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  1. It seems as if the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper Ravichandran Ashwin is on his own quest to make the idea of 'mankading' an officially accepted phenomenon in the world of cricket. Well, the consistency and dedication with which he often tries to cheekily dismiss the batsman on the non-striker's end, most definitely hints at that. It is because of Ashwin's repeated attempts to do so and back his actions out in public every single time by saying that 'mankading' isn't against the rules of international cricket that he has created a sense of horror in the hearts of the runners who used to try and get a small advantage by stepping out of the crease while the bowler was mid-way into his bowling action. Having said that, one has got to agree that constantly keeping a check on something like this and that too on the non-striker's end, has to adversely affect the batsmen's concentration and in turn lead to bad performance with the bat. It is safe to say that one of these days, a player would kick back to Ashwin's actions and let him know how the rest of the batsmen actually feel. The day was finally here when in an Indian Premier League match between KXIP and Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals were going head to head in the famed Feroz Shah Kotla stadium of the national capital. It was in the 13th over of Kings XI's bowling when the captain decided to go back to his tricks to dismiss the Delhi opener Shikhar Dhawan when the batsman was completely out of the crease but his bat wasn't. In the middle of his bowling action, Ashwin stopped, taking a glimpse where Dhawan was standing and turned around to knock the bails off the stumps. However, after realising that Gabbar's bat was inside the crease, he decided to continue to walk away to bowl the delivery. Dhawan, as we know him, did not want to let this opportunity escape to show some dance moves to his home crowd and mock the Chennai-born athlete with whom he once shared the Indian dressing room. WATCH: Shikhar's dance moves on the crease ð½ï¸ð½ï¸https://t.co/KtJkaIpubw — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019 This was also for the second time in two overs that Ashwin had stopped halfway through his bowling routine to keep a check on the rival batter on the bowler's end and even the commentators acknowledged the fact. Overjoyed by watching Dhawan bringing social justice to Ashwin in the form of a comfortable stretch followed by what was a “twist from the '60s” according to the announcers, cricket fans expressed their amuse on social media: Did Ashwin really try to runout the non striker again? 𤠗 Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) April 20, 2019 Nice one from Gabbar 𤣠trolling Ashwin — DivyaSree Padupalli (@DP_DivyaSree) April 20, 2019 Mastermind, King and Gabber **The presence of mind** This is the reason they are in wc squad. @msdhoni @imVkohli @SDhawan25 — Pavithra (@Pavithr89452187) April 20, 2019 .@SDhawan25 you beauty! That dance on the non-striker end was funny!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019 — Garg Ankit (@graciousgarg) April 20, 2019 That @SDhawan25 jig at the non-striker's crease was better than all his wicket celebration jigs combined 𤣠#DCvKXIP — na:Deem (@absolutLALA) April 20, 2019 It's fun to watch @SDhawan25 teasing Ashwin... #GABBAR #DCvKXIP #IPL2019 — Multazim Khan (@iam_Multazim) April 20, 2019
  2. Arguably one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Brett Lee's extreme speed and ability to swing both the new and old ball made him the worst nightmare of the opposition batsmen. The Australian great's success can be measured from his tally of 718 wickets across all formats (310 in Tests, 380 in ODIs and 28 in T20Is). But, the limitations of his body and lack of steam later in his playing days brought an end to his decade-long career. Now, 'Binga' is busy carrying out the responsibilities of a cricket pundit and commentator at ICC events and private leagues. While he might have called it quits from all forms of cricket, Lee appears to be as menacing as he once was during his playing days. His steaming yorker is still good enough to escape down the willow of batsmen before rattling the stumps - something that was in full display during an impromptu match of Gully Cricket in Mumbai recently. Instagram/@brettlee_58 Currently roped in by IPL's star broadcaster Star Sports as an expert, Lee is making the most of his time in India. In fact, when he challenged for a Gully Cricket match by local lads in Mumbai, the former Aussie speedster didn't just oblige, but gave a great lesson to the young blokes on fast bowling. In a video shared by him on Instagram, Lee was seen bowling to a local lad who appeared excited to face one of the most popular fast bowlers in the history of the game. But, little did he know that the old fella with the ball was gearing up to embarrass him in front of his friends. Bowling with a short run-up, Lee fired in a steaming yorker that completely foxed the poor chap and before he could bring the bat down, the ball had rattled the stumps. A impromptu game of Gully Cricket in Mumbai with my good mate @bcl375400 Lee vs Lara, 2 over clash! Had to bowl my two favourite deliveries. Bouncer to Lara followed up by the Yorker to some poor bloke on the other team𤣠Good crowd to cheer on the great West Indian Brian Lara. #hehasstillgotit A post shared by Brett Lee (@brettlee_58) on Apr 11, 2019 at 6:12am PDT Apart from embarrassing the young kid, Lee was also seen bowling a testing bouncer to West Indian great Brian Lara who did pretty well to leave it after judging the length to perfection. The participation of Lara and Lee in a Gully Cricket game made the day of the youngsters who had lined up to watch the two superstars, once again, work their magic after all these years.
  3. MS Dhoni is the 'coolest' captain the Indian cricket team has ever had. And literally so. Boy, can the man keep calm under duress or what? The former Indian skipper even holds a number of epithets along the same lines, such as 'Captain Fantastic' and 'Mr. Iceman', apart from the most popular one, 'Captain Cool'. © Twitter However, today people on Twitter are chanting his name for an entirely different reason and one that is truly heartwarming. We all know how passionate Dhoni is about cricket, which obviously extends to his love for his Indian Premier League team, Chennai Super Kings and its supporters. © Twitter So, last evening, after the match with Mumbai Indians came to an end, Dhoni met up with one such special fan patiently, who was rooting for him and cheering the team from the stands. The fan is special because she is an elderly woman who was seen gracing the stands during the match, holding a placard that read, “I am here only for Dhoni.” Captain cool, @msdhoni humble ð Heartwarming to see this gesture from the legend in Mumbai ð¤@ChennaiIPL #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/6llHlenIzL — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 4, 2019 Captain Cool not only interacted with his die-hard, elderly fan with humility and affection, but also clicked selfies with her, and presented her with an autographed CSK jersey! The video of this heartwarming meeting was shared on the Indian Premier League's official Twitter handle, which has since been widely viewed and circulated on social media. © Twitter What's more, all the Dhoni fans across the country cannot stop chanting 'Captain Cool' for his kind gesture from Dhoni. This man is pure gold... — pankaj bhardwaj (@2113pkbhardwaj3) April 4, 2019 Reason Why he is Respected Everywhere :) Humble and So Ground to Earth — Sachin Tendulkar ð®ð³ Fans (@CrickeTendulkar) April 4, 2019 #MSD is a great cricketer in the world right now ## — Kamal Singh@ V (@KamalSinghV1) April 4, 2019 Fan for life ! You are younger to me but an inspiration of the highest order — vishal (@drvishalksingh) April 4, 2019 He's a different league. @bhogleharsha tweeted on his calm mind recently. Summed it up so beautifully. There's always time.. — Ankit (@ankitgrover4) April 4, 2019 Legend ððððððððâ¤ï¸ — shreedhar Mahi Tambole(Chowkidar) (@shreedhar9656) April 4, 2019 Love this man â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ — Siddhi Ajagaonkar (@Ime_n_mySalman) April 4, 2019 He is favourite of all age group. — mk yadav (@m_kumarind) April 4, 2019
  4. A few days ago, we shared the news with you guys that music maestro AR Rahman is teaming up with Marvel, to create a special anthem for all the desi fans of 'Avengers: Endgame'. According to reports, the special track was going to be released on April 1 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Turns out the Russo brothers did not pull an April Fool's Day prank on us. Marvel Studios The special song dropped just now and to be honest the song is good, but not something we were expecting to go with the theme of Avengers. The song features AR Rahman as a part of flash mob walking through the streets and singing 'Roke na rukenge ab to yaara', with stills of Thanos and the Avengers plugged in between. Marvel Studios The moment I heard the song, the first thing that came to my mind is that the superheroes are not going to 'avenge the fallen', but actually gearing up for a cricket match against Thanos. Given that the IPL season is on, if BCCI plays this track in a stadium during a match, it will sound like an IPL anthem of a cricket team. Having said that, it is one of those songs that you don't like initially, but grows on you gradually.
  5. It was a night full of drama at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur during the fourth game of the Indian Premier League in its twelfth season. While we got to see some brilliant shots being played and powerful innings being carried out by Chris Gayle and Jos Buttler, there was that one instance that sucked all the charm right out of the game. After the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) were able to put forward a more than respectable score of 184-run total in 20 overs behind Chris 'Universe Boss' Gayle's thunderous 79-run innings, it was up to Ajinkya Rahane's Rajasthan Royals (RR) to make the run-chase happen successfully, otherwise this will be Punjab's first victory in Rajasthan ever, in the history of the league. Kinni tareefan kare tuhaddi, Gayle paaji ð Describe @henrygayle's innings with one emoji!#SaddaPunjab #KXIP #RRvKXIP #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/CorltLx6AV — Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) March 25, 2019 From the get-go, Rahane and Co. looked determined to keep things the way they were with no intention of letting Punjab get a one up early in the tournament. With the skipper returning to the dressing room after scoring just 27 runs, it was the second opener and English cricketer Jos Buttler who took the command and thrashed anyone and everyone who came his way, while scoring 69 in just 43 deliveries which included 10 4s and two 6s. And just like that, it's 5ï¸â£0ï¸â£ off 29 balls for @josbuttler You 'Jos' can't take your eyes off this man! ð#HallaBol #RRvKXIP #RR pic.twitter.com/hlgEwye8EE — Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 25, 2019 With loss in sight for KXIP, they looked desperate to get Buttler's wicket. They tried spinners, pacers and bowled a couple of googlies as well but the Englishman remained unfazed. This is when R. Ashwin decided to do the unthinkable. In the 13th over, when Buttler was standing in the non-striker's end and was out of the crease (which all runners tend to do in order to complete the run more quickly), Ashwin went half-way into his bowling routine, stopped in the middle, turned around and knocked the bails right off the wickets right next to him. Spirit of cricket thrown out of cricket, Some1 just tell @ashwinravi99 is not playing in streets but an International game @ICC must abolish Mankad rule. If u want to get @josbuttler Out then get him "OUT". Don't use silly ways to get rid of Best player @awais_hameed #Ashwin pic.twitter.com/kgdubqBhMG — Naveed Qaiser Rana (@journalist4871) March 25, 2019 This move is infamously known as 'mankading' based on the name of one of the most controversial bowlers in the history of Indian cricket, Vinoo Mankad, who started out this unholy, unsportsmanlike practice all the way back in 1947 when he dismissed Aussie batter Bill Brown twice (once in a practice session and then again in a Test match). Anyhow, Ashwin's appeal after 'mankading' Buttler led the umpire to take the decision upstairs where the third umpire gave a decision in favour of the bowler and asked Buttler to leave the pitch. Make no mistake, 'mankading' is not an illegal move. A bowler is well within his rights to get the non-striker run-out anytime he is found to be outside of the crease. Law 41.16 a batsmen at non strikers end should not leave his ground UNTIL the bowler has released the ball! SO OUT! Lesson.. batsmen watch the bowlers release the ball! #easy #SelectDugout — Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 25, 2019 “No real argument on that and it was pretty instinctive. I didn't even load and he just left the crease. We ended on the right side of the coin, but I definitely think that those are game-changing moments and batsmen need to be wary of it,” Ashwin told Harsha Bhogle in the award distribution ceremony after the game. Even though the official books of cricketing rules don't deem 'mankading' as illegal, it has been frowned upon ever since Mankad carried out this practice for the very first time. It makes the bowling side look weak, desperate and it most certainly does not help them look like the gentlemen of the game. Ravichandran Ashwin has been out of action for the Indian cricket team for quite some time now and the fact that he can resort to something this grave, especially in the golden era of Indian cricket in which stars like Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are making their country proud, says a thousand words about his spirit as a sportsman. Clearly, the millions of fans of the true nature of cricket did not like the taste of Ashwin's desperate attempt to win the game, left in their mouth: 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 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 Ashwin waited for him to get out of the crease. It is obvious for batsman to consider the ball is been released at that given moment when he completed the bowling stride. He just set a bad example as a captain! #mankading pic.twitter.com/4LXDzMcJhl — Chowkidar Devendra singh (@Devendra5611) March 26, 2019 Ashwin is very arrogant and oversmart too .... for me he is just another chutiya nothing more than that I m praying for disaster 4 kxip .... ashwin dog#Ashwin — ANNA (@iamtusharrai) March 26, 2019 Aise to gully cricket mei bhi nhi krte log jaisa ashwin ne kiya h ðððð Do you agree with ashwin's actions #Ashwin #KXIPVSRR pic.twitter.com/mpPYp4LrOr — Chowkidar @Hari Singh Rao (@HariSinghPatan1) March 26, 2019 #RRvKXIP #Buttler #IPL2019 #josbuttler #Ashwin POOR TIPU = POOR BUTTLER pic.twitter.com/e6m4i9yE3y — Ayush Thakur (@aahaayush18) March 26, 2019 Is this is what we want to teach our kids. @ashwinravi99 Nvr had the intention to deliver the ball.Shame on u.Lost all respect for u. History will teach you lesson. Also shame on third umpire for his decision. It should have been a dead ball #Ashwin. Spirit of cricket died pic.twitter.com/lRRYfVDc3j — à²à³à²à²¿à²¦à²¾à²° à²à²¶à³à²µà²¥à³/Chowkidar Ashwath (@AshwathK) March 26, 2019 Shame player ashwin #Buttler — தà¯à®¤à¯à®¤à¯à®à¯à®à¯à®à®¿ தி.à®®à¯.à® ... (@allaneben24) March 26, 2019 Sorry @bhogleharsha IMHO you are wrong on this one. Ashwin allowed his competitive instincts to get the better of his judgement. A good night's sleep,maybe both of you will feel otherwise. As someone pointed out on my timeline,imagine Stokes Mankading Kohli in WC final! #Ashwin https://t.co/aoNTU8MdB9 — Citizen/नाà¤à¤°à¤¿à¤/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) March 25, 2019
  6. Back in the day, when the World Wrestling Entertainment used to be World Wrestling Federation, chair shots to the head were allowed, blading your skin for blood was considered to be a mundane part of 'entertainment' and 'hardcore matches' were huge crowd-pullers. This time in the WWF was informally known as the 'Attitude Era' during which, the organisation boasted a studded main roster with in-ring performers like Triple H, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels making appearances on the franchise shows on a weekly basis. Having said that, there were two wrestlers at the time who were considered to be on the topmost level altogether. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and 'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan were literally considered to be the icons of the era, not just in the wrestling world but the whole entertainment sector. Hogan was a well-established star who had been the 'top guy' for the business for more than a decade and a half and had been selling out stadiums to capacity crowds wherever the WWF went. However, having put out some of the most memorable matches in the sport's history with opponents like Andre 'The Giant' and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Hogan's age began to get the better of him. He wasn't as energetic, his slams didn't look powerful enough and he was getting injured way too often to maintain the status of WWF's poster boy. On the other hand, with a new found character as the electrifying People's Champion, The Rock was quickly gaining momentum in every city and town of the states and even across international borders. It was his time to shine and even the company had his back. Thus took place the 'Icon Vs Icon' duel at Wrestlemania 18. The match was perfectly booked as a 'passing of the torch' gesture. There were no titles on the line, no pre-match conditions put up, just two great athletes of different generations entertaining an extremely fortunate audience in a massive transitional battle. View this post on Instagram A post shared by therock (@therock) on Mar 18, 2019 at 5:26am PDT Hogan, who was known to have a big ego, was not the one to go down to just 'anyone'. In the past, he has refused to get pinned by Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. But The Rock wasn't just 'another guy' and Hogan accepted his presence. With his blessings and good wishes, Hogan got pinned at the hands of Johnson: “1… 2… 3...” and the rest is history.
  7. Probably one of the most hardworking and well respected members of the Indian and international cricket fraternity, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was one of the athletes who was kept in the spotlight for the infamous spot-fixing incident that took place in 2013. The event rose to actor Vindu Dara Singh and the Chennai Super Kings leader Gurunath Meiyappan being arrested by the Mumbai Police on alleged betting rows and maintaining close contact with the bookies. During the investigation, a lot of players were interrogated and pressurised to break, in order to come out with the truth. “The team was involved, I was accused too. It was a tough phase for all of us,” said a very serious MS Dhoni in the trailer for 'Roar of the Lion', a Hotstar documentary. “Fans felt that the punishment was harsh. Coming back was an emotional moment and I have always said, what doesn't kill you makes you strong.” In 2017, a committee established by Justice Mukul Mudgal surfaced a report which basically describes Dhoni's willingness to play according to the demands of the bookies against a match against the Rajasthan Royals. © India Today “The biggest crime that I can commit is not a murder, it is actually match fixing,” said the former Indian skipper. Watch how @msdhoni and a bunch of men in yellow jerseys wrote one of India's greatest comeback stories. #HotstarSpecials is proud to present #RoarOfTheLion. Trailer out. pic.twitter.com/nkWpV1EPnl — Hotstar Specials (@HotstarSpecials) March 10, 2019 When Meiyappan was found guilty of the crimes, the entire Chennai Super Kings franchise was barred from competition for two years, keeping the then two-time IPL champs away from the league in 2016 and 2017. During the span of two years, MSD was bought by the brand new franchise, Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016. While the franchise came seventh amongst eight teams that year, they succeeded to make it to the final the next season, only to lose to Rohit Sharma and the Mumbai Indians. After the ban on CSK was lifted the next season in 2018, Dhoni retained his 'Thala' status as he, along with Suresh Raina, got the city of Chennai their third IPL title.
  8. The International Cricket Council or the ICC's quarterly meet is currently taking place in Dubai, with the agenda of India boycotting the World Cup match up against Pakistan set to be discussed on the final day of the assembly on 2nd March ie; tomorrow. Until now, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has shown concerns only about the security of the Indian cricket team, its players, management and the various Indian officials that will join the Indian squad for the World Cup come June. "On behalf of the BCCI, Rahul Johri raised concerns for the safety and security of the Indian team, match officials and the Indian Fans, at the CEC Meeting," a BCCI official told the Press Trust of India (PTI) on Wednesday. ICC has taken into account all the concerns shown by Johri and his team and has assured the BCCI officials that they will do everything within their jurisdiction to provide maximum security to the said personnel. However, no talks of whether the Indian cricket team will or won't be boycotting the match against Pakistan in London and Wales has been initiated as yet. Almost certain that the said agenda will surface either today or tomorrow, one of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials has come out and questioned the practicality of BCCI's impending decision on the boycott. “Pakistan's stance is that if India wants to give a walkover, it can't do anything about it. But it will pose a question as to what happens if both countries again qualify to meet each other in the knockout stages,” said the official. While the BCCI is campaigning for other ICC member nations to “sever ties with the nation from which terrorism emanates” in accordance with some of the cricketing legends such as Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh, other pundits like Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar believe that sports and politics should not be intertwined and believe that India should not only play their neighbouring rivals but also beat them, forcing them out of the knockouts. Johri along with the officials of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) also came up with an idea to force foreign cricketers to choose between playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, after discussing the idea in detail, no actions were taken up it as it was deemed as 'bad for business' by the IPL franchise owners. Is boycotting Pakistan during the ICC World Cup 2019 a bad idea? Yes. Why? Find out here.
  9. While we are still revelling in our win against Australia in the ODI matches, the Indian Cricket team is all ready to welcome Australia for a quick limited overs tour before the Indian Premier League kicks off next month. India will take on Australia in another T20I on February 27 followed by a five-match ODI series which will go on till March 13. And after their stupendous win earlier, we cannot wait to see these stars of the Indian Cricket team perform in tomorrow's match. 1. KL Rahul ICC Cricket A dynamic batsman, who has not been able to perform with the bat in the past few series, would be looking to re-establish his form in the shorter format of the game. With a strike rate nearing 150 in the year 2018, he'd definitely try to cement his position in the World Cup squad. 2. Rishab Pant ICC Cricket One of the emerging players in the T20 format, Pant will provide a lot of stability and firepower to the Indian team for the upcoming series. With his recent breathtaking performances in Australia with 350 runs at an average of 58.33 and a few cameos in New Zealand, he has been able to gain the trust of the selectors and is in strong contention as a second wicketkeeper for the World Cup. 3. Chickstar Taco Bell And since this weekend is all sorted for in terms of entertainment with these stars in count, why not talk about another star we cannot wait to try! Heard about Taco Bell's Chickstar wrap (for Rs 169) yet? The wrap is star-shaped and is generously filled with crispy chicken, creamy habanero, veggies, and nacho cheese sauce. Don't fret, vegetarians. For you, they have the Vegstar wrap for Rs 149 which is equally mouthwatering and scrumptious! The best part though? These wrap come with free unlimited Pepsi. So it seems like you have managed to sort out food and beverages like a total pro, and you are still left with extra funds! 4. Vijay Shankar ICC Cricket An all-rounder with a solid technique and calm temperament, Vijay Shankar is definitely going to provide stability to India's middle order. In New Zealand, during the fourth ODI, he showed his quality with the bat pulling Team India out of trouble. With his sharp batting skills and seam bowling ability, he could prove to be a trump card for Team India. 5. Mayank Markande ICC Cricket An exciting young leg-spinner who grabbed 15 wickets during last year's IPL for Mumbai Indians would be looking to leave selectors in a dilemma as he gets a chance to showcase his talent at the International level. After his impressive performance against England Lions and having best bowling figures of 4/23 in T20Is, he's the youngster to watch out for. 6. Ravindra Jadeja ICC Cricket Left-arm spin bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja would be looking to make the most of this call-up due to the absence of Hardik Pandya. Since the Asia Cup last year, Jadeja has clinched 16 wickets from 11 matches. With his ability to restrict the opposition in the middle overs and playing fast cameos with the bat he is another crucial all-rounder to watch out for. I don't know about you, but I am eagerly waiting to watch the match tomorrow. One, because let's beat Australia again. And two, let's have a Chikstar while we are at it. Peace out!
  10. Following a crazy bidding war last December, the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to enthral cricket fans as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) host Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening clash on 23rd March. With the opening match pitting two of the biggest cricketers Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni against each other, the fans have already begun placing their bets on their favourite team on the social media. Despite the general elections coinciding with the upcoming IPL season, the fact that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has carefully ensured that the matches are played in India, further cheered the home fans. With IPL 2019 just a month away, the buzz amongst the fans in anticipation of the upcoming season appears to be at an all-time high. ð¨ Announcement ð¨: The #VIVOIPL schedule for the first two weeks is out. The first match of the 2019 season will be played between @ChennaiIPL and @RCBTweets Details - https://t.co/wCi6dYHlXL pic.twitter.com/TaYdXNKVSx — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 19, 2019 In a bid to get their hands at the prized tickets of the IPL matches, a lot of fans seem to be approaching popular celebrities and cricket bigwigs on the social media, seeking their help. One such hilarious incident has been brought to the limelight by Ishant Sharma's wife Pratima Singh on social media. After going unsold at the auctions last season, Ishant's improved performance with the Indian team in Test cricket helped him in finding a suitor in Delhi Capitals who fought with Rajasthan Royals in the bidding war to secure the services of the seamer for Rs 1 crore. But, while Ishant is busy preparing to live up to his price tag this season, his wife Pratima - a professional basketball player - has found herself tackling the absurd requests of fans. View this post on Instagram For the world its yey !!! IPL is coming , for cricketers and their family OMG IPL is coming !! Log Tickets le liye phone karenge , Tickets maangege , tickets - tickets - tickets ðððð @ishant.sharma29 @divya4india @manishkumar5967 @prashantisingh @akankshasingh4 @vikrant_solanki__ @rajeev1717 @gaurav_chh ð@anuj A post shared by Pratima singh (@pratima0808) on Feb 17, 2019 at 9:20pm PST Fed up by the consistent messages, Pratima decided to troll the cricket fans who were asking her for the IPL match tickets. Taking to Instagram, she shared a screenshot of the conversation with a fan who sought her help for the tickets. "For the world its yey !!! IPL is coming, for cricketers and their family OMG IPL is coming !! Log Tickets le liye phone karenge (people will call for tickets, Tickets maangege (ask for tickets), tickets - tickets - tickets," Pratima captioned the picture. With Ishant being one of the few experienced Indian players who'll not be seen playing in the forthcoming ICC World Cup in May, the Delhi paceman will be eager to reaffirm his credentials with a fine showing for his new franchise in the upcoming IPL season.
  11. Denim: every man's go-to piece of clothing which sticks with them season after season. We rely on our trusted denims far too much, thinking we can never go wrong with styling them. Even the most versatile piece of clothing can go wrong if you don't match the shades right. As denims come in various colors and washes, it is essential to know what textures and shades to sport with every kind. Fret not, for we have put together guidelines on what to wear with the 4 most common shades of jeans available. Take a look and thank us later. 1. Light Wash Jeans © vickykaushal09 Perfect for a day look, light washed denims are definitely a gamble when it comes to matching them right. For an appealing everyday look, go with a basic crew neck tee shirt or a hoodie with white sneakers. Since 90s trends are back, light washed denims are having a moment in the sun. Pair them with contrast coloured uppers such as green, pastels, navy or black. Frayed hem and ripped detailing look super stylish with light washed denims as well. 2. Dark Wash Jeans © ishabhansali For those wondering, this category is only for indigo and charcoal shade of dark denims. Any dark denim which is not black falls under this section. Mostly available in skinny fit and stiffer fabric due to it's nature, dark washed denims are most versatile than other shades in terms of wearability. Go for a blazer or a polo neck tee on top for a business-casual look or pair them up with a checkered shirt. Don't opt anything too form-fitting either. Dark denim is ideal for the much-hyped 'denim on denim' look for which you can opt for a lighter shade of denim on top. Pair these babies up with primary colors, neutrals and prints. 3. White Jeans © theanisha As much as it is really calculated, keeping white jeans clean can be an intimidating task. We can't stop the chutney bowl from spilling for you, but we can sure tell you how to rock white denims. First things first, you should go for an almost white denim, like a cream or stone washed shade instead of pure white as they are fairly easier to maintain laundry wise. White denims act as a great canvas for other colors, textures and even prints. Shades like khakhi, tan, sand and black go really well with the contrast that white bottoms add to the look. 4. Black Jeans © ishabhansali As far as denims go, dark shades go a long way. There's nothing like a black denim to add texture and edge to any casual look. As black is perceived as a going-out shade, black denims switch between casual and party-wear easily. An all-black look is an age old method of pulling this shade off. If you have a particularly fluorescent or primary hued shirt or sweatshirt, team it up with black denims for a fail-safe look. If you're looking to pull off a printed blazer, textured bomber or an tuxedo jacket for a party or business casual look, black denims are your best friend. Pair them up with shades like camel, grey, pastels, primary colors or white for a sure-shot way of looking super fly. Now that you have yourself a fail-safe guide to matching denims, you may thank us.
  12. After serving a brief suspension over his objectionable comments on a popular chat show, Hardik Pandya has returned to the Indian team with better focus and more determination. Thriving in the role of an allrounder, the Baroda cricketer has adequately aided the Indian team during their recent tour of New Zealand. However, during the third and decisive third Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, the Indian cricketer was seen struggling with the ball. The right-arm seamer was clobbered all around the park, conceding 47 runs in his quota of four overs. He was India's second most expensive bowler after his brother Krunal (0-54) on the day. When it came to his batting, Pandya couldn't do much to rescue his team from a four-run loss. With his side in desperate need of some power-hitting, the 25-year-old was promoted up the order but couldn't make it count as he departed after a 11-ball 21. If his outing in the third T20I got him frustrated, Pandya further became the subject of criticism after a young Indian fan asked him an interesting question while cheering for the visitors in the stands during the second T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland. give this lady a Bharat Ratnaððð#INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/PQA8KtGNFB — Sunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 8, 2019 Dressed in India's iconic blue jersey, a young girl was seen holding a placard that read: "Pandya Aaj Karke Aaya Kya?" - a dig at Pandya's remarks during his appearance on 'Koffee With Karan'. As soon as the photo of the Indian girl holding the poster surfaced on the social media, cricket fans used the opportunity to take a dig at Pandya. It's not online trolling This was real trolling ðð — Shashank (@shashankachrya) February 8, 2019 #Cricket trollingðððð Best poster presentation ð — shahJahanch (@shahjahanmath) February 10, 2019 Karke nai aaya isiliye haargaye ððð𤣠— Harish George (@george_harish) February 10, 2019 ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£pandya ki lag gaye — Shakir Sheikh (@ShakirS67500288) February 10, 2019 Champion she is! ð — Sukrit Ghosh (@Sukrit_G) February 10, 2019 Give this lady her dues : Kya bola re.... @ICC Best Say of The Day !! — Neelum Guha (@zoinxy) February 10, 2019
  13. For a man who initially started as a translator for foreign coaches, Jose Mourinho undeniably came a long way to establish himself as one of the best football managers in the world. Owing to his shrewd tactics and understanding of the game, the Portuguese won two UEFA Champions League and three Premier League titles amongst other notable tournament wins with multiple football clubs across the globe. In fact, it was his coaching success that saw him being roped in by Manchester United as their new manager in 2016. But, a series of dismal seasons, comprised of disappointing results, and deteriorating relations with players that eventually got him sacked at Old Trafford last December. © Reuters Since then, Mourinho, amid all the criticism and backlash from fans, has gone about enjoying life away from the dug-out. He carried out some media work and was seen spending time with his family in the warmer climes of his homeland. More recently, he has appeared as a special guest for Avangard Omsk's ice hockey match against SKA St. Petersburg in Siberia. But, just like his stint with United, it was an outing to forget. Jose Mourinho was a special guest at the SKA - Avangard game. Something went really wrong at the opening face-off. Pavel Datsyuk saved The Special One pic.twitter.com/I6SBRpobxi — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) February 4, 2019 After dropping the puck between Avangard's Evgeny Medvedev and SKA's Pavel Datsyuk, Mourinho was looking to occupy his space in the crowd to enjoy the match. But, as he turned around to walk back along the red carpet, the former United boss fell on the ice as the carpet slipped beneath his feet. gerrard slip absolutely nailed the impression, is there anything this man can't do? ðpic.twitter.com/gXFba1qD3F — rei josé (@KingMourinho) February 4, 2019 Mourinho was quick to laugh off the incident as Datsyuk helped him back to his feet. The incident pretty much summed up his recent troubles and football fans made full use of the opportunity to take a dig at Mourinho on the social media. @sebastienesciorpic.twitter.com/BESG0cyFKP — JérémyNescior (@JeremyNescior) February 4, 2019 Sums up Mourinho's last season st united — Zed (@danzed_) February 4, 2019 Specialist in fallure. — glueface (@face_glue) February 5, 2019 ððððThe Chosen one!!ððððð.....doing a Gemma Collins on ice!!ðððððit don't get any funnier!ððð — D (@quatermass3) February 5, 2019 The slippy one — Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) February 4, 2019 Gemma Collins in disguise? — TomStLawrence (@tomstlawrence) February 4, 2019 pic.twitter.com/WFSjQ5d2It — Tyler (@SergioKun0) February 4, 2019 Secret lemonade drinker ð¤pic.twitter.com/c7L2Y8uMG9 — Black and White Boy (@Biz_McIntosh) February 4, 2019 Paul Pogba wishes he'd been thereð¤£ð¤£ — Jack Clark (@saddlerjack05) February 4, 2019
  14. The love for football is only second to the pure, unconditional, and strong bond between a mother and her child. But what happens when these two come together? It's something that we recently found out in Brazil. The video of a mother narrating the story of a local football match to her visually-impaired son, from September last year, is doing the rounds of the internet right now. Silvia Grecco and her son Nickollas, 12, have become minor celebrities in the Sao Paulo team Palmeiras after the mother was spotted on TV narrating one of their matches from the stands. Sempre muita emoção. ðð·ð pic.twitter.com/Nzl0qAcpLK — silvia grecco (@pringrecco) September 10, 2018 During a recent game between Palmeiras and Botafogo Futebol Clube, Grecco explained to AFP, “I describe details: this player is wearing short sleeves, the color of their football boots, hair color.” The most heartwarming sight was to see the young Nickollas, jumping up and down with his friends at the right moments during the match, and surprisingly in unison with the thousands of other fans, who were wearing the club's dark green jersey. ðððððððð — Danilo Charlds (@CharldsDanilo) September 11, 2018 Salute to the mother ððð — ManishSingh72 (@Singh72Manish) January 29, 2019 Tmj Nicolasðð — Temisâðð 1ï¸â£7ï¸â£ð§ð· (@TemisSSilva) September 10, 2018 Silvia further added that this activity is more about the emotions than the technicalities of football. Despite not being a professional, she gives her own spin to the events on the field, sometimes even including the curses sent down the referee's way. This is surely not the first time a disabled fan has become a social media sensation by following the sports they love, but this duo of mother and son would certainly be remembered for a long, long time to come.
  15. When it comes to dating, life becomes really hard for a man. All thanks to the f****d up *** ratio of our country. Getting matches on a dating app isn't easy if you don't have the looks of Ryan Gosling and humour of Chandler Bing. On apps like Tinder, where girls get 30 matches in one day, guys get one measly match in 30 days. via GIPHY If you too are swiping right and right and still not able to find a match, worry no more. Other dating apps have come in picture and some of them are as good as Tinder, if not more. via GIPHY Here are 5 such apps which you can join to improve your odds of getting more dates: 1. Bumble Bumble has been in India for a while but officially it was launched recently by Priyanka Chopra. This is the app which has better UI than Tinder and somehow, pictures on it look even better. Bumble works on the same principle as Tinder: swipe and match. However, here you can enter more than just your bio and pictures. via GIPHY Bumble lets you enter your height, your drinking and smoking habits, whether you have pets, whether you have/want kids, what are you here for (something casual/relationship/marriage), your zodiac sign, and even your political leaning. All these things apart from your bio. In addition, it lets you answer questions like two truths and a lie, recent act of kindness, and many more. And if you are bad at breaking the ice, worry not. Here girls have to make the first move. Guys can't text first. It definitely is a great alternative for Tinder. 2. Hinge This one broke the swiping barrier and launched a whole new concept - anyone can message anyone. And if you're bad at even messaging, then you can just like the other person's picture and they will get a notification. via GIPHY Hinge has found a decentish way to check the authenticity of the profile. On Hinge, you can't get away by just uploading one or two pictures. You will have to upload six pictures, no more and no less. Like Bumble, Hinge also gives you an option to put three questions in your profile. Putting questions and answers make it easy for the other person to break the ice. 3. Truly Madly It doesn't have a very pretty UI, but it does the trick. This one is again for people who are not a big fan of bios. Truly Madly gave no space to bios but put the latest fad, hashtags, to describe yourself. You can use up to five hashtags to define yourself, or your hobbies, or what are you looking for. via GIPHY The chat room of this app has some bugs in the latest version where if you type a long message, sometimes only half of it gets delivered. So this is a perfect app for the people who use “chatroom here sucks, let's move to Instagram” line. This app is also good when it comes to privacy, as your name won't be displayed to anyone until you get matched with the person. And, for an ice-breaker after getting a match, Truly Madly has games where you answer certain questions and can check what the other person answered to see how compatible you are. This app also gives you an option to mention your favourite music, movies, books, food, and games. Again, becomes a good ice-breaker. 4. Happen If you're lazy and love your bed too much, this isn't the app for you. Happen shows you people only in the area where you are or where you have been. If you cross a person and you both have Happen installed, it will show your profile in each other's phone. via GIPHY Happen comes quite handy if you're too shy to pick girls in a pub. When you see a girl in a club you like, you can just take out your phone, if she is on Happen then it will show her profile. If you both press like, then bam, it's a match made on Happen! You can go to her and talk or if being an introvert is your thing, then just chat over the app until you're comfortable enough to buy her drinks. 5. Aisle If you are looking for something casual, then this isn't the app for you. As the name suggests, it is made for the prospect of finding a long-term partner. Also, the app isn't free and after a short trial, you need to shed some good money in order to like profiles. If you have decided to join it, make sure you have plenty of time when you sit to make a profile. via GIPHY You will have to answer quite a few questions, actually, 5-page long questionnaire. And it gets checked and verified by their team. Only after the verification, you can join the app. But all this seems worth it when you don't see fake profiles on the app. Because of such lengthy joining process and the joining fee, only people who are genuinely looking for something serious make their profile here. I hope you made it till here without downloading all or a few of the mentioned apps. Desperation has no place in the dating world!
  16. The ability of sports to connect with people and entice them thorough unheralded entertainment is what makes it a global rage. But, such has been the excitement on offer that, at times, it pushes the spectators out of their seats, quite literally. Over the years, we've seen matches coming to a standstill because of the pitch invaders who persistently chase their moment of stardom. Similarly, in cricket, the fixtures are often halted owing to numerous reasons. Apart from the pitch invaders, a rain delay is something that's quite common in the sport. Then, there is bad light which also ends up affecting play every now and then. But, 'sun holds up play' is definitely not something you read on your television sets during a live broadcast. That exception came to the fore during the first One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand on 23rd January. The visitors were going about their business in their chase of 157-run total at the McLean Park in Napier when sunlight became too prevalent to continue play. The 'sun strike', as we've come to know of, obscured Shikhar Dhawan's vision as he took his guard in the 11th over against Lockie Ferguson. And, as a result, the on-field umpires decided to halt play as the players made their way into the dressing room. Meanwhile in Napier...#NZvIND pic.twitter.com/3p5j18O3hg — ICC (@ICC) January 23, 2019 "The setting sun is directly in the eyes of the batsmen. So, we got to consider the safety of the players, umpires. So, we have decided to suspend play until conditions improve. This is the first time in my 14 years that I have seen something like this happen on a cricket field. Good news is we have 30 minutes extra time. We are hoping to be back in 30 minutes and it will still be a 50-over game," umpire Shaun Haig explained. The incident was first of its kind (at least in international cricket), but not new to McLean Park. The same venue witnessed a similar delay during a Super Smash - New Zealand's domestic T20 tourney - fixture earlier in January. But, the unique interruption of play surely caught cricket fans by surprise. If you thought, the 'sun strike' was quite weird, wait till you read the following incidents where the gentleman's game got interrupted due to bizarre reasons: Car On The Pitch © Twitter In 2017, a Ranji Trophy clash between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh came to a standstill when an unidentified man drove his car onto the field of play. In a major security breach at the Air Force Sports Complex in Palam (New Delhi), a man was seen getting his car on the field, turning it around and driving on the pitch while the players including Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Ishant Sharma and Rishabh Pant were still on it. Drive in theater just progressed to #DriveIn match. Shocking scene in between #RanjiTrophy match today witnessed with @GautamGambhir I:NDTV pic.twitter.com/fNq44TlZBZ — Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 3, 2017 Surprisingly, despite the man in question driving his car on the pitch, the match referee deemed it playable after examining potential damage. Food Delivery Gets Delayed Lunch extended by 10 minutes in Bloem because Bangladesh team's Halaal food arrived late... true story. pic.twitter.com/JgLNBWc4tG — Neil Manthorp (@NeilManthorp) October 6, 2017 Earlier this year, the first day's play of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Bloemfontein was delayed by 10 minutes due to the delay in the delivery of food. Apparently, Bangladeshi players demanded 'Halal' food (or meat) for their consumption. The two teams had separate caterers, but the ones serving food for Bangladesh were given a wrongly printed menu that carried incorrect time. As per media reports, the caterers said that while they were told by the organisers to set up at 11:00, the time printed on the menu was 12:30. However, it barely had any impact on Bangladesh as they continued to get hammered all around the park by the Proteas, conceding 256 runs in the first two sessions that day. Burnt Toast © Reuters The tales of burnt gravy setting off fire alarms and halting play between Lancashire and Kent at Old Trafford in 2007 have echoed in England's cricketing circles for years. But, it was reinvented during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Queensland in the 2017-18 season. With 18 runs for victory, New South Wales were forced to stop their batting after a fire alarm at Allan Border Field in Brisbane caused a 30-minute delay. Later, it was found that New South Wales very own Nathan Lyon had burnt his toast in the dressing room which set off the fire alarm. In a sheepish confession, the Aussie spinner told ESPNcricinfo: "(The toast) popped up first and I wasn't happy so I put it back down and I got carried away watching the cricket. There's a first for everything". While his team eventually secured victory after the resumption of play, Lyon hogged the limelight for the bizarre incident. No Bails, No Play © Thinkstock Images Back in 1981-82, the start of the third day's play of a Test match between India and England in Delhi was delayed after the umpires, shockingly, misplaced the key to the cupboard where the cricket balls were kept. A similar tale came to the fore at Lord's in 2009. The third day's play of the Championship match between Middlesex and Glamorgan began late after the bails went missing. According to Wisden, what made matters worse was the fact that the groundsmen were on their mid-morning break and it took some time for umpire Garratt to find them before they got hold of the missing bails. Fried Calamari © Twitter In 1995, a Castle Cup - South Africa's domestic competition - fixture saw Boland hosting Border in Paarl. With Hansie Cronje and Daryll Cullinan at the crease, Border needed a mere 121 runs on Day 4. The home fans knew their side is going to lose so they probably thought of overcoming that grief with some fried calamari outside the boundary ropes. During one of the overs, Cullinan had enough of the singles as he smashed Roger Telemachus for a towering six. While the maximum breathed some life into what looked like a one-sided affair, unfortunately, Cullinan's hit sent the ball straight into a spectator's frying pan where it lay among a generous portion of squid that was being fried. It took 10 minutes for the ball to cool off before the on-field umpires removed the grease and play resumed. But, according to Wisden, Telemachus was still unable to grip the ball and it eventually had to be replaced.
  17. While we thought India's obsession with black magic was a little stifling, here we have Pakistani batsman Haris Sohail claiming he'd been under the spell of the dark arts, after the first test in South Africa. Yes, this sounds exactly how you've read it! Indiatimes Sohail said black magic was the cause behind his knee injury, which he succumbed to during Pakistan's tour in South Africa, after which he was forced to return to his hometown in Pakistan. The batsman has been suffering with a knee injury and he was unable to perform after the first test match of the series. The country is anyway getting flak for losing the series after the first two matches and now to add more insult to injury (injury being the operative word here), their batsman fled the scene while believing unnatural forces were ruining his game and his knee. After returning from South Africa, the batsman did not go to a rehabilitation camp, to take care of the 'issue' but went straight to his hometown, Sialkot, in Pakistan. It has been alleged though that the batsman has been undergoing some amount of mental stress and that could be the reason behind this absurd irrationality. © Twitter The management did not reveal the real reason behind him quitting the series, to the public, as Sohail seemed very anxious about it. In fact, this isn't the first time Sohail has left a match citing superstitious reasons. Back in 2015, while touring New Zealand, Sohail changed rooms in the hotel he was staying at, saying there were supernatural forces present there and was later ruled out due to an injury. Maybe, just maybe Sohail is clairvoyant? Let's not judge him too quickly, shall we? © Twitter Well, he may think someone is using black magic on him at his dreary expense but at the end of the day we suppose he should keep it more real and maybe get the someone to check his injured knee out.
  18. While people were busy stalking Isha Ambani's wedding pictures on social media, two ace Indian shuttlers were gearing up to play 'mixed-doubles partnership' for the rest of their lives. We're talking about Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap, who got married today. Saina announced her marriage with Kashyap on social media today and shared the first pictures from the ceremony. Well like Saina wrote, this truly is the 'best match of her life' and the year. Best match of my life â¤ï¸...#justmarried âºï¸ pic.twitter.com/cCNJwqcjI5 — Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) December 14, 2018 From Pullela Gopichand to other celebrities and ministers, everyone was invited to the wedding, reports say. Saina and Kashyap were dating for the past 10 years and announced their wedding earlier this year. The moment Saina announced her marriage to Kashyap, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory wishes and showered their blessings on the newlyweds. All the best, play well in the mixed doubles game of Life!!! — Krishna (@uk141404) December 14, 2018 Perfectly said Best match. Would like to see you play dual for India... love you loads â¤ï¸ð¥° GOD bless you both ð¥°â¤ï¸ — Paulhorta (@Paulhorta1) December 14, 2018 Congratulations Saina, it's a perfect match — priteshghogare@yahoo.co.in (@priteshghogare1) December 14, 2018 Congratulation to both the champions, best wishes to both for your new phase of life..ððð — Prashant Sankeshwar (@prashant_1978) December 14, 2018 Congratulations to both of you, Jodi of the year. I have watched both of your games and am a big fan. Hope your marriage brings more success and prosperity to both you!! — Lepak B (@lepakleo) December 14, 2018
  19. We're in an age where dating app wars have begun and everyone is literally choosing sides. If you're still confused about choosing from a plethora of dating apps, we can help your sordid state of affairs and put you right back on track. Dating apps have become a thing of convenience now and someday, we'll have bots swiping and matching people for us and all we'll need to do, is just show up for the date! But having said that, right now is a time when apps are slowly defining our convenience and they're bettering their features to accommodate a more functional and virtual lifestyle. Tinder has always been a go-to app for sure. I mean, I have personally spent a lot of time on Tinder and reaped all of its benefits, but there are other apps in the market which are more personalised and made to suit your personality, that Tinder just seems like a nightmare now. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images Bumble, for instance, has been doing rounds and is catching up with all the necessities young folks need to propel their way through the 'hook-up' culture. But that's the thing. Bumble is not just a hook-up app. It's a lot more than that and it's changing the man-woman dynamic so effervescently! "I got on Bumble a few weeks ago and my success rate has been pretty damn good. I am using the 'Bumble Date' feature and I have met some interesting men. I guess there is better quality control here" - Divya, 27 Since Bumble is absolutely fresh off the boat there are some remarkable features it has. Nope, this isn't a promotional post. I am just one of the users in the market and the app has been quite entertaining. First off, men can face some amount of disadvantage because Bumble gives women a privilege to start a conversation first. So, if I swipe on a girl and she's swiped on me too, it'll definitely be a match but only she can initiate a conversation within a 24-hour window! I think that level of security is a must if you're meeting strangers off a dating app. I mean, women can completely scan you and then decide what to do. (c)Pintrest Second off, Bumble has three features- Bumble Dating, Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. The first is obviously for dating and hooking up, the second, if you want to make friends and the third if you're looking to network. I haven't used the last two features though. "I've been on Bumble for a week and I already have a date tomorrow. The selection and quality control are better. I mean it's okay if you don't get to message the girl first. If you think you're good enough, she'll message you anyway" - Kartik, 29 So, anyway, having been on Bumble for a while, I can give you pro-tips on how to get your game on point. It's a little different from Tinder and it's good to try out a couple of alternatives I think. (1) Lead With Your Strongest Photo The photo's on Bumble somehow seem more pronounced and the order can be easily changed too. Just like Tinder, you can put your best photo forward. But that does not mean your selection has to suck. Post some good photos and yes, avoid selfies and group photos! (c)Pintrest (2) Sam *** Match-Making Is Easier If you're looking for same-*** dating, there is no restriction on who messages whom first. Anyone can message and start a conversation. Although there is a window of expiration here too. (c)Pintrest (3) Make Your Bio Interesting This is a given. Bumble has another interesting feature, where you can play a small rapid fire with Bumble and answer questions, in order for the other person to gauge and understand you better. For instance, you have to tick boxes that describe you best. Like whether or not you like smoking/drinking, having babies socialising and other lifestyle choices, you can determine them and set a precedence about what you want in a partner or a probable date. So, you don't have to give away a paragraph of information. You can make your bio crisp and witty and to the point. (c)Pintrest It's always good to try alternatives when you're in the single's market and right now we have a few in hand. These handy tips can help you if you want to try a new and fresh perspective altogether.
  20. Seeing an inaccurate tweet and then people trolling that very tweet is something we see every day, but honestly, it never gets old, especially when an entire political party is getting trolled for one hilariously wrong tweet. India recently had a second straight win against West Indies, sweeping the two-match Test series 2-0 with an impressive 10-wicket victory. Congratulatory messages and celebrations were in order, obviously, but Congress totally missed the mark in their tweet. Congratulations to the men-in-blue for the 2-0 Test series win against West Indies. #IndvWI ð pic.twitter.com/y3uDtezVs5 — Congress (@INCIndia) October 14, 2018 Does anyone see any 'blue' in the picture or is there something wrong with my eyes? (Before anyone comments with any hate, yes, the Indian cricket team is called the men-in-blue and yes, it's not that big of a goof-up, but just remember that people on Twitter are very unforgiving, so let's all just enjoy some good trolling, thanks) Yes Rahul, were you behind this tweet? Kuch bhi ðð..... Man in blue tab bolte hain jab ODI cricket ho... Y account bhi माननà¥à¤¯ शà¥à¤°à¥ @RahulGandhi chala rahe hain kya — SUBHAM SHARMA (@subhamparas) October 14, 2018 Exactly. Men in Blue ? This was a test series not ODI — punita toraskar (@impuni) October 15, 2018 Oops. Men in blue???? Divya spanda ji this is test match..... — Randhir Chauhan (@RandhirChauhan6) October 14, 2018 Yes, it's that obvious. Blue तॠपहनॠहॠनहॠहà¥, सफà¥à¤¦ पहनॠहà¥à¥¤ — Renuka Kolkata (@renukacal) October 14, 2018 Yep. Men-in- Blue ð¬ððð...Test match ki team white dress mai h.ð.Abe kyo itna pi lete h...Jo colour hi nahi pata chalte — Vinod Solanki RAJPUT (@tanmay_vinod) October 15, 2018 Two minutes starting now. 2 min silence for color blindness of INC IT cell — shuchi (@shuchi_sun) October 15, 2018 That emoji is perfect for this. "Men in blue"?????ð¤ð¤ð¤ I didn't see a single player in blue through out the match... #PappuMutra ke sevan kam karo congressiyon ð — Nimbu Masala ð®ð³ð®ð³ (@NimbuMassala) October 15, 2018 I feel like they realized their mistake, but it was too late to take down the tweet and as we all know, Twitter will never give us the edit button ever. Whatever the case may be, who doesn't enjoy some light-hearted trolling? So, we should actually thank Congress for giving us some laughs! Also, kids, think before you tweet.
  21. Narrowing down the date, time and place for a marriage proposal can be quite a task for anyone who intends to go down that lane. From the fear of being turned down to the harrowing thoughts of making an absolute mess, there are a lot of things that come to mind when someone decides to propose to their respective partners. But, that wasn't the case with Indian chess player Niklesh Jain. While chess players from all over the globe came to Georgia to make a mark at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad, Niklesh went into the tournament with something else in mind. Labelling the tournament as a "temple for chess players", the Indian chess player was convinced that it was the perfect place for him to propose to his long-time girlfriend Angela Franco, who represents Colombia in competitive chess. Roping in his girlfriend's sister for help, Niklesh devised a plan to surprise Angela during the tournament. She was getting ready for Colombia's second round match against China in the main hall, when Niklesh got down on his knee and popped the all-important question with a sparkling ring in his hand. Taken by surprise, Angela blushed and even turned away before gleefully accepting her boyfriend's proposal. Every participant present in the main hall applauded and cheered for the couple as they continued to smile and celebrate. The video of the entire incident was captured on camera and has since, gone viral on the social media. “Actually I am a chess player and she is too. There were a few places where I could have proposed her, but then I thought what better could it be then the Chess Olympiads. There are 189 countries who are playing here and for us, this is our temple,” Niklesh was quoted as saying by Chess.com. “I had been planning this for some time. We have been dating for 1.5 years after we met in Barcelona in the Catalan circuit. We were playing our matches next to each other. I won that game against a tough opponent, even though I was not trying to impress her. But we started talking,” he added. If his heartfelt marriage proposal got him fame on social media, his moving words after the incident earned him more praise. “The world is for peace, for love and there's no language, no colour, no bar of anything. We should be a good human being and this is good for world,” Niklesh concluded.
  22. It was one of the most exciting matches in the Asia Cup 2018, played between India and Afghanistan on Tuesday. Against the expectations of every cricket fan, the match ended in a tie between both the teams. While there was jubilation and cheering on one side of the stadium, there were some who were crushed by the results of the match, and this young kid was one of them. © Twitter Honestly, be it making some of the most gorgeous female fans trend on social media or capturing rare reactions of fans, the cameramen have delivered better performances than all the teams combined. This was one such moment, where a young kid broke down and started crying after the match ended in a tie. Despite his father consoling him, he couldn't control his tears. pic.twitter.com/DPRx8ju7yi — Kabali of Cricket (@KabaliOf) September 25, 2018 Within no time, the kid's tears took social media by storm and several cricketers took notice of it. Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to cheer the young fan up and assured him that the Indian team will win the finals. Koi na putt Rona Nahi hai final aapa jittange ð®ð³ð®ð³ð pic.twitter.com/fjI0DWeBoy — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 25, 2018 While Harbhajan consoled him on Twitter, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who made the young fan's day by giving him a call to cheer him up. Bhuvneshwar, who was rested for the match, spoke to him on the phone and his kind gesture was appreciated by the kid's father. His father wrote, "@harbhajan_singh Paaji he is happy now and looking forward to the final on Friday… Really kind of @BhuviOfficial as well to call and console him… We will surely bounce back and it will be our “Fateh” on Friday ?????? Go Team India @BCCI." @harbhajan_singh Paaji he is happy now and looking forward to the final on Friday... Really kind of @BhuviOfficial as well to call and console him... We will surely bounce back and it will be our "Fateh" on Friday ðð®ð³ Go Team India @BCCI pic.twitter.com/BPkBXO2hIv — Amarpreet Singh (@itsamarpreet) September 25, 2018 @BhuviOfficial 's call ð Special moment for Arjan... Thank you Team India ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/Z5S6GgrrRQ — Amarpreet Singh (@itsamarpreet) September 26, 2018 Not just the Indian team, but Afghanistan players Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shahzad also made the kid's day by clicking selfies with him. These Pics making India - Afghanistan Cricket Friendship bond even Stronger #INDvAFG #AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/x84r2z8ziZ — Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) September 26, 2018 Truly, kudos to both India and Afghanistan, for not only for putting forward a spirited performance but also for taking care of their fans and trying to bring a smile on their faces. India will now take on Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup on Friday, September 27.
  23. It doesn't matter if you watch cricket matches or even care about the game. If India is playing against Pakistan, I can guarantee that almost the entire country is glued to the television, waiting for India's victory. Everyone obviously already knows about the most anticipated game of the Asia Cup that took place yesterday, and to say that everyone was extremely excited for it would be an understatement. In fact, even before the match started, the hashtag 'IndvsPak' was already active. Moreover, it was the perfect opportunity for India to avenge their defeat at the Champions Trophy. All the people from both the sides of the border didn't hesitate before taking a dig at each other but as we all know, the winner takes it all and Indians won the meme match on twitter. Oops, shots fired. Don't get disheartened Pakistan. I know its not easy to be the son of a successful father.#IndvPak — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) September 19, 2018 Wow. Pakistan fans watching their team's batting right now. #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/N4o6HiPLRO — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) September 19, 2018 One word. When Pakistani fans try to remind Indians about Champions Trophy Final #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/yNZjlia0mW — Bade Chote (@badechote) September 19, 2018 That editing, tho. Mauka-Mauka 2018. #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/Stpb8M4Jst — Deewan. (@Spoof_Junkie) September 19, 2018 It's getting more brutal. Q.Why pakistan don't produce good batsman? A~ pic.twitter.com/X0LLyRW2mA — Bruce Wayne ð¦ (@WaizArd20) September 19, 2018 At least Indian can make fun of themselves. Indian Bowlers Indian Bowlers Against against Other teams Pakistan pic.twitter.com/tUicp00hLS — Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 19, 2018 Circuit is happy. Pakistani batting ðð#INDvPAK #AsiaCup18 pic.twitter.com/i4hbDDibty — Singapore Sheikh (@sircaustick) September 19, 2018 Great observation. Aaj ye Bhai apna fir bahar Sofe pe soyega ð¤£ð#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/HajnbG13uw — Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) September 19, 2018 Accurate. Summary of #IndvsPak match ðððð pic.twitter.com/VsOczTa1Rf — Mask Indian (@Mr_LoLwa) September 19, 2018 Good idea. Udaas Mat Ho... Chal Champions Trophy Finals Ki Highlights Dekhe...#IndvPak pic.twitter.com/HDb91SEHdQ — Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) September 19, 2018 Peace out. “India won by 2 runs as they scored 164 chasing Pakistan's score of 162..” #IndvPak pic.twitter.com/Kar8TMaKXZ — The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) September 19, 2018 Exactly. Imran Khan said "If India will take one step forward , Pakistan will take two" Kohli decided not to play against Pakistan, and entire Pakistan decided not to play against India. ðððð#INDvPAK#PAKvIND — Mahesh Vikram Hegde (@mvmeet) September 19, 2018 Umm. Year 2099. World cup, India beats Pakistan for the 50th time. 100 yr old Pakistani Fan: "But the Champion Trophy Final in 2017..."#INDvPAK — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) September 19, 2018 Leave it to people on Twitter to turn a nice moment into this. Hence proved.......#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/1zcN1H6rV4 — PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) September 19, 2018 Baap is baap. Be It War Be It GDP Be It Economy Be It Kabaddi Be It Football Be It Hockey Be It Olympics Be It Asian Games Be It Cricket BAAP Baap Hota Hai, Beta Beta. Itna Kaun Haarta Hai Bhaið¬ðð#INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #PakvsInd #PAKvIND #IndiavsPakistan — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 19, 2018 Oh no. Dear Pakistan, You Can Now Start Celebrating Your Customary TV Breaking Ceremony. #INDvPAK #INDvsPAK #PAKvIND #PAKvsIND #IndiavsPakistan pic.twitter.com/cmmvZ9SrWS — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) September 19, 2018 Great comparison. #INDvPAK After every defeat , Pakistanis satisfying their heart with Champions trophy win be like pic.twitter.com/bYVQcGWmGg — BrainHumourð¤ (@orsunabhai) September 19, 2018 And, ending it on a good note. A Pakistani cab driver just dropped me off at my hotel in Sharjah and said with a smile, "Mubarak. India jeet gaya". This, when I had no clue that there even was a match! People are friends. Politicians are the real enemy. #INDvPAK — Akil Bakhshi (@akil_bakhshi) September 19, 2018
  24. 'Namastey London' released over a decade ago, but even if you stumble upon it now playing on the TV, chances are you will still watch it. The movie had a fresh, crisp vibe attached to it, and then there was the crackling chemistry between the romantic Akshay Kumar and the gorgeous and bratty Katrina Kaif. Basically the whole package made for an entertaining watch. Years later, after fans could not stop clamouring for a sequel, the makers apparently thought it was a good time to make one for the millennial crop and thus, the idea of 'Namaste England' came into existence. Starring Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor, the trailer dropped today and had a lot of expectations, as the sequel has pretty big shoes to fill. Firstly, the trailer lacks souls. There is no awesomeness in the dialogue delivery by Parineeti and Arjun, which is very surprising because they were outstanding together in 'Ishaqzaade'! © Reliance Entertainment The story revolves around Jasmeet and Param who fall in love and get married in Punjab but eventually, Jasmeet (Parineeti) wants to fly to London to make a life of her own. Param (Arjun) follows her there and then, of course, complications and emotional hang-ups begin to unfold. The magic is nowhere near the kind of hype 'Namastey London' created, and we can't help but feel a little let down by the trailer. Anyway, here is hoping at least the soundtrack of the movie becomes its saving grace.
  25. Not too long ago, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was in news for ignoring a 5-year-old girl, who was waiting to meet him when the team was playing a three-day practice match with Essex in Chelmsford. Although, that kid couldn't meet her hero, Kohli made the day of this young fan who will probably cherish this moment forever. Team India scripted history in the third test, with its stupendous victory by 203 runs against England at Trent Bridge. It's the same test that earned Kohli, the Man of the Match award. Instagram Kohli, known for the being a big-hearted man as well, dedicated his team's victory to the Kerala flood victims. His heart-warming gesture won millions of hearts here in the country as well as abroad. "We would like to dedicate this victory to Kerala flood victims, it's a tough time there and this is the minimum we can do on our part. The victory was much needed to keep the series alive, the credit goes to the entire dressing room. We didn't panic, we were outplayed in only one game out of the last 5, and that was Lord's," Kohli said. Reuters As the team was heading back to the bus after the match, Kohli heard a young fan shouting 'Virat, picture please!' outside the stadium in Nottingham. Virat saw his young fan and made his day by obliging his request of a selfie. He not only clicked a selfie but signed an autograph for him as well. #WATCH: Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli takes a selfie with a child after he was continuously requesting "Virat, a picture please" outside Trent Bridge cricket stadium in England's Nottingham. #INDvsENG pic.twitter.com/ngKsEVXjwd — ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2018 This isn't the only reason why Kohli's fans love him so much. Last year, Kohli and Anushka won millions of hearts when they invited Kohli's differently-abled Sri Lankan fan to their reception.
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