Important to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj Singh

first_imgImportant to groom Rishabh Pant well as he is the next big thing: Yuvraj SinghIPL 2019: Mumbai Indians’ Yuvraj Singh heaped praise on Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant after the young wicketkeeper smashed a match-winning 78 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.  No data available! commentary scorecard view more view lesscenter_img graphs advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 10:15 IST IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Rishabh Pant took the Mumbai Indians bowlers to the cleaners and gave Delhi Capitals a winning start on Sunday (IPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant smashed a 27-ball 78 to help Mumbai Indians beat Delhi CapitalsIt is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us: Yuvraj SinghYuvraj’s half-century went in vain as Mumbai Indians failed to chase 214-run target in their IPL 2019 openerRisabh Pant is an outstanding talent and should be groomed properly so that he becomes the next big thing in Indian cricket, feels India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh.Yuvraj’s comments came after Pant showed his heroics with the bat once again and played a match-winning unbeaten 78 off just 27 balls for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians in the lung opener between the two sides.”I can’t really say about (World Cup) selection but Rishabh was outstanding today,” 37-year-old Yuvraj told reporters at the post-match media conference.”He (Pant) had an outstanding season last year as well. He is playing well in Test matches as well. To score two hundreds overseas at such an age (21 years) shows his character. It is important that we groom him well and hopefully, he is the next big thing for us,” said Yuvraj, who was member of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian team.Yuvraj said that skipper Rohit Sharma’s early dismissal had an effect as they were chasing a big total.”Losing Rohit (Sharma) early (was one of the reasons). (Quinton) de Kock was going well but (we) lost his wicket. (Kieron) Pollard came and quickly lost his wicket. We really couldn’t get partnerships going. The wicket was more of 180-190 wicket, 215 (213) was quite a match-winning score,” said Yuvraj, who also lauded Delhi’s bowling attack.Yeh lo, aaj ke @RishabPant777 ke innings ki highlights! #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019Pant is a match-winner on his day: Colin IngramadvertisementDelhi Capitals’ batsman Colin Ingram is also happy that Pant is carrying forward from where he had left last year.”Look, last year I watched him (Pant) from the couch and he seemed in similar form. It is a great sign for us that he is in good form, because he is a match-winner on his day and we saw that (even today),” Ingram said.Ingram shared an 83-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan and he said the partnership laid the foundation for a big score.”Losing wickets early on is not an ideal scenario in T20 cricket. So that partnership (with Dhawan) was vital at that time. I have only been here for a couple of days and it’s good to build relations quickly. With that partnership with Shikhar, we got to know each other quickly. That set the base for our innings to explode,” he added.Also Read | IPL 2019: Andre Russell wanted to cry after KKR’s win over SRH, says Shah Rukh KhanAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Yuvraj SinghFollow Rishabh PantFollow IPL 2019Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi Capitalslast_img read more

Greek socialist leader Venizelos says no coalition deal yet will keep up

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Greek socialist leader Venizelos says no coalition deal yet, will keep up efforts ATHENS, Greece – Greek socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos said Wednesday there has been no success so far in negotiations to form a coalition government after weekend elections resulted in a deadlock.Venizelos, a former finance minister whose PASOK party came in third with 13.18 per cent, is next in line to take over the mandate of trying to cobble together a coalition and said he would continue the efforts when he is handed the task on Thursday.Alexis Tsipras, head of the Radical Left Coalition, or Syriza, was leading the talks on Wednesday, and met with Venizelos as well as the heads of other parties on the right and left of the political spectrum. Tsipras has been seeking support for a left-wing government that will reject the terms of Greece’s international bailout — which critics say will lead the country out of the euro.Sunday’s election result was a severe blow to PASOK, which has dominated Greek politics along with the rival conservatives New Democracy for four decades and stormed to victory with a landslide in the previous elections in 2009.Its popularity suffered from the harsh austerity measures it imposed in return for two multibillion euro international bailouts. The measures, which included salary and pension cuts and repeated tax hikes, have left Greece in a fifth year of recession.Venizelos insisted it was imperative for Greece to remain within Europe’s joint currency.“Mr. Tsipras asked me if we would address the possibility of supporting a unity government that would freeze the process (of austerity) … I answered that the country has no time to waste and we cannot examine any option that would prolong the recession,” Venizelos said.“The vast majority of the country wishes to remain in the euro,” he added. “And exit from the euro would result in mass poverty, a loss of value of property, income and prospects. Greece would lose many decades.”Tsipras met later with conservative New Democracy head Antonis Samaras, who came first in Sunday’s polls with 18.85 per cent of the vote and 108 seats in the 300-member parliament.Given that the Communist Party refuses to join any government and no parties are talking to the extreme right Golden Dawn, which won 21 seats, no coalition can be formed without Samaras.But the views between him and the radical left remain as wide apart as ever.All have said they want to avoid another round of elections, which will be inevitable if no coalition government can be formed.“The result of the elections produces two priorities: the need for stability, and a government solution so that the country avoids another election,” Venizelos said. “Prolonging the uncertainty will hurt the country’s standing, its economy and ultimately its most vulnerable citizens.”Venizelos said his meeting with Tsipras was friendly, but that no agreement was reached.“It was clear that in the current stage of this process we cannot reach a solution but that we must continue this effort. So the mandate I will receive tomorrow will have substance and importance,” he said. “I will receive the mandate and continue the effort because we have an obligation as a force of national responsibility to provide the country with a government and provide it with safety and prospects.” by News Staff Posted May 9, 2012 1:36 pm MDT read more