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Amidst all this,Rahane came to be known as a bankable and versatile Test batsman There was a player who didn’t mutter a single word in protest despite warming the bench for 16 months He could have been a part of the Mumbai team that won the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy title but no he was carrying drinks for his teammates Seven players made their debuts before him while his place in the playing eleven was blocked by Sachin Tendulkar Rahane had no option but to wait Although his first appearance for India in the white clothes was unsuccessful he didn’t take much time to prove his mettle in the longest format Just in his third match he scored a valiant 96 in South Africa against an attack that had Dale Steyn Vernon Philander Morne Morke in its ranks That was not all He scored tons in New Zealand England Australia All wondered what hindered Rahane a player who managed toscorethat century in Lord’s in trying conditions in the 50-overs format The constant change in batting positions could have been the reason behind the dilemma His introduction in ODIs was as an opener before the duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cemented their places at the top Former captain Dhoni then asked him to bat in the middle order However that didn’t bear fruit His returns for the 21 times he batted at No 4 were703 runs at a modest average of 37 Subsequently he was asked by Dhoni to improve the skill of rotating the strike in middle overs on wickets that were slow His most recent selections in the ODI squad have come largely due to the absence of other openers During the New Zealand series Dhawan and KL Rahul were not available due to injuries which made Rahane an automatic option It was a wonderful opportunity for the Mumbai batsman but he couldn’t grab it Despite getting starts against the Kiwis his lack of ability to keep the scoreboard ticking once the field spreads came back to haunt him At the end of the series the 28-year-old had just a solitary fifty to show What added to his worries was the dip in his Test form and an injury which ruled him out of the last two matches against England last year Rohit’s absence meant that he got a place in the India’s ODI squad against England in 2017 but he was snubbed for the T20I squad The series against England was dubbed as Rahane’s final opportunity to rebuild his ODI career and make the cut for Champions Trophy 2017 There was a fix however Indian coach Anil Kumble revealed before the series that Rahane was being seen as a top order batsman Looking at the long-term as far as the Champions Trophy was concerned Rohit’s place was certain once he regained fitness That brings us to Rahane’s competitors for the other opening slot: Rahul and Dhawan Dhawan too was having a lean patch leading upto the England series but Kohli opted for Dhawan in the first two matches But the Delhi batsman couldn’t convert those chances As a result of which Rahane was included for the third ODI inKolkata This was Rahane’s best platform to ascertain that he boards the plane to England in June But David Willey put paid to his hopes when he bowled an absolute beauty to castle Rahane It felt like all the bad luck was following Rahane when he endured a poor Indian Premier League (IPL) season with Rising Pune Supergiant this year His vital contribution in the play-off and final against Mumbai Indians may have helped his cause for selection for the Champions Trophy but the selectors hardly had an option after the news came in that Rahul would not recover in time for the ICC tournament Rahane’s current situation is as gloomy as it could possibly ever be It wouldn’t be long before Rahul knocks the selector’s door for India’s next ODI assignment Whenever that happens Rahane will most certainly be the batsman who will face the axe To ensure that doesn’t happen he will have to put up a stellar show in whatever limited opportunities he gets at the Champions Trophy to redeem his ODI career Click here for the profiles of the other members of India’s Champions Trophy 2017 squad Lausanne:Maria Sharapova had her two-year tennis ban for doping reduced to 15 months by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday File photo of Maria Sharapova Reuters The 29-year-old Russian tested positive for the banned medication meldonium during January’s Australian Open but the world’s top sports court cut the initial two-year ban by nine months In its verdict the CAS "found that Ms Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with ‘no significant fault’ she bore some degree of fault for which a sanction of fifteen months is appropriate" Sharapova openly admitted she had been taking meldonium for tenyears to help treat illnesses a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency She also claimed it had entirely escaped her attention that the product had been added to the banned substance list published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on January 1 just before the Australian Open The initial ban was imposed by an independent tribunal appointed by the International Tennis Federation and the reduced ban following her appeal means the Russian who has spent most of her life in the United States will be free to resume competition at the end of April 2017 By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: March 1 2016 5:53 pm Apart from expressing gratitude to her loved ones Jamie King also acknowledged her own strength (Source: Reuters) Related News Actress Jamie King has has opened up about suffering from child abuse The 36-year-old “Sin City” star took to Twitter and Instagram revealing she is a “survivor” as well following Lady Gaga’s Oscar performance “SURVIVOR – Thank you @kyle_newman for loving me wholeMy children @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up” she wrote on Instagram “@ladygaga #DianeWarren for breaking me whole last night and tonight TS I love you for being there no matter what Thank you to the only people I have told” King continued Apart from expressing gratitude to her loved ones the mother of two also acknowledged her own strength “Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak “Thank you to my Soul body mind emotions my inner child my younger self I love you” she wrote King reflected on her adolescence revealing that she was age 12 when she first encountered abuse “I love you all very much for creating a safe space The time is now I was about 14 here it started at 12 Peace Be Still” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandip G | New Delhi | Updated: September 4 2016 10:47 am KL Rahul’s maiden centuries across formats have come in his 1st ODI 2nd Test and 4th T20I He’s reached his milestones (50s or 100s) with a four or six in 8 out of 12 occasions in international cricket (Source: Express file photo by Ravi Kanojia) Top News With centuries in all formats of the game KL Rahul has shed the one-dimensional tag stuck on his back until recently But the transformation wasn’t overnight and it had to do more with his mindset than technique explains Sandip G On a late November evening in 2005 Samuel Jayaraj got a call from his protege KL Rahul The 13-year old was playing in his first big tournament the U-15 Polly Umrigar Trophy and was desperate for a hundred The call to his childhood coach came during the fourth match after he was stumped for 97 against Andhra “I told him to be a little more patient and you will get the hundred” But every day until Rahul got his hundred Jayaraj’s phone would buzz with request for guidance to get to the magic figure “I used to give him the same advice for he was doing everything right” Jayaraj recollects Four games later the maiden age-group ton arrived against Goa and Jayaraj’s phone rang that evening Joy finally Rahul’s shrill voice carried disappointment though “Coach I wanted to score a double hundred” It was an early sign of Rahul’s insatiable appetite for runs which is fast becoming his calling card these days He is also been busy breaking down stereotypes of him For long he was seen as a first-class player and perhaps not so hot in the shorter formats He has demolished that perception but the real story is there has been no transformation in skill-sets — just a mindset change Rahul has always had the shots; he has just gotten better in convincing himself that he can call upon them at will Before we delve into his cricket we have to stop and stare at his hair and at his tattoos for there is another wrong perception growing about them The long mane and the inked body have come after his IPL and India success but it’s not a transformation again Rahul inspired first by David Beckham and then Zlatan Ibrahimovic always wanted to grow his hair long But one of the fastidious conservative coaches counselled him to cut it short as it wouldn’t make a favourable impression on the selectors “Once you become a Test player and score a hundred you can grow your hair or do whatever you want with it” he was told Rahul obeyed him and waited patiently to realise his teenage-wish and when he became a Test player he began flaunting his hair neat and long sometimes pony-tail sometimes a Samurai bun and now a Caribbean braid The long mane — now braided in Florida — he wears itself is a testimony to his patience “And what next” is the rhetoric on his Twitter handle What next was a question that he could well have asked of himself after couple of years in IPL just before he had announced his arrival with a fighting hundred in Sydney in only his second Test His first two years with the IPL were hardly rewarding or revealing of his potential After an year’s audition with Royal Challengers Bangalore — wherein he whittled out only 20 runs in five outings — he was disposed to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 1 crore in 2014 He was sharing space with the likes of David Warner Aaron Finch and Dale Steyn He became good friends with all— the goodwill message on his Twitter page would testify as much He had a sympathetic mentor in batting coach VVS Laxman This he reckoned was to be his breakthrough year but instead found himself battling again to adapt to the requirements of the game He got a decent run of 11 matches but could manage only 166 runs at a middling T20 strike rate of 10121 By the time the next IPL arrived his confidence was bolstered by the Sydney hundred but again the story was no different He was spotting longer mane had inscribed a few more tattoos in his body and was an obsessed twitterati But importantly his stroke-making had improved and he scored runs at a brisker pace 128 but still he couldn’t convince the T20 faithfuls He wasn’t frustrated but slightly disturbed There were words of appraisal from Laxman and senior teammates like Warner and Steyn But he needed more tangible outputs As usual he reached out to his coach Samuel Jayaraj “Either he calls me or I call him on a regular basis Knowing him from a very young age I knew he wouldn’t be too worried about anything but there was some concern in his voice this time My piece of advice was just this ‘just be patient’ because he had the game and not to play ungainly shots We all knew he could scores at a brisk rate and he had the shots It was just that he couldn’t execute those” says Jayaraj Similar was the underlying nature of their conversations when he missed the cut for an U-19 tour and when he was dropped from the Karnataka Ranji team in 2010 after three matches The coach always had the same piece of advice Just be patient and trust his game *** There might not be those wristy curliques or oriental mysticism about his batting but there is an angular elegance a languidness accentuated by his lank frame and graceful gait that makes his batting endearingly watchable Then in every rung of his career fame and recognition weren’t too difficult to conquer At the age of 17 he was already in the U-19 team At 18 he made his First Class debut At 21 he scored a triple hundred At 23 he became a Test centurion At 24 he has three Test hundreds in three different parts of the cricketing globe an ODI and T20 century as well It’s been a fairy tale start to his career and the early short-form disappointment was soon forgotten when he scored his second Test hundred in Sri Lanka But there was a stereotype that hastily pigeonholed Rahul as a long-form specialist That was the time comparisons with Rahul Dravid were too irresistible It was understandable as apart from the name and the state they come from they had other things in common like their zen-like unflappability at the crease a second-skill of wicket-keeping and an overall rounded technique Both had crossed paths years ago when Rahul had just scored a double hundred in an U-15 KSCA state tournament Incidentally Rahul Dravid was also practising at the same ground and impressed by the youngster he went up and spoke to him Rahul was obviously flattered but he told his coach Jayaraj he was disappointed that he couldn’t convert the knock to a triple hundred That’s how fiercely ambitious Rahul had been from a young age The comparisons with Dravid has neither affected nor overwhelmed him “It’s a huge tag people looking at me as next Rahul Dravid It’s a great legacy that man has left behind The numbers he has got the way he handled himself is respected by people worldwide To play like him or to be like him is fun I have my own individuality I want to be myself but that tag gave me lot of confidence” says Rahul Like Dravid’s Rahul’s short-form skills faced the threat of being grossly understated Certainly it didn’t convince Sunrisers Later that year though he was initially retained was subsequently sold to RCB who purchased him for Rs 1 crore to boost their domestic depth But at the first sighting of Rahul in the nets RCB’s batting coach Trent Woodhill was convinced of his faculty “In fact I was sure of his abilities even before I saw him I hadn’t watched his hundred in SCG but I knew for someone to score a hundred in Australia in just his second Test should have a sound technique Though it sounds like a cliche the truth is that if somebody has a sound technique he can score runs in all formats” states Woodhill In the nets Rahul wowed Woodhill with succulent strokes “He had everything the conventional strokes like the drives the pull and the cuts and the T20-ish shots like the ramp and reverse sweeps He played the fast bowlers confidently and used his feet well against the spinners There was no reason he wouldn’t thrive in this format or any format He was as good as anybody in the team I didn’t have much to work with his technique expect one or 0two areas that needed to be fine-tuned” he says But the mental block had to be banished “He once told me he was able to score boundaries of similar deliveries in Tests but couldn’t get the desired results in T20s I told him maybe he was thinking too much or trying too hard or maybe the pressure was getting the better of him I assured him it was just a matter of one good innings” says Woodhill So felt Rahul though deep within he knew he had the game “I knew I always used to over think and used to think about the results before focusing on my process So decided to keep things simple I knew I had the game I had the strength to hit the ball outside the parkI just needed couple of good knocks to give me that confidence to get me going Luckily for me it happened in IPL and than confidence went higher And once I got that confidence try to carry on for there” Rahul confides The first few outings were as unprofitable as his previous seasons But against Gujarat Lions in Rajkot he conjured his breakthrough innings–an unbeaten 51 off 35 balls Not a supersonic knock by T20 standards but morale-boosting nonetheless “From there we knew Rahul would go on to score more runs” says Woodhill He ended the IPL with his reputation fully enhanced managing an average of 4411 and a strike rate of 14649 Three months later with a century on ODI debut and T20I hundred he has firmly entrenched himself as a multidimensional versatile batsman hurriedly shrugging off the long-form stereotype And he does so with an unhurried ease of switching on a light *** The technical adjustments he made were miniscule and subtle It was more about discretion Like for instance in a Test he would normally leave a good-length delivery on the fifth-sixth stump line In ODIs he would try to dabble it to third man or if there is ample time he would try to thread it past point But in T20s he would try to cut it over point A feature of his T20 knocks was a high percentage of lofted shots not anything fanciful or manufactured like the ramp or switch hit but straight-bat strokes played in the air “One area he has definitely improved is his canvas of lofted strokes but given an opportunity he would score the boundaries through the ground only Only when he has knows he has the opportunity to through his strokes would he play those lofted shots and he has more power than he seems to have” explains Woodhill Even the pet scoring zones are similar Any wagon wheel of his innings will demonstrate his predilection for the cover region In Tests he smoothly leans on to the drives almost coaxing the red nut to the fence all through the ground But in T20s he plays those drives slightly inside out so that he gets enough room to loft the ball Also in T20s he brings out the pull more frequently even to short of length deliveries The pull and the hook are something he had added to his repertoire recently “He was not a natural puller of the ball But once he became a Ranji regular he single-mindedly began to work on these shots and now those shots come instinctively to him He is in a constant evolution” observes Jayaraj A minor alteration was with regards to his initial movement “I worked a little bit on the stance and the timing of initial movement That I feel is the key thing for a batsman as to how he is balanced how he his head is after you do the initial movement Timing of that becomes is very important I worked on my head position too It gave me the time to pick up the ball well and helped me in reading the line and length of ball well” he says Even in the off-season he spent considerable time fine-tuning his batting in the nets “I could spend five to six hours in Bangalore spending sometimes indoors Batting at bowling machine I used to bat out for long hours I think all of that has made a difference in my stroke play and getting a better control of the strokes I play” Rahul was fortunate enough to closely observe some of the versatile batsmen around—like Finch and Warner with SRH and Chris Gayle Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers He confesses he doesn’t spare any opportunity in picking their brains He also learned a lot by observing the “legends” “You observe what they are doing and one thing I learned is how they prepare mentally for the game Their mind is always one-up on the bowler I also used to do it before but seeing them I got more curious and (like them) and tried to get my mind ready for the challenge so it becomes easier when you go out in the middle” he elaborates *** It’s too preposterous to compare him with the quartet of batting tyros of our times — Virat Kohli Kane Williamson Joe Root and Steve Smith But like them he is versatile enough to switch styles to suit each of the three different formats More than that they don’t discriminate between the demands of those formats A bad ball or even a half-decent ball they capitalise irrespective of the format because scoring opportunities are too precious to pass up and the momentum of the match is something a batsman looks to shift in the space of a single over rather than an entire session Far from being surprised Woodhill attributes this to an evolved state of batsmanship wherein top batsmen make unfussy transitions “It was an old-fashioned way of thinking that batsmen should play only straight-bat shots in Test cricket or in T20 cricket he has to wield the horizontal-bat shots The modern-day batsman has no such inhibitions And Rahul is a very modern-day batsman” he says Not just a modern-day batsman A very modern-day person too-unpretentious and unabashed uber and uninhibited An old post in his Twitter handle fully conveys his philosophy “My body is my journal and my tattoos are the story” In another era he would have been construed an outspoken or a “yuppie with an easy-going attitude” But Rahul is fully comfortable with how the world sees or perceives him Like his batting he is a product of this milieu This might comes across as a contrast for outside the virtual and the cricketing world he is a chip off the old block modest and unassuming with not the trappings of a young celebrated cricketer “I’m a very different person to my friends and family” Rahul asserts *** “Now Rahul is like Sehwag” chuckles Woodhill He was referring to Rahul’s penchant for bringing up centuries with sixes To bring up his ODI hundred he hefted Hamilton Mazakadza over long onHe heaved Roston Chase to complete the the three-figure Invariably he wrapped up his T20I hundred with a maximum as well But Jayaraj is not surprised For Rahul was someone who tried a big shot to reach his first age-group hundred and failed “It’s not like he makes a conscious effort to reach his hundred with a big shot If an opportunity presents itself he would go after it” he says His conversion rate across formats is phenomenal of the seven times he has crossed the 50-mark he has gone on to score hundreds on as many as five times Rahul would appreciatively look at those numbers and feel he’s living in a fairy tale world And now he is a golden swan across formats For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 15 2012 4:13 am Related News The Social Security Cell of the Pune Police Crime Branch has arrested three woman including a 22-year-old software engineer who had studied in SydneyAustralia Police said she works at a film production house in Mumbai on a salary of around Rs 65000 a month The other two are a 21-year-old beautician from Mumbai and a 62-year-old woman identified as A H Somaiyaa resident of Himalayan HeightsWadala On a tip-offpolice laid a trap near Nucleus Mall on Friday The police have arrested the trio under Sections of the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act (PITA) They were produced before the magistrate on Saturday and were remanded in police custody for three days The 22-year-old suspect reportedly told the police that she did BE (Information Technology) in Sydney and was working with a film production house in Mumbai She entered sex trade just 10 days ago to earn easy moneyshe reportedly told the police While her beautician aide has been involved in flesh trade for the past few monthsit is suspected that Somaiya brought girls from Mumbai to Pune and Lonavala for prostitution For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Published: September 18 2013 3:33 am Related News With the Pune police putting restrictions on dhol-tasha groups in terms of numbers for this years Ganesh immersion processionthe step is likely to bring down the overall procession timesay observers The procession duration has been constantly on the rise for the last year few years with last years procession stretching for 28 hours 50 minutes The procession time of nearly 29 hours for 2012 was more by an hour when compared to 2011 when it took 27 hours and 47 minutes This was half an hour extra when compared to 2010 timings The police have already asked the Ganesh mandals and dhol-tasha groups to restrict the number of dhols to 40 and tashas to 10 per group during the immersion procession Speaking to NewslinePolice Commissioner Gulabrao Pol said the procession time could come down due to restricted number of dhols and tashas provided Ganesh mandals cooperate Apart from procession timeour concern is also to ensure that immersion processions end on a peaceful note? but I’ve talked to him. and contributing editor, So, who won his two 1.
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