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India vs Australia 4th Test: Team India pay tribute to deceased Ramakant Achrekar at SCG

first_imgThe Indian cricketing community was jolted on Wednesday evening when Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away at the age of 86 and on Thursday, the Indian cricket team paid tribute to the legendary coach during the Sydney Test against Australia as they walked out for the national anthems.The Indian cricket team is wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to Achrekar, whose family confirmed on Wednesday that he had passed away due to old age-related ailments.His most famous pupil, Sachin Tendulkar, went on to become arguably the greatest batsman in the history of the game.Tendulkar, in a statement, said his late coach’s contribution to his life and career cannot be captured in words.”Cricket in heaven will be enriched with his presence. Cricket in heaven will be enriched with the presence of Achrekar sir. Like many of his students, I learned my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance,” Tendulkar said.”His contribution to my life cannot be captured in words. He built the foundation that I stand on. Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times.”Achrekar sir taught us the virtues of playing straight and living straight. Thank you for making us a part of your life and enriching us with your coaching manual. Well played Sir and may you coach more wherever you are.”As a mark of respect to the demise of Mr.Ramakant Achrekar, the team is wearing black arm bands today. #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/LUJXXE38qradvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) January 2, 2019Besides Tendulkar, Achrekar had also coached prominent India players, including Vinod Kambli, Ajit Agarkar, Pravin Amre, Sameer Dighe and Balwinder Singh Sandhu.In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010.In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.Australia are wearing black armbands today in memory of former AUS and NSW batsman Bill Watson who passed away recently aged 87. pic.twitter.com/BxKE5DG2ZMcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 2, 2019On the other hand, the Australian cricket team are also wearing black armbands for the Sydney Test on Thursday in memory of former Australia and New South Wales batsman Bill Watson, who passed away recently aged 87.As for the playing XIs, India made two changes as opener KL Rahul and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav replace Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, respectively.Meanwhile, Australia also went with couple of changes with Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh being replaced by Peter Handscomb and Marnus Labuschagne.Also Read | India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar TrophyAlso Read | KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav back in playing XI for Sydney Test, make history for IndiaAlso Read | Ramakant Achrekar dies: Cricket in heaven will be enriched with sir’s presence, says Tendulkarlast_img read more

Joe Launchbury set to return as England fight to keep South Africa series alive

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. England rugby union team Read more Rugby union Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp “We knew they would have the ball for a period, but unfortunately we were so inaccurate with our decisions around the breakdown in terms of when to compete and giving away soft penalties. You just give up such easy field position and take away any momentum.”Cramping the style of the home scrum-half Faf de Klerk will also be vital if England want to go to Cape Town with the series poised at 1-1. “He is a lively, lively player and it was frustrating that we were allowing him to basically do what he wanted,” said Youngs. “Hopefully we can cut down his time and space. He’s still a good operator, he’ll still be able to cause us trouble, but we’ll give ourselves a damn better chance.” A change also looks likely in the back row, with Chris Robshaw under pressure for his place from the newcomer Brad Shields. Robshaw has been a long-standing regular under both Stuart Lancaster and Eddie Jones but has found his best form elusive lately. Shields heads the list of contenders to replace him, with his soon-to-be Wasps colleague Nathan Hughes having also impressed the management in training.England badly need to counter the front-foot momentum and quick ball which allowed the Springboks to come storming back from 24-3 down in the first Test. Shields has extensive experience of playing against South African teams for the Hurricanes in Super Rugby and England’s forwards coach Steve Borthwick has been delighted by Shields’s impact since joining the squad last week. “He is a vastly experienced player and a very good one,” said Borthwick. “He’s a fantastic leader, his team-mates have respect for him and people want him on their team.”Aside from Leicester’s Ellis Genge, who is awaiting the outcome of a scan after injuring a knee in training, England have a full squad available with Exeter’s Harry Williams in strong contention to start at tight-head. With Billy Vunipola still working his way back to full fitness, Hughes will also have a big carrying role to play at some stage but the scrum-half Ben Youngs believes England’s first priority is to defend better as a unit. “We can’t defend like we did at the weekend,” said Youngs. “We were leaving doglegs, we weren’t getting set early enough and our spacing on the ruck was really poor. Share on Messenger Penalties are killing England, says Jonny May before second South Africa Test Share on Twitter Reuse this content South Africa rugby team Share on Facebook news Share via Email Topics Schalk Brits gives up the biltong and beer for Springbok recall Since you’re here… Read more England’s efforts to mount a series comeback against South Africa have been boosted by the return of a fit-again Joe Launchbury. The Wasps lock has recovered from a sore calf and is set to feature in a reshuffled pack for Saturday’s second Test in Bloemfontein.Launchbury will be a valuable addition for a game England have to win to avoid going 2-0 down with one to play. The hard-working forward was conspicuous by his absence in Johannesburg, with Saracens’ Nick Isiekwe being hauled off after only 36 minutes of his side’s 42-39 defeat at Ellis Park, but is now available to partner Maro Itoje in the second row.last_img read more