None of My Business

None of My Business

Dhoni need not prove anything to anyone

His finishing skills called into question by critics, Mahendra Singh Dhoni received firm backing on Tuesday 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. Warne took to twitter to back Dhoni, who has been a phenomenal limited-overs cricketer.

SC blocks Srinivasan’s comeback

Former BCCI president N Srinivasan cannot represent the Board at the ICC meeting next week, as he has been held guilty of conflict of interest, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
The apex court allowed BCCI’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to represent the cricket board at the ICC meeting on April 24 and directed BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to accompany him.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said since Srinivasan has been held guilty by the apex court for conflict of interest, he cannot be allowed to represent the BCCI in the ICC meeting.

Yeah, I am unfair, so?

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol has criticised other actors for endorsing fairness creams, including Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan and Deepika Padukone after BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s racist comments on a TV news debate. The 41-year-old actor took to Facebook, where he posted a number of celebrity ad campaigns, criticising Bollywood as well as the country’s obsession with fairness, post Vijay’s remarks without naming him. The actor further said it is difficult for one person to make a difference to the world about the racist attitude, but one can always start with their near and dear ones.

Trump’s modelling agency shuts down

President Donald Trump’s modelling agency, Trump Models, has shut its doors. The modeling agency founded by the Trump Organization in 1999 is closing, according to a source in the New York-based office, who confirmed the news to Hollywood Reporter. “I feel really sad and hurt that it had to end this way, we were a very tight group and worked very well together. We did a great job and our models clearly loved us, they stayed until the end. But to see people terrified for their job security and their future?

‘Dalai Lama’s successor must have China’s endorsement’

China’s official think-tanks countered the Dalai Lama’s assertion that Chinese government cannot decide about his successor, saying the next highest monk of Tibetan Buddhism must have the endorsement of Beijing.
“The government of the People’s Republic of China has proclaimed the power to approve the naming of ‘high’ reincarnations in Tibet, based on a precedent set by the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing dynasty,” said Wang Dehua, co-director, Centre for South Asia Studies, Tongji University in Shanghai.

It’s lonesome at top: Parekh

Asha Parekh’s versatility helped her feature in films of diverse genres in the 1960s but the veteran actress says being on top is often lonesome and there was a phase where she went into depression. Parekh was one of the top stars in the industry from 1959 to 1973. She worked with all the top heroes of her time including Shammi Kapoor, Dev Anand, Rajendra Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and others. It wasn’t the highs and lows of the film business that unsettled the 74-year-old actress but the death of her parents, which pushed her into a dark zone.

The new singing sensation

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has made his singing debut with a track dedicated to the country’s greatest cricketing stars, who have glorified the sport. Titled Sachin’s Cricketwali Beat, the song is composed by Shamir Tandon. It features Tendulkar and singer Sonu Nigam’s vocals. The song is part of the promotion for Tendulkar’s recently launched digital platform 100MB.

Good cricket + bad blood makes for fine series

As India celebrates the return of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from previous holders Australia, the overriding consensus is that the hosts maintained order between the sport’s top two test sides in a series that had everything. Seldom has a tour been dragged deep into the gutter through tit-for-tat accusations of cheating and foul play only for it to rise magnificently in the wake of some quality cricket by the bitterest of antagonists.

Oz cricketers no longer friends: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targetted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely fought Test series that his team won.
Kohli had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for his ‘DRS brain fade’ moment after which a section of Australian cricketers (current and former), along with their media, targetted the India captain, going as far as to compare him with controversial US president Donald Trump.

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