Flipkart Big Shopping Days: 5 deals you can’t miss

first_imgAfter Amazon, now Flipkart is holding a three days sale on its website called the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale. The sale starts on July 16 and ends on July 19. The sale will start at exact at 4 PM. While there is still some time for the sale to begin, the e-commerce giant has announced some of the top deals that you will see during the sale.The sale will offer a 10 per cent instant discount on buyers using SBI credit cards. The company is also offering shopping solutions such as No Cost EMIs with Bajaj Finserv EMI Cards, EMI on Debit Cards, Product Exchange offers, Buy Back Guarantee and Cardless Credit.Flipkart has announced all the offers. The sale will also see the new Infinix Hot 6 Pro going on sale. The phone will go on the sale for the first time. There are also instant discounts on Panasonic and Honor phones. There is up to 70 per cent off on televisions and other home appliances from brands like Samsung, Vu, and Haier. There is also up to 80 per cent off on laptops, cameras, tablets, powerbanks, trimmers and more. Here are top 5 offers that you will see on Flipkart during the Big Shopping Days sale:– Google Pixel 2 at Rs 42,999- One of the first top offers that we suggest you should consider is the Pixel at Rs 42,999, a steep drop from its original price of Rs 70,000. The offer price includes both the exchange & HDFC Bank cashback offer. There is also a buyback offer of Rs 37,000.Pixel 2 is the latest flagship phone from Google. The phone sports a 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The phone runs Android 8.0 with Google UI and is powered by Snapdragon 835 paired with 4GB RAM. Pixel 2 comes with a 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The device is backed by a 2700mAh non-removable battery with 18W rapid charging support. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back and a connectivity options include a USB Type-C , Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0. There are two storage models of the phone- one with 64GB and the other with 128GB.advertisement– Samsung On Nxt (64 GB) at Rs 10,900: Samsung Galaxy On Nxt 64GB will be available at Rs 10,900 instead of Rs 17,900 during the sale.The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt sports a metal unibody design and features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass protection on top. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC with 3GB of RAM and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The camera modules include a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, both with f/1.9 aperture. It is backed by a 3300mAh battery.– Acer Predator Gaming Laptop at Rs 63990: For the gaming enthusiasts, Acer’s Predator Gaming laptop could be a good deal if purchased from Flipkart during the sale period. The Acer Predator Helios 300 sells at Rs 89,990 on other days but will be available at Rs 63,990 during the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale.The laptop was launched last year in India. It is a budget gaming laptop and comes with an Intel Core i7 processor. The display size of the laptop is 15.6-inch and is equipped with PredatorSense software which provides real-time system information and monitors the CPU and GPU usage.– Fitbit Blaze Smartwatches at Rs 9,999: There will also be a heavy discount on Fitbit Blaze smartwatches that sell at 19,999 on other days. You can buy them on as low as Rs 9,999 during the Flipkart sale.Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker band built for fitness freaks. The tracker looks like a watch but is also a fitness band. It sports a colour LCD display and is compatible with both Android and iOS. It comes with a heart rate tracker and can run up to 5 days with a one-time charge.– Vu 102cm (40) Full HD TV at Rs 17999: If you are planning to buy a new television and don’t want to spend more than Rs 20,000 on it, then Flipkart has a deal for you. While Mi Tv will any day be a better option but in case you are not a Xiaomi fan and want to buy from some other brand other than Xiaomi then Vu TV is one option for you.ALSO READ: Flipkart Big Shopping Days deals announced, big discounts on Pixel 2 XL and iPadsFlipkart will sell the 40-inch Vu TV for Rs 17,999 instead of Rs 19,999. The television sports a 40 Inch, LED, Full HD, 1920×1080 display with 16:9 aspect ratio. It supports features like AllShare, One-touch Connect, Display Mirroring, Photo share, and WiFi Direct among others.advertisementlast_img read more

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Keshav Maharaj second South African to take 9 wickets in a Test innings

first_imgSouth Afrcan spinner Keshav Maharaj has joined a rare company of bowlers who have taken nine wickets in an innings in a Test match.Maharaj bagged his career best 9/129 on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the SSC Stadium in Colombo.By doing so, he became the only the second bowler from South Africa to pick nine wickets in an innings in a Test. Hugh Tayfield, in 1957, was the first South African to do so when he bagged 9/113 against England in Johannesburg.Sri Lanka were dismissed for 338 in their first innings of the second and final Test on Saturday.MATCH SCORECARDResuming on 277 for nine, Akila Dananjaya and Rangana Herath frustrated South Africa with a dogged 74-run stand for the final wicket before Maharaj struck when the latter was caught behind for 35. Dananjaya remained unbeaten on 43.Overall, Maharaj became the 19th bowler to achieve the feat that put him alongside some of the greats of the game. Only Jim Laker (10/53) and Anil Kumble (10/74) have picked all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match.Maharaj’s figures are the best against Sri Lanka by any opposition bowler. Keshav Maharaj became the 19th bowler to pick 9 wickets in a Test innings (AP Photo)After a promising start where the openers put on 116 runs for the first wicket, Sri Lanka collapsed as Maharaj bowled a probing line. In a bid to strengthen their batting after their poor show in Galle, the tourists went into the game with a lone spinner, leaving out Tabraiz Shamsi and they may have regretted the decision given Sri Lanka’s troubles against the only spinner.advertisementAfter electing to bat first, Sri Lanka’s openers dominated the morning session. Their 116-run stand is Sri Lanka’s first 100 plus partnership for the opening wicket since October 2016. Since then Sri Lanka have gone through 21 Test matches without a 100 plus partnership by the openers.Maharaj bowled unchanged in the afternoon session and picked up both openers Dimuth Karunaratne (53) and Danushka Gunathilaka (57) in successive overs. He also accounted for Kusal Mendis to reduce Sri Lanka to 168 for three by tea.In the final session’s play on the first day, Maharaj claimed five wickets to put South Africa on top. Kagiso Rabada claimed the other wicket to fall when he cleaned up Roshen Silva for 22.Dhananjaya de Silva top scored with 60 runs and was tested by Rabada, who reverse-swung the old ball considerably but with little success. De Silva was hit on the shoulder by a Rabada bouncer when he ducked late. Eventually, he became yet another victim of Maharaj as South Africa successfully reviewed after the appeal had been turned down by umpire Nigel Llong.(With inputs from AP)last_img read more

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Nokia 6.1 Plus launched in India: Full specs, features and everything you need to know

first_imgThe Nokia event in India on Tuesday was dedicated to the fans who have been asking for the “most awaited” Nokia phone for a while now. And as speculations suggested, it was indeed the Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6. The phone was initially announced as a China-only model as part of the new X-series, but its popularity caused HMD to change its mind, prompting the company to launch it globally.There are a number of reasons behind the Nokia 6.1 Plus’ popularity. The device is the first Nokia phone to sport a notched display. It brings an all-glass design and with it a premium look at an affordable price point. It also packs some impressive hardware that includes a powerful budget Snapdragon chipset. Additionally, it is also an Android One phone, which means you get stock Android Oreo out-of-the-box. All of this comes at a surprisingly competitive price point. Before we get into that, here’s what you need to know about the Nokia 6.1 Plus.Nokia 6.1 Plus specificationsDisplay: The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) TFT display with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top and an aspect ratio of 19:9.Processor: The handset is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset.RAM: It is offered with 4GB of RAM as the only option in India.Internal storage: The 4GB RAM variant will get 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card.Rear camera: The Nokia 6.1 Plus bears a dual camera setup which includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with similar aperture. Some of the modes include Live Bokeh, beauty, bothie, panorama, AR stickers and manual.advertisementFront camera: A 16-megapixel sensor is housed inside the notch up front. It supports bokeh as well via software. Software: The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One device that runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo and the company says it will be among the first to get Android 9 Pie as well.Battery: The phone houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port.Connectivity: Connectivity option on board include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack.Nokia 6.1 Plus special features– The biggest highlight of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is its design as it is the first Nokia phone to sport a display notch. The 5.8-inch display comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio with over 85 per cent screen-to-body ratio.– The Nokia 6.1 Plus is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back making up 95 per cent of the entire phone. The company says the glass body comes with a sleek frame and a compact form factor that makes it easy to hold.– The dual camera setup comprises of a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. There’s also a 16-megapixel sensor up front and HMD is also touting some AI smarts to help capture better images. The AI will also help with portrait lighting effects and capturing impressive bokeh shots.ALSO READ: Nokia 6.1 Plus, 5.1 Plus with notched displays, Android One launched in India– The Nokia 6.1 Plus is part of the Android One program and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. It also means you’ll get timely security updates as well. The phone will be among the first to get Android 9 Pie in the future.Nokia 6.1 Plus India price and availabilityThe Nokia 6.1 Plus has been priced at Rs 15,999. At the event, HMD also announced a new partnership with Flipkart, which will be the exclusive e-commerce platform for the new Nokia phones. Both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus are online-only models and will be available via Nokia.com/phones and Flipkart. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will be available from August 30.last_img read more

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Realme 2 set to launch in India on August 28

first_imgOppo sub-brand Realme has started sending out media invite for the launch of the Realme 2 – which is going to be the first notched display phone by the company. Realme will be launching the Realme 1 successor on August 28 at an event in New Delhi, it has announced. Ahead of the launch, Realme has started teasing the phone and says that it will come with an iPhone X like notched display. The company has also confirmed that the Realme 2 will come with a much bigger battery compared to the Realme 1 and sport a dual camera setup on the rear.Realme, via an official teaser, has confirmed that the Realme 2 will come with two cameras on the back panel. The company, as of now is yet to reveal the megapixel count. But, reports suggest that the Realme 2 will consist of a primary sensor of 13-megapixel and a secondary sensor of 2-megapixel paired with LED flash. If the information turns out to accurate, this could mean that the Realme 2 will come with a much better camera setup compared to the Realme 1 which packs a single 13-megapixel sensor of the back. As of now, the front camera detail of the Realme 2 is yet to be revealed.As far as the design of the phone is concerned, the Realme 2 is expected to be quite similar to that of the Realme 1. The Realme 2 is said to boast of Oppo’s signature diamond-pattern design. We also expect the Realme 2 to be powered by an Helio P60 chipset as found in the Realme 1 and also the recently launched Oppo F9.advertisementAlongside some camera details, Realme has also revealed that the Realme 2 will boast of a massive 4230mAh battery, which is over 20 per cent bigger than that of the Realme 1 which packs a 3,4000mAh battery.As for now, Realme hasn’t revealed any further details about the Realme 2. But, considering the teasers, looks like the Realme 2 will be much better and improved version than the Realme 1 in almost all departments, be it design, display, camera, battery, hardware or software.Considering, Realme is focusing on delivering phones that fall between the Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 price segment, we can expect the Realme 2 to compete with some of the leading Xiaomi, Motorola, Honor and Nokia phones in the market currently.last_img read more

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Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal handed easy draws

first_imgIndia’s star shuttlers PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have got easy draw in the women’s singles competition at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. The badminton singles event starts from Thursday.Sindhu and Saina have been slotted in different halves of the draw and can only face-off if both the shuttlers reach the final.Third seed Sindhu will open her campaign against Vietnam’s Thi Trang Vu while Saina has been pitted against Iran’s Soraya Aghaeihajiagha.Sindhu is expected to have a smooth run till the semi-finals, where she might run into second seeded Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, whom she had beaten the Team event.Saina though may have to contend with Thailand’s fourth seed Ratchanok Intanon.In the men’s singles draw, Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign from the second round after he was given a bye in the in the first round.Srikant, one of India’s top medal prospects from badminton, may run into All England champion Wang Tzu Wei in the pre-quarterfinals.He is up against Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the second round.HS Prannoy has also got a first round bye and will play his first match against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand.But he has Keno Momota and Chen Long in his half, so it is not going to be a smooth ride for him.Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will clash with Hong Kong’s Ng Wing Yung and Yeung Nga Ting in the women’s doubles.Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also play against Hong Kong pair of Chung Yonny and Tam Chun Hei.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Thai street kid skate champ ‘Oat’ sows seeds for Tokyo tilt

first_imgPalembang, Aug 29 (AFP) From runaway street urchin eating out of a trash can to Thai national skateboard champion, “Oat” Athiwat is a graduate of life’s school of hard knocks. But the 24-year-old, abandoned by his parents at a young age and beaten by relatives, is daring to dream about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after a promising fourth place finish at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Oat never knew his mother and his father left him to pursue a monk’s life in a monastery. At the tender age of eight, he shuffled around between different relatives living in Suphanburi, a city a couple of hours from Bangkok. Often the victim of violence by those looking after him, he would sleep rough on the street, permanently feeling hungry and with nowhere to turn. “I used to eat anything I could find, even gum on the floor or the leftovers I found in the trash bin,” Oat told AFP, his voice faltering as he wipes a tear from his cheek. “I didn’t have any friends.” Oat’s way out of poverty came when a university student showed him some skateboarding tricks one day and he became instantly hooked. “I felt I could be a real skateboarder,” he said. “When I mastered new tricks, I would go to sleep with good dreams.” A happy twist of fate saw the Thai national team train occasionally in Suphanburi. Impressed by the boy’s dedication, they brought a skateboard for him on their next visit as part of their outreach project.advertisement “When we travelled throughout Thailand, there were boys like that all the time,” said Apichat Rutnin of the Thailand Extreme Sports Association. “It’s a child’s dream to run away with the circus.” – Waif skater -=============== At 11-years-old the waif skater stowed away in a bus to reach the capital, found his way to the team’s training park and waited 10 hours for them to show up. “We were moved by his tragic story and we took him in,” said Apichat. “Normally a guy who joins our team must qualify at a certain level but we thought we’d try him out.” Oat was not the most gifted skater, according to Apichat. But he was confident, determined and disciplined. “He didn’t watch TV or play games like other kids,” he said. “He was always the first one there and the last one to leave.” Oat flunked his first competition — coming in last — but it only strengthened his resolve. By 14, he ranked number one in the amateur skating ranks and joined the top tier. Two years later, he was Thailand’s number one skater, a place he has kept for the past eight years. Grinning broadly, Apichat described the gamble to take in Oat as a “very good decision”. – ‘It’s a real sport’ -======================= At the Asian Games, Oat narrowly missed out on a medal — appropriately in the ‘street’ category — demonstrating a slick array of tricks on the rails, stairs and ramps. But he already has his sights fixed on Tokyo 2020 in the hipster sport’s Olympic debut. The Thai government has paid for the team to train in California, where Oat “hit a new level”, according to coach Eric Kirkwood. Skaters in the United States and elsewhere in the West have been able to carve out a career thanks to sponsorship deals, until recently resisting overtures to join the Olympics. That’s not the case for most skaters in Asia, which has few homegrown skate brands with cash to burn. But training for an Olympic sport adds a degree of legitimacy — for government ministries and concerned parents. “The same guys that would have had to stop (skateboarding) are now being supported by the government,” said Kirkwood. “They just get to skate.” Oat has been back many times to Suphanburi to train. One day, he passed his aunt’s house and when his relatives heard he was in the national team, they hugged him for the first time.Gone were the days when they used to tell him off for “hanging out with drug addicts” at the skate park. “They’re not drug addicts,” he would snap back. “They’re athletes — and it’s a real sport!” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

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US Open: Roger Federer loses to John Millman in last 16, Djokovic in quarters

first_imgRoger Federer crashed out of the US Open after losing his Round of 16 match against world No.55 John Millman of Australia 6-3, 5-7, 6-7(7), 6-7(3) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Tuesday.It was a shocking night for the Federer faithful and almost the entire New York crowd who backed Federer to the hilt till the very last moment of the match that lasted for three hours and 34 minutes. Such was the frailty of Federer’s mind on the night that he asked for some quiet from the crowd, something one rarely sees Federer do.The loss against Millman was Federer’s first against a player outside the world’s top 50 at the US Open and for Millman, this was the biggest win of his career. The Australian showed steely resolve to hold off Federer initially and then went completely on top to down Federer.It will no more be a Federer-Djokovic showdown in the quater-final in New York and instead, John Millman will face the 13-time Grand Slam champion.Absolutely stunning upset as @johnhmillman defeats Federer 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium!Millman’s first top ten victory lands him a spot in the QF against Djokovic…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/4DPEOJpJw7US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2018Federer was on top of the game when he took the court against Millman, breaking the Australian right at the start and then holding all his service games to take the first set 6-3.READ – US Open: Sharapova knocked out, Japan’s Osaka makes first Grand Slam quartersadvertisementEarly on in the second set too, Federer broke Millman but the Arthur Ashe Stadium saw a sudden shift in momentum as Millman broke Federer twice at the end of the set to take it 7-5.Federer was serving for the second set but he not only lost that service game, he lost the next to eventually let Millman claw his way back into the match.Both the third and the fourth sets went into tiebreak. The fourth set also saw Federer breaking Millman once but immediately after he was broken back to let go of the advantage.The fourth set tie-break was a gist of the entire match where Federer made several unforced errors to lose the tiebreak 7-3 and the match.Current mood…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/NFdnrQPt9TUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 4, 2018On the whole, Federer made 76 unforced errors to just 28 from Millman. Double faults was another of Federer’s doom on the night as he made 10 double faults compared to just a single from Millman.DJOKOVIC BEATS HEAT AND SOUSA TO REACH QUARTERSNovak Djokovic sweated his way to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 fourth round win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa as the heat returned to the US Open on Monday.Clean sheet for @DjokerNole as he defeats J. Sousa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach the QF!He awaits the winner of Federer/Millman…#USOpen pic.twitter.com/UN4KR3NRRgUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018Djokovic improved his perfect record in US Open fourth round contests to 11-0, leaving it to Federer, who plays Australian John Millman in the late contest on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, to give the fans a mouthwatering match-up.A Federer versus Djokovic clash would provide the perfect contest to propel the US Open into the second week, with the two champions having claimed seven titles at Flushing Meadows between them.”The matches I’ve played against him (Federer) have shaped me into the player that I am today,” said Djokovic, who beat the Swiss at the Cincinnati final in the lead up to the US Open.Also read – US Open: Serena Williams, defending champion Sloane Stephens reach quartersSousa arrived at the season’s final Grand Slam in dreadful form, having lost his previous seven matches, but suddenly found his game on the hardcourts to knock out 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta and number 17 seed Lucas Pouille en route to the last 16.The first Portuguese player to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam, the 68th-ranked Sousa never threatened to progress any further as his magical US Open run came to an end.The biggest concern for sixth-seeded Djokovic might well have been the conditions as the heat returned to New York after a few days of relief.NISHIKORI OUTCLASSES KOHLSCHREIBERKei Nishikori will hope to make another deep run at his most successful Grand Slam event after he outclassed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach quarter-finals of the US Open on another blazingly hot day on Monday.advertisement6-3, 6-2, 7-5@keinishikori closes the door on Kohlschreiber and advances to the QF!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/Vd3o0bGrzeUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018The Japanese 21st seed, a finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2014 and a semi-finalist in 2016, fired 29 winners to end the run of Germany’s Kohlschreiber, who had beaten fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the previous round.Nishikori appeared to be racing towards an easy win before Kohlschreiber unexpectedly broke the 28-year-old to level the third set at 5-5.But that only delayed the inevitable as Nishikori kept his focus to seal the win and extend his perfect record against the German to 3-0.”(I was) really lucky to finish in three sets — it was really hot on the court,” a sweat-soaked Nishikori said in an on-court interview. “I think we both struggled a little bit with the heat.”READ – US Open: Nadal sets up quarterfinal vs Thiem with win over BasilashviliNishikori later told reporters that the brutal conditions made it difficult to keep his head in the match.”It’s not easy with the heat. You know, I couldn’t think too much between the points. It’s not easy to focus (on) every point, you know. You lose some concentration,” he said.Kohlschreiber thought the heat — as well as Nishikori’s slick performance — made the match particularly challenging.”He pushed, especially in my weaknesses, pretty good, you know, returning my second serve very aggressively, very deep,” Kohlschreiber told reporters. “He didn’t make many mistakes. He pushed me around. He was too much in control of the game.”Nishikori next faces either seventh-seeded Croat Marin Cilic, which would be a rematch of the 2014 final, or Belgian 10th seed David Goffin in the last eight.CILIC TOPPLES GOFFIN TO ENTER QUARTER-FINALSMarin Cilic showed no ill effects from his gruelling, late-night victory two nights ago as the Croatian seventh seed beat David Goffin 7-6(6), 6-2, 6-4 on Monday to reach the US Open quarter-finals.7-6, 6-2, 6-4@cilic_marin convincingly defeats Goffin to set up a a rematch of the 2014 final against Kei Nishikori!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/W6kKaO4V2tUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2018Former champion Cilic, who rallied back from a two-set deficit to clinch a four-hour, third round match that ended after 2:00 a.m. local time, made a sluggish start against the 10th-seeded Goffin but had enough gas in the tank to advance.Goffin, who was bidding to become the first Belgian man to reach the US Open quarter-finals, enjoyed a nice start with a break of serve and grabbed a 5-3 edge before moving within two points of taking the first set.But Cilic suddenly rose to the occasion and deployed his ballistic forehand to get back on serve at 5-5 before securing the opener after an error-filled tiebreak by both players.From there, the Australian Open runnerup settled into a groove and pulled away from Goffin, who was limited by a sore shoulder and unable to take advantage of an uneven serving display from Cilic.advertisement”I started a little bit slower and he was playing good in the beginning and when he was serving in the first set at 5-4 it was a crucial break for me to get back in the game,” said Cilic, who made just 46 percent of his first serves.”After the first set it felt like he slowed down his first serve and at the end he told he’s got some problems with his shoulder so it was a little but unfortunate for him and he was not playing the best the last two sets but I kept my rhythm and played well.”Cilic broke Goffin in the fifth game of the third set to pull ahead and then held serve the rest of the way before sealing the deal on his third match point with a crosscourt forehand.The win puts Cilic into the quarter-finals of the year’s final Grand Slam for the fifth time.Next up for Cilic is a 2014 US Open final rematch with Japan’s Kei Nishikori.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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CBSE revamps its affiliation bye-laws! 8,000 new schools likely to open in India

first_imgThe Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently revamped its norms for granting affiliation to schools.The affiliation bye-laws of the CBSE have been completely revamped to ensure speed, transparency, hassle-free procedures and ease of doing business with the board, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.Here’s what Prakash Javadekar said:The new #CBSE affiliation byelaws denote a major shift from the highly complex procedures followed earlier, to a simplified system based on preventing duplication of processes. @cbseindia29 @HRDMinistry https://t.co/L3Ti0UQs4KPrakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) October 18, 2018″At present, for issuing recognition under the RTE Act and the NOC, the state education administration verifies various certificates to be obtained from local bodies, revenue and cooperative departments,” he said.”CBSE re-verifies them after the applications are received and hence the process becomes long drawn,” Javadekar added.Therefore, to prevent this duplication, schools will now be required to submit only two documents at the time of applying for affiliation, instead of 12-14 documents being submitted earlier.CBSE to open 8,000 new schools:Moreover, the board has reportedly cleared around 8,000 pending applications for affiliation, some of them dating back to 2007.According to a TOI report, in order to reduce the paperwork, the CBSE has brought down the requirement of documents from schools to just two while making it mandatory that all applications are disposed of in the same year. Earlier, 14 documents were required at the time of application to seek CBSE affiliation.School to disclose their fee structure:Further, the new provisions mandate schools to make full disclosure of fee structure and prohibit them from levying any hidden charges.advertisement”The board will now not revisit any of the aspects vetted by the state during its inspection and the delay due to scrutiny and non-compliance of deficiencies in these documents shall be drastically curtailed. Inspection of schools by the CBSE will now be outcome-based and more academic and quality-oriented,” Javadekar said in a recent PTI report.CBSE: Total number of schoolsAround 20,783 schools are affiliated to the CBSE across the country and abroad, with over 1.9 crore students and more than 10 lakh teachers. The affiliation bye-laws were formulated in the year 1998 and were last modified in 2012.Moreover, the HRD minister said, “The inspection by the CBSE will focus on academic excellence and progress of students over time, innovations and quality of pedagogy, capacity of teachers and teacher training, inclusive practices in school, quality of co-scholastic activities, whether the curricular load is as per norms and whether there is adequate emphasis on sports.”According to the new norms, the pendency of the applications will also be dealt with seriously and the applications will henceforth be disposed of in the same year, and the entire process will be online.Mandatory teacher training:The new affiliation bye-laws also lay thrust on achieving academic excellence through mandatory teacher training. Even the Principals and Vice Principals of every school are expected to undergo two days of mandatory training on an annual basis.Read: CBSE Class 10, Class 12 Board Exam 2019: LOC submission begins @ cbse.nic.in, check details hereRead: CBSE exams 2019: New passing criteria for CBSE Class 10 students, check full details herelast_img read more

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Hope MS Dhoni goes and plays first-class cricket for Jharkhand: Nikhil Chopra

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CK Nayudu, India’s first Test captain, was born today in 1895

first_imgOctober 31, 2018 marks the 123rd birth anniversary of India’s first-ever captain Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu a.k.a. CK Nayudu.Nayudu was born on October 31, 1895 Bara Bada Nagpur. He captained India in their first-ever Test at Lord’s in 1932. He was dealt with a painful hand injury while fielding but Nayudu top scored with 40 in the first innings.He played seven international matches for India, scoring 350 runs at an average of 25. He also took nine wickets. The right-hand batsman however, played 207 first-class matches scoring 11,825 runs at an average of 35.94. He has hit 26 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Nayudu also picked up 411 wickets with his off-breaks.He played an inspiring innings in 1926 when the Marylebone Cricket Club toured India. He hit 153 runs in 116 minutes. He played his last first-class match at the age of 62 in 1963-64 season.The right-handed batsman was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1956 and an award is also named after him.However, despite all the numbers and achievements, the most interesting fact about him is that he was the first-ever player to endorse a brand — Bathgate Liver Tonic in 1941.While people often question the commitments of player off the field and how much they spend time in front of the camera, Nayudu was the face of a company as early as pre-independence.October 31, also marks the birth anniversary New Zealand’s spinner Ish Sodhi. Former India paceman Chetan Sharma and former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad also achieved milestones on this day.He’s taken 103 international wickets and is ranked third in the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I Bowling Rankings.Happy birthday to New Zealand leg-spinner @ish_sodhi! pic.twitter.com/iEPXKavhB4advertisementICC (@ICC) October 31, 2018In 1987, Sharma became only the third bowler in the world and the first Indian to take a hat-trick in the one day internationals. Sharma had become the first to achieve the feat in a World Cup. In a match against New Zealand in Nagpur, Sharma removed Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield.RutherfordSmithChatfield #OnThisDay in 1987, India’s Chetan Sharma took the first @cricketworldcup hat-trick against New Zealand in Nagpur! pic.twitter.com/5slMmBFZC4ICC (@ICC) October 31, 2018In 1976, Miandad became the youngest man to hit a Test double-century. At the age of 19 years and 141 days, he scored 206 against New Zealand in Karachi in only his third Test.#OnThisDay in 1976, Pakistan’s Javed Miandad became the youngest man to hit a Test double-century!He made 206 against New Zealand in Karachi at the age of 19 years, 141 days, in just his third Test! pic.twitter.com/oaVG0XWCOcICC (@ICC) October 31, 2018last_img read more

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India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma blasts record 4th T20I hundred on Diwali eve

first_imgRohit Sharma now has the highest number of T20 international centuries as he blasted his 4th hundred in the second T20I at the Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.Rohit became the first batsman to score four hundreds in the shortest format in international cricket and hence, went past New Zealand’s Colin Munro, who has scored three centuries.Rohit had earlier surpassed Virat Kohli as the highest run-scorer in T20Is for India. His previous century had come back in July of this year when he was 100 not out against England in Bristol.India vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Live UpdatesIncidentally it was at this same match that he had crossed the 2000-run mark and was the fifth batsman in men’s cricket to do so.Rohit had failed in the first game scoring only 6 at his favourite hunting ground, Eden Gardens in Kolkata. But on Tuesday he battered the West Indies bowlers all around the park at the newly-built stadium.READ – Rohit Sharma overtakes Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20IsAfter playing out a maiden first over of the innings, Rohit along with Shikhar Dhawan started the onslaught, swatting the young Windies bowlers for fours and sixes with relative ease.He remained unbeaten at the end of the innings on 111 from 61 balls and hit 8 fours and 7 sixes, as he powered India to finish 195/2 from 20 overs.Fireworks on display here at Lucknow as @ImRo45 brings up his 4th T20 CENTURY!! pic.twitter.com/CCqILFGczVadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) November 6, 2018He became the second Indian man and third Indian overall after women’s team star Mithali Raj and Kohli to score 2000 runs in the format.Rohit is now the second-highest run-scorer with 2203 runs in 86 T20Is at an average of 33.89 behind New Zealand’s Martin Guptill (2271). He overtook Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (2190) and New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum (2140).In the course of his innings, Rohit put himself joint third highest on the list of most sixes in an innings. He equalled Yuvraj Singh, who accomplished the feat twice (vs England in Durban, 2007 and vs Pakistan in Ahmedabad, 2012).Rohit in fact, holds the record with 10 sixes in an innings that he hit against Sri Lanka in Indore last year.He is also India’s most prolific six hitter in T20Is. Rohit also went past New Zealand great Brendon McCullum on the list of most T20I sixes. Rohit now has 96 sixes as compared to McCullum’s 91 maximums.last_img read more

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India took their eye off the ball: Ric Charlesworth on decline of Indian hockey in 1990s

first_imgIndian hockey’s former technical director and a hugely celebrated player and coach Richard Charlesworth felt Indian hockey saw the decline in late 80s and 90s because they became stagnant and began the blame game.India last won an Olympic medal in hockey, which was a gold, in 1980 in Moscow. Before that, India had won six straight gold medals from 1928-1956 and then bagged two gold medals, one silver and two bronze till 1980. Post that, none at all.Charlesworth spent some 10 unhappy months in the Indian hockey system and he said that when he was here, too many changes were happening at all times.”I was the technical advisor and the coaches were changing a lot, there were too many changes at that time. I feel India went through a period, 1980s-1990s. Into the 80s, they were still good but in 90s, it began with them blaming everyone and it’s not our fault, it’s the astro turf and I think they took their eye off the ball,” Charlesworth told indiatoday.in at the sidelines of a Royal Stag Perfect Strokes event in New Delhi. Ric Charlesworth felt Indian hockey stopped their development at one point of time. (India Today Photo)He further described how he learnt all the hockey from the subcontinent and his coaches were all Indians but then it all changed one day.”When I was young, all my coaches were Indians. They would come after their retirements and stuff and we learnt our hockey from the subcontinent. But then India just stopped their development, constant learning. What also contributed was that India won the Cricket World Cup in 1983 and that took priority. Hockey was put behind in public memory and it suffered.”advertisementHowever, Charlesworth said that he sees the change happening in Indian hockey and he feels things are now moving in the right direction.”I think that’s changed in the last decade and I think Hockey India League was a part of the reason it changed. Players interacted with foreign players more, they learnt tactically, they were physically more prepared in a whole range of ways, they can match with anybody and they’ve started to believe it. Once you start believing it, you can do anything.”Also read – You have to be honest with your fans: Mo Farah on how to find takers for distance runningIndia recently lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals of the Asian Games in Indonesia and lost their chance to directly qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. India were defending champions at the Asian Games and were expected to retain their title. However, they dramatically faltered before salvaging a bronze medal against Pakistan.After the semi-final loss, there were calls that the Indian team needed a sports psychologist to handle the pressure of important moments. Coach Harendra Singh was initially defiant but soon changed his stance and asked for sports psychologist.Charlesworth feels that half the battle is won if one is mentally strong but also added that most countries don’t focus on the mental part of the game.”The biggest competitive advantage in sports I feel is in human behaviour. You have to do the sports sciences well and the analysis, be smart and fit but in human behaviour, you have the biggest advantage and you have to do that well but most countries don’t. Like I’m someone who has an expertise in coaching and technique and tactics but I’m not an expert in human behaviour so I need someone who is to help me.” (L-R) Mo Farah, Garry Kasparov, Ric Charlesworth and AB de Villiers were in New Delhi for an event. (Royal Stag Photo)Charlesworth excelled as the coach of the Australian women’s and men’s teams. With the women from 1993 to 2000, Charlesworth won four Champions Trophy titles, two World Cups, two Olympic gold medals and a Commonwealth gold.With the men’s team from 2009 to 2014, Charlesworth won three Champions Trophy titles, two World Cups and one Commonwealth Games gold medal. Charlesworth has almost had a perfect coaching career in Australia.”For me as a coach, having a connected team is the most important thing and then comes the execution of skills at the most important moments.”What I believe the good thing for me was that I coached the women’s team [Australia] first and I thought that I would expect the same from them as I would of the men’s hockey players. Then I found athletes in the team who had the passion and wanted to be the best in the world because of which there was a very good and healthy internal competition in the camp. Then what I looked for a coach was how everyone fit in the team and how they would execute things on the pitch as a unit.”advertisementAlso read – India beat Pakistan 3-1 in Asian Champions Trophy hockeyCharlesworth also had words of praise for AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli as he detailed on what he believes are the two facets of a good leadership.”Leadership particularly has two facets. First is as a captain in which direction do you want to go and take the team. Secondly, what example they set. Like in the case of AB de Villiers, he just mentioned, and Virat Kohli, they lead by example. The demeanour of a captain is extremely important for the team.”Asked who he felt is the perfect sportsperson, Charlesworth took the name of Lionel Messi. “Messi, he is special.”The Hockey World Cup 2018 is set to begin on November 28 in Bhubaneswar and Charlesworth believes India have a chance to win a medal but listed three other countries for the chance at the trophy.”I think there are three teams that are most likely to win it — either Belgium or Australia or Holland. But India can win a medal.”last_img read more

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Fast and furious: Adelaide curator promises green pitch for 1st India-Australia Test

first_imgIndia will be greeted with some grass at the Adelaide in the first Test against Australia, according to curator Damien Hough even though the encounter will be a day affair.For the past three seasons, Adelaide has hosted three day-night Tests and to increase the durability of the pink ball for such Tests, Hough had kept an extra layer of grass.However, he does not feel the need to make any changes for the day encounter between India and Australia, starting December 6.”We won’t do anything differently. The preparation will be the same. The only difference is we get the covers off earlier and we start earlier,” Hough told The Weekend Australian.”We do the same preparation for red-ball cricket and pink-ball cricket at Shield level. The best way to get an even contest is to leave some grass on there and get that balance between bat and ball. Right now, we really feel that this is where it’s at for the pitch,” he added.The inaugural day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval had ended in three days while the second one was extended to four days. The third Test at the venue ended in the first session on day five.If the curator rolls out a green top, it could suit the fast bowlers of both India and Australia and the outcome of the first Test might as well just set the tone for the four-match series.India are eyeing their maiden series win in Australia while the hosts would want to get back to winning ways after enduring a prolonged dismal run in the absence of suspended Steve Smith and David Warner.advertisementZAHEER KHAN BACKS UMESH YADAV FOR 1ST TESTZaheer has backed Umesh to play in Adelaide ahead of seasoned campaigner Ishant, who found fame taming the Australian batsmen in the 2007-08 tour.Like a lot of other experts, Zaheer is not tempted to chose Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his batting skills, considering the conditions Down Under that may not suit the Meerut pacer’s style.”I think [Jasprit] Bumrah, Umesh and [Mohammed] Shami should play in the first Test. No doubt we have seen a lot of improvement in Ishant’s bowling and he has experience of playing there as well. But I think if these three play, it would be good for India,” Zaheer told India Today.In the only tour game in Australia before the four-Test series kicks off, Indian bowlers conceded 544 runs against Cricket Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. However, Zaheer does not read too much into the tour game scoresheet and rates India’s bowling resources at par with Australian battery comprising of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, and Nathan Lyon.”If you compare the two sides, the bowling sides of the two teams are even. But India’s batting looks stronger, taking into consideration experience and other factors. I think India has a very good chance to win the Australia series,” the left-arm pacer said.(With PTI inputs)Also Read | Virat Kohli in no mood to get into confrontations with Australia: Do not see the needAlso Read | Ex-Australia cricketers differ on ways to tackle the Virat Kohli threatAlso Read | Virat Kohli not underestimating Australia without Steve Smith and David Warnerlast_img read more

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I wasn’t very practical, my wife changed me a lot: Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli once again reflected on how his wife Anushka Sharma has helped him grow as a person.Kohli and Anushka are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. They both got married in an intimate ceremony on 11 December last year in Tuscany, Italy.Kohli has time and again stated how his life has changed for the good since he met Anushka.The Bollywood actress is currently in Australia where the Indian team is playing a series of four Test matches.”Since the time I met my wife, is the time I started changing a lot. I came from a very typical background from North India. I did not have any idea about what happens in any other sphere of the society or anyone else’s life.”Her life was very different, came with her own challenges and her own perspective of things and it was amazing to see myself… how much different things are to the way I think. I was not a very practical person before that.”But she’s changed me a lot and I’ve learnt so much from her. You’re supposed to help each other grow and she’s helped me grow a lot,” Kohli told Adam Gilchrist in an interview for Fox Sports.India took a 1-0 lead for the first time in a Test series in Australia on Monday after beating the home side by 31 runs in the first Test in Adelaide.Chasing 323 for victory, Australia got bowled out for 291 in their second innings with Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami finishing with 3 wickets each while Ishant Sharma picked up a wicket.advertisementWith the famous victory in Adelaide, Kohli became the first Asian captain to win Tests in Australia, South Africa, and England.India had won the Johannesburg Test against the Proteas in January this year following which they defeated England in the fourth Test of a five-match series at Southampton later in August-September.India also became the first team to win a Test match in Australia, England and South Africa in the same calendar year. Exactly 10 years ago India had won a Test in Australia in Perth on their 2007-08 tour.Also Read | Anushka Sharma joins Virat Kohli and Team India in EnglandAlso Read | Watch: Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli hug after India clinch series winAlso Read | Virat Kohli wants wives to be allowed to accompany players on full overseas tours: Reportslast_img read more

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India vs Australia: Aussie commentator apologises after insulting Mayank Agarwal on air

first_imgFormer Australia cricketer-turned commentator Kerry O’Keefe kicked up a storm on the first day of the ongoing Boxing Day Test between India and Australia by passing a deplorable comment against debutant opener Mayank Agarwal.O’Keefe, who played 24 Tests and two ODIs for Australia between 1971 and 1977, ridiculed Mayank Agarwal’s triple century in India’s premier domestic tournament Ranji Trophy, reportedly saying the 27-year-old “apparently got his triple hundred against railway canteen staff”. He also added the bowlers from the said team were “chefs and waiters”.O’Keefe, who has built a reputation of being a fiery and entertaining commentator, made the comments on air while sharing the commentary box with former Australia cricketers, Shane Warne, and Mark Waugh.It seems, Waugh also took a jibe at Agarwal, saying his first-class average of 50 (49.98) can be equated to 40 in Australia.Notably, Mayank Agarwal earned a well-deserved international debut after scoring tons and tons of runs at the domestic level over the last two seasons. He had scored 1160 runs, including five tons and two half-centuries, at 105.45 in the 2017-18 edition of Ranji Trophy from eight matches.Several from the cricket fraternity, including reputed journalists, criticised O’Keefe for his “ridiculous” comment.Kerry O’Keefe said the Indian domestic system has teams like “Canteen XI” where the bowlers are Chefs and Waiters.Was trying to undermine Mayank’s domestic record.Mark Waugh also said “his average in India is 50 which is like 40 in Australia”1 Tip 1 Hand (Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast) (@1tip1hand) December 26, 2018It might just be me, but it’s pretty uncool to ridicule the FC comp of another country while using dubious stereotypes for a cheap laugh…advertisementMelinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 26, 2018Exactly…Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) December 26, 2018O’Keefe is a buffoon. That diatribe on the #RanjiTrophy competition was a. Classic casual racism, b. Disgracefully inaccurate. Strong competition providing an excellent breeding ground for test cricket. I thought we’d got rid of this rubbish with 9 losing the gig.Adelaide Barmies (@AdelaideBarmies) December 26, 2018Kerry o’keefe, Lord snooty!! Sounds like still living in colonial era #BoxingDayTest #INDvsAUSDilipsinh Abda (@dilipsinhabda) December 26, 2018Just shows a lack of respect for other countries n when u say stuff like that ur own fc comp needs to b close to perfect and even then it still will come across in abad light it’s all good to have a laugh but not at the expense of disrespecting another countries compSteven rowe (@Stevenr22927007) December 26, 2018At last the lad showcased his talent in a great way Mr.O’keefe ! see wat a canteen staff and waiters of India can produce a talent,who scored 76 on debut ! Stat speaks O’shit sorry O’Keefe !Shai Mrithun (@ShaiMrithun) December 26, 2018O’Keefe was forced to issue an apology as his quip from behind the microphone went viral on social media.”I was mentioning the runs Agarwal got in first-class cricket in India and there’s been a reaction. There was no way I was demeaning the standard, it was tongue in cheek. There are lots of runs scored so apologies if anyone out there took offence,” O’Keefe was quoted as saying by news.com.au.Mark Waugh also responded to the criticism by coming with a Tweet, explaining his comment and praising Agarwal for his effort on his Test debut.Thanks to Agarwal and Cheteshwar Pujara’s half-centuries, India finished Day 1 of the Boxing Day at 215 for 2. Pat Cummins was the only successful Australian bowler on what was a docile MCG wicket.Also Read | Mayank Agarwal does not regret missing out on debut hundredlast_img read more

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KXIP bench strength very strong in IPL 2019: KL Rahul

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Indian football team to play in King’s Cup in June

first_imgThe Indian football team will be playing in the invitational King’s Cup in Thailand in June. All matches will be held at the Chang Arena, Buriram, which has a seating capacity of 36000. Besides India and hosts Thailand, the other teams in the competition are Vietnam and Curacao.As per the April 2019 FIFA rankings, India are ranked 101, with Thailand at 114, Vietnam at 98, and Curacao at 82.The King’s Cup is a FIFA-sanctioned international ‘A’ tournament being organised by the Football Association of Thailand since 1968. India’s previous participation in the King’s Cup was in 1977.Two matches will be held on June 5, the winners of whom qualify for the final. The two others teams would be playing the play-off for the third spot.Also Read | Indian football needs actively involved Chhetri even after retirement, says Luis GarciaThis is the first time in 18 years that the Blue Tigers will be playing in a FIFA Ranking tournament, the last being the Merdeka Tournament in Kuala Lumpur in 2001.Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF said the King’s Cup is the perfect platform for the new coach to “understand the nucleus of the team”.”The new national coach will be on board by mid-week of May. With the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers scheduled to kick off in September, the King’s Cup will help the team get in proper shape for the tough challenges ahead,” he stated.”I am extremely thankful to the Thailand FA for sending us an invitation to play in the tournament.”The 2018 edition of the King’s Cup was won by Slovakia when they beat Thailand 3-2 in a thriller in the final, while Gabon beat UAE 1-0 to clinch the 3rd place.advertisementAlso Read | Indian football team gets new kit ahead of AFC Asian Cup 2019Also Read | India women’s football team beat Indonesia 2-0Also Watch | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli struggles to solve RCB’s loss puzzlelast_img read more

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Akshay Kumar tells PM Narendra Modi: I wanted to be a martial arts teacher but landed up in acting

first_imgAkshay Kumar piqued the interest of fans when he announced that he was “getting into an unknown and uncharted territory”. While it was speculated that he would contest elections, it was soon revealed that he was turning interviewer for a “candid and completely non-political” conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.During the interaction, Akshay revealed that a career in the arc lights was never on his wishlist. “I never wanted to be an actor. I wanted to be a martial arts teacher, but landed up in acting,” he said.Akshay aka the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood became a household name as an action hero and has been quite vocal about his love for martial arts. He has a black belt in Taekwondo and has also learnt Muay Thai, a Thai combat sport.At an event a few years ago, he said, “My passion for martial arts goes back to my early teens when I went to Bangkok to master them. My father insisted I learn [martial arts] when I was nine years old.””Even today, I practise for two hours. It disciplines me. Martial arts is not just about violence and fighting, but about the power to change your life,” the actor added.Akshay has passed on his fondness for martial arts to his children – Aarav and Nitara. At the age of 13, the actor’s son received his first degree black belt in Kudo, a Japanese martial art, after nine years of training. Nitara, too, is already training in martial arts.advertisementThis Valentine’s Day don’t let a guy take u for granted.Learn martial arts, u never know when it comes handy & starting early always helps pic.twitter.com/kcDWkAjoSkAkshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 14, 2017On the work front, Akshay was last seen on the big screen in Anurag Singh’s historical drama Kesari, which was based on the Battle of Saragarhi. The film went on to earn over Rs 100 crore at the domestic box office.ALSO SEE | Akshay Kumar shows off his martial arts prowess in this throwback videoALSO WATCH | Akshay Kumar is the real ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywoodlast_img read more

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Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik win gold in International Boxing Tournament

first_imgGaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik bagged a gold each as Indian boxers finished with a rich haul of six medals at the XXXVI Feliks Stamm International Boxing Tournament in Warsaw, Poland.Besides two gold medals, Indians boxers clinched a silver and three bronze to wrap off their campaign on a high.The 22-year-old Solanki (52 kg) outpunched England’s William Cawley 5-0 on his way to the coveted yellow metal. He showed glimpses of the impeccable form that brought him gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and the Chemistry Cup last year.Kaushik (60 kg) also exhibited the confidence that he had displayed last year to grab the India Open gold and the Commonwealth Games silver.Against Morocco’s Mohamed Hamout, the 23-year-old was sharp and agile and emerged victorious 4-1.However, there was some disappointment for the Indian contingent on the final day of the European tournament as the result of Mohammed Hussamuddin did not go in favour of the bantamweight specialist.Hussamuddin (56 kg), who started the 2019 season with a silver from the Gee Bee Boxing tournament, had to be content with yet another second-place finish following a 1-4 defeat to Russia’s Mukhammad Shekhov, despite producing a strong show throughout the bout.Meanwhile, three other Indian pugilists had to settle for the bronze after losing their respective semi-final contests.In 69 kg, 2014 Commonwealth Games silver medallist and Arjuna awardee, Mandeep Jangra went down 0-5 to Russia’s Vadim Musaev while in 91 kg, Sanjeet too lost to David Nyika of New Zealand by an identical score.advertisementIn 64 kg, Ankit Khatana gave his all but was edged 2-3 by Damian Durkacz of Poland in a tight semi-final clash.The six-day competition saw boxers from all over the world participating in 10 categories in the men’s section and in five categories in the women’s section as they gear up for the World Championships later in the year.Also Read | CWG 2018: Gaurav Solanki wins boxing Gold, Amit and Manish settle for SilverAlso Read | Amit Panghal, Shiva Thapa in Indian men’s boxing team for Asian Championshipslast_img read more

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IPL 2008 to 2019: Full list of Orange Cap, Purple Cap and title winners

first_imgMumbai Indians became the most successful side in the history of the Indian Premier League on May 12, 2019. They beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run in a last-ball thriller to become the first team to win the IPL 4 times.Chennai Super Kings also had the opportunity to win the IPL crown for a record 4th time. CSK had won the IPL in 2010, 2011 and 2018 but they failed to defend their title after Lasith Malinga bowled a sensational final over in a nail-biting finish to the title clash.Mumbai Indians had first won the Indian Premier League in 2013 before reclaiming the title in 2015 and winning it again in 2017. They failed to qualify for the playoffs after a nightmarish season in 2018 but MI came back hard in 2019 to lift the trophy for the 4th time.#VIVOIPL 2019 Champions – @mipaltan pic.twitter.com/XPl5dzh2H6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019Rohit Sharma, who has led Mumbai Indians to 4 IPL titles, is now the only player to win the IPL as many as 5 times. He was part of the Deccan Chargers which won the 2nd edition of the Indian Premier League in 2009.Meanwhile, David Warner of Sunrisers Hyderabad won the Orange Cap after scoring 692 runs from 12 matches while Imran Tahir picked up the Purple Cap with 26 wickets.Your name is embossed one more time, @mipaltan #VIVOIPL #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/6dnuhcnzYLIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019David Warner is the first player to win the Purple Cap 3 times. He won it in 2015, 2017 and 2019. He did not play in 2018 because of the ball-tampering scandal but he came back with a bang to make it a memorable season for himself and the team. Sunrisers Hyderabad, who had lost the final in 2018, reached the playoffs this year and that was due to the efforts of David Warner and his opening partner Jonny Bairstow who had set up massive wins for the team before leaving for World Cup preparations.advertisementImran Tahir became the oldest player and only the 2nd spinner after Pragyan Ojha to win the Purple Cap. Kagiso Rabada, Tahir’s South African teammate was the runaway favourite to win the Purple Cap but Tahir snatched it from him in a last-gasp effort after Chennai Super Kings reached the final.Unprecedented scenes from Hyderabad as @mipaltan became #VIVOIPL champs for the 4th time!Lasith Malinga showing his true class in the last over #MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/ZzVK0KHx5OIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2019As the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League concludes, we draw out a full list of champions, Orange Cap and Purple Cap winners from 2008.IPL champions from 2008 to 2019:2008: Rajasthan Royals2009: Deccan Chargers2010: Chennai Super Kings2011: Chennai Super Kings2012: Kolkata Knight Riders2013: Mumbai Indians2014: Kolkata Knight Riders2015: Mumbai Indians2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad2017: Mumbai Indians2018: Chennai Super Kings2019: Mumbai IndiansOrange Cap winners from IPL 2008 to 2019(2008) Shaun Marsh: 616 runs(2009) Matthew Hayden: 572 runs(2010) Sachin Tendulkar: 618 runs(2011) Chris Gayle: 608 runs(2012) Chris Gayle: 733 runs(2013) Michael Hussey: 733 runs(2014) Robin Uthappa: 660 runs(2015) David Warner: 562 runs(2016) Virat Kohli: 973 runs(2017) David Warner: 641 runs(2018) Kane Williamson: 735 runs(2019) David Warner: 692 runsPurple Cap winners from IPL 2008 to 2019(2008) Sohail Tanvir: 22 wickets(2009) RP Singh: 23 wickets(2010) Pragyan Ojha: 21 wickets(2011) Lasith Malinga: 28 wickets(2012) Morne Morkel: 25 wickets(2013) Dwayne Bravo: 32 wickets(2014) Mohit Sharma: 23 wickets(2015) Dwayne Bravo: 26 wickets(2016) Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 23 wickets(2017) Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 26 wickets(2018) Andrew Tye: 24 wickets(2019) Imran Tahir: 26 wicketsAlso Read | Watch: Rohit Sharma raps with Yuvraj Singh as Mumbai Indians party hard after IPL 2019 winAlso Read | Heartbreaking, unable to understand how we lost: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | IPL 2019 Final: MS Dhoni was really heartbroken, never seen him like that, says Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah world’s best bowler, say Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singhlast_img read more

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