CRICKET: INDIA CHASING A TARGET OF 194 TO WIN THRILLING TEST MATCH AT EDGBASTON
Captain Kholi acknowledged conditions in his first innings by playing the game of 149. He says that ” For those who feel like Test cricket is on the decline, or put batsmen on top because they just need to face different bowlers and no pressure of high scores are upon them, then believe me it was thrilling to see bowlers from both sides turn the match into an absolute cracker”.
WHERE WAS THE PRESSURE BUILT?
Indian top order collapsed early on 110/5 and it became hard for Captain Virat Kohli to continue the match on day 2. But after dismissing England for 180 in the second innings, he had to push for runs early. For the sixth wicket, Dinesh Kartik supported Captain Kholi from the other end and added 32 runs for the sixth wicket.
Indian tall Test Bowler Ishant Sharma knows how to bowl India to Victory in England. Ishant made many moments by his impeccable line and late movement from the good length. His performance brought England batsmen to their knees and gave India victory hope.
At last, India will have to achieve their biggest fourth inning chase in England, by surpassing a total of 174 at Edgbaston.
INDIAN FOOTBALL: 34th BIRTHDAY OF THE HIGHEST GOAL SCORING ACTIVE ASIAN PLAYER, SUNIL CHHETRI
SUNIL CHETTRI’S BIRTHDAY
Indian National Football Team Captain Sunil Chettri aged 34. Sunil is currently the highest goal scoring active Asian player with 64 strikes. Sunil achieved this goal in just 101 matches. And became third in the World after the Football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
SACHIN LEADS TO WISHES
Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar also leads wishes to Sunil. Also, he admired him by saying, “We need more Football players like Sunil and I know Sunil will make India proud one day, by winning the big tournament like FIFA. It’s India’s honour that under Sunil’s captaincy our Football team is playing. Wishing you a very happy birthday, may you continue to bring more and more success to IndianFootball and take it to the next level. Stay blessed boy @chetrisunil11”. These were the words by Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter.
AFC MADE HIM EMOTIONAL
The Asian Football Confederation made his birthday more memorable by presenting a throwback of his life and career and the best moments on the field on its official page.
Sunil began his career in Football by playing for India and his clubs in 2005. His first match was against Pakistan where success kissed his feet.
Scoring 64 goals which are just one less than Ronaldo 65, is a matter of success. He is the third highest scoring international footballer in the era of Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.