What are some of the most gentlemanly behaviour of Cricketers on field?

Answer by Sandip More:

In a recently concluded Border-Gavaskar test series, Virat Kohli was struck by a nasty bouncer of Mitch Joshnson and the world has seen which was never seen in the history of the game. The sad demise of Phil Hughes made every Australian player forgot their rivalry on field which they are known for the decades. They are known for their aggressive brand of cricket and give oppositions a tough time with their bowling and batting and off course the sledging. But after this incident every Autralain player rushed to the Virat and they checked wheteher Virat is fine and there is no serious injury to him. Johnson who was firing all the cylinders in Ashes and known for those bullets fired at 150 Kmph was also looking a bit nervous.
      Even umpires walked off to him and enquired whether he is ok. Mind you that was a kind of welcome delivery to the batsman who just walked in and yet to settle at the crease. The Australian's find an upper hand if they make opposition's batsman fumble at the start of his inning and if someone like Kohli does that then that's the icing on cake but they forget everything, they forgot win/loss and results and shown great sign of sportsmanship and respect to Virat.
       I think this the rare incident that has happened in cricket and what Australians shown deserves a much appreciation. The following images show the how it went on and how they reacted to this.

The incident starts with this bullet fired up at Virat by Mitch.

Observe how Nathan Lyon is looking at Virat

Brad Haddin

Johnson and Chris Rogers (facing to Johnson) are trying to give courage to the Virat.

This one is the best. Clarke is trying to improve the morale of Johnson and he is regretting of that nasty bouncer.

These images will forever be remembered for the kind of gestures Australian's showed up and they hardly forgotten by a cricket lover like me.

What are some of the most gentlemanly behaviour of Cricketers on field?


Shouldn’t Indians buy products from Flipkart only to help it beat Amazon (company) in India, at least?

Answer by Abhishek Mishra:

I sent  the following mail to snapdeal, flipkart and Amazon regarding same product ( selling price on each was almost same):

Date: 21/12/2014 08.53 AM
Issue: Others / I have a pre-order enquiry
Message: Hi, Can you deliver at Pincode 851***?, upon using the pincode for delivery availability it shows delivery options are available but its a village in bihar and No private courier delivers except Indiapost. My grandparents live there and India postoffice is right next to their house.Kindly confirm if orders can be delivered for sure or not , As i have been using my relatives adddress at Pincode 851*** which is 25 kms from my grandparents house.I have already tried with DTDC even they ask them to personally collect the shipment from their office which is 15kms away,not possible for my grandparents.

In response i received following reply from them (attaching snapshots).
Read their response and decide for yourself (rememeber Amazon was only 19 months into Indian market and others were already on top of Indian e-commerce.

Shouldn't Indians buy products from Flipkart only to help it beat Amazon (company) in India, at least?

If you injure a bug, should you kill it or let it live and not die?

Answer by Matan Shelomi:

Looks like the philosophers and theists have made their cases. As far as entomologists are concerned, insects do not have pain receptors the way vertebrates do. They don't feel "pain," but may feel irritation and probably can sense if they are damaged. Even so, they certainly cannot suffer because they don't have emotions. If you heavily injure an insect, it will most likely die soon: either immediately because it will be unable to escape a predator, or slowly from infection or starvation. Ultimately this crippling will be more of an inconvenience to the insect than a torturous existence, so it has no "misery" to be put out of but also no real purpose anymore. If it can't breed anymore it has no reason to live.

In other words, I have not answered your question because, as far as the science is concerned, neither the insect nor the world will really care either way. Personally, though, I'd avoid doing more damage than you've already done. 1) Maybe the insect will recover, depending on how damaged it is. 2) Some faiths do forbid taking animal lives, so why go out of your way to kill? 3) You'll stain your shoe.

If you injure a bug, should you kill it or let it live and not die?

What are some inspirational short stories that can change a person’s life?

Answer by Arun Mohan:

Telephone booth

A little boy went to a telephone booth which was at the cash counter of a store and dialed a number.
The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation:

Boy : “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman : (at the other end of the phone line) “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”
Boy : “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price than the person who cuts your lawn now.”
Woman : I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy : (with more perseverance) “Lady, I’ll even sweep the floor and the stairs of your house for free.
Woman : No, thank you.

With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner : “Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”
Boy : “No thanks,
Store Owner : But you were really pleading for one.
Boy : No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!”

This is called "Self Appraisal”. Give your best and the world comes to you!!!!!

What are some inspirational short stories that can change a person's life?