Adding himself to a long list of Indian cricketers getting clean bowled, Indian ace quickie Ishant Sharma on Sunday got ditched to Pratima Singh, shortly after Yuvraj Singh decided to take the plunge for wedding bells. Both have been friends for quite some time and were seeking each other. Though he is not in the current Indian squad toiling itself out in Zimbabwe, he has been in reckoning for quite some time now. He performed reasonably well in IPL 2016 for his new IPL franchise Pune Supergiants headed by MS Dhoni. Seems that Ishu made his time off from mainstream cricket to count and got engaged!
Maria Sharapova, one of the most prominent female tennis star in contemporary history and highest paid female athlete for 11 straight years with an average annual earning of an astonishing $29.5 million with 5 Grand Slams to her name, has taken the world by a storm over her doping charges. This is one of the biggest doping scandals to have hit tennis, and the sports arena in general in recent years at such a big celebrity level.
IPL 2016 started with a bang and few new teams were on the block, which included the Gujrat Lions led by Suresh Raina, and Rising Pune Supergiants led by Dhoni. The old team Chennai Superkings has been banned. Here is the list of all the teams playing IPL this year along with the schedule.
The IPL 2016 auctions went on successfully where there were some surprises along with the easy guesses. The Chennai Superkings have been banned from playing IPL so emerged a few new teams including the Gujrat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. Shane Watson was close to doing a 9.5 crore deal with Bangalore as no one breached the 10 crore mark. Yuvraj Singh went off with Sunrisers Hyderabad for 7 crore who was the most expensive player in IPL history.
Lionel Messi is set to win the prestigious Ballon D’Or award for best footballer of the year awarded by FIFA. Taking place in Zurich, it is awarded to the best footballer of previous calendar year. Contending for the precious prize are rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. In a star studded event attended by who’s who of the football world, this gala event also witnessed a much publicised and talked about press conference where the ruling trio of modern day football – Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar – showered praises over one another.