‘Can we please just sell Smalling now?’ Man United fans beg to get rid of defender

first_img1 Manchester United defender Chris Smalling blocks Joe Hart’s goalkick Chris Smalling has always been a bit of a figure of fun for club and country, but in the 168th Manchester derby the United defender’s reputation sunk to new depths.For some unfathomable reason the 24-year-old picked up two quick bookings, the first for stupidly blocking Joe Hart’s goalkick, while the second followed when he wiped out James Milner on the left-wing. The Red Devils defence has already been the source of much amusement this season and Smalling’s actions did little to help that cause.Unsurprisingly, United supporters despaired as Manchester City eventually took advantage of their extra man to go ahead through Sergio Aguero’s goal.Check out the best reaction below.last_img

Heart of handball, and the dream of winning gold for India in 2018 Asian Games

first_imgKhushbu Kumari, 23, police constable and handball playerShe was in Class 8 when she fell for handball. It wasn’t the wisest choice for a girl growing up in a remote village, watching her parents struggle to put food on the table. But nothing could stop Khushbu Kumari. Not the neighbours,,Khushbu Kumari, 23, police constable and handball player She was in Class 8 when she fell for handball. It wasn’t the wisest choice for a girl growing up in a remote village, watching her parents struggle to put food on the table. But nothing could stop Khushbu Kumari. Not the neighbours, who badmouthed her, not her grandfather who forbade her from stepping out of home. Khushbu scaled walls to play with boys, and soon beat them hands down.HEADY DREAMWinning gold for India in the 2018 Asian GamesSTRAIGHT TALK”Boys have two arms and legs and so do girls. So why can’t girls do better?” In 2012, the Bihar Handball Association selected her for training at the Sports Authority of India centre in Lucknow. On returning home in 2014, Khushbu found herself locked up at home while her family looked for a ‘suitable boy’ for her. But she didn’t let them have their way. When the Handball Federation of India picked her for the 2016 South Asian Games, the family let Khushbu go on the condition she would get married as soon as she returned.Khushbu seized the opportunity. She cleared the Bihar police recruitment test and became the captain of the Bihar women’s handball team. By the time she was back, she was a police constable. Who could dare pressure her now? Since then, Khushbu has played at home and overseas. With her monthly salary of Rs 28,000, she has gifted her parents a new home.last_img read more