The 30-year-old was bought by Delhi Capitals for his base price of Rs 20 Lakh in 2018. However, he did not get many opportunities to play. "In 2018 IPL, a lot of people didn't show interest in me and that struck me, I took it as an insult within myself because I wanted to become a player who was a match-winner and had a lot of value," Patel said during a virtual press conference. "So, then I realised that if I work a little bit on my batting and people start having faith in my batting then I can become that valuable player. Batting is something that I have always done well, but I have never focused a lot. IPL 2021: SRH vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, Tips, Probable Playing 11 Details "But if I find my way around any difficulties that I face in batting and scoring runs in difficult situations and then I can definitely prove my worth as an all-rounder," he added. Patel produced a death over masterclass with a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener as RCB … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: Worked on my batting after being overlooked in 2018 auction, says Harshal Patel
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Skipper Sanju Samson, who scored 119 off 63 balls, took the game deep, but couldn't help RR reach the target of 222 set by PBKS, who claimed a narrow 4-run win in a high-scoring game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday (April 12). Apart from the skipper, youngsters Parag and Sakariya also had good outings, and Sangakkara was full of praise for the duo starting with the batting knock from the former. IPL 2021: Sangakkara backs Samson's decision to retain strike for last ball "Riyan is a special player, as you would have seen. He has got amazing hand speed, great composure and (Mohammed) Shami with his experience took a risk bowling a bumper at that time, and Riyan just didn't get enough bat on it. "That is the nature of the game, that is risk and reward, and I love watching Riyan play with that freedom and when you play with freedom sometimes wickets do fall. "Riyan and Sanju were both having a wonderful partnership and got us into the game, with batters to come … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: Kumar Sangakkara lauds Royals youngsters Riyan Parag and Chetan Sakariya
Kindly Share This Story: By Nnamdi Ojiego Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a leading indigenous oil exploration and production company in Nigeria, has donated a state-of-the-art Science Laboratory Complex to Community Grammar School, Ebughu in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The commissioning and handover ceremony, which took place on Thursday, March 11,2021 in Ebughu, was a demonstration of Oriental Energy’s commitment to education and human capital development in Akwa Ibom State. Speaking at the ceremony, the Managing Director of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, Mr. Ignatius Ifelayo said the complex is evidence of the company’s long-term dedication to human capital development in the state. According to Ifelayo: “It is now very clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of mathematics and science. At the same time, recent developments around the world point to the fact that scientific and technological … [Read more...] about Oriental Energy supports education in A’Ibom
When Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998, his sons Jonah and Justyn became heirs to their father’s estate. That meant joining with surviving Beach Boys founders Mike Love , Brian Wilson , and Al Jardine to vote on key business decisions, from archival releases to commercials. It wasn’t easy. “The dynamic changed a lot after our father passed,” says Jonah, who was in his late twenties at the time. “Not to say it was all negative, but we had a lot of challenges.” Adds Justyn, “In the beginning, it was just trying to navigate a very complicated group of individuals.” These days, Carl’s sons are more optimistic. They recently came together with the founding members to make a major decision: The band has sold a controlling interest in the Beach Boys’ intellectual property — including their master recordings, a portion of their publishing, the Beach Boys brand, and memorabilia — to Iconic Artists Group, a new company run by longtime music business power player Irving Azoff . … [Read more...] about Inside the Ambitious Plan to Monetize the Beach Boys’ Legacy
The USS John Paul Jones acted like a dog marking the lamp post, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: The USS John Paul Jones , which was prowling waters near the Lakshadweep islands last week. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones sailing past the Lakshadweep islands April 7 has thrown India's Sinophobes into confusion. One leading daily noted it as a 'rare falling out between the two partners in the Quad grouping.' An anti-China analyst tweeted that it's just a 'botched PR exercise' on the part of the Americans. The ministry of external affairs took a legalistic perspective ( external link ) as if it is answering a writ petition in the Delhi high court. But, reflect seriously. Yes, this is a rare fracas within the cosy Quad family. Yet, Quad is a toddler. What all can happen when President Biden grooms it into a boisterous adolescent? Make no mistake, what happened is the military equivalent … [Read more...] about Navy controversy: What is US telling India?