Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) Bollywood actress Sonal Sehgal says she is happy that a superstar like Shah Rukh Khan has extended support for the sport Muay Thai.The Kick-Boxing sport uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.The “Aashayein” actress has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the Indian Muay Thai Federation 2016, for its Womens team.When asked if kick boxing needs to be promoted more in the country, Sonal told PTI, “From hockey to football, all other sports have faced this struggle. We now have a kick boxing team as part of the Asian Games in 2018 but many are unaware. I am glad someone like Shah Rukh Khan has supported this championship. This will help reach a wider audience.”Sonal had made her debut with the critically acclaimed “Aashayein” directed by National award winning director Nagesh Kuknoor.The actress says she practises kick boxing herself and is hopeful her association with the sports will help throw light on it.”Ive been involved with this since five years now. Ive trained under Bala Shetty – National Coach and also seven times national champion. When a sports personality does it, it seems normal.””But when an actress does it people get inspired. If she can do it, I can too. Its a great exercise and extremely helpful as self defence too.”Sonal was a popular face on TV with shows like “Saara Akash” and “Hotel Kingston”. The actress, who then went on to work in films like “Radio” and “Damadamm”, says she would love to be back on TV.advertisement”At a time when saas-bahu daily soaps were at the top, those two shows were competing with them and holding strong. Unfortunately after that I wasnt offered anything which I really liked. But I would love to come back on TV and do a show.”She has currently signed Brazilian director Lucia Baratas “Flows”.The film, set in India and Brazil, is a collection of stories. Sonal will play the protagonist in one of the stories set in India. PTI JUR ARS NDS BAS
Pakistan snared three wickets with the second new pink ball in the day-night match as West Indies reached 315/6 at stumps Saturday on the third day of the first Test. (Scorecard)Darren Bravo led a staunch resistance for West Indies with a defiant 87 off 258 balls and Marlon Samuels made 76. But Wahab Riaz got two wickets in quick succession and Bravo was caught at short leg to give Pakistan control of the first Test.Shane Dowrich was unbeaten on 27 and captain Jason Holder not out on 10 at stumps.West Indies still trail by 264 runs in its first innings after Pakistan had posted a massive 579/3 declared on the back of Azhar Ali’s triple century.Leg-spinner Yasir Shah provided an early breakthrough before West Indies had added to its overnight 69/1 when he clean bowled Kraigg Brathwaite (32) in his first over.Samuels, whose second half-century in the last 17 Test innings had 13 boundaries, defied Pakistan in a 113-run third-wicket stand with Bravo.Samuels survived a tough chance soon after completing his fifty when Azhar injured his right hand while going for a catch off his own bowling and needed treatment off the field.Seamer Sohail Khan finally got the breakthrough when he had Samuels on the back foot and trapped him leg before wicket in Pakistan’s only success during the second session.Pakistan’s seamers changed their tactics with the second pink ball in the last session after little success with swing on a flat wicket up to dinner.Jermaine Blackwood (37) and Bravo looked to rebuild the innings with a 77-run stand for the fourth wicket as Riaz challenged Blackwood with short-pitched deliveries before the right-hander finally gloved one behind.advertisementRoston Chase (6), who had scored a century against India in the last Test series back home, also couldn’t get out of Riaz’s lifter – offering a simple catch at leg slip.Bravo looked firm in his innings of more than 6 and a half hours until Azhar returned from treatment and scooped a brilliant reflex catch in front of his face to give debutant left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz his maiden Test wicket.Bravo hit nine fours and a six in his patient knock, but his late dismissal has exposed the West Indies tail.