Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Hair Today…

“I cut this style on a wig in June 2019,” said celebrity hairstylist Clarabelle Saldanha about the photograph of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone from the sets of the much awaited bio-pic ‘83’ on iconic cricketer Kapil Dev and India’s victory at the 1983 World Cup, which was released yesterday and had garnered much interest and comment. In it Padukone, known for her lustrous locks, which she has trusted to Saldanha’s care for many years, sported a ‘bob cut’, akin to that sported by Romi Dev, whose role she essays in the movie. “I had to give her the ’80’s look and the style that was on Romi that time,” said Saldanha, from her salon between cuts, yesterday. “It was created only for this movie and today is the first day people are seeing it.”

Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit. After missing four games in the last fortnight with a rib injury, the Brazilian superstar looked short of match fitness in Tuesday’s last-16, first-leg, defeat at Dortmund.

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele out of Euro 2020 after hamstring surgery

Ousmane Dembele will miss Euro 2020 after Barcelona announced on Tuesday the France international will be out for around six months following surgery on his right hamstring. Dembele’s absence also means he will be sidelined for the rest of this season for Barca, who will be without another attacker after losing Luis Suarez to a long-term knee injury last month. “The first team player Ousmane Dembele has successfully undergone surgery … for a ruptured tendon in his proximal hamstring in his right thigh. The Frenchman will be out for around six months,” the La Liga champions said in a statement.

Boult, Ferguson ‘tracking nicely’ as New Zealand build pace depth

Injured New Zealand pace bowlers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson are “tracking nicely” as the side begin their preparations for the test series against India, according to captain Kane Williamson. Bowling spearhead Boult broke his hand in the second game against Australia in Melbourne while Ferguson bowled just 11 overs in his test debut in the first match in Perth before breaking down with a calf strain.