MS Dhoni doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone, says Shane Warne

first_imgHis finishing skills called into question by critics, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday received firm backing from spin legend Shane Warne, who feels that former India captain doesn’t need to “prove anything to anyone”.Removed from captaincy before the start of the 10th edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Dhoni so far has had a quiet tournament for Rising Pune Supergiant by his standards, scoring only 61 runs in five games. (Dhoni answers critics with stunning glovework, monstrous six)Warne today took to twitter to back Dhoni, who has been a phenomenal limited-overs cricketer.”@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires!,” Warne wrote on his twitter page..@msdhoni does not have to prove anything to anyone, he’s class & a wonderful player in all formats. MS is also a great captain & inspires !- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 18, 2017Dhoni’s strike-rate in the 10th IPL has been a dismal 87.14 with an average of shade over 15. He has managed to hit only two sixes in five games. (Dhoni has amazing hands, Stokes warns batsmen)While he is still the undisputed No.1 keeper-batsman in the limited-overs format but inconsistent form over the past year has led to the debate if he is still a potent match-winner.last_img read more

Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez hunt Harry Kane in late Golden Boot showdown

first_imgHarry Kane’s four-goal salvo on Thursday catapulted him to the top of the Premier League scorers charts, but hot on his heels are two players with contrasting styles who go head-to-head when Arsenal host Everton on the final day of the season on Sunday.Kane’s goals came as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 to take his tally for the campaign to 26, one more than he managed as the Premier League’s leading marksman last season.That moved him past Everton forward Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, who if paper talk is to be believed could both be playing their final league matches for their respective clubs.Lukaku has 24 league goals this term, the most for Everton in a top-flight season since Gary Lineker struck 30 in 1985-86, but has not scored in his last four appearances.Sanchez’s recent burst of four goals in three games has lifted his total to 23, the best scoring season of his career.Belgian international Lukaku is big and powerful, and when in the mood bounces off defenders with rampaging runs. He has a rocket shot, but can also apply a deft touch and is a real threat in the air.Six of his 24 goals have been scored with his head, while he has also shown his proficiency with both feet as 11 strikes have been with his left and seven with his right.Those goals have come from 104 efforts on goal, hitting the back of the net with almost one in four efforts. He has also provided six assists.advertisementA criticism of his game has been his strike-rate against this season’s top six, with just three goals scored, two against Manchester City and one versus Tottenham.Everton will be keen to keep Sanchez off his right foot. Sixteen of his 23 goals have come with that foot, four with the left and three with his head.His game is built around creativity, guile and a high work-rate, and his versatility means he has been shifted around the pitch during a career in which he spent three seasons with Barcelona before signing for Arsenal in 2014.He has needed 125 shots for his goals this campaign, but has contributed 10 assists for his team.last_img read more

Malaika Arora gives Monday motivation as she nails difficult stretch in sports bra and mini shorts

first_imgMalaika Arora is one of the fittest celebrity in Bollywood. The 45-year-old is also a fitness enthusiast and makes sure that yoga is a part of her day every day life.The actress recently shared a Monday motivation gram with her fans. The picture that is captioned, “Practise makes perfect”….. am still a work in progress.. starting this week with some stretches, bends, yoga, repeat. #malaikasmondaymotivation #fashionablyfit#yogaforlife,” shows the actress bending down to hold her ankles and touching her forehead with her knees.For her yoga session, the actress wore a pair of mini shorts. Her blue and black shorts had a quirky print on it. She paired her shorts with a black sports bra.The Chaiyya Chaiyya girl tied her hair in a top knot for her yoga session.The stretch that Malaika can be seen doing in the image is a really tough one and we are totally saying this with our own experiences.Her Monday motivation gram makes us want to hit the gym right now, what about you?ALSO READ | Malaika Arora takes style inspiration from Deepika Padukone, wears same saree. Who wore it better?ALSO READ | Arjun Kapoor on being trolled for age difference with Malaika Arora: Don’t want to justify anythingALSO WATCH | | Are Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor the newest lovebirds in B-Town?advertisementlast_img read more