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  1. The young guns of the current Ajax squad takes us back to the good old days of the 1990s when they were counted as one of the most dangerous clubs in the whole of Europe and by defeating big dogs like Real Madrid and Juventus, Ajax has surely made their intentions for the European title extremely clear. This epic run of the Dutch team started from the very first match of this UEFA Champions League season, where they defeated AEK Athens FC 3-0. Continuing their winning form, they went on to play some mind-boggling matches to reach into the semi-finals this year. Starting with: Ajax Vs Bayern Munich © AP For a young team like Ajax, scoring a draw against the mighty Bayern Munich and that too in the Allianz Arena was in itself a very big achievement. Later in the group stage, when they met the Germans again, they went on to give the home crowd a courageous six-goal draw equipped with an added time equalising goal by Nicolas Tagliafico. Earlier, these draws were considered as 'flukes' for the newbies but with time, they showed everyone what their true character is built of. With players such as Frankie De Jong and Dusan Tadic in the team, they did make a statement that they belong amongst the best clubs in the world. Ajax Vs Real Madrid © Reuters Surpassing their group stage while being undefeated, Ajax proudly marched into the Round of 16 where they faced their first drums against Real Madrid, who handed them their first loss at home this season. As dangerous as a wounded lion, the young Dutch team stunned Santiago Bernabeu when they thrashed the defending champions 4-1 in the second leg, entering the quarter-finals with a comfortable 5-3 win on aggregate. The rain of goals by Hakim Ziyech, David Neres, Lasse Schone and Tadic, made Real's defence seem invisible. With their scintillating win over Real, the world started noticing the immense talent in the youngsters who can be a tough competition for the rest of the teams in the 2018-19 season of Champions League. Ajax Vs Juventus © AP When the draw for the quarter-finals came out, everyone thought that reaching the semi-finals would be a cake-walk for a team like Juventus, but Ajax, on the other hand, had different plans. They believed that they could win if they continue playing the type of football they have been playing off lately. Soon enough, they registered a draw in the first leg and a week later, they displayed another awe-spiring play to defeat the ferocious Juventus by 2-1, in their home itself. A well-placed goal by Donny Van De Beek and later the winning header by Matthijs De Ligt helped them cross the line. Now, entering the semi-finals after 22 long years, Ajax will have their hands on the deck when they take on either Tottenham Hotspurs or Manchester City next, to go a step ahead in their expedition to win the trophy for the first time in two decades.
  2. Arguably one of the most exciting young talents in the country, Shubman Gill continues to make his presence felt with consistent performances with the willow. His superlative knock against Delhi Capitals on 12th April was pivotal in propelling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a competitive total. And, even if KKR ended up losing the game by seven wickets, young Gill was undeniably one of the silver linings. But, for a young batsman who thrives and has, time and again, proved his worth at the top order, Gill was demoted as lowly as the No. 7 slot during Kolkata's clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 14th April. With Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine returning at the top, Gill was pushed down the order with the likes of Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell all batting above him. On a day, where their batsmen failed to come to the party (barring Lynn who scored 82), Gill's mistreatment at the hands of KKR management irked their former player Manoj Tiwary who minced no words during his rant on social media. Is #ShubmanGill playing dis match ?? Oh now I understand tomorrow is d World Cup selection ð¤ Who says it's a team game ?? Sometimes it's quite obvious to d eyes ð #KKRvCSK — MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) 14 April 2019 Taking to Twitter, Tiwary, who has played for KKR, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant in previous editions of the IPL, slammed his former employers by saying: "Is #ShubmanGill playing dis match?? Oh now I understand tomorrow is d World Cup selection ð¤ Who says it's a team game?? Sometimes it's quite obvious to d eyes". Wen someone has played a classy innings of 65 runs in d previous game, than I as a cricket fan want that player to play higher up d order especially wen d team has lost a game. It's about providing d platform 4 our domestic players to bat higher order ahead of overseas players — MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) 14 April 2019 "Wen someone has played a classy innings of 65 runs in d previous game, than I as a cricket fan want that player to play higher up d order especially wen d team has lost a game. It's about providing d platform 4 our domestic players to bat higher order ahead of overseas players," his next tweet read. What would be the strategy in sending an in-form batsman so low and not using his potential to the fullest? #Gill — Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) 14 April 2019 Tiwary wasn't the only one who felt that way. Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha also voiced his displeasure at Gill's demotion down the order. Following Lynn's solo effort of 51-ball 82, Kolkata managed to reach a total of 161 runs and knew they needed a good bowling performance to defend the mediocre target. But, for a team that appears to be in blistering form this season, Chennai didn't really need to break a sweat as they chased down the total with five wickets and two deliveries to spare - thanks to an unbeaten 58 by Suresh Raina.
  3. 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.
  4. Yesterday was a huge day for people who celebrate science. It'll go down in history as a day when the first ever real image of black hole was revealed. But you know what? It's an even bigger day for female scientists across the globe because our first direct look at a black hole, though a bit blurry, is courtesy of a young lady named Katie Bouman. That's right, we earthlings got to see an image of the black hole as seen through the eyes of the Event Horizon Telescope, which is essentially an array of eight radio telescopes around the world working together. Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data. Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon. (image credit @floragraham)#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole pic.twitter.com/Iv5PIc8IYd — MIT CSAIL (@MIT_CSAIL) April 10, 2019 The MIT Grad, Katie, was still in school when she helped develop a computer program that created the image of the black hole. She was also the one who led testing to verify the images, which by itself is a huge task. The data from eight of those telescopes were collected on hundreds of hard drives and flown in to a central processing center. It was apparently set across manually because there was too much of it to send over the internet. It was in June last year, when all the data had arrived at the center. While speaking to Time, Katie said, “We all watched as the images appeared on our computers“. The ring came so easily. It was unbelievable.” © Event Horizon Telescope Six years ago when Katie had joined the team, she apparently didn't know a thing about black holes. After all, her background was from computer science and electrical engineering. That, however, didn't keep her away from “coming up with ways to see or measure things that are invisible,” she said. As soon as the first image of black hole was revealed, an image showing Katie next to a stack of hard drives went viral, and rightfully so. This woman deserves all the recognition. Bouman hasn't spoken to anyone else, but she CNN that “No one of us could've done it alone. It came together because of lots of different people from many backgrounds.” Congratulations to Katie Bouman to whom we owe the first photograph of a black hole ever. Not seeing her name circulate nearly enough in the press. Amazing work. And here's to more women in science (getting their credit and being remembered in history) ð¥ð¥âï¸ pic.twitter.com/wcPhB6E5qK — Tamy Emma Pepin (@TamyEmmaPepin) April 10, 2019 Interestingly, Bouman delivered a TED Talk back in 2016 called “How to take a picture of a black hole”, where she noted that the first ever picture of a black hole will come down to an international team of scientists, an Earth-sized telescope and an algorithm to put all the data together and reveal the final image.
  5. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) underway in full steam, we are bound to see many new-comers who will make a name for themselves and go on to earn laurels. Established youngsters such as Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill, who are already in the limelight, can be the ones to replace the current Indian squad in the coming two to three years. These are the predicted top five youngsters who own the skills and determination to make it to the Indian team by the next World Cup, that is in 2023. 1. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals) © TOI The young Mumbai lad, Prithvi Shaw, is all set to make a comeback in the limelight of Indian Premier League under Delhi Capitals. Having a wonderful debut last year in the league, overshadowing Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and many other stars, Shaw definitely made a name for himself and got retained by the side during the 2019 IPL auction. Giving some prolific performances for the Indian Test side and that too at the age of just 18 is another proof of why he is referred to as the 'Next Master Blaster' of Indian cricket. Despite his worth still to be proven in limited overs cricket, he remains our top contender to make it to the Indian squad in the coming years, especially for ICC World Cup 2023. 2. Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals) © Instagram The captain of the domestic as well as the IPL team of Delhi, Shreyas Iyer, is known to be the man of focus as this IPL season kicks off. Replacing Gautam Gambhir's leadership of Delhi Capitals since last year, Iyer has flowered as a captain and a better player too. From scoring in IPL to playing some great knocks for India A, the 24-year-old Mumbai lad has been in a prime form which if continues, will provide him with the great opportunity to support Virat Kohli by the World Cup 2023. 3. Shubhman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders) © Instagram Soon after the arrival of Shaw, Shubman Gill became the next big thing to be talked about in the Indian cricket circuit. The 19-year-old batsman from Punjab is completely determined to achieve big things in international cricket and has continued to deliver consistently whenever the opportunity is provided. Ever since his phenomenal performance in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand, Shubman has been knocking at the door of the senior team. After being declared as the 'Player of the Tournament' during the2018 U-19 World Cup, he has been hailed by the experts as a player to watch out for. Getting an early entry into the Indian team and sharing the dressing room with big shots like Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Gill will definitely gain more knowledge of how to become a mature player. In the next few years, we will be seeing some major transformations in the youngster and we hope he goes on to break many records and might get us the 2023 World Cup too. 4. Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) © Instagram “International cricket has made me calmer” was a statement given by Mayank Agarwal in an interview to Hindustan Times on Sunday. Having scored 2141 runs for the domestic team of Karnataka in the 2017-18 season and 3472 runs in 70 India-A matches, Agarwal's long wait of getting into the Indian team ended in December last year. Called to Australia as a replacement for Rohit Sharma, the 28-year-old was finally selected for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, where he responded with a brilliant 76, the highest score by an Indian debutant in Australia, and a 42 in the second innings. Now, making a comeback after his thumb injury for Kings XI Punjab, he seems all set to show the entire world what he is made of. Regardless of all the difficulties and drawbacks that he has had, we would still opt him as our favourite to showcase in World Cup 2023. 5. Mayank Markande (Mumbai Indians) © Instagram 21-year-old Mayank Markande, recently added an achievement to his resume as he received his maiden call-up for the India T20I squad against Australia. Playing for Mumbai Indians and sharing the dressing room with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Mahela Jayawardene, will surely be helpful to the young leggie. Keeping World Cup 2023 in mind, it will be interesting to see how young Markande fills the shoes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
  6. If you're ever feeling down and out in life, just go over to Akshay Kumar's Instagram page and you'll get a whole lotta determination, inspiration and motivation, all folded in to one. The actor does such inspirational things, it gives us hope that the world can definitely be a better place. © Pinterest Just recently, along with Aditya Thakeray, he participated in a training session to teach young girls basic self-defence techniques, in Thane Mumbai. His social media was abuzz with a video of him training the girls, so they can protect themselves in the most basic way possible. © Instagram The video he shared on his Instagram page was captioned: Happy to see a turnout of 2000 plus girls from nearby schools at our self defense training camp in Thane today. The workshop was to teach them some basic self defense techniques. Hoping it was helpful and to see more of them at our training centre. Happy to see a turnout of 2000 plus girls from nearby schools at our self defense training camp in Thane today. The workshop was to teach them some basic self defense techniques. Hoping it was helpful and to see more of them at our training centre. @adityathackeray A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 20, 2019 at 4:02am PST Dressed in black, Kumar displayed a lot of patience and skilful knowledge about the basics of martial arts. He believes it's important for young girls to know the fundamentals, just in case they face something uncomfortable, ever in life. © Pinterest Akshay has had formal training in Thai Boxing and Muay Thai when he spent over 5 years learning these forms of martial arts in Thailand and now he wishes to impart his knowledge of martial arts for training purposes. This isn't the first time we're seeing the man in his utmost noble best. He's known to bring issues of menstrual hygiene to the forefront with his film 'Padman' and has also joined hands with an organisation to aid a running event to raise awareness for menstrual hygiene. © Zee Studios On the work front, his film 'Kesari', based on the battle of Saragarhi in 1897 will release in March this year and we're really waiting with bated breath to watch him in one of the finest roles he's ever played.
  7. 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
  8. As Mithali Raj walked today into the Seddon Park for the toss as the captain of the Indian cricket team ahead of the third ODI in Hamilton, she created history once again, becoming the first woman to play 200 ODIs. Adding another feat to an already decorated career, Raj's spot in the ICC Hall of Fame is a no-brainer. What's your favourite memory of @M_Raj03'S ODI career? pic.twitter.com/h7HGFJfWYv — ICC (@ICC) February 1, 2019 At the age of 36, if she was asked what career-path would she want to pursue, she would certainly choose that of a cricketer, but a 9-year-old Raj would have said that she wanted to pursue a career in dance. Unlike a lot of aspiring cricketers, Mithali Raj was never one to have sleepless nights fantasizing about donning that blue kit and representing India on an international level. In fact, as a child, Raj had no plans to join the sport which is so famously known as a 'gentleman's game'. The skipper has made it absolutely clear that the only reason she took to cricket was because her father, Dorai Raj forced her to play cricket just because she was extremely lazy and her dad wanted her to be more active, which had no impact on her lifestyle whatsoever as she continues to be equally lazy (her words, not ours). “My dad made a decision to turn me into a professional cricketer. The hours of training sessions and the performance in the game… these are the things that started too early for me as an 11-year-old,” Raj shares in an interview with the ICC. “At that phase when I started putting so many hours in the game, I really realised that… I have stopped enjoying the game and at some point, I hated my dad for putting me into the sport.” Ever since she made her ODI debut on 25th June 1995, she's had multiple spells as the captain of the Indian women's cricket team, the first one coming just before the 2005 World Cup. The young batswoman was nervous to shoulder the responsibility one because it was during the biggest tournament of all and two, because a lot of senior players and even an ex-captain was in the team, which now belonged to her. But that was probably the only instance Mithali truly shook in her boots. With a résumé with 20 years-worth of experience, the Indian skipper has no more jitters to confront. While most players indulge in boosting their morale before going out to bat, the veteran can be calmly reading a book with her kit on. “I am the senior-most player in the team. I am a more mature leader and I have no apprehensions any more,” she said in an interview with the Times of India. © ICC Mithali Raj is probably one of the wisest sportspersons of our generation who, despite facing so much of criticism as a player, a teammate, and even for just being herself, continues to do her thing without caring about what the world has to say. She has turned something that she used to completely despise, into something which helped her make a mark for herself and become one of best, and that is something every young athlete must try and imbibe.
  9. Arguably one of the most exciting young talents in the country, Shubman Gill had garnered all the limelight with a potential debut on cards in the 4th One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand on 31st January. For someone who boasts of 1,089 runs in nine first-class games and another 1,529 runs in 36 List A matches, Shubman understandably came highly recommended. Virat Kohli had already lauded the youngster, claiming that he was not even 10 per cent of the kind of player Gill is when he was 19. Then, the likes of Sourav Ganguly and Sunil Gavaskar, too, sang Gill's praise and stressed on the importance of his debut for India. Early on Thursday, Shubman finally realised his dream of featuring in the senior team after he was handed his cap by MS Dhoni, becoming the 227th player to represent India in ODI cricket. But, the day Shubman must've been dreaming of as a kid, soon turned into a nightmare as the youngster was sent back into the hut for a mere nine runs. Proud moment for young @RealShubmanGill as he receives his #TeamIndia cap from @msdhoni ðð #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/2oRc4ozwZq — BCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019 Coming out to bat, with India reeling at 21/1, the 19-year-old got a chance to partner Rohit Sharma in a bid to stabilise the innings. With Trent Boult breathing fire with his swing bowling, Shubman was a mere spectator as Rohit, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik got dismissed one after another at the other end. While the right-hander, himself, became the next victim of Boult, his stay at the crease for 21 balls was nervy, but still gave a glimpse of his capabilities. The first six balls he faced, didn't yield a single run. But, the application of the young batsman made it good to watch. There were solid defences, played with confidence. And, a beautiful cover drive that went straight to the fielder. Rather than getting frustrated with the dot balls, Shubman showed great maturity in waiting for the right delivery to strike. And, he finally opened his account with a wristy clip off the toes through square leg for a boundary - his first runs in international cricket. On the very next ball, the right-hander, once again, showed great presence of mind as he pushed the drive with soft hands in a bid to keep the ball along the ground. AP The 10th over saw Shubman getting struck on the helmet on Boult's fiery bouncer. But, the youngster didn't lose his composure and carried on like a pro. His stint was eventually cut short when he played a length ball on the up, sending it straight into the hands of Boult who claimed his third scalp of the game. While some thought that the youngster wasted an opportunity, others gave him the benefit of the doubt and backed him to come good in future. But, how did young Shubman really fare on his debut? Let's put things into perspective. Despite scoring just nine runs off 21 balls, the debutant, in his shot selection and approach to the game, showed signs of maturity and confidence. But, is that enough? Well, we tried to compare Shubman's ODI debut with his idol Kohli and there was not much difference. The debutant @RealShubmanGill all smiles with his teammates ðð#TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/8xusQXbaoh — BCCI (@BCCI) January 31, 2019 Just like Shubman, Kohli had a triumphant run in the 2008 U-19 World Cup when he was fast-tracked into the Indian team. The same year, he was handed his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Dambulla and asked to open the innings alongside Gautam Gambhir when Virender Sehwag was rested in the first match. With Chaminda Vaas sending Gambhir back into the pavilion on the second delivery of the match, Kohli was watchful in his approach and began really slow. In fact, he had scored 12 runs off 21 balls he faced till the seventh over. The Delhi lad was finally dismissed by Nuwan Kulasekara after being wrapped on the pads in front of the stumps. And, his ODI debut came to an end at a score of 12 runs off 22 balls. Kohli's maiden outing in ODI cricket was not really different than Shubman. Both the cricketers played their shots and approached with caution against a fire-breathing left-armer. Despite their mediocre debut scores, both Shubman and Kohli, with their sensible approach, showed they belong to the big stage. Both of them played goo-looking shots and held his own against a dangerous bowling attack in conditions which aided seamers. AP Giving perspective to Gill's outing, Gavaskar made a fair point. "Well, for whatever little time he was there, he was a little bit tense, nervous. That's understandable because he is playing for the country for the first time. Even then, when Boult was swinging the ball, he was able to get in line, yes...he was hit by the short ball as well. I think this guy's got a future, you have got to be patient with him," Gavaskar told Star Sports. Gill, in his brief debut, showed that he has a great technique (something a batting sensation like Kohli approves of). On a surface that had plenty of bounce, the young gun had the ability to punch the ball off the backfoot. It was also great to see him picking up the length nicely. And, just like Kohli, it looks like this youngster has got a lot of time to play his shots and a bright future going forward.
  10. In 2018, the Indian U-19 side created history after winning the ICC World Cup for a record fourth time. The influence of pragmatic coach Rahul Dravid was being hailed as one of the reasons behind their historic triumph. But, at the heart of it all, it was the performances of young Indian cricketers who all stepped up in dire situations to aid their side. While Prithvi Shaw garnered plaudits for his leadership skills, young seamers Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi were touted as the next big things after they were seen crossing the 150kmph barrier on regular occasions in the tournament. But, apart from them, there was one batting prodigy - Shubman Gill - whose majestic strokeplay and commendable temperament left former cricketers and fans in awe. The right-hander smashed a match-winning hundred and three fifties - amassing 321 runs - to be rightly adjudged the 'Player of the Tournament'. His batting display impressed the cricket bigwigs so much that he evenly bagged a staggering Rs 1.80-crore payout from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Auctions last season. © BCCL Shubman, along with his teammates, continues to be hailed as the next big superstars of Indian cricket. But, while Shaw was seen making a fantastic debut, young Shubman was left to ply his trade in domestic cricket. The fierce competition in the Indian team has often denied opportunities to many cricketers in the past. Thus, there was no surprise to see Shubman waiting for his chance to rumble with the big boys. After consistently proving his mettle in the domestic circuit, where he slammed a 328-ball 268 against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy earlier this season, the Punjab batsman, finally, has an opportunity to make a mark in the senior team when Team India locks horns with New Zealand in the fourth ODI on 31st January. Having already sealed the five-match ODI series 3-0, the Indian cricket team opted for numerous changes in a bid to give some star players rest and try out youngsters for the remaining two games. With Virat Kohli rested for the remainder of the tour, the vacant No. 3 spot gives a perfect opportunity to a player like Shubman to showcase his talent in front of the cricket bigwigs. © BCCL For a person who idolises Kohli, the 19-year-old looks like a shadow of his role model with the willow in his hands. A right-hander like Kohli, Shubman has great hand-eye coordination that helps him to time the ball to perfection. His ability to finds gaps, play the big shots and rotate the strike are all Kohli-esque. And, just like the Indian captain, Shubman thrives in the No. 3 position for his team. The youngster has already developed a great understanding of the game and possess the ability to pace his innings according to the match situations - something that reflects in his tally of 1,089 runs in 9 first-class games and 1,529 runs in 36 List A matches. While negating New Zealand's senior cricketers will surely be no joke, Shubman, on the back of his showing so far, seems capable of carrying that weight on his young shoulders. “Well because the No. 3 spot is vacant, I would want to give Shubman Gill a game, give him a couple of games and see how he fares. If he gets to bat, you will get a fair idea how he is taking to international cricket,” Sunil Gavaskar backed the youngster while talking to India Today. © BCCL On the other hand, Kohli, himself, after the 3rd ODI, showered praise and backed the capabilities of Gill to come good on his debut. “I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli had said. “So, that's the confidence that they carry and it's great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them with the space to grow,” he further added. Apart from Gavaskar and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly, too, placed his bet on Shubman to come good. "I think they should play Shubman Gill. He certainly deserves a chance in the team. He should play the rest of the series. Who knows, India might get another good player for the World Cup," Ganguly told India TV. Carrying high hopes and expectations on his young shoulders, Shubman will be eager to make his mark in the senior team and, maybe, play a decisive role in helping India claim a 4-0 lead - the biggest series win (across formats) in their 52 years of touring New Zealand.
  11. “Tera kya hoga Kalia?”, “Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, pura naam. Baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhan. Ma ka naam Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon Mandwa…”, “Jindagi mein aadmi doich time itna jaldi bhagta hai – Olympic ka race ho, ya police ka case ho”. We are sure that most of you good folks reading this story, recall these iconic dialogues from 'Sholay', 'Agneepath' and 'Amar Akbar Anthony', that left a lasting impression on your memories. Even now, years after we first heard them, we can still deliver these lines verbatim on cue! View this post on Instagram Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and family of veteran Bollywood actor #KaderKhan. May he rest in eternal peace #rip #Bollywood #India #ZeeWorld #Zeeworldtvupdates A post shared by Zee World TV Update (@zeeworldtvupdates) on Jan 3, 2019 at 4:19am PST That says something about the kind of impact words could wield in the bygone era, even with the kind of dialogues our favourite heroes threw at the camera. But what's more special, is the mind at work here. The wordsmiths who strung words together to weave some of the most memorable phrases ever produced in the history of Hindi cinema. One such person of interest, who went unnoticed regardless of embodying this talent, and didn't get his due in the industry for his wizarding skills with words, was Kader Khan. A veteran actor, yes. But there is a lot more than just that, which the man has to his credit. The late actor breathed his last on 31st December and was laid to rest earlier today by his family and friends in Canada. View this post on Instagram Team 'Hero No. 1' - Govinda, director David Dhawan, producer Vashu Bhagnani & #KaderKhan @govindaahuja21 @varundvn @bhagnani_vashu #HeroNo1 #Govinda #DavidDhawan #VashuBhagnani #HindiCinema A post shared by Film History Pics (@filmhistorypics) on Jan 2, 2019 at 11:32pm PST While the world continues to remember him as a skilled actor who could make his audience laugh and cry with his acting, there was a whole different side to the man that most of the world was unaware of. Kader Khan, the screenwriter was as much of a dominating persona in the Hindi film industry, as the actor. Perhaps like a majority of us, you were also unaware of the fact that Kader Khan was the man who made Amitabh Bachchan's “angry young man” avatar come to life on-screen. He was the reason audience marvelled over Govinda's epic comedy that would have us ROFL-ing. View this post on Instagram Remembering the veteran actor Kader Khan Sahab - A versitile actor from being the king of comedy to a serious Act, it was always a delight watching his honest performances. Kader Khan Sahab is there in everyone's heart and will be remembered forever. . . . #RIPKaderKhanSahab #RemembringKadarKhan #kaderkhan #kaderkhandeath #ripkaderkhan #bollywood #actor #likeforlikes #like4likes #followforfollowback A post shared by Manesha A Agarwal (@maneshaagarwalmusic) on Jan 2, 2019 at 6:02am PST Kader Khan was more than an actor. So much more. He was a screenwriter and comedian, and a word-wiz who penned down some of the most honest and poignant dialogues for leading superstars in the industry. If that is news to you, we bet you didn't know about these facts about Khan-Sahab either: 1. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1937, he was a civil engineer by degree and even taught the subject in Byculla's MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering from 1970 to 1975. View this post on Instagram Remembering Kader Khan: Have a look at these unseen pictures of the legendary actor! Follow ð@star_lifestyle_world for more updates âºï¸ . . #kaderkhan #unseen #pictures #actor #veteran #legend #bollywood #pinkvilla A post shared by star lifestyle world (@star_lifestyle_world) on Jan 2, 2019 at 4:23am PST 2. Kader Khan's acting talent was spotted by Dilip Kumar, during the former's performance at a college play. He was then signed up for 'Sagina Mahato' and 'Bairaag'. 3. He made his acting debut with 'Daag' in 1973. He played the role of a lawyer in the movie, that starred Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore and Rakhee in lead roles. View this post on Instagram (1996) #KaderKhan, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty during shoot of 'Sapoot' @akshaykumar @sunielvshetty (pic: express archive) #AkshayKumar #SunielShetty #HindiCinema #KaderKhan A post shared by Film History Pics (@filmhistorypics) on Jan 2, 2019 at 11:23pm PST 4. In a career that spans over three decades, Kader Khan regaled the audience in over 300 films, out of which he had dialogue-writing credits for 250 movies. 5. He started writing scripts for movies even before his acting career kicked off. The first script that Kader Khan ever wrote was for 'Jawani Diwani' in 1982. 6. He was the man who penned some of Amitabh Bachchan's most famous dialogues, though some of his most popular works can be seen in 'Sharaabi', 'Coolie', 'Desh Premee', 'Lawaaris', 'Suhaag', 'Muqaddar Ka Sikandar', 'Parvarish', 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Mr. Natwarlal', 'Satte Pe Satta', 'Inquilab', 'Giraftaar', 'Hum'', Agneepath', 'Himmatwala', 'Coolie No. 1', 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', and 'Sarfarosh' to name a few. View this post on Instagram #Rip #kaderkhan @beingsalmankhan #loveYou #lovekids Follow Us â¡@zoya5568 @being_ritika_salman @fugi_sk07 Don't Forget To FOLLOW Us ð¤. . . Follow for more updates : @beingsalmankhan__offical . . . #beingsalmankhan #salman #salmankhan #salmankhanlovers #salmankhanmerijaan #katrinakaif #salmaniacs #salmankhansmile #salmankhanrules #salmankhanno1worldwide #dabangg3 #Bharat #BharatEid2019 #BiggBoss12 #BiggBoss #BB12 A post shared by ð¯ï¸ISHQ DE CHASHNI (SALMAN)ð¯ (@beingsalmankhan__offical) on Jan 1, 2019 at 6:19pm PST 7. Kader Khan made Govinda's now-iconic “tapori shaanapanti” popular with the masses, with his intelligent, street-style wordplay, that used puns and abuses to grant the dialogues with just the right amount of depth and hilarity, all at once. 8. He not only wrote the best lines but was also a performer who brought those lines written in ink, alive on-screen. His sense of comedy, throw and comic-timing stayed on with the audience even after he left the frame. Kader Khan's chemistry with Govinda can never see a second coming. View this post on Instagram #RIP End of an Era !! #KaderKhan Kader Khan, Veteran Bollywood Actor, Passes Away at 81 After Prolonged Illness A day after dismissing reports of his death, Kader Khan's son Sarfaraz confirmed on Tuesday morning that the veteran actor-writer passed away on Monday evening. Best known for acting in popular films such Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Joru Ka Ghulam, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Aunty No. 1 and Judwaa, Khan was living in Canada with Sarfaraz and his daughter-in-law Shahista. He was 81. "My dad has left us. He passed away on December 31 at 6 pm as per Canadian time due to prolonged illness. He slipped into coma in the afternoon. He was in the hospital for 16-17 weeks,” Sarfaraz told PTI. "The last rites will be performed here in Canada only. We have our entire family here and we live here so we are doing it. We are thankful to everyone for their blessings and prayers," he added. In the last few days, Khan was just able to maintain eye contact. He had stopped talking completely, was put on a BiPAP ventilator and showed symptoms of pneumonia. Sarfaraz had earlier told a media portal that Khan had recently undergone a knee surgery but despite it being successful, he couldn't walk owing to his ill health. "The surgery did not go wrong. It was just that my father refused to get up after it. We were told that he has to make an effort and try to start walking from the next day but he just didn't do it," Sarfaraz said. Khan was also suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), an extremely rare degenerative disease known to cause slow deterioration and loss of specific volumes of the brain, resulting in loss of balance, slowing of movement, difficulty moving eyes and dementia. Born in Kabul in 1937, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Yash Chopra's film Daag that starred Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore in lead roles. He went on to feature in over 300 films. But before turning to acting, he was a prolific dialogue and screen writer and had penned dialogues for over 250 films, including Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan's A post shared by ðµð°ÙÛد Die hard fan Since 1999 (@sanjayduttismyhero) on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:59pm PST 9. According to popular belief, Kader Khan would practise his dialogues in the dead of the night in graveyards to gauge the impact of his deliveries. That's some level of passion and dedication the man had! 10. According to an Amar Ujala report, the late actor had a net worth of 65 crores and won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue twice in his career for 'Meri Awaaz Suno' (1982) and 'Angaar' (1993). In 2013, he was also honoured with the Sahitya Shiromani Award for his contributions to the Hindi film industry. View this post on Instagram RIP! #KaderKhan! ðOne of the finest #Villain, #Actor, #writer, Veteran #Bollywood actor #KaderKhan passed away in a hospital in Canada. #Rip #KaderKhanpassedaway #RIPKaderKhan #GovindaLovers #Govinda #salmankhan #amitabhbachchan A post shared by GovindaLovers (@govindalovers) on Dec 31, 2018 at 10:18pm PST
  12. Former World Twenty20 champion and cricketer, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, is convinced that if his ban from playing cricket is lifted and he gets to play even for a period as short as six months, he is going to give the new generation “a run for their money.” The Bigg Boss season 12's runner-up believes that the last 105 days inside the reality show's house was crucial for him to return to his original self that he had lost touch with when the 35-year-old was accused of spot-fixing and was sentenced a lifetime ban from playing the sport by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The fast-medium-pace bowler was arrested on being found guilty of corruption and spot-fixing in an internal inquiry held by BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit led by Ravi Sawani, back in 2013 during the sixth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The then Rajasthan Royals player had confessed of the crime but later in a letter to the Board expressed that his confession to the police was under duress. “Under the threat of arrest of my close relatives a statement was forcibly taken in the manner directed by the police,” he wrote in the letter. “There is no confession recorded by me willingly to the police. The police have mentally and physically harassed me and obtained signed statements.” View this post on Instagram #ThrowBackThursday #Mentor #Senior #Guru #SachinTendulkar ! A post shared by Sree Santh (@sreesanthnair36) on Jun 29, 2017 at 4:35am PDT Sreesanth had filed a petition early in 2018, seeking response from the authorities as he moved to the Supreme Court to challenge the Kerala High Court's verdict to stay the ban. BCCI authorities stuck to their former stance and replied that they will not compromise with corruption. In 2017, Videos of Sreesanth converting his newly constructed house into a practice arena went viral. “I totally deserve a chance to play club cricket, so that I at least get to prove my fitness levels and play for the Kerala cricket team,” he said in an interview with The Times of India. “People who are guilty and are proven so, are playing international cricket. And here I am telling my sad story, which hurts.” Last year, Sreesanth's advocate to the Supreme Court, Salman Khurshid told the judiciary that his client has multiple offers from various cricket clubs of the United Kingdom but will not be able to play if the ban was not lifted. “Life sentence for a criminal is for 14 years, but unfortunately in cricket, the life ban given to me is till my last breath and it really hurts,” Sreesanth told TOI.
  13. There is no greater thrill or sense of achievement than being able to successfully launch one's dream company. What starts out as a mere idea, suddenly takes over our every single thought, and soon turns into an obsession fuelled by a passion that is unparalleled to all else. While there are a some who continue to dream and plan till the end of time, there are others who simply take that leap of faith and launch into their dreams without waiting for the right moment. Some of these see the light of the day, while the others fade away. But today we bring you the names of 10 such startups that not only succeeded in their endeavours, but went on to establish themselves as young India's most popular places to work at. LinkedIn recently shared all the inside deets on the startup scene in our country with its 'The 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List for India' which listed out the most popular startups in India, as per people's choice. Take a look at these top 10 startups where young India wants to be, and thrive. 1. OYO © Business Today With its HQ located in Gurgaon, Haryana and a global headcount of 4,700, OYO booked the top spot on the list. The 5-year-old hospitality startup is India's largest hotel network with a user base that spreads across 230 cities around the country. This year OYO also ventured into Malaysian, Chinese and British hospitality market, but it is India which is most proud to be a part of it! 2. Cure.Fit A health and wellness startup based out of Bengaluru, there are four major verticals that the startup functions across - no-equipment gyms, health food, yoga and meditation centres, and primary care. For the uninitiated, Cure.Fit happens to be the company which recently acquired premium gym chain Fitness First, and recently acquired $120 millions from its existing investors. 3. Dunzo.in © Youtube Claiming the third spot on the list is Bengaluru-based Dunzo, Google's very first direct startup investment in India. With a global headcount of 160, the company offers numerous services ranging across grocery shopping, laundry pick-ups to last-minute gifting options. 4. Rivigo © Rivigo Rivigo scaled up vigorously recently when it raised $50 million at a valuation of $945 millions! Investors have seen a lot of potential in the firm, that boasts of 3,700 headcount globally. The company works on a unique driver relay model that reduces turnaround time, and has big names such as Maruti Suzuki, ITC, Marks & Spencer and the likes as its clients. 5. Digit Insurance An online general insurance provider, this Bengaluru-based startup claims to get 87 percent of its applications approved within 24 hours. With a global headcount of 630, Digit ensures a breezy customer experience with a 2-page document that explains it all. The firm also raised $44 million from Fairfax Holdings. 6. Little Black Book © BCCL The very popular online recommendation portal LBB has taken the 6th position on the list. With a global headcount of 80, the company was kickstarted with an initial investment of Rs. 80,000. The recommendations range across the board from food and fashion to culture, travel and much more. 7. Republic World © Republic Does this surprise you? Because we weren't surprised when we saw this name on the list. Ever since its launch in 2017 Arnab Goswami's personal media venture has enjoyed great viewership ratings! The company has been able to clock Rs 155 crore in revenue for FY18 and has been very successful in monetising. 8. The Minimalist Starting out as a design agency, The Minimalist gained prominence through its Facebook presence, by producing witty content. With a global headcount of 60, the startup has big names such as Saint-Gobain, Bharti Airtel, Berkshire Hathaway, Coca-Cola and Abbott under its belt. The last fiscal year was a watershed moment for the company, when its revenue and headcount doubled. 9. Razorpay © razorpay An online payment solution provider, the company now works with clients and services more than 100,000 businesses, including names such as Bharti Airtel, IRCTC and Goibibo. With a global headcount of 230, the company has seen a monthly growth of 35% and also bagged $20 million in a Series B funding. 10. Nineleaps Taking the 10th position, Bengaluru-based Nineleaps induces product development for other startups by providing web and mobile application services. With a global headcount of 200, they are already expanding to markets abroad, such as Indonesia and Singapore.
  14. One of mankind's biggest concern at this point of civilisation is perhaps the all-pervasive nature of adulteration that can be found in our daily food items, such as fruits, veggies, grains and pulses, spices, cooking oil and much, much more. A recent study by Public Health Foundation in India showed that almost 80 percent of premature deaths result from the intake of contaminated food and water. This simply goes on to show that food adulteration in our country is rampant. © MensXP While most of us are aware of this reality, very few of us are trying to actively change our food habits, for a better chance at life. Now, while this attitude is considered “acceptable” when we are dealing with our own self, the same cannot be said for stance on the issue when young kids are involved. During such situations, every parent wants the best and safest option for their kids, without fail. Yet, with the decay running deeper than anticipated, such safe options are pretty difficult to come by. All such parents are met with in their search for healthy food options for their children are, adulterated versions of kids food. As disappointing as that may sound, the same experience propelled first-time parents Umang Bhattacharyya and Shauravi Malik to take matters into their own hands, in order to ensure that their kids, as much as others', get the best quality, healthy food in the market. © MensXP This reason was also enough to pushed co-founders and mothers Shauravi Malik and Meghna Narayan to quit their fancy jobs at global enterprises such as J.P. Morgan and McKinsey respectively, to pursue this cause which was close to their hearts, more vigorously on a personal level. It was finally in October 2016 when 'Slurrp Farm' was born out of this need to create a healthy, food range for kids. This first step was followed by something in the likes of, “My mum used to force a Ragi drink down my throat, I wish we could come up with a yummy way to eat Ragi”. “I used to love cheese-lings – why can't we bake them in a tasty way”. © MensXP Thus began their journey, and since that initial step has today taken the shape of 12 innovative, and tasty products and four product ranges that cover snack and breakfast food for children. With 20 product innovations already in the pipeline, they have cereals, cookies, pancakes and dosas. As for the snacks range they have 3 superb flavours available - chocolate, tangy tomato and cheese & herbs. However, getting here hasn't been easy. Leaving their well paying jobs and taking a big plunge with no endgame in sight, came with its own set of struggles. Top that up with naysayers who questioned their every move, making it all the more difficult for them charge through with their plans. But, all three co-founders had their goals in sight and their hearts in the right place, and them helped them to power through all the hiccups along the way. © MensXP Cut to this day, 40 percent of their customers are repeat customers. At the very base of it all lies their company philosophy to build a honest company, and honest products that can earn them trust and credibility. Things seem to be looking up for the trio and their work-child, because major expansion plans have been laid out for the next couple of months. From being full time employees with fancy paychecks, to leaving it all behind in order to build their dream company, Umang, Shauravi and Meghna have come a long way, and the journey has been more than fulfilling for them. Learn more about their journey here.
  15. Arguably one of the most iconic sportspersons in the country, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to enjoy the limelight like no other in Indian cricket. The Jharkhand cricketer enthralled us with his finishing abilities with the willow. Then, his impeccable leadership skills allowed Team India to scale new heights. And, now, despite renouncing his captaincy, Dhoni still remains one of the vital cogs for the Indian team. Such has been Dhoni's exploits over the years that the Indian cricket fans just can't seem to get enough of the 'Captain Cool'. If his cricketing skills weren't enough, Dhoni's antics off the field, too, have been a great hit with the fans. His recent pictures from a TV promo where he was seen playing kabaddi was all over social media, once again highlighting how popular this old warhorse is in the country. RT msdfansofficial: Man with Golden Heart. Just look at the way, he is adoring his little fan. msdhoni SaakshiSRawat#MSDhoni #Dhoni #mahiway pic.twitter.com/WpByIlp0hi — DASAð©ð© (@dasa_____) November 13, 2018 If Dhoni's kabaddi skills enthralled fans, his touching gesture for a young fan proved that this man has a golden heart. In yet another viral video, the 37-year-old was seen pulling over his car and chatting with a young kid at length before shaking his hand. The former Indian skipper is just one run short of becoming the fifth Indian and 13th overall to enter the 10,000-run club in ODI cricket. But, in 2018, the right-hander has scored just 252 runs in 12 innings at a below-par average of just over 25 alongside a strike-rate of 68.10. © Reuters His dismal form with the willow was also the reason why he was axed from the T20I series against West Indies and Australia. Ever since the debut of cricket's shortest format in 2006, India have played a total of 107 T20Is and Dhoni has been part of 93 of those games. For those who may have forgotten, Dhoni was the man who led India to its first World T20 title in 2007. So even if he is not seen playing against Australia in the upcoming T20I series, Dhoni's legacy in Indian cricket is undoubtedly second to none.
  16. Touted as one of the favourites in the tournament, Indian women's cricket team fired warning shots early in the ongoing ICC World T20 on the back of some sublime performances in the West Indies. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side stunned New Zealand in their tournament opener before decimating arch-rivals Pakistan in the second match. While there have been a lot of positives for the Indian eves, pragmatic skipper Harmanpreet has arguably been the one that stands out amongst the rest. The right-hander became the first Indian woman to hit a T20I hundred when she smashed a 51-ball 103 against the Kiwis in the opening game at the Providence stadium in Guyana. © Reuters Going into the second game against Pakistan, Harmanpreet's leadership skills were also on full display as her side skittled the opposition with an emphatic seven-wicket triumph. Though a low total and Mithali Raj's 56-run knock didn't give Harmanpreet an opportunity to showcase her big-hitting abilities, but still the Indian T20I captain found a way to grab the headlines. Ahead of the Indo-Pak encounter, both the teams stood in unison for the customary national anthems on the field. The cricketers were also accompanied by young mascots who stood right in front of them before the national anthems from the two countries were played. pic.twitter.com/06Q3KxvfMU — Mushfiqur Fan (@NaaginDance) November 11, 2018 During India's national anthem, the mascot accompanying Harmanpreet fell ill. Taking notice of the young girl's health issues, Harmanpreet wasted no time in carrying her in her arms and handed her over to the management before taking the field. Harmanpreet didn't just showed her concern for the youngster, but also had the respect for the national anthem as she waited for it to get over before doing the needful. The Indian skipper's touching gesture was caught on tape and later shared on Twitter. Since then, every cricket fan across the globe has showered praise on Harmanpreet for showing her concern for the young girl. @ImHarmanpreet is and will always be a legend. As for why some of us see this as a no-biggie, everyday act of kindness & the west fawn over such displays of genuine care & look at it as a rare event, this thread is all you need. https://t.co/1kW5sO23IH — YonSolitaryHighland (@YonSolitary) November 12, 2018 Salute sister — Krio Fezzil (repeat mode villain) ðð (@mkkrioanku18) November 12, 2018 You showed the world it's not special about wining the game it's all about the wining the hearts. Thank a lot for make me proud on my country .God bless — Balakrishnan (@Sudhirbalakrish) November 13, 2018 You showed to world the Indian Culture. Thanks Mam. We are proud of you.@ImHarmanpreet — M.G.Dinnimani (@MGDinnimani) November 13, 2018 Respected mam you are really good Indian. — Manish@rj (@Manishrj6) November 12, 2018 After recording two consecutive wins, the Indian team will now lock horns with Ireland in their third game on 15th November. But, their biggest test awaits on 17th November when Harmanpreet's side will take on mighty Australians in their Group B clash at the Providence stadium in Guyana.
  17. Kirill Tereshin aka the Russian Popeye is a 21-year-old Russian who got caught into the hype of building bigger biceps or more importantly, suffered from a psychological disorder most bodybuilders suffer. This disorder is called Bigorexia. It is a condition where a person does anything humanly possible to get as big as possible. This Russian youngster developed an obsession to build bigger arms. To fulfill that obsession, he started injecting oil into his biceps. View this post on Instagram Ð Ñка Ñже 62 Ñм аеееееее, вÑе ÑÑка болÑÑе во вÑей ÑÑÑане , ÑÑÑÐ°Ñ Ð½Ð¸ Ñ ÐºÐ¾Ð³Ð¾ ÑÐ°ÐºÐ¸Ñ ÑÑк Ð½ÐµÑ , вÑÑ ÑоÑка , Ñ Ð½Ð¾Ð¼ÐµÑ 1 A post shared by - ÐиÑилл ТеÑеÑин, СÑÑеÑÑво ð½ð¸ (@ruki_bazuki_official) on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:56pm PDT Injecting oil for visual appearance is nothing new and bodybuilders have done it for ages. They inject a chemical concoction made using oil into their muscles called Synthol. As Synthol is expensive, Kirill made a look alike home concoction and started injecting his arms with 10 injections of 20 ml every day for a month. His main goal was to make his arms 27 inches huge. View this post on Instagram ÐÑаÑавÑик бÑÐ°Ñ A post shared by - ÐиÑилл ТеÑеÑин, СÑÑеÑÑво ð½ð¸ (@ruki_bazuki_official) on Sep 24, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT Soon, he faced the consequences and his arms became discolored and started flaring up and looking red and purple. Doctors warned him that if he continued to do so, he might face paralysis or would have to get his arms amputated. He simply ignored and faced the consequences when the doctors had to surgically remove all the oil and the concoction from his arms. He posted this picture on his Instagram captioning 'His bazooka arms were falling off.' His recent Instagram posts suggest that the operation and the doctor's suggestions have been just a mere halt in his goal and he continues to inject his arms with the concoction. This can eventually lead to him being an amputee permanently or even take his life. This guy is an extreme example of what drugs can do to you and how bodybuilding or trying to look a certain way can mess with someone's head. View this post on Instagram Ðак вам Ð¼Ð¾Ñ ÐºÐ¾ÑмеÑика , Ñ ÐºÐ¾Ñик ð вÑем девÑÑкам нÑавлÑÑÑ ððð A post shared by - ÐиÑилл ТеÑеÑин, СÑÑеÑÑво ð½ð¸ (@ruki_bazuki_official) on Sep 4, 2018 at 3:23pm PDT Image 1 But he is also a perfect example of how things can go severely wrong and if your doctor suggests you to stop doing something, it is in your best interest to listen to your doctor. Stop doing drugs to look a certain way as it will lead to nothing but dire health consequences for you, sometimes even permanent. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  18. We usually find ways to keep ourselves young throughout our lives. We go through life finding the right elixir to make that happen, but what we don't realise is that, staying young has a lot to do with how young you feel and the things you do. But, most of the adrenaline comes from being with someone who is way younger and makes your ego feel good constantly. So, if you're dating a younger woman, or want to, it's a different kind of a rush. Apart from the supposed immaturity and the fact that she's way behind you in life lessons and goals, the younger one can absolutely help you cruise through life with a lot more fun and vitality than you'd expect otherwise. So, here's why it's not all that bad to date someone way younger to you: (1) She Will Always Keep Your Energy Levels In Check She's young and full of life. She'll never give you a dull day ever and keep you on your toes. Be it going out for drinks or taking a vacation together, she's going to make sure you go the whole hog and be as active as ever. (2) She's A Free Spirit & You're Her Inspiration Most women who date guys way older than them, look at them as an inspiration and someone they can take sound advice from. You don't have to treat her like a child because she's free-spirited and is trying to make it on her own. You just need to look out for her and respect her decisions. Just because you've done things a certain way in the past doesn't mean that she needs to do them as well. She will look at you for some good advice and that's all you need to give to her. (3) *** Is Liberating What do you get when a younger, feisty spirit and an old experienced spirit come together? Some really good ***! No kidding. You have the experience since you're older and she has the feistiness to give you one hell of a time in bed. Besides, she'll know everything new there is to know in *** and she won't say no to trying new things. So, maybe *** with her is transitional? (4) She's Only Going To Adapt & Grow Younger women have a zest for life and they'd do anything to achieve it. If she knows she's dating an older guy, she'll do everything in her power to keep him happy, including keeping his interests in mind and learning things for him, that he takes interest in. She may be fascinated by all that you love and will take a keen interest in it and only adapt and grow from there. You should do the same. (5) She'll Have A Stronger Desire Towards New Experiences She's still finding new ways to live life so if you ask her to share an experience of any sort with you, she'll be forever ready to. She surely doesn't want to leave a single experience out when it's with you and she'll be up for anything you suggest, provided it's fun. Dating younger women is a definite learning curve. You learn a lot about how to live your life without too many regrets and just have fun.
  19. For a really long time, Indians were deemed unfit and their thin-fat body type (less muscle and more fat) was being blamed for their lack of athleticism. Sports medicine specialists also blamed the poor proportion of right muscles amongst Indians as the primary reason that often left us playing the second fiddle to born athletes like the Africans and the Caucasians. If our dubious body structure kept us lagging behind, the lack of infrastructure and proper training facilities further spelt the doom of Indian athletes at coveted tournaments like the Olympic Games. But, thankfully, that's no longer the case. Though it's still a long way to go, there is no doubt that the times have changed in India, which is now taking rapid strides in sports (especially athletics) at the global level. The training facilities have improved, the athletes are now being nurtured from a young age and the availability of sports specialists has allowed Indian sportspersons to achieve their full potential. All of those pivotal changes were on full display at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang last month. © Reuters Going into the event with 572 athletes in its contingent, India registered its best ever performance at the Games. Bolstered by a record-breaking performance by its athletes, India finished their campaign in Indonesia with 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze. It was an outing that was cherished by billions of fans back home and earned plaudits from the bigwigs in Indian sports. Almost a month later, India's historic Asian Games showing seems to have inspired the budding athletes to prove their mettle at the ongoing 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Boasting of 47 athletes across 13 sports, India has begun its campaign on a positive note in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When the youth become an inspiration. Many Congratulations to our future- Jeremy Lalrinnunga for India's first ever GOLD at the #YouthOlympics and also to Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Choudhary for their historic Gold. #BuenosAires2018 . pic.twitter.com/F0SDGwYiUl — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 10, 2018 The Indian young guns have been on a prolific run early on in the tournament. The likes of Tushar Mane (shooting), Tababi Devi Thangjam (judo) and Mehuli Ghosh (shooting) have all made the nation proud by bagging silver medals. But, it's India's consistency to clinch the yellow metal in the ongoing event that has captured the imagination of their fans. In a mere four days, India has already won three gold medals - a performance that has elated Indian fans. Jeremy Lalrinnunga © Twitter/@olympicchannel "The only thing on my mind is a gold medal, nothing else will make me happy. I am going to Argentina with a strong belief that I can win gold. I have been lifting some good weights during the training sessions and there's this positive energy around me," Jeremy Lalrinnunga had said during Indian contingent's send-off ceremony for the Summer Youth Olympics. And, on 9th October, the 15-year-old weightlifter delivered the goods in a sensational manner. Congratulations to Jeremy Lalrinnunga (IND) ð®ð³ for the first-ever gold medal for India at the Youth Olympic Games #YouthOlympics #GameChangers #WinningWednesday #BuenosAires2018 @ioaindia pic.twitter.com/ZvWHNg3WSU — Olympics (@Olympics) October 10, 2018 The Mizoram lad gave India it's first-ever gold medal at the Youth Olympics after lifting a total of 274kg (124kg snatch & 150kg clean and jerk) to edge past his opponents in the men's 62kg weightlifting competition. If his gold-medal finish isn't enough to make him stand out, the fact that he lifted more weight than senior men's team weightlifter Raja Muthupandi, who lifted a total of 266kg (snatch & clean and jerk) at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, earned him the tag of 'Ironman' at the tender age of 15. Manu Bhaker © Twitter/@olympicchannel If Jeremy opened India's account of gold medals at the tournament, Manu Bhaker ensured that tally kept going up. The 16-year-old became the first Indian shooter to win a gold medal at the Youth Olympics after clinching the yellow metal in the women's 10m air pistol event. The pistol shooter from Haryana shot 236.5 in the eight-woman final to clinch the gold medal. She finished 0.6 point ahead of silver medallist Lana Enina from Russia. While her prolific performance gave India its second gold in the tournament, it also helped the young girl regain her confidence following her medal-less finishes at the Asian Games and World Shooting Championships earlier this year. Saurabh Chaudhary © Twitter/@olympicchannel After a terrific run on Tuesday, Saurabh Chaudhary added another gold to India's medal tally in Argentina. For someone who became senior Asian Games champion and junior World Champion earlier this year, the Meerut pistol shooter lived up to the expectations with yet another brilliant performance, this time at the Youth Olympics. Plying his trade in the men's 10m air pistol event, the 16-year-old didn't break a sweat as he shot 244.2 in the eight-man final to clinch the yellow metal. The teenager already holds the juniors' final world record of 245.5 (1.9 point more than the seniors' record - 243.6). And, on 10th October, he once again made a mockery of seniors' final world record by 0.6 point.
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  21. We know why you're here and trust us, it's the same reason why we wrote this story. Our generation happens to be the lucky bunch that gets to behold numerous off-the-beaten-track career options, that our parents would've never even dared to consider during their time. We feel pretty good about the current scenario, but it's also true that not all of us are that confident about chucking the traditional ways so easily and chase after our dreams because, as pados wali aunty says, “job and financial security ka kya hoga?” Well, while we can't take that leap of faith regarding your career for you, we can surely help you take inspiration from others' success stories to realise your own dreams and take that first step. Here is a list of six young Indian men, who dared to take the plunge into the unknown, and won big in life: 1. Shivesh Bhatia © Instagram Shivesh is just 22 years old, but in such a short time he has debunked multiple gender stereotypes all at once. An avid baker and a food blogger with 121K followers on Instagram, he is the mastermind behind a delectable looking feed that's a welcome sight for anyone with a sweet tooth. Apart from this, he also runs his own blog where he shares his recipes with other bakers. But the best part is that he has just authored his first cookbook 'Bake with Shivesh' which is being published by Harper Collins. While people go on yapping about how whipping out pastries and pies is a job suitable for women, Shivesh has proved to such dimwits that no career is gender specific and if you put your heart into your passion, then you shall receive the best 2. Punit Pathak © Instagram Many of you might have first seen him showing off some killer dance moves in the movie 'ABCD: Anybody Can Dance' in 2013 but Punit's dance career dates back to the second season of the reality show 'Dance India Dance' in 2010, when he first grabbed major limelight on the show with his charismatic performances. Cut to 2018, he has been a judge and a mentor on reality dance shows like 'Dance India Dance' and 'Dance+'. Today, he is a Bollywood choreographer and an actor who has created his own niche in the industry and boasts of a huge fanbase too. For the longest time, our society challenged the idea of men getting into this profession, branding it as unstable, however, Punit has not only dismantled their narrow outlooks but has also proved that your passion can become your career as well. 3. Bhuvan Bam © Instagram The guy needs no introduction being the epic personality that he is. His 'BB Ki Vines' is an absolute show stealer and it rightly put him on the map as one of India's best YouTubers in recent times. He is one of GenY's most beloved entertainers whose sketches and performances have cracked us up for the longest time. However, the 24-year-old started out as a singer and stage performer, later switching over to comedy sketches which made him popular nation-wide. He has been a part of many popular web series and now, even a short film 'Plus Minus' is in the pipeline for him. He has made a successful career as a YouTuber and continues to aim for the stars. 4. Advait Chandan © Filmfare Advait is the guy behind the coming-of-age movie 'Secret Superstar' starring Zaira Wasim in the lead and Aamir Khan in a cameo role. The audience loved Advait's storytelling in his directorial debut under Aamir's production house and the movie earned numerous positive reviews from critics. The movie was nominated for numerous awards under multiple categories and went on to win three Filmfare awards. From the time when no production house came forward to support the movie, to garnering a major success in the entertainment industry, Advait became an inspiration for people who wish to share their story with the world and have the passion to chase their dreams. 5. Sanam Puri © Instagram It was back in 2010 when Sanam made the decision to audition for Times Music Supastars, a hunt for India's next pop band. He got together with his brother and two other friends to form the SQS Supastars. In 2013, their moment of glory arrived when they got their Bollywood break in the movie 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' with the song 'Dhatt Teri Ki'. However, today they are known as the Sanam band who are more popular for their music covers on their YouTube channel. This was a chance accident, that went on to eventually bring them a loyal fan base that appreciates the music they create. So, the next time someone says singing wouldn't bring you success and money, think about this guy! 6. Kanan Gill © YouTube Kanan started out as a writer who penned funny songs and lyrics for his comedy rock band in college, where he was studying software engineering. While he worked in the IT industry, his love for comedy persisted. He decided to give his passion a try and went on to win many comedy competitions. In 2014, came Kanan's big break when he landed a sketch comedy show on Comedy Central called 'The Living Room'. Along with the success of his shows and the popularity of 'Pretentious Movie Reviews' on YouTube, he soon became a popular comedian that the youngsters instantly connected to. Kanan left his job in no time and we already know how far he has come since. He even landed a major role in the Bollywood movie 'Noor' starring opposite Sonakshi Sinha. Take inspiration from these men, who chose to follow their hearts and made a career and a thriving bank balance out of their passion.
  22. Bodybuilding and anabolic steroid usage have become as common as working out and drinking whey protein once used to be. There are more needles prominent in the weight room than youngsters watching their diet or training. People do not know much about calories, macronutrients, correct form, technique, supplements but they do know about anabolic steroids. There are high chances that a newbie inside the gym may not even be able to squat with a proper form but would have already had an experience with a needle up his ass. Such is the sad state of weightlifting or bodybuilding and drug usage lately. © Ben Lack Photography LTD What Is Bigorexia? One mental disorder that contributes to this steroid culture is a condition known as muscle dysmorphia or Bigorexia. If you know of anorexia, bigorexia is the complete opposite of it. It is a disorder wherel a person feels that he is small and always needs to push himself more to get bigger and muscular. As being bigger and mĺuscular is considered to be a positive thing and there is no finish line to it. According to statistics, one in every ten gym going guys now suffer from Bigorexia. The Saddening Story Of Oli Cooney © Ross Parry.co.uk Oli started bodybuilding at the age of 16 and as he always had body image issues, he suffered from Bigorexia. Anabolic steroids were a part of his gym regime since the very start. Because of the rampant anabolic steroid abuse on his body, Oli had already suffered two heart attacks and three strokes by the age of 18. He was told by doctors then that continuing to lift weights and pushing himself in the gym could be life-threatening. Of course, Oli paid no heed to the doctor's advice and continued to inject himself. His family tried stopping him but he would tell them that nothing would happen to him and that he is 'invincible'. Though after suffering the strokes and heart attacks he had admittedly stopped taking anabolic steroids, the damage was already done and was irreversible. He even used to tell a nurse that he would rather have a heart attack than a stroke because of the effect a stroke would have on his body. Even though he knew he suffered from an image disorder with a strong urge to get bigger and to feel more confident in the society, he refused to listen to professionals or seek help. This innate desire to get huge ultimately cost him his life and he passed away at the young age of just 20 years. © Ross Parry Bigorexia is a very serious problem and is one of the major reasons that drives rampant steroid usage in today's world. If you face this problem or know someone who does, try to make sure that they seek professional help as it is unhealthy and steroid usage comes with a lot of permanent side effects and a higher risk of early death. Steroids can kill. Be safe. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  23. Ever since we saw the symbol of Captain Marvel blinking on Nick Fury's pager in a particularly traumatic post-credit scene of 'Infinity Wars', we knew what was coming and could smell the impending awesomeness. Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel is MCU's newest superhero, and we would be lying if we told you we're not psyched to see her blow our brains out in the upcoming movie. The stand-alone 'Captain Marvel' movie will be a period film set in the 1990s, tracing the journey of Carol Danvers and her transformation into becoming a superhero. Those of you who are not familiar with her story, you'd better read this quick roundabout of 17 important facts about the most powerful superhero there is. Besides the fact that she is pretty much the strongest superhero in the MCU, what makes Captain Marvel so important is that she is a crucial link between the 'Avengers' and the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' films. Also, this is the first solo, female-led movie in the MCU. The hype for this movie is only increasing by the day, mostly because of its significant role in the MCU. And now, a newly-released bunch of photos from the film and the first look of Oscar winner Brie Larson as Captain Marvel has left fans salivating. The future is female! Here's your exclusive first look at @BrieLarson as @CaptainMarvel, the galaxy's newest — and most powerful — star: https://t.co/EKfHhGIhUa pic.twitter.com/xhD00bdfF0 — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 5, 2018 Brie looks brilliant and badass as expected, and six months seems too long a time to wait to see her in action. Entertainment Weekly released 10 exclusive pictures giving an in-depth look into the story of Danvers, along with other significant characters from the movie. 1. Carol Danvers In All Her Glory As Captain Marvel © EW She looks pretty pissed, doesn't she? We wonder if this is from a scene right before a fight. 2. The Military Team 'Starforce' On The Kree Planet Hala © EW “The film sidesteps the traditional origin-story template, and when it begins, Carol already has her powers. She's left her earthly life behind to join the elite military team Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala. (Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck describe Starforce as the SEAL Team Six of space.) Its members include Carol, Korath (Djimon Hounsou, returning from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Minn-Erva (Crazy Rich Asians' Gemma Chan).”- EW 3. Meet Carol's Mentor: Mar-Vell © EW “These extraordinary powers she has, he sees them as something of a blessing and something that she has to learn how to control. That's a motif throughout the piece, the element of learning to control one's emotions and to use your powers wisely.” EW quoted Jude Law, who is playing the role of her mentor, as saying. 4. The Invasion Of The Skrulls © EW These shape-shifting aliens are one of Marvel comics' 'nastiest and most notorious baddies', according to EW. Talos, their leader is played by Ben Mendelsohn, who also takes another form in the movie. 5. Talos' Human Form As He Infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D © EW What makes the Skrulls so dangerous is their supreme ability to shape-shift, and in this behind-the-scenes picture, Talos has easily transformed into a human which allows him to infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D. 6. Mar-Vell & Ronan Are…Friends? © EW Ronan became an extremist bad guy only after almost two decades after 'Captain Marvel', so it would not come as a surprise if these two characters as working together. Ronan, who hails from the Kree race which was introduced in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy', still a high-ranking member of Kree society, according to EW. 7. Carol Danvers Looking As '90s As It Gets On Earth © EW Given that the movie is set in the nineties, we are sure all the fans from this generation should be prepared for major references from that era. 8. A Young Nick Fury With His Eyes Intact © EW “This Nick is a lowly S.H.I.E.L.D. desk jockey (who hasn't yet met any superheroes). He's younger than we've ever seen him (Jackson was digitally de-aged for the role), and perhaps most shocking of all, he's missing his signature eyepatch,”- EW. 9. Carol Danvers- The Badass Air Force Pilot © EW “Even before she became Captain Marvel, Carol was an accomplished Air Force pilot, and Larson spent time with actual pilots for research.” – EW 10. Another Possible Superhero? © EW “The film also introduces Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, one of Carol's oldest friends. She's a top-notch Air Force pilot with the call sign “Photon,” and she's also a single mother to a young daughter.”- EW.
  24. Akshay Kumar is one of those few actors who has made it to the top in the industry without the backup of big banners, filmmakers, and producers. The immensely talented actor always manages to impress us both on-screen and off it. In the last few years, we have seen Akshay working with some quality content, which talks about our history, society and various other prominent issues. While most actors from his time are either finding it difficult to keep up with modern cinema or are still not out of their cliché romantic avatar, Khiladi Kumar is soaring high in his career, experimenting with different roles. His recent movie 'Gold' entered the 100 crore club, following which he decided to have a quick getaway with wife Twinkle Khanna. #akshaykumar #twinklekhanna #airportdiaries @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Sep 2, 2018 at 1:03am PDT © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani While returning from their trip, the couple was spotted at the airport, where Akshay went out of his way to make a photo extra special for a particular young fan. He happily airlifted the boy and of course, the little one couldn't contain his happiness and was all smiles for the shutterbugs. Check out how Akki made the young fan's day: © Viral Bhayani Masti mode at the airport as Akshay Kumar picks up his fan to make a interesting click with wife Twinkle Khanna as they arrive in Mumbai #instadaily #manavmanglani #sunday A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Sep 2, 2018 at 5:21am PDT © Viral Bhayani Oh, to be a child again! © Viral Bhayani On the work front, Akshay is currently in Jaipur all set to begin the shoot for 'Housefull 4'. He also has upcoming movies like 'Good News', '2.0' and 'Kesari' in his kitty that we can't wait to watch.
  25. Marvel superheroes have joined forces, not to fight Thanos, but bring a smile on the face of a young boy named Josh. Australia's 17-year-old Josh has been battling with Leukemia since he was 5. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma. Unfortunately, according to his doctors, Josh has barely a few months left to live. © Twitter Josh is a huge fan of Marvel superheroes, particularly Deadpool and to fulfil his dying wish, his mother, friends and other family members started a campaign, asking his favourite heroes to send him a message and looks like their prayers have been answered. PLEASE SHARE THE HELL OUT OF THIS! He only has a couple of months to live, we need to make his wish come true before it's too late ð°â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/R3wPqahE8r — KrissieCosplay (@KrissieCosplay) August 12, 2018 Ryan Reynolds, who's known for his goofy and funny side, was quick to respond to the request made by Josh's family and sent this heartwarming message on behalf of Uncle Deadpool, "I know that you're a Deadpool fan and a superhero fan and I think that's amazing. I also think that's kinda funny, for one particular reason..." I'm already in touch with Josh and his family. Thanks! — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 13, 2018 He further said, "After hearing about you and hearing about your story and everything that you're going through, you know, I think it's pretty much a fact that you have more courage and more strength in your pinky finger than any superhero does in their entire body." Such a special man with a huge heart thank you @VancityReynolds josh loves you so much for brightening up his days. Everyone please let's get more @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheRock pic.twitter.com/7FulT1Zh1P — BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018 Soon, other Marvel superheroes like Hugh Jackman, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt and Chris Evans; followed Reynolds' lead and sent their best wishes to Josh. Massive thanks to @RealHughJackman for putting a smile on my brave sons face, what a legend pic.twitter.com/gEmxQ7OqVU — BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 15, 2018 Ok guys now we need more messages of support for my hero please. @RobertDowneyJr @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @SamuelLJackson @TheSlyStallone @MarkRuffalo and anyone else you may have any contacts with please pic.twitter.com/UIPsPab9De — BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 20, 2018 Amazing beautiful man. Please support josh with more videos from celebrities please. @CharlizeAfrica @SamuelLJackson @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @chrishemsworth @TheRock @JonahHill pic.twitter.com/Hpk8uvL9YR — BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018 Awesome stuff thank you so much @TomHolland1996 please everyone let's get more to brighten josh's days up please @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr @MarkRuffalo @MargotRobbie @TheSlyStallone @SamuelLJackson @DrakeBell @AnthonyHopkins @MarvelStudios @TheRock @JonahHill @amyschumer pic.twitter.com/apQ5IlfiYC — BraveheartJosh (@josh_braveheart) August 21, 2018 This isn't the first time that these on-screen superheroes went an extra mile for their fans. Earlier this year, Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds responded to the request of a young boy who wanted a greeting from his favourite superheroes. It is heartwarming to see how all these actors turned into real-life superheroes, just to bring a smile on their young fans' faces.
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