This all-rounder lived with Virat's 'brother', did 6-ball charisma, then became Dhoni's trump card

This all-rounder lived with Virat's 'brother', did 6-ball charisma, then became Dhoni's trump card

It is also associated with all-rounder Virat Kohli, then it is also related to Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He has also done the feat of taking 6 wickets for 36 runs, so he has also scored a lot of runs. This left-handed batsman lived with the 'brother' of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. This all-rounder was being described as the shadow of South Africa's legend Lance Klusener and his replacement. We are talking about Albie Morkel, a player of the South African team, whose birthday is today. He was born on 10 June 1981 in Transvaal Province. Albi has also shown the storm of his bat and ball in the Indian Premier League. Let's know the story of Albi with Virat and Dhoni.

Albie Morkel had scored only two half-centuries till his 51st ODI match and both came against Zimbabwe. He also participated in T20 World Cup in 2009 and 2010. Although he could not do anything special. By the way, he showed a better game in the first four seasons of IPL. Then in addition to scoring 674 runs in 54 matches at a strike rate of 144, 56 wickets were also recorded in his account. Albi, who batted with the left hand, used to bowl with the right hand. Albi was a part of Chennai Super Kings, the team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the IPL. Rather, more than part, it should be said that he should be the trump card for Dhoni.

Albie Morkel used to live in Pretoria with Virat's 'brother' de Villiers

Now the talk of his joining Virat Kohli. Actually, Virat Kohli is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. And in this team, South African veteran batsman AB de Villiers also plays. And Albie Morkel lived in Pretoria with his brother Morne Morkel and teammate AB de Villiers. And captain Kohli has called de Villiers as his brother. Kohli had said in an IPL season that de Villiers is like his brother born to another mother. Albie Morkel has also recorded the feat of taking 6 wickets for 36 runs. He accomplished this feat against Grikualand for the Easterns. By the way, Albi played a test against South Africa, in which he took 1 wicket and scored 58 runs. Apart from scoring 782 runs in 58 ODIs, he also took 50 wickets. He played 50 T20 matches for South Africa and scored 572 runs and took 26 wickets.


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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