After loss to Croatia, Lionel Messi is a man with broken heart. Argentina are not out of the World Cup yet – they could yet qualify with victory over Nigeria in their final group game next, but on and off the pitch they look in trouble.
Australia beat New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground
“It was a brilliant performance. Australia were the best team in the tournament, fantastically led by Michael Clarke. Today they were just too powerful and strong for New Zealand, who have been great throughout the tournament. They’ve had everything you’d need in a one-day side, with the left-arm pace of Johnson and Starc. They’ve got everything covered.” (Former England captain Michael Vaughan)
NEW ZEALAND has reached in its first ever Cricket World Cup final, Grant Elliott clouted a six off the bowling of Dale Steyn to send New Zealand to its first Cricket World Cup final after one of the greatest semi-finals in history.
Set a challenging target of 298 in a semi-final reduced by rain to 43 overs a side, the Black Caps got a target against South Africa with one ball spare.
Imran Khan born on 25 November 1952 is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer. He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century and, after retiring, entered politics. Besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator, chancellor of the University of Bradford and founding chairman of the Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Hospital. He also founded Namal College, Mianwali in 2008.
In April 1996, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (“Movement for Justice”) political party was established and Khan became its chairman. He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, he was again elected on 11 May 2013, while his party gained 35 seats in the National Assembly. Global Post mentioned him third in a list of nine world leaders of 2012 and recognized Khan as the face of the anti-drone movement in Pakistan. According to Asia Society, Khan was voted as Asiaâ€™s Person of the Year 2012. As the Pew Research Center, in 2012 a majority of Pakistani respondents offered a favorable opinion of Khan. The survey also revealed Khan’s fame among youth.
FIFA World Cup 2014 is upon us all! It’s the biggest event in the world! It will be the 20th FIFA World Cup and will take place in Brazil from June 12 to July 13 2014. This will be the second time that Brazil will host the competition, the previous being in 1950 which was won by Uruguay.
The FIFA World Cup 2014 will see a total of 64 matches which will be played in 12 cities across Brazil. For the first time ever, at a World Cup Final, the matches will use goal-line technology. So can reigning World Cup champions Spain defend the title? We’ll have to wait and find out.
Yesterday a game between Banglore vs Pune in IPL 2013, Chris Gayle’s fastest hundred 175 that demolished Pune Warriors took only 66 deliveries, and included 17 sixes. He reached his hundred off 30 deliveries in the ninth over, before taking it slightly easy for the next few overs. Here are some Chris Gayle’s pictures…
“I didn’t want to just get the hundred and continue blasting and blasting and get out, you know how quickly this game can change” Gayle said after delivering a 130-run victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Aaron Finch, the Warriors captain, watched helplessly as his bowlers, and his own bowling, was ruthlessly taken apart by Gayle. There were no qualifiers in his praise for Gayle. “That was simply the best innings I’ve ever seen,” Finch said. He later joked: “Maybe we should ban him from the game. Maybe he’s too good, he hits it too far.”
Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers’ captain, was left “speechless”. “No words. I cannot ask for anything more as a captain,” Kohli said after the game. “I’m privileged that I watched it here today live. All the people who came to the stadium today also should feel honoured that they got to see one of the best innings ever.”
It wasn’t just with the bat that Gayle did damage. Asked to bowl the final over of the match – his first chance with the ball this IPL season – he picked up two wickets, before celebrating with his famous Gangnam Style dance. “It was really good to finish off in that particular way, ” he said. “Some people keep on asking, ‘they have seen me do Gangnam Style in international cricket, why not in IPL?’ I thought that was the perfect time to do it, you get a wicket, everything just worked for Chris Gayle today … I’m an entertainer, I try to entertain as much as possible.”