HBD Gary Kirsten: The former coach of India turned 54 today, won the World Cup for India, made it number-1 in the test format as well.

HBD Gary Kirsten: The former coach of India turned 54 today, won the World Cup for India, made it number-1 in the test format as well.

India's performance in the 2007 ODI World Cup was very disappointing. India had to be out of the group stage of this World Cup. Various internal disputes were coming to the fore, due to which the cricket fans were getting a lot of disappointment. No one was able to believe that the team in which there were legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, under them, the Indian team also qualified in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Why couldn't Then in the T20 World Cup that started this year, the captaincy of India was handed over to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and under his charismatic captaincy, India won the first T20 World Cup title. After this the demand for change in the team started.

Gary had become the coach in just 7 minutes of interview,
the time of the 2011 World Cup was getting closer. This World Cup was to be played in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It was very important for India to perform well in this World Cup, because India's performance in the last World Cup was very poor. India needed a strong and visionary coach to give good direction to the team. Gary was first approached to become a coach by former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar who was on the coach selection committee along with Ravi Shastri. Gary Kirsten was made the coach of Team India after the interview which lasted only 7 minutes. India's performance under coach Gary Kirsten was excellent and after 28 years in India won the ODI World Cup title. Also, India had an old dream of becoming the number-1 team in Tests, that dream was also fulfilled during his tenure.

Coach Gary is very much liked in India. He also has a lot of love for India. Gary has named his daughter 'India', which reflects his undying love for India.

Gary's career has been great as a player too

Gary, a former cricketer playing for South Africa, played 101 matches in Tests, scoring 7289 runs in 176 innings. His highest score was 275. In his Test career, Gary scored 21 centuries and 34 half-centuries.

ODI career

Gary represented South Africa in one-day cricket from 1993 to 2003. During this he played 185 matches, scoring 6798 runs in 185 innings, with an average of 40.95. 188 runs His highest individual score which is the highest individual score by any batsman till date for the African team.

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World Chess Championship: Carlsen could not win even on his birthday, fourth game with Nepominsi also draw

World Chess Championship: Carlsen could not win even on his birthday, fourth game with Nepominsi also draw

The current chess world champion Magnus Carlsen could not register a victory in the FIDE World Chess Championship even on his 31st birthday today. Carlsen played the fourth round on the occasion of his birthday today but even today he could not win. Victory is still far from Carlsen. Carlsen was playing the fourth round with Russian challenger candidate Ian Nepominci today which ended in a draw. Russia's Ian Nepominci has not given him a chance to take the lead in any match so far. Chess lovers are waiting for who will bring the storm of victory after the peace of this draw.

Magnus Carlsen, playing with the white piece in the match, started the game by walking to the door of the king, which was answered by Nepominci from the Petrov Defense. Carlson tried to put great pressure on the king of Nepomancy with his elephant and horse, but after Napo's counter-attack, he forced Carlson to become defensive with his elephant's pawn. The game lasted for 33 moves but the bet was inconclusive.

For your information, let us tell you that Carlsen of Norway defeated India's chess player and former number one player Viswanathan Anand to become the world champion at the age of 23. He has retained his World Champion title till date by defeating Sergi Karyakin of Russia and Fabiano Karuana of USA. Now he has 10 matches to save this title once again.

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