Archive for October, 2010
Razzaq’s miraculous batting steers Pak to win
Razzaq steers Pak to sensational win
ABU DHABI: Woken-up Abdul Razzaq hit a belligerent unbeaten hundred to help Pakistan pull off an incredible win in the second one-day international against South Africa here on Sunday.
The dashing 30-year-old all-rounder hit a quick fire 109 off just 72 balls studded with ten towering sixes and seven fours to help Pakistan overhaul a daunting 288-run target with just one wicket and one delivery to spare.
Razzaq’s third one-day hundred — crossing the fifty mark for the first time since making 75 not out against England four years ago — helped Pakistan level the five-match series 1-1 at the Abu Dhabi Stadium.
South Africa won the first match by eight wickets here on Friday. The third match will be played in Dubai on Tuesday.
Razzaq, who came to the crease at 5-136, added 81 for the sixth wicket with Fawad Alam (48) to raise hopes of Pakistan win and even after Alam fell, he did not lose heart despite Pakistan needing 87 in the last ten overs.
He hit Charl Langeveldt for three sixes in 47th over before taking a six Continue Reading…
Date of Birth: 30 July 1947, Thal, Styria, Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
Nicknames: Arnie, Austrian Oak, Conan the Republican, Styrian Oak,
The Governator, The Running Man, Conan the Governor
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m).
Growing up in a small, isolated village in Austria, he turned to bodybuilding as his ticket to a better life. Prior to that he served a mandatory one year in the Austrian military (beginning in 1965). After conquering the world as arguably the greatest bodybuilder who ever lived, he went to America to make his name in motion pictures. Hampered by his impossible name and thick accent, success eluded him for many years. It wasn’t until he found the tailor-made role of Conan that he truly came into his own as a performer. A succession of over-the-top action films made him an international box office star. By alternating violent action films with lighter, comedic fare, he has solidified his position as one of the most popular – if not the most popular – movie stars in the world. After his long, and successful movie career, he ran in the California recall. He is now the Governor of California, yet another celebrity to be elected to Continue Reading…
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg
Nickname: Muscles from Brussels
Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
When Jean-Claude Van Damme became an international film star, there was some debate as to his kick-boxing accomplishments. Former multiple World Kickboxing Champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson even offered Jean-Claude a “$100,000″ bounty match to get into the ring and fight him. Van Damme brushed off the “challenge” as a publicity stunt. But, the truth of the matter was that Jean-Claude Van Damme was a successful semi and full-contact fighter who competed in Europe from 1976-1980.
At the age of 12, Van Damme began his martial arts training at Centre National De Karate (National Center of Karate) under the guidance of Master Claude Goetz in Ixelles, Belgium. Van Damme trained for Continue Reading…
Priyanka Chopra, armed with long legs and the Miss World crown, followed the precedent set by other beauty contest winners by joining the Bollywood bandwagon.
The Nomadic Mimi
Priyanka Ashok Chopra was born on 18 July 1982 in Jamshedpur and is fondly known as Mimi. Her father is Capt. Dr.Ashok Chopra and her mother is Dr.Madhu Chopra. She has a younger brother, Siddharth. Her father’s origin is a mix of Punjabi, Bengali, and Marathi while her mother’s is a mix of Tamil, Malayali, and Kannada.
Her family was always on the move as her father was in the army. Few of her growing up years were spent in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. She studied at the La Martiniere Girl’s School in Lucknow before re-locating to the United States of America. While there, she studied at the Newton North High School in Massachusetts and later in North Delta Senior Secondary School in Continue Reading…
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Top Bollywood megastar
Father: Salim Khan (Bollywood screenwriter)
Brother: Sohail Khan (actor)
Brother: Arbaaz Khan (actor)
Girlfriend: Aishwarya Rai (top Bollywood actress, ex-, dated two years) Poaching Arrested 12-Oct-1998 near Jodhpur, after shooting a black antelope
Hit and Run Bombay, India Sep-2002
Vehicular Manslaughter Continue Reading…
Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai was born on 1 November 1973 in Mangalore. Her father Krishnaraj Rai was a marine engineer and her mother Vrinda Rai is a writer. She has an older brother Aditya Rai who is in the merchant navy. He also happened to co-produce Dil Ka Rishta in 2003, which starred Ash. The family moved to Mumbai where she studied at the Arya Vidya Mandir and later moved to Ruparel College. She was aspiring to study architecture but that did not take off while her career in the glamour industry took off.
Ash won the coveted Miss World crown in 2004. Soon after this she pledged to donate her eyes after her death. She went on to become the brand ambassador for brands like L’Oreal, Pepsi, and Coco Cola. She struck a pose for many international magazines like TIME and was also voted one of the most attractive and influential women by several polls. She is the first Indian actor to be part of the jury at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. She has appeared in The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Continue Reading…