Arun Jaitley hosted Virender Sehwag’s wedding at his house

first_imgFormer Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Jaitley had undergone dialysis on Thursday.Jaitley was an avid cricket lover and also worked for the betterment of the sport in the country. Various personalities from the cricket fraternity offered condolences following the demise of Arun Jaitley, who was also the former vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the president of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA).Virender Sehwag paid a heartfelt tribute on social media while narrating how Jaitley helped him and many other cricketers from Delhi to play for India.Interestingly, Sehwag’s marriage with Aarti was held at the official bungalow allotted to Arun Jaitley in 2004. Jaitley had reportedly suggested to Sehwag’s father that the marriage be held at 9 Ashok Road which he was not using as his personal residence at that time.Jaitley furnished his bungalow for Sehwag’s wedding and even made arrangements for the guests. However, he himself could not attend the wedding as he was campaigning in Bangalore.Many celebrities from sports, Bollywood and political fraternity had attended the wedding. Guests had to provide their invitation card to enter the venue due to tight security.”Pained at the passing away of #ArunJaitley ji. Apart from having served greatly in public life, he played a huge role in many players from Delhi getting an opportunity to represent India. There was a time when not many players from Delhi got a chance at the highest level. But under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti,” tweeted Sehwag.advertisementBut under his leadership at the DDCA, many players including me got a chance to represent India. He listened to needs of the players & was a problem solver. Personally shared a very beautiful relationship with him. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & loved ones. Om Shanti https://t.co/Kl4NpprR6WVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2019Also Read | Sports fraternity condoles demise of Arun JaitleyAlso Read | Arun Jaitley dies at 66Also See:last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeat

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Jason Holder calls for smart aggression after Australia defeatICC Cricket World Cup 2019: West Indies suffered a 15-run loss to Australia in their second match of the tournament on Thursday. Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies wer restricted to 273 as Mitchell Starc took a six-wicket haul.advertisement Reuters NottinghamJune 7, 2019UPDATED: June 7, 2019 09:11 IST West Indies captain Jason Holder says that the player need to take more responsibility after West Indies lost to Australia (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMitchell Starc took 6 wickets as West Indies lost by 15 runsAustralia posted 289 after a fantastic recovery led by Nathan Coulter-NileGuys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make: WI captain HolderWest Indies captain Jason Holder said his batsmen need to take more responsibility after they lost to Australia by 15 runs in the Cricket World Cup on Thursday.Chasing 289 for victory, West Indies made a poor start before Shai Hope (68) and Nicholas Pooran (40) rebuilt the innings, but the Mitchell Starc-led Australian attack restricted them to 273-9.Guys just need to learn from the mistakes that they make, Holder told reporters.Take a little bit more responsibility, and chasing especially, you just need to take responsibility, and it’s important that one of the top four batters be there at the very, very end.Asked to bat on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge, champions Australia got off to a terrible start as they were reduced to 79-5 before Nathan Coulter-Nile (92) and Steve Smith (73) shared a 102-run stand for the seventh wicket.That helped the Australians post a competitive total and they went on to secure their second win of the tournament.We definitely missed an opportunity, Holder said. It’s a bit disappointing to be losing a game like that when we’re in full control of the game, but these things happen.West Indies began their campaign strongly by crushing Pakistan thanks to hostile pace bowling.I just think we just need to be aggressive, continue to be aggressive, smart aggression, and just continue to look to take wickets, Holder said.Read Also | Didn’t think I would get that much: Nathan Coulter-Nile on match-winning 92 vs West IndiesRead Also | World Cup 2019: Pakistan minister targets MS Dhoni over Army crest on glovesAlso SeeadvertisementFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow West Indies vs AustraliaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Jason Holder Nextlast_img read more