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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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Sunil Gavaskar was all about fearless batting. He taught Indians how to pull and hook the fearsome fast bowlers during the time when there were no helmets. Gavaskar, on his day, would play out the dangerous bowling attacks with ease. His playing style had everything an orthodox cricket lover would want. The balance, technique, attitude, enormous amount of concentration and excellent judgmental skills made him an efficient run-scorer. Often called as "The Little Master", he was a run machine who broke and re-wrote many batting records which were sort of unachievable during his playing days.

Let's take a look at 10 Little known things about "The Little Master" Sunil Gavaskar:

1. Born on 10th July 1949 in Mumbai, Sunil had a tragic incident associated with his birth. When he was born the nurse in the hospital mistakenly swapped him on the bed where they were several children and than nurse took a wrong child and slept the child behind Gavaskar Mother. But his Uncle finally found him where he had slept behind a Fisher Women who have just given a birth to a child. Thanks for his Uncle who noticed him and given a great cricketer for India otherwise may be he would have been a Fishermen.

2. Sunil Gavaskar fascinated to become a Wrestler during his childhood as he was a huge fan of Wrestler Maruthi Vadar but somehow opted for cricket.

3. Sunil was the not the only one from his family to represent Indian cricket team. His maternal uncle Madhav Mantri played four Tests for India. Gavaskar’s only son, Rohan Gavaskar, represented India in 11 One-Day Internationals. GR Viswanath, the former India batsman, was Gavaskar’s brother in law. Along with this, His sister Nutan, played for the first women’s club “Albees Cricket Club” in Mumbai.

4. He was a huge fan of West Indian cricketer Rohan Kanhai and so he named his only child Rohan Gavaskar after him.

5. Gavaskar played a lead role in a Marathi movie – Savli Premachi. Apart from Savli Premachi, He also did a cameo in Hindi actor Naseeruddin Shah’s film Malaamaal in 1988.

6. He scored 10122 runs in test cricket at an average of 51.12 with 34 centuries and 45 half centuries. He also scored 3092 ODI runs at an average of 35.13 with 1 century and 27 half centuries.

7. Gavaskar is the only batsman in the world cricket to score Double Hundred in the 1st, 2nd,3rd and 4th innings of Test Matches. He was the first Indian player to take 100 catches in test matches.

8. He is the one and only cricketer in the world to hit Centuries 3 consecutive innings twice and also the First cricketer to score 10000 Runs.

9. Gavaskar was appointed the Sheriff of Mumbai in 1994 for a year.

10. In 1975, he was appreciated with the Arjuna Award for cricket. In 1980, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. In 2012, Sunil Gavaskar was honoured with Col C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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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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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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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One of the best hockey players that our nation has ever had, Dhyan Chand. Not only did he make our country's name shine in International sports events, but the way he played hockey was so iconic, that the defenders would look as if they have no idea what's going on between the ball and his hockey stick. Chand played a pivotal role in India winning three consecutive Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936. His birth anniversary, 29th August, is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India and the President gives away awards such as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya awards on this day.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting things about "Hockey Wizard of India" Dhyan Chand:

1. Dhyan Chand joined the Indian Army at the age of 16 and took up hockey while he was still enrolled. Since Dhyan Chand used to practice a lot during the night, he was given the nickname "Chand" by his fellow players; his practice sessions at night invariably coincided with the coming out of the moon. ‘Chand’ means moon in Hindi.

2. Dhyan Chand was the leading goal-scorer at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics with 14 goals. A news report about India’s victory said “This is not a game of hockey, but magic. Dhyan Chand is, in fact, the magician of hockey.”

3. Even though Dhyan Chand was involved in many memorable matches, he considers a particular hockey match to be his best. “If anybody asked me which was the best match that I played in, I will unhesitatingly say that it was the 1933 Beighton Cup final between Calcutta Customs and Jhansi Heroes.”

4. In the 1932 Summer Olympics, India beat USA 24-1 and Japan 11-1. Dhyan Chand scored 12 goals while his brother Roop Singh netted 13 out of the 35 goals India scored. This led to them being dubbed the 'hockey twins'.

5. Once, when Dhyan Chand was unable to score in a match, he argued with the match referee about the measurement of the goal post. To everybody’s amazement, he was right; the goal post was found to be in contravention of the official minimum width prescribed under international rules.

6. After India’s first match at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, people watching other sporting events thronged to the hockey stadium. A German newspaper carried a banner headline: 'The Olympic complex now has a magic show too.'  The whole city of Berlin had posters: “Visit the hockey stadium to watch the Indian magician Dhyan Chand in action.”

7. According to widespread reports, German dictator Adolf Hitler offered Dhyan Chand German citizenship and a position in the German Military, after an impressive showing at the Berlin Olympics. The offer was declined by the Indian magician.

8. Australian great Don Bradman met Dhyan Chand at Adelaide in 1935. After watching him play, Bradman remarked, "He scores goals like runs in cricket".

9. Hockey authorities in the Netherlands once broke his hockey stick to check if there was a magnet inside.

10. Dhyan Chand has scored over 400 goals in his career spanning 22 years (1926-48).

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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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Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of the greatest ever ODI knocks in women’s cricket for India. Her scintillating knock of 171 runs off 115 balls against the Aussies in the semis scripted Indian Team’s road to the finals. She came into bat when the team had a major setback and they lost two quick wickets. Later, with Harmanpreet’s monstrous batting, Indian women successfully put a total of 281 on the scoreboard in 42 overs. In return, the Aussies failed to chase down the target and lost the game by 36 runs. Harmanpreet undoubtedly turned out to be the ‘Wonder Woman’ in the match. She was also the one who led India to victory in the World Cup 2017 qualifier series earlier.

Let's take a look at 10 Interesting and unknown facts about India's 'Powerpuff Girl' Harmanpreet Kaur:

1. Harmanpreet Kaur was born on March 8, 1989, her father Harmandar Bhullar was a renowned Volley ball and Basket ball player.

2. Kaur stepped into Cricket after her unexpected meeting with coach Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi, she later joined Gian Jyoti School Academy at village Darapur, Punjab. Astonished by her batting prowess, Kamaldeesh included her in the Moga-district team to participate in the Punjab’s Inter-District tournament.

3. She got a job in Western Railways with the help of a personal letter from Member of Parliament and former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. This all happened her application got rejected first when former India women’s captain Diana Edulji who spotted the batting all-rounder suggested her to do so.

4. Harmanpreet made her ODI debut at the age of 20 in a match against Pakistan in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup which took place at Bowral.

5. In June 2009, she made her Twenty20 International debut in the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20 against England women's at County Ground, Taunton where she scored 8 runs off 7 balls.

6. Her 171 runs in the WC17 semi finals against Australia remains her best ever in ODI and is also the second highest by any Indian women’s cricketer. Deepti Sharma’s 188 is the best so far.

7. Harmanpreet found her cricketing inspiration in the swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Fans can easily make out why she admires the legendary cricketer as she herself is an aggressor par excellence.

8. Back in 2012 when skipper Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami were down with injuries, Kaur was announced as the captain for India’s campaign in the 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final match. Indian women’s team won that game by 18 runs.

9.  In November 2015, she took 9 wickets in a Test match against the South African women’s cricket team played at Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground, Mysore, helping India win the match by an innings and 34 runs.

10. Meanwhile, in June 2016, she became the first Indian cricketer to be signed by the Women’s Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder was the franchise she had signed for.

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