Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has posted a selfie with daughter Sara on Facebook as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s #SelfieWithDaughter initiative. Sachin who is holidaying with his family in Europe posted the picture which has been liked by more than 60,000 people. The PM, during his radio show, Maan Ki Baat (On My Mind) on June 28, launched the hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter, to draw attention to India’s plummeting sex ratio.
But the scenario for the future is grim because India’s declining child sex-ratio indicates that girls are increasingly being aborted, killed or otherwise dying.
The overall sex ratio in 1921 was 955 women per 1,000 men, declining to 946 in 1951 and to 943 today. The child sex-ratio was 983 girls per 1,000 boys in 1951, declining to 918 in 2011, the lowest in the seven decades since it was counted.
The rate of decline has worsened in the years during which the overall sex ratio began to improve. This corresponds to the decades following 1981, offering evidence of sex-determination tests, selective abortion and female infanticide.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Smriti Irani and many more shared selfies with their daughters on Twitter.


Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar today extended his greetings to Harbhajan’s rumoured girlfriend and actress Geeta Basra for her upcoming flick ‘Second Hand Husband’.

The master blaster took to his micro-blogging site Twitter a while ago and posted “All the best Geeta Basra for the upcoming release of ‘Second Hand Husband’.”
Geeta Basra for the upcoming release of ‘Second Hand Husband’.”

Gossip mills have been abuzz with the news of Harbhajan and Basra tying the knot this year.


Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday extended his greetings to new captain Ajinkya Rahane, hoping the youngster will do a good job during the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
Rahane, 27, is first cricketer from Mumbai in 15 years to be handed the reins of the team since Tendulkar led the team in 2000.
The selectors announced a second-string team for the tour, resting most of the senior players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
“I feel very happy for Ajinkya. He is a sincere and hard working cricketer. I have always been impressed with his commitment and dedication. I am sure he will give his best and give us a reason to be proud of him. I wish him all the best,” Tendulkar told PTI.
Rahane’s elevation has come days after he was dropped from the playing XI for the last two One-dayers in the recent Bangaldesh ODI series.
Regular skipper Dhoni had justified Rahane’s exclusion, saying he struggles to rotate strike on slow pitches.

India are scheduled to play three ODIs in Harare (July 10, 12 and 14) followed by a couple of Twenty20 Internationals (July 17 and 19). 


The newly-formed managing committee of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has appointed a star-studded Cricket Improvement Committee (CIC) for the 2015-2017 seasons.
MCA vice-president and former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar will chair the panel. He will be joined by another former India skipper, Ajit Wadekar, former India players Pravin Amre, Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajit Agarkar, former India women’s captain Diana Edulji, former Mumbai captain Amol Muzumdar and managing committee member Deepak Patil. According to Vengsarkar, Sachin Tendulkar will be a special invitee to the CIC’s meetings. The batting great has agreed to share his views with the committee and will attend its meetings as and when required.
The CIC, which has been formed and disbanded on many occasions, will take up the job of appointing the selectors, coaches and support staff for every age group, including the first-class unit. It will also appoint a director for the Sharad Pawar Indoor Cricket Academy in Bandra-Kurla Complex. As promised by Sharad Pawar before the elections, the MCA has decided to give each of its member clubs an additional membership of the world-class facility in BKC.
“The next three months are crucial for us. We have to get things in order before the cricket season starts in (September-October). The CIC comprises some great players who have served Mumbai and Indian cricket,” Vengsarkar said.
The managing committee has announced the formation of 24 committees, including one for registration of players, but there is no mention of a disciplinary committee. Over the past few years, players belonging to different age-group teams have been involved in several cases of indiscipline. Vengsarkar said that the MCA “will not tolerate any act of indiscipline” from any player, be it “a superstar or an Under-14 player”.
Vengsarkar also informed that the MCA will do everything possible to launch the long overdue Mumbai Premier League. He also said that the Dr HD Kanga League, the association’s pet monsoon event, will be held from August 2 to October 25. The other tournaments — Police Shield, Times Shield, Purshottam Shield, Talim Shield and Comrade Shield — will be scheduled after the Kanga League.


The legend of Sachin Tendulkar once again dominated another voting round, this time conducted by Cricket Australia. The Indian batting maestro was adjudged the best Test player of the 21st century by cricket fans on an online vote.
The online poll, which witnessed more than 16,000 fans participating, was conducted on to find out the best Test player since 2000. After ten days of voting and deliberations, the result was released yesterday.
Tendulkar polled an impressive 23% of the votes, followed by prodigious Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara in the second spot. Australian duo of Adam Gilchrist and Rickey Ponting followed the roll, with former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis occupying the fifth spot.
Kallis’ Proteas compatriot AB de Villiers pipped Aussie wizard Shane Warne to the sixth spot. Glenn McGrath, Muthiah Muralidaran and Dale Steyn complete the top-ten list.
Surprisingly, in Cricket Austalia’s version of Top 10 best Test players, Tendulkar was placed in the fifth spot with Adam Gilchrist toping the list.
In an unrivaled career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar played 200 Test matches and scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.78. He also scored a record 51 Test hundreds and 68 fifties, making him arguably the most prolific batsman of all time.


Former Australia legspinner Shane Warne has confirmed that he has booked three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America as venues for a series of exhibition T20 matches that will feature retired international players. Warne said that Wrigley Field in Chicago, the Yankee Stadium in New York and the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles had been booked as venues for games likely to be held in November. The series in the USA is part of a league planned by Warne and Sachin Tendulkar that aims to hold exhibition matches around the world over a three-and-a half- year period.
The idea, reportedly, is to take matches to places where fans are starved of good quality cricket, and Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and UAE are also being looked at as venues. “At this stage we’ve booked three stadiums, Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium,” Warne told News Ltd. “We’re going to have Bollywood-theme nights and it’s all shaping up pretty well.” All three baseball venues have also hosted other sporting events, including American football, soccer and ice hockey, and each stadium can host more than 40,000 spectators. Wrigley Field is the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, while the Yankee Stadium and the Dodger Stadium are home venues for the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. The exhibition cricket matches are likely to be scheduled after the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season in October.
Warne said he and Tendulkar had come up with the idea for promoting the game, inspired by the exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters. “Myself and Sachin had an idea – why not
take cricket to America and be the Harlem Globetrotters, go around and do free exhibitions at schools … help grow the game of cricket (in a country where there are already) 45 teams in LA?” Warne said. According to Warne, 28 players, including Glenn McGrath, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Brian Lara and Wasim Akram,
have signed on for the series.

He also said the organisers were in talks with the ICC and the USA Cricket Association for their involvement and support. “We’ve signed around 28 players who have all said, ‘If you and Sachin are doing it, we’d like to do it as well’,” Warne said. “We’ve got all the players you’d want to see from the past 20 years. Part of the all-stars idea is we go around and the people who haven’t had the opportunity to see these guys play over the years because they’re based in the States can come. “We’ve met with the ICC who are very happy to be on board with us so we just want them to be official partners with us. We’re speaking with the American Cricket Association to make sure they can help us as well.”


Mirpur:Famous Sachin Tendulkar and Indian cricket fan Sudhir has claimed that he
was attacked by Bangladesh fans in Dhaka after India’s loss in the second one-day
international on Sunday.
Sudhir, who has devoted his life to Sachin Tendulkar and Indian cricket, said as soon
as the match got over, he was mobbed by Bangladesh fans outside the Sher-e-
Bangla National Cricket Stadium here and the auto-rickshaw he hired was pelted by
“As soon as I left the stadium, people mobbed me and started snatching the
Tricolour, breaking the handle of the flag. Two policemen who were outside the
stadium came to my rescue and they escorted me to an auto-rickshaw. But the mob
further attacked the auto and tried to break into it. They even hurled stones on the
vehicle but luckily the auto was covered completely and I didn’t get hurt,” Sudhir told
Sudhir, who is also known as Sudhir Gautam, is the famous and the most visible
Indian cricket fan in stadiums around the world. Images of him with Sachin Tendulkar
and the rest of the Indian players with the 2011 World Cup trophy are etched in the
memories of every Indian cricket fan.
He has travelled many times to Dhaka to watch and support Tendulkar and the Indian
team. This is his eighth trip to the city.
Bangladesh on Sunday created history by beating India in an ODI series after the
visitors lost the second ODI by six wickets to trail 0-2 in the three-match series.

The third and the last ODI is scheduled for 24th June at the Same venue.