‘Boom Boom Afridi’ as he is popularly called for his speedy run making abilities ended up roughing up with fans , infront of the camera , after he noticed his 3 year-old daughter being pushed by a fan , just to reach out to Afridi for an autograph. A protective and caring father ended up attacking the fan with punches,slaps and kicks,until he was stopped by his brother. After the incident , Afridi apologized for the shameful act but also clarified his reasons for losing his temper. Pakistani team was returning back home after the Asia Cup win and Afridi’s daughter along with family members was there to recieve him at the Karachi Airport.
Sachin Tendulkar , the batting legend,fondly called master-blaster, took a little long but completed his 100th century in the Asia Cup 2012 , against Bangladesh and henceforth has been able to answer the critics who would want him to retire and were accusing him of being selfish and record-oriented. In an interview today, he declared, no one should tell him when to retire and that he is a better person himself to decide the same!
Interestingly,Sachin has got his hair straightened and given himself a new look,altogether !
Actor and Producer, Saif Ali Khan is really upset about Pakistan’s Censor Board banning the release of his upcoming action-thriller, ‘Agent Vinod’ , pointing out that the way ISI (Pakistani Intelligence Organization) has been portrayed in the movie may upset people of Pakistan. Well, the movie is about to release , coming Friday, March 23rd 2012 and hope it does well in the nation and worldwide.
Poonam Pandey, the model much known for her self-proclaimed , passionate love for Cricket which she often tries expressing by tweeting sem-nude photos (Do not know how does semi-nudity or nudity define happiness when your Team wins) has created news once again. However, this time it is not she who is responsible solely. Park Circus area of Kolkata faced protests, halting traffic for almost 6 hours , after a local newspaper had previously published a photograph tweeted by Poonam Pandey and had offered an apology after eyebrows were raised.
Well, news does not reveal what was so controversial about the photograph published.
One of the morphed photos of Poonam Pandey(standing nude)holding a framed photo of Lord Vishnu (with Sachin’s face morphed on Lord Vishnu’s and his hands holding helmet and cricket bat) and a Pakistani player bowing down(praying to the framed photo) was published on a site called modelviewz.com and was criticized by Poonam Pandey as well.
Well , whatever the reason may be, Poonam Pandey has made it to news once again….thanks to the protesters blocking the road in Kolkata for 6 hours and giving her media-attention(this time effortlessly).
Renowned Pakistani cricketer and now a politician, Imran Khan has cancelled his visit to India, invited at India Today conclave in New Delhi after he learnt that even Salman Rushdie would speak in the conclave.Imran reasoned his denial by stating he could not even think of attending a program which included Rushdie,someone who has hurt Islamic sentiments worldwide!
Well, religion aside, so far , even some Indian hardliner groups earned name by objecting controversial Salman Rushdie’s visit and conferences to be held in India, in recent past and it seems even Imran Khan do not wish to let go this opportunity.
They who used to fall short of words praising the Little-Master Blaster, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar , are also adding on to the list of his critics , questioning Sachin’s intention ! Ian Chappell , the former Australian Captain and cricket legend, doubts Sachin’s intention as well. When the air blew against the Master-Blaster, in the past, he would always come back and hit bang hard on the face of criticism, with his performance. However, this time , it is his 100th century which people doubt is the only thing, he is playing International Cricket for and not for his nation. In the huge list of Sachin’s celebrity critics, stand many former Indian cricket players too, who are not as blunt as Ian has been. Probably, no one denies Sachin’s potential to be able to score rapidly , in any international matches, even now.
Are there valid reasons with critics to ask Sachin to retire ?
Well, since last few months, Sachin is being criticized by Media and Cricket-Experts for delaying his retirement. Throughout the Australian Tour Sachin could not get that (now, better be mentioned as the most controversial) 100 and the most deserving and anticipated one too. His decision to play ODIs again is also declaring his intent of playing just for that record. The question is why should he not play for records? Why should he retire? If he be compared with the young Team India players, he is doing fairly good.Except for Gambhir and Kohli, which youngster of Team India did miracles in Australia ? Hence he very much deserves to remain in the squad as his experience and being in the Top 11 matters , even today. There is no opponent team which does not celebrate Sachin’s wicket with extra-excitement, till date. It is because he is still a terror to the opponent, worldwide ! When it comes to records, why should a player not play for records ? Do they not matter ? Do numbers not count in the game? Yes they do ! And he getting that 100th century would bring proud to the nation as well. Even if some one does it after him, it would be crossing a milestone which an Indian Cricketer would have made ! Above all, had numbers and records not been their under his name, Sachin would not have been praised like Sachin!
-Ask Sachin to retire if you can bring in a Replica else let him decide when he wishes to, as his being in the team, matters and would always do so !
Addressing the media in Agra , Kapil Dev said it is up to Sachin to decide when to retire . However, he also marked that questions are raised only when the performance goes down. Previously, it was him who had declared it was time for Sachin to retire and he should have done it , before World Cup 2011 or before that.
Well, sudden change of opinion on Sachin, from the former Indian Team captain is shocking or may be he has sensed that Sachin may complete his 100th century , sometime soon, may be in the upcoming Asia Cup when the pitch would be of Bangladesh where Sachin’s record is fairly good!
Former Indian Captain and presently a Congress MP, Azharuddin, has been issued non-bailable warrant by a Delhi court because of failing to appear in the court due to his busy schedule. He has been keeping busy campaigning for his party in Uttar Pradesh.An exemption application submitted was rejected by the Court.
Sanjay Solanki, the complainant, 2 cheques issued by Azhar each of Rs 1.5 crore were dishonoured forcing him to move to court.
Virat Kohli cartoon image becoming vice captain of Team India for Asia Cup
Reporters curious enough to get the update on Team India selection for the upcoming Asia Cup ended up annoying Kris Srikkanth, chairman of selectors, after the press – conference. Srikkanth had announced the 15 players for Asia Cup which excludes Zaheer Khan and Virendra Sehwag.
Curious to find out the actual reason as to why Sehwag was chucked out for the Asia Cup , the reporters repeated the same question differently which apparently harassed him so much that he asked them to Shut-Up ! He reasoned Sehwag and Zaheer being excluded on grounds of injury and after the reports from physio however, the reporters doubted Sehwag being out due to his bad performance throughout the Australian Series , so far !