Met Amit Shah for first time, there was no political development: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly, who is set to take charge as the head of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday spoke about his meeting with BJP President Amit Shah a day before he emerged as the lone contender in the race to be BCCI president.After Ganguly met Shah, the rumours of the former India crickter joining the ruling party in India started doing the rounds. There were speculations about a deal between Ganguly and Shah over the BCCI presidentship in return of the former representing the BJP in Bengal for elections in 2021.However, Ganguly has rubbished all such reports, saying, there was no political development in his meeting with Union Home Minister.”I met Amit Shah for the first time ever. Neither did I ask a question on BCCI, whether I was going to get a post or not, nor any discussion of you will only get this if you agree to that’ happened. There is no political development.””I’ve heard these political questions before too when I met Mamata didi, the chief minister of West Bengal,” Ganguly told reporters.In an exclusive interview to India Today, Amit Shah had also denied taking the decision to appoint the BCCI president.”I did not decide who will be BCCI President. BCCI has its own election process for it,” Amit Shah said.When asked about Sourav Ganguly meeting Amit Shah, the home minister said, “He can come see me. I have been associated with cricket for years. There is no harm in Sourav Ganguly meeting me.”advertisementSourav Ganguly is set to take charge as the head of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after he filed his nomination for the top post for the elections to be held on October 23.last_img read more

Rutgers Quarterback’s Stat Line vs. Indiana Is Embarrassing

first_imgA Rutgers football helmet.PISCATAWAY, NJ – AUGUST 30: A Rutgers Scarlet Knights helmet sits on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at SHI Stadium on August 30, 2019 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Rutgers defeated UMass 48-21. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)Rutgers football got absolutely dominated by Indiana today, 35-0. There isn’t much of note to take away the game, but Scarlet Knights quarterback Johnny Lanegan finished the game with one of the most mystifying stat lines I’ve ever seen.Lanegan played the entire game at quarterback for Rutgers. It was his fourth appearance of the season, for a team that has been churning through quarterbacks this year.Artur Sitkowski was benched earlier in the year, and may take a redshirt season, as he’s played in just three games so far. He can play in four or fewer and still use a redshirt for the season.McLane Carter is out indefinitely for Rutgers, after suffering a concussion. That made Lanegan the starter today, and the results were…unique. In the entire game, he was 5-for-13 for just one single passing yard.Rutgers quarterback Johnny Langan finishes the game 5/13 for 1 yard passing. This is the most completions for fewest yards since 2000. The next lowest total yardage for 5 completions was 46 yards.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 12, 2019That is a solid 0.077 yards per attempt on the day. Needless to say, there’ve been more efficient efforts out on the gridiron this afternoon.Things actually get more unbelievable with a look at the play-by-play from the game.On RU’s second drive, which came after Lanegan was strip-sacked for an Indiana touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, Lanegan completed a pass to Aaron Young for four yards. It was his long for the day.On the next drive, Lanegan threw to Young again, for a three-yard loss.The following drive, Lanegan found Paul Woods for -2.On Drive No. 5, Lanegan found Young again, for three yards.He didn’t manage a completion on RU’s sixth drive, but on the seventh, which began at just over 13 minutes left in the second quarter, Lanegan completed one to Bo Melton for -1 yards.He was never replaced at QB, but he was 0-for-5 through the rest of the game.This isn’t all meant to clown Lanegan. Rutgers has much deeper problems than a third-string quarterback’s struggles in Big Ten play. He also didn’t have any real help, and was sacked six times in the game.Indiana was outgained 557-75 total yards in the game.last_img read more