News of Ronaldinho’s visit has generated excitement among fans, and comes as the South Asian nation seeks to revive international sports fixtures that were disrupted by a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009.Those efforts were given a boost when the country successfully staged the final of its Pakistan Super League cricket tournament in Lahore earlier this month, a rare match featuring prominent international sports stars.Ronaldinho is being brought to the country by UK-based Leisure Leagues — organisers of 5, 6 and 7-a-side tournaments which recently announced plans to expand to Pakistan.Shahrukh Sohail, a Pakistan representative for the company confirmed the visit Tuesday, adding the company would be launching tournaments next month in Pakistan’s major cities Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore.He declined to say whether the Brazilian would arrive in time to make an appearance.Cricket-obsessed Pakistan has a strong base of football fans and players, particularly in southwestern Balochistan and the southern city of Karachi.But its national team has struggled in recent decades and has fallen to a lowly 198th place in the FIFA rankings.Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) officials were involved in court wranglings against each other for the last two years, forcing the men’s and women’s teams out of international competitions.The Lahore High Court last month decided in favour of recognising Faisal Saleh Hayat as the federation’s chief, a post he has held on-and-off since 2003 without being able to turn around the team’s fortunes.Earlier this month, Spanish giants Barcelona announced their former star would return to act as an ambassador for the club.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldinho is being brought to Pakistan by UK-based Leisure Leagues — organisers of 5, 6 and 7-a-side tournaments which recently announced plans to expand to the country © AFP/File / Josep LAGOKARACHI, Pakistan, Mar 14 – Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho is set to visit Pakistan as part of a goodwill mission to promote the game in the cricket-mad country.The recently retired 36-year-old, who won the World Player of the Year twice and was part of the 2002 World Cup winning team, issued a short video message on Twitter saying simply “Pakistan, I am coming” as he unfurled a Pakistani flag.
Delhi Daredevils Renamed As #DelhiCapitals. Let’s See If Changing Name Can Change Their Fortune! #IPL2019— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 4, 2018 @DelhiCapitals board meeting while making the decision to change team name. pic.twitter.com/J9Sptzjk58— Akki (@CrickPotato1) December 4, 2018 Dear Delhi Capitals owners, hire Washington Sunder in this year’s IPL auction and give us the opportunity to call him Washington DC.— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) December 4, 2018 According to sources, Yogi ji had called Delhi Daredevils office. #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/NbVRFjyZc5— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) December 4, 2018 Delhi Daredevils has been renamed to Delhi Capitals and I wonder if Yogi Adityanath has been appointed their CEO.— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) December 4, 2018 #DelhiCapitals? Are you serious? pic.twitter.com/vpfZIaBT0B— Chinmay Jawalekar (@CricfreakTweets) December 4, 2018 Legendary answer at unveiling of Delhi Daredevils being renamed Delhi Capitals.Q: What does Delhi Capitals mean?A: Capitals is like… what does Mumbai Indians mean? It’s like that.Truly, there can be no other rationale. The only other franchise name that makes as less sense.— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 4, 2018 Super happy to welcome the all new @DelhiCapitals. To put it in Thamizh, varuga varuga #ThalaNagaram! 🦁💛 #WhistlePodu— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 4, 2018 Delhi Daredevils have renamed themselves as Delhi Capitals. High time that Indian National Congress should change their name to “Lutyens National Congress”— desi mojito (@desimojito) December 4, 2018 Similarity between then them –1.Both are Bald2.Famous for changing names#DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/cfhIfMvy0X— Subham (@subhsays) December 4, 2018 After new name #DelhiCapitals Fans be like pic.twitter.com/5zx34nXRwV— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) December 4, 2018 Meanwhile Delhi peoples #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/cvrBNXYRNh— siju.krishnankutty↗️ (@iam_cju) December 4, 2018 No, Delhi Capitals is not a foreign currency exchange shop in Connaught Place… #DelhiCapitals #DelhiDaredevils pic.twitter.com/9LRLbY8F56— Ateet Sharma (@Ateet_Sharma) December 4, 2018 “Like seriously? Delhi Capitals?” pic.twitter.com/ACfq1eJduq— Abhishek (@absycric) December 4, 2018 meanwhile Delhi people to #DelhiCapitals management: pic.twitter.com/3969XzBXks— Narutroll (@bleachsunny) December 4, 2018 #DelhiCapitals…and 👇is their home ground. #Priorities 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/NVDv1vkXtZ— Kricket Korner (@KrisKasya) December 4, 2018 AdvertisementIndian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils have changed their name and from now on they will be known as Delhi Capitals. It was announced in a function on Tuesday. Delhi Daredevils were the only franchise from the original eight not to reach an IPL final.The team had maintained a poor track record over for the past eleven seasons and with the new name, the JSW sport led team will be looking for a better season in 2019. Daredevils were on the bottom of the points table in four seasons.Speaking at the launch of the re-branding on Tuesday, Parth Jindal director of part-owners JSW Sports said: “We wanted this name to mean something to each and everyone from Delhi.”Dilliwasiyon, say hello to Delhi Capitals!#ThisIsNewDelhi pic.twitter.com/KFW8f3GIP7— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 4, 2018“Our supporting staff has a knack of picking raw talent and moulding them. Sandeep Lamichhane is a fine example of that. This season we have Kaif too who has been a natural talent scout too in this country. Shikhar Dhawan is a proven performer in IPL and he adds the perfect experience to the motivated young core of ours,” added Jindal.Ricky Ponting will be the head coach of the team whereas Mohammad Kaif will be the team’s assistant coach.The Twitter then went on a trolling spree hearing the name of the new team i.e Delhi CapitalsFirst @NetflixIndia, and now @IPL. Both of them are getting rid of Daredevil.#DelhiCapitals— Kaushal Thakkar (@TheThakkar) December 4, 2018 Delhi Daredevils Team meeting”Guys we need to perform better next season. And for that we need better strategies. Anyone got any ideas?””Can I suggest something?” – Yogi Adityanath#DelhiCapitals— Bhubaneswar Komedians (@Bbsrkomedians) December 4, 2018Also Read-Cricket: Shikhar Dhawan set for a reunion with Delhi Daredevils after 11 years Delhi Daredevils have renamed themselves as Delhi Capitals. Kings XI Punjab should change their name to “Chandigarh Shared Capitals”— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) December 4, 2018 The @DelhiCapitals twitter account is owned by a basketball team 😂— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) December 4, 2018 Advertisement