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Another masterclass in one-day cricket: Sourav Ganguly hails Virat Kohli

first_imgAnother masterclass in one-day cricket: Sourav Ganguly hails Virat KohliVirat Kohli on Sunday overtook Sourav Ganguly to become India’s second highest run-scorer in one-day internationals as India beat West Indies in the 2nd ODI in Port of Spain.advertisement India Today Web Desk Port of SpainAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 11:55 IST Virat Kohli celebrates his 42nd ODI hundred during the 2nd ODI vs West Indies ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become India’s 2nd highest run-scorer in ODIsSourav Ganguly amassed 11363 runs in 311 ODIs during his 15-year careerKohli went past Ganguly in his 238th match and is currently ranked 8th on the all-time listFormer India captain Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to praise Virat Kohli after the current skipper overtook him on the list of highest run-scorers for India in one-day internationals. Kohli is now ranked second behind Sachin Tendulkar for India in the 50-overs format.Kohli surpassed Ganguly during his knock of 120 in the second ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain. India rode on Kohli’s 42nd ODI hundred to post 279 for 7 after electing to bat first and then bowled the Windies out for 210 to win the rain-truncated match by 59 runs (DLS method).Sourav Ganguly amassed 11363 runs in 311 ODIs during his 15-year career for India. Kohli went past him in his 238th match and is currently ranked 8th on the all-time list of run-getters with 11406 runs at an average of 59.71, which is the highest for any batsman in the format. Sachin Tendulkar sits on the top of the batting charts with 18426 runs from 463 ODIs at 44.83 with 49 hundreds.”Virat kohli another master class in one day cricket @imVkohli @BCCI.. what a player,” Ganguly tweeted on Sunday.Virat kohli another master class in one day cricket @imVkohli @BCCI .. what a playerSourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 11, 2019Kohli’s latest century came after a gap of five months. It was his 8th ODI hundred against the Windies and he broke Javed Miandad’s 26-year-old record of scoring the most runs against the two-time world champions in the 50-over format.Before the start of Sunday’s 2nd ODI, Kohli needed just 19 runs to surpass Miandad’s tally of 1930 runs. Kohli has needed just 34 matches to get to past Miandad’s tally. The Pakistan great had needed 64 matches to score 1930 runs against West Indies.advertisement”Feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one. Shikhar and Rohit didn’t get a big one. One of the top three has always got the big one. A senior man had to step up and today was my opportunity to step up,” Kohli said after being adjudged man-of-the-match.Kohli received great support from the returning Shreyas Iyer during the match with the duo stitching a 120-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Iyer, who made a comeback in the Indian ODI team, hit 71 off 68 balls. Kohli was all praise for Iyer at the post-match presentation.”He (Iyer) is a very confident guy and has the right attitude. Really got the tempo going and took the pressure of me. After I got out, he got the extra runs as well,” Kohli said.Also Read | From Virat Kohli’s expression you know he badly wanted to score a hundred: Bhuvneshwar KumarAlso Read | Feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one: Virat KohliAlso Read | Virat Kohli ends 5-month hundred drought, becomes India’s 2nd highest run-getter in ODIsFor 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 byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Sourav GangulyFollow India VS West Indieslast_img read more

Liberal ministers meet Lockheed Martin at Paris Air Show snub Boeing

Liberal ministers meet Lockheed Martin at Paris Air Show, snub Boeing by Lee Berthiaume and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2017 2:34 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – The Trudeau government appears to have given aerospace giant Boeing the cold shoulder in Paris — the latest sign that the Liberal government’s plan to buy Super Hornet fighter jets could be on the rocks.Three cabinet ministers are in the French capital this week to promote Canada’s aerospace sector and meet various companies at the Paris Air Show, one of the largest such exhibitions in the world.Those meetings included discussions with Lockheed Martin, which is hoping its F-35 stealth fighter will replace Canada’s aging fleet of CF-18s whenever a competition is launched. Meetings between Canadian officials and three other fighter-jet makers — French firm Dassault, Sweden’s Saab and European consortium Eurofighter — were also scheduled.But in separate interviews, Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said there were no plans to sit down with Boeing officials.Bains specifically cited Boeing’s complaints to the U.S. Commerce Department about Canadian rival Bombardier as the reason for the snub.“We think that approach makes no sense, and we’ve been very clear about the fact that we reject those allegations that they’re making,” Bains said by telephone.“Hence that is why we didn’t engage with Boeing at this stage.”Boeing also had its invitation to a reception hosted by Canadian Ambassador to France Lawrence Cannon rescinded, said one source who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.Global Affairs Canada did not respond to a request for comment.The government announced last November it would purchase 18 “interim” Super Hornets to fill a critical shortage of fighter jets until a full competition to replace Canada’s entire CF-18 fleet could be run starting in 2019.The government said at the time that the Super Hornet was the only aircraft able to meet its immediate requirements, including being a mature design compatible with U.S. fighters.But that was before Boeing lodged a complaint with the U.S. Commerce Department, alleging Quebec-based Bombardier was selling its CSeries jet liners at an unfair price with assistance from federal government subsidies.American authorities are currently investigating the complaint and are expected to decide in the coming weeks or months whether to penalize Bombardier with fines or tariffs.The Liberal government expressed its displeasure with Boeing by threatening to scrap the planned Super Hornet purchase, which Garneau said Monday is currently on hold.“The requirement is there,” Garneau said of the need for interim fighter jets, “but our particular discussions with Boeing have been put on hold. So we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks over this.”The ministers said all options are on the table when it comes to obtaining interim fighters, though Bains said it was premature to start having specific discussions with Lockheed or any other company.Bains said much of his talks with Lockheed instead revolved around potential opportunities for the company to partner with Canada on space-based projects.“We’re in the process of developing a long-term space strategy,” he said. “And we want to work with Lockheed Martin because they have some outstanding” industrial participation in Canada.Bains and Garneau actually had a chance to walk through a Bombardier’s CSeries passenger jet, which was being displayed by Air Baltic, one of the first companies to operate the Canadian-made planes.“When I was there, it seemed to be getting some interest,” Garneau said. “I’m very proud that Canada started from scratch and put together really the best plane in its class in the world.”The federal government announced in February plans to lend Bombardier more than $370 million to help its aircraft division, which was on top of a $1-billion investment by the Quebec government.Both ministers touted Canada’s aerospace industry as a world leader in the interviews, a message they said is evident by the fact the Canadian delegation to Paris is comprised of 420 individuals from 110 companies. read more