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7 Lesser Known Facts About Kapil Dev Who is Best Known As ‘Haryana’s Hurricane’ For His Fast Bowling Speed

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Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev is a name that requires no introduction. Every crazy fan of cricketer must be aware of him and his dynamic personality. He is extremely popular as ‘Haryana Hurricane’ due to his mind-blowing bowling speed of 140 km/ph without breaking down. It is due to this ability he has earned this name. He is the only person with such abilities and stamina in the history of cricket that India could ever have.

Till the date, there is not even a single person in Bollywood who could be compared with him and the qualities he possesses. He is still remembered when it comes to cricket who took the world of cricket on another level.

Today, we will talk about some of the lesser-known facts about Kapil Dev:

1. Born in Chandigarh, Punjab

Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj is a former Indian cricketer. He was named by Wisden as the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002, Dev captained the Indian cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was India's national cricket coach between October 1999 and August 2000.

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Kapil Dev was born on 6th January 1959 in Chandigarh, Punjab. He was born to Ram Lal Nikhanj, who is a building and timber contractor.

2. His appearance in 3 Bollywood Hindi Movies

Besides playing cricket, he also made his appearance in three superhits Bollywood Hindi movies, namely Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aryan and in Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii.

3. The only person who took 400 wickets

The only person who took 400 wickets

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He is the only person in the world of cricket who has taken 400 wickets and has scored more than 5,000 runs in test cricket matches, thus making him one of the greatest all-rounders in the cricket.

4. Was also a captain of Indian Cricket Team

He also captained the Indian cricket team which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

5. He got married to a non-celebrity

Kapil Dev got married to Romi Bhatia who is not a celebrity like him. He was introduced to her by a common friend in 1979. They finally got married in 1980 and currently, they have a daughter child named Amiya Dev.

6. Holds the world record for taking a huge number of wickets

He finally got retired from cricket in 1994, holding the world record for taking the number of wickets in test cricket matches which was subsequently broken by Courtney Walsh in 2000.

7. He wrote 3 autobiographies

He wrote 3 autobiographies

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He is fond of writing too besides playing cricket. He has written a total of three autobiographies. The names of his autobiographical works are: By God’s Decree that got published in 1985, ‘Cricket my style’ in 1987 and ‘Straight from the Heart’ in 2004.

After a point in time when life seems to be settled and the things that you once desired has been accomplished you try to search for new horizons. One such new horizon was. It was only a year ago that I started this journey and now the journey has become a part of my existence.

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Andre Russell and Wife Jassym Lora Reveals The Gender of Their First Baby During A Party at Jamaica Which is Making Fans Go Mad

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Andre Russell and Wife Jassym Lora Reveal Pregnancy News

Fans and netizens are getting mad after hearing the arrival of the first baby of the very renowned star West Indies Cricketer, Andre Russell and his wife, Jassym Lora. They are expecting their first baby and the duo have announced the arrival of their baby in a brand new style which is awesome and everyone is loving their unique style. The couple has dated each other for long two years and they have tied the knot in 2016. The couple also had posted heartfelt pictures and videos on their social media handle which shows the love and care for each other.

Cricketer has broken out the baby coming news in the unique style

 

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Andre has broken this pregnancy news to his closed ones. He shared a short video in which he could be seen holding a bat and his wife Lora is seen throwing a big white ball to him. His wife bowled an under-arm ball that bursts into a pink smoke indicating that it’s a baby girl during a party at Jamaica recently.

Russell uploaded the short video on his Instagram handle

 

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He shared this special moment with his loved ones. He captioned the video, “So its #GIRL another blessing in my life it didn’t matter if it was a girl or a boy, all am asking God for is a healthy baby #babyrussell,”

As soon as he posted the video for the upcoming baby, the video went viral all over the social media with his fans and well-wishers congratulating the couple and showing their love to them.

Also read: 8 Super Stylish Maternity Clothing for Expecting Mothers

Andre and his wife, Jassym Lora shares a beautiful bond with each other. Jassym has travelled a lot with Russell overseas for her husband’s cricket assignments. A few months back she was in India when her husband plied his trade for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Russell always finds her motivating when he sees her standing in the crowd and cheering for him, he told.

 

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Recently on April 29, Russell has turned 31st and has celebrated her grand birthday with the KKR players along with his wife.

We are hoping they have a great future ahead and hope Lora to be fine after delivering her first baby. We wish the couple al the best for the future endeavors. Not to forget the baby as his daddy said, whatever gender it is, he/she should be fit and fine.

 

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We are absolutely loving the concept that they used to reveal the gender of the child which I think no one had ever done like this before. This is why fans and netizens are going mad about the news they shared.

Also read: 8 Myths and Misconceptions About Pregnancy That You Should Not Believe

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9 of The Famous Sportswoman Have Been Nominated by The Sports Ministry To Receive Prestigious Awards

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It is a very proud moment for all of us that for the first time ever in the history of Indian Sports, The Sports Ministry has recommended the names of 9 sportswomen for the renowned Padma Shri Awards in 2020. Isn’t that great? These women are literally breaking all the stereotypical mindset and going head like anything. The names which have been nominated by the Sports Ministry are PV Sindhu (badminton player), Vinesh Phogat (Wrestler), Manika Batra (table-tennis player), Harmanpreet Kaur (T20 skipper), Rani Rampal (Hockey Captain), Suma Shirur (former shooter), Tashi and Nungshi Malik (mountaineer twin sisters).

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1. MC Mary Kom nominated for Padma Vibhushan

MC Mary Kom nominated for Padma Vibhushan

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MC Mary Kom who has been a 6-time world champion boxer has got nominated for the civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan. This award has also been received by Vishwanathan Anand who is a chess player, the kind of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Edmund Hillary.

2. PV Sindhu got nominated for Padma Bhushan

PV Sindhu got nominated for Padma Bhushan

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A renowned badminton player, PV Sindhu has also been recommended for Padma Bhushan by the sports ministry this year. Even in 2017 also, she had been recommended for this ward.

Also read: Aishwarya Pissay Become The First Indian Women To Win The World Title in Motorsports

3. Vinesh Phogat nominated for Padma Shri

Vinesh Phogat nominated for Padma Shri

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Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat got nominated for Padma Shri. Did you know she is the first Indian athlete to get nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards too?

4. Manika Batra recommended for Padma Shri

Manika Batra recommended for Padma Shri

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Iconic table tennis player, Manika Batra got nominated for Padma Shri award. She also won the gold medal in the final against four-time gold medallists and defending champions Singapore at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

5. Harmanpreet Kaur recommended for Padma Shri

Harmanpreet Kaur recommended for Padma Shri

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30-year-old, T20I skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur has also got recommended for Padma Shri. She is the first women to score a century in a Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) match in 2018. In 2017, she also had been awarded the prestigious award, Arjuna Award in the year 2017.

Also read: 7 Most glamorous Sports Girls in India: Combination of Beauty and Talent

6. Rani Rampal will receive Padma Shri

Rani Rampal will receive Padma Shri

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The present captain of Women’s hockey team, Rani Ramphal has also got nominated for Padma Shri award this year. Did you know that at the age of 15 she was the youngest player in the national team to take part in the 2020 World Cup?

7. Suma Shirur nominated for Padma Shri

Suma Shirur nominated for Padma Shri

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Suma’s name has been suggested for Padma Shri by the ministry for her flawless performance in shooting as she won gold in the Commonwealth Games 2002 held in Manchester in the 10m air rifle event.

8.9. Tashi and Nungshi Malik are nominated for Padma Shri

Tashi and Nungshi Malik are nominated for Padma Shri

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Twin sisters, Tashi, and Nungshi Malik are on the list too get Padma Shri this year. Both of them have climbed the Mount Everest and also first of their kind to climb the Seven Summits and reach the North and South Poles.

Also read: PV Sindhu To Become The First Indian Women To Win First-ever Gold for India in Badminton World Championship

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You have probably played a frame or two of pool (yeah, they call a game a frame), and have a pretty good idea at how the game works, but do you really know all of the ins and outs?

I bet that there have been times when someone has called you out on something, and all that you can do is believe that they have the best intentions. Well, fear no more, for we have some handy rules to keep you one step ahead of the competition.

From some of the basics to the more obscure, here are our handy pool rules.

  • When the game begins, the object balls should be racked in a triangular rack and positioned at the lower end of the table. The balls can be placed randomly, as long as the black ball is in the middle.
  • For a break to be legal, the cue ball must hit the balls, and at least four balls must hit cushions. When you are breaking, the cue ball can be placed anywhere in the kitchen (the space at the top of the table, behind the white line).
  • If the cue ball goes into a pocket at any time, then it is considered to be a foul.
  • The first player to pocket an object ball is assigned those balls (stripes or solids). The aim now is for that player to pocket all of their balls and finish with the black, while the opponent is responsible for all of their balls and then the black. The first player to pocket all of their balls legally and pocket the black legally wins the game.
  • If a player makes a foul, then there are a couple of ways to deal with this. Some players play that you can place the cue ball anywhere on the table and take your shot from there, while others play that you can play the cue ball anywhere in the kitchen (the space at the top of the table, behind the white line), and play from there. Check before playing, which rules you are playing by.
  • The cue ball can only be struck with the cue tip. No hitting with the butt, the side, or your finger (hopefully, you know this already).
  • If you fail to pocket a legal ball, then your turn is over. You and your opponent go back and forth like this until someone is deemed the winner.
  • For a shot to be legal, you must have at least one foot on the floor when taking your shot. This is a great one to catch your friends out with.
  • If any ball is in motion when you take your shot, it is deemed a foul. Wait until all of the balls have stopped moving (including spinning balls) before you take your shot.
  • There are a few other ways to make a foul: hitting the cue ball off of the table, pocketing an opponents ball, double-hitting the cue ball, pushing the cue ball, taking a shot when it is not your turn.
  • A push shot is when your cue remains in contact with the cue ball for too long. Your cue should hit the cue ball momentarily and not touch after that.
  • If you strike the cue ball and it does not hit an object ball, then it is considered a foul.
  • If a ball drops into a pocket and bounces back out and onto the table, the ball is not considered to be pocketed and remains on the table. If that was the only ball which went into a pocket, the player’s turn is over.
  • A shot is considered to be complete when all of the balls have stopped moving. This can be important on the east shot if the black ball is pocketed, and the white ball is still moving. Wait until it has stopped, as it could drop into a pocket.
  • If the black ball is pocketed and the white ball drops into a pocket on the same shot, then whoever took the shot loses the game.
  • Remember to have fun when you play, that is the main aim of the game and should be an official rule, and it never hurts to have a beer too (or a cup of coffee).
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