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Jadeja bowling for India. With a confidence boosting 6-1 semi-final victory against compatriot Aditya Mehta to book his spot in the finals and coming closer to winning his first continental title, Erlij, According to police,s a winner. I’m really excited about this project,enough at this moment to get an India berth with KL Rahul,Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay fighting for three slots For the bowlers it was a frustrating day as the spinnersdidn’t get the expected purchase Amit Mishra’s pink balldebut was an inauspicious one as he also reached the ‘threefigure mark’ though not the coveted one His figures of 1/103in 23 overs only added pressure on the Reds Kuldeep Yadav(23-2-97-1) didn’t look as menacing as he was in earlier gamesbowling a lot of half-trackers Brief scores: India Blue 362/3 (Chesteshwar Pujara 111batting Gautam Gambhir 94 Mayank Agarwal 57 Dinesh Karthick55 batting Kuldeep Yadav 1/97 Amit Mishra 1/103) vs IndiaRed For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Mumbai | Published: September 13 2016 2:14 am It was Sandeep Patil who set the pecking order in the spin department with R Ashwin taking over the mantle as India’s lead spinner from Harbhajan Singh (Source: Express photo by Kevin D’Souza) Top News IT WAS not surprising that Sandeep Patil would talk about “losing a few friends” on a day he picked an Indian squad for one last time as chairman of selectors You can’t be responsible even if indirectly for bringing an end to Sachin Tendulkar’s career and expect to remain popular Not in India anyway But in many ways taking gutsy and unpopular calls is the legacy the former India batsman will leave behind as his four-year tenure comes to a close It was the running theme of the Patil era For Patil and his team neither shied away from acknowledging the presence of the elephants in the room nor from belling the cat His tenure would after all also oversee the curtain calls on a number of illustrious carrers – from Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman to Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan they all brought their careers to a somewhat premature end at least in popular perception Tendulkar called it a day on that famous afternoon at the Wankhede Stadium on November 16 2013 The Indian Express was the first to report the cricketing megastar’s impending retirement a month earlier On October 10 that year this paper had revealed that Patil in his first year at the helm of national selection had met Tendulkar to discuss his future “Patil told Sachin Tendulkar that after his 200th Test it will only be his form and not his past record that will matter when selectors pick the team for future Tests it is learnt” the report read It went on to further reveal how Patil had explained the scenario to him and his panel’s plans to blood in a lot of youngsters Patil was also said to have made it clear that Tendulkar had outlived his ODI career and that the selectors could not guarantee him a place especially keeping the 2015 World Cup in mind In his last press conference when asked about his role in the timing of Tendulkar’s retirement Patil preferred to side-step the question and went with his version of ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ “There are some matters between the selectors and BCCI which should remain confidential and cannot be revealed I am only answerable to BCCI” he said He also didn’t want to pinpoint any decision he’d taken during his stint as having been the toughest pretty much leaving the back story to Tendulkar’s final days as an international cricketer as a mystery The timing of the Tendulkar decision though was significant as India was about to set off on a two-year road trip playing Test series in South Africa New Zealand England Australia and Sri Lanka Their first home Test in the post-Tendulkar era would come only in late 2015 This is not to say that those that replaced Tendulkar & Co in the Test team were Patil’s discoveries But by clearing the deck he did pave the way for the likes of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane who had been waiting in the wings for quite some time to take over the mantle and cement themselves Tough decisions The tough overseas initiation helped the young men to grow as a team So he can take credit for steering Indian cricket into a new era one that has seen India post creditable series wins in Sri Lanka and West Indies under new captain Kohli Not all of his panel’s bold moves made the front-pages or impacted the sentiments of an entire nation as much as Tendulkar’s decision but were still vital in the changing of the guard Three such decisions in particular stand out It was Patil who set the pecking order in the spin department with R Ashwin taking over the mantle as India’s lead spinner from Harbhajan Singh Even in the pace department Patil & Co were firm in their quest for a younger and fitter pace attack when Zaheer began to struggle with fitness and form The same could be said in the Gautam Gambhir case Incidentally they gave both men a fair chance for a comeback before moving on to the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and more recently KL Rahul “We have taken some bold and tough decisions looking at the future of Indian cricket We are very happy at the end of our te0rm that the team is doing well in all three formats” is how Patil summed up his time In all this the circumstances in which Patil took over the job adds a tinge of irony to the legacy he leaves behind Mohinder Amarnath had been removed as selector allegedly for having demanded for the resignation of MS Dhoni as Test skipper following a 4-0 whitewash in Australia which had mirrored the 4-0 drubbing in England the previous year On Monday Patil made it a point to say that no BCCI official had ever interfered in his decisions or even approached his selection committee with any recommendations He also maintained a low-profile and traveled only once with the team on an overseas assignment India’s recent trip to the Caribbean The fact that the final meeting he chaired was a mere formality with pretty much the entire squad picking themselves is a testament to his tenure What’s more it’s unlikely that his successors will have too many selectorial debates to deal with at least in the early days Even if things do go wrong they won’t have to struggle to find replacements with Patil’s panel having more or less identified the new wave of talent who can step up without much fuss The past was phased out the present was secured and the future was insured-not a bad way to remember a selector For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 23 2015 12:01 pm Media has been abuzz with rumours of Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan getting married to one of the actor’s close friends Related News Media has been abuzz with rumours of Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan getting married to one of the actor’s close friends While it had been speculated that the close friend might be nobody else but actor Arjun Rampal who was even held responsible for her breakup with Hrithik none of Sussanne’s family members came forward to clarify on the news But according to a report published in BollywoodHungamacom Sussanne’s brother and Bollywood actor Zayed Khan has said “There is no truth to these rumours at all My sister is trying to build her life with her children Please let her be” Another close friend of the family has revealed “These are nothing but desperate attempts to project Sussanne as a home-breaker We all know how much she tried to make her marriage work with Hrithik and why she finally had no choice but to leave By planting false malicious stories of Susanne’s love life you can’t buy yourself a clean chit Its sad people talk of Susanne and Arjun Rampal when he is trying to save his marriage Have a heart There are children involved” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Published: August 31 2016 12:32 am Top News In a bid to achieve the Open Defecation Free (ODF) status by March 2017 the Pune district administration has decided to crack the whip on families which do not construct toilets in their homes With the district selected among 10 in the state for ODF status an eight-fold path which includes ‘defamation’ of erring individuals and severing utilities has been proposed in 732 gram panchayats in Pune district which passed the resolution on August 15 in a special gram sabha The Indian Express had reported that special gram sabhas will be conducted and resolutions passed to ensure that families which do not have toilets construct one Public defamation refusing loans and cutting off water and electricity are some of the steps that have been cleared by the gram panchayats for which permission has been taken While the government has been aggressively campaigning for Swachh Bharat Mission where it wants to achieve an open defecation-free India by 2019 the concept of ODF has been propagated by the previous government for the last 15 years Even subsidies for construction of toilets were increased from Rs 500 to Rs 12000 but there are still households that do not have the mandatory toilet In the district 84 per cent target has been achieved which means that out of 636022 families 538729 families have toilets while the remaining 97296 families are without them Of these 90300 families have the space to construct toilets whereas 6993 families have stated that they do not have space for the purpose “Those who have not constructed toilets despite having space will face disciplinary action under eight resolutions passed by the gram panchayat” said Pune Zilla Parishad president Pradip Kund The district is also keen to follow awareness of the schemes in the five-point programme and flex boards on Swacchta Abhiyan will be put up near all mandals said Pune district collector Saurabh Rao Pune Zilla Parishad officials said that action will be initiated on families which do not construct toilets by October 2 and the same has been passed in 732 gram panchayats For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBuenos Aires: FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi said being eliminated from the 2015-16 Champions League football quarter-finals by Atletico Madrid was a difficult blow for him and his team-mates "The truth is the elimination by Atletico Madrid in the Champions League was tough" the Argentine international said in an interview with ESPN on Monday reports Efe "We had been far superior in the first leg and we could have defined the qualifier but the way we left it and then having to play there well that was very difficult Because Atletico Madrid do what they do very well and that made it more complicated" Messi said File photo of Lionel Messi AFP Barcelona the defending Champions League winners prevailed 2-1 in the first leg at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona but Atletico dominated 2-0 in the second leg at Madrid’s Vicente Calderon stadium to win 3-2 on aggregate "They are a team very uncomfortable to play against" Messi said of Atletico "And (coach Diego Simeone) deserves much merit for what he has done and made his players believe in him and do things perfectly because he has been at this for a while now" After beating Barcelona Atletico went on to win the semi-final against Bayern Munich and on 28 May – for the second time in three years – they will face Real Madrid in the final Real Madrid won in extra time in 2014 to claim their record 10th Champions League trophy Asked whether he is pulling for Atletico in the final Messi replied: "Always for Barcelona the fans don’t want to see Real Madrid win anything as they also feel toward us" "But in the end it is a final that they made it to again and for us we just need to focus on what we can win We have two finals left and it would be great to end the season winning them both" the five-time World Footballer of the Year said Barcelona sits one point ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga with one match left to play and can clinch the title with a victory over 16th-place Granada On 22 May Barcelona will meet Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final Written by Sonup Sahadevan | Mumbai | Published: July 12 2016 4:09 pm Parineeti Chopra appears in her new fit avatar in Dhishoom’s Jaaneman Aah along with Varun Dhawan Top News Guess what makes Parineeti Chopra so happy about her new fit avatar The fact that she can wear shorts and sleeveless owing to her weight loss At the launch of her special item number from the movie Dishoom Parineeti said the one-year self imposed sabbatical has done her a world of good as she utilised the time to work on her body “I wanted to work on my body I was 27-year-old and couldn’t wear a pair of shorts I wanted to wear better clothes and not be worried about anything So this one-year break was really amazing I can wear shorts and sleeveless now” Watch: Parineeti Chopra Varun Dhawan in Dhishoom’s Jaaneman Aah Talking about being away from the silver screen for almost a year Parineeti said”The way I entered the industry I did four films back-to-back and I was very used to seeing myself But I am not really that filmy a person like others I come from a very different discipline and have lived my life in a very different way So I myself needed that emotional break I know it sounds stupid that I needed a break but I needed to settle down” Share This Article Related Article For the moment Parineeti is raring to go in her second innings “Bollywood was a different world for me I come from the world of banking and academics and to be just in front of cameras all the time and have that pressure was a new thing I was always happy outside but inside I felt like I had to sort some things out which I have now Now I have the kind of concentration that one needs to focus on work” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Bharat Sundaresan | Chennai | Updated: December 18 2016 9:07 am Liam Dawson became England’s fifth debutant on their Asian sojourn (Source: PTI) Top News “TO SCORE runs and bring control with the ball That’s all I can do if I play” As self-assessments go Liam Dawson probably had just set a new yardstick in the honesty quotient “All I can do” isn’t what you generally expect to hear from a cricketer after all especially right after being picked in the national Test squad-a call-up that had shocked him as much as everyone else-for the first time On Friday he became England’s fifth debutant on their Asian sojourn which started in Bangladesh But unlike the other four Dawson’s debut came without any fanfare or at least any high expectations Even the English media who otherwise aren’t shy of talking up and tagging their relative unknowns with hyperbolic fervour didn’t seem too fussed about the 26-year-old left-arm spinner getting a go in the final Test of the series At most he was dismissed as the latest chapter in England’s new-found penchant to throw their young players into the deep end But in his first outing he pretty much kept his word He scored runs In fact he broke the record for the highest ever score by an English No 9 on debut by remaining unbeaten on 66 It was a knock that began with the right-hander getting smacked on his helmet by a nasty Ishant Sharma bouncer It was or should have been anyway a debilitating blow morale-wise too considering Dawson had ducked and tried to sway his head away from the ball only to be struck head-on like potential roadkill who’d completely misjudged the direction of an oncoming vehicle This was also only the second delivery he faced in Test cricket But he faced 146 more and looked good for many more if not for the rest of his lower-order colleagues getting bowled out It was his half-century and the 108-run stand he shared with Adil Rashid that propelled the visitors to their highest total of the series setting up a decent enough challenge for the high-flying Indians over the next three days Game of attrition It was one of those attrition-themed days that Test cricket throws up ever so often and can be both charming and exasperating in equal measure One where even the ‘knowledgeable’ Chennai crowd couldn’t help themselves from breaking into ‘Dhoni Dhoni’ and ‘CSK CSK’ chants at certain times of the day as Dawson and Rashid went about wearing the Indian bowlers’ down Dawson bats No6 for Hampshire and in the past has been described as a ‘reluctant’ bowler And here he looked very adept and at ease against the Indian spinners both defensively and aggressively and played a huge role in R Ashwin ending up with his worst returns of the series-1/151 in 44 overs If anything his performance was heralded with the same surprise that met his inclusion Haseeb Hameed still all of 18 and only a season-old in first-class cricket came to India with great promise and the awe-inspiring moniker of Baby Boycott A lot had already been chronicled about Keaton Jennings and his background before he was flown in for the Mumbai Test once Hameed was injured Dawson was incidentally the other replacement announced during the one-week break between the third and fourth Tests coming in place of the injured Zafar Ansari But the reaction to his arrival mostly ranged between the “they must be kidding” to “well alright why not” Maybe it didn’t help that he came straight from a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) not what you’ll call ideal preparation for your maiden tryst with Test cricket Perhaps it didn’t help either that Dawson had himself admitted “I find red-ball cricket harder to be honest” as recently as in July during the county season where his returns were a paltry 20 wickets at 4385 Dawson was the outsider It might be a series that England aren’t likely to look back at too fondly once they leave for Christmas But in terms of individual contributions there have more high-points than you would expect from a team which has been outplayed overall A lot was expected of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow and they have delivered So has Ben Stokes with both bat and ball Alastair Cook’s form might be concerning along with the obvious question marks over his captaincy The positives But funnily enough the biggest positives of the series have come from guys who have just come in and how seamlessly they’ve settled to the challenge Hameed dealt with the conditions like he’s done it all his life Most of the English team hadn’t even met Jennings before his debut But he made sure by the time he was out for the first time in Tests he’d left an impression on both his dressing-room and the opposition In a way that’s been the case with the Indians too Jayant Yadav wasn’t really considered by too many as a certain pick for the Test squad at the start of the season but he’s come in and is now possibly the answer to India’s long-standing search for an all-rounder Parthiv Patel to his credit came in after an eight-year hiatus and played a huge role in India winning the Mohali Test It would be easy for England to just want to drift through the Chennai Test and hope to put the campaign behind them as soon as possible But it would be prudent that they look at this as a one-off an opportunity to build to something A new beginning just like Dawson and the other new-comers have previously in the series At the end of the Dawson was as prudent as ever about his opening act calling his half-century a small milestone “I have done what I do for Hampshire and that’s all I can do” is how he put it Now England will hope that he lives up to the other part of his admission and provides control with the ball They will need it For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Published: August 13 2012 2:51 am Related News She first gained spotlight as a model for the Kingfisher calendarbut it was her Miss India title in 2007 that caught the attention of Kwan Entertainmenta Mumbai-based talent management agency The team then tracked model Esha Guptas career in Delhifollowed by a brief stint in Mumbaibefore signing her as a 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