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Tamil Thalaivas

‘Tamil Thalaivas’ a new Kabaddi team, who will make their debut at the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League in the Season 5, made noises in the last few weeks. On Thursday, the team’s jersey launch and saw their brand icon Kamal Hassan, co-owners Sachin Tendulkar, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan Teja, Allu Arvind and Nimmagadda Prasad were present on the eve.

Talking about the atmosphere surrounding the league, Sachin said “I was there to witness the first match in Mumbai (in PKL) three years ago. The kind of energy and the vibration inside the stadium was spectacular. I have always admired sportsmen and when I went there, the speed and the agility of the players were just incredible.”

When asked about a dream Kabaddi team with non-kabaddi players, he said “If I have to get a defender – it will have to be MS Dhoni. He doesn’t miss much and would be great in that position. A raider is someone who has to hold his breath. When it comes to holding your breath, I don’t think anyone can match (singer) Shankar Mahadevan.”

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Team captain Ajay Thakur said about the chance to interact with the local teams to play with them in places such as Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, and Tuticorin.

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The 31-year-old professional Indian international Kabaddi player and new team ‘Tamil Thalaivas’ said to TOI that “When we toured the districts, I was witness to the love people showered on us. In most places that we visited, people would come in good numbers and make us feel so special. The sport has its origins in Tamil Nadu and it is no surprise that people here adore kabaddi players so much.”

Tamil Thalaivas

Ajay said Tamil Thalaivas have come up with their signature style to celebrate a point. “We have our way of expressing a winning point and have even called it the ‘Jallikattu kick.”

Ajay said that he will keen to give a good account of himself. “To be captaining this side is a huge responsibility. I am entrusted with the role of taking the team along with me and I just hope to deliver.”

Talking about the presence of 7 local players in the side, he said: “They have begun to get a grip on Hindi, and even we are picking up a few words of Tamil as well.”

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Ravi Shastri

After taking the position from Anil Kumble as an Indian coach, Ravi Shastri is very clear on one thing that ‘the captain is the boss of the team. He and his backroom staff are only to help the players are in the right frame of mind to perform at their best.

Shastri was a team director just before Kumble was appointed as coach last year, he said disappointed when he was overlooked as head coach in 2016. However, after Kumble’s contract expired in June 2017, BCCI decided not to renew it and sent out an advertisement seeking candidates for the position.

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman finding India’s next coach told the BCCI that Kumble remained their first choice. But Kumble stepped down after realising the differences between him and the captain Virat Kohli had become “untenable.”

Ravi Shastri

Talking about earlier selection, recent new Indian coach Shastri said to ‘Times of India’ “I had not really wrapped my head around the gravity of the situation. There was nothing personal. I really hadn’t begun to understand the seriousness of this. But when I sat down and gave it a serious thought, I began to tell myself.”

“Here is a unit that I have been part of and enjoyed a great working relationship with. Having been part of the unit that helped it become No. 1, I thought the onus is on me now to make it work again, in the best interests of everybody involved. That’s when I knew it’s time for me to apply again.”

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Taking about happy to let the captain charge, Shastri said “It’s always the captain’s team and it is the leader who calls the shots. That’s how it has always worked. A coach’s role, effectively speaking, is to stay in the background and let the onus be on the players.”

Ravi Shastri

“The coach and support staff’s role is to get the players in the most brilliant frame of mind to execute things and if done effectively, it brings enjoyment to the player’s game.”

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Shastri said about his relationship with the support staff, “I’m simply going to press the refresh button and begin from where I left. I know what I’m stepping into, players have an idea of what’s coming, so that ticks the first box.”

“Just to give you an idea, I won’t be spending the first six to eight months in the job warming up to the team. That had already been accomplished in my previous stint. This time, it’s going to be about getting on the job from day one.”

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Zaheer Khan

Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) on Thursday wrote a letter in a plain paper to the Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai and BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, asking them to clear the air with a view to the appointment of the Indian men’s cricket team head coach and specialists.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s CAC Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VVS Laxman selected Ravi Shastri as the Indian men’s cricket head coach and Zaheer Khan as bowling coach and Rahul Dravid as batting coach.

The claim leveled against CAC is that the committee goes beyond its brief with Zaheer and Dravid as support staff. “There have been suggestions that the CAC has exceeded its ambit in going with Mr. Khan and Mr. Dravid, and that these two legends of Indian cricket have been foisted on the head coach.”

“We also bring to your notice that the mail you had circulated to us saying that we had an absolutely free hand in picking the coach of the Indian cricket team. Also, we did inform you over the phone, along with Rahul Johri (BCCI CEO) and Amitabh Choudhary, of all that transpired immediately after the meeting was over.”

Zaheer Khan

“As we have outlined, that is not the case, and it is imperative that the public is made aware of the reality. We could do it ourselves, of course, but we don’t want to further queer the pitch. So we would respectfully request you to clear the air and set the record straight in this regard,” CAC members wrote this letter.

According to the reports, Shastri wants Bharat Arun as full-time bowling coach. As both of them have been worked together during his director from August 2014 to March 2016 and the new coach wanted a meeting.

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However, on Wednesday Ganguly said to The Indian Express that the CAC had recommended Zaheer and Dravid as bowling and batting consultants in that order after consulting Shastri. “He (Shastri) was consulted by Sachin. That’s why we had asked for time.”

Zaheer Khan

On Thursday, the BCCI release that “The recommendation for Mr. Ravi Shastri was made on the merit of his presentation and the vision that he projected for taking the team to greater heights.”

“After taking the decision on his selection, the CAC consulted him and decided on having Batting and Bowling consultants on the overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team.”

New Indian coach Shastri said in several interviews that he would be happy to have the knowledge of Zaheer and Dravid on foreign tours. CoA member said to The Indian Express that the BCCI acting secretary and CEO to be directed to speaks to the new Indian coach about this matter.

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The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked to BCCI to announce the new Indian men’s cricket head coach today. The boards of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had delayed the announcement after taking interview of five candidates on Monday. But, COA doesn’t want any delay, therefore, directed the BCCI.

The CAC member Ganguly said on Monday, “We want to speak to Virat Kohli, once he is back from America, all three of us, the respective people concerned, we will explain to him that the coaches want to function in a certain way and make sure everybody is on the same page once we make the announcement. Once, we make the announcement, it has to be till the World Cup.”

The CoA member said to The Indian Express that “We were actually very generously wanting to build up consensus and that’s why we were waiting for them (BCCI members) to hold the SGM.”



“We held back (the status report) for that only. But now they are totally disruptive. We actually spent the last four-five months trying to build consensus, facing criticism in the process.”

“See, we can’t enforce the new constitution on the BCCI or state associations. The court has to do it. The status report has asked for directions from the court, making it very clear that the CoA has tried everything possible but they (BCCI members) are not coming around, thereby making us recommend the imposition of the new constitution. Three-four elements in the entire BCCI are disrupting the process.”

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Sourav Ganguly

The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) has announced that the finalist candidate for a head coach will be late as they needed more time and wanted to discuss with skipper Virat Kohli before the decision is taken.

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said “Whatever, I say, I take Laxman and Sachin into confidence. It’s a decision we all three have taken. We have interviewed all the candidates except Phil Simmons who has not been available for the interview and we have decided that we will hold on for the time being for the announcement of the coach.”

“We need a few more days and talk to a few more people especially the captain and then make an announcement because we feel that there is no hurry at the moment.”

Talking about team India that played West Indies series without the coach, Ganguly said “For the Sri Lanka tour coming up in a week’s time, board headed by Amitabh (Choudhary), Rahul (Johri), Vinod ji (Rai), Anirudh (Choudhary), the board will probably continue with the same set for the time being.”

Sourav Ganguly

The CAC wanted to have some discussion with captain Kohli before announcing the new coach. “We want to speak to Virat Kohli, once he is back from America, all three of us, the respective people concerned, we will explain to him that the coaches want to function in a certain way and make sure everybody is on the same page once we make the announcement.”

“Once, we make the announcement, it has to be till the World Cup and to be honest what we have heard from the coaches today is nothing different from what we heard last year and the way things have gone. We have been happy after hearing to what and how they want to go about the job. So for that point, we will have everybody on the same page and take the call in the course of time.”

The member of CAC VVS Laxman said that the candidates interviewed were Virender Sehwag, Lalchand Rajput, Richard Pybus, Ravi Shastri and Tom Moody.

Ganguly said that the Indian cricket board and CAC are in no hurry picking for the new coach of the Indian men’s cricket head coach. “We are in no hurry and we are not just looking at the Sri Lanka tour because it is a long tour. The thing that is important for us that everybody is in synchronisation of the way forward because we don’t want to see six-months down the line doing something different.”

Sourav Ganguly

“I thought the presentations were outstanding, exactly what coaches want to do in the system because we have played the game. We have been under different coaches. They all have different methods but the crux of the matter doesn’t change. That’s why we think Virat Kohli whom we respect so much is an important part of the cog.”

“I was captain, Laxman was one of the best players in the world so we understand where it goes. We will take a call which is the best way forward for the team and the boys. They are going to play and they are going to give results to the country and that’s what most important for us.”

Asked about the conclusion of the process, Ganguly said “Process is concluded and as I said we need to speak to people who will matter because as out job finishes, their job starts and that is more important. That’s the way we look at it and that’s the way we would be addressing. It’s all done and the key of the moment is how we are going to go forward.”

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Virender Sehwag

Indian former opening batsman Virender Sehwag missed biopic of Sachin: A Billion Dreams, released on Friday 26th, as his wife took him for holiday.

Sehwag and Sachin’s opening partnerships are part of cricketing legends in India and they were well-known as one of the most critical and effective pairs in cricket.

Sehwag always followed up to Sachin and taken inspiration from him and refers to his team-mate and senior as ‘God Ji.’

However, for all his aggression as a batsman, Viru has to push the line on the home front, which is what led to his missing out on the screening of Tendulkar’s biopic.

Virender Sehwag

On, Wednesday, many fans gathered under one line to watch the special biopic of Sachin. As Sehwag was expected to attend the screening but he missed the show because of the holiday.

Sehwag tweeted through his Twitter account, “Godji invited for#SachinPremiere, but Biwi ji took me away to a holiday. Godji toh Prasad chadake maan jaate hain, but Biwi ji kahaan maanti.”

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Former Indian opening batsman Sehwag said in a video, “I have seen Sachin Tendulkar’s batting for free from the non-striker’s end while sitting in the dressing room too. Now, it is time to spend some money and watch his movie.”

Virender Sehwag

“I will definitely go and watch his movie and will spend some money. I even expect that you all will also go and watch his movie because the kind of inspiration that the kids can get from his movie, they can’t get it from anywhere else.”

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Sachin biopic drama “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” was written and directed by James Erskine and music composed by A.R Rahman.

Sachin Tendulkar

Little master Sachin Tendulkar bio-drama is ready to fire on the theaters on Friday 26th. Through his bio-drama “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” he wants to share that his parents taught him and giving children the freedom.

Sachin became the father of two – son Arjun and daughter Sara. In his upcoming bio-drama, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” which will release on Friday 26th, display how his parents chase his dreams, his way, without any of their expectations coming in the way.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin said about his bio-drama, “My father gave me the freedom to play whichever sport I was fond of… And that freedom came without expectations. The only expectations he had from me was, ‘When you play or whatever profession you decide to choose, don’t find shortcuts, and give your best… Result will follow.’

“He said these things (success) will not last long with shortcuts, but if you’ve taken the correct path to get to your destination, then it’s a different kind of satisfaction and that stays with you permanently.”

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Talking about his retirement from competitive cricket, Sachin said “The kind of retirement got… That experience is going to stay with me permanently. That experience was a special one… You can’t get people to do all those things for you.”

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin added, “I want to give my children the freedom of what they want to be in life. I just have to guide them, encourage them and support them… Exactly what my parents did for me. I am not old enough to give advice but I can share this message… With this film, I am indirectly sharing that message.”

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Sachin’s bio-drama “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” will display the highs and low happen in his personal and professional life. The film was organised in Mumbai on Wednesday night with celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, A.R. Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli, Arshad Warsi, Maria Goretti and Shreya Ghoshal were attend on the eve.

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On Monday, Indian master blaster Sachin Tendulkar said that he could not think he has turned 44 as he celebrated his birthday in front of thousands of loving fans at the Wankhede Stadium.

During the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants Tendulkar cut the cake with lots of noise ‘happy birthday Sachin.’

Former Indian cricketer is currently the mentor of Mumbai Indians, who played for the MI for six seasons from the year 2008 to 2013.

When asked by Mattew Hayden, the former Australian opener batsman, to cut the bat on top of the cake along with a ball, 44-year-old said “You never cut a cricket bat… Will cut the outfield to open up the gaps,” said Tendulkar.

He added, “Being 44 is nice but also covering those 44 years (has been nice). My movie is probably coming out on 26 May and I have been busy these days to ensure how best it is launched. I can’t believe I am 44.”

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Tendulkar said that he never thought that Indian Premier League will become big when it was launched 10 years back. “I never thought it will become so big. The way it has taken off it’s remarkable. In these 10 years, people have become connected to their clubs and backing their players. Moreover, families have started attending the matches,” said Tendulkar.

He added, “Now, it’s not about some male friends getting together, the wives and grandmother have started taking an interest. That is what IPL is all about, celebrating cricket. This is fast cricket and it is enjoyable as it is full of action. What this format has done is it has gone to countries where cricket does not exist.”

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Tendulkar was flooded with wishes from many cricketers across the globe.

“Happy B’day Paaji ????. May God bless you with more happiness and peace in life. My cricket hero always,” Kohli tweeted.

“To a man who could stop time in India, #HappyBirthday Sachin @sachin_rt.” Wrote Virendra Sehwag.

“Many more happy returns of the day @sachin_rt , April 24th should be marked as Indian cricket day. I was lucky to have played along side you,” tweeted R Ashwin.

“#HappyBirthdaySachin. One of the most inspiring sportsmen the world has seen. Hope you have a splendid year ahead @sachin_rt.” wrote Anil Kumble.

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“@sachin_rt may God Almighty continue to smile on you. A very happy birthday paaji, have a blast. #HappyBirthdaySachin” wrote Gautam Gambhir.

“Happy birthday paaji @sachin_rt lots of love and best wishes khush raho tandrust raho (be happy, be well)..We love you,” wrote Harbhajan Singh

“Special day, special person and special celebration. May all your dreams and desires come true.Happy birthday Sachin @sachin_rt,” wrote Umesh Yadav.

“Happy B’day to a man who has touched an emotional chord with a billion people, a part of our lives forever, @sachin_rt#HappyBirthdaySachin,” wrote Mohammad Kaif.

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“Happy birthday @sachin_rt and @bowlologist,” tweeted Adam Gilchrist.

“Happy bday to the great @sachin_rt, 44 years young today. Hope you have a great day and year to come mate!” wrote Michael Clarke.

“Happy Birthday @sachin_rt sir. May keep inspiring millions like us for years to come,” wrote Rishabh Pant.

“Happy birthday God of cricket & BharatRatna @sachin_rt sir ????#HappyBirthdaySachin,” tweeted boxer Vijendra Singh.


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