Kuldeep Yadav credits skipper Virat Kohli for giving freedom to attack

first_img Press Trust of India KolkataMay 16, 2019UPDATED: May 16, 2019 16:41 IST India wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKuldeep had a disappointing IPL season with KKRKuldeep is a mainstay in India’s bowling attack for World CupWorld Cup 2019 is set to start from May 30 in EnglandStar India wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav believes he wouldn’t have been successful at the world stage had it not been for skipper Virat Kohli, who gave him the freedom to attack.”You need a skipper who backs you and believes in your ability to shine on the big stage. You think we could have been so successful if Kohli bhai had not given us the freedom to attack? I don’t think so,” Kuldeep told PTI in an interview.Kuldeep, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders, was badly let down by the batting friendly conditions at Eden Gardens in this year’s IPL as he returned with just four wickets from nine matches before being dropped by his franchise in the business end of the tournament.The 24-year-old said he is looking forward to put the IPL disappointment behind with a spectacular performance in the upcoming World Cup beginning May 30.”IPL is very different than World Cup. There are players who have done well in IPL but have struggled to make a mark for the country. I’ve matured as a bowler and by no means it will affect my performance in the World Cup,” Kuldeep said.”It’s (T20) such a format, you may have a bad day where you’re hit for runs. I’m not a magician who will do well in every match. You cannot say I will take so many wickets.”By his own standard, an average of 71.50 in IPL is something he would look to forget.”If I’m not getting wickets it does not mean I’m not bowling well. Now I play as a mature cricketer and think more about the team,” Kuldeep said.advertisementKuldeep also spoke about the recent controversy about his comments on Mahendra Singh Dhoni that sometimes the former skipper “goes wrong” with his tips.”How can a youngster like me make such comments on a senior member of the side? My comments had been misinterpreted by media to create a controversy,” he said.”There is no doubt that his tips have been invaluable not only for me but for the entire team. His presence behind the stumps makes our job easy and nobody can change that fact. We wouldn’t have been half as effective without his inputs.”Andre Russell was a terror in the IPL with his batting exploits and single-handedly turned KKR’s fortunes before they failed to make the playoffs.Kuldeep said he has learnt a few tricks which he would employ against the West Indian in the World Cup.”He has some problems facing a turning ball. If the ball is turning, then he has a weakness. It’s not just this, I’ve different plans to unleash against him in the World Cup. I know how to stop him and I’m very clear in my mind,” he signed off.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kuldeep YadavFollow World CupFollow Kolkata Knight RidersFollow Virat KohliFollow Indian Premier LeagueFollow Andre Russel Kuldeep Yadav credits skipper Virat Kohli for giving freedom to attackKuldeep Yadav is looking forward to help Indian Team clinch their third World Cup title with a stellar performance in the upcoming quadrennial event. He had a disappointing IPL season where he managed to get only 4 wickets.advertisementlast_img read more

Governor General to Visit Nova Scotia Next Week

first_imgGov. Gen. Julie Payette will make her first official visit to Nova Scotia from June 26 to 27. The two-day visit to Halifax, Dartmouth and Lunenburg, will highlight innovation and technology, and she will also meet with young people and organizations. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I welcome the Governor General to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We are delighted to have her visit and to have an opportunity to share some of the wonderful experiences Nova Scotia has to offer.” Premier McNeil will join the Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc, to greet Gov. Gen. Payette at an official ceremony at Government House in Halifax. Upon arrival at Government House, she will receive military honours, including a 50-person guard of honour, the Viceregal Salute and a 21-gun salute from the Maritime Forces Atlantic, 5th Canadian Division and the National Band of the Naval Reserve. Later that morning, the Governor General will visit the Discovery Centre in Halifax and participate in a discussion on space with elementary students. The Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum that promotes hands-on science that is fun and accessible for people of all ages. In the afternoon, the Governor General will travel to Lunenburg to sail around the harbor on Bluenose II and meet with the captain and crew. Following the sail, she will attend a reception highlighting Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Other highlights of the Governor General’s visit include a tour of a Canadian Coast Guard Vessel in Dartmouth, a visit to 12 Wing Shearwater and participation in the opening ceremony of the 40th edition of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The official itinerary for the visit can be found at https://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=17121 . For more information on the Governor General, visit http://www.gg.ca .last_img read more

Cleaner found guilty of stealing Russian billionaires £330000 luxury watches spared jail

first_img“There was a high degree of trust reposed in the defendant,” he added. “They were clearly watches of substantial value, not just in terms of monetary worth.” Passing sentence, Judge Michael Grieve QC said: “Timur Sardarov was your employer over a period of at least eight years.“I saw Mr Sardarov give evidence in the trial of your friend and co-defendant Ms Cantos and you were indeed a trusted cleaner.“You let him and his wife down very badly and I hope you are aware of that. Gambling addiction is one of the scourges of modern times. It draws people like yourself to do very shameful and hurtful things.”Montes, of Colney Hatch Lane, Barnet, was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment, suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.Dal-Pont, formerly of Gatliff Road, Westminster, was jailed to 16 months last month. Timur Sardarov had previously forgiven Montes for taking his wife's Rolex in 2014 The cleaner of a Russian billionaire who stole £330,000 worth of luxury watches from his Kensington home has been spared jail because of her employee’s immense wealth, a court has heard.Charisse Montes, 32, stole eight Hublot and Rolex watches worth between £25,000 and £65,000 each from Timur Sardarov, son of oil tycoon Rashid Sardarov, while he was away on a business trip.The burglary, which took place in June 2015, saw Montes pocket £22,000 after exchanging them with crooked pawnbroker Mattia Dal-Pont. Dal-Point was later caught handling stolen goods during an undercover police sting on his shop, while Montes was found in possession of £4,240 cash on her arrest, along with three iPads, a laptop and seven designer handbags. Timur Sardarov had previously forgiven Montes for taking his wife’s Rolex in 2014Credit:Central news Pictured: Mattia Dal-Pont, the pawnbroker  caught in a police sting buying luxury handbags and watches  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. But yesterday Montes escaped custody after her defence barrister, Rupert Russell, asked the Judge to place her crime in “context” with Mr Sardarov’s wealth, who he pointed out was an “extremely wealthy man”.Mr Russell also claimed that his client’s crime had been “driven” by a gambling addiction, citing evidence showing a casino app on her phone had made 2,429 ‘plays’ in the year leading up to her arrest.“She is deeply remorseful for what she has done. She does now have that under control,” he added.“She was also receiving texts from her co-defendant, Mr Dal-Pont, encouraging her to come forward with more watches. She was working as a part-time cleaner but she has in fact lost that job.”However, prosecutor Edward Franklin told Southwark Crown Court that her actions had been a “betrayal” of Mr Sardarov, who had rehired her out of “mercy” after she was sacked in 2014 for taking his wife’s Rolex. Pictured: Mattia Dal-Pont, the pawnbroker caught in a police sting buying luxury handbags and watches last_img read more

Hillhead Quarry Exhibition 2016 dates announced

first_imgQMJ, the organiser of the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition, has announced that the 17th edition of the biennial showcase event for the minerals and construction industries will take place from 28–30 June 2016 at Lafarge Tarmac’s, Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Following the hugely successful event in 2014, demand for stand space is expected to be very high and further details will be posted on the website at www.hillhead.com in due course. In the meantime, expressions of interest should be directed to Penny Lewin, Operations Manager.last_img read more