Indian basketball player Princepal Singh became the first Indian ever to be a part of an NBA title-winning team when his team Sacramento Kings won the 2021 NBA Summer League title.

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India is a sports-loving nation and cricket holds a very special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. Whenever the world basketball comes to our mind, our mind immediately identifies with 6-foot-tall American players competing for a ball and chasing their opponents.  Though the sports have huge fan following across the world, but less popular in India. In recent times we have seen a change in the past three years have grown ever since the involvement of NBA in India.

The NBA entered our country in 2017 by setting up a basketball school in Mumbai. They went on to start the NBA academy in Greater Noida, NCR, and many other schools in New Delhi and Pune. Basketball is receiving a good reception in India, thanks to the influence of the NBA. In the past, we have seen some Indian players such as Satnam Singh, Amjyot Singh, Amritpal Singh, and Akilan Pari who have enjoyed successful spells in the big league. They have paved the way for younger generations to embrace the sport and bring glory to the country.

NBA: Who is India's Princepal Singh?

Princepal Singh has been playing in the NBA G League next season and the news was confirmed by president Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Princepal Singh stands at six feet 10 inch and became the first NBA Academy graduate to sign with the G League and first NBA Academy India graduate land a professional contract. Princepal started his journey at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy and joined The NBA Academy India in 2017. His hard work paid dividend and was The NBA Global Academy – which constitutes of top male and female athletes from outside the US – in Canberra, Australia, where he continued his development before graduating this spring.

Today the youngster Princepal Singh has etched his name in the history books by becoming the first Indian ever to be a part of an NBA title-winning team when his team Sacramento Kings winning the 2021 NBA Summer League title. The 6-foot-9 forward is the first Indian to be part of a championship roster at any level of the NBA. The Kings dominated the championship game vs the Boston Celtics, winning the title with a 100-67 win on Tuesday.               “My coach asked me to play hard. We were told to play hard defensively. We didn’t try to outscore people, we tried to stop our opponents from scoring. A proper defensive strategy was the key to our success.”

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He also spoke about his experience of playing with Kings, and was quoted saying, “It was really a nice experience for me. I learned a lot from all my professional teammates and the coaching staff. We were a great group of young guys who love to compete, play together and love to win.”  

As the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, the country’s first female Mayor Zarifa Ghafari continue to fear for her life amid reports of targeted killings by the insurgents.

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The situation in Afghanistan has got bad to worse. The condition has become so severe that Taliban insurgents have taken control of the key eastern city Jalalabad without a fight on Sunday, leaving the territory controlled by the crumbling government to little more than the capital Kabul. As per latest development, Afghanistan has 34 provinces has fallen to, or are being contested by the Islamist militants. Even Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have deserted the country on Sunday with four cars and a helicopter stuffed with cash.

However, Ghani took to social media and wrote, that he left the country in order to avoid “bloodshed” as Kabul fell to the Taliban and terrorists entered the Afghanistan presidential palace. He also said that the Taliban will be responsible for the “honour, wealth and preservation” of Afghanistan’s people. He also said the nation was faced with a “hard choice” between the “armed Taliban” or “leaving the dear country that dedicated my life to protecting the past 20 years”.

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As the Taliban is to return to power in Afghanistan, the country’s first female Mayor Zarifa Ghafari is living in fear for her life amid reports of targeted killings by the insurgents. While interacting with the media, “I’m sitting here waiting for them to come. There is no one to help me or my family. I’m just sitting with them and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me. I can’t leave my family. And anyway, where would I go?”

Few weeks ago, the first and youngest female mayor of the country’s Maidan Wardak province was quite confident of a better future for the country, however, her hopes has come crushing down. In the past, she had received death threats from the Taliban. Her father General Abdul Wasi Ghafari was gunned down by the militants on 15 November last year, just 20 days after the post attempt to kill her failed.

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Ghafari has been hosting her own radio show and founding an NGO focused on empowering women economically. She has been taking care for the welfare of soldiers and civilians injured in terror attacks in Kabul. This was when the Taliban started to up their offensive for the takeover. While back, Ghafari was quoted saying “Younger people are aware of what’s happening. They have social media. They communicate. I think they will continue fighting for progress and our rights. I think there is a future for this country.”

Today, she feels helpless and is scared for her life and the safety of her family. However Tralibans has promised they won’t take revenge on people or officials working with the previous Afghan government, history from their past regime makes it difficult to trust the group. Women are very scared about the new government regime , as in the past the Taliban has been not in support of  education for women, barred them from working and meted out barbaric punishments to them in the garb of justice.

Post surprising the audience with his stellar performance on the hit show ‘Scam 1992’, actor Pratik Gandhi is all set to collaborate once again with filmmaker Hansal Mehta.

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Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story was one of the most loved webs shows across with the world. The Sony LIV web series Scam 1992 emerged as one of the most talked about and popular web shows in India and also had created another record by finding a place in IMDb’s list of the most popular web series and television serials of all times across the world.  The show was special as it marked web debut of talented filmmaker Hansal Mehta who has made fabulous movies such as Shahid (2013), City lights (2014), Aligarh (2016) and Omertà (2018).’

The ace director once again mesmerised the audience from the comfort of their home by binging to life the story of one of the biggest financial scams in the Indian stock market has ever witnessed. The show featuring Pratik Gandhi who essayed the role of Harshad Mehta became an overnight star.  The show released last year had achieved the feet of becoming the highest-rated Indian show to find its place in IMDb’s list of top 250 popular web series and television serials in the whole world. Today how is rated at 9.6 out of 10 at IMDb.

Scam 1992 star Pratik Gandhi talks about 'months with no income', being  moved to tears by Shabana Azmi's compliment | Web Series - Hindustan Times

Actor Pratik Gandhi is excited to once again collaborate once again with filmmaker Hansal Mehta and all set to feature in a family drama. This time the duo has teamed up for a movie, which will be co-producing the movie along with T-Series – Chairman & Managing Director Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Shaailesh R Singh. The film is based out in a small town in Uttar Pradesh, and will be directed by Bose: Dead or Alive director Pulkit.

The news was confirmed by T Series took to social media and wrote “@pratikgandhiofficial & @khushalikumar come together for the first time for a family drama; a story of a common man’s struggle to fight for what’s rightfully his. Directed by @justpulkit, filming begins on 18th August.🎬”

Besides Prakit the movie will also feature Khushali Kumar, the daughter of late Gulshan Kumar. While interacting with the media, the director of the movie Pulkit was quoted saying “This film comes to me from a personal space and is very close to me. It is the story of a dignified struggle of a common man to get his land back. The story defines and revolves around a normal middle-class family and it deals with the system, power and the abused theory of law.”

Shaailesh R Singh, who jointly produces this film, says, “The story of this film sheds light on issues faced by several Indians. Our audiences will connect with this film in many ways. I am glad to be bringing this story on screen with Bhushanji and Hansalji who love telling stories that leave an impact on their audiences.”

The movie producer Bhushan Kumar said, “The story of this film is simple yet very real. This is the film that millions of people of our country will resonate with. I am glad Shaailesh, Hansal Mehta and I are again collaborating on such an interesting subject.”

Scam 1992' fame Pratik Gandhi reunites with Hansal Mehta for new film

Pratik and Khushali have already started prep work for the movie and the makers have zeroed down on the look for the film already.

On the profession front, Pratik who has predominantly worked in Gujarati cinema before Hansal Mehta’s “Scam 1992” made him overnight sensation all across the nation. He made his Hindi Cinema debut with “Loveyatri” and is currently busy shooting for a starring role in the upcoming horror comedy “Atithi Bhooto Bhava”.

The Unsung Hero: The Influential role played by Dronacharya Awardee coach has played in shaping Indian women’s hockey!

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India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport.  It also plays a crucial part in our life as helps to reduce stress and also builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, boosts self-confidence and above all lowers the risk of getting obese. Hockey is one of the most popular sports in our country and hold a special place in the hearts of the people. In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation.

EXCLUSIVE: The coach who trained 8 captains of the Indian hockey team

Dronacharya Awardee coach Baldev Singh is one of the most respected and hold a special place in the hearts of the players. Over the years he has built a reputation of being g hard working and determined coach who has given India many talented players. During his coaching career he has trained more the 80 plus player such as former drag-flicker and current Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh, Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal, Didar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Dang, Harpal Singh and Navjot Kaur.

Among his trained player as many as many as five Arjuna Awardees – Rani Rampal, Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Surinder Kaur, Ritu Rani and Sandeep Singh. As well as eight of his students have gone on to captain the national side. He was quoted saying that “I’m really satisfied to see that I was able to train players, who went on to serve the country with distinction. I don’t wish to take all the credit for their success, as they have pulled in the hard yards to reach where they are now. It’s a happy feeling to realise the fact that I have managed to contribute to Indian hockey.”

Rani Rampal's leadership and positive approach may well see a medal at the  2020 Olympics.

He has been coaching for the past 40 years and age is catching up with him as he has suffered a heart attack while back. It was his role as the head coach of the Shahabad Hockey Academy in Haryana for a for 23 years from 1992 to 2015. /During his stint with the team he helped and honed the skills of talented players such as Rani Rampal, Surinder Kaur, Ritu Rani to name a few of them. He has closely associated with the Namdhari Hockey Team for 10 years post starting his career as a coaching journey in 1982 post completing his Coaching Diploma from NIS Patiala. He was also conferred with the Dronacharya Award in 2009.

Baldev who had retired from the Sports Department of the Haryana government. spoke very highly about his favourite student and was quote saying “Rani is cool as a cucumber and is very disciplined. She has no bad habits and takes her hockey seriously and is in love with it. It was a joy training her.” Baldev Singh was God-sent to make that history richer and more diverse. In the Olympics the women team entertained the country for 60 minutes and during this time Baldev couldn’t be reached. But we are sure he must be soaking in the historical moment from his home in Ludhiana. Thought Women’s hockey team could not win the medal at the Tokyo Olympics but achieved something bigger and they have inspired the country with their lion-hearted performance vs Great Britain.

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It gave Baldev every reason to be just with himself and his hard work in Shahabad was reaping rich dividends on the biggest stage of them all. His grit and determination have given more than 70 international stars from the small town. But it was Baldev important role which created the engine that propelled women’s hockey in the country. Baldev was strict task master and would start training at 5 am and if someone was late, they would be fined heavily.  But soon result started pouring in and Shahabad was the team to beat but it was rare to happen. It was his dream to make Shahabad into India’s nursery which churned out international players. Baldev would go to lengths unheard of.

There used to be a lot financial constraint and as a result travelling to tournament became impossible. But didn’t let the Baldev down instead he found a way by selling his car and bought a truck. He went on to add a seat and arranged in a way to fit the whole team to accommodate in it. Witnessing such act of generosity, few of the parents came forward to help the coach. One of them being Navneet Kaur’s father, Buta Singh, who came forward to provide his assistance in handling academy paperwork as well as ensuring that the players-maintained discipline. Though Navneet was junior to Rani by 6 years at the academy and it was part of the team in Tokyo, along with Navjot Kaur as the third player from Shahabad.

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Besides his crucial role at the Shahabad academy, he has held various coaching roles with India’s men and women national teams.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Live Updates: Hot favourite Bajrang Punia lost his semifinal match 5-12 against Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan in men’s freestyle 65kg.

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Bajrang Punia hails from Khudan village in Haryana’s Jhajjar district and is a beacon of hope for Indian wrestling. He comes back from a very humble background, Punia didn’t have great financial standing and nor had the money take up sports such as cricket or badminton which requires expensive equipment. He like other children from his hometown. He started his training when he was only seven-year-old under the guidance of his father, Balwan Singh who was a wrestler himself. The 27-year-old started training in the akhara at 14-year-old and it is here he met Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, who has been Punia’s mentor and an also sparring partner. He is currently works as a travelling Ticket Examiner with Indian Railways.

Punia first time came to the limelight when he clinched a bronze medal at the Asian wrestling championships and world championships, both in the men’s freestyle 60kg category. He had a great year in 2014 where he won a silver medal at the Asian championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. In order to train better Punia family shifted base to Sonipat in 2015 and Bajrang started practicing at the local Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre but a back injury side-lined his career by about nine months. Bajrang Punia won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2016 and became Asian champion in 2017, both in the 65 kg.

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He even had a successful year in 2018 when he won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games as well as bronze at the Asian championships. It was a historic moment, as he became a silver medallist at the world championships and in doing so became the only Indian wrestler to win two world championship medals. Bajrang Punia went on to win his third world championship medal – a bronze – in 2019, which helped him to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Punia was also awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award – India’s highest sporting honour – in 2019. Bajrang has been regarded as India’s strongest medal contenders at the Tokyo Olympics. He has been training with coach Shako Bendinitis, who has worked on improving his psyche, and also his breathing during bouts, the result is for all to see.

Bajrang rose to the occasion and put his strength to good use in the second period to pin Iran’s Morteza Cheka Ghiasi for a semi-final berth in the men’s free-style 65kg event which took him closer to an Olympic medal on debut. Bajrang was trailing in the bout even after being brutally crippled by Ghiasi’s defensive tactics, particularly the body-locks. But Bajrang got free out of that clutch, he locked the neck of Ghiasi and moved into a position from where he turned his rival, pushed him on the mat and held him with his immense strength to emerge victorious by fall. Today he faced Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliev for a place in the gold medal bout. Haji is three-time world champion and bronze-winner from the Rio Games.

Bajrang Punia’s perennial leg-defence came back to haunt him and he lost the men’s freestyle 65kg semi-final to three-time world champion Haji Aliev today. Now he will now fight for bronze medal at the Olympic Games.

A resolute Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, defeating Germany 5-4 to win the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games!

Major Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport He created history through his goal-scoring ability and went on to won three Olympic gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 respectively. The Hockey legend has been bestowed by the Government of India awarded Chand India’s third highest civilian honour of Padma Bhushan in 1956. Dhyan Chand had outrageous skills on the field and his natural ability to find the back of the net which was unmatched. This led him to his selection in the Indian Army team at the age of 20 and was part of the New Zealand tour in 1926, the team won 18 out of 21 matches out of which drew two and lost one. This led to Dhyan Chand Ji to be promoted to the rank of Lance Naik on his coming back to India.

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Indian men’s hockey team recreated history as it won an Olympic medal post 41 years by defeating Germany 5-4 to clinch the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games which took place today morning at Tokyo. Stars of today’s match were Rupinder Pal Singh, Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Simranjeet Singh who saw India through.  It was very close game in which at a particular time India were 0-1 and then 1-3 down but soon found their footing, playing aggressive style of the game. This led to them going 5-3 but had its own challenge as they underwent some nervous moments, display willpower and defensive resolve to end one of the longest droughts in Indian sport.

Team India were constant threat to the position which penalty corner and also were dangerous in open play, also troubling the Germans with swift counter-attacks. On the other hand, Germany players who scored were Timur Oruz, Niklas Wellen, Benedikt Furk and Lukas Windfeder.

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Though Team India didn’t have good start of the games when they lost to Australia 1-7 mauling from the hands of Australia. But they bounced back by winning our four matches before going down 2-5 to world champions Belgium in a high-quality semi-final.  They didn’t have time to feel sorry for themselves post losing the match and showed great strength physical and emotional energy to get across the today’s match.

But today when the final whistle as announced the whole team along with staff were emotional and were saying hugging each other. The whole formed a huddle along with head coach Graham Reid and skipper Manpreet Singh talked about the importance of what they have achieved and the sacrifices they have made to get there.

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Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh once again rose to the occasion once again, as India thwarted the late German charge. They had to defend a penalty corner awarded with 6.8 seconds left on the clock, but as the ball went out of the Indian D, the podium place was secured, adding a new and glorious chapter in the history of Indian hockey that could very well spark a long-term turnaround and interest in the Indian national game.

Hearty Congratulations: India’s bright medal contender Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final of the javelin throw event at the Olympic Games with a Superb first attempt of 86.65m.

Neeraj Chopra is known for his grit and determination as well as bringing laurels to the nation time and again. He hails from Haryana’s Khandra village and was on born 24 December 1997. But one day his eyes caught attention of few seniors throwing javelins at the stadium and got hooked to the sport. To get into the shape, he cut down on having fatty foods, in particular deep-fried items and sweets, it was an uphill task but he was determined to get into shape and do well in his newfound passion in his life. Panipat’s Shivaji Stadium didn’t he best of facilities, coaches or tracks as a result he relocated to the Athletics Nursery and started training at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula. Another reason to shift base was that Tau Devi Lal Stadium had a synthetic track and was visited by many national-level javelin throwers.

He first came into the limelight in the National Junior Athletics Championship in 2012 when he won the he gold medal and scored managed a record throw of 68.46 metres. This paved the way for many more splendid years in the sport. Though he struggled for some years but bounced to clinch gold at the IAAF World U20 Championships, where he managed a junior record throw distance of 86.48 metres.

This remarkable performance made Chopra the first-ever world-champion of the country, and helped put India on the map for javelin throw. His hard work paid dividend when Neeraj Chopra became India’s first ever javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games.  He improved his Commonwealth Games performance of 86.47 metres with a throw of 88.06 metres at the Asian Games.

In May, 2019, Neeraj Chopra had undergone elbow surgery but he came back with a bang and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East Meeting League. India’s bright medal contender Neeraj Chopra once again rose the occasion today, when he qualified for the final of the javelin throw event at the Olympic Games. with a stunning first attempt of 86.65m. He kept India’s hopes alive of an elusive Olympic medal by qualifying into the finals with a superb throw of 86.65m that put him on the top of the Group A.

This is the first Olympics for the Star javelin thrower and made it to the final round in a few second which will be held on Saturday as he sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in his first attempt. The twenty-three-year-old performance will be one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics and gave tough competition to 2017 world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany. The 23-year-old spoke about facing Vetter ‘struggle’ in his first attempt was quoted saying “He is a world champion and a world class thrower but was struggling a bit so I thought, ‘conditions seem to be tough. It’s the first time we are competing at this hour. So that was another adjustment we had to make.”

He started day by doing stretches, ate a light breakfast and reached the stadium two hours before his event and was quoted saying. “There were nerves. I had tried to imagine what throwing at an Olympics would feel like but I was still a little nervous. But the moment I stepped on the track; all my nervousness was gone.”

Post the first warm-up throw, which fell below his expectations, there were some nervousness. Chopra ran hard and released the spear with all power he could generate to make his body ready for the main event. The javelin took off, went as high as the third tier of the stadium, suddenly dipped and fell way short. This was Chopra’s seventh best throw and third best of the season 2021.

HBD Sunil Chhetri: Here are Interesting facts about the Indian football Captain that you should know!

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Sunil Chhetri is one of the prolific footballers to don the national jersey and is lovingly called ‘‘Captain Fantastic’ ‘ by his fans. He has come a long way from being a middle-class kid to becoming an Indian football great.  A country that never got anywhere on the football map, is known by one name Happy 37th to Captain, Leader, Legend. He was born in Secundarabad in then Andhra Pradesh, His father was in the Indian Army, while his Sushila had played for the Nepal national football team.

Due to his father profession, he had to travel all across the country but one thing that never changed was his passion for football. He did his schooling from Bahai School, Sikkim and did his graduation from Asutosh College, Kolkata. While growing up, Sunil’s family had to face with a lot of financial trouble and he didn’t have enough money to complete his goals.

Sunil Chhetri started his professional journey with Mohun Bagan Athletic Club of the National Football League post playing with City FC of New Delhi. In his first season in 002-03, he went on to score four goals and the club finished at 7th in the table. In 2003-04 season, Chhetri managed to score only two goals and the club finished at 9th in the table.  In his last outing with club, he scored two goals and the club finished at 8th in the table. He also went on represent JCT, Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. He has been leading the Bengaluru FC from 2013 to 2015. During the 2015 Indian Super League, Chhetri was picked up by Mumbai City for Rs. 1.2 crores, making him the most expensive Indian player at the auctions.

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Chhetri is one of the most loved sportsmen in the country and keeps aging like a fine wine. The Indian football captain is the highest goal scorer from the nation, he has scored 74 goals in 118 appearances. He is also the fourth-highest in international football among current footballers. He is only behind Cristiano Ronaldo (109 goals), Ali Makbout of UAE (76) and Lionel Messi (76). Chhetri is one of the most prolific goal scorers in Indian football history and also one who was able to bring changes in other player’s philosophy regarding football. He is currently playing for Bengaluru FC for whom he has scored 58 goals.

While growing up, like other kid in India wanted to become a cricketer but chose football over cricket only because it was a more affordable sport. He used look upto God Of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar but due to his family circumstances couldn’t buy a kit broke his dream. He was quoted saying “I used to steal money from my mom out of desperation.”

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Chhetri also added there was an incident in his life which completely changed his life and was quoted saying “My father used to cycle till the bus stop and he used to give me the exact change. And I was a cheat, I sometimes used to keep the money in my pocket and not buy tickets. I used to steal money. I asked my mum, ‘I want 50 bucks’. She said, ‘no chance’. I was so desperate that I stole the 50 bucks. She came to know, of course. She tied me to a chair and gave me the beating of my life for 2 hours. It really shook me. That’s something that really changed things for me. Then I realised that I cannot act like a mischievous, stupid kid.”

This led to make a career in a living out of football and there was no stopping the Blue Tiger thereon. Due to his sheer hard work and dedication led to him been catching the eye of Mohun Bagan scouts in 2002, which followed with the national selectors. “I never thought I would make a living out of football.” Today he earns a whopping Rs 8 lakh (approx.) per match.

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The Indian captain has played crucial roles in a number of victories for the country, such as the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, 2011 SAFF Championships, and 2012 Nehru Cup. In the qualifying campaign for the 2019 Asia Cup, Chhetri scored 8 goals, also ensuring India’s qualification in Asia’s premier football tournament for the only third time in history.

Manchester United have agreed a deal in principle to sign France centre back Raphael Varane from La Liga side Real Madrid, the Premier League club!

Soccer: The Theatre of Dreams

Manchester United is one of the most reputed clubs in the Premier League and based in Old Trafford, England. It’s not necessary whether you’re a football fan or don’t know the first thing about it, Manchester United is one club you surely must have heard of. The club boast of royal fans following across the world and royalty matched by none. The Club has produced great players with superb skills who enthralled the football fans whether played for the club or while representing their country. Red Devil ever-growing fanbase makes it one of the most followed clubs in the world. Manchester United is the biggest club in the world and their Old Trafford home is known the Theatre of Dreams by one of their greatest legends, Sir Bobby Charlton.

The club confirmed the news that Manchester United and Real Madrid have completed the transfer of French center-back Raphael Varane, who will leave the club after a decade with the club. During his time with Real Madrid has won 18 titles: 4 Champions Leagues, 4 Club World Cups, 3 European Super Cups, 3 LA Liga titles, 1 Copa del Rey and 3 Spanish Super Cups. Varane was one of the most successful defenders in recent history of the CLUB. During his 10 seasons with the club, he won three league titles, four Champions Leagues, three European Supercups and four FIFA Club.

Raphael Varane is set to make the move to Old Trafford after Manchester United and Real Madrid though No fee has been disclosed but British media reported value the deal at £34 million ($47 million) rising to £48 million with add-ons. Another interesting fact, it was Ferguson who first tried to bring Varane to United, with Jose Mourinho also interested in signing the defender during his time in charge.

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Varane has become 2nd major signing of the transfer season for United’s following the arrival of Jadon Sancho, who the English club signed earlier in the month for £73m ($101m). Manchester United released the statement, “Manchester United is delighted to announce the club has reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the transfer of French international defender and World Cup winner, Raphaël Varane, subject to a medical and to player terms being finalised.”

France centre back had one year left in his Real Madrid contract and appeared in more than 350 games for the club. He had crucial role in France lifted the World Cup with France in 2018 and was part of Euro 2020, played in ALL FOUR GAMES before being eliminated by Switzerland in the last 16. Varane will bring a lot of stability to United’s defence as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer team look to challenge for the Premier League title AS last year they finished second last season, 12 points behind arch rivals as well as champions Manchester City.

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Varane’s first competitive match in United colours could likely come when they start their Premier League campaign on August 14 vs Leeds United at Old Trafford.

Watch Trailer: MX Player’s upcoming historical series Chhatrasal starring Ashutosh Rana, Jitin Gulati’s web series to premiere on 26th July!

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India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a colourful variety and rich cultural heritage. Today we will talk about another freedom fighter who brought battle with ruthless the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Yes, you guessed it right, its none other than Bundelkhand Kesri Maharaja Chhatrasal who was Bundeli warrior and planned to establish his own kingdom in Bundelkhand. He was born in Kachar Kachnai on the 4th of May in 1649, to Champat Rai and Lal Kunwar.

His father was the first person to raise the spirit of freedom from the Mughals but was killed in battle with the Mughals post himself killing the favourite of the emperor, Abu Fazl. Chhatrasal started his revolt with Mughal at the young age of 22 years, along with an army of 5 horsemen and 25 swordsmen, in 1671.  During the first decade he and his troops conquered area between Chitrakoot and Panna on the east and Gwalior on the west.  Post which stretched from Kalpi in the north to Sagar, Garah Kota and Damoh in the south. He also went to defeat few of the accomplished Mughal generals such as Rohilla Khan, Kaliq, Munawwar Khan, Sadruddin, Sheikh Anwar, Sayyid Latif, Bahlol Khan and Abdus Ahmed.

Marathas & Bundelkhand II – Chhatrasal Bundela & Peshwa Bajirao! |  IndiaFactsIndiaFacts

Chhatrasal was trained by Pran Nathji and accepted him as his teacher as well as Pranami Dharma.  The feud between Bundelkhand and Mughal began when the people of Bundelkhand refused to submit ‘Jizyah’ tax and started the revolution and with the sole purpose of freedom. The battle lasted for over nearly fifty years, each consecutive assault brought with it the desecration of Hindu temples and population, including cold-blooded murder of unarmed civilians, the rape of women and slavery for captured women and children.  This only intensified the Bundela strength for the fight for freedom and retaliation.

The Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb led a huge expedition vs Bundelkhand to smash the ‘idol worshippers’ in 1684 but was forced to retreat without achieving any lasting successes, leaving behind trails of horror and destruction but still failing to subdue Chatrasal and the Bundala’s.

Chhatrasal MX player Webseries Release Date, Cast&Crew, Storyline And How  To Watch?

Today’s generation will get to see the journey of Great warrior King Bundelkhand Kesri Maharaja Chhatrasal as MX Player’s launching a show on the legend. The show is titled Chhatrasal featuring Ashutosh Rana, Jitin Gulati and the historical drama will be narrated by Neena Gupta. Post watching the trailer we get to see that its heavy dependency on visual effects for re-creating historical drama. Also, the show is relying heavily on Rana’s image of playing the bad guy successfully over the years.

Chhatrasal | Official Teaser | Historical Drama | Ashutosh Rana | MX Player  - Global Circulate

Ashutosh Rana is essaying the role of Aurangzeb and was quoted saying “Aurangzeb is one of the most feared & powerful emperors in history. While I have played negative characters in the past, to play a character like this was daunting, but at the same time, it allowed me to explore a different genre of acting. I hope that the audiences relive the bravery of Maharaja Chhatrasal with this web series. It is through stories like this that our rich history and heritage prevails. I hope viewers are inspired by the tale of this unsung warrior,” said Jitin Gulati, who plays the titular role.

The show has been directed by Anadii Chaturvedi, also featured Vaibhavi Shandilya, Manish Wadhwa, Anushka Luhar and Rudra Soni who are playing an integral role. MX Player’s upcoming historical series Chhatrasal is set to premiere on July 26.