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Sports are all about doing better than you did before. Whether it comes to playing the game itself, coordinating with your teammates with discipline or interacting with people in general, good sportspersons constantly strive to hone their game while applying the lessons they learn while playing in situations of daily life. In this regard, basketball is no different. It requires a high level of stamina, great teamwork, a healthy determination and a great aim. Shooting accuracy matters a lot in a game like a basketball because the points you get depend solely on how the ball goes through the loop. Here are six ways in which you can improve your throwing game.

  1. Balance and Stance

In a fast-paced sport like basketball, where a major part of the game involves running, moving and manoeuvring through equally talented players, the balance and stance of the player play an important role in the quality of the player’s throw. Especially while shooting for a goal, the direction of your feet and the distance between them are important to keep you stable enough to shoot correctly.

  1. Correct Grip

The way you hold the ball while you are shooting will have a significant impact on how the ball travels to the hoop. Keeping your fingers spread too far apart will cause discomfort that can impede your ability to shoot well. Instead, a comfortable grip, with your finger pads in firm contact with the ball, the guiding hand placed on the side of the ball and the shooting hand placed behind the ball will go a long way in allowing the ball to travel the way you want it to. Aside from these tips, there are several rules that must be followed when you want to know how to shoot a good goal.

  1. Focus on The Target

The first instinct of many players would be to pay attention to the trajectory of the ball while throwing, the truth is, this method does little more than making the player self-conscious about his or her throwing style. Many coaches agree that focusing on the target instead does a lot more towards helping the ball go into the hoop since this will help you angle your body towards the goal the right way. Angling your body towards the hoop is another aspect to keep in mind while shooting.

  1. Delivery and Timing of The Throw

Everything about your throw, right from the angling of your feelings to the exact point where you let go of the ball, matters when you shoot for that goal. The best time to release the ball is said to be right before your arm reaches the top. The ball must also stay in front of your body at all times so that you can control the trajectory of the ball better.

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice

No matter the craft, one thing has remained consistent throughout history; practice makes perfect. As a basketball player, you will need to practice intensively and with a solid goal in mind. Especially if you’re shooting for a scholarship through your game, you will need to put in long hours of practice and repeat right shoots until they become second nature to attain the level of skill that college recruiters are looking for.

  1. Optimistic Spirit

As a player, your attitude towards the game has to boost your morale enough for you to play a good game. Your spirits must be reasonably high with your confidence in your skills and your trust in your teammates intact. This does not mean, however, that you allow your spirit to turn into overconfidence. Overconfidence can lead to you letting your guard down, which may not lead to a good result during the game. A healthy optimism can keep you focused on the game while not hindering your skills while playing.

Dedication and persistence are two things that are key when it comes to improving your shot while playing, but it has been done before and definitely can be done again. Constant and consistent practice will go along way in helping you perfect your aim. Be sure to avoid falling into bad habits concerning your gameplay and listen to the advice your coach has for you.

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These 5 Famous and All Time Favorite Cricketers Could Retire After Cricket World Cup 2019

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As much as we like the game of cricket we swear by the great cricketers that we are lucky enough to witness their games. The world has witnessed many great champions in all these years and even new faces keep adding to the teams of bests. But what jolts our spirit a bit is when any of a great cricketer bids farewell to the cricket world.

With the farewell of our favorite Sixer King, Yuvraj Singh we are sad to announce that he is not the only one retiring from the cricket world. According to the source we now have names of a few best-known players who may be hanging their gloves after this ODI World Cup (2019).

Read below and find the list of cricketers who could take retirement after world cup 2019:

1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

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West Indian player Chris Gayle is a name that every cricket team dreaded to take. His game gives the nightmares to the opponent’s team. When Gayle is amongst those crickets who are totally into the game when they are out on the field. For his fierce batting, people give names that are associated with dreadfuls.

He is one of those two cricketers who have scored a double hundred in ODI World Cup. Gayle has been playing since the 1990s and his game is still the same. But according to the source, this ODI World Cup could be his last one. The great batsman has played 275 matches and bagged about 10k runs.

2. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

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With amazing 14 years of cricket career, Indian cricket team’s champion MS Dhoni needs no introduction. He is the only wicketkeeper that the cricket world witnessed who is blessed with even better batting and captainship skills.

No matter he is the captain or not, we find Dhoni as the one who is advising and guiding players on the field. Known for his helicopter shots MS Dhoni has almost 10k runs to his account and has played 318 matches till date. But rumors are that this ODI World Cup 2019 might be his last one.

3. AB De Villiers

South African player AB De Villiers has nearly 10k runs to his account with a strike rate of 101, he remains one of the best gems of South African team. Famous for his 360-degree shots, the great SA batsman is about to bid goodbye to the test cricket game. His returning from the test cricket match is mostly because of his injuries although it hadn’t stopped him from playing his best matches.

He has played 228 matches and with his great batsmanship stroke about 26 hundred in his career. We are sure not just the South African team but the whole cricket world will miss a gem like him.

4. Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor

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New Zealand’s “slog sweeper” Ross Taylor has played 203 matches in his cricket career. New Zealand’s batsman has given his team huge contribution throughout these years, his remarkable contribution was back in 2011 when she scored a hundred against Pakistan. The 235 years old cricketer would be saying goodbye to the ODI tests after the ODI World Cup 2019.

5. Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla

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Seems like South African cricket team is going to lose its two gems altogether as the news is around the corner that Hashim Amla is also going to say goodbye to ODI World Cups after the World Cup of 2019. He is one the fastest to score 7000 ODI runs with an average of 50. He has played 164 matches and has hit 26 hundred with his total run rate of 7535 runs.

Seems like 2019 ODI World Cup is crucial to watch as we may be witnessing these five tremendous players for the last time on the field. No matter how many new faces come to the cricket world, the gems of all time remain in the records and memories of us all.

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With Humor in The Air After The Defeat of Team Pakistan We Bring 8 Best Mauka Mauka Ads to Tickle Your Funny Bones Some More

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For cricket lovers not only the cricket match is enjoyable but everything associated with cricket makes it a super hit series. The commercials, tweets, social media wars (especially during India- Pakistan match). We as fans thoroughly enjoy this healthy rivalry cum competition between nations. But the story goes way beyond the plot when it is all about India Pakistan World Cup cricket. Then, it is like, as if not the cricket teams but armies have taken over the ground and it is a situation called do or die.

We take cricket seriously, but way too seriously when it is about India-Pakistan. In the wake of India Pakistan World Cup series, even commercials become an inevitable part of the series. Do you remember how Star Sports came up with a new commercial about the whole “Mauka Mauka” trolling of Pakistan? The commercial featured a Pakistani man waiting to burn firecracker to celebrate Pakistan’s victory in World Cup I 1992. This commercial created a lot of buzzes and the whole “Mauka Mauka” element reigned social media.

Well, we recently witnessed how the Pakistani Cricket team below their “Mauka” even this time during India-Pakistan match.

And this gives way to have a look at 8 best Mauka Muka ads that we all enjoyed in the past.

1. Mauka-Mauka musical ad (India –Bangladesh World Cup 2015)

This ad created a huge hustle bustle in social media and all over the world. The ad shows India Pakistan team battling a musical argument where at the end Indian team sings “Mauka Mauka” in the form of Qawali. This created a lot of noise in the whole world; it agonized Pakistani fans that they wanted a war against India on the grounds of this advertisement.

2. Kya Agya Pakistan ka Mauka?

In ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 this Ad from Star Sports introduced a Pakistan fan waiting to celebrate for Pakistan when he removes India’s jersey and puts on Pakistan jersey. The voice in the ad asks kya Aayega Pakistan ka mauka?

3. Quarter Final Mein Kiska Mauka?

While in Quarter Final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Pakistan had to beat Ireland to qualify the ad depicts the anxiety of a Pakistani fan evesdrops to two commentators’ conversation about chances of Pakistan or Mauka.

4. ICC Cricket T20 World Cup 2016 India vs Bangladesh

This Mauka Mauka ad was aiming at both Bangladesh and Pakistani team wishing for the trophy of World Cup. The video shows a photoshop shot that takes pictures of Pakistani player in order to put world cup in hand, by editing the photo. In the next scene, a Bangladesh player enters asking for World Cup and end up being threatened by Dhoni’s performance.

5. ICC Cricket World Cup T20 2016 India vs Pakistan

The Pakistani fan is shown with his son urging Shahid Afridi to win this time as he has grown old and wants his team to win at least one time to show his son the victory. It had a bit of emotion in the video but the message was only that they couldn’t get Mauka ever.

6. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 India vs West Indies

In this ad, the iconic Pakistan fan has decided to support the West Indies wearing the jersey and waiting to celebrate by firing crackers. Only then, a young Indian Team fan comes at the doorstep teasing him to play Holi because even this time he won’t get “mauka” to burn crackers.

7. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 India vs South Africa

This one is funny as it shows two South African team fan comes at the doorstep of Indian team fans and hand over a box of firecracker singing “Mauka Mauka”.

8. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 India vs UAE

This ad by Star Sports shows the Pakistan fan in anger as India beats South Africa. Then the doorbell rings a UAE fan gives UAE jersey to Pakistani Fan.

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Team Pakistan is Being Trolled on Twitter by Their Fans and It is Not The Defeat They are Tweeting About

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We all witnessed ” India-Pakistan” match, last night. We saw how team Pakistan lost it to Indian Cricket tram by 89 runs. It is natural for people to react both over India’s victory and the defeat of Pakistan. Sure people are taking over social media about the last night’s scenario. But, believe us it’s not the victory or defeat that people are tweeting endlessly about, the verdict of the match is not the hot point anymore on social media.

Tweetarians have taken over Twitter for all the other reasons. Somehow, they cannot take it easy on the Pakistani team and their reactions are hilarious. Don’t believe us?

Well, take a look at these tweets and try to stop laughing.

You can also read: Top 5 Players Who Can Get The Most Wickets At The World Cup

You can also read : 7 Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sharma “The Hit Man”

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