MS Dhoni and co. beat Bangalore by 58 runs to win their second straight IPL title.
Chasing 206 to win, Ashwin delivered a body blow to RCB’s title aspirations when he got the big fish Chris Gayle for a naught in the first over. MS Dhoni’s move to open the attack with the off-spinner struck more gold as he followed Gayle’s wicket with Mayank Aggarwal’s in his second over to put the CSK right on top.
Chennai bowlers then restricted Bangalore to a paltry 147/8 and romped home by the big margin. It was an icing on the cake for CSK skipper Dhoni after the historic World Cup triumph last month.
Regular fall of wickets sent half the RCB side back in the dug-out after 10 overs, making it the most lopsided of the four IPL finals so far. Shadab Jakati (2/21) bowled well in tandem with Ashwin to pick up his two wickets.
Feeling happy? Don’t be too smug as chances are that you will die young, scientists say.
An international team, which looked at several studies to find out if happiness has also a dark side, discovered that people who are too full of joy die younger than their more downbeat peers.
They found that children who are rated “highly cheerful” at school went onto die younger than their more reserved class mates, according to news reported.
This is because they are likely to lead more carefree lives full of danger and unhealthy lifestyle choices, believe the researchers.
They may also be more likely to suffer from mental problems such as bipolar depression which sees moods swing from extreme happiness to debilitating sadness, they said.
Being too cheerful-especially at inappropriate times-can also rouse anger in others, increasing the risk of a person coming to harm, they pointed out. The study by a variety of universities analysed the details of children from the 1920s to old age. The researchers found people whose school reports rated them “highly cheerful” died younger than their more reserved classmates.
They also discovered that trying too hard to be happy often ended up leaving people feeling more depressed than before, as putting an effort into improving their mood often left people feeling cheated. Magazine articles offering tips on how to be happy were also blamed for worsening modern day depression.
One study saw participants asked to read an article offering ways to improve your mood, and follow one of the tips to see how effective it was. Participants then took the advice offered-such as watching an upbeat filmoften concentrated too hard on trying to improve their mood rather than letting it lift naturally.