भारत बनाम पाक: क्या रोहित शर्मा जड़ना चाहते थे दोहरा शतक? किया खुलासा

पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ 140 रनों की पारी खेलने वाले रोहित शर्मा ने मैच के बाद बताया क्या वो बल्लेबाजी के दौरान चौथे दोहरे शतक के बारे में सोच रहे थे?

Rohit Sharma

नई दिल्ली : आईसीसी क्रिकेट विश्व कप 2019 के 22वें मुकाबले में पाकिस्तान के खिलाफ 140 रनों की धमाकेदार पारी खेलने वाले रोहित शर्मा ने टीम इंडिया की 89 रनों की जीत में अहम भूमिका निभाई। उन्हें उनकी इस शानदार पारी के लिए मैन ऑफ द मैच के खिताब से नवाजा गया। रोहित जब बल्लेबाजी कर रहे थे, तब कई दिग्गजों का मानना था कि वो अपने करियर के चौथा दोहरा शतक भी लगा सकते थे। लेकिन, वो 140 रनों पर आउट हो गए और पवेलियन लौटने की निराशा उनके चेहरे पर साफ देखी जा सकती थी।

हालांकि, जब रोहित से मैच के बाद पूछा गया कि क्या वो अपनी शतकीय पारी के दौरान दोहरे शतक के बारे में सोच रहे थे, तो उन्होंने कुछ ऐसा जवाब दिया। उन्होंने कहा, ‘जिस तरह से हमने एक टीम के रूप में खेला, उससे मैं खुश हूं। हम कई बार जानते हैं, पिछले मैच के धुल जाने से निराशा हो सकती है। इसलिए आज हमारा एक ठोस खेल दिखाने का इरादा था।’

दोहरे शतक के बारे में सवाल पूछे जाने पर रोहित ने जवाब देते हुए कहा, ‘मैं दुखी था (जब मैं आउट हुआ), खासकर जिस तरह से मैंने उस शॉट को खेला था। उन्होंने बस मिड-ऑन को पीछे धकेला था और फाइन लेग को अंदर बुलाया था, मुझे बस थोड़ी सी गलतफहमी हो गई थी। जब आप सेट होते हो, तो आप अधिक से अधिक रन बनाना चाहते हैं। मुझ पर विश्वास कीजिए, मैं उस समय दोहरे शतक के बारे में नहीं सोच रहा था। मैं गलत समय पर आउट हो गया, हमारे बीच अच्छी साझेदारी हो रही थी और हम खेल को उनसे दूर लेकर जाना चाहते थे।’

जब रोहित से केएल राहुल की बल्लेबाजी के बारे में पूछा गया, तो उन्होंने कहा, ‘राहुल ने बहुत अच्छा खेला, उसने थोड़ा समय लिया, शायद वो जरूरी भी था। आप शुरू से ही शॉट नहीं खेल सकते। हमें शुरू में यह देखना था कि पिच कैसा खेल रही है। उसके बाद हमें अच्छी शुरुआत मिली और वहीं से मैच बना और राहुल ने भी शानदार पारी खेली।’

अब भारत को अपना अगला मैच 22 जून को अफगानिस्तान के खिलाफ खेलना है। उस मैच में भी रोहित के बल्ले से एक और शतक देखने को मिल सकता है । ऐसे में क्रिकेट प्रेमी 22 जून का बेसब्री से इंतजार कर रहे हैं।

2020 Volkswagen Passat Revealed . . . in Sketches and Tweets

Exciting though it may appear in these drawings and teasers, the new Passat is evolutionary, not revolutionary.

2020 Volkswagen Passat sketch

UPDATE 1/9/19: Volkswagen showed a bit more of the 2020 Passat on Twitter, giving a glimpse of its five-spoke wheel, Continental all-season tire, and wheel well. VW is also seemingly re-emphasizing its continued commitment to the sedan market. The updated Passat will officially make its debut next week at the Detroit auto show.


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After letting us drive camouflaged prototypes of its new Passat sedan, Volkswagen has shown us the actual car ahead of its debut early next year. Unfortunately, we can’t share photos of it with you—yet. All we can show you are these manufacturer-provided sketches of the 2020 Passat, which, as you might expect of a designer’s artistic musings, aren’t wholly realistic.

2020 Volkswagen Passat sketch

The basic details are right, such as the headlight and grille designs, the thin taillights, and the elegantly structured roofline. Other aspects of these drawings are a bit fantastical. The production Passat’s wheels, for example, are about 50 percent smaller in relation to the body than those shown here, and the fenders don’t bulge out like a DTM racer’s. You can write off those quad exhaust outlets and gaping front intakes as pure fantasy, too; the intakes’ shapes carry over to the production model (at least the R-Line trim we saw), but they’re filled with dummy plastic mesh that is closed off.

2020 Volkswagen Passat sketch

Volkswagen has softened the outgoing Passat’s boxier elements, and the body sides are slightly less slablike than before. Overall, though, this 2020 iteration looks like its seven-year-old predecessor, if someone had asked the stylists to design it today. That reality matches up with the Passat’s hardware story: It uses the same platform, suspension design, engine, and transmission as before. As we found out after driving the prototypes, it is the same solid-driving if unexciting large sedan it has been for years.

Making up for the car’s evolutionary progression is a host of newly standard equipment. Base Passats will come standard with LED headlights, taillights, and running lights; 17-inch wheels; an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; and forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring. Volkswagen promises that fancier gear such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and a nicer audio system will be standard or available on lower trim levels than before. Full details, including pricing, final specifications, and fuel-economy estimates, are expected to land by the time the 2020 Passat is unveiled at the 2019 Detroit auto show in January.

Kashmir turmoil: What is Article 370 that govt has proposed to revoke

Since Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution was issued under Presidential Order, the President can make certain ‘exceptions and modifications’ to the Constitution for the benefit of ‘State subjects’ of Jammu and Kashmir.

As fear and panic mounted in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday moved proposal to remove Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha amid much uproar.

Before the introduction of the bill, the Kashmir turmoil rocked the Rajya Sabha as Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad raised the current situation in Kashmir.

Entire Kashmir is under curfew with Section 144 being imposed in several districts. It’s a war-like situation with mobile phones and internet services shutdown. Three CMs are under house arrest. That should be discussed first, Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha.

Earlier, the crucial Union Cabinet met at the official residence of Prime Minister in New Delhi on Monday morning. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was held at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi.

Since Article 370 (1) (d) of the Constitution was issued under Presidential Order, the President can make certain ‘exceptions and modifications’ to the Constitution for the benefit of ‘State subjects’ of Jammu and Kashmir.

What is Article 370 that the government has sought to revoke:

1. According to the Constitution of India, Article 370 provides temporary provisions to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, granting it special autonomy.

2. The article says that the provisions of Article 238, which was omitted from the Constitution in 1956 when Indian states were reorganised, shall not apply to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

3. In 1949, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had directed Kashmiri leader Sheikh Abdullah to consult Ambedkar (then law minister) to prepare the draft of a suitable article to be included in the Constitution.

4. Article 370 was eventually drafted by Gopalaswami Ayyangar

5. Ayyangar was a minister without portfolio in the first Union Cabinet of India. He was also a former Diwan to Maharajah Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir

6. Article 370 is drafted in Amendment of the Constitution section, in Part XXI, under Temporary and Transitional Provisions.

7. The original draft explained “the Government of the State means the person for the time being recognised by the President as the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir acting on the advice of the Council of Ministers for the time being in office under the Maharaja’s Proclamation dated the fifth day of March, 1948.”

8. On November 15, 1952, it was changed to “the Government of the State means the person for the time being recognised by the President on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly of the State as the Sadr-i-Riyasat (now Governor) of Jammu and Kashmir, acting on the advice of the Council of Ministers of the State for the time being in office.”

9. Under Article 370, the Indian Parliament cannot increase or reduce the borders of the state.