IPL Final: MI vs CSK in 2015 to MI vs CSK 2019: What has changed in 4 years

first_imgAn Indian Premier League final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians is now a familiar script. MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma were up against each other in the IPL 2015 final as well when MI defeated CSK to win their 3rd IPL crown.As it stands, both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have won the IPL 3 times – last year, CSK returned to the fold and lifted the trophy after Shane Watson’s sensational hundred subdued Sunrisers Hyderabad.It has been 4 years since that blockbuster final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians and a number of things have changed in these years.Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was not married back in May 2015. Rohit was dating Ritika Sajdeh then, whom he eventually married in December 2015Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh also welcomed their first child, named Samaira, on December 30, 2018. The IPL 2019 final will be the first one for the newly-bornBefore lifting the IPL 2015 title, Rohit Sharma had two double hundreds to his name – 209 vs Australia in Bengaluru and 264 vs Sri Lanka in Kolkata – since then he has added one more to his growing list of epic ODI hundreds. Rohit Sharma carried his bat through a rampaging 208* hitting 12 sixes and 13 boundaries against Sri Lanka in December 2017In 2015, MS Dhoni did not have a biopic on his cricketing journey. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, a biopic on MS Dhoni was released in 2016 where actor Sushant Singh Rajput played the character of MS Dhoni.Notably, it was the first occasion when a biopic on a cricketer’s life was released before his retirement from the game.advertisementWhen CSK and MI last clashed in an IPL final, Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu, now key players for CSK, played for Mumbai Indians. Both men are once again part of an IPL final, but this time he will be against Mumbai IndiansTalking of Harbhajan Singh, another thing has changed in regard to the Indian cricketer. The Indian off-spinner was not married in 2015. Harbhajan Singh married his long-time girlfriend Geeta Basra on October 29, 2015MS Dhoni is not the only one in his family to have a huge fan following. Forget not, Dhoni’s daughter Ziva Dhoni has herself turned into an internet sensation. She also has an official Instagram page with 256K followers.Also, this will not be Ziva Dhoni’s first MI vs CSK final. Born in 2015, the 4-year-old will be witnessing her second MI vs CSK final on Sunday4 years ago, MS Dhoni was leading India in the limited-overs format. Dhoni stepped down as captain of India in the limited over formats in January 2017. He was succeeded by Virat KohliAfter the 2015 IPL final, in July, Chennai Super Kings along with Rajasthan Royals were banned from the IPL by the Supereme Court for 2 years. This was after key officials from both the sides – Gurunath Meiyappan (CSK) and Raj Kundra (RR) were found guilty and banned for life for indulging in betting activitiesFollowed by the 2015 ban, Dhoni was forced to play for the new franchise Rising Pune Supergiant(s) for the next 2 seasons. The new setup, possibly didn’t grow on Dhoni, especially after he was sacked as captain ahead of the 2017 season after RPS finished 7th in 2016. However, Dhoni got another chance at the IPL trophy when RPS reached the final in 2017, only to be trumped by Mumbai IndiansAlso Read | 11 years on: Auctioneer recalls MS Dhoni’s sale to CSK before IPL 2008Also Read | IPL 2019 Final: Prize money on offer and everything you need to know todayAlso Seelast_img read more

Callum Wilson: ‘When I was injured my son wore everyone’s shirt but mine’

first_imgThe Stoke fans were booing me. It was poor, booing someone who was injured. I found that disrespectful Doing my second ACL was so beneficial. I knew anger wasn’t going to get me fit. That time I was doing so many things different Share on WhatsApp “As I was driving home I got upset,” the 25-year-old says. “I was punching the hell out of my car and everything. I got home. My wife wasn’t there and I threw my keys through this window and nearly cracked this door. I went upstairs, lay on the bed, got upset and fell asleep. I was sobbing. I was fuming. There were upset tears, tears for how long it was going to take.”Wilson is engaging company before Sunday’s home game against Arsenal. He is in good spirits, joking that he thought about cancelling this meeting given what happened after we met nearly two and a half years ago.Call it the interviewer’s curse. After Wilson fought to overcome a tough childhood and a no-frills start to his professional career, there was a buzz around him following Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League. He started the season with five goals in seven games and there was talk of an England call-up. The interview was published on 26 September 2015, the day Bournemouth travelled to Stoke City, the same day Wilson was caught by a late tackle from Philipp Wollscheid. The doubts crept in. He returned after six months and scored a few goals but his running style was no longer as symmetrical. His team-mates were sensitive enough not to question him when he failed to reach passes but Howe could see Wilson was struggling.When the second injury arrived, Wilson was no longer a regular. After it, he became more rational. He watched Josh King develop into a goalscorer and Bournemouth sign Jermain Defoe, but he had matured. He listened when new specialists told him to forget about playing again in six months.“I knew that anger wasn’t going to get me fit,” he says. “That time I was doing so many things different. I was squatting before I’d had my operation. Doing my second ACL was so beneficial. I went on three different holidays. I went to a rehab place in Qatar, then I ended up in Philadelphia. Every six weeks I was trying to have a change of scenery.” “It was nasty,” he says. “As I got up I asked if my leg was broken. They said it wasn’t so I thought: ‘No worries, get me up.’” The Stoke crowd suspected some amateur dramatics. “The fans were booing me. I ran on the second time, went down again and the fans were booing me again. It was poor, booing somebody who was injured. I found that disrespectful.“It felt like I was winded. I jogged back on and I think the damage was already done because the knee was unstable. It felt like someone had blown my kneecap up with a shotgun.”He remembers having to be calmed down by his team-mates when Wollscheid boarded Bournemouth’s coach to apologise – he made his peace with the Stoke defender in the end – and drugs masked the pain on the journey home. “Then I go and get my scan done. They tell me it’s my ACL and I was going to be out for six to nine months. I was numb. I’m usually lively but I was lost for words.” “I just felt angry,” Callum Wilson says as he remembers the moment when Bournemouth’s physio delivered the bad news in a hospital waiting room 11 months ago. Wilson had been hoping for the best without much conviction after feeling a familiar twinge in his left knee during a mundane training session but an MRI scan had confirmed the striker’s worst fears.At first he wondered whether it was a wind-up. Deep down, however, he knew what to expect. “I heard a little pop and I was just like: ‘Yeah,’” Wilson says. “I got it iced. After that it was throbbing. Straight away I was saying I’d done my ACL.”He took no pleasure from the accuracy of his self-diagnosis. To put it into context, some footballers never make it back from one ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Wilson had suffered ACL injuries in both knees in the space of 16 months.His emotions bubbled to the surface. It takes a lot to wipe the smile off Wilson’s face and a conversation with him is peppered with little quips and playful boasts about his goalscoring ability. Shutting him up is usually not an easy task but the physio’s news left him in a daze. Reuse this content Share on Facebook Pinterest Read more Wilson, left, challenges Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu at Stamford Bridge last month. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson speeds up scoring after slowing down eating Share via Email Twitter Share on Pinterest Facebook Back for pre-season but no real break: how footballers’ summers changed interviews Share on LinkedIn Topics Bournemouth struggled without Wilson initially and they signed two strikers, Benik Afobe and Lewis Grabban, in January 2016. Wilson was desperate to make a swift return yet he underestimated the physical and spiritual demands of the recovery process, ignoring warning signs such as soreness in his knee and rejecting Eddie Howe’s offer of a holiday.“You know what it’s like when you get injured,” Wilson says. “Everyone’s going: ‘How are you, how are you?’ and I feel like you need to walk around with a sign on saying: ‘I’m OK.’ I wanted to be isolated. I knew I’d bring the lads down with my moodiness.“It was my first season in the Premier League and I wanted to get fit. The manager said: ‘Whenever you want time off just let me know.’ But I knew if I took two weeks off my return would be two weeks later. I put my heart and soul into my rehab, which is why I think I was mentally tired when I did get back. I hadn’t had one holiday to reflect on everything.”Two weeks is hardly a long time. “You’re right,” Wilson says. “Between the two injuries I was nowhere near the player I was. I just wasn’t Callum Wilson, you know?” Bournemouth Read more Share on Messenger After receiving a supportive message from Alan Shearer, Wilson vowed to prove people wrong. He also wanted his five-year-old son to believe his father is a footballer. “When I was injured he was wearing everyone else’s shirt but mine,” he says. “He liked Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He had Nathan Aké from Bournemouth. One day he said: ‘Daddy, I want a Josh King shirt.’”Wilson, who has scored six goals this season, bursts into laughter. “Now he wants to get my card in the Match Attax because he can’t get hold of them at all. He’s buying hundreds of packets and he can’t seem to find me.”It all seems like a valuable learning experience. Wilson knows more about his body – out of concern, he questions why Ibrahimovic returned so quickly from his ACL injury – and has discovered how to keep setbacks in perspective.He took it slowly, starting his coaching badges, regaining sharpness in under-21 games and accepting Howe’s decision not to risk him at first. He made his comeback in a Carabao Cup tie against Middlesbrough in October, scoring a penalty in a 3-1 win, and a month later his son told him to score four goals in a home game against Huddersfield Town.“I ended up scoring three and thought that would have to do,” Wilson says. “I felt like I was back. There were no more injuries, no more playing in the shadow of myself. I thought: ‘Callum’s back.’” Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Googles Next Crazy Project Smart Contact Lenses

first_img Enroll Now for Free 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. If you thought Google Glass was pretty far out, the tech giant’s latest project might have you seeing double.Google is developing a “smart” contact lens. Yes, a contact lens made with super-tiny chips and sensors and an antenna inside that — of course — you wear right on your eyeball. No joke.But instead of showing you status updates, driving directions or allowing you to take pictures directly from your field of vision like Glass does, the intention for these contact lenses is very specific: to aid people with diabetes. The chips and sensors in the contact lenses are supposed to be able to track glucose levels in a person’s tears. Collecting tears can be difficult so why not get the technology directly to the source?”Although some people wear glucose monitors with a glucose sensor embedded under their skin, all people with diabetes must still prick their finger and test drops of blood throughout the day,” the project’s co-founders, Brian Otis and Babak Parviz, wrote in a Google blog post. “It’s disruptive, and it’s painful. And, as a result, many people with diabetes check their blood glucose less often than they should.”Tracking blood glucose, or blood-sugar-concentration, is a way to monitor the spikes and drops that are common in people with diabetes.Google is still testing the technology in the contact lenses, which could eventually include tiny LED lights that could light up when a wearer’s glucose levels cross above or below certain thresholds, the company says.It’s worth noting that other “smart” contact lenses are being developed for other uses by other companies. What’s also interesting is that Google’s Babak Parviz used to teach at the University of Washington, where he collaborated with Microsoft Research on a similar project. For a closer look at that project, watch the video below.What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or by telling us in the comments below.center_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now January 17, 2014last_img read more