Jasprit Bumrah slams Jaipur traffic police for no ball billboard on Twitter

first_imgJasprit Bumrah took to Twitter to slam the Jaipur traffic Police’s for their ‘don’t cross the line’ photo on a billboard in the city.The photo with a caption, “Don’t cross the line. You know it can be costly”, shows the Indian fast bowler’s faux-pas moment in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan, when he over-stepped as Fakhar Zaman nicked the ball into MS Dhoni’s hands.India had to pay a very costly price for Bumrah’s mistake as Fakhar went onto score an exhilarating hundred in Pakistan’s 180-run win.Bumrah showed his displeasure on Twitter, as he posted, “@traffic_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country”[email protected]_jpr well done Jaipur traffic police this shows how much respect you get after giving your best for the country. pic.twitter.com/y0PU6v9uEc- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017He put another tweet insisting that he would not indulge in similar bigotry, saying that humans can make mistakes.He tweeted, “@traffic_jpr But don’t worry I won’t make fun of the mistakes which you guys make at your work.because I believe humans can make mistakes.”@traffic_jpr But don’t worry I won’t make fun of the mistakes which you guys make at your work .because I believe humans can make mistakes- Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) June 23, 2017 Jaipur Traffic Police has since  responded saying that he is a youth icon and the intention of the billboard was to create awareness and not to hurt .advertisementDear @jaspritbumrah93, our intent was not to hurt your sentiments or the sentiments of millions of cricket fans.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, [email protected], you are a youth icon & an inspiration for all of us.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, [email protected], we only intended to create more awareness about traffic rules.- Traffic Police JPR (@traffic_jpr) June 23, 2017last_img read more

IPL 2019: Harbhajan Singh happy after outwitting Chris Gayle in big win for CSK

first_imgHarbhajan Singh was named man-of-the-match after his double wicket maiden scripted a 22-run win for Chennai Super Kings over Kings XI Punjab on Friday. Harbhajan removed Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal in his first over to rock KXIP’s chase of 161 early in their innings. | CSK vs KXIP – Match report |KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan shared a 110-run stand but the early losses meant the two batsmen were under pressure to keep up the tempo against a top-quality spin attack.Harbhajan Singh was MS Dhoni’s trump card against Chris Gayle, the most dangerous batsman in T20 cricket. Gayle is the fastest man to reach 4000 IPL runs and the only player to hit 300 sixes in the IPL. On Saturday, he could well have been the difference between both sides in a steep chase on a tricky pitch.But MS Dhoni, one of the sharpest minds in the cricket world, knew he could challenge Gayle with a quality off-spinner and he brought Harbhajan Singh on in the second over of the KXIP innings.And Harbhajan Singh was happy to see his plan work – he got Gayle and also the talented Mayank Agarwal in a sensational over.”We always have a plan in T20 cricket and sometimes it comes off and sometimes it does not. We know Chris Gayle is someone who goes very hard at the top and can take the game forward. It was important for us to take his wicket (early) and it was nice to get his wicket in the first over and nice to get another one as well,” Harbhajan Singh told the broadcasters after picking up his second man-of-the-match award this season.advertisement”Mayank is a very, very good youngster who has played for India just now and he has been scoring a lot of runs. It’s nice to go out there and perform for the team and I am happy,” he said.Harbhajan Singh said he was glad his plan against Chris Gayle worked because T20 was is kind of format where plans can go awry very quickly.”I was just looking to bowl a little slower to Chris Gayle. The first couple of balls, I tried to push them in the air but it didn’t spin but the third or fourth ball I tried to give it a rip and it spun. That’s when it got in my mind that if I had to bowl slower to him, I had to bowl slow and wide”This is T20 and it could have gone either way… I am glad I am here talking to you and got the man-of-the-match award,” he said.In the season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, Harbhajan Singh had dismissed Virat Kohli, Moeen Ali and AB de Villiers to trigger a collapse for the visitors at the Chepauk. RCB folded for 70 in 17.1 overs as CSK won by 7 wickets.Also Read | MS Dhoni after CSK upstage KXIP: Had to get Universe Boss Chris Gayle out earlyAlso Read | CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Umpire talks to MS Dhoni after Ambati Rayudu backs up too farAlso See:last_img read more

Epsom Derby: Prendergast optimistic that Madhmoon can cure family itch

first_img Quick guide Tuesday’s racing tips Reuse this content Read more news Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Hide TipsWolverhampton1.50 Alkaraama (nap) 2.20 Miss Liberty Belle 2.55 Billy Dylan 3.25 Junior Rip 4.00 Joe The Beau 4.35 Antioco Lady 5.05 RockesburyBrighton 2.00 Cool Strutter 2.35 Dudley’s Boy 3.05 Dark Poet 3.35 He’s Our Star 4.10 Gendarme 4.45 De Little Engine 5.15 Confrerie (nb)Nottingham2.10 Ottoman Court 2.45 Aegeus 3.15 Rambaldi 3.45 Nearooz 4.20 Thanks be 4.55 True Destiny 5.25 Requited Huntingdon5.40 Mystic Court 6.10 Last Enchantment 6.40 Net De Treve 7.10 Northern Bound 7.40 Zoltan Varga 8.10 For Good Measure 8.40 Saffron Wells Hexham5.50 Frightened Rabbit 6.20 Glinger Flame 6.50 Quick Brew 7.20 For Three 7.50 Mrs Vonn 8.20 Prince Dundee 8.50 Farlam King Since you’re here… Talking Horses: Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally seeks to end winnerless run Thank you for your feedback. Share on Facebook Prendergast, in common with all other spectators, is still musing over the possibility that Madhmoon may have been at a disadvantage in racing up the middle of the track that day, when the first two raced hard against the stands’ rail.“The horse is going very well, he’s in very good shape, he came out of Newmarket very well,” Prendergast reports. “It’s all systems go to run in the Derby. The way he finished I’d be surprised and disappointed if he didn’t get the extra half-mile.”Madhmoon is a 14-1 shot for Classic glory but Prendergast points out that the horse has a form to edge it over one rival who is now Derby favourite. “We’ve beaten Broome once and I don’t see why we can’t beat him again,” the trainer says, referring to a Group Two contest at Leopardstown in September. “We beat him by two and a half lengths. And Aidan O’Brien’s other horse that won at Chester, Sir Dragonet. The ground was bottomless, so what will he do if the ground is good to dry at Epsom?” Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Show Horse racing Share on WhatsApp The Derby Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn “He was second in it several times,” noted Prendergast Jr, aged 86. “They always ran well in it but just never clicked on the day. And that was in the days when you had to get the boat over and travel all over England by box.”An especially frustrating Derby for Paddy Prendergast was the 1960 version, in which he saddled Alcaeus and Kythnos to be second and third behind the Lester Piggott-ridden St Paddy. Three years later Kevin took out his own licence.He has since had five Derby runners of his own, though none since 1996. “They all ran well but none of them got placed,” he says, adding that Madhmoon would have a more obvious chance than any colt he has sent to Epsom before.He was last seen running fourth in the 2,000 Guineas, often regarded as the best Derby trial, and it seems that the first three from that race are likely to be directed elsewhere. Topics If Madhmoon wins the Derby a week on Saturday, it will be a victory more than half a century in the making. The sturdy colt is trained in Ireland by Kevin Prendergast, whose father, Paddy, prepared winners of all the other English Classics but never quite managed to land the blue riband itself. Horse racing tips Share on Messenger Was this helpful?last_img read more