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10 Things you need to know about Ishant Sharma

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1. Height:- Ishant is one of the tallest Indian cricketers. He is a 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) tall right-arm fast-medium bowler.

 

2. The Test debut:- He was first selected in May 2007 after an injury to Munaf Patel when India toured Bangladesh and made his Test debut in that same series.

 

3. A costly buy:- During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2008 auction, Ishant was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders for USD 950,000. He only picked up seven wickets in the tournament, which meant that each wicket cost USD 135,714.30.

 

4. Nickname:- Ishant, who hails from Delhi, is nicknamed Lambu (meaning Tall Guy), which is in reference to his lean and tall build.

 

5. Sehwag’s Trust:- While the spell Ishant bowled to Ponting is now part of folklore, most people don’t know that it was Virender Sehwag who prompted Captain Anil Kumble to give Ishant another over. Sehwag said that Ishant had always bowled long spells for Delhi, so he should be given another over to bowl against Ponting. Kumble agreed, and in the very next over, Ishant got the wicket of Ricky Ponting, making him a star overnight.

 

6. A memorable partnership:- In partnership with VVS Laxman, Ishant holds the record for the highest stand for the ninth wicket in a successful run-chase in Test cricket. Chasing 216 to win, India were reduced to 124 for eight when Ishant joined Laxman they scripted a fabulous fight back.

 

7. The Hero:- Sharma’s 10 wickets in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England was one of the highlights of his ODI career.

 

8. Ishant’s fastest delivery:- During the tour to Australia in 2011-12, he clocked 152.2 kph during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne which is the fastest delivery he has bowled in his international career till date.

 

9. The CB series 2008:- In India’s landmark victory in Australia in the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Series Tri-series, Ishant was India’s leading wicket-taker with 14 scalps.

 

10. Not the worst batsman:- Ishant puts a high price on his wicket and can bat with a lot of grit. For men who have batted at No 11 in more than 30 Test innings, Ishant has the average at 8.73.

posted May 14 by Supriya Jain

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Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian international cricketer who is the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. He is a right-handed batsman who made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011 and made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013.

 

1. Humble beginnings 

Rahane experienced childhood in a family in Dombivali, a removed suburb of Mumbai. His dad used to work for Mumbai's transportation organization while his mom was a housewife. In a meeting with Forbes India, Rahane uncovered that he had joined a cricket institute when he was just seven years of age. Rahane stated, The objective was that I’d get some exercise and stay fit instead of wasting time at home.

 

2. Black belt

Rahane is known for his in fact strong batting and his electric handling. He also pursued karate and has a black belt in it. His mild mannered nature perhaps masks the dangerous qualities within.

 

3. India under-15s and under-19s

In 2002, Rahane represent India under-15s in a global competition in Dubai. Rahane's partners included PiyushChawla and TanmaySrivastava. They had played a match against Sri Lanka under-15s, who had Angelo Mathews. In 2007, Rahane was a piece of the India under-19 group that ventured out to New Zealand. ViratKohli, RavindraJadeja and Ishant Sharma were his partners on that visit.

 

4. First-Class debut

Rahane had an exceptionally uncommon First-Class make a big appearance as he initially played for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in 2007. This was for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, a competition challenged between the household champions of India and Pakistan. Rahane opened the batting on introduction at the National Stadium, Karachi and scored 143.

 

5. Highest score in List A cricket for an Indian before Sachin Tendulkar’s double ton

Since 1999, Sachin Tendulkar's 186 against New Zealand remained the most elevated score by an Indian in List A cricket for somewhat more than seven years. Rahane crushed 187 in a Vijay Hazare Trophy coordinate in March 2008 against Maharashtra. His innings of 187 fell off just 142 balls, involving 17 fours and eight sixes. Rahane's record remained for around two years before Tendulkar hit the twofold ton against South Africa.

 

6. IPL

Rahane was a part of the Mumbai Indians amid the initial couple of periods of the Indian Premier League (IPL), With them having a solid top-arrange, he thought that it was difficult to soften up and played just a couple diversions crosswise over seasons. He was additionally brought by Rajasthan Royals, where Rahane played under his idol Rahul Dravid in 2015.

 

7. First man to hit six fours in an over in T20 cricket

Utilizing all his touch and beauty, Rahane has stroked enormous keeps running in T20 cricket. When he crushed a ton against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2012, he had hit six fours in an over off the knocking down some pins of SreenathAravind. This was the first occasion when somebody had done it in T20 cricket.

 

8. Sachin Tendulkar high praise

In his initial years in worldwide cricket, Rahane invested more energy in the seat than on the field.When Sachin Tendulkar drew curtains on his career after his historic 200th Test in Mumbai, he had words of encouragement for Rahane. In his book Playing it My Way, Tendulkar wrote, “I had known Rahane for years and had seen how much he loves the game. He has served cricket with finish devotion and responsibility throughout the most recent couple of years.

 

9.An interesting story of his childhood

It is said that Rahane was hit by three consecutive bouncers on his head defender at 8 years of age, while playing at Dombivili by a bowler who was thrice his age. Rahane started crying yet after sooner or later, he stood up and pulverized a comparable bowler for five consecutive cutoff points limits.

 

10. Confusion over his birth date

His birthday happens to be in June 6 consistently yet there was a slight disarray over that the same number of his fans began wishing him one day before the genuine date. Most likely, everything began in view of off base birth date being refreshed on couple of trustable locales however Rahane cleared everything by tweeting one day before his 28th birthday celebration.

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1. Game – This is a section of a set, with the victor of the amusement being controlled by scoring a pre-decided measure of focuses. A player must win at least six diversions to win a set, notwithstanding, this number may increment if the player is not beating their rival by two amusements when they win their 6th amusement. 

2. Set – Each tennis match has at least three sets or a most extreme of five. Every set contains at least six recreations, however this number is normally higher accepting the match is aggressive. A player must win two sets to win a three-set match, or three sets to win a five-set match. 

3. Match – This term alludes to the challenge between the two players and consolidates the majority of the sets and diversions as beforehand portrayed. 

4. Serve – This is the opening shot of a diversion. A player will be permitted to take two serves to begin the amusement, with the second being required in the event that they confer a deficiency when they endeavor to serve. 

5. Fault – A deficiency is submitted by the player on the off chance that they hit the ball and it strikes the net or falls outside of the assigned territory of the tennis court. In the event that a deficiency is conferred a point is granted to the adversary, unless it was submitted amid the main serve. For this situation, the server has the chance to hit a second serve.

6. Ace – An ace happens when a player serves the ball to begin a diversion and their rival can't give back the serve, accordingly giving the server the point. 

7. Point – This is the littlest unit of scoring in tennis and is utilized to depict the period between when the ball is served and when the ball leaves play. A point is then granted to the triumphant player. A player needs at least four focuses to win. 

8. Rally – This is a series of shots that backtrack and forward between both players without the ball leaving the limits of play. Numerous viewers consider long encourages to be amongst the most energizing snippets of a tennis match. 

9. Tennis Racket – This is the bat that is utilized by the players to hit the ball. It will have a genuinely long and straight handle with an extensive roundabout casing. The edge will contain a mismatched cross section that is utilized to reach the ball.

10. Deuce – If both players score three focuses – meant as 40-40 – amid an amusement they will enter deuce. From here a player needs to win a further two directs successively toward win. 

11. Advantage – This term is utilized to depict a player's position in the amusement in the event that they have figured out how to win the main purpose of a deuce. In the event that that player then wins the following point they win. Be that as it may, if their adversary wins the following point the amusement is brought once again into deuce. 

12. Break – This term is utilized when the server loses the diversion. In the event that the rival figures out how to break the player's serve, they are presently in an a great deal more good position and are typically more inclined to win the set. A set can't be won without no less than one break of serve, be it in an amusement or a tiebreak. 

13. Tiebreak – This is an uncommon amusement that is played when the set is scored at 6-6 and no player has figured out how to pick up a two diversion lead. The victor of the tiebreak is the main individual to pick up a two point lead, having initially achieved at least seven focuses. This can prompt a set proceeding for a long time. 

14. Let – Let is called when the player hits the highest point of the net when they serve, however the ball still grounds inside the playing territory. The player is then permitted to retake the serve. 

15. Unforced Error – This is a blunder that is made by a player that outcomes in an issue and wasn't created by the nature of the shot from their adversary.

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India is contending energetically to make it to the 2018 Football World Cup. Be that as it may, we don't know when will we see the Indian Football back in the way it used to play before.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about Indian Football that you may not know:

1. India Is Home To The Third Oldest Football Competition, Durand Cup. FA container Being the First And Scottish Cup The Second.

2. In 1911, India Won IFA Shield . Around the world, IFA Shield Was Considered as a Prestigious Competition Those Days.

3. In 1948 London Olympics , Indian National Team Lost 2-1 To France. In That Match, India Failed To Convert Two Penalties.

4. In 1950 FIFA World Cup, Indian Team Qualified . Yet, Couldnt Play As AIFF Claimed That They Couldnt Afford The Traveling And Other Costs Initially . AIFF's Second Reason as said without anyone else's input was FIFA's forcing of a run which restricted shoeless play taking after 1948 Olympics where India had played unshod.

5. Football Was Once The National Game Of India.

6. The period from 1951 to 1962 is viewed as the brilliant time in Indian football. Under the tutelage of incredible Syed Abdul Rahim, India turned into the best group in Asia.

7. India Finished First In 1951, 1961 , Second In 1954, Fourth In 1958 At Asian Games (Football).

8. At the 1956 Olympics they completed fourth, which is viewed as one of the finest accomplishments in Indian football.

9. India Finished second In 1964 Asian Cup.

10. The Most Iconic Figure In Indian Football , Syed Abdul Rahim , Popularly Known As Rahim Saab , Who Was The Manager, Coach And a Player For Indian National Team From 1950 to 1963 , Passed Away On eleventh June, 1963.

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Mohammad Azharuddin, conceived on February 8, 1963, was one of the best batsmen to have played for India. He represented  India in 99 Tests and 334 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) before the match-settling embarrassment unexpectedly finished his profession. Azharuddin stays a standout amongst the most appealing batsmen the world has seen given his affinity of playing wristy strokes. 

1. Three tons in initial three Tests 

The prosaism of somebody reporting oneself with a blast is oft abused, yet it fits superbly for Azharuddin. He remains the main batsman to hit a century in each of the initial three Tests of his vocation. In 1984-85, he began off with 110 against England at Kolkata, lined that up with 105 at Chennai and 122 at Kanpur. 

2. Fastest ODI hundred 

At the point when Azharuddin crushed a century off 62 balls in a One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand in 1988, he turned into the speediest centurion in the arrangement. His 108 not out off 65 balls took India to triumph in a run-pursue of 279. 

3. Relationship with Eden Gardens 

Azharuddin has an awesome record at the Eden Gardens beginning from his 110 on Test make a big appearance in 1984-85. Taking all things together, he played seven Tests at the setting, scoring 860 keeps running at a normal of 107.50, with five tons and two fifties. He neglected to get a fifty or more score in just a single Test.

4. Driving India in three World Cups 

Azharuddin is the main Indian commander to have driven the side in three World Cups. He captained India in 1992, 1996 and 1999. Kapil Dev and Srinivas Venkataraghavan drove India in two versions. MS Dhoni is presently set to commander India in his second. 

5. Best Indian captain until Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni 

Azharuddin drove India in 47 Tests and won 14 of them, which was a record for India until Sourav Ganguly went ahead to win 21 off his 49. In ODIs, Azharuddin was the best Indian chief with 90 triumphs in 174 matches. MS Dhoni has since surpassed him. 

6. Most productive defender in ODIs 

Azharuddin was the most productive defender in ODIs with 156 gets in 334 matches. He held the record for a long time until Mahela Jayawardene and Ricky Ponting overwhelmed him. 

7. Century in his first Test and last Test 

Azharuddin is one of only a handful few batsmen to have begun and finished their professions with a century in Test cricket. As expressed before, Azharuddin began his profession with 110 against England at Kolkata. In his 99th and last Test against South Africa in Bangalore in 2000, he scored his 22nd ton. He hit 102 in the second innings.

8. Celebrity connection

Azharuddin was hitched to Naureen, yet then got married with celebrated Bollywood on-screen character Sangeeta Bijlani. The second marriage additionally finished in the stones. 

9. Sons playing cricket 

Azharuddin's senior child, Mohammad Asaduddin has played age aggregate cricket for Hyderabad. He is as of now a part of the Uttar Pradesh setup. His more youthful child, Mohammad Ayazuddin was a promising cricketer yet tragically passed away in a sad street mischance in 2011. 

10. Member of Parliament 

Azharuddin took a raid into legislative issues paving the way to the 2009 General Elections. He joined the Congress Party and was chosen from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Nonetheless, in 2014, he didn't figure out how to win a seat in the Lok Sabha. 

11. Match-fixing allegations 

Azharuddin was banned for life in 2000 for his charged part in match-settling. In any case, in 2006, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) denied the boycott. In 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court additionally vindicated Azharuddin by saying that the boycott forced on him was untenable. Promote in the year 2015, it came into news that there is a film going to be made on his life which will concentrate on his life furthermore coordinate settling assertions. His part will played by Emraan Hashmi and the motion picture is set to discharge on May 13, 2016.

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Hardik Pandya reflects a perfect case where talent overcomes all sorts of adversity and attains success. The Mumbai Indians star hails from an unobtrusive foundation. He is however a liberally capable cricketer who has become well known in a limited ability to focus time. He is touted as the 'man for the future' by numerous present and previous players.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Emerging Star' Hardik Pandya:

1. Birth

Hardik Pandya was conceived on eleventh October 1993 in Choryasi, Surat, Gujarat.

2. Growing years

Hardik Pandya's developing years were difficult and he experienced childhood in hardship. Krunal, his sibling and Hardik would regularly spend the whole day exclusively on one dinner.

3. Passionate father

His dad Himanshu was an impassioned significant other of the diversion. He was drawn towards cricket in light of his dad who took him to watch coordinates in Vadodara.

4. The start of it

Subsequent to seeing the enthusiasm for the diversion, Hardik Pandya alongside his senior sibling Krunal Pandya were enlisted in the Kiran More International Academy at 5 years old and 7 individually.

5. Struggles in life

His dad needed to leave his place of employment in the wake of agony from heart assault thrice. Life ended up plainly harder for him after the sole provider of the family was bound to bed rest.

6. Education

Hardik Pandya fizzled ninth class and quit instruction to concentrate on his cricketing dreams.

7. Jack of all trades

Hardik Pandya is an all-rounder. His mentors recognize him as an ingenious player who is neither an ordinary batsman nor a sublimely gifted bowler. Be that as it may, he gives an affirmation that he can passage well in both viewpoints and create coordinate wining exhibitions which he has demonstrated in his past trips.

8. Nickname

Hardik Pandya has an exceptionally cool epithet in the Mumbai Indians changing areas. He is called "Rockstar" by his colleagues.

9. A leg spinner

Hardik Pandya was leg spinner before one day all of a sudden he changed to crease knocking down some pins. Once at the Kiran More International Academy, the group was one quick bowler short before a neighborhood coordinate. Kiran more requesting that he assume the liability. He promptly acknowledged the assignment and overwhelmed everybody by grabbing seven wickets in that match. This is the means by which he turned into a medium pacer.

10. Entry in the big league

Pandya was spotted by then Mumbai Indians mentor John Wright in a West Zone match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Every last prominent individual from Mumbai Indians was awed by him amid the determination trials. Head mentor Ricky Ponting short-recorded Hardik in the wake of experiencing the recording of more than 50 short-recorded cricketers in front of the IPL 8 player sell off in February. He was in this way purchased by the establishment at base cost of 10 lakhs.

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Ricky Ponting is potentially the best batsman that Australia has delivered since Sir Donald Bradman and his surprising record as a batsman in Tests and ODIs justifies itself with real evidence. This article gives you a more critical investigate the life and times of one of the best batsman that has ever played the game.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Punter' Ricky Ponting:

1. Playing with the brother in the backyard

Ricky Ponting is the eldest of three kin. His more youthful sibling Drew Ponting knocked down some pins to him in the patio, with Ricky batting for quite a long time. At the point when Drew would get his shot, Ricky would reject him soon enough to hold the bat again and continue.

2. Sporting family

Ponting came from a middle-class family. His dad Graeme attempted to be a golfer as an adolescent. He additionally used to turn up for cricket and Aussie Rules Football games. Ponting's mom Lorraine played for Tasmania in vigoro, an amusement that is said to be a blend of cricket and tennis. She was additionally sufficient to play netball and badminton at a good level.

3. First earning through cricket

Ponting's first earning through cricket did not come because of the enchantment of his willow. However, as a young man, he was a piece of the scoreboard group at some Sheffield Shield amusements. For that activity every day, he used to be remunerated with A$ 20.

4. Batting with his father in a club game

Ponting played the greater part of his age gathering and introductory cricket for the Mowbray Cricket Club in Launceston, Tasmania. In one of the amusements, Ponting and his dad Graeme batted together. Be that as it may, to his failure, Ponting senior was rejected early while playing a forceful stroke.

5. Mentored by Ian Young

Ponting's mentor was Ian Young, whose child Shaun went ahead to play for Australia. Truth be told, Shaun Young and Ponting played a Test coordinate together against England on the 1997 Ashes visit to England. Ponting stayed near Ian, until his passing in 2010. Tragically, Ponting couldn't go to the burial service as he was in India, speaking to Australia in a Test coordinate.

6. Giving up school and Football

As a young boy, Ponting needed to settle on extreme decisions to seek after his cricketing tries. At 15 years old, he surrendered football in the wake of agony a damage to his elbow. He additionally dropped out of school in the wake of completing Class 10. "It was a major move I assume, however it was quite certain to everybody by then that cricket was the main thing I thought about," Ponting wrote in his book At Close of Play.

7. Working as a member of the ground staff at a school

As Ponting gave up school, he needed to get a job. His coach, Young organized an arrangement for him as an individual starting from the earliest stage at a school called Scotch Oakburn College. Ponting reviewed, "That job confirmed for me that a life in sport was what I really wanted."

8. First encounter with Sachin Tendulkar

In 1992, when Ponting was a part of the Australian Cricket Academy, he first observed Sachin Tendulkar. Having heard a ton about him, Ponting requested that the experts enable him to remain after practice to watch the Indian youth. "I needed to see Sachin Tendulkar who everybody was discussing, and I took up a position behind the nets while he had a bat. Any reasonable person would agree I would watch him bat for quite a while to come, yet that day I was examining his procedure, attempting to perceive what it was about him," Ponting wrote in his book. Ahead of the pack up to the 1992 World Cup, India played a practice diversion against the Australian Cricket Academy. Tendulkar scored 37 in that match and was gotten by Ponting. The Aussie thus scored 23.

9. Bonding with future teammates

Ponting first fortified with Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath on a visit to South Africa in 1992, where they were speaking to the Australian Cricket Academy. Ponting and Gilchrist sat alongside each other on the flight to South Africa. Ponting got, "on the plane, I scarcely knew Gilly [Adam Gilchrist] yet when we arrived in Jo'burg we were best mates.

10. ‘Punter’ and the Shane Warne connection

During his time at the Academy in Adelaide, Ponting met Shane Warne, who was already a Test cricketer by then. Indeed, Ponting volunteered to bat against Warne at whatever point he needed to bowl and work on his system with Terry Jenner. Ponting's enjoying for puppy races and his propensity for wagering on them incited Warne to dedicate him as "Punter." It was a moniker that stayed with Ponting. Warne had attempted to take Ponting to clubs, yet he would figure out how to escape by concocting a wide range of reasons.

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The semi-final match between South Africa and New Zealand in 2015 World Cricket Cup was for sure an extraordinary match. South Africa lost to New Zealand yet they won our hearts. I'm not saying that New Zealand didn't win our hearts yet at the same time I needed South Africa to win simply because of one man – AB de Villiers. I'm a dry hard fan of Indian cricket team like the majority of you yet even that can't prevent me from being a fan of AB de Villiers. I mean this man is just the perfect leader. I won't talk much about his cricket-performances yet I'll tell every one of you how excellent he is beside playing cricket.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about 'The Champ' AB De Villiers:

1. Brilliant Student

He received “national medal” from late South African president, Nelson Mandela for doing a science project.

2. Playing Cricket In Childhood

He started playing cricket with his brothers in his childhood but the situation was not in his favour. He had to carry water for them for the whole day and only then he was allowed to bat for some time.

3. Badminton

He was the national champion in Badminton at under-19 level.

4. Childhood Ambition

He wanted to become a doctor like his father but as we know now that life had planned something else for him. But I’m sure that he would have been a kind-doctor too.

5. Rugby

He lead the junior national rugby team of South Africa.

6. Other Sports

He got shortlisted for South Africa’s junior national football team, holds many records in swimming, holds a record in 100m run in junior athletics.

7. He Made One Music Album Too

Making an music album was one of his childhood passion and he did an album with singer Ampie du Preez. The album was named as Maak Jou Drome Waar (Afrikaans for Make Your Dreams Come True). The theme of the album was “Follow Your Dreams.”

8. Funding The Poor

He also donates most of his earnings in a foundation called “Make A Difference Foundation.” This foundation helps brilliant but poor students to join good schools to study.

9. Need An Autograph?

He carries postcards with his own-signature on them and gives them to his fans.

10. Fastest 50 And Fastest 100 And Fastest 150

He carries the record for the fastest 50(16 balls), fastest 100(31 balls) and fastest 150(64 balls) under his name in ODIs.

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