New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has also weighed into the never-ending world famous debate of who is the better footballer between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Bolt was recently interviewed by FIFA.com during which he was asked whom between Messi and Ronaldo has had the best football career. “Both! Many people are asking this question, but they are two geniuses of football,” Bolt said in reply. “I have always been a big fan of Ronaldo. I admire his ability to succeed in different championships: England, Spain and now Italy.” Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju The star sprinter was later asked who he would be rooting for — among Messi, Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk — in the upcoming FIFA Best Awards. “These are three wonderful players. Ronaldo and Messi won the prize five times each. For his part, Van Dijk has just won the UEFA prize and in view of his performances in Liverpool last season, his time may have come. But as a supporter of Manchester United, I would surely vote for Ronaldo!” Bolt said. He also included Ronaldo in his dream team of footballers for teaming up in a 4x100m relay event. “Ronaldo, Mbappé and Gareth Bale,” Bolt replied.
New Delhi: CPI MP Binoy Viswam has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel by train through any north Indian state to gauge the extent of open defecation taking place in the country, days after two Dalit children were allegedly beaten to death in Madhya Pradesh for defecating in the open. In a letter to Modi, Viswam has said the deaths of the two Dalit children days before October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, should be investigated and that the prime minister should mention them in his speech. “On October 2nd this year, you will declare India an open-defecation-free country…. I urge you to undertake a morning train journey through any of the north Indian states. What good is a declaration when our reality is this? Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh”Before you declare India an open-defecation-free country invoking the memory of Gandhiji on the 2nd of October, do enquire about the deaths of these two children,” the Left leader has said in his letter to the prime minister. Two children, aged 10 and 12 years, were allegedly beaten to death for defecating in the open in Bhavkhedi village of Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district. “Our system did not stop the accused from killing these Dalit children, who were forced to defecate in the open because they did not have a toilet at home. These children, who were not allowed to share a seat with others in their school, or to draw water from the common well, have now been murdered. Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi hoped to wipe off the tears of these downtrodden communities. I wonder if Godse did not kill these goals too when he shot the Mahatma,” Viswam has written to Modi.