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Goel further contended that the complainant officer had concocted the entire story to improve his image and establish that he was an honest officer The courthoweverdid not approve the argument and rejected the petition The HC rejected Goels petition last weeksources said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsMelbourne: Doubles pair John Peers and Sam Groth gave Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group with a crushing straight sets victory in Melbourne on Saturday Peers and Groth raced through the scratch Czech pairing of Jiri Vesely and Jan Satral 6-3 6-2 6-2 in 90 minutes to deliver the tie to the Australians The Czechs had to win the pivotal doubles rubber to stay in the best-of-five match tie after losing both of Friday’s opening singles matches John Peers and Sam Groth in action for Australia in the Davis Cup AFP But they were further disadvantaged when doubles specialist Radek Stepanek was forced to withdraw from the doubles with injury on top of the unavailability of world number 10 Tomas Berdych for the tie World number 15 Nick Kyrgios conceded just seven games in reeling off a 6-2 6-3 6-2 win over the 157th-ranked Satral while rookie Jordan Thompson upset Czech number one Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4 in Friday’s singles Australia captained by Lleyton Hewitt will now face either the United States or Switzerland in the quarter-finals of the teams competition on April 7-9 and will have home advantage should the Americans progress "I’m very happy We wanted to make a run this year We know it’ll get tougher but we’ve got a really good team" Hewitt said "They (Peers and Groth) prepared well they did all the hard work getting to gel because they don’t play together that often "It would be a tough ask against the USA They’re a tough team with four good players but it’s not long between ties which is good" Doubles specialist Peers is fresh off a Grand Slam title win at last week’s Australian Open while Groth reached the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles in Melbourne "It’s never easy to back up after what happened at the Australian Open Everyone did an amazing job to come together and that made it easier" Peers said Groth added: "I thought we played well together We’ve had a lot of time on court and it came together" Australia now lead the Czech Republic 8-1 in the Davis Cup competition Australia 28-time winners have not won the Davis Cup since 2003 and only returned to the competition’s top tier in 2014 after a six-year absence France complete win over Japan Tokyo:France wrapped up victory in their Davis Cup first-round tie against Japan after Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut won Saturday’s doubles to give the visitors an unassailable 3-0 lead The Wimbledon champions swatted aside Yuichi Sugita and Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3 6-4 6-4 after Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon had dominated the opening day’s singles in Tokyo on Friday Japan have failed to win a single set in three matches in the absence of world number five Kei Nishikori who opted to sit out the World Group clash Gasquet swept past Taro Daniel 6-2 6-3 6-2 on Friday before Simon overpowered Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3 6-3 6-4 to put Yannich Noah’s team firmly in the driving seat Nine-time winners France have now won all four of their Davis Cup meetings with Japan who will look to avoid a whitewash in Sunday’s dead-rubber reverse singles The French will face either Canada or Britain in April’s quarter-finals Madrid: Rafael Nadal’s career-long coaching relationship with his uncle Toni Nadal will end this year Toni Nadal confirmed to AFP on Tuesday "The decision has been mine" said Toni Nadal whilst insisting he will remain in his role for the rest of the 2017 season Toni Nadal 55 cited the demands of travelling on tour as the reason for the change and will oversee coaching at Rafael’s tennis academy on his home island of Mallorca File photo of Rafael Nadal with his coach and uncle Toni Nadal AFP "I understand that my role will be in the academy" he added "At my age I have travelled around the world and for a while when I have to travel it is hard "I have three children The academy has given me a reason to enjoy being here (in Mallorca)" Former world number one Carlos Moya will take over as Nadal’s main coach for 2018 having joined his team back in December Nadal reached the Australian Open final in January losing an epic five-set match to old rival Roger Federer in his first Grand Slam since bringing Moya on board alongside long-time coaches Toni and Francis Roig "What has been important to me all my life is that things go well for Rafa" continued Toni Nadal "Things have gone sufficiently well at the start of the year the incorporation of Carlos has been a great success "I understand that Rafael is well looked after with Francis and Carlos" The Nadals have enjoyed one of the longest and most successful coaching relationships in the history of tennis Nadal has won 14 Grand Slams under the tutelage of his uncle tying Pete Sampras for the second most in history behind Federer’s 18 And Toni admitted his decision had initially caught Rafael by surprise "He was a little bit surprised at the start but we have explained it to him well "I have told him he is well looked after Rafael has always taken things well he is not the problematic type" The hiring of Moya in the off-season after Nadal had suffered another injury blighted year in 2016 was seen as a change of tack after previously refusing to embrace the idea of fresh blood in his coaching staff Seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe was one of the most outspoken critics of Nadal’s stubbornness telling the Spaniard to "get a new damn coach" after a shock second round exit at Wimbledon to qualifier Dustin Brown in 2015 And Toni admitted the speed and success of Moya’s incorporation had contributed to the timing of his decision "He offers a lot of things the experience of being number one a knowhow a commitment that has surprised me "He brings an extra calm that when he says something he says it not only as a friend but an expert" “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine” – Alan Turing It was coming but you still can’t believe it happened You are dumbstruck but you are still able to enjoy the vibrant celebrations You are disappointed with your club’s failure but still delighted for the one that has won the title This doesn’t happen often but when it does it is so special This is the impact of Leicester City’s Premier League win Such is the joy of witnessing an underdog story ********** Growing up in a cricket-crazy India I was brought up to the stories of how Kapil Dev’s devils defied the odds to win the World Cup in 1983 how they upset the best to script history By the age of 10 I had madly fallen in love with cricket and there was a reluctance to follow any other sport Five years later it all changed It was the monsoon of 2001 when the famous Goran Ivanisevic story played out It took an incredible journey to change my perception of other sports Goran Ivanisevic a wild card at 2001 Wimbledon miraculously went on to become an unlikely champion Getty I was fascinated by Ivanisevic’s game play and more so by the story of a man who had gone through a roller-coaster ride missing almost two years of his career with a shoulder injury sneaking in as a wild card ranked 125th in the world and winning the Wimbledon This is when I developed an emotional connection with the Croatian and after every win it just got stronger The winning scenes after a marathon final against Pat Rafter brought tears to my eyes it was as if I was riding the emotional roller-coaster along with Ivanisevic I hadn’t heard of him15 days earlier but still it brought unbridled joy more so because it was one of the greatest underdog stories ******** Watching Leicester lift the title brought back memories of that windy evening at Wimbledon Here was a team that was on the cusp of relegation at the same juncture a year ago and now they are the champions of England Bloody hell Our teams finished lower than this club Some even had the chance of ending a frustrating long wait for a championship title But the joy of watching an underdogwin outweighed all the disappointments So the intriguing question is – why do we get so much joy when an underdog wins "We get joy because of the passion and love the underdogs have for the game” says former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif "Talent might not be the same nor the facilities or coaches or infrastructure but when the players play they think of giving it all in order to power their team past the finish line no matter what” "People like to see an upset People like a good story They like to see the unexpected occur" West Indies cricketer Samuel Badree tells FirstPost "Against India in the World T20 semi final this year we were huge underdogs India were at home at the Wankhede (stadium) there were thousands of vocal supporters When the Indian national anthem was sung we were intimidated to hear the roar of the crowd at the end But all non-Indians supported us in that game because people wanted an upset People love the way we play and they wanted us to get to the finals everyone except a billion Indians That win was very special to all of us" Badree says Samuel Badree was part of the West Indies team that defeated favourites India and went on to win the World T20 Getty As I talk to various sportspersons about underdogs the one word that constantly resonates is “passion” "We play with passion we play with big heart We don’t look back there is just one way – forward" Afghanistan cricketer Gulbadin Naib says "People give us lot of love especially in India It’s unbelievable how much the Indian people love Afghanistan” Underdogs ofcricket Afghanistan have been starved of opportunities to play in big tournaments and against big teams You could understand them becoming frustrated with it all but they have done extremely well to keep their spirits high ***************** People’s love for underdogs is built on inspiring stories The Leicester story is nothing short of inspirational This was a club that had escaped relegation by the skin of its teeth last season This was a club that had sacked its manager after his son was embroiled in a sex scandal along with two more players This was a club which had hired a manager who had never won a major league title who was always mocked and considered second best This was a club that was formed with rejects misfits and players plucked from obscurity This was a club that had never won the English first division league or an FA Cup They were in oblivion having not been in the top flight for 10 years until last season This was a club whose existence was endangered just over 12 years ago until it was bailed out by a consortium of fans This was a club (544 m) which cost eight times less than the richest club in England – Manchester City (4188 m) five times less than Arsenal (2519 m) and three times less than Tottenham (1611m) "What a great story it is yaar" says former India cricketer Ajit Agarkar who is an ardent Manchester United fan but wanted Leicester to win rather than any other big guns "Throughout the season you kept thinking they will slip-up but they didn’t It’s an amazing story not just an underdog but an underdog who deserves to win" he adds almost enchanted yet in disbelief Yes passion is a key driving force but with passion comes hardwork One of the biggest secrets behind Leicester’s success was the manager instilling a hard-working culture “We do not dream We simply work hard" was manager Claudio Ranieri’s mantra With very little available you have to make the most of what you have – and that means working harder than anyone else "We try hard; we work hard more and more It’s not easy to give a tough time to big countries" says Afghanistan’s Naib "Inshallah we can improve more and more and may be in 4-5 years we can be in top 5 teams in the world" Despite all the obstacles in his way Naib still exudes positivity Players like Agarkar Kaif and Badree have been a part of an unfancied team or played underdog roles at some point Agarkar explains through experience about the most crucial part of being an underdog – the quantum of the challenge – which amplifies their drive to succeed "It was tougher [against big teams] so it actually made you work even harder drive yourself even more" says Agarkar “It’s a fact there are times when the team you are playing against is in everyway – on paper or form-wise – better than you So it just makes you try that much harder not that you try any less otherwise But that determination to succeed at that point is X percentmore" he adds ************ The last couple of years have been filled with fascinating underdog stories – Atletico Madrid winning the Spanish La Liga New Zealand reaching the cricket World Cup final Japan shocking South Africa in Rugby World Cup 102-ranked Dustin Brown beating former world No 1 Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 32-year-old unseeded Roberta Vinci upsetting Serena Williams in US Open semi-final Afghanistan pulling off a stunning win over West Indies at the WorldT20 It’s not just the fans that feel the joy of watching these underdogs win Even the players and coaches go through the emotions "When I am not playing for my team I root for underdogs" says Kaif "Being a sportsperson you want to watch a contest Fans also want to watch a contest There is no point in going there watching your role models and coming back It’s all about sportsman spirit You want a fight you want to see close matches that’s the instinct being a sportsperson Underdog stories of the past give you hope" he adds At the start of March West Brom manager Tony Pulis declared his new-found love for Leicester after a 2-2 draw at the King Power stadium Even Chelsea players sounded a warning to Tottenham Hotspur that they wanted Leicester to win ahead of their crucial clash at Stamford Bridge "I just hope Leicester City win the league" Pulis had said "I always support the underdogs because I love to see the emotions that are evoked when the underdogs win" says Badree "If the favorites win it’s like okay we expected that When the underdog wins however everyone is happy and feels proud even if there is no association with that team” *********** Such is the joy of watching underdogs win that it might force you to transcend boundaries In a stunning statement to Sky Sports Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczsny currently on season-long loan to Roma admitted he wanted Ranieri’s side to win and not Arsenal even when the North London club were in the title race Just like the Ivanisevic fairytale the underdog stories have changed perceptions of many "The victory of Ireland over England at the 2011 Cricket World Cup was the moment that will stay with me forever" says Peter Miller cricket writer and author based in England "This was my team losing to a lowly neighbour and the joy of the innings that Kevin O’Brien played made me stop caring about supporting my team and want nothing more than an Irish win” ************* It’s not just about the underdog stories but also about how they have been scripted that matters Leicester manager Ranieri instilled discipline and balance into the squad He changed the formation to 4-4-2 a more attacking one He harnessed the potential of each and every individual and moulded this group into a cohesive unit The entire story was scripted on a positive brand of football and that’s what appeals to every player coach and fan "I obviously have a soft corner for the underdogs but it also comes down to the brand of football" former India footballer Bhaichung Bhutia tells FirstPost "Most of the times underdogs go into a game with a mindset of not to lose and play negative football From a neutral’s point of view you would want to watch a good brand of football Leicester have played positive football throughout they were fun to watch and that is why theirs is a fantastic story" Bhutia adds *************** Just over a month ago Afghanistan stunned West Indies who would then go on to win the title in the World T20 group stages The victory was sweet but what brought a smile to the faces of many was the sight of West Indies player Chris Gayle joining the Afghanistan players in celebrations clicking selfies and dancing to the tunes of the now famous Champion song even in the face of a defeat Chris Gayle congratulated Afghanistan after their win over West Indies in the World T20 AFP Afghanistan was a team formed in a war-torn country This was a team whose players grew up in refugee camps in Pakistan with fears of missiles and bombs on either side of the border dominating their daily lives This was a team bereft of opportunities and funding But the passion with which they played the game was like a journey back to the old days when people played cricket not for money but just for the love of the game "We decided to celebrate with the Afghanistan team because we love the way they play and the added fact that they are an associate team" says Badree "There has been much talk about their participation in future events so we decided to support them in that regard We were disappointed with the loss but it happens It made no sense sulking over it It was a great gesture by Chris Gayle to dance with them after the game but I hasten to add he had some choice words for us when we got to the dressing room" Badree adds "That was very nice of West Indies They were very friendly They wanted us to win more matches" says Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shenwari "Each and every West Indies player supported us they said you are a very good team and just need more good cricket under your belt You guys beat us; you can beat any big team Everyone was happy They never thought that we lost to Afghanistan The West Indies players invited us to play in the Caribbean Premier League that was a great moment for us Even the Indian players support us on the field" Shenwari adds There was innocence There was thrill There was craving There was excitement and there was pain in their voices as Shenwari and Naib recited stories of love of gargantuan proportions they’ve received all over the world And this is what acts as a driving force amidst adversity "When we played against England in World T20 there were many Indians supporting us The day after we saw interviews of people supporting us on news channels and those scenes made us really happy" says Shenwari "We get maximum messages from people and fans outside Afghanistan they tell us to just go out there and win they say – we know you can beat any full member team in the world" Shenwari adds "It gives us a lot of energy Even during the 2015 cricket World Cup the Australian and New Zealand fans gave us a lot of love They gave us a lot of energy Too much love I have no words to explain" a thrilled Naib says *********************** What Leicester has achieved is extra-ordinary From rags to riches it’s the sustained excellence for a period of nine months and 38 matches that makes it even more fascinating There were 26 players 26 different brains but one heart There was breathtaking smart and intelligent football There were fans applauding an opposition’s goal just to motivate the home team There was the club treating its fans to free beer and doughnuts on the owner’s birthday There was a manager offering his players pizzas for clean sheet Under Claudio Ranieri Leicester City became the unlikeliest of Premier League champions Getty There was the manager ringing imaginary bells for a wake-up call to his players There was the much maligned manager writing an emotional blog with history in his sights There was a title in hand with two games to spare after spectacular rise from the ashes Then there were tears all around. tears of joy This is the story of Leicester City this is the greatest underdog story of the modern era and if this doesn’t bring a smile to your face then ‘dilly-ding dilly-dong’ nothing will A 17-year-old American Muslim girl was beaten and abducted after leaving a mosque in Virginia on Sunday by a man who police later arrested on suspicion of murder after her body was found dumped in a pond authorities said The attack spurred an outpouring of grief and horror in a Muslim community that has been gathering to pray at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque about 30 miles outside Washington in observance of the last 10 days of Ramadan Nabra Twitter: @Beautiful_Lova1 The attack happened early on Sunday after the victim and several friends walking outside the mosque got into a dispute with a motorist in the community of Sterling the Fairfax County Police Department said in a statement At one point the motorist got out of his car and assaulted the girl police said The teen was reported missing by her friends who scattered during the attack and could not find her afterwards touching off an hours-long search by authorities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties At around 3 pm, 39, The match referee’s decision to postpone the game was taken as the kits of the team were at the hotel and there was no way that the match could have started.