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Global cricket still needs an icon like Dhoni to continue: Fmr India keeper

MS Dhoni

Dhoni, who has led the Chennai Super Kings to three titles and five runner-up finishes in the IPL’s 12 editions, will feature in the opening match on Saturday against the Mumbai Indians, the defending champions.

India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have signed on international duty but he will be at the heart of the action in the Indian Premier League – a tournament he helped inspire, and where he remains a towering figure. Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings have three titles and five runner-up finishes at the 12 edition of the IPL, will feature in the opening match on Saturday against Mumbai Indians, the defending champion.

The game comes more than a year after the last 39 years playing for India in the semi-finals of their loss to New Zealand in the World Cup in 2019.

After much speculation, the wicketkeeper-batsman has finally announced the end of 16 years of international career last month.

And without the pressure of having to play well to keep a place in the national team, Dhoni flamboyant expected to shine in the UAE, the home while the IPL as Indian battle rampant problem coronavirus.

“He is very fit and I believe he is working very hard on it. Plus he has stopped playing international cricket so there will be a little burden on her, “Saba Karim, another former India goalkeeper, told AFP.

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“Global cricket still needs an icon like MS Dhoni to continue.”

starting with India captain Dhoni won the inaugural T20 World Cup title in 2007, a success that fueled the IPL – the most popular and richest league in world cricket – a year later.

“Dhoni played an important role in kick-starting the IPL because of the way he brings a different dimension to the shorter format of the game for the aggressive side with the willow,” said Karim.

“Also with his calm exterior behind the stumps.”

Dhoni once hailed as the best finisher in the world has played 190 IPL matches, scoring 4432 runs including 23 half-centuries.

An exemplary leader with a quick glovework, Dhoni has made the Chennai IPL franchise one of the most loved by nearly 200,000 people follow the team on the Twitter fan club.

‘Soul of Chennai’ –

Chennai chief executive Kasi Viswanathan says Dhoni remains key to the team’s plans and they expect him to keep playing till the 2022 edition.

The team has been under scrutiny after arriving in the UAE last month with two players testing positive for the coronavirus.

Senior batsman Suresh Raina and veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh later opted out of the competition.

“I swear if Dhoni pulls out of IPL, there’s no IPL for me this year!” a Twitter user wrote after the withdrawals.

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra said Dhoni is “the biggest strength of the team and the entire franchise is dependent on him”.

“He is the soul of Chennai Super Kings. As long as he is there, CSK’s heart keeps beating and they move forward. MS Dhoni, the player, and the captain has a great impact,” Chopra said on his YouTube show.

“Dhoni is going to rule the roost once again as a captain, as a batsman.”

Chennai and Dhoni were plunged into controversy in 2015 when the team was banned from the IPL for two years for match-fixing.

But Dhoni and his team — which includes many players aged over 35, including Australia’s Shane Watson and South African Imran Tahir — came back with a bang.

Labeled ‘Dad’s Army’ by the media, Chennai returned to lift the title in 2018 and establish themselves as one of the most consistent teams in IPL history.

“Dhoni is Chennai, Chennai is Dhoni. If Dhoni is doing well. Chennai is doing well,” veteran commentator Harsha Bhogle said on Cricbuzz.com.

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Bigg Boss 14 to begin on Oct 3, Salman Khan shares new promo

Bigg Boss 14

Salman Khan has announced the premiere date of Bigg Boss 14. The actor debuted a new promo on Sunday, which pegged the show as a ‘befitting reply to all the problems of 2020’.
Even as many in the country continue to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Salman Khan is returning with Bigg Boss 14 where over a dozen celebs are locked in a house for a few months as the country watches transfixed.

A new promo for the show was debuted late on Sunday where Salman also revealed the premiere date of the show. Starting October 3, the show will be the panacea of all of 2020’s ills, as promised by the promo.

The video shows Salman in chains who breaks them all one by one; he also takes off a face mask. He also promises his fans that all the problems they have faced this year will be taken care of. The video is captioned as “2020 ki har problem ko chaknachoor karne aa gaya hai #BiggBoss! #BB14 Grand Premiere, 3rd Oct, Saturday raat 9 baje, sirf #Colors par. Catch #BiggBoss2020 before TV on @vootselect. #AbScenePaltega @beingsalmankhan @plaympl @daburdantrakshak @tresemmeindia.”

YouTube rolls out ‘YouTube Shorts’ in India

While the names of contestants are yet to be confirmed, among those who are expected to enter the Bigg Boss house are Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni, Karan Patel, Eijaz Khan, Sara Gurpal, Neha Sharma, Pavitra Punia, and Naina Singh.

It is reported that Bigg Boss 14 will allow contestants to do what they couldn’t in the outside world due to the coronavirus, such as shopping, eating out or watching films in theatres. As part of the luxury tasks, contestants would be able to win a chance to enjoy these in the Bigg Boss 14 house. The show is being pegged as ‘a befitting reply to 2020’.

A recent statement by Colors TV, released alongside a picture of Salman mopping the floor, said, “Salman says everyone is bored of shuttling between home and work. But not to phikar not as life is about to change with Bigg Boss’s power-packed entertainment coming for their rescue.”

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YouTube rolls out ‘YouTube Shorts’ in India

Youtube Shorts

In trying to attract the maximum number of people, there will be a new “create” icon spot and it will appear prominently in the app.

YouTube has launched a short-form video that new creators called YouTube Shorts in India and this has been done to provide competition for Chinese video-sharing application ticktock.

As per a report in The Verge, YouTube Shorts will allow people to make a video of 15 seconds and can be set to music as well.

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“The music for this video will be available through music features in-product picker. pickers currently have 100,000 tracks, and we worked with musical artists, labels, and publishers to make more of their content available to continue to expand our catalog, “said a spokesman for the Verge YouTube.

In trying to attract the maximum number of people, there will be a new “make” icon and will appear prominently in the application. The “Make” icon has been launched with a beta Shorts on Android, and there are plans to bring the icon for iOS devices soon.

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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir highlights the biggest difference between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli’s captaincy

IPL 2020

They have been called favorites due to their power-packed batting department with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers leading the line. But the susceptible bowling department has always led to their downfall with too much onus being put on Kohli and de Villiers.
Indian Premier League title is something that has escaped the Royal Challengers Bangalore since its inception in 2008. They have been called a favorite because of their power-packed batting department with Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers led the line. But the bowling department vulnerable always led to their downfall with too much responsibility placed on Kohli and de Villiers. They could not even qualify for the playoffs the last two seasons and finished last in 2019.

This has led to calls for changes in the RCB captain. Kohli has been the captain of RCB over the last 3 seasons, but things did not increase much. But why RCB is not able to take the next step in their quest for the title? Former captain and two-time champions KKR IPL Gautam Gambhir highlights several reasons why RCB had failed to go off.

READ | IPL 2020: If AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli did not play until the end, then who will? – Aakash Chopra highlights ‘glaring weakness’ in the squad RCB.

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“What Virat Kohli said, when you are satisfied with your squad as captain, you must have planned the playing XI you want to play. If you are satisfied, then the calmness also comes along. Because there are times that you do not come to know the best XI in the entire tournament and that is why you are making a lot of changes, “said Gambhir on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected event.

“I still feel that RCB looks a little batting-heavy. But one thing that you will see a little different is that the bowlers will be happy because they will not have to play 7 matches at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.”

Gambhir also pointed out the difference in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Kohli. Gambhir wants RCB to persist with a starting XI for 6-7 games to give them consistency.

“The biggest difference between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni is that MS Dhoni persists with his players for 6-7 matches. If you see RCB’s trend, they make changes very quickly because they have a doubt that their playing XI does not have a proper balance.”

“So I would want to see from RCB that even if the start is not good, they should persist with their playing XI and give them 6-7 matches. Because then only the players will give you performances and not if you give one or two matches. So if Virat Kohli has calmness in his mind that this is the most balanced squad, the important thing will be how they perform and how much he persists with these players.”

RCB will play their first game of IPL 2020 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 21st September at the Dubai International Stadium.

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PUBG Corp. responds to PUBG Mobile ban, Tencent will no longer handle its India franchise

PUBG Mobile ban

The Indian government banned the PUBG phone along with 117 more applications related to China last week. In response to the ban, PUBG Corporation, the parent company of PUBG Mobile has announced Tencent Games will no longer own the publishing rights for the game in India.

“Given recent developments, PUBG Corporation has made the decision to no longer allow the franchise PUBG MOBILE for Tencent Games in India. Looking ahead, PUBG Corporation will take all responsibility for publishing in the country. As companies explore ways to provide PUBG own experience to India in the near future, it is committed to doing so by maintaining a healthy environment and local gameplay for fans, “said PUBG Corporation in the blog.

Praful Parekh or Ram Prasad Sharma: Whose ‘Main Hoon Na’ is more assuring?

Because the game publisher Tencent Games, being a Chinese company, PUBG Mobile also fall under the list of applications is prohibited in India due to security concerns. With the latest move, PUBG phone will now be only taken care of by PUBG Corporation which is a South Korean company.

PUBG Mobile’s ban order still remains despite this decision by PUBG Corporation. The company added that it will share further updates soon which could mean a possible respite for PUBG Mobile players in India. Following the ban last week, PUBG Mobile was removed from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The game can still be played by those who had it installed on their devices. However, new updates like the new PUBG Mobile 1.0 are not available for users in India.

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Praful Parekh or Ram Prasad Sharma: Whose ‘Main Hoon Na’ is more assuring?

Main hoon na

Whose side are you on?
If you’re a regular social media user there’s a high possibility that at least once you have come across posts that ask you to choose between two relatable situations or famous movies, films or characters. A similar post was tweeted on YouTube India’s official Twitter profile and now it has prompted people to share various reactions.

Taking to the micro-blogging site, the video-sharing platform posted an image which shows two characters, one from a popular show and another from a famous movie, and asked a simple question. One character is Ram Prasad Sharma from the film Main Hoon Na played by Shah Rukh Khan and the other character is Praful Parekh from the popular TV series Khichdi played by Rajeev Mehta. What’s interesting is that there’s a common point between these two. Wondering what? Both characters are remembered for the same punchline, “main hoon na.”

“Which Main Hoon Na is more assuring gais?”, with this caption YouTube India shared the image.

Since being shared, the post has prompted people to come up with their answers. While some showcased their support for the film, others were more inclined to select the dialogue from the show.

Google reveals what Indians searched for the most in August

“Ok I love SRK but here… I am with Praful. Started missing that Praful-Hansa chemistry,” wrote a Twitter user. “Praful Parekh any day!” commented another.

Here’s how others reacted:

Whose side are you on?


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Google reveals what Indians searched for the most in August


As far as the interest for Independence Day is concerned, Google said that the but this year search interest for Independence Day soared to a new record high. The overall search interest soared to over 3,750%.
Google has shared some interesting insights as to what the Indians are looking for in the month of August. This list includes search Independence Day, Pranab Mukherjee, and Covid-19, among others.

In accordance with the details shared by Google, “Pakistan vs England” is the hottest trend in India during the month of August with a surge of more than 5,000%. This was followed by a search Pranab Mukherjee, who witnessed a surge of more than 4,000%. the tech giant also noted that the Pakistan cricket team is one of the top trending topics for a month, spiking more than 3,400% and ranked second to the Independence Day of India.

White rice versus Brown rice and we’re telling you which Is better for your health?

As far as interest is concerned for Independence Day, Google said that the search of flowers but this year’s Independence Day surged to a new record high. Overall search interest soared to more than 3,750%. It was the highest spiking month topic. The previous record peak was in August 2018.

Apart from this, seeking interest in “Lebanon” also soared more than 2,100% in the month while “COVID-19prevention” jumped more than 1,600%.

As far as Covid-19 is concerned, interest search for “Amit Shah coronavirus” soared over 4,100%, while search interest for “Vaccines for the latest corona” jumped more than 150%. Interestingly, the “vaccine” remains the most sought after topics together coronavirus in India in August. In addition, look for “Sputnik” and “vaccine Sputnik” spiked by more than 3,300% and 2,750% respectively during the month. They are on the search trends related to the vaccine.

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White rice versus Brown rice and we’re telling you which Is better for your health?

Brown rice vs white rice

We Indians just can’t get enough of rice. But for a balanced diet, we need to make the right choice between brown and white rice. Read on to find out which one is the healthier alternative.
Who does not like a generous serving of vegetable fried rice, or one-pot meal of Rajma chawal on a Sunday afternoon? Rice is an integral part of Indian households, and it is almost impossible to give up on the grain of our favorites, but we can always choose healthier alternatives – is not it?

To begin with, both white and brown rice is a rich source of carbohydrates and protein in small amounts. This is where the difference lies- brown rice is a whole grain, whereas white rice has the bran and germ removed. How is this, you may ask?

A whole grain contains all parts of the grain that includes fibrous bran, germ, and endosperm-rich nutritious carbohydrates, thus, clearly make nutrient-enriched brown rice. And in the case of white rice, the most nutritious part of the grain – the bran and germ are eliminated, lowering the nutritional value.

And what about nutrition?
Approximately 100 grams of cooked brown rice is packed with 1.8 grams of fiber, while the same amount of white rice accounted for only 0.4 grams of fiber. In addition, brown rice also provides you with more vitamins and minerals compared to white rice.

Enriched with fiber and antioxidants, red rice is not a source of empty calories, and carbohydrates, such as white rice is not.

However …

Brown rice contains higher amounts of phytic acid antinutrient, and arsenic, toxic chemicals. antinutrients These are plant compounds that can reduce the potential for the body to absorb certain nutrients. And in case these antinutrients consumed regularly over a long period of time can cause mineral deficiencies.

On the other hand, arsenic is a heavy metal naturally present in the environment and may increase in some areas due to pollution. It is present in significant quantities in the rice and padi- based products, and toxic heavy.

Prolonged and regular consumption of arsenic is said to increase the risk of chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes Brown rice contains more of arsenic compared with white rice, which means you should consume in moderation!

The impact on blood sugar and type 2 diabetes risk
Brown rice is rich in magnesium and fiber, both of which contribute to stabilizing blood sugar levels. grains such as brown rice said blood sugar levels, thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

However, white rice consumed in high quantities has been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, as evidenced by several studies. This is because of a high glycemic index (GI), which measures how quickly a particular food raises blood sugar.

GI brown rice is 50, while white rice is 89, which means the rate of rising in blood sugar that the latter is much faster than the others!

Red rice can also lower cholesterol
Brown rice is also associated with an increase in HDL or “good” cholesterol, and lower total and LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’. Lignans and plant compounds found in red yeast rice lowers the risk of heart disease because it reduces the amount of fat in the blood and reduces inflammation in the arteries.

In addition, eating chocolate instead of white rice helps in weight loss, and lower body mass index (BMI).

So, what’s the verdict? Brown rice takes the lead when it comes to winning the battle of health and fitness. But remember, moderation is key!

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Apple rolls out iOS 13.7 update that brings in the Covid-19 express notifications

Google Apple’s iOS 14 rollout

iOS 13.7 update brings in the Covid-19 upgrade, besides some other features like new Memoji stickers, bug fixes etc.
Apple iOS 14 rollouts are just around the corner but Apple has decided to squeeze in one more update (for now) – IOS 13.7. This update brings in Covid-19 increase, in addition to several other features such as stickers Memoji new, bug fixes, etc. If you choose to opt into Covid-19 Exposure Notification, your phone can take notes when you come in contact with other people and tell you if anyone you have come in contact with a positive test.

The Covid-19 Exposure Notification is a major addition in the new update. And to understand what it does one has to go back a little. When Apple and Google created the Application Programming Interface (API) for Covid-19 exposure tracing, users need to download the appropriate application of health authorities in their country. API was rolled out with IOS 13.5.

For so long, the user requires an application to ensure the benefits of the notification. The new update puts Exposure Notice Express capabilities into iOS itself. “It will provide a simpler deployment notification regional exposure to the Public Health Authority, without the need to develop or maintain custom applications,” as Forbes explains.

How did this work?

With IOS 13.7, if you opt into notifications, the iPhone can determine when you are less than six feet from other people with your phone swapping encrypted token. The system then sends a Bluetooth beacon and listen to them but no longer need an application for this. If anyone you come in contact with a positive test and then, you will be notified.

In case you do not have an official public health authority app installed, the system will prompt you to download it and advise on the next steps that must be taken. You can use the app to report if you are diagnosed yourself and with your consent, your beacons will be added to the positive diagnosis list. Your identity will not be shared with anyone.

Apple’s iOS 14 rollout

Importantly, these notifications are entirely based on whether you opt-in for them or not, you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. Both your location and identity not shared.

Besides this, the iOS 13.7 brings in new Memoji stickers and iCloud Drive folder sharing from the Files app.

How to get the new update

– Go to your Settings.

– Click on ‘General’. Then click on ‘Software Update’.

– The new iOS 13.7 update should be visible to you. Download and install it.

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National Sports Day 2020: History, Significance And Diet Tips To Perform Better At Sports

National Sports Day 2020

History And Significance Of National Sports Day | When Is Sports Day Celebrated In India?

National Sports Day is observed on 29 August every year to commemorate the birthday of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. He was born on 29 August 1905 in the Prayagraj formerly Allahabad. Major Dhyan Chand was the captain of the Gold medal-winning Indian hockey team at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Sport is considered very important for physical and mental development. People who play any sport remain always healthy. There are many legends of the sport that have been in India like; PT Usha, known as Udanpari, Sachin Tendulkar, known as the Master Blaster, and Major Dhyan Chand, known as ‘Hockey Wizards’.

In this article, we will talk about hockey wizard Dhyan Chand besides we will find out the reasons behind the National Sports Day celebrations on August 29.

The greatest hockey players of India, ‘Major Dhyanchand Singh’, worldwide known as the ‘Wizard of Hockey’, was born on August 29, 1905, in the city of Allahabad. After getting a basic education, Dhyanchand joined the Indian Army as a soldier in 1922.

Major Dhyanchand Singh ‘is a true sportsman; he is motivated to play hockey by Subedar Major Tiwari, himself a sports lover. Dhyanchand started playing hockey under his supervision.

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Because of outstanding performance in the game, Dhyanchand appointed as ‘Lance Naik’ in 1927, and in 1932 he was promoted to Nayak and Subedar in 1936 when he was an Indian hockey team captain. Then he went on to become a lieutenant; Captain and eventually was promoted to Major.

Diet Tips To Perform Better At Sports

Add Green Vegetables to Daily Diet: Yes, we know you’ve heard this so many times from various health experts and nutritionists. But adding more green vegetables to your diet does not help you perform better at sports. green vegetables such as spinach, are rich in nitrates, can help you improve your performance in sports, new research claims. Nitrate, which is commonly found in leafy green vegetables, is essential for the functioning of the human body, especially during exercise and outdoor sports.

Green vegetables such as spinach, are rich in nitrates, can help you improve your performance in sports.

Keep Yourself Hydrated: It is important for athletes to maintain energy themselves, hydrated and focused. When we sweat, our bodies become dehydrated because most electrolytes lost through sweat. We need to fuel our bodies to continue, and for that, we need carbohydrates and insulin. Therefore, it is important for the body to retain water. You should keep sipping water regularly. For other options, one can opt for fresh fruit juice, which is full of good carbohydrates that help refuel your body with energy and keep your system active and healthy. It is not only important for an athlete to hydrate himself on the run/games, but also on previous days. This is because the summer may take a lot of electrolytes, which are essential to be refilled with fresh juice and water.

Avoid unhealthy snacking After Sports: In a recent study, researchers found that snacking on unhealthy foods after a game can make players wear a lot of fat. This is mainly because of unhealthy snacks (read: burgers, pizza, soft drinks, etc.) that are loaded with empty calories and immediately after the match/run, our body needs to regain lost energy; therefore, the athlete may actually end up consuming more calories than they burn while exercising.

The researchers found that snacking on unhealthy foods after a game can make players wear a lot of fat.

A Cup of Coffee To Improves Your Athletic Performance: The Role of caffeine as a performance aid for athletes has been discussed in a variety of platforms, and the conclusion is that the coffee is ergogenic (energy generation) drink and aid in endurance sports. As per a new study, researchers found that sipping a cup of coffee in the morning can help improve athletic endurance. Coffee is a popular source of caffeine; Therefore, you may add it to your daily diet. However, avoid milk and sugar because it can increase the number of calories.

Remember, what you add to your daily diet makes a lot of difference on your performance in sports. But make sure you consult a nutritionist before you add anything new to your diet.

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