Playing Ravichandran Ashwin and Co. will be a difficult challenge: Shakib Al Hasan

first_imgBangladesh’s seasoned cricketer Shakib Al Hasan said his side would like to put its best foot forward in the upcoming one-off Test against world number one India.”Playing a Test in India for the first time is exciting. We know it is not easy and India is number one at the moment. It will be difficult for us but that is why we play cricket – face the challenge and do well,” the all-rounder said. (Also read: India not underestimating Bangladesh, says Wriddhiman Saha)The Test match will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad from February 9.The team needs to put up a collective effort to the best of its ability to do well against India, he said.Observing that the Indian team is a formidable one at the moment with its spin attack, fast bowlers and batting department raising the bar, Shakib reiterated that his team needs to be at its best to make it tough for the host.He appreciated India captain Virat Kohli and others for their performances in recent times.He said his experience of playing in the IPL would come in handy.He said the young players, including the bowlers, in his side have been doing a good job.Meanwhile, India A bowler Aniket Choudhary, who claimed four wickets today at the Gymkhana grounds, said it is a good feeling.”It’s a big thing for me that I came to India A and doing well and took four wickets. It is a good feeling for me,” he said.advertisement”The wicket suited my bowling,” he added.Choudhary missed a hat-trick in the 61st over of the day.”The ball was changed. The ball (we were bowling) became old and soft. Then, we spoke to the umpire, spoke to the skipper that we should change the ball. The umpire said okay.I missed five wickets as there was a good chance but it’s okay. Next time, I will definitely take,” he said.”It’s very important for me to play for country. I have been doing well in Ranji trophy. I got this chance as well. He said he was expecting a India A call last year also,” Choudhary added.last_img read more

Nach Baliye 9 Not Shahid KapoorMira Rajput but Tiger ShroffDisha Patani to

first_imgTiger Shroff and Disha PataniTwitterNach Baliye 9 is set to hit the TV screens post-IPL and while the list of contestants has already started doing the rounds, the makers are trying their best to bring the best to the judges’ seat as well.Earlier, there were reports that Bollywood cute couple Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are in talks to judge the show, and while it is yet to be confirmed, another loveable B-Town couple have been approached to be in the judges’ panel.According to a report in SpotboyE, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani may judge the show. However, given that the couple has still not made their relationship public, they may turn down the offer.Meanwhile, rumour has it that Salman Khan’s production venture that is co-producing TV show – The Kapil Sharma Show – is likely to produce Nach Baliye 9 as well. Not just that, the report also says that the dance reality show may see Katrina Kaif in the judge’s seat.Further, the reality show will have a superhot actress as host and its none other than the gorgeous Jennifer Winget. Joining Jennifer as a co-host will be Sunil Grover.Coming to the list of rumoured contestants, Divya Agarwal and Varun Sood, Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukhla, Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy, Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka, Rohan Mehra and Kanchi Singh, Sana Khan and Melvin Louis, Sumedh Mudgalkar and Mallika Singh, Siddharth Nigam and Avneet Kaur are likely to participate. Nach Baliye 8Twitterlast_img read more

Garden Festival Highlighting the importance of gardening

first_imgThe 31st Garden Tourism Festival, which was inaugrated by Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, Govt. of Delhi, con cluded on February 18. The festival succeeded in attracting around 50,000 visitors to the venue of Garden of Five Senses. People not only bought numerous varieties of plants but also were spell bounded by the beauty of Garden of Five Senses as they spent quality time with their friends and family in the lush green gardens. The three-day extravaganza, which was themed ‘Grow Garden: Save Delhi’, enlightened the visitors on the importance of gardening and how small efforts can make a difference towards a greener Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA visitor from South California, United Stated of America, who was the Mayor of the state for four years, stated, “This is a wonderful initiative by the Delhi Tourism department to raise awareness about greener cities. Everything from the decorations to the plantations has been a refreshing experience. There were many concerns about Delhi pollution but looking at this show I have a lot of hope of the direction that this garden shows; i.e. grow more flowers and greener for a healthy city.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveVarious nurseries showcasing plants for kitchen gardens, home gardens and indoor areas had put up exclusive stalls. Different theme gardens at the venue captivated large number of nature lovers. Floral animals, medicinal and herbal plants, organic items, medicinal plants, gardening accessories, were available for sale. All three days were brimming with the energy of cultural activities and performances which entertained people right from the start.All the participants were awarded with trophies for their unique displays under various categories.last_img read more