Mumbai, Jun 9 (PTI) Actor Anil Kapoor has wished his daughter Sonam Kapoor on her birthday through a sweet message where he called the actress his “warrior princess”.Sonam turned 31 today.The 60-year-old actor took to Twitter where he gave a shout-out to his daughter and posted a portrait of the “Neerja” actress, sporting a traditional look.”Happy birthday my warrior princess @sonamakapoor! Keep smiling, shine brighter, be happier! Love you beta!” wrote Anil.Other Bollywood personalities such as Abhishek Bachchan, Swara Bhasker and Armaan Malik also wished the birthday girl on her big day.”Heres wishing a very happy birthday to @sonamakapoor. Hope you have an even better year than the last one. Our butter chicken meal is pending,” Bachchan wrote, who has starred with Sonam in “Delhi-6″.”Happy birthday you beautiful beautiful child!!! May you have every joy and all the love – because you deserve that and more! @sonamakapoor,” wrote Swara, who is dear friend of the actress.The “Anaarkali of Aarah” actress became friends with Sonam after they first worked together in Aanand L Rais “Raanjhanaa”. They again teamed up for “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”.”Happy birthday @sonamakapoor! Hope you have a blast because you definitely have a #Rheson (word play on her fashion brand) to celebrate all your amazing achievements. Love always, AM,” wrote Armaan. PTI RDS BK
India have so far dominated the Boxing Day Test but with Tim Paine behind the stumps, a bit of chatter and banter is never too far away. After needling Murali Vijay in Perth, Paine targeted Rohit Sharma and challenged him to hit Nathan Lyon for a six.Rohit, who had missed the second Test at Perth Stadium last week, was trying to settle down against some tight bowling when Tim Paine decided to have a bit of a chat with Aaron Finch to try and distract Rohit.However, Rohit remained undeterred and scored his first Test fifty outside Asia since 2015. Incidentally, the last time Rohit had scored a Test fifty outside Asia was in Sydney back in January 2015.During a critical moment in the second day’s play, Paine told Finch, who was standing close in: “It’s a bit of a toss up between Royals and Indians for me. But if Rohit hits a six now, I’m changing to Mumbai.”Rohit Sharma leads Mumbai Indians while Ajinkya Rahane, who was at the other end, led Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 season.Rohit and Rahane added 62 for the fifth wicket and were instrumental in India’s eventual 443 for 7 declared. Aaron Finch walked out to face India’s pacers with Marcus Harris and the pair survived six hostile overs.Speaking to the media after the day’s play, Finch admitted Australia tried to distract Rohit but he did not fall for the bait.”We were just trying to have a bit of banter with Rohit. I asked Rohit if we brought mid on up if he’d take us on and go into IPL mode and he didn’t take the bait, unfortunately.advertisement”It was just a bit of good fun, a bit of banter. It was a long time out there,” Finch said.The series has been closely contested but plenty of attention has been drawn by Virat Kohli. The Australian media have questioned his behaviour on the field. Back home in India, not everybody is impressed with Kohli’s on-field behaviour. In fact, Sunil Gavaskar reckoned India started the sledging war and had to be prepared to cop some of it from the Aussies.In Perth, Paine had asked Murali Vijay how he could like Kohli as a bloke. Before the stump mic caught Paine’s banter, he had been involved in a heated verbal battle with Kohli and the duo almost collided with each other before the umpire intervened.Also Read | Admire Virat Kohli but he should behave with dignity: Naseeruddin Shah to India TodayAlso Read | Rohit Sharma hits 1st Test fifty outside Asia since 2015Also See:
HAMILTON – Community members will gather at Hamilton City Hall tonight to grieve the death of Yosif Al-Hasnawi, a 19-year-old Good Samaritan who police say was killed after trying to intervene in an altercation.The memorial is being held by the Al-Mostafa Islamic Centre and will take place in the city hall’s council chambers.Hamilton police have said Al-Hasnawi tried to intervene when he saw two men accosting an older man last Saturday.They say the men then allegedly turned their attention to Al-Hasnawi and one shot him.He was pronounced dead in hospital about an hour later.Three people have since been charged in relation to the death of the first-year medical science student — one faces a second-degree murder charge and two others were charged with accessory after the fact to murder.The Islamic Centre says all are welcome at the memorial.