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A Former Pakistani Cricketer Said SRK Wanted Him To Play In IPL

Pakistani cricketer, Yasir Arafat’s revelation that he was offered an opportunity to play for Kolkata Night Riders (KKR) by its co-owner Shah Rukh Khan has surprised many because Pakistan was banned from participating in IPL matches post the 26/11 terror attacks in November 2008.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Yasir Arafat said he was offered a contract to play for KKR
• He made this revelation on YouTube
• His name wasn’t shortlisted for playing in IPL

When Did SRK Contact Yasir Arafat?

Speaking on the YouTube channel Cricket Den, Yasir Arafat said that he was playing County Cricket for Kent in 2008 when he was approached by KKR officials with a message from SRK. The officials met him and conveyed SRK’s message that the star wanted him to play for KKR in IPL 2009. They handed him a card and took his contact details.

Initially, he thought that it was a joke as to why SRK would send somebody to talk to him. But soon he received an email where the KKR official complained about him not contacting them and the talks were closed. But he was … Read the rest

Novak Djokovic Makes A Comeback In The Serbia Open

Novak Djokovic displayed superb tennis against his in-form countryman, Miomir Kecmanovic on the second day at the Serbia Open. After suffering from a set and a break down on Thursday, the World No. 1 advanced to the semi-finals with 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in his native Belgrade.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Djokovic beat fellow Serbian Kecmanovic in a close contest in the Serbia Open
• Earlier Djokovic beat Laslo Djere in a nearly three-and-half-hour match
• Djokovic is chasing a third title in the Serbia Open and a fourth ATP Tour title

How The Match Progressed?

Djokovic got less than 24 hours to relax after winning the previous game against Laslo Djere. A tired Djokovic lost the opening set to Kecmanovic without giving any fight. He even missed a break chance in each of the first four games to the second. Soon Djokovic gathered his strength and began to improve his performance from the baseline to level the match.

It was a two-hour-and-eighteen-minute game in which Djokovic won the final four games of the deciding set. He just dropped two points in the process but didn’t face any … Read the rest

Cristiano Ronaldo Mourns The Death Of His Newborn Son

Portuguese footballer and Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez broke the sad news of the death of their newborn baby on a social media post.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The legendary footballer mourns the death of his newborn twin son
• Cristiano Ronaldo says that the birth of a newborn girl gives them strength
• The Portuguese footballer is a father to 4 our children

What Was The Sad News?

Ronaldo and his long-term partner Rodriguez were expecting twins when the doctors broke the news of the death of their twin son to them. Saddened with the news, they took to social media to update their fans and followers about their grief and ask for privacy at this difficult time.

“It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness”, wrote the Manchester United footballer.

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Health Issues Forced WWE Superstar Triple H To Take Early Retirement

The legendary WWE star Paul Levesque popularly known as Triple H and “The Game” announced retirement from in-ring competitions citing health reasons. He said he wouldn’t take part in wrestling competitions after suffering a major cardiac issue last September.

Who Is Paul Levesque?

The 52-year-old WWE icon began his wrestling career in 1992. Before joining WWE, he had been with World Wrestling Championship (WCW) for two years. In WWE, he became a true legend of the sport by winning the world championship title 14 times. His fans fondly call him Triple H and “The Game”. Triple H last showed up in the WWE Super Showdown in 2019 when he went toe-to-toe against Randy Orton.

What Are The Health Issues With Triple H?

“The Game” took the decision to walk out of all in-ring competitions after suffering major cardiac trauma in September 2021. He said that his heart issues were life-threatening. He said he was down with pneumonia and his heart and lungs were … Read the rest

IPL 2022: MI Opening Batsman

Ishan Kishan Will Open MI Indians Innings With Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians (MI) will play its first IPL match for season 2022 on 27th March on its home ground. The MI will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in its first IPL match at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. And this day-night match will begin at sharp 3:30 pm.

How Is MI Preparing For Its First Match?

Skipper Rohit Sharma is focusing on strengthening the batting line of Mumbai Indians. Since MI has experimented with different opening combinations, cricket fans, especially MI supporters want to know who will be the opening batsman with Rohit Sharma.

Last year South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock opened MI innings with Rohit Sharma. But MI has to find an opening batsman this year as Quinton de Kock isn’t playing. MI skipper Rohit Sharma revealed the name of the batsman who will bat with him in the opening.

Who Will Be The Opening Batsman Of MI?

IPL 2022 MI Opening Batsman

Rohit Sharma made the big announcement about the opening batsman during a virtual conference. He said that he would open the batting. He had been doing … Read the rest

Jersey Movie Review

Shahid Kapoor Leaves His Mark As An Angry Failed Cricketer

Jersey is a sports drama movie featuring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur in the lead roles. It is based on a 2019 Telugu movie of the same name. Also, the director of both the movies is the same. Gowtam Tinnanuri directed both the Telugu and the Hindi movie Jersey.

Story

Arjun Talwar (Shahid Kapoor) is a senior cricketer in his 30s. He had a long and fulfilling career in the sport when he opts for retirement. But he has to make a comeback to the Indian cricket team to inspire his son. His father Pankaj Kapoor also plays a crucial role in the movie. He is Arjun’s coach Madhav Sharma.

Jersey was first scheduled to be released on 31 December 2021, but couldn’t due to pandemic. Now it is expected to be released on 14 April 2022 in theaters. But an OTT release is also expected.

Highlights Of The Movie:

• Hindi directorial debut of Gowtam Tinnanuri
• The story is based on the life and emotion of a cricketer
• The movie highlights the … Read the rest