Saturday, February 18, 2012

Andrew Symonds retires from all forms of cricket

Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds announced his retirement from professional cricket including this year's IPL.

Australian former all-rounder Andrew Symonds announces retirement from cricket

Cricket has given me enormous opportunities in my life and I will always be grateful for this.  Recently I have had several new and exciting opportunities come my way, and I have decided it’s time to commit to and develop the next stage of my life," Symonds said in his statement.
During my time in cricket I have enjoyed the support of many and made numerous friends. I hope to continue to enjoy these friendships through the next stage of my life.

It has brought to an end a troubled career for this big hitting Australian maverick. He played a key role in the Australia's World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. 
Andrew Symonds also appeared in the Indian version of Big Brother called Bigg Boss in the season 5 as a celebrity guest.

Andrew Symonds, who played for Mumbai Indians IPL team, retires from professional cricket

About his association with Mumbai Indians IPL team and not being able to play this year's IPL - Symonds said
It is with regret that I will not be able to fulfill my final year of the IPL with the Mumbai Indians.  Mumbai Indians and the IPL have both been very supportive of me, but the impending arrival of my first child is a priority. I appreciate their understanding in my making this decision and I wish the team every success this year.

Andrew Symonds played 26 Tests, scoring 1462 runs at 41 with two hundreds and 198 one-day matches, making 5088 runs at 40 runs average with six centuries.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Yuvraj Singh gets message from Lance Armstrong...

Good news!! Yuvraj Singh tweeted that his tumor is almost out of his system... glad to hear this news... 

Yuvraj's tweet...  "Got very good news from dr lawrence today! The tumor is almost way out of the system Aftr reading my todays scan !Second cycle has started"

Another wonderful news is that Lance Armstrong and his team Livestrong has sent an inspirational message to Yuvraj... which Yuvi tweeted happily...

Lance Armstrong's message to Yuvi

Lance Armstrong, a seven time Tour de France champion after surviving cancer, sent the message to Yuvi saying that "Knowledge is power, Unity is strength, and Attitude is everything". Quite inspirational.. 
Hope Yuvi gets his wish to meet his inspiration Lance Armstrong..

Also, Yuvraj posted his bald look after he lost his hair in chemo therapy radiation treatment to remove the tumor... 

Yuvraj Singh after his radiation treatment without hair.. Get well soon Yuvi!! We miss seeing you in the cricket ground

Following Yuvi's twitter for more updates.... eagerly waiting to hear the good news of his successful treatment n back to India...
Best Wishes Yuvi!! We are all behind you....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IPL Auction Results - Winners and Losers

The fifth season of IPL is about to begin in a couple of months. Last Saturday 4th February 2012, the players' auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League was conducted for the Kochi Tuskers Kerala players and some new players trying to break into the IPL "big purse" league.

As expected Ravindra Jadeja was the big fish that everyone were eying to datch and atlast the Chennai Super Kings caught him for a whopping USD 2 million (Rs 9.71 crore).

Ravindra Jadeja joins Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2012 season for a whopping 2 million dollars

The 23-year-old Jadeja from Saurashtra had the base price of $100,000, but went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when both CSK and Deccan Chargers bid the maximum ($2 million). Chennai won the tie-breaker and got Jadeja.

The second prized catch for the day was Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lankan captain, who went for a huge sum of USD 1.4 million (Rs 6.80 crore) to the Delhi Daredevils team. Jayawardene said afterwards that he was eying the finisher's role for the Daredevils team.

IPL Auctions - Mahela Jayawardene was bought by Delhi Daredevils for 1.4 million US Dollars

The third big gainers in the IPL auctions was the new Indian medium pacer Vinay Kumar from Karnataka.
He comes back to his home team Royal Challengers Bangalore after RCB bought him for USD 1 million (Rs 4.86 crore).

Vinay Kumar joins the 1 million dollar club as RCB bought him for that sum for the IPL Fifth season

The top three big losers in the IPL Auctions were:

VVS Laxman with base price of USD 400,000
Graeme Swann with base price USD 400,000
James Anderson with base price USD 300,000

All the English players were snubbed by the IPL team bosses as the English players snubbed IPL in the earlier seasons.

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Yuvraj has cancer? Get Well Soon, Yuvi!!!

Indian cricketer and World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh was earlier diagnosed to have  a "non-malignant tumour" in his left lung. But, recent news is that he has a rare cancer diagnosis – "mediastinal seminoma", a germ-cell tumor located between his lungs.  People are mistaking that Yuvraj has lung cancer... which is not true...
The 30-year-old Yuvraj is currently undergoing chemotherapy in the United States.

Yuvraj Singh is undergoing chemotherapy in US

Yuvraj Singh, who is scheduled to undergo a chemotherapy session on Wednesday, is under the care of Dr Lawrence H Einhorn, an oncologist with Indiana University's Cancer Centre who is credited with revolutionizing the treatment for germ cell cancers. Dr Einhorn's most famous patient so far has been another leading sportsman, Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Incidentally, Yuvraj has tweeted about reading Armstrong's book titled It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life.

Yuvraj Singh - India's World Cup Hero - is diagnosed to have a rare form of cancer caused by a germ-cell tumor

Quite a lot of messages and wishes poured in from all quarters of the world for Yuvraj Singh to get well soon.. It is said that Yuvraj would recuperate soon and would be ready for competitive cricket by May. Lets hope that its true!.

Will See You Soon Playing for India!!!

Lets give Yuvraj and his family some privacy during this testing time! Waiting to hear the news of his successful therapy soon.. 

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