Professional skateboarders Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald are still in sync more than two decades after teaming up to take home X Games Skateboard Vert Doubles gold (the two won for six consecutive years, from 1997 to 2002).
The duo decided to remake their final doubles round from the 1999 X Games after the Hawk post clips to his Instagram and got positive feedback.
“I see thousands of comments about reminiscing about the event, and the genuine love for that era of skating. The nostalgia is so strong that we decided to do it again yesterday (22 years later),” Hawk said in his post.
After posting our 1999 doubles match last week, the feedback has been excellent. I received thousands of comments about the love for that era of skating. The nostalgia is so strong @dymp & I decided to do it again, 22 years later – complete with @ema on the microphone. Enjoy pic.twitter.com/DRHWgWsA1e
This is very cool: @Game X our double sync runs from 1999 and 2021. Key difference: my fatigue levels in later clips (but maybe not @dymp‘s). Apart from, the improvements are subtle. 🎤: @ema (Of course) pic.twitter.com/kPMFLVKGmT
Hawk’s post came shortly after he decided to give up the famous ollie 540.
“It was the first of many I made over the last 32 years, and my technique has improved over time,” he said in a statement. Instagram posts. “But they’ve gotten even more terrifying in recent years, because landing commitments can be risky if your feet aren’t in the right place. And my willingness to slam unexpectedly onto a flat bottom has diminished drastically over the past decade.”
Hawk retired from competition in 2003 but continues to skate recreationally.
Doug Bracewell, who played his final Test in 2016, has also been selected
Rachin Ravindra and Jacob Duffy Follow Devon Conway as three players open the lid on Trials level included in New Zealand’s 20-man squad for their tour of England, which will include the final of the World Test Championship against India.
Doug Bracewell, who played his last Test in 2016, was also crowned and left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel returned to play, but fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was not considered as selectors chose to protect him for the T20 World Cup. The squad will be whittled down to 15 for the WTC final in June after two games against England.
Conway’s inclusion is a formality following his prolific performances in whiteball cricket this season, assuming his performances the ability to return to New Zealand may be approved under the government’s Covid-19 border policy considering he is currently not a resident.
Ravindra, the 21-year-old who plays for Wellington, has been selected for centuries for New Zealand A against West Indies – both full side and side A. – earlier this season while he also made half a century against Pakistan A (Shaheens) attacks that included Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah.
He then returned from a dislocated shoulder that disrupted his season to score 138 against the North District and claimed six goals in the final game of the season with a spin of his left arm.
“Rachin has been set as the star of the future since the U-19 days and we are really encouraged by the progress in his game this season, both with the bat and the ball,” said New Zealand coach Gary Stead. He’s definitely the opening option, but also has the ability to hit in the middle combined with the spin of his left hand makes him a huge asset to our squad.
Duffy, the 26-year-old golfer from Otago, who took 4 of 33 on his T20I debut against Pakistan this season, supports the fast bowling resources of an enlarged squad alongside Bracewell. Duffy took 22 goals at 22.27 in Plunket Shield’s six games and Bracewell claimed 15 in five games while also scoring 256 runs at 42.66.
“Jacob has been consistent on the domestic circuit and his ability to swing the ball makes him a very attractive choice with the Dukes ball in British conditions,” said Stead. “Doug is the winner of the match and we are sure he will enjoy bowling on the English court in June.”
Colin de Grandhomme has been entered but has to pass a fitness test at pre-tour camp in early May following his recent right ankle surgery. Bracewell (hip) and Ross Taylor (hamstring) are also going to be the niggles this season.
“Colin’s injury is progressing well and we hope he will be running again soon,” said Stead. “We will be monitoring him closely over the next few weeks to make sure he is right on target where he needs to be in order to be fit for the tour.
“It’s great to see Ajaz coming back consistently since missing the start of the season and he proved in the past what he can do if the ball rolls.”
Four squad members – Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Mitchell Santner – are in the IPL and when they become available for the England series will depend on when their franchise crashes, meaning some of them may miss the first Test.
LAHORE: In a series of tweets, PML-N Center Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sunday blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan for the current economic downturn, rising inflation, bad governance and the country’s bad conditions. “Every morning you don’t go to jihad. You go to rob people. You go out to steal bread from the mouth of the poor and medicine from the sick. You go smashing people’s backs with heavy electricity and gas bills. You go to oppress the oppressed. You go to kidnap people in broad daylight and you call it jihad, “he said in a tweet. In another tweet, he said a fatwa should be issued against Imran Khan for killing 22 crore alive and calling it a jihad. He asked Imran Khan to get out of 300 canals of Banigala palace and see how people cursed him.
In another tweet, he said that the plaintiffs from the state of Madinah may have forgotten that if it was actually the state of Madinah they would have reached the end of their lives.
“You have committed flour theft, sugar theft, gas theft, voice theft and created a storm of inflation on the people, what you call Jihad,” he said.
In response to Home Minister Shaikh Rashid Ahmad’s tweet that Imran Khan has refused to clear Maryam Nawaz’s name from ECL, he tweeted, “Keep your ECL and your permission with you, but keep it safe because you will soon need it yourself and your crimes. real. Who asked you to get my name out of the ECL? “
He said the government wanted to create a drama about this imaginary problem to send him abroad. The PML-N leader said he wanted to make it clear that he was not going anywhere.
“Not only am I not going anywhere, but also that the fake prime minister and stealing this vote that I don’t believe, is also a sin to even think of making such a request to him,” he tweeted.
He also tweeted Happy Easter to the Christian community.
Meanwhile, PML-N senior leader Ahsan Iqbal also tweeted that the public was dissatisfied with failed government policies and was furious over inflation and price increases caused by Imran Niazi.
He said the only question people ask is whether their desire that brought Imran Khan to power has not been fulfilled?
A World Cup win will always have a special place – not least the one over a year ago in the homeland – but even though the team insists they are not talking about the record itself, that it is a byproduct of success, not to drop ODI in such a span of time long is a great achievement.
“How we mark ourselves as capable of consistently winning under different conditions is something we value very highly,” said head coach Matthew Mott. “They are a very different experience. You can’t beat the euphoria of winning the final, especially at the MCG in front of 87,000 [people], but internally we rate this very highly. “
Mott believes one of the key aspects that keep the team motivated is the ICC Championship which determines qualification for the ODI World Cup and means any match in a bilateral series that scores points is important – although this series will not carry that aspect with the next cycle yet to start. There are also memories when the team has relaxed with the series won to give opponents a chance.
“One thing we have to promote more of is the ICC championship,” Mott, who sits on the ICC committee as a coaching representative, said. “Every series and match has a context. You don’t want to lose any games. I think this is a good measure of the success of a team, both home and away over a period of time. There is no such thing as dead rubber. This is a testimony to how the players are. surviving and finishing the series is why we are in this position.
“Thinking back to  Ashes at home where we allowed England to return to tie level, that’s very unsatisfactory. I think that motivates the team in every game we play. We don’t feel like we are too domineering in any of the series and have had a really easy ride. This will be a record that will last for a while. If we succeed in this, it is a significant achievement. “
The key to that consistency is the players themselves are getting better and better, said Mott. “We have a number of players in the ICC ranking in the top ten, it is something we are focused on, that they are getting better every year.”
Still, they have to do well on Sunday. New Zealand has been backed by the T20I series alongside them and top-ranked Australia blows, albeit in a different format, has yet to reach top gear on the tour.
However, the home team will return without a captain Sophie Devine who will not take part in this series after missing the last two T20Is due to exhaustion. Amy Satterthwaite will continue to lead but they will be pushed by the return of the fast bowlers Lea Tahuhu, although coach Bob Carter suggested it could be a choice between Tahuhu and Leigh Kasperek’s offspring depending on the pitch.
“As I said earlier in the week, it’s about prioritizing Sophie’s needs first,” Carter said. “It’s great to have Lea back, she’s an experienced player and provides other options for our bowling attacks.”
New Zealanders have heard a lot about Australia’s world record offer and they look forward to indulging themselves. “This will be incredible,” said Tahuhu. “It’s always nice to screw up Aussies plans and that’s what we’re going to do.”
The batsman’s residence status caused problems but the coach had no doubt he was a Test player
New Zealand coach Gary Stead hopes the problem occurs Devon ConwayThe ability to leave and return to the country within applicable Covid-19 border restrictions will be sorted out in time for him to become part of the Test squad to travel to England in May.
The tour includes two Tests against England and then the World Test Championship final against India at the end of June. Conway, who qualified for New Zealand last August, has yet to make his Test debut but after a stellar season in limited cricket, he has made an almost indisputable case for a place in the squad, despite how he got into the XI remains. riddle for selectors.
Under the current New Zealand government border regulations, only permanent residents of the country can leave and return because of the Covid-19 process involved. Even though Conway qualified for national duty last year, his residency application still has to be completed – with the pandemic adding to the delay – so it needs to be tracked down quickly or an exemption needs to be obtained.
“Think it’s still a work in progress, but my understanding is that Devon has been spoken of and hopes it will all come beforehand [the tour], “Said Stead.” You’ve all seen how Devon played this year; think I want him to be part of that Test squad, for sure.
“I know he is a good player, guess you are sometimes surprised by how people make those adjustments. Devon looks like he has all the skills to be an extraordinary player. We are very lucky we have people in our squad. Love it. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson and you see someone like Devon Conway coming in and you think this is another guy who might be in that class. “
New Zealand will bring a squad of 20 to England – the group will be named next Thursday – so there is plenty of room for Conway, but there are no easy answers as to who he will replace in the XI if he is to make his debut. . Will Young was preferred as an early-season hitter next to the West Indies.
Apart from captain Williamson, Taylor, Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls will appear locked. But with an average of 29.75 in his last nine Tests, the spotlight could come on Taylor, who could potentially leave one batting slot unless side balance is changed to leave the allrounder.
There may be a short-term opening for the first Test against England, starting June 2, if Williamson isn’t available due to his IPL commitments, but that will only kick long-term decisions down the road.
Tom Blundell has been Latham’s newest opening partner (Young replaced him for one Test this season when Blundell took the gloves) but despite Conway averaging over 60 at No. 3 in first class cricket, opening would not be his natural position.
New Zealand has rotated the No. Their 7th is between Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner this season, depending on the conditions, and if they feel they can take the Test with just four specialist quicks, Conway could play as another batsman.
The early part of the UK tour will likely juggle New Zealand a little. There is the potential for IPL players to arrive at various stages depending on when their team is eliminated, and then their availability will be based on the quarantine required, although at this stage Stead expects everyone to be available for the second Test. The initial 20 man squad will then be whittled down to 15 for the WTC final.
“It is an interesting time right now because there are tons of different moving parts. We have selected what we think will most likely be our XI – or 12-13 depending on the conditions – then it appears that we have protection for each part. those places too, “said Stead about choosing a larger troop. “They will still be the ones who are disappointed to be absent from the squad and once again think that’s a great thing about the depth we are showing at the moment.”
The final round of the Plunket Shield takes place this weekend with several New Zealand players involved, then those under contracts will have two or three weeks off before a series of training camps are arranged ahead of England’s trip with the squad leaving mid-May. .