Formula One is not only about cars and the well maintained or built tracks but it has got more in terms of class. The drivers driving with full zeal and passion and the teammates helping them in changing the tyres and refueling are some of the breathing features of this sport. Let’s take a look at the points which have made us fall in love with this sport
The overtaking in formula one is the most difficult thing to do. It doesn’t come easily and has to be practice a lot. A formula one driver has to follow the guy in front lap after lap and then decide the moment where he can surge forward from his opponent. There are drivers who doesn’t allow to overtake easily as they believe in blocking the way, which makes moving forward almost impossible. The efforts of both the driver in front and the one behind are equally exciting. Apart from this, if a driver has a faster car in his hand, he can always pass through at the time of pit stops. This is one area which allows good drivers to move ahead of their opponents.
The F1 is about drivers and their skill throughout the campaign. The race runs for hours and a driver can’t relax even for a second. A batsman can take a breather at the non-strike end while a footballer has a luxury of cooling himself down for few second but formula one is about concentration. A mistake can end the race or even result in career threatening injuries. A car running at 300 kmph is not easy to control as this requires lot of effort. Apart from this, driving is not fun during the course of a rainfall but F1 drivers don’t enjoy the luxury of stopping near buy corner. The participant is expected to improve his performance lap after lap in every race.
The Fans across the globe who follow F1 thinks that cars are automatic and a driver has to only handle steering but this not the case. He has to take each and every step correctly to avoid any sort of failure. The shifting of gears happens in a split of a second while cars can touch 100 kmph is just 2.6 seconds. The cars are made or modified with series of components and a driver has to learn about them.
The sound which comes out the car is one of the reasons why fans love this sport. I know this could be irritating for few but the real followers enjoy this a lot. Although F1 engines have come down in terms of power over the years but the sound they generates still gives one a sign of relief.
Another awesome thing about formula one is the pit stop. This is the area where drivers stop for refueling and change of other car components. The correct measures have to be followed as few more second here and there could result end of competition in terms of points. Moreover, the officials of a particular race follow everything closely and any false attempt could result in penalty.
Formula One is the only sport which goes to every continent of the world. From Asia to Europe, South America to North America, the F1 has touched every boundary. Constant movement and travelling to different parts of the world make racing difficult for the drivers. They have to adjust to different time zones, weather conditions and living standards. They could be on an empty street one week followed by a crowded one in the other half of a month. The races are held on different kind of tracks with different views around. From an afternoon start to late finishes, F1 is all about never ending challenges.
No matter who says what, the speed trills and this is one reason why we all love formula one. It is quite extraordinary to do normal stuff at a breathtaking speed that too without committing mistakes. I know the various rule changes have packed back this sport a bit but the excitement level still remains.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) might have had to struggle a bit after it received a shock in the form of Indian Premier League (IPL)’s title sponsor VIVO mobiles pulling out from the deal. The Chinese company pulled out just ahead of the tournament because of the negative publicity it got on social media.
However, now things seem to be materializing in a better way for the board as there are a variety of companies ready to sponsor the league and leading the race is e-commerce giant Amazon. If reports in News 18 are to be believed then, BCCI is ready to negotiate a deal even with 1/3rd of the amount that VIVO was offering.
"If they are able to strike a deal worth Rs 180 crore, which would be just one-third of VIVO’s 440, even then also it would be a win-win situation for the board," a source close to the board was quoted as saying in the report.
Non-competitive brands can partner to pull in money for sponsorship
The source further hinted that BCCI is also looking at the idea of two non competing brands to take the lead and pool in the money for the sponsorship to serve their causes.
"You know the board is also looking for partners, so for example, BYJUs and Unacademy are rivals and so are Dream 11 and My Circle 11 in their own core areas. But if Dream 11 gets the title and BYJUs come in as official partners to pool in the money or if Unacademy gets the title and My Circle 11 pools in then that is also accepted by the board,” the source said.
India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and his partner Natasa Stankovic were recently blessed with a baby boy. The cricketer had shared the good news on social media platforms. While enjoying his duties, Hardik is posting adorable videos and pictures of his son. The newborn is hogging a lot of limelight these days.
Hardik’s brother Krunal Pandya recently uploaded a clip with his nephew. Taking to his official Instagram handle, Krunal posted a video. He captioned the video as, “Let’s talk cricket”.
Tell him to become a fast-bowling all-rounder - KL Rahul
While people showered blessings on the little one, India batsman KL Rahul predicted the career profession of the junior Hardik Pandya.
He suggested Krunal to make the baby boy a fast-bowling all-rounder in future.
“Please tell him to become a fast-bowling all-rounder,” Rahul commented on the post.
KL Rahul is currently gearing up for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League, which is scheduled to take place from September 19 in the UAE. While Rahul will lead Kings XI Punjab franchise, Pandya brothers will be back in action for the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Notably, all the matches of IPL 2020 will be played across three cities - Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
As the preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) gathers momentum and the world gears up for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the question is whether the focus should be on how to balance the wheel versus where the next year's World Cup should be held.
There is little doubt that there are as many World Cups in cricket as there are Twenty20 leagues currently underway in the game. Even as the discussion rakes up once more about who - the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or Cricket Australia (CA) - will host next year's ICC Twenty20 World Cup, there is a need for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to address the current situation where too few teams have their plans etched out following the pandemic break.
England is said to be still in a dismal situation despite the fact that the West Indies have successfully completed their your and Pakistan are playing the first Test. Their limited-overs series with Australia is in the dock as the Australian cricketers are contemplating how to play in England and then fly to the UAE for the IPL.
The hurdles for the IPL abound in the fact that players and teams are expected to arrive a month in advance to the scheduled September schedule to meet the Coronavirus pandemic measures but also, for franchisees to have the opportunity to work with their teams and devise a conditioning camp to get them out of the rust/rest period and towards winning ways.
South Africa are battling internal wranglings as they are fighting broader issues of corruption and uncertainty of scheduling. It is throwing their fragile, recently laid down game plan in turmoil, and given the player turnover, they will be concerned, despite the innovative 3T cricket distraction, for their jitters to calm down with an international series.
The pandemic break and the rescheduling after has meant that more than one team besides South Africa are looking at an immediate bleak future.
Australia are going all out to keep their date with the schedule of India's tour. But not many teams have India and thereby, a lucrative proposition in the offing. Calls for England to reciprocate the tour for the West Indies grows as players have been asked to undergo a pay cut despite the tour of England.
At a time when it is important that the ICC take cognizance of this FTP that is in immediate need of handling, it seems inane that after wasting more than three months in the offing while Cricket Australia refused to host the world cup this year, that they would waste more time finalizing whether CA and the BCCI would swap hosting rights for a year that is still far away when there are too many immediate concerns that need the attention of the governing body in consultation with its permanent board members on the collective issue regarding the state of the game.
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With the Indian Premier League (IPL) about to start soon, all the fans of Mahendra Singh Dhoni would finally be able to watch him play. These fans have been expecting the ‘Thala’ to play international cricket and make a comeback in Team India.
However, cricketer-turned commentator, Aakash Chopra believes that Dhoni would not be bothered about team India selection as he has risen above that. Aakash feels that 39-year-old MSD’s only focus would be to get Chennai into the finals.
"For Dhoni, it really doesn’t matter whether he is selected or not. I believe as a cricketer and as a batsman, he would just look to score runs and guide his team to victory. The maturity he has achieved won’t let me worry him about the selection and his only focus would be to win the games for Chennai Super Kings (CSK),” Aakash said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
Saying that CSK is more or less built around MSD, therefore the success of Ranchi boy would also be reflected in his team’s success, Chopra tried to broaden the spectrum of Dhoni’s impact.
"CSK’s success depends upon MSD a lot. If he is in god form, chances are that CSK would do well because then he would be involved a lot in the game,” Chopra added.
Dhoni will score runs even after not playing competitive cricket for a long time - Chopra
Further the Delhi born commentator also said that Dhoni, even after not being part of any competitive match from July last year, would score good runs.
"Just take a thorough look at his career and you would realize that he gives very little to no damn about anything going on in the surroundings that might affect him. So I believe that even when he has not played cricket for quite some time, he is going to score runs and succeed this season,” 42-year-old Chopra concluded.
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