Didn’t get selected in my 1st selection trails: Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday revealed that he was not selected when he appeared for his first selection trials and the rejection spurred him to work even harder on his game.”When I was a student, the only thing in my mind was to play for India. My journey started at the age of eleven,” Tendulkar said in Marathi while interacting with the students of Late Laxmanrao Dure school in western Maharashtra.”I even remember when I went for my first selection trails, I was not selected by the selectors. They had said that he will need to work hard and improve his game.”At that time I was disappointed because I thought I had batted well, but the result was not as per expectation and I was not selected. But after that my focus, commitment and capacity to work hard increased further. If you want to realise your dreams, then short-cuts won’t help,” he added.Three classrooms and a stage for cultural activities have been built in the school from the MPLAD funds given by Tendulkar when he was a Rajya Sabha member.Tendulkar, who has a staggering 15,921 Test runs and 18,426 ODI runs, credited his family and coach Ramakant Achrekar for supporting him in his journey.”For my success in cricket, I owe it to my family — all the members. I will start with my parents, my brother Ajit and elder brother Nitin, who does not usually come forward, supported me,” he said.”My elder sister, who now resides in Pune after marriage, she supported me. In fact, my sister had presented the first cricket bat to me in my life.advertisement”After marriage (wife) Anjali and (kids) Sara and Arjun and Anjali’s parents supported me. My uncle and aunt, many people were there. And of course last but no the least (Ramakant) Achrekar Sir,” he signed off.Also Read | Not in my radar: Steve Smith on chances of return to Australia captaincyAlso see:last_img read more

Guest models Mirren Longoria energize LOréal fashion show

PARIS — Armed with a battalion of celebrity ambassadors, L’Oréal took over the historic Paris Mint building to stage a Paris Fashion Week extravaganza. Offerings from Elie Saab, who went 1970s, and Vivienne Westwood, who stylishly towed a line between ethnic and punk, made for a frenetic pace of shows on Saturday.Here are some highlights of the day’s Spring-Summer 2020 ready-to-wear displays:L’OREAL GOES TO THE MINTL’Oréal’s celebrated female empowerment at its third fashion show, which featured actresses Helen Mirren and Eva Longoria giving turns as models and was broadcast to over 40 countries.The French cosmetic giant’s display still was less ambitious than last year’s edition, which took place on the Seine River, or the one staged in the centre of the Champs-Elysees that literally stopped traffic in 2017.Nonetheless, Mirren, Longoria and Dutch model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes energized spectators at the evening show, joining Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, American model-actress Amber Heard and other new L’Oréal models to show a collection of carefully crafted looks.Whatever the styles lacked in unity – they harked from diverse design houses that included AMI, Balmain, Dries Van Noten, Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli – they made up in razzmatazz.A strong-shouldered tuxedo mixed with a 70s jabot collar shirt on Mirren, styled with her hair slicked back, contrasted with more feminine styles, such as a trapeze-shaped, shoulder-less coral gown or the dazzling pearl-hued ruched number Longoria wore.The L’Oréal brand’s cachet in makeup could not go unnoticed. Kroes and other models were made to look nymph-like, thanks to makeup director Val Garland and hair baron Stephane Lancien.___ELIE SAAB CHANNELS CIRCLES, 70sA vivid red screen flanked the Elie Saab runway inside the grounds of a Paris institution, the Michelin 3-star restaurant Alleno Paris at the Pavillon Ledoyen.The Lebanese designer got decorative and turned the style-dial firmly back to the 1970s. Small circles were a key theme.The circles, at times, appeared controlled, such as the tiny perforated eyelets on a sporty white mini dress with long tassels.Later, the theme had a boho vibe: a petite sunflower print adorned a floor-length black gown worn by a model styled with her hair in an Afro.A silk gown in rich electric blue had a looser-than-normal silhouette and a waist that was tight without being cinched. Thick banding led the eye down to a sumptuous full skirt that gently grazed the floor.The collection indicated that Saab, who found fame with va-va-voom cinched-waist looks, seems to be moving out of his comfort zone.And it’s paying dividends.___WESTWOOD’S HIGH PUNK PRIESTESSDesigner Andreas Kronthaler merged his signature urban punk with fresh tribal styles for the Vivienne Westwood show set amid dark brooding light.The mood seemed to suit Kronthaler: it resulted in a spring collection that moved the house of Westwood in a welcome, more focused direction.A gargantuan pointed hat – part high priestess, part Marie Antoinette – was paired with a bathing suit bodice, a great detail that set the tone for a display of quirky contrasts.Ethnic jewelry abounded along with knee-high soccer socks. A pale silver headdress billowed fabric ribbons that nestled eccentrically on a pair of loose culottes.A checkered pattern on loose or gathered skirts cut a fine contrast with a metallic blue double-breasted jacket that had the gigantic round shoulders and glimmer of the 1980s.___Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamson_KThomas Adamson, The Associated Press read more