Smith has complicated technique but an organised mindset Tendulkar


first_imgNew Delhi: Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar lauded Steve Smith for his exemplary batting, saying the former Australia skipper’s “organised mindset” and “complicated technique” set him apart among his contemporaries. Tendulkar praised Smith, the numero uno batsman in Tests right now, for his fantastic comeback in red-ball cricket in the just-concluded Ashes series. “COMPLICATED TECHNIQUE but an ORGANIZED MINDSET is what sets @stevesmith49 apart. Incredible comeback!#ENGvsAUS,” Tendulkar posted on his Twitter handle. Smith, who served a one-year ban for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, aggregated 774 runs from seven innings at a staggering average of 110.57 in the recent Ashes series against England. Smith has a unique batting style, which is both unorthodox as well as genius and Tendulkar tried to explain the Australian’s game in his social media post. “In the first Test, the English bowlers tried to get him caught behind the wickets with slips and gully in place,” Tendulkar explained. “And Smith just shuffled across and exposed his leg stumps to cover the line, and was selective and smart in his approach. “At Lord’s, they had leg-slip for him on occasions and a few short-pitched deliveries against Jofra Archer got him in trouble as he tried to cover the line with the weight on his back-foot.” Smith was hit by a vicious Jofra Archer bouncer in the first innings of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. The blow was so severe that he didn’t come out to bat in the second innings and also missed the next Test at Headingley. Tendulkar went on to explain what Smith did wrong when he was hit by the bouncer. “The most important thing for any batsman is to keep the head position forward and wait leaning forward or marginally in-line,” said Tendulkar, the only player to feature in 200 Tests.last_img read more

Jharrel Jerome becomes first AfroLatino to win lead actor in limited series


first_imgLos Angeles: Jharrel Jerome has two Emmy records to his name — the actor now holds the title as the youngest person and the first Afro-Latino to win the trophy in a limited series acting category for Netflix’s “When They See Us”. The 21-year-old actor gave a blistering performance in the Ava DuVernay-directed series, based on the 1989 case of Central Park Five. The four-episode show is based on the case of five teenagers of colour who were wrongly convicted for the rape of a jogger. When they were exonerated many years later, they sued the city for their time in prison. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger Jerome played Korey Wise, who, as an adolescent, was wrongfully convicted of the crime, which led to a 14-year incarnation stint. The overwhelmed actor thanked his parents, DuVernay, and “the Exonerated Five” Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, and Wise who were in attendance at the ceremony and received a standing ovation form them. “I should be home in the Bronx waiting for my mom’s cooking or something. But I’m here in front of my inspirations, in front of people who I’m so motivated by and the people that I was nominated with in this category,” he said in his acceptance speech. “But most importantly, this is for the men who we know as ‘the Exonerated Five’,” Jerome said as he went on to name them and received a round of applause from the audience. “When They See Us”, which started streaming on Netflix from June 12, features Michael K Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Niecy Nash, Blair Underwood and Christopher Jackson, among others.last_img read more