Auto Drivers Son strikes whopping 2.6 crores in IPL-2017 auction!

Yes that’s true you would be surprised to know that Md. Siraj was bought by 2.6 crores by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL -2017 auction. Mohammed Siraj, the younger son of auto driver Mohammed Ghaus was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs 2.6 crore.

Md. Siraj

Md. Siraj [photo courtesy – twitter]

Mohammed Siraj, who landed a Rs 2.6 crore deal from Sunrisers Hyderabad, has picked 40 plus wickets in the Ranji Trophy, has been on national selector’s eyes playing in Irani Trophy as well as the warm-up game against Australia A.

“My father drove auto all these years but never let financial pressure of the family affect me or my elder brother. A bowling spikes costs a lot and he would just get the best for me. I want to buy a house for them now in a good locality,” Siraj told The Quint.

“I will drive the auto as long as I have the strength. Why should I depend on sons?” His father Md. Ghaus was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

“He brought many mementos and sometimes cash prizes as well. However, I never knew he would become so big. It’s all God’s blessings,” the proud mother told Mumbai Mirror after the auction.

How did Md. Siraj got into the eyes of selectors?

In 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season, Siraj ended up with 41 wickets in nine games.
This led to his selection in  Rest of India for the Irani Cup. Siraj was included in the playing XI
when Mumbai’s Shardul Thakur was ruled out due to an ankle injury. Siraj failed to take a wicket
in the first innings, however, he played a 31-ball 26 at No. 11. He ended with two wickets for 39.
“I remember my first income playing cricket. It was a club match and my maternal uncle was the
captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over
captain of the team. I got 9 wickets for 20 odd runs in that 25 over the game. My uncle was so
happy he gave me Rs 500 as a prize. It was a great feeling. But, today when the bid was raised
to Rs 2.6 crore, I just went numb,” Siraj told reporters.

 

News source – http://www.business-standard.com/, mumbaimirror.com , thequint.com


 

All about the IPL 2017 auction !

IPL 2017 Auction 

So for this year’s IPL 2017 auction, the much-awaited player auction was conducted a few day(s) back. So keep your fingers crossed. I’ll let you know the key points of the IPL 2017 auction which was conducted and at what price the players were bought.

ipl 2017 auction

VIVO IPL-2017

Top 10 buys of IPL 2017 auction

  1. Ben Stokes (Rising Pune Supergiants): Rs 14.50 crore.
  2. Tymal Mills (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Rs 12 crore.
  3. Trent Boult (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 5 crore.
  4. Kagiso Rabada (Delhi Daredevils): Rs 5 crore.
  5. Pat Cummins (Delhi Daredevils): Rs 4.5 crore.
  6. Chris Woakes (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 4.2 crore.
  7. Rashid Khan Arman (Sunrisers Hyderabad): Rs 4 crore.
  8. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Kolkata Knight Riders): Rs 3.5 crore.
  9. Karn Sharma (Mumbai Indians): Rs 3.2 crore.
  10. T Natarajan (Kings XI Punjab): Rs 3 crore.

Indian Youngsters too found their slot in the IPL 2017auction 

T Natarajan (3 cr)

Varun Aaron (2.8 cr)

Md Siraj (2.6 crore)

Karn Sharma (3.2cr)

K Gowthan (2cr)

Aniket Choudhry (2cr)

M Ashwin (1 cr).

  • Ishant Sharma and Irfan Pathan surprisingly found no takes . That’s really very sad about these class player in IPL 2017 auction.

IPL -2017 Schedule / IPL-2017 Match fixture

  • Starting Date: 5th April 2017
  • Ending Date: 21st May 2017
  • No. of Matches to be played: 60
  • Teams: 8

 

No. IPL 2017 Teams City Date Time Day
1 Sunrisers Hyderabad Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad April 5 8:00 PM Wed
2 Rising Pune Supergiant Mumbai Indians Pune April 6 8:00 PM Thu
3 Gujarat Lions Kolkata Knight Riders Rajkot April 7 8:00 PM Fri
4 Kings XI Punjab Rising Pune Supergiant Indore April 8 4:00 PM Sat
5 Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils Bengaluru April 8 8:00 PM Sat
6 Sunrisers Hyderabad Gujarat Lions Hyderabad April 9 4:00 PM Sun
7 Mumbai Indians Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai April 9 8:00 PM Sun
8 Kings XI Punjab Royal Challengers Bangalore Indore April 10 8:00 PM Mon
9 Rising Pune Supergiant Delhi Daredevils Pune April 11 8:00 PM Tue
10 Mumbai Indians Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai April 12 8:00 PM Wed
11 Kolkata Knight Riders Kings XI Punjab Kolkata April 13 8:00 PM Thu
12 Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians Bengaluru April 14 4:00 PM Fri
13 Gujarat Lions Rising Pune Supergiant Rajkot April 14 8:00 PM Fri
14 Kolkata Knight Riders Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata April 15 4:00 PM Sat
15 Delhi Daredevils Kings XI Punjab Delhi April 15 8:00 PM Sat
16 Mumbai Indians Gujarat Lions Mumbai April 16 4:00 PM Sun
17 Royal Challengers Bangalore Rising Pune Supergiant Bengaluru April 16 8:00 PM Sun
18 Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi April 17 4:00 PM Mon
19 Sunrisers Hyderabad Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad April 17 8:00 PM Mon
20 Gujarat Lions Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajkot April 18 8:00 PM Tue
21 Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad April 19 8:00 PM Wed
22 Kings XI Punjab Mumbai Indians Indore April 20 8:00 PM Thu
23 Kolkata Knight Riders Gujarat Lions Kolkata April 21 8:00 PM Fri
24 Delhi Daredevils Mumbai Indians Delhi April 22 4:00 PM Sat
25 Rising Pune Supergiant Sunrisers Hyderabad Pune April 22 8:00 PM Sat
26 Gujarat Lions Kings XI Punjab Rajkot April 23 4:00 PM Sun
27 Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata April 23 8:00 PM Sun
28 Mumbai Indians Rising Pune Supergiant Mumbai April 24 8:00 PM Mon
29 Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad Bengaluru April 25 8:00 PM Tue
30 Rising Pune Supergiant Kolkata Knight Riders Pune April 26 8:00 PM Wed
31 Royal Challengers Bangalore Gujarat Lions Bengaluru April 27 8:00 PM Thu
32 Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi Daredevils Kolkata April 28 4:00 PM Fri
33 Kings XI Punjab Sunrisers Hyderabad Mohali April 28 8:00 PM Fri
34 Rising Pune Supergiant Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune April 29 4:00 PM Sat
35 Gujarat Lions Mumbai Indians Rajkot April 29 8:00 PM Sat
36 Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils Mohali April 30 4:00 PM Sun
37 Sunrisers Hyderabad Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad April 30 8:00 PM Sun
38 Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai May 1 4:00 PM Mon
39 Rising Pune Supergiant Gujarat Lions Pune May 1 8:00 PM Mon
40 Delhi Daredevils Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi May 2 8:00 PM Tue
41 Kolkata Knight Riders Rising Pune Supergiant Kolkata May 3 8:00 PM Wed
42 Delhi Daredevils Gujarat Lions Delhi May 4 8:00 PM Thu
43 Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab Bengaluru May 5 8:00 PM Fri
44 Sunrisers Hyderabad Rising Pune Supergiant Hyderabad May 6 4:00 PM Sat
45 Mumbai Indians Delhi Daredevils Mumbai May 6 8:00 PM Sat
46 Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders Bengaluru May 7 4:00 PM Sun
47 Kings XI Punjab Gujarat Lions Mohali May 7 8:00 PM Sun
48 Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai Indians Hyderabad May 8 8:00 PM Mon
49 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali May 9 8:00 PM Tue
50 Gujarat Lions Delhi Daredevils Kanpur May 10 8:00 PM Wed
51 Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab Mumbai May 11 8:00 PM Thu
52 Delhi Daredevils Rising Pune Supergiant Delhi May 12 8:00 PM Fri
53 Gujarat Lions Sunrisers Hyderabad Kanpur May 13 4:00 PM Sat
54 Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Kolkata May 13 8:00 PM Sat
55 Rising Pune Supergiant Kings XI Punjab Pune May 14 4:00 PM Sun
56 Delhi Daredevils Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi May 14 8:00 PM Sun
57
TBD
TBC May 16 8:00 PM Tue
58 TBC May 17 8:00 PM Wed
59 TBC May 19 8:00 PM Fri
60 Hyderabad May 21 8:00 PM Sun

So watch out the action packed IPL-2017 this time and Do let us know who do you think out of the 8 teams , is going to be the winner this time. The finalist who would lift the Trophy?

 


 

Sachin Vs Virat – Who is the best ? Who has more fan following?

Is this a Valid question that who is the best either The great Sachin Tendulkar or the ace hitter Virat Kohli.? ( Sachin Vs Virat Kohli).

Sachin Vs Virat

Sachin Vs Virat

Find it yourself then ,from below quotes, we can surely get an idea how Kohli has positioned himself as a cricketers over the last few years.

  1. Virat Kohli Era Has Started, He is The New Sachin Tendulkar: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag
  2. Virat Kohli is playing the role Sachin Tendulkar used to do for India, says Shahid Afridi
  3. Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar in Australia: Sourav Ganguly
  4. World T20: Virat Kohli better than Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Lara, says Kapil Dev

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RIO OLYMPICS 2016-India Salutes the Women Power -P.V. Sindhu & Sakshi Malik

Cricketer Legend Sachin Tendulkar Gifts BMW keys to the RIO-Olympic Chapms- PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar & Coach P. Gopichand.

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SachinTendulkarWithRioOlympicsWinners – Photo Source – Twitter.

Sachin Tendulkar made it even more memorable for the Olympic medallists when he handed over BMW cars to the outstanding performers. Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were felicitated in Hyderabad on Sunday morning by the cricket legend himself.

Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath sponsored the luxury cars to the four sportspersons for their outstanding achievement in the recently-concluded Rio 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.

Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys at a function at Gopichand Badminton Academy.

News source- Indian Express

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MS Dhoni’s Biopic Movie- “M.S.Dhoni – The Untold Story” release date.

M S Dhoni’s Biopic movie release date is out , the movie M.S.Dhoni – The Untold Story will be released on 30th September 2016. The first poster of the movie was out in the year 2014 and since then it took almost 2 years for the movie to be done. The Official trailer of the movie was out in August this year .

Some of the Movie Posters & The Movie Trailer- MS Dhoni- The Untold Story

MS DHONI

MS DHONI

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Brett Lee’s debut Bollywood film “UnIndian” release date- 19th August

WHO IS BRETT LEE? 

You would be Interested to know who is “BRETT LEE” ( Though 90% or more know who is he)

As per famous Wikipedia.
 

“Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer, Channel Nine cricket commentator and film actor. During his international career, Lee was recognised as one of the two fastest bowlers in the world of cricket along with Shoaib Alhtar”

ABOUT THE MOVIE AND ITS CAST

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee’s debut film UnIndian co-starring Tannishtha Chatterjee release date is out now. It will release India-wide on August 19th.

Shooting of the Film started in October,2014 and it lasted till the April of 2015. The movie was also screened at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Brett Lee

BrettLeeMovie-UnIndian

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“Harsha Bhogle”- One of the best things ever happened to the game of Cricket.

Yes , one of the best ever thing which has happened to the game of Cricket is that it got Harsha Bhogle, who himself is not a professional Cricketer. I am a big fan of this great personality. I don’t know if he ever reads this post of mine or not , and gives some of his comments to this post of mine as his autograph to me (That’s my wish , which will definitely come true one day.) Today I am going to write & tell you all about this great Cricket commentator. You would be amazed to know that he’s one of the very few cricket commentators who’ve never played cricket at that level. Harsha Bhogle is the only one with no real background in cricket. However, he’s knowledgeable, great with stats and presents very logical and balanced views.

Harsha Bhogle

Harsha Bhogle

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Who will win the UEFA Euro 2016 Final? -The Cricket Way Exclusive Report

Finally the time has come . Long wait is over . It’s the title match between France and Portugal which one could have never imagined . But that’s true . Yes it’s the Euro 2016 Finals between the Host France vs Portugal.

FranceVsPortugalEuro2016Final

FranceVsPortugalEuro2016Final

Main Highlights and Interesting Facts about the EURO 2016 Finals:

  • Euro 2016 Final Match Time – Monday 11/07  12:30 AM. or Sunday night 00:30 Hrs.
  • The Teams – France VS Protugal
  • TV Channels which will broadcast the Euro 2016 Finals – Sony Six & Sony ESPN.
  • Earlier History – Head to Head France vs Portugal.–  Total Matches Played 24, France won 18 , Portugal won 5 , Draw 1
  • Cool Performance in EUROS – France- Winners in 1984 & 2000 , Portugal- Runners up in 2004
  • EURO- 2016 Final Match Venue- Stade De France.

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Entrepreneurship Off the Fields- Cricketers who are also the founders of these Ventures !

Apart from playing in the fields , did you know what these Cricketers are doing ? They are also the founders of the Business Ventures which they started to earn their living, I should say Cricketer Entrepreneurs . After their successful playing career, what are the options which are open for them? Is it to become a Coach , or to become a successful commentator, or to opt for a career of a match referee? but the options are very few . But the Indian cricketers have opted other options apart from these Cricket related stuff.

Have a quick look at these Cricketer Entrepreneurs as to  who is doing what apart from earning the Match Fees 

VIRAT KOHLI

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ViratKohlisMensWearFashionRange – Photo Courtesy(http://wrogn.in)

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New T20 tournament -“Mini IPL” is going to be held in September – 2016 !!

All the cricket fans , here is a good news for all of you who all are waiting for the next big cricket event- Yes a short format of the IPL – mini IPL (shorter format of IPL) is here. BCCI has announced that the mini IPL will be held this year around September . This tournament will be held Overseas. Chances are it could be held in US or UAE. Now all the fans would be able to enjoy two IPL’s in a year.

know more about IPL facts and figures

Mini IPL

Mini-IPL-Sept-2016

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