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Sachin Tendulkar explains reasons for Steve Smith’s success with the bat

Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar lauded Steve Smith for his exemplary batting, saying the former Australia skipper’s “organised mindset” and “complicated technique” set him apart among his contemporaries. Tendulkar praised Smith, the numero uno batsman in Tests right now, for his fantastic comeback in red-ball cricket in the just-concluded Ashes series. “COMPLICATED TECHNIQUE but an ORGANIZED MINDSET is what sets @stevesmith49 apart. Incredible comeback!#ENGvsAUS,” Tendulkar posted on his twitter handle.

Alia Bhatt takes you on surreal African safari, teaches locals Hindi. Watch video

Alia Bhatt, who took home IIFA’s best actress trophy on Wednesday, is making her fans and followers turn green with envy by sharing a mesmerising throwback video of a dream African holiday. Taking to Twitter, the actor shared the video and wrote, “Guys, come take a short trip with me to Africa. My new video is a look back at my magical trip to #MasaiMara Head to my YouTube channel to watch it now #AliaBe.”

Sharath Kamal-G Sathiyan storm into men’s doubles quarters of Asian Table Tennis

The Indian men’s doubles pair of G Sathiyan and Achanta Sharath Kamal sailed into the quarterfinals of the 24th ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships with easy win over Mahfoodh Sayed Murtadha and Rashed Rashed of Bahrain at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Thursday. The Indian duo beat Murtadha and Rashed 11-8 11-6 11-3 in a lop-sided affair. In the quarterfinals, Sathiyan and Sharath Kamal will be up against Chinese pair of Liang Jingkun and Lin Gaoyuan.

Why former Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made his return on WWE?Smackdown

The last time that the WWE Universe saw Brock Lesnar in action was way back in Summerslam when he was defeated by Seth Rollins in their Universal Championship match. While the multiple time champion is not a regular fixture when it comes to WWE programming, it is not common for ‘The Beast’ to be absent for such a considerable period. As a result, when Lesnar made a surprise return to WWE Smackdown on Tuesday to challenge WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, the appearance was met with a positive response from the WWE fans.

The BJP’s rise inevitably complicates ties with allies

To understand how much Indian politics has evolved, compare three versions of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) — the NDA of 1998, when it was originally conceived with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the face; the NDA of 2014, when Narendra Modi became the mascot of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); and the NDA of 2019, after its Lok Sabha election victory. The BJP has, of course, remained the anchor of the alliance throughout. But in the 1990s, it was a senior partner, which needed allies to be able to form the government. Power was relatively equally distributed in the coalition. In 2014, when few thought that Mr Modi would actually get a majority, the BJP considered the NDA an important instrument to expand its base and serve as an insurance policy if its own seats fell short. Today, after Mr Modi has won a second term, the government is officially that of the NDA, but there is no doubt that it is a truly BJP government, with the party committed to pursuing its ideological agenda.