From H S RaoLondon, May 8 (PTI) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” helped him revisit the key moments of his life and share them with his fans, who have been an important part of his journey.The movie chronicles the 44-year-old cricket icons journey from a young boy to one of the most celebrated sportsmen of all time.”This film has helped me relive theimportantmoments of my life through its making. I remain a private person but realised that there is much I have not revealed or spoken about to those who have been instrumental to my life and career, especially the fans.”I hope the film will be yet another avenue for fans who have showered their love and blessings on me to cherish the journey that we undertook together for over 24 years,” Tendulkar told reporters at a promotional event here.The film, directed by James Erskine, also features fellow team members such as M S Dhoni and Virender Sehwag offering their insights into Tendulkars life and legacy.Erskine, who is known for directing several award-winning films on sports, says it was an honour for him to bring alive the story of a sports legend like Tendulkar.”Directing the film was a wonderful experience. Coming from the UK, I knew that Sachin was a cricketing legend but, even then, it was an eye-opener to see the adoration and respect that Sachin commands across the globe.Erskine says he interacted with Tendulkar, his family and other cricketers to get an insight into his life.advertisement”Sachin is both gracious and a perfectionist, and being able to make this film for the Indian people and many more across the globe was a true honour,” he says.AR Rahman has given music for the film which is set to release on May 26.The film has been produced by Ravi Bhagchandka of 200NotOut. PTI HSR SHD BK
KILLYBEGS soccer star Seamus Coleman has joked about Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness trying his sports psychology in Britain.Following speculation of links to both Celtic and Merseyside rivals Liverpool, the Everton man joked: “I’d rather he came to Everton. I’ll have a word with him!”Yesterday McGuinness said he hasn’t had any approaches from soccer clubs in Britain, though he said he would consider any job offer. The Glenties man’s role with Donegal is voluntary in an amateur sport.He earns a living as a sports psychologist.Coleman says he is delighted Donegal won the All-Ireland.“I’m a massive Donegal fan and I keep in touch with the lads, there was no happier man to see them win. They’ve been a great inspiration for everyone in the county. Michael Murphy is a great captain and for the young people in Donegal there’s no one better to look up to, he’s a great role model,” he said. Coleman, who is expected to play for Ireland against Germany this Friday – a day after his 24th birthday – said McGuinness could easily use his skills in the Premier League.“I spoke to Jim a few times and, honestly, he’s a great, great man,” said the former Donegal minor player.“You can see the love he has for football and sport, it’s something else. It would be great if he got a role with one of the football clubs, he could turn his hand to it, no problem. It’s the type of man he is.”Coleman admitted being a fan again for the Euro 2012 campaign – and watched Ireland’s games in Fawlty’s Bar in Killybegs with his mates.“Hopefully I will get another chance to reach a major tournament with Ireland. That’s my aim now, that’s my drive, because everyone wants to play in a major tournament for their country,” he said. COLEMAN: I’D LOVE TO SEE JIM McGUINNESS AT EVERTON! was last modified: October 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:COLEMAN: I’D LOVE TO SEE JIM McGUINNESS AT EVERTON!
Australia needed only a session and a half Monday to complete victory over New Zealand by an innings and 52 runs in the first cricket Test which was built on a double century by Adam Voges and gave it a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.An Australian win had been all but inevitable when, thanks to Voges’ 239, it scored 562 in its first innings in reply to New Zealand’s 183 for a 379-run lead.New Zealand started the fourth day still 201 runs behind at 178-4, having been stung by the loss of its captain Brendon McCullum in the last over before stumps Sunday, and its innings continued a steady deterioration until it was all out for 327.Henry Nicholls, who made 59 in his Test debut, was the last recognized batsman to display any sort of resistance but his was one of three wickets to fall before lunch when New Zealand was 241-7 and staring at defeat.Mark Craig and Tim Southee then shared a 59-run partnership for the ninth wicket. Southee made 48 from 23 balls with five fours and three sixes but tried once too often to go over the top off Nathan Lyon and was caught on the boundary.Craig, who top-scored in the first innings with 41 not out, was left 33 not out. Lyon took 4-91 and Mitch Marsh 3-73.Australia owed its impregnable position at the end of the first innings to Adam Voges’ 239 and Usman Khawaja’s 140 which provided the basis of their massive total. It was also favored by winning the toss and bowling first on a green pitch.advertisement”We exploited the conditions well on that first morning,” Australian captain Steve Smith said. “We hit good areas and then I think we battled quite hard with the bat.”We were under a little bit of pressure early and I thought the partnership between Khawaja and Voges was spot on and they played out of their skins to get a hundred and two hundred respectively.”Voges scored his second double century in tests and his third century in consecutive test innings to build his batting average in his 14th Test to 97.46. Only Don Bradman who retired with a Test average of 99.94, has a higher average than Voges whose innings at the Basin Reserve followed his 269 not out and 106 not out against the West Indies in December.The West Australian, who made his test debut last year aged 35, now has five test centuries since June. When he was the last man out in Australia’s innings, Voges had scored 614 runs and gone more than 1,100 minutes since his last test dismissal.New Zealand began its second innings just before lunch on Sunday, facing a mountainous 379 run deficit and nearly three more days of play remaining.An 81-run opening partnership between Tom Latham (63) and Martin Guptill (45) – its best against Australia in 23 years – gave New Zealand a solid start but New Zealand’s batsmen couldn’t sustain the long innings necessary to save the game.Kane Williamson was out for 22 and when McCullum fell for 10 to the last ball of the third day the only conceivable outcome was an Australian win.Nicholls battled for 3 hours, 5 minutes for his 59 before he was bowled by Jackson Bird, giving the lanky paceman – playing his first test in almost three years – his first wicket of the match.Southee and Trent Boult (12) resorted to some big hitting at the end but they did little to reduce the magnitude of Australia’s win or the confidence the tourists will take into the second test which starts in Christchurch on Thursday.McCullum, who played his 100th consecutive Test in Wellington and will retire after his 101st in Christchurch, said New Zealand struggled to recover after slumping to 51-5 in the game’s opening session.”I thought the guys fought pretty hard throughout but we were outplayed by a better team and we weren’t able to get back into the match after that first morning,” he said. “I thought the way that Usman and Adam both played on a wicket that still had a little bit in it batted us out of the game.”