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Journalist Exposes the Claim of the 570 Km Swim Feat by the 12-year-old Shraddha Shukla as False.


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Sharada Shukla, 12-year-old swimmer (Photos: (L) – Hindustan Times; (R) – Bhaskar
Sharada Shukla, 12-year-old swimmer (Photos: (L) – Hindustan Times; (R) – Bhaskar

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Shraddha Shukla from Kanpur’s Cantonment area swam 10 km from Ganga Barrage to Siddhnath ghat at age six and a year later she swam 6 km from Kanpur to Unnao. On August 11, 2013, when she was eight, she covered 16 km downstream in just 80 minutes nipping 10 minutes from her earlier best. The following year, Shraddha swam to Allahabad from Massacre ghat in less than a week.

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, the 12-year-old Shraddha Shukla was ready to set a record by swimming 570 km in the swollen Ganga from Kanpur to Varanasi in 10 days. She plunged into the river Ganga at Massacre Ghat, Kanpur at 11:10 am and scheduled to reach Varanasi on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. According to her father and coach Lalit Shukla, she would set a record by swimming about 70 km a day with breaks after every four to five hours. The total distance covered would equal 13 Olympic marathons.

Lalit Shukla hopes his daughter if selected to take part in the Olympics would win a gold medal for India.

Shraddha Shukla became a star overnight.

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Vinod Kapri, Senior Journalist & Filmmaker (Photo: Bue.rahuljaiswal)
Vinod Kapri, Senior Journalist & Filmmaker (Photo: Bue.rahuljaiswal)

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A Mumbai-based senior Indian journalist and documentary filmmaker, Vinod Kapri, who in 2014 won a National Award for the documentary film “Can’t Take This Shit Anymore” contacted Lalit Shukla.

For two days, Vinod Kapri along with three of his associates travelled on Lalit Shukla’s boat. He noticed that most of the time Shraddha Shukla travelled in the boat instead of swimming and whenever they approached a ghat or when people were around she dropped  into the waters and swam. So, according to Vinod Kapri, the girl swam only when spectators were present.

When Kapri questioned why Shraddha swam only two to three km per day instead of 70 Kms, covering most of the distance on the boat, Lalit got irritated and threatened him. Kapri then hired a motor boat for himself and his team.

While waiting near Vindhychal ghat in Mirzapur, Kapri and his team spotted Lalit Shukla’s boats and started filming. They found the girl sitting in the boat with her father. When the team started filming, Lalit Shukla hurled abuses and issued life threats.

Lalit Shukla repudiated Vinod Kapri’s claim that his daughter swam only when spectators were present. He said that after every 15-20 km they pulled the girl out of the water  to apply a cream on her body and give her something to eat.

The Uttar Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) ordered a probe into the alleged violation of rights of the 12-year-old swimmer, who is said to have covered a distance of 570 km in 10 days.

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Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Match #54 – Gujarat Lions Vs Mumbai Indians on May 21, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Source: cricketcountry.com
Source: cricketcountry.com

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Venue: Green Park, Kanpur
Date & Time: Saturday, May 21,  08:00 PM IST (2:30  PM GMT)

Umpires: Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Nandan
Third Umpire: Anil Dandekar
 Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
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Mumbai Indians Squad
Playing XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Martin Guptill, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler (wk), Nitish Rana, Hardik Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
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Bench
Ambati Rayudu, Akshay Wakhare, Corey Anderson, Deepak Punia, Jerome Taylor,  Jitesh Sharma, Kishore Kamath, Marchant de Lange, Nathu Singh, Parthiv Patel, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Suchith, Tim Southee, Unmukt Chand
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Gujarat Lions Squad
Playing XI
Suresh Raina (c), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati, Dhawal Kulkarni
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Bench
Akshdeep Nath, Amit Mishra, Andrew Tye, Dale Steyn, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Jaydev Shah, Paras Dogra, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Tambe, Sarabjit Ladda, Shivil Kaushik, Umang Sharma
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Toss

 Gujarat Lions won the toss and opted to bowl.

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MUMBAI INDIANS Innings
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MUMBAI INDIANS R B 4s 6s SR
 Rohit Sharma (c) c Jakati &
b D Kulkarni
30 17  4  2 176.47
 Martin Guptill c DJ Bravo &
b Dwayne Smith
7 9 1 0  77.78
 Nitish Rana c D Kulkarni &
b DJ Bravo
70  36 7 4 194.44
 Krunal Pandya c Finch &
b Dwayne Smith
 4  3 1  0 133.33
Jos Buttler (wk) c & b DJ Bravo 33  31 3  0 106.45
 Kieron Pollard c Dwayne Smith &
b D Kulkarni
9 11 0 1 81.82
 Hardik Pandya c R Jadeja &
b P Kumar
7 8  1 0 87.50
 Harbhajan Singh c Raina &
b P Kumar
3 5 0  0 60
 Vinay Kumar not out 1  1 0 0 100
Mitchell McClenaghan dnb
 Jasprit Bumrah dnb
Extras 8 (b – 0, lb – 3, w – 4, nb – 1)
Total 172 for 8 in 20 overs 172 (RR @ 8.6 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/33
Rohit Sharma
(3.5 ov.)
 2/41
Martin Guptill
(4.3 ov.)
3/45
Krunal Pandya
(4.6 ov.)
 4/120
Jos Buttler
(13.5 ov.)
 5/153
Nitish Rana
(16.6 ov.)
6/160
Kieron Pollard
(17.5 ov.)
 7/166
Harbhajan Singh
(19.2 ov.)
8/172
Hardik Pandya
(19.6 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
 Praveen Kumar  4  0  24 2  6.00
 Dhawal Kulkarni  4  1  41  2  10.25
 Dwayne Smith  4  0  37  2  9.25
Shadab Jakati  3  0  30  0  10.00
Dwayne Bravo  4  0  22  2  5.50
 Ravindra Jadeja 1  0  15 0 15.00

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GUJARAT LIONS Innings
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GUJARAT LIONS R B 4s 6s SR
 Aaron Finch lbw Vinay 0  2 0  0  0
 Brendon McCullum b Harbhajan  48 27  8 1 177.78
 Suresh Raina (c) c J Buttler &
b Bumrah
58 36  8 2 161.11
Dinesh Karthik (wk) c J Buttler & b Vinay 3 4  0 0  75
 Dwayne Smith not out  37 23 4 2  160.87
 Ravindra Jadeja not out  21 15  4 0 140
 Dwayne Bravo dnb
 Eklavya Dwivedi dnb
 Praveen Kumar dnb
 Shadab Jakati dnb
Dhawal Kulkarni dnb
Extras 6 (b – 0, lb – 2, w – 4, nb – 0)
Total 173 for 4 in 17.5 overs 173 (RR @ 9.7 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/0
Aaron Finch
(0.2 ov.)
2/96
Brendon McCullum
(9.2 ov.)
3/111
Dinesh Karthik
(10.6 ov.)
4/122
Suresh Raina
(12.2 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Vinay Kumar 3 1 17 2 5.67
Jasprit Bumrah  4  0 42 1  10.50
Mitchell McClenaghan  3.5  0  38  0  9.92
Krunal Pandya  2  0  28  0 14.00
Harbhajan Singh  4  0  36  1  9.00
Hardik Pandya  1  0  10  0 10.00

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Gujarat Lions won by 6 wickets.

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Suresh Raina - Captain of Gujarat Lions - Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: sportsind.com)
Suresh Raina – Captain of Gujarat Lions – Vivo IPL 2016 (Source: sportsind.com)

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Suresh Raina  – “Man of the Match”.

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VIVO IPL 2016 – Points Table
Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
Gujarat Lions 14 9 5 0 0 18 -0.374
Sunrisers Hyderabad 13 8 5 0 0 16 +0.355
Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 7 6 0 0 14 +0.930
Kolkata Knight Riders 13 7 6 0 0 14 +0.022
Delhi Daredevils 13 7 6 0 0 14 -0.102
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.146
Rising Pune Supergiants 14 5 9 0 0 10 +0.015
Kings XI Punjab 14 4 10 0 0 8 -0.646

Cricket: Scorecard of IPL 9 – Match #51 – Gujarat Lions Vs Kolkata Knight Riders on May 19, 2016


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By T. V. Antony Raj

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Source: cricketcountry.com
Source: cricketcountry.com

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Venue: Green Park, Kanpur
Date & Time: Thursday, May 19,  2016, at 8:00 pm IST (2:30  pm GMT)

Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Nandan
Third Umpire: Anil Dandekar
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
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Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Playing XI
Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan, Jason Holder, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Morne Morkel
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Bench
Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Colin Munro, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Manan Sharma, Rajagopal Sathish, Shaun Tait, Sheldon Jackson, Umesh Yadav
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Gujarat Lions Squad 
Playing XI
Suresh Raina (c), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Ravindra Jadeja, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Eklavya Dwivedi, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shadab Jakati
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Bench
Akshdeep Nath, Amit Mishra, Andrew Tye, Dale Steyn, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Jaydev Shah, Paras Dogra, Pradeep Sangwan, Pravin Tambe, Sarabjit Ladda, Shivil Kaushik, Umang Sharma
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Toss

Gujarat Lions won the toss and opted to bowl.

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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS Innings
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KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS  R B 4s 6s SR
 Robin Uthappa  (wk) c D Karthik &
b Dwayne Smith
25  19 3  1 131.58
 Gautam Gambhir (c) runout (Jakati)  8  8 1 0 100
 Manish Pandey c Raina &
b Dwayne Smith
 1  3  0  0 33.33
Piyush Chawla b Dwayne Smith  11 16 1 0 68.75
Yusuf Pathan c Raina &
b D Kulkarn
 36  36  3  1  100
Shakib Al Hasan c Dwivedi &
b Dwayne Smith
3  8  0 0 38.75
Suryakumar Yadav c D Kulkarni &
b Jakati
14  14 1  1 121.43
Jason Holder c Finch &
b DJ Bravo
 13  8 1  1 162.50
Sunil Narine not out  2  7 0 0 28.57
Morne Morkel not out  1 1 0  0  100
Morne Morkel dnb
Extras (b – 0, lb – 2, w – 5, nb – 0)
Total 124 for 8 in 20 overs 124 (RR @ 6.2 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
 1/23
Gautam Gambhir
(3.1 ov.)
 2/34
Manish Pandey
(4.2 ov.)
 3/44
Robin Uthappa
(6.2 ov.)
 4/55
Piyush Chawla
(9.2 ov.)
5/61
Shakib Al Hasan
(11.3 ov.)
 6/102
Suryakumar Yadav
(16.5 ov.)
 7/120
Yusuf Pathan
(18.2 ov.)
 8/122
Jason Holder
(19.3 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
 Praveen Kumar 2 0  12  0  6.00
 Dhawal Kulkarni 4  0  34  1 8.50
 Dwayne Smith  4 0  8  4 2.00
 Dwayne Bravo  4  0  29  1  7.25
Shadab Jakati 4  0  22  1 5.50
Ravindra Jadeja  2  0  17 0 8.50
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GUJARAT LIONS  Innings
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GUJARAT LIONS R B 4s 6s SR
 Dwayne Smith c Uthappa &
b Rajpoot
 0 1 0  0 0
Brendon McCullum lbw Narine 6  3  0 1 200
 Suresh Raina (c) not out 53  36  7  1 147.22
 Dinesh Karthik (wk) b M Morkel 12 8  2 0 150
 Aaron Finch runout (Uthappa)  26  23  1 2 113.04
 Ravindra Jadeja not out  11 10  1  0 110
 Dwayne Bravo dnb
Eklavya Dwivedi dnb
 Praveen Kumar dnb
Dhawal Kulkarni dnb
Shadab Jakati dnb
Extras 17 (b – 0, lb – 1, w – 16, nb – 0)
Total 125 for 4 in 13.3 overs 125 (RR @ 9.26 rpo)
FALL OF WICKETS
1/0
Dwayne Smith
(0.1 ov.)
 2/18
Brendon McCullum
(1.2 ov.)
 3/38
Dinesh Karthik
(3.5 ov.)
 4/97
Aaron Finch
(9.5 ov.)
BOWLING O M R W Econ
Ankit Rajpoot 3 0  35  1 11.67
 Sunil Narine 4 0  30 1 7.50
Morne Morkel  3.3 0 39 1 11.14
Jason Holder 2  0  14 0  7.00
Yusuf Pathan  1  0  6  0  6.00

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Gujarat Lions won by 6 wickets.

Dwayne Smith - Gujarat Lions (Source: iplt20.com)
Dwayne Smith – Gujarat Lions (Source: iplt20.com)

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Dwayne Smith – “Man of the Match” for the second time.
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VIVO IPL 2016 – Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts NRR
Sunrisers Hyderabad 12 8 4 0 0 16 +0.400
Gujarat Lions 13 8 5 0 0 16 -0.479
Royal Challengers Bangalore 13 7 6 0 0 14 +0.930
Kolkata Knight Riders 13 7 6 0 0 14 +0.022
Mumbai Indians 13 7 6 0 0 14 -0.082
Delhi Daredevils 12 6 6 0 0 12 -0.125
Rising Pune Supergiants 13 4 9 0 0 8 +0.013
Kings XI Punjab 13 4 9 0 0 8 -0.693

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