Indian Cricketers FaceApp Challenge: This is How Indian Team looks using face app filter

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Nowadays, a new app is trending on social media platforms which allows people to transform their appearances with just a filter. FaceApp is an app that lets people know what they may look like when they’re older. FaceApp is an app created by a Russian originated company. In just the last week, over 150 million people have used the app. From celebrities to youth to even sports stars, the app has been tried on any and everyone around the world.  Users are going crazy about this app as they are curious about how would they look from 20or 30 years from now.

Indian cricket fans were curious about how their favorite cricketer will look like when they are aged and after using face app on their faces the results are hilarious. Indian fans were bit disappointed by World Cup loss in the semi-finals against New Zealand but this new social media trend of face app has helped Indian fans to overcome the disappointment from the loss.

After watching that face app challenge on Indian Cricketers was appreciated strongly, many fans got excited and lost their calm and joined the party with more such funny creations. The Faceapp is viral all over the world and Indians are also showing great interest and concern about how they will look from 20 years from now.

Indian Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has also tried this filter and shared on social media with a caption ” Old is Gold 😂 #2060 “.

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Old is Gold 😂 #2060

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He was looking like Suresh Oberoi as many people commented Suresh Oberoi in his post.

However, Faceapp is facing some controversies as the app may share User Content and your information. And is facing the public issue of sharing and selling private information of its users to other companies as they are not restricted to keep its user data private to themselves.

The app can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices, but this is not a free app. After three days of trial, the user has to pay to use the app on iOS. In India, the app costs Rs 1,699 on a yearly subscription basis.

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Watch Shikhar Dhawan’s Bottle Cap Challenge

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Shikhar Dhawan accepts the bottle cap challenge from Yuvraj Singh who is still recovering from his thumb injury which he got in the ICC World Cup 2019 during India’s match against Australia in which he managed to score a century with a broken thumb. The social media has adopted a new trend of viral videos of #bottlecapchallenge where people open the cap of the bottle in their unique style without the use of the hands.

Yuvraj Singh was the first Indian Cricketer to accept this challenge and he passed on this challenge to Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, and Shikhar Dhawan and he wrote “Here’s my version of the #bottlecapchallenge. The challenge goes out to @BrianLara @SDhawan25 @henrygayle and @sachin_rt who has to take this challenge as a left hander 😎” on the post.

Here is Yuvraj’s #bottlecapchallenge

 

Shikhar Dhawan who had a serious injury of a fractured thumb has been recovering well since then as he was seen batting in the nets while doing the #BottleCapChallenge and had done an absolutely amazing job.
He wrote on the post “Yuvi Paaji, here is my #BottleCapChallenge! This is the first time I am picking my bat up after my injury..feels good to be back! 💪 @yuvisofficial”

Here’s Shikhar Dhawan’s #BottleCapChallenge video:

Yuvraj Singh replied to his post and said: “Shot eh jatt ji welcome back 👊🏽 #doitagain”

The video of Shikhar Dhawan doing #BottleCapChallenge is viral because he is seen after a long time in cricket nets as he was recovering from his thumb injury and his well-wishers are sharing this post on various social media platforms. He was playing a cover drive shot and the ball hits onto the top of the bottle to remove the cap and he was celebrating after the challenge was accomplished. He was replaced by young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant in the World Cup 2019 Indian team squad as his injury took more than the estimated time of recovery and was a bit serious. With his recovery from the injury, he can now be considered to be picked in the ODI and T20I side to tour West Indies at the beginning of August. ​India had a disappointing loss in World Cup 2019 semi-finals against New Zealand and team management will be looking forward for West Indies tour and thereafter hefty domestic Cricket season.

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India Team For West Indies Tour to be Announced on July 19

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India squad for West Indies Tour to be announced on July 19 and some rumors are spreading all over the nation about M.S.Dhoni’s retirement after loss from runner ups, New Zealand in World Cup 2019 semi-finals. But M.S Dhoni hasn’t made any such decision or announced anything such yet. He has been criticized lately by many critics because of his low scoring rate and struggling knocks. But he has played an immense role in India in this World Cup and contributed by making scoring 273 runs in eight innings but his 50-run knock in the semi-final against New Zealand could not help India cross the finish line. M.S. Dhoni has made himself unavailable for India’s upcoming full tour of the West Indies and Rishabh Pant will be replacing him as a front-line wicketkeeper. M.S. Dhoni can play a big role in the transition phase of Indian Cricket.

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Also, there were rumors of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be given rest after hefty cricket schedule and World Cup campaign but after being disappointed by India’s World Cup performance it is confirmed that he will travel to West Indies for the full tour from August 3 to September 3. After India’s tour to West Indies, India has a fully packed domestic season of lots of cricket.

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Indian team management was questioned about Dhoni’s batting position in World Cup 2019 semi-finals against New Zealand and now The B. C. C. I. has started the procedure of recruiting the support staff including head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager. However, All the coaches can re-apply for their spots but it’s upon B. C. C. I who they select. After Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach in July 2017, India has not won a major ICC event under his guidance though the team managed to make history by winning their first Test series in Australia at the beginning of the year.

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India will be willing to forget their disappointing World Cup campaign and focus on upcoming matches and tours. However, India still has good ODIs ranking as they are placed 2nd after World Cup 2019 champions England with 123 points. Chances are India can have some young faces like Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill in their squad as they will be looking to nourish some young talent for future perspectives.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Prize Money

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World Cup 2019 offers a cash prize money for the winner of the mega event which is the highest ever in the history of the ICC tournament. The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England vs New Zealand on 14 July at Lord’s, London. The ICC has the total prize pot of $10 million which will be distributed among 10 teams.

The price of the ICC world cup can amaze you as the winning team gets home a trophy and a cash prize money of $4 million (approx – 27.4 crores INR). The runners-up of ICC World Cup 2019 takes home a cash prize of $2 million. The losing teams in the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2019 get USD 800,000. Besides that $40,000 for each win in League Stage matches. Teams that do pass the group stage ended up getting $100,000.

The prize money for India in this World Cup was $800,000 from the semi-finals and $240,000 was from winning 7 matches in the league stage of the tournament.

The total Cash prize pot of $10 million will be distributed as follows

ICC CWC 2019Prize MoneyDistributionTotal
Winner (1)$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
Runner-up (1)$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Losing Semi-Finalist (2)$800,000 $800,000 $1,600,000
Winner of Each League Stage
Match (45)
$40,000 $40,000 $1,800,000
Teams that do pass the League Stage (6) $100,000 $100,000 $600,000
Total $10,000,000 $10,000,000

The stakes are high for this match and so is the cash prize but money is not the biggest motivator for the teams as winning their first World Cup is gonna be the biggest which could be there once in a lifetime chance. Moreover, emotions and passion have greater value than money in life and playing for the nation is above everything.

In the previous encounter between New Zealand vs England, the hosts England thrashed New Zealand and defeated them by 119 runs. England would like to repeat this scenario whereas New Zealand would be looking to alter the situation. The teams will be willing to put in all their efforts and creating history by winning first ever ICC World Cup for their nation. The hosts England are everyone’s favourites but New Zealand still got a great chance.

ICC World Cup 2019 : Run Outs, Game Changer and Nightmare for the batsman

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Two semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 have been played and finalists are New Zealand and host England. But the winning story of both the teams can relate to one common incident that is run out of crucial batsman at the critical stage of the match.

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In the first Semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019

New Zealand was about to finish the match early against India but the partnership of Ravindra Jadeja and M.S. Dhoni put worries on New Zealand fans and Captain Kane Williamson. Jadeja and Dhoni put on a 116-run stand off only 17.2 overs to help strengthen India’s situation after they were reduced to 92 for 6. But soon after Ravindra Jadeja’s dismissal, a great fielding performance by the New Zealand side brought fortune for them. M.S.Dhoni who is known for his fast running between the wickets got run-out by marvelous fielding from Martin Guptill in the deep. This helped New Zealand to get back in the game and with the 18-run win over India, they advanced to the second world cup final in a row. 

Even Kane Williamson admitted that when Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were in middle India was in a position of strength, but added that some good fielding by New Zealand team helped them get over the line in the thrilling semi-final. 

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 In the 2nd semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019

Australia after scrambling in the early phase of their innings were looking strong when Steve Smith started building partnerships with Alex Carey and then Mitchell Starc. But a great fielding performance from Jos Buttler got Steve Smith run out in a critical situation where Australia was heading towards making a big score. He got dismissed in an awkward way as Jos Buttler grab the ball and make a direct hit at the non-striker’s end and the ball passed between the legs of Steve Smith. The run out of Steve Smith was a replicate to the way former Indian captain MS Dhoni had departed during India’s chase of the 240-run target against New Zealand. This was a turning point for England as Australia was all out for 223 in just 49 overs. Which England chased down easily without facing any problems. England advanced for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and will be facing New Zealand. Both the teams will be looking to lift their first ever World Cup trophy.

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World Cup 2019 Final – The Most Awaited Moment for Both the Teams

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New Zealand and England will be practising and sweating hard for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 as the cricket world awaits a new world champion. England is the hosts and favourites of ICC World Cup 2019 and proved it correct after thrashing down the defending champions Australia comfortably. Australia had never lost a semi-final in ICC World Cup before the 2nd semi-final of the tournament.

England looked a balanced side and better than New Zealand as England has a strong batting line-up. England has scored 320+ runs multiple times in this tournament and showed some classy batting performances.

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Whereas New Zealand is facing issues with their top order except for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor and also has a weak lower middle order. Kane Williamson is playing exceptionally well for his side and is performing like a one-man army for New Zealand. England and New Zealand have faced each other in 9 matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments. Out of these 9 games, England has won 4 whereas New Zealand has come out victorious on 5 occasions.

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England captain Eoin Morgan has praised his teammates and fans for supporting them during the ups and downs in this during. He said “Absolutely delighted. I would like to thank the fans who’ve come out today, our fans have been great with their support. Edgbaston has always been great for us. Having beaten India on this ground, we would have come in with similar confidence. It is very important to take confidence from the group stages into the semi-finals. We talked about wanting to get better from game to game and we wanted to set the tone from ball one and we made Australia pay,” in the post-match presentation.

England has never won the World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 1979, 1987 and 1992. Whereas New Zealand was runner-up in previous World Cup edition and this is their 2nd consecutive final.

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The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be umpired by Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus. The controversy surrounding Jason Roy’s dismissal in the second semi-final was lead after

Dharmasena and Erasmus were the on-field umpires. For which, England opener Jason Roy was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for getting into an argument with the on-field umpires and violating ICC’s rules and regulations.
On 14th July, the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 is going to be an absolute thriller as the cricket world waits for its new World Cup champion.

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India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 1st Semi-Final

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1st Semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019 was played between India and previous World Cup edition finalists New Zealand. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. Rain suspended the match and the game will resume on 10th July. New Zealand will continue their batting at 211/5 from 46.1 overs, with Ross Taylor and Tom Latham in the middle.

This was the fourth match of World Cup 2019 to be abandoned so far, and the third to be called off without a ball being bowled. And India’s match against New Zealand has been interrupted second time in this World Cup.

The ICC World Cup 2019 has already surpassed the previous highest number of washed-out matches in a World Cup – two in 1992 and 2003. Unlike league stages, ICC has kept reserved days for semi-finals and finale of World Cup 2019. If tomorrow somehow results in the match is not possible then India will advance to finals as they had finished at the top in the group stage. But the worse news for cricket fans is the forecast for tomorrow does not look too bright either but let’s hope we finish the game and have a clear finalist. 

Squad 

India Playing XI – Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal. 

New Zealand Playing XI – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

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New Zealand had a turtle start to their innings as both openers were in defensive mode and were struggling in the middle while facing India’s deadly fast bowlers’ combo Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja also bowled tightly which didn’t give New Zealand even a single chance to get easy runs for their side. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand to get out of that nasty situation and helped to head towards a respectable total of 211-5 in 46.1 overs.

Quick Summary

New Zealand – 211-5 (46.1)
Kane Williamson – 67, Ross Taylor – 67*
Jasprit Bumrah – 8-1-25-1

Watch New Zealand Innings So Far

 

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Ambati Rayudu Retires From All Forms of Cricket on 3rd July

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On 3rd July, Indian Cricketer Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket as he was constantly ignored by the selectors as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar for World Cup 2019 after initially being put on the standby list.

Ambati Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India, scoring 1694 runs at an average of 47.05 and was top scorer for India in the tour of New Zealand and was set to play at No.4 for India in the World Cup.

He was overlooked twice by the Indian World Cup team selection committee as after Shikhar and Vijay Shankar were ruled out, he was not able to make his place in World Cup Squad. He had done everything right to make his place in the World Cup Squad but still selection committee didn’t find him the right fit to be a part of the World Cup team. He thanked Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni In Letter for supporting him in his journey.

Ambati Rayudu wrote to BCCI,

Respected Sir,

I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decide to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the BCCI and all the state associations that I have represented which include Hyderabad, Baroda, Andhra, and Vidharbha. I also would like to thank the two IPL franchises MI and CSK for their support. It has been an honour and privilege to have represented our country. I would like to thank the captains I have played under, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli who always had shown great belief in me throughout my career with the Indian team. It has been a wonderful journey of playing the sport and learning from every up and down it brought upon for the last 25 years at various different levels. Finally, I would like to thank my family and all the well wishers who have been with me throughout this wonderful journey.

Thanking you Sir,
Yours sincerely
Ambati Rayudu

Meanwhile, he was given an offer by Iceland Cricket of permanent residency in their country so that he can play for them.

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ICC World Cup 2019 India vs Bangladesh, 87-year-old Indian Fan Face Steals the Show

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Charulatha Patel, the 87-year-old woman steals the show in Match No. 40 between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India won the match by 28 runs but the 87 years old granny cheering for men in blue during India vs Bangladesh won the hearts of cricket fans as she went viral on social media.

Charulatha Patel, the passionate Indian fan was seen cheering from the stands sporting a traditional Indian saree. She was also seen blowing a trumpet as hard as she could cheering her lungs out for India.

Many fans shared her photos as their major old-age goals which were cheering India passionately despite old age. She went viral alike ‘prayer aunty’ and ‘RCB fangirl in red’ who seemed really enthusiastic while supporting their team. The Indian Cricket team has a great fan following around the globe which gives them a feeling of playing in home town.

After seeing Charulatha Patel, the 87-year-old woman enthusiasm while supporting team India she got the attention of Sourav Ganguly in the commentary box. After the match was over Indian Captain Virat Kohli met this enthusiastic cricket fan and shared a few words with him. Aunty ( Charulatha Patel) was seen giving him blessings and a kiss on the cheeks. Later Indian opener and Man Of The Match Rohit Sharma also seemed to share a moment with the 87-year-old woman and was praising his match-winning performance.

Kohli tweeted after the win: “Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel Ji. She’s 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I’ve ever seen. Age is just a number, the passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. ”

After meeting with two great Indian players she was interviewed by various media platforms where she said that she is a religious person and her blessing is always with the Indian team and she has been praying everyday that India wins the World Cup.

Indian fans were really happy as the team has qualified for the semi-finals of the tournament.

Watch Video of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma taking Blessings from 87 years old Fan:

 

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World Cup 2019 BCCI Reveals India’s New Jersey

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India will be playing against World Cup 2019 hosts England tomorrow at Edgbaston, Birmingham. India will be wearing away jersey against England which was revealed by BCCI by posting a photo of the jersey on twitter with a caption: “Presenting #TeamIndia’s Away Jersey What do you make of this one, guys? #TeamIndia #CWC19.”
India’s away orange jersey has been dominated by orange colour from the back and the sleeves and darker shade of blue in the front.

Before this World Cup started the ICC introduced a new rule where the teams will be having a home and away jersey so that two teams can be easily differentiated by the secondary colour of their kits, in case their primary colour is the same, just like it is done in football matches.

The ICC rule states that: “For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event, the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match.”

The ODI and Away Kit designs launched this year are inspired by the young new generation of India and the fearless spirit of the national teams,” a press release said.

Indian team players have shared their photos in wearing the new jersey of Team India on social media and it seems that they are enjoying it and having a good time wearing it. Indian cricket fans got really excited after BCCI revealed the new jersey and the tweet which BCCI shared got tons of hits and retweets. Captain Virat Kohli stated that he would rate 8 out of 10 to their new jersey.

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📸📸 How many likes for this jersey ? #TeamIndia

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India has been unbeaten in this tournament till now and will be looking to win their next match against hosts England and if they do so they will be qualified for semi-finals. Whereas England has to win both their remaining matches to qualify for semi-finals.

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