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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.