Sanjay Manjrekar starts new innings with debut Rabindra Sangeet album

first_imgFormer Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar began a new innings on Tuesday as he released his debut Bengali music album in Kolkata. The former Indian batsmen who has been passionately following his love for music had recently taken up the challenge to record a Rabindra Sangeet album in Bengali after being approached by a music company.Manjrekar, who has 37 Tests and 74 One-Day International (ODIs) caps to his name said he was excited about his new career but getting the diction correct was the biggest challenge. “I have been singing Rabindra Sangeet for the past 4 to 5 years. This is very special for me as being a Marathi I sang those Bengali songs that I am very fond of,” he said.In Kolkata as a commentator for the India-New Zealand Test series, Manjrekar decided to release the new album ahead of Durga puja celebrations in the city. Titled “Amar Bela Je Jai” the album has six of Tagore’s famous compositions in the former cricketers voice.”I have always been attracted to Bengali songs. I used to worship Kishore Kumar,” Manjrekar said at the launch of the album at Eden Gardens.The new album was released by renowned Rabindra Sangeet exponent Srabani Sen and former India skipper Sourav Ganguly. Lauding his former team-mates new venture, Ganguly said, “I am not surprised that he is singing Bengali songs as he has always been fond of them.”Manjrekar confessed that he used to sing since his playing days and said Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja was the one who motivated him to take his singing seriously.advertisementlast_img read more

Hummels hails France depth

first_imgGermany v France Hummels: I’ve never seen anything like France’s depth Nicholas McGee Last updated 2 years ago 23:39 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Hummels-Cropped Bongarts Germany v France Germany France Friendlies Les Bleus’ depth has drawn effusive praise from the Germany defender ahead of their meeting on Tuesday Germany defender Mats Hummels has never seen anything like the depth France have at their disposal.World champions Germany face France on Tuesday in a friendly, with both teams considered among the favourites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia.France 21/10 to beat Germany Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Germany beat France in the quarter-finals en route to glory at the 2014 World Cup, but Les Bleus gained revenge in the last four at Euro 2016, only for the tournament hosts to lose 1-0 to Portugal in the final.France have benefited from seemingly having a conveyor belt of young talent coming through the ranks with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and the currently injured Ousmane Dembele all potential contributors for this summer’s showpiece event.And Bayern Munich centre-back Hummels is extremely impressed by their strength in depth, outshining their German counterparts despite a Confederations Cup victory this past summer. “They have an incredible breadth of young players, I’ve never seen anything like that at the level,” Hummels told Bild am Sonntag.”We have that too, but in terms of standing, the young players, they are one step further.”A sensational team and a top favourite for the tournament. Even if two people fail, they have people to pick from at every position, which is really fascinating.”last_img read more