God bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthday

first_imgGod bless you, stay healthy and fit: Sachin Tendulkar wishes MS Dhoni on 38th birthdayMahendra Singh Dhoni was showered with loved and lots of good wishes from former players, teammates, and fans on social media on his 38th birthday.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 7, 2019UPDATED: July 7, 2019 21:02 IST MS Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday. (Getty Images)India legend Sachin Tendulkar wished Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his 38th birthday in an interview to India Today on Sunday.Born on 7th July 1981, Dhoni turned 38 on Sunday and he celebrated it with his family, wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva, along with some of his India teammates in a party. MS Dhoni celebrated his birthday after India’s won against Sri Lanka in Headingley in the ongoing Cricket World Cup.”Many many happy returns of the day, god bless you and stay healthy, happy and fit,” said Sachin when he was asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday.Virat Kohli also wished MS Dhoni on his birthday. Virat shared a photo with former India captain with heartfelt message.He wrote: “Happy birthday mahi bhai @mahi7781 . Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I’m glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You’ve been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain.”Happy birthday mahi bhai @msdhoni. Very few people understand the meaning of trust and respect and I’m glad to have had the friendship I have with you for so many years. You’ve been a big brother to all of us and as I said before, you will always be my captain pic.twitter.com/Wxsf5fvH2mVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2019Currently, MS Dhoni is representing India in his 4th World Cup and has scored 223 runs at a strike-rate of just over 90. Dhoni has attracted a lot of flak for his slow batting during the quadrennial tournament.advertisementTeam India has been in supreme form in the World Cup 2019 as they topped the group stages with seven wins and just one defeat from their nine matches to finish a point clear of Australia.India will now take on New Zealand in the first semi-final in Manchester on July 9.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s batting is poetry in motion, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | New Zealand have won just 1 out of 7 World Cup semi-finalsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Mahendra Singh Dhoni Nextlast_img read more

Conditions deteriorating alarmingly in Yemen warns senior UN official

“But it is not too late,” he added: “In my meetings with officials of the internationally recognized Government of Yemen in Aden and the de facto authorities in Sana’a, I was encouraged to hear strong support for relief operations.”Around 2.3 million people are currently displaced across Yemen, and, since June alone, more than 500,000 people have fled conflict in and around the strategically important port city of Hudaydah, the major port of entry for most of the county’s food and humanitarian aid.Mr. Lowcock, describing some of the scenes that faced him during his visit, said: “I met families outside Sana’a who fled their homes four years ago when conflict escalated and are still living in terrible conditions. In Lahj, I visited an overcrowded camp that hosts hundreds of desperate families displaced by recent fighting in Hudaydah.”The consequences of the Yemen conflict, especially the recent economic crash in the country, have driven major increases in severe hunger and malnutrition, leading to a humanitarian crisis that senior UN officials have called “the largest food security crisis in the world.”Mr. Lowcock said that he had witnessed the suffering of Yemeni civilians hit by the failed Yemeni economy, who can’t afford food, clean water or transport to a clinic: “In Aden, I met emaciated children so malnourished they could barely open their eyes. Humanitarian assistance helps many of these children recover. But I also heard heartbreaking stories of children relapsing again and again because their families simply can’t afford food or proper medical care.”  The Under-Secretary- General reiterated that only a political solution can end the crisis in Yemen, and welcomed news that the warring parties plan to travel to Sweden for peace talks convened by Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, but he warned that, because of the deteriorating humanitarian situation, a large step-up in funding will be needed for the Yemen aid effort in 2019. read more