New Delhi: Joginder Sharma, the former India fast bowler who famously bowled the decisive last over of the 2007 World T20 final in which India beat Pakistan, has been involved in the battle against coronavirus. Joginder joined the police force in his home state of Haryana after retiring from the game Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state.Pictures of him at work in the streets with masks and gloves on were tweeted by him and a number of other people over the past few days. On Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) paid tribute to Joginder.In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis,” said the ICC in its tweet.Joginder had a short international career of four ODIs and four T20Is but was immortalised when he took the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq, who looked set to win the match for Pakistan, and India won the inaugural World T20 title. He played 77 matches in his first class career in which he took 297 wickets. IANSAlso Read: International Cricket Council (ICC) approves accounts for 2019 World CupAlso Watch: Coronavirus update: Buddhist Monastery in Naharkatika take extra prevention measures
Beşiktaş forward, Kevin Prince-Boateng, has revealed that choosing Ghana over Germany was the best decision in his career.The former AC Milan attacker revealed this in a Puma interview with Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry.Boateng confirmed his nationality switch before the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and was part of the Black Stars team for that tournament and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Overall, he played 15 times for Ghana.When asked by the former Gunner why he chose Ghana over Germany, the 33-year-old highlighted the fact that he was of a mixed race and was discovering himself as he grew up.“That’s a tricky one. But it is simple. If you were like me, like yourself, we are all mixed race. Two sides.When you are young, you do not really know who you are. So you always have a lot of questions, trying to figure out yourself.So I did not feel German 100%, neither did I feel Ghanaian 100%. Of course, I am both Ghanaian and German but a lot of mixed-race people born in Germany feel 100% German.Others also felt they were more Nigerian, Cameroonian, Ghanaian or whatever but I was always in the middle not knowing 100% what I was”.Boateng admitted he was willing to represent Germany at the national level but thought he did not have the right character to be able to make the jump to the first team of the national team.“So when football came in and offered me the chance to play for Germany, I was proud to play for them, to hear the national anthem and what have you.But as I grew older, and kept my brains where I was, I said what I think, I always wanted to prove my point, whatever. It was not so welcomed, let’s put it like that. I always said it’s like this and the coaches will be like ‘no, it is like that’. Obviously the coaches are right but I always wanted to prove my point.So there came a point when I thought that maybe I would not play for the first team of Germany. Because maybe it will not be about qualities. My character did not fit so I chose to play for Ghana and honestly, it is the best decision I have made in my career.Because to go home to see your roots, to see your people, different culture and I had the chance to play two World cups. It gave me a lot”.Boateng (first from bottom left) in a Black Stars team picture during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa
The Los Angeles Kings had a special guest in the broadcast booth when the team hosted the San Jose Sharks.Will Ferrell stopped by ready to perform in his “Anchorman” character, Ron Burgundy. The character stepped out of his local San Diego beat to deliver hilarious commentary alongside Fox Sports broadcasters Alex Faust and Jim Fox during the second period of the game. NHL announces 2019 Global Series schedule “Take, that San Jose!” Burgundy said on the broadcast, per NBC Sports. “Zero Stanley Cups! Zero Stanley Cups for the San Jose Sharks. They wouldn’t even know what the Stanley Cup looked like if it fell on their head.””Take that San Jose! Zero Stanley cups!”#SJSvsLAK #SJSharks #GoKingsGo #LAKings pic.twitter.com/i9NozsbfTn— Eric (@Kingsgifs) March 22, 2019When Faust and Fox joked that Burgundy’s insults toward the Sharks hurt the Kings’ performance, he said: “I don’t believe in superstition. … I don’t believe in that, even though I have worn the same underwear, the same lucky underwear for every broadcast I’ve done.”The Kings ended up defeating the Sharks, 4-2. Related News Burgundy called for the Kings to take a shot, even when they didn’t have the puck. He explained that the game was paused a few times because feral cats ran onto the ice. He even kissed a huge burrito while the kiss cam was watching. And what would Burgundy say if someone makes a goal? “He scores. Put that baby to bed without a diaper.”The sights, sounds and all the glory that is Ron Burgundy.What a night to be in the @LAKings booth. 😂 pic.twitter.com/XMgznFrqTd— NHL (@NHL) March 22, 2019One of the most memorable highlights came when Burgundy tested his hockey knowledge by talking about the Sharks’ lack of Stanley Cups when Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick denied Sharks forward Lukas Radil with a big save.