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IND vs WI 2nd ODI: West Indies Succeeded to tie the match

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IND vs WI 2nd ODI
IND vs WI 2nd ODI

IND vs WI 2nd ODI. The 2nd ODI match between Team India and the West Indies was played in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. With the help of the splendid innings of Shai Hope, West Indies snatched victory from India.

Match Summary of IND vs WI 2nd ODI:

India first scored 321 runs while batting. In reply, West Indies made a match-tie by losing 7 wickets. India’s Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 157. While for the West Indies Shai Hope played a brilliant 123 run nock. Kuldeep Yadav took 3 wickets during this period.

In fact, Team India lost 6 wickets in 50 overs and scored 321 runs. In response, West Indies’ Shai Hope and Hetmyer showed a fantastic batting. Hetmyer missed the century. He faced 64 balls and scored 94 runs with 7 sixes and 4 fours. After that, he got out on the ball of Chahal. While Hope stayed at the crease till the end.

The competition was quite exciting. Hope, with 134 balls, scored an unbeaten 123 with 10 fours and 3 sixes. Opening player Kieran Powell (18) and Chandrapal Hemraj (32) were dismissed soon. Captain Jason Holder scored 12 runs and Ashes nurses scored 5 runs.

Earlier, for India captain, Virat Kohli scored the unbeaten 157 runs. Ambati Rayudu scored 73 runs.

This is Kohli’s 37th century in this ODI. With this, he has also become the fastest batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs.

At the same time, he has also become an Indian player who has scored the most runs against the West Indies. In both of these cases, he has left behind the great Sachin Tendulkar.
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I'm confident, I'll come clear on rape allegations: Ronaldo

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Ronaldo on rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s most popular footballer, hopes he is one of the happiest persons in the world. And he is full of confidence that he will be acquitted of rape allegations and charges.

In a press conference during a match of Champions League, Juventus player Ronaldo said that he was accused of raping a woman in the Las Vegas hotel and he has full confidence that he will soon be released with this charge and will be free.

Ronaldo said, “I know I’m like an example. I know 100 percent on the pitch and also outside the pitch. I always smile. I’m a happy person. Have a blessing with me. I am playing with a very good club. I have a good family.”

Ronaldo further added that “I have four children I’m fit. I have everything. Other things do not affect me.”

He said with full confidence “I am very happy.”

Ronaldo repeated his statement on rape allegations

Ronaldo laughed on the same repeated question of a journalist and said “you have not heard carefully what I said – I’m a happy person. I gave a statement two weeks ago that I am happy.”

He said “I can not lie in any situation and I am very happy. My lawyer is also quite confident. And I am also with him. But the most important thing in all of these is that I am enjoying playing football.”

He further said “I am with good people. The truth will come in front of everyone. That’s why I am fine.”
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WTA Mumbai Open: China's Zheng Saisai will be top seed player

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Zheng Saisai
Zheng Saisai

China’s world number 57 player in WTA ranking Zheng Saisai will be the top ranking player in the second L & T Mumbai Open. This tournament is to be held at the Cricket Club of India, from October 27. This women’s tennis tournament prize money of $ 125,000.

In addition to with 24-year-old Zheng, last year’s runner-up and world’s 79th ranked Dalila Jakupovic, America’s 94th ranked Sachia Vickery and Serbia’s 96th ranked Olga Danilovic, will be participating in the top 100.

Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) Secretary Sunder Iyer briefed about this to the media in a conference on Wednesday.

Top seed Zheng Saisai

This ranking is for the day on which the players sent their entries for the tournament.
In the main draw of the tournament, 32 players from 19 countries will participate.

In this, 22 players will get direct entry whereas the rest will qualify for the place through the qualification round and wild card.

The winner will get USD 20000 and 160 WTA points, while the runner-up will go with the amount of USD 11000 and 95 WTA points.

Zheng has won two singles and three doubles WTA titles so far. Zakupovich has won two WTA doubles titles so far as well.

Iyer said that Ankit Raina is the last player to make a place in the main draw through direct entry. He reached the quarter-finals last year here.
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Dani Carvajal wish to play in Premier League before the end

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Dani Carvajal
Dani Carvajal

Real Madrid’s right-back player Dani Carvajal has revealed that he wants to go to the Premier League before ending his football career. With this he has also said that if he can not become part of the England team and if he does not play for them then he will be deeply sorry for this.

Carvajal came in real Madrid through an academy. With the Bayer Leverkusen in 2012, he had to leave this club for a season to pursue his experience in Bundesliga.

Since then, he has been regularly in his game and has performed in more than 200 matches. Carvajal with his skills, has established himself not only as a major player but also as the best right-back in the world.

If the titles are counted, this Spanish international player has won four Champions League titles, one La Liga crown and one Copa del Rey title. With these, he has won all most all major titles.

Dani Carvajal shares his opinion 

Dani Carvajal told Libero Magazine , “I think about leaving Spain and I’m clear about this thing that I want to play in the Premier League.”

“This is an experience that I really want to live in. I do not want to think about this as to how my performance will be there.”

“But, on the other hand, I want to spend my entire career here too which will be very good,” he added.

“I really want to experience the Premier League but we will see what will happen next,” he concluded.

I’m involving more in English football: Fabinho

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Fabinho

Liverpool player Fabinho says that he is adjusting the game according to the style of football in the Premier League and his club manager Jürgen Klopp.

Fahinho had joined Liverpool from Monaco on a deal worth 43.7 million pounds in May this year, and with this transfer he found that he is getting fewer opportunities to play. He only played 3 out of 11 matches for the Reds and only performed in a match from the beginning.

Fabinho’s performance is different from the style of Clop football, the way he was playing in AS Monaco. Fahinho believes that the process is coming out well and share his views.

What Fabinho said:

“My process to adapt to English football has been very good. Since pre-season I believe I have understood the way Jürgen Klopp plays and the way the team plays.”

“My relationship with my teammates has also been very good, like Roberto Firmino, who has been helping me, and also Alisson,” he added.

“I’m playing a little bit more and that’s important to me because it’s important to adapt on the pitch by playing matches,” he continued.

“It’s a new experience for me because Klopp has a different style of work from the way I’m used to – but this is something I will learn.”

Fabinho concluded and said “I have learned a few things from him but it is just the start. He is a coach who demands a lot from his players, not only in matches but also on a daily basis in training.”

Murali Vijay targets selectors, accused them for ignorance

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Murali Vijay

Team India’s opener Murali Vijay has targeted the selectors of the Indian team. He says, after being excluded from the team, no one tried to talk to him from the team manager management.

During an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Vijay said, “No information was given before he was dropped out of the team. Vijay was asked whether the team management had talked about him before the exit.

He said, “not at all. Neither the chief selector nor any other member of the team told me about this in England.”

Murali Vijay said that “this is an important thing that the player should know why he has been out of the team? If he knew the reason, he would also know where he was standing in the plans of selectors and team management. At the same time, the player can know where he has made a mistake and what is the plan regarding the team management and the selectors for that player.”

Harbhajan Singh also raise questions on selectors 

It is worth mentioning that Harbhajan Singh also raised the issue of deselection of Karun Nair.

He said that “a player was sitting on the bench with the team for three months. He did not get a chance to play a single match and suddenly he was dropped out.”

Vijay, while supporting Harbhajan’s remarks, said, “One player should be told why he is being taken out of the team. So that he can know where he is in the views of Team Management and Selections.”

German GP was the turning point in career: Grosjean

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Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean has been retained by Haas for the 2019 F1 season and he feels that he has the German GP to thank for the same. He believes that it was the German GP which marked the turning point in his F1 career and instilled faith in the team management to retain him for 2019.

High profile errors at Azerbaijan and Spain have jeopardised his future prospects at Haas as his bad run of form was a reason substantial enough him to oust him. It was the German Grand Prix he believes that brought his from the back and gave Haas another reason to retain him.

He’s been with Haas since 2016 and now he’s been retained for the third year by Haas. Haas recently announced that it had retained both Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen for the 2019 F1 season.

Romain Grosjean said that he knows very well that it was the German Grand Prix in particular wherein he regained form. He was asked about the key moment in his turnaround of form and he didn’t have to think much before promptly replying with the mention of the German Grand Prix held earlier this year.

Grosjean shows gratitude:

Grosjean also expressed his gratitude towards the team for extending to him an opportunity to showcase his form before taking the call for the 2019 driver spots.

He further added that it’s really tough for one to retain his seat in F1 as a lot of drivers are ready to drive sans salary or any money. He thanked Haas for being patient with him and realising what he has done for the team.

Grosjean also emphasised on the need for Haas to have a seasoned driver. He believes that experience cannot be bought and for Haas, it is still growing and developing.

4 Famous Batsmen Of The Current Era Who Debuted With A Duck

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Batmen got a duck

Batsmen Of The Current Era Who Debuted With A Duck. After several years of hard work in the domestic circuit, a player gets an opportunity to play in the international match. Every cricketer wants to play for his country. If anyone gets such an opportunity, then he tries to start his international career with a blast, so that his place in the team can be confirmed.

Although sometimes things are not as expected, there is a lot of pressure on the new player. Even Sachin Tendulkar was out on zero in his first ODI match, but the team had faith in his ability, so he was given a chance even further and hence a legend born.

Let’s discuss 4 famous players of the current era who have been caught in the Golden Duck in their first ODI match.

5 Fastest Batsmen to reach 7000 ODI runs

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5 fastest Batsmen to reach 7000 ODI runs

5 Fastest Batsmen to reach 7000 ODI runs. Only 40 batsmen have scored more than 7000 runs in ODI cricket history of 47 years. The new name in this list is associated with Indian team captain Rohit Sharma in Asia Cup 2018. Creating more than 7000 runs in ODI is a great achievement for a batsman and if he takes less than 200 innings, it shows his talent.

Today we are going to tell you about batsmen who scored 7000 ODI runs in the lowest innings.

Jaspreet Bumrah takes revenge to Jaipur Police in style

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Jaspreet Bumrah

After winning the Asia Cup 2018, there is a happy atmosphere in the Indian cricket team. India’s fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah also expressed his happiness by tweeting as well. He targeted the people who had made fun of him last year after the ICC Champions Trophy Final.

Bumrah has targeted Rajasthan Police through the tweet. He wrote, “Some people like to be creative on the signboard. Hope this is right for them.”

Bumrah and the issue 

Actually, in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, India had to face defeat in the final against Pakistan. In this match, Bumrah’s no-ball was a big loss to the Indian team.

Jaspreet had taken the wicket of Pakistani player Fakhar Zaman but the umpire then field umpire went to the third umpire to check whether if Bumrah has crossed the crease. The third umpire found that he had crossed the crease and hence the delivery was declared a no ball.

Later in the match, Fakhar scored a century and Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 title.

Jaipur traffic police created an advertisement on the picture of Jaspreet, which said that “crossing the line could cost you a lot.”

He took this matter seriously. In the Asia Cup 2018, Jaspreet performed brilliantly and got the opportunity to respond to the police in the same style.

4 Players who can be the opening options for Test series against Australia

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New opening options for Team India

India suffered a 4-1 defeat in the Test series played against England previous month. Indian opening options in this Test series proved completely flop. Both Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul along with Murli Vijay have failed to give India a strong start in this series.

At the end of this year, India has to play a Test series against Australia in foreign soil. In such a case, let’s know about the Indian players who should be tried as an opening batsman before the India-Australia Test Series.

4 Players who can be the opening options in Test series against Australia…

Diego Costa blames Antonio Conte for his departure from Chelsea

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Diego Costa and Antonio Conte

Diego Costa has criticized former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and said that he left Stamford Bridge because of his behavior. He blames Antonio for his departure from Chelsea.

Diego Costa came to know about the end of his career in Chelsea when his manager made a message to him that he was no longer part of Chelsea.

For the second time in December 2017, Costa was presented as an Atletico Madrid player and three months later it was agreed that he would leave Chelsea on the £ 57 million transfer deal.

Diego Costa expressed his views on Antonio

Diego said on this that, “It was a very bad moment, but it wasn’t my fault. People said things, but time puts everything in its place. Look where the coach is, look at Conte.”

“I was wrong going to Chelsea, because of their way of dealing with things. Cholo [Atletico coach Diego Simeone] is a direct coach, and when he doesn’t love you, it’s clear and he shows it,” he added.

“At Chelsea, it was the opposite. I had the option of returning to Atleti and when Chelsea told me to go back to training with the reserves, I was clear that I was going back to Atletico, even though there were other offers,” he continued on the topic.

“If not, I would’ve stayed in Brazil with my family. I had to live my whole life with my family. I have other values that no money can buy.”

“Cholo has always been important, because of the coach and the person he is. I love him as a person.”

“He’s always been very direct to deal with. When he told me he wanted me to come back, it was like I’d never left,” he further said.

 

Rape case on Ronaldo is reopened

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Rape case reopened against Ronaldo

Who does not know Portugal’s star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in this world? This player has won player of the year title for the five times. Recently, Ronaldo has signed a 100 million Euro bond with Juventus escaping Real Madrid. But, now the rape case against Ronaldo is reopened in Nevada.

By the way Ronaldo lives in the headlines as much as in the field, the same way beyond the field. But this time something has happened that will stun his fans. Actually, this star player has been accused by an American woman in a rape case.

The woman tells her story;

According to this woman, Ronaldo had raped her in the year 2009. The German Magazine (Der Spiegel) published this in a column. However, after the allegations, Ronaldo’s lawyer says that the allegation of the woman is unfounded and he will also take legal action on this magazine to publish false news.

According to the news of the magazine, this case is of about 2009. In the US, Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas. After this, Ronaldo had requested her to resolve this issue outside the court and instead of this he gave her $ 3,75,000.

Now the question is that when the case was resolved outside the court and the woman had taken such a huge amount in money for it, then why the matter was raised again. The lawyer of that woman told that she had filed a civil complaint. She is very hurt since this accident, and she wants Ronaldo to be punished.

On the other hand, after the threat of legal action by Ronaldo’s lawyer, the magazine said that we have tried to answer Ronaldo and his management several times but there was no response from him.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Gambhir’s storm destroys Kerala

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Gautam was on fir against Kerala

Gautam Gambhir, who is running out of Team India, is in a tremendous form these days. He is continuously scoring runs and strengthening his claim of the return in the Team India. Gautam Gambhir is playing Vijay Hazare Trophy these days and in this match played against Kerala, this Delhi batsman scored a century in quick succession.

Gambhir’s storm against Kerala:

In the match against Delhi, Kerala won the toss and decided to bowl first. Before going to bat first, Gautam Gambhir and Unmukt Chand got off to the opener from Delhi. Both of them shared a 172-run partnership for the first wicket.

After that Unmukt Chand was dismissed on 69 runs but Gambhir did not stop and kept scoring runs and continued to move the scoreboard. Gambhir scored 151 runs on just 104 balls with a strike rate of 145.19.

To score so many runs, Gambhir also hit 18 fours and 6 sixes. However, after this, he was not out and he went out of the field after retired heart.

Along with Gambhir, Dhruv Shorey also scored an unbeaten 99 in 69 balls for Delhi. However, due to end of the overs, Shourie missed out on completing his century.

Thanks to the storms of Gambhir and Shorey, Delhi’s team set a huge target of 392 runs in front of Kerala. Kerala then could only score 227 runs after losing 8 wickets in 50 overs and lost the match by 164 runs.

Gautam in a tremendous form

Gambhir’s bat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is raining runs heavily. Gambhir had earlier scored 62 runs against Saurashtra. After this, he scored 41 against Hyderabad and then Gautam scored 44 runs against Odisha.

3 things that shows the great T20 potential in young Rashid Khan

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Rashid Khan

When Rashid Khan is bowling a googly, it is always difficult for opposition batsmen to think how to face his ball. He also specializes in not only getting wickets but also bowling the dot balls.

In the Dehradun T20 International match against Bangladesh, he took 3 wickets for 13 runs and crossed the 50-wicket mark in T20 International career. In T20 International, he has become the second fastest bowler to get 50 wickets in regards to a career span. He had just taken 50 wickets in 2 years and 226 days.

Here we are discussing about the great potential that Rashid Khan posses especially in T20I and can have a great shining career if he continues this way.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match preview: Real will look to bounce back

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Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid. On Sunday in La Liga, two strong teams from the Spanish League will play against each other. After losing 0-3 against Savia in the last match, Real Madrid team will take on Atlético Madrid in the match. The match will be played on Madrid’s Santiago Bayernbue field.

Barcelona and Real Madrid teams have 13 points each on the points table but, Barcelona’s team is at the top of the points table according to the goal.

Atletico Madrid is also among the top three teams with 11 points. Real Madrid team will go to the ground without their star player Isco. Isco is injured nowadays.

Defender Joe Gomez’s injury is not very serious. In such a case, he can get off the ground for the match against Atletico.

Real’s Karim Benzema has scored four goals in the last five matches, but his compatriot Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann cannot show his pride, who has scored only two goals in six matches. Diego Costa did not even open his account yet in this season.

Look at the pages of history so far of Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Real has won 86 competitions against Atletico, while Atletico has won only 39.

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid match expected lineups

Real Madrid expected starting lineup:

Courtois; Odriozola, Ramos, Varane, Nacho; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Bale

Atletico Madrid expected starting lineup:

Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Hernandez; Lemar, Saul, Thomas, Koke; Griezmann, Costa

Judy Murray insists his son Andy to not rush on comeback

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Judy Murray
Judy Murray

Former world number one tennis player Andy Murray’s mother, Judy Murray, said that due to a hamstring injury, Andy, who has been away from the court for some time, will not rush to return without being completely fit.

Judy, the former British captain in the Fed Cup, said that Andy Murray is eager to be fully fit.

Andy Murray was at the top of the ATP rankings in 2016, but due to his absence from the game after the operation of the hip at the beginning of this year, his ranking has decreased to 311. He is currently playing in selected tournaments.

Murray was currently playing in the Shenzhen Open in China. He lost in quarterfinals against Fernando Verdasco of Spain 4-6, 4-6.

The 31-year-old player will play in just one tournament after this tournament, which will be in Beijing.

What did Judy Murray say?

Judy, who arrived in China’s Cooperative in Wuhan Open in the city, said, “he’s (Andy Murray) doing well. He’s working with a rehab specialist in Philadelphia.”

“He wants to absolutely focus the rest of the year on getting his body as ready as he can for the start of (2019),” she added in her statement.

“It’s been a long haul and that’s tough for anybody, but he’s incredibly disciplined, he’s incredibly resilient,” she continued about Andy.

“He loves what he does, so he’s desperate to get back. But… when you’ve been out that long, you don’t want to rush it. I think he’s in a good place at the moment,” Judy concluded.

Mohammed Shami asked for a Gunner to protect him from his wife

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Shami

In the ongoing dispute with the wife, Indian international cricketer Mohammed Shami has demanded Gunner for his security. In this regard, he has submitted an application to the District Magistrate. The District Magistrate has instructed to complete the formalities on the application form.

Team India’s fast bowler Mohammad Shami has a dispute with his wife Hasin Jahan for about six months. Hasin has lodged a lawsuit against him in Alipur police station of Kolkata.

When Mohammad does not play with the team, most of the time he lives with his family in his village Sahaspur Ali Nagar, although Mohammed Shami has kept a personal security guard in the past. Later he had removed him.

He came back from England tour and met with District Magistrate Hemant Kumar. On this day, he also met with his elder brother Haseeb Ahmed with SP Dr. Vipin Tada.

He has requested the district magistrate to provide Gunner soon after referring to the security arrangement entrusted to the prayer’s letter.

The DM has directed the subordinates to look into all the aspects on this petition so that after completing all the formalities the cricketer can get a Gunner.

What does DM say about Shami

We have received an application form for providing Gunner from cricketer Mohammed Shami, citing security arrangements. The action is being taken on the application.

– Hemant Kumar, District Magistrate Amroha

3 Legendary Indian Players Who Did Not Leave The Field Even After Injury

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Legendary Indian Players

3 Legendary Indian Players. In the first match of the Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal came on the field to bat despite the broken hands. He caught the bat with one hand and also faced the ball. In the second over of the same innings, with Tamim got injured and after that, he had to go to the hospital but when nine Bangladeshi batsmen returned to the pavilion and Mushfikur Rahim survived on the other end, Tamim came for batting.

Tamim Iqbal, though, faced only one ball but Mushfikur took his team to a respectable score. After this, with the spectacular display of the bowlers, Bangladesh won the match with 137 runs.

The same kind of spirit has been shown by  many Indian players as well and here we are discussing about 3 such Legendary Indian Players of Indian cricket.

3 Legendary Indian Players Who Did Not Leave The Field Even After Injury.

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh defeated Pakistan to play final

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Bangladesh defeated Pakistan
Bangladesh defeated Pakistan

Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mushfiqur Rahim (99) even though he missed a century by a run but, because of his glorious inning in uneven conditions and Mustafizur Rahman’s (4/43) great performance in the bowling Bangladesh succeeded to defeat Pakistan in the do or die match.

After defeating Pakistan by 37 runs Bangladesh entered into the final of Asia Cup 2018. Along with this defeat of Pakistan, cricket lover’s dream for another encounter between India and Pakistan remained incomplete.

Now India will face Bangladesh in the title match on Friday. Pakistan led by Safraz Ahmed, who came to chase the target of 240 runs against Bangladesh, could score only 202 runs after losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.

Imam-ul-Haq puts a fight against Bangladesh 

Although Imam-ul-Haq (83) remained on one end, no one could give him support except Shoaib Malik (30) and Asif Ali (31).

Imam formed a partnership of 67 runs for the fourth wicket with Malik and 71 runs partnership with Asif Ali for the sixth wicket. Mahmudullah took the wicket of Imam by making him stumped by Liton Das.

He played 105 balls in his innings and hit two fours and 1 six. None of the other batsmen could stand tall against the bowlers of Bangladesh and hence Bangladesh defeated Pakistan. Mustafizur picked 4 wickets in the match.

India and Bangladesh to clash again:

India and Bangladesh teams will face each other in the Asia Cup title match for the second time. Although both will play the final for the first time in ODI format.

Last time (2016) it was played in T20I format. Then India had defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the final. Then India had won the title for the first time in T20I format and overall for the sixth time.

Troy Deeney praised Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

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Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney

Watford striker Troy Deeney praised Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and said he does not want to face him because he is “very big, very strong, very fast” player.

In the beginning of last year, when he toured Liverpool in Anfield against Watford, he had a combat with Virgil van Dijk, in which Watford had to taste a 5-0 defeat at Liverpool.

Watford had faced Liverpool in November and now Deeney is not going to face it again.

Talking about Virgil van Dijk, Deeney said that “I’ve said it many times, I hate him. I hate going up against him.”

“He’s too big, too strong, too quick, too good on the ball, loves fighting, a good head of hair,” he added in his statement.

He further said that, “One of those guys that sprays on his top as well, so it smells lovely! When he runs past you, it’s like ‘I can’t catch you.”

Troy Deeney also appreciated Joy Gomez

Talking about the great future for Joe Gomez Deeney made a statement and said “I’ve said for a very long time that I’ve got a massive respect for Joe Gomez. He could be England’s center-half for the next 15 years.”

“He is a beast of a player. And going next to someone like Van Dijk, he is only going to get better,” he concluded with.

Wuhan Open 2018: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova sent Kvitova out of the tournament

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

In the third round of the Wuhan Open on Wednesday, Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova showed the way out to Czech Republic’s experienced player Petra Kvitova.

In the third round of the women’s singles, world number 39 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. After this defeat, the hope of Perta Kvitova to win her third Wuhan Open title is also over.

After the post match interview Pavlyuchenkova said that “It’s my first Top 5 win in a while, so that means a lot and it’s very special. Petra is a super tough opponent, and I knew that.”

“We’ve had many matches before always tough and I finally could get a win, so I’m really happy with that. I’m happy with the victory today, and let’s see what’s going to happen tomorrow,” she also added.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to meet A. Barty in the next round

Pavlyuchenkova has entered the quarter-finals with a win over Kvitova. Pavlyuchenkova will face Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty in the quarter-finals.

Ashleigh Barty defeated Angelique Kerber of Germany in her third round match of the women’s singles category. The Australian defeated Kerber 7-5, 6-1.

Barty talked about Kerber after the match and said, “she’s always very difficult to play against. She’s one of the best players in the world, and you have to come out here, enjoy and have fun, and try and play as well as you can.”

“I played very well here last year, and it was an amazing week with some amazing memories. It’s nice to be back on this beautiful center court, playing some good tennis and getting further and further into the tournament,” she also added.

5 Reasons Why MS Dhoni is One of The Best Captains of All Time

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MSD: One of The Best Captains of All Time

One of The Best Captains of All Time. In 2007, MS Dhoni started his new innings as a captain from the ICC T20 World Cup. In his very first ICC World Cup, India won the title and Dhoni became a star. The win in the final against Pakistan has paved the way for Dhoni to become the Indian captain in all formats of the game. After this, MSD led the Indian team for almost a decade and gave India a title victory in the ICC World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Today, we will take a look at Dhoni’s five records as captain, who make him one of the best captains of all time. Please have a look….

#5. Clean sweep in Australia

Indian team visited Australia in 2016 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. In this tour, India had clean swept 3-0 in the T20I series. However, in this series, the Australian captain won all the toss, but the Indian team won all the matches.

Earlier, after losing the ODI series 4-1, Team India returned and took possession of the T20I Series.

#4. Captain in most international matches 

MS Dhoni has led India in 332 international matches as captain. This is the highest number of matches captained by any player in international cricket. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won 178 matches out of these 332 matches and lost to 120, while 21 matches were tied up.

MS Dhoni has 53.77% of the winning percentage as Captain, and he is in the third position after Ricky Ponting (67.90%), and Graeme Smith (56.99%), in this case (captaining his team in 200 or more matches).

#3. Highest number of T20I match won 

MS Dhoni has made an unmatched record of most victories in the T20 International matches as captain. He led India in 72 T20I matches and won 41 of them.

Apart from this, Dhoni is also the first captain to win 150 T20I matches (this includes T20 leagues). He has achieved this achievement by winning the title in IPL 2018 for his franchise team Chennai Super Kings.

#2. Second most match wins in foreign soil

MS Dhoni is India’s best captain in the ODI matches played in foreign countries. In the captaincy of Dhoni, the Indian team has recorded a record 67 matches win on foreign soil. In this case only Australia captain Ricky Ponting is ahead of him, under whose leadership Australia has won 104 ODIs in foreign tours.

#1. The only captain to win all three major ICC Tournaments

MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world, who has won his ICC World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and ICC T20 World Cup. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the ICC T20 World Cup on September 24, 2007, ICC World Cup on April 2, 2011 and on June 23, 2013 India won the ICC Champions Trophy. MS Dhoni was the ‘Man of the Match’ in the ICC World Cup 2011 final. He had played an unbeaten 91 * and made India a world champion in his style by hitting the six out of the park.

Hence, all the above facts prove that MS Dhoni is One of The Best Captains of All Time.

Jordan Pickford signs a six year deal with Everton

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Jordan Pickford

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has signed a next 6 year deal with Everton and his ambitions to emerge as a legend for Everton. After his debut season at Everton, Jordan Pickford was awarded the player of the year for 2017 and now this new 6-year deal will further encourage the 24-year-old to do well for the club as well as himself.

In the FIFA World Cup 2018, Jordan Pickford was England’s number one in the run to the final four stage.

England, however, was restricted the finals after Croatia and France took on each other in the final game of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Happy to be at Everton: Jordan Pickford

Jordan expressed his elation and satisfaction about his presence at Everton. He stated that his career has definitely moved on with Everton and he wants to become the best player as a goalkeeper.

He further added that he hopes to garner success for the club’s fans in order to earn the right to be hailed as a legend at Everton. Jordan wants to play as many games as possible for the club and this goal is a priority for him.

Jordan has featured in all the six games of Everton in this year’s Premier League and Everton is at the 12th spot on the points table. He featured in his maiden outing at the senior international level in 2017.

He was named the man of the match when England got the better of Sweden in the last eight of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest

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Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest
Top 5 Players who played most Tests without any rest

In a Test match that runs for five days, a player has a right test. It is very important for the players to stay fit mentally and physically. There are few players in the history of Test cricket who have played most Tests without rest.

To play a Test the player needs to concentrate more as sometimes he had to bat or ball for most of the time of the match. Only the great players can have that stamina and concentration in them to sustain that kind of environment.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 players who have consistently played in many Test matches:

Paul Pogba would not captain Manchester United again: Jose Mourinho

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Paul Pogba

Owing to the apparent issues with Paul Pogba’s attitude, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told the former that he would not captain the club again. Mourinho does not want Pogba to be at the helm of the things given the kind of attitude he has.

Paul Pogba was informed of the decision before the commencement of the game between United and Derby County on Tuesday.

Mourinho is certainly not impressed with Pogba’s duties as captain performed on Saturday again the Wolves at Old Trafford. Pogba rejoined Manchester United in 2016 after being with Juventus.

After the draw last Saturday, Pogba stated that he wanted the team to play aggressively attacking football at Old Trafford against the Wolves.

Barcelona wants Paul Pogba badly

The bitterness in the equation between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba has been more than visible in the recent times. And Pogba has expressed his dissatisfaction about being at Old Trafford.

Barcelona is very keen to have Paul join them. And hence it would not be a surprise if Paul Pogba decides to bid a farewell to Manchester United.

It would be a big challenge for Jose Mourinho to make Pogba stay but letting him go would be a massive failure for Mourinho.

The prudent thing to do would be to make him stay but that would dilute the stature of  Mourinho. Which way will the future unfold for Manchester United?

Team India is all set for the battle with Afghanistan

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India vs Afghanistan

The Indian team has played so well in the Asia Cup 2018 so far. Its bowling was amazing, the batting looked good and Rohit Sharma is also proving himself a also very good captain. The Indian team, who has already reached the finals, will face Afghanistan without any pressure on Tuesday.

Jaspreet Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have so far given the great inspiration toIndian bowling. There is no better ball than a wicket-taking dot ball in cricket anywhere. With the new ball this pair is making pressure on the opposition team very soon by taking wickets.

Taking Ravindra Jadeja in the team, has brought new spark in the field of bowling. This means that now India has the full time five bowlers. The choice of Kedar Jadhav is also wonderful and he will remain in the team for the match against Afghanistan.

Many options for ICC World Cup

In such a situation, when the injured Pandya will return, then the captain will have many options along with him, which will be crucial for the ICC World Cup 2019.

In England, there is a cleverly bowled bowl of white ball cricket, as did India in the Champions Trophy. Rohit is taking the team forward.

They have a strategy. There is one important reason behind their bowling changes. They are not afraid to take decisions, whose advantage is finally reaching the team.

Rohit himself and Shikhar Dhawan are coming out to open without any fear. There is no doubt about his ability.

Loris Karius wants apologies from Sergio Ramos for injuring him

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Loris Karius

Loris Karius has spoken about the allegations raised on him, alleging that he had escaped from Liverpool following the mistakes made against Real Madrid in the Champions League final last season.

In the match between Madrid and Liverpool, Madrid won the match 3-1, out of which two goals were due to the mistake of Lauris. But later it was revealed that after the first goal, the balance of his mind was shaken by Sergio Ramos by applying an elbow on the face, after which he was mistaken for the second time.

Liverpool included Brazilian Alison Baker of AS Roma in the summer with £ 67 million and Curious chose to go to Turkey under two years loan.

Loris Karius wants apologies 

Now, Loris Karius wants apologies from Sergio Ramos for injuring him. Talking about the same he said, “He’s a hard player but I have nothing against him personally. I don’t know whether he did that on purpose, but that doesn’t matter to me in the end. Only one person knows and this is Sergio Ramos.”

“I went down and thought: ‘What’s going on now?’ No reaction from the five referees. I felt the adrenaline rushing through my body and thought only about playing on,” he added.

“A concussion was proven, and it harmed my spatial vision. The club asked me to go see a specialist. But again, I won’t use this as an excuse. I performed constantly throughout the whole season, so you can put it this way. Under ordinary circumstances I cannot explain those mistakes,” He concluded.

 

Frank Lampard is elated to be up against Jose Mourinho

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Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard

As Derby County gears up to take on Manchester United on Tuesday, Frank Lampard seems quite elated about the reunion with Jose Mourinho. Derby County will be travelling to Manchester United for the Carabao Cup. Frank Lampard believes that going against Jose Mourinho and his boys will be more than interesting.

Frank Lampard, the boss of the Rams played under Jose Mourinho during the former’s stay at Chelsea. Now both of them will be ‘up against each other as managers of their respective sides on Tuesday.

Both teams will take on each other in the third round of the competition. Are you excited for the clash?

Frank Lampard also stated that his career got a boost under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and now he is excited to cross his paths again with his former mentor who would now be his opponent on Tuesday.

Frank Lampard recalled how his career shot up at the age of 25 after the advent of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Lampard said that he has gained a lot from the confident that Mourinho has always exhibited and also the manner in which Mourinho goes about his personality.

Frank Lampard hails Jose Mourinho 

Lampard further lauded Mourinho’s career as a manager. He also hailed the success that he has been able to garner as a manager.

He is really excited to see Mourinho as a competitor. That would give a new dimension to their relationship which was previously that of a mentor and a student.

Saint Petersburg Open: Dominic Thiem wins the title

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Saint Petersburg Open: Thiem wins the title

In the finals of the Saint Petersburg Open, Austrian star tennis player Dominic Thiem defeated Slovak Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-1 to win the title. This is the 11th title of Dominic Thiem’s career. He won the title for the first time on the Indoor Hard Court.

At the eighth position in the ATP rankings, Thiem took an hour and eight minutes to defeat Martin Klizan. This is the first victory of the Austrian player on the 65th ranked Martin Klizan.

The top seed Dominic finished the match in just 68 minutes and didn’t find it hard to beat the Slovak player at the end.

Dominic expressed his views on Saint Petersburg Open

The 25-year-old player said after the match that, “It’s my first indoor title and it’s really amazing.”

“I felt myself a bit tired at the end but I’m really happy that I made it.” he said with joy.

“It always means a lot to win a tournament. There’re not too many guys who win a tournament every year so it’s really special,” he added.

Dominic Thiem thanked the people there who came to support him in the tournament in his style. Along with this, he also promised them to come back next year and defend the title.

“I’m happy that I won my first indoor title in Saint Petersburg. I couldn’t find the better place to win my first indoor title,” Thiem concluded.

Asia Cup 2018: Here’s the expected Team India

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Asia Cup

After defeating Hong Kong and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018, Team India will retain the win against Bangladesh in the Super-4 match on Friday. Here is the predicted team for the match against Bangladesh in Asia Cup.

Opener ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma has a double responsibility for opening and captaincy on his shoulders. Although he scored 23 runs against his bat against Hong Kong But by staging a 52-run against Pakistan, he responded to the opponents.

At the same time, Shikhar Dhawan scored a superb century of 127 in the first match against Hong Kong and 46 against Pakistan. Team India has great expectations from this opening pair.

Ambati Rayudu’s place in the middle order is fixed. In the first match, Rayudu scored 60 runs against Hong Kong in the 70 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes and unbeaten 31 against Pakistan.

Dinesh Karthik’s palce is also being considered almost certain. Karthik has also done well in both the matches. At the same time, Manish Pandey can return.

Playing Kedar Jadhav as an all-rounder is being considered for sure. He did not get a chance in the first match against Hong Kong, but he got the best 3 wickets against Pakistan.

MSD needs to gain the form

At the same time, Team India’s former captain and wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni needs to get some form. He returned to the pavilion after being dismissed on a duck in the first match against Hong Kong. He did not get the chance to bat against Pakistan.

Team India can come up with two spin and two fast bowlers. The spin department may be near Kuldeep Yadav and Yuswendra Chahal. At the same time, Deepak Chahar and Khaleel Ahmed can be seen in the fast bowling department.

Khaleel Ahmed shines in his debut match for Team India

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Khaleel Ahmed

Left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, who debuted in the ODI match against Hong Kong on Tuesday in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2018, has done a great job in his very first match.

In fact, Khaleel Ahmed presented the evidence of his superb bowling by taking 3 wickets against Hong Kong in the fourth match of the Asia Cup 2018 played at Dubai.

Ahmed gave Team India the biggest success. Hong Kong opener Nizakat Khan was dismissed lbw by Khaleel. Khan played an impressive innings of 92 runs in 115 balls with 12 fours and 1 sixes. Ahmed dismissed him on the fourth ball of 36th over.

Apart from this, he showed the way of pavilion to Ehsan Khan (22) and Christopher Carter (3).

Its noticeable that the 20-year-old left-arm fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed, living in Tonk, Rajasthan, becomes the 222nd ODI player to debut for Team India.

It is worth mentioning that Khaleel has played 17 list A matches in which he has taken 28 wickets. Rahul Dravid had been keeping an eye on him since the ICC U-19 World Cup 2016. He had also recently gone on a tour of England with India A.

Team India won the match:

India won its first match against Hong Kong by 26 runs. India scored 285 runs on the loss of 7 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan played a superb knock of 127 runs in the match. In the chase of India’s 285 runs Hong Kong could only score 259 runs on the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs.

However, India won the match but, Hong Kong won the hearts of everyone with its spectacular performance.

Punjab Cricket Board selects Yuvraj Singh in the team for Vijay Hazare Trophy

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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, who scored 8701 runs in 304 ODI for India, has been running out of the Indian team for a long time. IPL 2018 also got worse for Yuvraj, where he could not show a attractive performance. Because of which Yuvraj was not picked in the Indian team.

Clearly Yuvraj played his last match in June 2017. Since then he is constantly out of the team India. Significantly, Yuvraj has not been given an opportunity in the Asia Cup 2018 as well.

Now that the ICC World Cup has less than 9 months to go, and all the players are constantly trying to earn a ticket to England and make a place in Team India. Because of this, the Punjab Cricket Board has given Yuvraj Singh another chance to present his claim for the place in the Indian team in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Its noteworthy that, this veteran player was the man of the tournament in the historic victory of India as ICC World Cup 2011. He was then suffering from initial stage of tumor but, he played for India in that condition as well.

The Punjab team

Yuvraj Singh has been selected in the Punjab team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Yuvraj was eagerly waiting for the opportunity. The Punjab team’s command has been handed over to young batsman Mandeep Singh.

Mandeep has got his punch in the IPL. Gurkeerat Mann will be the vice-captain of the team. Harbhajan Singh, like Yuvraj, was also expected to get a selection but he was not picked.

Roger Federer to feature in Discovery Channel’s series with Bear Grylls

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Federer on a mountain trip with Bear Grylls

The 20-time Grand Slam champion and veteran tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland made an exciting trip to Switzerland’s Alps mountain range. He faced snowy waterfalls, eats fish’s eyes and plays ping pong while sitting on a snowy mountain. He was there with British adventurer Bear Grylls.

Federer enjoyed this exciting journey with world famous adventure lover and best selling author Bear Grylls. This exciting journey of Federer was part of a new running series of discovery channel India called ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’.

This is a reality show in which Grylls will take all the celebrities to an exciting journey and during this period of time they will be able to investigate the skills of staying in the forest and maintaining their existence there.

Other celebrities with Bear Grylls  

Among these celebrities include Lena Headey of Game of Thrones, Don Cheadle, American Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and ‘Orange is The New Black’ actress Uzo Aduba.

Bear Grylls

The premiere of ‘Running Wild With Beer Grylls’ is going to be on air from September 20 at 9 pm on Discovery Channel and Discovery World HD. In the first episode of this series, Federer will go on a trip to the Alps Mountain with Bear Grylls.

Federer said on this experience, “I was given the address of some place between the Swiss mountains and I only know that. This is something like before my match, my pulsations get faster. Even though I seem a strong person in tennis courts, I am afraid of many things in my life. There have been some scary moments in my life, so Grylls will hold my hand. “

Men are victims of more punishments than women in Grand Slams

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Grand Slams

Legendary tennis player Serena Williams had said that the double standards are adopted in the case of punishment in Grand Slams and other events, but the figures are inversely, in which the male players have been punished nearly three times more than women in case of loss of apathy and racket breaking cases.

According to the news of the New York Times, in the Grand Slam tournaments between 1998 and 2018, fines were imposed 1,517 times on male players while 535 cases of penalties were imposed on female players.

According to the figures collected by the news paper, more than 10 thousand matches played in the last 20 years. In the case of racket breaking, men have been fined 649 times, while women have been punished just 99 times.

In these figures, men have been fined 344 times in cases of “abusive language”, while women 140 times. Along with this,on the other hand, 287 cases were registered against men while 67 cases of women have been registered.

These figures have more issues against men because they play Best of Five matches in the Grand Slam. While women have to play best of three matches in Grand Slams.

What’s the matter?

Last week, Serena had opposed the decision of the chair umpire Carlos Ramos. This is because he had given her opponent a game during the match against Naomi Osaka in the US Open final, and called him a “liar” and “thief”. In the match, Osaka beat Serena 6-2, 6-4 and on her first US Open.

After the match, she told the tournament referee that since I’m a woman, you can make a decision against me.”

After the match, she said in a press conference,” It is not right. I have seen the men speaking umpires many times in abusive language. I am fighting for women’s rights and equality here, I told him to be a thief to snatch a game and give it to the opponent, but I thought it is gender discrimination.”

 

Babar Azam equals legendary Zaheer Abbas to reach 2000 ODI runs

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Babar Azam

Babar Azam, who is called Virat Kohli of Pakistan, has completed 2000 runs in ODI against Hong Kong in the second match of Asia Cup 2018. He was the second fastest batsman in the world to reach the 2000 runs.

As Babar scored his 27th run against Hong Cong today, he reached the figure of 2000 runs. Although he could not break South African star opener Hashim Amla’s record. Where Amla had crossed the 2000 run score in 40 innings, Babar had to take 45 innings for this. He scored 33 runs against Hong Kong.

Babar is the third batsman to score 2000 runs in 45 innings. Before him, Pakistan’s great batsman Zaheer Abbas and England’s Kevin Pietersen have also scored 2000 runs in just 45 innings. Apart from these, Jonathan Trott of England crossed this figure in 47 innings.

There is also the name of Shikhar Dhawan in this list from India, who had done this in 48 innings. Former India coach and South African opener Gary Kirsten scored two thousand runs in his ODI career in 50 innings.

Babar Azam has scored 2006 runs in 45 innings of his 47 ODI in his career so far. Along with it, he has also scored 8 centuries and 7 half-centuries. In his small career, Babar has scored runs with a brilliant average of 54.

Fastest Batsmen to reach 2000 runs 

  1. Hashim Amla – 40 innings
  2. Zaheer Abbas – 45 innings
  3. Kevin Peitersen – 45 innings
  4. Babar Azam – 45 innings
  5. Jonathan Trott – 47 innings

Davis Cup 2018: Serbia white washed India 4-0

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Davis Cup 2018

Davis Cup 2018. N. Sriram Balaji got a straight-game defeat in straight sets in the fourth match here on Sunday with the Indian team losing 0-4 to Davis World Group play-off without registering a single win against Serbia. The hosts had already made their mark by making an unbeatable 3-0 lead.

India does not make any difference to the outcome of the fourth match played today, so India gave Balaji the place of Ramkumar Ramanathan. Serbia also introduced Pedja Krstin in place of Dusan Lazovic.

Balaji, who has been paying more attention to the doubles, lost 3-6, 1-6 in 66 minutes to the Indoor Clay Court at the Kraljevo Sports Venue. Both teams agreed not to play the 5th match.

Balaji said after match, “It was not a bad match for me. I got game points in every service game but could not convert them into points. Even most of the returns were close. Scores look easy, but our game was long.”

India has lost 4 encounters out of 5 encounters against Serbia. India had defeated it in 1927, but then the country’s name was Yugoslavia.

Current US Open champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia had decided not to play in Davis Cup 2018 and Filip Krajinović had been ruled out due to injury but India could not take advantage anyway.

India’s current focus 

According to the new rules of the Davis Cup, India will not immediately return to the Asia-Oceania Group. Instead, India will participate in the 24-team qualifying tournament in February 2019 under the campaign to qualify for the 18 teams Davis Cup finals.

12 winners will qualify, while 4 teams from the semi-finals from the 2018 season will enter directly. ITF will provide 2 wild cards for the inaugural Davis Cup finals.

Djokovic is No. 1 player in the world: Bogdan Obradović

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Bogdan Obradović

Bogdan Obradović, who is Serbia’s legendary tennis player, has said that Navak Djokovic, the 14th Grand Slam title winner, is the best player for him on this land. He told in a special conversation with our associate newspaper The Times of India that when he first met Djokovic, he was 10 years old.

Obradovic, who contributed a lot to Serbian tennis, said, “I first saw Djokovic in 1997 and he was 10 years old. His father brought him to Red Star Club, where I used to work. I also remember his first practice. He works in a very professional way. He then lowered his bag, ran and started warming up. I did not need to say a word.”

In the Serbian government, Parliament member Obradovic said, “When he was 13 years old, during the day’s session, I asked him why do you play tennis. What is the goal? Then he replied, that he wants to be World No. 1.”

“He used to train himself with 4-5 years elder players than him. It is very difficult that the 13-year-old player practicing with the players of the age of 18-19 year because they run very fast, more strong and hits the ball very hard but Novak never complained,” he added.

Bogdan Obradović compared Djokovic with other legendary players

51-year-old Obradovich said, “Roger Federer plays aggressive from Baseline and he knows how to attack. Rafael Nadal is a strong opponent, he gives 100 percent on any occasion in the game.”

“But Novak is a player whose defense is equal to Nadal and the attack is improving. Novak is number -1 because his two shots – forehand and backhand are equal. He is the only player in history, whose two shots are equal. “

Sachin Tendulkar leaves the Franchise of Kerala Blasters

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Kerala Blasters

Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has ended the stake in the Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee Kerala Blasters. The ISL Club provided this information in a statement on Sunday. Sachin was the face of this franchise from the first edition of 2014.

Kerala Blasters said, “Sachin has been a great support and we thank him for his contribution to the Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC). He will always be a member of the Yellow Army. Now we will continue to work for the spirit of sports, fans and people of Kerala.”

The statement also said, “IQuest, Chiranjeevi and Allu Arvind had 80% stake in the club. These three have now made a final agreement to get Sachin’s 20% in the club.

For the past two days, there was news in a section of the media that the billionaire Yusuff Ali M.A. of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has bought a stake from Sachin.

Sachin’s emotional message to Kerala Blasters 

In his emotional message Sachin says “Over the last four years, KBFC has been an integral part of my life. I have undergone all the emotions that millions of Blasters fans have undergone during this period.”

“In its fifth year, it is important that the club puts the building blocks for the next five years and beyond. It is also a time for me to reflect on the role that I should play. After reflecting and much discussion with my team, I have decided to exit my association with Blasters as a co-promoter'” Sachin added.

Sachin also praise Kerala Blasters and said “I strongly believe that Blasters is in very good shape and on its path to attain many more successes with its fans offering unconditional support. I am very proud of the Blasters and a piece of my heart will always beat for the club!”

Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh inaugurated the tournament with a big setback

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Big setback for Bangladesh

Bangladesh cricket team has suffered a setback on Saturday in the Asia Cup 2018 inaugural match. Team opener Tamim Iqbal has been out of the tournament due to injury in the wrist. However, Iqbal showed to be a strong player and after coming out to bat against Sri Lanka after being stripped from the hospital. He remained unbeaten after scoring 2 runs.

Its noteworthy that Tamim Iqbal got injured on the left hand wrist in the match against Sri Lanka in Dubai. The left-handed batsman was immediately taken to the hospital, where after scanning, it was discovered that he had to stay away from the cricket action for at least 6 weeks.

Iqbal was hurt in the second over of Bangladesh’s innings. On the ball of Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal, Iqbal tried to pull a shot and the ball hit straight on his left hand wrist.Iqbal was then playing scoring 2 runs on 3 balls.

The medical issue

The scan found out that there is a crack on his little finger of left hand.

Bangladesh’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricinfo, “We took Tamim Iqbal to the hospital because he was serious. It was very painful and it was not possible for him to continue the batting. ”

Tamim Iqbal will leave for Bangladesh on Sunday. Nazmul Hossain Shanto will be included in the team in his place. The Bangladesh team will play their next match against Afghanistan on September 20.

Earlier, despite this big setback, in the inaugural match of Asia Cup 2018, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by a big margin of 137 runs.

Unai Emery will prove to be the best: Rafael Benitez

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Rafael Benitez

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has claimed that the new Arsenal chief coach Unai Emery will prove to be the best in this Premier League.

With the constant losses against Manchester City and Chelsea, beginning of the former PSG coach with arsenal was a bit difficult. But the win against West Ham and Cadrif has given his team a speed before the international break.

Praising Emery before the Arsenal visit to Newcastle on Saturday, Benitez said, “I have known him for a long, long time. He enjoys his job and I think he will do well.”

“He is a good manager that likes to have his team organised. The way he is playing is very similar to what we were doing in Valencia or even in Liverpool,” he added about Emery.

Rafael Benitez also talked about Arsenal’s combinations 

Talking about the Arsenal team he said “Arsenal have players with ability and with one vs one game they can make the difference. They can play a counter-attacking game and a possession game, because they have enough quality.”

“The difference is obviously you have a team that used to do that but maybe could have some balance in defence. He is trying to do that, he is trying to find this balance, while at the same time keeping the offensive mentality,” he added in his views.

He also said that “The team is organised and pressing, and when you have the ball, passing the ball and trying to play as well as you can.”

 

Chelsea and Liverpool remain at the top, Manchester City third

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Chelsea and Liverpool are on top

Manchester City got the better of Fulham to make it to the third spot while Chelsea and Liverpool maintained 100 per cent starts to the Premier League.

Liverpool made Tottenham taste defeat at Wembley taking advantage of the latter’s out of sorts campaign so far in the league. On the other hand, Eden Hazard’s hat-trick saw Chelsea toppling Cardiff from the top of the table on goal difference.

Elsewhere, Arsenal edged Newcastle after two second-half goals while Bournemouth defeated Leicester with ease.

In the 3 PM kickoffs, Manchester City made the fastest start as Leroy Sane scored within the first two minutes. David Silva and Raheem Sterling augmented the tally of the goals as the champions cruised to a handsome win.

Hazard’s hat-trick heroics win it for

Chelsea In the game between Chelsea and Cardiff, Cardiff was leading surprisingly before Eden Hazard came to his own. Eden Hazard’s handsome hat-trick took the Blues’ to a win.

Bournemouth was guided to a win by two first-half goals scored by Ryan Fraser as Bournemouth thrashed Leicester. Joshua King added the third goal before the break from the penalty slot.

Having won 5 out of 5 matches played in this year’s Premier League, Chelsea sits at the top handsomely followed by Liverpool which too has a 100 per cent success rate so far in the league. So both Chelsea and Liverpool are on top. Can Manchester city make its way to the top or will Chelsea remain invincible?

Romelu Lukaku pays tribute to his career helpers

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Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku paid tribute to former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry and former team-mate Nicolas Anelka to influence and help in his career.

Romelu came to England after being signed by Chelsea in 2011, at the age of 18, and he has scored 104 goals in the Premier League so far from the hub.

Drogba, Henry and Anelka had shining career as a striker in the Premier League, and when Lukaku was told that he reached 100 goals in less than 30 games from Drogba, Lukaku said “but he has four premiers League titles and I have no one.”

Lukaku on Drogba

“Drogba and I talk every day, he part of this process. I have been part of the process since coming into the Premier League. Although we have not been part of a dressing room for years,” he added.

“He knows that I accept it because I really want the same career as the career he had. He can be as hard as he wants, because I really want a similar type of career.”

“It is very good for me to share my experience with him. I want to learn everything from him. He even always tells me that you are more dangerous, because you are stronger than me. And I argue with him on the theory of speed all times,” Romelu concluded.

I am my ‘biggest enemy’: Sebastian Vettel

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Vettel called him self his Biggest enemy

Biggest enemy. Singapore Grand Prix is just around the corner and Sebastian Vettel is still upbeat despite the setback at Monza. The Ferrari driver feels that his team still has all the chances to win the world championship title even though he is trailing behind Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes by a large margin.

Can he learn from his mistakes and turn the tables around?

Sebastian Vettel as his own biggest enemy 

Vettel said that in the title fight he himself is his biggest enemy. His love for errors and mistakes on the tracks costing him the races has now fetched heavy criticism from fans.

He would make his way to the Singapore Grand Prix with a deficit of 30 points in the world championship in comparison to Lewis Hamilton.

One more mistake costing him a win can dash his championship hopes forever. While Lewis Hamilton will look to win as he has the impetus with him. Also the Mercedes will be on a hattrick in terms of winning the Singapore GP.

Despite having the best car on the tracks, Vettel has been unable to deliver clinical finishes, rather he has been seen skidding and spinning on the tracks. Ferrari have a car that is faster than that of Mercedes and Ferrari would once again be the favourites to win the Singapore Grand Prix against all odds.

Can Vettel keep himself alive in the world championship or will Lewis Hamilton become invincible?

Pep Guardiola wants to return to Barca before ending career

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Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola who started his coaching career as a coach of Barcelona’s B side in 2007 now wants to finish at the same place. Pep Guardiola stated that he aspires to end his coaching career with the youth teams of Barcelona as this is where it all started.

After he successfully served the youth sides, in 2008 he was named as the first team head coach and his success story is known to every football lover. He has managed Bayern Munich and Manchester City but now he plans to return to Barca before he finally hangs his boots.

Pep Guardiola in an interview 

In an interview given on Movistar, he said that he will finish again where he started. He further added that his last steps will be with the youth teams of Barcelona and said that Barca is the best place to start.

With Barca Guardiola has won three titles in La Liga, two Champions League titles and two Club World Cups.

The stature of his success with Barcelona is not unknown to anyone and he’s been clinical as well as instrumental in the club’s extraordinary tale of success. Now what happens in the near future is something that remains to be seen.

Besides Barcelona, he also had his share of success with Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Manchester City will be seen hosting Fulham on Saturday.

He also said in the interview that his teams will play exactly in the way he wants them to play in every manner.

To move in Manchester City is one of my best decision: David Silva

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David Silva
David Silva

Spanish footballer David Silva says that joining Manchester City was the most important decision of his life. According to a BBC report, despite the proposals received from Barcelona and Real Madrid, Silva decided to join the Manchester City Club.

Spain’s 32-year-old midfielder was inducted into the City from Valencia Club in July 2010.

He said that playing for Barcelona is the dream of many players, but the ability of the city club motivated him to stay in the club. In an interview, Silva said, “I needed the City Club. I thought I needed this club. ‘

He said that in view of the club and my needs, I decided to join the City Club. Silva said, ‘I had to join this club because we both needed each other. This decision proved to be the most right decision of my life.’

David Silva shared his views on his child as well

Last year in December Silva’s SOn Mateo as born in Spain. He was a premature baby Silva continued to travel from Manchester City to that hospital in Spain where his child was cared. He also discuss on this issue in the show.

“It was so difficult with him being in hospital for so long. You don’t stop thinking about it all the time. Besides, he was in Spain, meaning I had to travel a lot and I could hardly train,” he said.

“I didn’t sleep much, I wasn’t eating well. But, luckily, the team was doing really well and that helped me a lot” He added.

Paul Collingwood says good bye to the game of cricket

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Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood with his ICC T20 World Cup 2010 Trophy

Former England captain and Durham’s all-rounder Paul Collingwood has announced that he will retire from first-class cricket after the end of the season. 42-year-old Collingwood, who debuted in first-class cricket in 1996, has scored nearly 17,000 runs so far, including 4259 runs for England in Test cricket.

Collingwood had led the English cricket team to win their one and only ICC T20 World Cup in 2010. It’s toneworthy that this is England’s only ICC title.

Callingwood started his ODI career against Pakistan in 2001. After two years in late 2003, he got the chance to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka. However, He could only score 34 runs in the both innings of his debut Test match.

Colingwood, who was part of the Ashes winning team three times, has played 68 Tests, 197 ODI and 36 T20 Internationals for England. 22 years ago, he first appeared in first class cricket. He plays for Durham in the county.

Paul Collingwood says…

42-year-old Collingwood said, “After quite a thoughts, I have decided to retire from cricket at the end of the session.”

He said, ‘I knew that this day will come, but despite this it was not easy. Although it is an emotional decision, but I know that the time is right for it and I am happy that I have given all this to my game.”

Durham’s chairman Ian Botham said, “Paul Collingwood is one of the greatest all-rounders of cricket. It is a matter of honor for the domestic county Durham that he played for it for so many years.”

Asia Cup 2018: Top 4 Most Experienced Players to Watch in different teams

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Most Experienced Players
Top Most Experienced Players

Most Experienced Players. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the main contenders of Asia Cup 2018. All these teams have one very experienced player in their squad and these players are also the one of the best finishers in world cricket. In any team of the limited over format, the finisher has a bigger role than the other players.

It is the responsibility of a finisher of the team to finish the match on a high point and if he succeeds to take this responsibility well then the team gets success. The Asia Cup 2018 is going to start in UAE from September 15. In this 14-day tournament, teams from 6 countries will participate. The inaugural match of this tournament will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Let’s know those top 4 most experienced players and finishers from top contender teams those can show some sparks in Asia Cup 2018…

UEFA Nations League: World Champion France defeated Netherlands 2-1

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France defeated Netherlands
France defeated Netherlands
France defeated the Netherlands

After all, the French team got the chance to celebrate the FIFA World Cup 2018 title with their home crowd and celebrate on the field. In the UEFA Nations League, the current world champion France defeated Netherlands by 2-1 with the help of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud.

Giroud scored a crucial goal in the 75th minute on the cross pass of Benjamin Mendy, who scored his first goal for France in the last 11 fixtures. He was not able to score any goals in Russia in FIFA World Cup.

France defeated Netherlands: The match summary:

For the first time after winning the title in the FIFA World Cup 2018, the French team was playing on their home ground. France got the advantage through the 19-year-old Mbappe’s spectacular goal in the 14th minute.

However, the Netherlands finished the race with the help of Ryan Babel (67th minute) goal. After the decisive goal of Giroud, the 80,000 supporters at The Stade de France Stadium in Paris, started celebrating like never before.

In the match, the French coach Didier Deschamps went with the same line-up, which he had gone with a 0-0 draw against Germany on Thursday.

Sebastian Vettel cannot afford any mistakes at the Singapore GP

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Singapore GP
Singapore GP

Singapore GP. Sebastian Vettel will now head to the Singapore Grand Prix and this time he cannot really afford to make any more mistakes. Vettel’s romance with his errors has hurt Ferrari as well as his chances of winning the world championship despite the fact that he has the best car on the grid.

Vettel’s romance with errors must end

He spun during the Italian Grand Prix right ahead of what could have been a fairytale finish and ended up being fourth while Lewis Hamilton registered a win.

Lewis Hamilton now has a handsome lead over Vettel in terms of the world championship and Vettel is now at the receiving end of heavy criticism for his errors.

Mercedes Looking For A Hattrick

Mercedes will be looking for a hattrick having won all the previous two editions of the Singapore Grand Prix while Ferrari would like to break the spree. The question is, can Vettel rise above the odds amid all the criticism and fetch a win for himself at the Singapore GP?

There is no doubt about the fact that Vettel has the best car on the grid and he can pull so much out of it to knock down his opponents but the only thing standing between him and his success is Vettel himself.

He needs to catch up with Lewis Hamilton before it is too late for him to have any hopes of winning the world championship.