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  1. To quote one of the most questioned players to make it to the final Indian roster for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in Dinesh Karthik, “There will always be someone who will miss out. That's the nature of the game…”, and surely enough, with the total number of slots at 15 and over 25 supremely talented players competing for them, it is bound to happen that some players would miss out on the opportunity to represent their country in the biggest cricketing tournament there is. One of the best (or worst?) examples of such a case is that of the 21-year-old wicket-keeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant, who missed out on the opportunity to a veteran like Karthik, who's considered to bring greater stability and consistency to the already talent-laden squad. On the other hand is the curious case of the 33-year-old Ambati Rayudu who initially was brought up to the team as a batting all-rounder who'd fit perfectly in the two-down spot for the Men in Blue. However, with his questionable bowling action being rejected by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and he batting form spiralling, the Guntur born had to be removed from the final team ahead of the World Cup. Unable to take the news like a good sportsman that he is, Rayudu took a sly shot at the selectors and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by tweeting this: Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup ðð.. — Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019 Losing his spot to Vijay Shankar, who made his ODI debut just a couple of months ago in January, Rayudu said that he's just ordered a pair of 3-D glasses to watch the World Cup. This was in reference to team selector MSK Prasad, who'd called Shankar a three-dimensional player. Responding to the tweet in support was yet another Indian cricketer who was put on the spot by the ICC for an objectionable bowling action and had to revamp the very essential part of his game, Pragyan Ojha. Curious case of some Hyderabadi cricketers... been in a similar situation... understand the winkâð¼ https://t.co/zLtAQIMvYn — Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 16, 2019 “Curious case of some Hyderabadi cricketers... been in a similar situation... understand the wink”, tweeted the former Indian cricketer. Taking his own example after having missed out on the opportunity to play for his country in the 2015 World Cup, Ojha pointed out that being dropped from the team ahead of crucial games is evident for “some Hyderabadi cricketers”. However, his dig at the selectors did not sit well with the fans of Indian cricket: Isn't that why u were supporting him the day before selections? I hAvE gRoWn Up WiTh HiM. Pot calling Kettle black. Instead of whining over selections & talking nonsense filth to divide fans, support the ones who are selected, doesn't matter from which part of India they are from — Saurabh (@imsgshinde2) April 16, 2019 Aur ye Pragyan behati Ganga me haath dhote huye. — Ghenchebaaz (@MVBisht) April 16, 2019 Don't bring state into play.... He was given enough opportunity to perform. Though feel bad for him, but the call was justified on the back of past performance. — Gareeb Joker (@badoombaa) April 16, 2019 You wer dropd frm d team whn ther wer better spinners in d country. If it's a case of Hyderabadi cricketer, thn Laxman and Azruddin wouldnt hav played around 100 tests. Skill matters bhai which many others hav more than u guys. Raydu doesn't deserve a place in India A team also. — dryogeshpatel (@dryogiap) April 17, 2019 Hey Mr. Ojha, don't pull cricket into regional colors! — à¤à¥à¤à¥à¤¦à¤¾à¤° Aciditic Indian ð®ð³ ð®ð³ (@Aciditic_Indian) April 16, 2019
  2. Arguably one of the best footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah continues to be a vital cog in Liverpool's title dreams in the ongoing season of the Premier League. For someone who started his career at the left-back position, Salah has thrived as a versatile forward, primarily playing as a winger on the right flank - a position he has made his own ever since arriving at the Anfield. His pace and flair on the ball, decorated with good technique and an eye for goal, was in full display during Liverpool's 2-0 triumph over Chelsea at the Anfield on 14th April. After a goalless first half, the Reds were pushed in front by Sadio Mane whose brilliant header allowed the home side to take the lead in the 51st minute. Liverpool's first goal against Chelsea scored by Sadio Mane. #LIVCHE Cc: @KifsonWhoo, @mkah90 pic.twitter.com/nGgJ26O810 — LineKicker (@LineKicker) 14 April 2019 Two minutes later, Salah worked his magic to double the lead for Liverpool. The 26-year-old picked the ball up on the right of the Chelsea box in the 53rd minute and arrowed a rasping, unstoppable drive from his stronger left foot beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga from 25 yards out to seal the game for the hosts. Mo Salah. The Egyptian King. #LFC pic.twitter.com/R2PSvvutgt — TheKop.com (@TheKop_com) 14 April 2019 While talking to Sky Sports after the match, Salah revealed that he was so far out that he felt he had to go with just "power" in a bid to beat the Chelsea shot-stopper. It was the first goal he had scored from outside the penalty box in the Premier League for more than a year. His brilliant strike powered Liverpool back to the top of the points table with arch-rivals Manchester City currently placed second with a game in hand. The social media was abuzz with Salah's brilliant goal as football fans across the globe lauded the Egyptian for his effort. X @LFC pic.twitter.com/TQ8Ow2tyxJ — Linzi (@LinziLeighton) 14 April 2019 @2JZSteve what a screamer — Chris (@topheurgh) 14 April 2019 Oh wowie!! — Frankieeeeeeee (@frankiemcgill) 14 April 2019 @Alom_M_ im not supposed to like this but its too great a goal — shumel (@shumel10) 14 April 2019 Absolute beauty wow wow — Y'esus Orwin Boanerges (@orwin_y) 14 April 2019 The most beautiful goal you will ever see. Our Egyptian King. Good on you mate. Silence the at RACIST #ChelseaFC. — Gary M Buckley (@GBucks_M) 14 April 2019 Can not stop watching!𤩠— David Beakhouse (@DBeakhouse) 14 April 2019 Mad goal ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð» — YourWeddingReceptionMC (@remigist) 14 April 2019 He's been trying this all season long and it worked today. Thank God — Dixz (@major_dixz) 14 April 2019
  3. On Thursday, when Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings came to play at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium, it wasn't just another match of IPL 2019. It was a match that saw a fan-idol duo turn into rivals, in order to inch closer to winning the IPL trophy. We're talking about Riyan Parag, who made a promising debut with Rajasthan Royals; and MS Dhoni, who is leading CSK from the forefront. Twitter This 17-year-old cricketer hails from Assam and was all of six, when he first met and clicked a picture with his idol MS Dhoni. In fact, when MS Dhoni made his international debut in 2004, Riyan was 3. Fast forward to the present and Riyan not only made his IPL debut but also played against MS Dhoni. Cute!#RRvCSK ##IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/IrXAtEZsrs — Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 13, 2019 In fact, on Thursday Riyan got out scoring 16 runs after he was caught behind by Dhoni. Ever since the two met, this picture of their 'then and now' started circulating on social media and is now making people go crazy. Twitter Riyan is a right-handed batsman and leg spinner, who was also a part of the Indian team that won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018. He also featured in two tests for the Indian U-19 team in England and holds the record of the second fastest 50 in U-19 after Virat Kohli. Twitter Riyan's father is Parag Das, a former cricketer and mother is Mithu Baruah, a national level swimmer.
  4. While Sara Ali Khan maybe the new talk of the town when it comes to Bollywod, she's certainly an old timer where traffic rules are concerned. We say that because a few days ago Sara was spotted in Delhi, with Kartik Aaryan during the 'Love Aaj Kal 2' shoot. They both were seen on a bike and while Sara was riding pillion, she didn't have a helmet on, breaking an absolute important traffic rule. © Instagram A video of the two on a bike, without Sara wearing a helmet, went viral as well. @dtptraffic @DelhiPolice @CPDelhi pL note that Sara Ali khan having instagram account https://t.co/UdynVSlm8A has been riding pillion on a 2 wheeler on the streets of Delhi Without a Head Protective Helmethttps://t.co/YlijE0PodR https://t.co/ctrOxxs7gX reg No DL 35 CK O215 pic.twitter.com/cT7hPcyqop — Stinger Bee #NyayForIndia (@joerave) 17 March 2019 Now, according to reports, a complaint has been filed against Sara for disobeying basic traffic rules and not wearing a helmet, and Delhi Police is reportedly looking in to the matter closely. The police have sent her a notice and have said they wouldn't excuse her and take action against her callousness, under the Motors Vehicle Acts, after facts pertaining to the incident are received, perused and verified. Koki &Sara ðð ð from the set of #loveajkal2 خب بÙاخر٠بعد از اÛÙ ÙÙ٠حاشÛ٠دÙÙÛÙ ÙÛÙ٠از پرÙÚÙ Û Ø§ÙتÛاز عÙÛ Ø¨Ø§ سارا ٠کارتÛÚ© ÙÙتشر شد Ø ÙÙØ· ÙبخÙد سارا ر٠باشÛد ðððÚرا اÙÙدر اÛÙا عشÙ٠با ÙÙ ØØØ . . .follow @kartikaaryan_iranianfc for more update . . . . . #filmfare #sartik #salmankhan #karanjohar #ranveersingh #sushantsinghrajput #kedarnath #deepikapadukone #rohitshetty #katrinakaif #ranbirkapoor #aceofspace #sonuketitukisweety #bollywood #zero #actors #gameofthrones #simmba #gullyboy #toodles #blockbuster #lukachuppi #kritisanon #queen #khan #shahrukhkhan #bollywood @kartikaaryan @saraalikhan95 ð«ð . A post shared by KAð®ð·(f4f) (@kartikaaryan_iranianfc) on Mar 17, 2019 at 4:34am PDT When this video came out, Sara was heavily trolled on social media for not wearing a helmet, while Kartik wore one; and hence now she will face the consequences according to Delhi Police. Well, all we can say is better luck next time Sara and we hope the repercussions aren't all that bad for you. For now, we'll just wish you luck for 'Love Aaj Kal 2'.
  5. Hardik Pandya might have courted controversy on his last TV show appearance. He may have deservedly attracted flak and, later, suspension from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his comments. And, more recently, he might have been summoned by Indian cricket board's Ombudsman, Justice DK Jain, to be present for the hearings in relation to his controversial remarks about women. But, despite all that, hand this young lad a cricket bat and he'll show you what an absolute nightmare he can be for the opposition bowlers - something that's becoming more of a trend in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. The 25-year-old began this season with a forgettable duck against Delhi Capitals (DC) who eventually shocked the three-time IPL champions with a 37-run triumph. But, since then, there's been no looking back for Pandya. Twitter/@IPL He smashed a 14-ball 32 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and, then, a 19-ball 31 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). But, he saved his best for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who bore the brunt of Pandya's willow at the Wankhede stadium on 3rd April. Against RCB, Pandya's blitzkrieg allowed Mumbai to accelerate from an average-looking 145 after 16 overs to a competitive 187 after 20. And, at home against CSK, the swashbuckling right-hander, once again, got a meandering Mumbai innings out of a ditch with an absolute carnage of an innings. Coming out to bat in the 17th over, Hardik swapped places with elder brother Krunal and was looking to give more strike to settled Suryakumar Yadav. He couldn't score a run on his first delivery and then a single on the second got him off strike in the 18th over. But, after Yadav got dismissed on the last delivery of the over, the right-handed batsman knew it was time to unleash the beast. Twitter/@IPL He smashed Shardul Thakur for a towering six over square leg on the first delivery of the penultimate over and followed it up with a single. With Hardik off strike, Kieron Pollard could only manage seven runs off four deliveries including a six on the fifth ball. At 141/5, with just six deliveries to go, both Hardik and Pollard knew they needed to up the ante to help Mumbai post a competitive total. M15: MI vs CSK – Hardik Pandya Six https://t.co/GjfmMNB7va via @ipl — Dixit Bhargav (@dixitbhargav09) April 3, 2019 While Pollard smashed a six on the third delivery (a no-ball) and ran three runs on the legitimate ball (a free-hit), Hardik went hammer and tongs at Dwayne Bravo on the last three balls of the final over. He helicoptered Bravo's yorker into the top tier - something MS Dhoni would have also enjoyed - on the fourth delivery. Then, he punched a drive through extra cover for a boundary. And, finally, slashing a fuller delivery over third man to finish with a six. MUST WATCH: The Pollard-Pandya last over carnage ð®ð® Full video here â¶ï¸https://t.co/7kgiaB3Nsc #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/pLdU2pyRID — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 3, 2019 A staggering 29 runs came off Bravo's final over wherein Hardik was responsible for 17, Pollard scored 10 and two came as extras. From reeling at 119/4 in 17 overs, Mumbai romped their way to 170/5 - thanks to a slambang 8-ball 25 from Hardik and 7-ball 17 from Pollard. In 37 innings since the 2017 edition of the IPL, Hardik has come in to bat with roughly 26 balls remaining in the innings, which is extremely low for a hitter of his ability in a T20 game. While that may raise questions on Mumbai's decision to keep him much down the batting order, it undoubtedly highlights what kind of an influence, in just a few deliveries, this young bloke can have on a game - something Team India would need in the all-important ICC World Cup, slated to begin from 30th May.
  6. On Friday, Sanju Samson was on a roll during the intense match between RR (Rajasthan Royals) and SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad). After smashing an unbeaten century and becoming the first player to do so in IPL 2019, Samson turned out to be a danger for the bowlers and became the sole-warrior of his team. Twitter But, while the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers failed to stop his rampage, a pizza delivery guy actually managed to halt him for a brief moment, without even making any extra efforts. I have never heard of such incidents before, so this definitely shook me as I kept on laughing and watching the video on repeat. via GIPHY During a crucial moment in the match when the score was 101/1, right when Vijay Shankar ran to bowl, Samson got distracted by the pizza delivery guy walking right in front of the sightscreen. Samson smiled at the guy and signalled at him to move away. When pizza delivery boy halted play https://t.co/UbCj2gWNad via @ipl — Yogesh Gajjar (@imyogesh_07) March 30, 2019 Once he was out of the sight, Samson got back into his lethal form and build a score of 198/2 against SRH. Although Rajasthan Royals couldn't win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Samson was the uncontested star of the match. Also, let's be honest, we can't blame Samson here, can we? After all, who doesn't like pizzas? (let's keep the pineapple pizza lovers out of this discussion.)
  7. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made a solid entry in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL). Winning their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), they again went victorious on Wednesday against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), but this time at home. The only thing common in both the matches other than winning is, Nitish Rana, the star performer of KKR who played some stunning strokes and went on to score 50+ runs in both the games. Rana was called on the pitch after the early departure of Chris Lynn on 10 runs. But once he arrived, he made sure that he sticks around for long and eventually played a crucial knock of 63 to help his team reach a mammoth total of 218 in their share of 20 overs. His thrilling 68 against SRH and now another 63 against KXIP takes him to the top of the leading scorers in the league, earning the 'Orange Cap' with 131 runs in the bag. View this post on Instagram What a (k)night, what a moment ðð» #KKRHaiTaiyaar A post shared by nitishrana_official (@nitishrana_official) on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:38am PDT The Mumbai lad looked in prime form even in the Domestic Cup and has made sure that he continues his form in the IPL also. Talking of KKR, having their middle order stabled by classic batsmen like Rana and Robbin Uthappa, and later having a power-hitter like Andre Russell in the team, makes them the favourites of the IPL in the early stages.
  8. Delhi Capitals (DC) did themselves a big favour when they traded Shikhar Dhawan from Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auctions. Carrying on his momentum from the last game against Mumbai Indians (MI), Dhawan went on to score a thrilling half-century in the second match itself against the mighty Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Being the only one to score big in the team, the left-hander piled up 51 runs out of the 147 of the team. Getting some assistance from Prithvi Shaw at the beginning, followed by Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant in the later stages, 'Gabbar' moulded his innings to perfection to aid the home side. View this post on Instagram Patient. Determined. Responsible That was @shikhardofficial today for the @delhicapitals as he notched up his 33rd #VIVOIPL half century ð A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Mar 26, 2019 at 9:01am PDT Despite the loss, DC will be delighted as most of their top-order batsman appear in good form, unlike the previous seasons. Whether it was Pant and Colin Ingram in the opening match or Dhawan and Shaw in last night's encounter, Delhi's top-order looks in ominous form. Thanks to his fifty against CSK, Dhawan (94 runs) climbed to the second spot in the race for the 'Orange Cap', which is currently donned by his teammate Pant who leads the list with 103 runs to his name. With the arrival of iconic Ricky Ponting as the coach and legendary Saurav Ganguly as Team Advisor, a new-look Delhi looks is slowly, yet steadily establishing themselves as serious contenders this season.
  9. We don't know what meme pages you follow on social media, but the only ones that truly matter are the official social media accounts of our Police departments across the country. Mumbai Police, of course, is leading the trend with its strong meme game. However, recently other states and cities too are using social media and particularly memes create awareness and connect with the youth and get their attention on subjects that were until now falling on deaf ears. via GIPHY Currently, be it the actors, directors or trolls, everyone is talking about 'Kalank'. So is the Rajasthan Police, but in their own savage way. Since everyone is making and sharing 'Kalank' memes on social media, Rajasthan Police too shared one to promote their anti-drug campaign. © dharma productions They shared a still of Alia Bhatt from the movie along with the dialogue, "Humse zyada barbad koi nahi is duniya mein", and wrote, "Stealing money for buying #Drugs? If yes, then the #Kalank of theft & being a drug addict is going to end your happiness. Stop consuming #Drugs or else they'll consume you. @aliaa08 @karanjohar @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @adityaroy @DIPRRajasthan @ashokgehlot51." Stealing money for buying #Drugs? If yes, then the #Kalank of theft & being a drug addict is going to end your happiness. Stop consuming #Drugs or else they'll consume you.@aliaa08 @karanjohar @Varun_dvn @sonakshisinha @adityaroy @DIPRRajasthan @ashokgehlot51 pic.twitter.com/OBz5smrqwV — Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) March 26, 2019 Now that's an impressive way to use the dialogue and the meme. In fact, actor Varun Dhawan, who plays Zafar in the movie, too was left impressed with Rajasthan Police's meme and retweeted the same with the message "Say no to drugs." Say no to drugs https://t.co/upBGmvl42P — Varun ZAFAR Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 26, 2019 Directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar, 'Kalank' also stars Madhuri Dixit as Bahaar Begum, Sanjay Dutt as Balraj Chaudhry, Alia Bhatt as Roop, Sonakshi Sinha as Satya Chaudhry and Aditya Roy Kapur as Dev Chaudhry.
  10. Defending Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seem to have a tight command on the tournament right from the very beginning. After winning the first match quite comfortably against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), CSK stepped into Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Tuesday, to play Delhi Capitals (DC) in their first away match of IPL 2019. Too late experienced to be fazed by away conditions, CSK once again restricted Delhi to the score of 147, courtesy DJ Bravo, who took crucial wickets of the dangerous Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram in the 16th over and then took the opener Shikhar Dhawan by surprising him in his next over itself. View this post on Instagram Moves from ð¹ð¹, brought to ð®ð³ by @djbravo47 ð Celebrating 3 huuuge wickets with a jig the #VIVOIPL has grown to love ð #DCvCSK A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Mar 26, 2019 at 8:57am PDT Being backed by Shardal Thakur and Imran Tahir under the Delhi skies gave Bravo an advantage to take wickets while the pressure was built at the other end. Bagging three wickets in this match and already having a wicket from the last match, took Bravo's total wicket count to four, which places him on the second position for the Purple Cap run, right after his teammate Imran Tahir who bags the first spot on the basis of better economy rate. It was the cherry on the cake for the 35-year-old allrounder as apart from getting the wickets, he also got to score the winning runs for his team to take them to victory with two balls to spare.
  11. Every sport does have its own set of rules, but they don't cover all the aspects of the game, and this grey area is where the concept of sportsmanship comes into play. This year's Indian Premier League has been off to a surprising start since the beginning. Beginning from Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) getting bowled out for 70 in the opening match, to Sunil Narine and Jasprit Bumrah getting injured in the following games. And now, Monday's match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) is the talk of the town for Ravi Ashwin's 'Mankading' incident. Chasing a target of 184, RR were in a commanding position with Jos Buttler (69) striking the ball to all corners of Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium. But in the 13th over, as Buttler was standing at the non-striker's end and had hardly been out of the crease (which all runners tend to do in order to complete the run more quickly), Ashwin indulged in an unlikely act not expected of international cricketers. He stopped in the middle of his bowling action, turned around, and knocked the bails right off the wickets next to him. © Instagram In the post-match conference, Ashwin did justify his action by saying “ It was not planned or anything like that, it is in the rule of the game and I don't know where the does the understanding of the spirit of the game comes in because quite naturally if it's there in the rules, it's there.” The internet, however, took it with a grain of salt. This 'Mankading' infuriated cricket fans and experts alike, most notably the legendary Australian leggie Shane Warne, who is also the former coach of Rajasthan Royals. View this post on Instagram Ash speaks! Here are his views on the most talking point of the #VIVOIPL this far ð¤ð¤ #RRvKXIP A post shared by IPL (@iplt20) on Mar 25, 2019 at 12:49pm PDT After the incident, Warne criticised Ashwin's act and called it a disgrace to the spirit of the game, stating: “So disappointed in @ashwinravi99 as a Captain & as a person. All captains sign the #IPL wall & agree to play in the spirit of the game. RA had no intention of delivering the ball - so it should have been called a dead ball. Over to u BCCI - this a not a good look for the #IPL.” So disappointed in @ashwinravi99 as a Captain & as a person. All captains sign the #IPL wall & agree to play in the spirit of the game. RA had no intention of delivering the ball - so it should have been called a dead ball. Over to u BCCI - this a not a good look for the #IPL — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 This tweet invoked an unexpected response from noted cricket expert Harsha Bhogle, who shockingly supported Ashwin's claim. *drum roll; grab your popcorn* You're about to witness one of the most delicious Twitter battles. Harsha you are missing the point completely & I'm disappointed in you as you always push the spirit of the game - now you condone this behaviour ? Ashwin's actions were simply disgraceful, and I hope the BCCI doesn't condone this sort of behaviour in the #IPL ! #spiritofthegame https://t.co/BsIKDBN51X — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 Harsha, if that had of been an international player you would have nailed him ! Please do not be bias & stick up for your own. Any player in the game that does that to anyone is an embarrassment to the game & as captain it's even more disgraceful ! #spiritofthegame ! https://t.co/4PqLL1MzBT — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 More importantly, the Indian fans, who usually tend to support a fellow countryman, asserted that the spirit of the game is kept intact. They believe, in this case, that there is no point of winning if you are not playing in the spirit of the game. Here's how cricket fans around the world reacted to the 'Mankading incident: Does a bowler get a warning for overstepping the mark? NO BALL every time. Batsmen get a free hit and the advantage of umpire going to DRS for no ball on dismissal. Stay in your crease or you'll be greased. Bravo!#luvthisgame #cricket #fairplay #evolving #sportsmanship https://t.co/DyOSvFXVrL — Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) March 26, 2019 He ain't winning any spirit of cricket awards is old ashwin — Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 25, 2019 I would say to all India ex players/Pundits who are supportive of what R Ashwin did ... If @imVkohli was Batting would you be so supportive !!??? #NightAll #IPL #OnON — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 25, 2019 Remember This Kid Who Was Mankaded By An English Cricketer Some Years Back... He Is Grown Up Now & Just Took His Revenge On An English Cricketer Tonight... #ashwin #AshwinMankads #josbuttler #RRvKXIP pic.twitter.com/9va7otRAqt — Siddhartha singh (@sid_varanasi) March 26, 2019 Ashwin runs his own cricket academy ... I wonder what his students are going to ask him ? And what will he tell them about that dismissal .. will he endorse it to his kids ? My dear budding cricketers don't do what #Ashwin just did !! #Buttler #AshwinMankads #RRvKXIP — Mikkhail Vaswani (@MikkhailVaswani) March 25, 2019 Yes warney !! Well said .. Harsha is always biased. If same would have happened to virat Kohli by adamzampa in wcup semifinal ? What Harsha would have reacted !!! — pranav bodani (@pranav_bodani) March 25, 2019 Whose side are you on? Let us know in the comments section.
  12. 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.
  13. Just when Kangana Ranaut criticised Bollywood for not coming forth and speaking on critical political issues, the quintessential Bollywood hunk stepped up and gave his two cents on the state of affairs of the country. While at the trailer launch of his film 'Romeo Akbar Walter', John Abraham, speaking about the current tensions between India and Pakistan post the Pulwama terror attacks said: "There has to be a war against terror, not against a country, religion, religions or between religions. I am very clear in my outlook. I (will) probably get picked on, but I am not going to sit on the fence and say 'this audience will like it, that won't." © Twitter He also added, unlike other actors, that he's never going to shy away from voicing his opinion. "There has to be a war on terror. It has to be over and done with. That doesn't mean you have to fight with another country. That doesn't mean you have to stereotype people." He was asked if actors are obliged to make political comments, to which he said: “Yes, if they are politically aware. Kangana is very politically aware and she has got a voice. I think you must take a stand if you are politically aware. But you shouldn't be stupidly talented. You can't be an idiot, who knows nothing about which country lies where. If you don't know what's happening from Bihar to Syria, then you should shut up and smile and show your mug that you have done so much work on. Don't talk.” © Pinterest While the actor believes other actors should not talk or comment about politics to simply 'trend', he encourages more people to come forward and talk about the grave situation at hand. We believe John has a point to make, because the country idolises the Bollywood fraternity to an extent and if they come forth and share positive opinions, which do not propagate war and violence, then it definitely reflects well for the rest of society. We all have an opinion but voicing something that's beneficial for the nation and its people should definitely be put forth out and loud. © Indiatimes While talking to the press, John also spoke about his new espionage thriller 'Romeo Akbar Walter', directed by Robbie Grewal. The film also features Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff and Sikander Kher. Since the film does talk about Indo-Pakistan relations, everyone in the film is aware of the current situation and has an opinion on it, said the 46-year-old actor. “We are stereotyping people, that's probably the most dangerous sign. It shouldn't happen. But that's the way the world is functioning today.” He added. The film is scheduled to release on April 5th. © Twitter Watch the trailer here While more famous personalities are coming forward to express their opinion on the situation at hand, we only hope the tensions die down slowly and peace is accepted by both the parties, shortly.
  14. If there is one sport which is loved all over the globe despite its brutal tackles and some brilliantly laid out flops, it's definitely football. Football is often compared to the theatre and is fortunate to host to some of the best practitioners in the business, some of whom take their craft a little too seriously. Many players among David Luis, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo believe in showing glimpses of their acting skills on the field, rather than in the studio. Neymar even bagged a cameo in 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' only by his diving skills on the field. Fouls still get penalised by referees but when it comes to flops, or dives as we call it, we just can't get enough of it. Diving has once again been thrust into the public eye of late, thanks to a string of game-altering moments of alleged simulation. The most recent one came yesterday when one of the greatest players in the world, Ronaldo, earned himself a free kick right outside the penalty box with yet another flop against Napoli. Alex Meret, Napoli keeper, rushed out of the penalty box to clear the Juventus ball, but couldn't touch either of them, the ball or Ronaldo. CR7, on the other hand, took full advantage of the situation and displayed his outstanding acting skills, which not only made the referee award his team a freekick but also handed Meret a red card straight away. Furious with this incident, Carlos Ancelloti, the home manager, opened up in the post-match interview © Reuters “It's a very controversial incident,” Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said. “Certainly he didn't touch him, but it could be a thing of intent. It's not so clear this direct red, it's not a given that Cristiano would have got to the ball. “The red seems over the top to me. There's the VAR and the referee should have looked at it again why else do we have it?” Eventually, the kick taken by Miralem Pjanic was given a dazzling curl, landing it in the bottom left corner of the goal. Soon the one-goal lead was extended by Emre Can by a header, courtesy a long ball by Federico Bernardeschi. Chiellini and his men soon got the taste of their own medicine when Pjanic was shown a second yellow card for handling the ball. © Reuters The hosts reduced the deficit in the 61st minute as Callejon got ahead of the Juventus defenders to tap in Insigne's cross. Napoli laid siege to the Juventus goal and thought it had got its rewards when they were awarded a penalty for an Alex Sandro handball, but Insigne's effort rebounded off the post. With 16 points clear to the second-placed Napoli, Juventus has almost sealed their league title and now are concentrating on the match against Atletico Madrid for a place in the Quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League
  15. Ahead of the second ODI between India and the visiting Australian cricket team, Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has come up with some words of praise for former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as one of the most steady pillars of the squad. A self-proclaimed fan of the legend from Ranchi, Jadhav marvelled at his idol's brilliant innings against the dominating cricketers from Down Under during the first ODI match, as they built a formidable partnership of 141 runs while chasing a challenging total of 236 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. MS Dhoni finishes it off in style. Kedar Jadhav (81*) and MS Dhoni (59*) hit half-centuries as #TeamIndia win by 6 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/HHA7FfEDjZ — BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019 While Jadhav had an impressive 81-run innings, it was all because of Dhoni's ability to stick to the crease on the other side that gave him the confidence to go for the big hits. “I can't put it out in words. Every time I see Mahi bhai, it instills confidence in me. That sort of aura is like, that you see him and feel that 'I will deliver today'. He has the knack of getting the best out of every player and that's what everybody loves about him.” Jadhav has also come out and complemented Dhoni's ability to calm his teammates down before a big game or tough circumstances. Talking about his affection towards the wicketkeeper, Kedar recalled his debut series: “The kind of cricketer I am today is because of him. He has always encouraged me… He had seen me in Zimbabwe first and in the New Zealand series at home in 2016, he just wanted two overs from me and luckily for me in my second over, I got two wickets.” No doubt Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team and a huge reason behind his excellence in that role, was his ability to mould himself according to the situation, a leader, a batsman, a wicketkeeper, a mind-reader, you name it, he's done it. Despite being flaked with hate-mails after his game in the T20I series loss against the Aussies, Dhoni has yet against proved his haters wrong.
  16. The wee hours of 26th February witnessed the Indian Air Force (IAF) pulling off a brave operation that was carried out across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan. A group of 12 Mirage 2000 aircrafts carried out swift air strikes to eliminate multiple terror camps and launch pads. The Indian fighter jets dropped bombs weighing 1,000 kgs in a 21-minute operation that resulted in the elimination of the biggest terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot. India's retaliatory strike came in the wake of the dastardly suicide attack in Pulwama, that claimed the lives of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. Ever since the news of India's so-called 'surgical strike 2.0' surfaced, everyone has been saluting the IAF for successfully carrying out the brave operation. #India struck biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot; a very large number of terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and fidayeenjihadis were eliminated: Sh Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary pic.twitter.com/D8kk4gWfWI — PIB India (@PIB_India) February 26, 2019 While some hailed the Indian fighter pilots for avenging the Pulwama martyrs, others took immense pride in India's new approach of tackling fire by fire. Amid all the congratulatory messages, the sports fraternity wasn't far behind either. From Virender Sehwag to Saina Nehwal, the Indian sports fraternity was seen joining the chorus in lauding the IAF. IAF's pre-dawn strike across the border also evoked a response from Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who will be seen leading his side against Australia in the 2nd T20I on 27th February. Taking to Facebook, Kohli shared a picture of himself alongside his teammates in what appears to be a training session. The Indian skipper captioned the image with the popular phrase: "How's the Josh?". The phrase comes from the Bollywood flick, 'Uri - The Surgical Strike' - a dramatised account of the Indian Army's retaliation to the 2016 Uri attack in the valley. Going by the mood in the country, it wasn't hard to guess what Kohli was trying to say with his social media post. But, it was great to see the Indian captain drawing inspiration from the IAF to motivate himself and his team going into the second and final T20I - a must-win game that'll help the hosts in levelling the series.
  17. Barring Sachin Tendulkar, no other cricketer evokes such extreme emotions and draws praise from fans like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. One of the most popular and definitely most criticised Indian cricketer, Dhoni garners attention for all the good and bad he produces on the field. If his lightening quick glovework elates fans, the very man's misfiring innings leaves everyone disappointed. The recent times have been no different for the former Indian captain. Before he headed to Australia for the ODI series, everyone contemplated that it might be the end of Dhoni who would find it really hard to make the cut for the Indian squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales. Reuters But, on the back of three consecutive fifties in three matches, Dhoni earned the 'Player of the Series' award and silenced everyone who doubted his credentials. Thriving in his new role, Dhoni has once again proved why Team India needs him in their upcoming World Cup campaign. And, owing to his new role, Dhoni seems to have decided to change don a new look as Australia come calling for two T20Is and five ODIs. Using the expertise of her friend and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani, Dhoni dyed his hair black and got a sleek and classy look. Maintaining a medium length in the middle, 'Captain Cool' opted for relatively shorter hair on the sides. . Hello #captainsaab â¤ï¸ #newlook Hair/Makeup by me . . “Kaunse pagal ne kabhi kaha hai ke main pagal hu?” Love this man! . . #lovethis #shootlife #dhoni #classicbarber #barber #menshair #shooting #madowothair #mahi #hairblogger A post shared by बमà¥à¤¬à¤ à¤à¥ रानॠ(@sapnamotibhavnani) on Feb 14, 2019 at 11:54pm PST The photos of his new look were shared by Bhavnani on Instagram. “Hello #captainsaab #newlook. Hair/Makeup by me. “Kaunse pagal ne kabhi kaha hai ke main pagal hu?” Love this man,” she captioned her Instagram post. While his new look would surely have the fans excited, we'll be hoping that his form with the willow continues to aid the Indian team when they take the field against Australia in the first T20I on 24th February.
  18. Owing to his scary eyes, throbbing veins and a chainsaw celebration, Dale Steyn established himself as one of the most feared fast bowlers in the modern era of cricket. His intimidating physical attributes are adequately backed by extreme pace, pin-point accuracy and ability to swing the ball both ways - the pivotal elements that saw him getting the better of some of the best in business. However, the persistent drive to bowl quick took a toll on Steyn's career that has been plagued by injuries. For almost an eighteen-month period - between the end of 2016 and mid-2018, the South African paceman could only play one Test due to repeated injuries. While the South African fans were worried, others contemplated the end of Steyn. © Reuters But, contrary to popular perception, Steyn returned to the field and is now nearing his best. During the Pakistan's recent tour of South Africa, Steyn was consistently clocked at speeds in the mid-140kph range, for the first time in years. And, now against Sri Lanka, the 35-year-old has not only been seen bowling the long, fast spells he was once associated with, Steyn took it a notch up by claiming an individual record. Most wickets for pace bowlers in Test history:@jimmy9 – 575@glennmcgrath11 – 563@CuddyWalsh – 519@DaleSteyn62 – 437@StuartBroad8 – 437 pic.twitter.com/QX1xQpmB8g — ICC (@ICC) February 14, 2019 With his outswingers humming and bouncers looking menacing again, the South African wreaked havoc against the hapless Lankans to record impressive figures of 4-48 in the first innings of the 1st Test at Durban. While the right-arm seamer couldn't bag a five-for, he did manage to break Kapil Dev's all-time record of 434 Test wickets. The legend continues on his upward rise. Dale Steyn currently sit's in 7th position on the all time leading test wicket taker list. He is only 15 wickets from 450 test wickets. Supreme fast bowling from the 'Phalaborwa Express'#ProteaFire #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/7F3lvmy4jW — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 14, 2019 Overtaking India's first World Cup-winning captain, Steyn is now the joint 7th highest wicket-taker alongside England's Stuart Broad in the all-time list of Test cricket. He is now behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708), Anil Kumble (619), James Anderson (575), Glenn McGrath (563) and Courtney Walsh (519) in the coveted list. Despite rising in the all-time list, Steyn is just happy to return to the field, doing what he enjoys the most - bowling fast. "After not playing for two years (through injury), I feel like it's a blessing to just be playing again. I've almost had to start over. I'm not on 430-odd wickets, I'm on 20 since breaking Polly's (Shaun Pollock's) record. It's nice to finish a three-match Test series against Pakistan and not have someone write: 'He's an injury away from retiring'. It's nice to contribute again. It feels like I've started over," Steyn was quoted as saying by icc-cricket.com. #Steyn still controlling his raw & searing pace even if he has been playing for #SA over decade across formats. #Steyn is #SA team delight. When he gets going #Steyn is ruthless, merciless, makes batsmen sleepless!!! — @Iam MmReDdY$ (@mmreddys2020) February 15, 2019 He is the Greatest of all time — Thapedi (@thapedi_moshabi) February 15, 2019 Legend! A complete fast bowler!!! — Mohammad Hasham (@MhHasham) February 14, 2019 Way better than overrated starc and jimmy anderson steyn gun ðð¤©ð¥ — SAHILð®ð³ (@SAHIL09S) February 14, 2019 best in the business!!! — Gary Hennink (@callmegazza) February 15, 2019 @DaleSteyn62 welcome back sir. How we missed you!! — Charkhastick (@Charkhastick) February 15, 2019
  19. Most of our politicians from all major parties are on Twitter now, and honestly, social media has become such a big platform for campaigns with parties directly trolling each other, and it has personally given me a lot of second-hand embarrassment. And since Twitter has become the biggest way for the government to spread their agenda, someone figured out a way to literally control the tweets on Union Ministers' account, and it doesn't even look that hard, tbh. Pratik Sinha, the co-founder of Alt News, made a Twitter thread about how a Google Doc circulated by the BJP's IT cell which contained all the quotes and tweets which are then posted by all the ministers was somehow changed. Basically, someone hacked in and messed with the text which resulted in a bunch of tweets criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the tweets came from BJP itself. Yep, it's one of the greatest pranks of all time. How do you get a Union Minister to tweet what you want? Well, you go and edit the trending document made by BJP IT cell, and then you control what they tweet. Thread. Here's the video of this morning when their trending document got automagically updated :-) 1/n pic.twitter.com/6DLwDPg2CV — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Ooh, that's brutal. And then you can get a Union Minister to tweet that "working for the middle class is low on the agenda of Modi Govt" CC @PonnaarrBJP 2/n pic.twitter.com/79WH2r73C5 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 This seems too easy to be true, tbh. You can get a BJP state unit and a Union Minister to tweet that "Modi govt has not made inclusive development as the focal point" cc @PonnaarrBJP @BJP4Assam 3/n pic.twitter.com/1k1FgMiYoo — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Seriously though, does no one read before tweeting? Even if they are just copy pasting? You can get all IT cell coolies to tweet that Modi govt has destroyed all villages in India. Or that Modi Govt has made women a slave of "धà¥à¤à¤"/cooking" cc @BJP4Assam 4/n pic.twitter.com/uk3xVWtNCP — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 And, it's not just funny, but also very important. For eg, in the past, @PonnaarrBJP tweeted that bringing 'down' approval time "600 to 1800" is an improvement. No one noticed this. Because they didn't know that they were tweeting from an edited document even back then. 6/n pic.twitter.com/lnSFv3RjX6 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Always keep the receipts. Union Minister @PonnaarrBJP is now busy deleting tweets, but we got screenshots :-) And archives :-) https://t.co/MDcg8CrMq5 pic.twitter.com/Ze6ud2ho89 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Wow, just wow. Yes, this also happened ;-) "Dishonesty and lack of transparency is..." pic.twitter.com/FlJaDBVEVJ — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 The best kind of promotion? Once, we also made them recommend that people should start reading Alt News. pic.twitter.com/JnXqB1Z1sF — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 I honestly just have one word for this - brilliant. But, it's also kind of scary how easily misinformation can be spread, how easy it is to hack and control an entire Twitter campaign. Hope this serves as a wake-up call for better security around these Google Docs, though I really doubt it's going to make any difference.
  20. Most of our politicians from all major parties are on Twitter now, and honestly, social media has become such a big platform for campaigns with parties directly trolling each other, and it has personally given me a lot of second-hand embarrassment. And since Twitter has become the biggest way for the government to spread their agenda, someone figured out a way to literally control the tweets on Union Ministers' account, and it doesn't even look that hard, tbh. Pratik Sinha, the co-founder of Alt News, made a Twitter thread about how a Google Doc circulated by the BJP's IT cell which contained all the quotes and tweets which are then posted by all the ministers was somehow changed. Basically, someone hacked in and messed with the text which resulted in a bunch of tweets criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the tweets came from BJP itself. Yep, it's one of the greatest pranks of all time. How do you get a Union Minister to tweet what you want? Well, you go and edit the trending document made by BJP IT cell, and then you control what they tweet. Thread. Here's the video of this morning when their trending document got automagically updated :-) 1/n pic.twitter.com/6DLwDPg2CV — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Ooh, that's brutal. And then you can get a Union Minister to tweet that "working for the middle class is low on the agenda of Modi Govt" CC @PonnaarrBJP 2/n pic.twitter.com/79WH2r73C5 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 This seems too easy to be true, tbh. You can get a BJP state unit and a Union Minister to tweet that "Modi govt has not made inclusive development as the focal point" cc @PonnaarrBJP @BJP4Assam 3/n pic.twitter.com/1k1FgMiYoo — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Seriously though, does no one read before tweeting? Even if they are just copy pasting? You can get all IT cell coolies to tweet that Modi govt has destroyed all villages in India. Or that Modi Govt has made women a slave of "धà¥à¤à¤"/cooking" cc @BJP4Assam 4/n pic.twitter.com/uk3xVWtNCP — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 And, it's not just funny, but also very important. For eg, in the past, @PonnaarrBJP tweeted that bringing 'down' approval time "600 to 1800" is an improvement. No one noticed this. Because they didn't know that they were tweeting from an edited document even back then. 6/n pic.twitter.com/lnSFv3RjX6 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Always keep the receipts. Union Minister @PonnaarrBJP is now busy deleting tweets, but we got screenshots :-) And archives :-) https://t.co/MDcg8CrMq5 pic.twitter.com/Ze6ud2ho89 — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 Wow, just wow. Yes, this also happened ;-) "Dishonesty and lack of transparency is..." pic.twitter.com/FlJaDBVEVJ — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 The best kind of promotion? Once, we also made them recommend that people should start reading Alt News. pic.twitter.com/JnXqB1Z1sF — Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) February 13, 2019 I honestly just have one word for this - brilliant. But, it's also kind of scary how easily misinformation can be spread, how easy it is to hack and control an entire Twitter campaign. Hope this serves as a wake-up call for better security around these Google Docs, though I really doubt it's going to make any difference.
  21. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, which was passed in 2016, has come under grave scrutiny and protests in the North-East, especially in Assam and Meghalaya. The bill claims to be 'politically motivated' in these regions and has been termed 'anti-Assam' by BJP ally Asom Gana Parishad and has also been cruised by other regional parties. (c)Twitter The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was formulated by the government in order to change the deification of illegal immigrants in the country. The bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in July 2016, seeks to amend the citizenship act of 1955, to provide citizenship to illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who're either Hindu, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists or Parsis. The bill also aims to reduce the amount of time for staying in India to become a citizen in the first place. So, instead of 11 years, a minimum of 6 years of staying in the country would be required, if the bill is passed. (c)Twitter Following the new amendment made to the bill, Assam and Meghalaya reacted to it in a grim manner saying the move would make Assam a dumping ground for all Bangladeshi Hindus. The BJP coalition partner have threatened to cut ties with the party if the bill is passed as the locals believe it will affect the cultural identity and linguistics of the indigenous people of the state. Assam since then has been on protest on the passing of the bill as they believe the long standing concern over the issues of refugees is not going to be put to rest if the bill is in action. (c)Twitter The younger folks in the states have been very upfront about the government's agenda and have questioned it time and again. The ferociousness of their honesty is met with little or no answers so far. A few days ago a young 19-year-old boy Rahul Rajkhowa took to YouTube and posted a rap protesting the bill. The rapper adds, that while the government cannot even help rescue 15 miners stuck in an illegal coal mine, they're hell-bent on helping people from foreign countries based on their religion. The rap ends with the line "...and your agenda for progress is fake" and leaves us gutted with what young people from the North-Eastern states feel at the arms of apathy and agenda pushing. Watch the video here: (c)Twitter While the protests still continue against the BJP-led government in Assam over this bill, with All Assam Student Union (AASU) waving their black flags at the CM Sarbananda Sonwal, we're not sure what the end result might be. We just hope the government realises the fallacies and problematic situations that may arise with the bill in action and take a relevant step towards ensuring uniformity and peace in the region, instead.
  22. One wink, just one wink was all it took for Priya Prakash Varrier to reach the star-status. Arguably the biggest viral sensation we've seen in this country last year, the actress became everyone's crush overnight and for weeks people couldn't stop talking about her. image1 It seemed like everything was going right for her, but something good doesn't last forever. This year, Priya's only been surrounded by controversies and has had an overall negative response from everyone, from her upcoming movie 'Sridevi Bungalow' to a kissing scene that has now surfaced online. A scene from 'Oru Adaar Love', the same movie where the famous wink scene comes from, is now online and it shows Priya and her co-star Roshan Abdul Rahoof kissing while dressed in their school uniform. So basically, they're showing school kids kissing and it's obviously not sitting well with the very conservative Indian audience. Here's what everyone is saying. #PriyaPrakashVarrier #OruAdaarLove Stop creating bad influence among the school kids...will u accept if it happen to ur child... This is thumbs down from my side.ðð — Harshit Kabra (@harshitspkabra) February 8, 2019 Umm. If u are justifying the lip lock scene frm #OruAdaarLove ur upbringing is wrong, Teenage love maybe cute,but der is a limit, Parents sending us to schools for studying. Dis clip is out for promoting dis trash movie, how pathetic u are director #PriyaVarrier#PriyaPrakashVarrier — ____zidd (@sid_saalih) February 9, 2019 If you were a horny kid in school, thats your personality and your upbringing. Stop justifying such crass mentality here. School is a temple of Education. Do whatever you want in your bedroom. Not here..!!#PriyaVarrier#PriyaPrakashVarrier — CyberSikandar ™ (@CyberSikandar) February 8, 2019 Why so much hate? Talent & hard work is what takes you forward in long run not lip locking or an eye wink. Grow up people! #PriyaPrakashVarrier #priyavarrier — Amit Yadav (@MythoughtsAmit) February 7, 2019 Yep. The reason why India isn't developed. So #PriyaPrakashVarrier an ACTOR playing a high school girl kissing her on screen boyfriend is matter of concern but women being raped and harassed isn't? yikes — Satyam Arora (@hellasatyam) February 8, 2019 Yes, it is. #PriyaPrakashVarrier became a national crush for her "wink" last year & now after a year she is being trolled for a "lip-lock" scene . Social Media is indeed scary — áµáµâ¿á¶Ê°â±â¡ (@lostpanchi) February 8, 2019
  23. The new generation of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has seen some really brilliant talent making their way to the biggest stage of them all. Even with some of the most established wrestlers like AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura making their WWE debut a couple of years ago, the biggest name of the new era remains that of Roman Reigns. Making his last WWE appearance all the way back in October'18, Reigns revealed to his fans that he was battling Leukemia for the past 11 years and had to go on a long break because of the in-depth recovery process. The 'Big Dog' was therefore forced to give up his title in a winter episode of Monday night RAW last year. Thank you to everyone who's reached out...I can't put into words what it means to me. Your energy and positivity motivate me to get better quickly to get back in the ring, but for now I'm going to spend time with my family and focus on health. Thank you - Joe/Roman — Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 23, 2018 However, it appears that Roman's recovery process is coming to fruition as the Samoan is all set to make an appearance in The Fast & The Furious spin-off 'Hobbs & Shaw' alongside his cousin and The Chosen One, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson this August. © Universal Pictures Dwayne Johnson was extremely proud of his cousin's debut performance during the shoot of 'Hobbs & Shaw' and took to Twitter to express his affection towards the former Shield member. He also commended how Reigns has shown “perseverance and strength” in his battle against the progressive disease. He also mentions how Roman's recovery has led to the upliftment of his consciousness. Very proud of him. His leukemia recovery has elevated his state of mind to a whole other level. And it was fuuuun to go legit beast mode with my cousin in our movie where he plays my brother. #LetTheBodiesHitTheFloor #HobbsAndShaw AUG 2nd. https://t.co/bqpLFQC1Z1 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 28, 2019 Roman Reigns has been criticised for his poor performance with the mic - an integral part of becoming successful in the business as, apart from the in-ring techniques, the 'promos' play a major role in the fans or the 'WWE Universe' loving or hating a character. Even John Cena bashed 'The Guy' for not preparing himself before shooting a promo, which led to the creation of some serious buzz in 2017. With a bad name in what is essentially 'acting', it would be interesting to see how well the wrestler does in his silver screen debut.
  24. On 1st February 1981, the world was caught by surprise by Australian captain Greg Chappell's evil but ingenious idea to win an ODI match against New Zealand at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) during the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup when he plotted the scheme of bowling an 'underarm' ball in his brother Trevor Chappell's head against Kiwi Brian McKechnie. At a crucial juncture of the match, New Zealand was trailing the Aussies by 6 runs with only one ball left. This naturally meant that the Kiwis needed to go for a maximum or else they would lose the match. Chappell quickly asked his brother to bowl an underarm delivery which would drag along the pitch without any bounce. No bounce meant no space for the batsman to get under the ball to attempt a long shot, which in turn meant that there was no way that McKechnie could have hit a six. The plan was executed brilliantly: In the video, the two notorious brothers can be seen discussing something post which Greg gestures for an underarm bowl. Soon after, Trevor took a small run-up (a sucker for treatricals, maybe?) and slide the ball towards the dazed batsman. After defending the ball, McKechnie instantly figured out what was going on and threw his bat in the air in frustration before picking it up and pacing for the stands. At the time, there was no specific rule deeming it illegal to bowl like that, but it was considered to be an act of 'cowardice', literally a low-blow and after the incident was labeled “disgraceful” by the former Australian Test captain Richie Benaud. Remembering the incident more than three decades later, Brian McKechnie who defended Trevor's ball, said: “I would have loved to just have the chance to try and hit a six… that's the last ball I faced,” in an interview with The Project NZ. Apparently, McKechnie isn't the only one who is still upset over the blunder: On wishing the 1981 underarm bowl had never happened: “I would've loved to just have the chance to try and hit a six… that's the last ball I faced” #TheProjectNZ pic.twitter.com/Nc8ULVZZ7f — The Project NZ (@TheProject_NZ) January 31, 2019 February 1st: A date that will live in INFAMY. Damn you Australia, damn you to HELL. #Underarm pic.twitter.com/w4FCWusqil — Jamie Wall (@JamieWall2) January 31, 2019 "The most significant event that ever happened in the history of New Zealand cricket." #PrimePresents: #Underarm - The Ball That Changed Cricket. Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/LJL0oHpn1F — Prime TV New Zealand (@Primetv_NZ) January 22, 2019 #OnThisDay 1981 Most controversial incident in One Day cricket history. pic.twitter.com/6hPTRR9Ryq — World Series Cup ðð¦ðº (@WSCupCricket) February 1, 2019 One of the worst thing I've ever seen on a cricket field: Richie Benaud#OnThisDay in 1981, Greg Chappell asked his brother Trevor Chappell to bowl an underarm ball when New Zealand reqd six off the last ball just to tie. Brian McKechnie (striker) in ODIs: 54 runs in 14 matches pic.twitter.com/EHFO81Cair — Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) February 1, 2019
  25. Arguably one of the most exciting young talents in the country, Shubman Gill had garnered all the limelight with a potential debut on cards in the 4th One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand on 31st January. For someone who boasts of 1,089 runs in nine first-class games and another 1,529 runs in 36 List A matches, Shubman understandably came highly recommended. Virat Kohli had already lauded the youngster, claiming that he was not even 10 per cent of the kind of player Gill is when he was 19. Then, the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar, too, sang Gill's praise and stressed on the importance of his debut for India. Early on Thursday, Shubman finally realised his dream of featuring in the senior team after he was handed his cap by MS Dhoni, becoming the 227th player to represent India in ODI cricket. But, the day Shubman must've been dreaming of as a kid, soon turned into a nightmare as the youngster was sent back into the hut for a mere nine runs. Proud moment for young @RealShubmanGill as he receives his #TeamIndia cap from @msdhoni ðð #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/2oRc4ozwZq — BCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019 Coming out to bat, with India reeling at 21/1, the 19-year-old got a chance to partner Rohit Sharma in a bid to stabilise the innings. With Trent Boult breathing fire with his swing bowling, Shubman was a mere spectator as Rohit, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik got dismissed one after another at the other end. While the right-hander, himself, became the next victim of Boult, his stay at the crease for 21 balls was nervy, but still gave a glimpse of his capabilities. The first six balls he faced, didn't yield a single run. But, the application of the young batsman made it good to watch. There were solid defences, played with confidence. And, a beautiful cover drive that went straight to the fielder. Rather than getting frustrated with the dot balls, Shubman showed great maturity in waiting for the right delivery to strike. And, he finally opened his account with a wristy clip off the toes through square leg for a boundary - his first runs in international cricket. On the very next ball, the right-hander, once again, showed great presence of mind as he pushed the drive with soft hands in a bid to keep the ball along the ground. AP The 10th over saw Shubman getting struck on the helmet on Boult's fiery bouncer. But, the youngster didn't lose his composure and carried on like a pro. His stint was eventually cut short when he played a length ball on the up, sending it straight into the hands of Boult who claimed his third scalp of the game. While some thought that the youngster wasted an opportunity, others gave him the benefit of the doubt and backed him to come good in future. But, how did young Shubman really fare on his debut? Let's put things into perspective. Despite scoring just nine runs off 21 balls, the debutant, in his shot selection and approach to the game, showed signs of maturity and confidence. But, is that enough? Well, we tried to compare Shubman's ODI debut with his idol Kohli and there was not much difference. The debutant @RealShubmanGill all smiles with his teammates ðð#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/8xusQXbaoh — BCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019 Just like Shubman, Kohli had a triumphant run in the 2008 U-19 World Cup when he was fast-tracked into the Indian team. The same year, he was handed his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla and asked to open the innings alongside Gautam Gambhir when Virender Sehwag was rested in the first match. With Chaminda Vaas sending Gambhir back into the pavilion on the second delivery of the match, Kohli was watchful in his approach and began really slow. In fact, he had scored 12 runs off 21 balls he faced till the seventh over. The Delhi lad was finally dismissed by Nuwan Kulasekara after being wrapped on the pads in front of the stumps. And, his ODI debut came to an end at a score of 12 runs off 22 balls. Kohli's maiden outing in ODI cricket was not really different than Shubman. Both the cricketers played their shots and approached with caution against a fire-breathing left-armer. Despite their mediocre debut scores, both Shubman and Kohli, with their sensible approach, showed they belong to the big stage. Both of them played goo-looking shots and held his own against a dangerous bowling attack in conditions which aided seamers. AP Giving perspective to Gill's outing, Gavaskar made a fair point. "Well, for whatever little time he was there, he was a little bit tense, nervous. That's understandable because he is playing for the country for the first time. Even then, when Boult was swinging the ball, he was able to get in line, yes...he was hit by the short ball as well. I think this guy's got a future, you have got to be patient with him," Gavaskar told Star Sports. Gill, in his brief debut, showed that he has a great technique (something a batting sensation like Kohli approves of). On a surface that had plenty of bounce, the young gun had the ability to punch the ball off the backfoot. It was also great to see him picking up the length nicely. And, just like Kohli, it looks like this youngster has got a lot of time to play his shots and a bright future going forward.
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