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So I would bat first bat?President,nine in Kerala and six in Maharashtra. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Published: September 8, which released in 2012, spread some love this Diwali, jewelers and artisans; so much so that there were strikes in various parts of the country.2012) and subsequent transfer in the name of Paramdip Singh is wholly illegal. We will miss you @WanderersCC RIP #TonyCozier — Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) May 11, AFP Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration.This old saying wouldn’t get a better testimony than Portugal’s Euro 2016 triumph Barring some sparks of brilliance from Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal had to toil to get through every game Each game was a challenge and they kept on overcoming them Their opponents in the final —France —were the exact opposite Exuberant and expansive France rode on their talented front men to reach the final where they were simply undone by the drudgery of Portugal Hard work scored over talent The tone though was set right at the start of the tournament when Antonio Conte’s Italy —limited in terms of talent —totally dismantled the star-studded Belgian side Almost clockwork in their approach the Italians then matched Spain’s swagger with sweat and captured the last remaining check post of their empire Italy’s run only ended after a crazy penalty shoot-out defeat to world champions Germany who adopted a more pragmatic approach to counter Italy’s work-rate and discipline On the other hand if there was one chart that you expected Gareth Bale to top after guiding his team to the semi-finals it would be the goal chart But Bale surprisingly was on top of the ‘duels won’ table (58) instead of the goal chart pointing to the fact that the worker in Bale scored over the flair-player in him in terms of contribution to the Welsh cause So even at an individual level it was hard work that scored over talent A Cristiano Ronaldo like never before Cristiano Ronaldo led the Portugal side incredibly well throughout Euro 2016 AFP Premier League La Liga Champions League FA Cup and Spanish Cup — Cristiano Ronaldo had it all at club level but a barren international career was proving to be a blot on his legendary status Struggling to be a hundred percent fit Ronaldo only showed glimpses of his sublime best on the pitch throughout the course of the tournament and managed three goals — a fairly average tally by his own standards But Ronaldo was always there in the thick of things for Portugal He was the face of their grit and attitude and led them from the front Ronaldo wasn’t always perceived among the best of the leaders in the game The Portuguese had rarely in the past displayed great leadership skills Maybe playing under strong leaders like Iker Casillas Sergio Ramos and Gary Neville could have overshadowed his leadership instincts but Euro 2016 proved he has certainly picked up things from these top captains From pushing and instilling faith in Joao Moutinho for taking the penalty during the shootout against Poland to his Fergie-like demeanour during the final Ronaldo has come out as an excellent captain His leadership fuelled Portugal’s march to the title Coincidentally his astute captaincy comes as a stark contrast to that of Lionel Messi who not just failed to lead Argentina to success in a major tournament but also retired from the national team thereafter Whether Ronaldo can now be considered a better player than Messi is a debate for another day it can be said that Portuguese has proved to be a better captain than the Argentine Thanks to Euro 2016 the admirers of the beautiful game have had a chance to see a totally differentside of the Real Madrid forward Time to pass tiki taka Is the tiki taka style of football getting outdated AFP Tiki Taka has pretty much been the theme of the European Championship in the last decade with Spain passing teams to death Many teams over the last few years have tried to adopt that style of possession football and even reaped rewards But at Euro 2016 large amount of possession has yielded very little If you look at the teams with most ball possession in the competition only Germany (63%) among the top eight managed to reach the semi-final Portugal and France —the two finalists —are ranked joint eighth in average possession charts with 52% Seven out of the teams with most ball possession in the tournament failed to even reach the quarter-finals Spain (61%) and England (59%) have rarely looked more toothless in attack A look at Germany’s top passers in the tournament would probably give a fair idea why the possession-based football is failing After Toni Kroos the second player to have completed most successful passes is Jerome Boateng Similarly Gary Cahill was England’s second best passer as was Ramos for Spain This is a result of high pressing strategy which teams like Italy and Wales have executed perfectly against the passing teams resulting in a lot of ball possession in areas of little threat for opponents The tiki taka was great but it seems to have got a bit outdated It’s time to give it a pass Euro 2016 — Beginning of a tactical evolution Antonio Conte used the 3-5-2 formation to great effect with his Italy side AFP With tiki taka quite clearly not being as effective as before teams have been tactically a lot more fluid At Euro 2016 managers have chosen to play to their strengths and have lined up formations that get the best out of their players Usually a team like Iceland would have been cautious in their approach and gone with a five-man midfield irrespective of the players at their disposal just to make themselves hard to beat But they went with a 4-4-2 instead and the rewards are there to be seen Fernando Santos’ Portugal side lacked a good out-and-out striker and he paired Cristiano Ronaldo with Nani up front Both who are natural wingers drifted away in tandem to stretch the opponent’s defence and thus create spaces for the midfield runners toexploit The 3-5-2 was widely used in the tournament with Antonio Conte’s Italy being one of its finest practitioners Wales too used it to good effect What was common for these two sides was the presence of a defender with great distribution skills Leanardo Bonucci almost functioned like a deep-lying play-maker and it was his pass that split open the Belgian defence for Italy’s opening goal in the tournament Similar roles were played by James Chester for Wales and Mats Hummels for Germany when they switched to a back three The Germans were tactically flexible at times and that was one reason why they managed to reach the last four despite lacking genuine bite in the attack Against Italy in the quarter-final Joachin Loew went cautious to nullify Italy’s threat on the counter-attack and was rewarded with a win albeit a fortunate one Pep Guardiola triggered a tactical evolution when he took charge of Barcelona Euro 2016 may possibly have kick-started another tactical evolution in European football The format — Having 24 teams is good but the draws need changes Iceland’s run to the quarter-final are one of the positives which the new format has brought in AFP Euro 2016’s new format has come under heavy criticism ever since its announcement However after one tournament under the new format it appears to be a mix of the good bad and the ugly Having more slots in qualifiers has seen five teams make their European championship debut in France Moreover four out of these five teams qualified for the knock-out stages Having two third-qualifying spots has given lesser teams hope to reach the knockout stages which has spurred them on and gotten the best out of them Iceland is perhaps the best example But the problem has been with the draw which pitted most heavyweights on one side Winners of groups E and F irrespective of their performance didn’t get the chance to play a third-placed team This gave little incentive for the teams from Groups A-D to put out stronger teams in the final group matches as they had already been assured of playing against third-placed teams in the Round of 16 Had merit been a criteria it could have reduced the likelihood of drab matches especially for the final round of group stage Hence there need to be some radical changes made to the way teams are put in the draw to make the competition even more exciting and entertaining But increasing the number of teams participating has been a positive development FIFA will have to take measures to curb violence during 2018 FIFA World Cup FIFA will have to take precautions to avoid hooliganism marring the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia AFP For all the exhilarating football played on the pitch Euro 2016 was marred by incidents of off-field violence especially involving fans of Russia and England The failure of Russian fans to control their hooliganism resulted in a suspended ban being imposed on them Fortunately their football team did as poorly on the football pitch and exited the competition before they could be banned However this raises huge concerns about the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be hosted by Russia Despite one of the Russian ministers assuring utmost safety and security for touring parties FIFA will have to lay down strict rules to punish those who indulge in such violence They need to avoid the showpiece event being hurt by hooliganism that surfaced on a consistent basis in the initial stages of Euro 2016 Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that one of the best ways to get a misbehaving child to behave is to take away their candy That the Lodha Committee sees the BCCI as an errant organisation isn’t exactly news but now with the Supreme Court agreeing with their suggestion of freezing financial activity it would seem that even the school principal has decided to play bad cop Sports fans across India are familiar with the trend of how athletes excel despite the system and not because of it It’s not unfair to say that the BCCI has for several reasons been that one exception Their care of former cricketers their grass root initiatives the slow but visible upgradation of stadia across the country and so many other steps they’ve taken in the past are proof of that Representational image AFP Yet given that it’s the apex body of the country’s richest sport it has attracted politicians and people of influence and that has meant that despite its gradual professionalisation the BCCI has never been beyond reproach However this point in time has been arrived at the Lodha Committee offers the BCCI that one chance to make changes that will ensure that sports in India can undergo a sea-change in the way it’s run The Supreme Court ruling has now basically left Anurag Thakur and his team no choice If they do not act they will become the villain While public opinion is feeble on most matters cricket this is a perception battle that the BCCI will find near impossible to win if they fail to act Hence if we find ourselves in another quagmire on 3 December it will only isolate the cricketing body from the Indian people who love the game dearly On the other hand between now and then if the BCCI decides to play a political game and blame the Lodha Committee for not being able to provide for state associations it will be a clear marker that they’re not interested in actual reform They have shown enough resistance already to validate that belief And we also know that the state associations by themselves are for the most part self-sustaining bodies Besides the Supreme Court hasn’t said disbursements cannot happen just that an auditor must supervise them Yet like movie goers expect of the quintessential Indian anti-hero who changes for the good of all every cricket fan somewhere hopes that the BCCI will turn around and accept the sweeping changes and repair the reputation of the administrators as well as wipe off the evils of the past Evidence so far has been that the volte face might just be a pipe dream The next fight in the war for the soul of the BCCI will be the nomination of the independent auditor who will oversee the spending of its funds Thus far the BCCI has thrown a tantrum every step of the way of this journey of reform Now it has a chance to genuinely show that they’re ready for reform by leading by example and working with the auditor for disbursement of funds Most parents will tell you that if the elder sibling shares his or her candy the others are more likely to follow The big question is does that older child care for those watching at all Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | Published: July 29 2012 5:49 am Related News After the Samajwadi Party Saturday disowned Shahid Siddiqui apparently over his Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi interviewthe former Rajya Sabha MP and editor-in-chief of Nai Duniya told The Sunday Express that he didnt expect such an over-reaction to the interview in his wildest of dreams.

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but it got delayed as the director has asked for more time for pre-production work. This was his toughest test so far, the kinking off-breaks," Reddy said. This Republic Day, Amit Mishra has never lived up to his potential. “No nothing like that (has happened). For all the latest Chandigarh News, And why is Godse’s voice being heard more today? Tilak and was perpetuated by “Tilakites” such as V.

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