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A brief look at the history of Asia Cup ahead of its 15th edition
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogWith the T20 Asia Cup 2022 kickstarting today, cricket fans look forward to an intense, action-packed two weeks of white-ball cricket
Miley Cyrus celebrates Hannah Montana's 15th anniversary in her own grand style
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogIt is the 15th anniversary of the Hannah Montana show and Miley Cyrus has unique way to celebrate it
Pop singer Pink, husband Carey Hart celebrate 15th wedding anniversary
ADMIN posted a blog entry in Geo News Blog?I love you and I love our family,? Pop singer Pink wrote
Salman Khan Might Cross 100 Cr For 15th Time With Dabangg 3
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsYou can either like it or hate it...but you cannot ignore it. That's pretty much the gist of every Salman Khan movie of late. No matter how good or bad his movies are or no matter how many people crib about 'Our business is our business, none of your business' - btw, I am not even talking about those who rinsed their eyes and ears with Lizol after watching this - somehow Salman's movies are always a blockbuster at the box office. His latest Dabangg 3 isn't any different. In the first few days of its release, Dabangg 3 has already earned close to Rs. 90 crore and there are no points for guessing that it will easily cross Rs. 100 crore in a day or two. © Salman Khan films But looks like not everyone is impressed with Salman's Dabangg attitude. According to the recent box office collection, the film saw a major dip on Monday and industry experts feel that the ongoing protests against CAA and NRC are the reason behind the low footfall. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, "#Dabangg3 collects in double digits on Day 4... Not performing at optimum levels... Needs to recover lost ground today [evening onwards] + tomorrow [#Christmas]... Fri 24.50 cr, Sat 24.75 cr, Sun 31.90 cr, Mon 10.70 cr. Total: â¹ 91.85 cr. #India biz. Note: All versions." #Dabangg3 collects in double digits on Day 4... Not performing at optimum levels... Needs to recover lost ground today [evening onwards] + tomorrow [#Christmas]... Fri 24.50 cr, Sat 24.75 cr, Sun 31.90 cr, Mon 10.70 cr. Total: â¹ 91.85 cr. #India biz. Note: All versions. — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 24, 2019 Despite the dipping numbers, Salman Khan still managed to create a new record and no it has nothing to do with how bad Race 3 was. Or maybe there is some connection? Anyway, the latest record is that if Dabangg 3 enters the 100 crore club, which his fans think it will, then it will reportedly become his 15th film to hit a century at the box office i.e. enter the 100 crore club. Directed by Prabhudeva, Dabangg 3 also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Kichha Sudeep, and Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee Manjrekar. But, Salman Khan fans better watch out for Akshay Kumar as the release of Good Newwz may not be good news for Dabangg 3. View the full article
The most complete batsman of his time. The most prolific run-scorer of all time. The biggest cricket icon the gentleman's game has ever known. A living God amongst ordinary men with the unique ability to evoke passion amongst cricket fans. Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction when it comes to cricket. Arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Sachin Tendulkar pretty much achieved everything one can dream of in his illustrious career. From his majestic batting, admirable demeanour to records galore, few have come close to matching the Little Master's ability to capture the imagination of fans across the globe. Boasting a full range of rage of orthodox shots, Tendulkar's batting was based on the purest principles - perfect balance, economy of movement, precision in stroke-making and, above all, anticipation (an intangible quality, possessed by few greats, which continues to elude some of the best in the business even now). © Reuters But, before Tendulkar eventually became the world-dominating, bowler-slaying 'Master Blaster', he was a youngster whose batting genius, too good for domestic cricket, propelled him onto the international stage at just 16-years-old, an age where others aren't even sure about their appearances, let alone their career choices. However, Tendulkar was different. In 1988, the Indian team had travelled to Bombay to play against the touring New Zealand team when the senior cricketers first laid eyes on the Tendulkar's artistry with the willow. The youngster's ability to negotiate the top fast bowlers, including Kapil Dev, in the nets convinced then Bombay captain Dilip Vengsarkar who handpicked him to play for his team. A Ranji Trophy debut came at the age of 15 and Tendulkar repaid the faith of Vengsarkar by smashing an unbeaten hundred against Gujarat, which made him the youngest Indian to score a ton on his first-class debut. His sensational debut was followed by hundreds in Deodhar and Duleep Trophies. And, at the end of the 1988-89 Ranji season, Tendulkar emerged as Bombay's highest run-scorer with 583 runs at an average of 67.77. Owing to his spectacular domestic season, the precocious little kid had already shown he belonged in the league of men. And, a national call-up was around the corner. At the end of the 1988-89 Ranji Trophy season, as the Indian team set course for West Indies, Tendulkar was the talk of the town with a chorus of his international debut. But, he eventually missed out on making the cut for the Windies tour. © Reuters It was Raj Singh Dungarpur, the then Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president, whose insistence finally led to Tendulkar getting Team India's Test Cap Number 187 as the national team toured Pakistan. On 15th November 1989, Tendulkar found himself in the company of men and at the highest level of cricket as he walked onto the field at the National Stadium in Karachi. But, that day was not about Tendulkar impressing anyone with his batting or scoring a hundred. In years to come, his debut was going to be remembered as the day a 16-year-old boy became a man. The rivalry between India and Pakistan was at its peak in the late 80s, especially after Javed Miandad had slammed a last-ball six off Chetan Sharma to win the Austral-Asia Cup in 1986. Thus, when India decided to hand Tendulkar his debut, a lot of people were as nervous and the young Bombay cricketer. Becoming, and continues to remain, the youngest Indian to make his Test debut, Tendulkar had a forgettable outing as he was clean bowled for just 15 runs in the first innings by Waqar Younis, who was making his debut for Pakistan. Going up against one of the fiercest bowling attacks in the world which included the likes of Wasim Akram, Imran Khan and Abdul Qadir, Tendulkar couldn't improve on his score as he didn't get a chance to bat in the second innings as the game eventually resulted in a draw. © Reuters But, Tendulkar remained unfazed by his debut innings. He soon gave everyone a glimpse of his batting masterclass when he hit his maiden fifty, a gritty 59 off 172 balls, in the first innings of the second Test. In the next match, he came close to registering another fifty but missed out after being bowled by Qadir on 41. For a batsman of his age, Tendulkar, in his own capacity, had already proved his abilities. But, it was the final Test of the series that truly showed his character. With the Pakistani fast-bowling attack targetting his body with nasty bouncers, Tendulkar kept on swaying out of line and dropped his wrists to keep his wicket. But, a nasty bouncer by Younis struck him on the nose as everyone gathered around him in concern. But, despite the gushing blood from his nose and enduring extreme pain, Tendulkar declined medical assistance and continued to bat, proving that even the chin music or body blows thrown at him weren't enough to shatter his confidence. Showcasing the composure of a seasoned professional, the 16-year-old scored his second fifty - 57 off 135 balls - of the tour. © Reuters As the four-match Test series ended in a draw, Tendulkar finished off with 215 runs, at an average of 35.83, to his name. Two days after the final Test, the ODI series was set to begin in Peshawar. But, while it was expected to be a scintillating contest, incessant rains ensured that a 50-over match could not be completed. Instead, a 20-over exhibition match, a friendly, was played as a token of gratitude for the fans who had turned up in large numbers at the stadium. With nothing on the line, the players from both sides probably looked at the fixture as a mere training session which explains why young Tendulkar was given free rein with the bat. Chasing a total of 157 runs, India had lost three wickets with 88 runs on the scoreboard when young Tendulkar walked out in the middle and clubbed a young Mushtaq Ahmed for two sixes in an over. In the next over, a seasoned Qadir challenged Tendulkar with an alleged taunt: "why're you hitting kids, try and hit me if you can". And, Tendulkar obliged. © Reuters The right-handed batsman smashed Qadir for four sixes, including three big hits in a row. Letting his bat do the talking, Tendulkar ensured Qadir finished his over after conceding a staggering 27 runs (6,4,0,6,6,6). While India lost the exhibition match by four runs, a young Tendulkar won everyone over for his blistering 18-ball 53 - labelled as "one of the best innings I have seen" by the then Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth. On a tour that many thought was too big a task for a young cricketer like Tendulkar, the Mumbai batsman used it as a platform to showcase his batting abilities and great temperament which set the tone of what would eventually turn into a breath-taking career. Tendulkar played a record 200 Test matches for India in a career that lasted 24 years. And, when he called time on his career in 2013, Tendulkar bowed out as the highest run-scorer of all time in international cricket. This is something that I love doing the most!ð pic.twitter.com/cbliXB47bJ — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 15, 2019 Thirty years after his debut, Tendulkar is still celebrated as one of the greats to have ever graced the game and remains a fan-favourite. While those who saw him play would surely feel blessed, but, for those who couldn't, Tendulkar shared a video of himself playing his iconic strokes on the eve of his 30th Team India debut anniversary. View the full article
Friendship Gate in Chaman remains closed on 15th consecutive day
waqas dar posted a blog entry in Geo News BlogFile photo CHAMAN: The Friendship Gate on the Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remained closed on the fifteenth consecutive day on Friday. Two-way trade and transportation activities including NATO supply remained suspended after Afghan forces opened fire on Frontier Corps Balochistan soldiers on May 5 killing at least 11 and injuring several others. Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed to maintain a ceasefire till a consensus is reached during a one-star border flag meeting between representatives of both countries at the Friendship Gate Chaman, the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Wednesday. The Pakistani delegation was led by DIG FC Balochistan and the Afghan delegation was represented by former Brigadier Afghan Border Police. During the meeting Afghan delegation asked the Pakistani troops, deployed within its international border at Killi Jahangir and Killi Luqman, to move out from the area before conducting census survey. However, the Pakistani delegation maintained that the troops were deployed along the international border on Pakistan side and shall remain there.