My childhood Games

Gili Danda

Origion

Gilli Danda or Guli Danda, Lippa, S-Cianco, is a Traditional Amateur sport, popular among rural youth in the Indian subcontinent and southern Europe.

This ancient game is said to have evolved in India some 2000-2500 years ago. However, some people and sports enthusiasts think that the sport evolved in Europe, particularly in England. The sport is similar to baseball which is the most popular sport of America. On the other hand, Gilli-Danda is similar to cricket and even softball. In Galicia, a particular game is played known as bilharda. It is very much identical to gilli-danda. In Philippines, gilli-danda takes the form of a popular sport called syatong. People in the United States call this exciting game as pee-wee. In Italy, teenagers play a similar game known as lippa. People in Malaysia play an identical game to gilli-danda known as konda kondi. In Poland, an identical sport is played called klipa. Whatever may be the variations or similarities, gilli-danda has certainly grabbed the curiosity of people living in other areas of the globe. 

Lots of fun

How to play ?

To play the game, one team uses the “danda” to hit one of the tapered ends of the “gilli” with force. This causes the “gilli” to flip through the air. While the “gilli” is airborne, the opposing team’s hitter attempts to smack it like one would as if playing cricket. The one who hits the “gilli” the farthest will wins.

Gilli Danda helps in improving hand eye coordination. It also fosters healthy competitive spirit and builds concentration power. Above all, it provides a mode of interaction with children in the similar age group.

Gillidanda” is played with two pieces of equipment – a danda, being a long wooden stick, and a gilli, a small oval-shaped piece of wood. It is played with four or more players of even numbers.

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.”

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World cup cricket 2023

Venue

The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the men’s Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India during October and November 2023

This is the first time that India will host the competition completely. Three previous editions were partially hosted by India in 1987, 1996, and 2011

There are total 13 stadium in India where Cricket World Cup 2023 can be played.10 teams would participate and total 48 matches would be played in the ICC World Cup 2023.

In 1975 the first Cricket World Cup was contested in England as a series of one-day matches of 60 overs per side. It was held outside England, in India and Pakistan, for the first time in 1987. The 1987 contest also saw the number of overs per side reduced to 50. In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

History The following is a list of the winning country and runner up for each Cricket World Cup.

In 2007 Australia became the first team to win three consecutive World Cup tournaments. There are 12 World Cup tournaments being held till date. Australia is the most success country which won 5 World Cups. India & West Indies are the only two countries which have won the world cup 2 times each. India won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011, while West Indies won in 1975 and 1979. The last world Cup held in 2019 was won by England

Do you Know ?

  1. England is the only nation which has hosted the most number of World Cups (4) the next is India and Pakistan (2-both jointly)
  2. The 1987 World Cup was the first-ever world cup which was held outside England.
  3. The 1992 World Cup was the first-ever world cup which was hosted by the Southern Hemisphere countries.
  4. The 1992 World Cup was the first-ever world cup, where white balls were used and Day and Night games were played with color clothing.
  5. Because of the racial policy in South Africa, they could participate in the World Cup only in its 5th edition in 1992.
  6. Sri Lanka became the host for the first time in 1996 when they co-hosted the world cup in 1996.
  7. Chetan Sharma of India is the first bowler to claim a hat trick in a world cup (1987).
  8. Australia is the only team that has won 4 world cups in which three world cup wins came in a row (1997, 2003 & 2007).
  9. After losing a round-robin game against Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup, Australia lost a game in a World Cup against the same team in the 2011 World Cup only.
  10. Clive Lloyd and Ricky Ponting are the only captains who have won the world cup twice. Lloyd in 1975 and 1979 and Ponting in 2003 and 2007.
  11. Sachin Tendulkar of India is the highest run-getter in the World Cup history; he has scored 2, 278 runs in 6 world cups.
  12. Glenn McGrath of Australia has claimed the highest number of wickets in the history of world cups which is standing at 72.
  13. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan has a unique record of taking four wickets or more wickets in a match in four world cups.
  14. The venues for the World Cup finals are Lord’s (1975, 1979, 1983, 1999), Eden Gardens (1987), Melbourne Cricket Stadium (1992), Gaddafi Stadium (1996), The Wanderers (2003), Kensington Oval (2007) and Wankhede Stadium (2011).
  15. Back in 2015, it was after 23 years that New Zealand and Australia jointly hosted the cricket world cup. Earlier, it was in 1992 when both the countries hosted this world cup.
  16. As in 2015, these matches were played in Australia, there was a huge time gap between each of the matches. There were times when this gap would extend up to 6 hours.
  17. It was in the year 2015 when Amitabh Bachchan created history during the India and Pakistan match. He was on the commentator’s seat with the cricket legends Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid. This was Bachchan’s debut as a commentator in the cricket world and also the world cup.
  18. In the 2015 world cup, Afghanistan’s cricket team made their much-awaited debut and were included in the Pool A with teams like Bangladesh, England, etc.
  19. The 2019 cricket world cup witnessed the round-robin format. Here, every team got the opportunity to play with the other teams. This format was again adopted after the 1992 world cup.
  20. It would be quite surprising for you to know that 2019 was the only year when Zimbabwe was not part of the world cup in all these glorious years of ICC world cup.
  21. There were only 10 participating teams in the 2019 world cup. This was the first when only these many teams participated 
  22.  In the year 2019, England made the record of hosting the world cup for the most number of times, i.e; five times.

KEEP IT UP

Deepika Kumari heads to her third Olympics

Hit and hit on the heart

 World No.1 Ranking After Triple Gold At World Cup

Biography- Deepika Kumari is a Indian, Archer. Deepika Kumari was born on Monday, June 13, 1994 at Ranchi, Jharkhand, India and Zodiac Sign is Gemini. Deepika Kumari hails from Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, religion belongs to is Hinduism
Ethnicity: Indian and nationality, Indian.

 Deepika Kumari was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India to Shivnarayan Mahato, an auto-rickshaw driver and Geeta Mahato, a nurse at Ranchi Medical College. Her parents live at Ratu Chatti village, 15 km away from Ranchi, Jharkhand. As a child, she practised archery while aiming for mangoes with stones.

Deepika Kumari is married to fellow Indian archer Atanu Das, and the two will compete together at the Tokyo Olympics.

On 30 June 2020, Deepika Kumari got married to Atanu Das

ACHIEVEMENTS-Deepika Kumari shot to fame with her performances at the 2010 Commonwealth Games hosted in Delhi. She won two gold medals, in the individual and the women’s team event. Kumari also helped her team win bronze in the Team Recurve event at the 2010 Asian Games. The 27-year-old conquered the world by winning the individual recurve medal at the 2012 World Cup in Turkey after beating Korea’s Lee Sung-Jin. She would later go on to be crowned number one in the world rankings in Women’s Recurve Archery. In 2014, Forbes India featured her in their prestigious list of 30 under 30.

Deepika added more gold medals at the 2018 Salt Lake City World Cup. She won the individual event and added another bronze medal in Samsun. The year 2021 has been fantastic for the Indian star archer who won individual and gold team medals at the Guatemala City World Cup. Deepika’s highlight of the year so far has been her recent conquest at the Paris World Cup Stage 3 where she won all three gold medals to climb back to the number one spot in the rankings.

Awards: Arjuna Award for ArcheryPadma Shri

Silver at the 2015 Copenhagen World Championships (Women’s Team)

Silver at the 2011 Torino World Championships (Women’s Team)

Gold at 2012 Medellin World Cup (Individual)

Gold at 2013 Antalya World Cup (Individual)

Gold at 2018 Salt Lake City World Cup (Individual)

Bronze at 2018 Turkey World Cup (Women’s Recurve)

Silver at 2012 Tokyo World Cup (Individual)

Silver at 2011 Istanbul World Cup (Individual)

Silver at 2013 Shanghai World Cup (Individual)

Commonwealth Games

Gold at 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (Recurve Individual)

Gold at 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (Recurve Individual)

Bronze at 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games (Recurve team)

GOD BLESS HER

Why Games are so important ?

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose

Sports and games help in character building

Sports develop a sense of friendliness. They develop in us team spirit. They help in developing mental and physical toughness. They shape our body and make it strong and active. 

Sports and games improve our capability. They improve our efficiency. Either study or work alone makes us exhaust. We remain no longer efficient to do any work. Sports remove our mental exhaustion. Sports are integral part of education. Education without sports is incomplete. Keeping their value in life, children are taught some sorts of games in the very early stage in school. These days’ sports are a part of academic curricula.

Sports make a person active and smart. He has strength and freshness in his mind. He becomes more active in all the activities of life. International sports events like Olympic Games, Cricket World Cup competition, Hockey, Football, Tennis etc. different countries. Let’s bring it together. What the governments of countries cannot achieve, can be easily achieved by sports. Sports not only make people fit and smart but also make the country prosperous. So tell us “yes” for sports and games and “no” for drugs.

IAM THE 🏆

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

Play helps:

Relieve stress. Play is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Improve brain function. Playing chess, completing puzzles, or pursuing other fun activities that challenge the brain can help prevent memory problems and improve brain function. The social interaction of playing with family and friends can also help ward off stress and depression.

Stimulate the mind and boost creativity. Young children often learn best when they are playing—a principle that applies to adults, as well. You’ll learn a new task better when it’s fun and you’re in a relaxed and playful mood. Play can also stimulate your imagination, helping you adapt and solve problems.

Improve relationships and your connection to others. Sharing laughter and fun can foster empathy, compassion, trust, and intimacy with others. Play doesn’t have to include a specific activity; it can also be a state of mind. Developing a playful nature can help you loosen up in stressful situations, break the ice with strangers, make new friends, and form new business relationships.

Keep you feeling young and energetic. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Play can boost your energy and vitality and even improve your resistance to disease, helping you function at your best.

Play to win But enjoy to fun

Ancient sports India

The history of Indian sports is believed to be 8000 years old, from the time of Indus Valley civilization

In times of Rig-Veda, Ramayana and Mahabharata, the men of stature and circumstance got competent with each other in chariot-racing, archery, horsemanship, military tactics, wrestling, weight-lifting, swimming and hunting.

The ancient game oath is” Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left”.

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