Virat Kohli Surpasses Sourav Ganguly To Become Highest Scoring India Test Captain Overseas


India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday became country’s highest run-getting Test skipper overseas. Virat Kohli achieved the milestone during the opening day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The record was previously held by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who has 1693 runs to his name. Ahead of the third Test, Virat Kohli needed 59 runs to surpass Ganguly to become India’s highest run-getter as Test captain in Tests played overseas. Courtesy Virat Kohli’s gritty 97 in the first innings at Trent Bridge, the Indian skipper crossed Ganguly’s total and now has 1,731 runs under his belt.

Kohli fell three runs short of a century as he was dismissed by Adil Rashid at 97. Kohli, who scored a brilliant first Test century against England in the series opener at the Edgbaston cricket ground, was dismissed when he edged an intended drive off an Rashid leg-break to Ben Stokes at slip.

Kohli took 19 Tests to achieve the milestone, while Ganguly played 28 Tests overseas as captain.

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is third on the list with 1591 runs at an average of 32.46. Dhoni has played 30 Tests as captain overseas.

Mohammad Azharuddin has 1517 runs under his belt in 27 Tests as captain while playing on foreign soil.

Rahul Dravid is fifth in the tally with 1219 runs at an average of 46.88. Popularly known as “The Wall”, Dravid led India in 17 Tests overseas.

Earlier, Kohli also became the 13th Indian cricketer to score 1000 runs against England. Kohli achieved the milestone during the Edgbaston Test in Birmingham.

India batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 2535 runs against England. He scored seven centuries and 13 half-centuries at an average of 51.73.

Apart from Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar (2483), Rahul Dravid (1950), Gundappa Viswanath (1880), Dilip Vengsarkar (1589), Kapil Dev (1355), Mohammad Azharuddin (1278), Vijay Manjrekar (1181), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1157), Farokh Engineer (1113), Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravi Shastri (1026) are the Indian batsmen who have scored 1000-plus runs against England.



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Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar passes away in Mumbai


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पूर्व भारतीय क्रिकेट कप्तान और पूर्व चीफ सेलेक्टर अजीत वाडेकर (Ajit Wadekar) का मुंबई में निधन हो गया. वह 77 साल के थे. वाडेकर पिछले काफी समय से बीमार चल रहे थे. 1 अप्रैल 1941 को मुंबई में जन्मे वाडेकर ने मुंबई के जसलोक अस्पताल में अंतिम सांस ली.

 


वाडेकर ने भारत की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय क्रिकेट टीम के लिए 1966 से 1974 तक क्रिकेट खेला था. हालांकि उन्होंने अपने प्रथम श्रेणी करियर की शुरुआत 1958 में ही कर दी थी. वाडेकर की कप्तानी में भारत ने इंग्लैंड और वेस्टइंडीज के खिलाफ सीरीज भी जीती. वाडेकर को भारत सरकार ने 1967 में अर्जुन अवॉर्ड और 1972 में पद्मश्री पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया.

वाडेकर ने भारत के लिए 37 टेस्ट, 2 एकदिवसीय अंतरराष्ट्रीय मैच खेले हैं. उन्होंने इस दौरान 37 टेस्ट मैचों में 1 शतक और 14 अर्धशतकों की मदद से 2113 रन और 2 वनडे में एक पचासे की बदौलत 73 रन बनाए. उनके खाते में 237 प्रथम श्रेणी मैच भी है, जिसमें उन्होंने 15,380 रन बनाए.





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Ajit Wadekar, Former India Cricket Team Captain, Dies At 77


Ajit Wadekar, Former India Cricket Team Captain, Dies At 77


Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday after battling a prolonged illness © Twitter


Former India captain Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday after battling a prolonged illness at Mumbai’s Jaslok Hospital. The 77-year-old, who made his debut in 1966 against West Indies, played 37 Tests and scored 2,113 runs in his career. Other than this, he appeared in two ODIs too. His biggest achievement was when he took India to a series win against the formidable West Indies in 1971. Wadekar also served as the manager of the Indian team in the late 1990’s.






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Proud Paul Pogba Happy To Repay Trust As Manchester United Captain


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday’s Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester City, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though the Frenchman had just returned to training on Monday after his exertions in lifting the FIFA World Cup 2018 less than a month ago. Pogba responded with what Mourinho described as a “monster” performance and took responsibility from the penalty spot to open the scoring after just three minutes of the season.

“Of course it makes me proud, it makes me happy to wear this (armband) at a big club like Manchester United,” said Pogba.

The man who cost United a then world record 89 million pounds (105 million euros, USD 116 million) in 2016 was routinely dropped by Mourinho last season, and had been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent days with Barcelona’s interest reportedly piqued by his frosty relationship with the Portuguese coach.

And Pogba seemed to call for more trust from Mourinho this season.

“Like I always say, I always give my best for the fans, for my team-mates, for the people that trust me,” the midfielder said.

Mourinho has clashed with the club’s hierarchy in recent weeks and showed his frustration at not adding to his squad before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

“Football is changing, and managers should be called head coaches,” said Mourinho after beating Leicester, who he flagged as a side that should not be underestimated as they “invest more than us.”

Yet, despite Mourinho’s earlier warning that United face a “difficult” season after failing to be back him in the transfer market, a winning start did brighten the mood around Old Trafford.

“It’s three points, it’s what we wanted,” said Pogba.

“Of course the performance wasn’t the best, but it’s better to start like this and finish well than start very well and finish bad.

“We know the players, and myself as well, didn’t have a lot of training and we played a game.

“We knew we were not going to be fit, 100 per cent, but the most important was to start well the Premier League.”



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INDvsENG: Virat kohli trolled on Run out of Cheteshawar Pujara, Fans calls him Selfish Captain


लॉर्ड्स, लंदन: भारत और इंग्लैंड के बीच चल रहा लॉर्डस टेस्ट बारिश के बीच जो करीब 10 ओवर का मैच हो सका उसमें चेतेश्वर पुजारा के रनआउट ने सभी को चौंका दिया. मुरली विजय के आउट होने के बाद आए पुजारा ने अपने रक्षात्मक अंदाज में खेलना शुरू किया था. केएल राहुल के बाद विराट पुजारा का साथ देने आए थे और बारिश के खलल के बाद लंच जल्दी होने के बाद पुजारा कोई प्रभाव भी नहीं दिखा पा रहे थे कि 9वें ओवर की तीसरी गेंद पर ही पुजारा रन आउट हो गए. 

केवल 10 के स्कोर पर 2 विकेट गिर जाने के बाद इंग्लैंड के गेंदबाजों की गेंदों में जबरदस्त स्विंग मूवमेंट दिखाई दे रहा था. पुजारा भी इन गेंदों के आगे सहज नजर नहीं आ रहे थे. कभी गेंद इन स्विंग होकर उन्हें छका रही थी तो कभी आउट स्विंग को अंदाजा उनको नहीं लग रहा था. इसके बाद वे सेल्फ रन आउट हो गए.

पाइंट की तरफ हलका सा गेंद को धकेल कर पुजारा रन लेने के इरादे से आगे बढ़े. विराट भी पहले तो आगे बढ़ते दिखे फिर वे वापस भी पलट गए, लेकिन तब तक पुजारा काफी आगे आ गए थे और इससे पहले वे लौट पाते, ओली पोप ने दौड़कर विकेट के पास पहुंचकर आराम से  गिल्लियां बिखेर दी.

पुजारा के रन आउट होने का वीडियो जब सोशल मीडिया पर लोगों ने देखा तो उन्हें लोगों को लगा कि विराट कोहली की गलती से पुजारा आउट हुए हैं. सोशल मीडिया पर प्रतिक्रियाओं की बाढ़ आ गई. 

एक ट्वीट में विराट तो स्वार्थी तक कह दिया गया

मोहम्मद कैफ पुजारा को यह सलाह देते नजर आए

हर्षा भोगले ने भी इस पर अफसोस जताया

यह कोई पहली बार नहीं है जब पुजारा नाजुक मौकों पर रन आउट हुए हों. इससे पहले इसी साल दक्षिण अफ्रीका में जब टीम इंडिया का दौरा था तब दसरे टेस्ट में भी पुजारा दोनों पारियों में रन आउट हुए थे. सेंचुरियन टेस्ट में पुजारा पहली पारी में शून्य पर रन आउट हुए थे. उस समय उनके साथ दूसरे छोर पर मुरली विजय क्रीज पर थे.  इसी मैच की दूसरी पारी में पुजारा 19 रनों के निजी स्कोर पर एक बार फिर रन आउट हुए थे इस बार उनके साथ पार्थिव पटेल दूसरे छोर पर थे. इस दौरे पर 3 मैचों में पुजारा ने 16.66 की औसत कुल जमा 100 रन बनाए थे. जिसमें तीसरे टेस्ट में उन्होंने 50 रनों की पारी भी खेली थी. 

पहले टेस्ट में भारतीय बल्लेबाज हुए थे नाकाम
इस सीरीज के पहले टेस्ट में इंग्लैंड ने भारत को 31 रनों से मात दी थी. इस मैच में भी भारतीय बल्लेबाजी नाकाम हुई थी. केवल विराट कोहली ने इस मैच में पहली पारी में 149 और दूसरी पारी में 51 रन बनाए थे. इंग्लैंड ने इस मैच में पहली पारी में 287 रन बनाए जिसके जवाब में टीम इंडिया ने 274 रन बनाए थे. इसके बाद इस मैच में भी गेंदबाजी हावी हो गए थे. इंग्लैंड की दूसरी पारी में 180 रन बने और टीम इंडिया 162 रनों पर सिमट कर 31 रनों से हार गई थी. 





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India Targeting Hockey Gold At Asiad, Says Captain Manpreet Singh


Riding high on the runners-up performance at last month’s Champions Trophy, India hockey captain Manpreet Singh is targeting the gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games. The Indians, who had reached the Champions Trophy final at the earlier edition in 2016 as well, held formidable Australia to a 1-1 draw in the title clash of this year’s tournament before going down in the penalty shoot-out. Manpreet asserted that the confidence of his team mates are now at a high and they are looking forward to defending their title at the Asian Games which is due to be held in Indonesia from August 18. A successful title defence will also ensure an automatic spot at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“We have only one aim. We have to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. We will only be happy with the gold, nothing less than that,” Manpreet told IANS on Friday.

The Champions Trophy was the first tournament for India coach Harendra Singh after taking over the reigns from previous incumbent Sjoerd Marijne.

While he admitted that Marijne’s ideas left a strong imprint on the team, Manpreet was confident that Harendra’s approach of letting the Indians play their natural aggressive style will produce results over the long term.

“He is a good coach with a positive attitude. Every coach has his own approach and tactics. We have to play according to his ideas,” the midfielder said.

“Every coach wants to utilise the natural ability of Indians which is attacking hockey. Every coach wants to keep this as a strong point and works on this aspect,” he added.

“Counter attack is a strong point of the Indian team due to our speed. So all the coaches who have come have always worked on this feature of our game.”

The 26-year-old also said that the Indians are focussing on improving their fitness and penalty corner conversion.

“Preparations are going on well. We are focussing more on our fitness and our finishing. We are also paying a lot of attention to penalty corner conversion,” Manpreet said.

“We analyse every team. We try to ensure that whatever mistakes we commit is not repeated,” he added.

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Patrick Stewart to Return as Captain Picard in New Star Trek Series


Patrick Stewart to Return as Captain Picard in New Star Trek Series

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Patrick Stewart is coming back to the world of Star Trek as his character Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation, he announced during a surprise appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas convention during the weekend. It will tell “the story of the next chapter in Picard’s life”, with Star Trek: Discovery showrunner and chief of Trek TV Alex Kurtzman as executive producer.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Stewart said “it is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him”. “During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration, and leadership,” he added.

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“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold,” said Kurtzman. “For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honour generations both new and old.”

Stewart’s return to his iconic role had been rumoured in June, as one of many Star Trek shows in development under Kurtzman’s new extended tenure at CBS Television Studios. The 78-year-old actor, also known for his portrayal of Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise, starred as Picard in both television and film: The Next Generation ran from 1987-1994, and he reprised the role in 1994’s Star Trek Generations, 1996’s Star Trek: First Contact, 1998’s Star Trek: Insurrection, and 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis.





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Sachin Tendulkar Makes A Special Demand From The India Football Team Captain


Sachin Tendulkar Makes A Special Demand From Sunil Chhetri On His Birthday


Sachin Tendulkar on Friday made a special demand from India football captain Sunil Chhetri © AFP


Sachin Tendulkar on Friday made a special demand from India football captain Sunil Chhetri on his birthday. The batting great urged the national football team talisman to bring more laurels to the country and take the game to the next level. Chhetri, who has made 101 appearances for India since 2005, turned 34. Tendulkar, along with his wish, also shared an old picture in which he can be seen in conversation with the AIFF player of the year 2018. “Wishing @chetrisunil11 a very happy birthday. May you continue to bring more and more success to @IndianFootball and take it to the next level.”

Chhetri, who plies his trade for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), helped the southern outfit reach the final in their debut season. He has also helped the club finish as runners-up in 2016 and clinch the I-League title twice before they joined the lucrative ISL.

Bengaluru FC also wished their captain Chhetri on his birthday. “It’s the skipper’s birthday and we’re revisiting this cheeky panenka from the @IndSuperLeague semifinal against @FCPuneCity at the Fortress. #HappyBirthdaySunilChhetri?,” the southern outfit said along with a video of Chhetri’s ‘paneka’ spot-kick taken in the ISL, last season.

Chhetri will next lead India in January’s AFC Asian Cup in the UAE. The championship will see his side rubbing shoulders with Asia’s finest teams.

Chhetri, with 64 goals to his name is also the third highest goal scorer in international football. He is also India’s most capped player and all-time top goal-scorer.








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