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Messi Reaches 500 career goals for Barcelona

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500 Career Goals

Lionel Messi reached 500 career goals with Barcelona after he scored twice against Real Madrid in El Clasico, including the last-minute winner. The 29 year old has now scored 23 career goals vs. Madrid and extended his own record in games between the two teams.

Messi has spent his entire professional career at Barca, joining the Catalan club from Newell’s Old Boys in 2001 when he was still only 14.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 500th club goal earlier this season but Messi reached the landmark at a younger age and in fewer games. Ronaldo was 31 years and 313 days old; Messi was 29 years and 304 days. Moreover, it took Messi 112 fewer games to reach 500.

With his brace against Madrid, he has now reached another milestone and, given he is still only 29, there could still be many more records to come.

7 Interesting Facts About Our Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

With him batting on the pitch for India, the stadium shouts ‘Sachin, Sachin’ and then comes the storm of 4’s and 6’s. We are talking about none other than our own ‘Master Blaster’, Sachin Tendulkar. It’s Sachin Tendulkar’s 44th birthday and we wish him a very warm happy birthday.

The man with wide and radiant smile, curly hair, lively eyes and abundant talent is celebrating his 44th birthday today and we want to bring some lights on his ups and downs. Like in every successful person’s life, Sachin Tendulkar has also seen few of very disappointing moments when he missed centuries by just 1 run. Living upto one’s expectation is so difficult but this man had to live upto to the expectations of the whole nation. When he bats, audience doesn’t want singles or 2’s but only 4’s and 6’s and this benchmark was setup by himself which made people look for more from him. Let’s quickly read few of such ‘not-so-known’ facts about Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

Sachin Tendulkar was named after Sachin Dev Burman (SD Burman) since his father, Ramesh Tendulkar, was a big fan of SD Burman.

Sachin, during his early days, use to get a Re. 1 coin as a prize from his coach Ramakant Achrekar if he could survive as a batsman throughout a match. He has won 13 of them and calls them very important part of his life.

Sachin Tendulkar was found sleeping in his crickets gears in his early days.

 


Sachin Tendulkar is known for his expensive car collection but do you know that Sachin’s first car was a Maruti 800.

Sachin’s first to endorse was GlaxoSmithKline’s ‘Boost’, a healthy energy drink brand.

Sachin Tendulkar, the cool minded li’l master was, reportedly, a bully in the school time.

Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly are known for being boon to the Indian Cricket Team. They call each other by some interesting names. Sachin calls Ganguly ‘Babu Mushai’ while Ganguly calls Sachin ‘Chhota Babu’.

Source: Ajanta News

Steve Smith replaces MS Dhoni as RPS captain

Steve Smith Replaces MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni the name which no one could forget in the history of cricket. In 2014, MS Dhoni silently took retirement from Indian Test Cricket. Recent he step down captaincy from limited overs format. And now we get to know that Steve Smith replaces MS Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants Captain.

Dhoni is the only player who had captained all IPL matches he played. He has led Chennai Super Kings to two consecutive IPL titles (2010, 2011). Even he led CSK to Champions League T20. Though he performed well amongst the other team mate, his personal form was going weak. However, he had scored 284 runs in 12 innings at a strike-rate of 135.

Sanjeev Goenka

RPS team owner – Sanjeev Goenka said in an interview to India Today why they pick Steve Smith as captain. “We have opted for Steve Smith as captain of RPS for the forthcoming IPL season. We wanted a young captain. We spoke to Steve Smith and he agreed. We have communicated the decision to Dhoni. He is a thorough professional. Dhoni and Smith share a great rapport. MS is ready to help him on the field.”

The decision comes on IPL player auction event, on February 19, 2017. Dhoni had a great success with CSK, however he couldn’t find that success with RPS in last year. They finished second-last on the points table with only five wins to their credit. It was also the first time that Dhoni had failed to lead his side to the playoffs in IPL.

Steve Smith

In 2012, Steve Smith debuted in IPL, he has played 54 matches and scored 1231 runs in IPL. Smith scored a century in IPL and has a average of 36.21. He is a skipper of Australian Cricket team and has been successful too. Looking at his stats, RPS can be a tough competition for other IPL team this season.

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