Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters win

first_img Next Watch how an insect scared Naomi Osaka during Australian Open quarters winAustralian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka was chased by a bug on the court and she ran around like a scared kid. The 20-year-old however showed no signs of nerves against Elina Svitolina and advanced to the semis.advertisement Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 14:39 IST Naomi Osaka was bugged by an insect during her Australian Open quarters win over Elina Svitolina.HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka was scared of an insect during her Australian Open quarter-finalOsaka thrashed Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 to reach her semis in MelbourneOsaka will take on Karolina Pliskova on ThursdayNaomi Osaka is a Grand Slam champion but a little insect can also scare her. Osaka was against her idol and one of the greatest tennis players of all time Serena Williams in the final of the US Open 2018 but that did not deter her at all. An insect at the Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, however, made Osaka run around.Osaka dominated Elina Svitolina in her 6-4, 6-1 quarter-final victory in the Melbourne Park but right after taking a 5-0 lead in the second set, Osaka was chased by a bee and not Svitolina’s play but that scared Naomi Osaka.As soon as Osaka won a point to make it 5-0, she began running away towards the net while looking back. Even after running away, the bee followed her and Osaka was seen waving it away with a disgusted look at her face.Osaka was so troubled by the bug that she even asked the chair umpire to check the back of her shirt if the insect was still there while going towards her courtside chair.Apart from that, there was hardly any blemish for Osaka as she comfortably won in an hour and 12 minutes. Osaka did not celebrate much after winning. It was a subdued celebration out of respect for a hampered opponent and a sign that her work here was far from done.”I already know that to be here is something that a lot of people want, and I know that a few months ago I would have given anything to be in the semifinals of a slam,” Osaka said. “But it’s this weird feeling of, like, you want to do the next big thing.advertisement”And especially now that I won a Grand Slam, I feel like I want to win another one, and I’m so close and I just want to keep going.”OSAKA’S GOAL FOR QUARTER-FINAL — ‘NOT GETTING ANGRY’Osaka was immensely praised after her US Open victory – not only for defeating Serena Williams but also for the composure and calmness she showed during all the drama that unfolded on the court.It was an epic night where Serena had one of the biggest meltdowns of her career. She received three code violations that day – one for racquet abuse, second for on-court coaching and the third for calling the chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “thief”.While Serena and Ramos had an absolute fall-out and the 23-time Grand Slam champion kept screaming and shouting, Osaka was a vision of calmness on the other side. She didn’t let any of that affect her and did her job.Post US Open though, Osaka has been expressive on court and she has shown a lot of emotions. From tears at the US Open ceremony to scolding herself and throwing racquet in frustration of not playing well in tournaments post that, Osaka has been out there. All of this has prompted the 21-year-old to work on keeping a check on her emotions. Naomi Osaka worked on the mental aspect of tennis ahead of Australian Open. (Reuters Photo)”This is something that I have been working on a lot… trying to get deeper in tournaments more consistently. I think I have been able to do that,” Osaka said. “For me right now I just try to keep looking forward. So I’m not really satisfied – like, I am happy that I’m here, but at the same time, I want to keep going. There is more matches to win.””Yeah I mean I tried to be consistent or as consistent as I can,” Osaka said. “She’s a really great player and kind of unfortunate she got injured… but playing against her injured was still really tough.”For me today I just had one goal and it was to try as hard as I can and not get angry. I didn’t do that too well in the last two rounds so I’m really happy.”I feel right now most people know me for U.S. Open, right? And during U.S. Open, I didn’t show any emotions most of the time. But then after that, I did show a lot of emotions. I got upset and then I threw my racket or stuff like that. I don’t really want to do that. I feel I play better when I’m calm.”When I’m not calm, it just makes my life harder… there is an inner peace I can tap into sometimes during my matches, and it’s kind of hard to get to but once I’m there it’s really easy. Not easy, but nothing can really bother me.advertisement”So that’s just something I’m trying to learn how to do consistently.”Also Read | I am a ghost: Naomi Osaka says no one recognises her in MelbourneAlso Read | I didn’t choke on match points, Pliskova played her best tennis: Serena WilliamsAlso Read | I had to warm up 4 times: Naomi Osaka tells Kei Nishikori. Video goes viralFor 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. 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IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris Gayle

first_img 3 Nicholas Pooran (PNJ) N. Pooran (PNJ) not out Match Ended covers AB de Villiers (BLR) de Villiers (BLR) 0 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 0 Mayank Agarwal M. Agarwal c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis not out 21 166.66 covers 9 fine Leg (20.0) 82 (44) 1 fine Leg Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) Mid Wicket 0 Point Mid off Mid Wicket fine Leg B 46 (28) Punjab PNJ 0 3 4 Mid on All batsmen are considered right handed Navdeep Saini (BLR) N. Saini (BLR) view more view less 7.33 fine Leg 42 fine Leg 6.5 Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Rod Tucker (AUS) vs 164.28 Point Mid off 28 Mid Wicket 4s 0 Square Leg 3 4 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Point 230 0 0 Mid off – 182/6 ( R. Ashwin 19.2 Overs) , Yuzvendra Chahal Y. Chahal Umesh Yadav (BLR) U. Yadav (BLR) 1 Mid on 25 Bangalore BLR advertisement All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Square Leg 1 8.25 c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini Point 6 Match Ended fine Leg 202/4 35 Point m 2 13 Scorecard o Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Square Leg 1 0 Ravichandran Ashwin (c) R. Ashwin (c) c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav All batsmen are considered right handed 36 India Today Web Desk New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 08:38 IST Chris Gayle has already scored 444 runs in IPL 2019 (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSChris Gayle has scored 444 runs in 10 matches for Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 Indian Premier LeagueGayle was named in the West Indies squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup on WednesdayChris Gayle said he was getting better with age and added there was no need to fear himChris Gayle is in scary mood and form in the 2019 Indian Premier League. He debuted for Kings XI Punjab in 2018 and made an immediate impression with a blistering hundred against Sunrisers Hyderabad – he finished last season with 368 runs from 11 matches.In the 2019 IPL, Chris Gayle has been more destructive. He has played 10 matches so far this summer and he has already crossed the 400-run mark (444 runs so far) for the first time since 2015 when he smashed 491 runs. This year, his average is at its highest since 2013 and his strike rate at its highest since 2012.MS Dhoni was thankful to Harbhajan Singh after he snared the dangerous Chris Gayle early in the innings. One of the wiliest captains in the game, Dhoni said he knew an off-spinner stood the best chance of getting Gayle out early.It’s no secret: opposition bowlers and captains are scared of Chris Gayle. If the West Indian superstar gets going, he can do some serious damage. But Gayle said, wait for it, there’s no reason to fear him.By the way, Chris Gayle was confident he would be part of West Indies’ World Cup side – he indeed was named in the squad not long after the interview. Gayle said he is looking forward to the tournament. Given his form against England in the ODI series at home, it will be shocking if they leave Gayle out.”Nothing new for everyone to fear me. But hey, I am not scary okay? So there’s no need to fear the Universe Boss,” Chris Gayle told India Today. “I am normal like everyone else. I may hit a few sixes more than anyone else but at the same time, it takes only 1 ball to get Universe Boss out. The World Cup is a big thing for the entire world to see their own nations do well in the World Cup and I am looking forward to it as well.advertisement”I will definitely be a part of the West Indies side of the World Cup. I will be fit and ready and really looking forward to it. A lot of talks have been around that teams should be wary of the West Indies based on what has actually happened in the ODI series vs England at home. Once the team is selected and we can come together as a group, I am sure we can do some damage in the World Cup.Chris Gayle had earlier said this would be his last World Cup but during the interview, he said it was possible he would play longer when (not if) West Indies win the World Cup.Chris Gayle is nearly 40 but he is still one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket. During the 2019 IPL., he became the fastest to 4000 runs in the IPL and the first man to hit 300 sixes in the history of the Indian Premier League.”Maybe I am getting better with age. One of my best ODI performances came against England. Maybe I am beginning to peak at 39,” Chris Gayle said.Also Read | Chris Gayle, Andre Russell in West Indies 2019 World Cup squadFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Chris GayleFollow Universe BossFollow KXIPFollow Kings XI Punjab 22 Bangalore BLR 2 2 Square Leg Mid off Super Over third Man 2 3 13.5 Ankit Rajpoot A. Rajpoot 0 0 S/R Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini 0 Mid on 1 Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 42 commentary Point 185/7 third Man Mid Wicket 27 Chris Gayle C. Gayle c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav David Miller D. Miller c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini covers third Man 100 24 third Man Bangalore Square Leg 185/7 0 2 46 w Toss: PNJ elected to field r Mid on Mid Wicket 202/4 nb Fall of Wickets c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav covers Square Leg c AB de Villiers b Umesh Yadav Bangalore Bowling BLR Bowling 300 3/36 (4) 4 33 Mid off Mid off Mid Wicket 42/1 ( C. Gayle 3.2 Overs) , 2/33 (4) 1 Mid off wd All batsmen are considered right handed Punjab Mid Wicket covers All batsmen are considered right handed 7 view full scorecard 96 Square Leg R 0 covers All batsmen are considered right handed (20.0) Nicholas Pooran (wk) N. Pooran (wk) c AB de Villiers b Navdeep Saini fine Leg Mid Wicket 21 0 Washington Sundar W. Sundar 50 third Man 0 Extras: 4 runs (B: 0, LB: 0, WD: 4, NB: 0, P: 0) 0 Lokesh Rahul L. Rahul c Tim Southee b Moeen Ali Bangalore beat Punjab by 17 runs Mid on 101/2 ( M. Agarwal 9.1 Overs) , 0 Moeen Ali M. Ali Navdeep Saini N. Saini third Man 182/7 ( H. Viljoen 19.3 Overs) , 1 Mid on Umesh Yadav U. Yadav 0 fine Leg 2 Mandeep Singh M. Singh not out 155.55 Tim Southee T. Southee covers Punjab batting PNJ batting (20.0) Point 0 Marcus Stoinis M. Stoinis (20.0) 1 4 0 e/r covers 5 third Man 176/5 ( N. Pooran 19 Overs) , 10.5 185/7 c Yuzvendra Chahal b Marcus Stoinis 33 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Mid on 0 (20.0) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Indian Premier League, 2019 27 105/3 ( L. Rahul 10.1 Overs) , Series Status: Player Of The Match: AB de Villiers Mohammed Shami M. Shami Murugan Ashwin M. Ashwin not out 4 5 Punjab PNJ c Virat Kohli b Umesh Yadav graphs 23 IPL 2019: I am not scary. No need to fear Universe Boss, says Chris GayleIPL 2019: Chris Gayle said there was no need to fear him because he hits more sixes than other players. In an interview with India Today, Gayle said he was getting better with age. 0 Mid off 6s Hardus Viljoen H. Viljoen c Parthiv Patel b Umesh Yadav 10 173/4 ( D. Miller 18.1 Overs) , 1 c Tim Southee b Moeen Ali third Man Point No data available! 11 0 Mid onlast_img read more

Caver Stith lead Old Dominion past William Mary 7153

NORFOLK, Va. — Ahmad Caver and B.J. Stith scored 20 points each, Caver had five assists and Stith grabbed 11 rebounds and Old Dominion defeated William & Mary 71-53 Wednesday night for a fourth straight win.Marquis Godwin scored 14 points for the Monarchs (6-3), who are 4-0 at home.Old Dominion is ranked in the top seven in the nation for holding opponents to less than 55 points and 36 per cent shooting. Those defensive stats were reflected Wednesday as William & Mary shot 35 per cent (21 of 60) on the way to its 53 points.Nathan Knight led the Tribe (2-7) with 14 points and Matt Milon 12. William & Mary cut a 10-point halftime gap to three, 37-34, after an 11-3 run to start the final period.The Monarchs shot a season-high 50 per cent (27 of 54) with 10 3-pointers.Wednesday was the 90th meeting between the schools and while Old Dominion leads the series 68-22, the Tribe had won six of the last eight meetings including three in a row through last season.The Associated Press read more