We’re all well aware of the tragic end of actor Paul Walker last year.
When the disturbing accident took place midway through the production of Furious 7, Universal and director James Wan were facing an uphill task. Do they scrap the film, or go ahead with rewrites and body doubles to finish Walker’s performance? They went with the latter, but refused to divulge any of the details.
Now a new report validates that they digitally recreated Paul Walker and that he was brought to life by the same people who made Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings and Caesar in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
You must also know that Furious 7 has done a fabulous job on this front. If u pay attention , you will realise most of Walker’s unfinished scenes are completed using his brothers Caled and Cody as body doubles.
When combined with CGI, carefully chosen camera angles, and the right lighting, they are a spitting image of Paul Walker.
Following the 2015 IPL Auctions, the teams have acquired some players. Here is an updated look at the teams.
Chennai Super Kings
Current squad – MS Dhoni(C), Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishwar Pandey, Matt Henry, Mithun Manhas, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Samuel Badree, Suresh Raina, Ronit More, Michael Hussey, Rahul Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Irfan Pathan, Pratyush Singh, Ankush Bains, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye
Current squad – Jean-Paul Duminy(C), Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton De Kock, Saurabh Tiwary, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Agarwal, Imran Tahir, Jayant Yadav, Angelo Mathews, Yuvraj Singh, Amit Mishra, Jaydev Unadkat, Gurinder Sandhu, Shreyas Iyer, CM Gautam, Dominic Muthuswamy, Albie Morkel, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Kona Srikar Bharat, KK Jiyaz, Zaheer Khan
Kings XI Punjab
Current squad – Axar Patel, Anureet Singh, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, George Bailey(C), Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Karanveer Singh, Manan Vora, Mitchell Johnson, Parvinder Awana, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Shaun Marsh, Shivam Sharma, Thisara Perera, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, Nikhil Naik, Yogesh Golwalkar
Kolkata Knight Riders
Current squad – Gautam Gambhir(C), Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Ryan ten Doeschate, Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Yusuf Pathan, James Neesham, Brad Hogg, Aditya Garhwal, Sumit Narwal, KC Cariappa, Vaibhav Rawal, Sheldon Jackson
Current squad – Rohit Sharma(C), Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Keiron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Pawan Suyal, Shreyas Gopal, Lendl Simmons, Unmukt Chand, R Vinay Kumar, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Pragyan Ojha, Mitchell McClenaghan, Akshay Wakhare, Aiden Blizzard, Hardik Pandya, Siddhesh Lad, J Suchith, Nitish Rana, Abhimanyu Mithun
Current squad – Shane Watson(C), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pardeep Sahu
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Current squad – Virat Kohli(C), AB de Villers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc, Nic Maddinson, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Rilee Rossouw, Vijay Zol, Yogesh Takawale, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Ashoke Dinda, Sandeep Warrier, Manvinder Bisla, Iqbal Abdullah, Dinesh Karthik, Subramaniam Badrinath, Darren Sammy, Sean Abbott, Adam Milne, David Wiese, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Naushad Khan, Shishir Bhavane
Current squad – Shikhar Dhawan, Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chama Milind, Dale Steyn, David Warner, Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha, Parveez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Ravi Bopara, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Praveen Kumar, Trent Boult, Hanuma Vihari, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Siddarth Kaul
*All the players marked in bold are the new additions to the teams in this auction
On the eve of Pak-RSA match, Dale Steyn compared AB de Villiers to the character with various superhuman powers as in the The Matrix trilogy. “Oh, man, it’s like watching The Matrix movie, really,” he said. “. Like he just doesn’t understand how good he is. There is no roof or cap on how good he can possibly be. He’s limitless in what he can do.”
Limitless with the bat, it would seem during the last year, but as a leader of this South African team de Villiers is limited. As is his team, like on evenings such as this when they collapse in what should be a straightforward chase. And when the others don’t stand up, even de Villiers – superhuman, freakish, Neo-like de Villiers – is not guaranteed of lifting South Africa.
After the loss, which leaves South Africa needing to beat UAE in their last league match of the Word Cup, the skipper looked a defeated man.
“I hate losing. I really do,” said de Villiers, his eyes flushed but his cheeks reddening as he controlled burning emotions. “So I have nothing good to say about the team at the moment. I’m very disappointed. Even though I scored some runs, I’m disappointed in my own performance. I should have finished it off. I’ve done it before so many times. Just couldn’t cross the line tonight. Hopefully, we’ve got four games left in this World Cup, and still an opportunity to lift the trophy. We’ve got opportunity, like I said before, to fix things against UAE, to play a really good game of cricket and go into the quarterfinals with a good fresh mindset, and mindset of believing we’re the best team here. I still believe that, I’ve just got nothing good to say about our performance today.”
South Africa are hurting today, and should be until they meet UAE in Wellington on March 12. De Villiers denied that too much was being asked of him as fielder, batsman and captain. “I know I can’t win this World Cup alone. There is no way.” There are limits to his batting in ODIs, we were reminded today. But more than de Villiers the batsman, South Africa need de Villiers the leader, the inspiration, the motivator to drag them forward in a World Cup they were tipped to conquer.
On Tuesday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from Test Cricket with immediate effect.
Soon after the conclusion of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India in Melbourne, Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from the five-day format with immediate effect, citing he was strained playing all formats of cricket.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been one of India’s biggest and best players, scoring 4876 runs in 90 Test games.
Virat Kohli to take over as Indian cricket captain from January 6, for the rest of the Australian test series in Sydney.
One Thing We Need To Notice:
No farewell matches like Sachin
No Emotional Press Conference Like Dravid.
He came out to bat today. Bailed India out of trouble with his calm batting.. Managed a DRAW for his country..
Then, gave a SMILING Interview in the presentation ceremony.
Praised all his team mates for their effort in the test match.
Didn’t uttered a single word about his retirement.
Then, walked away SILENTLY.
He announced it through a press release so that he avoids talking with the media about himself.
Retires 124 short of 5000 runs,
10 short of 100 Tests,
6 short of 300 dismissals.
But, MS Dhoni doesn’t chase records, they just happen! Like it did in his very last Test innings where Dhoni broke another record – most runs by an Indian captain.
And you said GOOD BYE as a SELFLESS warrior!
MASSIVE RESPECT MS DHONI!
Thank You MS…