their arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets to clinch the world title in Bangalore. But, just 10 months later, the heroics of the Indian team seemingly faded away as they were reportedly asked to pay for securing a place in the state side for the national cricket tournament, last year. However, if one has followed their journey in the recent past, they'd know that it's nothing new. The Indian cricket team for the blind has been one of the most successful sides in the international circuit. They have also won numerous competitions on the back of a brilliant showing in the past. Yet, they continue to suffer at the hands of red-tapism and politics amongst state bodies across the country. On the 20th of January, the rampant Indian team, once again, made the country proud after beating Pakistan in the summit clash to win their second consecutive Blind World Cup in Sharjah. Chasing a mammoth target of 308 runs in 40 overs, Sunil Ramesh led from the front with a pivotal knock of 93 runs to help India secure an emphatic win in the penultimate over of the game. © Twitter India started off their chase in a cracking manner racing to 111/1 after 15 overs but soon lost two quick wickets in the form of run-outs to be at 116/3 after 16th over. However, a brilliant partnership between Sunil and Captain Ajay Kumar Reddy (62) brought Indian back into the game. Sunil, who fell short by just seven runs in what could have been a brilliant hundred, was cleaned up by Amir Ishfaq in the later stages of the game. While India looked comfortable in their chase, they did stutter towards the closing stages of the game. After losing their skipper Ajay, India suffered two more hasty dismissals, but in the end, they managed to steady their nerves to win the coveted final. If their hard-fought win wasn't enough to draw plaudits, Indian captain Ajay won more praise after his touching gesture during the presentation ceremony. The Indian cricketer dedicated their win and the trophy to the soldiers who gave up their lives for the country. #BlindCricketWorldCup: Captain of the Indian team Ajay Kumar Reddy dedicates the trophy to the soldiers who devote their lives for the nation pic.twitter.com/1WMKapjdMm — Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) January 21, 2018 There was no surprise that the bigwigs of the country lined up to praise and laud the heroics of the Indian team on the social media. But, that's it. There was no fanfare for them at the airport. No one has announced any sort of a reward for the team. And, in a few days, we'll even forget that they won the World Cup. They are brilliant exponents of India's beloved game, a sport that routinely produces millionaire superstars. But, none of the cricketers from India's World Cup winning team are going to get rich from the sport any time soon. That is because they are all blind. Congratulations to our cricket team for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup! They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude. True champions! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2018 Unlike their sighted counterparts, who are wildly popular and grandly feted, these exponents of the country's favourite game remain largely unknown. They still have day jobs. No one mobs them in the street. That day may still be some time away, but it hasn't deterred these Indian players from giving their best as their hardwork continues to bore fruit. After a string of international victories, blind cricket in India is increasingly coming into its own. In the past five years, India has won two One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 (T20) World Cups despite not having a professional structure. It's needless to say that if Virat Kohli's team had achieved such a feat they'd be weighed in gold. #BREAKING: India wins Blind Cricket World Cup 2018 by defeating Pakistan in the final at Sharjah (UAE). Sweetest victory lap by the Indian team to celebrate the moment. Bharat Mata Ki Jai slogans reverberate. Captain Ajay Kumar Reddy dedicates the World Cup to the Indian Army. pic.twitter.com/rxbD2Ddk6H — Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 20, 2018 Last year, when India won the T20 World Cup at home, the government disbursed cash rewards of Rs 7 lakh to each member, while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave out Rs 3 lakh. However, in a stunning revelation, the blind cricketers were asked to part with 30% of their prize money for a place in the state side for the national cricket tournament for the blind last year. Despite the accolades, enthusiasm and improved opportunities compared to two decades ago, the Indian blind cricket team continues to suffer from the lack of funding for travel and respective tournaments. Unlike Pakistan, the Indian team do not receive salaries as per a pay grade system. And, with no formal support from the BCCI, these cricketers have bare minimum access to adequate facilities which often robs them of greater opportunities. So, this time, when the Indian cricket team for the blind have won their second consecutive World Cup title, let's hope that they get their due - for once the cash-heavy BCCI can help the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) to right a few wrongs.
  25. While Virat Kohli & Co. have struggled to cope in South Africa, Indian cricket fans finally had something to cheer for in the New Year after the blind cricket team eked out a thrilling two-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan to clinch their second consecutive ICC World Cup title. Chasing a mammoth target of 308 runs in 40 overs, Sunil Ramesh led from the front with a pivotal knock of 93 runs to help India secure an emphatic win in the penultimate over of the game. India started off their chase in a cracking manner, racing to 111/1 after 15 overs but soon lost two quick wickets in the form of run-outs at 116/3 after the 16th over. © Twitter However, a brilliant partnership between Sunil and Captain Ajay Kumar Reddy (62) brought Indian back into the game. Sunil, who fell short by just seven runs in what could have been a brilliant hundred, was cleaned up by Amir Ishfaq in the later stages of the game. While India looked comfortable in their chase, they did stutter towards the closing stages of the game. After losing their skipper Ajay, India suffered two more hasty dismissals but in the end managed to hold their nerves to win the summit clash. Trophyð dedicated to the soldiers who give their lives for us: Indianð®ð³captain (Blind Cricket Team)@cgidubai pic.twitter.com/ulYjdLj9gu — All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) January 21, 2018 If their hard-fought win wasn't enough to draw plaudits, Indian captain Ajay won more praise after his touching gesture during the presentation ceremony. The Indian cricketer dedicated their win and the trophy to the soldiers who gave up their lives for the country. With the Indian team successfully retaining their World Cup title, wishes poured in from every corner of the country. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, the bigwigs lined up to hail the heroics of the Indian blind cricket team. Congratulations to our cricket team for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup! They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude. True champions! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2018 What a big day for India. Congratulations to Team India for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup. Your accomplishment has brought immense pride and joy to every Indian. pic.twitter.com/lDS6Yxkumm — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 20, 2018 T 2588 - Another victory for INDIA cricket ! India's Blind Cricket Team beats Pakistan in Final and becomes WORLD Champions .. CONGRATULATIONS .. YOU HAVE MADE US ALL PROUD .. !!ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ððð pic.twitter.com/ON6DOh5Y4n — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 20, 2018 Congratulations Team India on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup 2018. You have become the light for all who despair. –Sg @blind_cricket — Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) January 20, 2018 Congratulations Team India on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup 2018. You have become the light for all who despair. –Sg @blind_cricket — Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) January 20, 2018 Jahan chah wahan raah... As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup. #TeamIndiað®ð³ pic.twitter.com/y9wfRH1JEP — sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 20, 2018 What a win by #TeamIndia. Congratulations on winning #BlindCricketWorldCup — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 20, 2018 Extremely happy and proud of the Indian Cricket Team for winning the World Cup!ð¤ð¤ð¤ð¤ððððððð #BlindCricketWorldCup pic.twitter.com/vYGnH69xdh — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) January 20, 2018 Congratulations Team India on your historic win at the #BlindCricketWorldCup The nation celebrates with you tonight and takes pride in your achievement. pic.twitter.com/Eck5RXjfgG — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 20, 2018 Congratulations Bhaaiyon. So very proud of you for winning the finals again and beating Pakistan. May you continue to shine and light our hopes. #BlindCricketWorldCup pic.twitter.com/32sATClb1k — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 20, 2018 Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the cup Jai hind ð®ð³ #BlindCricketWorldCup — yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) January 20, 2018 Congratulations to each and every member of the Indian team for winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 20, 2018