first_imgThe promotions of MS Dhoni’s biopic are in full flow as it sets itself up for release on Friday, September 30. During the Chennai round of promotions the cricketer along with Sushant Singh Rajput, the actor playing Dhoni bumped into Rajinikanth. Dhoni, being Chennai’s adopted son after leading CSK in several IPL seasons, introduced Sushant to Rajinikanth.ALSO READ: From Sushant’s Dhoni to Farhan’s Milha, what Bollywood does wrong with biopicsAll smiles..?? pic.twitter.com/mKEGyd1Bvh Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) September 23, 2016Sushant Singh Rajput trained tremendously over 14 months to get into the shape of what Dhoni would look like. He was extremely happy to meet the superstar, as they posed for Sushant’s camera and stole a quick selfie with all three of them sporting wide smiles.How can someone be so genuinely humble and be the biggest superstar we’ve known. #ImmenseRespect @superstarrajini pic.twitter.com/2PbrKSbWNh Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) September 24, 2016The biopic has been in the making for the past three years with producer Arun Pandey saying both Sushant and Neeraj Pandey were first choices for the project. Sushant’s glimpses of cricket in his debut Kai Po Che convinced the producer he could pull off Dhoni’s character. While it was Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday which convinced him that Neeraj could handle the project.MS Dhoni The Untold Story charts the story of the cricketer from his days as a ticket collector at Kharagpur Railway Station to the 2011 World Cup final at Wankhede where the ‘Indian captain finished things in style.’ Fox Star Studios is bankrolling this biopic in association with Arun Pandey.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgLegendary opening batsman and former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, speaking at Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017 , said the modern player does not give a damn about what appears in the media and what commentators are saying about them because they are just keen on improving their own game.”The modern player does not give a damn about what appears in the media, he does not about give a damn about what the commentators are saying  – they are so focussed on improving their game.”All these things which are appearing in the papers does not make an iota of difference. They know if they do not do well, they will be out of the team,” Gavaskar said .One of the most respected minds in world cricket now, Gavaskar is a popular commentator and his insights on the game are listened to with great intent by players all around the world.Gavaskar revealed that Indian players dread off days because that is when sometimes untrue stories come out. Despite his strong views on the apparent views between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble, he said maybe the story itself could be a fabric of somebody’s imagination.”I have been covering Indian cricket for a while now. What Indian players dread are the off days – when there is no cricket, then such stories come out.”Then anything else can come up. Not sure how true these reports of differences are or if they are part of somebody’s imagination. There’s a big game coming up vs Pakistan and it will decide which way the Indian team heads this tournament.”advertisement Also Read: Salaam Cricket 2017: Differences between captain, coach common everywhere due to generation gap, says Sunil Gavaskar Also Watch:last_img read more

first_imgThe move is likely to cause mixed reaction in Italy because of Sarri’s three-year spell at Napoli, during which he transformed the club into Juve’s main challenger for the Serie A title.Allegri was in charge of Juventus for the last five seasons, winning the league every year as well as four Italian Cups.He also led the team to two Champions League finals but Juventus appears frustrated by not being able to win the European trophy — especially after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.TweetPinShare0 Shares Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea on Sunday after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus.The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri.The 60-year-old Sarri won the Europa League with Chelsea, beating Arsenal in his final game in charge last month, and he also led the team to third place in the Premier League.“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said. “He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.”last_img read more