No more are Salman Khan’s ventures reserved for the Eid holiday. Christmas is his new release haven. However, can his next film Dabangg 3 turn out to be a big success just like his previous Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai?While the buzz for Dabangg 3 looks strong, only time will tell if the film will make it big at the box office. However, the film’s trailer sends out the signal that probably stardom will overpower content once again for a Salman Khan venture. That is something we saw for his last few offerings such as Bharat, Race 3 and Tubelight.Bharat and Race 3 told us that no matter who the star is, the audience will not come to the theatres if the story on the big screen is compelling. On its home turf, both Race 3 and Bharat turned out to be big disappointments with revenue of Rs 166 crore and Rs 197 crore, respectively, and with a budget of Rs 185 crore and Rs 240 crore, respectively.Close … [Read more...] about Will Dabangg 3’s run-of-the-mill content be another blip in Salman Khan’s career?
Race for the white house
Inability to cash in on a good start cost South Africa but the visitors were in no way outplayed in the second T20 International against India, insists Proteas Test specialist Temba Bavuma, who had a decent outing in his debut in the shortest format.South Africa looked set for 180 when skipper Quinton de Kock (52) and Bavuma (49) were in the middle before the southpaw's dismissal put the brakes on the scoring rate, limiting the total to 149 for five.READ | India vs South Africa: Kohli says Men in Blue will try out new players and test them in seriesClose "The first 10-12 overs we played really well. I think we could not really get going after a good start and lost the game between 12th to the 15th over," Bavuma, who has played 36 Tests, said after the seven-wicket loss to India. related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa T20Is: I don’t think we were outplayed by beatable India, says Bavuma
Despite being omitted from India's T20 International squads for the last two series against West Indies and South Africa, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav insists he isn't worried too much as it gives him an opportunity to focus on Test cricket. The mystery spinner was picked in the India A squad for the unofficial Test against South Africa A where he took 4 for 121 in 29 overs.Speaking to reporters, Kuldeep stressed that he hasn't let the omission dent his confidence. He said, "So far, I have done a good job in limited-overs format. I feel very comfortable with the white ball.""I am not worried about not being picked for the last two T20I series. Maybe the selectors felt I needed a break. Maybe the team thinks some changes are required. I respect that, and I have no complaints. I see this as an opportunity to do well in Tests."Close In 68 T20 matches since that 2016 T20 World Cup, Kuldeep has taken 81 wickets at an average of 22.97 (ninth-best in the world, second among Indians), and an … [Read more...] about Kuldeep Yadav reveals how exclusion from T20Is have helped him
India captain Virat Kohli's bold move to bat first boomeranged on his team as Quinton de Kock (79) spearheaded South Africa's chase for a series-levelling nine-wicket win in the third T20 International at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on September 22.To everyone's surprise, Kohli opted to bat after the coin landed in his favour on one of the smallest grounds, always known to favour teams chasing in the shortest format.Initially though, the decision seemed to have worked as India raced to 54 for one in six overs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.Close The departure of Shikhar Dhawan gave the South Africans an opening, and they grabbed it with both hands, snuffing out eight Indian wickets for 71 runs. related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be "massive player" for IND India vs West Indies ODI series: Captain Pollard says Windies … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: de Kock leads SA to nine-wicket win, Kohli’s move backfires