ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viral

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 23:17 IST Rishabh Pant was clicked with Tim Paine’s kids on New Year’s day (@bon.paine Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named Emerging Player of the Year at the ICC AwardsTim Paine’s wife called Rishabh Pant the “best babysitter”Rohit Sharma had offered Rishabh Pant baby-sitting duties for his new-born girlInternational Cricket Council (ICC) has paid a tribute to Rishabh Pant after the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman was named the Emerging Player of the Year on Tuesday. Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.Rishabh Pant’s cricketing talent is no secret. 20 catches and 350 runs in India’s historic Test series triumph over Australia in Australia earlier this month are testimony to his skills on the field. But Pant also gained popularity as a babysitter, thanks to Australia Test captain Tim Paine.On Tuesday, ICC posted a sketch of Pant with Paine family on social media, captioned: “Champion babysitter and champion cricketer. Rishabh Pant is the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!”Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant were constantly involved in sledging banters during the ongoing four-Test series between India and Australia. In one of the funny exchanges, Paine had asked Pant, “Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”Well, a few days later Tim Paine’s wife, Bonnie Paine took to Instagram to share a photo of Pant with her kids and captioned it: “Best babysitter”. Notably, on New Year’s day.As wicketkeepers, both men were audible to the entire cricket world which was was hooked on to every ball of the four Tests played in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.advertisementPant remained in high demand even from the Indian camp. Rohit Sharma, who recently became a father, wondered whether Pant would be happy to take over babysitting duties.Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.He was also the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rishabh Pant ICC’s tribute to champion babysitter and champion cricketer Rishabh Pant is going viralRishabh Pant was named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards. Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.advertisementlast_img read more

Life is beyond water now

first_imgLife is beyond water nowThe Olympic great rejects a second comeback from retirement as there’s nothing left for him to achieve in swimming worldadvertisement Aditya K Halder New DelhiMarch 27, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 14:26 IST Michael Phelps has won 28 Olympic medals in a swimming career spanning 16 years. (@DelhiCapitals Photo)A staggering 28 Olympic medals, 39 world record timings and 65 major international gold conjured over a career spanning 16 years makes Michael Phelps the best ever swimmer across all eras and arguably the G.O.A.T among all athletes that grace the world.Such a sparkling career should be enough for his rivals to be intimidated by his mere presence in a competition. However, the 33-year-old US swimmer’s jolly nature and an evergreen face meant he never came across as a person who will instill fear inside his competitors.But once standing on the block, doing his pre-race ritual of stretching his arm followed by the ever-so-famous backslaps always intimidated his competitors; to a level that they hated the sight of it.”It is something I later got to hear from some of them (counterparts) that they never liked to see me do the arm-slaps but to be honest I never did it to intimidate people.”It was a ritual I followed every time since I was 11. It is same as a singer clearing his throat before a performance,” said Phelps, who arrived in the Capital on Monday night to oversee the launch of Under Armour’s first store in India.Retired at just 31, fans around the world are still hopeful that the Flying Fish will be back at the block yet again; intimidating his rivals with those arm-slaps at the Tokyo 2020.And why not, the swimmer came back from retirement just two years after calling it quits at the London Olympics, only to come back and win five gold and a silver medal as the flagbearer of his country at Rio 2016.advertisementBut the show ended with a dent as he lost to Joseph Schooling in the 100m butterfly event.Perhaps creating that push the legend needed – despite winning everything that is possible – to return and confirm his supremacy in the water yet again?However, Phelps cleared the air that a comeback is not on the cards as he is stared away from the block for too long.”If I go in now, I don’t think I will be feeling the same and get back to where I was. There was a period when I spent six years straight without missing a single day of training, and I was getting so much benefit out of it.”Because once you skip a Sunday and you can only get back there on Tuesday. That gave me an edge over others, I believe. So staying away for so long, I know it won’t be the same anymore,” explained the four-time Olympian.Knowing that at just 33 it is too early to lead a life without a new goal, Phelps has already found a new goal in his life that gets him up on his feet every day.”Since there’s nothing left to achieve in the swimming world, I have turned my focus on talking about the importance of healthy and active lifestyles, mental health and water safety. It is something close to me and makes me excited to get out of bed every day,” he concluded.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 Tags :Follow Michael PhelpsFollow SwimmingFollow Olympicslast_img read more

Pakistan will reach World Cup 2019 final: Wahab Riaz

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LondonJune 22, 2019UPDATED: June 22, 2019 17:56 IST Wahab Riaz in action for Pakistan in World Cup 2019. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWahab Riaz admitted that Pakistan bowling unit has failed to take wickets with the new ballPakistan are reeling at the 9th spot of the 10-team World Cup 2019 points tablePakistan need to win all of their remaining matches if they want to qualify for the knockout phaseWahab Riaz has revealed that all players have vowed to make up for the mistakes they have been making and help Pakistan reach the finals of World Cup 2019.Pakistan has won only one match and they come in South Africa clash after back to back defeats to Australia and India. They need to win all of their remaining matches if they want to qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament.Pakistan are reeling at the 9th spot of the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table with just 1 win from 5 matches. Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side have been criticized by their media, fans and former cricketers for a disappointing run at the quadrennial event.”We have to lift ourselves. We are each other’s strength. We are all good friends and know that only 15 of us can lift the team which not even our family members can do. Pakistan plays better under pressure and we will qualify for the finals and semi-finals,” Wahab said.Wahab Riaz hopes for a better performance against South Africa when they face Proteas in a must-win game at Lord’s on Sunday. He also hopes that a complete turnaround in Pakistan’s performance will help them qualify for the finals and semi-finals.”Our focus is on beating South Africa, and we know we shouldn’t get ahead or think about the future. We need to go one by one by what to do every day. On what we do in the now and not what is happening elsewhere. We shouldn’t be thinking about the future,” he added.advertisementWahab Riaz revealed what has cost them the games till now. He said that they have been continuously failing in executing skills and this has been one of the reasons behind Pakistan’s dismal run at the World Cup. He also added that the team which can handle pressure better will win.”Execution of skills is everything,” he said. “They have failed in that aspect as well like we did, we had matches we could have won. In this match, it depends on who handles pressure better and plays better. They will win.”Riaz admitted that Pakistan bowling unit has failed to take wickets with the new ball and they are looking to change that in the remaining games. He said that the team has discussed the problems they have faced and are looking to make up for the lost time.”Good teams are those that discuss and talk about their mistakes openly to each other and we’ve done that. We will make up for our mistakes.”Also Read | India vs Afghanistan: Rohit Sharma 1st Indian batsman to fall to spin in World Cup 2019Also Read | Is this India’s away orange jersey in World Cup 2019? Pictures on social media leave fans guessingAlso 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Wahab Riaz Pakistan will reach World Cup 2019 final: Wahab RiazWorld Cup 2019: Wahab Riaz has backed Pakistan team to lift themselves and come back stronger in their remaining matches of World Cup 2019.advertisement read more

Ashes 2019: Bancroft included in Australia’s 25-Member Squad

first_img Reuters New DelhiJuly 14, 2019UPDATED: July 14, 2019 12:32 IST File photo: ReutersAll-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been excluded from a 25-player squad for an intra-Australia clash that will go a long way to deciding the makeup of Tim Paine’s Ashes side.Both Maxwell and Stoinis had a disappointing World Cup during Australia’s run to the semi-finals in England, with Maxwell wearing plenty of criticism for his repeated failures with the bat.The extended squad has seven players from the World Cup campaign, 15 from the Australia A squad touring England and three players – pace bowler Peter Siddle, and batsmen Cameron Bancroft and Marnus Labuschagne – who have been playing in the English county circuit.Players from the squad will be picked in an Australia versus Australia A clash from July 23-26 in Southampton, with Ashes spots on the line ahead of the first test against England on Aug. 1 in Edgbaston.Former captain Steve Smith and openers David Warner and Bancroft have all been included, the first time the three have been selected in an Australia squad since serving lengthy bans for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March 2018.”Cameron (Bancroft) was making a fair amount of headway when he played test cricket last for Australia and that was in South Africa,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.”He’s playing with Durham in the County Championship … He’s scoring runs on a pretty regular basis.”Alex Carey is one of three wicketkeepers picked alongside test captain Paine and Tasmania’s Matt Wade following a solid World Cup behind the stumps.Carey scored 375 runs at 62.50 and racked up 20 dismissals.advertisement”He’s proving himself to be a very smart cricketer,” said Hohns.”Batting-wise he was very, very good … We’ve been very impressed with his glovework for some time now so he’s progressing nicely.”Usman Khawaja’s participation in the trial match is uncertain as he races to recover from a hamstring strain sustained during the World Cup loss to South Africa.Squad:Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Tim Paine, Kurtis Patterson, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, David Warner.ALSO READ | Alec Stewart backs Jason Roy to open England batting during AshesALSO READ | England suffer James Anderson injury scare ahead of Ashes 2019ALSO WATCH: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 byNayanika Sengupta Tags :Follow Ashes 2019 Ashes 2019: Bancroft included in Australia’s 25-Member SquadThe 2019 Ashes will take place between August 1, 2019, and September 16, 2019. England will like to avenge last times 4-0 humiliation on Australian soil.advertisementlast_img read more

On Engineers’ Day, here are 10 lesser known branches of engineering you should know about

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 15, 2019UPDATED: September 15, 2019 10:56 IST On Engineer’s Day here are 10 lesser-known branches of Engineering that you may not be properly aware of.Still the top pick of parents for their children’s career, engineering is one of the most popular career paths in India. Despite a spike in unemployed engineering graduates, millions each year line up to pursue engineering courses. While there are certain engineering branches that are seeing less hiring, there are others which are coming up as new-age career paths.Here are 10 lesser-known branches of engineering you should know about on Engineer’s Day:1. Agriculture Engineering Most of India’s youth, particularly the ones belonging to its urban spheres, have had greater proximity with the traditional popular divisions of engineering like Electrical, Electronics & Communication, and some others.They just happen to overlook the great potential lying with their rural counterpart, which is lesser explored, and really requires greater innovations.As an Agriculture Engineer, they can look forward to their respectable employment in the farming industry, the field of agriculture commodities, agriculture consultancy, processing units, among others.Businesses like AMUL, ITC, PROAGRO Seeds, Escorts etc, are ready to welcome such candidates.2. Military Engineering From building bridges in few hours, countering improvised explosive devices, taking measures to protect environment to developing and refining weapons and tools of intelligence, and lots more — as a military engineer, you avail the opportunity to serve the nation in a more direct manner.Pursuing a course in military engineering, you also pave a path for your post retirement employment, with a number of construction and firework companies, for example.3. Ceramic Engineering The multibillion-dollar industry of Ceramics is also a sphere upon which our youth throw lesser glances.advertisementFrom working as a Ceramic Engineer in the industries of Construction, Military, Sports, Transportation, Medicine and in Airplane, Optical Fibres, Electronics, you land upon the jobs that offer several promises.The job profiles for a Ceramic Engineer can be any one or more from being a Ceramic Designer, Ceramic Technologist, Production Worker, Construction Manager, Marketing Executive, Researcher, Professor, and a lot of others.4. Earthquake Engineering An Earthquake Engineer can also be explained as a Civil Engineer who specialises in combating the outcomes of earthquakes, via planning and constructing buildings and structures resistant to the tremors.An Earthquake Engineer requires a deep and scientific study of seismic activities. Some of the spheres of the world are more prone to earthquakes.Therefore, it does not need to mention that possibilities of growth of Earthquake Engineers are more in such regions.While the Earthquake Engineers largely work with the construction businesses, they can also find opportunities of employment in teaching, research, etc.5. Environmental Engineering As the crescendo for embracing drastic measures for saving our environment increases year by year, environmental engineers are in great demand.Stakeholders of environment expect Environmental Engineers to develop and introduce the techniques in and around the traditional (and new both) jobs of processing and production that lessen the harmful impacts upon the environment.In the timber industry, using sawmill by-products as a source for producing thermal energy, is one such example that of an Environmental Engineer’s effort.There are numerous companies that induct Environmental Engineers. Aquatic Systems, Earth Water Limited, Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Limited, are a few of the many companies that candidates can look forward to work with.Read: 5 new-age B.Tech programmes for better engineering job opportunities6. Fashion Technology Engineering Fashion Technology Engineers are concerned with developing tools and processes for producing more profits for their companies/stakeholders. As a Fashion Engineer you work in the process of Garment Production.You acquire proficiency in producing and developing various technical equipment or may work in the Research and Development wings of the companies.Furthermore, you also look after Quality Assurance, Fitness of Garments, Human Resource Management, System Analysis, and even Merchandising.Fashion Technology Engineers have much better prospects in the future, as India is taking greater strides towards prosperity.7. Food Engineering Food Engineers are responsible for applying mathematics and scientific principles to generate economical solutions for food production.As a Food Engineer, you can explore the possibilities in the space of Food Technology, Nutritional Therapy Quality Management, Science and Laboratory Techniques, Toxicology, Research, and many others.Various companies in the Food and Beverages sector spread the red carpet for the interested candidates. Dabur India, ITC Limited, Cadbury India, Pepsico India Holdings, Britannica Industries Limited, are some of such companies.8. Marine Engineering It’s a share of engineering that deals with scheming, building, development and up keeping of different kinds of equipment of ships along with other containers of the sea.Aspirants of Marine engineering must inculcate a greater understanding of science and mathematics.advertisementAs a Marine Engineer you need to understand that you would be associated more or less with the Shipping industry, on and off the shore.You can also look forward to joining ship manufacturing companies. Furthermore, aspirants of Marine engineering can find opportunities in Power sector, Construction companies, Steel industry and Electronic industry.9. Nanotechnology Nanotechnology deals with building very small machines and materials that operate faster and in more efficient manners.Building up of microscopic cameras that can be given to patients through mouth, to reveal the hidden world inside humans’ alimentary canal and thus aid in diagnosis and treatment of associated diseases, can provide you an idea of the nature of work of nanotechnology.As a nanotechnologist, you can apply your skills in the spheres of Environmental Control, Food Science covering Packaging and Quality Control, Energy Storage, Forensics, Electronics, among others.Talking of the job profiles, with a degree in Nanotechnology, you can work as a Scientist, Professor, Researcher, Food Scientist, among others.10. Mining Engineering It is the discipline of engineering that uses various technological tools and science, to extract different minerals from the Earth.As a Marine engineer, you need to regulate any stage of mining operations- from exploring and discovering the mineral resources, carrying a feasibility study, planning and designing the mining job, carrying out relevant operations to even closing the mines.You have to begin as a Mine Engineer (Granite), consequently moving up to Assistant Mining Engineer, Mine Technician, Mine Planner, Research Engineer, and so on.Adani Mining Private Limited, Bharat Forge Limited, Coal India Limited, DRDO, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Uranium Corporation of India, are some of the prominent recruiters of mining engineers.- Article by Rohit Manglik, CEO, EduGorrilaRead: Only 7 per cent engineering graduates employable: What’s wrong with India’s engineers?Read: 80% engineers are unemployed: How can we prepare engineers for the jobs of tomorrow?Read: On National Youth Day, know how India can close its massive skill gap and deal with unemploymentRead: Over 80% Indian engineers are unemployable, lack new-age technology skills: ReportRead: Out of 1.5 million engineers in India, only 7 per cent can handle core engineering tasks: Union 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 byRoshni Tags :Follow Engineering Next On Engineers’ Day, here are 10 lesser known branches of engineering you should know about​On Engineer’s Day here are 10 lesser-known branches of Engineering that you may not be properly aware of.advertisementlast_img read more