Cricket News ‘Will personally take you to the psychiatrist’, Gautam Gambhir hits Shahid Afridi’s jibe for a six

first_imghighlights New Delhi: Shahid Afridi’s autobiography ‘Game Changer’ has already ruffled plenty of feathers among cricket fans. In the book, Afridi finally revealed his age that he was 21 when he scored the fastest hundred off 37 balls in the 1996 encounter against Sri Lanka in Kenya. Now, there are instances in his autobiography where he has taken a jibe at Gautam Gambhir, the former India opener and current BJP candidate from East Delhi. In his autobiography, he mentioned, “Some rivalries were personal, some professional. First the curious case of Gambhir. Oh, poor Gautam. He and his attitude problem. He has no personality. He who is barely a character in the great scheme of cricket. He has no great records just a lot of attitude. Gambhir behaves like he’s a cross between Don Bradman and James Bond. In Karachi, we call guys like him saryal (burnt up). It’s simple, I like happy, positive people. Doesn’t matter if they are aggressive or competitive, but you have to be positive and Gambhir wasn’t,” Afridi revealed.Gambhir has responded on his Twitter handle to the jibe and has hilariously suggested that he will personally take Shahid Afridi to a psychiatrist for the comments. “…you are a hilarious man!!! Anyway, we are still granting visas to Pakistanis for medical tourism. I will personally take you to a psychiatrist,” Gambhir tweeted while tagging Shahid Afridi’s official handle as well.“I remember the run-in with Gambhir during the 2007 Asia Cup, when he completed his single while running straight into me. The umpires had to finish it off or I would have. Clearly, we had a frank bilateral discussion about each other’s female relatives,” Afridi wrote. Gautam Gambhir retired from all forms of cricket in December 2018.Shahid Afridi has revealed his real age in his autobiography.Shahid Afridi and Gautam Gambhir had a heated confrontation in 2007 in Kanpur. Gambhir is the current BJP candidate who is fighting in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections from East Delhi. In an exclusive interaction with News Nation, Gambhir outlined his vision for Delhi and what he intends to bring onto the political field after retiring from all forms of cricket in December 2018. “A captain has to have a lot of honesty, accountability, and integrity. These are the three things I am going take in politics as well. I am straightforward, I have a vision and I want to develop Delhi. I am a Delhi boy and have emotional connect with the city and my vision would be to make East Dehli constituency the best in the national capital,” Gambhir said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Whicker: What price victory? Cubs dug deep to win Game 4

first_img Whicker: Cubs knock Dodgers’ brooms out of the park Cubs deny Dodgers’ bid to sweep their way into World Series But Davis got Cody Bellinger to hit into a double play, which is why the Dodgers prefer to hit balls in the air, and the Cubs won Game 4, 3-2.It lowered the Dodgers’ postseason record this year to 6-1 and their National League Championship Series lead to 3-2. They let a skirmish get away. The war is still in their favor.“I just didn’t attack the strike zone well enough,” Davis said after a long hiatus in the back rooms of the Cubs’ clubhouse, presumably to super-glue his arm back together. “I can’t have that many walks in a situation like that. But, no, physically it’s not a problem.”Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Davis would not be available for Thursday’s Game 5, which means the Chicago hitters had better bring the wood against Clayton Kershaw, early and often. A bullpen matchup is even more unfavorable for the Cubs than usual. The Dodgers were able to give Kenley Jansen a night off.“I know one thing, Wade won’t ever turn down the ball,” said Brian Duensing, the lefty reliever whose sinker retired Bellinger in the seventh with two Dodgers on. “It’s not going to be him tomorrow,” Maddon said, referring to Davis. “So other guys got to do it. We have to be much more offensive. It has to start happening tomorrow.”It hasn’t happened yet. The Cubs are hitting .163 in the series with seven runs in four games.On Thursday the Cubs did not bother with using the in-bounds part of the field. Their offense was two home runs by Javy Baez, who had been 0 for 20 in the playoffs coming in, and another by Willson Contreras that landed high on the left-field video board and was measured officially at 491 feet. TBS could have gone to commercial during Contreras’ leisurely home run trot.“Was that the longest trot you’ve ever seen from him?” someone asked Kyle Schwarber.“It’s one of the longest home runs I’ve seen, I know that,” Schwarber said.The Dodgers also got no baseline offense, settling for home runs by Bellinger and Turner, and they were 0 for 3 with men in scoring position. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta refused to let the Cubs pack up the bats, summoning 6-1/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Eligible for free agency, Arreita removed his hat and saluted the crowd on his way out.“He got it to 111 pitches and he left it all out there,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.Still, the Dodgers walked five times against Arrieta and three times against Davis. Their forensic knowledge of the strike zone is earning them close pitch after close pitch.“They just won’t chase,” Duensing said. “They’re well-coached, well-prepared. Jake and I talked about that before the game. You can be a little more aggressive, but basically you have to mix it up and just make pitches. You can’t worry about it too much and start playing their game. That’s what they want you to do. It would be nice not to play on the razor’s edge, but their pitching is pretty good, too.”The Cubs stretched in their old clubhouse Thursday, but they didn’t hold a meeting per se. If there was an interaction that mattered, it might have come at lunch, when Schwarber told Baez and a few other teammates, “I can’t wait to see the Javy Baez show tonight.”Davis had 32 saves this year. He was only asked to get more than three outs in two of them.However, he is a proven October soldier who got two six-out saves for Kansas City in its championship season of 2015. Last Thursday, Maddon asked him for seven outs in Washington, with the Cubs in a clinching situation, and Davis got them. The fact that it took him 44 pitches didn’t matter, although it knocked him out of Dodger Stadium games last weekend.“He’s just a grinder,” Duensing said, near a clubhouse sign that listed the Thursday schedule and said, “Fly on Friday to L.A.” First they have to survive the Valley Forge of Game 5. CHICAGO — We know how difficult it is to beat somebody four times.The Cubs found it exhausting to beat the Dodgers once.Wade Davis, bear hunter and survivalist reliever, threw 48 pitches to get the six final Dodger outs. He gave up a majestic home run to Justin Turner, in the matchup Cubs’ fans wanted on Sunday night.He kept losing contact with the strike zone, and he had to endure a needless delay while six umpires tried to convince themselves that Curtis Granderson foul-tipped a third strike, when Wrigley Field’s hi-def boards were busily educating a grumpy crowd that he didn’t. Dodgers’ Yu Darvish impresses Clayton Kershaw on, off field NLCS Game 5: Dodgers at Cubs, game time, TV info and starting pitchers Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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