Arjun Kapoor started off the interview by saying he was lucky enough to be sitting alongside Willian, whom he gets to watch on television all the time. However, the fact that the Panipat actor told the Brazilian midfielder that he has been associated with Chelsea FC for a few years did not go down too well with Football fans, with many taking to Facebook to express their disappointment.One fan wrote, “Says he is a Chelsea fan and he says that Willian has been in the club for only a couple of years. Seriously! He asks stupid questions every time and recommends to watch his film. He is not even letting Willian, complete his sentence. I’m sure the real fans from India if given the chance to host players, manager, ex-players or anyone associated with the club, would do a better job. Out with this plastic,” to which, another fan replied, “hey ..please ignore him…like we do to him in India.”Another fan wrote, “Chelsea Football Club We Indian fans feel offended from the decision of appointing Arjun Kapoor as the brand ambassador. There are much better people out there, why him?”However, not everyone was disappointed. Some thought Kapoor did “good work”, with one person writing, “We have got a perfect ambassador and you are the voice of Indian fans. Thanks, Arjun. Hope to see more untold stories of Chelsea players. Ktbffh.”Chelsea are currently in the third position in the Premier League table, with 8 wins, two draws and two losses. The team drew a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic. Chelsea are next set to play Manchester City on November 23. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. arjun kapoorChelsea FCChristian PulisicCrystal Palace First Published: November 11, 2019, 12:14 PM IST Arjun Kapoor, whose trailer for Panipat released recently, interviewed Chelsea FC’s Brazilian star Willian. However, fans were left unimpressed with his questions for the star footballer and made their stance known on social media. Arjun is the Indian ambassador for Chelsea FC.
Robin Uthappa, who hit a 39-ball 68 to help Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs on Saturday, said the team now wants him to bat at No.3. (Scorecard)After a shaky start being put in to bat by visiting captain David Warner, Uthappa stemmed the rot with a brilliant 68 to help KKR post 172/6. Sunrisers Hyderabad could reach 155/6 in their allotted 20 overs with Kolkata bowlers putting on a commendable performance.”The team requires me to bat at No 3. I have taken that challenge on. It’s a very important position as well. It’s an important wicket and we need someone who is experienced and can handle that pressure to make sure that you don’t lose another wicket immediately,” Uthappa, who usually opens the batting for the men in purple, told reporters at the end of the match. Uthappa was adjudged the man-of-the-match. (KKR vs SRH: Highlights)”I wouldn’t say that the experiment is not working, because it’s just one game,” the Karnataka batsman said of opener Sunil Narine who failed on Saturday managing just six.”He is hitting the ball really well. I think it’s important for us to back him. If we don’t back players in this tournament, they trend to breed insecurity and we will back Sunil all the way. He is going to repay that faith.” (Robin Uthappa, spinners star as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to go on top)KKR were always in control of the game, Uthappa said.”At no point, we were out of the game. They never had the upper hand. We kept the momentum really well and after not getting wickets in the first six overs I thought we did really well to keep the momentum,” he pointed out. (Kolkata Knight Riders can take a lot of confidence especially after this win: Gautam Gambhir)advertisementAsked if KKR were a few runs short, Uthappa said: “We did end up with a little less than we intended to. But credit should be given to the bowlers for the way they bowled. Bhuvi bowled really well at the death and he is an extremely good death bowler. We did out best and had faith in our bowlers.”
Barcelona were given a triple fitness boost in defence on the morning of their King’s Cup final against Alaves as the club announced Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Aleix Vidal have all been declared available.Spain centreback Pique missed Barca’s final two games of the Liga season with stomach pains while Mascherano was absent from the 4-2 win over Eibar with a hamstring problem.The return of Vidal is the biggest surprise as the right-back had been ruled out for the remainder of the season after suffering a serious ankle injury in the 6-0 win over Alaves back in February which required surgery.Striker Luis Suarez and defender Sergi Roberto are suspended while Jeremy Mathieu and Rafinha are still out injured.Barca are seeking a record extending 29th King’s Cup triumph in coach Luis Enrique’s final game in charge of the club, against an Alaves side playing their first domestic cup final.