“MS Dhoni India’s Ideal No. 4”: Rohit Sharma Differs With Virat Kohli


MS Dhoni scored a half-century while batting at number five in the first One-day International but India lost the series opener by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who made 133 runs off 129 balls, believes that India’s World Cup-winning captain is “ideal” for the number four slot, an opinion much different from his skipper Virat Kohli’s view point. However, Rohit added that Ambati Rayudu is no less impressive at number four and the captain will have the final say on the batting order. 

“Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” Rohit, who scored 133 off 129 deliveries, said at the post-match conference.    

Kohli had earlier expressed his preference for Rayudu to other players for the contentious position.    

Chasing 289 for a win, India were at one stage reduced to 4 for 3 before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni put on a 141-run partnership for the fourth wicket. But India, in the end, fell short.    

“If you look at his (Dhoni’s) overall batting, his strike rate is around 90. Today was a different scenario, when he came out to bat we had already lost three wickets and Australia were bowling pretty well. You just cannot go out and get 100-run partnership easily. So we took a little bit of time and even I did not score as quickly as I normally do,” Rohit said.    

“I took my time too because we wanted to get that partnership and losing another wicket at that point, the game would have been dead there and then. So, we had to play dot balls and build a partnership,” he explained.    

Rohit also said that the former captain was ready to bat anywhere for the team.

India’s top-order was exposed after they lost Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan early on, as well as Ambati Rayudu for a two-ball duck. Rohit said it put pressure on other batsmen to build a partnership but denied suggestions that India’s middle-order is light weight.    

(With PTI inputs)



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“MS Dhoni India’s Ideal No. 4”: Rohit Sharma Differs With Virat Kohli


MS Dhoni scored a half-century while batting at number five in the first One-day International but India lost the series opener by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. India vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who made 133 runs off 129 balls, believes that India’s World Cup-winning captain is “ideal” for the number four slot, an opinion much different from his skipper Virat Kohli’s view point. However, Rohit added that Ambati Rayudu is no less impressive at number four and the captain will have the final say on the batting order. 

“Personally, I always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Ambati Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally asking, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” Rohit, who scored 133 off 129 deliveries, said at the post-match conference.    

Kohli had earlier expressed his preference for Rayudu to other players for the contentious position.    

Chasing 289 for a win, India were at one stage reduced to 4 for 3 before Rohit, who scored his 22nd ODI hundred, and Dhoni put on a 141-run partnership for the fourth wicket. But India, in the end, fell short.    

“If you look at his (Dhoni’s) overall batting, his strike rate is around 90. Today was a different scenario, when he came out to bat we had already lost three wickets and Australia were bowling pretty well. You just cannot go out and get 100-run partnership easily. So we took a little bit of time and even I did not score as quickly as I normally do,” Rohit said.    

“I took my time too because we wanted to get that partnership and losing another wicket at that point, the game would have been dead there and then. So, we had to play dot balls and build a partnership,” he explained.    

Rohit also said that the former captain was ready to bat anywhere for the team.

India’s top-order was exposed after they lost Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan early on, as well as Ambati Rayudu for a two-ball duck. Rohit said it put pressure on other batsmen to build a partnership but denied suggestions that India’s middle-order is light weight.    

(With PTI inputs)



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Difference seen between Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma after Sydney’s defeat, Rohit says Dhoni is Ideal for number-4


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India Spin Test Ideal For Bangladesh Tour, Says Windies Coach


“Coming to India we expect to play a lot of spin … we are going to face lot of spin over there (as well), so it’s good the boys are getting a taste of spin here,” Law told reporters in Hyderabad.

“It’s a great learning curve for us and we try and get the dirtiest and dustiest pitches to bat against them so we did learn how to play spin,” added Law, who has decided to give up the West Indies job after the Bangladesh series.

The Jason Holder-led West Indies will play five ODIs and three T20 matches in India before heading off to Bangladesh.

Law praised the West Indies, who drubbed the touring Bangladesh side 2-0 in July during a successful home season, for their cricketing talent and a bright future.

“The thing I have noticed at my time with the West Indies here is that there is lot of talent, not only in this team but also in the whole of cricket back in the Caribbean,” said Law, who will coach English county side Middlesex from next season.

After brief stints in charge of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the 49-year-old took over the Windies’ reins in January 2017 and led his team to a memorable Test victory over England at Headingley last summer.



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Kia Rio X-Line: Another Ideal Kia For India?




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The Kia Rio X-Line is also sold in China as the Kia KX Cross

When I first drove the Kia Rio a few years ago, I thought it was a reasonably well-built, attractive hatchback with a good mix of practicality, comfort and some appropriate segment serving features. That was in Europe and was the last generation car. And yes it did feel like a first gen Hyundai i20 with a different skin. With this 4th generation Kia has upped that game, big time. And in some markets like Russia, the car has only gone in as a sedan and something Kia calls the Rio X-Line. The latter is essentially the station wagon version, but with ‘cross’ treatment. So, it has marginally raised clearance (30 mm higher at 170 mm) than the hatch, is 30 mm wider and with a 40 mm longer wheelbase too. Then there’s the must-have plastic cladding to add to the rugged look, roof rails, and scuff plates built into the bottom of the bumpers. The car is also sold in China as the Kia KX Cross. And like I said the regular hatchback is yet to be introduced here to the Russian market.

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Kia Rio X-Line is the cross wagon version of the standard Rio and it’s made and sold in Russia

I had the chance to drive this car a few days ago in and around Moscow, and have come away wondering if Kia could pull off a similar gamble in India. That is to say – go sedan and cross wagon only, and leave out the hatch. Well, the hatchback is extremely capable and fun to drive, and so not getting that may well be a big miss. It will also mean Kia stays out of the party that sees big volumes for the now 2nd gen i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and the rest. So unless Kia does plan to bring us three body styles on the Rio model line, let me then make a case for us getting the cross wagon instead of the sedan!

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The scuff plates, roof rails and the plastic cladding give the Kia Rio X-Line a rugged look

The Rio X-Line’s biggest USP is that it will immediately grab your attention. It is very attractive – the Kia tiger nose grille, large sweptback headlamps, LED daytime running lights and a very appealing proportion. The rear is also smart, though there’s nothing here that you haven’t seen before. Those scuff plates do add to the car’s presence as do the roof rails and matte aluminium coloured door handles. Yes the fact that my test car was Marina blue was helping me find the beauty in this design more easily I will admit! I’d have liked a chunkier 5 or 7 spoke wheel pattern to add to that rugged appeal, but the alloys on my test car were certainly not ugly. In Russia it is also offered in 9 colours that includes the blue I have and a nice bright orange.

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5 or 7 spoke alloy wheels would have added to the appeal of the Kia Rio X-Line

The car looks spacious from the outside, and is. The fact that you have the station wagon hatch at the rear means ample bootspace as well. The cabin is well laid out, roomy, finished surprisingly well, and the fabric covered seats and plenty comfortable. It gets the Kia staple infotainment touchscreen setup with connectivity (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto), navigation and vehicle or system settings. The instruments are akin to the hatch’s and have the customary display screen between the dials with trip computer and other vehicle or environment information. The Russia spec has heated front seats and mirrors, though I suspect we won’t need those, right? You also get dual airbags, ABS and even driver aids like hill start assist.

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It gets the Kia staple infotainment touchscreen setup with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity

The second thing that will grab you the minute you start driving the Rio X-Line is the ride quality on the car. Despite the raised chassis, the car feels properly supple and you’re not aware of its lengthened wheelbase whatsoever. The steering is a bit softer than what I’d have liked as it doesn’t go with the chassis setup. Brakes are good, and overall the sense you get is of driving a European model with a fairly dynamic character. This is exactly what I said about the hatchback too when I drove it a few days ago isn’t it?

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The Kia Rio X-Line gets more ground clearance and a longer wheelbase compared to the hatchback 

The car I drove has the 1.6 litre Gamma petrol engine mated to a 6-Speed automatic. The gearbox is good, and allows you to push the car hard even though its not a very torquey motor. Max power is 123 bhp, while peak torque sets in at 151 Nm. The engine responds quite well once its in the higher power band, though at low revs is a tad slow. The Russian model is also available with the 1.4 litre Kappa egine with 100 bhp on tap.

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Despite the raised chassis, the Kia Rio X-Line feels properly supple

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But it is the sporty quality of this car is what will help set it apart from the regular premium hatch or compact sedan contingent. And of course it’s a lot bigger than the other cross hatches like the Ford Freestyle for instance. So then comes the obvious question – if Kia did bring this car to India where would it be priced? Well in Russia its priced at what translates to approximately Rs 9-12 lakh. And that would indeed be the ideal position for the car here too. Anything higher and you start getting into Kia’s Creta-like compact SUV territory. I can tell you it is in contention to find a spot on the India roster and so here’s hoping it’s a car we do in fact get, sooner rather than later.

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Ram Rajya Is Ideal Government It Doesn’t Discriminate Yogi Adityanath


Yogi Adityanath said everything that has been done in the past four years under PM Modi is exemplary

Lucknow: 

The ideal form of governance is ‘Ram Rajya‘ where no discrimination against the poor, deprived or any other section exists, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today.

“Why have we accepted Ram Rajya as the best example of governance…because there is no discrimination of any kind under it…when there is no discrimination against the poor, deprived and all sections of society honestly get what is rightfully theirs. This is the reason we have accepted Ram Rajya as the ideal form of governance,” he said.

The chief minister was speaking at a function to mark the 69th birth anniversary of  Sone Lal Patel, founder of Apna Dal, an alliance partner in the ruling NDA.

“People used to instigate Muslims in the name of Modiji. We have also heard the reality from the Muslims of Gujarat that they feel most secure in Gujarat. I feel this is the first and biggest example of good governance,” Yogi Adityanath said.

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister said when prime minister Narendra Modi took oath, he said his government will work in the interest of all the 125 crore people of the country including villagers, poor, farmers, women and deprived sections.

I think what all has been done in the past four years is exemplary, he added.

Paying homage to Sone Lal Patel, Adityanath said the efforts in Uttar Pradesh to bring all those deprived of basic amenities in the mainstream and uplifting their living standards was actually a realisation of his dreams.

“Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar also dreamt that the poor should get their rights…that there should not be any rift in the society in the name of caste and creed. Sonelal Patel also fought for this equality,” Yogi Adityanath said.





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