In January Mitchell Marsh opted out of IPL auction. 8 months later, Ashes heroics

first_imgHow much money are you ready to forego in order to play for your country in one of the biggest rivalries in sport? Okay let me rephrase this. How much money would you sacrifice in order to have a ‘slim chance’ at representing your country in one of the biggest rivalries in sport? 1,00,000 INR? 1 million INR? Okay, this might be getting a bit ridiculous. But what if we tell you that Mitchell Marsh let go about 3 million dollars in order to get himself ready to play for Australia in the World Cup and the following Ashes, if and when he got the chance.Marsh skipped last year’s IPL auction to play for the English county Surrey for much less money than what he would have got playing in the biggest cash-rich league in the world, just so he could be fit and ready when the call came to play for Australia. According to senior cricket writer Robert Craddock, Marsh was looking at about 3 million dollars worth in salary if he had not pulled out of the auction. Marsh had earned 1 million dollars playing for Rising Pune Supergiant during the 2016 IPL and with the increased salary cap for a 3-year deal, his salary was only expected to shoot up.Marsh’s fortunes however declined sharply as he couldn’t even play for Surrey due to injury – an upset that also cost him a place in the World Cup 2019 squad. Obviously Marsh was heartbroken after being snubbed from the squad.”That’s the lure of the IPL, the money and playing in India, but I made my decision based on cricket,” Marsh had said at the time when he decided to head to Surrey.advertisement”We’ve got a lot of cricket coming up in England over the next few years and I want to give myself the best opportunity and get used to the conditions (in England in 2019.”But even Marsh wouldn’t have guessed how that opportunity would present itself. After being selected in the Australian squad for the ongoing Ashes series, Marsh had to wait till the 5th Test to get his chance. And what a show it was!Marsh picked up his maiden 5-wicket haul (5/46) during England’s 1st innings at The Oval to setup the match for his side. It was his 1st outing with the Baggy Green after playing against India in the Boxing Day Test and 4th overall. Craddock made a valid argument that Marsh made a $3 million sacrifice to play a single match!”Mitchell Marsh turned his back on about $3million of Indian Premier League money to make this (Test) squad,” Craddock told Fox Sports News.”It’s basically a $3million sacrifice for one Test. Extraordinary really.”As Hardik Pandya recently said: magical things do happen in cricket!Also Read | Ashes 2019: Ricky Ponting surprised with Australia’s decision to bowl 1st at The OvalAlso See:last_img read more

Ohio State Safety Jordan Fuller Ejected vs. Nebraska After Questionable Targeting Call

first_imgJordan Fuller was ejected on this play.Every week, there are a half-dozen questionable targeting calls that lead to ejections in college football. We just saw another in the Ohio State vs. Nebraska contest.Early in the second quarter, with Ohio State leading 16-7, Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez attempted to find tight end Kurt Rafdal across the middle. Ohio State safety Jordan Fuller attempted to tackle Rafdal, leading with his shoulder. Rafdal didn’t make the catch and fell to the ground, right as Fuller hit him.Fuller wound up hitting Rafdal in the head/neck area. It was called targeting. The call was held up and Fuller was ejected.It certainly doesn’t look like Fuller was being malicious. But that’s the rule these days. Here’s the play:Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting. pic.twitter.com/cccZ7MKgzd— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller gets ejected for confirmed targeting on Kurt Rafdal. In Fuller’s place, Brendon White enters at safety next to Shaun Wade. Tough play for Fuller with Rafal falling down during Adrian Martinez’s short pass on 1st-and-10 from Nebraska’s 11 but Ohio State buckles down. pic.twitter.com/BENkyNqQek— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) November 3, 2018Jordan Fuller has been ejected for targeting. #OSUvNEB pic.twitter.com/xQ02smkkrr— The Lantern (@TheLantern) November 3, 2018Ohio State, after a rough start, has scored 16 unanswered points and holds a 16-7 lead midway through the second quarter.last_img read more

Holi 2019: Hues of Spain’s La Tomatina festival seen in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad

first_imgHoli 2019: Hues of Spain’s La Tomatina festival seen in Gujarat’s AhmedabadPeople attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. While the original La Tomatina festival happens on a much larger scale, it seems that the trend is starting to spread in India slowly. advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 12:31 IST In the visuals below, people attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. (Photo: ANI)”Bura na mano, Holi hai!” was taken to another level in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad where people celebrated the festival of colours with tomatoes, resembling the famous La Tomatina festival held every year in Spain.In the visuals below, people attending the La Tomatina-themed Holi party can be seen throwing tomatoes at each other instead of the usual colours. While the original La Tomatina festival happens on a much larger scale, it seems that the trend is starting to spread in India slowly. In Spain, La Tomatina is a festival which is held in Buñol, Valencia. Participants in the festival are required to throw tomatoes and get involved in a tomato fight for entertainment.The festival has been held on the last Wednesday of August since 1945.Meanwhile, people from all parts of the country celebrated Holi with the traditional fervour and Holi-related hashtag were among top Twitter trends. Google also celebrated the Hindu spring festival with a colourful doodle. Prominent political leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi greeted the nation and hoped that the festival of colours will brighten the mood of the nation in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.???? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ?????????? ?? ????? ??????????? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??????? ????? ???? ?? ???????? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??????? ???? pic.twitter.com/glZ6eQHaoeChowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2019″Greetings to all the countrymen of the Holy Festival of Holi. This festival of joy and Gaiety will further strengthen the colour of our unity and goodwill,” said PM Modi.Congress president Rahul Gandhi said: “I pray to god the festival of Holi makes your life full of colours,” Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter.”advertisementSeveral personalities from the field of sports and Bollywood also wished a prosperous and safe Holi to citizens.IndiaToday.in too wishes its readers a happy and safe Holi.Read | Holi 2019: Country celebrates festival of colours, also remembers Pulwama martyrsAlso Read | Holi 2019: Metro timings, traffic restrictions in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, BengaluruMust Read | Holi and the extravagant spread of food from across IndiaWatch | So Sorry: Bura na mano Holi haiFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKoustav Das Tags :Follow holi 2019last_img read more