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  1. One of this year's greatest hits, 'Gully Boy' was more than just an entertainment flick. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt as the lead pair, the film touched a million hearts through its narration of the journey and struggles of street rappers in Mumbai. But, if there was another thing that caught people's attention in the film, it was Ranveer's sensational performance as a rapper. The track 'Apna Time Aayega' from the film became an anthem of sorts, that not only united underground rappers from across the country, but even those who enjoy and appreciate the art. © Excel Entertainment Given the popularity and the reach of the song, multiple organisations have given the song their own spin in order to send out a number of messages to the public. Most recently, a Delhi traffic cop adapted the famous rap to deliver a message about respecting traffic rules. Check out the awesomeness here: Such a cool cop ..@Nitisha_Kashyap pic.twitter.com/L70pfPHGGP — pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) June 18, 2019 But that isn't even the best part. What's insanely awesome is the way the cop has scripted the lyrics and delivered the rap at a single go with so much finesse, and we can't help but admire this talented man! What a creative way of sending the message across, when you can't help but hear it all out.
  2. One of this year's greatest hits, 'Gully Boy' was more than just an entertainment flick. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt as the lead pair, the film touched a million hearts through its narration of the journey and struggles of street rappers in Mumbai. But, if there was another thing that caught people's attention in the film, it was Ranveer's sensational performance as a rapper. The track 'Apna Time Aayega' from the film became an anthem of sorts, that not only united underground rappers from across the country, but even those who enjoy and appreciate the art. © Excel Entertainment Given the popularity and the reach of the song, multiple organisations have given the song their own spin in order to send out a number of messages to the public. Most recently, a Delhi traffic cop adapted the famous rap to deliver a message about respecting traffic rules. Check out the awesomeness here: Such a cool cop ..@Nitisha_Kashyap pic.twitter.com/L70pfPHGGP — pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) June 18, 2019 But that isn't even the best part. What's insanely awesome is the way the cop has scripted the lyrics and delivered the rap at a single go with so much finesse, and we can't help but admire this talented man! What a creative way of sending the message across, when you can't help but hear it all out.
  3. If you are not from a filmy background or are an outsider in the movie industry, things won't come that easily to you and you will have to chase your dreams till you finally achieve it. And well, Chetan Rao from Delhi is one such person who is following his passion and his story is surely inspiring in many ways. Rao is an actor who did a small role in Salman Khan's Bharat and he was also seen in the TV series 'Savdhaan India' and was also part of Netflix's 'Delhi Crime'. You might be thinking what's really the struggle here if he is getting to be on the big screen. So, basically, in his free time and when he isn't acting, he works as a delivery boy with Swiggy in Delhi. It all came into the limelight when actor Rajesh Tailang tweeted about Rao, as they both have worked with each other in 'Delhi Crime'. He had tweeted, “Today the #swiggy delivery guy, who delivered food at my place is an actor and he did a cameo with me in #delhicrime. Whenever (he) is not getting an acting job, he does this. RESPECT.” Here's the tweet: Today the #swiggy delivery guy, who delivered food at my place is an actor and he did a cameo with me in #delhicrime . Whenever is not getting acting job, he does this. RESPECT ð — Rajesh Tailang (@rajeshtailang) May 29, 2019 Well, he does get roles but they are not big enough to get him the recognition he needs or even serve his hunger enough to perform. Rao spoke to Hindustan Times and spoke in detail about his struggles and his passion. He said, “I generally get a role of about 2-3 minutes but that doesn't matter to me. Even a minute role is enough to fuel my passion for acting.” Rao confessed that he always wanted to be an actor and he loves to watch movies. He wanted to join a film institute but he couldn't afford to do the same so learnt acting by watching shows and movies on TV. © Twitter He doesn't earn much through these side roles and to make up for his expenses, he works as a food delivery man. When asked if people recognize him, he said, “Sometimes, log pehchan lete hain, kabhi nahi pehchantey. Acha lagta hai jab koi kehta ki aapko kahin dekha hai, aur acha lagta hai jab kehte hain ki aapko TV ya film mei dekha hai... (Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It feels good when they say they've seen my work).” He ended the conversation with a positive note, “I know that I am a delivery boy today, lekin ek din mehant se mai superstar jaroor banunga (One day I will become a superstar because of my sheer hard work.)” Well, his story is surely inspiring and gut-wrenching at the same time.
  4. There's a reason why a dog is a man or a woman's best friend. They're the actual healers we need in our lives and if times are not so good for us, they know how to make us feel better for sure. Don't believe me? Well, Hank the dog certainly did something extraordinary for his owner and the Twitter user recently shared his story with the internet , and it truly melted our hearts. This story surely teaches us to be patient with our pets, as they might do things to annoy us but will also do heroic things to compensate for their bad behaviour. So, we really shouldn't be too quick to punish them. © Twitter So, if you have a dog and he or she is up to some mischief, always resign to the fact that they will act intelligently when they really need to, if they have to save your life. Dogs are quite clairvoyant like that. Ever noticed, if you're sad or low, they usually come sit next to you, and you feel better? That's because they figure you're sad and they come to cheer you up, kinda like saving your life, isn't it? Well, Hank actually did save his owners' life, even after getting a scolding. So, if you have a dog, give them all the love they deserve and yes, make sure you have some fire-fighting apparatus at home, always. People online really loved the story and vouched for more show-chewing days for Hank!
  5. As a member of the Indian cricket team this World Cup, Hardik Pandya is living the dream and could not have asked for a better beginning to the tournament, as the Men in Blue are currently unbeaten and are looking like one of the top contenders for the world championship. Individually, as the bowling all-rounder of the Bleed Blue army, Pandya walks to the pitch as a finisher, looking to hit longer shots in order to put up bigger totals on the board. Due to the presence of excellent talent in the departments of pacers and spinners, Pandya acts as a between-the-spell bowler who is good enough to hold his own against the best hitters of the ongoing tournament. He is also trying to bring a lot of variation to his deliveries which seemed to work against Pakistan on Sunday. Pandya has time and again shared his desire to bring home the World Cup trophy based on his hard work and dedication. “On 14th July, I want to have the Cup in my hand,” the 25-year-old had said in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). His excitement towards the World Cup is clear as day. You can see it in his celebrations, his interviews and his bling! In a video recently put up by the official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Hardik Pandya showed off his extremely shiny jewellery during a bus ride, presumably to Hampshire where the Men in Blue will take on Afghanistan on 22 June 2019 at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. In a segment called 'Chahal TV', that has become extremely famous in the past couple of months, Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal interviews his teammates and talks about all kinds of things in a personalised manner. In this episode of the segment, Chahal makes us take a closer look at Pandya's all-diamond bling which includes multiple necklaces with bat and ball-shaped pendants and a massive ring, also made of diamonds. Always been an explorer when it comes to fashion and style, Pandya had a sense of pride in his voice while he was describing the precious jewels to Chahal. What's with @hardikpandya7 & his love for Diamonds? This one is World Cup customised ðððð#TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/YuV3V7C9NH — BCCI (@BCCI) June 18, 2019 The cricketer's fans appreciated Pandya's new look and took to Twitter to let him know about it: Hahaðð Too good @yuzi_chahal sirððððð and @hardikpandya7 sir you are bestðð — Hasi Johari ð®ð³ (@hasiaf_johari) June 18, 2019 orignal diamond to ap ho @hardikpandya7 baki sb mohmaya he — Sourav kumar (@Sourav1Kumar) June 18, 2019 The slim and dark version of Bappi lehri — Dr Shubham Shrivastava (@Stomatologist26) June 18, 2019 Surat ka karobaari nikla launda ð — the 'VAIBHAV' (@kaatilana) June 18, 2019 Hardik pandya is Soo savoury ð♥ — Anshi (@Anshi91494383) June 18, 2019 Hardik 'Bappi Lahiri' Pandya be like, "Aaj mai karke aaya...diamond shopping" #BappiLahiri #ShineBrightLikeADiamond #KarkeAaya #HardikPandya — Rimi Chakraborty (@rimichakrabort6) June 18, 2019 Yeh toh Bappi Lahiri ka diamond version nikla. #BlingBling — Devlina Datta (@DevlinaDatta) June 18, 2019
  6. A man who knows how to layer right will never run out of interesting ensembles, because new outfit combinations effortlessly give rise to an ever-expanding wardrobe. To layer right is to understand fashion in its truest sense, and it also makes sure that your wardrobe is super versatile. Here are 5 easy layering hacks that every man should use to upgrade his wardrobe: 1. Plaids & Patchworks Relaxed but well-fitting shirts & jackets in plaid and patchwork patterns will definitely up your style game, when paired with cottons and linens. __ECOMPRODUCT__15__ __ECOMPRODUCT__25__ 2. Pastel Waistcoats A pastel waistcoat can be paired with both button-downs and round neck T-shirts for a sophisticated Indie aesthetic. __ECOMPRODUCT__26__ __ECOMPRODUCT__27__ 3. Oversized Shirts One can completely transform a bland outfit by casually throwing on an oversized shirt on top, and it makes complete sense to utilize that to its fullest potential. __ECOMPRODUCT__17__ 4. Super Relaxed Half-Sleeved Shirts Be it a brunch or a casual get-together with your buddies, wearing a super relaxed half-sleeved shirt on top of a monochrome ensemble will definitely turn heads. __ECOMPRODUCT__28__ __ECOMPRODUCT__16__ 5. Self-Layered Silhouettes Self-layered silhouettes will make you the centre of attention in a room full of fashionable people, without you having to compromise on subtlety or sophistication. __ECOMPRODUCT__21__ __ECOMPRODUCT__23__ __ECOMPRODUCT__24__ Get ready to grab the limelight with your newfound knowledge.
  7. Team India's win against Pakistan yesterday set the temperature rising across the world, as Indian cricket fans across the globe celebrated the Men in Blue's unbeaten streak against Pakistan, 7-0, in the World Cup. Social media feeds were flooded with congratulatory notes for Team India and one such message was tweeted by recently appointed Home Minister, Amit Shah. Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same. Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/XDGuG3OiyK — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 16, 2019 Shah's 'another strike' comment has not gone down well with cricket fans and people are kind of disappointed with his choice of words. Home min @AmitShah likens India win over Pakistan to 'another strike'; yes, it's a great win but it's a cricket match and not war:no one died out there. We won because we played a much better game. There is still a World Cup to be won! Let's do the chest thumping on 14th July! — Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) June 17, 2019 Amit Shah compares India's win over Pakistan in the world cup to the Balakot strike. We just cannot be comparing a cricket match to an army strike in the first place. Very irresponsible statement coming from the home minister. — Chandni Prashar (@ChandniPrashar) June 17, 2019 People feel that the tweet was in bad taste, especially coming from a senior politician, and that comparing this win to a 'strike' was unnecessary. Cricket is just a game. The rest is all hype. I certainly didn't like the statement put out by @AmitShah and the @AmitShahOffice either, on yesterday's game. He must know that he's the HM of a country and not a state - period — #TheRebel #I still remain vigilant (@ravishankar5248) June 17, 2019 I thought it was a cricket match. Seriously "strike" @AmitShah . pic.twitter.com/eAq0s9Ze7m — Om Prakash (@Om81624017) June 17, 2019 @AmitShah don't compare cricket with your politics. Keep it aside. They won because they played a good game. It was not a war. https://t.co/XswG4GzBTW — Tonakshi Kalra (@Tonakshi_0494) June 17, 2019 Cricket and the battlefield are two separate things and while it's admirable to have a strong sentiment towards one's nation, sometimes we forget that as humans, our words can often leave a deeper wound than anything else.
  8. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greatest men to have ever kicked a football. With 5 Champions League trophies and 5 Ballon D'Or wins, he has established himself as one of the most decorated and successful players of his generation. However, an aspect of his journey that people tend to take for granted, is the incredible amount of work he puts in to keep himself fit and at the top of his game. This was highlighted particularly when Ronaldo, who has time-off in between his triumph with Portugal in the UEFA Nations League 2019 and the 2019-20 campaign with Juventus where they seek to win their 9th league title in a row, shared images of himself sweating it out in the gym. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 16, 2019 at 1:58am PDT While other players are photographed on holiday and taking genuine time off from the game, Ronaldo continues his quest for greatness and puts the work in to constantly improve himself. Even at 34 years of age, Ronaldo's work ethic continues to be inspirational for young footballers all over the world as he is essaying the drive and hunger that is required from a champion athlete, to achieve even half of what he has achieved in the game. After Euro 2016 triumph and the recent Nations League win with Portugal, three back-to-back champions league titles with Real Madrid and a league title with Juventus in his first season, Ronaldo continues to maintain an elite level and continues to be one of the best (if not the best) players in the world. After all that he has achieved in the game, to continue to have the hunger to achieve more, win more and improve as a footballer shows the winning mentality of Ronaldo that is often on display even on the biggest stage. He will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest footballers of all time and he continues to show why.
  9. Ahead of the ICC World Cup in England and Wales, as soon as the schedule was announced, the date 16th June was earmarked by cricket fans on their respective calendars, as they rearranged their schedule to accommodate for the highly-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan. A little over two weeks into the tournament, the mother of all battles was finally there, pitting arch-rivals India and Pakistan against each other. While inclement weather was expected to disrupt the proceedings at Old Trafford in Manchester, the fans were still unnerved with anticipations of an exciting contest. But, what eventually unfolded on the 'D-day' was hard to fathom. Despite their dismal record against India at the ICC events, the Pakistani cricket team was expected to put up a good show against their arch-rivals, especially after getting the better of them in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. But, contrary to popular perception, the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side failed to negate the Indian challenge and fell flat in what proved to be a one-sided affair. On a big day, India's big-name batsmen delivered. Here are their best shots! #INDvPAK #CWC19 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/kIta58HmAc — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 Rohit Sharma's blistering knock of 140 runs had powered India to a formidable total of 336 runs. And, in reply, Pakistan were humbled by the Indian bowling unit, even when they lost frontline bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar to an untimely injury in the fifth over. Poor shot selection, lack of temperament and failure to stitch key partnerships, all added to the downfall of Pakistan in their forgettable 89-run loss (D/L). If losing to their arch-rivals wasn't enough, the poor performance by the Pakistani cricketers further left their fans baffled. Guiding his team to a famous win on the back of a 'Man of the Match' performance, Rohit was visibly happy in the post-match press conference. But, after winning everyone over with his formidable show with the bat, Rohit took the social media by storm for his response to a journalist's query. Watch Kuldeep Yadav's magical delivery to dismiss Babar Azam, and all the other Pakistan wickets #INDvPAK #CWC19 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/ybqvLYy9Ul — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 Given their epic batting collapse, Pakistani batsmen became the subject of immense criticism following their loss. Thus, it made sense when one of the Pakistani journalists asked Rohit if he'd like to give some advice to the Pakistani batsmen for their struggle so far in the ongoing ICC spectacle. Rohit Sharma Best Reply To Journalist On Pakistan ð#CongratulationsIndia #IndiaVsPakistan #MaukaMauka #ICCWorldCup2019 #INDvPAK #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/9PFYiu7u4Y — ðSreeram S Pð (@Dr_SreeramSP) June 17, 2019 Though the Pakistani batsmen, given their current state, could surely use some tips, India's vice-captain was probably not in the mood to preach. Thus, in response to the journo's query, the 'Hitman' said: "Agar main Pakistan ka coach bana to main bataunga, abhi kya bataunga! (If I become the coach of Pakistan then surely I will tell you. What can I say now!)". While his witty response left everyone at the press conference in splits, it also struck a chord with cricket fans on social media. This is what called a sensible reply ð — Biswajit Jena (@jena_biswajit) June 17, 2019 ðððð good answer — Cricket (@Cricket00671853) June 17, 2019 Level h Ro Hit man kaðððð — HmZa KasHmiriðµð° (@HmzaGarDezi) June 17, 2019 what would he suggest talent less bunch of people — Bisma Khan (@bisma_55) June 17, 2019 ððð यॠशरà¥à¤®à¤¾ à¤à¥ हमà¥à¤¶à¤¾ हॠफ़ारà¥à¤® मà¥à¤ रहतॠहà¥à¤à¥¤ — Rajesh Little (@rajesh_little) June 17, 2019 Savage reply ð¯ @ImRo45 https://t.co/4320XCXw97 — Eshu (@Aahanaa143) June 17, 2019
  10. Jason Momoa is not just admired for his choice of roles, his insane body and chiselled features, but also for the way he thinks about his family, cultural values and his expression of love for his wife and kids. The 'Game Of Thrones' actor celebrated Father's Day yesterday with his kids and unlike most people, his celebrations did not include going out for dinner or running for a swim but actually building a Harley-Davidson bike with his family heirlooms in the company of his kids. He spoke about how he grew up without a dad and therefore, being a wonderful parent to his kids was his top priority and the idea was to build something together which could be a memory they all share. “I'm a husband and a father and it is the greatest honour of my life. It has taken three decades in the making [to build the bike] – the longest dream I have ever held onto. And now, the best part is I get to share that dream with my children and the people that I love. I'm 40 [Jason turns 40 on August 1], and I finally built a bike. There are people who come into our lives like guiding spirits, providing the missing lesson we need. Teachers become friends, and friends become family”, Jason says, proving he is truly the 'moon of our moon'. © YouTube He fulfilled his own dream of building a bike with his kids and that proves that the best things in life cannot be bought. So, build more memories, spend more time with your parents, because tomorrow is not promised and today is all we have.
  11. Jason Momoa is not just admired for his choice of roles, his insane body and chiselled features, but also for the way he thinks about his family, cultural values and his expression of love for his wife and kids. The 'Game Of Thrones' actor celebrated Father's Day yesterday with his kids and unlike most people, his celebrations did not include going out for dinner or running for a swim but actually building a Harley-Davidson bike with his family heirlooms in the company of his kids. He spoke about how he grew up without a dad and therefore, being a wonderful parent to his kids was his top priority and the idea was to build something together which could be a memory they all share. “I'm a husband and a father and it is the greatest honour of my life. It has taken three decades in the making [to build the bike] – the longest dream I have ever held onto. And now, the best part is I get to share that dream with my children and the people that I love. I'm 40 [Jason turns 40 on August 1], and I finally built a bike. There are people who come into our lives like guiding spirits, providing the missing lesson we need. Teachers become friends, and friends become family”, Jason says, proving he is truly the 'moon of our moon'. © YouTube He fulfilled his own dream of building a bike with his kids and that proves that the best things in life cannot be bought. So, build more memories, spend more time with your parents, because tomorrow is not promised and today is all we have.
  12. India versus Pakistan is one of the most talked about things about the ICC World Cup 2019. Based on the age-old rivalry between the two cricketing titans, people were hoping for a great match at Old Trafford, Manchester today and boy did the Indian batting order stay true to those expectations. Opening the Indian batting innings, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did exceedingly well in scoring more than 100 runs and gave the Men in Blue a great start. Once Sharma was dismissed off a catch at the hands of Hasan Ali after scoring his fastest ODI ton (85 balls), it was time for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take over. Often regarded as one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, Kohli took over alright. During his innings against Sarfaraz Ahmed's men, the Delhi born was also able to score his 11,000th run, which made him the fastest cricketer in the world to reach that number (222 innings) in 54 fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, who previously held that record. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run! He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 However, the end to his record-breaking innings was probably one of the most bizarre ones. Short of 23 runs of scoring a century, the Indian captain declared himself out off a bouncer by Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir as he believed that the ball edged his bat and went into the hands of the wicket-keeper. The gesture of simply walking away, without even waiting for the umpire to give out the final decision does seem like good sportsman spirit. The only thing that was wrong in the whole episode was the fact that KOHLI WAS NOT OUT. Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ð #KingKohli #FathersDay#IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/2NPGNGltwu — Prashant Kumar (@IamPrashantPk) June 16, 2019 That's right. Kohli walked away when he was not out and you can't blame the umpire, Bruce Oxenford, as he did not give declare him out. Later during the match, Kohli was seen in the dressing room with the bat in his hand. Judging by the looks of it, Kohli and MS Dhoni were testing the rigidity of the bat. Shaking and thumping the bat against a couch, the two cricketers might have found a small crack between the handle and the body of the bat which could have made a sound which might have led Kohli to believe that the ball touched the bat. Of course, this is a conjecture and no official statement has come from the cricketer or the team. Nonetheless, Kohli's fans were heartbroken: @Atheist_Krishna Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ðð Akhir Baap Baap Hota Haið¤£ð#IndiaVsPakistan — Ritik chaturvedi (@ritikcha2rvedi) June 16, 2019 Virat Kohli walked off thinking he has nicked but reply suggests that he was not out...#CWC19 — #CWCUP2019 (@FaST_CricBuzz) June 16, 2019 Kohli introduced a new way of getting out - Voluntary Out — Bhavin mehta (@Bhavin25996297) June 16, 2019 Wasn't even a wicket. Kohli just walked off.. He wasn't out. — Farhan Arain (@FarhanArain) June 16, 2019 All credit to Virat Kohli for walking when he thought he was out. That is so rare today. He and India were incredibly unlucky... nevertheless a formidable total. Stunning atmosphere #INDvsPAK #CWC19 — Mike Caplan (@myklc) June 16, 2019 #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19 Kohli walks when he is not out pic.twitter.com/gNtcv2nQjD — Panipuri (@Bindaass_bol) June 16, 2019
  13. Indian opener Rohit Sharma has now scored at least 50 runs in every match he has played in during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. In the match against Sarfaraz Ahmed's Team Pakistan, Sharma did it in only 34 deliveries while giving the Men in Blue the ideal start to one of the most important games marked on their calendar. What a start from Rohit Sharma! He's raced to his fifty! â¡ #CWC19 | #INDvPAK | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Vy7r6cABaV — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 During this feat, Sharma surpassed former Indian skipper and wicket keeping legend, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record for smashing the most number of sixes in international cricket. While Dhoni has smashed the ball for a total of 355 maximums combining all formats of international cricket, Sharma's first six of the match against Pakistan got him to surpass this achievement of Dhoni's. After forming a brilliant 100-plus run partnership with KL Rahul, the 'Hitman' was able to score his second ton of the ICC World Cup 2019 in less than 90 balls, making this his fastest century among the 24 he has scored in ODIs till date. WHAT AN INNINGS! India opener Rohit Sharma brings up his century off just 85 balls. How many more can he add to his tally from here? #TeamIndia | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/j1z8OSoCf4 — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 What an innings!
  14. Virat Kohli is arguably the best ODI batsman in the world of cricket for the past year or so and has enough silverware to support this argument. 2018 was probably his best year as a professional athlete ever since he was picked as one of the Men in Blue in 2008 and slowly escalated to become the leader of the team late in 2014. Having said that, the Delhi born had made a name for himself as a bit of a hot-head in the early years of his cricketing career and when he was made the captain of such a prestigious and famed team, people began to criticise his overzealous attitude and inability to control his temper. Indian fans of the game thought that Kohli's abusive language on the field brought disgrace to the uniform he wore, the same uniform that all-time great skippers like Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni had donned so proudly in the past. But according to the skipper, ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he tied the knot in December 2017, his methods of both playing the game and leading the team have changed for the better. Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017 “You become extremely responsible in your life and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. It has not only made me a better player and a better captain but also a better human being outside the field,” said Virat Kohli about the changes in him after marriage, in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). And surely, the 30-year-old has transformed his etiquette as a cricketer and put a lid on his anger, especially under pressure situations and foreign soil in the presence of a hostile audience. Be it bowing in front of a shrewd Australian crowd or asking the cricketing fans to stop booing Steve Smith (for the sandpaper gate in South Africa) and urging them to cheer for him instead for the brilliant cricketer that he is, Kohli has taken a 180 degree turn. Sure, there are times when Kohli lets one or two 'gaalis' out in excitement or frustration, but that's the competitive nature of an elite sportsman that will not (and should not) ever get away from him.
  15. Jofra Archer was one of the mainstays in the Rajasthan Royals team that took the field in IPL 2019. Economical and dangerous, he was one of the best young bowlers in the competition and vital to the bowling lineup of the Royals and he has now rapidly become one of the most sought-after all-rounders in white-ball cricket. Born in Barbados to an English father, he knew very early that England was the nation he wanted to represent in international cricket. Taking advantage of his British passport, he had a successful spell at Sussex as well as T20 leagues all over the world, before getting the call-up to the Royals team in 2018. Archer has made giant strides and has become one of the most sought-after all-rounders in English county cricket, where he represents Sussex. He has made 1003 runs in 28 first-class matches at an average of 31.34 and strike rate of 71.33. He is a dangerous lower-order batsman capable of hitting the long ball as his LIST-A and T20 strike rates of 121.51 and 140.74 suggest. His wicket-taking prowess is further highlighted by his strike rate in LIST-A cricket (35.9) and T20 cricket (17.3). © Reuters His effectiveness was on display in his first ODI series against Pakistan as well as Ireland, in the run-up to the World Cup, as he showed he had what it takes to perform at the international stage. His callup to the England squad for the World Cup became a huge talking point among English cricket fans in the runup to the tournament, and it happened at the very last minute, in circumstances that seemed tailored just for him. Not long after he had been a British citizen for just three years, the English Cricket Board announced a dramatic change in the qualification criteria for selection to the national squad in March 2019. The previous requirement asked for seven-year citizenship to be available for selection but Archer's three years are now adequate for qualification. @cricketworldcup TWO IN TWO! Archer is on a hat-trick, as Cottrell walks back. pic.twitter.com/Gyvjq4mhP1 — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 14, 2019 In England's match against the West Indies, his native land, Archer was part of the opening spell and was instrumental in bowling the Windies out for a measly total of 212 through a spell of 3 wickets for 30 runs in 9 overs. England are ranked no1 in ODIs as per ICC Rankings and as hosts they, along with Team India, are the hot favourites to lift the ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy. As they prepare their bid to lift the trophy, Archer has established himself as a mainstay in the team, and his journey has been no less than a fairytale.
  16. Salman Khan doesn't follow the set patterns of Bollywood's rulebook and you might agree with us on this. He doesn't care if his movies are not given great ratings by the film critics because according to him, it's the box office numbers that validate any film. Salman Khan's latest release 'Bharat', which is an official remake of the South Korean film 'Ode to My Father', has turned out to be a lucky project for the actor. The movie is doing pretty well at the domestic market and is inching close to earning Rs 200 crores. The movie opened to mixed reviews from critics as some called it 'bland' and some termed it the perfect Eid blockbuster. But, none of these ratings affect our superstar, Salman Khan, in fact, he feels “scared” when critics praise his movies. In one of the group interviews, while promoting the movie, Salman said, “My validation comes from the box office collections... that the people have liked or not liked a film. It doesn't make a difference if someone (a critic) has given it so many stars (ratings) or ridiculed the film. It's their bread and butter. God bless them, give them two more (slices of) bread,” Salman said in a group interview. Asked how he feels when the critics give glorious reviews to his films, the actor said he is unable to wrap his head around it. To all the journalists who have interviewed me during #Bharat ... a big thank u to all... — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) June 12, 2019 He added that he wants the audience to go to the theatres and forget about their life in general when they are watching his movies. Apart from Salman, 'Bharat' also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Nora Fatehi, Sunil Grover and Tabu. The movie chronicles important events that have taken place in the country after Independence. Have you seen 'Bharat'? Let us know in the comments below.
  17. It was an important day yesterday. Well, to be precise, the best Chris in Hollywood's birthday. Captain America is an integral part of Avengers and Chris Evans is an integral part of his MCU costars' life. Birthday wishes were pouring in from everywhere - even from us - and it was great to see everyone come together to celebrate this human golden retriever. Mark Ruffalo being cute like always. Happiest of birthdays to the fantastic @ChrisEvans ð¥³ð Love you, Bro. Always there when you need him. Wishing you all the best today! pic.twitter.com/WJT2kbudN5 — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 13, 2019 Even Chris is happy and cute while replying. Awwww, buddy. You're a gem ð — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 13, 2019 And, Mark wasn't done. Glad you are here, man. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 13, 2019 Okay, that sounds a little serious, I hope everything's fine. Then comes another Chris wishing him, actually singing 'happy birthday' for him on air with Tessa Thompson. Since both Evans and Hemsworth are like BFFs, the school kids who had to be separated during interviews, I'm disappointed Hemsworth didn't post a goofy BTS picture for him. But now let's look at the birthday wish we were waiting for. Yes, Robert Downey Jr HAD to top every birthday wish Chris got yesterday. One of the best parts of 'Avengers: Endgame' was the whole Cap vs Cap scene, but do you remember how it ended? Yes, with Cap admiring his own ass. Well, even RDJ remembers and wished 'America's ass' a happy birthday. Happy birthday to America's ass. The world's a better place, and I owe you a kiss on the cheek! @ChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/iCFRSu0DIH — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 13, 2019 Take the kiss, Chris! ðð — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) June 13, 2019 Like that. AHHHHHH pic.twitter.com/mKAhKUTrbm — rebekah (@stevetonyx) June 13, 2019 Same. Rdj is me looking at this post pic.twitter.com/A2U5eYLdn9 — Our Love: Robert Downey Jr (@our_rdj) June 13, 2019 That gif tho. Some things really should be celebrated! ð¨ #HappyBirthdayChrisEvans pic.twitter.com/Gpsl1HBWrS — Chris Evans USA FanSource (@ChrisEvans_USA) June 13, 2019 That emoji is reserved for Chris Evans and Chris Evans only. ð pic.twitter.com/Jf7pQiS6Qg — Christopher (@stevngrntrogers) June 13, 2019 We won't get to see this again. They are so cute together I'm really gonna miss them so muchð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/2yQMNH2QIb — Team Downey (@TeamDowney1965) June 13, 2019
  18. Winning two matches in as many outings, the Indian cricket team is undoubtedly in scintillating form in the ongoing ICC World Cup. Giving South Africa a run for their money and then, getting the better of Australia, the 'Men in Blue' are surely living up the reputation as one of the top contenders for the coveted title this year. But, after a fairly successful start in the tournament, the Indian team was dealt with a major blow after it was announced that Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out for about two to three weeks owing to a hairline fracture on his left thumb. After some nervy starts, the Indian opener rediscovered his form on the back of a match-winning knock of 117 runs against Australia. And, his injury surely comes as a setback for both himself and his team. © Reuters In a bid to fill the void left by his injury, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to fly in swashbuckling Rishabh Pant to England but it's still not clear if the youngster will actually get a chance to break into India's playing XI anytime soon. On the other hand, the BCCI is keeping close tabs on Dhawan, who has been given a week to prove his fitness. It all seems like a bad dream for the Delhi batsman who is one of the most successful batsmen for India (with six hundreds) in ICC tournaments, only behind Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. He may be down, but surely not out (just yet) - something Dhawan highlighted in his recent post on social media. Kabhimehekkitarah hum gulon se udtehain... Kabhidhuyeinkitarah hum parbaton se udtehain... Ye kainchiyaanhumeinudne se khaakrokengi... Ke hum paron se nahinhoslon se udtehain...#DrRahatIndori Ji pic.twitter.com/h5wzU2Yl4H — ShikharDhawan (@SDhawan25) June 12, 2019 In an inspirational tweet, the 33-year-old shared a verse from Dr RahatIndori's poem, signalling his intentions. "Kabhi mehek ki tarah hum gulon se udte hain...Kabhi dhuyein ki tarah hum parbaton se udtehain...Ye kainchiyaan humein udne se khaak rokengi...Ke hum paron se nahin hoslon se udte hain...#DrRahatIndori Ji," Dhawan tweeted. While fans hope Dhawan recovers in time to lead the charge for his team, Virat Kohli-led India will be eager to continue their fine run when they lock horns with New Zealand at Trent Bridge on 13th June.
  19. Shahid Kapoor is slowly becoming the fashion icon we all should take inspiration from, courtesy Anisha Jain, his stylist. He's one of the few people in Bollywood who is not afraid to step out of his comfort zone and experiment with versatile styles and trends out there. © Viral Bhayani Recently, he stepped out wearing the bulkiest sneakers that we've seen in a while. For a promotional event of his upcoming film, 'Kabir Singh', he wore Abhishek Paatni's crisp white and lime green kurta along with a pair of solid Balenciaga's sneakers, that are bulky and when we say 'bulky' we mean in a good way! © Balenciaga These Balenciaga sneakers come for the price of 950 dollars which comes down to Rs 65,978. For chunky sneakers like that, Balenciaga is definitely a great choice. There is something about Shahid Kapoor's style that is rather enticing because unlike Ranveer Singh, who by the way, is another actor with an admirable sense of style, wears clothes that are wearable. In other words, we admire what Ranveer wears on a daily basis but we do acknowledge that most of his outfits are not practical for everyday life. Shahid Kapoor, on the other hand, wears outfits that are practical and can be worn and can also look exceptionally good. © Viral Bhayani And we're not saying it's just Shahid Kapoor, his stylist Anisha has a big hand to play in making his daily outfits what they are and this outfit is a specimen of that.
  20. There exists a universal human tendency wherein any individual who can name their favourite celebrities, usually turn out to be the ones who are equally eager to lap up every bit of scoop available on them. Chris 'Thor' Hemsworth happens to be one such popular celebrity who enjoys crazy fan following all across the globe. With a diverse range of age groups that comprise his fandom, many young fans know Chris Hemsworth only as Thor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. View this post on Instagram #FBF shooting MIB with my partner in galaxy protection @tessamaethompson when we were ripping aliens a new one. From memory, this shot was taken in between set ups when Tessa and I noticed some criminal activity on the streets in London. We immediately drew our laser guns and took down one of the largest crime syndicates in the city. Happy to say the streets of London are now safe again. You're welcome world. #MIBInternational ð¶ï¸ @meninblack A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Dec 7, 2018 at 6:29am PST However, if there is something that gets all his fans interested all times, it's the other side of his life that is often kept away from public view. So while he was out promoting his upcoming release 'Men in Black: International', he told IANS about his “India” connect. View this post on Instagram The passing of the torch #thorragnarok A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:01pm PST We all know that Chris Hemsworth's firstborn is named India Rose, and that has often intrigued his followers, just as much as it allows Indians to take pride in it. So when asked about the reason behind this choice of name, Chris revealed that, “My wife spent a lot of time in India and that was where the name originally came from.” View this post on Instagram Cada día, cientos de niñas sufren violencia extrema, como la mutilación genital femenina o los matrimonios forzosos. Súmate. La solución está en tu mano. #diainternacionaldelaniña #serniñaesunderecho #PulseraMasai #MundoCooperante/ Every day, hundreds of girls suffer extreme violence such as genital mutilation or forced marriages. Join us. The solution is in our hands #internationalgirlsday #mundocooperante #dayofthegirl A post shared by Elsa Pataky (@elsapatakyconfidential) on Oct 11, 2018 at 4:37am PDT Moreover, we also know that Chris visited India last year to shoot for another project titled 'Dhaka' and as expected, the 'Avengers: Endgame' actor found the experience to be "intimidating and exciting" all at once. View this post on Instagram Beyond thankful for the kindness and generosity that the people of India have extended to us while making our little film here ðððð@thesamhargrave #netflix A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Nov 5, 2018 at 12:18am PST As an Indian it feels great to know that Thor and his family share such a sweet Indian connection, and have had enough memorable experiences related to our country to name their first child after our motherland.
  21. Earlier this year, Roger Federer made the announcement that he does not require the length of rest that he usually takes around this time and that he will be playing the clay season of 2019. This meant that after a four-year absence, he was set to finally compete in Roland Garros. Federer began his clay season with strong tournaments in Madrid and Rome getting sufficient match practice for the Roland Garros. He entered the tournament fresh and looking like his usual glorious self. He breezed through his initial rounds, oozing class and setting the clock back to a Roger Federer that was calm, composed and lethal. He did not drop a single set until he met his fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter final which he won 3-1. Twitter/@rolandgarros Then came the overwhelming challenge of world no. 2 and tournament favourite Rafael Nadal, who is unarguably the greatest player on the surface and whose rivalry with Federer is the stuff of legend. The build-up to the match was of epic proportions, but unfortunately, it failed to live up to its billing. This was not necessarily due to a dip in Federer's form, who by no means played a poor match, but due to the man on the other side of the net. Federer may have played a good match, but Rafa, on this surface, plays an entirely different sport. One of the widely accepted truths of the world of sport is that one of the hardest tasks is beating Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, and this rang true throughout the entire match as the 11-time champion made Federer struggle and adapt throughout the game. If Nadal required any help at all, the weather played spoilsport for Federer, as the overwhelming wind currents had a huge effect on service and rallies, complimenting Rafa's style of grind, spin and margins. Federer had to both figuratively and literally, weather the storm. Federer, known for his elegance and class and known to play tennis without a hair out of place, was made to grind, grunt and groan throughout the first two sets which ended 6-3 and 6-4 in Rafa's favour respectively. Reuters Till this point, the match remained a contest. With several points remaining in the balance, Nadal just seemed to have the edge over his long-time rival. But beyond this, the match carried out as a mere formality and Nadal wrapped up the third set 6-2 to book a place in the final. Federer's tournament up to this point had been marvellous, and, on the day, he simply met a better opponent, more suited to the surface. This cannot be considered a lamentable tournament or performance by Federer as he defied expectations by simply setting up this highly-anticipated semi-final, after a four-year absence from this event and surface. After the match the Swiss ace admitted in his press conference that he defied expectations by reaching this stage, before heaping praise on the 'King of Clay'. “There's nobody who play(s) remotely close to him. It's just amazing how he plays from deep and bounces back and forth from the baseline,” he said. Nadal too, was all praise for his opponent. “It's incredible to play Roger here. Congratulations to Roger. He's probably the best player in history for me,” the Spaniard claimed. Twitter/@rolandgarros Nadal will now go on to play the winner of the semi-final which will be continued between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem today for a whooping 12th title in Paris. The match between Djokovic and Thiem took the brunt of the bad weather conditions and was abandoned at one set a piece, with Thiem having achieved a break, early in the third. As for Federer, fans are left to ponder whether they will ever see him play on clay again. But if this is goodbye, no matter how unfortunate, by no means should Federer bid farewell without his head held high. Federer in Roland Garros 2019, showed why he is widely considered, by fans, peers and former pros alike, as the greatest of all-time.
  22. Dressing in summers can make anyone fall in a style rut immediately. And if you live in a country where the weather is always at extreme levels, chances are you have faced sartorial disaster a lot more often. Fortunately, we have made it easier for you. By building a wardrobe with key pieces that keep your style feeling fresh and effortless, here's our list of summer must-haves for you to add, stat. 1. Get Into Prints Right Away © Getty Images Mastering the art of wearing printed shirts is a task, but certain prints will let you be in its safe territory. A Hawaiian classic shirt or an effortless floral printed style keeps the essence of summer intact while letting you upgrade your look. Wear it over bright coloured shorts for an ideal easy style statement during the hottest summer days. 2. Redo The Semi-Formal Look © Getty Images Wearing a three-piece suit for a boardroom meeting in summers is one of the trickiest style moves. Instead of opting for heavy woven fabrics, go light in this weather. Wear an unstructured blazer made from cotton-blend or linen and layer it over a short-sleeved oxford or your favourite summer tee. 3. Loafer Liners Are Much Needed © Getty Images If you thought that sprinkling some talcum powder in your shoes will keep your feet sweat-free, you are highly mistaken. We recommend you opt for no-show liner socks that wick away the stench and negate any chance of discomfort. 4. Cropped Trousers © Instagram/Shahid Kapoor When you need something smarter and also comfortable this summer, opt for cropped trousers, crafted from cotton or linen fabric. These pants will step up your style as you pair them with a T-shirt or a button-down shirt. 5. Swap Your Sneakers For Espadrilles © Getty Images Give your brogues and sneakers a break. Espadrilles are a summer essential that ensure your feet breathe. Believe us, they are as breezy as your flip flops and you can wear them without being plagued with an unsavoury odour. 6. Upgrade Your Tee Game © Instagram/Kartik Aaryan A good looking t-shirt forms a cornerstone for a wardrobe and summers are a great time to make a braver fashion choice. Invest in oversized logo t-shirts, colour-block tees or henleys as they are the perfect way to ace any casual look.
  23. Here's something that may drastically steal focus from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While currently in England for the World Cup, Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, is in a wee bit of a soup back home, with the Gurugram Municipal Corporation! Obviously, while the team is working hard to bring home the cup, we hear Kohli isn't doing his bit to play the perfect citizen, who can set examples with some great civic sense, along with showcasing great skills on the field, of course. So, here's what Kohli is in trouble for. The GMC (Gurugram Municipal Corporation) has issued a challan against Kohli for wasting drinking water, while washing his car, outside his house, which is located in DLF Phase 1 of Gurugram. © Pintrest The fine was imposed when Kohli's domestic help was seen washing his car(s) with drinking water and he was fined INR 500 for doing so. According to a news report, it was Kohli's neighbours who actually lodged a complaint against thousands of litres of water going to waste, as Kohli's domestic help would wash half a dozen cars, including two SUVs, with plain drinking water. While the temperatures continue to across all of Northern India, there is an ongoing water crisis in most parts, as water bodies are drying up due to the temperature being close to 45-degrees Celsius. And obviously, Gurugram isn't free of the water crisis, just like most parts around Delhi and NCR. Along with Kohli's residence, ten other houses were fined for wasting water while washing their cars. The Gurugram Corporation Commissioner has now warned people for wasting drinking water further and has said stricter action will be taken if the regulations are violated by any more people around the neighbourhood. © Pintrest As for the ICC World Cup, seems like team India got to a good start by defeating South Africa in its opener. Rohit Sharma bagged a century to set his targets right for the remainder of the campaign. After successfully beating the Proteas, the Indian Cricket team has a solid task ahead of them, with their upcoming match with Australia on Sunday. Here's wishing the team boatloads of luck and Virat some common civic sense!
  24. Concerns continue to grow for the South African cricket team, as they lost their third consecutive match of the ICC Cricket World Cup against India yesterday, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. With cameos from Morris and Rabada, the match can only be seen as a complete failure of the South African batting lineup. © Reuters Recently, however, it has come to light that South African batsman AB De Villiers had made himself available for selection for the World Cup. In May of last year, AB had announced his retirement from international cricket through a video he posted on Twitter, stating that he was “tired” and “running out of gas”. De Villers had made his availability clear to captain Faf Du Plessis, head coach Ottis Gibson and convenor of selectors Linda Zondi and was turned down, as it was deemed to be unfair to the players that were already in contention for selection. Through their website, Cricket South Africa has released a statement regarding the matter, stating that they had to “stay true to their morals and principles” and “there is no regret in their decision.” They also mentioned that AB's absence in the home tours of Sri Lanka and Pakistan was a big reason for his exclusion, and he was made aware of this at the time. #CSAnews CSA National Selection Panel Convenor, Linda Zondi, addresses the media reports regarding AB de Villiers https://t.co/d1m8EGCkYS pic.twitter.com/YekcK7RliL — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) June 6, 2019 Meanwhile, opinion is divided over the decision and the extent to which this will affect South Africa in the World Cup 2019. Having already lost three games in the tournament, South Africa are unlikely to qualify for the semi-final stage of the World Cup, with three consecutively poor batting performances. It's quite possible to imagine that the situation could have been significantly different for the Proteas with AB's presence in the team. On the other hand, his inclusion in the team would prove to be detrimental to the efforts of someone like Rassie van Der Dussen, who made three fifties in his debut series against Pakistan in January. © Reuters While it seems certain that De Villiers will not feature for South Africa again, this may have left fans with a bad taste in their mouths as the journey one of the greatest players to don the South Africa jersey, ends on a bitter note. The story of AB's exclusion broke at the worst possible moment for South Africa, the morning after their third consecutive defeat at the hands of India.
  25. For someone who began his career as a middle-order batsman, Rohit Sharma has come into his own ever since MS Dhoni and the Indian team management identified him as a threatening opening batsman. Over the years, batting at the top, Rohit has not only turned his career around, but also provided India the luxury of an indispensable opener. A vital cog in the Indian batting line-up, Rohit came into the ICC World Cup with a lot of expectations on his shoulders. With his team tipped as one of the top contenders this year, the right-hander was quite understandably bestowed with the responsibility of getting them to a good start. And, on 5th June, Rohit, once again, proved why he is rated so highly by the Indian team management and all the cricket experts across the globe. Beginning their campaign against a team of South Africa's calibre was never going to be easy, but a spectacular show by the Indian bowling unit did tilt the game in favour of the 'Men in Blue'. Impressive figures by Yuzvendra Chahal (4-51) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-35) ensured that the Proteas were restricted to a mediocre total of 227 runs at the loss of nine wickets. Reuters Though the target appeared mediocre, but if anyone saw the conditions and pitch behave in the first-half of the match, they'd agree that it was going to take some doing for India to register their first points in the tournament. And, that's exactly what happened. Against the searing pace and impeccable lengths of sprinting Kagiso Rabada, the Indian openers looked far from being comfortable with both Shikhar Dhawan (8) and Rohit struggling early on. After the game of cat and mouse, pressure got to Dhawan as he edged one off Rabada through to Quinton de Kock behind the stumps. With the Proteas quicks smelling blood, the Indian side needed their batsmen at the crease to oversee the troublesome times and apply themselves in a bid to stitch a partnership - something Rohit and Virat Kohli (18) tried to do following Dhawan's dismissal. The duo added 41 runs for the second wicket and were eager to stabilise India's run-chase when Andile Phehlukwayo struck to send Kohli packing - courtesy a spectacular catch by De Kock. Reuters With his captain back in the hut, Rohit put his best foot forward and decided to carry the baton for his side. The Mumbai batsman gave himself enough time at the crease to settle in and, unlike his teammates, he didn't force his shots against the odd ball. On the other hand, Rohit was also impressive in rotating the strike which allowed him, and in turn India, to stitch strong partnerships. After partnering Kohli, Rohit was involved in an 85-run partnership for the third wicket with KL Rahul (26) who looked good for the better part of his innings in the much-debated No. 4 slot. But, Rahul's dismissal in the 32nd over at the hands of Rabada once again got India in a spot of bother. Top century from Rohit Sharma. Composed, relaxed. Rode the early tension well and has been a picture of certainty since — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 5, 2019 Unnerved by the pressure, Rohit continued to steer the chase for India after finding some support from MS Dhoni (34). The two experienced batsmen added 74 runs for the fourth wicket and almost nullified the threat Rabada & co. posed in the middle. As the game neared its end, India lost Dhoni, but Rohit's presence in the middle ensured the team remained on track. Reuters While the winning runs came from the blade of swashbuckling Hardik Pandya (15*), it was arguably Rohit's superlative knock of 122 runs including 10 fours and two sixes that made the difference. Calm ,composed and a wonderful century from @ImRo45 ! Fantastic understanding of the situation ! — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 5, 2019 On a track where batsmen from both sides struggled to get going, Rohit showed great composure and temperament in his match-winning innings. Curbing his natural, aggressive game, Rohit adapted to the conditions and sacrificed certain shots from his armoury to ensure his survival at the crease. Owing to experience and know-how of the game, the Indian opener got his team over the line and notched up his second World Cup hundred and get India off to a winning start in the tournament. A wonderful, mature innings from Rohit Sharma. Great assessment of the situation and seeing India through to the win in the end, a hallmark of top players @ImRo45 . A well begun World Cup campaign for Team India #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/Hmul57c4BO — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 5, 2019 It was also Rohit's 23rd ODI hundred which allowed him to go past Sourav Ganguly (22) in the list of India's all-time top hundred makers in the 50-over format. He is now placed third in the elite list with just Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Kohli (41) ahead of him. Following their emphatic six-wicket triumph, the Kohli brigade will hope that Rohit continues his fine run when they take the field against Australia in the much-anticipated clash at The Oval on 9th June.
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