Virat Kohli, come to Pakistan and play cricket: India captain’s fan in Lahore wins hearts

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LahoreOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 13:23 IST Virat Kohli’s fan in Lahore was spotted during the 3rd T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli’s fan urged him to come and play cricket in PakistanThe fan was spotted at the Gaddafi Stadium in LahoreIndia and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2013Virat Kohli, world cricket’s biggest superstar, has fan following all over the globe. Despite the strain in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan over the years, Kohli has earned a lot of love from across the border. Several Pakistan cricket fans, in the past, have showcased their admiration for the India captain.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2013 and the two Asian giants have met only at major ICC and ACC tournaments in the recent past.However, on Wednesday, a Pakistan cricket fan in Lahore held up a banner, requesting Virat Kohli to come and play crikcet in Pakistan. The fan was posing for a photo with the banner a the Gaddafi Stadium during Pakistan’s T20I match against Sri Lanka.”@imVkohli we are hoping you to come Pakistan and play cricket here also. We love you I am big fan of you. Lots of love ?? and strength from ???? #PakVsSri #Lahore #Pakistan,” the fan wrote on Twitter.Fans from either side of the border responded to the tweet with a lot of heartwarming positivity.Hopefully soon my friend. we would also like to see pak play in india as well????Matargast Zero (@MatargastLog) October 9, 2019What a lovely gesture from our neighbour fan! God bless!! And sorry on behalf of the haters from my country. We unfortunately have haters on both sides.!#LoveoverhateSiddarth (@SiddarthRupani) October 9, 2019Such a lovely gesture. Love you bro.Again, people of pakistan are very much true & positive.harish???? (@Me_harish14) October 9, 2019We would love to visit Pakistan. Let the situation improve.Love bro..advertisementVishal_India (@VishalIndia8) October 9, 2019Sri Lanka’s visit to Pakistan also marked the return of high-profile cricket to Pakistan ever since the bus attack in Lahore in 2009.Despite 10 top players, inclduing Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews pulling out, Sri Lanka sent a second-string team to Pakistan for a 3-match ODI series and 3-match T20I series.Pakistan, under new head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, won the 3-match ODI series 2-0 in Karachi. Notably, amid a lot of buzz, the 1st ODI in Karachi was washed out with a ball being bowled due to rain.Sri Lanka, though, fought back and clinched the T20I series 3-0 in Lahore. The visiting Sri Lankan side, led by Dasun Shanaka, played an impressive brand of cricket as a lot of young names stepped up and helped them clinch their first-ever clean sweep in a T20I series.Also Read | Dasun Shanaka joins MS Dhoni in elite list as Sri Lanka clean sweep Pakistan 3-0 in T20I seriesAlso Read | How did we think we were No. 1: Misbah-ul-Haq after T20I series loss vs Sri LankaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Virat KohliFollow LahoreFollow Pakistan cricketFollow Gaddafi stadiumFollow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow India vs Pakistan Virat Kohli, come to Pakistan and play cricket: India captain’s fan in Lahore wins heartsPakistan vs Sri Lanka: A Pakistan cricket fan was spotted at the Gaddafi Stadium holding a banner with which he appealed to Virat Kohli to come and play in the neightbouring country.advertisementlast_img read more

Times Russia report is virtual treason Trump says

first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused The New York Times of “a virtual act of treason,” after it reported the US is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid. Current and former government officials have described the classified deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s power grid and other targets, the Times reported. The action is intended partly as a warning but also to leave the US poised to conduct cyberstrikes in the event of a major conflict between the US and Russia, the newspaper said. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London Trump tweeted that the accusations were “NOT TRUE,” calling the media “corrupt” and repeating accusations that journalists are “the enemy of the people.” “Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia,” he wrote. “This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country.” The Times report came after an investigation by US special counsel Robert Mueller of alleged hacking by Russia’s GRU intelligence agency and social media manipulation by Russia’s Internet Research Agency to benefit Trump’s election campaign. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador Mueller detailed a disturbing number of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia ahead of the 2016 poll. Trump claimed the report cleared him of wrongdoing. On the question of obstruction of justice, the report did not conclude Trump committed a crime, but Mueller wrote that “it also does not exonerate him.” In its Saturday report, the Times described “broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr Trump about operations against Russia for concern over his reaction — and the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.” The Times also cited National Security Council officials as saying they had no security concerns about the newspaper’s reporting on the digital incursions, perhaps indicating that some of the intrusions were meant to be noticed by the Russians. The New York Times, Washington Post and other publications have issued numerous investigative reports into Trump and his administration, with probes also under way by Congressional committees. In February the publisher of the Times, A.G. Sulzberger, said Trump’s attacks on the press were “reckless” and “dangerous” and threatened to encourage violence against journalists. “America’s founders believed that a free press was essential to democracy because it is the foundation of an informed, engaged citizenry,” he said in a statement.last_img read more

Moroccos Youssef EnNesyri to Join Spains Leganes

Rabat – After three years with Malaga CF, Moroccan international football player Youssef En-Nesyri is thinking about joining Leganes.  According to Spanish outlet AS, the Atlas Lion’s current club is negotiating his transfer to Leganes. Malaga is asking for €10 million to release its striker. However, Leganes is only ready to offer €6 million to enroll the 21-year-old football player. Malaga has recently signed two of En-Nesyri’s national teammates, Morocco’s goalkeeper Munir El Kajoui for a 4-year contract and midfielder Badr Boulahroud for a 3-year contract. Since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Youssef En-Nesyri has earned the respect of millions of Moroccans, especially after he scored during Morocco’s last game against Spain. En-Nesyri’s 81st-minute header delivered a temporary lead to the national team. The native from Fez started his football career in the youth team of the Maghreb AS. He joined the Mohammed VI Academy team led by Nasser Larguet, along with Moroccan Hamza Mendyl, where he trained for a few years before being loaned to the Malaga CF club in 2015. A year later, he was bought by the same club for €125,000 and managed to earn a starting position by scoring in the first four games in which he participated.As for his career with the Moroccan team, the young striker was summoned for the first time on August 31, 2016, to play in a friendly against Albania. He scored his first goal with the Atlas Lions in the 2017 Africa Cup against Togo. In 2018, En-Nesyri scored in a friendly against Estonia, a game played in preparation for the Russian World Cup, before offering Moroccan fans the joy of winning a second goal against La Roja. read more