Friday, July 23, 2010

Muttiah Muralitharan Retires with 800 Wickets - Pictures

Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan retired from test cricket playing his last testmatch at Galle in Srilanka against India from July 18-22. He was instrumental in Sri Lanka winning the match and retired on a high with 800 wickets.

He is the highest wicket taker in Tests with 800 wickets and in One Day Internationals with 515* wickets.
Often being criticised for his bowling action started when Darrell Hair called him a chucker during a test match against Aussies. After that he had tough times with cricketing greats like Dean Jones & Bishen Singh Bedi too criticising him. But Murali came back strongly and proved to everyone by taking tests that his bowling action is not illegal. No one can question him now and Murali now is regarded as the greatest spin bowler of all times (some say Shane Warne is the greatest, but no comparisons to him pls)
Muralitharan with his wife Madhimalar coming to the press conference prior to his final match to announce his retirement.  He is the leading wicket taker in both Test matches and ODI matches and said he didn't have anything more to achieve and wanted to leave the field on a high...

Muttiah Muralitharan walking onto the ground for the final test match againt India... getting a red carpet welcome...

Muttiah Muralitharan with his wife Madhimalar on the ground on his final test match for Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan cricketer Muralitharan's wife Madhimalar with their son Naren watching the awards ceremony as her husband Murali is being felicitated for his contributions to the Sri Lankan cricket.

Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse felicitating Muttiah Muralitharan's contribution to World Cricket and Sri Lankan cricket.

Indian cricketers honouring Murali when he walks onto the pitch to bat for Sri Lanka for the final time

Muralitharan elated after getting his 800th wicket when he dismissed Pragyan Ojha caught by Jayawardene

Muttiah Muralitharan being taken for a lap of honour by Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara and Prasad after winning his final test agains India in Galle

There ends an important era in the Test match history of Cricket  - The era of spin bowling domination by three spinning legends - Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble...

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Friday, July 9, 2010

Exclusive pictures - Indian captain MS Dhoni weds childhood friend Sakshi....

The hottest news all over India now is regarding Dhoni's quick marriage to his childhood sweetheart Sakshi.
Indian cricket captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni married Kolkata girl Sakshi Singh Rawat on July 4 in a well-guarded resort in the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun.  They are the hottest new couple in India and media & fans are looking all over for any piece of information regarding his marriage and reception.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Rawat - The Hottest New Couple in India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Rawat - The Hottest New Couple in India

Dhoni, one of India's most successful captains, got married just three days before his 29th birthday. The marriage ceremony was held according to Kumaoni customs.

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat got married in Dehradun on 4th July 2010

Dhoni and his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat got married in Dehradun on 4th July 2010

The couple is expected to host a reception soon before the new couple Dhoni and Sakshi leave for New Zealand for their honeymoon.

Indian cricket captain cool Dhoni with Sakshi during their wedding ceremony

Captain cool Dhoni with Sakshi during their wedding ceremony

Bollywood star and Dhoni's friend John Abraham (who happens to be a biker fan like Dhoni) also attended his wedding (minus Bipasha Basu though who wished Dhoni via twitter)

Dhoni's good friend John Abraham attended Dhoni and Sakshi's marriage
Dhoni's good friend John Abraham attended Dhoni and Sakshi's marriage

His close friends and fellow cricketers RP Singh, Rohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina were all present at the wedding.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his friends at his wedding...RP Singh and Rohit Sharma too are present at his wedding...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his friends at his wedding

Dhoni celebrated his 29th Birthday just 3 days after his marriage. He spent the time in Ranchi and took sometime out to reach out to his fans....

Dhoni and his newly wed wife Sakshi wave at the fans in Ranchi. Dhoni was celebrating his 29th Birthday

Dhoni celebrating his 29th Birthday with wife Sakshi

Dhoni and wife Sakshi Singh Rawat at the Kolkata airport couple of days after their marriage

Dhoni's wife, Sakshi did her schooling from the famous Welham Girls' School in Dehradun. She completed hotel management two months ago from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Sakshi had been friends with Dhoni at DAV school in Ranchi. It is speculated that they had been dating each other for the last two years. Their fathers were colleagues in MECON.

Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh Rawat's childhood pictures

Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh Rawat's childhood pictures

Best wishes to Dhoni and Sakshi for their marriage and may the couple live happily everafter :)

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Paraguay soccer team encouraged by Larissa's promise...

Early this week, Paraguay soccer fans got into the quarterfinals of the World Cup soccer held in South Africa. There was something more to cheer for the Paraguayans too.

Paraguay Soccer team for 2010 World Cup in South Africa

Its the news about Paraguay's famous lingerie model Larissa Riquelme running naked through the streets of Paraguay's capital Asuncion if Paraguay soccer team wins the World Cup in South Africa. Now, thats a big encouragement for the players of the Paraguay team Isn't it? ;)

Paraguay's biggest soccer fan model Larissa Riquelme

Larissa Riquelme is a famous Paraguayan model who has become Paraguay's biggest soccer fan supporting her team in the ongoing soccer world cup in South Africa.

Larissa supporting Paraguay soccer team in World Cup 2010 held in South Africa

The 24-year-old Larissa has been cheering for Paraguay watching the team's matches at a public screening in downtown Asuncion - Paraguay's capital city.

The 24-year-old Larissa is seen cheering for Paraguay watching the matches in downtown Asuncion

Pictures of the sexy model Larissa cheering for Paraguay with her cell phone in between her breasts have spread like wildfire around the internet.

Larissa promised to run naked in the streets  if Paraguay wins WC

Paraguayans celebrate with Larissa after their national soccer team qualified for the quarterfinals of 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in downtown Asuncion.

Fans celebrating with Larissa on Paraguay's quarterifinal progress in the World Cup

Larissa Riquelme blowing the Vuvuzela... celebrating with the fans on Paraguay's victory...

Larissa blowing Vuvuzela to cheer the fans

I hope now lots of fans all around the world would be cheering for Paraguay... in addition to the biggest Paraguayan soccer fan Larissa ;)

Larissa - from an unknown model to overnight Paraguay's biggest soccer fan & celebrity

Once a little known model Larissa became the talk of the internet because of these pictures and her promise to run naked in the streets of Paraguay painted in Paraguayan colors.
This is Larissa Riquelme for you if you are wondering how her lingerie modelling pictures would be...

Larissa during her lingerie modelling days

To top this news, Riquelme isn’t the first person to promise this streaking run if their team wins the World Cup. Surprise... surprise.... Argentina head coach Diego Maradona said he’d run through Buenos Aires nude if his team brings home the World Cup. heheee..

Diego Maradona says - I can do it too :)
That I bet wouldn't be a pretty sight for anyone :) I would rather support for Paraguay...

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