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Juventus-bound Ramsey bids emotional farewell to Arsenal

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Aaron Ramsey made a tearful farewell to Arsenal after 11 years at the club on Sunday and said he was looking forward to the next phase of his career at Juventus.

The Welshman, whose season ended prematurely after he sustained a hamstring injury last month, is set to join the Italian champions in the close season after signing a four-year deal in February.

Ramsey, who is the club’s highest scoring central midfielder with 64 goals, was given a guard of honour by his team mates and presented with a memento after Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium.

“Obviously it’s very emotional, it’s been a hell of a journey,” the 28-year-old told Sky Sports. “Eleven years of my life, so much has happened in that, when I look back. You can tell by my voice how much it means to me.

“I’m really excited for the new challenge and new chapter in my life (at Juventus) but today it’s all about this.

“This is where I grew up. I just want to take this in today and let it settle in for a few more days before I can really look forward and concentrate on that.

“I’m going to club that’s playing in the Champions League, and playing with (Cristiano) Ronaldo. And that’s going to really sink in now, so I can get my head around that in the next few weeks and really look forward to that challenge.”

Goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is retiring at the end of the season and was also honoured by Arsenal, said Ramsey’s departure was a big loss for the London club.

“I think when he came from Cardiff nobody really knew how great a player the club brought in and I think he gave everything he could all those 11 years,” Cech said.

Arsenal also confirmed the departure of striker Danny Welbeck. The Englishman, signed from Manchester United in 2014, has not played since he had an ankle surgery in November and his contract expires at the end of the season.

“I spoke with the club about this situation,” manager Unai Emery said. “The decision is he is going to leave.

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Sachin Tendulkar suggests unique alternative to ICC’s boundary rules to decide winner

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The final of World Cup 2019 saw a controversial ending with the hosts England being declared the winners after the Super Over against New Zealand ended in a tie. The Eoin Morgan-led side had scored higher number of boundaries in the regulation overs, and as per ICC rules, won the match and were crowned as the champions. As the debate over the rule carries on, India cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar came up with a unique alternative to decide the winner.

“I feel there should be another super over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters,” Tendulkar was quoted saying by 100mb.

“No one lost the final,” New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said Tuesday as his team tried coming to terms with the gut-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup’s greatest summit clash. Cricketers, current and former, shared New Zealand’s pain on losing the title on boundary count with many of them asking for a “serious look” into the rule, slammed as “absurd”.

“At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is,” Williamson told Newstalk ZB.

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World Cup 2019: Bollywood celebrates England’s win, call New Zealand ‘a team of heroes’

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For many passionate Indian cricket fans, Team India and Virat Kohli’s men ought to have won the ICC Cricket World cup 2019. However, at the end, England triumphed over New Zealand to lift the coveted trophy and lauding the winners for a consistently impressive performance were members of the Bollywood film fraternity.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh was effusive in this praise for England, calling the match “cricket at its best” and had a tender spot for the Kiwis . He wrote: “Cricket at its best – Epic #WorldCupFinals – Congratulations @englandcricket the Champions of world cricket. My heart goes out to @BLACKCAPS – they were so so good- for me they are the uncrowned champs of #WorldCup2019”

Sharing a video from the Lord’s cricket ground, venue of the finals, actor Anupam Kher wrote: “CRICKET IS THE WINNER in this #WorldCupFinal2019. What an unbelievable match!!! Congratulations England. Amazing Victory!! And #NewZealand is a team of Heroes. Jai Ho!!”

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Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh starts his new innings

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Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has started his new innings away from the field. Stepping into a new arena, Yuvraj has decided to attempt something ‘exciting’ for Hotstar Specials latest series ‘The Office’.

Yuvraj, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket; and left behind hordes of heart-broken fans still longing for his power-packed hits, will soon be in a different avatar.

“I have tried my hand at something that is fun and exciting. The curiosity about what I’m doing with Hotstar Specials new show The Office ends today! I’ve had a lot of fun shooting for something special with the cast of the show; and I hope people enjoy watching it – stream now to know more,” said Yuvraj

The Office’ is an official adaptation of the international series. The 13-episode mockumentary chronicles the 9-to-5 lives of the employees at Wilkins Chawla as they navigate through their mundane routine that invariably gives rise to comical situations. The ensemble cast includes Mukul Chaddha, Gauahar Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Gopal Datt, Sayandeep Sengupta, Samridhi Dewan, Priyanka Setia, Abhinav Sharma, Gavin Methalaka, Preeti Kochar, Sunil Jetly, Chien Ho Liao, Nehpal Gautam and Mayur Bansiwal amongst others.

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