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She was with #trueblood hottie #alexanderskarsgard” comedian Haley Sacks Tweeted along with a photo of Chung on Tuesday morning Representatives for Chung and Skarsgard have not commented on the issue so far For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep Dwivedi | Updated: July 6 2014 7:50 pm Gautam Gambhir at his residence before leaving for England (Source: Express Photo by Praveen Khanna) Related News After being out of the national side for a year-and-a-half Gautam Gambhir earned a recall for the five-Test tour of England Sandeep Dwivedi meets the opener and pieces together the story of his comeback While talking to the Kolkata Knight Riders squad during the home leg of IPL 7 former Aussie Test opener now a busy batting problem-solver Justin Langer threw up a brain-teaser Are you guys watching the ball while batting Specifics about smirks and stifled laughs that this seemingly ludicrous question received haven’t yet been leaked from the KKR dressing room but it now emerges that Langer through his query could have given KKR’s then out-of-form skipper Gautam Gambhir a career-changing advice For the uninitiated or even the inexperienced Langer’s inqury might seem as lame as asking the living if they breathe But for Gautam the articulate Aussie had hit the nail on the head One opener had helped another to zero in on his ‘zero’ problem — KKR skipper had started the season with 3 ducks Over the years ‘the thinking’ batsmen while dealing with run slumps have overburdened their minds with long technical check lists and complex theories In the bargain their over-analytical minds have missed the woods for the trees They would tend to merely ‘look’ at the ball and not as Langer said ‘watch’ it Gambhir a self-confessed intense cricketer speaks about how Langer’s words made him audit his thoughts and re-focus on the ball — the change that brought with it 3 half-centuries a second IPL title a Test recall and a template to follow for the England tour “When you are short on confidence and runs rather than looking at the ball you wonder where you will get your first run You start thinking about the gaps what if the ball swings away what if it comes in what the bowler is going to do There are so many things happening in your mind that even if you want to focus on the ball the mind will not allow you to” says Gambhir recalling his days of struggle while settled comfortably between puffy cushions in his living room It’s been about a fortnight since his second bus-top felicitation in Kolkata The anticipation of the upcoming England tour and Test comeback has made the short break at home sweeter Not far from where the new-father sits is a pink pram and scattered toys This is a happy phase in Gambhir’s life it’s that time when cricketers don’t mind talking about their days of doubts and even indulge in brutal self-assessment They even open up to kicking an old habit Cricket talk Regulars on the circuit have often spoken about Mr Serious’ unquenchable thirst for cricket talk where he mostly likes to be the listener Over the years at Team India net sessions a brooding Gambhir nodding his head and air-batting while in deep conversation with coaches seniors and even juniors has been a common sight The less he scores the more he talks or rather more he listens “I need to cut down on those sessions If there is a major fault in your batting then it is fine What you need to realise is there can never be a technically perfect cricketer ever in the world If there had been a perfect cricketer he would have had an average of 100 Cricket is such a leveler that most guys average between 50 and 55” he says Note: The ‘you’ in the answer standing for ‘I’ Gambhir is far from the perfect Test batsman but back in 2010 he was certainly above average He averaged 57 in Tests Those were the heady days India finally had a consistent opener they thought they would never find A double hundred at Kotla against Australia 276 over two innings of a Test against England at Mohali a monumentally patient knock of 137 at Napier and couple of 100s against Sri Lanka to take India to Test No1 In 2011 he had scores of 80 93 64 against Steyn & Co in South Africa With a World Cup final 97 and KKR’s resurrection too in his CV Gambhir was well and truly captain material Post-World Cup as expected the selectors named him skipper for the West Indies tour That’s when the script changed He missed the Caribbean flight because of injury and months later worse was in store for him in England Elbow injury while crouching close-in at Lord’s a concussion after a fall on the field at Oval plus and of course the deadly England pace attack cracked the cement around Gambhir’s feet The average dropped to 44 He lost his Test place Like other failed batsmen on that tour Gambhir has relived England ’11 several times in his mind Expectations or rather over-expectations started the decline he feels “New Zealand was my first overseas tour I didn’t expect too much from me I thought I just need to give the team solid starts It was a realistic target The problem is when you start expecting too much from yourself Like was the case in England where they had given us green tracks there you can’t say that I have to score a hundred here So over-expectation could be a reason (for the slump)” Gambhir says Did the buzz about him being the ‘captain-in-waiting’ too play on his mind He is emphatic almost aggressive in his tone as he denies it “Captaincy was never on my mind I never think that India is not doing well and I have runs so I can be a captain Those things never came to my mind” Once again the ‘mind’ has cropped up in the conversation It’s too tempting to peek into that mind Mind games Early in the interaction Gambhir had spoken about the ideal ‘mind space’ that every batsman aspires to be in “It is where you are absolutely blank and you back your instincts” he had said It is difficult to see Gambhir occupy that space Even when in form he seems a player on the boil his mind buzzing with ideas For someone who had to make a mountain of domestic runs to make it to India A and subsequently after many more tons be recognised as a bonafide international cricketer things haven’t come easy for Gambhir Technical flaws exploited by left-handed seamers who bring the ball in or wily off-spinners have made him look inadequate at times Self-doubts and the urge for a technical tweak have been Gambhir’s defence mechanism in times of those unusually long single-digit streaks A ‘blank mind’ is almost a utopian idea for the ‘thinking cricketer’ Ironically Gambhir’s longest companion at the crease has been a batsman who is said to possess that mythical ‘blank mind’ It’s been a year since Virender Sehwag played his last Test but just last month playing for King’s XI Punjab he seemed as carefree as he was when he made his Test debut in 2001 He knows what you are getting at on hearing the ‘Sehwag’ reference Gambhir doesn’t even let you finish the question “We are very different on and off the field” he butts in A wry smile a shake of the head and ‘heard that before’ look later he continues to speak about Sehwag “I think the most I have shared about my game is with him He keeps telling me that you need to be a little bit more relaxed But that doesn’t come naturally to me” To stress the point he gives an example “During a net session before a game if I get out 3 or 4 times it spoils my confidence If I finish the nets without getting out even if I have not hit many shots it gives me confidence” For Sehwag it’s different “If at nets he has got out 10 times but played 10 cracking shots he will only think about those 10 cracking shots That would give him confidence” Gambhir is aware how difficult it is to rein in the thoughts that race around in the mind “You can’t change your basic nature Maybe I decide to be carefree for a change and I am carefree every minute before the Test But as soon as I take guard obviously my natural self will take over and I would turn intense” What worked for him during IPL was the additional burden of leading a franchise side The batsman inside him got neglected as the captaincy duties ate up most of the mind space Thoughts about back lift elbow shape feet movement didn’t flood his mind during the initial slump In England as the one of the oldest member and earliest debutant in the squad Gambhir now has the option of thinking about the team’s collective challenges and not clutter his mind by over-analysing his batting Or look around him to find a healthy distraction The pink pram you find out will be travelling to England For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Antwerp | Updated: June 27 2015 12:08 am While India scored two field goals Pakistan got one by a penalty-stroke and the other through a penalty-corner (Source: AP) Related News Ramandeep Singh scoredtwo fine goals as the showpiece subcontinental hockeyencounter between arch-rivals India and Pakistan ended in athrilling 2-2 draw in the World League Semifinals at the KHCDragons Stadium in Antwerp on Friday Asian Games champions India were threatening to score alate match-winner when their strikers thrice took shots at therival citadel in the last three minutes during a surchargedencounter played at a brisk pace After opening the scoring in the 13th minute Ramandeepcame back to score the eventual equaliser with an opportunistic flick into the net in the 39th minute afterPakistan captain Muhammad Imran scored twice Imran’s two goals came off a penalty stroke in the 28thminute and through a rasping penalty corner drag-flick in the in the 37th The Indian defence gave a fine exhibition but there werea lot of wayward marksmanship by their strikers as Pakistanalso fell back to defend stoutly in the first encounter sincethe Champions Trophy semifinals Pakistan won that Champions Trophy semifinal contest atBhubaneswar in December by one goal but obscene gestures inthe onfield victory celebrations led to suspensions of twoPakistan players The draw gives India seven points from three outings inPool A ahead of the fixture against World champions Australia Pakistan now have four points from three matches having lostthe match against Australia India enjoyed some early domination in an exhibition ofclean hockey by both sub-continental teams Both India and Pakistan built their attacks on counters and the period ofclean tackling was disturbed when Pakistan striker MuhammadRizwan Junior’s swinging stick hit Yuvraj Walmiki on his rightknee Yuvraj had to undergo a long period of ice-pack treatmenton the bench before he was seen in action again late in the first half India took the lead in the 13th minute with a divingdeflection by Ramandeep who capitalised on Gurmail Singh’s diagonal cross from left into the circle At the other end of the pitch Indian goalkeeper P RSreejesh had to pad away a long cross to ward off any danger India posed a threat to the Pakistan circle again in the 15thminute when Gurbaj’s cross from right found Satbir Singhinside the circle but Satbir could not control the ball thatcame through several legs Pakistan forced two successive penalty corners in the22nd minute in a period of domination during which they equalised The ball struck Indian defender Jasjit Singh’s footon the goalline causing a penalty stroke that was duly converted by captain Muhammad Imran In the process India also lost their referral India forced their first penalty corner in the 28thminute when Satbir’s cross from right was carried by a defender As penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh was notfielded the shot was taken by Manpreet Singh and was palmedback by the goalkeeper The ball struck onrushing strikerYuvraj on the thigh but they did not have the right ofreferral and the umpire waved away the protests India were awarded their second penalty corner whenSatbir was obstructed from taking a shot inside the circle but it was cancelled as he tried the shot after the umpire hadblown the whistle Satbir was also shown the yellow card and had to sit outfor 10 minutes in the second session which India played with10 players throughout the third quarter Just before Satbir was called back to the field DevindarWalmiki got a yellow card for a foul deep inside the Indian territory Pakistan went 2-1 ahead on their third penalty corner asImran scored his second goal with a rasping drag-flick that went into the net in the 37th minute The lead lasted just two minutes as Ramandeep equalisedby shooting on target with an opportunistic strike on a through ball from the right flank India forced another penalty corner in the 41st minute?

? Another event slated for October 18 is the felicitation of classical vocalist Pandit Ullas Khaskar. “At the end of the story,told PTI. All-rounder Kieron Pollard was ruled out of the World Twenty20 due to a knee injury, Eyewitnesses told police that a speeding car coming from the Dwarka side hit the auto-rickshaw. download Indian Express App More Related News They wanted to take the protest rally to Bharat Nagar Chowk, # Portugal captain Ronaldo becomes highest capped player for his country (128) eclipsing Luis Figo – who is in attendance. This.

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