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Yuvraj Singh to narrate stories of courage on 'The Unbreakables'

Yuvraj Singh to narrate stories of courage on 'The Unbreakables'New Delhi, Nov 27 : Star cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been roped in to host a new TV series, "The Unbreakables", which will unfold stories if courage in the face of adversities.

The show will go on air on Nat Geo starting Dec 24.

The cricketer, who has battled cancer, is an inspiration to fans worldwide. He will narrate tales of others' valour - of people who were captured and held hostage by guerrilla groups while on an adventure tour, and of another person who was forced to smuggle cocaine at gun-point.

Yuvraj is happy about his association with such a show.

"I have tremendous respect for people with a profound positive attitude who face dire situations head-on and emerge stronger from them. 'The Unbreakables' is a series that recounts formidable incidents, while outlining sheer strength that people exude when the going gets tough, Yuvraj said in a statement.

"It is truly an honour to celebrate undying spirit," added the cricketer, whose own journey through his battle against cancer was captured in a three-part series "Zindagi Abhi Baaki Hai" for a popular general entertainment channel.

Meanwhile, with "The Unbreakables" viewers can expect to get firsthand accounts of unexpected captivity, imprisonment and pure terror, says Debarpita Banerjee, vice president, marketing, National Geographic Network and Fox International Channels India.

"We are very excited to have Yuvraj Singh present this series as for our country he is the epitome of life back on track," said Banerjee.  (IANS)


FA chairman Dyke compares FIFA boss Blatter to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un

Greg-DykeLondon, July 23 : The Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke has said that FIFA boss Sepp Blatter reminds him of something out of North Korea at times and compared the world football governing body's chairman to Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.  Read more »

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next month

Pakistan to play two football matches against India next monthKarachi, July 23 - Footballers from Pakistan and India will face each other in a two-match series next month in India.

According to the Express Tribune, the matches will be played on August 16 and August 21.  Read more »

Williamson suspended from bowling in international cricket

Kane-WilliamsonDubai, July 23 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such,  Read more »

Moores gives senior England players 'kick up the backside', asks them to deliver

Peter-MooresLondon, July 23 - England cricket team coach Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick' up their 'backside' and told them that it is time to deliver.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »