Cricket News MS Dhoni suffers an injury ahead of first ODI against Australia in Hyderabad


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni suffered an injury ahead of the first of five one-day Internationals. Dhoni sustained an injury on his right forearm while taking throwdowns from the team’s support staff member Raghavendra. The former Indian skipper had a long net session and unfortunately was hit on the right forearm.It was one such delivery from Raghavendra that kicked up and Dhoni was hit on the right forearm. The veteran was in some pain and didn’t bat after that precautionary measure.Whether the injury is serious enough to make him doubtful for the opening ODI couldn’t be ascertained. A final call is expected to be taken by the evening. I case Dhoni is unavailable, then Rishabh Pant is expected to don the big gloves. That is the most likely option in case Dhoni fails to get fit in time. If the team management is keen on checking all the fringe batting options, then KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu could both play in the XI with Rahul keeping. India is aiming to bounce back in the five-match ODI series after losing both the T20s. Meanwhile, India will play a limited-overs series against Australia, starting from March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. This will also be India’s last assignment before the forthcoming World Cup and will look to continue their dominance in the 50-over format. However, it will be interesting to see if it actually happens as they lost the T20 series against them.  MS Dhoni suffers a severe injury. KL Rahul or Rishabh Pant may well be asked to keep wickets. India will play up against Australia for a five-match ODI series. highlightslast_img read more

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life


first_img 10 months ago Bala vs Ujda Chaman row: Sunny Singh film now books new release date Written By 10 months ago Rajkummar Rao on taming ‘The White Tiger’ & heading to China 10 months ago Kareena Kapoor Khan: Best no-makeup looks of the Jab We Met actor Last Updated: 23rd October, 2019 18:20 IST Paralympian Marieke Vervoort Fulfills Wish To Take Own Life Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life. COMMENT WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago 5 owls being delivered to occultist for sacrifice on Diwali saved LIVE TVcenter_img WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago Anil Kumble congratulates Sourav Ganguly, confident of his leadership Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life.That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest.Vervoort, who was 40, won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the 2012 London Paralympics, and two more medals three years ago in Rio de Janeiro.In an interview attended by The Associated Press at the Paralympics in Rio, Vervoort described living with unbroken pain from an incurable, degenerative spinal disease.She talked of sleeping only 10 minutes some nights, described severe pain that caused others to pass out just watching her, and detailed how sports kept her alive.“It’s too hard for my body,” Vervoort said in the 2016 interview. “Each training I’m suffering because of pain. Every race I train hard. Training and riding and doing competition are medicine for me. I push so hard — to push literally all my fear and everything away.”Vervoort spent her last evening with close friends and family, even sharing a glass of sparkling wine, which she referred to as a painkiller.Condolences streamed in from across the nation, including from the royal family“Marieke ‘Wielemie’ Vervoort was an athlete tough as nails and a great lady. Her death touches us deeply,” the family said in a statement.Vervoort was a strong advocate of the right to choose euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium. Like training hard, she said it gave her control and put “my own life in my hands.”“I’m really scared, but those (euthanasia) papers give me a lot of peace of mind because I know when it’s enough for me, I have those papers,” she said.“If I didn’t have those papers, I think I’d have done suicide already. I think there will be fewer suicides when every country has the law of euthanasia. … I hope everybody sees that this is not murder, but it makes people live longer.”Vervoort also had epileptic seizures and had one in 2014 when she was cooking pasta and spilt boiling water over her legs. That resulted in a four-month hospital stay.A loyal Labrador named Zenn began staying with her, pawing her when a seizure was about to occur. Zenn also pulled her socks out of the sock drawer, she said, and helped carry groceries home when Vervoort bought too much.“When I’m going to have an epileptic attack, she warns me one hour before,” Vervoort said. “I don’t know how she feels it.”Vervoort said she kept pushing back the day of her death, knowing it could come anytime — as it can for anyone. She said she can be pain-free one minute, and nearly pass out a few minutes later.“You have to live day-by-day and enjoy the little moments,” she said. “Everybody tomorrow can have a car accident and die, or a heart attack and die. It can be tomorrow for everybody.”Vervoort called herself a “crazy lady.”She talked of flying in an F-16 fighter jet, riding in a rally car, and she was curating a museum of her life going back to at least 14 when she was diagnosed with her rare illness.She had spikey hair and wanted to be remembered as the lady who was “always laughing, always smiling.”“I feel different about death now than years ago,” Vervoort said. “For me, I think death is something like they operate on you, you go to sleep and you never wake up. For me, it’s something peaceful.” First Published: 23rd October, 2019 18:20 ISTlast_img read more