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Aesha Dhawan’s Strong Message On Racism After Fan Calls Son “Black”

Aesha Dhawan’s Strong Message On Racism After Fan Calls Son “Black”

Shikhar Dhawan and Aesha Dhawan with their son Zoravar.© Instagram The debate on racism has become a raging topic across the world since the death of George Floyd while in police custody in the US. Several sports stars have also spoken up against racism, including cricketers like Chris Gayle and Darren Sammy. India opener Shikhar Dhawan's wife Aesha Dhawan on Monday took to Instagram to speak about racism after a fan commented about their son Zoravar, calling him "black". Aesha Dhawan shared a screenshot of the comment and wrote a strong caption, questioning why people are concerned about skin colour. In the photo, the comment highlighted by Aesha read "Zorabar Son, you are black, you will remain black." "Amazes me that people are so concerned about skin ...
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Steals The Show In Yuvraj Singh’s Hilarious Gender-Swap Photo

Bhuvneshwar Kumar Steals The Show In Yuvraj Singh’s Hilarious Gender-Swap Photo

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuvraj Singh had played togerther for SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL.© AFP Yuvraj Singh took to Instagram to share a photo of the Indian men' cricket team, but with a twist - all the players were gender-swapped to show how they would look if they were women. "Who will you select as your girlfriend'? I will reply tomorrow," he captioned the picture. While the a lot of the players looked quite pretty in long locks and without the beards that most of the Indian team sport, seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar emerged as the popular choice among those who responded. "I will select bhuvi," wrote off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, while former India pacer Ashish Nehra's wife Rushma also agreed with Harbhajan. "BHUVI IS THE HOTTEST!!" Bollywood actor Ashish Chow...
“If Rashid Khan Comes On, I’m Gonna Finish Him”: Chris Gayle To KL Rahul In IPL 2018

“If Rashid Khan Comes On, I’m Gonna Finish Him”: Chris Gayle To KL Rahul In IPL 2018

KL Rahul and Chris Gayle share great camaraderie on and off the field.© Instagram Mayank Agarwal, continuing his series of interviews in a chat show 'Open nets with Mayank', caught up with his Indian Premier League (IPL) teammates KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. During the chat, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle reminisced some of their best knocks in the IPL. KL Rahul, who was named Kings XI Punjab skipper for the 13th edition of the lucrative league, recalled a game from 2018 when the West Indies batsman had hit an unbeaten hundred against SunRisers Hyderabad. "I remember in 2018, he (Gayle) was really hungry, he wanted that season, he was angry. He told me we're playing SunRisers and he said 'if Rashid Khan comes on, I'm gonna finish him because I don't like a spinne...
Cheteshwar Pujara’s Epic Comeback To Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s “Bouncers Attack” Sledge

Cheteshwar Pujara’s Epic Comeback To Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s “Bouncers Attack” Sledge

Cheteshwar Pujara and Bhuvneshwar Kumar engaged in a funny banter on Instagram.© Instagram Bhuvneshwar Kumar took to Instagram to share a throwback picture with other Indian fast-bowlers; Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav. In the picture, the "pace attack" can be seen discussing something during a practice session. While sharing the picture, Bhuvneshwar revealed that the discussion between the four fast bowlers was about unleashing an all-out bouncers attack on India's Test batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara. "#Throwback to the day we were plotting an all out bouncers attack on @cheteshwar_pujara. #fondmemories #missplaying #missbowling #paceattack," Bhuvneshwar captioned the image on Instagram. In reply, Pujara came up with a reply th...
England vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali Says Pakistan Looking To Target England’s “Fragile” Top-Order

England vs Pakistan: Azhar Ali Says Pakistan Looking To Target England’s “Fragile” Top-Order

Azhar Ali said Pakistan bowlers can trouble to any team in the world.© AFP Pakistan's Test skipper Azhar Ali said England's top order have been ''fragile'' since the retirement of Alastair Cook in 2018 and they have not been ''really confident'' with the combinations they have tried lately. "Their bowling attack is brilliant in their own conditions and there is no doubt about it. Other than Jofra Archer we have faced all of them - Broad, Anderson, Woakes, Stokes and even Wood was there, but we have still won against them," ESPNcricinfo quoted Ali as saying. "Looking at their batting, their top order has been fragile for some time since Alastair Cook retired. They have tried a lot of combinations lately and might be looking a bit more settled, but they hav...
West Indies Players To Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Logo On Shirts In Test Series Against England

West Indies Players To Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Logo On Shirts In Test Series Against England

Jason Holder said the West Indies "have a duty to show solidarity".© Twitter West Indies players will wear a ''Black Lives Matter'' emblem on the collars of their shirts during the Test series against England to show solidarity and help raise awareness regarding equality. "We believe we have a duty to show solidarity and also to help raise awareness," ESPNcricinfo quoted skipper Jason Holder as saying. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given permission and the logo used will be that worn on the shirts of all 20 Premier League football clubs since the sport's restart earlier this month. It was designed by Alisha Hosannah, partner of Watford captain Troy Deeney, ESPNcricinfo reported. "This is a pivotal moment in history for sports, for the game of cr...
Cricket South Africa Gets Sports Ministry’s Nod To Resume Training

Cricket South Africa Gets Sports Ministry’s Nod To Resume Training

South Africa's tour of India was called off due to the coronavirus outbreak in March.© Facebook Cricket South Africa's (CSA) return-to-train-and-play plans have been approved by the country's sports ministry on Monday, paving way for the Proteas teams to resume their training. CSA will have a meeting on Thursday to plot its course back to action. The board's focus will be on getting the national men's and women's teams back in action, though franchise and provincial players will continue to wait before they can begin pre-season camps, ESPNcricinfo reported. According to ESPNcricinfo report, a new date for the 3TC competition - a format in which three teams will play in the same game - is not expected imminently. On June 20, CSA postponed the Solidarity Cu...
Ravinder Dandiwal, Match-Fixing Kingpin, On BCCI’s Watchlist For Past 3-4 Years, Says ACU Chief Ajit Singh

Ravinder Dandiwal, Match-Fixing Kingpin, On BCCI’s Watchlist For Past 3-4 Years, Says ACU Chief Ajit Singh

Ravinder Dandiwal also finds a mention in ACU's education manual.© AFP Ravinder Dandiwal, the alleged kingpin of a recently unearthed international tennis match-fixing syndicate, has been on BCCI's watchlist for the last four years, board's anti-corruption chief Ajit Singh said on Monday. The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday reported that Victoria Police in Australia has named Dandiwal as the "central figure" in the tennis match-fixing scandal in which low-ranked tennis players were allegedly convinced to throw matches in at least two events in Egypt and Brazil in 2018. "He is a suspected to be a corruptor or rather he is a known corruptor. I can talk about his cricket (links only) but he has moved to other sports also. He tried to organise his own leagu...
Mohammad Kaif Mourns Former Delhi Cricketer Sanjay Dobal’s Death

Mohammad Kaif Mourns Former Delhi Cricketer Sanjay Dobal’s Death

Sanjay Dobal was on ventilator for few weeks and tested positive for coronavirus on June 27.© Twitter Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif mourned the death of former Delhi cricketer Sanjay Dobal, who passed away at the age of 53 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Kaif described Dobal as a "genuinely helpful human being" and said that he will always remember the former Delhi cricketer as cheerful and a positive person. "Saddened by the untimely death of Sanjay Dobal who was a well-known club cricketer in Delhi and a genuinely helpful human being. Sanjay bhai was a friend and my Air India teammate. I will always remember him as a cheerful and a positive person. May his soul rest in peace," Kaif tweeted on Monday. Saddened by the untimely death of Sanjay Do...
Watch: Harbhajan Singh Shares Video Of Rahul Dravid’s Classic Catches

Watch: Harbhajan Singh Shares Video Of Rahul Dravid’s Classic Catches

Harbhajan Singh posted a showreel of Rahul Dravid's spectacular catches in international cricket.© AFP Rahul Dravid is not only one of the best batsmen to ever play the game but also one of the best close-in fielders India have ever had. A mainstay of India's slip cordon, the batting great was just as good at short-leg and silly point. One of the safest hands in world cricket, Rahul Dravid has taken many a spectacular catch and fortunately for all cricket lovers, India spinner Harbhajan Singh shared a video of his former teammate's classic catches. India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and former India cricketer Aakash Chopra were full of praise for Dravid's catching abilities. Outstanding catcher Rahul Dravidpic.twitter.com/DnLQhKlHPV — Harbhajan Turb...