Former Australian captain's big statement, this excellent opportunity to clean sweep India

Former Australian captain's big statement, this excellent opportunity to clean sweep India

Melbourne: Former captain Ricky Ponting believes that India's 'serious wounds' have been refreshed after the embarrassing defeat of Adelaide and this is Australia's best chance to make a clean sweep in the four-Test series. India were bowled out for 36 in their second innings in the first Test cricket match played with a pink ball. Australia won the match by 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Ponting said, 'Now some serious wounds have opened up. This can be a good chance of a clean sweep. He said, "Expect positive results in Melbourne and if we do that then it will be difficult for India to come back and win a match." India will miss captain Virat Kohli for the remaining three Tests, who will return home due to the birth of their child and Ponting said that this will be a real test for the visiting team which will have to return under the captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane. 

Ponting said, 'We will know a lot about them. There is no one who can get him back from such a defeat because of Kohli's absence. India will have to find their best XI for the second Test starting on 26 December as young opener Prithvi Shaw and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha missed the first Test. 

Ponting is in favor of giving wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant and young batsman Shubman Gill a chance in Melbourne. He said, 'They can make 2 changes. Pant should be in the middle order. With Kohli missing, he should strengthen his batting and keep him in the playing XI. 


Milkha Singh's words blew life in the career of this Indian footballer, even today we remember inspiration

Milkha Singh's words blew life in the career of this Indian footballer, even today we remember inspiration

The country lost its legendary sprinter Milkha Singh on Friday. Milkha Singh's life is an inspiration for anyone. He has set many records in his life and has set benchmarks for the people. Whatever he got from him, he used to learn something or the other. His inspirational words have the power to add to the broken courage of anyone. Something similar happened to Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, the goalkeeper of the Indian football team. Sandhu has told that the words of Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Sikh, inspire him even today.

Gurpreet recalled the words of Milkha Singh and told that this great sprinter told him that "You don't have to stop." Sandhu said that his advice helped him to fight the challenges during his European tenure. Veteran Milkha Singh passed away on Friday in Chandigarh due to complications related to Kovid-19. Thousands of countrymen, including players, paid tribute to him.

no substitute for hard work

Recalling the day he received the award from Milkha Singh at a function in Chandigarh in 2015, Gurpreet said, “He (Milkha) told me, “There is no substitute for hard work. I used to vomit blood several times during practice but you don't have to stop. At that time, I was playing club football in Norway with FC Stabeck, where every day was a struggle to prove myself and make it to the starting team. It was a big challenge while abroad, there were days when it was difficult to maintain my enthusiasm.

He said, "However, I myself used to remember the advice of 'Flying Sikh'. He was a great motivator and inspired me to give my all every day. The words he spoke to me are with me even today and will continue to be a great source of inspiration. His words and blessings will be with me whenever I fight for my country on the football field.

keeps the legacy alive

Gurpreet became the first Indian footballer to play in Europe's top division in 2014, representing Norway's FC Stabeck. He remained with the team until 2017 and during this time became the first Indian player to play in the Europa League (European football's second level club competition) in 2016.

Remembering Milkha Singh, who missed out on a bronze medal by a hundredth of a second at the Rome Olympics (1960), Gurpreet said, "The saga of great people and their legacy lives on forever. Milkha Singh ji and his life story have influenced billions of people in India and across the world. He may not be with us but he will continue to inspire generations to come. We all have grown up reading about him and will never forget to share the stage with him. That moment will always be close to my heart.


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