Cricket News Ahmed Shehzad drops a simple catch and then asks for a REVIEW – Yes, he did

first_imghighlights Review please #PakistanCup— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) April 3, 2019Oh lord, he did something similar against Sri Lanka. He must be related to Umar Akmal, both of them don’t have a brain between them.— Noddy1988 (@ToxicKebab) April 3, 2019Honesty level Here is another one .😂😂😂— K L RAHUL (@SirKLRahul) April 3, 2019Actually he forgot that we are in 2019 not in stone age and this is not a gully Cricket™ This is bloody Cricket™ Ground covered with cameras 😂— #پاکستان_زندہ_باد🇵🇰 (@JoCkKeRrR) April 3, 2019Remember when he dropped a catch and acted like he caught it in his armpit.— Arhum (@arhuml92) April 4, 2019Many social media users pointed out that this was not the first time that Shehzad had done such a thing. During an ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo in 2015, Lahiru Thirimanne had slog swept Yasir Shah to long leg where Shehzad spilled the catch but yet he claimed it. The replays showed that Shehzad had spilled the chance and he grabbed it on his armpit after it clearly touched the ground.Senior players Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Shehzad have not been summoned by the Inzamam ul Haq led selection committee for the final fitness tests being conducted ahead of World Cup squad selection. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, released a list of 23 probables, who have been invited for the two-day fitness tests scheduled on April 15 and 16th at the National Cricket Academy after consultations between chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq and head coach Mickey Arthur. Umar who followed up a brilliant 136 with another blistering innings of 99 in the Pakistan National One-day Cup on Thursday, has surprisingly not been invited to take the fitness tests. The middle-order batsman was recalled for the ODI series against Australia last month after being left out in the cold for more than two and a half years. His top score against Australia was 48 and was also earned the wrath of the board for partying beyond midnight thereby breaching the code of conduct.The PCB also confirmed that the final World Cup squad would be announced on 18th April with the Pakistan team departing on 23rd for England. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cup One Day tournament match involving the Federal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was marred by a bizarre incident involving Ahmed Shehzad. The 27-year-old, playing for Federal Areas hammered 56 and helped them reach 269 all out. In response, Mohammad Saad, Adil Amin and Khushdil Shah put Khyber on course for a win. However, when Khyber was nearing a win, the match witnessed a bizarre moment involving Shehzad and this did not impress social media users one bit. The incident took place when Khyber needed just three runs to win. Khushdil, batting on 39, slogged to deep midwicket where Shehzad was fielding.The ball went straight to Shehzad who dropped a regulation catch and then picked the ball up from the ground. Bizarrely, he made a TV signal and called for the Decision Review System. The incident left many people fuming on social media and although Khyber won the match by three wickets with two balls to spare, the incident did not impress many people on social media. The Pakistan squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be announced on April 18.Pakistan is going to play five ODIs in England before the World Cup.Ahmed Shehzad is currently playing in the Pakistan Cup for Federal Areas.last_img read more

Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgESPN said in a press release on Friday that Little Richard’s song will be combined with NFL and team highlights. The 1956 song was a No. 1 R&B hit for the flamboyant Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who died in May at the age of 87 in Tennessee. “We’re truly excited to have teamed up with ESPN for this project, and are honored to have had the opportunity to work with the music of the King of Rock N’ Roll, Little Richard,” said Butcher Brown in a statement provided by ESPN.“Monday Night Football” will kick off with a doubleheader featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers playing New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans at the Denver Broncos. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditESPN is hoping that one of the architects of rock n’ roll can bring some new energy to their “Monday Night Football” show with fewer fans in the stands this year.The new season starting Monday will feature a new version of Little Richard’s hit “Rip It Up” featuring new instrumentals and backup vocals from the Virginia-based band Butcher Brown. The song replaces Hank Williams Jr.’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” which was repurposed with new lyrics like, “All my rowdy friends are here for Monday night.” Williams’ song was used on the show for two periods, 1989-2011 and then 2017-2019. Little Richard song to introduce ‘Monday Night Football’ Associated Press September 11, 2020last_img read more

Watch Live: SpaceX Ready to Launch NASA Astronauts, Back on Home Turf

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade.Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT from the same spot at Kennedy Space Center where men flew to the moon and the last space shuttle blasted off in 2011.“This is a big moment in time,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on the eve of the launch. “It’s been nine years since we’ve had this opportunity.”The launch puts Elon Musk’s SpaceX on the cusp of becoming the first private company to put astronauts in orbit, something achieved by just three countries — Russia, the U.S. and China.Riding aboard the brand new SpaceX Dragon capsule for the historic flight: veteran NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The test flight will take them to the International Space Station.“We are ready!” Behnken tweeted Tuesday night.Bridenstine describes the duo as bold American heroes who are “laying the foundation for a new era in human spaceflight.”Wednesday’s weather in Florida has been a concern; it was raining with low clouds in the morning.NASA pushed ahead with the astronaut launch despite the coronavirus pandemic, but asked spectators to stay at home to lower the risk of spreading the virus. Beaches and parks along Florida’s Space Coast are open again, and local officials and businesses put out a socially distanced welcome mat. Signs on local businesses wished “Godspeed SpaceX.”Hours before the launch, cars and RVs lined the causeway in Cape Canaveral, with prime views of the pad.President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are expected to be at Kennedy, where visitors will be limited.NASA will have input throughout the countdown, but in the end, it will be SpaceX giving the final go — with NASA’s concurrence.“SpaceX is controlling the vehicle, there’s no fluff about that,” said Norm Knight, a NASA flight operations manager.Besides good weather at the launch site, SpaceX needs relatively calm waves and wind up the U.S. and Canadian seaboard and across the North Atlantic to Ireland, in case astronauts Hurley and Behnken need to make an emergency splashdown along the route to orbit.If SpaceX does not launch during Wednesday’s split-second window, the next try would be Saturday.The last time astronauts launched from Florida was on NASA’s final space shuttle flight in July 2011. Hurley was the pilot of that mission.Hurley, 53, and Behnken, 49, are both two-time shuttle fliers.NASA hired SpaceX and Boeing in 2014 to transport astronauts to the space station, after commercial cargo shipments had taken off. Development of SpaceX’s Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner capsules took longer than expected, however, and the U.S. has been paying Russia to launch NASA astronauts in the interim. read more