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  1. After losing the 2-match T20I series in a rather disappointing fashion, Indian cricket fans saw a ray of hope when the Men in Blue went on a great run, winning the first two ODIs in the five-match series, with Indian batsmen--including Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni playing some brilliant innings. However, after losing the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs, all eyes were on Kohli's men giving their best in order to come out victorious in Mohali, winning the series with the Delhi game still in hand. After scoring a massive total of 358, the win looked almost certain, all we had to do was bowl the 50 overs as there was no way the Aussie were going to chase such a score. Who knew Aaron Finch's men would get some extra boost as the Indian cricketers created some major goof ups in the form of dropped catches, misfields and dropped catches (so many dropped catches). And then the unthinkable happened. Not only did the Australians chase the massive total, they did it with more than two overs to spare. Following the loss, one of the Indian cricketers who found himself taking a major share of the blame was the Indian wicket keeper Rishabh Pant who missed out on major stumping opportunities at crucial junctions of the game. To make matters worse, the 21-year-old also dropped a couple of catches behind the wicket. The fact that veteran keeper and former captain of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni wasn't a part of the playing XI and Pant had to replace his presence led to all the MS Dhoni fans putting on a barrage of brutal criticisms, taunting his inability as a wicketkeeper whilst comparing him to a veteran like Dhoni. As the day ended, a lot of people came forward to show their support for the player who had suffered a lot of firing in the past 24 hours. While his childhood coach, Tarak Sinha called all the comparisons between Dhoni and Pant completely unfair, the Delhi-born cricketer got support from a rather unexpected source. He's just 21 and represents India in all 3 formats. Let's introspect and see what we were doing at that age. Give him a chance. @RishabPant777 u are pure talent keep the focus, you got this ! pic.twitter.com/GDySpRgiGU — Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) March 11, 2019 Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty came to the young athlete's rescue reminding everyone of the fact that having been only 21 years old, Pant is one of the top choices for the team in all three formats of the game. Shetty also goes on to urge everyone who's criticising the talented star to introspect and realise what they were doing when they were of his age. Finally, he requests the ever-so-passionate fans of the game to give Pant a chance as he is destined for greatness and great things are in store for him. Wise words.
  2. Arguably one of the most feared openers in limited-overs cricket, Shikhar Dhawan has proved to be a vital cog for India while batting at the top in international cricket. The left-handed batsman, alongside Rohit Sharma, also forges a deadly opening pair that is more than capable of giving the opposition bowlers a run for their money. But, for someone who is bestowed with the responsibility of getting his team to a flying start, Dhawan has struggled to get going, let alone aid Team India with consistent knocks. If his last five One-Day International (ODI innings read: 1, 21, 0, 6 and 13, the fact that he hasn't scored a hundred in the 50-over format after 17 matches and nearly six months, goes on to highlight his misery. And, as India continue to find the right team balance ahead of the ICC World Cup, Dhawan's dip in form was a major concern for the selectors. In fact, Dhawan's inconsistency with the willow earned him a lot of flak and saw him getting demoted from an A-plus (Rs 7 cr) contract to an A (Rs 5 cr) grade category in the players' annual contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Twitter/@BCCI However, on 10th March, none of those things mattered as the left-handed batsman played one the best ODI knocks of his career. The 33-year-old smashed a blistering 143 runs off just 115 balls, including 18 fours and three sixes to power India to a formidable total of 358 runs during 4th ODI against Australia. It was Dhawan's 16th ODI hundred and third (in the 50-over format) against the Aussies. For someone who scored his last ODI hundred during the 2018 Asia Cup last September, Dhawan looked in ominous form right from the start as he hammered the Australian bowlers all around the park with relative ease. He also stitched a mammoth 193-run opening partnership with Rohit who missed out on a potential ton by a mere five runs. Twitter/@BCCI Dhawan was eventually bowled by Pat Cummins in the 38th over after his effort to heave the ball over midwicket failed miserably. Following his dismissal, the likes of Rishabh Pant (36), KL Rahul (26) and Vijay Shankar (26) all played a crucial role in ensuring India didn't lose momentum later in the match. While Dhawan would surely rue missing out on his 150, the Indian opener strokeful innings and return to form had the Indian fans lauding his effort. So happy for Shikhar Dhawan! He is a fantastic one day batsman and now he has got a big score under his belt. And yes, well done to the selectors for picking him this game. ðð#INDvAUS — Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) March 10, 2019 This is simply sensational striking from Shikhar Dhawan. Only seeing the gaps, oblivious to the presence of fielders — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 10, 2019 Dhawan and Mohali. The story continues. Much needed century.... ðð #IndvAus — Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 10, 2019 Dhawan's preferred cricket: *ICC tournaments *Tests at Galle *Australia at Mohali #AUSvIND — Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 10, 2019 Century for @SDhawan25. Relief and joy for him, team managment and selectors — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 10, 2019 Such a relief to see Shikhar among runs again. If he continues, Indian middle order will be in a very comfortable position! #INDvAUS @SDhawan25 — R P Singh रà¥à¤¦à¥à¤° पà¥à¤°à¤¤à¤¾à¤ª सिà¤à¤¹ (@rpsingh) March 10, 2019 Love it when a player is under the microscope and he pulls out a gem of an innings. @SDhawan25 well batted. Australia have a fight on their hands tonight. #AUSvIND #cricket — Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 10, 2019 Well played @SDhawan25 Much awaited innings. Keep going. Onwards and upwards. #INDvsAUS — Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) March 10, 2019
  3. For a team that had hammered Australia in their own backyard and then took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series in New Zealand, high-flying Team India was shot to the ground by the Kiwis in the fourth ODI at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on 31st January. Amid the impactful absence of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, India's so-called strong batting line-up collapsed like a pack of cards against a rampant bowling attack of New Zealand. Team India was given a reality check by New Zealand's swing sensation Trent Boult. Recording sensational figures of 5-21, the 29-year-old ran through the Indian batting order to ensure they were bundled out for a paltry total of 92 runs. It all began in the sixth over when Boult trapped Shikhar Dhawan (13) in front of the stumps to hand the visitors an early blow. In his next over, Boult sent Dhawan's opening partner Rohit Sharma (7) back into the hut with a caught and bowled effort. While Boult was breathing fire at one end - hitting young Shubman on the head once, Colin de Grandhomme struck twice - dismissing Ambati Rayudu (0) and Dinesh Karthik (0) - in his first over. ð¨ RECORD ALERT ð¨ Trent Boult picks up his fifth five-wicket haul for New Zealand in ODIs, equalling the legendary Richard Hadlee's record. Follow #NZvIND live ðhttps://t.co/goloMnOKex pic.twitter.com/smJ3GbGVLG — ICC (@ICC) January 31, 2019 But, Boult wasn't done as he struck again to dismiss Shubman with his second caught and bowled effort to push India on the backfoot at 33/5 in 12 overs. Kedar Jadhav (1) became his next victim after a steaming in-swinger had the Indian batsman in trouble right in front of the stumps. Hardik Pandya (16) tried to hold fort for his side, but he couldn't stop a rampant Boult from bagging a five-for when the left-arm seamer forced an edge off the Indian batsman through to the wicket-keeper. Only four Indian batsmen managed to score in double digits, while the remaining seven couldn't even score 10. Two of the Indian batsmen failed to open their account. And, the fact that Yuzvendra Chahal (18*) emerged as the top-scorer pretty much sums up India's outing with the willow. © Twitter/BLACKCAPS In reply, New Zealand lost two wickets early in their innings, but a mediocre target of 93 runs was never going to be a problem for the hosts. Riding on the back of an unbeaten 54-run partnership between Ross Taylor (37*) and Henry Nicholls (30*) for the third wicket, the Kiwis romped their way to victory with eight wickets and 212 balls to spare. While the victory gave the home fans something to cheer for, it once again brought Team India's middle-order woes to the fore. Clearly, the Indian fans weren't happy as they took to the social media to express their disappointment and rue the absence of Kohli and Dhoni. #NZvIND #4thODI #Indvnz Meanwhile When Virat opened his T.V pic.twitter.com/qgu5YPPFqz — HIMANSHU (@UnIndian_) January 31, 2019 1. Indian batting 2. Indian batting without Kohli & Dhoni#NZvInd pic.twitter.com/4ZsTpHln1T — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 31, 2019 India with and without Virat Kohli. ð#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/Hka97BQo0l — bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 31, 2019 Pic 1 : Indian batting with Kohli and Dhoni Pic 2 : Indian batting without them pic.twitter.com/LuNU2KN1Lh — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 31, 2019 India's lowest score at the fall of 6th wicket in ODIs: 28 vs SL in 2017 (No Kohli) 35 vs NZ in 2019 (No Kohli)* — Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) January 31, 2019 This is why you need MS Dhoni in the squad. Finishing matches are great but saving team from collapses is not everyone's cup of Tea.#4thODI #INDvsNZ — Prahalad Yadav (@Prahalad47) January 31, 2019 #4thODI pic.twitter.com/FZQIzrtBiI — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 31, 2019
  4. After securing an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, the Indian team management focussed on testing their bench strength in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on 31st January. With Virat Kohli rested for the remainder of the tour, the No. 3 spot was occupied by young Shubman Gill who was eager to make a mark on his debut. MS Dhoni's fitness continued to be an issue, allowing Dinesh Karthik to carry out the wicket-keeping duties. And, Mohammed Shami paved way for Khaleel Ahmed to feature in his first game on this tour. With the series sealed, there was not much for India to lose and trying out different combinations made sense in the wake of the ICC World Cup in England in May. On the other hand, the hosts, who were comprehensively humbled in almost all facets of the game earlier, were eager to restore some pride going into the fourth ODI. But, what eventually unfolded at the Seddon Park was neither predicted, nor imagined by cricket pundits, fans or even the hosts themselves. © Twitter/@BLACKCAPS Asked to bat first, the high-flying Indian batting line-up was given a reality check by New Zealand's swing sensation Trent Boult. Recording sensational figures of 5-21, the 29-year-old ran through the Indian batting order to ensure they were bundled out for a paltry total of 92 runs. It all began in the sixth over when Boult trapped Shikhar Dhawan (13) in front of the stumps to hand the visitors an early blow. In his next over, Boult sent Dhawan's opening partner Rohit Sharma (7) back into the hut with a caught and bowled effort. While Boult was breathing fire at one end - hitting young Shubman on the head once, Colin de Grandhomme struck twice - dismissing Ambati Rayudu (0) and Dinesh Karthik (0) - in his first over. But, Boult wasn't done as he struck again to dismiss Shubman with his second caught and bowled effort to push India on the backfoot at 33/5 in 12 overs. Kedar Jadhav (1) became his next victim after a steaming in-swinger had the Indian batsman in trouble right in front of the stumps. Hardik Pandya (16) tried to hold fort for his side, but he couldn't stop a rampant Boult from bagging a five-for when the left-arm seamer forced an edge off the Indian batsman through to the wicket-keeper. © Twitter/@BLACKCAPS Only four Indian batsmen managed to score in double digits, while the remaining seven couldn't even score 10. Two of the Indian batsmen failed to open their account. And, the fact that Yuzvendra Chahal (18*) emerged as the top-scorer pretty much sums up India's outing with the willow. The conditions at the Seddon Park were conducive to swing and the pitch further provided assistance to the fast bowlers, making life difficult for the batsmen, which probably explains why India lost all of their so-called specialist batsmen by the 14th over, reeling at 35/6. But, what was really surprising and equally frustrating for the Indian fans was the fact that none of the experienced campaigner showed maturity to hang in there and see through troublesome times - a job that Dhoni manages to pull off more often, than not. Dhoni, over the years, has quietly gone about his business, bolstering the Indian middle-order. While most of the players in the world, like the Indian batsmen in this case, panic with the wicket tumbling at one end, Dhoni's calm and composed approach has allowed him to soak up the pressure and strike when the time's right - something that eluded India today. © Twitter/@BLACKCAPS On the other hand, at a time when boundaries were hard to come by and opposition bowlers were wreaking havoc, none of the Indian batsmen, unlike Dhoni, showed maturity to just rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking. Dhoni also allows the batting to revolve around him as he holds the wicket at one end, playing the role of a sheet anchor - a role, sadly, no one was prepared for today. Maybe if one or, maybe, two batsmen had stuck in, Indian bowlers would've had some cushion to play with. But, it wasn't meant to be. India's dream of securing a 4-0 lead - what would have been the biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring New Zealand - crashed as the hosts chased down the below-par score with eight wickets and 212 balls to spare. While it was undoubtedly a much-needed reality check for India, the middle-order collapse endured by the visiting side once again highlighted how important Dhoni's presence is in the team. Dhoni's fitness concerns had excluded him from the game, but, still, his teammates could have surely taken some lessons from his past performances as to how to go about the business in such pressure situations.
  5. We are living in very interesting times where literally anything and everything is capable of stopping a game or a match. From a naked dude streaking across the field to elements in nature, no one can expect where the next obstacle in a match can come from. A few days ago, the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand went on a halt because of sun outrage. And yesterday, another old mate came back onto the field to halt yet another match, none other than our beloved bees. © PTI Over the years we have seen many 'bee attacks', the most memorable one was witnessed in South Africa two years ago, when the host were playing against Sri Lanka. Something similar happened yesterday during the fourth one day match between India A and England Lions in Trivandrum, where the play came to a standstill for 15 minutes when a swarm of bees attacked the spectators at the stadium. An unexpected and painful turn of events took place at the Green Field International Stadium, as the match was just in its 28th over when the bees began to charge at the audience and left a lot of spectators in the stadium injured. All of this was captured in a video which went viral after the incident. Fortunately, none of the players at the stadium were seriously injured at the scene, as the bees did not enter the field. But the India A coach, Rahul Dravid, who was around the stadium at that time, had to run for his safety. A few spectators were taken to the hospital immediately because of the bee attack and the crowd at the stadium was shifted from the west side of the stadium to the east. The Chief Operating Officer of Sports Facilities Ltd told The Indian Express: "It was an unfortunate incident. We had ensured that the gallery where the spectators who sit for watching the match was cleaned ahead of the match. But it were some spectators who went upstairs where they were not supposed to go in the normal circumstances and stirred the hive unknowingly or mischievously." Though India won comfortably by 6 wickets, in which the recently named ICC Emerging player of the year, Rishabh Pant scored a blistering knock of 73 of 76 balls, and with Shardul Thakur assisting in the bowling department, team India safely secured the fourth straight win in the series.
  6. In 2018, the Indian U-19 side created history after winning the ICC World Cup for a record fourth time. The influence of pragmatic coach Rahul Dravid was being hailed as one of the reasons behind their historic triumph. But, at the heart of it all, it was the performances of young Indian cricketers who all stepped up in dire situations to aid their side. While Prithvi Shaw garnered plaudits for his leadership skills, young seamers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi were touted as the next big things after they were seen crossing the 150kmph barrier on regular occasions in the tournament. But, apart from them, there was one batting prodigy - Shubman Gill - whose majestic strokeplay and commendable temperament left former cricketers and fans in awe. The right-hander smashed a match-winning hundred and three fifties - amassing 321 runs - to be rightly adjudged the 'Player of the Tournament'. His batting display impressed the cricket bigwigs so much that he evenly bagged a staggering Rs 1.80-crore payout from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auctions last season. © BCCL Shubman, along with his teammates, continues to be hailed as the next big superstars of Indian cricket. But, while Shaw was seen making a fantastic debut, young Shubman was left to ply his trade in domestic cricket. The fierce competition in the Indian team has often denied opportunities to many cricketers in the past. Thus, there was no surprise to see Shubman waiting for his chance to rumble with the big boys. After consistently proving his mettle in the domestic circuit, where he slammed a 328-ball 268 against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy earlier this season, the Punjab batsman, finally, has an opportunity to make a mark in the senior team when Team India locks horns with New Zealand in the fourth ODI on 31st January. Having already sealed the five-match ODI series 3-0, the Indian cricket team opted for numerous changes in a bid to give some star players rest and try out youngsters for the remaining two games. With Virat Kohli rested for the remainder of the tour, the vacant No. 3 spot gives a perfect opportunity to a player like Shubman to showcase his talent in front of the cricket bigwigs. © BCCL For a person who idolises Kohli, the 19-year-old looks like a shadow of his role model with the willow in his hands. A right-hander like Kohli, Shubman has great hand-eye coordination that helps him to time the ball to perfection. His ability to finds gaps, play the big shots and rotate the strike are all Kohli-esque. And, just like the Indian captain, Shubman thrives in the No. 3 position for his team. The youngster has already developed a great understanding of the game and possess the ability to pace his innings according to the match situations - something that reflects in his tally of 1,089 runs in 9 first-class games and 1,529 runs in 36 List A matches. While negating New Zealand's senior cricketers will surely be no joke, Shubman, on the back of his showing so far, seems capable of carrying that weight on his young shoulders. “Well because the No. 3 spot is vacant, I would want to give Shubman Gill a game, give him a couple of games and see how he fares. If he gets to bat, you will get a fair idea how he is taking to international cricket,” Sunil Gavaskar backed the youngster while talking to India Today. © BCCL On the other hand, Kohli, himself, after the 3rd ODI, showered praise and backed the capabilities of Gill to come good on his debut. “I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli had said. “So, that's the confidence that they carry and it's great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them with the space to grow,” he further added. Apart from Gavaskar and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, too, placed his bet on Shubman to come good. "I think they should play Shubman Gill. He certainly deserves a chance in the team. He should play the rest of the series. Who knows, India might get another good player for the World Cup," Ganguly told India TV. Carrying high hopes and expectations on his young shoulders, Shubman will be eager to make his mark in the senior team and, maybe, play a decisive role in helping India claim a 4-0 lead - the biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring New Zealand.
  7. For someone who moved around from city to city in his early teens to make a name for himself, Rishabh Pant is slowly, but surely, living up to his reputation as one of India's most exciting young talents. At the age of 21, the Delhi cricketer has already become India's first-choice wicket-keeper in the longest format and is now being touted as MS Dhoni's successor behind the stumps. In the ongoing tour of Australia, Pant has adequately carried out the responsibilities of India's wicket-keeper and his showing with the willow, too, has impressed cricket pundits and fans alike. Often branded as a limited-overs specialist, the youngster has been busy cutting a sorry figure for his detractors with pivotal batting performances for his side Down Under. Though many slammed him for being too chirpy behind the stumps in the ongoing series, Pant seems to have backed the talk by producing arguably his best knock in the longest format till date. The left-handed batsman picked the bones out of Australian bowling attack on his way to an unbeaten 159 on Day 2 of the ongoing fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. © AP During his 189-ball knock, Pant smoked 15 fours and a six, scoring at a strike-rate of over 85. If his commendable batting performance enthralled the Indian fans, it further allowed the young gun to break multiple records. His blistering knock helped him break Dhoni's 12-year record of the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper in an overseas Test. A moment to remember for Rishabh Pant!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/J8uK3gQPJh — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019 Pant was batting on 145 when he smashed Aussie quick Josh Hazlewood over mid-off for a superb boundary to go past the former Indian captain who had scored 148 against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2006. When it comes to playing in Australia, Pant also became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred Down Under. The previous highest was Farokh Engineer's 89 at Adelaide in 1967. Rishabh Pant explains how he was feeling in the 'nervous nineties' and discusses his century celebration at the SCG #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/wGjaF3OXPX — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019 His unbeaten 159 is also the third-highest score for an Indian wicket-keeper in Tests followed by Dhoni's 224 and Budhi Kunderan's 192. It is also the second-highest for any visiting wicket-keeper in Australia, only behind AB de Villiers' 169 at WACA in 2012-13. Pant also holds the joint record - with Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim (who scored 159 against New Zealand in 2017) - of the highest score by an Asian wicket-keeper outside the sub-continent. © AP Pant is also the first wicket-keeper to boast two Test hundreds as a 21-year-old. And, what makes it furthermore special is the fact that both of his Test tons have come outside Asia - a region where sub-continent cricketers are generally expected to prevail. His masterful innings on the second day has now made him the only Indian wicket-keeper to score a hundred in three of the four SENA (South Africa-England-New Zealand-Australia) countries. A few days ago, he was busy helping Tim Paine's wife Bonnie Maggs increase her Instagram followers by obliging for a photo-op with their kids, but his strokeful innings on Friday would have surely earned him more fans on the social media. After Pujara's brilliant 193, Rishabh Pant has assured that India put the game firmly out of Australia's grip. Very impressed by his temperament today and congratulations to him on his 2nd overseas 100, 1 in Eng and now 1 in Aus, only the 2nd wk after Jeff Dujjon to do so pic.twitter.com/uSg60n98nb — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 4, 2019 Besides baby-sitting Tim Paine's children, Rishabh Pant has taken a record 20 catches and scored 262 runs already as I write this. Not bad for a 21-year-old in his first series Down Under ð — Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) January 4, 2019 hundreds in england & australia in his first few months of test cricket, a bunch of catches and exceptional babysitting skills - rishabh pant has to be among the most productive 21-year olds around #AUSvIND — Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 4, 2019 Since Rishabh Pant made his debut, nobody has made more 90+ scores in Test cricket. #AUSvIND — The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) January 4, 2019 Very happy for Rishabh Pant, a lovely guy as well as a helluva talent. He's having some sort of a tour #AUSvIND — Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) January 4, 2019 Rishabh Pant @RishabPant777 you absolute beauty! More runs this series than the great Kohli - incredible consistency and courage - need you in the World Cup squad now #AUSvIND @DelhiCapitals — Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) January 4, 2019 Rishabh Pant is undoubtedly a talented player and has been consistent in his game and kept on improving himself. Congratulations to R.Pant sir on scoring a century great innings. — Vijayesh Mokal (@vijayesh_mokal) January 4, 2019
  8. After a dominating 137-run victory in the 3rd Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, BCCI announced the final 13-man squad for the 4th and final Test match of the series scheduled to take place at the SCG in Sydney starting 3rd January 2019. India name 13-man squad for SCG Test: Virat Kohli (C), A Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, C Pujara, H Vihari, R Pant, R Jadeja, K Yadav, R Ashwin, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav A decision on R Ashwin's availability will be taken on the morning of the Test #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/4Lji2FExU8 — BCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019 A series of developments have taken place in the last two days as Rohit Sharma has gone back home to spend time with his newborn while Ishant Sharma didn't make the cut, despite earlier announcements of him replacing Umesh Yadav were made. Left-arm chinaman, Kuldeep Yadav is also included. Although all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin, who's recovering from an abdominal injury has been named as one of the final 13, a decision on his availability will be made on Thursday morning just before the match begins. While fans are more or less convinced with the roster, the BCCI is being criticised for selecting out-of-form batsman KL Rahul in the final 13. @imVkohli @BCCI @RaviShastriOfc why kl rahul is included in team again? Do you have some standard left? Is performance any benchmark or just good looks are req for team selection? Everyone has to earn his place, not just being coach's favorite ð ð ð #INDvAUS — PruBaba (@theprashu) January 2, 2019 Where is ishant ? he would have scored more runs than kl rahul ð — arvind (@arvind_1352) January 2, 2019 KL Rahul & Umesh Yadav ðððso we have decided to lose the match. — Aditya ðð(@MyTakeOn_) January 2, 2019 I still don't know why these guys are ignoring Bhuvi he is better bowler than Umesh And considering present form better batsman than Rahul — Anjaneya Durgesh K (@AnjaneyaDurgesh) January 2, 2019 Are you serious. @mvj888 is more deserving than the useless @klrahul11 . Partiality at it's best.ð — ð²Sharad / Patel ð²(@iamsharad98) January 2, 2019 Quite surprised with Indian team selection's decision on inclusion of K L Rahul in 13 man squad !! Has he not been given enough chances ? He needs more polish to perform at the national level ! Half baked dish is harmful for India at this stage. — Pushpinder Singh Sappal (@Pushpin63862765) January 2, 2019 This is seriously shitty team selection. @mvj888 Got a ð¯in practice match at SCG, and just dropped after 2 matches is not given a chance, whereas @klrahul11 Who has been given 19 test innings and has failed (other than one off in England) is preferred ahead. — Saurabh Khatod (@Saurabh105) January 2, 2019 The opposition to KL Rahul's inclusion in the squad may be well justified, as despite being given numerous opportunities to prove his worth, Rahul has failed to perform time and again. Before being dropped from the playing 11 for the 3rd Test, Rahul scored 2 and 44 at Adelaide and 2 and 0 at Perth. The fact that debutant Mayank Agarwal put up more runs than Rahul's combined total in just a single inning, really puts things into perspective. With India leading the series 2-1, the Men in Blue are on the verge of their first ever Test series victory against Australia on their home turf. If included in the final roster, KL Rahul's success or failure would most definitely play a crucial role.
  9. Super-Dad Rohit Sharma was on a flight back home as soon as the news of his wife Ritika Sajdeh being blessed with a baby daughter reached his ears. The news broke out within hours of Team India registering the second win of the four-match series in Melbourne on Sunday. The batsman seemed overjoyed about becoming a father in an interview with retired Australian cricketer, Michael Clarke, before the 3rd Test. "I cannot wait to be a father; it is going to be a game-changing moment in our lives,” Sharma told Clarke. “I am eagerly awaiting the moment of becoming a father. It will be a moment to change our life.” https://t.co/EsLEjyDuI0 We are so happy for you guys @ImRo45 @ritssajdeh â¤ï¸ — Rohit Sharma FanClub (@ImRo45_FC) December 20, 2018 Sharma played a crucial role in the first innings of the 3rd Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as he scored 63 runs off 114 balls and remained unbeaten till the end. The Men in Blue look to seal their series victory by winning the 4th Test starting 3rd January 2019, however, looks like they will not have the talents of the middle-order batsman to back them up in Sydney. The team is looking at Hardik Pandya, who recently recovered from a severe lower-back injury he suffered in September this year, as a suitable replacement for Sharma. “It would've been great to have him (Rohit) around,” a source told The Times of India. “Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his batting provides the right kind of balance to the side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more important.” Rohit Sharma will be back in Australia after spending a week with the family to join the ODI squad for a three-match series starting 12th January 2019.
  10. This is Liam Hemsworth. View this post on Instagram Morning! It's Monday. 6am. And I'm standing in the rain. Gonna be a good week! A post shared by Liam Hemsworth (@liamhemsworth) on Jul 24, 2017 at 3:08am PDT He's the actor in 'The Last Song', 'The Hunger Games' and 'Independence Day: Resurgence'. Lionsgate Films This is Liam Hemsworth hugging Rafael Nadal, after playing a gruelling match at the 2018 U.S. Open. Instagram Oh wait, that's...not...Liam Hemsworth. Or is he? via GIPHY Tennis fans across the world and millions of others watching the U.S. Open, were in for a shock when they saw Rafael Nadal's opponent, Karen Khachanov for his striking resemblance to the actor. View this post on Instagram We've had a great run here in Toronto at @rogerscup. Thank you everyone for your support. It meant a lot to me.Next stop- @cincytennis ðð» // ХоÑоÑÐ°Ñ Ð½ÐµÐ´ÐµÐ»Ñ Ð² ТоÑонÑо @rogerscup .СпаÑибо болÑÑое вÑем за ÑообÑÐµÐ½Ð¸Ñ Ð¸ поддеÑжкÑ.ЭÑо оÑÐµÐ½Ñ Ð¼Ð½Ð¾Ð³Ð¾ Ð´Ð»Ñ Ð¼ÐµÐ½Ñ Ð·Ð½Ð°ÑиÑ.СледÑÑÑий ÑÑÑниÑ- @cincytennis ðð» #Toronto #ATP1000 #TeamKhacha A post shared by Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) on Aug 13, 2018 at 1:22pm PDT Honestly, unless I see both Liam and Karen together in a room, I refuse to believe that they are two different people. But then I stumbled upon Karen's Instagram and my mind was blown. View this post on Instagram What's up Torontoð¨ð¦ð¥âð»ðð»ðð» @rogerscup #Toronto #ATP1000 #USopenSeries A post shared by Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) on Aug 5, 2018 at 3:42pm PDT The 22-year-old is a Russian professional Tennis player of Armenian descent. He has won 2 ATP singles titles and is currently ranked world no. 25 (singles). View this post on Instagram Last day in Biarritz before going to Moscow ðâð»âï¸ A post shared by Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) on Jul 13, 2018 at 2:14am PDT We guess the Hemsworth clan should gear up to welcome the 4th brother in their family of insane hot genes. Well, we aren't suggesting this. Karen jokingly called himself the "4th brother" when someone asked him if he is related to Liam. Yeah I am the 4th brotherð¤ð¤« https://t.co/I5pG9vjixY — Karen Khachanov (@karenkhachanov) September 5, 2018 Although Khachanov lost the match to Nadal, he left the court with the tag of a heartthrob, and while we don't know about any prize money, he's definitely hit the genetic jackpot.
  11. No matter the sport, every sportsperson dreams about playing for their respective countries. It's a matter of great pride and a testimony to their evolution as a player in the sport. Many share their happiness with family and friends, while some take to social media to express their emotions. For, James Vince, it was latter. Included in the England squad as a replacement for Jonny Bairstow for the fourth Test at Ageas Bowl, the 27-year-old batsman was understandably excited to get the national call-up when he took to Twitter to thank his supporters. “Thank you for the messages of support. Very excited to be joining up with the squad @TheAgeasBowl next week. No better place to wrap the series up,” he wrote on Twitter. Thank you for the messages of support. Very excited to be joining up with the squad @TheAgeasBowl next week. No better place to wrap the series up 𤠗 James Vince (@vincey14) August 24, 2018 But, the right-hander got carried away while predicting the outcome of the five-match Test series. Vince, captain of the Hampshire County Cricket Club, hinted that England - who are leading 2-1 - will wrap up the series in the next Test. And, quite understandably, it didn't go down well with the Indian fans. From slamming the England batsman for his outrageous prediction to reminding him of India's prowess, the Indian fans took turns to poke fun at Vince who was cut a sorry figure on the microblogging website. @vincey14 if you were as good as your tweet,you would have been playing right from the 1st Test #ENGvIND — AGNEY FERNANDES (@AGNEY65102108) August 26, 2018 Good dream son...see u in Southampton — Sanu Tripathi (@sanutripathi771) August 24, 2018 Dream on Mate! @BCCI has other plans for u all! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/dHI8y4D0vf — Meddy Z (@MeddyXIT) August 27, 2018 Hahahah , wrap up the series ððð in ur dreams bro . — Kapil (@KapilRaut4) August 24, 2018 Wrap up the series? Indians have other plans dude. #caughtsecondslip — Nizamul Bhuyan (@NizamulBhuyan1) August 25, 2018 Too much confidence isn't good for a new comer — Salman_1703 (@Salmangondekar) August 24, 2018 Wrap the series up? Love the confidence not sure it's going to happen ð — HARDHIK LETAP (@HardhikP) August 26, 2018
  12. If you've ever felt that you are too old to pursue a passion that you once cherished, or are too old to chase a dream which you buried alive, then this beautiful story is a life lesson for all of you. 96-year-old Karthyayani Amma from Kerala went back to school and enrolled in 4th standard in order to complete her education and wants to finish 10th grade as well. © The Week It all began in January 2018, when the literacy crew of the 'Cheppad Gram Panchayat' was on a literacy drive for the elderly, and while most people didn't show any interest, Karthyayani came forward happily to participate. She spends time learning tables in Mathematics and also took her first exam recently, which she cleared with good marks. She draws inspiration from her 60-year-old daughter Ammini Amma, who passed the literacy mission's course. Karthyayani now wants to learn English and follow the footsteps of her daughter. © entertales The elderly woman's will and passion have inspired 30 senior citizens to take up the same course and pursue education. Ironically, her father was a tutor but she and her sister gave up their education at the age of 12 owing to their circumstances. This piece of news is not only heartwarming but makes you believe that there still is hope for our nation to grow as a whole, where our elderly are not cruelly left to their fate, but embraced and cherished right until their last days.
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