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Difference of opinion cannot be seen as conflict: Shastri on alleged Kohli-Rohit rift

first_imgDifference of opinion cannot be seen as conflict: Shastri on alleged Kohli-Rohit riftEver since the World Cup 2019, there have have been reports of rift between India captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma. However, Ravi Shastri said difference of opinion should be confused with conflict.advertisement Next Press Trust of India DubaiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 17:21 IST After India’s World Cup exit, there were reports of a rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRavi Shastri has played down rift rumors between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma”I feel it is absolute nonsense,” Ravi Shastri said of the rift reportsRohit Sharma was not included in the playing XI in the Test series against West IndiesDifference of opinion cannot be construed as conflict, said India head coach Ravi Shastri as he sought to play down the speculation of a rift between captain Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma.Shastri, who had also rubbished the reports of the alleged rift between the two senior players earlier, was asked about the subject again.”In a side when you have 15 players there will always be times when there will be opinions that will be different. That is what is needed. I don’t want everyone toeing the same line,” Shastri told ‘Gulf News’.”You have got to have discussions and someone might then think of a fresh strategy which has to be encouraged. So you have to give the guys the opportunity to express themselves and then decide what is best.”Sometimes it might be the junior most player in the team who may come up with a strategy which we hadn’t even thought of and we need to bring that to the table. So these should not be seen as a conflict,” he added.Ahead of the team’s departure to the Caribbean, Kohli too had dismissed the reports of rift.Shastri, who was reappointed last month till the 2021 World Cup, argued that Rohit would not have scored five hundreds in the World Cup if there were serious differences between him and Kohli.”Listen, I have been around the dressing room for the last five years. I have seen how the boys have played and how they have complemented the team and know their work ethics. I feel it is absolute nonsense.advertisement”If that was the case why would Rohit get five hundreds in the World Cup? Why would Virat do what he is doing? How would they have partnerships together?” Shastri asked.Asked if the rumours affected the team spirit in any way, Shastri said: “When a team is playing in this fashion over five years it is important that you get behind the team and be positive rather than try and create any trouble. This kind of consistency I have not seen any time.”We have a legacy like the West Indies did the in Eighties and Australia did in the turn of the century. This team too has an opportunity to leave that kind of legacy and they are already doing it.”Look at how we have performed in T20, one-dayers and Tests and even in the big ICC tournaments, it is unbelievable,” he added.Also Read | Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma rift stories won’t stop even after 20 years: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | It is disrespectful: Virat Kohli on reports of rift with Rohit SharmaAlso 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 Ravi ShastriFollow Kohli-Rohit riftFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

Justice Minister holds talks with BBS and Batticaloa monk

Rajapakshe said that during his meeting with the the Venerable Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera, issues faced, not just by the Sinhalese but also by Tamils and Muslims in Batticaloa was discussed. (Colombo Gazette) Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe met the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the Venerable Ampitiye Sumanarathana Thera of the Mangalaramaya Temple in Batticaloa today and discussed some concerns they have.Rajapakshe said he met the monks in order to resolve the issue at hand and ensure the reconciliation process is not harmed. General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena the Venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said the talks were positive. Rajapakshe, meanwhile said that there are no minorities in the country as a whole and that it differs from district to district.He said that while in the Colombo district the Sinhalese are the majority, in Batticaloa the Tamils are the majority. He thanked the Minister for visiting Batticaloa to discuss the concerns the monks had. read more

Canadian dollar loses ground amid US interest rate concerns lower commodities

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 15, 2014 6:46 am MDT Canadian dollar loses ground amid U.S. interest rate concerns, lower commodities TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower a day before the Bank of Canada delivers its latest announcement on interest rates.The loonie was down 0.38 of a cent at 92.95 cents US.The central bank is universally expected to hold its key rate at one per cent, where it’s been since September 2010, as the global economy slowly recovers from the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequent recession.Traders will be particularly interested in what the bank has to say about the economy and how conditions could be impacted by a stubbornly high Canadian dollar.“The BoC risk is that governor Poloz strikes a cautious tone, highlighting that a strong (currency) risks weighing on important economic fundamentals,” said Camilla Sutton, chief FX strategist and managing director of Scotiabank’s global banking and markets operations.Losses in the Canadian currency grew while the greenback strengthened as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivered testimony to Congressional committees on the economy and monetary policy.Yellen said in delivering the Fed’s semi-annual economic report to Congress that the economic recovery is not yet complete and the Fed intends to keep providing significant support. But she also said if labour market conditions continue to improve more quickly than anticipated, the Fed could raise its key short-term interest rate sooner than currently projected, the summer of 2015.The Fed’s semi-annual report to Congress also pointed out that some broad equity price indexes have increased to all-time highs in nominal terms since the end of 2013.It observed that “valuation metrics in some sectors do appear substantially stretched, particularly those for smaller firms in the social media and biotechnology industries.”On the economic calendar, data showed U.S. retail sales for June rose by 0.2 per cent, less than the 0.6 per cent gain that had been expected. Excluding autos, sales rose 0.4 per cent.Commodity prices were mixed with August crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 95 cents at US$99.96 a barrel.September copper was unchanged at US$3.25 a pound while August gold bullion fell $9.60 to US$1,297.10 an ounce. read more

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