31 May 2011

Shahid Afridi announces retirement from International cricket

An all emotional Shahid Afridi , recently axed Pakistan ODI captain has announced retirement from international cricket. This news first caught high-light in a Pakistani Geo channel. 
He had already announced retirement from Test cricket in their first test defeat against England last year, but this news has taken the Pakistani fans and , cricket lovers with great shock. He was considered to have played a pivotal role in uniting the national team, after torrid times faced with Pakistani cricket, and went on to lead a spirited team to the World Cup 2011 semi-finals.

He was stripped of his captaincy after his controversial remarks given to media after his arrival from Caribbean tour. Afridi referred to the situation with Waqar, saying, 
"Although the differences in team management are not such which could not be solved, I feel everyone should do his job and need not interfere in other's work".

 That led to the board issuing him a show cause notice to explain his remarks, and presumably formed part of the reasons for his removal. Subsequently Afridi decided to pull outof the two ODIs against Ireland; speculation was that he was unhappy over his ouster, though he said it was because of his father's ill-health.  

22 May 2011

Ronaldo makes new Primera Liga goal record

The sensational Portuguese Christiano Ronaldo has made a new mark in football history, as he made new Primera Liga goal scoring record of 40 in a season. By this now he has now surpassed previous joint record holders, Hugo Sanchez(Real Madrid) and Telmo Zarra(Athletic Bilbao) of 38 goals. Sanchez scored 38 in the 1989/90 season whereas  Zarra's 38 came in 1959/60.

Christiano Ronaldo achieved the feat   during Real Madrid match against Almeria where they were washed our 8-1, and Ronaldo went on to score his 39th and 40th goals. His 39th goal came in the fourth minute, whereas he scored the second in the 77th minute. Ronaldo, who had scored nine goals in his previous three games heading into the final fixture, has posted 53 goals in all competitions for Madrid this season. With this he has also surpassed Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi's 52 goals, making them  first Spanish League players to score 50 or more goals in all competitions in a single season.

02 May 2011

His Reign is Over

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