A serious remark made by Shoaib Akthar questioning Jofra Archer’s sportsmanship over the bouncer incident in the ongoing Ashes was met with a hilarious tweet by former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Monday.Akhtar on Sunday tweeted about Archer’s behaviour saying he should have gone up to Smith to check on him after hitting him with a bouncer. He also added that he was always the one to check on the batsman when such incidents happened in his playing days.Yuvraj, replied saying: “Yes you did! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more coming”.Akhtar and Yuvraj have had quirky exchanges on Twitter in the past as well.Yes you did ! But your actual words were hope your alright mate cause there are a few more comingyuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 19, 2019The left-handed batsman had retired from all forms of international cricket on June 10, and the very next day of his retirement he had taken to Twitter to reveal that he was “terrified” whenever Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar bowled.Soon after Yuvraj announced his retirement, Akhtar had posted a video to bid adieu to the left-hander.”Yuvraj is a rockstar, a match-winner and a very good friend. When I saw him in 2003 in the World Cup match at Centurion, he played a very good knock and I always found him as an elegant batsman. He’s a Punjabi and speaks our language,” Akhtar had said in the video.”I remember that he used to play very fluently. Yuvi always knew a lot about cricket. Yuvraj has done wonders for his nation. He was an integral part of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and his six 6’s against Stuart Broad will always be remembered. He is very patriotic and he will always remain the biggest match-winner. I wish him all the very best for his future,” he had added.advertisementIn response to the heartwarming video, Yuvraj had tweeted, “Thanks payan for ur lovely wishes. Trust me Every time u ran into bowl at me it was terrifying! Had to gather a lot of courage to face u. We had some great battles will always cherish those moments @shoaib100mph.”The Chandigarh-born cricketer, whose on-field exploits defined India’s last two World Cup triumphs, has played 304 ODIs, 58 T20Is and 40 Tests.He managed to imprint his place in the echelons of cricket as a player who could pretty much win matches for his side either through his electric fielding, deceiving bowling or fierce batting.Yuvi, as he is fondly called, is renowned for hitting six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and he was awarded the Player of the Tournament in India’s 2011 50-over World Cup triumph.Also Read | Bharat Arun set to retain job as new Team India support staff announcement on ThursdayAlso Read | Team India keeps Navdeep Saini as cover for Test series against WIAlso See:
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 01: Dylan McCaffrey #10 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a pass while playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on September 1, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey has been sidelined since he suffered a concussion against Wisconsin three weeks ago. It looks like he might be back available for the team Saturday when the team takes on Illinois.Michigan has confirmed that McCaffrey has traveled with the team to Illinois. He’s also reportedly warming up in his uniform ahead of the contest.McCaffrey came in for a struggling Shea Patterson during the team’s game against the Badgers. Patterson has continued to struggle in the time since, so it’ll be interesting to see if head coach Jim Harbaugh opts to utilize McCaffrey against the Illini.At any rate, it’s good to see that McCaffrey is back on the field. Michigan spokesman confirms Dylan McCaffrey, Kwity Paye and Sean McKeon all made the trip here. Josh Ross did not. McCaffrey is in uniform and currently warming up— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) October 12, 2019McCaffrey, against Wisconsin, finished 3-of-8 for 40 yards before suffering his injury. Both quarterbacks had a tough time dealing with the Badgers’ defense.Michigan should have an easier time this week against Illinois. The Wolverines are favored by 24 points heading into the contest.The game is set to kick off at Noon ET on ABC.
The Sri Lanka navy assisted the Coast Guard to arrest nine Indian fishermen and seized two Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters north west of Analative island last night.The fishermen along with their trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Kankasanthurai, the navy media unit said. Meanwhile the navy assisted in the repatriation of four Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody yesterday.They were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Rani Durgavathi” at the International Maritime Boundary Line North of Kankasanthurai. (Colombo Gazette)
With a significant number of voters and with candidates representing a broad range of political opinion gearing up for upcoming elections in Haiti, a credible vote is possible but the Transitional Government must take further measures to ensure success, a new United Nations report says. “Haiti is at a critical juncture,” UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in the report to the Security Council on the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The security environment in Haiti has improved in recent months, with MINUSTAH helping the Haitian National Police to develop a reform plan aimed at enhancing professionalism and technical skills. But the report warns that the potential for a resurgence of violence remains and continued preparedness will be crucial, particularly during the electoral period. On the question of security for voting, the Secretary-General calls for outside assistance. “Given the possible increase in tensions during the next phase of the electoral process, a useful message of reassurance and deterrence could be provided if one or more Member States indicated their readiness to back up the capabilities of MINUSTAH through the deployment, if required, of an offshore presence during this period.” Meanwhile, to create a level playing field for the elections, it is vital that the Transitional Government take measures to make them inclusive and participatory. “It is essential to avoid any perception that the judicial process is being used in a way that could adversely affect political participation,” the report says. In this regard, the prolonged detention of former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune is widely perceived as symptomatic of political interference in the judicial system, it says. “In addition, the recent release of Louis Jodel Chamblain, second-in-command of the paramilitary group known as the Front révolutionnaire pour l’avancement et le progrès d’Haiti, convicted in absentia and sentenced for his involvement in various crimes in 1993 and 1994, tarnished the credibility of the justice system,” the report says. It is difficult to ensure that the political process is not tainted by two events: admitting candidates seen by the public as criminals, or closely linked to gangs, and not addressing the suspicion that electoral campaigns are being financed, at least in part, by funds of dubious origin. The report says that providing public financing to political parties would help reduce the latter risk.