Confused huh?? Worried!! If you are thinking that I am talking about a fusion of cricket and football where the bat is a cricket bat but the ball is the football. Well, thank your lucky stars because I am not talking of any such matter. Being an ardent football as well as cricket fan I have seen a shift of how cricket is being played right now. And I don’t mean this literally but with the advent of various Twenty-20 leagues in different countries, is the leagues gaining more viewership than regular matches?
As fans of the wonderful game of football, we never recognise (forget praise) these brand of footballers called ‘central deep lying midfielders’. They may not be known for their goal scoring prowess, or for their assists too but to know their true importance ask the recognised managers and the football players of their respective teams. I am talking about players like Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Michael Carrick, Daley Blind etc.
Athletics being an integral part of the sports world comprises of many games in which the entire world competes in the Olympics. It is the most played sport throughout the world which includes the game like football as well which is the most popular game in the Europe and Latin America. It is a battle of the nations where players compete for gold in the individual level as well as the team level.
In the early 2000s, English premier league was being widely telecasted in India for the first time. We were able to see players like Beckham, Bergkamp, Zola and many others perform the most wonderful things ever seen by us on a football pitch. Before we became familiar with the genius and ingenuity of the Brazilian team, before the start of 2002 world cup, many of us (well I think so) rooted for England to go all the way. Oh what a pity! The ineptitude hidden behind all the glamour. The paltry talent, very professionally hidden behind the pre-cup shim shams. Nothing has changed. Rather things have gone from acceptable to miserable state. What appals me is the indifference shown by fans when England didn’t even cross the group stages this time around.
How things panned out at the Emirates over the weekend, and the major talking points.
England’s team of 2015 marched on, picking up another 3 points with almost effortless ease, as goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud sealed a comfortable victory for the Gunners, who have now picked up 30 points from 36 this calendar year. Liverpool were able to grab a late consolation via a penalty by Jordan Henderson, but it was too little too late for Brendan Rodgers’ men who are now 7 points off the top four. Let’s look at the 5 main talking points –
The Liverpool legend and their captain for the past 12 seasons, is ready to bid his final adieu to the club and the league, with his move to LA Galaxy in the summer being finalised. Liverpool football club sports a list of some of the greatest players to have ever played in the league, and prior to Manchester United’s rise in the 21st century, were the most successful club in England. It still remains the most successful English club in Europe with 5 Champions league trophies in its cabinet.
Research shows that exercise prevents weight gain, improves sleep, and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and depression. And positive changes in lifestyle will help determine your personal fitness level. If you were exercising then its completion would be probably with a some drink. People are often confused about choosing a post workout drink and our task today is to try and help you there.
Tennis is considered as a fast sport which needs lots of stamina and energy. One of the most important aspects of the game is the racquet. A player’s game depends on his racquet. The choice of your tool in this sport is akin to the choice of a weapon before a warrior gets into a battle.
Celebrating small wins with the entire team is acceptable. But not at the cost of the game itself, isn’t it? Certain times, players lose control over their emotions and tend to celebrate their wins even before the declaration. And the probability that the opposition team takes the win in this period is more likely.
“What kind of a game is that?” was the thing that sauntered into my mind when I first caught a glimpse of the game that I now worship, adore and love deeply. What sense could a 12 year old kid, in a Cricket loving country possibly have derived from Football right? I couldn’t either. Guys running around the pitch chasing a ball seemed stupid to me then. Though incidentally, a few days later my dad got me FIFA (the game) to play on the desktop and I decided to give it a try.