ICC Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli happy to see opposition intimidated by Indian bowling

first_imgIndia are a force to reckon with in international cricket and are firm favourites to defend the ICC Champions Trophy. They have been incredibly successful in all forms of cricket over the last year, thanks in no small measure to the bowlers, who have carved some sensational victories in trying circumstances.While India have never been short of world-class batsmen, they are now faced with an embarrassment of riches in the bowling department. When the likes of R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami have to be left out to settle for that perfect combination, it speaks volumes about the bench strength.  (Also Read: After decimating Pakistan, red-hot India look to steamroll Sri Lanka)Kohli, ever since he took over as Test captain from MS Dhoni, has stressed on the need for the bowlers to step up and win matches for India. The likes of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami have blossomed under his leadership. Younger pacers like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have done enough to seal spots ahead of their senior colleagues. Ravindra Jadeja has emerged from Ashwin’s shadows and today is considered as one of the wiliest spinners in the world.The run machine is gearing up for the nets – @imVkohli #TeamIndia #CT17 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/ANefd0PIwz- BCCI (@BCCI) June 7, 2017Kohli knows his batsmen as well as bowlers have the potential to deliver match-winning performances and cherishes the fact that both departments compliment each other well.”It’s a great feeling to have four to five bowlers who can change the game on their own. That gives batsmen a lot of confidence. If you can bat well, the match goes your way. That makes a bigger difference in Test cricket when you have bowled out an opposition quickly and give your batsmen a lot of time in the middle. The bowlers are then well-rested and can come back to finish games quickly. In limited-overs cricket, batsmen can still win you matches on their own.advertisement”We are in a great position and from what I have seen of them, the bowlers’ career graphs will go up. It feels nice to see the other batsmen feel intimidated by our bowlers,” Kohli said at the press conference ahead of India’s second group game against Sri Lanka.On a flat pitch at Edgbaston, India piled up 319/3 off their 48 overs against arch-rivals Pakistan before the bowlers, led by a fiery Umesh Yadav (3/30) cleaned up the Pakistani line-up to hand a massive 124-run victory to the defending champs.Kohli, meanwhile hinted that there would be no change in the bowling line-up and Shami would continue to sit out unless one of his main strike bowlers had to be dropped because of injury. The skipper felt the others had more match practice than Shami, who played his last ODI in the 2015 World Cup.last_img read more

Are MBA applicants and students in general burning under pressure?

first_imgAll of you want to join top schools. Right? But why is this goal very theoretical for you? Why can’t you outline steps and create a roadmap.I find it very surprising: Read throughMost of the Indian applicants I work with “DO NOT LIKE” what they are doing in their current jobs. Ironically, when they explore an MBA, they do not want to truly introspect in “IDENTIFYING” the job they are meant to be in or the companies they want to be with.” I will be proud of myself if I make it to Wharton this year”This chant is a reference to the words of many students who are not satisfied with the status quo, and are out there in pursuit of happiness. There is an irrational and an artificial sense of living under pressure. They will “DO ANYTHING TO GET INTO A TOP B-SCHOOL”They will “Engage in extra-curricular and sports to garnish the resume”They will “stop living and start studying for 15 hours a day”- We do that in India !Their parents will go to the extent of seeking advice from every GEEK in the extended family to ask “What should our child do to just GET INTO IIM-A or Harvard/Wharton/Stanford?” – He has to be successful.As I cast about for ways to make it better for the students, I will start with a simple question. Are you a slave or are you a customer?Your question “Whether they will take me?”advertisementMy suggestion ” DO you even know why you need them?”Do not try to become something for them. You are a valuable customer who will be paying $100,000 to them. You will be paying 60 lacs to a top 10 B-school. You have the complete right to know if they will make a difference to your careers. And I fail to understand the relationship with success. You decide that right before you start your fearful journey of applying to business schools. Why do you start with the mindset of “Becoming successful” ? – If the end result is “Becoming Successful”- What are you right now? – Your answer very likely is “UNSUCCESSFUL”Be successful even before applying to business schools. You already are truly.  Getting into a top B-school is not a big deal in life. It will bring momentary upswings, and before you know it, you will be on the next path of “Becoming Successful”.You are the customer and a business school is your service provider. You will be PAYING THEM A LOT OF MONEY. YOU WILL BE GIVING UP YOUR JOBS TO JOIN THEM. Can you stop behaving as if your life depends on them?  If success has to start, it has to start within you right now.I wanted to convey this to you that all of you have been very successful in your own lives in your own way. Do not raise the stakes of a business school admission. It does not mean anything.Be objective and consider the following while applying:You have already spent enormous amount of time doing “What does not inspire you?” It should not be the pattern of the future course of action. An MBA has to be a live changing scenario like marriage or child birth and it behooves applicants to put a considerable amount of time thinking through the future opportunities.Getting into a B-school is not an accomplishment in itself. It is a means to an end. The goal is to find the job opportunity that will really inspire you. The goal is to get out of the LIMBO that you are in right now, and not jump into the next one.Network extensively with the target industry professionals. Get into conversations with people who have built a career in your areas of interest. Do enough due diligence to find out if that job is worth your time.  Just as you spend enormous amount of time doing in due diligence before buying an expensive car, so too you should spend time introspecting and identifying the careers for the future.- Authored by Jatin Bhandari, Founder- Interview Ninjas & PythaGurus Read: Here’s how MBA degree can save IT professionals from layoffs Read: Which countries offer the best package to an MBA? Here’s the answerlast_img read more

Chiefs concerned over length of planned meeting with PM want in on

first_img(Vancouver skyline. APTN/file)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsSome First Nations leaders expressed concern Wednesday a planned Vancouver meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next week is scheduled to run only two hours.Trudeau is scheduled to meet with First Nation, Inuit and Metis leaders in Vancouver on March 2 to discuss climate change. The prime minister is meeting with premiers the next day.Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Ontario regional Chief Isadore Day said two hours is not enough to discuss climate change with the prime minister and he would like to see First Nation leaders also sit at the table with the premiers the next day.“Clearly two hours is not enough, we are definitely pushing for full inclusion,” said Day.Day said the office of AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde’s office is currently trying to convince the PMO to expand the current parameters of First Nation involvement in next week’s climate change talks with Trudeau.The Ontario regional chief said First Nations need to be directly involved in any discussions involving Ottawa and the provinces on climate change plans.“We need to be fully engaged and in some of those cases we need to be leading some of those processes and discussions,” said Day. “We can’t take this position lightly.”Currently, the March 2 meeting is tentatively scheduled to run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The AFN, the Metis National Council and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatam (ITK) are expected to attend with 1o delegates each.The AFN is planning on holding preparatory meetings next Monday and Tuesday in Vancouver to allow the AFN delegation to hone its message and issues it wants to present during the meeting with Trudeau.AFN Alberta regional Chief Craig Makinaw said he’s received no firm details on what’s planned for the meeting, but expressed concern a two hour meeting is just not enough time with the prime minister.“I have been at previous meetings and two hours is never enough time to bring all the issues out,” said Makinaw. “You will get rushed and you don’t get enough time to bring your concerns out. That is the frustration I have when there are always two hour meetings.”Metis National Council President Clement Chartier said he had no concern with the Trudeau meeting running only two hours.“They are usually not overly long,” said Chartier. “Certainly being there is sufficient as a start.”Chartier said the Metis National Council needs Ottawa to help improve its capacity to deal with issues like climate change.“The Metis National Council doesn’t have the capacity to deal on all these issues that are cropping up,” he said.The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) has also tried to create a minor controversy over its exclusion from the meeting. CAP and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) have written to the premiers asking to be allowed to participate in the meetings.Chartier said CAP should not be part of nation-to-nation talks with Ottawa.“They are not invited because they do not represent nations or any governments,” said Chartier.Day said he didn’t want to comment directly on CAP or NWAC. He said the Ontario delegation traveling to Vancouver includes three women.ITK representatives were not available to comment.Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to repeated request for [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more