2nd Test: Shai proud to breathe fresh ‘Hope’ into West Indies cricket

first_imgShai Hope became a symbol of hope for the future of West Indian Test cricket after his landmark twin hundreds at Headingley steered the Caribbean side to an astonishing five-wicket victory over England on Tuesday.Hope was amazed to hear he had become the first man to score a ton in both innings of any match in 118 years of first-class cricket at the Leeds ground but was much more concerned about what the result meant to long-suffering supporters back home.After being widely condemned for their lame capitulation at Edgbaston in the first Test, suggesting a once-dominant team had hit rock bottom, this unlikely comeback was a stirring response.”Really? Thanks for the news,” Hope said after being told he had become the first to score a century in both innings of a Headingley game.”Someone had to do it, so I just put my hand up and did it for the team,” he said. “I’m just pleased to get the win.”This was not just any win, though. It was the Windies’ first in a Test in England for 17 years.”We’re Test cricketers for a reason. We have the fight, belief and players to do it. I hope people back home will be happy,” Hope told the BBC.Reuters PhotoHope, whose average of 18 over his previous 11 Tests had never reflected his potential, said he trusted the win would be a stepping stone towards a brighter future for the team.Hope, 23, was named man-of-the-match after his unbeaten match-winning 118 followed a maiden Test ton of 147 in the first innings as West Indies levelled the series at 1-1. advertisementEMPHATIC ANSWERAP PhotoAlong with fellow Bajan Kraigg Brathwaite’s fine batting – he added 95 to his first-innings century – and the evident reawakened spirit in the team, this was an emphatic answer to Windies greats like paceman Curtly Ambrose who had called their Edgbaston performance “pathetic”.”After the kicking we got at Edgbaston, to get the boys back up and looking forward and then to achieve what they’ve done in the last five days was huge. I’m very proud of them,” West Indies coach Stuart Law told Sky Sports.”It’s put a lot of doubters out there to bed. It takes a lot of character to come out after the beating we got.”Of Hope’s display, which was studded with steel as well as elegance, he added: “I’m really proud of him. He’s been going through a form dip but, hopefully, the pretty 20s are gone and the pretty 120s are here to stay.”It’s just a matter of belief. When he came out today he just looked in total control.”England captain Joe Root, who bemoaned a day of dropped catches, described Hope’s knock as “exceptional”.”It’s credit to them for the way they came back after last week,” he said.”If we’re being honest we weren’t good enough first up with the bat and we need to make sure we learn those lessons at Lord’s.”last_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Virat Kohli claims that tournament can get

first_imgThis can’t keep happening with the bails !!! Hard enough being a bowler nowadays .. needs changing— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 9, 2019India defeated Australia in their second match of the tournament by 36 runs. Next, they are going to face New Zealand on June 13. Virat KohliICCIndian skipper Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Aaron Finch condemned the unfair advantage some batsmen are getting due to the ‘zing’ bails at the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. India faced Australia in a much-awaited clash in the tournament on June 9 at the Oval, in London. The incident with the bails happened during Australia’s run-chase.India set a massive target of 353 for Australia to chase in 50 overs in the second half of the game. In the second over of the run-chase, Australian opener David Warner played a delivery of Jasprit Bumrah which after hitting his bat and his boot crashed into the stumps. But the Indian players were stunned to see that the bails did not fall off and Warner went on to score 56 runs. This was not the first incident of this kind that happened with the bails in the tournament. The same thing has happened five times already in this year’s edition.Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed concern over the incident after the match, saying, “This is not something that you expect at international level. Technology is great but if you have to smash the stumps to get a wicket it’s not right. These are fast bowlers and the ball hit the stump quite hard but the bails did not fall.” File photo: David Warner got saved as the bails dd not fall after the ball hit the stumps.Daniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesHe added, “If you bowl a good ball to get someone out and if the batsman still survives then what is the point? This may hamper the tournament.”Australian captain Aaron Finch also voiced his feelings on the incident. He said, “Today, we were lucky that it went on our side, but the other day we can be on the receiving side as well. This needs to be fixed otherwise it can hamper important and crucial matches in the tournament.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the zing bails stating that they are much more lighter than the wooden bails.The cricket world reacted to the incident quite harshly, former English cricketer Nasser Hussain asked ICC to take immediate action to save the tournament from getting hampered and  Michael Vaughan made fun of the incident.Nice era to Bat when you can’t get bowled !!!!! These stumps/Zinger bail combination have to be changed ….. #CWC2019— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 9, 2019last_img read more

Bengaluru gets new cabhailing service in Namma TYGR are Ola and Uber

first_imgUber drivers’ cars are parked outside the Ministry of Transportation building during a protest in Taipei, Taiwan February 26, 2017.REUTERS/Tyrone SiuIf you are in Bangalore and one of those people who rely on Ola and Uber cabs for your daily commute, here’s a brand new option. The city now has another cab-hailing service in the form of Namma TYGR, which not only promises better and more efficient services but also intends to keep the troubles of the cab drivers in mind.The service is said to have initially considered the name HDK Cabs, but settled on Namma TYGR. The service is backed by Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy and has been started by drivers who were not happy working with Ola and Uber and were also dissatisfied with their incentive schemes, reported Business Standard.Speaking of the drivers and how the new cab service intends to keep their well-being and demands in mind, Aditya Poddar, founder and CEO of TYGR said: “We have already signed up 10,000 drivers, out of which 5,000 are already active on the app. The remainder will come onboard in the next few days after the verification process is completed. Namma TYGR has been built keeping the drivers in mind, so we are fairly confident that more driver will sign up for the service.”Unlike Ola and Uber, which reportedly change the incentive schemes for drivers often, Namma TYGR has said that it would only charge 12 percent from the driver’s earnings per trip, which is said to be less than half of what its competitors charge. While the fares seem to be a tad on the higher side with a hatchback ride for Rs 12.5 per kilometre, Rs 14.5 per kilometre in a sedan and Rs 18.5 per kilometre in an SUV, Poddar says that they will be able to survive in the competition and that there are no hidden costs at all. Ola cabs will dispense cashOla/MediaKit”As you have seen, we have been working in the background for quite some time. The technology is extremely hard to build, but at launch, we will have all the features customers and drivers expect from a service like this. We will also continue to launch new features which are beneficial to drivers, since the whole point of this company is to empower drivers,” added Poddar.The service has also said that the drivers will be entitled to better facilities and benefits like free healthcare, life and insurance against accidents, free car maintenance and more. It promises that the drivers’ families too will be taken care of and school expenses of their children will also be covered.However, many believe that Namma TYGR will not really be able to sustain competition from the big players, considering they not only have a larger customer base but also investments from international giants.last_img read more

Cinnamon helps to cool stomach

first_imgCinnamon just not enhances taste but significantly contributes in improving health by cooling the body by up to two degrees, according to research. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall.“When pigs feed at room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases in their stomach. Cinnamon in their food reduces this gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls, which in turn cools the pigs’ stomachs during digestion,” said Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Professor at the RMIT’s School of Engineering. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers have developed swallowable gas sensor capsules or smart pills which the by-product of digestion and could provide valuable insights into the functioning and health of the gut.“Our experiments with pigs and cinnamon show how swallowable gas sensor capsules can help provide new physiological information that will improve our understanding of diet or medicine. They are a highly reliable device for monitoring and diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders,” Kalantar-zadeh added.last_img read more

Capital hosts 34th Delhi Horse Show

first_imgThe Delhi Horse Show has been in existence since the early 20th century.The 34th edition of the country’s premier horse show has been organised from March 29 till April 7, 2019, at the Army Equestrian Centre, Delhi Cantt by Army Polo and Riding Centre along with 61 Cavalry under the aegis of Equestrian Federation of India. The Show of this magnitude attracts the largest participants in horses and some of the best riders in the country and is a stepping stone for the next generation of riders. Over 400 horses and 500 riders are participating in the show, which include teams and contingents those form the defence, paramilitary police forces, riding clubs, institutions, to name a few. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Army Equestrian Center which is one of the premier equestrian facilities in the world is an impressive facility which caters to all the different equestrian disciplines. The Center also hosted the 1982 Asian Games for eventing, where India won its first gold of the Games. Since then, it has been the congregating ground of some of the country’s best riders. Over the years, the show has proved to be a great opportunity for people to come and witness great competition and fun activities.last_img read more