Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at Wankhede

first_img scorecard graphs commentary Rohan Sen MumbaiMarch 25, 2019UPDATED: March 25, 2019 09:27 IST IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant showed little respect to the Mumbai Indians bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant smashed a 27-ball 78 and helped Delhi Capitals post 213 for 6 at WankhedePant’s 78 included seven boundaries and seven sixes as he launched into Mumbai Indians We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match: MI captain Rohit SharmaMumbai Indians’ losing streak in their opening match of the Indian Premier League stretched to 7 matches on Sunday after their 37-run loss against Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede stadium.But not many can blame Mumbai Indians for the way they competed in the match after being blown away by Rishabh Pant in the first innings.Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat.MI in reply fought hard with Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 53 runs but they were always behind the asking rate after captain Rohit Sharma got out in the second over itself.Rohit had to admit that his team was completely blown away by a magical innings from Rishabh Pant.”First game is always challenging for most of the teams because there are lot of new players in the squad. We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match. We were in the game in the first 10 overs while bowling but the way Rishabh batted, we have to give the credit to him,” Rohit Sharma said after the loss.”We missed our lengths and failed to execute our plans but that can happen as there are lot of new guys in the squad and understanding takes a bit of time. But having said that we are all professional cricketers and we need to learn from our mistake as quickly as possible.Always a pleasure watching @RishabPant777 in his natural habitat.#PlayerOfTheMatch #MIvDC #ThisIsNewDelhi #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/e2agXtMUOyadvertisementDelhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 24, 2019″We had 6 bowling options today. We didn’t play another spinner because I thought pitch will do something for the pacers. They had lot of left-handers in the squad so I was not convinced that leg spinner will bowl full four overs. We were very really clear about how we want to approach the game.”Yuvi batted brilliantly: RohitRohit rued the lack of partnerships in this game and also hinted at a change in the playing XI for the next game which they will play on March 28 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.”The combination might change in the next match that will depend on the opposition. I think the pitch was good. It was coming onto the bat nicely. We still ended up scoring 180. Nobody went onto to score a big score. Yuvi batted brilliantly. If someone would have made 70+ in the top four then things would have been different,” Rohit Sharma concluded.Also See: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 Rishabh PantFollow Mumbai IndiansFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Rohit SharmaFollow IPL 2019 advertisementcenter_img view more view less Rohit Sharma admits Rishabh Pant blew away Mumbai Indians at WankhedeRishabh Pant took the MI bowlers to the cleaners as he blazed away to a 27-ball 78 not out to propel Delhi to 213 for 6 after being put into bat. No data available!last_img read more

Justin Trudeau keeps low profile at G7 as election campaign looms

BIARRITZ, France — He may have spent the weekend an ocean away from home, rubbing elbows with world leaders during tense talks on international crises, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kept cool, collected and decidedly out of the fray.For a political leader who thrives in the flash of cameras and curated social media content, it was an uncharacteristic approach for Trudeau at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, which wrapped up Monday.With the start of an election campaign just weeks away, Trudeau kept things low-key. He steered a wide berth around the debris field trailing U.S. President Donald Trump, save for one largely uneventful bilateral meeting, and stayed focused squarely on the Liberal party’s key election talking points: the economy, taking action on climate change and raising the fortunes of the middle class.In their meeting Sunday, Trudeau praised the new, albeit not yet ratified, free trade agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, a favourite subject of Trump’s. Gone was the tough talk about Canada not being pushed around — a sentiment that triggered a Twitter tantrum from the confines of Air Force One in the final moments of last year’s G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Que.It seemed to work: when right-wing commentator and Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant called out Trudeau on Twitter for what he called “submissive” body language, Trump himself came to the prime minister’s defence.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“No, we actually had a very good and productive meeting,” Trump tweeted in response to Levant. “Nice!”No, we actually had a very good and productive meeting. Nice! https://t.co/aXeUWcPTc1— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2019In each and every bilateral meeting with a world leader he held on the margins of the two-day summit — Trump, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others — Trudeau made sure to mention trade, the global economy and climate issues.Indeed, climate was top of mind throughout the weekend, thanks to the wildfires ravaging the Amazon rainforest and burning up social media feeds around the world.Canada pledged $15 million and the use of Canadian water bombers, adding to a separate US$20-million commitment from the G7, part of which will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.The money the G7 nations put forward for the Amazon will be aimed specifically at Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay, said Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, with urgent brigades to combat fires and specialized planes. “We think we have to protect these real lungs of our world,” Pinera said.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a populist, far-right leader who initially dismissed the gravity of the threat, relented Friday and promised 44,000 soldiers to help battle the blazes, which mostly seem to be charring land deforested for farming and ranching rather than burning through stands of trees.Trudeau wasn’t the only world leader hoping to quell any suggestion of discord. Both Trump and Macron sounded notes of unity as the gathering wrapped up, a markedly different tone from last year, when Trump demanded his name stricken from the shared communique.This time, leaders opted instead for a short, single page of statements about the economy, Iran and Hong Kong, among other global hotspots.“We actually had a very good meeting,” Trump said at a press conference of his own.“I had it out with one or two people where we disagreed in terms of concept, but we actually had a pretty good meeting last year. I would say that this was a big step above in terms of unity, in terms of agreement. We have really great agreement on a lot of important subjects, but last year was good also.”He added: “Last year might have been a little bit underrated.” Macron: Brazilian women should be ashamed of Bolsonaro for mocking my wife Brazilian warplanes dump water on Amazon as military begins fighting fires Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage Fissures between the U.S. and six of the world’s other advanced economies were apparent, however, on issues including trade policy, Russia, Iran and climate change. Trump skipped the climate session, and repeated his push to invite Russia — ousted in 2014 over the annexation of Crimea — back into the group. That’s not about to happen, Trudeau insisted.His closing remarks sounded a lot like a stump speech — to say nothing of the Liberal campaign ad that happened to drop early Monday morning.“Around the world, hard-working middle class people are already having a hard time making ends meet, even with a growing economy, ” Trudeau said.“They’re worried about their jobs, about their businesses, about their future. They wonder what this uncertainty around the global economy means for their retirement, for their kids, for their communities. We in Canada believe that we should put the best balance sheet in the G7 to work for the middle class.”He denied any sort of pre-campaign strategy was in play — it just so happens that the G7’s priorities happen to align with the priorities of ordinary Canadians, he said.“When we had the opportunity to host the G7 last year, our focus was on the global economy, on growth for the middle class and indeed on climate and oceans. The year before that, we brought forward strong issues on the global economy and climate change. These are the issues that matter to Canadians and indeed to people around the world, and we will always highlight them in our actions and in our engagements,” Trudeau said.“I’m going to continue to do that at every opportunity I get to serve and represent Canadians both at home and on the world stage.”— With files from The Associated Press read more