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Kawhi Leonard & Toronto Raptors Stop Golden State Warriors' 3-Peat To Win Their First NBA Title

After being the dominating force of the National Basketball League (NBA) for more than four years, it seems as if the reign of the Golden State Warriors has finally come to an end at the hands of one of the best two-way players of the league in Kawhi Leonard and a feisty Toronto Raptors team who not only made their first appearance in the NBA Finals this season but also won their maiden title along with it.  YOUR 2019 @NBA CHAMPS! #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/3mNvchZqzT — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019 Albeit the Warriors were cursed with extremely unfortunate injuries, taking out some of their best players in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson at the worst moments possible but this should not take away from the fact that a team like the Raptors who were always considered to be 'good but not good enough', defeated some of the most talented rosters in the league such as the Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwuakke Bucks during the playoffs series and the Warriors in the NBA Finals.  While role-players like Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam showed up big time, especially in crunch time, when they were needed the most, the contributions of Kawhi Leonard demand a special mention.  Board man gets champagne! pic.twitter.com/YvlnleQOW9 — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019 Traded to the Canadian squad less than a year ago, that too during the time he was down and away with a severe ankle injury, Leonard was not only able to understand how the team functioned but also became their beacon of hope, the leader they desperately needed to make it to the Finals and win it all.  After facing toxic levels of criticism from the San Antonio Spurs fans for not representing the city on the court for an entire year, 'The Klaw' winning the title and the 2019 'NBA Finals Most Valuable Player' award was probably the best way for him to redeem himself and consolidate his name as one of the best athletes the league and the basketball world has ever seen.  KAWHI LEONARD 2X FINALS MVP!  #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/dabEfjSRsb — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 14, 2019 This is also not for the first time Leonard has stopped a dynasty from winning three consecutive championship titles or as they say a 3peat. Winning his very first NBA title in 2014 against the powerful Miami Heat which consisted of star players like Dwyane Wade, Chrish Bosh and Lebron James, all in their prime, Leonard won his first NBA Finals MVP back then.  Now again, heading into the 2019 Finals Leonard shocked the Warriors and the world when he led his side to winning all three games in the Warriors' homecourt and sealing the deal with a couple of free throws in the final moments of Game 6 in Oakland. Nobody could have written the narrative of the Toronto Raptors' first title any better than this. 

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Huawei Phones Have Started Showing Ads On The Lock Screen And Users Are Not Happy

Advertisements have become a common sight on the internet. After all, they contribute a majority of the Internet's revenue. Every website, app, or service relies on them to make money. Though, many have observed companies getting too greedy about earning and bombarding the users with intrusive or disturbing ads. We've all come across auto-playing video ads that not only suck bandwidth in the background but are also annoying since they pop-up instantaneously. When users get irritated about ads on their browser, it's fair to assume they'll be furious if ads start creeping out in the mobile UI as well. © MensXP A large number of Huawei users have reported seeing advertisements (especially about Booking.com) on their phone's lock screen. So far, users with the P30 Pro, P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro, and Honor 10 have confirmed visibility of ads. They're appearing for device owners who are using the preinstalled landscape background wallpapers. Huawei's sister-brand Honor was quick to confirm on Twitter that the company isn't serving these ads. Huawei says the ads are being delivered by third-party services or apps. What's fishy is, the ads are visible on Huawei's factory installed Magazine cycle of wallpapers. We assume the company relies on a third-party to serve these wallpapers, and they've pushed forward a promotional wallpaper without Huawei's consent. © Twitter According to a Reddit thread, four images about Booking.com were added in the wallpaper rotation. You can delete the particular wallpaper, but there's a possibility the service can push more promotional content in the future, and you'll have to manually remove it each time. Obviously, the best and safest way to avoid these ads is by not relying on Huawei's wallpaper app. There are a lot of options available on the Play Store. Last year, a similar issue had been found on Samsung phones as well. © MensXP Xiaomi's MIUI is infamous for pushing ads in the UI. It does so officially and the users are aware of what they're buying into. Even then, users have been complaining about rising ads within the phone's skin and some reports have also pointed towards "vulgar" ads being served. For Huawei, the timing couldn't get any worse. The company has been blacklisted from doing business in/with American markets and this means future phones will not be able to use Google's Play Service. On a more micro level, even basic resources like ARM's chipset architecture is now out of reach. Via DigitalTrends

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Vicky Kaushal's Reply To A Fan On Twitter Is Just Why He Is Quickly Becoming Young India's Fave

The year was 2018, when suddenly this one rugged looking man, with a chiselled face and olive skin, started grabbing eyeballs every time he graced the screens. It was more than his looks though (well quite honestly, his simple features and boy-next-door vibes did wonders too), people were intrigued by this actor who was seen portraying different characters each time, each distinct, and better than the last. © Twitter Vicky Kaushal was finally here, and what an entry it had been. Women swooned over the chivalrous Iqbal Syed in 'Raazi', while others sought friends like Kamlesh in 'Sanju' and a lover as fun and easy-going as Vicky in 'Manmarziyaan'. However, it is 2019 that witnessed Vicky Kaushal's greatest arrival and how! Vicky's 'Uri' broke multiple industry records and put him right at the top in Bollywood. © Twitter He is currently one of the busiest and most sought after stars in the Hindi film industry and there's no guessing why. Directors love him, but his fans are absolute nuts over this guy. © Reuters Yet, all this success, popularity and fame hasn't gotten into his head one bit. And fans love him for being so rooted and humble at all times. Take, for instance, this recent Twitter exchange between Vicky and one of his fans. © Twitter The fan tweeted, saying: @vickykaushal09 my wifey saw you today in the jam jam cafe, was sitting next to your table but too shy to come up and talk. And thought that privacy should be given to the stars. I am saying hi ð on her behalf and we really love your acting. Take care!! — KapilArtistry (@ArtistryKapil) June 12, 2019 Vicky decided to respond to this honest admission and message, and tweeted to Kapil. Pass my regards. I appreciate her for respecting my privacy. Next time, feel free, I'd be happy to have a conversation :) https://t.co/4Si2zSUpaV — Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) June 12, 2019 Not only was that a wonderful gesture on Vicky's part, but his thoughtfulness in suggesting that they introduce themselves the next time is truly heartwarming. Fellow fans cannot seem to get over his humility either. Such a humble person you areð­â¤ @vickykaushal09 — Vaanya Bansal (@BansalVaanya) June 12, 2019 How sweet and kind of you... ððð — Priya Arya (@priyasris) June 13, 2019 This is so heart warming to read. Not only a brilliant actor but a good person. Hope I can meet you 1 day 2. Cant wait for bhoot although I hate horror films...only 4 u — VGThoughts (@VGthoughts) June 12, 2019 Traits of a superstar-in-the-making.... — Jayesh Kumar Dey (@dey_jayesh) June 13, 2019 This is called a HUMAN BEING .
Thanks for making your fans special. — manish only (@manishs90616427) June 13, 2019

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Frustrated With England's Bad Weather, Kedar Jadhav Asks The Rains To Go To Maharashtra

The ICC World Cup 2019 has come to bit of a halt in the birthplace of cricket as the rain showers have decided to take over the tournament and ruin it for everybody from players to match officials to the fans.  In the past four days, the viewers of the Cricket World Cup have only been able to enjoy less than a game and a half in total with some of the exciting contests being washed away, thanks to the non-stop downpour in the English cities of Hampshire, Bristol and Nottingham, one such matchup being between the two unbeaten teams of this year's tournament in India and New Zealand on 13th June 2019, Thursday.  Ardent fans of both sides only got to their favourite cricketers in casuals rather than their formal jerseys and that too only when one of two players popped out of the dressing room to check the weather conditions before disappearing behind a door.  © Reuters However, Indian bowling all-rounder, Kedar Jadhav did contribute towards the day by coming out of the dressing room and sending out a video message that has been making the rounds on social media ever since the covers were put on the field.  Haha Kedar Jadhav asking rains from England to shift to Maharashtra ðâ¤ï¸ #INDvNZ #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/ZcdoKcypkT — Saurabh (@Boomrah_) June 13, 2019 In the video, the 34-year-old can be clearly seen begging the evil Nottingham rains to move away from the city and instead move to his home state of Maharashtra, which is currently facing immense drought conditions with only 7 percent of water left for consumption that has affected the lives of the locals living there.  Jadhav was not only applauded for his quick wit but also the fact that he remembered the struggles of his people back home even though he is thousands of miles away. Boss for this tweet @mipaltan should pick you up for not less than 15 koka the next IPL... Real original one..ð Keep the Josh high this Sunday & all the best to our guys.. — L.V.Subramaniam (@lvsubbu60) June 13, 2019 Aw ! That's lovely⤠— sandeep chamoli (@sandeepchamoli9) June 13, 2019 Here's a brilliant moment from our very own, Kedar Jadhav. â¤ï¸

KeJa [to clouds and rain]: Go! Go to my state, Maharashtra!

KeJa [with folded hands]: Rain is required a lot more in Maharashtra, not here (England) at all.#CWC19 #INDvNZ #Maharashtra #TeamIndia #drought https://t.co/mIzBA7GYwP — North Stand Gang - Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) June 13, 2019 U win heart, @JadhavKedar
may ur request soon  hear by rain #kedarjadhav — KARAN KARLE (@karanslove) June 13, 2019 #HaveYourSay @iamharry_88
As said by KedarJadhav Rain should fall in Maharashtra where it is needeed then in England where it is not needed — Amey Mohal (@imadm20052741) June 13, 2019 Heart touching moment:
Heard touching words in Marathi from #kedarjadhav@JadhavKedar requesting to rain plz don't fall here in England go to My state Maharashtra (For farmers) there is need of it...

"Bhava aaj mann jinklas tu" ð#India #CWC19 #RainStopsMatch  @ICC @BCCI pic.twitter.com/u00UdFNibc — The Beastð ð¥ (@AkhadeKrushna) June 13, 2019 Now that Team India's third game of the 2019 World Cup has been washed out, all eyes will be on the weather forecast for Sunday when the Men in Blue will lock horns with their neighbouring rivals in Sarfaraz Ahmed's Team Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. 

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India Is Planning To Launch Its Own Space Station By 2030 Without Any Help From Other Countries

The International Space Station, as we all know, is currently the only fully functional space station in the Earth's lower orbit. It's the result of a partnership between European countries represented by the European Space Agency the United States, Japan, Canada, and Russia. Well, looks like there's going to be another space station by the year 2030 and it's going to be launched by none other than India. The same has been confirmed by the ISRO chief K Sivan during a press conference where he also talked a bit more about the project. © Reuters He made it a point to inform that India will not be joining the International Space Station (ISS) and launch its own space station, which will be an extension of the Gaganyaan project. “We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme. So, subsequently, as a long-term plan, we are planning to have the space station in India. We are going to join the international community in manned missions to the moon, asteroids. We have a clear plan for the space programme,” Sivan said. The proposed space station will likely weigh 20 tonnes and it's said to be used for conducting microgravity experiments. India is targetting 2030 as the date to launch the space station and the preliminary plan is for the space station is to accommodate astronauts for up to 15-20 days in space. We still don't have a lot of details, but we hope to learn more after the completion of Gaganyaan mission. © Reuters As for the Gaganyaan mission, the government is said to have cleared a budget of Rs. 10,000 crore. It looks like there will be two flights from Sriharikota before the maiden flight with crew takes of sometime in 2022. ISRO's complete focus right now is on India's second moon mission, Chandrayan -2. It will take off on July 15 and will attempt to land near the South Pole of the Moon, which has remained an uncharted territory so far. You can learn more about the Chandrayan-2 mission right here.

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IND Vs NZ: How An Abandoned Match Can Affect Virat Kohli & Co's World Cup Campaign

The twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup in England & Wales has already started to frustrate participating fans and teams - all because of persistent rain and poor weather conditions. While the quadrennial event has enthralled us with memorable moments this year, its rain-hit ties has equally left everyone annoyed.

As many as four games have already been affected by rain wherein two have been abandoned, one led to no result and another was concluded via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. But, it seems there's no stopping to rain disruptions in the ongoing World Cup anytime soon.

In yet another frustrating day for both the teams and fans, persistent rain at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, first, delayed the start of India's much-anticipated clash against New Zealand and, then, forced it to be abandoned. In a match that pitted two unbeaten sides in the tournament, India and New Zealand, despite their bid to secure two crucial points, had to eventually settle for one apiece. While the Kiwis remain at the top of the table with seven points, the Indian side climbed to the third, behind Australia (six points) with five points in their kitty. Reuters In a single-group format, akin to the 1992 edition, losing key points, due to rain, could have drastic implications on a title aspirations of the participating nations. And, while rain-hit ties can dent the chances for some of the strongest sides, it can equally prove to be a blessing in disguise for the weaker ones.

For instance, take a look at Sri Lanka. Arguably one of the weakest sides in the tournament, the Lankans were humbled by the Kiwis comprehensively in their opening match. Having lost two points early on, the Lankans found themselves in a spot of bother after Afghanistan bowled them out for 201 runs. But, a rain disruption worked to their advantage and a revised target of 187 runs in 41 overs (D/L) proved a tad too difficult for the Afghans.

After recording their first points in the tournament, the Lankans were surely not the favourites to come out on top against Pakistan. But, again, poor weather conditions came to their rescue and handed them a key point as the match got abandoned without a single ball being bowled. The story of their fourth match was pretty much the same against Bangladesh as heavy rainfall saw another game getting abandoned. Reuters Though some might argue that the Lankans could have defeated Bangladesh in their last match. But, the fact that the Tigers had earlier defeated the mighty South Africans should somewhat tilt tie in their favour, if not completely. So, in four matches so far, where the Lankans would've probably garnered two points (giving Bangladesh the benefit of doubt), rain disruptions have allowed them to secure four.

Now, coming back to India's clash against New Zealand. Given the fact that the 'Men in Blue' have secured wins in as many matches, the rain washout shouldn't really have a major implication on their World Cup title dreams. They already have four points in their kitty and sharing a point with the Kiwis will now make it five with six games still to go.

In the coming days, India will be seen locking horns with Pakistan (16th June), Afghanistan (22nd June), West Indies (27th June), England (30th June), Bangladesh (2nd July) and Sri Lanka (6th July). Out of their remaining six matches, India, given their form, probably need to just worry about England. Reuters While the likes of Pakistan and West Indies cannot be taken lightly, we reckon, the two teams will find Team India too hot to handle in their upcoming fixtures. In the other ties, India should easily see off the likes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Expecting them to lose to England (quite an ask for the hosts though), India should secure 10 points from their remaining six games - which should be good enough to propel them into the knockouts.

On the other hand, the weather predictions for India's next six matches paint a different picture altogether. Their clash against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester is expected to get disrupted by some showers. The weather prediction for their clash against Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton is cloudy, with some showers. Reuters Their tie against the Windies at Old Trafford, Manchester might see a rare afternoon shower. Thankfully, there are showers expected during India's much-anticipated match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham as the weather predicted is sunny and a bit cloudy. The clash against Bangladesh might witness a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon in an otherwise cloudy day. And, India's final group match against Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds is expected to be a bit cloudy, with some showers predicted later in the day.

Well, we can all have our permutations and combinations, but what eventually will unfold in India's remaining group games cannot possibly be predicted - neither on the basis of weather predictions, nor in terms of anyone's past performances. Sadly, just like Virat Kohli & co, we all have to wait and watch while keeping our fingers crossed.

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8 Best Scenes Of Captain America That Prove No One Is Better Than Chris Evans

It's the best Chris in Hollywood's birthday, yay! What can I say about Chris Evans? He's a great actor, he's a great person, he's literally a golden retriever in human form. This near-perfect human being turned 38 today and we obviously need to celebrate him, and what better way than to look back at all of his best scenes from the MCU? Let's be real, he can do whatever role he wants, but he will always be Captain America (sorry, Anthony Mackie but that's what you get for a boring Black Mirror episode).  As Cap, he's given us many incredible movies with unforgettable dialogues and scenes. While every scene with him is great, of course, I have listed out the best, most memorable scenes. Enjoy! Also, happy birthday, Cap! 1. The best Cap scene ever/ Hammer Time This scene, this freaking scene, is hands down the best MCU moment for me. I can watch it a hundred times and still be as excited as the first time. Such a crucial moment, Thanos is overpowering Thor and will probably kill him, but wait, in comes Cap to show he's worthy. Nothing can top this. 2. Cap vs Cap Another great 'Endgame' scene that we didn't know he needed until it actually happened. From “I can do this all day” “yeah, I know, I know” to “Bucky is alive” to “this IS America's ass”, the whole Cap vs Cap fight scene was perfect, nothing can make it better. 3. “There's only one God” What a dialogue, what a way to introduce Thor in 'The Avengers', and Steve being Steve and jumping out of planes. Also, him calling Natasha 'ma'am' proving he really is from the 40s. 4. When he blocks Thor's hammer Well, now we know how and why he could do this. He's also so worthy! Also, the moment Thor realizes they're not some random people. 5. Lift scene(s) A great scene from an overall great movie. The 'lift scene' is so memorable, it's so well done. Anyone should be afraid of getting into a lift with Chris Evans - or make fun of it - but either way, it's still one of the best MCU scenes till date and that's why there was a callback to that in 'Endgame' as well. Cap saying 'Hail Hydra' will never not be funny to me. 6. Cap is strong, like very very strong If you were not even a little turned on by Chris Evans' muscles and strength in this scene, then you're not human and you're also lying. The guy is so freaking strong, he literally could stop a fucking helicopter from flying. Strongest Avenger right here, people. Hulk who? 7. Nomad Cap! You cannot tell me that Cap's entry in 'Infinity War' wasn't one of the best scenes in a movie filled with incredible scenes. To be honest, it was the perfect way to introduce the newest Avenger - Captain America's cool new beard (and no I'm not talking about Peggy or Sharon). 8. AVENGERS…assemble Well, we started with 'Endgame' and we'll end with 'Endgame', obviously. This might not be a long scene but it's a damn powerful one. Everyone who got dusted is back - which again was a visual treat in itself - but when Cap comes in front and does what he does best - lead - it was just great to watch.  Also, it was the last time these Avengers will ever assemble and the added emotional aspect makes it an unforgettable scene from the entire MCU.

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#SwitchUp: How To Make Workwear Fun

What do you wear to office? ANSWER: Wear what you want, but don't make it boring. If your corporate guidelines are relaxed, here's how you can make your workwear fun.

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Kuwait & SA Record The Highest Temperature Of 63 Deg C While We Complain About The Heat Here

As summers creep up slowly, we can feel the heavy heat wave make its way through in different parts of the world. In India itself, the heat is excruciating with heavy droughts affecting most northern regions and killing crops and drying up water bodies.  Apart from that, the heat is surely having an adverse effect on humans and animals alike and we're wondering when the monsoons are going to hit us. © Pinterest But, even though we're miserably bearing this heat, some parts of the world are far worse, when it comes to dealing with the sun. Incidentally, a man from Kuwait died from the strong heat wave that has engulfed the country. He suffered a heatstroke and passed away, with his tools next to his body. The forensic reports stated an overexposure to the sun. And this happened because Kuwait recorded its hottest day in the month and you won't believe how far the temperature rose. Kuwait recorded its highest temperature so far, which was also the hottest day in the world on the 8th of June, 2019. The maximum temperature recorded was 52.2 degrees Celsius, in the shadows and 63 degrees Celsius, under direct sunlight, as reported by Gulf News.  The same day, Saudi Arabia recorded a maximum temperature of 55 degrees Celsius at Al Majmaah, during noon. That is by far the hottest day recorded in the history of weather updates, and here we are complaining about a mere 43 degrees Celsius! © Guld News Kuwait summers are largely unpredictable and the meteorologists have predicted that maximum temperature could reach up to 68 degrees Celsius in July. India, by far has been experiencing its own climatic divide. While the southern regions are experiencing monsoon, the northern parts are going through immense heat. The highest temperature recorded yet was 48.9 degrees Celsius in Charu, a city in Rajasthan.

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#SwitchUp: The White Shirt

What's more useful and versatile in the summers than a classic white shirt? You can wear it easily with denims or trousers! If you've got a big event, wear your white shirt in a formal manner by pairing it with a blazer. With all these different looks, which one will you try first?

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Science Says Fighting With A Sibling Makes One A Better Person In Life

If you've grown up fighting with your sibling a lot, there is nothing in this world that can break you. Yes, this statement stands true and I am sure sibling rivalries are prevalent in every household, where the younger one is always subjected to the elder one's wrath more often than not. © Eros international Constant bickering with a sibling over anything at all is now considered healthy, and it's just not a reminder of times where you fought to prove a point to your brother or sister. How's that?  Well, accreting to researchers at the University of Cambridge, the fights we have had with our siblings when we were younger are the reasons for our apt and adequate mental and emotional growth as adults. © Pinterest The research, which concluded five years later, is named 'Toddlers Up' and it also concluded that being in a state of competition with your siblings when you're younger, helps build your social skills better.   Remember when the two of you would just compete to prove who is better at what, to your parents? Well, the younger ones did try a tad too hard to win each and every competition, I am sure. According to the study, when siblings fight, their verbal delivery is a very important tool to enhance proper mental growth. As long as the fights get resolved in a more objective manner, verbally, there is a healthy chance that both the siblings will have a good hold over their mental growth and their cognizance. © Pinterest A total of 140 kids were observed during this study, and it was concluded that siblings do have a lot of impact on each other while growing up together, even if they are each other's throat at all times. And, of course, that also determines a healthy boundary between the two siblings, who will also count on each other when they grow older. So maybe all the a*s-kicking you got as a child from your sibling could be the reason you're a balanced person now?   © UTV motions pictures The study also states that if sibling rivalry crosses over to adulthood, then maybe it hasn't really helped you grow or develop emotionally. But if it's the type of relationship that matures over time and all the differences are put away as you grow older, you will definitely become a better person and, of course, you will always have your sibling to depend on and vice-versa. © Pinterest Of course, there are sibling rivalries that do get out of hand and they become a lot more potent and toxic and aren't a projection of naivety. That is something that needs intervention at the right time. But if you have healthy fights with your siblings or have had them while growing up, rest assured you're a good person, emotionally and are mentally sound!

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Yuvraj Singh Opens Can Of Worms On Farewell Match, Promises To Expose BCCI After World Cup

With the ICC World Cup currently under progress, the Indian cricket team has so far stayed true to its reputation as one of the title contenders in England and Wales. The Virat Kohli-led brigade decimated South Africa in their opening game and then hammered Australia to prove their credentials as one of the strongest sides in the tournament.

But, on 10th June, while everyone was still hungover from a clinical 36-run win by Kohli & co, an out of favour Indian cricketer grabbed the limelight following an emotional press conference in Mumbai.

For someone who last featured for India during an ODI series against West Indies in June 2017, Yuvraj Singh didn't really surprise anyone by announcing his retirement from all forms in international cricket. With age catching up with the Indian star, Yuvi's dreams of making a comeback into the national team - a side that's full of fitter and more consistent players - was over long ago. Reuters Thus, it was more of a question of when and not if on Yuvraj's retirement. But, even if he struggled in the recent years, it still shouldn't take anything away from Yuvraj's immense contribution to Indian cricket. That's probably why cricket bigwigs and fans were busy showering praise on India's 2011 World Cup hero when he announced his retirement.

However, amongst all the praise, there was one pertinent question that gained voice on the social media: why isn't there a farewell match for Yuvi? For someone who, despite his medical condition, put his team and country ahead of health and life by playing a key role in India's World Cup winning campaign in 2011, organising a farewell match was the least the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could do.

While no one had any answer to that question, Yuvi, himself, gave an insight on the issue. Yuvraj revealed that he was promised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that he would get a farewell match if he fails to clear the 'Yo-Yo' fitness test but he cleared the test and was not given a chance to retire on the field. Reuters "Mujhe bola gaya tha agar aapse 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hota toh aap retirement match khel sakate ho (I was told that if you are not able to pass the 'Yo-Yo' test, I would get a farewell game)," the 37-year-old said at an emotional press conference in Mumbai.

"I did not tell anyone in BCCI that I have to play the last match. Agar main accha tha, potential tha toh main ground pe se chale jaata. (If I was good enough, I would have retired from the ground). Aur mujhe is tarha ki cricket khelna pasand nahi hai, ki mujhe ek match chahiye (I don't like to ask for a game, I have never played the game with that mindset)," he claimed.

"Toh maine us time bola ki mujhe retirement match nahi chahiye, 'Yo-Yo' test pass nahi hoga toh main chup chhap ghar chale jayunga... 'Yo-Yo' test pass kiya and then rest is not my call," he said. Reuters Over the years, the 'Yo-Yo' test has become a key parameter for the cricketers to make the cut for the Indian team. The test involves a player sprinting between two cones that are set 20 metres apart on the sound of a beep. It is used to measure an athlete's endurance.

When asked about his thoughts on the 'Yo-Yo' test, Yuvraj decided against revealing the details for now before claiming that he still has a lot to say. "See I am sure now I'll have a lot of time to discuss these things, I'll have a lot to say. I am not saying right now because India is playing the World Cup. And I don't want any controversies over the players.

"I want the players to be in the best space, to go in the last four, so I am sure my time will come to speak and I don't want be in that space I have retired in the World Cup, I have just retired because I want to move on in my life," Yuvi, 2011 World Cup's 'Man of the Series', signed off on a mysterious note.

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Here's The 'Endgame' Scene That Made Joe Russo Cry & It's Every Father's Worst Nightmare

The 'Avengers: Endgame' movie has been more than just a closing chapter to the epic series. It is an emotional roller coaster ride that left fans teary-eyed and shouting how we all love them '3000'.  However, what we watched was the final product of the blood, sweat and tears of the entire cast and crew, so one can only imagine the enduring power of the people who gave it their all, especially the Russo brothers. Now, while we shed tears of horror and sadness when Tony Stark left us, and Black Widow making the ultimate sacrifice, Joe Russo has a different version of what made him cry his heart out.  It is the opening scene in the movie, where Hawkeye is with this family, having fun, when they all suddenly disintegrate, a result of Thanos' snap, and he helplessly looks around for them. In a recent interview, Joe Russo spoke about how his sentimental meter shot to the sky when he directed the heartbreaking scene. “I've got four kids, and it's a very tragic scene to open the movie with. It's one of the few scenes in the movie that actually makes me tear up when I watch it because I think about my own family . . . And then you think about what would happen to you, as a father. You'd become very self-destructive.” Thankfully, the sadness comes to an end when he is finally reunited with his family towards the end, but as a director and a father, Joe Russo related to this scene like every dad out there probably did. 

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Deepika Padukone To Make Her Debut As Ranveer Singh's On-Screen Wife Romi Bhatia In '83

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone make for one of Bollywood's most favourite next-gen couples, and fans simply cannot get enough of their love doses and PDAs.  What started out as a filmy (literally) love story on the sets of 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', quickly escalated into a raging (albeit hush-hush) love affair, that had the fans and grapevine asking for more. © Instagram The much-in-love couple tied the knot late last year, as the entire country waited with bated breath to catch a glimpse of newlywed Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh as man and wife. Now, though it's been a while since Deepika donned the hat of Mrs Ranveer Singh, she is soon going to make her debut as Ranveer's wife on-screen too. © Bhansali Productions As per latest reports, Deepika has been roped in to play Ranveer's on-screen wife in the Kapil Dev biopic '83', wherein she will be essaying the role of Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia.  Deepika is a lot like Ranveer when it comes to getting to the very soul of the character she plays. © Instagram According to a Bombay Times report, Deepika is all set to spend time with Romi to get to know her better and do justice to her part in Kapil Dev's stellar history. © Instagram Talking about her role and the relationship she shares with Kapil Dev and Romi Bhatia personally, Deepika said, "There isn't a lot of material available on her. I have met her a few times, including our wedding reception, and I have interacted with her socially over the years. I am also referring to whatever material the director's team has sent across to me. My parents have known their family for many years. So, I feel I know her and hope that she is proud and happy with the film. I intend to connect and spend some time with her before I start filming to be able to understand her perspective better." © Instagram '83 will be Ranveer and Deepika's fourth film together. The husband and wife duo was previously seen in 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela', 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat' but this will be the first time they will play a lawfully-wedded husband and wife on-screen and we cannot wait for it!

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Nadal Rewrites History By Winning 12th Roland Garros Title After Emotional & Endearing Season

Rafael Nadal re-established his name in the history books last night, as he lifted the Roland Garros trophy for a record 12th time in Paris' Court Philippe Chatrier. In doing so, he became the first player (man or woman) to lift a single Grand Slam title 12 times. The road to Rafa's win was not always a smooth one as he faced one of the more turbulent phases of his career over the last 18 months. Nadal has spent a majority of the last two seasons changing and adapting to the limitations of his body, as he has withdrawn from over 11 tournaments due to injury since the beginning of 2018. It began with a psoas problem that led to his retirement from last year's Australian Open and later, knee woes led to his retirement in the semi-final of last year's US Open against Juan Martin del Potro. © Reuters After a knee problem, Nadal was set to return to indoor courts in Paris in November but was ruled out once again due to an ankle injury, ending his 2018 season. This meant that the Spaniard would withdraw from 10 tournaments within a year, with injuries in his knees, ankles, stomach and hips. He made a good comeback in 2019 as he reached the Australian Open final but lost in straight sets to Novak Djokovic. Once again he had to bow out of a semi-final clash at Indian Wells against Roger Federer due to another knee problem, leading to his withdrawal from Miami masters as well. He then took a 5-week break to work on his knee and returned to the clay circuit without being fully fit. After exits in the semi-final stage in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid; he entered the Italian Open in Rome, the last Masters 1000 Event before Roland Garros; without a trophy for the first time since 2004. But the slump did not last long. At an event he has had a lot of success at, he won in Rome convincingly beating French Open favourite Djokovic in the final to set up his chase for a 12th title in Paris. © Reuters He entered the tournament as the favourite, but mostly, because he is so dominant at this event, not because of particularly good form. In vintage fashion, he breezed past all his rounds including a semi-final win against familiar foe Federer in straight sets to set up the final against Dominic Thiem. Thiem put up as good a fight as anyone has against Rafa in Paris, but Nadal reigned supreme 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 to lift his record 12th French Open title. The emotional reaction he displayed at the end of the win is indicative of the struggle Nadal has been through over the last year and a half. But there's something special between Nadal and Roland Garros, as he shows his fabled fighting spirit time and time again to win on the dirt in France no matter what the circumstances. © Reuters Speaking after the final, “I've had too many issues, so that makes the last few weeks very, very special.” His coach Carlos Moya heaped press on the Spanish ace saying he is a “mental genius” and one of the “toughest” competitors out there. Fans are quick to take Rafa's success at Roland Garros for granted, but to win 12 Grand Slam titles on a surface as demanding as clay is no easy feat, and to do it during a point in your career which was marred by injury, is truly commendable. Nadal will go down in history as the greatest player on clay and one of the greatest fighters the world of sports has ever seen.

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UCL Streaker Kinsey Wolanski Reveals Liverpool Players Messaged Her After the Final

22-year-old model Kinsey Wolanski was the biggest talking point of the UEFA Champions League final as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in a rather lacklustre affair. The American model stormed the pitch in a black swimsuit that sported the name of the adult website run by her boyfriend and Youtuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy. Wolanski has now revealed that after the scandal, she received flirty messages from a few players of the Liverpool team that played the final. In a recent interview, she said “I'm not revealing any names, but a couple of the Liverpool players did send me private flirty messages after I streaked the game.” "One sent some heart emojis and the other one a message saying, 'I saw you at the game'." “I honestly didn't even know who they were until I clicked on their profiles. I didn't respond though as I already have a boyfriend." © Reuters The model has further revealed since then that she has no regrets regarding her antics and believes that the attention she has garnered after the event has only been good for her, even though she was arrested and thrown in a Spanish jail for five hours after the game. She said that  “By the time I'm 30 I plan on making enough money to retire, and streaking at the Champions League will only help me achieve that.” “I plan to do a lot more streaking to raise my profile” she claimed. The event has certainly increased her fan following substantially, but it looks like she has caught the eye of several members of the Reds squad as well.

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5 Cricketers Who Give Us Serious Hairstyle Goals With Their Super Cool Hairdos

There are cricketers who have entertained, as well as inspired thousands across the world with their panache while playing the game, and the manner in which they command immense respect from their opponents. Then, there are cricketers who have inspired millions, with their sense of style, particularly their hairstyles.  We bet you, or someone you know, has sported at least one of these hairstyles or wished that you could.  We bring you 5 cricketers, who have made us seriously consider taking a trip to the local salon for a hair makeover: 1. MS Dhoni © Instagram/mahi7781 There's no way that we begin this list with anyone else other than MS Dhoni. Over the years, he has had a number of hairstyles, each of which, has been a masterstroke in itself. Starting from a traditional mohawk … Facebook/MSDhoni …to developing a mohawk style on his own… © Facebook/MSDhoni ...or donning a more conservative, subtle side parting, Mahi surely knows how to carry his hair with the same coolness that he displays on the field. Way to go, Mahi! 2. Virat Kohli © Facebook/virat.kohli Virat Kohli's sense of presenting himself has really evolved over the years. And so has his hairstyle. As a cricketer, he has a rather aggressive style. Surprisingly though, his choices when experimenting with his hair have rather been a little subtle and refined. Nonetheless, his hairstyles have inspired many people over the years to pay a visit to their barbers and experiments. Some of the most iconic ones are... © Instagram/virat.kohli ...his high fade pompadour... © Instagram/virat.kohli ...or this crew cut with a line. 3. Kevin Pietersen Facebook/kevinpietersen Over his long and illustrious career, Pieterson has donned a number of hairstyles. Sure, some of them were a miss, but most of the time, he was rather on point and was one of the most fashionable players of the game. The best thing about his hairstyles is the sheer variety of it. From something subtle such as his take on a crew cut…. © Instagram/kp24 ...the unkempt and stylishly messy spikes... © Instagram/kp24 ...or his super aggressive salt and pepper look. 4. Wayne Parnell © Twitter/WayneParnel The 29-year-old South African has tried a number of hairstyles over the years. Now, although they have not been over the top, they surely have not been subtle. Be it the very retro, flat-top crew cut, which if you ask us, reminds us of the Wolverine…. © instagram/parnygram ….or this high fade, fine spiked mohawk…. © Twitter/WayneParnel ….or this undercut ponytail. 5. Dale Steyn © Instagram/cricket_south_africa The South African seamer has been known to follow the fashion and style brigade very closely and perhaps is one of the few sportsmen around the world who stays updated on the latest trends. Apparently, he is a huge fan of the way David Beckham (https://www.mensxp.com/grooming/hairstyle/46861-a-list-of-david-beckham-s-most-iconic-hairstyles.html) styles himself. That is quite evident in the way he often changes his hairstyle.  Steyn however, doesn't simply copy the latest trends. He sees what would work for him and tweaks them to suit his structure and charisma. Case in point would be his interpretation of the high fade mohawk… © Instagram/cricket_south_africa ...or this unique combination of a tousle and a pompadour… © Instagram/cricket_south_africa … or this classic, spiked mohawk.

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Yuvraj Singh's Retirement Makes Poor Stuart Broad Trend On Social Media

A clean striker of the ball and more than a handy left-arm spinner, Yuvraj Singh shocked everyone after announcing his retirement from international cricket on 10th June. The Indian star has been out of favour in the Indian cricket team for a while and, with age catching up, it was only a question of when, and not if, for Yuvi. In an emotional press conference in Mumbai, Yuvraj addressed the media and announced: "After 25 years in cricket I've decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey." “I made some great friends and some not so great friends in cricket over the years. I have never stopped believing in myself...always believe in yourself. This game taught me how to fight, how to fall, to dust off, to get up again and move forward. It has been a lovely journey...see you on the other side," he added. © Reuters With almost 12,000 runs including 17 hundreds and 71 fifties across formats for India, Yuvraj's announcement of calling time on his illustrious career that spanned close to 19 years, quite understandably, had cricket bigwigs and fans showering plaudits on the social media. From his key role in India's iconic win at Lord's in 2002 to the 'Man of the Series' performance in the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj's memorable moments in international cricket found their way on the social media. But, amongst all that, Yuvi's retirement also made England seamer Stuart Broad trend on Twitter. Thank you Champ #YuvrajSingh ....We will miss you ð

Thank you Flintoff Or Stuart Broad Ko unki okaat dikhane ke liye bhið@YUVSTRONG12 ð¥ pic.twitter.com/25mMQuJ2tR — CIGGY (@SRKzCigarette) June 10, 2019 Back in 2007, Yuvraj smashed Broad for six consecutive sixes during India's clash against England at the ICC World T20 which was eventually won by India. With Yuvi and MS Dhoni at crease, a heated exchange with Andrew Flintoff an over earlier led to Yuvi's absolute carnage against Broad. Since then, the England pacer has often been trolled on the social media by cricket fans across the globe. On Monday, the Indian cricket fans once again targeted poor Broad with funny jibes following Yuvraj's retirement from all forms of cricket. Here's are some of the funniest tweets: Happiest Person after Yuvraj Singh's retirement-Stuart Broad ððð@StuartBroad8 @englandcricket @cricketworldcup @ICCMediaComms @ICCCricketeers #YuvrajSingh @BCCI pic.twitter.com/QfPmy3iG3U — Alex (@Alex26855922) June 10, 2019 Stuart Broad will be the happiest man today. #YuvrajSingh announces retirement from International Cricket
One of the Best entertainment batsman! living legend Yuvi! 6 6 6 6 6 6! pic.twitter.com/gWVEFFrBlB — Abhay Anand ð®ð³ (@ABHAY_1987) June 10, 2019 Thank you #YuvrajSingh

Stuart Broad to his kids : pic.twitter.com/SKU2srShKv — Virendra (@jolly_virendra) June 10, 2019 Stuart broad reactionðð pic.twitter.com/r8KvEd7k9J — Soumya Swarup Das (@imbobby07) June 10, 2019 Stuart Broad must be Happy after retirement announcement of #YuvrajSingh! pic.twitter.com/0I1PWG61Qb — Gitanjali D.Sð®ð³ (@Gitanjali_DS) June 10, 2019

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Yuvraj Singh's Wife Hazel Keech Talks About His Plans Post Retirement From International Cricket

One of India's greatest match-winners, Yuvraj Singh, has finally said goodbye to his international cricket career. Let's just say, it's the end of an era.  He is surely one of the most influential cricketers that India has ever seen. He fought all the battles that came along with the pressure of this game and today, he decided to hang his gloves on his illustrious career.  "After 25 years in cricket I've decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything I have. Thank you for being a part of this journey” : #YuvrajSingh pic.twitter.com/Ez8y49KlH2 — BCCI (@BCCI) June 10, 2019 He has had his own set of struggles throughout his life and his career, but has always kept his spirits high.  He announced his retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai today where he finally said goodbye to his 19-year-long career. Yuvraj played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20Is for India.   View this post on Instagram âªTo one of the most distructive opener off all times, Wishing you a very happy bday brother. God bless lots of love and best wishes always @virendersehwag A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on Oct 20, 2018 at 3:14am PDT When he was making a comeback post his recovery from cancer, it wasn't easy for him as he had to prove that the cricketer in him had not faded away.  Finally, he is letting go of the pressure and baggage that came along with the game. It has been a roller-coaster ride for him.  MensXP got in touch with Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech to get clarity about his plans post-retirement.  View this post on Instagram And, with that, its the end of an era. Be proud of yourself husband, now onto the next chapter.... love you @yuvisofficial A post shared by Hazel Keech Singh (@hazelkeechofficial) on Jun 10, 2019 at 1:42am PDT When we asked about Yuvraj and Hazel's plans post his retirement, she told us, “He plans to work more on his charity and his fashion brand. The whole idea for the fashion brand was to create revenue for the charity. I have also been involved in charity. It's like a family-run thing with his mother and close friends being a part of it. We don't like to publicize that much. We also plan to create a platform for providing counselling to people who are going through cancer and their families. We are trying to set up at the moment. Now that he is retiring, I will be having a bit of time for myself, so I will pursue my acting career.”  Time and again, reports have been surfacing online that the two are expecting their first child together. We asked her if they are planning to start a family now, considering Yuvraj is off the pressure of international cricket. On this, she told us, “Whenever a baby comes along, we will happily welcome the new addition.” View this post on Instagram What an amazing island ð´santoriniâ¤ï¸ @hazelkeechofficial A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on May 31, 2019 at 4:20am PDT For Yuvraj, things haven't really been easy and his battle with cancer changed his vision completely.  Yuvraj was diagnosed with a condition called extragonadal seminoma and this news came as nothing but a shock for all the cricket fans. But, he defeated cancer to make a comeback to the Indian squad. In his tough times, his mother Shabnam Singh has been his greatest strength. We asked Hazel about Shabnam's reaction to his decision of retiring from international cricket.  “Last few years have been very difficult for Yuvraj and she has always been around. It is more difficult for her than him. He is kind of finally feeling relieved from the stress and pressure and expectation,” said Hazel.  View this post on Instagram Hitman you beauty ! May God bless you always. You know I love your chubby cheeks more than you ð¥°ðð¤ªðð Have an awesome day brother man happiest birthday. @rohitsharma45 #HappyBirthdayrohit A post shared by Yuvraj Singh (@yuvisofficial) on Apr 30, 2019 at 3:31am PDT Hazel is in a happy place because as his wife, she is relieved that Yuvraj can let go of all the baggage and pressure and begin a second innings. “Everything he does, I am there to support him. I want him to be happy. I have been very clear with it if he isn't happy with something, he shouldn't. I want him to start enjoying his life. I think he is finally letting go of the baggage that he carried. He is in a good state now and I am thrilled about it,” Hazel said on an ending note.

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Justin Bieber Challenged Tom Cruise To A Fight And We Don't Know Who Will Win

I don't even know honestly what Justin Bieber is going through these days, to be honest. Sometimes, he's so lowkey and enjoying his married life with Hailey Baldwin, and sometimes he's on Twitter challenging Hollywood stars more than twice his age to a fight. Like, is there no in-between? Apparently not.  This morning, Justin Bieber shared a rather weird, unexpected tweet. Have a look yourself.  I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ? — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019 There's so much here. Why a fight with none other than Tom Cruise out of the blue? Why the bad grammar? Why didn't he even tag Tom Cruise if he's so enthusiastic about the fight? Why is he threatening him like a stereotypical bully in every teen movie ever? So many questions, yet we have no answers.  Who will win in this fight? I don't think it will ever happen for real - even though I personally would like to see it so much - so let's just have a discussion about it. Let me introduce everyone to the contenders.  On one side, we have 25-year-old Justin Bieber. And, we have Tom Cruise. Choose your fighter.  While Tom Cruise has yet to say anything about this - probably because Biebs didn't actually tag him - someone else has come out with an offer to host the fight already. Seems like Conor McGregor is way more excited about this possible fight than anyone else. If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge,
McGregor Sports and Entertainment will host the bout.
Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies?
Stay tuned to find out! https://t.co/TxsH9KUyFg — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019 And, everyone obviously knows that Biebs was trolled for his tweet, I mean there would be something really wrong happening if he wasn't. My personal favourite reply. if u lose u gotta become a Scientologist tho — Dan LaMorte (@DanLaMorte) June 10, 2019 Who knows? Tom Cruise is almost 60,  were there  no 80 year olds to pick a fight with? And BTW he'd still kick your *ss. — Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) June 10, 2019 Quite possible. I think he just streamed Top Gun for the 1st time last night, and thinks Tom's 26. — dre nee (@MotownDR) June 10, 2019 Wise advice. Tom Cruise is a legitimately crazy person. You never fight crazy. — *** (@EFSTATHlOS) June 10, 2019 That is...very visual. A 56 year old man that would kill Beiber in the first minute. I hope this happens and Cruise just breaks his jaw and crushes his windpipe. — Furdro103 (@Furdro1031) June 10, 2019 My exact reaction. pic.twitter.com/HDo4HTAmVi — ððð©ðððð ðððððððâ» (@Damaris_Mahone) June 10, 2019 Best response. pic.twitter.com/smIoD3oilR — Kelli Rouse Buchanon (@kelligirl1107) June 10, 2019 No one thought that. Man I thought drug overdose for you, I never thought “beaten to death by Tom cruise” was how you were going to go man — dan nolan (@dannolan) June 10, 2019

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The New 'Mauka Mauka' Ad Is The 'Baap' Of The Old One & Pakistani Fans Are 'Angry' Now

June 16th 2019 is the day when we will all lose our peace and voice box collectively, cheering on India and Pakistan, who're playing against each other in the ICC World Cup 2019. Although, an India-Pakistan match fervour isn't old news, it's still celebrated and watched by everyone due to the history we've shared with Pakistan all along. During the 2015 ICC World Cup, Star Sports came up with a campaign or theme for the promo of the Indo-Pak match and although it flew well with us Indians, the Pakistanis weren't too pleased with it. The 'Mauka Mauka' ads gained immense popularity amongst the masses and the theme caught on like common cold, all over the country. (c)Star Sports This year, Mauka Mauka is back with a bang, and this time it's promoting the Indo-Pak match on the 16th of June 2019, the same day Father's day is celebrated all across the world and the advertisement has a 'slight' mention of that. As expected, the ad is humouring Pakistan's dismissal record against India in ICC events and it seems it's making the Pakistanis a tad angry, but really, no one cares because it's all in light humour. (c)Star Sports Here, take a look at some savagery! The video shows actor Vikas Malhotra who plays the Pakistan son remembering his father's words on how one should keep trying and never give up, and the Indian fan in the ad shows some savagery by taking the 'baap' dig on the Pakistani player. Obviously the Pakistanis showed a bit of resentment over the ad and aren't happy with the Mauka Mauka campaign, promoting the match between the two countries. This #FathersDay, watch an ICC #CWC19 match jo dekh ke bas bol sakte hain, “baap re baap!” ð

Catch #INDvPAK in the race for the #CricketKaCrown, LIVE on June 16th, only on Star Sports! pic.twitter.com/Apo3R8QrbO — Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) 9 June 2019 I think you guy's have forgotten last father's day your father beated you in Champions trophy Final. #CWC19 #INDvAUS — Fareed Ahmad ðµð° (@fareed_official) 9 June 2019 BC, itni ð Kuttay wali hone k baad bhi ð pic.twitter.com/ZliJP8VEGx — Ø¢Ù¾Û ÚÙÛØ¯Ø±Û ð (@ChaudhriUmar) 9 June 2019 Star Sports and all those liking this add really need to work on their humor. This add is terrible, unfunny and in a very poor taste. — N.J. (@ndotyot) 9 June 2019 This is not creativity, this is badtameezi .. Yehi badtameezi inko lay bethi thi CT17 final main .. Ooper waalay ko gharoor pasand nahi .. Take it as a sport .. NAFRAT KA FAIDA KISI KO NAHI HOTA#CWC19 — Yasir Ali Hashmi (@YasirAliHashmi1) 9 June 2019 Father's Day 2017 pic.twitter.com/aZSnuBWeVZ — ðð¥ðªð­ ð¥ (@punjabified) 9 June 2019 This is so low from Star Sports, even lower than Kohli, Dhawan and Sharma's total score combined in 2017 CT final. — Muhammad Usman (@usmankhatana_) 9 June 2019 We just hope the match is as interesting as the tweets here!

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Woman Onboard Pakistan Airlines Flight Opens The Emergency Exit Door Thinking It's The Toilet

What's the most bizarre thing you've heard or experienced while boarding an aircraft or sitting inside one? I mean apart from the miles-high club, is there anything else that you may have found funny or alarming? Well, if not, here's something to feast your attention on. A female passenger onboard a PIA flight opened the emergency door thinking it was the toilet and put the entire plane in to a frenzy. The woman had gotten up from her seat to use the toilet when the aircraft was on the runway of the Manchester airport early Saturday morning. She went ahead and pressed the emergency button which opened the exit door to the plane instead. (c)Rueters “The PIA flight, PK 702, from Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by seven hours. The departure was delayed on Friday night when a passenger erroneously opened the emergency exit causing the emergency chute to activate,” A PIA spokesperson told the press. The incident took place when the plane was on the runway, ready to take off and all the passengers had to be offloaded from the plane, and their luggage was removed too. They were given hotels to stay in, as the flight was further delayed for seven hours. All because a woman couldn't read a sign that read 'Exit'. “As per standard operating procedure, the PIA had to offload nearly 40 passengers and their luggage,”  - The PIA spokesperson added. (c)Pintrest Deploying an emergency slide during emergencies is not a very cheap ordeal for flights. The flights have to pay a huge amount of money, whenever the emergency chute is deployed, even though the emergency in this case was claimed while the plane was stationary. Well, we can't decide if this incident is funny or rather sad. We do agree the passengers were left in grave inconvenience when their flight was delayed, but people really have to learn to read signs better.

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Nike Installs Plus-Size Mannequins To Show Fitness Comes In All Sizes & People Are Loving It

If you look in to store windows, you'll always see perfectly carved mannequins looking at you, dressed in the latest fashion. You'd never see an 'out of shape' or a voluptuous body type that defies beauty standards on a mannequin. This certainly has created certain myths about how the world should actually perceive size and it's almost close to perfection, which shouldn't be the case to begin with. (c)Nike A Nike store on Oxford Street in London recognised that and has now installed 'plus size' mannequins to maintain regular standards of a particular body type and the mannequins cater to all women with beautiful curves. Nike has updated its women's floor in London. Includes new offerings for plus-size women and includes curvier mannequins to represent a diverse range of body types that shop the brand. pic.twitter.com/aKVDG4hIhV — Jess Golden (@JGolden5) 7 June 2019 Nike's sole aim is to promote inclusivity in sports because it's not exclusively for people who're fit or slim or have the best bodies but somehow that hasn't been a transparent aspect of any sport company and a 'perfect' body type is always projected through their adverts. Nike went a step ahead to show grassroots athletes in all body types, comfortable in their skin. “To celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of sport, the space will not just celebrate local elite and grassroot athletes through visual content, but also show Nike plus size and para-sport mannequins for the first time on a retail space.” - a poplar publication reports the ideaology behind Nike's mannequin campaign. People all over are rather impressed with what the brand is trying to promote, especially real women, who come in all shapes and sizes and work hard to keep fit and love their bodies. Nike has introduced plus-size mannequins in its London flagship store https://t.co/a58jbIy1f0 pic.twitter.com/TYHzwrLjPC — CNN (@CNN) 7 June 2019 It's more important to be healthy than it is to be skinny. Anything that promotes a healthy lifestyle is a plus in my book. Positive body image is important to mental health. Big is beautiful too. — Ian Lee Rockwell (@IanLeeRockwell) 7 June 2019 Really digging this plus size mannequin at @Nike reenforcing that big girls can be badass athletes too ð #effyourbeautystandards pic.twitter.com/ei8Vss6CIX — Femestella (@femestella) 7 June 2019 This is great. Plus size people want and need comfortable stuff to workout in. — mercedes. (@KissMyLocs) 7 June 2019 If you have a body, you are an athlete. AND: REPRESENTATION MATTERS.@Nike introduces plus-size mannequins to London store https://t.co/GtlBmuXmfn via @CNNStyle — The Chris Mosier (@TheChrisMosier) 6 June 2019 We're living in times where people are looking for inclusivity everywhere because they don't want to fall prey to standard notions about how one should look or feel or even think. And with this campaign, Nike is setting a fine example of a future that's more malleable and inclusive than judgemental and biased.

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FIFA 20 Is Bringing Back Street Mode In Style & Both Men And Women Can Finally Share A Pitch

EA decided to kick start the E3 2019 this year by showcasing the games that they're cooking for us this year. From the new Star Wars game to the Sims 4's new pack, EA made a ton of announcements at EA Play. The star of the show, at least for us, was the new FIFA 20. Yes, this year's FIFA is going to be bigger and better than ever and EA is bringing back FIFA Street with FIFA 20. Called 'Volta Football', it's essentially FIFA Street that used to be an old standalone title back in the days. Now EA is bringing it back as a game mode instead of releasing a new game altogether. Makes sense. 

Volta Football is a part single-player, part multiplayer, a story-driven mode with a branch for team play. It's got everything you can expect from a standalone FIFA Street game. It also has Volta Kick-Off with which you can play with your favorite sides and stars if you want. (c) Electronic Arts In Volta, you can play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5, each with different modes like Rush Football (no goalkeepers), and more. The Pitches and courts, as you can see, can be of varying sizes and in different locations around the world. From the rooftops of Tokyo to Amsterdam's underpass, you can choose to engage anywhere you want. It's also the first time men and women will be able to share a pitch in FIFA, and that by itself is a huge deal. As a player, you'll also get a ton of customization options with which you'll be able to change a lot of things like shirts, boots, shorts, sweaters, and other vanity items. (c) Electronic Arts EA made it a point to focus primarily on the new Volta mode, but it's worth pointing out that the game will also have the normal game modes that we've come to expect and love from the previous titles. So think of the Volta mode like an addition to the existing stuff you could do in the game. Well, the arrival of a Street mode was kind of inevitable since fans have been asking EA to bring back FIFA Street for a long time. By the way, 'Volta' is Portuguese for "return", which basically means EA is listening to player feedback. We're glad to have FIFA Street back and we hope EA has done justice to it. FIFA 20 launches September 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

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13 Beautiful Bengali Movies Which Will Change Your Perception Of Indian Cinema

The Bengalis are boisterous people. We love to talk, and we love to eat. Along with applying copious amounts of “Boroline” and eating tons of fish, we are raised on a steady diet of loving our heritage, our culture; a great part of which is composed of literature and films. © Pinterest So, when we are not busy having our daily quota of “Bhaat Ghum” or debating about politics, we are busy with our cup of “cha” and “Shinghara/Telebhaja” in an “Adda” about movies: past, present, and the future.  Or in the contemporary sense, with our trusty bottle of “Old Monk” and delicious Fish Fry. (Enough with the stereotypes! :P ) And it can become a bloodbath if you try to compare recent Hindi mainstream movies with the ones we grew up on.  Not only do we have great directors like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Ritwik Ghatak among others, whose brilliance the directors of today cannot even begin to grasp, we have compelling stories which make you think and initiate a stimulating discussion. What Makes Bengali Movies Different? Bengali movies show the human side of people, the real face of humanity, the fate of society.  It is about those small moments which change a person. Gone is the hullabaloo of the city, the glitz and glamour. Yet, it encompasses parts of the charm. Importance is given to the apparent monotony of life, the day-to-day conversations which seem trivial but constitute our society. The movies are beautifully directed, have superb cinematography and powerful portrayals. Contrary to popular perception, the Indian Film Industry is made of more than just Hindi commercial/mainstream movies; there is Arthouse cinema, Parallel cinema, regional language films which include exceptional Bangla, Kannada, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese movies, et al. And all of these can give mainstream movies a good run for their money. The thing is, people don't watch these movies because the movies do not have the budget for promotion, or the audience is just unaware of them. So, if you, like me, have been crying with rage over the fate of Indian cinema, courtesy of the mediocre and utterly bland movies in the mainstream (Yes, looking at you SOTY 2!), here are 13 Bengali movies that will change your perception of Indian cinema: (Note: There are numerous Bengali movies which are absolutely brilliant, but all cannot feature in a single list.) 1. Mahanagar (The Big City / 1963): © R.D. Bansal & Company Set in the financially strapped Calcutta of the 1950s, one of Satyajit Ray's first women-centric movies, Mahanagar, tells the story of Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee), a middle-class woman who has to step into the corporate world to support her economically crunched family. Though initially supportive of his wife's job, her husband Subrata starts resenting her new-found success and independence, after he loses his job. Subrata is left struggling with his masculinity, guided by societal pressures warning him of the “perils of a working woman”. Arati, now, turns into the sole breadwinner of the family; a feat for which she both begrudged and loved. Arati starts loving her freedom, the liberation the job gives and befriends her modern colleagues which doesn't go down well with her orthodox family.  As the story moves forward, Arati realizes her role in society is more than what society teaches her, and she finds a version of herself which had been hidden behind layers of tradition and customs. 2. Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud-Capped Star / 1960): © Chitrakalpa Ritwik Ghatak's masterpiece is a dialogue on society and human nature; the way we take others for granted and leave them the moment tragedy strikes. Neeta (Supriya Chowdhury), Ghatak's heroine, is a beautiful, sweet-natured girl from the suburbs of Calcutta.  After the recent upheaval of the Partition, as Neeta and her family, refugees from East Pakistan (Bangladesh), try to make a living in the city, tragedy after tragedy befalls them. In the midst is young Neeta, whose altruistic disposition is exploited to no end by everyone she knows, ultimately putting her on a path of devastation, decorated by problems along the way. Neeta's sacrifices make her a strong woman, but they are also a cause for her despair. Mr Ghatak uses music to elevate the trials and tribulations of Neeta in the viewer's mind. 3. Bhooter Bhabhishyat (2012): © Mojo Productions When ad-director Ayan (Parambrata Chatterjee) visits apparently haunted Chowdhury House to shoot for an advertisement, he gets stranded for the night.  A while later, while exploring the manor, he runs into Biplab (Sabyasachi Chakrabarty), a local man who offers to tell him a story to provide him with some perspective upon learning Ayan's desire to become a filmmaker. A funny story about the quirky inhabitants of Chowdhury Baadi who just happen to be ghosts! As the movie unfolds, each character which their unique idiosyncrasies, try to subvert a terrible calamity which befalls them. Being a ghost be damned! No peace even after death! 4. Jatugriha (1964): © Uttam Kumar Films Private Ltd. Directed by the talented Tapan Sinha, this social drama concerning two people who are as alike as they are dissimilar, locked in marital discord, is based on Subodh Ghosh's novel “Jatugriha”. Shatadal (Uttam Kumar) and Madhuri (Arundhati Debi) are on the brink of divorce; a happy marriage that has unwittingly turned into a loveless façade. Ironically, their marriage starts crumbling as the construction of their dream home begins. In the heart of it all, unfulfilled desires and misunderstandings mar the couple's time together, as they slowly drift apart. In the backdrop is their completed home, now standing as an empty house, as Madhuri finally leaves him one day without much ado. Years later, they meet at a railway station, reminiscing about their married life and ruminating over what went wrong. 5. The Apu Trilogy (1955-1959): © Government of West Bengal Satyajit Ray's magnum opus, which cemented his name as one of the greats of cinema universally, is an adaptation of the novels “Pather Panchali” and “Aparajito” by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, monumental in earning him the much-deserved honorary Oscar.  A movie that lies bare the pathos of human life. It follows Apurba Roy (thespian Soumitra Chatterjee's debut as the adult Apu), lovingly called Apu,  through three phases of his life: a tragic childhood where he experiences the worst of circumstances but overcomes them (Pather Panchali, Song of the Road, 1955), begins his adolescence (Smaran Ghoshal) with nothing and seems to achieve success (Aparajito, The Unvanquished, 1956), falls in love but then life happens (Apur Sansar, The World of Apu, 1959). © Government of West Bengal Touted as one of the greatest films of all-time, it is an eloquent human story which touches you at the most visceral level.  A first of many Soumitra-Satyajit collaborations. © Government of West Bengal 6. Chokher Bali: A Passion Play (A Grain of Sand / 2003): © Shree Venkatesh Films Based on Rabindranath Tagore's eponymous novel, 'Chokher Bali', directed by Rituparno Ghosh, is a story of love, lust, and longing. With themes of adultery, friendship and, societal pressure, focusing on the intertwined lives of Binodini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan), Ashalata (Raima Sen), Mahendra (Prosenjit Chatterjee), and Bihari (Tota Roy Chowdhury), the film delves into the dynamics of a complicated friendship between two diametrically different women: the intelligent and shrewd Bindoni and naïve Ashalata, connected by their love for one man, the callous Mahendra (Ashalata's husband). Matters further complicate when Bihari gets entangled in the passion play. When recently-widowed Bindodini arrives as a guest into the Mukherjee house, the newly-wed Asha finds solace in the company of this wise, new-found friend, and strikes up a friendship, unwittingly naming it: Chokher Bali, a constant irritant in the eye. But Binodini has other plans; she aspires to exact revenge from the two suitors who had previously deemed her unworthy of marriage. Will she succeed in her quest of vengeance? Or will it lead to self-destruction? 7. Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber (2005): © Twitter Set in 19th century Bengal, the movie, directed by Rituparno Ghosh and based on the short story “Pratima” by author Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay, tells the story of human desires and ambitions which when left unchecked bring utter ruination. Zamindar Bhubaneswar Chowdhury (Jackie Shroff) has two ambitions in life: sire a male heir and be feted with the honour of “Raibahadur”. The only problem is that he is unable to do both. Tyrannical yet incompetent, horny, and perennially grumpy, he has been married twice; very recently to young, fresh-faced Jashomati (Soha Ali Khan) whom he ravages every night.  His first wife, Mahamaya (Roopa Ganguly), whom he has dismissed as barren, has given up on him and takes pleasure in terrorizing her new adversary. To finally win the coveted title and demean the neighbouring village's zamindar, Bhubaneswar along with his estate manager concocts a plan; make a colossal change to the Durga idol for Durga Puja. Enter handsome Brijbhushan, the sculptor who has to complete the task. But the comely youth seems to attract the attention of the ladies, especially one of his wives. On the home front, Bhubaneshwar's desperate desire to have a son makes him take horrendous decisions entangling his wives, which eventually lead to the unravelling of his life in a traumatic way he never envisioned. 8. Ashani Sanket (Distant Thunder): © Balaka Movies Satyajit Ray's Asani Sanket is an adaptation of Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay's novel of the same name. It explores the aftermath of the 1943 Bengal Famine, which was solely responsible for the deaths of more than 3 million people. Set in provincial Bengal, Mr Ray uses Gangacharan (Soumitra Chatterjee), a Brahmin doctor/teacher and his wife, Anaga (Bobita), as the chroniclers of the story as their calm, leisurely village life gets upended by starvation and hunger. Not only do the lives of the people change for the worse, ironically, but it also starts the collapse of the rudimentary customs and traditions which were strictly followed in better times of the village. 9. Saptapadi (Seven Steps / 1961): © Alochhaya Productions Pvt. Ltd. The iconic duo of Bengali cinema “Uttam-Suchitra” star as star-crossed lovers who meet under unsavoury circumstances. We are taken back via flashback to the 1940s, pre-independent India where Indian students compete with Anglo-Indians with abandon. That is where young, intelligent Krishnendu from a staunch Hindu family, meets beautiful Rina Brown, a talented Anglo-Indian Christian. Love isn't far away, and with the legendary scene of the lovers seated on a motorcycle singing out to each “Ei Poth Jodi Na Shesh Hoye”, it seems that everything will finally fall in place. That is when tragedy strikes, secrets are revealed which spell doom for the bubbling romance. The question is now, after years, will they still be able to have the happiness that has forever eluded them? (Directed by Ajoy Kar, based on Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay's “Saptapadi”.) 10. Deep Jweley Jai (To Light A Lamp / 1959): © Badal Pictures Suchitra Sen stars as “Nurse Mitra”, in one of the most ingenious roles of her career, a nurse in a psychiatric facility where the doctors are trying to experiment with a new type of therapy for the patients: emotional support for their trauma. The nurses are to remain available to the patient as a friend/lover, help them but not get emotionally attached to them. Radha Mitra starts her journey of caring for a particular patient, Tapash (Basanta Choudhury), and seems successful. But what lies ahead for her as she struggles to keep her feelings at bay: a gruesome reality or love forever? A movie questioning the depth of human emotions and lays bare the fact that love is an emotion not be counterfeited. (Ashutosh Mukherjee's short story adapted to screen by Asit Sen) 11. Devi (The Goddess / 1960): © Pinterest Set in rural 19th century Bengal, Kalinkar Choudhuri (Chabbi Biswas), an ardent devotee of goddess Kali, has a vision that his younger daughter-in-law, Dayamoyee (Sharmila Tagore) is an incarnation of the goddess herself. Dayamoyee, always the docile daughter-in-law, dutifully agrees to humour her father-in-law and begins to “bless people”, until it starts wreaking havoc on her mental state. When her husband Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee), away at Kolkata, learns of the turn of events at home, he rushes to save his wife from her fate but tragedy strikes. Another great movie directed by Satyajit Ray, based on a short story by Provatkumar Mukhopadhyay shows how extreme beliefs can turn into a ghastly reality. 12. Goynar Baksho (2013): © Shree Venkatesh Films A comedy surrounding a jewellery box full of secrets! Directed by Aparna Sen, starring Konkona Sensharma and Moushumi Chatterjee, the story focuses on three generations of a Bengali family, with their connecting factor to be a coveted jewellery box. Widowed matriarch Rashmoni (Moushumi Chatterjee) is as cantankerous as they get; quick to anger and extremely fond of her beloved wedding jewels which she keeps hidden in a box, away from the prying eyes of her greedy, materialistic family. When her nephew marries Somlata (Konkona Sensharma), a naïve young girl who is extremely scared of her new in-laws, Rashmoni strikes up a grudging friendship with her, eventually bequeathing her with the “goynar baksho” to save it from getting pawned off by her family. Somlata, now the secret keeper of the box, endeavours to change the luck of her family with her new acquisition. But to make things difficult and keep her niece-in-law in check, Rashmoni returns to haunt Somlata as a spirit. What follows is a laugh riot where the vulture-like family tries to pry away the box from its rightful owner. 13. Charulata (The Lonely Wife / 1964): © R.D. Bansal & Company Based on Rabindranath Tagore's Nashtanirh (The Broken Nest), Satyajit Ray's Charulata explores the psyche of the human mind through the protagonist Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee). With themes of forbidden love, alienation and loneliness, Charulata focuses on the namesake heroine, a lonely wife who whiles away her time around the house with nothing specific to engage her. Excitement comes in the form of her worldly brother-in-law, Amal (Soumitra Chatterjee), whose company she starts enjoying until it all starts to unravel as desire comes into play. Critically acclaimed and internationally admired, this is one of Satyajit Ray's finest films. Go, give these a try!

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