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Fast bowler Tim Southee equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record of sixes in Test cricket

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What do you associate with Tim Southee the cricketer? Swing, line and length, ability to capture wicket … athletics, what else? How about the skill of six strokes? Before you start to roll your eyes and smile at the last suggestion, here is a quick fact: Tim Southee has the same number of six in the test cricket as the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Yes, you read it right. The New Zealand fast bowler matched Tendulkar’s total of six in the test cricket on day 1 of the first test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle.

Southee, who scored 14 of 19 balls after hitting bat at No. 10, accomplished the feat by beating Dhanajaya de Silva for a huge six during the first innings of New Zealand.

Both Tendulkar and Southee now have 69 six to their names in Cricket Test. Tendulkar had 69 six in 329 entries, while Southee arrived there in only 89 entries. The New Zealand fast bowler is only a great success by beating Tendulkar on the list of six batters and matching former Pakistan batter Younus Khan, who has 70 six in 213 innings. Southee and Tendulkar are currently tied for 17th.

The record for most of the six in Test Cricket belongs to the former New Zealand captain and recently appointed KKR coach Brendon McCullum. He has 107 six in 176 entries.

The only other cricketer who has completed a century of six in the Cricket Test, other than McCullum, is former Australian wicket batter Adam Gilchrist, who has 100 six to his name in 137 innings.

This might come as a surprise, but it shouldn’t be for those who know Tim Southee’s style of using the willow. During the Opening Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Southee matched the number of six of Sachin Tendulkar in the test cricket. Southee equaled Sachin when he hit Akila Dhananjaya by a six to record his 69th career. Tendulkar also has the same number, but the great Indian has played more games. The Indian master appeared in 200 tests and hit 329 times, while Southee is currently playing his 66th test, having received 96 chances with the bat. In all likelihood, he would also violate Tendulkar’s number since he is 30 years old and has time on his side.

What’s more surprising is that Southee is currently ranked 17th on the list of the six batters of all time in the test cricket. He is also third in the all-time Kiwis list of six batters in Cricket Test. On this list, Brendon Mc Cullum is at the top of the tree with 107 six and is followed by Chris Cairns, who is 87 in his name.

Southee is primarily a fast bowler and one could say that he is the best that New Zealand has produced. However, you can balance the willow quite well. He is a lower-order hitter, which means he doesn’t have many opportunities to get great scores. He has a better test entry in his career, with 77 of 40 balls, he arrived in only his second inning of the Test race in 2008, which he had up to nine six.

Gilchrist is followed by Chris Gayle (98), Jacques Kallis (97) and Virender Sehwag (91).

With regard to the first ongoing test match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The Kiwis were eliminated by 249 in their first innings. The SUV Akela Dhanajay pocketed a five by five.

In response, Sri Lanka took a slim lead of 18 races, courtesy of a very good lower order association between Niroshan Dikwella (61) Suranga Lakmal (40).

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Police book Mumbai girl for ‘Free Kashmir’ placard | India News

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MUMBAI: Facing flak from various right-wing groups and activists for carrying a placard “Free Kashmir” at a protest near the Gateway of India, a Mumbai woman claimed it was “intended for peace in Jammu & Kashmir”, and apologised for the misunderstanding it created, here on Tuesday.
The placard was seen in her hand on Monday evening during the protests in Mumbai to condemn the violence on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus two days ago, triggered a political controversy.
Unfazed by Prabhu’s apology, the Mumbai Police on Tuesday evening filed an FIR against her under Section 153(B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for her indiscretion which snowballed into a big political row.
Kicking the ball, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis demanded to know what the protest was exactly about and why slogans of ‘Free Kashmir’ were raised there.
“How can we tolerate such separatist elements in Mumbai? ‘Free Kashmir’ slogan by Azadi gang at 2 kms from the CMO? Uddhavji (Thackeray) are you going to tolerate this ‘Free Kashmir’ anti-India campaign right under your nose???” Fadnavis tweeted on Tuesday.
Responding to the BJP charges, Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut made it clear that it would not tolerate if anyone talks of freedom of Kashmir from India.
“I read that those who held the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster clarified that they want to be free of restrictions on Internet services, mobile services and other issues. It doesn’t mean that they advocate freedom from India,” Raut told mediapersons.
Nationalist Congress Party Minister Jayant Patil retorted to Fadnavis that the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster was intended for freedom from all restrictions and discrimination.
On her part, the woman was identified as Mehak Mirza Prabhu, a Mumbai-born who works as a ‘story-teller’, said that though she had no agenda or motive, she was taken aback by the reactions on social media to the ‘Free Kashmir’ poster she carried on Monday night.
“The picture created by entire social media came as an absolute shock to me. The placard meant ‘freedom to express themselves, freedom from the Internet lockdown which many people have been voicing for’. I was voicing my solidarity for basic Constitutional right. No other agenda or motive whatsoever,” said Prabhu.
Reiterating that she was a Maharashtrian, born and bred up in Mumbai, she said: “I am (an) artist who believes in basic human compassion. If by being naive in understanding the impact it would have, and in the process create this stir, I apologise.”
Prabhu urged all to let the ‘power of love overcome hate’, even as a Mumbai BJP-activist lawyer Vivekanand Gupta shot off a message to the Commissioner of Police demanding her arrest.
The Mumbai Police also filed three other FIRs, two against activists Suvarna Salve, Firoz Mithiborwala, Umar Khalid and others for unlawful assembly at the Gateway of India and for taking out a procession from Hutatma Chowk to Gateway of India without permission.
The police also lodged another FIR against student activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for carrying out a protest at Hutatma Chowk on Monday.





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Army chief Gen Naravane to visit Siachen to assess operational situation | India News

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NEW DELHI: In his first outstation visit after taking over as the Army chief on December 31, General Manoj Mukund Naravane will be visiting the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region facing Pakistan as well as Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) opposite the Line of Actual Control with China.
Gen Naravane will be visiting the two areas for a first-hand assessment of the operational situation on Thursday and Friday. “He will land at the Siachen base camp and also go to some forward posts, while overflying other forward areas like in the SSN (sub sector north),” said a source.
The Army chief’s visit to the “super high-altitude areas” also comes after six soldiers and two civilian porters were killed in separate incidents due to avalanches in the Siachen Glacier in November. Over 1,000 Indian soldiers, including over 35 officers, have lost their lives in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region since April 1984, when India’s Operation Meghdhoot pre-empted Pakistan’s Operation Ababeel to occupy almost all the dominating heights from 16,000 to 22,000-feet by a whisker.
Around three-fourths of the casualties are caused by the severe terrain and climatic conditions there, with temperatures sometimes even dipping to minus 60 degree Celsius, rather than enemy fire, as was earlier reported by TOI.
India has been steadfast over the years that Pakistan needs to provide ironclad guarantees and foolproof authentication of troop positions before any disengagement and final demilitarization of the icy heights. This is based on the Indian Army’s position that if Pakistani troops occupy the heights vacated by it, then dislodging them from there would be virtually impossible.
Indian soldiers deployed on the Saltoro Ridge effectively prevent Pakistan from the west and China from the east joining up through the Karakoram Pass to threaten Ladakh. China, as it is, is expanding its footprint in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
As for DBO, India had reactivated the advance landing ground (ALG) there, which is the world’s highest such airstrip at an altitude of 16,614-feet, because it overlooks the strategic Karakoram Pass and is just about 7-km from the LAC and the China-occupied Aksai Chin region beyond.
Over the last decade or so, India has slowly re-activated and upgraded old ALGs like DBO, Nyoma and Fukche in Ladakh as well as Pasighat, Mechuka, Walong, Tuting, Ziro and Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh after a gap of over 40 years. Such ALGs, coupled with road links, create more access points for Indian armed forces to border areas with both China and Pakistan.





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Priyanka Gandhi reminded of the London Smog

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Priyanka Gandhi reminded of the London Smog

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi has suggested to make a law, amidst the furore over pollution situation in Delhi. Reminding him of the London Smog, he said that there was a terrible smog in 1952 in which 12 thousand people lost their lives. Millions of people fell ill. After such a huge tragedy, legislation for clean air passed in London. His gesture was to take similar stringent measures to clear the air from the government. Let us know that Delhi Government has implemented Odd-Even from today, which has got some effect.

 

Priyanka Gandhi told the need to work unitedly for this, avoiding politics completely. A major hearing took place in the Supreme Court on Monday about the rising air pollution in the country’s capital. In this, the Supreme Court made strict remarks that all the concerned state governments have failed to fulfill their responsibilities and action should be taken against the people concerned on negligence.

 

Meanwhile, the National Green Tribuna, taking cognizance of air pollution in Delhi-NCR, has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Delhi, Chairman of Delhi Pollution Control Control Board (Chairman, Delhi Pollution Control Committee). , Has summoned the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change along with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

 

 

Let us know that the situation in Delhi-NCR is getting worse due to air pollution. On Monday also the air quality level in Delhi was around 700, while in Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, it was also around 500. Although it remained between 300-400 by evening, doctors are advising people to stay away from Delhi-NCR. Doctors say that people from other states should stay away from Delhi right now, because the current situation here is very bad.

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