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The Fall of Manchester United after SAF

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  First things first! Sir Alex Ferguson is undoubtedly the greatest football manager of all time and has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football. During his illustrious 26 years with Manchester United he won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions League titles. I am always reminded of him every time Manchester United are chasing in the dying minutes of the game. You cannot dismiss them until the referee blows the final whistle because of the “Fergie Time” effect. Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership style is tough, aggressive and loyal with high commitment towards and from the players. Many of his players considered him as a disciplinarian with a hard character and a stubborn man. In 2013, just two weeks after winning his 13 th Premier League title, Sir Alex announced his retirement from football management crushing hearts of every Manchester United fan and other football enthusiasts. United have gone from serial wi

When I met GOD - Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar at MCA, Bandra My semester break was on from college and I was just whiling away time when I received a call from my friend and he said, "Come to Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) right now, Sachin is here". I couldn't believe my ears, I picked up a plain white t-shirt to get his signature and headed to Bandra. We waited for almost 4hrs and in the process ended up meeting Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra in the locker room. But like any other Indian, we were hopeful to see Sachin Tendulkar that day because such opportunities don't come by every day. The moment arrived, he stepped out of the indoor practice nets and around 50 people crowded him. I managed to hand over my t-shirt to him and he happily signed. The Indian Cricket Team was leaving for Sri Lanka I think for the 2011 Cricket World Cup and we begged him to click a picture with us. The Little Master obliged and as I stood right next to him, I took the o

Leicester City shocks the Football world

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How can I have a blog and not write about football? Sit back, relax and read about one of the biggest shocks in football or any sport for that matter. I have been watching English football for about 17 years now and what happened in 2016 can be described as one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, Leicester City were confirmed as champions of the Premier League for the first time in the club's history. The previous season, Leicester was bottom of the table for most of the year and on the brink of relegation.   Seven wins in the last nine matches saved them from relegation and helped them regain their spot in the English top flight. At the beginning of 2015 – 16 season, Leicester City was given odds of 5000-1 to win the Premier League. There was a stronger possibility of Elvis Presley being found alive, so you can imagine the disbelief across the sporting world when this farfetched dream became a reality. Was it the Manager? Leicester City turne

Yuvraj Singh's Cancer Comeback

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Yuvraj Singh has always been in the news whether it is about hitting 6 sixes in the inaugural twenty20 world cup ’07, spearheading India in the Natwest Final’02 & the World Cup’11 triumph or for his personal life about women and marriage. But this time around, he’d made the headlines for something which was beyond sport, money and sex. Yuvraj Singh was the cynosure of all eyes as he started his journey back to international cricket after a 9-month long absence due to cancer. Having inspired a billion people including the ones who are not even remotely connected to the game, Yuvraj Singh stood on the cricket field after defying all the odds – undaunted and carefree. He became the darling of world cricket. Sport critics often talk about how nothing or nobody is bigger than the game but despite all the criticism over his sympathy-driven selection and the loss against New Zealand, Yuvraj Singh proved that he was bigger than cricket on that particular day. Now, the big que