Google dedicated a doodle to French actor and playwright Molière on February 10, 2019 and called him the world’s foremost comic dramatist and perhaps “the greatest artist in the history of French theater.” Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was born on January 15, 1622 and died February 17, 1673. New Year 2019 Google Doodle is a Perfect Happy New Year GIF Greeting! How to Download and Send This Cute GIF Image on Android Phones & PC.
As mentioned earlier, Molière is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and literature of any language. The writer’s works include comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets, and much more. Lunar New Year 2019 Google Doodle: Chinese Year of The Pig Greetings With a Cute GIF Artwork.
Google Doodle description made a special mention of his satirical plays and wrote in tribute: “His satirical plays fearlessly lampooned human folly and blended ballet, music, and comedy into a new genre that transformed buffoonery into witty social critique.”
The reason why the doodle has been dedicated to the artist today is because on this day in 1673, Molière premiered his final play, Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), a three-act comédie-ballet satirizing the medical profession.
“Molière starred in the title role of Argan, a severe hypochondriac who tries to convince his daughter to forsake her true love and marry his doctor’s son, so as to save on medical bills. In classic Molière fashion, the play’s dialogue pushes his characters’ vices and pretensions to the point of absurdity,” mentioned the description.
The doodle is special considering that it gives a view into Molière’s most memorable scenes from The Imaginary Invalid and other classics like School for Wives, Don Juan, and The Miser. Molière’s contribution is eternal in the sense that his work inspired future generations of comedians, in fearlessly calling out hypocrisy and making razor-sharp observations about the society and people in power.
Updated: September 4, 2018 12:20:52 am
Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to former England captain Alastair Cook, who announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday. “#AlastairCook has been one of the finest batsmen to have represented @ECB_cricket, and his conduct on-field and off it, has been impeccable,” said Tendulkar in his tweet. Tendulkar is just one of many current and former cricketers who have paid tribute to Cook, who will play his final Test, his 161st, at the Oval starting on September 7.
#AlastairCook has been one of the finest batsmen to have represented @ECB_cricket, and his conduct on-field and off it, has been impeccable. Well played Alastair. Wish you all the very best for what your 2nd innings has in store for you! pic.twitter.com/Y2mZd31GaN
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 3 September 2018
32-year-old retires having made 12,254 runs making him the sixth highest run scorer in Test cricket, a list that Tendulkar tops. He is also the highest run scorer for England in the longest form of the international game with Graham Gooch following him with 8900. He was captain of England between 2011 and 2016.
His illustrious Test career includes 32 Test centuries in a total of 160 Tests which are more than any other England player’s and is the 10th-most overall. Five of these centuries were converted to double hundreds. He has made 56 half-centuries, taken 173 catches and was a part of four Ashes series wins.
Cook is expected to receive a pre-match presentation from the England and Wales Cricket Board hierarchy and current captain Joe Root before the fifth Test against India at The Oval.
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London: Graham Gooch hailed Alastair Cook as the “rock of England’s batting” after his protégé announced on Monday he would retire from international cricket following this week’s fifth Test against India at The Oval.Gooch has been a key figure in guiding his fellow Essex and England opening batsman since the earliest days of the 33-year-old Cook’s career.
It was Gooch’s mark of 8,900 runs that Cook surpassed three years ago to become England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer.
Cook, whose 160 Test appearances also represent an England record, has since broken the 12,000-run barrier to lie sixth in the equivalent worldwide all-time list.
“Alastair has been the rock of England’s batting for the last 12 years since he made his debut — and while we are all sad to see him retire, we must rejoice in what he has done for our country,” said Gooch of his fellow former England captain.
“He is a genuine legend of English cricket,” added Gooch, now the president of England’s Professional Cricketers’ Association.
‘Perfect role model’
“He is a legend not only because of his performances, but because of his attitude, his sacrifices, the way he has carried himself and the example he has set.
“Alastair is a perfect role model… He is a great ambassador for his sport; he is a great person as well as a great cricketer.”
Gooch, 65, said he had long admired Cook’s strength of character.
“He has been his own man all the way through. It was evident from the very first time I met him when he came to Essex that he was a smart lad — and he knew how he could play, he knew how he could manage his game, even at a young age.
“To achieve what he has in playing 160 Test matches, scoring over 12,000 runs and 32 centuries is an incredibly special achievement from a special person.”
Cook has indicated he wants to continue his Essex career next season, a move that Gooch welcomed by saying: “For Essex it is a dream come true.
“Knowing Alastair like I do, he will give the same commitment as he did for England.”
It was only last week, with Cook averaging a mere 18.62 from nine Tests this year, that Gooch voiced fears about his international future.
“My concern would be watching him that I don’t see any improvements in his game,” Gooch told BBC Radio Four’s Today programme. “He’s flatlining a little bit.”
But two of Gooch’s fellow ex-England captains, Nasser Hussain and Alec Stewart, joined him Monday in congratulating Cook on his career.
“To carry on this long… You’d think somewhere along the line you’d lose form or fitness,” Hussain told Sky Sports.
“Huge credit to the lad (Cook). He’s been England’s best player.”
Meanwhile Stewart, speaking to the BBC, hailed Cook’s endurance.
“That record of over 12,000 runs, if someone breaks it they’re very, very good players, but it will take a long, long time to get there,” he said.
First Published: September 3, 2018, 7:52 PM IST
Google paid tribute to ‘The Don’ Sir Donald Bradman with a doodle on his 110th birth anniversary on Monday. The doodle shows Bradman playing an animated stroke through the off side.Born on August 27, 1908, in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Bradman is widely regarded as the greatest batsman to have ever set foot on a cricket field. He made his debut for Australia at a tender age of 20 against England in Brisbane and by the time he retired from the game in 1948 Bradman had etched a permanent name for himself in the top echelons of the game.
In 52 Tests, Bradman scored 6996 runs which included 29 hundreds and 13 fifties and a highest score of 334 against England. He needed just four runs in his last innings to scale an average of 100 in Test cricket but was dismissed for a duck by spinner Eric Hollies. He retired with an with an astonishing average of 99.94 in Tests.
Bradman still continues to hold a number of world records to his name. He was the first player to score two triple centuries in Tests and the first and only batsman to score a triple ton batting at No.5 He amassed 12 double-centuries in his career, a record which is yet to be scaled.
After his retirement, Bradman assumed numerous roles in cricket as an administrator, commentator and a writer. He was knighted in 1949.
Bradman passed away at his residence on 25 February 2001 after suffering from a bout of pneumonia aged 92. He was inducted to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame in 2009.
Social media was abuzz as they remembered ‘The Don’ on his 100th birthday including Sachin Tendulkar, who recalled a special meeting with Bradman
“It’s been 20 years since I met the inspirational Sir #DonBradman but that special memory is so vivid. I still recall his amazing wit, warmth, and wisdom. Remembering him fondly today, on what would have been his 110th birthday,” wrote Tendulkar on Twitter.
It’s been 20 years since I met the inspirational Sir #DonBradman but that special memory is so vivid. I still recall his amazing wit, warmth, and wisdom. Remembering him fondly today, on what would have been his 110th birthday. pic.twitter.com/JXsKxKwZJm
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 27, 2018
First Published: August 27, 2018, 11:50 AM IST