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WATCH: Jinder Mahal dethrones Randy Orton, becomes first Indian-origin wrestler to win WWE Championship

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WATCH: Jinder Mahal dethrones Randy Orton, becomes first Indian-origin wrestler to win WWE Championship

Posted on 22 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Indian-origin wrestler Jinder Mahal on Sunday clinched the WWE Championship after beating Randy Orton at pay-per-view event Backlash.

In the process, Mahal, who is a Canadian national, has become the second wrestler of Indian descent to win a world heavyweight championship in the promotion.

 

The Great Khali had won the now-defunct World Heavyweight Championship in 2007.

Mahal’s win on Sunday sent shockwaves through the pro wrestling world, with many spectators in Chicago looking visibly surprised by the result.“I’m very proud to be representing India in the WWE. It makes me proud that I’m representing all of them on such a big scale and I hope I can become WWE Champion and make all of India proud,” Mahal had earlier said ahead of his title match.

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MI vs RPS: Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith praises ‘magnificent’ MS Dhoni after reaching IPL 2017 final

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MI vs RPS: Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith praises ‘magnificent’ MS Dhoni after reaching IPL 2017 final

Posted on 17 May 2017 by GGS News

Mumbai : Steve Smith applauded MS Dhoni’s 40 not out off 26 balls after Rising Pune Supergiant reached their maiden Indian Premier League final beating Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.

MS Dhoni’s explosive innings at the end, which was laced with 5 sixes, steered Pune to a competitive total of 162 .

“It was a big day and big players stepped up. I thought MS was magnificent at the end with Manoj Tiwary. Rahane batted beautifully at the start to give us a chance to have a launch pad at the end,” Smith said in the post-match presentation.

About the 41 runs that Pune scored in the last two overs, Smith said that it released some pressure of the bowling.

“That was the momentum we needed going into the bowling innings. I thought the execution was fantastic. It was a slow wicket and it was difficult to time the ball but MS and Manoj did a terrific job to get a few over the fence and get us to that total,” Smith said.

Smith said that with Ben Stokes gone, they were a batsman less and had to plan their batting accordingly.

“With Stokesy gone, we got Lockie Ferguson and so we had to be a little conservative with our batting but we timed the run well and to get to 160 was a very good total,” Smith added.

Smith went on to say that it is good that they churned out good performances at the right time and he’s proud of the effort that the team has put.

“You need to peak at the right time in tournaments like this. We’ve played some really good cricket, coming back from a big win against Kings XI Punjab. Proud of the boys to have stepped up today. We didn’t let them hit a lot, bowled back of a length and tried to take the pace off the ball and that’s worked for us right throughout the tournament and tonight,” Smith said.

Smith said that though the wicket did get some dew later on but the wicket remained quite the same throughout the match and that helped.

Smith also applauded the efforts of Washington Sundar, who returned with the figures of 4-16-3 and picked the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard.

“Magnificent (talking about Sundar). Big stage and it’s never easy when batters are trying to go after you but his lengths were magnificent. He’s been very good for us throughout the tournament and hopefully he can have another good one for us in the final.” (Rohit gutted after Mumbai Indians’ worst batting performance)

Sundar, on the other hand, said that Dhoni, who reached his record seventh IPL final, has been supportive to him and hoped to lift the trophy.

“I think it’s very heartening for me to do well against a big team on a good stage, in front of a packed crowd. Owe this to my parents, their prayers are the reason I did this. I think keeping things simple makes me do things like this. Mahi bhai has been supportive. Right now, I am not looking to be experimental. I am just looking to go there and back myself. I think we could lift the trophy in the finals as well,” Sundar said after receiving the man-of-the-match award.

Smith added that they would like to relax a bit in the 4-day break they’ve got and hoped that they can be the better team in the final and lift the IPL trophy.

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IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, highlights: KXIP pip MI by 7 runs in Wankhede thriller

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IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, highlights: KXIP pip MI by 7 runs in Wankhede thriller

Posted on 12 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defended their mammoth total of 230 for three as they beat the table-toppers Mumbai Indians (MI) by seven runs in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League at Wankhede on Thursday. Mumbai as always had a flying start to their inning as Parthiv Patel and Lendl Simmons blasted the bowlers all around the park. However, Punjab came back in the game with wickets at regular wickets. Kieron Pollard who scored 50 off the last ball, failed to see his team home in an electrifying contest. Punjab after this win have gained two points and still can make it to the play offs.00:09 IST: Thank you for reading our live blog. Please come back tomorrow for another game of IPL.
23:56 IST: And it’s over, Mohit Sharma bowls a fantastic last over and keep Mumbai Indians short of 7 runs. Mumbai finish 223 for six in 20 overs. Punjab win by 7 runs.
23:51 IST: Six! Pollard swings the bat and sends Mohit Sharma flying out of the mark.
23:48 IST: Mumbai Indians score seven runs off the 19th over. Need more 16 runs in the last over.
23:42 IST: Mumbai Indians need 23 runs in 12 balls​, cracker of a match it is turning out to be.
23:40 IST: Out! Slower delivery from Mohit Sharma, Karn heaves, misses, ball crushes into the stumps. Mumbai stand at 207 for six, 17.5 overs.
23:39 IST: Back-to-back boundaries from Karn Sharma off Mohit Sharma.
23:38 IST: Six! Over pitched ball from Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma slams the ball straight down the ground, Glenn Maxwell attempting a catch, ball pops out of his hand and goes over the ropes.
23:35 IST: With Pollard the lone warrior, Mumbai need 39 runs in 18 balls​.
23:35 IST: Four! Karn Sharma heaves Sandeep Sharma for boundary on the leg side.
23:34 IST: Six!! Full from Sandeep, Pollards smokes the ball. Sandeep Sharma is being taken to the cleaners.
23:33 IST: Four! Pollard still keeping the chase alive.
23:29 IST: Out!! Wide from Sandeep Sharma, Hardik heaves, edges the ball , Wriddhiman Saha takes a brilliant low catch. Mumbai 176 for five.
23:28 IST: Massive over for Mumbai, score 27 off the Henry over. Mumbai 175 for four.
23:27 IST: Six! Henry is being taken to the cleaners.
23:26 IST: Six! Wide from Henry, Pandya smacks the ball for a maximum.
23:24 IST: Six! Short from Henry, Pollard pulls the ball for a maximum.
23:23 IST: Six! Full length ball from Henry, Pollard says thank you.
23:22 IST: Mumbai now need 83 runs in 30 balls. Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya out in the middle for Mumbai.
23:21 IST: Six! Pollards sends Axar flying in the last ball of the over.23:16 After 14 overs, Mumbai stand at 137 for four, need 94 runs in 36 balls​.
23:15 IST: Six! Second maximum of the over, this time it’s Pollard straight down the ground.
23:14 IST: Six! Hardik Pandya clubs Tewatia straight down the ground for a maximum.
23:11 IST: Out! Rana heaves Axar for a maximum, miscues the ball, Martin Guptill takes a comfortable catch at deep mid wicket.
23:09 IST: Uphill task for Mumbai as they need 111 runs in 48 balls.
23:08 IST: Brilliant over from Tewatia, concedes only three runs and takes a wicket.
23:05 IST: Out! Short from Tewatia, Rohit pulls the ball straight to Guptill. Mumbai 119 for three, 11.4 overs.
23:02 IST: Mix up between the batsmen, Ishant Sharma fails to collect the ball and Rana survives.
22:54 IST: 10 overs gone, Mumbai stand at 108 for two.
22:53 IST: WICKET ! Lendl Simmons takes a shimmy down the wicket, hits Maxwell on the full and Guptill plucks the ball out of thin air on the boundary rope.
22:50 IST: Four! Nitish Rana gets off the mark in style, tucks Mohit Sharma for a boundary on the leg side.
22:48 IST: Out! Mohit Sharma gets his man, sends Parthiv Patel packing. Mumbai stand at 99 for one after 8.4 overs.
22:47 IST: Three in three for Parthiv Patel off Mohit Sharma!
22:46 IST: Four! Slower delivery from Mohit Sharma, Parthiv guides the ball over short third man.
22:45 IST: Four! Getting into the positions early, Partiv runs the ball down to the fine leg.
22:40 IST: HUGE!! Back-to-back maximums off Axar Patel. Lendl Simmons upping the ante.
22:38 IST: Costly drop? Mohit Sharma puts down Lendl Simmons on 44.
22:34 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Mumbai stand at 68 for zero.
​22:33 IST: Six! Lendl targeting Mohit Sharma.
22:31 IST: Six! Shuffling outside off-stump, clobbers Mohit Sharma for a huge maximum.
22:29 IST: Big over for Mumbai, score 15 runs off Ishant Sharma over.
22:26 IST: Four! Top edge from Parthiv gets him four off Ishant’s bowling in the third man region.
22:25 IST: Huge appeal for lbw by Ishant against Simmons, turned down up the umpire.
22:16 IST: Four! Innovation from Simmons – guides Ishant’s ball down to the third man region.
22:10 IST: Four and four! Parthiv Patel plays two glorious shots to keep up the momentum.
22:07 IST: After the first over, Mumbai stand at 10 for no loss.
22:06 IST: Sandeep Sharma is leading the bowling attack for Punjab.
22:05 IST: Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel have opened the innings for Mumbai.
22:04 IST: Four! Lendl Simmons flicked Sandeep Sharma for a first ball boundary.
​22:03 IST: Welcome back to the second innings.
21:52 IST: Stay tuned for the second innings.
21:51 IST: Punjab post a mammoth total of 230 for three in 20 overs.
21:50 IST: Six! Axar Patel finishes off the innings with a maximum straight down the ground.
21:44 IST: Six! Low full toss from Hardik, Wriddhiman Saha whacks the ball for a maximum.
21:40 IST: Dropped! Short from McClenaghan, Axar swings and Nitish Rana puts down a difficult chance.
21:36 IST: Two overs to go, Punjab stand at 207 for three.
21:31 IST: Crunched! Saha slams Bumrah over mid-off for a boundary.
21:26 IST: Four! Short from McClenaghan and Saha slams the ball for a boundary.
21:22 IST: Out! Slower ball from McClengahan, Marsh heaves, miscues and Parthiv Patel completes a good catch. Punjab 183 for three after 15.2 overs.
21:21 IST: Free-hit! Good bowling from McClenaghan, concedes only two runs.
21:20 IST: No-ball and six!! Reading the slower ball early, Marsh clubs the ball on the leg side for a huge six.
21:15 IST: Six! Slower half volley from Malinga, Saha smokes it for a maximum.
21:11 IST: After 14 overs, Punjab in command as they stand at 161 for two.
21:10 IST: Six!! This time Shaun Marsh gets into the action and sends the ball high up in the stand.
21:09 IST: Four! Wriddhiman Saha clubs Harbhajan straight down the ground.
21:03 IST: Six! Wriddhiman Saha brings up his sixth IPL fifty with a huge maximum over long on. Punjab 139 for two after 11.4 overs.
20:58 IST: Castled! Brilliant comeback from Bumrah, trying to run the ball down the third man again, Maxwell misses and the ball crashes into the stumps.20:57 IST: Four! Cheeky from Maxwell, opens the blade of the bat late and edges the ball down the third man.
20:55 IST: Ten overs gone, Punjab stand at 126 for one.
20:54 IST: Only five runs from the Malinga over.
20:49 IST: Big over for Punjab, score 21 runs off the ninth.
20:48 IST: Six again! Harbhajan is being taken to the cleaners, Maxwell has gone berserk.
20:45 IST: Six! Glenn Maxwell welcomes Harbhjan Singh with back-to-back maximums.
20:43 IST: Six! Maxwell again – this time goes inside-out for the same result.
20:41 IST: Six! Maxwell clobbers Karn Sharma’s leg-spinner over long-on for a maximum.
20:36 IST: Four! Wide from McCleanaghan and Saha guides the ball away for a boundary.
20:35 IST: Four! Maxwell plays late, edges the ball for a boundary past the wicket-keeper.
20:34 IST: Cheeky from Saha! sweeps the ball past the short fine leg for a boundary.
20:31 IST: At the end of the powerplay, Punjab stand at 71 for one.
20:29 IST: Out! Going for one too many, Guptill swings hard, sends the ball high up in the air, Hardik Pandya completes a good catch at long on.
20:27 IST: Back-to-back boundaries for Guptill off Karn Sharma.
20:26 IST: Four! Guptill welcomes Karn Sharma with a boundary on the leg side.
20:21 IST: Four! Following the batsman on the leg side, Guptill carves the ball inside out for a boundary through extra covers.
20:20 IST: Expensive over from Malinga, gives away 19 runs.
20:19 IST: Four! Straying on the pads, Saha tucks the ball away for a boundary.
20:18 IST: Four! Slower ball from Malinga, Saha carves the ball lover covers for a boundary.
20:17 IST: Free-hit! Martin Guptill gets just a single, good bowling from Malinga.
20:16 IST: No-ball and a six!! Wide from Malinga, Guptill slams the ball for the first maximum.
20:13 IST: Good comeback from Mumbai. Jasprit Bumrah concedes only three runs. AFter three overs Punjab stand at 32 for no loss.
20:08 IST: Four! Saha slams McClenaghan for back-to-back boundaries.20:06 IST: Four! A bit of width from Mitchell McClenaghan, Saha deliberately edges the ball towards third man for a boundary.
20:04 IST: Great start for Punjab, after the first over they stand at 13 for no loss.
20:03 IST: Four! Wide form Hardik yet again, Wriddhiman Saha slaps the ball past the point field for a boundary.
20:02 IST: Four! Good shape from Hardik, Guptill heaves, edges the ball over Harbhajan Singh at first slip for his second boundary.
20:00 IST: Four! Wide and full from Hardik, Guptill drives the ball over the in-field for the first boundary of the innings.
19:59 IST: Hardik Pandya is leading the bowling attack for Mumbai.
19:58 IST: Martin Guptil and Wriddhiman Saha are opening the batting line-up for Punjab.
​19:41 IST: Mumbai warming up before their match against Punjab.19:40 IST: Punjab warming up before their must-win match against Mumbai.19:38 IST: Playing XI for Punjab:19:34 IST: Team changes — For Punjab, Ishant Sharma comes in for Swapnil Singh. There are no changes for Mumbai.
19:30 IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wins toss, elects to field against Punjab.19:28 IST: It’s toss time!
19:11 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab.
It was Tewatia’s leg-spin that proved to be the turning point as KKR, looking all set to romp into the play-offs after Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn carted them around initially, suddenly lost two crucial wickets and could not recover.
Mumbai, on the other hand, went down to Sunrisers Hyderabad, but that doesn’t affect their fate since they have already qualified for the knockout stage. However, they surely would be careful about how they fare since losing, like winning, can become a habit.

 

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Indian shooters detained at Delhi’s IGI airport for over 12 hours; Abhinav Bindra slams officials, national federation

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Indian shooters detained at Delhi’s IGI airport for over 12 hours; Abhinav Bindra slams officials, national federation

Posted on 10 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra slammed the National Rifle Association of India for their lack of support after the shooting team was detained at the IGI airport.
According to Firstpost, over ten international shooters including Gurpreet Singh and Kynan Chenai were detained for more than 12 hours on Tuesday at the Airport. The shooters, who were returning from Plzen shooting Grand Prix, were detained by the customs department which did not clear their guns.
Bindra was saddened to hear about the news and said in a series of tweets that something like this would have never happened to the cricket team. He said that the international shooters are our country’s ambassadors. “Saddened to hear that the National Shooting Team is detained at The IGI Airport with the customs refusing to clear their guns,” Bindra tweeted.
“They are our countries ambassadors and should not be treated like this. Would this ever happen to our cricket team.”
He lashed out at the national federation saying that their lack of support was pathetic. “Chatted with a few athletes and the lack of support coming through from the national federation is pathetic,” Bindra tweeted.
He added, “The official team manager of the shotgun team left this morning leaving the athletes to fend for them selves.”Heena Sidhu, who was also stuck at the airport, also tweeted about the humiliating incident. She wrote, “Shooters held up at IGI airport for no valid reason or any fault of theirs. Dats d price v pay for always following d rules. been 10 hrs now.”
“Shooters need to learn to live at airports before learning to shoot,” she added.Triple Olympic shooter Anjali Bhagwat also expressed her disappointment at the news. She wrote, “Is this the way to treat our Olympians? This is mental torture before major tournament. I know how bad it feels as this has happened before.”

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After leaking MS Dhoni’s India Cements’ offer letter, Lalit Modi takes on N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur

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After leaking MS Dhoni’s India Cements’ offer letter, Lalit Modi takes on N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur

Posted on 10 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Former IPL chairman Lalit Modi has hit out at former BCCI presidents N Srinivasan and Anurag Thakur for causing huge losses to the Indian board.

In a series of tweets on April 30, Modi had called BCCI’s demand to ask for more money from ICC ridiculous considering that officials had let the Board cop up bigger losses by cancelling the Champions League T20 (CLT20) tournament.

On Monday, he posted the details on his Instagram account, claiming that BCCI had lost around Rs 7,300 crore due to Srinivasan and Thakur.

“Srini and his stooges @ the #bcci cost Indian cricket in excess of Rs 3798 crore for cancelling #ChampionsLeague and throwing out #Kochi & #Sahara #franchises. #Srini cancelled watertight contract of #clt20 and let go $500 million of revenue for #indiancricket,” he wrote.

He said that the Board lost $125 million a year between 2015-2018 in TV rights after the CLT20 was cancelled.
The Champions League T20 was jointly owned by BCCI, Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa. However, the tournament had to be scrapped after 2014, when the sixth edition was held.

On April 30, Modi had tweeted, “I see the demand by @BCCI to be ridiculous keeping in mind we already make so much from #ipl and our #domestic #rights. Someone shut down #clt20 and @bcci lost close to a billion dollars. But no one bothered to check why and allowed #newsCorp to get away on water tight agreement. Now we are worried about a share of @icc revenue, which is equal to a few #india games (and) which is more needed by other nations.”

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West Ham stun Tottenham Hotspur 1-0, pave way for Chelsea to lift Premier League title

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West Ham stun Tottenham Hotspur 1-0, pave way for Chelsea to lift Premier League title

Posted on 06 May 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Tottenham Hotspur`s exhilarating Premier League title surge came to a shuddering halt as they lost 1-0 at West Ham United on Friday to leave Chelsea needing six points from four games to be crowned champions.

At the former London Olympic Stadium made famous by the likes of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt, a 10th successive league win for Tottenham would have put them one point behind Chelsea but they stumbled over one of their final hurdles.

Manuel Lanzini`s scruffy 65th-minute goal sparked an East End party, and celebrations over in west London too, as West Ham guaranteed survival with only a second win in 12 games.
Mauricio Pochettino`s Tottenham dominated possession for long periods but never reached the levels that had raised hopes of a first title since 1961.

Chelsea can open up a seven-point lead with victory over relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on Monday and would then clinch the title before Tottenham play again if they win at West Bromwich Albion next Friday.

“It is not over. It is true that it will be difficult… to catch Chelsea,” Pochettino told reporters. “Maybe we were a little desperate tonight after they scored.

“Today was a key moment and one of those moments where if you are going to win a title you have to win.”

Just over a year ago West Ham put a spoke in the wheel of Tottenham`s title challenge with a 1-0 win at Upton Park when victory would have put Spurs level with Leicester City.

The Hammers, who have endured a mediocre season at their new home, raised their game again with a hard-working display.

Tottenham, for all their controlled passing, struggled to penetrate West Ham`s rearguard. Even when they did home keeper Adrian frustrated them with some fine saves.

Twice he denied Harry Kane in the space of a few seconds midway through the first half and he also reacted well to keep out an Eric Dier header.

Son Heung-Min went closest to breaking the deadlock for Tottenham in the second half but West Ham were always dangerous and Lanzini, wasteful with a first-half chance, delivered what could be knockout blow to Tottenham`s title hopes.

On a rare foray forward West Ham`s Aaron Cresswell crossed from the right and with Tottenham`s defence dithering, the ball squirmed to Lanzini who smashed past Hugo Lloris.

West Ham kept Tottenham at arm`s length once they went ahead and the final whistle sparked scenes of jubilation around the ground as the hosts moved up to ninth with 42 points.

“Tonight was great in terms of character and determination but to beat a team like Spurs you need also quality,” West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, whose future has been under a cloud, told reporters.

“We showed that in the second half and perhaps deserved to score another goal. Friday night, lights, 60,000 against them, you can`t beat that feeling.”

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Sonu Sood to make biopic on badminton player PV Sindhu

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Sonu Sood to make biopic on badminton player PV Sindhu

Posted on 01 May 2017 by GGS News

Mumbai : Ace shuttler Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who became the first Indian woman to win a silver medal at the Olympics last year, is the next sports personality whose story is heading to the big screen.
Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to paint Sindhu’s life and victory on the silver screen.“It feels great to make a biopic on PV Sindhu . It’s the story of a girl who has inspired millions of Indians and given a message that everyone can dream big and not only dream but achieve it too by doing hard work.
“It’s a journey that everyone has to know and be inspired,” Sonu said in a statement here.
Born in Hyderabad, Sindhu started playing badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand’s victory in All England Open Badminton Championship in 2001.
“I am very honoured and pleased to know that Sonu Sood has decided to make a biopic on my journey. I’m very impressed with the thorough research that the team has done on my biopic for the last eight months.
“They have written a script which I am sure will inspire millions of Indians and our youngsters to dare to dream and achieve glory for the country in spite of all the hardships and hurdles that we all face in our journey,” Sindhu, 21, said.

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Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir to bear education expenses of slain CRPF soldiers’ children

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Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir to bear education expenses of slain CRPF soldiers’ children

Posted on 28 April 2017 by GGS News

Delhi : Former India skipper Gautam Gambhir has pledged to bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma area on Monday.

Gambhir announced that he would extend the support through his Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that initial steps were already being taken in this regard.

The India opening batsman, who is currently leading Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, said he was shaken by the massacre and two newspaper pictures of grieving daughters of two martyred CRPF officials left him feeling hollow.

“On Wednesday morning, I picked up newspapers and saw gut-wrenching pictures of the daughters of two CRPF men killed in the latest attacks. One was saluting her martyred father while in the other picture, the howling young woman was being consoled by her relative,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Hindustan Times.

READ | Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders salute CRPF men killed in Sukma ambush
The Kolkata Knight Riders players wore black arm bands during Wednesday’s match against Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune as a mark of respect to the deceased CRPF men.

“The Gautam Gambhir Foundation will take care of the entire education expenses of the children of these martyrs. My team has already started work on this and I shall soon share the progress we have made,” he wrote.

Gambhir said it was tough to concentrate going into the match after the Chhattisgarh incident. He struck a match-winning half-century and shared in a century second-wicket partnership with Robin Uthappa.

Gambhir said the victory, which carried KKR to the top of the IPL points table, was due to teamwork and selflessness. He said: “It is for the same reasons I love armed forces too, although the quantum of losing a dear one while serving the country can never ever be compared to losing a cricket match.”

 

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WWE Wrestlemania 33: Full Match Card, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

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WWE Wrestlemania 33: Full Match Card, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

Posted on 31 March 2017 by GGS News

WWE Wrestlemania 33: Full Match Card, TV listing, Live streaming, Date, Time, Venue

Bengaluru : This Monday (April 3) we will witness the ‘Ultimate Thrill-ride’ of the year known as Wrestlemania. The Camping World Stadium, also known as the Citrus Bowl will be the host to it. The event will be streamed as PPV basis only on the WWE Network. However, the good news is it will be streamed live in India, as well.

Here is the schedule: Kick-off show live streaming – Ten 2/Ten 1 HD (Monday, 3rd April, 2.30 AM) Wrestlemania Main show live streaming – Ten 2/Ten 1 HD (Monday, 3rd April, 4.30 AM) Repeat – Ten 1/ Ten 1 HD (Monday, 3rd April, 6 PM) Repeat – Ten 1/ Ten 1 HD (Wednesday, 5th April, 9 PM) Repeat – Ten 1/ Ten 1 HD (Sunday, 9th April, 2 PM)

Match Card for the Night: Gallows-Anderson (c) Vs Sheamus-Cesaro Vs Enzo-Big Cass (Raw tag team championship ladder match) Prediction: The champions should retain considering the Hardy Boyz’ confronting them, afterwards Neville (c) Vs Austin Aries (Cruiserweight championship)

Prediction: Neville will retain after an exciting match since Aries was inserted into this as a part-timer Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (30-men elimination match) Prediction: Braun Strowman should win this one. Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler are considered to be the dark horse. Dean Ambrose (c) Vs Baron Corbin (Intercontinental championship) Prediction: Corbin should win the title to end the nightmare title run that Ambrose is having. Chris Jericho (c) Vs Kevin Owens (United States championship) Prediction: Jericho might take a time off after Wrestlemania. So, Owens becomes new US champion.

Bayley (c) Vs Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s championship elimination match) Prediction: Bayley will retain the title to start a feud with Sasha, going forward Alexa Bliss (c) Vs Mickie James vs. Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Naomi (Smackdown Women’s championship six-pack challenge) Prediction: Becky Lynch should get a championship coronation as the face of the Smackdown women’s division. Shane McMahon Vs AJ Styles Prediction: AJ Styles should win this one which might steal the show. John Cena and Nikki Bella Vs The Miz & Maryse Prediction: Cena is supposed to propose Nikki on live television, after the match. So, they should win. The Undertaker Vs Roman Reigns Prediction: Reigns is expected to win in what could be the final match for the Deadman.

Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton (WWE championship) Prediction: Wyatt had a short stint as champion and a lot to prove. Hence, he should retain. Goldberg (c) Vs Brock Lesnar (WWE Universal championship) Prediction: Brock Lesnar almost guaranteed to win since Goldberg’s contract with WWE will be over after Wrestlemania. OneIndia News

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Ed Cowan, former Australian left-hander, says he once wanted to stab Virat Kohli with a stump

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Ed Cowan, former Australian left-hander, says he once wanted to stab Virat Kohli with a stump

Posted on 31 March 2017 by GGS News

Melbourne : Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan on Friday said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something “highly inappropriate”.

India got the better of Australia 2-1 at home in one of the most intense but bitterly-fought series in recent years.

Top-notch cricket aside, the series was marked by one controversy after another with the two captains – Kohli and Steve Smith – in the eye of a raging storm.

Cowan was quoted as saying by Fox Sports, “I had a very sick Mum during one of those series and he said something that was inappropriate.

“Why I make the point of ‘lost in translation’, he said something that was highly inappropriate. A personal matter that was highly sensitive. Highly inappropriate. But he didn’t realise that he’d overstepped the mark until the umpire came over and said — ‘Virat that’s overstepped the mark’ — and once that was said, he took a step back and apologised.

“But, there was a moment I wanted to pick up the stump and stab him.”

The Australians have been targeting Kohli ever since he stopped short of calling Smith a ‘cheat’ following the DRS drama, involving the visiting skipper, in the second Test at Bengaluru.

Cowan, who scored 1001 runs in 18 Tests with a best of 136, added that he is a big fan of the Indian.

“I’m a huge fan of his cricket. Don’t get me wrong he’s a phenomenal cricketer.

“I had a little bit of a run-in that was inappropriate when he toured Australia and the umpire had to intervene.

“We forget that English isn’t their first language. It’s very easy to sit back and say as a player they’re barking something at me that is inappropriate when we don’t try and converse with them in Hindi.”

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