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World Cup 2019: Only a fool would be tempted to bat like Rohit Sharma, says KL Rahul

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Only a fool would be tempted to bat like Rohit Sharma, says KL RahulIndia vs Bangladesh, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s opening partner KL Rahul says that looking to emulate the India vice-captain would be nothing short of being foolish.advertisement Next Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJuly 3, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 09:08 IST Rohit Sharma is on a different planet when he gets going: KL Rahul. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma top-scored for India with 104 off 92 balls vs BangladeshRohit and KL Rahul’s 180-run stand was India’s highest opening partnership in World CupsIt was also the highest opening partnership by any pair at the ongoing World CupOn his day, India vice-captain Rohit Sharma makes batting look easier than a walk in the park and with four centuries to his name, the 2019 edition of the World Cup has seen him in fine flow. But his opening partner K.L. Rahul says that looking to emulate the stylish batsman would be nothing short of being foolish.”You would be a fool to be tempted to bat like Rohit because he is in a different class. He is on a different planet altogether when he gets going. He made it look really easy (against Bangladesh) when really it wasn’t anything of the kind. The pitch was two-paced, up and down, not coming on to the bat, but from the way he played, you would not have known.”We expect it from him and he is delivering every time. To bat with him is really easy because he takes the pressure off you. He keeps getting the boundaries and the scoreboard keeps ticking, I just have to keep there with him. It is great fun.”He has scored the most runs for the team, but everyone else has chipped in and we have talked about that as a team, to keep the contributions coming from the middle order and at the death,” Rahul explained.Commenting on his own form, Rahul said: “Personally, I feel I have been going well, but am not fully satisfied as I haven’t carried on after some of the starts. When I say ‘convert’, I mean getting to, say, 35 or 45 overs as often as I can because in these conditions it is the set batsmen who can do the most damage.”advertisementThe Men in Blue have now qualified for the semis and Rahul said that the boys did enjoy a bit of a party in the dressing room after the win over Bangladesh at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.”We did enjoy a bit of a celebration after the game,” he said. “We are two steps away from winning the trophy and that has been a dream we have worked towards for the past four years.”We put in a clinical performance, we batted and bowled well, and we have this winning momentum. Now we have to make sure we keep our heads up and our eyes on what is happening.”Also Read | India vs Bangladesh: MS Dhoni did what was right for the team, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: This is the best I have seen Bangladesh play, says Sachin TendulkarAlso SeeFor 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 byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Rohit SharmaFollow KL RahulFollow India vs Bangladeshlast_img read more

Tourists in Greece worry about ATMs and credit cards but most holidays

by Beth J. Harpaz, The Associated Press Posted Jun 29, 2015 3:20 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: Bring extra euros.Several reported having some anxious moments over the weekend thanks to empty ATMs and merchants refusing credit cards, but the inconveniences eased as ATMs were replenished Monday.“We were finally able to get cash out of an ATM today, thankfully, since we are running out of euros we got in the U.S.,” said Anthony Adornato, a college professor from Syracuse, New York, heading from Athens to the island of Kea with three other Americans. “We thought we would have to start rationing, but luckily found an ATM that worked after two days of having no luck with others.”They’d tried five ATMs before finding one with cash, and many merchants had refused to take their credit cards.Richard Joplin, a realtor in Austin, Texas, arrived in Athens Monday with his two daughters for a 10-day holiday. “So far we have only been inconvenienced with restaurants and cabs only wanting cash,” he said. “I brought euros with me for that reason.” But he didn’t bring enough to last the trip, and hoped he’d be able to use credit cards and ATMs later in the trip.But others reported no problems. “So far so good because we’ve only been here for a day and came with a lot of euros,” said Chloe O’Brien, 21, of New York City, travelling with her grandma and two aunts to Athens and Mykonos.Laura Simoes, visiting Kefalonia from New Hampshire, said she had “neither seen, nor felt, any impact from the economic crisis. … Nearly every market, restaurant, etcetera has taken our credit card and never suggested they’d rather have cash.”Greeks can only withdraw 60 euros ($67) per account daily from banks, but the limits do not apply to foreigners.The tour group company smarTours, which is sending several groups to Greece in a few weeks, is not seeing cancellations and is simply advising clients to bring euros.“It is our understanding that our various suppliers are preparing for shortages of goods by stocking up,” said smarTours co-CEO Greg Geronemus. “At this time, we do not believe that travellers are at risk, but this is a fluid situation and we are monitoring it very closely.”The Tauck tour company currently has a cruise group finishing up with three nights in Athens. “We were in touch with our hotel and our tour director earlier today, and both report that daily life is going on normally,” said spokesman Tom Armstrong.Jim Christoforidis, a doctor in Chicago who was born in Greece and who’s planning to travel there later this summer with his wife to visit family, said they’ll “probably withdraw a substantial amount of euros” to bring. The biggest issue, he said, will be safeguarding the cash.“Because we’ll be staying with family, it’s less of a concern,” he said. “But we’ve heard stories of people staying in hotels dealing with theft.”Nikolitsa Katsoulias, of Ottawa, Canada, who is planning a trip with her fiance the last two weeks of July to Athens, Corfu and Zakynthos, booked the trip on a credit card that allows cancellations of airfare and other prepaid travel, “but we decided to go ahead with our plans anyway. After speaking to family in Greece, they advised us to bring extra euros with us and not to worry. We are going to take a leap of faith and trust that we will still enjoy our two weeks with the possibility that we may hit some bumps along the way.”Travellers with standard trip insurance probably are not covered if they elect to cancel a trip simply because of economic turmoil. “A traveller would need a covered reason to cancel and economic events are not covered explicitly in our U.S. travel insurance plans,” said Luke Hilty, global head of travel products at AIG. “If someone has a cancel for any reason policy, they would likely have some coverage under that provision.”Newlywed Gina Cherwin, who works in public relations in New York, planned a honeymoon in Greece with her husband for September. “We looked at each other this morning and said, ‘Here we’ve been planning for six months the trip of a lifetime and what if we aren’t able to go?’”Because their wedding gifts were mostly contributions to the honeymoon, most of the trip is prepaid. “I was looking forward to doing my part to bolster the economy and eat all the amazing food and see all the amazing sights,” she said. “Hopefully this is a short-term crisis.” Tourists in Greece worry about ATMs and credit cards but most holidays unaffected AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more