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  1. Owing to a violent partition, the prevailing Kashmir conflict, political and cross-border tensions, India and Pakistan, over the years, have developed a complex and largely hostile relationship. Their topsy-turvy relations have also given birth to one of the most extreme and intense sports rivalries in the world, making their duels in the sporting arena much more than just ordinary contests. The current scenario is no different. The recent cross-border strikes eradicated any hope of resuming the bilateral ties between the two countries. And, the sporting bodies of both India and Pakistan are now completely governed by the political stands of their respective governments. Ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup in England & Wales, there were calls by some Indian political leaders and cricket pundits to boycott Pakistan at the mega event. But, luckily for the cricket fans, the calls for boycott subsided and the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan will go as planned on 15th June. © Reuters In a more recent case, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought permission from the government to host the Pakistani women's cricket team for a One-Day International (ODI) series this year. Now, given the current mood in the country, the decision to host Pakistan at home is expected to leave many baffled and disappointed, especially after what the nation endured earlier this year. The chorus of keeping politics and sports aside has been doing the rounds over the years. And, it does make sense. For the countries who can't seem to see eye-to-eye, what better way to mend tarnished relations than using cricket, a sport that grips the populations of the two countries, as a platform to bring people together. Now, while that might seem a little far-fetched at the moment, the latest plea of the Indian cricket board is more on the lines of safeguarding the interest of its women's cricket team, than going against the mood of the nation. © Reuters The BCCI is seeking the government's approval to host the Pakistani cricket team for an ODI series as a part of International Cricket Council's Women's Championship - a tournament that will determine India's qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2021. The ICC conducts the Women's Championship where teams need to play each other on a home and away basis. The points system of this tournament further determines the ranking of the teams to qualify for the World Cup. The likes of Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing the ICC Women's Championship - a tournament that involves home and away tours over a span of two-and-a-half-years. The top four teams and hosts New Zealand will qualify directly for the ICC Women's World Cup in 2021. The remaining three teams will have fight for their World Cup spot in the Qualifier in 2020. © Reuters The Indian cricket board faces a tough challenge in getting the nod due to the prevailing political tensions between India and Pakistan which has prevented any bilateral series between the men's teams for six years now. In a letter sent to the sports ministry, BCCI general manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim explained the Indian cricket board's situation. "As per the schedule of the event, BCCI is to host Pakistan women's team for at least three ODIs in India between July and November. BCCI would like to seek necessary permission from the government for India before giving its consent to ICC on this subject," the letter, accessed by TOI, read. It remains to be seen whether India will have to forfeit points if the series is not cleared by the government, or the BCCI will host Pakistan at a neutral venue like UAE. But, if the government approves the bilateral series, it will not only help the Indian women's cricket team to stay in contention for a coveted tournament like the World Cup, but will also help in bridging the ever-increasing gap between the two neighbouring countries - a vital opportunity to kill two birds with a single stone.
  2. With the unforgiving summer sun taking its toll on our skin and hair, the importance of a comprehensive and well-thought out grooming routine cannot be stressed enough. Unfortunately, most of the products out there are packed full of harmful chemicals, leaving your skin and hair open to a whole host of issues. In these trying times, wouldn't it be great if one could count on a range of reliable, all-natural, chemical-free products that felt as luxurious as any other on the market? Fortunately for you, we've got the answer to all your hair and skincare woes - the Volcanic Clay series from Raw Nature. What exactly is 'Volcanic Clay', you ask? Well, it's as exotic as it sounds! Sourced from the volcanoes of Brazil and replete with chemicals from Earth's core, it's one of nature's finest ingredients to rely upon for your all-natural personal grooming. It has the ability to rid your skin of toxins and excess oil, without stripping away the natural oils and moisture that are required to keep your skin soft and supple. Besides providing some much-needed nourishment, volcanic clay also gets rid of fine lines and reduces dark spots. The good folks at Raw Nature have harnessed the richness of volcanic clay and curated a range of grooming products that are trustworthy, effective, and luxurious, with no synthetic chemicals or additives. Offering an all-natural, all-round grooming routine for the stylish individual, these products definitely deserve your sincere attention. 1) Raw Nature's Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash © Raw Nature Enriched with clay sourced directly from ancient volcanic regions in Brazil, this low-foam face wash gets its pale, olive green colour from the high levels of naturally occurring minerals found in the clay. It penetrates your pores to pull out excess oil, dust, and dirt particles, treating your skin to a complete cleanse. In addition to that, it also eliminates toxins and prevents the development of whiteheads, blackheads, and other blemishes, keeping your skin healthy and well-nourished. Price: Rs. 799 Buy It Here 2) Raw Nature's Volcanic Green Clay & Acai Oil Shampoo © Raw Nature This earthy and resinous shampoo is enriched with volcanic green clay and acai berry oil, which powerfully extracts sebum and grease from your scalp, leaving your hair soft to the touch. Its clarifying treatment is replete with the benefits of natural essential oils, which help maintain a healthy pH balance in your hair. Price: Rs. 1,149 Buy It Here 3) Raw Nature's Brazilian Green Clay Soap © Raw Nature The Brazilian clay in this soap absorbs oil from the surface of your skin, promoting tissue repair and tightening your pores. In addition to healthy-looking skin, it has the added benefit of clearing up any existing irritations on it, thanks to the goodness of basil. Price: Rs. 897 (Set Of 3) Buy It Here 4) Raw Nature's Volcanic Gold Clay Body Wash © Raw Nature Not just pleasing to look at, this indulgent body wash is crafted with gold clay sourced straight from the Amazonian rain forests. This offers a triple-action purifying, astringent and re-mineralising effect, while the presence of cedar and black pepper extracts make your skin healthier and protects it from environmental aggressors. Price: Rs. 1,149 Buy It Here 5) Raw Nature's Volcanic Red Clay Face Wash © Raw Nature Ideal for rejuvenating dry and dehydrated skin, this earthy face wash offers a deep cleanse while also providing complete moisturisation to your face. Formed as a result of intense volcanic activity and geothermal processes deep within the pockets of Brazil, it's an absolute miracle worker for dullness, fine lines, and under-eye darkness. Price: Rs. 799 Buy It Here 6) Raw Nature's Red Clay & Wild Argan Oil Soap © Raw Nature Harnessing the ultra-rich moisturising properties of volcanic red clay and Moroccan Argan oil, this moisture-intensive soap deeply hydrates and softens dry skin, leaving it refreshed and nourished like never before. Price: Rs. 897 (Set Of 3) Buy It Here
  3. 'Game of Thrones' series finale aired yesterday, and well, it got a lot of mixed reactions from viewers across the globe. But despite the backlash, the final episode of the series titled, “The Iron Throne,” melted its previous viewership record. The final episode broke all the viewership records by drawing 19.3 million viewers across HBO's platforms, overtaking the previous series high of 18.4 million viewers set by the previous episode. © HBO The final episode of the series has been receiving a lot of flak on the internet. Fans across the globe think that the showrunners 'rushed' to finish the series. Heck, people have been signed a petition asking the producers to remake the final season with better writers. Despite all the backlash, almost all episodes of the final series had record-breaking numbers when it comes to the viewership. The first episode drew over 17 million viewers. The number dipped a little for the second episode as it drew 15.9 million viewers. Since then, all the episodes have had over 17 million people watching the show across all HBO's platforms. © HBO Here's a quick look at the viewership numbers for the season 8- Episode 1/ Season premiere: 17.4 million Episode 2: 15.9 million Episode 3: 17.8 million Episode 4: 17.2 million Episode 5: 18.4 million Episode 6/ Series finale: 19.3 million
  4. Ankit & Ari are in court to try and win the case for their app to sell maal. Find out if they do in the season finale of Joint Venture.
  5. What's your go-to plan when your friends ditch you for the dinner you have been planning for ages? We are sure you, just like us, catch up with your favourite web series. OTT platforms have changed the whole idea of how we consume entertainment now, at least for a section of people and soon, we will see the OTT platforms have completely penetrated into our daily routines. With big names being a part of the web series, the similarity quotient has come in to play and people have got interest in watching original content which is just a click away. Many celebs are now trying to explore the web space and are not shying away from experimenting. Now, we have Akshay Kumar who is at the top of his game and he too is entering into the web arena. The revolution has begun as somebody of the stature of 'Khiladi' Kumar finally signed a deal with Abundantia Entertainment for a mutli-seasoned series, 'The End'. For all Akshay Kumar fans, it's sort of a win-win situation as they will get to see him on the big screen and on their laptop screens too. When Akshay announced that he will be part of 'The End', fans went crazy. MensXP got in touch with the producer of Akshay Kumar's upcoming web series 'The End', Vikram Malhotra, to know more details about this collaboration. © Abundantia Entertainment Akshay and Vikram have, in the past, collaborated on films like 'Airlift', 'Baby', 'Toilet – Ek Prem Katha', 'Special 26', and 'OMG - Oh My God'. We asked Vikram how is it different when it comes to web series. On this, Vikram told us, "Akshay and I have enjoyed a tremendous relationship built on mutual respect and alignment of creative and production sensibility and most importantly, it's the fundamental desire of story telling which is always attempting to break the mould or be a breaker of the genres that are conventional that we are part of. Having been a part of diverse films in a span of a year, so this was the time to take things to the next level. Working with him, I have learnt that what appeals him about stories and story telling is that he would always want to do something new and push the bar each time that he comes out for work. Therefore, the plan of doing an original series came to existence which in turn was genesis of 'The End'." Digging into more details, we told him that one of the reports claim that the show will have three seasons. Wondering if it's true or not, we asked him to clarify these reports. He said, "I will confirm to you that it's a multi-seasoned show and number of seasons can only be confirmed after we see how the story is progressing." Feeding to our curiosity, he said, "It's in the action adventure thriller space. It's a uniquely Indian story with human emotions and will surely connect with the audience across the country." Interestingly, Vikram's last venture 'Breathe' on Amazon Prime did pretty well. Cinema buffs appreciated the show for its originality and power-packed performances. Further into the conversation, we asked him that how does he see the change of A-Listers like Akshay venturing into the web space and giving it a broader outlook. "For us and foremost, it's about which actor fits the role which we have envisaged. If that actor happens to be from film world and therefore demands recognition, attention and love from their wider audience, it becomes a win win situation for all. I will tell you why it makes sense. OTT platforms are relatively new in India despite all the clutter and craze around them. For the lower strata of people to consume the content on these platforms, it's important for them to see a familiar face so that they get a reassurance about the value for their time and money they spent on the platform. As far as my shows are concerned, I am proud to say that no one could have pulled up the role of Danny Mascarenhas and Kabir Sawant better than R Madhavan and Amit Sadh respectively. Similarly, we see Abhishek Bachchan not only as a star moving to the OTT world making his digital debut but somebody who will elevate the role that he has in 'Breathe 2' significantly. When it comes to reigning superstar like Akshay Kumar, it is truly the gripping point because now you have someone who has millions of fans across the globe and he will be available in an original web series. I am checking at my end and I am sure that nowhere in the world you see a current reigning star for an original series as a lead," said Vikram. Considering Akshay always has a line-up of movies and now a full-fledged web series, wondering how has he been able to manage it at all? Well, if you have known Akshay, you would know that his discipline sets him apart from the rest of the industry and he puts in his 100% to the project that he gets into. Well, Vikram also thinks the same and told us, "If it comes to taking a toll and requiring to do hard work or being committed and disciplined, there's no better example than this man in our industry. Akshay's dedication, commitment and ability to push harder are the clear factors with which he becomes an obvious choice for the original web series, especially when the commitment is multi-seasoned. Not only he is doing three to four films a year but they are mostly high quality and highly conceptual which are not only doing well in terms of the creative appreciation but also at the box office. He is successfully managing it." After talking about Akshay and the whole revolution bit, our conversation panned into discussing some technicalities about the OTT platforms. How different are these platforms from each other, considering all the parameters -- recovery of the money spent, audience reach and the budget? Explaining us the concept behind it, he told us, "To begin with, they are completely different ecosystems and they are different not only because they are consumed differently but they are created differently. The technology that enables production, distribution and consumption is completely different. Secondly, how do you recover money is different as well because they are commissioned shows we are talking about. The audience reach is ever expanding and these are the future mediums and the control of what the viewer watches is entirely in the hands of the viewer. It's smaller than the conventional medium but if you are following the growth, you would know that an explosion is waiting to happen and it soon will become the primary medium of entertainment. Talking about budget, you can't put a generic number on it as it totally depends on many factors." With this, we were almost on the end of our conversation. We have seen Vikram's production house Abundantia creating a mark in both film space as well as online space. Taking the massive reach of 'Breathe', we asked him about the growth of Abundantia in the digital space. "Based on the building blocks that Abundantia was created on, we pay a lot of attention to what our audiences want and we take immense pride in collaborating with progressive storytellers who put lot of efforts and focus in creating content that connects with the audience. Abundantia realized this medium as the future of our industry as early as possible in 2015 when none of these big streaming platforms were available in the Indian market. We are building a separate unit that only focuses on the digital aspect. We have 'Breathe 2' coming up, 'The End' is in the production and many other shows are underway," answered Malhotra. © Abundantia Entertainment Before we finally ended the conversation, we asked him something that will be surely of your use. Yes, we asked him when the second season of 'Breathe 2' will be aired. "We have one last lap left for Breathe 2 and according to my sense, it should be out by next year," shared Vikram and signed off with a promise that he will keep us posted about the shows. Are you excited for 'The End' and 'Breathe 2'?
  6. Salman Khan is gearing up for the Eid release of his much-awaited, blockbuster in the making, 'Bharat' and is currently busy shooting for his 'Dabangg 3'. However with everyone experimenting with the web-series genre, one wonders if 'Bhai' would ever consider this medium as his preferred choice of making content. Unlike Saif Ali Khan, who is doing a fantastic job with 'Sacred Games', Salman holds a very different perspective towards making and acting in a web series. In one of his recent interviews, he shared his views on why he doesn't want to work in one. “I don't like it. I mean, it's a damn good space but I don't like all that is being shown on the digital platforms.” Talking about censorship being a problem with the digital medium, he added, “In films, if there are three-four extra punches, it gets censored and we get an A certificate. We get a U/A certificate only when we cut some scenes but on the web, they show anything and everything. There is no censorship. There should be an appointed body that takes that call. My problem is that young kids are also watching it because everyone has access to a phone. So, that's not cool with me.” Salman is very happy with his choice of films and wants it to remain that way. Even though it's his personal choice, we kind of feel his reasoning is a bit absurd, as with the world switching to a 'Netflix and chill' mode, many major superstars are foraying into this world. But then again, he is 'Bhai' and can still pull a sizeable number of fans to the theatres, we guess.
  7. One of the most difficult things I remember while growing up in the 2000 is carrying an 8-kg laptop to college every day, over and above those big, fat engineering books. Now you would say it's not really a big deal, but trust me, when your back has to carry heavy equipment day in and day out, it is a big deal. But things have changed now. For better! Recently, I got my hands on the brand new Asus ZenBook, which is, wait for it.... Is smaller than an A4 size paper! 1. Ultralight & Ultrathin Asus I have the ZenBook 13 UX33 that weighs a feather-light 1.19kg. And as I have already mentioned, it is as small (or smaller) than an A4 size paper, about 279x210 mm. Additionally, it is only 13.9mm thin, and thanks to magnesium-aluminum alloy, this laptop is about 33% lighter than the standard alloy used in laptops. This always let you travel in ease without putting any pressure on your back. 2. Smart And Comfortable ErgoLift Design For Better Typing Asus The ZenBook series comes with a full-size backlit keyboard that gives a seamless typing experience in any lighting condition. Crafted for optimum comfort, this laptop is equipped with 1.4mm key travel distance, and a glass covering for smooth control. It also features palm-rejection technology and supports multi-finger gestures and handwriting. 3. NumberPad Touchpad Asus ZenBook 13 introduces the exclusive new NumberPad - a touchpad with a switchable numeric keypad for enhanced data entry. What's more? The touchpad retains its cursor function, even when the NumberPad is activated. 4. All-Day Battery To The Rescue ZenBook 13 features a 50Wh lithium-polymer battery with a battery life of up to 14 hours, that is a saviour for on-the-go lifestyle. Besides, lithium-polymer batteries have a lifespan that's up to 3x longer than standard batteries. This takes away a lot of worries about deteriorating battery performance. 5. Military-Grade Durability Asus ZenBook is ultra-tough, and it goes through an extreme test regime that includes extended tests for operation in harsh environments including extreme altitudes, temperatures and humidity. 6. Extraordinary Elegance Asus The ZenBook series is available in Royal Blue and Icicle Silver enhanced with a contrasting Rose Gold trim panel above the keyboard for an extra touch of luxury. I think Asus ZenBook series has it all covered in terms of high-end design, durability, super-fast performance and comfort. While I have the UX333, the other two variants include UX433 and UX533. For more details on the features, click here.
  8. Thanks to 'Game Of Thrones', Fantasy TV shows have proven to be a massive success. Now that the show has seen massive success, we've seen other studios also invest in future fantasy tv shows that will hit their respective distribution platforms. It will be a sad moment when 'Game Of Thrones' ends; it will be the end of a franchise that has been the most successful TV show in history. Even though HBO is working on a prequel series of GOT, it still won't be able to garner as much excitement as the current season. © New Line Cinema Having said that, we do have a bunch of new fantasy TV series that are in the works as we speak. One of them being a Lord Of The Rings (LOTR) TV series that will release on Amazon Prime. It's said to take place in the mid to late second age when the ring of power is first forged. It is the period when we see Sauron rise to power and may end where Peter Jackson movies start off. 'The Lord Of The Rings' by J.R.R Tolkien is often considered to be the father of modern epic fantasy books and it will be exciting to see Sauron's origins on our TV screens. The movie adaptations by Peter Jackson were a huge success and ushered in an era where fantasy movies and TV shows became a part of pop culture. The Amazon LOTR tv series is said to begin shooting in August and way get to see the first season on Amazon Prime in early 2020. © CD Projekt Red The second fantasy TV series we're most excited about is Netflix's 'The Witcher' adaptation. The show will be a drama series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's 'The Witcher', a collection of eight novels. Henry Cavill will play the iconic character 'Geralt of Rivia' while Freya Allan will play the character of Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, and Anna Shaffer as Triss Marigold. © Netflix The novels have already been adapted into a series of video games by CD Projekt Red and have now garnered a cult-like following for the franchise. Andrzej Sapkowski has obviously created a very rich and memorable world that has dark undertones, drama and action. If the upcoming TV series is anything like the game, expect ***, battles, betrayal, prophecies, romance and magic as the primary theme of the series similar to GOT. 'The Witcher' TV series is expected to release later this year and we couldn't be more excited for this show. It's a great time to be a fantasy fan as our favourite franchises are being brought to life in the form of TV series or movies. Being a fantasy series, we can't expect any of the shows to be completely faithful; however, it's still exciting to see these two amazing worlds brought back to life.
  9. Huawei, as we all know, has focused on delivering some of the most powerful cameras on its flagship, especially the P series phones. Well, the newly launched P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones are no exception. If anything, the company has taken them to a whole new level. As always, both new phones announced today are 2019 updates to the series. It means they have better internal specs, cool new features, and incredible cameras to slay the competition. The highlight of the phones, however, has got to be the new SuperSpectrum camera sensor, which can readjust how it records the light coming into it. © Huawei Specs Under The Hood The P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones have beautiful 6.1-inch and 6.47-inch OLED displays with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Huawei has decided to stick to the teardrop notch design for the display instead of opting for a hole-punch design. Both of them also feature glass back with colorful gradients, so you can expect them to be just as premium as the previous flagships. Before I talk about the cameras, let's take a quick look at the specs powering these devices. Both the P30 and the P30 Pro smartphones are powered by the company's Kirin 980 SoC, and runs Android Pie 9.1 with Huawei's EMUI custom Android user interface. While the P30 has a smaller 3,650 mAh battery, the P30 Pro sports a 4,200 mAh battery. In addition to the 40W USB-C charging, Huawei is integrating wireless charging for the first time in the P series. The P30 Pro is rated IP68 for dust and water resistance, whereas the P30 is rated IP53 resistant. Also, both phones don't have speakers in place because Huawei has decided to vibrate the screens and turn it into a speaker for you. Cool, isn't it? Other noteworthy features include an in-display fingerprint scanner, reverse wireless charging, dual-SIM capability, etc. © Huawei The Cameras Both the P30 and the P30 Pro, as I said, seem to have incredible cameras. They look extremely promising on paper. The P30 Pro now features not one, not two, not three, but four sensors at the back. Here's what each of them can do - First off, the main camera is a 40 MP 27mm sensor with an f/1.6 aperture and optical image stabilization. There's also a 20MP ultra-wide angle lens (16mm) with an f/2.2 aperture. Next up, there's an 8 MP telephoto lens, which provides nearly 5x optical zoom compared to the main lens (125mm) with an f/3.4 aperture and optical image stabilization. Lastly, there's a new time-of-flight sensor below the flash, which projects infrared light and captures the reflection. Since the launch of #HUAWEIP20, we've had the highest industry rating from @DxOMark. With the #HUAWEIP30Pro, we've been awarded a record-breaking overall score of 112. #RewriteTheRules pic.twitter.com/xskqGf3Avi — Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) March 26, 2019 The P30, in case you're wondering, has three sensors. Yes, it's falling short one sensor, but it still sounds better than most other smartphones out there. Check it out - First up, there's a 40 MP main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. The second one is a 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture. And lastly, there's an 8 MP telephoto lens that should provide 3x optical zoom. As for the front cameras, both phones have a 32MP sensor. Without getting into too much technical details, I'll simply say that these new phones have amazing cameras with features like an enhanced Night Shot mode, Super HDR Shot and Super Low Light Shot, and more. Huawei also noted that these new phones support high ISO levels of up to 409600 (P30 Pro), which should help you get some great shots in low light. © Huawei Pricing & Availability The Huawei P30 with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at €799. The P30 Pro, on the other hand, starts at €999 for the base variant i.e. 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. Well, if you want more storage, then you can choose to splurge upto €1249 on the P30 Pro and get the variant with up to 512GB storage. Both phones are already available on sale in Europe, and they're expected to launch in India very soon.
  10. 2018 was the year when smartphone manufacturers tried weird ways to maximize their phone's screen-to-body ratio. From sliding mechanisms to hole-punch displays, we have everything in the market now. However, ZTE has decided to go for a different approach. ZTE's new smartphones, the Axon V and Axon S, were spotted online by Notebook Italia (https://notebookitalia.it/zte-axon-s-smartphone-monolitico-slider-laterale-28088), giving us a look at the design. Instead of, say, a notch or a punch-hole display, the new phones have a drastically different design. © Notebook Italia The Axon V, as you can see, has a notch that protrudes out of the body from the side, hosting what appears to be a selfie camera and a 3D sensor. Of course, the phone now has a full-screen display on the front, but the design looks downright ugly. This weird design, which I am just going to call the 'bottle opener notch', also raise concerns about the phone's durability, and prone to fall damage, etc. It's even hard to tell if this phone will get protective cases or not. © Notebook Italia The Axon S, on the other hand, is a bit of a relief as it sports a slider design. It's a horizontal slider as opposed to the vertical sliding mechanism seen on phones like the Mi Mix 3, but I'll take it over the Axon V. ZTE has decided to throw in all the cameras i.e. both two front-facing and three rear-facing cameras on the slider, so the device has a clean black. © Notebook Italia The front of the slider also appears to have a touch-sensitive area, which I believe, can be used for zoom control. The phone is said to have a 48-megapixel main camera along with a 19-megapixel secondary shooter. Additionally, the device also offers an in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G support, and more. © Notebook Italia It is, however, worth pointing out that there's no official word on the phones from ZTE just yet. ZTE may end up scraping the design for all we know. So for now, we suggest you take this with a pinch of salt. But nonetheless, the renders do give us an idea of what these OEMs are cooking for us.
  11. Following the ODI series against the visiting Australian cricket team comes as a wake-up call for the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). It gives a hint of how dire a situation they are in right now and what kind of competition they are looking at in the ICC World Cup 2019 come June. It was also a reminder of how badly do they still need Mahendra Singh Dhoni to be included in the final roster. Virat Kohli's Commander In Chief © Reuters Yes, Virat Kohli has proven his worth maybe a million times both as a batsman and a leader and his efforts were even recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) when they honoured the 30-year-old with three of the most prestigious awards in the game - Men's Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year while also naming him the captain of the Test and ODI Teams of the Year. However, the man himself has agreed to the fact that he can afford the luxury of fielding at the boundary whenever Dhoni plays from his team. A big fan of the former skipper's ability to lead, Kohli trusts Dhoni's decision-making, especially in crunch time, when the match is on the line. Kohli's frustration and anger in the final overs of Indian bowling in the fifth ODI were enough to understand how gravely he missed having 'Mahi Bhai' by his side. Skills Behind The Stumps © Reuters Rishabh Pant may turn out to be a great substitute for MSD in due course of time and as his childhood coach Tarak Sinha very rightly said that it is unfair to compare a seasoned veteran like Dhoni to a fresher like Pant. Having said that, Pant will get a lot of chances to brush up his skills behind the wicket. For now, at least till the World Cup is over, India can't afford to have the kind of slip-ups the 21-year-old did in the last two ODIs. "Yeh aank band karke rokega. Dusra waala daal sakta hai isko." MS Dhoni from behind the stumps reads Boult, suggests Kuldeep to bowl a googly. Kuldeep obliges and Rohit takes a simple catch at first slip. NZ have been bowled out for 157. #CricketMeriJaan #NZvIND — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 23, 2019 India also missed how Dhoni reads the game and the batsman's mind and instructs the bowlers accordingly. Success of Indian spinners in the recent past has a lot to do with Dhoni's observations from behind the stumps. On the contrary, his absence from the roster has led to bowlers like Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav being thrashed by the batsmen from Down Under. Dependable On The Crease © Reuters His capabilities as a batsman also needs to be taken into account. Albeit his consistency to score big runs and hit long shots has gone down drastically in recent days, but one can still bet on Dhoni's ability to stay on the crease. During the T20I and ODI series in New Zealand and the partnership between him and Jadhav, Dhoni made sure that his side doesn't lose any more wickets while enabling his partner to score big runs on strike. His Locker-Room Aura © Reuters Finally, just the mere presence of a personality like Dhoni in the locker room brings a sense of stability to the team. After the win in the first ODI, Jadhav openly advocated that notion: “Every time I see 'Mahi bhai', it instills confidence in me. That sort of aura is like, that you see him and feel that 'I will deliver today'. He has the knack of getting the best out of every player and that's what everybody loves about him.”
  12. Just when you though the Modi fever couldn't get any hotter, it struck a real-time high again. Right after the announcement for PM Narendra Modi's biopic directed by Omung Kumar, starring Vivek Oberoi, we have some more visual representation of his life following through. Eros Now has recently announced a web series on the Prime Minister and we're really curious to know how it'll shape up. © Twitter Coincidently (or not), the series will be out in April. The same time the General Elections are to commence, from April 11 to May 19, in which Modi's party-Bhartiya Janta Party-led alliance hopes to be re-elected for a second term. The web series called 'Modi', will showcase his entire life, from his childhood till he became the Prime Minister in 2014. "It will showcase the eventful life of the inspiring and influential leader,” said the makers of the film at a press release. The series will be produced by Benchmark Pictures and directed by Umesh Shukla from the 'Oh My God' fame. © Twitter The series is completely based on Modi's journey as a politician. It will start from when he was 12, till he joined BJP in 1987, after serving the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS), after which he got elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, till he became the Prime Minister of India in 2014. We're not sure what the series will highlight, in particular, but we are definitely curious to see how they have portrayed the Gujarat riots which broke out in 2002, shortly after he became the Chief Minister of the state. For now, all we know is that Faisal Khan, Ashish Sharma and Mahesh Thakur will play Modiji at different ages, in the series. Common man to becoming the PM, you know the leader, but do you know the man? #ErosNow announces the most-sought-after biopic #Modi on India's PM. Witness his life unfold in this original series releasing this April, directed by @umeshkshukla.@RidhimaLulla @PMOIndia @sethimanav pic.twitter.com/EI7JDWWOz3 — Eros Now (@ErosNow) 13 March 2019 "The series will highlight many incidents that made him devote his life to the service of the country and it's the ultimate gateway to witness the life of a self-made man,” states the press release. The writers Mihir Bhuta and Rashika Anand have focused on making the series solely about his struggle and not so much about the politics involved. While we're sure the Prime Minister's many achievements and accolades will be highlighted, we can't help but wonder if we will get to see the possible hiccups in his government in the series. © Eros Now “Our attempt through this biopic is to tell the story of his struggle, ambition, intensity and success and how it not only inspires many but is one of the factors of his mass appeal.” - Rishima Lulla the chief content officer for Eros Group stated at the press release. Everyone certainly believes his growing up years, along with certain decisions he's made make for an incredible story or a web series. © Twitter While we wait with bated breath for the web series to churn out, we sure hope it's not propaganda for the coming elections and it truly talks about just his life and struggles sans any political agenda. Well, there's only one way to find out I guess, stay tuned for its release in April.
  13. If you're a big Marquez fan, like me, then the headline has probably already left you beaming with joy and with a little bit of scepticism of 'but how'?. Well, it's true. Netflix is officially turning celebrated author Gabriel García Márquez's iconic work '100 years Of Solitude' into a legit series. The best part about this development is that the project will be helmed and produced by his sons Rodrigo Garcia and Gonzalo García Barcha to ensure that the authenticity of the series is maintained. "For decades, our father was reluctant to sell the film rights to Cien Años de Soledad because he believed that it could not be made under the time constraints of a feature film, or that producing it in a language other than Spanish would not do it justice. But in the current golden age of series, with the level of talented writing and directing, the cinematic quality of content, and the acceptance by worldwide audiences of programs in foreign languages, the time could not be better to bring an adaptation to the extraordinary global viewership that Netflix provides. We are excited to support Netflix and the filmmakers in this venture, and eager to see the final product”, Garcia said. © Twitter The iconic and timeless tale of complex emotions embedded beautifully, showing through various character is probably his best work. The book follows the Buendía family which lives in the fictitious town of Macondo. Marquez was known for infusing the techniques of magic-realism in his work and bringing characters to life with his sheer brilliance. There is no official information on the cast and crew, but we trust the makers to do a fine job and do justice to one of the finest literary works ever.
  14. Ahead of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League, Netflix India has come up with an original docu-series, 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians', that covers the journey of a young but very capable owner in Akash Ambani and an extremely energetic core basis which the MI Paltan is formed. Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen? If you've experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019 What begins much like any other cricket-specific documentary with fans highlighting how important and gravitationally pulling the sport is in India, 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' soon deep-dives into the lives of those individuals that made the franchise come together. The unique and professional relationship being shared by Akash Ambani with mother, Nita Ambani as co-owners of the team as shown throughout the series is refreshing. Taking away a major portion of the responsibilities off his mother's shoulders, Akash has stepped up as an owner who not only cares about picking up the good players during the auction by also tries his best to become one of them during locker room talks, training sessions and meals as they take on the journey that the 2018 IPL really was. From a trip down the memory lane with Hardik and Krunal Pandya to the heartwarming story of Jasprit Bumrah and his proud mother, the series helps the Indian audience get to know their favourite cricketers a little more intimately, a little more personally. Getting to see Rohit Sharma successfully operate as the leader of the team that features athletes coming from different parts of the world, who approach the game a lot differently than his national teammates, says a thousand words about his brilliance not only as a batsman but also a captain and why he is given the role of the leader of the Men in Blue in the absence of Virat Kohli. What is unique about the series is how it did not just casually cruise over the defeats MI went through last year. The process of a team facing disappointment, expressing their emotions fresh after a loss in an open-floor discussion hosted by coach Mahela Jayawardene, motivating each other and getting ready to fight another day, has been beautifully captured by Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), the studio that produced the series. In essence, even though Mumbai Indians was unable to win the title last year, the base of an organisation as grand as this is built on a lot of experiences and stories that are worth telling and that's exactly what 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' has conveyed in this 8-episode docu-series.
  15. For a man who has helped his country scale new heights in international cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to be an asset that any team wouldn't hesitate to add to their line-up. Whether it's his captaincy, batting skills or mighty quick glovework, Dhoni has a knack of finding unique ways to aid the Indian cricket team. The Jharkhand cricketer may no longer be the captain, but such has been his experience and know-how of the game, that Virat Kohli is often seen seeking his help in setting up the field and the bowlers continue to thrive under his guidance from behind the stumps. While a former and current captain might find it difficult to get along, Kohli and Dhoni continue to share mutual respect and admiration as their close bond aims to take Indian cricket to greater achievements. © AP Dhoni's impeccable knowledge of the game and his camaraderie with Kohli were both in full display during the 2nd Twenty20 International (T20I) at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. The duo was seen forging a vital 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket that allowed India to post a competitive total of 190 runs. While Kohli slammed a blistering 38-ball 72 (including two fours and six sixes), Dhoni, too, looked in sublime touch during his 23-ball 40 which was decorated with three fours and as many sixes. The camaraderie that this duo share ð#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/zw837vxHGj — BCCI (@BCCI) February 27, 2019 If their batting partnership aided India in a crucial situation, their camaraderie during Australia's chase elated the home fans. In a brief video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Kohli can be seen gesturing towards Dhoni after a dismissal which was probably affected by the latter's inputs. While India lost the match and eventually the two-match T20I series, the camaraderie between Kohli and Dhoni surely cheered up the home fans. #MahiRatððððððððð — â¤TomKiJerryâ¤ð (@isrodivya) February 27, 2019 Favourite duo⨠#Mahirat @msdhoni @imVkohli — Savvvi.ð« (@ImSavvvi21) February 27, 2019 30 years old Kiddo n his Mahi bhai ðð#Mahirat ⤠— Sanaað¥ (@Bepannaaholic) February 28, 2019 DHONI MASTERMIND — ADITHYA (@ADITHYA26743475) February 27, 2019 dhonis idea .. — Salmanâ³ (@Salmancaprico) February 27, 2019 Thala Dhonið¥ð¥ — HBD HULK ðMR.Whiteð CSK ð (@RajeshOyite_) February 27, 2019
  16. If making a viral video was as easy as Ari & Ankit thought, we'd all have an app to score maal right now.
  17. Barring Sachin Tendulkar, no other cricketer evokes such extreme emotions and draws praise from fans like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. One of the most popular and definitely most criticised Indian cricketer, Dhoni garners attention for all the good and bad he produces on the field. If his lightening quick glovework elates fans, the very man's misfiring innings leaves everyone disappointed. The recent times have been no different for the former Indian captain. Before he headed to Australia for the ODI series, everyone contemplated that it might be the end of Dhoni who would find it really hard to make the cut for the Indian squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales. Reuters But, on the back of three consecutive fifties in three matches, Dhoni earned the 'Player of the Series' award and silenced everyone who doubted his credentials. Thriving in his new role, Dhoni has once again proved why Team India needs him in their upcoming World Cup campaign. And, owing to his new role, Dhoni seems to have decided to change don a new look as Australia come calling for two T20Is and five ODIs. Using the expertise of her friend and celebrity hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavnani, Dhoni dyed his hair black and got a sleek and classy look. Maintaining a medium length in the middle, 'Captain Cool' opted for relatively shorter hair on the sides. . Hello #captainsaab â¤ï¸ #newlook Hair/Makeup by me . . “Kaunse pagal ne kabhi kaha hai ke main pagal hu?” Love this man! . . #lovethis #shootlife #dhoni #classicbarber #barber #menshair #shooting #madowothair #mahi #hairblogger A post shared by बमà¥à¤¬à¤ à¤à¥ रानॠ(@sapnamotibhavnani) on Feb 14, 2019 at 11:54pm PST The photos of his new look were shared by Bhavnani on Instagram. “Hello #captainsaab #newlook. Hair/Makeup by me. “Kaunse pagal ne kabhi kaha hai ke main pagal hu?” Love this man,” she captioned her Instagram post. While his new look would surely have the fans excited, we'll be hoping that his form with the willow continues to aid the Indian team when they take the field against Australia in the first T20I on 24th February.
  18. Ever since the glamorous Indian Premier League (IPL) came into existence, it has put numerous, extremely talented players on the map. These were the cricketers who didn't play international or first class cricket due to the lack of opportunities but were in no manner less deserving of making a great living out of the game they loved so passionately. The league has experienced a series of changes as the years have passed. Some of the older teams have become extinct while new franchises have replaced them in seamless transitions. Having said that, there exists a franchise which is not only one of the strongest pillars of the edifice IPL has now become but has also gone on to win the entire tournament thrice - the Mumbai Indians (MI). Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen? If you've experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019 The upcoming Netflix eight-episode docu-series titled 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' gets into MI's journey through the 2018 season of IPL between the pre-season auction and the final of the year against the Delhi Daredevils (now, Delhi Capitals). Joe LaBracio, the Executive Vice President of Non-Fiction TV & Documentaries, Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), the studio that produced the series, said: "Our love of India drew us to share the story of the second biggest sport in the world and make it an entertaining, engaging experience for non-cricket fans to also enjoy." What To Expect From The Series Being coached by one of the legends of the international cricket in Mahela Jayawardene for a competitive owner in Akash Ambani, a great story in terms of the locker room situation during the wins, losses and major injuries during the season, and behind-the-scenes footage can be expected from the docuseries. The series also promises to dive deep into the history of some of the most celebrated MI players. The inception of Rohit Sharma's ability to captain, Krunal and Hardik Pandya's struggles growing up in Surat and Jasprit Bumrah's story to becoming one of the top pacers in the world, CNE plans to cover every minor aspect of the MIPaltan's members in great detail. Watching the emotional journey of the three-time champions and its players, staff and owners that goes beyond the cricket field would most definitely be an unprecedented experience with the first of its kind Indian sports docu-series. 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' will launch on Netflix worldwide on 1st March 2019.
  19. The big problem in front of Ari & Ankit is getting dealers to join their app. Here's hoping they find a solution in this episode of Joint Venture.
  20. When the TV commercial came out in which former Indian opening batsman, Virender Sehwag turned into a babysitter) (a very good one, at that) to take care of the visiting Australian cricket team, everyone wondered why wasn't the original babysitter Rishabh Pant selected for the role. Although, Sehwag perfectly fits the role of a dad looking after his 11 kids, the entire concept behind the TVC would not have existed if it wasn't for the friendly banter between the Indian wicketkeeper Pant and the Australian Test captain Tim Paine during India's tour Down Under. A Quick Review: We can track the inception of the verbal feud back to Adelaide when the Indian wicket-keeper was trying to get inside his Delhi Capitals' teammate Pat Cummins' head. Stump mic on ð It's cricket like never before, no commentary in the whole over ð®#AUSvIND #foxcricket pic.twitter.com/8R2nwVMa9W — Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) December 10, 2018 Standing up for his teammate, Tim Paine decided to get some revenge when Pant approached the pitch to bat in the second innings. Tim Paine doing some recruiting for the @HurricanesBBL out in the middle of the 'G... ð#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/6btRZA3KI7 — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 28, 2018 Besides his role behind the wicket, Paine also did some personal recruiting when he asked Pant if he would babysit his children. We have to commend the humour Pant saw behind getting an image taken with Paine's wife and kids after Paine threw the 'babysitter' shade at him. Tim Paine to @RishabPant777 at Boxing Day Test: "You babysit? I'll take the wife to the movies one night, you'll look after the kids?" *Challenge accepted!* ð¶ (ð¸ Mrs Bonnie Paine) pic.twitter.com/QkMg4DCyDT — ICC (@ICC) January 1, 2019 Neither of the cricketers would have ever imagined that that tiny moment of light-hearted comedy would snowball into something as big and newsworthy as it is now. The sledging went viral and even led to the world-renowned Bharat Army coming up with the 'Babysitter' song. Now that the Aussies are coming to India for their T20I and ODI series this month, looks like the broadcasters decided to continue with the sledging with Sehwag's hilarious new commercial. Amidst the desperation with which people were waiting for Pant to react to the ad, he responded with a rib-tickling tweet: Viru paaji showing me how to be better at cricket and babysitting — an inspiration always! ð@StarSportsIndia @virendersehwaghttps://t.co/IZvf9AqoJV — Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) February 13, 2019 Here is hoping we get to see more of the good old banter between the two cricketing titans, when the T20I series begins on 24th February 2019.
  21. First, in Australia, and now, in New Zealand. The Indian cricket team has been busy creating history on their journey away from home. On the back of three consecutive wins, the Indian cricket team had already recorded their first ODI series win in New Zealand in 10 years. And, on 3rd February, the 'Men in Blue' capped off the five-match ODI series with a 4-1 win. Having suffered a rare flop-show in the 4th ODI that resulted in a massive loss, the Rohit Sharma-led brigade ticked all the boxes in the fifth and final game to end the series on a high. Riding on the back of a responsible middle-order batting performance which was backed by their impressive bowling unit, the visitors romped their way to a 35-run win at the Westpac stadium. In a bid to test their batting on a moist Wellington track, India elected to bat first and quickly found themselves in trouble. The visitors lost four wickets for just 18 runs as the hosts fancied another opportunity to bowl India out for a mediocre total, like the last game. Twitter/@BCCI But, an impressive middle-order performance in testing conditions revived India's innings from 18/4 to eventually reach a competitive total of 252 runs. Ambati Rayudu (90) led India's revival, while the likes of Vijay Shankar (45) and Hardik Pandya (45), too, played their part. In reply, James Neesham (44), Kane Williamson (39) and Tom Latham (37) tried to keep the hosts in contention of finishing strong, but it eventually proved to be a tough ask for the Kiwis. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal (3) bagged the most wickets, followed by Mohammed Shami and Pandya who bagged two wickets apiece. Following their series win, the Indian team was presented with the trophy at the post-match presentation ceremony where Kedar Jdhav was heard shouting, "How's the josh?" before his teammates responded, "High sir". Jadhav was reciting the, now, popular dialogue of Vicky Kaushal-starrer Bollywood flick 'Uri'. Looks like the "JOSH" in the squad is "HIGH SIR" ð£ï¸ ð¢ 'HOWS THE JOSH' - @vickykaushal09 ðð#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/bzsB5EelBd — BCCI (@BCCI) February 3, 2019 The video of their celebrations was also shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter. "Looks like the "JOSH" in the squad is "HIGH SIR". 'HOWS THE JOSH'," read the caption of the tweet.
  22. When you venture out to buy yourself a new smartphone, you know it's going to be a long day. With the market being flooded with a sea of options, it makes mobile shopping a Herculean task! But if a smartphone brand that you've loved, far and long- for it's high-end specifications and affordable prices- announces a new launch, you know you only have to pick the right colour that goes with your personality! And rejoice, mobile-shoppers, because OPPO has announced its new series and we are all damn excited to see what it brings home! OPPO We know how OPPO has been one of the most desirable smartphones in budget segments in India. Keeping up with the legacy of churning out the best specs at the best price, the Selfie Expert brings to the country a new series, which has done grandly worldwide! And according to the grapevine, this new launch would have an in-display fingerprint sensor at a cost less than Rs. 20,000! OPPO While OPPO has had a pretty tight stronghold in the offline markets for the past 5 years– and with a potential growth rise from 2.5% in 2016 to 5% in 2020, what else do we say?- , they aim to come out stronger and better to their online customers because "we are the world, we are the future". Everyone in the country has access to the Internet now, which means that not only are the consumers- US- getting more hands-on, easy access to newer products, but also have a fair amount of knowledge with respect to what to buy and what not. And like I said before, OPPO knows this and will never disappoint! OPPO We have seen in the past that OPPO gives full priority to its target audience, that is you and me, and does thorough research before launching new phones. And hence the phones keep getting better and better. The fact that we get a number of high-end technologies at prices that wouldn't burn a big hole in our pockets, is a testimony to the fact that they aim at improving user experiences. From improvised cameras in every newly launched smartphone to smarter charging solutions to suit the needs of us fast-paced millennials. So, let's just say that I cannot wait to get my hands on the new series! What about you?
  23. India has become a hotbed for startups in recent years, with its startup ecosystem growing leaps and bounds with every passing year. Starting our own company seems like the best way to go when we want to give flight to our wildest dreams and passions, and see them take shape in brick and mortar, right before our eyes. Then again, the best thing about starting our own venture is to be our own boss, and take care of business just how we see fit. Of course, it goes without saying that when we finally get our hands dirty on the jo, we realise it's not that easy being your own boss and a leader for others to follow, all at once. (c)MensXP Yet, without straying from the reason why we are here, let us tell you about this new web series on the block, that has filled us with anticipation, and a promise that it will be one hell of a ride for its viewers. With a desi touch, and a theme that is so utterly close to our hearts, 'Joint Venture' is everything you think the name suggests, while still being much more. A lot has been left unsaid in that name, even when all has been laid out for the audience pretty clearly at the very onset. (c)MensXP 'Joint Venture' is as much about starting a new startup “venture”, as it is about two best friends coming together in their mutual love and appreciation for a well made joint. Place these two together, and imagine all the ways how your love for a good joint (and weed) can lead to the establishment of a startup (albeit the many risks that shroud its existence). It's a story about Arijit and Ankit, who love to smoke up and get wasted, but hate that they have to constantly go out of their way to get their hands on all the “good stuff”. What happens next, isn't something that either of them had imagined in their wildest of dreams. I (c)MensXP In a moment of weakness, they decide to start their own venture, which would work to help hundreds of other “potheads” like themselves. Yes, you heard that right. They decide to build an app which would help connect potheads with dealers directly. But as good as it all sounds, we all know that isn't to be, especially in a country like ours. So, Arijit and Ankit's 'Joint Venture' comes under fire and they face a bleak future as the creators of the company and the kind of services they offer. But if you want to know exactly what's in store for the duo and where this journey will head, you have to check out this upcoming MensXP Exclusive series called 'Joint Venture'.
  24. The Indian cricket team had already elated their fans following their historic Test series win in Australia last month. But, beginning the New Year in emphatic style, the 'Men in Blue', now, have given the fans back home another reason to cheer for – their first ever bilateral ODI series win on the Australian soil. MS Dhoni, who has been on song in the series, took India past the target of 231 with the assistance of Kedar Jadhav to help India secure a series-deciding seven-wicket win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Recording their second consecutive win, India sealed the three-match series 2-1. The Jharkhand cricketer was once again the star of the show, scoring an unbeaten 87 to aid his side. It was also his third fifty in a row this year, which earned him the 'Man of the Series' award. If Dhoni led from the front, Kedar Jadhav (61*), too, made a mark in the supporting role. Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal's career-best spell (6-42) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 2-28 spelt doom for the Australian batsmen. Struggling against the Indian spinner, the hosts were bundled out for 230 runs in 48.4 overs. Here's a look at how the twitterverse reacted to India's historic ODI series win: "Aapke MAN OF THE SERIES hain..."#AUSvIND #Dhoni ðð pic.twitter.com/aUkoL2O7Sx — R E B E L - રà«àª¬àª² - रà¥à¤¬à¤² (@Gadhvilaxman) January 18, 2019 #Dhoni this series 51,55*,87* ðâ¤ï¸ 193runs Man of the Series ð¥ #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/3d1XokmMp1 — Rishi balaji (@rishibalaji97) January 18, 2019 3 fifties in a row. Highest Scorer for #TeamIndia in #AusvInd #ODI. Total Runs 193, Avg 193 !! They said he is finished, They said he is old, They said he is a liability, They said he must make way. He just smiled at all of them & let his willow do the talking #Dhoni #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/BqnA3FZGIK — Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) January 18, 2019 This is India's first bilateral ODI series win in Australia.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/PFZPqvVGKF — RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) January 18, 2019 Virat ð Kohli: - First Asian captain to win a Test series in Aus. - Most international 100s by a visiting batsman in Aus. - Only Indian captain to score an ODI century in Aus. - First Indian captain to win a bilateral ODI series in Aus. pic.twitter.com/2SxPy4YeBo — Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) January 18, 2019 Kedar Jadhav fans right now. #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/DNMB4QtIfR — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 18, 2019 Kedar Jadhav is a game changing player, with both bat and ball. Should never be dropped. — Short Third Man (@vyatikram188) January 18, 2019
  25. 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.
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