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Can Sri Lanka defy Gayle and Co another time to finish T20I collection drought?

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Sri Lanka have broken their barren streak. They’d lost eight T20 internationals in a row – against, Australia, India and West Indies. Finally they seemed like a competent T20 team, and this was largely thanks to their spinners.

It may seem like this is obviously the way Sri Lanka were going to win, but it isn’t, really. Sri Lanka haven’t had a good limited-overs spin attack for years. While on Friday, Akila Dananjaya bowled nicely through the powerplay, Wanindu Hasaranga dominated the middle overs, and Lakshan Sandakan polished up the tail, it hasn’t been since Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake bowled in tandem, midway through the last decade, that Sri Lanka have had potent slow bowlers. On Friday’s evidence, these three have potential. While Hasaranga is clearly the primary matchwinner among them, Dananjaya and Sandakan also have significant strengths – particularly the ability to bowl difficult overs.

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Non-playing PSL franchise member left bubble in spite of checking out Covid-19 sure

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It brings into deeper scrutiny the nature of the PCB’s biosecurity protocols

A non-playing member from one of the PSL franchises who tested positive for Covid-19 was allowed to exit the bubble and fly back to Lahore, instead of quarantining until he returned two negative tests, as per official regulations.

The official returned a positive test near the start of this season and he departed Karachi for Lahore on the second day after that test result.

The PSL was postponed indefinitely last week, after a spate of positive tests made continuing the tournament untenable, but since then a number of details have begun to emerge that have poked holes into the PCB’s claims that the protocols and its bubble were secure.

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Ravi Shastri: ‘Outstanding’ Rishabh Pant ‘worked his backside off’

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India completed two landmark series wins on the trot when they won by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad, having come from behind to first beat Australia away and then England at home. The wins, by 2-1 and 3-1 margins respectively, came with India having to battle a slew of injuries and absences of first-choice players – particularly in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia – while also facing a steeper equation to make the World Test Championship final due to the revised rules caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The injuries and the pandemic-enforced larger squads meant several players got opportunities they otherwise might not have, and head coach Ravi Shastri was full of praise for how the younger players – particularly Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel – had come through. Shastri spoke at length on each one in a media interaction on Sunday, a day after India had won the fourth Test to seal victory against England.

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Vicky Kaushal Visits Uri Base Camp In Kashmir. Read His Post

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Vicky Kaushal shared this post. (Image courtesy: vickykaushal09)

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  • Vicky Kaushal flew to Kashmir on Saturday
  • He shared pictures of himself and Army soldiers from the Uri base camp
  • “Heartfelt thanks to Indian Army for inviting me to Uri Base Camp”: Vicky

New Delhi:

Vicky Kaushal, who flew to Kashmir on Saturday to attend the Umeed Ki Sehar event, shared a set of pictures of himself enjoying every bit of his time with the Army soldiers at the Uri base camp. Vicky Kaushal has played the role of an Army officer in the 2019 film Uri: The Surgical Strike, which was based on the surgical strikes carried out by the Army in Pakistan following the 2016 terror attacks in Uri base camp. In his latest Instagram post, Vicky thanked the Indian Army for inviting him to the Uri base camp and “giving him an opportunity to spend a lovely day with the locals who were full of warmth.” He wrote: “My heartfelt thanks to the Indian Army for inviting me to the Uri Base Camp, Kashmir. Thank You for giving me an opportunity to spend a lovely day with the locals who were so full of warmth and amazingly talented. It is the biggest honour for me to be in company of our great armed forces. Thank You. Jai Hind!”

See Vicky Kaushal’s post here:

Vicky Kaushal starred in the Aditya Dhar’s Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019 and for his performance in the film, he even won the National Film Award for the Best Actor.

In terms of work, Vicky Kaushal made his debut in Bollywood with the 2015 film Masaan. He went on to feature in several hits such as Raazi, Lust Stories, Sanju and Manmarziyaan.

Vicky Kaushal’s upcoming films include Karan Johar’s period drama Takht, Sardar Udham Singh and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s biopic. He will star alongside Raazi co-star Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship co-star Bhumi Pednekar, Anil Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the Karan Johar-directed film.

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Bigg Boss 14: “Rahul Vaidya Didn’t Deserve To Be In Top 2,” Says Abhinav Shukla

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Abhinav Shukla shared this photo. (Image courtesy: ashukla09)

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  • “Rahul re-entered the house after regaining his lost confidence,” said Ab
  • “But that was wrong and unfair to the other contestants,” he said
  • Abhinav was evicted from Bigg Boss 14 few days before the finale

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Former Bigg Boss 14 contestant Abhinav Shukla, in an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, said that singer Rahul Vaidya, who was the first runner up on the reality show, “didn’t deserve to be in the top 2.” Abhinav Shukla’s wife, actress Rubina Dilaik, won the fourteenth season of Bigg Boss last month. Abhinav, who has featured in a number of TV shows, told the publication: “Rahul Vaidya definitely did not deserve to be in the top 2. He was the one who had quit the show midway, he was the one who left the house. But I think he went outside and saw it all, understood how his fan following were growing and that is why he re-entered the house after regaining his lost confidence” and added: “But that was wrong and unfair to the other contestants, who were a part of the game show since day one and did not quit midway. They had no clue as to what was happening outside. The show is all about your mental health and its strength capacity.”

For those who don’t know, Rahul Vaidya had quit the show in December but re-entered the house to continue the game.

Talking about how Rahul’s re-entry in the house was “unfair” to other contestants, Abhinav told Pinkvilla: “I had also stated that if the audience wants him in the house, it’s fine; because the show is for and by the audience. But yes, it was unfair towards the contestants inside the house who stuck to the game come what may.”

Abhinav Shukla thinks he should have been in the top 2 instead of Rahul Vaidya. The actor, who used to frequently trend for his fights with Rahul inside the Bigg Boss house, said: “I would have seen myself there in the top two in his place. I was the one who was there since day 1 and made sure that my game changed smartly. I brought about more diversification to my personality- from shy to bold, I have myself seen my transition and unlike a lot of people who re-entered the show and created over-the-top drama, I was there doing my job without creating drama and made it till the end, almost.”

Abhinav was evicted from Bigg Boss 14 few days before the finale.

The actor has worked in TV shows like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, Diya Aur Baati Hum and Chotti Bahu.

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Pics From Sara Ali Khan And Ibrahim’s Day Out With Dad Saif Ali Khan

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Sara Ali Khan shared this photo. (Image courtesy: saraalikhan95)

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  • Sara Ali Khan shared a set of pictures on Sunday
  • “Daddy’s day out,” she wrote in the caption
  • “Carbon copy,” she added for Ibrahim and Saif Ali Khan

New Delhi:

Having a dull day? We have a nice post to cheer you up. Actress Sara Ali Khan, on Sunday, updated her Instagram feed with pictures from her day out with brother Ibrahim Ali Khan and dad Saif Ali Khan. The pictures appear to be from Ibrahim’s birthday (we will explain later). In the photos, Ibrahim completely looks like his dad’s “carbon copy” and Sara agrees with us. The actress can be seen wearing a blue dress while Ibrahim can be seen sporting a grey t-shirt, black jeans and a denim jacket in the post. Saif Ali Khan looks cool in a maroon kurta and white pyjama.

Sharing the photos, Sara Ali Khan wrote: “Daddy’s day out. #likefatherlikeson #carboncopy.” Check them out here:

The reason we said the aforementioned photos are from Ibrahim Ali Khan’s birthday party because, on Friday night, Ibrahim was photographed arriving at dad Saif’s residence with sister Sara to celebrate his 20th birthday.

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A picture of Saif Ali Khan and Ibrahim from the latter’s birthday party is also trending on social media. Check it out here:

In terms of work, Sara Ali Khan was last seen in Coolie No 1, in which she co-starred with Varun Dhawan. The film failed to impress critics, as well as cine-lovers. She has Atrangi Re with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush lined up. The film is being directed by Aanand L Rai.

Saif Ali Khan, who has worked in films like Yeh Dillagi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Surakshaa, Ek Tha Raja, Bambai Ka Babu, Tu Chor Main Sipahi, Dil Tera Diwana, Hamesha, Hum Tum, Udaan, Kachche Dhaage, Aarzoo, Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Humse Badhkar Kaun, was last seen in Prime Video’s web-series Tandav.

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On Anupam Kher’s Birthday, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar And Different Celebs Ship Easiest Needs

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Anil Kapoor shared this picture of Anupam Kher on his birthday. (Image courtesy: Twitter)

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  • Anil Kapoor shared a picture of Anupam Kher on Twitter
  • He revealed that the picture was clicked by him
  • “Hope you’re having a relaxed day in some cooler climes,” wrote Akshay

New Delhi:

Anupam Kher is celebrating his 66th birthday in “pawri” style and on his special day, his best friend and neighbour of his Mumbai residence, actor Anil Kapoor, greeted him with the sweetest wish on social media. Anil made sure to wish his best friend in style and he did so by posting a picture of the birthday boy on social media. You know what is so special about the picture? It was clicked by none other than Anil Kapoor and he, therefore, gave the “Photo courtesy” to himself while posting the picture on social media. In the picture, Anupam Kher looks like a dapper dressed in a black suit.

Anil Kapoor accompanied the picture with a sweet caption, wishing Anupam Kher health, happiness, peace and success. “Janmdin Mubarak ho dost, mai prarthana karta hun ki aap jeevan mein jo chaahein praapt karein… swasthya, khushi, shaanti aur safalta…aap khush rahein aur mujhe humesha khush rakhein! Aapko aagey ek shaandaar varsh ki shubhkamnaayein..bahut saara pyaar, Anupam Kher. Photo courtesy: Me! – Anil Kapoor.” The two share a very close bond and often hang out or engage in social media banters. They have worked together in films like Laadla, Beta, 1942: A Love Story and many more.

Check out Anil Kapoor’s special birthday post for Anupam Kher here:

Besides Anil, Anupam Kher’s Special 26 co-star and close friend Akshay Kumar also wished him on the occasion and posted a picture with him on Twitter. In the picture, Akshay holds Anupam from his shoulder as they lean in for a friendly hug. “Dear Anupam Kher, have the happiest birthday. Am shooting here in Mumbai even on a Sunday…hope you’re having a relaxed day in some cooler climes. Catch up soon. Love and prayers,” Akshay Kumar wrote in the caption of the post.

Check out the actor’s post here:

Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Tiger Shroff also made sure that they extend their sweet greetings to the veteran actor. While Riteish accompanied his birthday wish for Anupam Kher with a solo picture of him, Tiger Shroff only posted the greeting on Twitter. “Happy Birthday my favourite…. keep inspiring us with your work on screen and off screen. Love you – Jai Ho, Anupam Kher,” wrote Riteish Deshmukh.

“Happy birthday sir Anupam Kher! Wish you the best of health and happiness always lots of love,” tweeted Tiger Shroff wishing Anupam Kher on his birthday. Earlier in the day, Anupam Kher posted a video on Instagram, sharing that he is celebrating his birthday in the much trending “pawri” style.

Anupam Kher can be seen introducing some underprivileged children as his friends in the video before announcing that they are having a “pawri” on his birthday. Several fans of the actor flooded his Instagram comments section wishing him on the special occasion.

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Inside Janhvi Kapoor’s Birthday Celebrations With Dad Boney Kapoor And Others

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  • Janhvi shared glimpses of her birthday celebrations on Sunday
  • She captioned the pictures with adorable icons
  • Janhvi Kapoor turned 24 on Saturday

New Delhi:

Janhvi Kapoor, who turned 24 on Saturday, shared glimpses of her birthday celebrations on her Instagram feed the next day. The actress, who awaits the release of her upcoming film Roohi, posted some pictures of herself celebrating her special day with her father, filmmaker Boney Kapoor, her friends and some crew members on the sets of her film. In one of the pictures, Janhvi, sporting a white sweatshirt and matching trousers, can be seen posing with her birthday cakes, while in another, her face smeared with cake stole the spotlight. Sharing the photos, Janhvi Kapoor captioned them with adorable icons. Take a look:

Janhvi Kapoor’s Roohi, co-starring Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma, will release in theatres this Friday.

On Janhvi Kapoor’s birthday yesterday, her sister Khushi shared a photo and a million-dollar throwback video of the actress from her childhood. “Happy birthday to my everything. I love you always,” she captioned her birthday post for Janhvi Kapoor.

Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in Dharma Productions’ Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which also starred Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi. She entered into the Entertainment industry with Shashank Khaitan’s 2018 film Dhadak, a Hindi remake of Marathi hit Sairat. She co-starred with Ishaan Khatter in the film. Her next project was Netflix’s anthology Ghost Stories, where she featured the Zoya Akhtar-directed segment.

Apart from Roohi, the actress has Good Luck Jerry, Karan Johar-directed Takht and Dharma Productions’ Dostana 2 lined up. Good Luck Jerry is written by Pankaj Matta and is being directed by Sidharth Sengupta.

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Alia Bhatt Sums Up Her Sunday Temper With This Percent

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Alia Bhatt shared this photo. (Image courtesy: aliaabhatt)

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  • Alia Bhatt can be seen sporting a blue top and denim shorts in the photo
  • In the caption, she wrote: “Fruity” with a watermelon emoji
  • “You are so beautiful,” commented one of the users

New Delhi:

Alia Bhatt, who is currently busy filming Brahmastra and RRR, treated her fans to a stunning picture of herself on Sunday. The actress summed up her weekend mood with her latest post. In the photo, Alia Bhatt can be seen sporting a blue top and denim shorts and posing against an orange wall for the camera. In the caption, she wrote: “Fruity” with a watermelon emoji. Needless to say, Alia’s fans loved her flawless skin in the picture. “You are so beautiful,” commented one of the users while another wrote: “Looking so amazing, my favourite.” Check out the actress’ post here:

On popular demand last week, Alia Bhatt posted two pictures of herself with her boyfriend, actor Ranbir Kapoor, and director Ayan Mukerji from the sets of their film Brahmastra. “It’s a blessing to be on this journey…And these magical boys just make everything,” she wrote with a couple of fire and heart icons. Take a look:

Last month, the teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, in which Alia Bhatt plays the titular role, dropped on the Internet. The film is based on the life of Gangubai Kathiawadi, who was a sex worker but later emerged as an underworld don in Mumbai. Watch the teaser here:

Alia Bhatt made her debut in Bollywood with the 2012 film Student Of The Year. She went on to feature in films like Highway, 2 States, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Shaandaar, Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi, Raazi and Gully Boy.

She was last seen in Sadak 2.

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Jake Doran’s magnificent 98 leaves Victoria a challenging target

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The home side were left to chase 253 on a surface that has offered assistance throughout

Victoria 199 and 0 for 8 need 245 more runs to beat Tasmania 188 and 263 (Doran 98)

Jake Doran played arguably the innings of his career with a brilliantly complied 98 on a demanding pitch at the MCG to give Tasmania a good chance of victory having set a target of 253.

Doran was the ninth man out, edging James Pattinson to slip, having faced 237 deliveries, only five of which were boundaries, on a surface that offered help for pace and spin. His effort, which followed a half-century in the first innings, enabled the last five wickets to add 147 before Victoria’s openers managed to get through a testing four overs.

In total, Tasmania fought their way to 199 further runs on the third day in 90 overs having resumed on 2 for 64. The match appeared to have tipped Victoria’s way when Mac Wright’s 129-ball stay ended with an edge to slip off Scott Boland who then claimed Caleb Jewell in the slips to leave Tasmania 4 for 90.

Alex Doolan fell trying to attack Jon Holland, but Beau Webster (22) and Jarrod Freeman (30) provided valuable contributions alongside Doran as the lead slowly grew towards 200.

A 47-run stand for the eighth wicket between Doran and Ellis then strengthened Tasmania’s position further before the last three wickets fell for five runs. Jake Fraser-McGurk held a stunning reflex grab at short leg to remove Ellis while last-man Peter Siddle, who has a damaged left thumb, edged a delivery from Holland that spat from the surface.

Holland finished with 2 for 46 from 33 overs while Pattinson produced some unplayable deliveries among his 3 for 54.

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Trending: Saif Ali Khan’s Pic From Son Ibrahim’s Birthday Bash

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A fan page shared this photo. (Image courtesy: iakempire)

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  • The picture is from Saif Ali Khan’s house
  • In the photo, Saif can be seen happily posing with Ibrahim
  • Ibrahim looks dashing in a grey tee, denim jacket and black jeans

New Delhi:

Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim Ali Khan celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday and an unseen picture of the father-son duo from his birthday bash is now doing the rounds on the Internet. The picture, which will give you all party vibes, is from Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s new home. In the photo, Saif can be seen happily posing with Ibrahim, his son with his first wife Amrita Singh. The actor opted for a casual outfit for the party – a kurta-pyjama set – while Ibrahim looks dashing in a grey tee, denim jacket and black jeans. The picture has gone crazy viral on social media, with several fan clubs resharing it on their respective pages. Check it out here:

Ibrahim Ali Khan’s birthday party was attended by his sister, actress Sara Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan, Sohail Khan’s son Nirvaan and Suniel Shetty’s son Ayan, among many other others.

On Ibrahim’s birthday, Sara Ali Khan posted a bunch of pictures with him and wished her brother with this adorable note: “Happy birthday, Iggy Potter. I promise to always make you the best coffee, stalk you to come with me to the beach, feed you with pyaar, irritate you always, force you to pose even as a new born, ensure you do countless swimming laps, make you lose at badminton, be the worst google maps navigator and tell the best knock knock jokes.”

In case you can’t recall Sara Ali Khan’s “knock knock jokes,” here is a new one for you:

Sara and Ibrahim are Saif Ali Khan‘s children with actress Amrita Singh. Saif is now married to actress Kareena Kapoor and the duo welcomed their second son last month.

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