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Top News After facing criticism over his tweet,Virender Sehwagresponded to the controversy of “trolling” Gurmehar Kaur saying his tweet was nota case of agreeement or disagreement with anyone and everyone have a right to express their opinion “My tweet was attempt to be facetious rather than one to bully anyone over their opinion Agreementor disagreement wasn’t even factor” he said He also said thatanyone who threatens her with rape is atthe lowest form of his life and she has the right to express her views WATCH |Gurmehar Kaur Withdraws Save DU Campaign: Here’s What Happened After the controversy broke out Twitterati hadaccused Gurmerhar for“speaking againstthe nation” by asking for peace with Pakistan Even sportsperson like Yogeshwar Dutt Babita and Geeta Phogat had tweeted about putting nation above self Sehwag said everyone have the right to express their views be it Gurmehar or Phogat sisters “Everyone has a right to express their views without being bullied or threatened 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strain he suffered against India in November Dale Steyn AP "Dale has put a lot of work into his training and rehab since his return from India so we are very happy to have him back from injury” Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday "He was put through a thorough fitness test on Thursday by physiotherapist Shane Jabaar he came through the tests without any discomfort and will be available for selection for the first Test match against England" The first of the four-match Test series begins in Durban on 26 December The 32-year-old has taken 402 wickets in 81 Tests at an average of 2256 including 46 in 11 matches against England IANS Baby Charlie Gard to die in hospice parents seek more time with him | Reuters World Reuters Jul 27 2017 00:01:58 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 27 2017 00:01 AM | Updated Date: Jul 27 2017 00:01 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See The dethroned champions Chennaiyin FC began this season with a lot of key changes in personnel They had a new marquee player in John Arne Riise and their talisman John Stiven Mendoza had to give this edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) a miss Firstpost wrote before the season began that the new-look Chennaiyin attack could be the biggest stumbling block in defending the title But as it turned out Chennaiyin’s defence was the one that took the kicking Unusure Defence Chennaiyin FC ended up conceding 25 goals in 14 games this season while it was only 15 goals in 14 games the previous year The team also had sixclean sheets in the league stages in 2015 comparedto just fourthis season The biggest factor that played havoc was the unsettled defence For starters the goalkeepers Karanjit Singh and Duwayne Kerr never played twice in a row for the first 10games Karanjit Singh who had a clean sheet in each of his first threegames was ironically reinstated as first-choice goalkeeper for the final five fixtures on the back of the 1-4 loss against Delhi Dynamos Chennaiyin FC have a lot to ponder over in the coming months if they are to return to winning ways in the future ISL When Mehrajuddin Wadoo at right-back can play 13 games without a rest why Karanjit Singh didn’t play every game — after it became fairly clear that he was less prone to errors — is thebig question The point is not who should the goalkeeper have been but why was it taking so long for manager Marco Materazzi to decide on one The effect of it was clear on Karanjit as he never could impose his authority at the back even in the last few matches Just after two games it became clear that an aged central defensive pairing of Bernard Mendy and John Arne Riise was never going to work and the manager had acted upon it quickly The two rarely started again together with Eli Sabia coming in except on a couple of occasions —once when Mendy was played as a left winger and once when Riise played at leftback The conundrum of fitting two experienced heads in the defence should have been solved in the pre-season but instead they were the ones being rotated The absence of cool and experienced personnel in the fagend of matches cost Chennaiyin dearly as they contrived to draw from winning positions four times in the last few minutes That itself accounted for eight lost points The clear difference between qualification and being knocked-out Midfield madness Chennaiyin began their first two games of the season with Augusto and Hans Mulder at the centre of the park But their attacking approachleft the defence very vulnerable Harmanjyot Singh Khabra who performed the screening role last season understandably was out of favour due to his disciplinary record Manuele Blasi and youngster Siam Hanghal then played in the screening midfielder’s role for a run of five unbeaten games before the Delhi Dynamos game happened Hanghal had a forgettable 45 minutes and he was hauled off for Jeje Lalpekhlua That Delhi scored two more after the change very much highlighted the importance of this position When Blasi was expected to be back in place of Hanghal the manager threw in Zakeer Mundampara for the next game Zakeer was a wonderful find from last season who ably filled the void left by Raphael Augusto last year for the final few games But being a defensive midfielder was not his forte That this position was compromised with the priority of rotating goalkeepers was all the more telling The pattern was thus was that Blasi started only when Karanjit Singh was between the goal posts keeping in mind the limit of sixforeigners per side Hanghal who ultimately came back for the must-win-game against Northeast showed why he deserved another chance much earlier The wingers’ position was being given a lot of attention as well which was pointless considering both full-backs were firing in the crosses nonchalantly That plan was finally ditched in the home game against Pune – the 10th game of the season for Chennaiyin Unfortunate Injury The injury to Lalpekhlua in the home game against Atletico de Kolkata was a big blow to Chennaiyin’s chances Just when the team seemed to have gone back to winning ways they were given a kick in the gut Though the injury didn’t really stop the goals from coming the absence of the team’s Indian talisman was a huge psychological blow With Lalpekhlua unavailable it disturbed the balance of foreigners and Indians in the team as well What Chennaiyin need for the next season Chennaiyin FC need a proper defensive midfielder to start with That Augusto who completed 576 passes at 80% accuracy was also the second highest tackler in the league with 57 tackles shows how much Chennaiyin depend on him They need someone like Blasi to share the workload on a consistent basis An Indian would be preferred with Blasi good enough to make the occasional appearance Hanghal has shown himself to be more of the ilk of Augusto and seems more comfortable playing forward than hanging back Assuming they build around Raphael Augusto Chennaiyin must look to strengthen their defence smartly That no Indian centre-back was available to replace Mendy Sabia Eder Monteiro or Riise seems to be a glaring error Wadoo who started misfiring his crosses in the last couple of games needs a fairly decent deputy to atleast give him a rest Jerry Lalrinzuala seems to be the find of the season He has been brilliant going forward and defensively has become more assured With Riise hopefully available to back him the leftback seems to be one position that is well covered Chennaiyin will also look to discard some of the underperforming Indians and give more chances to the new crop of youngsters who put in an exciting display in the final game against FC Goa In this regard we have hopefully seen the last of Khabra Baljit Singh Sahni and Thoi Singh who were all disappointing in whatever little we saw of of them in Chennaiyin colours Last but not the least Chennaiyin need a dependable pacy striker who they can look upon to carry the hopes of the knowlegable fans Lalpekhlua will also benefit by sharing his pressure in the absence of Mendoza Dudu Omagbemi and David Succi past their prime can provide the experience and technical nuance when called upon The balance has been restored now The gap between the top four and bottom four teams has been bridged Most importantly with Pakistan’s triumph in Champions Trophy 2017 the world has realised two things First rankings matter the least in cricket Second the game of cricket will remain as unpredictable as ever For ranking is just a rating based on the past performances of a particular team It gives an illusion it enforces an assumption and most importantly it gives a tag to a particular team as the best or the worst However ranking is never permanent; it is rather temporary and momentary Although it gives a measure of the past performances of the team what it does not show is the improvement of the team at present and what to expect from them in the future Pakistan players celebrate after taking the wicket of India’s Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions Trophy 2017 final Reuters Pakistan justified exactly that with their title-winning campaign in Champions Trophy 2017 They showed that their No 8 ranking based on past performances had nothing to do with their present and future They scripted a story which is very similar to a fairy tale a story in which they went from ‘rags to riches’ a story in which the underdog triumphed However the tournament should not only be remembered for their fairy tale journey The world should also celebrate the way the other underdogs Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played in the tournament The tournament was going exactly in the way it would have been scripted The top three favourites to win the tournament in England South Africa and India had humbled the underdogs in Bangladesh Sri Lanka and Pakistan respectively in their opening encounters Only Australia another favourite to win the title was struggling a bit with their first couple of matches being marred by rain Barring that most of the things were going in the same way as it had in the previous editions of the tournament Once again it had started to look like a tournament in which one amongst the top four teams would go on to be the Champions and the participation of the bottom four teams was just a mere formality But then Sri Lanka versus India happened Yes it was that small island nation located at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent that ignited the spark which then spread like wildfire among the other underdogs in Bangladesh and Pakistan Yes it was that team left shattered by the retirement of legends like Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jaywardene But they proved that they still have plenty of talent and potential in the form of Kusal Mendis Danushka Gunathilaka Asela Gunaratne and other young guns as they went on to chase down a mammoth target of 322 runs set by the defending champions India And yes it was that new team on the scene which trumped the team who are the masters of the art of chasing down targets Although they didn’t qualify to the semi-finals Sri Lanka started an underdog revolution overnight The very next day the world witnessed something spectacular again This time it was Bangladesh who humbled World Cup finalists New Zealand and knocked them out of the tournament; that too from a precarious position of 33/4 Again it was that Bangladesh which had made a sudden surge in limited overs cricket in the past couple of years but somehow things still went wrong at crucial junctures in ICC tournaments But now they have started a new chapter in their history having got their first bite at the semi-final of an ICC tournament; of course with some help from Australia as they went down to England in the last match of their group stage However no one can rob Bangladesh of their credit for their magical fight-back against New Zealand that helped them in getting the ticket to the semi-final And suddenly it had boiled down to four teams – India England Pakistan and Bangladesh to clash in the semi-finals That makes it two teams from the top half of the rankings table and two from the bottom half It was something that had not been expected; a bit of a surprise to be precise But hey India and England the No 3 and the No 4 ranked teams respectively were still in the hunt right They could still make it to the final After all how far can the underdogs progress It will come to a stop at some point Good thing that they had made it to the semi-finals But making the final is too much right After all they were to be up against India and England two of the most dangerous ODI teams in the semi-finals Yes making the final seemed to be too much for Bangladesh; they surrendered to the mighty Indians in the semi-finals But Pakistan proved that they are in for something special this time They had left the hosts England gasping for breath in a contest which was touted to be too stiff for Pakistan by the pundits But here was Pakistan proving all punditry wrong demolishing a strong English batting line-up taming a fearsome Ben Stokes to play a sedate innings of 32 (64) and then romping towards the target with ease There was Pakistan into the final of a major ICC tournament after eight long years and that too up against their arch-rivals India The stage was set An India-Pakistan encounter in the final was not only significant for the fans on the two sides of the border but also to the entire cricket world But India were too much of a match for Pakistan Wasn’t it so In what was summed up to be a David versus Goliath fight India looked like the stronger force the favourites or in other words ‘Goliath’ And Pakistan was like David- the underdog in every respect However history has witnessed that it has always been the David who has prevailed in a ‘David-Goliath’ fight And this time it was no different as it was ‘David’ who prevailed again Yes it was Pakistan who had overcome all odds defied every pundit and surprised everyone to emerge as the champions They started it with their young gun Fakhar Zaman bashing the world’s best spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja all around the ground and finished it off with Mohammad Amir running over India’s terrific three in Rohit Sharma Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan with a great spell of fast bowling And then there was Yuvraj Singh too who was taken care of by a young Shadab Khan Don’t forget Mahendra Singh Dhoni who fell prey to a short delivery and thus didn’t get the opportunity of repeating something similar to that of the final of the 2011 World Cup Somehow Pakistan made this performance look similar to that of Australia in the 2003 World cup final against India Did the combination of ‘Green and Gold’ have some luck factor to go with it Who knows But one thing is for sure – it was a victory earned mostly with their efforts It was a victory in which they completely outplayed the defending champions Most importantly it was a victory in which they had defeated the same team who had ran them over by a mammoth margin of 124 runs in their opening encounter of the tournament To turn it around in this way and win over the opponents by 180 runs in a final requires a big heart will-power and self-belief And Pakistan showed that they have every bit of it With this victory Pakistan have restored the much needed balance in the cricket world; a world which had started revolving only around the ‘big three’ This victory means much more as people will think a thousand times before calling a team an underdog or a minnow In spite of all the predictions assumptions analyses and opinions the game of cricket will always remain like Pakistan: unpredictable “We have gathered that Kulkarni’s predecessor Vivek Phansalkar had proposed that the Force One should report to the ATS as there were administrative glitches and miscommunications because of the reporting protocol. he will get marginalised, Ramnath has 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