Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Tendulkar gifts BMW car to Saina

Saina Nehwal received a brand new BMW car for winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics from none other than Sachin Tendulkar. He said that the world is yet to see the best of the star shuttler.

“I am sure that Saina is happy but not satisfied. We are also not satisfied because we know that you can go to greater heights. There are better days ahead and as a sportsperson, you always try to believe that your best is yet to come” the iconic Indian batsman said at the felicitation function.

Sachin said, “I am quite confident that your best is yet to come and you will emerge victorious across the world and that is what we want”.

“This medal means a lot for India, I am sure this medal has not come without dedication, hard work, and focus and having a vision” Tendulkar said.

Saina said she had waited for her Olympic moment since her childhood days.

“I dreamt of being a Olympic Champion at the age of 9. It is unbelievable to have won the medal. I am so happy. I should thank Gopi sir for making it possible. He really worked hard with me for many years.” Said Saina.

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VVS Laxman announces retirement from international cricket

Veteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman announced on Saturday that he would be retiring from international cricket with immediate effect.

“It’s been 16 years since I have made my international debut for India and I think it is the right time to move on,” said an emotional Laxman after announcing his retirement in Hyderabad.

“As a youngster it was dream to represent India and it took lot of pride to wear India cap, Laxman added.
“I would like to give youngsters an opportunity to prove themselves,” said Laxman. “I am grateful to almighty for blessing me to live my dream of playing cricket”

“I have always felt that I have got the opportunity to serve my country and have played the best cricket not only in India but overseas as well,” Laxman further added.

“I think it is time to give youngsters a chance at home ahead of a tough season. I have always kept the country’s success ahead of personal aspirations.”

“I will be very satisfied with the decision that I have taken and I will never regret this decision. “

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Monday, 20 August 2012

Team mentally fit for long season said Dhoni

The Indian cricketers are geared up for the long season ahead and are both physically and mentally ready for the packed calendar, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said here today.
"The team is all fit from the physical and mental aspects. The one and a half month’s break (after last IPL) was very good from the physical and mental aspect.
"Even on the tour of Sri Lanka (where the team played five ODIs and a lone T20 game against the hosts) we had breaks between each game. We are quite ready for the packed season ahead," said Dhoni at the launch of a new national T20 jersey by the Indian Cricket Board's apparel sponsors Nike.
"Slowly we will get into the Test format now and then the T20s. There is lot of cricket ahead ending with the IPL. We have to look ahead every 15 days," he said.
Dhoni was referring to the start of the first home series of the season - against New Zealand – beginning with the Test match at Hyderabad on August 23. The visitors will play one more Test at Bangalore before ending their tour with two T20 Internationals at Vizag and Chennai.
This will be followed by the ICC World T20 Championship in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7. The season will continue with the visit by England and Australia before the IPL.
Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma were the other Indian cricketers present at the launch of the new T20 jersey for Team India. 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Virat Kohli nominated for ICC Cricketer of the year award

Virat Kohli has been rewarded for his consistency with the bat with two nominations in the ICC Awards 2012 which includes ICC Cricketer of the Year and ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year Awards.

He is the only Indian cricketer to have two nominations, whereas other Indians to be nominated under various categories are MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar.

While Dhoni and Gambhir are nominated along with Kohli for the ODI Cricketer of the Year Award, Tendulkar has been nominated for the People's Choice Award, an honour he had won in 2010. This award will be chosen by cricket fans around the world who will get a chance to vote for their favourite player online from a short-list of five cricketers.

Five cricketers - Kumar Sangakkara, Sachin Tendulkar, Vernon Philander, Jacques Kallis and James Anderson - were selected by the ICC selection panel and released to the public for voting earlier this month.

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Monday, 13 August 2012

London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony

After an epic two weeks the London 2012 Olympics finally came to a close with an outstanding display of pomp and celebration. You can definitely be one of the 80,000 at the stadium. You should have definitely enjoyed the show. You can even be comfortable to sit on the sofa at home to watch something spectacular about to happen. There is a slight tinge of sadness to say goodbye to the best sporting event this country has ever seen.

The warm up performance continued with madness. More tears came following the highly energetic Brazilian performance when Lord Coe thanked London, its volunteers and athletes for making the games a success. ‘We lit up the world’ and ‘When our time came, Britain we did it right’ were a couple that caused an emotional response, understatement!

As the flame was quietly extinguished and a hush fell over London, I can honestly say that the last two weeks have been filled with joy, anticipation, anxiety, hope, drama and lots of smiles and that’s just me! The people of Great Britain have truly made these games. The spectators, volunteer, athletes and press have all done an incredible job.

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar won Silver Medal in London Olympics

Wrestler Sushil Kumar on Sunday created history by becoming the first Indian to win back-to-back Olympic medals but the coveted gold medal eluded him as he lost the men's freestyle 66 kg category final to his Japanese opponent rather tamely at the ExCel Arena.

The 29-year-old Sushil found the Japanese Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, a tough opponent as he carved out a 3-1 victory to shatter the his hopes of winning a gold medal.

With the addition of Sushil's silver medal, India completed their engagements in the 30th edition of the Olympics with a record haul of six medals -- two silver and four bronze -- but the gold medal could not be won by any one.

In Beijing, India had won one gold and two bronze medals.

Sushil, who was cheered by the flag-waving Indian spectators, was down with dehydration when he took the mat for the final and that had a bearing on his performance.

"I had a stomach problem just after the semi-final, because of the dehydration. I lost weight and was feeling a little weak. But we have got a silver medal and we will try for gold medal in the next Olympics," Sushil said after the medal ceremony.

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Friday, 10 August 2012

The excellent young cricketer virat kohli

Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988 to Prem Kohli and Saroj kohli at Delhi. He is now 22 and weighs around 65 kilos. He grew up at Delhi and studied in ST SOFIA school in paschim vihar, Delhi. He got his initial cricket training in west delhi cricket academy since 1998. He also used to play matches for sumit dogra academy in vasundhara enclave near noida.

He has a golden dragon tattoo in scripted on his hand for good luck. He is a huge fan of Leander Paes and Roger Federer. He loves to play tennis and go on love drive with his girl friend Sanjana the kannada actress. Virat is one of the best fielder in the Indian squad. He bats right handed and ball his medium pace with his right hand.

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