World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni, you are an absolute legend, says Shoaib Akhtar

first_img Next World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni, you are an absolute legend, says Shoaib AkhtarICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar heaped rich praise on Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder played one of his best knocks in India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:23 IST World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni hit a valiant 50 in India’s semi-final los to New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni hit a valiant 50 in India’s semi-final defeat to New ZealandYou have proved you’re a great batsman and a great brand ambassador: Akhtar to DhoniHats off to India. India fought back really well: AkhtarFormer Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has said India can be proud of the way they played at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 despite their campaign ending in the semi-final with a defeat to New Zealand.Shoaib Akhtar heaped rich praise on MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja for the way they staged India’s fightback in the tense chase of 240 against New Zealand in Manchester on Wednesday. India did well to restrict New Zealand to 211 for 5 before rain played spoilsport on Tuesday. The 1st semi-final spilled into the reserve day.India’s chase though got off to a horrible start as they lost Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul inside the first 4 overs and were reeling at 5 for 3. A steady stand between Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya emerged but with both of them going back to the hut, India were reduced to 92 for 6.While a successful chase looked improbable, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja gave India a chance with 116-run stand for the 7th wicket. While Dhoni was happy taking the odd singles, Jadeja went all out attack and took the New Zealand bowlers to the cleaners.”What a match. Wah, Wah, Ravindra Jadeja… very good innings. Dhoni… you are an absolute legend. With your game today, you have proved you’re a great batsman and a great brand ambassador for the team. But unfortunately, that run out changed it. A dive would have changed it. India, you were so close… yet so far,” Shoaib Akhtar said in his YouTube channel.”But hats off to India. India fought back really well. You have done yourself very proud. Jadeja, you have saved the grace. It was a poor batting performance by the top five players. Rohit (Sharma) got a brilliant ball. However, I think Virat Kohli was unlucky as it was a poor decision to give him out. The ball was just clipping the bails and he was given out by the on-field umpire.advertisement”The other batsmen also did not show much intent until Jadeja came in and played superbly. And so was Dhoni who kept India in the hunt.””It was unfortunate that Jadeja got out to a ball that he could have hit for a six. And had Dhoni dived, who knows, he wouldn’t have got run-out and would have taken India across the finishing line,” he added.All hope was not lost even after Jadeja persihed in the 48th over for 77 as MS Dhoni stepped up and smashed Lockie Ferguson over point for a fine six with 30 needed off the last 2. However, a stunning throw from Martin Guptill saw Dhoni getting run out on 50.Dhoni cut a disappointed figure as he walked back to the hut. India eventually fell short of the target by 18 runs and got knocked out of the tournament. However, Dhoni and Jadeja have won a lot of praise for their valiant fight in Manchester.Taking to social media, legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist said he was always inspired by Dhoni’s calmness and self belief.Batting great Sachin Tendulkar heaped rich praise on Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder was determined to something special for Team India on Wednesday.”He was brilliant. This morning when he got Ross Taylor run out with that direct throw, we in the commentary box were discussing that it could be his day. The way he took initiative in that partnership (with Dhoni), he caught New Zealand by surprise, caught them off guard,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today.”There were number of clean shots by him, which were from a batsman who was out there to do something and prove something. I would give him 10 on 10 today.”Also Read | I will keep giving my best till my last breath: Ravindra JadejaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli chokes, MS Dhoni calm under pressureAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow Shoaib AkhtarFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow World Cup 2019Follow India vs New Zealandlast_img read more

John Nash A Beautiful Mind and an inspiration for those struggling and

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and an inspiration for those struggling and striving, dies at 86 by Bruce Shipkowski, The Associated Press Posted May 25, 2015 12:38 am MDT Last Updated May 25, 2015 at 4:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 24, 2002 file photo, John Nash, left, and his wife Alicia, arrive at the 74th annual Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday, May 23, 2015, police said. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch, File) TRENTON, N.J. – Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.Nash had read the classic “Men of Mathematics” by E.T. Bell by the time he was in high school. He planned to follow in his father’s footsteps and studied for three years at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh — now Carnegie Mellon University — but instead followed his passion for math.He then went to Princeton, where he worked on his equilibrium theory and, in 1950, received his doctorate with a dissertation on non-co-operative games. The thesis contained the definition and properties of what would later be called the Nash equilibrium.But it was while teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959, when his wife, Alicia, was pregnant with their son, that schizophrenia began to emerge, a yearslong fight that was chronicled in the Academy Award-winning blockbuster “A Beautiful Mind.” The Nashes died in a car accident late Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86; she was 82.“John’s remarkable achievements inspired generations of mathematicians, economists and scientists who were influenced by his brilliant, groundbreaking work in game theory, and the story of his life with Alicia moved millions of readers and moviegoers who marveled at their courage in the face of daunting challenges,” Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.In an autobiography written for The Nobel Foundation website, Nash said delusions caused him to resign as a faculty member at MIT. He also spent several months in New Jersey hospitals on an involuntary basis. However, Nash’s schizophrenia diminished through the 1970s and 1980s as he “gradually began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking,” he wrote.2001’s “A Beautiful Mind” was based on an unauthorized biography by Sylvia Nasar, who wrote that Nash’s contemporaries found him “immensely strange” and “slightly cold, a bit superior, somewhat secretive.” Much of his demeanour likely stemmed from mental illness.“A Beautiful Mind” won four Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and generated interest in John Nash’s life story.Russell Crowe, who was nominated for best actor for playing Nash, tweeted that he was “stunned” by news of the couple’s death.“An amazing partnership,” he wrote. “Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts.”Jennifer Connelly, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Alicia Nash, called the couple “an inspiration,” and the film’s director, Ron Howard, tweeted that “it was an honour telling part of their story.”The Nashes split in 1963 then resumed living together several years later and remarried in 2001.John Nash held a research post at Brandeis University before eventually returning to Princeton. Known as brilliant and eccentric, he was associated with Princeton for many years, most recently serving as a senior research mathematician.He was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in game theory, which offered insight into the dynamics of human rivalry. It is considered one of the most influential ideas of the 20th century.Just days before his death, Nash received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo with New York University mathematician Louis Nirenberg, who called Nash a truly great mathematician and “a kind of genius.”Nirenberg said he had chatted with the Nashes for an hour at the airport in Newark, New Jersey before they’d gotten into a taxi to return home to Princeton Township.New Jersey State Police say the Nashes were thrown out of the taxi when it crashed around 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Monroe Township, about 12 miles from their home. The cab driver was hospitalized.___Associated Press writers Geoff Mulvihill in Trenton and Jeff McMillan in Philadelphia contributed to this report. read more