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Amitabh Bachchan Talks About Sports as The Identity of a Nation

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says sports is the identity of a nation and sportsmen are the brand ambassadors.

Amitabh Bachchan on Monday night shared a photograph of himself along with the players of the Indian hockey team from the sets of “Kaun Banega Crorepati”.

He captioned the image: “Honouring the Indian hockey team on KBC Karmveer episode. Their dedication, their effort for the country is beyond compare. Jab hum apne desh ki khiladiyon ko sammanit karte hai to hum desh ko bhi sammanit karte hai. Desh ka gaurav hai yeh, tirangey ki shaan aur maan hai yeh. (When we honour our country’s sportsmen, we honour the nation. They are the pride of the nation. They are the pride and glory of the flag).”

The 75-year-old actor took to his blog and wrote: “Sport is the identity of a nation .. when we excel in a routine the World takes notice. Sportsmen are a nations brand ambassadors… for merit for glory for the recognition that we are blessed with.

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Amitabh Bachchan. Pixabay

The “Piku” star then sought support for the Indian men’s hockey team for the World Cup, which will be taking place in Odisha in November and December.

“Our mens hockey team taking on in a month, the challenge of the World Cup to be held in Odisha in November. our pride our heroes. They need our support and encouragement. Come in large numbers to cheer for them in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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“The cheers that surround the playing field is the adrenalin that players need for achieving victory,” he added.

On the acting front, Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film “Thugs Of Hindostan”. It also stars superstar Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. (IANS)

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Sports, Deaths Among 2018’s Top Google Searches

All of the 2018 Google top trending search lists can be found here

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Sports, disaster and death were among the top searches on Google last year.

Each December, the technology company releases it’s top trending searches of the year. Topics that drew the interest of Americans included the World Cup, Hurricane Florence and three people who died in 2018 — rapper Mac Miller, designer Kate Spade and TV host and author Anthony Bourdain.

Google does not come up with its lists based on the number of total searches. Instead, the company looks at the search terms that enjoyed the highest spike compared to the previous year.

“Black Panther” topped the list of most searched movies, while rising stars in the Democratic party dominated the list of most searched politicians.

Here are the Top 10:

1. World Cup
2. Hurricane Florence
3. Mac Miller
4. Kate Spade
5. Anthony Bourdain
6. Black Panther
7. Mega Millions Results
8. Stan Lee
9. Demi Lovato
10. Election Results

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Other categories include:

News
1. World Cup
2. Hurricane Florence
3. Mega Millions
4. Election Results
5. Hurricane Michael

People
1. Demi Lovato
2. Meghan Markle
3. Brett Kavanaugh
4. Logan Paul
5. Khloe Kardashian

Politicians
1. Stacey Abrams
2. Beto O’Rourke
3. Ted Cruz
4. Andrew Gillum
5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Movies
1. Black Panther
2. Incredibles 2
3. Deadpool 2
4. Avengers: Infinity War
5. A Quiet Place

All of the 2018 Google top trending search lists can be found here. (VOA)