Cricket News Madhav Apte, Veteran Indian Cricket Team Batsman, Dies At 86

first_imgI am in mourning at the passing of Shri Madhav Apte. Deep, genuine cricket lover, quality batsman himself (7 tests at an avg of 49.3), and a classy, dignified human being. From an era where love for the game was unconditional. Wonderful host, great story-teller. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Veteran cricketer Madhav Apte died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Monday morning, a family member said. He was 86. The former India and Mumbai opener was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital where he breathed his last at 6.09 am, his son Vaman Apte told PTI. Madhav Apte played seven Tests in which he scored 542 runs, with a lone hundred and three fifties to his credit. His highest score was 163 not out. He had a much better first class record where he scored 3,336 runs from 67 matches, including six hundreds and 16 fifties. His highest first class score was 165 not out. He made his Test debut against Pakistan at the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai in November 1952 and played his last test against West Indies at Kingston in April 1953.In his debut Test, he made 30 and 10 not out, respectively. He was the first Indian opener to aggregate over 400 runs in a Test series (460 runs against West Indies in 1953). He also captained Mumbai in domestic cricket. Madhav Apte was assigned as the opening batsman by legendary Vinoo Mankad.He played along with several legendary cricketers, including Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Vijay Hazare and Rusi Modi. He earlier also served as president of the iconic CCI, an official said. Till his last breath, he was president of the ‘LegendsClub’, a group formed to celebrate the achievements of different sportspersons. Former Mumbai cricketer Shishir Hattangadi took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Another institution of Bombay and Mumbai Cricket comes to an end. RIP Madhav Rao Apte. Will treasure those long discussions with you cricket from your days!” he tweeted. “Madhav Apte had a bag of stories. From Vinoo Mankad to his buddy Subhya Fergie Gupte. To listen to him was rewinding cricket history. Dignified affable yet accessible as senior. Passing Pedder Road and Woodland Apartments each time will bring back memories with a smile.#RIP, Hattangadi said in another tweet.Several cricketers and journalists took to Twitter to express their sadness at the demise of Apte. last_img read more

Bankrupt World Cup hero Andreas Brehme offered job cleaning toilets

first_imgOut of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has fallen on hard times since scoring the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in 1990.Former German World Cup hero Andreas Brehme’s career is in the toilet, so he might as well clean one.Out of soccer for nearly a decade and in debt to the tune of a reported 200,000 euros ($254,000 dollars), Brehme has been offered a job cleaning toilets by Oliver Straube, who played under Brehme at SpVgg Unterhaching and currently owns a bathroom maintenance company.”We are ready to take Andreas,” Straube told German newspaper Deutsche Welle.”He will learn that what really counts is proper work and real life. It would help him improve his image. To me, that’s help.”It’s a stunning fall from grace for Brehme, who scored the World Cup-winning goal for West Germany in the 1990 final against Argentina and played left back for top-level teams like Bayern Munich and Inter Milan before transitioning to a coaching career.But he may be spared having to add toilet cleaner to his resume thanks to German legend Franz Beckhenbauer, who called on the proud soccer nation to rally behind its fallen hero. “We have a responsibility to help Andreas Berhme. He gave a lot to German soccer, he gave us a [World Cup] title. Now it’s time for German soccer to do something for him.”Berhme’s financial troubles are the rule rather than the exception according to Germany’s players’ union, which released a report claiming that three out of four former players are unable to earn a living outside of soccer once their careers on the pitch end.last_img read more

“Identity Theft” to be shown this weekend at Regent; “Argo” is Saturday matinee

first_imgAlso this weekend: Argo. Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Length: 1 hour 47 minutes. This week at the Regent Theater: “Identity Theft” (Movie trailer is below)center_img Movies ahead at Regent Theater:March 15 — Safe Haven.March 22 — Escape from Planet Earth. Movie Synopsis:Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy. There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”….and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life. And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back. — (C) Official Site.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 23%. Audience review: 63% approval.last_img read more