Kagiso Rabada sets new IPL record by taking 2 or more wickets in 10 consecutive matches



In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has been among the wickets consistently. He did that in the previous season as well, which has allowed him to create a new record.



Across the seasons (2019 and 2020), Rabada took two wickets or more in 10 matches, breaking the previous record held by Lasith Malinga, who had a streak of eight such matches in 2012.



MALINGA'S EIGHT MATCH STREAK



2012




  • 3.5 overs 2/16 against Chennai Super Kings

  • 4 overs 2/16 against Pune Warriors

  • 4 overs 3/27 against Deccan Chargers

  • 4 overs 2/13 against Rajasthan Royals

  • 4 overs 2/31 against Delhi Daredevils

  • 3.4 overs 4/16 against Deccan Chargers

  • 4 overs 2/25 against Pune Warriors

  • 4 overs 3/25 against Chennai Super Kings



RABADA'S TEN MATCH STREAK



2019 (last seven games he played in the season)




  • 4 overs 4/21 against Royal Challengers Bangalore

  • 4 overs 2/42 against Kolkata Knight Riders

  • 3.5 overs 4/22 against Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • 4 overs 2/38 against Mumbai Indians

  • 4 overs 2/23 against Kings XI Punjab

  • 4 overs 2/37 against Rajasthan Royals

  • 4 overs 2/31 against Royal Challengers Bangalore



2020




  • 4 overs 2/28 against Kings XI Punjab

  • 4 overs 3/26 against Chennai Super Kings

  • 4 overs 2/21 against Sunrisers Hyderabad



Malinga's 8-match streak of two-wickets or more in 2012 came to an end in Mumbai Indians' match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in which he went wicketless.



After taking two or more wickets in 10 successive IPL matches, Rabada's streak finally came to an end in Delhi Capitals' match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah, where he picked one wicket and gave away 51 runs in his four overs.



 



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HOW HAS TELEVISION CHANGED OUR LIVES?


Television was undoubtedly the most important communications invention of the 20th century. Its ability to bring visual information directly into millions of homes made people aware of world events in a way that they never were before. It quickly overtook cinema as the main form of entertainment, and modern satellite, cable and digital television now provides people with an incredible choice of programmes, 24 hours a day.



Many people today still going to consider television to be mined numbing, brainwashing drivel. And if you look at some of the reality programming that is on, you might agree. But there are also a lot of wholesome, good quality entertainment and informational programs that can be used to educate, inform and excite individuals and families. With a large assortment of basic cable options available, there is no shortage of good programming to be found at nearly any time of the day or night.



Good quality television also helps to bring Families and communities together. From learning about historical events on the History Channel to new breakthroughs in science on the science channel and being introduced to new types of traditions and family lifestyles on shows on other channels that showcase other types of families and lifestyles across the globe, the ability to learn is more widespread through television than ever before.



Informative news channels also reach millions of viewers, alerting them to events and incidences around the world that might not have otherwise been known. Sporting events have also gained a lot of popularity thanks to the broadcast international events such as the world cup or European bike racing events.



And with the introduction of free Internet TV and live TV channels streamed over your mobile devices, the ability to tune in to any program you desire is more prevalent and easy than ever before.



Whether a program is experienced by a group of people together or by a single individual by his or herself, a good program can stir the emotions. It can make one laugh, it can inspire, it can help you learn about a cause or subject you may be more interested. It can introduce you to new things and make you feel better about yourself, and it can improve your knowledge and expand your mind.



After a long, stressful day, sometimes the best way to wind down is simply through watching some television. Watching a good movie or some shows that you enjoy is often an excellent way to end the day and reboot your mind for the next one.



For every good, informative, or quality entertainment program available on television, there is bound to be one or two that are less than stellar. But everyone has their own tastes and opinions as to what types of shows they wish to watch, which is why watching TV online is the most convenient way for everyone these days to enjoy the television they like most. It also enables you to watch what shows you want, when you want, so that you don’t have to miss anything if you aren’t near a television.



There is a vast amount of cable television options to choose from today, but selecting a lot of different cable TV packages can get expensive. However, an alternative to that is online streaming, which affords people the ability to stream, view and watch their favorite movies and programming on their computers, mobile devices or smart TVs with ease. From watching live TV channels to the wide variety of free Internet TV that is available, there really is no shortage of good programming that can be steamed through the Internet these days, with more and more options being added constantly.



In fact, regular cable companies are a bit worried about the popularity if Internet TV and some have taken advantage of the potential and offered their own streaming packages so as to retain customers. One of the advantages of free Internet TV is that you don’t always have to sit through a lot of commercials, which has been a big deterrent for many, and one of the main reasons people are making the switch.





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What is royal tennis?


Royal or real tennis is the distant ancestor of lawn tennis, the game which is now played all over the world.



     The old game of Royal tennis was popular with the kings of both England and France in the 16th and 17th Centuries. It is mentioned in Shakespeare’s play Henry V. when the French Dauphin sent a contemptuous gift of tennis balls to the English king. A famous tennis court at Hampton Court Palace, near London, was built for Henry VIII in 1530. But the earliest known rules date from 1599, and those used today were drawn up in 1878.



     The game, which can be even more strenuous than lawn tennis, is played by two or four players, with a ball made of tightly bound cloth strips and rackets made of ash wood. About 27 inches long and weighting 15-17 ounces. The enclosed walled court is usually 96 feet long and 30 feet wide, with gallerious and openings which form the scoring points. Scoring is generally similar to lawn tennis, but usually the best of 11 games is played.


Who was Beethoven?


               Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest musicians in the history of music. His name and work still enchants the music lovers all over the world. He was a German, born in 1770 in a family of professional musicians. He learnt the basics from his father and later he also studied music under the guidance of great composers like Mozart and Haydn. Beethoven composed some of the greatest music that included symphonies, concertos, choral and chamber music. In his youth he was a well-known pianist and was admired by many famous people that included the aristocracy.



               It is said that adversity brings the best in a person and Beethoven had his share of such circumstances. He didn’t have a happy family life. His mother died when he was 17 and his father began drinking heavily. He learnt his music lessons from his father during the sober intervals of his father’s drinking bouts. He had to look after his two young brothers playing the roles of both mother and father. He left Bonn and sought his fortune in Vienna. But the most tragic episode began when he started becoming deaf at the age of 30. But his deafness could not deter him from composing music; rather he began to concentrate more vigorously and deeply. The depth of human feeling he generated from his pain and sufferings provided him the necessary motivation and inspiration to create some great music.



               Beethoven’s music was full of noble ideas and contained a variety of themes. They seemed to tell of struggles between evil forces. In his opera Fidelio, the heroine defends her husband against an evil tyrant. In his Ninth Symphony the great choral ending is a celebration of liberty. The main tune of this symphony is now used as an ‘International Anthem’ for the European community. In some of his quartets and piano sonatas, his music reached beyond anything anyone had yet imagined. Some of his music was then unplayable but now considered as masterpieces. His brilliance lies in the scope of expressions in his music as well as in the technical inventiveness.



               This great composer died in 1827 but his music has left a deep imprint in the world of music. 


Who founded the city of Rome?


               Perhaps no other city had acquired so prominent a place as Rome had in the ancient history of the world. Now the capital city of Italy, Rome is also a great cultural centre of the world situated on the banks of River Tiber, 27 km from the Mediterranean sea. The influence of Roman civilization was widespread covering the fields of art, culture, architecture, sports, education, administration, warfare and empire building, etc. Proverbs like ‘Rome was not built in a day’ or ‘Be a Roman when in Rome’ reflect the great culture and civilization of this ancient city. But do you know when was Rome founded?



               According to an old legend Rome was founded in 753 B.C. The legend, as told by the Roman writer Livy about 750 years later, says that the city was founded by twin brothers Romulus and Remus. The twin brothers (some say they were twin gods, sons of Mars — the god of war) were abandoned at birth as they were thrown into the River Tiber in a basket by their uncle who usurped the throne. But when a she-wolf heard the babies crying, she rescued them from water and gave her milk to suck. Later a shepherd brought them up as his own sons. When they grew up they killed their wicked uncle and ascended the throne. They began building a new city on one of Rome's seven hills. But a quarrel between the two brothers led Romulus to kill Remus before the completion of the city. Romulus became the sole ruler and the city was called Rome after the name of Romulus.



               Rome was built on seven hills and the valleys in between them. The seven hills were: Palatine, Capitoline, Aventine, Caelian, Esquiline, Qurinale and Viminale. The legend says that Romulus first built the city with a small settlement on the Palatine hill which was the most isolated of hills. The common belief says that several small tribes established settlements on the seven hills which gradually grew up to form the city of Rome.



               It is said that Rome was founded on April 21, 753 B.C. The ancient Romans celebrated that day and it is still a national holiday.