India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI, Vizag, April 2005
With three consecutive disappointing performances from his debut, in his just 4th ODI match, Dhoni announced himself on the international stage by making destructive 148 from from just 123 balls against the biggest cricket rivals of India. With the spectacular 15 boundaries and 4 lofty sixes, helped Team India reach 9/356 from 50 overs. Pakistan gave tough fight in response but wasn’t enough as India grab the 58 run win. The remarkable match as a star was born.
2. The Rise
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI, Jaipur 2005
Dhoni introduced himself with this nasty knock against Sri Lanka at Jaipur. The long-haired mighty 25 year old Mahi walked out to bat after the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar with scoreboard equation 7/1. Came out as pinch hitter, which we might see getting a quick for 50 or so but very difficult to carry that fashion for extended time. That wasn’t the case with Dhoni, as his dazzling inning of 183 of just 145 balls flooded with 15 boundaries and 10 destructive sixes, he took India single handedly win with 6 wickets in hand and chased down 299 runs with 4 overs to spare.
3. The Adelaide cameo
Australia vs India 2nd ODI, Adelaide, February 2012
Australia while batting first, made a defendable 269 runs from their 50 overs. India while chasing the target needed 92 of 95 deliveries when Gambhir got out for 92. Dhoni, who loves taking a run chase to the very last over scored 44 from 58 balls. What made this inning exceptional was the fact that India needed 13 runs from last over. Dhoni, who hadn’t hit the boundary before the final over, came on strike requiring 12 runs off 4 balls. He dispatched 3rd delivery into the famous Adelaide Oval hill, the gigantic 112 meters six was one of the biggest six ever hit on the venue. Needing 6 off 3, he played in his style and took India to victory with two balls to spare.
4. ‘Dhoni abhi khel raha hai’
India vs Sri Lanka Final, Tri-nation Series, Port of Spain July 2013
After missing a few games before this final, he showed how invaluable he is to the team as he hits a magnificent 45* off 52 balls to win India tri-series.
Chasing a very achievable 202 runs, India was in total control as they reached 3/139 in 32 overs. But after dismissal of Rohit Sharma, team’s wickets collapse like a cards that left India reeling at 9/182. Needing 15 from last over and just no.11 Ishant Sharma for company. Dhoni was strike and hope wasn’t lost. Dhoni, being a confident worrier ready to face. After missing out a first delivery with no run, Captain cool delivered the next three balls for lofty 6, 4 and 6 respectively, finished it off in his style. Ingniting a cracker strip in a dressing room by Dhoni, India won on of the most memorable ODI wins.
5. The roar of Lion in IPL
RCB vs CSK Bengaluru 2019
One the best inning in IPL history by Dhoni. Batted first, RCB scored 161 runs in their 20 overs. In a defense, RCB’s Stayne and Umesh Yadav put CSK on back foot to 4/28.
Dhoni, in his own style rebuilt the inning, while batting on 60, Yadav came in to defend 26 runs off in final 6 deliveries. Thala showcased his hard big-hitting talent once again as he bagged one four and three sixes in first 5 deliveries. Needing 2 in 1 ball, unfortunately run out non striker led CSK’s defeate by smallest margin. Dhoni records his highest T20 score and became first Indian player to hit 200 sixes in IPL that night.
6. Supergiant for Pune
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab, 2016
This was the first time MS was not donning yellow jersey, was drafted into Pune team. Was criticized for his captaincy and lack of form, MS again shut the mouth of haters by his bat.
While batted first Kings made respectable 7/172 in their 20 over. When RPS batted, the struggle all came down the last two overs when RPS needed 29 runs to win. The brilliant bowling by Mohit Sharma in 19th, gave just 6 runs. 23 runs required in the final, over was bowled by Axar Patel. MS was on strike, first ball with no run scored followed by wide delivery. 2nd ball he smashed into stands, again 3rd dot ball and then struck 4,6,6 in a row with last one by helicopter!
7. The Finisher
India vs Sri Lanka World Cup Final, Mumbai, April 2011
In an inning that carried the weight of more than a billion people, Dhoni evolved as greatest of all time. In the biggest match of his career MS bravely decided to promote himself before Yuvi, who was in brilliant form right through the tournament. Dhoni hadn’t perform well and was in patchy form before final, scoring 150 runs in 8 matched with a highest score of 34. If by chance, his move in the final had failed, he would have been ridiculed by others. But “wo dhoni hai”, he knew his strength and believed in his game, therein lays Dhoni’s greatness. He started the inning slowly as usual, kept it simple. He didn’t even know when he was batting that he completed half century. After Gambhir departs, he took all on himself and along with Yuvi, “Dhoni finishes off in style and India lifts the world cup after 28 years” (I know you hearing these words through Ravi Shastri’s voice while reading). The Dhoni way!!
Throughout this, from start of the match to all the ceremony to press conference, Dhoni hadn’t take a bite of solid food. When he came to press conference, he asked to his very dear friend, cricket journalist Sunandan Lele that “Lele sahab, kuch khane ko hai kya?, biscuits ya kuch bahot bhook lagi hai, Dinbhar se kuch khaya nhi hai”, Lele handed him 4 Goodday biscuits which left in that only packet Lele had. He took that like child and finished them quickly, he was so hungry literally!”
This incident was recently shared by Sunandan Lele himself on his Facebook live, you can still go and watch there.
Making life a golden set ft. Vishwajeet Sangle
Recently we interviewed a very great personality, an international tennis player. Yes it was Vishwajit Sangle From Satara. The interview was so inspiring so let’s get to it!
1. As you were from Satara how you came into this field of sports as your carrier?
Vishwajeet – See, not all children from small town have big dreams, some of them do but then there is no source available or a better person to guide that child for achieving the dream. So I always look forward for a mentor and when I played my first state level, there was a senior guy I met, he explained me everything like, which tournament you should play, how to achieve more in the game and all. My parents were in Mumbai and I used to live with my grandmother in Satara, she used to tell me how much sports is important to you and she supported me a lot. So also by the support of loved ones I am at this level.
2. Was there any change or difference in living with grandparents as compared to parents?
Vishwajeet – What i experienced is, over parents you can demand for anything but at my grandparents there were some restrictions like not that strictly but in limit. But I enjoyed both the sides . I love both. Parents are surrounding like as an athlete, I can say that you need a better surrounding to support you, to teach you. Like for tennis it’s an individual game there is no team the player is on his/her own. That’s what i think though.
3. How you came to know that tennis is your career?
Vishwajeet – Honestly, I asked my few friends about this sport, at all with your passion you also need to earn a good amount of money in future. Also, my parents didn’t force me to get a nice job like 9 to 5 and all, they supported me. Then I came to know what I m going to do is balanced, like there is happiness plus money. So then I decided to go for it.
4. What was the scenerio of your first match?
Vishwajeet – I lost, badly. When I started playing this sport at first there were no such tough competitors and honestly I lost because of over confidence. I thought I am going to beat them easily but I lost that match. So I realized facts matter. At state level there were mini matches. But when I played my first international match it was 0-6 I literally scored 1 point and it was terrible. So from that moment I decided to do best, it should be picture perfect.
5. Most of the athletes don’t complete education but you have fone double graduation so what was the thought behind it?
Vishwajeet – My mother always says never stop learning, and I also love to do more challenging things. If I am playing tennis okay I should do something more. Though you are an athlete people ask about your academics, it doesn’t matter if you are playing on state, national or international level and at the end of the day it’s the mentality thay can’t be changed.
6. In our country cricket is more hyped than other sports, what’s your opinion on that?
Vishwajeet – Basically in cricket there are many legends Dhoni, Sevagh, Virat sir and many more but in other sports there are very few to look upto them. The growth of cricket is wild in our country and that why people are connected to it and i also love cricket, I love that game too.
7.What’s your opinion on “sports is a male dominating field”?
Vishwajeet – I don’t believe that infact today there are many female in field of sports, it’s equal, even now a days people are makin thought process in that.
8. People say vegan food is expensive, what’s your opinion on that?
Vishwajeet – Vegan food is not at all expensive. People just hype it a lot. You just need to avoid nonveg and animal based dairy products and besides these we have mamy cheap things to eat. Basically vegan people are helping the environment.
9. What’s the story behind setting up your own company?
Vishwajeet – There were 2 friends who used to call me for help like they used to ak me do you know about sponsorships, marketing and all. So basically I am helping in that way. Some people can’t reach out to me so I thought a company would be a great idea so that I can help many athletes at a time. We don’t have many leaders right now in this field so my mission is to create more leaders.
10. How do you deal with failures?
Vishwajeet – I admire it. First we fail but then we work hard and succeed in our goals, that particular joy is different. It’s just a second chance and we should give our best in it.
11.What was your worst time in your life till now that you never want to recall?
Vishwajeet – There is no such terrific thing in my life. What I believe is whatever happens its happens for the best.
12. How was your experience during your back injury, what did you do?
Vishwajeet – I played many nationals before, at that time I was not paying attention to my body. While I was in Mumbai, I was practicing and I heard a crack, I realized something went wrong, I was not able to move my left leg, then the coach and doctor came. It was a slip disk. I was on bed for 5-6 months. People used to say after slip disk we can’t walk, we need support. But I was like I want to play more, I have to come back again. And I came back again. It taught me a lot.
13. 3 things you like about talent?
Vishwajeet – What I think is along with talent, you need yo work hard, if you want to learn something you can learn anything if you work hard. People say he/she is so talented, but behind it he/she has worked hard 8-9 hours continuously. That’s what I think.14. Who is your inspiration?Vishwajit – First my parents and then many more Bruce lee and all there are many legendary people to admire.
15. As you are a bibliophile which book would you recommend all to read?
Vishwajeet – J.K Krishnamurti – Book of life. It’s a very good book, we get to know practical things. I recommend it to read. It’s an awesome book.
16. Who inspired you to read?
Vishwajeet – My mother, she loves reading, she used to tell me stories, recommend me. She is a great inspiration for me.
17. We talked about your family and career, what about your friends how do they react on you being an international tennis player?
Vishwajeet – I spend most of the time in cafe, library or with my dog. Honestly I have 2-3 friends. They didn’t change. They are happy, they really understand, they respect my sport. Their opinion is also supporting just like family.
18. Do you have any fear of loosing your fame?
Vishwajeet – No, I am not afraid of that. I don’t work hard for fame, that’s not my priority. After all it’s a part of our journey.
19. What is the reason behind posting a story as “Good morning universe”?
Vishwajeet – I feel that I am wishing everyone. I feel good not a big story behind that.20. What are your further plans?
20.What are your further plans?
Vishwajit – Complete focus on my company. Give the best to things coming on the way maybe it’s tennis or company.
21. How can we reach to your company?
Vishwajeet – You can easily reach out through the website. Everything you need to know is in detail.
22. What’s your life mantra?
Vishwajeet – You don’t need anyone else if you believe in yourself. Create you own formula to reach success.
All about perseverance rover, NASA’s mission to mars.
Perseverance rover is one in all the foremost explorer which landed on mars as part of NASA’s ongoing 2020 mars missions. The rover was launched in July and executed its landing on 18th February. The rover has travelled a distance of 293 million miles to achieve mars since its landing on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on July 20. Perseverance isn’t just another rover mission. Perseverance is taken into account to be the foremost advanced and costliest rover sent to mars. NASA had invested around $2.4 Billion to make and launch the mission. Another $300 million is anticipated to be spent so as to keep up the operational qualities within the rover.
The rover could be a size of a tiny low car, weighing around one ton and is ten feet long by 9 feet tall. It even contain some external equipment. First, it’s harboured a singular instrument called the MOXIE or Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment. MOXIE was an instrument designed to provide oxygen on Mars by transmogrifying the carbonic acid gas molecules present within the Martian atmosphere.
The second major equipment harboured by the rover which can be the cornerstone of human existence on mars in upcoming years; ISRU. ISRU means in place Resource Utilization: or the employment of local resources to fulfil human needs or requirements of the spacecraft. Without ISRU, exploration of Mars within the future decades are going to be incredibly expensive and thereby impossible. ISRU’s ain objective is to initialize the basin human demands for the long run astronauts who will visit mars. If astronauts need to carry oxygen or water or rocket propellent for his or her journey for a two-year journey to Mars and back, the price are going to be understandably excessive. In a way, this is often almost like a traveller from New Delhi having to hold their own oxygen, food supplies and aircraft fuel for a two-year stay in New York: the price per passenger are going to be incredibly high.
If oxygen are often successfully extracted on Mars in some significant scale, this will have two direct advantages: first, the oxygen are often used for human visitors to Mars, and second, the oxygen will be wont to manufacture propellant for the return journey. Thus, if the technology demonstration is successful, NASA can easily proportion the oxygen generation rate per day for MOXIE by 100 times: this could be of great use for a future human mission to Mars.
Third, Perseverance will carry Ingenuity, the primary ever helicopter to fly Mars. this can be the primary time NASA will fly a helicopter on another planet or satellite. Ingenuity may be a technology demonstration: the challenge, of course, is to fly the helicopter within the thin atmosphere of Mars. sort of a drone Earth, a Mars helicopter can help in rover drive planning and in fetching samples from locations that the rover cannot safely drive to. If this technology demonstration is successful, we’ll see a greater role for such helicopters in future missions.
Fourth, Perseverance is that the planned commencement to bring back rock samples from Mars for analysis in sophisticated laboratories on Earth: with the goal of searching for biosignatures: or signatures of present or past life. Perseverance will collect samples and a second rover mission will fly within a decade to assist transport the rock samples back to Earth.
The analysis of Martian rocks on Earth will likely provide a reliable indication of whether life on Mars is possible within the past or at this time.
What will the perseverance do ?
Perseverance is that the opening move in an exceedingly multi-step project to bring samples back from Mars. The study of the returned rock samples in sophisticated laboratories everywhere the planet will hopefully provide a decisive answer on whether life existed on Mars within the past.
Here are the steps within the Sample Return:
As the start, Perseverance will collect rock and soil samples in 43 cigar-sized tubes. The samples are collected, the canisters are sealed, and left on the bottom.
The second step is for a Mars Fetch Rover (provided by the eu Space Agency) to land, drive, and collect all samples from the various locations, and return to the lander.
The Fetch Rover will then transfer the canisters to the Ascent Vehicle. The Mars Ascent Vehicle will meet with an Orbiter after which the Orbiter will carry the samples back to Earth.
This long-term project is termed MSR or Mars Sample Return. MSR will revolutionise our understanding of the evolutionary history of Mars. If MSR is successfully executed, we are going to have an inexpensive answer of whether there was microscopic life on Mars.
But MSR does have its risks. If one in every of the components fails, just like the Fetch Rover or the Mars Ascent Vehicle, MSR is doomed. A hidden risk is strategic. At the price of MSR, there can be 5-10 spacecraft missions to different parts of the solar system: so hence, by choosing MSR, NASA forecloses the choice to undertake those other missions.