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held here and Pretoria, She captioned the image,who,she inherited her mother-in-law?I met the ministers and urged them to give us some more time, he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThere is love and then there is the all consuming blind passionate and intense form of emotion that almost borders on fanaticism That is the kind of love that approximately 35 billion people across the globe feel for football 25 billion for cricket and some 1 billion for tennis Even though more than half the world’s population is in love with sport however we still don’t have a clear idea exactly what is it about sport that draws us engages and even consumes us The relationship between Sports and fans is a fascinating love story Getty Images “Sport inspires us touches the depths of our emotion lets us believe in the impossible engages our mind” say some Some say it validates their “competitive nature” Yet there is something deeper at play These definitions only catch part of it In addition to the generally accepted taxonomic name Homo Sapiens (which means “to think and reason in a complex way”) there are other names for the human species that have been coined to refer to various other aspects of the human character One such name is “Homo Ludens” It means “pleasure seeker” and the term was coined by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga in 1938 It is this characteristic of the human species the fact that we are Homo Ludens that I think makes us love sport so much It helps us fulfill our need for pleasure In his book “Playing Man” Johan Huizinga defines sports as “a free physical activity standing consciously outside ordinary life as being not serious but at the same time absorbing the players intensely and utterly and it proceeds within its own boundaries of time and space according to fixed rules and in an orderly manner” By its very nature the purpose of sport is to be purposeless however ironic as it may sound When you are in play or watching a sport you are in a suspended reality of sorts You get transported to another world which is far removed from where you come from While from a physiological perspective physical activity and exercise can improve both mental and physical health yet in reality we are drawn to sports because it helps us forget about life for a little while A sport is that hero that can distract people from their mundane struggle and problems Sport can make people do irrational things from spending half your annual income on a ticket to waking up at unearthly hours to cheer your team that is competing in a different time zone Getty Images Basketball superstar LeBron James during an interview mentioned how "Sport is one of the biggest healers It just does something to people Either if you’re a player you’re a fan you just feel a certain way about rooting for a team that you love And it can get your mind off some of the hardships that may be going on throughout your life or in that particular time and period It just does that” In that sense sport is not very different from an addiction to any substance or alcohol We crave it we even need it This may explain why a sportsperson gets withdrawal symptoms when they retire or why a fan alters her/his entire life to fit in the game Sport can make people do irrational things from spending half your annual income on a ticket to waking up at unearthly hours to cheer your team that is competing in a different time zone We don’t do it for the team we follow Truth is we do this for ourselves because the real play as Huizinga says “proceeds within the play-ground of the mind in a world of its own which the mind creates for it” Bangalore: New Zealand continued their invincible run by notching up a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa to seal their semifinal spot at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Sophie Devine starred with both bat and ball as she took three for 16 and then blasted 27 off 17 balls to guide New Zealand to their fourth win in as many matches Electing to bowl after winning the toss New Zealand produced a superlative bowling performance to dismiss South Africa for 99 in 193 overs New Zealand women made it through to semi-finals AP The Kiwis then returned to overhaul the target with 33 balls to spare and top the Group A points table with 8 points The victory also shut the semifinal doors for South Africa who suffered their second loss in three matches They had lost to Australia and beat Ireland The Proteas will next take on Sri Lanka in an inconsequential match Chasing 100 to win skipper Suzie Bates (29) and Rachel Priest (29) shared a 57-run opening partnership to lay the foundation for the chase After their dismissal Devine hit three fours and a six in his 17-ball innings to take New Zealand home It was Bates who was first dismissed when she was caught by Mignon du Preez off Masabata Klass in the 9th over The other opener Priest also was sent packing in the 11th over by Dane van Niekerk who trapped her in front of wicket Sara McGlashan (5) was next trapped lbw by Kapp in the 12th over but Devine stood tall and saw the team through alongwith Katey Martin (8) Earlier pace-spin duo of Sophie Devine (3/16) and Leigh Kasperek (3/19) returned with three wicket hauls while spinner Erin Bermingham (2/14) scalped two Morna Nielsen (1/16) and Suzie Bates (1/12) also contributed with one wicket each For South Africa Marizanne Kapp (22) was the top scorer as only five batsmen could reach doubles figure at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here Brief Score: South Africa: 99 all out in 193 overs (M Kapp 22; Sophie Devine 3/16) New Zealand: 100 for 3 in 143 overs (S Bates 29; M Klass 1/11) PTI India’s Saketh Myneni defeated Serbia’s Pedja Krstin in straight sets 6-3 6-0 in the third round of US Open qualifying to advance to the main draw in New York on Friday This is the first time that the Indian has made it into the main draw of a tour-level event Saketh aged 28 had previously lost in the third qualifying round at the Australian Open and bowed out in the second round of the French Open qualifiers earlier this year Saketh Myneni Image courtesy: @IndiaInSports/Twitter Ranked 143 in the world Saketh defeated Albano Olivetti ofFrance and USA’s Mitchell Krueger in the first two rounds of qualifying and followed it up with an easy victory over Krstin which took only 56 minutes This will be Saketh’s first Grand Slam appearance and he will play against World No 48 Jiri Vesely in the first round If he wins he could face World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round The last male Indian player tofeature in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam was Yuki Bhambri in the 2015 Australian Open Bhamabri currently ranked 171 in the world lost to Andy Murray in the first round back then Pedja went into the contest 1-0 up in head-to-head record with a win over the Indian in Turkey in May last year but proved to be no match for Myneni on the day In the first set Myneni broke Pedja thrice while the Serbian broke him once with the duration being 30 minutes The second set finished in only 26 minutes as Myneni broke him thrice and wrapped up the match in style It didn’t help that Pedja had four double faults and could only hit two aces compared to Myneni’s seven Saketh was cheered on by his group of supporters from the sidelines throughout the three rounds of qualifying Calling themselves the "Saki Squad" Saketh’s friends and fans carried cut-outs of him during the final round to spur him on The Saki squad Holding cut outs of their hero #Myneni #USOpen #IND pictwittercom/qNTzjQJ3uM — FootSoldiersofTennis (@FSOTennis) August 26 2016 Watch the winning moment ofSaketh’s match below: Big moment for Saketh "Saki" Myneni to get into his first @usopen main draw in style #USOpen pictwittercom/nl3h5xCjcR — Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) August 26 2016 (With inputs from PTI)

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