Morgan places faith in KKR’s top order to deliver against RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan cannot stop marvelling at the “fantastic turnaround” his side has made in this edition of the Indian Premier League, virtually turning their game around to emerge strong contenders for a third IPL title.
With the two-time champions set to take on the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sharjah Cricket Ground later on Monday, captain Morgan said that the mood in the camp was “quite confident” and “we are looking forward to the game immensely”.
From sitting at the bottom half of the table after the first leg of IPL 2021, KKR have made an incredible turnaround and Morgan feels the playoffs match would serve them with “another opportunity to progress things further”.
“It’s been a fantastic turnaround. Our performances have been constantly good. The mood in the camp is quite confident and we are looking forward to Monday’s game immensely. It’s another opportunity to progress things further,” Morgan said.
Morgan placed a lot of faith in KKR’s top order and also insisted that with the likes of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana in the middle order, KKR will adopt a positive approach in dealing with the RCB bowlers.
A significant factor in KKR’s consistent performance is Tripathi’s batting. Coming in at No. 3, the right-hander has amassed 377 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 142.80, giving the team much-needed boost in the middle overs and at the death. In the current edition of the IPL, KKR have scored 943 runs in the middle overs (7-15 overs) in 14 innings at a strike rate of 129.89, the best this season among all the other teams.
“If anybody watches the games, you see them (Tripathi and Rana) come out and play a positive role within that period. Both of them have done an incredible job so far and hopefully that will continue for us.
“Our top three batsmen have been in fine form. Given the challenges across three different venues, we have adapted really well throughout the tournament. I think that’s one thing we have to do (later on Monday) as well,” Morgan added.
The skipper also heaped praise on the bowlers, especially Lockie Ferguson and the mystery spin duo of Varun Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine.
“I think there’s a lot of talent in the IPL in different teams but certainly when it comes to those two mystery spinners, I think they offer a lot,” he said, adding, “Lockie has been in fine form throughout the whole year, and nevermind the last three weeks, he has obviously been a big impact bowler. He takes on a lot of responsibility as an overseas player.”
Will stand with wrestlers till justice is not delivered: Cong
Hours after Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur called the wrestlers for a meeting, the Congress on Wednesday took swipe at the BJP government for remaining silent on the harassment of the players, and said that the grand old party “will stand with the daughters till the time justice is not delivered”.
Addressing a press conference here, Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda, when asked about the Union Sports Minister calling wrestlers for a meeting, said, “Congress will support the daughters till justice is not delivered to them. It is unfortunate that the government is treating the daughters with step motherly treatment as the wrestlers have to knock on the Supreme Court doors for registering an FIR.”
Hooda said that it’s been one and half months and the government and the Delhi Police have not made any arrest.
“Isn’t it the first case where the accused have not been arrested. In such an FIR with serious charges, it is the first example that no arrest has been done as one BJP MP is named as an accused. What kind of example the government is setting. What kind of standard they are laying?”
The Rajya Sabha MP said that the government remained silent when the wrestlers went to immerse their medals in the Ganga in Haridwar.
“Why was the sports Minister silent and no one from the government issued any statement urging them to stop their act of immersing their medals? And even selective leaks are being made in the media to harm their protest,” he said.
“Whatever stand our daughters take after the meeting we will listen to that and will ensure that we stand with them for justice,” he added.
His remarks came after Thakur on Wednesday invited the wrestlers for a meeting to have discussion.
Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia at Minister Anurag Thakur’s residence for talks
Protesting wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik arrived at the residence of Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur on Wednesday.
Sakshi came along with her husband Satyawart Kadian, an Arjuna awardee. Olympian Vinesh Phogat was missing though her husband Somveer Rathi was seen entering the minister’s residence.
The protesting wrestlers have been invited by the government for the second time days after they met Home Minister Amit Shah.
In January, too, the wrestlers met Anurag Thakur at his residence and called off their protest after a committee was formed. At that time, former wrestler and BJP leader Babita Phogat played the mediator’s role.
Earlier, talking to Wednesday, Sakshi Malik said, “We will keep everything open. We won’t take any decision behind closed doors. We will discuss the proposal given by the government with our seniors and supporters and only when everyone gives their consent that the proposal is fine, then will we agree.”
Protesting wrestlers to discard their medals in Ganga river today at 6pm, sit on hunger strike at India Gate
The protesting wrestlers demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Singh over sexual allegations have threatened to discard their coveted medals in Ganga river in Haridwar on Tuesday at 6 pm. Their announcement came as the Delhi Police cleared all the signs of the wrestlers’ month-long protest.
The likes of Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Poghat, and Satyawart Kadian have been protesting for over a month, asking for Brij Bhushan Singh’s arrest over sexual allegations of female athletes, including a minor. On May 28th, all the wrestlers suffered ill treatment from the police officials as they were dragged relentlessly, prompting an outrage among social media users over the behaviour towards the athletes.
On the same day, the police officials entered the wrestlers’ tents at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to destroy them. Sakshi Malik, an Olympic Bronze medalist and one of the protestors condemned it by posting a clip on Twitter. She wrote on Twitter, stating ‘After arresting all the wrestlers and old people, the cops have started to destroy our march. Our things have been started lifting. What kind of hooliganism is this?’
Hence, Malik, on Tuesday, issued a lengthy statement on Twitter in Hindi, announcing to dispose of their medals in Ganga river. ‘These medals are our lives, our souls. There would be no reason to live after throwing them in the Ganga today. So, we will stage a hunger strike until death at India Gate after that.’
While Malik has an Olympic bronze medal won in 2016, wrestler Vinesh Poghat has two commonwealth golds, one Asian Games gold medal. She was also crowned Asian Champion in 2021 and won the World Championships Bronze in 2021. Meanwhile, Bajrang Punia won a bronze in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. He also went on to win bronze in 2013, silver in 2018, and bronze in 2019.
Police officials blocked the wrestlers’ march towards the parliament on Sunday:
On the day of the new Parliament building’s opening, the protest produced devastating images as Delhi Police cracked down on them in the middle of their march.
Hundreds of police officers and paramilitary people obstructed the wrestlers’ protest march as they attempted to progress towards the new Parliament House. A violent altercation between wrestlers and police officers occurred as the demonstrators attempted to break through the security perimeter.
Leading members of the opposition, such as Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi, and Mamata Banerjee of West Bengal, have criticised the central government for staying mum over Brij Bhushan Singh.
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