October 25

Feel sorry for Rohit Sharma but Ajinkya Rahane lived to team’s faith: Pravin Amre

first_img Press Trust of India MumbaiAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 17:36 IST Ajinkya Rahane hit his 10th Test hundred in first Test against West Indies. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAjinkya Rahane hit his 10th Test hundred as India crushed West Indies in first TestRahane scored 81 and 102- his first hundred in 2 yearsRahane’s personal coach Pravin Amre praised the batsman after his impressive knockPravin Amre feels sorry for Rohit Sharma but at the same time, he is happy that his protege Ajinkya Rahane managed to live up to the faith of the team management in the first cricket against West Indies in Antigua.India Test vice-captain Rahane scored 81 and 102 — his first Test hundred in two years during India’s 318-run victory, which also earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ award.”I felt sorry for Rohit. I personally feel Rohit should have been given opportunity also after scoring those five hundreds. We know that he is a player capable of doing great things. But overall the team management backed Ajinkya and he returned that faith, which is important from Ajinkya’s prospective,” Amre told PTI here on Monday.And according to Amre, Rahane’s personal coach, hard work and patience finally paid off for the right-hander.”God is kind. It was really his hard work because the past two years hasn’t been easy for him (Rahane). I will give him the credit for the way he handled himself. He was never frustrated and worked hard,” he said.”Even if you see the last six months, how he handled himself. He went to England, played with the Duke ball (in county cricket). One week he was in Bengaluru (at the National Cricket Academy). So he has done what was in his hands. That was very important,” added Amre, best remembered for his debut hundred at Durban against South Africa.Amre felt the 81-run knock in the first innings gave Rahane the much needed confidence.advertisement”The 81 he hit in the first innings was so crucial from the team’s perspective. That innings was motivating for him. Even though he did not get a hundred, still he played crucial innings in England and South Africa. Apart from Sri Lanka, he has done very well. I was sure the hundred was around the corner,” he said.”The Indian team is now No.1 in Tests and his contribution has always been always there. The was he handled the situation in the first innings after India were reduced to 25 for 3 was commendable),” added Amre, a former Mumbai coach.Skipper Virat Kohli before leaving for the Caribbean tour had backed Rahane to come good.Asked Amre whether Rahane reposed his captain’s faith, he said, “The pressure is different when Virat (Kohli) and (Cheteshwar) Pujara get out (early). Ajinkya is the player who handles pressure well because he has got the temperament, technique and the tactics..”Amre gave all the credit to Rahane for his resurgence.”My contribution is not that much because ultimately a player’s hard work is important. We are there to give them moral support and keep motivating. One innings can give you back that confidence and exactly that happened,” Amre signed off.Also Read | Dedicate it to people who backed me through times: Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma script record Test victory for India over West IndiesAlso See For 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ajinkya RahaneFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India VS West Indies Feel sorry for Rohit Sharma but Ajinkya Rahane lived to team’s faith: Pravin AmreIndia vs West Indies: Ajinkya Rahane scored 81 and 102 in the two innings. Impressed with his batting, Rahane’s personal coach Pravin Amre said the India Test vice-captain returned the faith the team showed in him.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

September 25

Grieving mother warns of soft toy danger in cots

connie rose Dexy Leigh Walsh with her then eight-month-old daughter “I have been blaming myself as she passed away due to suffocation as I had packed down the side of her bed with teddies and placed a big one on top of the smaller teddies to stop her from falling down the side of her bed, and she did exactly that but as it was all teddy bears she went under the massive teddy and fell asleep with the angels. “All I think about now is what if I just left it empty she would still be here maybe with just a small bump on her head. It’s all what ifs now. “But I want every parent to see and be aware of this. Let them fall – don’t try to stuff small places up with soft things, just leave it empty.“She had a bed guard at one side and the smallest gap from her wall to her bed and that’s where I had put all her teddies – my biggest regret in life.”The Scottish Cot Death Trust advises against putting pillows, duvets, bumpers or soft toys in cots due to the risk of suffocation. A mother whose baby daughter suffocated in her sleep under a large teddy bear has launched a campaign to prevent the same thing happening to another child.Dexy Leigh Walsh’s 18-month-old daughter Connie Rose died in her sleep in the room she shared with her five-year-old sister at the family home in Dundee.Ms Walsh has now set up a Facebook page warning other parents about the dangers of leaving toys on children’s beds.She said she had stuffed the side of her daughter’s bed with teddy bears in an attempt to stop her falling between the mattress and the wall and hitting her head.She wrote on Facebook: “On March 6 8.01am 2018 my life changed. I woke up to get my oldest ready for school to find my youngest baby had passed away. connie rose Ms Walsh has launched a Facebook campaign Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more