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News18 Afternoon Digest: When Indian Players Were Asked to Have Sex Before Match During 2011 World Cup; Desi Entrepreneur Gets Roasted on Twitter

Paddy Upton

Paddy Upton

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: When Indian Players Were Asked to Have Sex Before Match During 2011 World Cup; Most Vaccines Durable for at least 1 year, Data Shows 2 Different Shots Better: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw; Desi Entrepreneur Gets Roasted on Twitter for 'Controversial' Jibe at 9 to 5 Jobs; More Than Afghan Aid: Rs 369 Crore Collected as Mask Fines in Just 3 Cities & 4 States | India's Covid Report Card; Newly Launched Tesla Model S Plaid Catches Fire, Brand's Fastest & Most Expensive EV; Battlegrounds Mobile India Now Available For All Android Users; iOS Availability Still Unknown.

When Indian Players Were Asked to Have Sex Before Match During 2011 World Cup

Former mental conditioning coach for Team India, Paddy Upton has made a startling revelation in his book. According to him, he had advised the players to have sex before the match. All these revelations were made in his book ‘The Barefoot Coach’. Upton, in his book went on to write that this advice of his, angered then-coach Gary Kirsten. Later Upton had to apologize for the same. READ MORE

Most Vaccines Durable for at least 1 year, Data Shows 2 Different Shots Better: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

There is enough data available now to indicate that it is even better to give two different vaccine shots to protect against Covid-19, said Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, founder and executive chairperson of Biocon Limited, on Friday. READ MORE

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More Than Afghan Aid: Rs 369 Crore Collected as Mask Fines in Just 3 Cities & 4 States | India’s Covid Report Card

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