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IPL 2018: Here is the complete schedule of Kolkata Knight Riders

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One of the most successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be led by Dinesh Karthik in the upcoming season.

Karthik was bagged for a massive Rs 7.4 cr by the Kolkata franchise in the IPL auctions held in January. Robin Uthappa will be Karthik’s deputy for the 11th edition of the tournament.

Meanwhile, the Knight Riders will play their opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 8th April 2018, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Here is the complete schedule for Kolkata Knight Riders:

Sunday 8th April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Saturday 14th April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Monday 16th April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Saturday 21st April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab: 4:00 pm IST (10:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Friday 27th April 2018

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi

Sunday 29th April 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Sunday 6th May 2018

Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders: 4:00 pm IST (10:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Saturday 12th May 2018

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders: 4:00 pm IST (10:30 GMT), IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals: 8:00 pm IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Saturday 19th May 2018

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders: 8:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

Where to watch Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2018 matches:

The IPL 2018 will be telecasted on the Star Sports network. The matches will be live streamed on Hotstar.com.

IPL 2018: Here is the complete schedule for Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Two times Indian Premier League (IPL) champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), will play their opening match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday, 9th April 2018.

Having retained the core of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Hyderabad team will hope to enjoy a repeat of the 2016 season.

While Afghanistan’s young spinner Rashid Khan will look to continue his exploits in the upcoming season, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be another key for the Sunrisers’ success this season.

Where to watch the matches live?

Live telecast: The matches can be seen live on the Star Sports network.

Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on Hotstar, the digital platform on the internet.

Here is the complete schedule for Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Monday 9th April 2018

Match 4, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals

Thursday 12th April 2018

Match 7, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

Saturday 14th April 2018

Match 10, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Eden Gardens, Kolkata- Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Thursday 19th April 2018

Match 16, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore- Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Match 20, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Match 23, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai- Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Thursday 26th April 2018

Match 25, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab

Sunday 29th April 2018

Match 28, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur- Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Saturday 5th May 2018

Match 36, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils

Monday 7th May 2018

Match 39, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Thursday 10th May 2018

Match 42, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi- Delhi Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunday 13th May 2018

Match 46, 16:00 IST (10:30 GMT), M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai- Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Thursday 17th May 2018

Match 51, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru- Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Saturday 19th May 2018

Match 54, 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT), Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad- Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders

Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan accuses him of extramarital affairs, shares his ‘ dirty chats’ online

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India fast bowler Mohammed Shami can find himself in hot water after a shocking revelation made by her wife that the cricketer is involved in extramarital affairs and tortures her mentally and physically.

Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan has shared screenshots of Shami’s alleged chats with a number of women on Facebook. She also posted snaps of women claiming that they were cricketer’s girlfriends.

Shami’s wife said that she found Shami’s mobile along with some male contraceptives hidden in his BMW car.

“Whatever I have posted is just the tip of an iceberg. Shami’s acts are far more heinous. He has relationships with multiple women,” Jahan told exclusively to ABP News.

“If I’m not wrong, he was gifted that phone by Delhi Daredevils in 2014. Though, he kept on denying it,” said Jahan.

She also claimed that Shami and his family were torturing her for over two years and even threatened to kill her.

“Everyone in their family used to torture me. His mother and brother used to abuse me. The tortures continued till 2-3 am in the morning. They even wanted to kill me,” claimed Jahan.

Meanwhile, Shami’s family members have refused to comment on the matter.

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IPL 2018: Here is the complete schedule for Delhi Daredevils

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Delhi Daredevils (DD) will play their opening match of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on April 8.

The cash-rich league will start from April 7 and end on May 27, 2018. All the matches will be played at nine venues, across India. The opening match as well the finale of the tournament will be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Delhi Daredevils will be led by India veteran Gautam Gambhir as reported by their team’s head coach Ricky Ponting after the IPL player’s auction held in Bengaluru.

Here is the complete schedule for Delhi Daredevils:

DATE OPPONENT TIME VENUE
April 8
Sunday
Kings XI Punjab 04:00 pm IST
1030 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
New Delhi
April 11
Wednesday
Rajasthan Royals 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Sawai Mansingh
Stadium, Jaipur
April 14
Saturday
Mumbai Indians 04:00 pm IST
1030 hrs GMT
Wankhede Stadium
Mumbai
April 16
Monday
Kolkata Knight
Riders
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Eden Gardens
Kolkata
April 21
Saturday
Royal Challengers
Bangalore
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, Delhi
April 23
Monday
Kings XI Punjab 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Holkar Stadium
Indore
April 27
Friday
Kolkata Knight
Riders
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, Delhi
April 30
Monday
Chennai Super Kings 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
May 2
Wednesday
Rajasthan Royals 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, Delhi
May 5
Saturday
Sunrisers Hyderabad 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Rajiv Gandhi  Intl.
Stadium, Hyderabad
May 10
Thursday
Sunrisers Hyderabad 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, Delhi
May 12
Saturday
Royal Challengers
Bangalore
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
M Chinnaswamy
Stadium, Bangalore
May 18
Friday
Chennai Super Kings 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, New Delhi
May 20
Sunday
Mumbai Indians 04:00 pm IST
1030 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, Delhi

IPL 2018: Here is the complete schedule for Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Despite making three final appearances, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are yet to win an Indian Premier League (IPL) title.

RCB, historically, have had a strong squad and this year also the side boasts of heavyweight players. Ahead of the auctions, RCB retained skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Sarfaraz Khan.

At the player’s auction held at Bengaluru, RCB team owners added players like Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali.

The Virat Kohli led RCB side will open their campaign on day 2 of the upcoming season against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Where to watch the matches live?

Live telecast: The matches can be seen live on the Star Sports Network.

Live streaming: It can also be streamed live on Hotstar, the digital platform on the internet.

Here’s the complete schedule for Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Date Matches Time (IST) Venue
April 8 KKR vs RCB 8:00 PM Eden Gardens, Kolkata
April 13 RCB vs KXIP 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
April 15 RCB vs RR 4:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
April 17 MI vs RCB 8:00 PM Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
April 21 DD vs RCB 8:00 PM Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
April 25 RCB vs CSK 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
April 29 RCB vs KKR 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 1 RCB vs MI 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 5 CSK vs RCB 4:00 PM M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 7 SRH vs RCB 8:00 PM Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
May 12 RCB vs DD 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 14 KXIP vs RCB 8:00 PM IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
May 17 RCB vs SRH 8:00 PM M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
May 19 RR vs RCB 4:00 PM Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

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IPL 2018: Here is the complete schedule for Mumbai Indians

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Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) will start the 2018 campaign against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 7, 2018.

The MI franchise retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah at the auctions and then used their right to match (RTM) card to rope in Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard in the player’s auction.

The 11th edition of the cash-rich league will be played at nine venues across 51 days.

Here is the complete schedule for Mumbai Indians:

Match 1: Saturday 7th April 2018

08:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings

Match 7: Thursday 12th April 2018

08:00 PM – Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad – Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

Match 9: Saturday 14th April 2018

04:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils

Match 14: Tuesday 17th April 2018

08:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Match 21: Sunday 22nd April 2018

08:00 PM – Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur – Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians

Match 23: Tuesday 24th April 2018

08:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Match 27: Saturday 28th April 2018

08:00 PM – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

Match 31: Tuesday 1st May 2018

08:00 PM – M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru – Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians

Match 34: Friday 4th May 2018

08:00 PM – Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians

Match 37: Sunday 6th May 2018

04:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders

Match 41: Wednesday 9th May 2018

08:00 PM – Eden Gardens, Kolkata – Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

Match 47: Sunday 13th May 2018

08:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals

Match 50: Wednesday 16th May 2018

08:00 PM – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai – Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab

Match 55: Sunday 20th May 2018

04:00 PM – Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians

IPL 2018: Complete Schedule For Chennai Super Kings, Telecast And Live Streaming

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Chennai Super Kings is back in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The two-time champions will be playing their first match on April 7 against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The team will play seven home matches and seven away matches in the cash-rich T20 tournament. The final game of the league stage for CSK will be against Kings XI Punjab on May 20.

MS Dhoni is back to lead the side after having played for the Rising Pune Supergiant in the last two editions.

Here is complete schedule for Chennai Super Kings:

DATE OPPONENTS TIME VENUE
April 7
Saturday
Mumbai Indians 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Wankhede Stadium
Mumbai
April 10
Tuesday
Kolkata Knight
Riders
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
April 15
Sunday
Kings XI Punjab 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Holkar Stadium
Indore
April 20
Friday
Rajasthan Royals 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
April 22
Sunday
Sunrisers
Hyderabad
04:00 pm IST
1030 hrs GMT
Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Stadium, Hyderabad
April 25
Wednesday
Royal Challengers
Bangalore
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
M Chinnaswamy
Stadium, Bangalore
April 28
Saturday
Mumbai Indians 08:oo pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
April 30
Monday
Delhi Daredevils 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
May 3
Thursday
Kolkata Knight
Riders
08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Eden Gardens
Kolkata
May 5
Saturday
Royal Challengers
Bangalore
04:00 pm IST
1030 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
May 11
Friday
Rajasthan Royals 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Sawai Mansingh
Stadium, Jaipur
May 13
Sunday
Sunrisers Hyderabad 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai
May 18
Friday
Delhi Daredevils 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
Feroz Shah Kotla
Stadium, New Delhi
May 20
Sunday
Kings XI Punjab 08:00 pm IST
1430 hrs GMT
MA Chidambaram
Stadium, Chennai

Where to watch the matches live?

Live telecast: The matches can be seen live on the Star Sports network.
Live streaming: The matches will be streamed live on hotstar.com

Image source: Twitter

IPL 2018 Players Auction: Players sold and unsold on Day 2

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The Day 2 of IPL Auction 2018 auction started in Bengaluru on Sunday at 9:30 am (IST)

The eight franchises – Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad picked the players and added them to their line-ups after buying a few on Day 1 of the auction.

Here are the updates from Day 2 of the mega-auction:

VIDEO: South Africa vs India ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ cricket version

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The video posted below is a cricket spoof ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ created by SportsJoint Official (Follow them for more videos, blogs, updates on Sports.) ahead of the start of India’s tour of South Africa scheduled to begin from January 5.

Team India hasn’t won any bilateral series in South Africa against the Proteas, so this year Virat Kohli and men are on a mission of taking revenge for all previous defeats, and similar activities are shown in the video.

Rohit Sharma equals David Miller’s record of fastest century in T20 Internationals

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India’s right-handed opening batsman Rohit Sharma has a penchant for scoring fast and some big runs at the rapid pace. In the second T20 International against Sri Lanka at Indore, he tore into the bowling attack and picked up boundaries in all parts of the ground.

Rohit scored his second T20I hundred off just 35 balls and equalled the record set by South Africa’s David Miller earlier this year against Bangladesh.

Cricket fraternity also praised Rohit’s stupendous inning in the 2nd T20I at the Holkar cricket stadium.

Here is the list of top 10 batsmen who scored the fastest centuries in T20Is:

  1. Rohit Sharma (India): 35 balls vs Sri Lanka at Indore on 22/12/17
  2. David Miller (South Africa): 35 balls vs Bangladesh at Potchefstroom on 29/10/2017
  3. Richard Levi (South Africa): 45 balls vs New Zealand at Hamilton on 19/02/2012
  4. Faf Du Plessis (South Africa): 46 balls vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 11/01/2015
  5. KL Rahul (India): 46 balls vs West Indies at Lauderhill on 27/08/2016
  6. Aaron Finch (Australia): 47 balls vs England at Southampton on 29/08/2013
  7. Chris Gayle (West Indies): 47 balls vs England at Mumbai on 16/03/2016
  8. Evin Lewis (West Indies): 48 balls vs India on Lauderhill on 27/08/2016
  9. Glenn Maxwell (Australia): 49 balls vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele on 06/09/2016
  10. Chris Gayle (West Indies): 50 balls vs South Africa at Johannesburg on 11/09/2007

Confirmed! Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are now a married couple

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This is huge! After months of speculations and weeks of making headlines on a daily basis, it has finally happened. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy.

As per the reports in Filmfare, the ceremony took place earlier this morning at Borgo Finocchieto in Italy’s Tuscany, amidst close family and friends.

virat-anushka

The wedding was a typical Punjabi affair and no one except the people on the guest list were allowed to enter the resort. While the couple had tried their best to keep the marriage a secret, reports in various media houses had all but confirmed that they were going to tie the knot sooner rather than later.

Virat and Anushka will now be throwing a grand reception in Mumbai on 21st December. India has to play a T20I against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on 22nd December for which the entire team will be in the city, that’s why they have picked 21st as the big day.

The reception is expected to be attended by the biggest names of Cricket and Bollywood fraternity.

We, at Cricket Trolls, wish the couple a happy married life.

Priyanka and Suresh Raina adopt the education of five girls; an initiative on behalf of ‘The Gracia Raina Foundation’

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Priyanka Chaudhary Raina, wife of ace cricketer, Suresh Raina and co- founder, Gracia Raina Foundation visited her alma mater close in Moradnagar, Ghaziabad, and adopted the education of five girls. This initiative is the latest activity under the Gracia Raina Foundation umbrella. The school is also starting a nutrition program. Almost 200 students are malnourished and the foundation will be working closely to ensure that their daily food requirements are meant.

Priyanka Raina interacting with Children

Speaking on the occasion, Priyanka Raina had this to say, “It’s a lovely feeling to be
back here and meet with the children and teachers. Both Suresh and I decided to adopt
and sponsor the education of five girls and will look after their education, uniform,
schoolbooks, and clothing. Most of these girls are orphaned or have single parents
looking after them.”

Priyanka Raina with Teacher and Chidren

The Jawaharlal Samark Kanya Inter College School was founded in 1964 by the
Women Welfare Association. The school looks after 1500 girls yearly. Most of these
girls come from rural and underprivileged backgrounds and do not have the means
to a rightful education. The school is funded through personal donations and is a
part of the Beti Bachao, Beti Pahdhao initiative. The teachers have dedicated
themselves and are personally involved with the girls and proudly state that some of
their girls have gone onto becoming state level boxing champions. While studies are
at the core, the girls receive an all round education and even go onto getting
admissions in colleges across the country.

Priyanka Raina with teachers and children

The Gracia Raina Foundation is dedicated to creating awareness and work closely
with mothers and children who require help ranging from physical to mental health
issues and beyond. Under its umbrella, it covers a vast field and is driven to ensure
the well being of mothers and children while also providing them opportunities for
a sustainable livelihood. The Foundation will work with expectant mothers and
their families. In turn, the foundation provides them with opportunities for
sustainable livelihood and empowers women especially pregnant mothers to make
informed decisions about themselves and their children.

Priyanka Raina with teachers and children

In the past, the foundation has been involved with initiatives such as PAALNA with
RED FM and The Delhi NCR Food Bank Network. The Raina’s also visited an NGO in
Chandigarh, Nanhi Jaan and collaborated with BIG FM to raise awareness for special
needs children. GRF plans to partner with the government, bilateral agencies, non-
governmental organizations, and the private sector, where they collaborate with
other organizations and work in areas such as mental wellness, discovery, integrated delivery, nutrition, family planning, childhood infectious diseases, policy
and advocacy, and communications.

Priyanka Raina with children

Each year in India there are 1.34 million deaths of children aged under five. The
country accounts for more than a quarter (26 per cent) of the world’s neonatal
deaths. Mental health and wellness of pregnant women is a critical determinant of
the survival of these children along with the other clinical factors. However, there
are various clinical interventions being implemented by the government to address
the issue of newborn and child mortality and morbidity, but maternal mental health
issues have largely remained neglected. Various studies have documented the ill
effects of mental stress, depression, anxiety on adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary 4

It remains a fact that despite being in the 21st century, most pregnant women are not in
a position to make the decision for themselves and their children. The decision making
has largely remained in hands of others in the family. Financial constraints and
financial dependency on others during this period also adds to their low say in
decision making. The foundation aims to empower the vulnerable pregnant women
as well as their birth companions by providing them options for sustainable
livelihood options as well as providing them counseling and information on mental,
physical well-being and care during pregnancy and after with focus on nutrition,
child care, pregnancy care, family planning, thereby addressing such concerns and
providing overall wellness and mental health care for young and expecting mothers.
The foundation will work towards supporting the government and various NGO’s in
its noble mission of preventing maternal and newborn deaths and demonstrating a
unique model of maternal mental health through sustainable livelihood.

Every Yuvraj Singh fan must WATCH this heart touching video!

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India tour of West Indies 2017: Is this the last time we have seen Yuvraj Singh in Indian colours?

After making his debut for India in the year 2000, Yuvraj Singh has been a match-winner in the limited-overs format and has done exceptionally well over the years. He was one of the biggest reasons why India lifted the ICC ODI World Cup 2011.

He was diagnosed with cancer right after the ICC event that year and since his return after overcoming the disease, Yuvi has been a shadow of his past as the southpaw has found it really hard to cope with the demands of the game.

The dashing all-rounder has been in and out of the Indian team and struggled to get going whenever he got a chance to represent the Men in Blue. But, he was once given a chance in the team earlier this year, which he made full use of by scoring 150 against England and hence was picked for the ICC Champions Trophy and the West Indies tour.
In the ICC event, he also scored a match-winning half-century against Pakistan before struggling to get going against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the final.

His batting powers have diminished and he hardly rolls his arms over. Adding to this, he has been poor on the field, something you generally didn’t associate with Yuvraj in the past. To be fair, he is 35 years old at the moment and one cannot expect him to throw himself on the field. It is safe to say that the age-factor has caught up with his batting as well.

Yuvraj has suffered a lot in his life. He will do make a comeback. One should not forget that what Indian skipper Virat Kohli is playing right now, Yuvi has played that part already for his side.

An open letter to MS Dhoni on his 36th birthday

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Veteran India cricketer and former captain MS Dhoni turned 36-years-old on Friday and fans took to social media to wish one of the most popular sportsperson in India.

Though he may not be the captain of the national side any more but fans love and support hasn’t dropped one bit.

An open letter to MSD by his die-hard fan:

“7th July is more than a date.
Happy Birthday MS Dhoni!

Words will fall short to express what you mean to me. I don’t know from where to begin.
MSD, you are my life!

Do you know why do I call you my life?
Because for me, there is nothing more than you.

I don’t know if this will ever reach you but half of my childhood was watching you make some maverick decisions that paid off exceptionally well in the team’s favour. No one has graced the space behind the stumps the way you have.
Dhoni, you are a legend!

You have given us what no other Indian has, in a sport which is a religion to us. The dapper look which has faded away over the years is itself a proof of your hard work and effort towards your job.

Recounting the times that you have made the nation proud will simply take too long and I won’t attempt to do that. But more than the trophies, the record-breaking wins, and whitewashes, one thing that will be etched long in the memories of every Indian fan will be the winning mentality that you brought to the team.

I must admit that sometimes your decisions baffled me just as much, but you have been able to rise above it all despite the criticism and have taken decisions following your gut yet rationally.

This is what makes you who you are – why there is and never will be another soul like you. When someone asked me what have I achieved in life, I simply told them, “being MSD’s fan is the biggest achievement for me. Meri pehchaan hi MSD se hai!”

I am just happy being your fan. You are the sparkle of hope, happiness and motivation in my life. I shall always remain the one to stand by you!

I am sure I will get to see my vintage Dhoni soon.

Yours Sincerely,
Fan would be an understatement.
#MSDIAN

Credit: Nisha Rana

It’s India vs Pakistan match time

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Its India vs Pakistan match time